Friday May 22, 2015
Areas Competition Forms Due 1st May

We want to encourage as many members as possible to take part and remember there are also classes for juniors in dressage and show jumping (max 80cm), as well as the Novice, Intermediate and Open levels.

If you are unsure what level you will be ready for by the summer, just pop on the form your thoughts and we can discuss over the coming couple of months. The forms are to help us understand who is interested at this stage, just e-mail forms to Clare by the 1st May on clare.stockley@icloud.com. Please feel free to e-mail Clare if you have any queries.

Area team form – Area-Teams-form-March-2015

Cottesmore Tetrathlon 24th-25th May

The Cottesmore Tetrathlon is at the beginning of half term and we’d like to send as many teams as possible – there are classes for everyone from members under 8 years old all the way to the Under 25’s.

There is a new venue for the cross country on Monday.  This is to be held at Hill Top Farm, which is on the Braunstone Road just outside Oakham.  The course has been up graded by Guy Herbert, and includes a new water complex and new Senior course.

If you think you might be interested, please contact Caroline Bird atcaroline.bird1@btinternet.com for further details and for training dates.

Cott tetrathlon schedule 2015

Cotts Tet entry form 2015

Tuesday Evening Rallies
Tuesday Evening Rallies for Everyone – this year we are going back to Hothorpe to use the fantastic indoor school, grid work in the outdoor school, also the field for both dressage and cross country.
There will be six rallies on Tuesday evenings starting on  May 12th & 19th, (excluding half term), June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.
The cost will be £60 for the block of six – cheques (to FHPC) and rally forms to Clare Stockley by Friday 1st May and also call Clare or Rachel if you want any further details.
C Test, C+ Test and Road Rider Test

We are organising C test, Road Rider and C+ tests again this year. Below is information on these tests and we will look to be as flexible as possible setting training and exam dates.

The C and C+ tests are part of the Stable Management and Riding Tests which members can take starting from E test at about 4yrs old right up to A test for young adults going into professional equine care.  More information can be found at http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/tests_and_achievements/efficiency_tests/

C Test & Road Rider Achievement Badge programme

·         We will run these over 8 evenings, starting in September with the  exam in October half term

·         The Road Rider Achievement badge is taken during the evenings and is a requirement for the C test

·         The minimum age is 11yrs old at the time of the test

·         Members need to have passed the D+ test first. If you have not passed your D+ test, we will be testing these again this year at camp

·         The expected cost of the C test training is £40 and the Road Rider Achievement Badge is £15 (final costs will depend on numbers)

C+ Test

·         We will run these over 10 evenings, starting in End Aug/ September with the  exam in October half term

·         The minimum age is 13yrs at the time of the test

·         Members need to have passed the C+ test first

·         The expected cost of the C test training is £50 (final costs will depend on numbers)

If you are interested in taking part please let me know by email by 31st May 2015. If you would like any more information or have any questions please just shout !

Kate Wallett

New Rallies for Half Term

We have organised another two rallies for the half term week.

POLOCROSSE – TUESDAY 26TH MAY AT SADDINGTON LODGE FARM. 3-5PM. £10. RALLY FORMS TO SARAH BRIGGS

Polocrosse at Camp 2014

FLATWORK WITH HEATHER – WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY . 10AM -12PM AT MANOR FARM PEATLING. £10. RALLY FORMS TO LORNA WALTERS.

The flatwork rally is a good chance to run through your dressage test for the ODE on the Saturday.

Please send rally forms and remmittance by Wednesday 20th May.

Best Wishes

Sarah Briggs

Senior Cross Country Rallies

Dear all,

We have organised a XC rally for the 17th May at Field Farm, Wymeswold, 10.30-12.00.

There will be two groups, one for members working at or towards 90cm (Novice) level and one for members working at or towards 1m-1.10 (Intermediate and Open) level. Clare Stockley and Tom Fray will be taking the sessions.

Places are limited, please complete a rally form and send to me, Kate Wallett, 28 Home Close Road, Houghton on the Hill, Leicestershire, LE7 9GT to confirm a place. Cost of the rally is £20, chqs payable to FHPC. The rally form can be downloaded from the website http://branches.pcuk.org/fernie/calender/

Directions: http://www.fieldfarmcrosscountry.co.uk/contact.html

XC Rally 2nd May – With the lack of numbers for the rally for the XC 2nd May at Smeeton we have sadly decided to cancel and will destroy any cheques received. If you were booked and you wish to attend this rally we will offer preferential spaces – please just contact me asap.

Kind Regards

Kate Wallett

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

2 Pony Club INTERMEDIATE Show Jumping 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.

07807683091 clare.stockley@icloud.com

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
 
ATHERSTONE HUNT BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB
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:
 
Rider
Horse/Pony
Class
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
 
Clare
 
07807683091
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.