Saturday December 20, 2014


Welcome to the

Dumfriesshire Hunt Branch of the Pony Club’s Website

As a member of the Pony Club, I stand for the best in sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship

Please remember, next week’s rally is on MONDAY 7TH JULY, no rally on week of 14th due to camp and then MONDAY 21ST JULY.
Day camp for lead reins and younger members on Sunday 20th July. Names to Chris please.
Setting up camp at Hartwood Thursday 10th July 4pm. Every family coming to camp must provide at least one person to help set up please.


Ali Coates has suggested a trip to Blair Castle FEI European Eventing Championships 2015 on w/e of  September 11th to watch the Cross Country (Saturday 12th) or SJ (sunday 13th). If enough interested (35 interested so far and only been on fb for 12 hours!) please let her know stating which day preferred (majority so far for xc). Adults £22.00 plus bus children under 12 free plus bus!

Trophies are due back by beginning of December. Please make sure they are returned to Merlin or Chris, engraved with your name and the year 2013. 

As you all know, Marion has retired from her position of Chief Instructor and her role has been filled by Allison Coates with the title of Rally Organiser (very big thank you to Ali). Nikki is also retiring from the committee so there is going to be quite a bit of change.

Check out “Events” page – you could be competing every weekend. Lots of fun. Also “Ponies for sale”.

Can I please remind all parents and members that YOUR help is required to run the Branch. We are all volunteers (Instructors only paid and some of them not) – many of us not having a child in the Branch. Lets please as a club, share the workload so that the kids can have a great and rewarding time. Any competitions we put on are fundraisers for the benefit of the whole Branch enabling us to keep costs of rallies, camp etc as low as possible. We have 100 members so not easy to keep tabs on you all so please offer help whenever possible and don’t wait to be asked. Please keep an eye on the notice board at the hut for updates on info and sign up for duties.

Once again can I please re-iterate to stick to the track in the pony club field and DO NOT DRIVE OVER THE MOUND. It is very soft due to a spring and I have again had a letter from the Estate owner complaining. We will be banned if you continue to drive over the mound.  Lorries park at the school until we have had a significantly long spell of dry weather. Park neatly to allow everyone in AND PLEASE CLEAR YOUR MUCK. Someone had to clear up after you last time.

Please check “prospective Teams” on Teams page.

Games report on “Results” page

Raehills Results on “Current Results” Page

Schedules been added to “Events” page.

Please remember if doing online shopping, to consider doing it through . 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.

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.

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.

A list of dates of Rallies and Camp etc can be found on the rally page. Click on the “rally” page.