Tuesday February 28, 2017

District Commissioner: Fiona Lace, Marsdens Farm, Andertons Mill, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 3TW



Hon. Secretary: Mrs. B. Sutton, Holmeswood Hall, Mere Brow, Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6JS 01704 821 765

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Don’t forget to send your photos and event reports to Melissa Rose melissarose1@icloud.com to be put on the Branch website and Facebook page.


Dressage Times

Winter Dressage Sunday 5th February 2017 Thompson House


Dengie Area Dressage

WLC members qualified for the Dengie Dressage Area


Team Captains

Nominations are now open for Team Captains for Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing teams. Team Captains should be aged 16 or over, have represented the Branch at the Summer Area competitions and been an active Branch member for a number of years. Contact Fiona if you wish to be nominated.


Hunting with the Holcombe Harriers

If you are interested in going Hunting with the Holcombe Harriers contact Louise Rose on 07709 410 037. Anyone under 21 may attend any meet at a highly discounted rate.


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.


Facebook Page

We regularly update our West Lancashire County Pony Club Facebook page – please make sure you look at these updates. Reminders and latest information will be posted on here.


Aintree Camp 2017

Camp at Aintree will be held on the following dates – Thursday evening 3rd August – Wednesday morning 9th August. This is slightly later than last year, but we have to fit into the very busy schedule at Aintree. This Camp is for those aged over 10 and we will be joined by the Isle of Man Branch again. Please let Fiona know if you are interested in attending as we need to start planning now.


Junior Camp

This is a three day non-residential Camp for riders aged 10 and under. It will be held in the Summer holidays. Venue and date TBC very soon. Look out on the website for more information.


Fixture list

Please print off your fixture list when you receive it, it is easier to check what events are on. If you have trouble printing the fixture list or any of the schedules, just ring Irene Sutton and she will send a paper copy.

You must contact the organiser of each event or rally at least 3 days before, in order to secure a place.


Area Competition 2017

Below is a link to the area dates, venues and who to contact within the branch if you are interested and want to be involved.

Area competition dates 2017

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.


Winter team Dressage and Show Jumping

The Winter team Dressage and team Show Jumping will be starting soon. Contact Clare Dale on 07508 026 832 if you are interested in being in a Dressage team and contact Alex Carr 07938 523622 or Melissa Rose 07709 410 037 if you are interested in being in a Show Jumping team. These winter team competitions are always good fun and a great introduction to representing your Branch in a team.


Dengie Winter League Show Jumping and Dressage qualifiers


There are four more chances to qualify in the preliminary rounds for both the new Debut Level (80cm 1ST round) and the Novice level (90cm 1st round) of the Dengie SJ series. The dates are as follows:

  • Osbaldeston- Sunday 22nd January
  • Osbaldeston- Sunday 5th February
  • Aintree WLC PC SJ- Friday 17th February
  • Osbaldeston- Sunday 19th February

In order to qualify for the Area competition which will be held on Saturday 18th March, you must have been placed 1st-4th in the 80cm or 90cm classes at the above shows.

There are no preliminary rounds for the Open Dengie competition:- you just attend the area competition on Saturday 18th March.

For full rules and and venue specific information please refer to our own website and Osbaldeston’s. You must advise the person who takes your entry at these shows that you wish to be considered as a Dengie competitor and pay an additional fee.

Championships – will take place at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on the 1st & 2nd April 2017

Rules- http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/showjumping/WLSJ_2016_-_2017_Rules_-_DRAFT_v4.pdf .


Qualifiers for the Winter League Dressage are run by Holcombe Branch on the same days as the Winter team Dressage competitions. Contact Clare Dale if you want to enter. Winter League Dressage rules are available at http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/dressage/WLDR_Rulebook_1617.pdf There are three levels of competition – Novice, Intermediate and Open.


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/ louise@roseandrose.co.uk


Quiz practice

Quiz practice will be starting very soon. Please contact Jane Halpin if you wish to be in a team and come to the practices. 07786 547 684. The quiz competition will be held at Westholme school on Sunday 19th February 2017.


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 Melissa Rose melissarose1@icloud.com.