Tuesday July 17, 2018
Upcoming Events
 Club nights on the Balcormo field are every Thursday through the summer months.  These rallies are part of the training and selection process for the Area Qualifiers in dressage, show jumping and eventing. What’s on Offer : Group Lessons – 1 hour of tuition with a qualified Instructor.     Grouped with other members of similar ability. Mounted Games Practice – 1 hour led by Alice Stockwell .Try mounted games – open to all ages and stages.  Badges – Open to all, including non-members/siblings etc. A different badge will be offered each week. Lesson plus Games – £10. Group Lesson – £8. Games Only – £5. Badges – FOC. Dress Code: Rally dress code.  Make sure tack is clean and appropriate.  Long sleeves and hairnets are compulsory. Booking: Booking MUST be made through the Bookings page on the Website by the Saturday before the lesson.   Payment : Make sure you choose the correct payment option(s).  A discount option is available for those wishing to take a Lesson and participate in Mounted Games. Any questions, please contact: Janey Smallwood – janey_mitchell@hotmail.com  07739 370739 or Kath Davis – kadavishartfell@aol.com  07976 919694.
PC games training 2018 .  Any member is welcome to come along to the rallies and any training sessions.  Members must be off the lead rein and under the age of 15 on 1/1/18.  We must know in advance if you are wishing to attend the rallies and training so groups can be arranged.  Please let Julie Weir or Alice Stockwell (email:  barnsmuir@yahoo.com )  know if you are planning on attending any of the following sessions.  We look forward to seeing you then. More info about what is involved is on the ‘Games’ page.
Road Rider. We have many members interested in doing this training and test so please indicate your interest to Fiona Morrison, fionahmorrison@yahoo.com  or 07789847553 (outwith office hours) so instructors, venues and examiners can be arranged. Fiona can also be contacted for further information. Places will be allocated in batches and we will continue to do these during spring & summer for members interested so all members will be given chance to train for and sit the test as members require it for C Test etc. but please appreciate not everyone can be in the first batch.
 Efficiency tests. We are currently scheduling dates for 2018 for Pony Club Efficiency Tests and Ride and Road Safety for all members.   Dates have been organised for B+ training.  This is open to all members over sixteen years of age and who have sat B test. B+ Test is a non-compulsory test but is an excellent “stepping stone” halfway between B and A Test.  This is a one part, ridden only, test with no stable management. Please see ‘news’ page for details. B and B+ test and training dates have been issued by Fiona Morrison.
We are arranging C Test Exams to be held over the summer. More information regarding C test can be found on the Pony Club website http://www.pcuk.org  under training and tests. This is open to all members but the the recommended minimum age is 11. The Pony Club Training structure encourages Members to take tests which enables them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. The tests are designed with certain objectives in mind, to help Members become practical and knowledgeable riders, proficient in caring for horses and ponies. We have arranged training sessions for 12th July  for any members who are interested in sitting C Test this summer.  If members are unable to attend but interested in sitting C Test please email Fiona and you will be notified when other dates are scheduled. Ponies will be required for these dates. Venue: Collessie . Instructor: Laura Anderson. If you have any questions please contact Fiona Morrison on fionahmorrison@yahoo.com or 07789847553 (outwith office hours).
The dress code for our activities is attached dress codes

If you know of any other events that are happening in our area which are not listed below please let us know on fife@pcuk.org and we’ll add them in.



12th C Test instruction. Laura Anderson, Collessie. (See above)1.  Thursday 12th July 09.30 – 12.30 4.  Thursday 12th July 13.30 – 16.30. If you have any questions please contact Fiona Morrison on fionahmorrison@yahoo.com or 07789847553 (outwith office hours).

12th Dressage training for anyone who is doing Area dressage tests, with Elisabeth Leslie, at Watergate Farm, Cleish,  from 3-5pm. Each lesson will be half an hour approximately, for individual training, running through your test(s) and helping you to gain those extra marks for accuracy. Any questions about the movements in the tests and problems you have will be worked on too. To book a time slot, or more, please phone Elisabeth on 07768636401 or 01577 850787. Other times and days may be available by arrangement or longer sessions etc. If interested, please book quickly to allow Elisabeth to plan her teaching hours. Open to all members, even if not able to do Areas this year.
16th Dressage training for anyone who is doing Area dressage tests, with Elisabeth Leslie, at Watergate Farm, Cleish,  16th July from 10am to 1pm. See above.
17th July Dressage training as above from  from 5pm onwards.

16th, 17th Tetrathlon Area Competition and Championships Qualifier. Area 1 and Area 19 competition and championships qualifier.  The riding will be at Forgandenny on Tuesday and the shooting, swimming and running will take place on Monday at a venue to be confirmed, but will be fairly local to Forgandenny, so ideal for FPC. There will be classes for all, from Open down to intro (under 8)  (although not all classes are qualifiers for champs) and will include a grassroots competition designed for those maybe new to tetrathlon and including an arena sj course instead of a full up height xc course. The area competition is open to everyone and even those who haven’t done tetrathlon before can give it a go.  You can probably drop down a height at xc, do the arena sj or even just do the triathlon if you don’t want to do the riding part. The schedule isn’t out yet, but all entries will be coordinated for the branch by Sue Young, so please can you let her know now if you are interested in entering so she can think about teams and classes prior to entries opening.  If you have any questions, please call or email Sue. Sue Young 07787564522, westbalbairdie@gmail.com

17th Polo Taster Day at Errol.  10.30-12.30 or 13.30-3.30. A fun taster polo rally for all organised by Pony Club Polo Scotland, suitable for all. Come and have a go at polo on your own pony. Learn about the riding skills needed. Teach your pony to neck rein and introduce the stick.  Have a go at all the shots before taking part in a chukka. £10 for 2hr session. Limited availability. This rally is open to any member of the Pony Club from any branch so please book in quickly. Great fun!! Contact Curstaidh Robertson on 07825077534 to book.

20th – 22nd Area competition, Auchlishie. Please see Areas page.

23rd Grassroots training, 6pm, Balcormo field.

28th July – Zones, Overton, Lanark

28th, 29th – ****Mini camp.*****Cancelled**** 

31st Grassroots training, 6pm, Balcormo field.


5th David Harland SJ clinic, Foresterseat. Group lesson £30 for one hour, individual £45, 45 minutes. 9am start.

 6th – 8th Area 1 PC Senior Camp, to be confirmed, for members aged 16 +. Burgie  House, Forres, Moray IV36 2QU. Please send in your interest on the following form asap to Catriona Wilson.  Area 1 PC Senior Camp 2018 Note of Interest

7th Grassroots training, 6pm, Balcormo field.

13th Grassroots training, 6pm, Balcormo field.

30th  B+ test at Ovenstone, Fife.


2nd Cup day, Balcormo

7, 8th – Grass roots competition – full details are on the Grass Roots page of this website, under ‘Disciplines’.

9th Caroline Cup. Those wishing to compete in the Caroline Cup will be required to ride a dressage test and  jump a round of show jumps suited to their age. The Grassroots competition will run on Saturday 8th September and The Caroline Cup on Sunday 9th September. Both competitions will be held in Laurencekirk. If you are interested in The Caroline Cup, please send your name, age and height of pony to rhona.drummond@gmail.com.

16th Junior ODE, Foresterseat.

22nd B test Auchlishie.


16th (and every two weeks) Winter rallies – Howe. 6pm.


24th Christmas party / prize giving. 


Xmas holiday lessons tbc.

January 2019

14th AGM, open to all. Gateside Hall.

27th, Team SJ. Howe equestrian centre.