Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Argyll South
 

(Established in 1980 and is part of Pony Club Area 19)

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2017 has been an eventful year for Argyll South branch. Jackie Lamond stepped down from her role as DC in the Summer.
Jackie, DC for seven years & committee member for eleven years, has done an incredible job for the branch, her enthusiasm and drive, together with that of the strong committee , saw a full diary of events and a huge increase in membership over theses years. 
Jackie is followed by Lucia (Lu) Bose, now acting DC, who  has many years of experience & a fantastic reputation within the equestrian world.
The club would officially like to thank Jackie for all of her hard work and to welcome Lu.
Argyll South covers a vast rural area, running from Ardfern right up in the North, Inveraray in the East, right down the Kintyre peninsular to Campbeltown in the South. 
The committee & chief instructor, Sheila MacCallum have organised the provision of quality ‘mobile’ tuition to smaller membership groups within this geographically huge and sprawling ‘80 miles end to end’ catchment area.
This has been a hugely successful method of building support and  significantly growing membership. Support for the club can be witnessed via the outstanding attendance by members and non members of all ages and abilities who travel miles just to attend club and open events.

The branch committee are dedicated to providing the very best opportunities for its members and the club’s calendar of events is being constantly updated. Argyll South branch works very closely with Argyll Riding Club; this co-operation maximises opportunities for riders of all ages, resulting in a very  exciting and busy Equestrian Calendar even in the winter months.

Events for 2018 include a winter barbecue and regular mounted or unmounted rally’s and competitions.  At club rally / competition days, members receive excellent  tuition in the morning, a lunch and then compete in the afternoon . The competitions are always relevant to morning tuition and the riders are able to ask advice and continue to receive instruction, this allows them to progress and successfully complete the ‘course’ or exercise in a fun and comfortable atmosphere. 

Club members also benefit from tuition from visiting instructors such as Sheila Thom, Nigel Springer and Jill Dradge.

Argyll South is always delighted to welcome new members.

For more details, please contact the club secretary melissa95james@btinternet.com

For updates & fixture list – see the Argyll south branch  Facebook page

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The Pony Club is a voluntary youth organisation which is open to all young people under the age of 25 throughout the United Kingdom. It’s aims are To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with ponies and riding. To give instruction in riding and horse mastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of animals.

To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline.