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There appears to only be one person turning up to help tomorrow at 10.30am at Raehills. We were planning to train over the course on May 3rd prior to our event (last day allowed before the event) however we are not allowed on the land from March 23rd until 3rd May so if we are not ready, there will be no training. I know some families are lambing etc but please try to help. Thanks.
Games venue changed for initially one week trial. Hetland Hill Carrutherstown DG14JX turn in at white stones. We are on trial ANY ‘WASTE’ MUST be lifted. Same times as was said last week 6 and 7.15. Any queeries give me a ring. Also please tell others who might not be on FB. Thanks
Raehills course coming on brilliantly thanks to the team of mega-men! However they cannot do it all and require help next Sunday 9th March 10.30am. The course needs walking and checking for holes, stones branches etc and the above removed. Please please come along and get a sneaky peak and help our hard working team with some of the easy tasks. We need a better turnout than last time. Please let us know who is coming. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!! Committee members please chase people up. Thanks.
Congratulations to all who took part in the Area Quiz click Quiz Scoresheet 2014 for results.
Games on Saturday (unmounted rally) has been cancelled as too many members unable to attend. Tuesday night (25th Feb) rally will go ahead but please give your names to Marjory. There are timber operations going on near Hartwood so keep checking in case the venue is changed or it may be decided that the first rally is unmounted.
Membership is now due for renewal. Please send to Angie Ross asap or your insurance will lapse and you will not be eligible for Area Teams. Angie’s address is under contacts.
Check out Rally and Events pages for latest Dates.
A big thank you to Hazel Nelson and Ali Coates for organising the fun and games at the party last night.
Thank you to all who supported the Quiz night and special thanks to Lynne, Janet and Fiona for all the hard work and to Malcolm Barton and the Masons for the use of the hall. A very useful sum of £275 was raised.
Thank you to all who came to Parent’s night and it was great to see Parent’s of 2 prospective new members. Thanks to the committee for supplying delicious food. Can you all be aware that loads of help will be required to build our new course at Raehills, don’t lets leave it to the usual gang. It will benefit all members. Andrew Porteous is co-ordinating it all so can you please phone him and leave him a contact number so that he can call on you for help when required. Give him some idea of your strengths and whether you have any equipment that may be useful. There will be stone picking parties, branch clearances and lots of jobs for all – some soon, others in the spring. His numbers are 01576 610273 or 07850157700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance!
Prize giving and Party in Kettleholm Village Hall on Saturday 4th January. Put it in your diary.
Craigbeck Rallies. Let Marion know if you are interested in Rallies at Craigbeck. 1st one 12th October. Cost £10 in groups of approx. 4.
Hunting Clinic and sponsored ride.
Click on the following files to learn more. A great way to learn all about hunting, lots of fun to help keep your ponies fit and to get out in winter for quality time with your horses. Hunting Clinic HUNT SPONSORED RIDE NOTICE-130526
Check out “Ponies for Sale”. More added.
Stable Management/Test Training/Games
Stable Management Rallies will commence at Annanhill, Millhousebridge on THURSDAY 5th Sept. If you didn’t put your name on the list at the last rally, please contact Chris.
Marion is holding rallies at Craigbeck every 2nd Saturday of the month from October to March. First one in preparation for team SJ. Contact Marion for details.
Second Hand Items
Can anyone who has items with Carrie for selling and who doesn’t want them to be taken to carboot or table top sales, please reclaim them. The items will be sold with no payment to owners but with all proceeds going to the Branch funds. Fiona Elliot and Janet Parker are going to go through everything and wash, iron and represent anything in a saleable condition, at various sales. Please reclaim from Carrie in the next week or two or your property will pass into the ownership of the Branch and will be sold for the benefit of the Branch.
Raehills results on “Current Results” page
Below are details of an offer being run by Ark Vet Group in Lockerbie. We recommend that all ponies/horse should be vaccinated annually especially if attending camp and rallies. For many outside competitions, this is compulsory.
Why not take advantage of the following offer.
Horse Vaccine Amnesty
Ark Veterinary Centre are running a vaccination amnesty to restore your horse’s protection against important and potentially fatal infectious diseases. A horse doesn’t even need to leave home to be at risk of picking up Tetanus!
Our amnesty takes place: 1st to 30th September 2013
Horses that are at least 12months of age and are unvaccinated or have lapsed their normal booster vaccination and need to restart their course may apply.
The 1st Vaccination needs to be arranged in September 2013 this will qualify for the 2nd vaccination to be done free of charge.
Normal costs will apply for 3rd and annual vaccinations thereafter.
Visit charges will apply if called out but we are able to arrange for horses to be brought to our surgeries if required.
Hazel Nelson has very kindly presented a trophy to be awarded to the DFH Member who amassed the highest number of points in all classes, whatever their level, at our Open Show. The trophy is named after Grant’s very successful pony which he has had to pass on having outgrown him and fondly known as Bina. We will calculate the points and the trophy will be awarded at Prize Giving at the Xmas Party.
We held a very successful Open Show at Guardsmill. Thanks to all who helped and to everyone who supported us, especially Sheena and Garry Beattie owners of Guardsmill.. Many congratulations to PCP Champion Charlotte Hyslop riding Velvet and Reserve Champ Alistair Sloan on Most Magical Misty and to Aimee Dessert riding Ciera the Champion Working Hunter and our own Reserve Champ Grant Nelson on Master Mac.
Raehills results click here: Raehills 1 Results 2013
Photographs available from www.gordonraephotography.co.uk
Please note. Payment for rallies/training etc is IN ADVANCE. Please do not give to Instructors. Payment by cheque to Chris or Lynne with rally name on the reverse of the cheque or cash in an envelope with rally name and your name on the envelope. Do not just hand over cash.
Check out the “Events” page for schedules and other events.
Please note there is a new “Page” called “Events”. This is similar to the calendar page but will have a list of Branch and other Branch Competitions and one off rallies. (This does not include summer rallies). If no schedule attached on “Events” page, go to the Calendar as usual. This is for ease of uploading info.
Please remember if doing online shopping, to consider doing it through www.easyfundraising.org.uk . Registering is free and if you choose your favourite charity as Dumfriesshire Pony Club, the Branch will receive a small percentage of the cost of your shopping. All major and many smaller retailers available and its very easy once registered.
A list of dates of Rallies and Camp etc can be found on the rally page. Click on the “rally” page.