We are excited to announce our Competition Preparation Series – Aimed at supporting all members to get into competing or for experienced competitors to hone their skills. There is a range of training sessions, practice and coaches being funded by the branch at competitions. For more details – Competition Prep Series – Details
The Pony Club has tests which enable members to learn and progress through stable management and riding tests.
They start from approx 4yrs old right up to the prestigious A Test.
Tests from E to D+ are taken at camp. For C Test and beyond there is separate training and exams.
There is more information on the INFORMATION/ Tests and Badges Page and on the main PC website.
We are starting planning early this year for the following tests:
- C test (from 11 years)
- C+ test (from 13 years)
- Road Rider test (taken prior C+ test)
If you are interesting in take the C or C+ test this year, please can you send me an e-mail, by Saturday 4th February, with any restrictions (boarding school, key holidays, etc) and we will look to plan the training and tests – depending on numbers we may link up with a neighbouring branch.
If you would like to know more about the tests, please ask and I can guide you through.
Pony Racing Authority/ Pony Club Training Day
Monday 13th February 2017
Highfields Adstone NN12 8DS By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Kemp
For Children aged 9-15
The training days are great fun for all types of equestrian disciplines, with improvement to your balance and fitness. As well as gaining qualification to Pony Race.
The day (9.15am-4pm approx.) has three sessions in the morning, Ride in indoor arena, Balance & Fitness Equipment, & Equicisors . After lunch we have a canter up the enclosed all-weather gallop.
Members and their ponies will be assessed as to their ability, confidence & competence and at the end of the day will be informed by the assessor as to whether they have passed. If this is the case they will be able to use this qualification to enter a Pony club Race day and are eligible to take part in Point-Point Pony races in 2017.
Please apply to attend the day through the PRA website
For any further information please contact Shona Supple 07816 345868 firstname.lastname@example.org . www.ponyracingauthority.co.uk
Saturday 7th January 2017
Crown Inn, Tur Langton
Buffet and Disco
Please bring your friends and family for a great social evening!
We are getting together with the Cottesmore pony club and having a joint Christmas Show for everyone in the two branches, on Thursday 29th December in the covered school at Hothorpe.
Please note that entries for Class 1 (40cms) must be made in advance, by Friday 23rd.
Some members are already asking about dates for Camp 2017!!
It will be the week 24th to 28th July.
Details and forms will be prepared during the Easter holidays.
With half term now approaching fast, why not take some time out to look at the rallies that we have put on for you all. They will help stem the boredom that all kids get in half term and keep your pony/horse fit and they are also fun and a great way to mix with your horsey friends.
So take a look at the calendar and book your place.
If you have any queries please contact the Rally organiser.
It would be great to have as many Fernie teams as possible going to the Fitzwilliam pony club show jumping at the East of England showground on Sunday 9th October.
There are classes for everyone from 10 years and under, jumping 55 cms, to the open class at 1.1m – Team-Show-Jumping-schedule-2016
Please send Kate Wallett an email by Sunday 25th, with your name, your pony’s name and the Class/es you’d like to enter, and she will contact you with all further details.
Also contact Kate if you have any questions.
Clarissa Ingram, India Pover and Charlotte Kempsley-Pein are representing the Fernie at the Burghley Horse Trials Pony Club Showjumping on Thursday 1st September. This is a fantastic and very exciting event to watch and support on the opening day of the Horse Trials.
The team’s first round will be at 10.36.
The Pony Club Hound Exercise will be on Sunday 28th August at 8am from The Kennels.
Lucy Graham will provide bacon butties and drinks afterwards.
Come on your Bikes or Ponies.