North Down Pony Club
2014 marks the 75th Anniversary of North Down Pony Club and the current committee are hoping to organise a series of events over the year to celebrate this special year. We are trying to contact as many past members, friends, parents, coaches, trainers as we can to join with us at these events.
On Friday 14th March the branch is holding a Table Quiz at Comber Rifle Club, Railway Street, Comber at 7.30pm. All past and present members and friends are invited along on the night for some craic. A light supper will be served during the evening giving people a chance to chat with old acquaintances. Tables can be up to 6 in number and costs £5 a head (£20 per family of 4 or more). A ballot will be held on the night and we would appreciate any items you would like to donate.
On Monday 5th May we are holding a One Day Event at the prestigious venue of Baffygraffan, Comber – home of the International Ballygraffan Horse Trials. Obviously we are hoping that all our past members who are still competing will be able to join us on the day as well as lots of the present members of the branch. This event is open to all riders from all over the province and further afield – you don’t have to be a pony club member to compete. It is not every day an event at such a venue is open for competition. Schedules are available and can be accessed by going to the N Down website http://branches.pcuk.org/northdown. Entries will be limited so get your forms in early to avoid disappointment.
There are hundreds of jobs which will need to be done before, during and after the event so if you would like to be a part of our day and feel you can help in any way please contact any committee member. We appeal to present members and their parents especially to get involved in running what is a very big event for us.
An afternoon tea is pencilled in on 21st June at Lady Clark’s at Ballygowan. We would like to have a display of memorabilia there on the day – photos of teams, camps, rallies etc stretching back as far as we can right up to the present day. To enable us to do this we need everyone to hunt out the boxes of photos/cine film etc from the attic and the back of the cupboards and send us copies – with the year and the people named if possible! With your help we hope to make this an afternoon to remember – quite literally!
Contact has been made with some past members but there are hundreds of others who have not even heard about this special year of events. If you have been a member, parent of a member, friend, trainer or have had any connection to the branch over the years please get in touch with any others you are still in contact with and spread the word. You can find the present committee members names and phone numbers on the North Down Pony Club website. You can also ring Angela Fynn, present DC on 07718080244 or Helen Rea, ADC on 07842776543. We would love to hear from as many as possible. If you can let others know please do and help us to achieve our goal.
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