Once again Area 5 has the Secretary of the year in Pony Club. There are 340 + Branch Secretaries altogether and Mrs Shirley Carter was considered to be worthy of the Award. She has been, and still is, a huge asset to the Sir Watkyn Williams-Wynn Branch having been Secretary for 15 years and even longer on their Committee. Shirley is very IT savvy and has already had her Cubitt  and 30 year Bar.  Shirley and Mr Carter, daughter Emily Gilruth and Joint DC Jane Trowbridge all travelled to London last week to a presentation Lunch in the Victory Services Club. She was presented with a silver salver and a huge bouquet by the newly elected Chair of the Pony Club Mr Christopher Bromfield.

Well Done Shirley and Thank You.

Meg Green … Area  5 Rep 

British Eventing Bailey’s Winter Series

With this season now complete and the fixtures list out for 2019, are you looking for something to do this winter to keep you focussed and get you ready for next year? The Baileys sponsored Jump Training and Arena Eventing series are the ideal preparation for eventing and are open to members and non-members of BE with classes at 80cm, 90cm and 100cm, here are some fixtures coming up soon!

Entries closing soon

Jump Training at Aintree EC, Liverpool on 9th December 2018 – ENTER NOW


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:

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