Tuesday February 28, 2017
YOGI BREISNER AT SPARSHOLT

A great opportunity for RA Pony Club members to attend the
Yogi Breisner Demonstration at Sparsholt Equine Centre on Wednesday 1st March from 6pm-10pm!
This event is also in aid of Hannah’s Wilberry Wonder Pony.
Yogi has been the World-Class Performance Manager for Eventing Team GB from 1999-2016, coaching the team through five Olympic games. He is now recently also taken on the new role of Advisor to the Swedish Event Team following his retirement from GB Performance Manager.
How the evening will go:
Yogi will be coaching four sessions in total, 1 x dressage, 1 x show jumping, and 2 x indoor cross country at the end of the evening. The first 3 sessions will consist of Intermediate riders from the local area, with discussions and exercises suitable for all levels of eventing. This will then by followed by the final session, which will be a cross country indoor session with two advanced level eventers, demonstrating further progression of the initial exercises for higher level riders (and quite the performance demo for the rest of us!).
Tickets are being sold on the Online Store for £20: http://onlinestore.sparsholt.ac.uk/…/sparsholt-stud…/courses

 

POLO

Polo – never played? Don’t know what polo is? Or only played a bit? Come to the polo arena at Tidworth Equestrian Centre at 12 noon on Thursday 16th February with your pony and find out and have a run around! Sticks and balls provided. You just need yourself in your riding gear and your pony with its legs bandaged and tail up (we’ll be there from 11.45 to help with this). For polo beginners of all ages. £10 per person. Please email etr@xxiv.co.uk if you can come.

 

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ENDURANCE TRAINING DAY

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW THURSDAY 13th APRIL, NOT the 20th

Area Endurance Training Day – to include intro to Endurance Badge, training and a ride.

The New Forest Branch did exceptionally well at the Endurance Championships and we are keen to get all those happy hackers out there learning a bit more about fitness and how to enjoy the countryside.
Volunteer escorts may be needed. Please contact Amanda Barton amanda@amandabarton.com for any further information

Endurance Training Day – Area 14
Thursday 13th April 2017
New Park, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QY 10am – 4.30pm (approx.)
Cost £25

Please email Amanda@amandabarton.com to book a place

At this rally participants will:

• Ride a Practice Ride in the New Forest, options of 10km and 16 – 19km routes (approx.)
• Practice how to present your horse to the vet with discussion and feedback from Nicky Brooks, RCVS
• Earn their Introduction to Endurance Badge
• Take part in dismounted session to discuss
✓ Training schedules for fitness for endurance
✓ How to measure heart rates and why these matter
✓ How to enter an EGB ride
✓ What to take with you on a ride
✓ How to plan for a ride before you get to the competition
✓ Crewing – how to crew and how to avoid common mistakes
✓ Preparation for the vetting before and after the ride

Important Information
Children must be at least 8 to take part, they need to be off the lead rein and riding confidently in open country in walk, trot and canter.

All children below the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an escort over the age of 18. The ratio of 1 adult to 2 children is required for all riders under 13. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule and children of 12 and under that arrive at the rally without escorts will not be able to take part in the practice ride.

Children are welcome to ride in small groups but the maximum group size is 5.

Please bring a picnic lunch as there are no catering facilities on site.

Please pay for the rally by bank transfer to New Forest Hunts Pony Club; Account number 00024583, Sort Code 40-52-40, Cost per member £25. Please use “Area Endurance” and Surname as reference.

CAMP 2017

Camp dates can be found on the Camp tab

Application forms will be emailed out shortly

FEBRUARY HALF TERM

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FEBRUARY HALF TERM FLYER

JUNIOR HUNTER TRIALS PHOTOGRAPHS

RA Pony Club Hunter Trials.
Pictures now online at: http://www.sarahjanebullockphotography.co.uk/-/galleries/esquestrain-events/ra-pony-club-hunter-trials-021019

RESERVE NATIONAL NOVICE TEAM DRESSAGE CHAMPIONS

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP!!!!

A brilliant day at the Champs…the endless rain didn’t dampen our spirits, all four team members did super tests.

Alice 2nd in her Arena & 10th in the ride off

Molly 5th in her Arena, Emma 4th & Emily  16th

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RDA Volunteering Achievemnet Badge

Would you be interested in doing this?

For more information, go the  Efficiency Tests Tab

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ONLINE EVENT BOOKING SYSTEM

We are very excited to announce the recent launch of  UNITY  the new PONY CLUB database…….

 !!!!!!!!!!ONLINE EVENT BOOKING IS NOW LIVE !!!!!!!!!!

All RAPC Rallies & Events will be listed on the system, choose what you would like to attend & BOOK IN  

Follow the onscreen instructions….

NB:  YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR YOUR NEW 6 DIGIT MEMBERSHIP NUMBER which has been emailed to all members.

This number is unique to each member, please make a note & keep it safe, you will need it each time you book an event.

Once your chosen rallies are added to your BASKET you then CHECKOUT. This will redirect you to PayPal to pay. You will then  receive an email confirming your booking