Welcome to the North Warwickshire Website!
This site tries to keep you up to date with what’s going on at NWPC, and all the information you need to make the most of your membership. This page has the news, and is updated regularly. If you are new to NWPC, or just visiting, take a look at the Welcome Page!
Can you help at the ODE on 1st June? Please contact Liz Grindal.
Congratulations to Amber Franklin & Olivia McDonagh, both section winners at the Atherstone Pony Club ODE at Bramcote, and to Laura Milner who was 7th!
C+ training in half term is Friday 31st May. All other details remain the same.
The SUMMER PROGRAMME is now published here
New! PETS badge – do this from home! Pets badge
List of local Pony Club and other competitions over the 2013 season is here PC_Event_list_2013
Dengie Area Dressage competition saw some good placings for NWPC members, with Zara Heathcote 5th and Katie Davies 6th in he Novice competition and Katie Davies 6th in t he Open. Well done to them all!
Congratulations to Tori Jones for coming 2nd in the Area Dengie Show Jumping, qualifying for the national finals, and also to Lucy Vincent and Ollie who came 8th!
Well done to all the many prize winners at the wonderful awards evening, a full list will be published in the summer programme. Many thanks to all the organisers for all your hard work!
Show Jumping rally with Fred Bergendorff – see Show jumping page
From Emma Hawley:
Hi everyone, Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely blanket that the Pony Club have given Florence. We’re very happy to be home and settling into life as a family. Flo has been very good so far and is doing well, visible growing and gaining good weight. We hope to see you all very soon. Thank you once again. Emma, John and Florence.
New show jumping dates, see show jumping page.
New! Visit to National Guide Dogs breeding centre for Mini Working Dog Badge
From Anita White – It is with great sadness that we have had to have Declan, Timon’s great pony club pony, put down. He was the perfect boys pony, jumping anything you asked, often from a standstill, and safe as houses. Many members have ridden him, especially at our rallies at home, when, if a pony was lame, we would get a phone call to see if Declan was available. He was the perfect swimming pony at main camp, but best of all he loved hunting, only having to hear the horn to be ready for the off. He will be greatly missed.
Free permanent loan home required for lovely Welsh Section C pony Woody
MEMBERSHIP – thank you to those who have already renewed your membership – for those who havn’t you have until 31st January before your membership lapses! Details are on the Membership page.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS, FAMILIES AND PONIES!!
|Well done to the children that achieved mini badges in Poisonous Plants and Care of the Foot over the half term.
They were: Tegan Bristow, Jess Griffin, Jack Griffin and Charlie Griffin, Harry Horton Barr, Sophia Marston, Jessica Warner, Millie Smith, James Dawson, Megan Cummings, Anna Mitchell, Zara, Violet Arkwright, Freddie Brooker, Scarlett Wall and Lottie Stiles.
We have some children that are now very close to having 14 badges which means they will soon be getting their gold mini badge award. Well done to them all!
Many thanks to all the organisers of the half term rallies!
Thanks to Linda Wolverson and her teams for a fantastic SJ show! Don’t forget the Hunter trials and Fun Day are also coming up!
Christmas Rally on 16th Dec for U9’s is now full, but a waiting list is being kept.
Polo taster sessions are being planned at Onley for Pony Club members, to be taught by HPA coaches, with horses available to hire. Please contact Polo Manager Huw Bevan on 01788 817724 if you are interested.
Pony for loan – see For Sale page
What a wonderful weekend! Many thanks to all our competitors, helpers and organisers , especially Liz Grindal and Anita White, for a brilliant Event and Tetrathlon. Fog soon cleared to give us glorious sunshine at the beautiful Offchuch Bury with a fabulous XC course enjoyed by competitors and spectators alike. The tetrathlon run took place on the Saturday this year along side the XC, followed by the swim and shoot at the University of Warwick. All results are on the Events Page. Missed you photos? Email email@example.com.
|Dear Mrs Grindal, I would just like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for a really fantastic competition at the weekend. We came over for the first time from the South Notts and we had a really lovely day. My daughter just loved the show jumping and cross country courses and will have very happy memories of a great day. Your photographer was really good too, and we have a difficult choice to make as there were so many really super shots
We will definitely come again. Kindest regards, Alison
NOVICE CHAMPS – Well done to our brilliant dressage team coming a commendable 10th place and to Hannah and Laura for tieing for 16th placing in the show jumping in a huge field.
Many thanks to Gill and all her team for another fantastic camp! Pictures on a tab on the left. Yolo bands and raffle at the BBQ raised a fantastic £380, many thanks to all for supporting the friendship fund.
CHAMPS UPDATE -
Saturday – Polocross teams were in full swing, more matches tomorrow before final results.
Friday – Mounted Games win again, today the seniors were victors by a huge margin in the Intermediate Competition, winning five out of the 10 finals. Well done to them!
Well done to all our competitors at Cholmondley Castle on Thursday, what a lovely venue! - Mounted Games Juniors WON the B final, Kate Bleloch came a great 10th in the Intermediate SJ, the Intermediate dressage team were a credit to the branch and were also 2nd in the tack and turnout! Well done all, looking forward to Friday!
Main Camp - camp_letter_2012 Monday_camp_day_arrival_guide (1) Please check rota carefully and try to swap if your session is not possible. We are still in need of parents to sleep over on some nights. Please can you help?
Midi Camp photos available from http://www.spideradmin.co.uk/photoGifts.htm
Labrador Puppies – see for Sale Page
Very well done to Amy Harper and her Grafton Polo Team who cam third at the Cowdray championships!
Huge thanks to Michelle Davies and all her family for organising and hosting an excellent Midi Camp. Thanks also to all the instructors and helpers, the children had a brilliant time!
Many thanks to everyone who pulled out all the stops to allow the re-scheduled Area 7 event to run, especially to NWPCs Gill Bleloch without whose enthusiasm it wouldn’t have happened. The day ran very smoothly and to time. Results are here.
Congratulations to Steph Elliott who is off to the Championships in the Open class. We had some excellent rides by many of you, Gill is very proud, well done! However please can you try and ride in NWPC colours at PC events ? Navy with a red silk!
WANTED – kids riding kit Kids_kit
Congratulations to NWPC member Amy Harper who once again has qualified for the PC Polo Championships at Cowdrey with her Grafton team. Fingers crossed for Thursday!Many thanks to everyone for a fantastic mini camp, all the many helpers and instructors, but especially to Clare, Barbara and Mary. The children and ponies had a fantastic time! Photographer’s website is http://www.spideradmin.co.uk/photoGifts.htm
5′6 Rugs for Sale -see For Sale Page
Congratulations to all NWPC competitors at the Area Show Jumping show, a smoothly run competition hosted by the West Warwicks at Solihull.
The Novice section saw a fantastic individual win for Hannah Bone who will be off to the champs (any pics Hannah?) and fifth place to Laura Milner who also qualifies. Very well done to both of you in such a huge entry field.
Intermediates had the same winning streak, Kate Bleloch winning in style on Joey, and Morgan Haven coming in 5th in another huge section. Well done to them and also the Daisy team (Margan, Tori, Kate H) for winning the turnout competition on three greys!!
The Open team of Emma, Steph, Chloe and Amber came a close third place, sadly just missing out on a place at the champs, but had the best turned out mounts winning the turnout competition! Emma Stretton came a fantastic 5th individually.
MEADOW HAY for sale near Southam
A Gift of Friendship - Please read this!!
National BD Dressage Championships – discounts for PC members details
AREA EVENT rescheduled for August 8th at Swacliffe – much of the work has fallen on NWPC to make this happen, can you help? Area Eventing 8th August
MAIN CAMP – rescheduled for 20-25th August – details MAIN CAMP 2012
CONGRATULATIONS to PETER YOUNG who won the area Boys Intermediate Tetrathlon competition and qualifies for the National Final at Hartpury.
NWPC were out in force this weekend with the start of the Area Competitions as well as the Musical Ride team displaying their fabulous talent and choreography in Kenilworth for the Olympic torch relay. Great video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esgFRqQloqI&feature=g-upl A brilliant start to the competitive campaign with Mounted Games and Dressage successes (see below). Very well done to all our competitors, and Good Luck to the Tetrathletes and Eventers competing over the next few weeks.
Senior and Junior Mounted Games Teams Qualify for the Championships!
Senior MG team of Brett Robbins, Emily Martin, Rhea McCulloch, Eden Watkins and Sam Stansfield came 8th to qualify for the MG Intermediate competition at Cholmodly on 17th August and the Junior team of Jess Griffin, Chris Coleman, Max Crump, Bredan Harris and Charlie Griffin came 2nd to send them to the Junior competition on the 16th.
Dynamite Dressage day!!! All three teams qualify for the Championships!
NWPC has had an outstanding day at the Area Dressage competition at Moreton Morrell, with Open, Intermediate and Novice teams all qualifying for the Championships. The Open team (Kate Bleloch, Amber Franklin, Whizz Funnell and Sophie Brereton) and the Intermediate Team (Ellie Bagshaw, Kate Hetherington and Alex Jenkins) both won the trophy and the Novice team (Katie Cockerill, Flo Hatton, Olivia McDonagh and Jess Pearce) came third, giving them a qualifying spot out of the 28 teams.
There were many great individual placings including four sections wins, for Sophie Davis (Novice, also heading to the champs), Ellie Bagshaw, Kate Hetherington and Olivia McDonagh. Very well done!
Open Dressage Championships are at Cholmondley on 17th August, Intermediate on the 16th. Novice will be at Kelsall Hill on 25th August.
Please can members who have entered the area events pay their entry fees NOW!!! Thank you!
Volunteers wanted, July 8th details
- Many thanks to all organisers, competitors and helpers at the Show Jumping show. If anyone would like to view photos from the event they should email firstname.lastname@example.org with class number, rider number and a brief description and he will email back proofs.
Chocolate Labrador puppies for sale - see For Sale Page
Summer Programme now published! See Current programme page
***NEW*** On-line ordering now available for NWPC embroidered merchandise, see merchandise page .
It’s a win for the NWPC wrinklies tetrathlon team at the Cotswold Vale Farmers tet! Brilliant!
Wanted on loan horse for PC Open Tetrathlon
16.2 Horse for Loan Rosie
- Warwickshire Police Community Alert Scheme – This scheme is open to anyone and is a good way of keeping updated with with information regarding any relevant criminal or suspicious activity in your area – you can choose more than one area, so you can select your yard as well as home. Details.
To find the information you are looking for on the website please follow the links to the left.
- The Parents’ Info page has useful information such as rally directions and ettiquette, competition and camp dates, as well as forms, team selection criterea etc..
- Each discipline has its own page with details of training and how to get involved.
- Event Info gives a list of all NWPC events. Schedules can be found on that page by clicking on the event you are interested in. Alternatively use the calendar to find events which can be selected by category (eg rallies, events etc) and by branch, area and date.
- NWPC merchandise infomation now has its own page, follow the link bottom left!
- The NWPC programme/Newsletter is published three times a year and the latest version has its own page here. Most information will also be on the website. Any problems with finding information, or any suggestions for improvent please contact Charlotte Hetherington on email@example.com Any photos for the webite to the same address please, but note photos with any copyright cannot be published without express permission of the photographer. Photos of children can also only be published with parental permission of all children in the photo!