Friday July 29, 2016
Belvoir and S Notts Arena Tet/Triathlon Sat 18th June

This is both an individual and a team event, and entries can be made online as well as by post.  Entries close Saturday 11th.

Please contact Caroline Bird if you have ANY questions about this or about  Tetrathlon generally.

Belvoir South Notts ArenaTet Schedule 2016 v2

BSN Tetrathlon Entry Form 2016


Members Wanted for Team Showjumping Saturday 12th June

The Quorn Pony Club Team and Individual Show Jumping is at Kirby Bellars on Saturday 12th June.

There are team classes for everyone from 60cms jump up to 1m.  We would like to send as many teams as possible – please contact Jemma asap to be part of a team.

Quorn PC Team SJ Schedule and entry 2016

Fernie Members Racing at Dingley this Sunday 12.45pm

Come to the Fernie Point to Point at Dingley this weekend and support Olympia Onslow and Sophie Smith who will be taking part in the pony races at 1245, before the start of the main races!!

Good Luck Olympia and Sophie!!
Also, to thank you to the following members for selling Race Cards on the day:
Georgina Harrison, Tilly Toone, Ruby Toone-Bailiss, Evie Mackel, Piper Basi, Millie Walters and Millie Dunn – your help is very much appreciated!



Time to book in for Tuesday Evening Rallies

Please come and join us for a course of six rallies to prepare you and your pony for the summer ahead!

We are delighted to be back at Hothorpe and this year the children will also be using the new large Outdoor Eventers Arena and Canter Track!  Lessons will rotate weekly to include dressage and show jumping as well.

These lessons are being subsidised by the branch and so will cost members only £60 for the block of six lessons.

Rally forms and cheques (for £60, made out to FHPC) need to be with Mrs Justine Baynes before the 1st May, to secure your place.

Mrs Justine Baynes, Buttercup Barn, North Kilworth, Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 6JG


If you have any questions please contact Mrs Justine Baynes on 07736151778.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Show jumping team members wanted

The Rockingham International are running the Pony Club team show jumping again this year on Saturday 21st May. There are though some significant changes in the format, this year there are 3 classes (70cm for 14years and under, 80cm and 90cm – height are maximum in round 1).

We can enter a maximum of 2 teams per class (with it being a team event, there are no individual entries), and it would be great if we would be able to enter 2 teams per level.

The entries close a month before the event, if you would like to be considered for a team please e-mail Jemma Whitlam at (Joint Chief Instructor and Show Jump Team Manager) by Friday 8th April, and letting us know which height and any recent competitions you have competed in with the horse/pony you would like to take. The 70cm class is restricted for 14yrs and under. We will let everyone know whether they have been selected and which height class. Cheques will be then be due by Saturday 16th April.

The criteria for selection will be:

  • The member must be an active member of the pony club
  • Competition record (although we understand this is early in the season)
  • Assessment based riding at rallies

Our goal in putting teams together is to both put the best team forward and ensure individuals are in teams that they will be able to perform well (and build confidence).

If you would like any further information or any support on what height to choose please do get in touch.

Kind Regards

Jemma, Wesley, Rachel and Kate

Polocrosse on Easter Sunday

Chris Milburn is running a polocrosse training day on Easter Sunday at Ranksboro Training Ground at Oakham –

PCPX Training Days (2)

Please contact Chris Milburn for more details and/or to book on 07967 263141 or at

Fernie Triathletes

Fernie Triathletes have qualified for the National Championships on 13th March 2016 ..

In January Bethan Lewis won the Open Girls and Toby Langrick came second in the Open Boys, also with Best Run, so both have qualified to go on to the Triathlon Nationals.

The season started in October with Toby winning the Junior Boys Class with Best Run at the South Notts, followed by 4th in his first Open Boys, with Best Run, at the Brocklesby.

After Christmas they were competing in wintry conditions at the Quorn at Ratcliffe School –  Bethan won her class and Toby came 3rd in his – both got Best Run!

In February they travelled to the Burghley where Bethan won with Best in ALL phases!! and Toby got Best Run again, to come 2rd overall in his class.


Tri Photo (2)


Pony Racing Badge Rally


We are holding a Pony Racing Badge Rally on Wednesday 6th April, 2 – 4pm at Withcote Lodge Gallops, Launde Road, Oakham, LE15 8DS by kind permission of Mr Richard Walker.

Members will receive instruction from Kelly Morgan, leading lady point to point rider. They will be able to develop their racing technique on an equicisor, followed by practice on the gallops with their ponies!

Cost – £15. Booking essential. Rally forms and money to Jane Skinner (FHPC) by Thursday 24th March please.

This rally will also count towards qualification for Pony Club Pony Racing. There will be a fantastic opportunity for members to try pony racing at the Fernie Point to Point at Dingley on 1st May and the Melton Hunt Club Point to Point at Garthorpe on 8th May. Further details will be available at the rally. Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please contact Jane Skinner (FHPC) 07814 712914 or Anna Saunders, Midlands Area Secretary at

Pony Racing badge

B Test, Lungeing Test, B+ Test, AH Test

B Test care

Reviewing the database, there is only a small number of members eligible to take the B Test care. If you are interested we will organise a bespoke course for the training with the aim of taking the test in August at Brooksby.

B Test riding

For those that took the B Test care last year, we are planning a series of different activities to prepare candidates for the B Test riding, including:

  • Assessment session with Peter Hales (chief examiner)
  • Planning opportunities to ride (and assess) multiple horses
  • Preparation for the riding theory

The plan is to take the test in August at Brooksby, date TBC.

Lungeing Test – minimum age of 16yrs

This test can be taken by anyone who has B Test care (do not need to have passed the riding to take the test).

We will organise training according to how many are interested.  This will include – how to lunge, fitting of lunge equipment and safe use of equipment.

B+ Test – minimum age 16yrs

**B Test riding and the Lungeing Test are prerequisites for this test**

**This is a riding only test**

We would be looking at organising this for members who have taken their full B Test. It is a new test that was introduced to bridge the gap between B Test riding and A Test riding.

AH Test – minimum age 16yrs (recommended 17yrs)

**The Lungeing Test and B Test care are prerequisites for this test**

This is a significant jump from the B Test care and will require extensive training, practise and experience (it is equivalent to the BHS Stage 4). Here is the link to the syllabus –

There is a series of training dates that are organised nationally which we can tap into for preparation. The test is made up of four modules and it is possible to take these individually (or 2/3/4).

Next steps

To help navigate all this information and taking into account the training/ timing of tests and school work !!:

·         If you have B Test care, then for this year think about:

  • B Test riding
  • and/or Lungeing Test
  • Also, if you are over 16yrs (recommended 17yrs) think about your AH training

If you have your full B Test, then for this year think about:

  • Lungeing Test
  • B+ riding
  • And/or AH training

For details on the compulsory/ options tests please see:

Our key driver is to make sure everyone is prepared and confident for any test they are taking, please do feel free to get in touch to discuss.

If you are interested in taking any of the above, please can you let me know by e-mail by the end of February and we can organise the training.

Kind Regards

Kate and Wesley

**Read before your first 2016 rally – Hat and Body Protector rule changes**

This year the Pony Club have updated the rules for hats and body protectors in 2016.
For hats:
· If you DO NOT have a WHITE hat tag then it must be checked before you can ride at a rally
· This is due to industry standard changes we need to check all hats
· Some hats that were previously compliant will not be from 1st January 2016
· Please contact Rachel Harrison to have your hat checked
· Full hat rules can be read here

For body protectors:
· Body protectors must be the newer BETA 2009 standard with the purple level 3 tag:

· Body protectors are compulsory for Cross Country and Pony Racing
· Full body protectors rules can be read here…/…/Body_Protector_Rule_2016_FV.pdf