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
Those doing achievement badges, check the “Badges” page for what you need to know also main www.pcuk.org website.
Check out if you hold R & R Badge by going to new page “Badges”
PIE & PEA SUPPER WITH QUIZ
Friday 6th December 2014 at Masonic Hall, Lockerbie. Starts 7pm. Tickets £7 for adults and £5 for under 15s. There will also be a raffle. Please come along and support the branch and have a fun enjoyable evening. When ordering tickets please state whether you would like a steak, scotch, macaroni pie or jacket potato. Please contact Lynne Thomson on 07739 775497 to order your tickets. Everyone welcome.
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 email@example.com 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.