Saturday July 4, 2015
Cross Country Fence Judging at the Area ODE, 25/26 July

We are being asked to find some fence judges for the Area One Day Event at Buckminster Park on either the 25th or the 26th July.

If anyone would like to do this, please will they contact Rachel Harrison straight away on 0116 279 2042 or  07790 077 761.


email communications

I am concerned that a few of our email records are wrong and not everyone is getting the emails sent out – and as we rely on email as our primary communication with members, this means there might be some members not hearing about what’s going on.

The last two emails sent out to ALL members were –

3rd  June – Farriery Badge Saturday 20th June, and


If you think you did not get these emails, please could you send an email, from your preferred email address, to me and I’ll check it against the database?

Many thanks

Cags Gilchrist

Show Jumpers wanted urgently – Quorn 6th June

Hi All,

The Quorn Team Show Jumping is on Saturday 6th June – there are classes starting at 30cms so there should be something for everyone.  If you’d like to join a team please contact me ASAP.

Apologies for the urgency – I nearly missed this one!

Please call or email and I’ll give you more details – the schedule is at

Many thanks
Clare   07807683091

Blaston Show Sunday 28th June

The Blaston Show is on Sunday the 28th June this year – there are lots of horse and pony classes including fancy dress and gymkhana –

Horse & Pony Entry Form 2015b



Cottesmore Tetrathlon 24th-25th May

The Cottesmore Tetrathlon is at the beginning of half term and we’d like to send as many teams as possible – there are classes for everyone from members under 8 years old all the way to the Under 25’s.

There is a new venue for the cross country on Monday.  This is to be held at Hill Top Farm, which is on the Braunstone Road just outside Oakham.  The course has been up graded by Guy Herbert, and includes a new water complex and new Senior course.

If you think you might be interested, please contact Caroline Bird for further details and for training dates.

Cott tetrathlon schedule 2015

Cotts Tet entry form 2015

Tuesday Evening Rallies
Tuesday Evening Rallies for Everyone – this year we are going back to Hothorpe to use the fantastic indoor school, grid work in the outdoor school, also the field for both dressage and cross country.
There will be six rallies on Tuesday evenings starting on  May 12th & 19th, (excluding half term), June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.
The cost will be £60 for the block of six – cheques (to FHPC) and rally forms to Clare Stockley by Friday 1st May and also call Clare or Rachel if you want any further details.
C Test, C+ Test and Road Rider Test

We are organising C test, Road Rider and C+ tests again this year. Below is information on these tests and we will look to be as flexible as possible setting training and exam dates.

The C and C+ tests are part of the Stable Management and Riding Tests which members can take starting from E test at about 4yrs old right up to A test for young adults going into professional equine care.  More information can be found at

C Test & Road Rider Achievement Badge programme

·         We will run these over 8 evenings, starting in September with the  exam in October half term

·         The Road Rider Achievement badge is taken during the evenings and is a requirement for the C test

·         The minimum age is 11yrs old at the time of the test

·         Members need to have passed the D+ test first. If you have not passed your D+ test, we will be testing these again this year at camp

·         The expected cost of the C test training is £40 and the Road Rider Achievement Badge is £15 (final costs will depend on numbers)

C+ Test

·         We will run these over 10 evenings, starting in End Aug/ September with the  exam in October half term

·         The minimum age is 13yrs at the time of the test

·         Members need to have passed the C+ test first

·         The expected cost of the C test training is £50 (final costs will depend on numbers)

If you are interested in taking part please let me know by email by 31st May 2015. If you would like any more information or have any questions please just shout !

Kate Wallett

New Rallies for Half Term

We have organised another two rallies for the half term week.


Polocrosse at Camp 2014


The flatwork rally is a good chance to run through your dressage test for the ODE on the Saturday.

Please send rally forms and remmittance by Wednesday 20th May.

Best Wishes

Sarah Briggs

Senior Cross Country Rallies

Dear all,

We have organised a XC rally for the 17th May at Field Farm, Wymeswold, 10.30-12.00.

There will be two groups, one for members working at or towards 90cm (Novice) level and one for members working at or towards 1m-1.10 (Intermediate and Open) level. Clare Stockley and Tom Fray will be taking the sessions.

Places are limited, please complete a rally form and send to me, Kate Wallett, 28 Home Close Road, Houghton on the Hill, Leicestershire, LE7 9GT to confirm a place. Cost of the rally is £20, chqs payable to FHPC. The rally form can be downloaded from the website


XC Rally 2nd May – With the lack of numbers for the rally for the XC 2nd May at Smeeton we have sadly decided to cancel and will destroy any cheques received. If you were booked and you wish to attend this rally we will offer preferential spaces – please just contact me asap.

Kind Regards

Kate Wallett

Rockingham Horse Trials Team Show Jumping

This year the Rockingham Horse Trials is holding a pony club team show jumping competition on Saturday – the 23rd May (which is the horse trials cross country day).

We would like to enter at least one team and would like all members to contact Clare Stockley if they are available that day.

Jumps will be similar height to pony club Intermediate level with most jumps in the first round being 95 cms (two will be at 1m) and the jump off will not exceed 1.05m

Rockingham Horse Trials intend this competition to be for pony club members competing at Intermediate Level and so have imposed the following restrictions –

Team members may NOT have competed at

1 Pony Club OPEN level Show Jumping, or Eventing, Areas or Championships


Ponies must not be registered BS / SJI Grade A B or JA  currently, or in 2014 or 2013

Please email or speak with Clare straight away if you can compete.