Wednesday April 1, 2015
Fitzwilliam Tetrathlon April 25th and 26th

The tetrathlon season is kicking off with the Fitzwilliam on the last weekend of April – 25th and 26th.

This is a great chance to try tet and for existing tetrathletes to dust of their kit and get started – there are classes for everyone 8 years and older and the Fitzwilliam course is usually a nice straightforward one for early season.

Caroline is happy to organise pistol shooting practice for anyone next week – just ask.

Please contact Caroline Bird to get into a team and to ask ANY questions about tetrathlon.


Fitz Tet Sched and Entry 2015

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.


Team Show Jumping at Hothorpe on Good Friday
Hi All,
I am putting teams together for AHBPC Team Show Jumping the classes range from 45cms through to 1.05m. There is something for all.  This is a lovely competition in a fantastic setting and we would love as many members as possible to join the Fernie teams.  Ideally I need teams of four with the best three to count. Click here for the schedule – AHPC Team SJ 3 4 15
Easter Showjumping Friday 3rd April 2015 At Home Farm, Hothorpe, Theddingworth, Leics, LE17 6QX  I need the following information and entry fee by Monday 23rd March:
Riders age on 01/01/15
ENTRY FEES: £11.00 per individual (No team fees Cheques payable to AHBPC)
Please contact me ASAP if you have any questions.  
Kind Regards


Teams for the Area Competitions in the summer
Dear Member
As you may be aware, every year the Pony Club organises Area Competitions in each discipline, Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing.  This culminates in the National Championships in August.  To help us plan and target training, it would be helpful to know which members may be interested in representing the Fernie Hunt Pony Club for these competitions.  Attached is a form, which should be completed and returned as soon as possible.  If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards
Rachel Harrison
DC Fernie Hunt Pony Club
Easter Holiday Activities

The Easter Holidays are nearly here and it’s time to book in for some fantastic pony club rallies

For the younger members there are more of the popular Hot Chocolate and Cookies Rallies at Fleckney on Sunday 15th  and Monday 30th March.  And the Easter Egg Rally is at Carlton Curlieu this year, on Friday 10th April.

Those just starting cross country riding will love riding over the beautiful fences and grass at Illston on the Hill on Tuesday 31st March.  Members will be grouped according to ability with the most experienced riding over fences upto 2’6″ ie 75cms.

Everyone wanting to practise their dressage riding will enjoy flatwork lessons with Heather Jacks on Saturdays 14th and 28th March and Thursday 9th April at Peatling Magna.

Finally there is polocrosse for everyone at Saddington on Monday 30th March and Friday 10th April.

All the details of who to ask, and how to book in for these rallies are on the website Calendar page.

Racesafe Raffle

The sale of tickets for the raffle of Racesafe prizes raised £265 for the Air Ambulance.  The winners were –

Chloe Pearson won the Racesafe Body Protector

John Briggs won the silks

Toby Langrick won the stock and pin.

Spring Committee Meeting

The branch committee is meeting on Monday 30th March to discuss what activities we all would like to do over the summer – please contact any of the committee (see the Contacts Page to see who is on the committee) with your ideas of what you do, and do not, want to do on your ponies this summer.

Social Evening on Thursday
I hope you are all enjoying your half term holidays!  Please remember our Social Evening on Thursday 19th Feb at The Dog & Gun, Kilby.  It starts at 7pm.  Do bring along friends and family to enjoy some drinks and nibbles!   It is also the last chance to buy raffle tickets for the Racesafe Body Protector and Silks, with profits to the Air Ambulance.  The winning tickets will be drawn on the night.  Please do take this opportunity to come and meet both the Committee, and other members, old and new!  I look forward to seeing you there!
Kind regards
Rachel Harrison
District Commissioner
Half Term Show Jumping

Hi All,

I am looking to put together Show Jumping Teams for The Pytchley Pony Club Competition on Sunday 22nd February at Onley Grounds Farm – PHPC-SJ-Show-schedule-2015
Please have a look at the schedule classes for all! 
If interested please contact me ASAP, I need all entries by 13th February.
 Kind regards


New Programme of Events for Spring 2015

The new programme has been posted today to all members.

If this has not arrived by the weekend, please email Lucy Pover