Sunday June 24, 2018
Welcome to the Hampshire Hunt Pony Club

Headlines – updated 21st June 2018

 

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Dear HHPC Members

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The Just Chaps website can be accessed via the following link: https://www.justchaps.com/
Happy shopping!

 

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Conker

Please find below a link to the schedule for the HHPC Open Show to be held on Saturday 21st July at Herriard Park

Please download the schedule and pass on to your riding friends….the Ice Cream van has been ordered!

180721 – HHPC Open Summer Show Herriard Park Schedule & Entry Form

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Two new mini ponies for sale this month – take a look at the Classified Ads page for more detail

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Please download a new version of all the Pony Club important dates below.

As at 02.05.2018 – 2018 & 2019 Dates for HHPC Events, Area Events & PC Championships

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Note for all Members:

We have had to move the EBONY DAY with ALLEGRA’S AMBITION
to Monday 23rd July 2018 (from Tuesday 24th July).
Please mark it in your diaries & we would ask you to
let us know now if you & your ponies are available.
We have run this day for 2 years now.  The chief reasons for the day’s success is the amazing generosity of the HHPC members who lent 30 ponies and horses for the day.  Ebony REALLY appreciate this day “words can’t do justice to how wonderful our visit was this year. Next year, I must record the conversations going home on the bus because they are priceless.  Julian’s group were so inspired – the little ones adored hacking out but the ponies and traps were a high point – the ‘fallers’ were heroes!  And the tales just got taller and taller!  The rather wonderful thing was how friendships made last year were reignited and new ones formed. There was a great boy from HHPC who took some of ours off to climb a tree!  The spontaneous football match – all of it, just too perfect.  Please thank all the fabulous people who instructed, lent their ponies, baked and cooked – and did everything they could to make us feel so welcome.  When I falter, I think of days like last Monday and the world seems a better place.” 
For many of the children it is the first time they had ever been out of London.
We would be so grateful for any ponies or horses you can lend.  Probably two thirds of the riders are on the lead rein in walk & trot so the work for the pony is not arduous & we try hard to match the suitability of the rider to the horses.  In addition it is all under instruction & supervised.  We love it if HH members can stay for the day to lead rein their pony & get to know their Ebony counterpart (but you don’t have to).  Making new friendships is a huge part of the days success.  We cannot run the day without you all.
The day usually runs from around 11am – 4pm & there will be a BBQ & games at lunchtime.
Allegra’s Ambition, was established by the family and friends of Allegra, a 16 year old member of the HH Pony Club who died in unexpectedly in 2015.  The charity aims to enable, engage & empower young disadvantaged people to fulfil their potential through participation in sport & outdoor activities.
Ebony Horse Club, founded 21 years ago, is a community riding centre in Brixton, South London, which aims to improve the education and aspirations of young people through horses.  Home to nine horses, Ebony operates in one of the most disadvantaged inner city neighbourhoods in the country.  Sandwiched between tower blocks and a railway line, Ebony offers much more than riding lessons, mentoring children who experience significant challenges at school and at home.  In this neighbourhood, children rarely have positive contact with animals, especially horses, and Ebony provides the opportunity to think and gain new experiences outside the box of negative stereotypes – and to benefit from the powerful, life-changing influence that contact with horses can bring. 
Please reply to: Emma Mallory via hhponyclub.seniors@gmail.com
Many thanks
Lucy Whittome

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Note from FROM VINE PONY CLUB DC to any HHPC MEMBER that was entered for:

VINE PC MINI HUNTER TRIAL with CLEAR ROUND JUMPING

that was due to be held last SUNDAY 29thAPRIL 2018

at Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouse Lane, Ashford Hill, RG19 8BA

Sadly the Vine PC had to cancel this event due to wet ground.

PLEASE SEE ENTRY FORM FOR RESCHEDULE EVENT ON 20TH MAY, 2018 BELOW

180520 – Vine HT & Clear Round Ashford Hill Entry Form

Entries were all payable by cheque.  Please could any member wishing to have their cheque(s) returned, contact the Entry Secretary (Michelle Loveridge) by sending her a stamped addressed envelope to:

Michelle Loveridge, 51 Water Ridges, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hants RG23 7HX

If Michelle does not hear from you in the next couple of weeks your cheque(s) will be destroyed.  Please note that although they had stipulated in the rules that £5 would be deducted for “admin costs” they have decided to waive this fee and hope to encourage everyone to return next year.

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Congratulations to our show jumping and dressage competitors at the weekend. Ribbons abound from the Hursley at Sparsholt and Winter Dressage Championships at Hartpury

Sparsholt 2 Sparsholt 3 Regional Finals-4058

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Thank you to the Ebony Horse Club for an amazing day in London

Ebony 160218

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Congratulations to our Horse & Pony Care and Quiz teams who did brilliantly at last week’s Area Qualifier

Senior Horse and Pony Care - Alex, Catherine & Abi won so qualified for national champs at Cholmondeley in August

Junior Horse and Pony Care Teams – Blue team Georgie, Louise & Lettie were 4th out of 14. The Red team, Amelia, Ruth & Annabelle where just out of the placings

Quiz Team - Abi, Georgia, Louise and Lettie came 2nd

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area 13 2018

 

 

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Our Annual Review and Prizegiving took place at Beech Village Hall and many of our members gave some presentations on their year in the HH. For those that didn’t make it, some of the links are on the news page

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2018 membership renewal is due by the end of January – 2018 Membership Form – Renewal BW – please don’t leave it until the last minute, particularly if you are looking to compete at any level in February

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Fun Quiz - Jan 2018

A new year and already we’re picking up the ribbons. See the news page for more

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Dates for your diaries for 2018 & 2019 please click the link below….

PLEASE NOTE THAT DATES & VENUES DO CHANGE!

As at 02.05.2018 – 2018 & 2019 Dates for HHPC Events, Area Events & PC Championships

For local PC and other event schedules please do remember to look at the Schedules page under the Competition Information tab.

The Pony Club Area 13 website has a full list of PC events and competitions – search via the Calendar Page.

Area 13 Website

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All our members should have received the following safety information from their co-ordinator(s) which is a directive across our Area 13.

Please could you read the information in the document attached below:

PC Area 13 – Tie-up safety notice

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Do visit our Facebook page:    https://www.facebook.com/hhponyclub/

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The rally booking page has been updated with new rallies for the next few weeks, so remember to check it out as we have a great selection of all disciplines for all levels

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  All classified ads now have a nominal £10 charge. 

Please send payment (see HH Adverts page for details) before sending copy