Flying Changes Coaching has arranged a series of CPD events for Coaches, one of which is being held at Aberystwyth University on Weds 28 November 2018

The training is brand new and leading edge and Coaches will gain a toolkit of knowledge to help them develop a rider’s mental performance; creating real and lasting impact on performance and aiding riders to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. 

One day of cutting edge training delivered in the classroom all about Rider Psychology – Through this brand new and leading edge training, you will gain a toolkit of knowledge to help you develop a rider’s mental performance; creating real and lasting impact on performance and aiding riders to achieve their goals, whatever they may be.

Delegates learn:

  • To understand how fears and confidence are developed

  • The tools and techniques needed to increase rider confidence and self-esteem

  • How to aid in goal setting to develop lasting progression and confidence in riders; especially after an accident or undesirable event

  • To further understand motivation and de-railers, and how to maintain positive relationships in adversity

  • How to design and adjust the content of a coaching session based on basic psychology knowledge

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for all; from trainee coaches to those with years of experience, teaching across all disciplines and all level of rider. You don’t have to hold a formal qualification to attend, but BHS Accredited Professional Coaches can gain CPD.

All Coaches are welcome (and riders too if they wish), and the training counts as valuable CPD for Pony Club and BHS Coaches. 

The course promises to be really interesting and is great value at just £40 for the whole day (or £35 for BHS APCs). As spaces are limited, I wanted to let you know about it so that any Coaches in your Area get the chance to book before it is imminently advertised in the BHS newsletter . 

More information can be found here: https://bookwhen.com/coachestraining#focus=ev-sdlo-20181122093000

Please let me know if you have any queries, and I hope we see you there!

  • Jenni Winter … 07816981202 or 
  • Vicky Kangurs … 

With regards and many thanks … Vicky Kangurs

Area 5 PC ‘Race to School’ Day

Area 5 PC ‘Race to School’ Day was held at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse Tuesday 30th October 2018

What an amazing opportunity for Area 5 Pony Club members and their parents who attended the ‘Race to School’ day at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse and learnt about the racing industry, plus the associated career pathways within the racing industry from the brilliant Race to School Team ‘Carrie & Jo’ ….

Fab day … Laura and Peter Owen xx

Area 5 – Tetrathlon Training

The Area 5 Tet Committee is holding a Training day for members without ponies (shoot, run and course walk/slip rail/gate) and a course for the adult who does the shoot training for your Branch or who would be prepared to do it after some training.  We are asking that you try to have your Branch represented at this adult shoot training.  The emphasis is on safety but there will be some shooting technique included. There will be the opportunity to act as Range Officer on the day.  The Adult course will take about 2 hours and start at 10am Mostyn Fun ride. Cost about £5 to cover shot and targets.

  • Training opportunity for adults to coach your children in shooting

This session is designed to give Branch Parents (and others) the knowledge required to coach their own children safely. Please bring the air pistol you will be using and suitable pellets, but if you don’t have access to an air pistol we can probably provide one.

The venue will not be heated!

  • Tetratlon Training children (unmounted training day)

Shooting: Shoot / Throw under competition conditions then get feedback on your result and a chance for a further 5 pellet shoot or 5 beanbag throw.

Riding: Guided course walk to give you an insight into what to look for and how to prepare to ride a course. Practice the sliprail and discuss tactics for remounting. Practice the gate and discuss how to reduce the time taken. NB – no ponies this time.

Running: Discuss warm up and preparation and how much parents are allowed to help.

Swimming: not specifically covered but we will be happy to answer any questions.

Entry Fee:  tbc (hopefully free but we may need to ask for a small donation)

Closing date 3 November 2018  Places limited so book early

Please send entry to:-

Mrs Penny Wingfield, Coedlyn, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8YL
Tel. 01492 650989  Mobile  07845 128109
Email – Area5Tetrathlon@outlook.com

Both at Mostyn Farm on Saturday 17th November 2018.

Open to all Areas but numbers are limited so book asap.

Congratulations –

Congratulations to Abigael (Abbie) Royle who has just been notified that she has achieved YELA GOLD.

“My branch is Burton Cheshire Forest Hunt. I completed  the award from Bronze to Gold over the past 3 years, regularly volunteering with RDA while completing the other elements. I have enjoyed the award, the Gold was tough but worthwhile!”

Abigael Royle has been invited to Olympia International Horse Show in December to receive her award  and have lunch in a private box!  Well deserved and well done.

Meg Green – Area  5 Rep 



Sunday 18th November 2018

Novice, Intermediate & Open Class

Sponsored by Dengie


Coleg Cambria

Entries Close Wednesday 14th Nov 2018

Times Thurs 9th Nov 7.00pm-9.00pm

Will be emailed out to all & put on Area 5 web page

Entry Fee £15

Dressage Tests:

  • Novice Class: The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Intermediate Class: Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
  • Open Class: The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015

Rosettes to 6th place


  • Novice Class: The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Intermediate Class: Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
  • Open Class: The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015

Tests to be used at Preliminary Rounds can be downloaded from the Dressage Testspage on the Pony Club website..

Commanders are permitted at Prelim Rounds only.

The Novice class will be split according to age, 12 years & under and 13 years & over. Age as of 1st Jan 2018.

The qualifying places will be taken from the class as a whole.

WLSJ – Berwyn and Dee and Tanatside Hunt

Winter League and Interbranch Team and Individual Show jumping Competition

South View Equestrian Centre,

Sunday 11th November, 2018

  • Class 1A   Starter Class 9 years and under – first round 50cm
  • Class 1B   Junior Class 11 years and under – first round jumps 70cm
  • Class 2     Novice Class (any age) – first round jumps 80cm
  • Class 3     Intermediate Class (any age) – first round jumps 90cm
  • Class 4     Open Class (any age) – first round jumps 100cm

Rosettes: Teams and Individual to 6th place Prizes: 1st to 3rd Team and Individual

  1. Members are allowed to ride in more than one Class. 1stClass in WL Team and 2nd Class as an Ind or Non-WL Team.
  2. Members would be allowed to ride 2 ponies but only 1 in WL Team. They must declare which pony is the WL pony at the beginning of the Season.
  3. Each Class to be run under Pony Club Team Show Jumping rules. First round in Team order, second round in Number order, with 2 rounds and no 3rd round jump-off and in accordance with Area 5 Winter League Rules 2018 as amended to accommodate WL and non-WL teams and individuals with appropriate course changes. Points will be awarded in accordance with the Winter League Rules.
  4. Branches entering more than one team in any one class must clearly identify their Winter League Team and teams to be named to distinguish.
  5. Ages as at January 1st
  • Entry Fee:                            £17.00 per competitor per class
  • Cheques to:                         Tanatside Hunt Branch of the Pony Club
  • Bank transfer to:                THBPC. Sort 40-46-07. Acc. 91504762
  • Post Entries to:                  Anna Pryce, Dolgead Hall, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys SY21 0HU
  • Email Entries to:                anna@dolgeadhall.co.uk
  • Closing date for entries: Monday 5th November 2018.
    No entries will be accepted after this date.
  • Contact Numbers on day:           07802 880 260 or 07515 287 124
  • Berwyn – Tanatside WL Entry form 2018
  • Berwyn – Tanatside WL Schedule 2018

Dressage – Cheshire South PC Open Competition

Cheshire Hunt South PC Open Competition

Incorporating: Combined Training, Dengie Dressage Qualifier

And Stepping Stones Show Jumping

Sunday 4th November 2018 At Southview Arena

Classes as follows:

  • Class 1LR – Lead Rein Show Jumping only – max height 40cm, over 2 rounds
  • Class 1 FR – First Ridden Show Jumping – max height 40cm, over 2 rounds, assistance allowed

For 8 years and under. Lead rein riders must remain on lead rein at all times whilst on the show ground.

  • Class 2CT – Show Jumping 50cm max, PC D Level Test Walk and Trot 2012
  • Class 2SJ – For those wishing to only do the show jumping 
  • Class 2D – For those wishing to only do the dressage test

Riders age 9 years and under

  • Class 3CT – Show Jumping 60cm max, PC Introductory Dressage Test 2007
  • Class 3SJ for those wishing to only do Show Jumping
  • Class 3D for those wishing to only do the dressage test.

For riders aged 10 and under.

  • Class 4CT – Show Jumping 70cm max, PC Grassroots Dressage Test 2018 
  • Class 4SJ – For those wishing to only Show Jump
  • Class 4D – for those wishing to only do a dressage test.

For riders age 11 and under

  • Class 5CT – Show Jumping 80cm max, PC Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Class 5SJ – For those wishing to only show jump
  • Class 5DDengie Novice Dressage Qualifier

The highest placed CHSCP member in Class 5CT will receive the Salmon Trophy

  • Class 6CT – Show jumping 90cm max, PC Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
  • Class 6SJ – For those wishing to only show jump
  • Class 6DDengie Intermediate Dressage Qualifier

The Highest placed CHSPC Member in class 6CT will receive the Toler Trophy.

  • Class 7DDengie Open Dressage Qualifier – PC Open Dressage Test 2015

Dengie Dressage – East Cheshire PC – November and February Competitions

Please be aware of and make a diary note of these two forthcoming competitions, the Dengie classes of which are open to all – whether or not PC members.

If you are NOT an ECBPC member, please use the relevant entry form attached.

ECBPC members enter via EC website.

    This Dengie competition was originally planned for the 3rd so please ensure you have amended any prior diary entry.


EMAIL – corrie@sbinteriors.co.uk

MOBILE – 07788 496587