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MESSAGE BOARD

Updated 9th February 2016

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  • PLEASE NOTE – with the competition and rally season approaching could all members remind themselves of the Club’s rules on dress code – found on the website. Particular attention should be paid to tidy hair – any hair longer than your collar needs to be put in a hairnet.

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  • Tetrathlon Training Monday 15th February - Sadly Area 11 training day has been cancelled, due to lack of entries. So instead we will be holding a shoot practice at Iden from 4.30 to give them time to pack apples.
    The swimming pool will close at 7 p.m so we should have time to swim after shooting. Under 8s will need accompany in the pool as it is open to all.
    The barrels are still where you turn so bring running stuff if feel up to it. The cost will be the cost of the target 10p and the cost of a swim. Please can you book in with Julie to give her a rough idea of numbers to sort shooting times.

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  • TEST TRAINING – Can you please let me know if you want to do any tests C plus up so that I can organise some training.  There is a C plus and B test study day at Crockstead on March 29th please let me know if you wish to go. If you could reply ASAP to lena@p-w.me.uk so I can get some groups together. Thank you Lena

 

  • Some dates for the Easter holidays which might help you in planning your programmes: Click here

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  • February half term rally
    Thursday 18th February starting a.m. at Blue Barn either Show Jumping or flat, please specify when booking – julie.ram@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01797 227253
    You must book a week ahead by, Thursday 11th. Payment £10 on day or by bank transfer.
    The outdoor rallies will start again in March at Playden and IdenThere will be show jumping training and games dates and times to followPlease book with julie.ram@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01797 227253
    YOU MUST BOOK IN A WEEK AHEAD FOR ALL RALLIES.

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  •  HALF TERM FUN – Games Fun Day – Wednesday 17th February 2016. Games fun days are aimed for all members, on or off the lead rein and will last about an hour, with an instructor. The main aim will be to introduce members to mounted games in a friendly and safe environment and have a lot of fun at the same time.
    10am Lead Reins –  11am Off lead rein (Juniors and Novices welcome)
    At: Petley Wood, Marley Lane, Nr Battle, TN33 0RE. It would be great if anyone could donate a cake for after they have ridden, let Jo know if you can. Pony Club Dress Code would be appreciated, that is Green Pony Club Sweatshirts with polo shirt or shirt and tie. More details can be found on website. Cost is £10 per childPlease book in with Jo Crouch 07803280533 or jo@allthegear.f9.co.uk – Places Limited so book early to avoid disappointment. RMPC Fun Days 2016

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  • Area 11 Dressage organised by Old Surrey & Burstow 10/7/16. If anyone would like to sponsor this event and have an advert in the programme (which will be viewed by members in Sussex, Surrey and Kent) please let Peta Marsh know (peta.marsh@mail.com) and your details will be forwarded to the event organiser.

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  • Safeguarding Courses for Instructors – Pony Club rules state that instructors must have attended a safeguarding course within the last 3 years to be allowed to teach.
    For anyone who needs to go on one, there are 2 being run in February, on the 9th and 11th. They can be found on the Pony Club website under ‘safeguarding’ on the ‘For Officials’ section.
    For instructors who have done a face to face workshop within the last 3 years, there is also an online refresher course available, which may be a much more convenient way of doing it.

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  • TETRATHLON
  • Friday 19th February East Kent Triathlon at Ashford Friars, Great Chart TN23 3DJ £15 or £12 siblings  entries via me please.   This is a team competition as well as individual
  • Saturday 19th March Old Surrey and Burstow Tetrathlon (riding show jumping)
  • Saturday 9th April Ashford Valley Tetrathlon At  Cranbrook and Duckhurst (show Jumping)
  • Sunday 24th April Mid Surrey Tetrathlon
  • Sunday 29th May Eridge tetrathlon
    You will find in due course the schedules on the web site by doing pcuk.comarea11 and pressing dates.
    Julie makes all the entries for Romney Marsh Pony Club for tetrathlon, please contact her ref entering and how you are going to pay.We shoot Mondays from 5.30 and Fridays from 4.30 TN31 7UU.   It helps if you book in so i can space you out in groups of 3.
    Remember Triathlon does not include riding at this time of the year.

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  • PARENTS SUPPER.

    WHEN:  Wednesday 2nd March 2016.
    WHERE:  The Bull Inn, Rolvenden, Kent.
    TIME:   7pm.
    COST:  £15.00 per head.
    RAFFLE:  Please bring a prize with you.
    MENU:  Choose either; Cottage Pie or Chicken Thai Curry
    and either: Chocolate Brownie and Ice Cream or Crumble and Custard.
    Please book your tickets with Lisa on 01580 830 812 or
    e-mail: lisacheevers@hotmail.co.uk – with your menu choice[ cheques made payable to RMPC
    A good fun, and well supported evening, that non-horsey partners can enjoy!!
    Closing date to book on Monday 29th Feb.

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  • Romney Marsh PPC Mounted Games team competition –  Sunday 6th March 2016 at Court Lodge, Bodiam, E Sussex,
    Schedule – http://branches.pcuk.org/romneymarsh/whats-on/schedules/.
    For more info please email Alex Wheeler – recca5@btinternet.com

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    R.M.P.C. Easter Bunny Party  | Gymkhana Games | Easter Hat Competition | Easter Eggs | Rosettes | Tea and Cakes 

    Tuesday 29th March 2016 1-3pm | 1pm Lead Reins  | 2pm Off lead rein 11 years and under

    At: Petley Wood, Marley Lane, Nr Battle, TN33 0RE | Cost: £12.00 per child | To Book in contact Jo Crouch 07803280533 or jo@allthegear.f9.co.uk ……….Please can we have lots of cake donations for tea!!! easter bunny party-2016

     

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    Shooting practices, David and Julie will be doing shooting practice, Mondays at 5.30 p.m. and Fridays at 4.30 p.m. the Pack house, Barons Grange, Readers Lane Iden Tn31 7UU, Julie 01797227253 or Dave 01797280049 or email  julie.ram@hotmail.co.uk 

    You have to have shoot training before you compete at tetrathlon. To shoot in competition you have to be 8, under 8s do bean bag throwing.

    You do not need to own your own gun, but if you do wish to buy one, please contact David Ramus for details of what gun to buy and where from – 01797260622 0r 01797280049

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  • Making a Payment Online
    Peta Marsh, RMPC treasurer, has put together a system to enable payment to be made for Pony Club events, training etc by Bank transfer.
    Please take a few moments to read it through. Peta will be available at the AGM to answer any questions you may have.Please note: if you are unable to pay by this method cheques and cash will still be accepted.
    Click Here for the payment page, this can also be found under General Information/Making a Payment on the left hand sidebar.

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IMPORTANT RMPC NOTICES:

  • Don’t forget to make sure your horse or ponies vaccinations are up to date… More and more venues require them and if you don’t have them you risk your child not being able to compete..
  • Please note your completed membership form and cleared payment are required before you can attend a rally.

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The Pony Club, subscriptions will fall due on: 1st FEBRUARY

Any membership that is not paid up and renewed before 28th February 2016 will be deemed to have lapsed and insurance cover will cease.

All members who wish to be considered for area teams MUST be fully paid up members by 28th February 2016. (This is a national not a branch rule)

The subs will be £70 individual / £175 family.

Any questions please get in touch: secretaryrmpc@aol.com

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European Riding Hat standards are now being changed in 2015

Dear Pony Club Member,

As you may already be aware European Riding Hat standards are now being changed in 2015 and after the 31 December 2015 The Pony Club will not be allowing Members to take part in their activities using riding hats which are only marked with the standard (BS)EN1384. We would suggest that if you are going to buy a new hat you ensure it is also marked with one of the other standards allowed under The Pony Club rules so that they can continue to use it in 2016.

Hats which only meet the standard (BS)EN1384 can be used in 2015 but will not be retagged with one of the new white hat tags during 2015, they will continue to be tagged with a purple hat tag to allow them to be used during 2015. If you require advice and guidance regarding hat tagging you should speak to your nominated Branch hat taggers.

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Hat Rule 2015

Important Notice Regarding the Withdrawal of EN 1384

Following the withdrawal of EN 1384, manufacturers are preparing to produce hats to an improved standard which is expected to be in line with PAS 015:2011. Hats will continue to be manufactured and kitemarked to BS EN 1384: 2012 for 12 months or more and may be available on the market place to the end of 2016.

We anticipate hats manufactured to the new standard to become available late in 2015 or early 2016.

It is our understanding that hats manufactured and kitemarked to PAS 015: 2011 will continue to be available because this is an improvement upon BS EN 1384: 2012.

These changes do not affect the AS/NZS 3838: 2006 with the SAI mark or the SNELL standard.

Read more on the Pony Club website, click here

Hat Rule 2015

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