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
VERY BEST WISHES FOR 2015
May you have lots of luck, fun and success.
It is a very constructive day and not just for those that want to race. One of the main focuses is on balance which is
so important in all riding disciplines and the day also teaches children to ride forward but in a controlled enviroment.
The morning is split into 3 sessions 1 ridden session in the school in small groups with 2 instructors, a fun session on all sorts of balance equipent to make the children aware of how their balance affects the ponies way of going and a session on the equicisor(mechanical horse) In the afternoon the children go up the all weather gallop though again controlled and not all at once.
The application form can be downlaoded from the PRA web site http://www.ponyracingauthority.co.uk/fixtures/
Places are limited so early application is advisable.
if you would like any more information you can get in touch with me email@example.com or 07977053634
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 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.
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.