Wednesday January 28, 2015
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

Fitzwilliam Triathlon Saturday 21st February

The tetrathlon season is kicking off with the Fitzwilliam Triathlon on Saturday 21st February – this is a great opportunity for everyone to have a go at this sport for the first time, or else start practising their skills for 2015.  Here’s the schedule to have a look at Fitz Tri Sched Feb 2015.  There is more information on this website at and on the main Pony Club website at

Please email Caroline Bird at straight away to express interest and/or ask ANY questions.


Bethan Lewis and Toby Langrick have kicked off their year with a fantastic pair of results at the Quorn triathlon on the 4th of January.  Bethan finished in 2nd place only 8 points behind first place in the Senior Girls and was just one second behind Best Run.

Meanwhile Toby finished in first place nearly 200 points ahead of second in the Junior Boys with the Best Swim and Best Run – Well Done Toby!!!

A very successful day for the Fernie  tetrathletes!

Engraving Awards

Various people have asked if they may have their awards engraved – the answer is Yes – if it’s possible to engrave the award then do go ahead and get it done (at your own expense) and please do it now – please do not leave it until the last minute!

Pony Club Camp

Rachel has had lots of enquiries about dates for camp next summer – camp will be Monday to Friday of the week of Monday 20th July and this year will be held at Gumley Lodge, by kind permission of Roger and Caroline Bird.

Details to follow

Membership Renewal is due this month!!

Here’s the letter from the new national Pony Club chairman, Mary Tuckett, regarding membership renewal for 2015:

Dear Parent / Guardian

Pony Club Membership

I am writing to invite you to renew your daughter’s / son’s membership of The Pony Club. There will be a small increase in subscriptions for the coming year. The subscription for 2015 will be £64.00 per individual Member, up by £3.00. Families, where there are three or more children of the family living at the same permanent address, and being Members of the same Branch, will pay a family subscription of £160.00 (a rise of £7.00), irrespective of the number of children in the family.

Membership normally falls due on January 1st. However, we have received representations from several Branches that parents can find this financially difficult, because of its proximity to Christmas. Accordingly,we have decided to change the renewal date to February 1st., and will give free membership for the month of January 2015. In future, the membership year will run from February 1st to January 31st. Both membership and insurance cover will automatically terminate if the subscription is not paid by February 28th. A Membership Renewal Form is attached for you to complete and return to your Branch Membership Secretary.

Reminder: The cut off date by which membership has to be renewed in order to be eligible for Area Competitions and above will accordingly change to February 28th. from 2015 Membership not only gives your child access to high quality instruction and fun and friendships, but also provides you with the reassurance of an extensive £30 million liability insurance package which is extended automatically to every Member of The Pony Club, and which is summarised on the attached sheet.

May I ask you to complete and sign the Gift Aid Declaration at the foot of the Renewal Form. As a registered charity, The Pony Club is entitled to treat your subscription as a donation, and to claim back from the Inland Revenue the notional tax. On the individual subscription of £64.00, we can recover £16.00, so it is a very important source of income that helps to keep subscriptions down. You are entitled to sign the Declaration if you are an Income Tax payer or a Capital Gains Tax payer, and it will cost you absolutely nothing.

Finally, I do hope that you will be renewing your child’s membership. The Pony Club is a unique organisation, which promotes the highest ideals of sportsmanship and citizenship, thereby leading to the development not only of riding skills, but also strength of character and self-discipline.

With best wishes,

Mary Tuckett


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Fernie Branch membership -

To renew membership – print off this form Membership_Renewal_2015 – send the completed form with a cheque made out to “FHPC” to membership secretary Mrs Lucy Pover, The Corner House, Dingley Hall, Dingley, Market Harborough, Leics LE16 8PJ.  If you have any questions, contact Lucy at or telephone 07734 695 637.

Winter Rallies

Lucy Pover has organised some more rallies at Home Farm Hothorpe for levels 3 and 4.  The dates are all Sundays – January 25th, February 8th, March 1st and March 8th.  These rallies now for levels 2 as well – this means everyone who is happy jumping 80cms and above.

The block of 4 rallies will cost £60 and priority will be given to those booking all four. Alternatively you can book two rallies for £30 but you must specify which dates on your rally form.  Entries will only be taken with completed rally form and remittance, sent to Lucy Pover, The Corner House, Dingley Hall, Dingley, Market Harborough, LE16 8PJ.  Cheques payable to FHPC by 16th January to secure place.  Only 16 places available.

Minis and levels 1 & 2 – I have arranged rallies at The Meadows, Fleckney for Sundays 1st & 15th February and Sundays 1st & 15th March.  Details to follow next week.

The full programme should be ready and sent out to everyone by the end of next week.


Christmas Showjumping

Thank you Rachel Toone-Bailiss and all her team for a great days show jumping yesterday – lots of fun for everyone who took part – here are the results – please send your photos to

Christmas Show jumping 2015 Results

Class 1 – 30cm

1st – Lola Graham on Pants

2nd – Tamzin Baines on Safire

3rd – Ruby Toone on Piper

4th – Rosie Smith on Billy


Class 2 – 40cm

1st – Lola Graham on Pants

2nd – George Smith on Billy

3rd – Rosie Smith on Billy

4th – Ruby Toone on Piper


Class 3 – 50cm

1st – Katie Mclean on Bobby

2nd – George Smith on Billy

3rd – Lola Graham on Pants

4th – Jared Busby–Powell on Flick


Class 4 – 60cm

1st – Katie Mclean on Bobby

2nd – Maddie Lindop on Poppy

3rd – Imogen Baines on Tommy

4th – Millie Walters on Oscar

5th – Jared Busby–Powell on Flick

6th – Piper Basi on Principal Boy


Class 5 – 70cm

1st – Maddie Lindop on Poppy

2nd – Katie Mclean on Bobby

3rd – Niall Busby–Powell on Storm

4th – Millie Walters on Oscar

5th – Imogen Baines on Tommy

6th – Olympia Onslow on Jack


Class 6 – 80cm

1st – Mimi Baynes on Varie

2nd – Maddie Lindop on Poppy

3rd – Masie Ford on Dora

4th – Olympia Onslow on Jack

5th – Sophie Bell on Bryn

6th – Niall Busby-Powell on Storm



Class 7 – 90cm

1st – Georgina Harrison on Izzy

2nd – Holly Stockley on Jewel

3rd – Mimi Baines on Varie

4th – Maisie Ford on Dora


The Rockingham Shield for the most points accumulated on the day went to KATIE McLEAN

Great Evening at Award & AGM evening

We had a record turnout at our Awards evening, we said a sad farewell to Sue Hutchinson as DC and Charlotte Hignett as Treasurer & Committee member after over 20 years of joint volunteering and support to the branch…..though we know you will still be there to support us and not really leaving !!

We also had an Oscar style ceremony with nominations, special mentions and awards – with 17 New Awards being given out. Details of all the awards are on the ‘Awards 2014′ page. More pictures on the Facebook page.

All the members at the 2014 Award & AGM

All the members at the 2014 Award & AGM with Sue and Charlotte

Christmas Holiday Activities

There’s lots of opportunities to get together and have fun with pony club friends over the holidays –


AGM and Awards Presentation Evening

Tuesday 30th December at Lubenham Village Hall

7 – 9pm  Drinks and nibbles

Bring all the family to meet everyone in the Fernie pony club and catch up with your friends from camp

Make suggestions for next year

Become a committee member and help organise the Fernie PC and choose activities for all members.

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Christmas Showjumping Competition

for all Fernie members

The Meadows Covered School, Fleckney

Sunday 4th January

 First class starting at 9.30am with fences at 45cms

fences increasing throughout the day finishing with the last class at 1m.

Clear Round Rosettes for first classes

Entries on the day

Organiser Rachel Toone-Bailiss

Branch Treasurer

From January 1st 2015 Julia Harrison will be our new Treasurer as Charlotte Hignett is retiring after many years service to the Pony Club.

Please send any correspondance to Julia at Airfield Farm, Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7QX or contact her at or tel 01858 419084.

Please send any outstanding invoices for this year as soon as possible to Charlotte so that we have a neat and tidy handover.

Thank you