Saturday September 23, 2023
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Bangor on Dee Pony Racing taster day

Pony Racing Taster Day 

at Bangor on Dee Racecourse 

on Sunday 24th September 2023


We would like to invite you to come and find out about Pony Racing.

The day is free and you don’t need a pony. 


On the day, you will:

·       Take a tour of Bangor on Dee Racecourse and see what happens behind the scenes

·       Have a go on a horse simulator (Equicisor) with a jockey coach

·       Find out how fit you need to be to ride in a pony race and try fun exercises used by jockeys

·       See the racing equipment for jockeys and ponies

·       Find out how to get involved in Pony Racing, whether or not you have a pony

·       Watch Pony Club Pony Racing in the afternoon

The day will probably run from 11.30am with Pony Racing starting at 2.00pm – times will be confirmed by email a week before the day. All are welcome with a recommended participant age of 7 – 16 years old to be accompanied by a parent/guardian for all activities. Pony Racing is open to riders aged 9 – 16.

The Taster Day is free, but places must be booked in advance using this link as places are limited

This links shows a Taster Day at Aintree:


For more information, please contact Lea on


Area SJ Times 

Area Dressage times 

Teme Valley SJ Show

All Horse Events – Horse Events (

Teme Valley Branch are organising a SJ show, open to all at Newbridge on Wye LD1 6NB on 20th August.  A BS course has been hired, and classes go from 50cm to 110cm and there’s a Dog Show as well, so bring siblings, family dog and have a lovely day.  Please circulate so we can make this a great event for Teme Valley.

Ireland by Rueben Kennah – Monmouthshire Hunt Pony Club, Area 10. Wales and Borders

What a wonderful write up from Rueben – Ireland Champs

Virtual dressage competition

We have just released information for members to apply for the 2023 PCIA Virtual Dressage Competition. This is an exciting opportunity for members to take part in an International Virtual Dressage Competition alongside other members from Pony Club International Alliance (PCIA) countries. There are six classes available, and the Dressage Committee will be selecting members to hopefully make a team of four for each class. To apply, members need to meet some eligibility criteria and submit a video of them riding a specified dressage test.


Classes and Application Criteria (ages on 1st Jan 2023):

  • Class 1 – Training Level, Members 14 years and under, submit video riding PC Novice Champs Test 2017
  • Class 2 – First Level, Members 18 years and under with C Test or above, submit video riding PC Intermediate Champs Test 2014
  • Class 3 – Second Level, Members 25 years and under with B (Care) Test or above, submit video riding PC Open Champs Test 2018
  • Class 4 – Third Level, Members 25 years and under, submit video riding BD Advanced Medium 85 2009
  • Class 5 – Pas de Deux Freestyle to Music, Pairs, open to all members
  • Class 6 – Prix Caprilli, Open to all members


All of the information, including how to apply and important rules, is on the website at

Area 10 camp at Somerford Park
Aimed at Seniors/those doing 80cm upwards and looking to develop their skills. It will be fully catered. Focusing on jumping. We have the use of one gridwork arena, one SJ arena and the XC schooling field with every conceivable type of XC fence. Arrive 6pm Friday 31st March to get settled in. AM and PM sessions both Sat 1st and Sun 2nd April, £220 for horse and rider, any parent or helper also staying £36 for whole weekends catering, tea, coffee etc. Taking bookings now – £30 deposit to secure place. Once I can get computer sorted I will produce a flyer. In the meantime check out Somerford Park EC website. Anyone needing hook up needs to arrange with Somerford directly. Any questions, let me know.
update: those wanting a hotel room – I’ve currently got 7 rooms to book at the Travelodge Middlewich (15 mins away and best value I could find). Group bookings of ten or more get a special rate so if anyone else who’s coming would like that, please let me know asap. Thanks, Isobel
Save the date

‘Save the date’ for Senior Jumping Camp, Somerford Park Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2023.

Area 10 Tri series 2023
Area 10 Tetrathlon committee are looking forward to welcome you to the popular Winter Triathlon Series to be held at Monmouth Boys School.
 Classes for all ages from Beanies to Seniors.
If your new to Triathlon come along and give it a go at this friendly and welcoming event.
The 1st one on Sunday 15th January is also the with the qualifier for the Pony Club Winter Triathlon Finals which will be held on 26th March 2023 at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
Schedule attached.
Tet shooting training