Thursday November 26, 2015
Polocrosse Taster Days

Dear Members

Here are two notices about polocrosse.  The first to say a bit about polocrosse and the next to tell you about some training days for all levels.

Polocrosse is such a fun sport to play partly because its a team sport so you out on the pitch together with your friends and unlike most horse disciplines you don’t need a super duper smart horse to participate and have fun although your smart horse will also enjoy it.

Give it a try – you don’t know what you are missing!!

Best wishes


PoloX Info


Stargazer Badge – Sat 28th
Learn to identify different stars, planets and group of stars at the Stargazer Badge Rally at Inkersall Lodge Farm, Lutterworth Road, Gilmorton, Leicester LE17 5PH, on Saturday 28th November at 5.30 to 7pm.
£5 per person to be paid in advance – cash to Dawn if you’re going to see her, or cheques (made out to FHPC) in advance posted to Mrs D Basi, The Finches, Smeeton Road, Saddington, Leic, LE8 0QT.
Contact Dawn with any questions – or 07792137269
More participants wanted for flat-work rallies!!

The flatwork rallies at Peatling Magna need your support!

These rallies are suitable for everyone riding off the lead rein; all the way up to our best dressage riders.

A fantastic opportunity to have a lesson with Heather Jacks.  Please contact me, Lorna Walters, ASAP on 07900902779.  Thank you.

Dates and details are all on the Calendar – 7th & 21st November and 5th December.

More Hot Chocolate Rallies!!!
Rachael has organised three more dates for Sunday morning Hot Chocolate Rallies at the Meadows covered school in Fleckney.
The dates are -
November 22nd
December 6th
January 31st
The mini’s will be at 10 o’clock, and those jumping 60cms confidentally will be at 11 o’clock.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.
Keeley Martin to instruct.  £10 per session – names, cheques (made out to FHPC)  and Rally Entry Form as PDF to Rachael Toone-Bailiss, Glebe Farm, Winchester Road, Blaby, Leic, LE8 4HN by November 15th.

All questions to Rachael on 07759194341

PoloCrosse Sunday 20th December

Dear All

Chris Milburn is holding a polocrosse training day at Ranksboro Polo Ground on Sunday 20th December 2015.  PLEASE CONTACT  Chris at if you are interested.  He needs to know of your interest NOW to organise instructors etc.

Many thanks


Pony Racing

Frankie Fletcher, the Melton Hunt Club pony racing organiser, has contacted Rachel to say -

“I would be most grateful if you would bring this attachment to the notice of your PC members. Last year we ran racing rallies in the Belvoir area which were very well received resulting in 13 children having their first ride in  a race. We want to continue to encourage both new children and ones who have only ridden in one race.  The Pytchley have their first rally at the end of October and will run more if there is enough interest, the Belvoir rallies will be in March April 2016. There will be races at The Pytchley, Fernie and Melton Hunt Club Point to Points next season.”

Do you know what pony racing is

There is also more information about pony racing on our Pony Racing page.

Cross Country Rally at Gumley

Dear All

There was insufficient interest in the tetrathlon rally at Gumley Lodge, so Caroline Bird and Keeley Martin have decided to replace the tet rally with a cross country rally and this is the last chance to jump the wonderful cross country jumps at Gumley Lodge, before they are put away for the winter.

Friday 23rd October 2015, starting at 10.00am.

Please email Caroline straight away if you wish to take part – cost £10.


Congratulations to Chloe, Annie and Lucy!!

Congratulation to Chloe Pearson and Annie and Lucy Frankham who did brilliantly at the Weston Park Horse Trials.

In the ‘National Saddle Centre BE100 u18 Championships’ Chloe came 22nd out of 64 with a 30.5 dressage and double clear with 5.6 time penalties (without
those she would have come 4th). The Midlands team also came 6th with Chloe’s score counting as one of the qualifying scores.

In the ‘KBIS CCIJ*’ Annie came 12th individually with a 42.5 dressage (FEI marking), clear xc within the time and just 4 faults showjumping with an
additional 4 time faults showjumping.  Lucy came 33rd with a 49.6 dressage (FEI marking), 20 penalties xc but within the time and just 4 faults showjumping. There were 56 in their class.

Overall the Midlands u18 team won the CCIJ*!!!

Chacoa at Weston Pk 2015

It’s time to see if you enjoy Triathlon
The Belvoir and South Notts pony clubs are hosting a triathlon on Sunday 18th October and we’d like to send as many teams as possible.
There are classes for everyone from the under-8’s who are asked to throw bean bags, run 1Km and swim for two minutes, up to the oldest girls/boys who shoot turning targets at 10m, run 1.5Km/3Km and swim for 3mins/4mins.
I can arrange shooting practise this weekend at Gumley and there are pony club pistols to borrow.  For all details please contact me, Caroline Bird,


Pony Racing!!

Dear All,

Both the Pytchley and Fernie Hunts are planning to run novice races next year at their point to point for ponies and riders that have not been placed 1st or 2nd in any pony race and have not competed in any racecourse race.

We have been asked by the Area point to point committee to hold a number of racing rallies to help and encourage genuine pony club members with hunting and pony club ponies who would like to try riding in a race. These will be open to all pony club members aged 9-15 riding ponies that are 14.2hh and under between the ages of 5 and 20 years old.

More details here – Pony Racing

Kind regards,
Beth Rendle
DC Pytchley Hunt Branch