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Monday 31st May 2021

Area 5 Polocrosse are running a polocrosse training day, 10am – 4pm, open to all PC members. The day will be split by ability, with groups for experienced players and complete beginners of all ages.

Beginner sessions are designed to introduce Pony Club members to this exciting sport, with all equipment provided and run by experienced and qualified Polocrosse coaches. The only requirement for your pony is that they be happy in close proximity to others.

This training day will be held at JF Polo Academy – Swinford Stables, Norton’s Ln, Great Barrow CH3 7JZ. The cost for the full day will be £30 per player.

Important Info

  • All players under the age of 18 MUST have a responsible adult on site at all times.
  • This session will be on grass.
  • For training sessions, experienced players and adult players must have sports boots/bandages and overreach boots on all four legs, and a breastplate. These may be borrowed if required. Beginner players may do the same but if is not mandatory for first sessions due to the slower speeds and lower levels of contact.
  • All Pony Club and UK Polocrosse Association requirements will be adhered to regarding COVID-19 rules.
To book your spot on these sessions please complete the relevant booking form on the next page and return to Amy at as soon as possible. Places are limited so it will be first come, first served.

For more details and/or to book please contact Amy Galvin on 07958 358522 or on the above email.

Area 5 Dates 2021 (UPDATED 11/05/21)

AREA 5 DATES 2021/2022


AREA 5 DATES 2021/22  as of  May 11th

Please note – attendance at any of the following activities depends on the Covid restrictions at the time of the event.

  • May 12/15th Windsor H Show – now July 1-4th
  • May 17th and 24th – B Care Practical
  • May 28th – STEP ONE Zoom
  • May 31st – Area 4 and 5 Polocrosse Training – JF Polo Academy
  • June 1st – STEP ONE Ridden – Equiti
  • June 12th – B Care TEST
  • June 4/6th – Jun Int Tet Moreton Morrell
  • June 13th – WWW SJ The Greaves
  • June 19th – AREA SJ – CHS – Bolesworth
  • June 26/27th – AREA 5 Tet Qual. Mostyn
  • July 1/4 – Windsor Horse show – PC Dressage, Tet and SJ Teams
  • July 3rd – AREA Horse Trials – E Ch – Somerford
  • July 11th – AREA Dressage – FnD – Llandyrnog
  • July 13/16th – Incl AREA 5 16+ Camp – Somerford
  • July 17/19th – Camp – Gwynedd – Somerford
  • July 16/20th – E Ch Branch Camp Somerford
  • July 21/25th – CHN Camp – Somerford
  • July 25/29th – Camp BChF – Somerford
  • August 5/9th – Aberconwy Branch Camp – Somerford
  • August 7/8 – Tet Sen International
  • Aug 12/ 22nd – PONY CLUB CHAMPS – Offchurch, Bury
    Week 1 – Tet, MG, Polocrosse and Polo
    Week 2 – Dressage, SJ and Eventing
  • September 4th  – Anglesey WL SJ  
  • September 5th – AREA 5 H and P Care – Aberconwy Branch
  • October 3rd – East Cheshire WL SJ. Somerford
  • October  23/24th – Horse and Pony Care FINAL – Highcross Equestrian Centre, Leicester



National Quiz Final

Gorswen Centre, Holyhead on Anglesey won the Area 5 Quiz qualifier (they beat the Branches too !) and went forward to the National Quiz Final held April 24th.  The team was Niamh,  Lauren Hodgson, Skye and Lili.

After the first round they were lying first, then slipped to 8th! They almost lost hope as they didn’t think they would come back from that but then the team achieved full marks in their Pairs sections which pulled them up. The team was delighted to do so well in such a high class competition.  They came 3rd —  only being 3.5 points behind the winners.

The Centre is to be congratulated on this result and well done to Ruth Owen (BHS reg)  who runs the Centre and to Lauren Hodgson (Captain) for training the Team.  The Centre has 21 members.

Full Results can be found on

The Shrewsbury Flower Show 2021

Pony Club Show Jumping Competition

Saturday 31st July 2021


Burlton Manor Equestrian, Burlton, Nr Shrewsbury. SY4 5TD

  • All classes to be run under British Show Jumping rules
  • Class six is a Team Competition of four riders in each team. Number one riders of each team will jump first, then number two riders etc. Only those teams with three or more riders registering a score in round one will continue into round two.
  • Age as at 1st January 2020
  • All horses entered must be fully vaccinated, and be clear of any signs of illness. Passports must be shown at book in.
  • Prizes for winners of all classes – Rosettes to fourth place, Trophy and show rug kindly sponsored by DecoStitch, Shrewsbury.
  1. Class one – Starting at 9am.  Competitors must be 14 yrs or under.
    70cm – Entry fee £18
  2. Class two – open to all ages
    80cm – Entry fee £18
  3. Class three – open to all ages
    90cm – Entry fee £18
  4. Class four – open to all ages
    100cm – Entry fee £18
  5. Class five – open to all ages
    105cm – 110cm – Entry fee £18
  6. Class six Team – four riders per team (teams of three may enter) 105cm – Entry fee £20 per rider