DWYFOR BRANCH PONY CLUB EASTER SHOW

MONDAY 2ND APRIL 2018
BRYN DERW FARM, CAERNARFON, GWYNEDD

PONY CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

  • CLASS 1: Best Turned Out Pony and Rider on Leading Rein
  • CLASS 2: Best Turned Out Pony and Rider Aged 11 Years and Under
  • CLASS 3: Best Turned Out Pony and Rider Aged 12 Years and Over
  • EASTER BONNET PARADE – FREE ENTRY TO THIS PARADE SO WHY NOT SHOW OFF YOUR EASTER BONNET? REMEMBER, RIDING HATS MUST BE WORN!
  • CLASS 4: Best Rider on Leading Rein
  • CLASS 5: Best Rider Aged 11 Years and Under
  • CLASS 6: Best Rider Aged 12 Years and Over
  • CLASS 7: Handy Pony, Rider on the Leading Rein
  • CLASS 8: Handy Pony, Rider Aged 11 Years and Under
  • CLASS 9: Handy Pony, Rider Aged 12 Years and Over
  • CHASE ME CHARLIE – HOW HIGH CAN YOU GO?

ENTRIES ON THE DAY: £5.00 PER CLASS OR £12.00 FOR 3 CLASSES
DRINKS AND CAKES WILL BE AVAILABLE

INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 1

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  • DATE                   7th May 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.                Pennant Park Centre, Whitford CH8 9ER
  • Course tutors    Katy Powell Jones and Rosemary Clarke
  • Cost.                    £45 including A5 Coaching log book

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Pony Club Members aged 16 years or older who are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level. Must hold minimum C test. C+ test is preferable
  • Past Members, supporters or parents over 25 years who have sound horse knowledge and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level
  • Pony Club coaches at any level who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice

What’s involved?

These courses develop participants through discussion, group work and most importantly, activity.  All participants will have the opportunity to teach.
The atmosphere is fun, friendly, welcoming and supportive. The emphasis is on drawing together the wide range of experiences that tutors and participants bring and making those experiences available to everyone.

This course focuses on the basic skills needed to begin coaching, including planning riding and horse care sessions and the values underpinning Pony Club coaching.

Please fill in the attached form and return before

The John King Young Artist Award

The John King Young Artist Award – Entries Now Open

Sent to: Branch DCs, Branch Secretaries, Centre Proprietors, Pony Club Members, Area Representatives, Centre Coordinators
From: The Pony Club
Dear All,
The Pony Club is pleased to announce that it is once again teaming up with the Society of Equestrian Artists to run the John King Young Artist Award!
Now in its sixth year, the competition is open to all Pony Club Members in the UK and was relaunched three years ago as The John King Young Artist Award. One of the leading sporting artists of the post-war era, John King had close ties with both The Pony Club and the SEA and it is hoped that this competition will inspire the next generation of equestrian artistic talent.

How Do I Enter?

To enter the competition, you simply need to paint your favourite Pony Club memory based around the competition theme, which this year is ‘Wild and Wonderful’. You might wish to base your artwork around horses and ponies being themselves at home or in the wild. It is an opportunity for you to paint some brilliant backgrounds, as well as wonderful horses!
Once you’ve finished your artwork, simply photograph it and upload it to our competition website at http://memories.pcuk.org. You can also find the full competition rules on this site.
There are three age categories – 11 and Under, 12 to 16, and 17 and Over. The 15 finalists will be invited to display their artwork at The Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle, and the winner will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at an SEA exhibition!
If you have any queries about the competition, please email Marty Bibby, marty@pcuk.org for further information.
The closing date for the competition is midnight on Sunday 1st July 2018, so be sure to upload your artwork before then. Good luck – we look forward to seeing your entries!
Best Wishes,
The Pony Club
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‘D & D+ Test’ Assessor Training Workshop

Date: Wednesday 4th April 2018

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Adlington Equestrian Centre, Street Lane, Macclesfield SK10 4NT

Cost: £30 paid to Area 4 at time of application. This Workshop will count as Pony Club CPD for Coaches on the PC Coach Directory. It is Assessor Training not Standard Setting

Tutors: Chris Barr & Danielle Dawson

Refreshments: There will be tea/coffee and biscuits provided.

Places are strictly limited to 12 as this is an interactive workshop.

Who is this workshop for? For people interested in Assessing D and D+ Tests. Before attending this workshop, you will preferably have attended a D & D+ Test Standard Setting, and / or have a clear idea of the level required and be coaching this level regularly. Anyone already assessing at any levelis welcome to come along as a refresher.

What are the aims of the workshop? The workshop aims to clarify the skills needed to assess PC D and D+ Tests. Lasting three hours, the following topics will be covered:

  • The Pony Club Test Structure
  • Discussion on and clarification of what is expected for ‘D Test’ and ‘D+ Test’ Riding and Care
  • Preparation for the day
  • Discussion on questioning technique
  • Practical observation and questioning
  • Delivering appropriate feedback

Attendees will receive written feedback to take from the workshop, with guidance on how to progress &will be encouraged to shadow more experienced Assessors at Branch &Centre D & D+ Tests before assessing independently.

What do participants need to bring? Please bring the Test cards for E, D, D+ and C Efficiency Tests, and complete the Pre-Course Work prior to attending the workshop.You can view Efficiency Tests on The Pony Club Efficiency Tests page. Download the Pre-Course Work using these links to The PC Website:

What do participants need to wear? Please dress appropriately to assess. Clean boots, tidy hair and remember that the demo riders will have made a big effort to be there and you will expect them to be well turned out.

Application process

Please email the following information to area4@pcuk.org & hilaryjw54@gmail.com

Name, mobile number and email address

Branch / Centre & Area

Last PC CPD attended – date, venue and subject

The level/s you coach and at which Branches and Centres

If you already assess, please confirm which Test level/s

Applications close on Wednesday 30th March 2018

Places are strictly limited to 12 & payment of £30 per person must be made at the time of application by bank transfer to confirm place.

Bank name:

A/C name: The Pony Club Area 4

A/C number:

Sort Code:

Keep up to date with information on ‘The Pony Club Area 4’ webpage