Saturday September 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.

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

Raehills results click here  Raehill August 2014 Final results v 1

Very well done to Kirsten Dodd who finished 9th out of 73 competitors at the Pony Club Novice Championships. She jumped two double clears and just dropped a pole in the final jump off so a great achievement.

Mini Tetrathlon results on results page.

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.

The weather is looking up (I hope) so lets have a fun and successful summer for all.

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.

We cannot thank our brilliant team of course builders at Raehills enough as the Course is built and ready to go on 3rd May for the training session (branch only).  Andrew Porteous who co-ordinated the workforce and has spent most w/e’s down on the course keeping everyone motivated deserves particular thanks. Special mentions also to Drew and Zippy Vernon, Kevin and Kate Anderson and many others who have leant us machinery, supplied gravel and given hours of their time. Thanks also to Trevor the Shepherd who has put up with the inevitable slight mess, although this was kept to a minimum, and who helped shift the old jumps. A great team effort. Thank you all.

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.

Check out Rally and Events pages for latest Dates.

Congratulations to all Trophy  winners, Test Achievers and Badge recipients. I’m sorry the prize giving was a bit of a shambles but when 8 trophies are not returned (and one other appeared which hasn’t been seen for some years!), it makes it hard to get them out again smoothly.  In future all Trophies must be returned by 1st December and a fine will be incurred if this is not done. (I am an irate DC!) It will give us a chance to chase offenders in advance and hopefully the evening will then run more smoothly. A list of prize winners etc is on the “results” page.  Please check that you have all the appropriate Badges, Certificate,s  Cups and Felts and let me know those missing. Thanks. Merlin

Check out “Ponies for Sale”. More added.

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. 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.

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