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2016 PC Grassroots Regional Championships – 27/28 Aug

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Pony Club Grassroots Regional Championships 27th & 28th August 2016

Wales & West Midland Region – Areas 7, 9, 10 & 18

We are pleased to confirm that the Pony Club Regional Grassroots Championships will be held at Rectory Farm on 27th & 28th August 2016.

  • Dressage will be held on Saturday 27th August (Dressage Test – PC Grassroots Test 2016)
  • Show Jumping will be held on Sunday 28th August (height of jumps 80cm)
  • This is a ‘Team Competition’ and teams will be able qualify in the relevant classes at the Area 9 Dressage and Show Jumping Competitions, the top 10 teams at each competition will qualify for the Regional Grassroots Championships.
  • This competition is open to any age of member with any size of horse or pony, riders must not have represented their Branch at Novice level or above
  • Look for the qualifying classes in the following schedules

Area 9 Show Jumping Competition 17th July (Cotswold Hunt Branch)
Area 9 Dressage Competition 27th July (Croome Branch)
If you have any queries please contact Pleasance or Julie

2016 Area 9 Horse & Pony Care Results


1st Old Berks Hunt Fillies 451.5 points
2nd Old Berks Hunt Foals 443 points
3rd Berkeley Hunt South Foxes 430.5
4th Wyre Forest 426.5
5th Malvern Minstrels 424
6th Cotswold Hunt Stowell 423.5
7th Berkeley Hunt South Hounds 414
8th South Hereford & Ross Harriers 412

12 teams took part. Special mention to our Pony Club Centre team Regal Equestrian who tried hard against stiff opposition.



1st Old Berks Hunt 450 points
2nd Cotswold Hunt 422
3rd Berkeley Hunt 391
4th Berkeley Hunt South 384.5


Altogether 48 members from across the area took part.


Click here to Register for 11th and 12th April 2016 First Aid Course

Area 9 Pony Club

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

12th & 13th April 2016

From 6.00pm – 9.00pm each evening

At Duntisbourne Village Hall

Cost £35


This course entails the equivalent amount of hours as the 1 Day Course which is the minimum requirement for Pony Club Activities

see PC Health & Safety Rule Book for details of minimum First Aid cover at PC Competitions

Area 9 – Accredited Coaches Course – 15 March

Click here for flyer/Registration for 15th March 2016 Area 9 Dressage CPD

Area 9 Pony Club
Accredited Coaches Course
‘Keys To Suppleness’
Anne Keen BHSI

Tuesday 15th March 2016     6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Unicorn Equestrian Trust
Netherswell, Stow-on-the-Wold
Gloucestershire GL54 1JZ

Anne is a UKCC Level 3 Dressage Coach and has a BSc (Hons) in Equine Sports Coaching, she is a BE Sports Psychologist, a list 2 BD judge and an FEI International Eventing judge.

This CPD will be concentrating on improving the horses suppleness on the flat so will be of interest to all coaches

We are very fortunate to have Anne Keen as the course presenter – Anne is a BHSI, Level 3 dressage coach, a list 2 BD dressage judge and a BE sports psychologist. She is a very experienced course presenter and passionate about training horses correctly. Although the emphasis of this course is ‘flat work’ it will be of interest to all coaches as ‘correct training’ is essential for all disciplines.
The course will be ‘interactive’ and delegates will be expected to participate, for this reason numbers will be limited so it is advisable to get the forms in as soon as possible.

Please bring your Pony Club Log book to be signed

Cost Adults – £10                Pony Club Members £5

Area 9 National Quiz Qualifier – 28 FEB 2016

Click Here for Area Quiz – Schedule/Entry — UPDATED 26 JANUARY 2016

Note: Important updates 26 January:

1 member 12 years and under on 1st January 2016
1 member 14 years and under on 1st January 2016
1 member 16 years and under on 1st January 2016
1 member 25 years and under on 1st January 2016




    Start: 2.00pm

    Mascot Prize – A prize will be given to the best Team mascot to be made by the team, judged on the day

Round 1 – The Pony Club
Round 2 – Rider Tack and Turnout for rallies, hunting and competitions
Round 3 – Well know Equestrian Venues in the UK
Round 4 – Numbers Game and Missing Words
Round 5 – Practical Round (individual)
Round 6 – Pairs Points of the horse (Juniors) & Know your horse’s ailments (Seniors)
Round 7 – Picture Round
Round 8 – All the Queen’s horses

Entries Secretary:

Mrs Eileen Hilleard, Tomorosa, Awkley Lane, Olveston

Glos, BS35 4EW Tel: 01454 614674

2016 Area 9 – Horse Trials

Area 9 has had to make a change of dates for the Area Horse Trials . The Open are now going to have to run on the weekend of the 2nd /3rd July as a Pony Club section within the BE Chepstow Horse Trials and not now at Upton House.This change has been brought about due to BE moving their Festival of the Youth Under 18 to Frickley Park at the end of July, from Weston Park in Oct and hence too close for many to run at Dauntsey .

We realise that this is going to collide with the Area Tet at Gadbury but this is out of our hands . Any competitors wanting to compete at both disciplines will be given the opportunity to run in another Area Tet competition to ensure of a chance to qualify to the champs.We have yet to be informed which day they will run the Open PC Class, as Chepstow are still doing there own schedule.

The Intermediates and Novice will run as arranged on Sat 23rd July at Dauntsey run by the Beaufort. The 70cms and 80 cms will run at Rabson Sunday 7th Aug run by the VWH Hunt.

This year the 80cms is not a Regional Qualifier but the 80cms SJ at the Area’s will be as will the Grassroots Dressage test which will be held at the Area Dressage. Regional Championships will be held between Areas 7, 9,10 and 18. Venue to be announced.


Area 9 Rep

22 Jan 2016 – Pony Club Race Information Evening hosted by Berkeley Hunt South

Berkeley Hunt South Pony Club Race Information Evening

Friday 22nd January at 6.30pm

Alveston Methodist Hall
Greenhill Road
Glos BS35 3RA

The evening is aimed to inform you about pony club racing, and what you need to do to be able to take part.

In attendance will be a parent Nicky Browne who’s son has done pony club racing, a national hunt trainer Tracey Barfoot Saunt and Rosemary Charrington from the PRA (pony racing authority).

It is going to be a very informal evening where we hope to answer as many questions as possible however easy or difficult they are.

Hopefully you will leave the evening more informed.

There will be tea and coffee, cost is £2 each.

If you could let Eileen Hilleard / 01454 614674 know if you are coming so we have some idea of numbers.

2016 – Area 9 Test Passes

We had a very good pass rate in 2015 and in fact Congratulations got the following for 2016!

4 January 2016 – AH Test

Alice Harper –  Ledbury


8 April – B Test: Horse and Pony Care


Pippa Wollen, Georgie Edwards, Issy Lee and Ellie Butcher (all NHHPC)

4-5 July 2016 – 2day clinic for Area PC members 16yrs+

Click Here for Flyer for 16 + 2 day clinic 4th July 5th July 2016

Area 9 Pony Club

2 Day Clinic for PC Members 16yrs & over

4th & 5th July 2016

To be held at

Rectory Farm

Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, Glos.

This 2 day clinic is in place of the Associates Camp and will be an excellent opportunity to access top class training, which will include the following

  • Show Jumping in the large arena or on grass
  • Dressage the 20 x 60 arena or on grass
  • Lungeing the horse for improvement
  • Lectures and Demonstrations
  • A selection of XC fences

This will be 2 full days of enjoyable learning which will help to prepare you and your horse for the future

Cost £140 per member

For more details       email     mobile 0785 585 2710

28 March XC Training – RDP

Click Here for flyer for 28th March 2016 – XC Training RDP

Area 9 Pony Club – Rider Development Program

Cross Country Training

Monday 28th March 2016

At Lyneham Heath Farm,

Lyneham, Chipping Norton,

Oxfordshire, OX7 6QQ

With Mandy Lucey and Simon Lawrance

This is an excellent opportunity to access training from two of the top

BE ‘under 18’ Accredited Trainers

Members will receive 2 hours XC Training starting at either

10.00 or 1.00pm

COST: £42 per person

This training is open to members competing at PC Levels 3,4 & 5.

Please bring your own refreshments

Contact Julie Crew       Tel O785 585 2710          email