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Area 4 and 5  POLOCROSSE TRAINING

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 amyandcleo@msn.com 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 – INTRO TO COACHING STEP ONE

  • DELIVERED VIA ZOOM AND PRACTICAL SESSION
  • YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS TO COMPLETE THE COURSE
  • THEORY – ZOOM – FRIDAY 28TH MAY 2021 6PM – 8.30PM
  • PRACTICAL  – TUESDAY 1ST JUNE 2021, 10AM – 2PM
    Cost. £55 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.

Friday 21st May 2021. Places are limited to 12 participants

Emergency First Aid at Work 21/04/20

Emergency First Aid at Work 21/04/20

FAA Level 3 (nationally recognised) course “Emergency First Aid at Work” with an equine perspective

  • Valid for 3 years before renewal is required.
  • Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 April 2020, 6-9pm (attendance on both evenings is required to get the qualification).
  • Venue:Topwood Farm, Oldcastle Lane,
    Threapwood, Malpas, SY14 7PA
  • Trainer: Medi-K Training
  • Cost: £50 per person.

Book your place online here (scroll down to April 21st).  Please enter the cardholder/paypal account name and address where the system requests “Parent details”.

Tonia Rutherford, 07976 692728
Sir W.W. Wynn’s Hunt Branch

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.