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Area 5 – Showjumping Qualifiers – Running Orders – 02/07/22

Just a couple of things we forget to mention.
1. Please can you print their own numbers off?
2. Please remember the Pony club dress code for riders, horses & ponies
i.e., Remember that hats must be tagged before arriving. All rules can all be found in the Show Jumping rule book, of which a link was attachment to the schedule.
Vaccination must be correct and up to date with the Pony Club rules. A link for this was also attached to the schedule.

Attached are the running orders for the Area Show Jumping this Saturday- 

  • PC100 Intermediate – Course walk  8am – prompt 8-30.start
  • PC 90 Novice & Open- Course walk 9-30am – start 9-45.
  • Spring Festival PC Challenge – Course walk for 1-30pm single phase 1-45 start
  • PC80 Grassroots – Course walk for 2-30pm start 2-45pm
  • Spring Festival Debut to follow -single phase

Thanks – Chris & Dani

AREA 5 – STEP 1 – INTRODUCTION TO COACHING – 21/07/22 AND 25/07/22

Event Phone: 07977062265

The Course comprises two Sessions. Session 1 is the theory element and will delivered virtually. Session 2 is the practical coaching session

Session 1 – Virtual Theory on Thursday 21st July 2022 –     6pm to 8pm

Session 2 – Practical Coaching at Wirral Riding Centre on Monday 25th July 2022 – 6 to 9pm

‘Introduction To Pony Club Coaching – Step 1’

Who is this course is for?

Pony Club Members who are 16 – 25yrs (15yr old members may be put forward by their DC/Centre Manager), hold C/C+/B tests and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level (This group will have priority for places). This Course is also available for past members/supporters/parents who have sound horse knowledge & are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level and

Pony Club Instructors/Coaches, at any level, who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice

What are the aims of the course?

To help and encourage aspiring Pony Club senior Members to utilise the knowledge they have gained from past Pony Club experience and enable them to start to coach others in a safe, effective, and confident way.
To support and encourage past Members, supporters & instructors to use their enthusiasm, knowledge & experience to start to coach others in a confident, fun, safe & effective way.

What do participants need to wear on the course?

Session 1 is the theory element and will delivered virtually. Session 2 is the practical coaching session for which the candidates need to be appropriately dressed to teach at a rally and to model a good standard of turn out for Members.,

How is the course delivered?

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

What do participants need to bring?

Participants should bring a Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship, notebook and pen. A copy of the PC Coach Folder would also be helpful and / or copies of the E, D, D+ and C Test efficiency syllabus. Please bring a snack.

Where will participants go from here?

Check out The Pony Club website under ‘Training’ – Coaches can start by assisting experienced Pony Club coaches in Branches & Centres (checking tack, moving jumps/poles etc). Then under supervision, and with a mentor, start to assist with coaching members. Attending PC Step 2 and 3 courses, and PCCC Level 1 and 2 courses are the next steps. The Introduction to PC Coaching Step 1 course is the first step towards achieving the Pony Club Steps Certificate.

Do participants gain a qualification?

Participants receive a combined Attendance Certificate and Feedback Slip from the Course Tutor, and their attendance will be recorded on Pelham.

Area 5 and 18 Tetrathlon Qualifier results – 2022

Well done everyone who competed at the weekend. It was lovely to see so many of you and especially to be joined by the Area 18 people.

I’ve attached the results but I’m sure most of you have already seen them on the site. The Triathlon Teams results had to be taken off that site as it can only show one team competition.

I’ve also attached the cross country fence summary as it might interest you to see where there were problems. If a rider was eliminated on course the results show 50 penalties for each fence after their elimination. If anyone wants to know how they did after that point just ask and I can look it up.

Cheers, Penny W