Wednesday May 27, 2020
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Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport workshops are now available in Dumfries and Galloway area:
Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport
Thursday 20th February 2020
The Bridge, Dumfries
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Annan Town Hall
6.00pm – 9.00pm
For further information or details on how to book please contact:
Susan Bryson
Lifelong Learning Officer (Coach Education and Development) Communities
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Annan Town Hall, 16 High Street, Annan, DG12 6AQ
Tel: 0303 333 3000
Internal: 60285
Drop Point: 258


Pony Club Dressage at Royal Windsor Horse Show 2020

The Pony Club Dressage Home International at Royal Windsor Horse Show will take place on Friday 15th May 2020. The Nations will be Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. We are also hoping to invite a team from the Irish Pony Club. The Nation’s teams are made up of five members, two Open level riders, two Intermediate level riders and one Novice level rider. They will ride only one test; the dressage tests used are the Pony Club Championship Tests at the relevant level and run under Pony Club rules. The Dressage Committee would like to ask the District Commissioners/Centre Proprietors and Area Representatives if they could nominate riders to be put forward for consideration by the Dressage Committee Last year the riders were selected on their results at the Pony Club Championships so as we did not run the Pony Club Championships, we have taken this path to find our riders. The riders are eligible to be put forward if they have scored 68% or more at the level that they will ride at the Home International taken from the Pony Club Championship in 2017 or 2018. The riders must be a member of a Branch/Centre in the country they hope to ride for. It is a wonderful opportunity for our members to be part of such a huge high-profile show but it, does come with a very large warning! When considering riders for the Dressage Home International the horse and rider must have nerves of steel and a very calm inner peace as all around them Royal Windsor Horse Show continues in all it’s very diverse equestrian activities (including large driving carriages and military cavalcades). The warm-up ring will be shared and the general public watch from the rails around the ring which is close to the dressage arena which will be grass. It is noisy and hectic but a most vibrant show to be a part of. This is not a Pony Club show it is run by RWHS and we have no control over RWHS cancelling a day, we are just a very small component in a rather large machine. There will be a £40 entry fee payable to The Pony Club and stabling will be available on site (booked through RWHS) but is first come first served and expected to fill quickly. We look forward to receiving your nominations by Friday 7th February 2020. Helen Griffiths Pony Club Dressage Chairman

Nominations can be submitted online at the following link –


Representing Your Branch at Area Competitions – Rules

See the attached document for the current rules on qualifying for Area Competitions. Three rallies rule


Fall Rule for Area & Championship Competitions

Reminder of a rule change that means a fall at Area competitions will result in elimination rather than the previous 65 penalties.