Friday April 18, 2014
Bring Your Pony and Eat Chocolate!!!

Caroline Bird is organising a mounted Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday at Gumley Lodge.  This is for younger members both on and off the lead rein. £2.50 per child. 

Will everyone who would like to go please e-mail Caroline by Sunday evening at the latest as she needs to buy the eggs and set up the clues on Monday morning and is working Monday pm and all day Tuesday.   A couple of  people have mentioned they may be coming but that doesn’t help with planning!!

All queries to Caroline . . . .

Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show, the UK’s largest outdoor show, takes place in the stunning private grounds of Windsor Castle from 14th to 18th May 2014, and boasts international competitions in four different equestrian disciplines, as well as unique equestrian competitions, displays and entertainment.

The full programme encompasses CSI3* – 3 star international jumping, CDI3* – 3 star international dressage, The Land Rover International Carriage Driving Grand Prix and an International Endurance competition.

In addition there are over 100 showing classes, displays from The Household Cavalry and The King’s Troop, competitions such as The Shetland Pony Grand National, as well as military competitions such as Skill at Arms, Tent Pegging and Best Turned Out Trooper.

There will be plenty of Pony Club action to enjoy, with a Tetrathlon competition (won last year by Scotland) and a Show Jumping competition. Both of these will take place on Sunday 18th May.

DAKS Pony Club International Mounted Games

The show is also host to The DAKS Pony Club International Mounted Games, where teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland will compete for the title. It will take place from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th May, with the finals being held in the Castle Arena on Sunday. Can England retain the title which they won last year?

Pony Club Ticket Offer

Royal Windsor Horse Show and The Pony Club are once again delighted to extend the below ticket offer for the 2014 show to all Pony Club Members.

All Pony Club Members GO FREE during the week when accompanied by one full paying adult. When accompanied by a full paying adult on Saturday and Sunday The Pony Club Member pays only £8.

To book your tickets now call the ticket office on 0844 581 4960 quoting PONY CLUB, or book online putting Pony Club in the promotional offers box. More information including the full programme of events can be found at

Mid-Summer Barn Dance
Barn Dance on Saturday 21st June 2014
Hillcote Farm, Saddington, Leics 7pm – 11pm
Licenced Bar and BBQ 
Prizes for best dressed Cowboy/Girl! 
Tickets: £10 (Steak) or £6 (Burger/Sausage).  Entrance by ticket only, available from any Committee Member.
Easter Show Jumping at Hothorpe

Hi All – I am looking for team show jumpers, following on from our great day at Onley!

Atherstone Easter Show Jumping Friday 18th April 2014 at Home Farm, Hothorpe, Theddingworth.   All Classes are for Individuals and for Teams. If you are interested in the team competition the deadline date for entries is Sunday 6th April. Please send to me your completed entry form and cheque made payable to AHBPC. The schedule and entry forms are on our Calendar/Other Events page with further details regarding the classes – for more information or guidance on which class/es to enter, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Clare Stockley

CLASS 1 – Fences 45cm max (may be assisted).  This class is for genuine novices and all entrants will receive an Easter prize. Rider/Pony combination in Class 1 may not compete in Classes 3-7

CLASS 2 – Fences 60 cm

CLASS 3 – Fences 70cm

CLASS 4 – Fences 80cm

CLASS 5 – Fences 90cm

CLASS 6 – Fences 1 m

CLASS 7 – Fences 1.05 m

FHPC Jackets

The blouson style jackets are available at Welland Valley Feeds, Rockingham Road, Mkt Harborough in the following sizes -

Junior Extra Small

Junior Small

Junior Large

Adult Large

Adult Extra Large

Junior Jackets £24.95 and Adult Jackets £29.94.

Eclipse Equestrian

Eclipse front

Eclipse Back

Junior Cross Country Rally 15th April Illston

Dot and Richard Clowes have very kindly agreed to host another cross country rally at Illston on the Hill.  This is for everyone jumping at Levels 1 and 2.  Contact Lucy Busby-Powell with any questions.

Tuesday 15th April, 10am to noon, Limepits Farm, Three Gates Road, Illston  LE7 9ER.  Organiser - Lucy Busby-Powell. 

Rally Entry Forms and cheques (£10 made out to “FHPC”) to be with Lucy by 6th April.  Mrs L Busby-Powell, The Mount, Brook Lane, Billesdon, Leicester  LE7 9AB.  Mobile :07903 647 658.

Please remember body protectors must be worn and hats must be tagged BEFORE GETTING ON PONIES - more about what to wear on ACTIVITIES/Dress Code page.
Parking is on the side of the road by Lime Pits Farm. 
Please be mounted and in the arena before 10 o’clock.
Fernie Jackets – Cut Price

Following feedback from members, the existing stock of FHPC jackets is being sold off at half price (and there will be new jackets available very soon).

Please call Rachel Harrison (and NOT Elaine Hopkins) about these jackets – 0116 279 2042 or 07790 077 761.

34” Regatta Navy Jacket with Fernie logo (2 in stock) £30 Now £15

 32” soft shell Navy Jacket with logo£48 Now £24

 30” soft shell Navy Jacket with logo £30 now £15

 The larger jackets may be of interest for members mothers!

FHPC Jackets 2013

XC and Speed – Training Event with Christie Wright
We have arranged a XC and speed training ½ day session at Field Farm, Wymeswold with under18 British Eventing coach Christie Wright. The session is ideal for members moving up to Novice (90cm) this season or higher. The emphasis in the session is being able to ride at increased speeds over solid fences safely.
The session will include:
·         An unmounted session covering types of fences, speed (gears) and how to approach them
·         XC jumping session using the different gears with different fences
·         Practice timed and speed training to develop feel for required speed

The Date is Wednesday 23 April       Start time  9.45 – 1.00 approx.
Venue: Field Farm, Wymeswold
Cost: £20.00  (The cost is being subsidised 50% out of branch funds)
Dress for XC – Body protectors please
Spaces are very limited, to book a place please send a cheque payable to FHPC to secure a place
Any further details please contact me.   Lucy - 07734 695637


Lucy Pover
The Corner House
Dingley Hall
LE16 8PJ
Show Jumping Assessment Days

The show jumping assessment day (intended to help everyone, and particularly those unsure about their “levels” at show jumping) in February has had to be cancelled but the one on Sunday 13th April is going ahead – call or email Clare Stockley for more details and download the application form here – FHPC SJ assessment April 14