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Area 5 – Tetrathlon Training

The Area 5 Tet Committee is holding a Training day for members without ponies (shoot, run and course walk/slip rail/gate) and a course for the adult who does the shoot training for your Branch or who would be prepared to do it after some training.  We are asking that you try to have your Branch represented at this adult shoot training.  The emphasis is on safety but there will be some shooting technique included. There will be the opportunity to act as Range Officer on the day.  The Adult course will take about 2 hours and start at 10am Mostyn Fun ride. Cost about £5 to cover shot and targets.

  • Training opportunity for adults to coach your children in shooting

This session is designed to give Branch Parents (and others) the knowledge required to coach their own children safely. Please bring the air pistol you will be using and suitable pellets, but if you don’t have access to an air pistol we can probably provide one.

The venue will not be heated!

  • Tetratlon Training children (unmounted training day)

Shooting: Shoot / Throw under competition conditions then get feedback on your result and a chance for a further 5 pellet shoot or 5 beanbag throw.

Riding: Guided course walk to give you an insight into what to look for and how to prepare to ride a course. Practice the sliprail and discuss tactics for remounting. Practice the gate and discuss how to reduce the time taken. NB – no ponies this time.

Running: Discuss warm up and preparation and how much parents are allowed to help.

Swimming: not specifically covered but we will be happy to answer any questions.

Entry Fee:  tbc (hopefully free but we may need to ask for a small donation)

Closing date 3 November 2018  Places limited so book early

Please send entry to:-

Mrs Penny Wingfield, Coedlyn, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8YL
Tel. 01492 650989  Mobile  07845 128109
Email – Area5Tetrathlon@outlook.com

Both at Mostyn Farm on Saturday 17th November 2018.

Open to all Areas but numbers are limited so book asap.

Dressage – Cheshire South PC Open Competition

Cheshire Hunt South PC Open Competition

Incorporating: Combined Training, Dengie Dressage Qualifier

And Stepping Stones Show Jumping

Sunday 4th November 2018 At Southview Arena

Classes as follows:

  • Class 1LR – Lead Rein Show Jumping only – max height 40cm, over 2 rounds
  • Class 1 FR – First Ridden Show Jumping – max height 40cm, over 2 rounds, assistance allowed

For 8 years and under. Lead rein riders must remain on lead rein at all times whilst on the show ground.

  • Class 2CT – Show Jumping 50cm max, PC D Level Test Walk and Trot 2012
  • Class 2SJ – For those wishing to only do the show jumping 
  • Class 2D – For those wishing to only do the dressage test

Riders age 9 years and under

  • Class 3CT – Show Jumping 60cm max, PC Introductory Dressage Test 2007
  • Class 3SJ for those wishing to only do Show Jumping
  • Class 3D for those wishing to only do the dressage test.

For riders aged 10 and under.

  • Class 4CT – Show Jumping 70cm max, PC Grassroots Dressage Test 2018 
  • Class 4SJ – For those wishing to only Show Jump
  • Class 4D – for those wishing to only do a dressage test.

For riders age 11 and under

  • Class 5CT – Show Jumping 80cm max, PC Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Class 5SJ – For those wishing to only show jump
  • Class 5DDengie Novice Dressage Qualifier

The highest placed CHSCP member in Class 5CT will receive the Salmon Trophy

  • Class 6CT – Show jumping 90cm max, PC Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
  • Class 6SJ – For those wishing to only show jump
  • Class 6DDengie Intermediate Dressage Qualifier

The Highest placed CHSPC Member in class 6CT will receive the Toler Trophy.

  • Class 7DDengie Open Dressage Qualifier – PC Open Dressage Test 2015

Urgent ……

We have had only one applicant for –

TRAINING B WORKSHOP. Riding and Care. Nicola Fitter.

August 8th. Cheshire Riding school.

Please apply even if you do not intend to sit your B test this time.

We will have to cancel if we don’t get more interest.

area5@pcuk.org

……. AND MORE ……

Dear All,

The closing date for ALL  Mounted Games Entries is Tuesday 7th August (Tomorrow).

Please ensure the qualifying Branches in your Area have entered their team(s) and Pairs before tomorrow’s deadline. Entries received after this date may not be processed and will not be included in the Official Programme.

If any of your Branches have qualified for the Intermediate Competition or the Pairs Final on Saturday 18th August, please also remind them to nominate suitable ponies for our International Mounted Games Competition.

Kind regards …. Emma

B Test and Training

  • Training with Nicola Fitter BHSI 10-12 noon Riding ,  1-3 pm Care Wednesday 8th August and
  • Thursday 23rd August at Cheshire Riding School

£25 per half day session or £40 per day.

Nicola is an excellent coach and these are well worth attending whether planning to take B test this year or next.

Book in with Debbie Miller d.clwydfro@gmail.com 07739 551444.

Cheque to Area5 of the Pony Club.

  • B Test Tuesday 28th August, same venue from 10am .

Download nomination form from website and post with payment of £40 per section to D. Miller, Clwydfro, Rhewl, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1TP.

Closing date Monday 20th August.

Thanks …. Debbie M

Step 2 Introduction to Coaching course

  • Step 2 July 2018 Entry Form
  • Great course for everyone coaching at camp though the summer.
  • Good opportunity to share ideas and meet other coaches.
  • Also counts as CPD
  • DATE                   Sunday 1st July 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.               Pennant Park Riding Centre,
  •                             Whitford, CH8 9ER
  • Course tutors    Nicola Fitter and one other tbc
  • Cost.                    £40

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.  Bring your coaching log book

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Younger coaches(minimum 17yrs) with Step One and C+
  • More experienced coaches as a CPD refresher within Branches/Centres
  • Any Pony Club coaches, as a refresher, who require an accreditation day, in either Areas or Branches/Centres.

What’s involved?

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

This course focuses on introducing jumping, rider balance and a balanced jumping position, and working groups in open spaces (rider control!)

The Tutor : Participant ratio is 1:4.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshops

Workshop

Venue: Springhill Farm Riding Stables, Selattyn, Oswestry, SY10 7NZ
Date: Wednesday11th July 2018
Starting at 17:30 prompt

Entry form: http://events.pcuk.org/?page_id=5862

  • The workshop costs £20 to attend and is suitable for all coaches and Pony Club volunteers.
  • Full details can be found here.

Kind regards … Stef Brazier

INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2

  • Application Form and Schedule 26 May 2018
  • DATE                   26th May 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.               Mostyn Farm Ride and Cross country
  •                             Tre Mostyn, Whitford CH8 9AR
  • Course tutors    Rosemary Clarke and one other tbc
  • Cost.                    £40

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.  Bring your coaching log book

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Younger coaches (minimum 17yrs) with Step One and C+
  • More experienced coaches as a CPD refresher within Branches/Centres
  • Any Pony Club coaches, as a refresher, who require an accreditation day, in either Areas or Branches/Centres.

What’s involved?

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

This course focuses on introducing jumping, rider balance and a balanced jumping position, and working groups in open spaces (rider control!)

The Tutor : Participant ratio is 1:4.

INTRODUCTION TO COACHING – STEP 1

  • DATE – 7th May 2018
  • Time – 10am – 4pm
  • Venue – Pennant Park Centre, Whitford CH8 9ER
  • Course tutors – Katy Powell Jones and Rosemary Clarke
  • Cost – £45 including A5 Coaching log book

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Pony Club members aged 16 years or older who are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level. Must hold minimum C test. C+ test is preferable.
  • Past members, supporters or parents over 25 years who have sound horse knowledge and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level.
  • Pony Club coaches at any level who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice.

What’s involved?

These courses develop participants through discussion, group work and most importantly, activity.  All participants will have the opportunity to teach.

The atmosphere is fun, friendly, welcoming and supportive. The emphasis is on drawing together the wide range of experiences that tutors and participants bring and making those experiences available to everyone.

This course focuses on the basic skills needed to begin coaching, including planning riding and horse care sessions and the values underpinning Pony Club coaching.

  • Please fill in the attached form and return before 27th April 2018.
  • Places are limited to 12 participants
  • Waitlist will be held – rosemary.george@me.com