Hot Weather Alert

In view of the hot weather expected again tomorrow, we have taken advice from Pony Club HQ regarding the wearing of jackets, and have been given the following directive:

“In exceptionally hot weather Members do not have to wear jackets to compete in show jumping.

However, they MUST wear long sleeves, and either a PC tie or stock.

No short sleeved shirts/stock tops will be allowed.

Parents are requested to please make sure that all children and ponies are kept well hydrated throughout the day.”

Advice on caring for your horse in the heat!

Limemere Polocrosse Club tournament

Limemere Polocrosse Club’s tournament is a UKPA tournament that is open to PC members as a qualifier for our championships. It is on the weekend of 14th and 15th July at Admington Polo Ground in Shipston on Stour (Area 7).

They will also be hosting the first tournament played between the UK and Australian Pony Club teams while players from Pony Club Australia are visiting us.

Teams, players (even lead rein) and spectators welcome.

Kind regards … Laura

Laura Armstrong … 02476 698309

Dressage, Polo & Polocrosse Secretary


Cheshire Shield Horse Trials 2018

For your information – Please see below an email which will be sent to all Cheshire Shield Horse Trials / Area Event entrants today:

Dear All

Now that entries have closed, I write to confirm to all those who have submitted an entry form that your form has been received and will be considered over the next few days. It also gives me a chance to test the email lists to ensure that we iron out any address problems as early as possible. Most of you have taken care when supplying email addresses but there are a few that would defy the most expert graphologist.


This year the entries are even greater than usual and it is inevitable that some of you will be disappointed. We will notify by email those entrants whose entries have been balloted out within the next few days. It may be possible for us to transfer some or all of those entries to the following day, Sunday 8th July.

This year entries for both Class 1 (PC80) and Class 2 (PC90) have been overwhelming and together account for over 75% of total entries. Since we had expected entries to be concentrated on these two classes, we hope to be able to accommodate more than previously.

We do accept late entries but they must be accompanied by a cheque for the late entry fee of £85. We will operate a waiting list and cheques will not be processed until a place has been allocated. Late entries for Class 4 (PC110) are welcome.

The competition will run in numerical class order (1/2/3/4 – 80/90/100/110) and I expect the dressage arenas will commence at 8.00 a.m. In my next email I hope to give an indication of expected start and finish times for all classes.

Pony Club Teams: If you have not already done so, please advise which of your members are to be included in teams and, where you have more than one team in a class, notify a name for each team. Riders in classes 3 & 4 whose branch do not already have a team in that class, will be notified to the respective Area Representative for consideration of forming mixed teams. If D.C’s or team organisers wish to confirm the entries for their branch, please email me. Teams must be notified no later than FRIDAY 29th June – the earlier the better.

If you do for any reason need to email about an entry – PLEASE QUOTE THE RELEVANT CLASS NUMBER (1- 2 – 3 or 4).



Geoff Bell
District Commissioner

Fantastic opportunity for willing volunteers

  • Please contact Rhiannon Rix directly …. details below …
  • Cholmondeley Castle Tri-Star Eventing Horse Trials: 28th & 29th  July 2018

My name is Rhiannon Rix, I am an event organiser working at Musketeer Event Management. I am writing today as we have upcoming our annual horse trials at Cholmondeley Castle, which I believe is local to your Area and Pony Club branches.

We are seeking volunteers for the event with roles to fill such as XC fence judges, SJ arena party and XC crossing point stewards. I wondered if volunteering may interest any of your members? I grew up in the Pony Club and know how beneficial as a young rider it can be to watch professionals up close and start to understand the way an event works. It is also a great way to give back to the sport and something to be massively proud of as we all know events just simply wouldn’t run without our amazing volunteers.

As such I wondered if you would think about spreading the word in your area and seeing if you could drum up some interest. Volunteers receive goody bags full of gifts from our sponsors, entry into prize draws, refreshments on tap including breakfast and for those competing over that weekend start fee-vouchers!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely … Rhiannon Rix

Musketeer Event Management Ltd.

+44 (0) 1485 210070