Wednesday September 27, 2023
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Paul Tapner Clinic

Paul Tapner Clinic at High House Equestrian, Clifford Nr Hay on Wye on Tuesday 6th April. £35 per member, groups of three. To book email Payment will be by BACs.

Area 10 Quiz
Grateful thanks to Amelia Rogers of Talygarn EC for running a great Zoom Area Quiz. Also all the volunteers and all entrants as none of it could take place without everyone involved.
Full result:
1st Crickhowell
2nd Llangibby Ladies
3rd Curre Hunt 2
4th Ynysybwl
5th The Radnors
6th Llangibby leopards and Curre Hunt 1
Winning Centre Talygarn Gold
Guide on How to Qualify in Eventing for the 2021 Championships

Please read the attached Document which clearly lays out the route to qualification in Eventing for the 2021 PC Championships (updated 2202021)

Area 10 Video

Area 10 Video

Reasons to be cheerful

Pony club insurance – what is it? Every member of the pony club is covered by The Pony Club 3rd Party Liability insurance, which provides cover if you are held liable for an injury to a third party or damage to property owned by a third party. Insurance for horse and pony owners is at a more extensive level due to the increased level of risk, and this is reflected partly in the membership fee, and applies 24×7 whether the pony is in the field, hacking, training or competing as part of The Pony Club. Personal Accident insurance is not part of TPC offering currently. For further details please check the website:

Membership and renewal options You can now renew membership via the membership portal at  . If you are an existing parent/member with a current membership you should receive a custom email invite which will enable you to set up your password – if you‘ve not had one please contact . If you are new to the pony club, you can Create an Account by clicking on the link.
Area 10 Triathlon


Please note that the event scheduled for 7th February has regrettably been cancelled.

Area 10 Quiz

The Area 10 quiz is being held online this year, kindly hosted by Talygarn EC. 

schedule available now.

Safeguarding courses

PCHQ  have released new dates for the virtual ‘Safeguarding for Equestrians’ courses in November and December.

The course is suitable for individuals who coach, volunteer or work for The Pony Club to meet your safeguarding training requirement. The virtual sessions are being delivered in place of the in-person courses. Those who are attending their initial course or refreshing their knowledge are encouraged to attend.

Places cost £25 per person. You can book your place by clicking on the date of interest below.

November 2020

5th November 2020 (1pm -4pm)

11th November 2020 (6pm-9pm)

17 November 2020 (6pm-9pm)

21 November 2020 (1pm -4pm)

25 November 2020 (10am-1pm) 

27 November 2020 (6pm-9pm)

December 2020

1st December 2020 (1pm -4pm)

14 December 2020 (6pm-9pm)

16 December 2020 (10am-1pm)

Can’t find anything to suit you this time? We have additional dates to add later this month so keep an eye on our Events Page.

Kind regards

Stef Brazier
Development Officer

t: 02476 698323   e:

2021 Championships

Dear members, parents, volunteers and staff,

2021 Championships

I am really pleased to announce that plans for The Pony Club Championships 2021 have been approved this week. To plan for the eventuality of still working within COVID-19 guidelines, the Championships have been planned differently for 2021. They will be held at Offchurch Bury, near Leamington Spa, over a slightly extended period to minimise the total numbers on site each day. Offchurch Bury is a beautiful parkland setting with an undulating cross country course and in a central location. 

  • Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August – Polocrosse, Mounted Games and Tetrathlon
  • Tuesday 17th – Sunday 22nd August – Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Polo

Each sports committee will be responsible for their sport and we will make good use of online entries, timings and scoring. We are still exploring the best options for Horse and Pony Care, Centre Equitation and the Musical Ride competitions.

The Pony Club Championships will be preceded by the PC 110 Eventing Championships at the prestigious Festival of Eventing at Gatcombe on 5th – 6th August.

It is great to have The Pony Club Championships as a highlight of our sporting calendar.  I hope this news will galvanise Branches, Centres and Members to set their sights high when defining their Pony Club goals and ambitions for next summer!

Government Restrictions

There is still much speculation of a complete lock down as a ‘circuit break’ to the virus and we will continue to monitor the latest from the Government, as I am sure everyone is.

As of today, The Pony Club will continue to run under our COVID-19 Operational Plan in line with the new tier system in the UK. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales activities can continue unless there are travel restrictions imposed. Pony Club activities are not essential travel, but some restricted areas are allowing travel for organised sport.  

I will continue to update our National COVID19 Restriction Summary document weekly, so please view this (download link above) for what level of activity is allowed under Government guidance and law in each nation. It is all of our responsibility to keep everyone within our Pony Club community safe.

Wales lockdown

Breaking News – 19th October


The Welsh First Minister has just announced the escalation of restrictions to apply to the whole of Wales, from 6pm on Friday 23rd October for a period of 17 days, until Monday 9th November.

The short, time-limited “firebreak” lockdown will be similar to the first lockdown in March, here are the 5 main points listed on the Welsh Government website to provide clarification:

  • people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  • people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with
  • certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close
  • secondary schools will provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools and childcare settings will remain open.
  • face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis

Whilst professional sport can continue, organised sport cannot, this unfortunately means that all face to face Pony Club training and competition at Branches and Centres will be suspended in Wales from 6pm on Friday 23rd for 17 days, restarting on 9th November.

The Government has requested that all travel is limited where possible and whilst riding is not prohibited by the Government, they have stated all exercise must be undertaken alone or with members of your household. Therefore, it is important that Members safety is paramount at this time.

Due to the restrictions on travel the Welsh Government is advising that you should try to put in place alternative arrangements that do not involve travel if possible. Please visit the guidance for livestock and equine owners. They have also stated that whilst vets will be available, they should only be called for urgent treatment that cannot be deferred until after 9th November.

We all hope that Pony Club activities will be quick to resume after this temporary lockdown, therefore we encourage everyone to abide by the guidance and law and work to keep everyone safe. info firebreak FAQs