Tuesday August 22, 2017

District Commissioner: Fiona Lace 07751380585 fionalace@btinternet.com

Hon. Secretary: Mrs. I. Sutton  01704 821 765  suttonsfarming@btinternet.com

Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 15.45.20Please forward your final payments for camp to Jane Halpin

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Don’t forget to send your photos and event reports to Elaine Wall  wall508@hotmail.com to be put on the Branch website and Facebook page.


Area Dressage Times 29th July.

Master Entries Times HPPC Area Dressage 2017


Area Show Jumping Competition Results 2017

What a fantastic day for West Lancs County at the Area Show Jumping. We won three out of the four team events entered. First off was the Novice team of Ella, Olivia, Emma and Charlotte. This was a real team effort won in a thrilling jump off, with Charlotte producing the fastest clear of everyone to win the class.
Then the Grassroots team of Katie, Summer, Jemima and Megan rode really well for 6th place overall and a place at the Regional Championships at Eland Lodge.
Our Intermediate team of Hannah, Lucy, Thea and Kate all rode brilliantly for another win. With Kate taking 2nd individually, Thea 3rd and Hannah 5th. Kate and Thea qualified for the Individual Championships as well.
Then the Open team of Frankie, Morag and Corinne completed the hat trick of team wins, with Frankie winning the individual on the only double clear and Morag in 2nd, both qualifying as individuals as well.
The day was rounded off with a 6th place in the Intro class for Evelyn at her first Area Show Jumping competition. Well done to everyone and a massive thank you to the team captains Frankie and Hannah for all their support during the day.

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Summer Area Teams

Remember all members who wish to be in teams must attend at least 3 rallies. They must also have either achieved or done some work towards achieving the relevant Competition Badge. Training for this will be at some of the Show Jumping training at Church Farm and at the Dressage training at Thompson House Farm. For Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing there are 4 levels of qualifying competition – Grassroots, Novice, Intermediate and Open. If you are interested in being in a team you need to contact Fiona or the relevant team captain. 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



Championships at Cholmondeley 18th-22nd August

The Summer Area competitions in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing are all qualifiers for the Championships at Cholmondeley. This is a fabulous show to attend and well worth trying to qualify for. There are also some direct entry classes available. These include – Dressage to Music classes, Musical ride and Dressage, Show Jumping & Eventing at Elite level (more difficult than Open). We have a musical ride team already practising, so contact Clare Dale if you interested in joining them 01695 725 626 or 07508 026 832. There will be schedules available on the main Pony Club website for the Dressage to Music and Elite competitions.


Aintree Camp Thursday 3rd August – Wednesday 9th August

Preparations are well underway for our camp at Aintree from the evening of 3 August to the morning of 9 August. We have a busy programme of mounted and evening activities for you. Please make sure you have everything on the list for you and your pony and don’t forget to bring your 1970s fancy dress outfit. Also bring something that you don’t mind getting wet in and £5 spending money in change. In order to comply with racecourse rules, all horses and ponies must be fully vaccinated. To ensure that you are not disappointed by having to miss Camp if your horse is not correctly vaccinated, you should bring your horse’s passport (with full vaccination record) to a rally to have it checked. Payment for Camp can also be brought to a rally or sent to Mrs Halpin. Any parents who would be willing to help in the kitchen at Camp please contact Mrs Mitchell or Mrs Rose. Total cost of Camp is £260 (£230 for the second child in a family). See the camps page for more details.

Racecourse vaccination requirements are as follows-

  • Two primary injections not less than 21 days apart and not more than 92 days apart.
  • A first booster must be given not less than 150 days nor more than 215 days after the second primary injection.
  • Subsequent booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year, commencing after the first booster injection.
  • The minimum requirement for racecourse entry is the two primary injections, providing the date for the first booster has not passed.
  • No horse is allowed on racecourse premises if it has had a vaccination injection within the last 7 days.


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. See the camps  page for more


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.


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 are being organised for September/October 2017. You must pass the Road Rider badge before taking C Test and the Road Rider Test before taking C+ Test. Please email your name, age and ponies details to Louise Rose   louise@roseandrose.co.uk


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 wall508@hotmail.com