Save the Date! 14th June – Summer BBQ/Disco/Show jumping with 2 legs!
Full details to follow but for now, please can everyone save the date of Sat 14th June – approx 3/4pm start for a Surrey Union Pony Club summer barbecue to be held at Gildings Barn, Newdigate. With great thanks to Penny Graepel (nee Hall), an ex member, we have the use of a wonderful barn and lovely grounds in which to hold the event this year. Its normally in great demand for weddings etc and will be a perfect place to enjoy meeting up with friends and introduce new members too. We are planning music, good food and hopefully some kids show jumping amongst other things for anyone energetic enough! Any ideas and offers of help most welcome.
Mounted Games Report for Bodiam 2nd March
Novice Horse Trial dates on ODE page. Entries for April need to be made now!
AGM Monday 28th April 8pm at the Buckland Reading Rooms with food and wine afterwards. Please email Antonia Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggested agenda items.
Rider Development Pathway: See details in the links below. There are a few places left at Sands Farm but if there is anyone who might be interested please make your application.
More good results on Show Jumping Reports page!
Sorry for the late posting of thanks and the results for this year’s Prize Giving. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the organisation of this year’s Prize Giving which was a truly enjoyable evening. The award ceremony, illuminating talk from Michelle about her publishing company Forelock Books, and copious amounts of excellent food were obviously enjoyed by the strong turnout of members and their families. Congratulations to all who received awards and good luck to all members endeavouring throughout the coming year to be receiving one at next year’s Prize Giving. See Trophies Awarded
Area 11 B Test Training and Eventing Training dates for April - see Lessons and Training.
The Vale Gallop is a 10k and 4k running race over very beautiful private farmland. More details from www.thevalegallop.co.uk
Interested in becoming a coach? THE PONY CLUB UKCC LEVEL 1 – Dates 2014 – see Lessons and Training.
Mini camp 2014 will be held at Benbow Stables, Walliswood, Ockley, Dorking RH5 5QX
Ponies evening of 26th May, children May 27th to May 29th. Details and Application form available on Mini Camp page
Calling all dressage riders! We are looking for members who are interested in competing at Novice, Intermediate and Open Level dressage teams this year. If you are interested please contact me, Liz Hale, on email@example.com or call on 01737 249503 . Please do make contact even if you are just starting out at dressage as I am planning some test riding and dressage training to help build on the success of last year’s Novice team and all levels are very welcome .
It would be great to see some of you out at the Mid Surrey Competition next Sunday 2nd February or at the East Kent (Blue Barn) on Thursday 21st February or Sunday 23rd February at Petersfield (Priory EC). The Dengie Area is on 30th March at Merrist Wood and is run by Cobham and the finals are on Sunday 13th April at Warwickshire College.
If you are interested in teams please let me know your results to date and also aims for the season and the level at which you want to compete. The area dressage is at Hunton near Ashford in Kent (a lovely venue with good ground) on Sunday 6th July with the Novice Championships on 23rd/24th August and the Intermediate/Open Championships on 15th- 18th August. Please make sure you are available for the Championships before signing up to be part of a team at Area.
If anyone would like to compete at Eventing Intermediate Level, please email Leslie Kelly – firstname.lastname@example.org so she can compile an up-to-date contact list
Message from Michelle from Forelock Books: “I’d just like to thank you again for inviting me along to the Pony Club on Friday, I only wish I’d stayed longer. Your members were brilliant and I got lots of ideas and advice on what Forelock’s stories should include. I was focussing on the stories and what young people want to read about but I forgot to mention that if there are any aspiring writers among the parents and committee members I’d be happy to hear from them too!” Send her your ideas on the links below:
Polo Cross Training Dates for all ages and levels, in Kent. 26th January, 9th February, 23rd February, 9th March and 23rd March
SUBSCRIPTIONS are due on 1st Jan 2014. Please can members send their subs NOW (cheques will not be cashed till January 2014) but membership can be updated and processed in the meantime. ONLY PAID UP MEMBERS will be accepted for Pony Club activities. If a member’s subscription has not been paid, he/she will not be covered by insurance and therefore will not be allowed to attend any PC activity. LAPSED MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO PAY AN INCREASED SPECIAL LAPSED MEMBERSHIP (details on the form).
As several MINI team riders have now moved up to novice we are keen to encourage new and existing members to join the MINI Teams. We have several indoor show jumping competitions coming up. – see Show Jumping page
Main Camp Dates: Arrive Saturday 2nd August 2014, Leave Friday 8th August 2014
Western Riding Demonstrations in 2014 at Bodiam International Arena
Congratulations to Georgina Wood on passing her A test. This is a fantastic achievement!
The 2012 Rule Books state that a body protector must be worn underneath a Point Two (or similar) Airjacket for any discipline, ie you can’t wear an Airjacket WITHOUT a body protector for show jumping, XC or dressage.
Rule books can be ordered online from the PC shop and it is strongly recommended you buy and read the relevant ones if you intend to do teams this season. It is not up to the team organiser to make sure you know all the rules. It would be useful even for those not doing teams to prevent misunderstandings at rallies.