Saturday June 23, 2018
Polocrosse Training

Dan Duhig has offered to do polocrosse training for our members over the winter.  Please let me know if you are interested  and we can arrange some dates.

Dan, and his wife, have competed in two world cups and various other internationals all over the world so are both very experienced.  Polocrosse is great fun for you and your pony and is a good way of improving balance and control, whilst learning a new fun sport.

Area Horse & Pony Care 8th April

It would be great if we could send a couple of teams to this competition, let me know if you would like to take part and then we can arrange some training
Junior Team: Three Members 13 years and under on 1st January 2017, one of whom must be 11 or under on 1st January 2017 – questions ‘D+’ & ‘C’ Test level
Senior Team: Three Members, ages to be 14 – 25 years of age on the 1st January 2017. One Member to be 16 years or under on 1st January 2017, of the remaining two Members, one may be between 21 and 25 on the 1st January 2017 – questions ‘C+’ Level and above.

New Area 9 PC/BE League

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Exciting news we have managed to pull together a Pony Club / BE League table with the huge help of Jane Ogle whom has written the entry forms and will collate results. This is just for Area 9 but I really think it should work on a National Level. I need you all to try your best to circulate the news particularly to those members wavering on whether thy might re join because they now go BE . We need to prove that you can successfully be a pony club member and go BE.

 How it works . Every member going BE to pay £10 for the first horse and £5 for any others for the whole season. Members will be responsible for emailing Jane with results within 7 days of the competition. Please look at the attachment to see how to gain points. Those BE Members placing at the Areas at Dauntsey will gain double points to encourage participation.

Free lessons at their yards pledged for the top 3 winners from

80cms   Kitty King

90cms   Tom McEwen

100cms  Charlotte Agnew

Novice    Jonty Evans

Int 1* 2*  Harry Meade

Overall winner 17 and over lesson with Nick Gauntlett .

 The winner of each section to have a coat and the runner up a headcollar. If we get a sponsor we will have more prizes to give out at an awards evening next winter. Please advertise and put on your branch websites. You might even encourage new members !! Aim to encourage all members going BE to register with Jane.

Best wishes PlEASANCE


End of Year Celebration at The Hub Photos

3rd February 7.00pm 

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Minchinhampton PC to host Area Quiz 2017

Area Quiz – Teams & Training
You may be aware that Minchinhampton Branch are hosting the area Quiz on 26th February 2017, we will need volunteers to help on the day but also need to put forwards at least 2 teams for the competition! Teams consist of 4 members with ages from under 10 to under 25 – so opportunities for al of you to take part!
We aim to make the Quiz more interactive and ‘fun’ for all who take part, so please don’t be put off by previous experiences.
Rachael Dunlop has offered to do ‘Team Training’ during January & February, please let me know if you would like to get involved.

Residential Camp at Pontispool 2017

Residential Camp at Pontispool 2017 – please let me know if you would like to attend
The dates for our Residential Camp at Pontispool 2017 will be Fri 31st March – Sunday 2nd April.
We will again be opening up this Residential weekend to other branches in Area 9, priority will be given to MPC members but you must let me know that you would like to come.
This is a great venue and an excellent opportunity to train over a selection of XC fences before the season begins.

Christmas Rally 18th Dec at 2pm

Dear All

Join us for some festive fun games at our Christmas rally starting at 2pm on 18th Dec in the Indoor School at Cross Farm – we will be finished by 4pm so hopefully you can get home before dark. Fun and games on and off your pony.

Dress yourselves and your ponies up as a Christmas character or just cover them in tinsel. Siblings on foot are very welcome to join the fun.

Open to ALL ages and abilities wanting to have fun! Festive refreshments to finish the afternoon. If you would like to attend please reply to this email.

Many thanks Julie

MPC 2017 Summer Camp – Date Change

Due to the Area 9 Dressage Competition being held on Wednesday 26th July 2017, we have decided to move the MPC Summer Camp dates back by one day.  This will now be held between Thursday 27th July – Monday 31st July (competition day) 2017.

Further details will follow.

Residential Camp at Stockland Lovell 15th & 16th October

Residential Camp at Stockland Lovell 15th & 16th October
This is open to all members who are in school year 7 and above, we will arrive on the evening of Friday 14th October and leave after lunch on Sunday 16th October. Weather permitting the aim of the weekend is to make use of the extensive XC course which has jumps of all heights, water complexes, ditches, banks and drops – so pleanty to do fo all abilities.  There are also 2 large out door arenas we can use for Show Jumping or Dressage if required. I will send ou a separate email with more information, but it would help to work out costs if I know how many members are interesed in attending – so please let me know.

Gatcombe Festival of Eventing Score Collecting

Minchinhampton Pony Club were honoured to help at the recent Festival of Evening held at Gatcombe Park.

Amy, Rosie, Ruby, Wilf and Martha managed to grab a photo with Zara Tindall.

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Amy and Rosie got to meet both Oliver Townend and Mark King.

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