Wednesday December 13, 2017
Lunge Training

We had a great ‘Learn to Lunge’ session last week at Upper Norton, taught brilliantly by Karen and with Larry cooperating most generously as the demo pony. We were delighted to be joined by 2 members of the North Hereford Branch. A lot of fun and a great, safe introduction. We hope to run more of these sessions over the next year , for Members (15 years+ or B test) who are aiming at the PC Lunge test or who just wish to learn.

Rally Attire – please read!

Please may we remind all Members to dress appropriately for rallies as set out in the ‘Dress Code & CoTPC Merchandise’ section of the Website.

In particular, we would ask that hats are tagged as meeting acceptable standards (white PC or red BE tag), hoodies are not worn and hair is secured appropriately (long hair in hairnet).

Pony Club badges with appropriate felt should be worn when a jacket is worn but are also useful in informing the instructor as to which test you are working towards so are to be encouraged.

Hats without fixed peak and body protectors should be worn for cross country riding.

Rule changes due to come into effect in 2017 permit the wearing of small stud earrings provided the Member and Parent/Guardian take full responsibility for any injury incurred as a result. Medical armbands and long sleeves may also no longer be required for cross country though sleeves should cover the shoulder.

We would ask that Members adhere to the existing rules for the moment until these rule changes have been confirmed and we will provide an update in due course.

Merchandise can be ordered from Debbie Darby via the Website. Thank you!

 

CoT Hunt Meet – 10.30am 24th December 2016

You will be very welcome to come and join the CoT Hunt meet tomorrow morning (24th December) 10.30 am at Tipton Hall Riding School.

Christmas Newsletter

Please see the Christmas Newsletter available to download below:

Christmas Newsletter 2016

Christmas Party!

Everyone welcome to come along to our Christmas Fancy Dress Pony Party on 29th December at 11am at Stourport Riding Centre.

All ages welcome! Come mounted or un-mounted. Prizes and rosette for the best costumes, best newcomer & best pony!

Games, Fun, Prizes, Hot Chocolate & Cake!

Please RSVP if you would like to come and join in the fun to debbie.darby@vicaragedesigns.com

See flyer for more details: Xmas Party 2016

New Year Lunch Party – 29th Jan 2017

Clifton Pony Club members are all invited to a New Year Lunch Party! This will be on Sunday 29th January at 1:30 pm at The Olive Tree in Ledbury.

We do hope you will all be able to attend!

This is free for members and £20 for parents and non members. Parents and siblings are very welcome to attend.

Please RSVP to Janet Manning-Cox manningcox@gmail.com by January 20th with your menu choices (mains & desserts). Non members can secure their booking by paying via the PayPal button below – please make sure you have paid before sending your menu choices to Janet.paypal logo


Menu

Starter:

  • Sharing platter of Italian cured meats, artichokes, olives, tomatoes & mozzarella plus garlic bread

Mains:

  • Penne Arrabiata (pasta with pepperoni, peppers, chilli & tomato sauce)
  • Tagliatelle Di Scalzone (pasta with ham, mushrooms & tomato)
  • Lasagne
  • Prosciutto Ananas Pizza (cheese, tomato, ham & pineapple)
  • Verona Pizza (cheese, tomato, mushroom, peppers, onions & olives)
  • Margherita Pizza (cheese & tomato)

Desserts:

  • Tiramisu
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta with mixed berry compote
  • Chocolate fudge cake
New – Learn to Lunge Training Session

We are holding a Learn to Lunge training session on 27th December at Upper Norton starting at 11 am. This is suitable for members who hold their B test or who are 15 years plus and want to come and have a go. This is a great opportunity for those who are planning to take their PC Lunge or for those who just want to learn.

This is an unmounted event and will be held in groups of 3 or 4. The session should take about 1 hr. The cost is £10 but you may use your Rally voucher for this event if you wish.

Please book via the Events Booking page but if you are using a voucher please email Luise Harrison direct.  harrisonluise@aol.com

Introduction to Coaching – Step 1

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Well done to Ben Darby & Jade Gage for completing the Introduction to Coaching- Step 1 course. They spent a day at Great Wacton Farm, Bredenbury with Paul Ingram putting them through their paces. Hopefully they will be putting their new found skills to the test at future Rally sessions!

Also a big thank you to the two Clifton guinea pigs Jake Webb and James Gage for putting in a sterling performance of riding for over two hours solid. Thank you Boys! :-)

Beach Ride 30/10/16

We had a fantastic trip to Berrow Beach Brean Sands today! Beautiful weather, empty beach, lots of galloping & fish and chip picnic. Fun times with our friends – a lovely end to half term.

Thank you so much Kathy Goodman for organising the trip for us and also Laura Bennett and Greta Sparey for bringing your horses and riding with our members.

Here is a short video clip taken at the end of the day. There are more photos of the day to see on the Gallery page.

 

Prizegiving 2016

Well done to all our members who were awarded prizes for their achievements at the Presentation Evening yesterday!

See document below for a list of the awards:

Prizegiving2016