Saturday April 29, 2017

District Commissioner: Fiona Lace 07751380585

Hon. Secretary: Mrs. I. Sutton  01704 821 765

Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 15.45.20Following the Grand National weekend at Aintree we celebrate the greatest horse ever to run the National – Red Rum three times winner is fittingly buried at the finishing post at Aintree. If you want to gallop around this famous race course at camp this year text Fiona on 07751 380585 to request your place. It’s the evening 3rd- morning 9th August. Or click here to book

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Don’t forget to send your photos and event reports to Elaine Wall to be put on the Branch website and Facebook page.


Bramham Horse Trials Show Jumping

Once again we have been invited to send a Show Jumping team to the Pony Club competition at the Bramham horse trials on 10th June. This is a fantastic experience and we are very lucky to be invited. The height of the fences is 1.05m in the first round. Any combination of horse and rider that competed at the Open Pony Club Show Jumping championships is not eligible. Only two lorry passes are issued to each team, so competitors must share transport. Anyone who is eligible and available to attend can you please let Fiona (07751 380585) know as soon as possible, giving the name of your horse. The entries must be in by next week. The team will be selected from those that apply.


Dengie Open Championship Win for Frankie

Frankie made the long jouney to Buckinghamshire count by claiming top spot in the Dengie Open Championships at Addington Manor. She has a good track record in this competition but not content with that has come back for the win with her super speedy consistent gelding Pipsqueak T. It was an emphatic win in a very competitive jump off. Well done Frankie.



Junior Camp

Deposits are required for Junior Pony Club Camp – to be held on Tuesday 29th August – Thursday 31st August at Asmall House L40 8JL for all members who are 10 years and under. This 3 day non residential camp (10am – 4pm daily) caters for lead rein, novices and more confident children and costs £110 for the first child and £90 for a second child from the same household. There is a mixture of mounted, unmounted and fun activities. To secure your place please send your deposit of £20 to Jane Halpin,Feniscliffe, Longmoss Lane, New Longton, Preston PR4 4XN by May 15th.



Musical Ride Team

There is still a place left for this years musical ride, training starts on Monday 3rd April with the competition on 21st August. If you would like to have a go or more information please could you let Rebecca know on 07496620795 or Claire on 07508026832.


New prizes for Pony Club Test holders

New for 2017, British Eventing and The Pony Club have introduced a special prize recognising the dedication and aptitude of riders in the British Eventing under 18 classes who have undergone The Pony Club C+ and B Tests. British Eventing and The Pony Club will award the highest placed C+ holder in BE100u18 and B Test holder for Novice under 18 classes in a trial number of events across the country this season. For 2017 the following events will welcome under 18 riders to present their C+ and B Test certificates on arrival at the secretary tent, with the highest placed holder in the relevant class receiving a special rosette kindly donated by The Pony Club. More details here


Pony Club – Racing to School  – Want to Learn More About Careers in Racing?

The Pony Club and Racing to School are working together on the Racing to School’s Education Programme, and are pleased to offer FREE workshops for Pony Club Members aged 12 years and over this coming April. Click here for more information.


Mounted Games training and Tetrathlon training

Mounted Games practice sessions are held regularly. Please contact Laura Rippon if you wish to join in 07884 267 105. Contact Irene Sutton if you are interested in Tetrathlon 07980 049 667. There are shooting sessions held regularly and some swimming and running sessions will be organised.


Reminder – rally loyalty card scheme

We are still operating the rally loyalty scheme. When you renew your subscription you will receive a membership/rally card by email. Please print this off and bring it to each rally. At every rally you attend your card will be signed. When you have 5 rallies signed on your card, you will be entitled to one free rally. If you cannot print off the card, please contact Irene Sutton 01704 821 765 or Fiona Lace 07751 380585 for a paper copy.


Camps 2017

Aintree Camp 2017 – Thursday evening 3rd August – Wednesday morning 9th August. Please let Fiona know if you are interested in attending as we need to start planning now.

Junior Camp –  Tuesday 29th  to Thursday 31st August 2017. Venue TBC.

Senior Members Camp  – Strictly for members aged 16 and over and organised by Area 4, will be held at Somerford Park on 12th – 16th August.

Further information on all camps can be found here


Area Competition 2017

Area Competition Dates can be found here

Team members are required to pay their own entry fees at all competitions other than the Summer Areas and The Championships. At Summer Area competitions members will be asked to pay half the entry fee, with the Branch paying the remainder. In most cases, entry fees are not refundable should the member withdraw from the competition. Therefore, once a member has committed to take a place on the team they will be asked for their contribution. The Branch will pay the full entry fee for any member qualifying for the Championships.


Road Rider

Road Rider training dates and a test can be organised if anyone needs to take this test. You must pass the Road Rider badge before taking C Test and the Road Rider Test before taking C+ Test. Contact Louise Rose for more information 07709 410 037/


Rally and training costs (unless otherwise stated)

Working rallies (small groups) – £10

Dressage training (2 riders together) – £15

Show Jump training (small groups) – £12

Horse Care sessions (dismounted) – £3

UntitledDon’t forget to send your photos and event reports to Elaine