Category Archives: Training

The Eloise and Katie Bursary 2018

“As part of my prize for winning my section last year at the Pony Club Open Eventing Championships I was invited to attend the Eloise and Katie Bursary training at Attington Stud with renowned World Class trainer Gill Watson.   Due to 2 of the winners having to drop out I was invited to bring a second horse along with Kellen so I took my 5 year old, William.  (Dad was chuffed as he no longer had to muck him out while we were away!!)     Having my 2 horses there was really useful as I was able to get an insight into Gills views on  young horse training  as well as the more established horse.

William had a very useful Dressage lesson on the first day followed by a Cavaletti session in the afternoon for Kellen.  This is something I don’t do a lot of but all three of the horses who took part showed marked improvement through the session.  That evening we were very kindly invited to Gill’s home for supper along with Celia Plunkett who also came to watch the sessions.  The next morning Kel had a ‘test run through’ session which was really helpful as Gill commented on it as a Judge would so that we could see where we could gain valuable marks.

The afternoon sessions focused on course jumping and both of my boys jumped really well.  Although it was a long way to travel it was more than worth the journey and I would love to do it all again……. Fingers crossed for this years Champs!”

Brier Leahy

Area 5 PC L2 Coaches Course

Some photos from the Area 5 PC L2 Coaches Course which was held at Mostyn Farm Ride on Sunday 17th September 2017.

Great day, lovely atmosphere and fab experience for all the demo riders and coaches to fine tune their skills, and we even got to have a play around the cross country course at the end.

A big thank you to Meg Green and her team for organising this training.

CONGRATULATIONS – ‘B’ Test Somerford August 30th 2016

Well done to the following candidates for passing the :-

Care Section

  • Beth Clegg, (B Ch F)
  • Mared Williams ((Aberconwy)
  • Pip Young (Sir WWW)
  • Claudia Booth (B Ch F)

Riding Section

  • Mirain Lewis (Aberconwy)

The following passed their Riding and have now completed their ‘B’ Test

  • Ben Read, (F and D)
  • Naomi Young (Sir WWW)
  • Jac Cernyw (F and D)
  • Claire Slater (E Ch)
  • Louise Worthington (E Ch)
  • Georgina Blackshaw (Ch H N)
  • Sophie Holdcroft (E Ch)
  • Russell Wingfield (Aber Conwy)

Special well done to Ffion Thomas ( F and D) for passing the whole Test on the day.

Eleven Area 5 members Step into Coaching

Eleven Area 5 candidates on the Step 1 Introduction to Coaching course held at Pennant Park Riding Centre August 16th.

Members must have achieved their C test at least and will now go on to coach (supervised) in their own Branches before attempting Step 2 next year.

The members were from Tanatside, Burton Cheshire Forest, Aberconwy, Pennant Park, Flint and Denbigh.

URGENT … Strangles info …..

Dear All,

I regret that Kelsall Hill has asked that members from North Wales do not come to this venue. That, and the fact that some others wish to cancel because they are understandably worried, means that this training session is not viable.

I shall tear up any cheques I have received if that is ok with you.

16+ events will be organised again once the current strangles outbreak is over.

Please accept my apologies for your disappointment. I hope to see you all very soon.

Debbie Miller.