Cancelled – Mounted Games – East Cheshire

It is with great regret that we have to announce that once again the Great British weather has beaten us.

Following an inspection at 10 a.m. today, and in the expectation of more rain today, it has been decided that the lorry parking area is too wet to allow vehicles on site and therefore with great reluctance we have had to abandon the Mounted Games competition due to be held at Little Leigh tomorrow, Sunday the 29th April 2018.

Please pass on this information to anyone you think may be intending to travel.

Yours sadly, Geoff

Report – C Test Assessor Training

On 19th April, Area 5 ran a C Test Assessor Training evening at one of their Pony Club linked Centres Cheshire Riding Stables.

The evening was oversubscribed and included coaches booked on from as far as Anglesey, also included a visiting Coach from neighbouring Area 4 and our very own Area Representative Meg Green. It was also good that 3 of the staff from CRS joined us on the course, as they were so professional and made sure riders and ponies had been well prepared.

We had a fantastic welcome from Phillipa and her team at CRS, the yard was busy when we arrived with lots of children coming for their weekly riding sessions.

As part of the training course we used members and ponies from CRS for a ridden session in the beautiful outdoor Arena.  The group of trainee Assessors were able to discuss and watch the riders directed by Area 5 Coach/Assessor Rosemary Clarke.

The members demonstrated a good level of horsemanship and riding skills, it was a real pleasure to see such great members and ponies.

We look forward to coming back to CRS really soon!

Thank you … Katy Powell Jones

INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2

  • Application Form and Schedule 26 May 2018
  • DATE                   26th May 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.               Mostyn Farm Ride and Cross country
  •                             Tre Mostyn, Whitford CH8 9AR
  • Course tutors    Rosemary Clarke and one other tbc
  • Cost.                    £40

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.  Bring your coaching log book

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Younger coaches (minimum 17yrs) with Step One and C+
  • More experienced coaches as a CPD refresher within Branches/Centres
  • Any Pony Club coaches, as a refresher, who require an accreditation day, in either Areas or Branches/Centres.

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 introducing jumping, rider balance and a balanced jumping position, and working groups in open spaces (rider control!)

The Tutor : Participant ratio is 1:4.

CHNPC One Day Event for all …. including non PC

NEWCOMERS ONE DAY EVENT

ODE OPEN TO PONY CLUB & RIDING CLUB/NON PC MEMBERS

SMALLWOOD LIVERY CENTRE, SMALLWOOD, CHESHIRE, CW11 2XE

by kind permission of Mr & Mrs I Morris

Saturday 9th June 2018

This competition is intended to prepare and encourage riders to take part in One Day Eventing. It is strictly for beginners and genuine Novice partnerships and those new to eventing. Winning or being placed at this event does NOT upgrade competitors from Novice Status.

  • CLASS 1 – 8 & Under – Beginners lead rein Dressage & Show jumping
    Dressage – Pony Club D level 1 Dressage Test (Walk & Trot only) Test can be commanded, (called).  Show jumping – will not exceed 50cms (ALL WELCOME!)
  • CLASS 2 – 10 & Under – Beginners Dressage & Show jumping
    Dressage – Pony Club D level 1 Dressage Test (Walk & Trot only) Test can be commanded, (called).  Show jumping – will not exceed 50cms (ALL WELCOME!)
  • CLASS 3* – (P.C 80) Height of fences: approx – 80cms (XC & SJ)
    PC members any age not to have represented their branch at Area Novice or above in Show Jumping or Eventing. Branches can indicate teams as a practice for the Regional Championship qualifier.  Members to enter directly then teams may be submitted to j.deakin@stb.academy by the District Commissioner.
  • CLASS 4 – (P.C 80) Height of fences: approx – 80cms (XC & SJ)
    PC members any age, the combination not to have represented their branch at Area Novice or above in Show Jumping or Eventing (Ideal for new combinations and young horses).
  • CLASS 5 – (P.C 80) Height of fences: approx – 80cms (XC & SJ)
    Open to RC/Non PC members. Evidence of third party insurance must be shown.

Classes 3-5 Dressage Test – Pony Club Grassroots Dressage Test 2018 Test cannot be commanded, (called).

  •  CLASS 6 – Height of fences: approx – 70cms (XC & SJ)
    PC members 13 years & under – Never to have completed a One Day Event.
  • CLASS 7 – Height of fences: approx – 70cms (XC & SJ)
    PC members 13 years & under – Never placed 1st – 4th in a One Day Event
  • CLASS 8 – Height of fences: approx – 70cms (XC & SJ)
    Open to RC/Non PC members. Evidence of third party insurance must be shown.

 Classes 6, 7 & 8 Dressage – Pony Club Grassroots Dressage Test 2018. Test can be commanded, (called).

  •  CLASS 9 – Height of fences: approx 60cms (XC & SJ)
    PC members 10 years & under – Never to have completed a One Day Event.
  • CLASS 10 – Height of fences: approx 60cms (XC & SJ)    

PC members 10 years & under – Never placed 1st – 4th in a One Day Event.

  • CLASS 11 Height of fences: approx 60cms (XC & SJ)
    PC members 11 – 13 years – Never to have completed a One Day Event.
  • CLASS 12 – (training class) Height of fences: approx 60cms (XC & SJ)
    PC members 10 years & under – Never to have completed a One Day Event. XC can have     assistance.

Classes 9 – 12 Dressage Test – Pony Club Introductory Dressage Test 2007. Test can be commanded, (called).

Area 5 CPD

“Dressage for fun”

May 18th 6.30pm Northop Equestrian

A rare opportunity to see Helen Griffiths delivering CPD. From Devon, Helen is a BHSII, passionate about her sport, competing two horses at Prix St George, recommended PC coach and BHS Accred Professional coach, BD listed Judge.

Wanted for the evening – one Novice PC and two Open Dressage demo (guinea pigs !) riders please … ring Meg on 07717413105.

Please apply to Meg – area5@pcuk.org

Area 5 Senior Camp 2018

Dear Members,

Thank you in anticipation of your application form and cheque. I hope you enjoy your time at camp!

Objectives:

  • To develop riding skills in all disciplines with top instructors.
  • To extend knowledge of horse care, stable management and basic veterinary information.
  • To meet and get to know fellow senior members.

Remember:

  • Both you and your horse need to be fit.
  • Please bring your horse’s passport with vaccinations up to date.
  • Make sure your horse is recently shod.

General Information:

A camp timetable will be displayed on the first day. Activities will start at 9.30am so everyone MUST be settled and ready to start the briefing at 9am on Tuesday.

RULES:

  • You will be treated as a responsible young adult so please behave accordingly.
  • Although all planned activities are supervised, you must take responsibility for your actions at other times and behave sensibly.
  • Health and Safety regulations must be strictly obeyed, for the benefit of yourself and others.
  • Riding dress must be smart and appropriate. Polo shirts, jodhpurs and PC sweatshirts or similar are suitable. NO HOODIES. Long sleeved top and body protector to be worn for cross country.
  • You are responsible for your own sleeping accommodation.
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted.
  • All your meals and drinks are provided daily, but you are welcome to bring snacks etc to keep in your lorry/trailer.
  • No meal is provided Monday evening (arrival night).
  • Please BRING YOUR OWN cutlery, plates, mug and bowl. Collect them after lunch on Thursday.
  • Haylage is provided, but please bring your own horse feed.
  • Shavings are the only bedding permitted. 2 bales are included in camp cost, but more may be purchased, or you may bring your own.
  • Members are NOT allowed to bring their own cars. If it is necessary to arrive in your own car it must be parked and not moved until the end of camp.

You may arrive after 6pm on Monday 16th July. We must be cleared away by 4pm Friday 20th July.

PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR ARRIVAL DAY AND TIME.

Debbie Miller – 01824 703254 or 07739 551 444
email: d.clwydfro@gmail.co.uk

INTRODUCTION TO COACHING – STEP 1

  • 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 27th April 2018.
  • Places are limited to 12 participants
  • Waitlist will be held – rosemary.george@me.com