Friday August 17, 2018

We have created a closed Facebook Group called ‘Clifton Pony Club Members Group’. This to make some of the things we post on Facebook more private. I haven’t been able to add all of you to the group so if you are a member (or parent) please can you search for the group on face book and send a join request. Thank you!

Competition Success!

We are very proud to let you know that one of our older members, Frankie Swallow won the British Eventing Young Rider U21 Horse Trials at Aston le Walls!

Frankie has been a member of our Pony Club since she was tiny and has been trained by Karen Nicholas from a young age and has put in an enormous amount of hard work over the years to achieve this! Well done Frankie!

Half Term Activities

With only 2 weeks to go until half term its time to get booked on to pony club activities:

26th May – Mini Bluebell XC ride

30th May – Working Rally Upper Norton with Laura Bennett

1st June – Senior Camp Series – Day 1 at Lyneham

Please go to Events Booking to get booked on!

Thank you.

Weeknight Event Training

Weeknight Event Training this week will be SJ Training on grass at Upper Norton – please get booked on ASAP. Thank you!

Senior Camp Day Series – Day 1 at Lyneham

The first of our Senior Camp Day Series is now ready to book!

This will be on Friday 1st June at Lyneham Heath Equestrian.

All day Event Training with top class instructors!

Instructors: Dag Albert & Laura Bennett

For more information about Dag please visit his website by clicking here.

Time: 10.30am -4pm (approx. at this stage of organisation)

To include: Dressage followed by Show Jumping in the morning and Cross country training and tips in the afternoon.

As well as the all weather arena Lyneham offers over 200 fences from 40cm to 120cm, including 3 water complexes, a quarry, a sunken road, banks, steps, mounds, coffins and much more!

Visit their website to see the excellent facilities – click here

We plan to make this an informative, fun and sociable day for our aspiring eventers and families.

Bring your swimming costume if you would like to cool off in the heated pool at the end of the day!

Sign up now on the Events Booking page – £20 deposit required at this stage & final payment due before 25th May.

Organisers: Luise Harrison & Kathy Goodman

B test success!

Well done to Ben Darby who has recently passed his B Test Horse & Pony care!

Wichenford Bluebell Cross Country Fun Ride

Please see flyer below for the Wichenford Bluebell Cross Country fun ride on 13th May. Please note this is not a Pony Club activity and is completely separate to our Mini Bluebell XC Picnic fun ride on 26th May. Thank you!

Bluebell main ride


Weeknight Training Series with Karen Nicholas

We are planning to hold a series of weekly weeknight training sessions suitable for those aiming for 85/90cm or Area Dressage. The programme will vary from one week to the next (details will be posted) but will include: Flat training, SJ, Test riding, gridwork, competition prep including for Area competitions, Gatcombe SJ and possibly Blenheim Eventer Challenge later in the season. The location will generally be Upper Norton but we may relocate to Kings, Hurcott Farm or Lincomb depending on our requirements.

Cost generally £15 but may vary according to location.

The first of these are on 8th, 15th and 22nd May. These will start at 6pm and last for one hour. We anticipate that there will be 2 groups -a 6pm and a 7pm group.

We appreciate not everyone can make the same day of the week and so we will try and vary the days.

Thank you !

Mini Bluebell XC fun ride

We are very lucky to have been invited by Mrs G Britten-Long to hold our own CoTHPC Mini Bluebell XC ride on Saturday 26th May at 11am.

We expect this to be a leisurely amble through beautiful countryside with a picnic stop, mini achievement badge and bluebell rosette! Family, friends and dogs on leads are very welcome.

The cost is £10 and a donation will be made by our branch to the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Please book via the Events Booking page if you would like to come. Directions are below  please look at these and print them out if necessary because the postcode does not take you to the correct place. Thank you!

Directions to Bluebell ride


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