Wednesday January 17, 2018


Please take a look to see all that NFHPC have to offer. We are always open to new ideas and are particularly keen to hear from parents that want to get involved.

** Current News **

New Rally Programme! - The new programme from January to March is on our rally programme page. Please note that we have a new booking system and calendar, so you will need to click on the appropriate links to enter the rallies. An email has been sent to all members to explain the process. The programme can be found here.

Welcome to the Following Recent New Members:

Charlotte Nelson

Congratulations to Some of Our members

Congratulations to the following members for passing their Pony Club tests this autumn.

B test Care
Will Mitchell and Tara Johnston

C+ Riding
Charlie Tom Hyde and Bess Mann

C test
Maya Clawes, Eloise Curzon and Lottie Joint

Pony Club tests are a great way of developing practical riding and understanding the theory behind it as well as improving stable management skills and  knowledge. Please see the rally programme to see what we have on offer or contact Sue Stevenson for more details (

Recent Strangles Outbreak

As you are probably aware there have been a few outbreaks of strangles in the local area. This is a common problem as the bacterial, respiratory infection  is always present at a low level within the forest ponies and UK horse population in general.

Without wanting to cause alarm we feel it is important that as an organisation and horse owners we act responsibly and are all aware of the signs and precautions that can be taken.

The main symptoms to watch out for can include thick nasal discharge, lethargy, a high temperature, coughing, difficulty in swallowing and loss of appetite.

If you are at rallies, hacking on the forest or competing, avoid direct contact with other horses.  Thankfully strangles is not airborne, it is spread by contact – horse to horse or human to horse, water troughs and sharing contaminated environments (stables / fields / trailers etc.). If your horse or others at your yard are showing symptoms DO NOT put other horses at risk by taking them off the yard and ensure veterinary advice is sought.

Shopping Online

Please remember when you are shopping online, to use our Easy FundRaising link, and it will raise money for our PC just by an extra click! So far this year we have raised  over £305. For more information check out our information page

We now have a Facebook page and Twitter account, so you can all follow us there as well! This will have important information and is also a place for sending your photos and letting us all know what you have been up to with your ponies!

You can find us on Facebook here @ New Forest Hunts Pony Club and twitter here @NFHPC


To find out more, check out our page!