Saturday June 19, 2021
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Rally Information
EHV – Current EHV Self Certification Form HERE
 
 
Updated 17/05/21

Due to Covid-19 we are currently running rallies with a difference.  We are only able to have a certain number of people on site at any one time.

You will find upcoming rallies under the programme tab.

To help keep everyone safe, ALL rally bookings and fees will be done online to limit the exchange of cheques or money. (See ‘Events” tab for up coming rallies)

 
 
IMPORTANT RALLY INFORMATION
 r Daytime Rallies: see Diary dates for information.
If you are sharing a pony, travelling with another member, or if you particularly want to be in the same ride as
another member please let us know.
The time of your ride will be on the AVHPC website one or two days before, or telephone at the time stated in
the Diary. Phone enquiries only between 7 and 8 pm please.
If you sign in for a day or evening rally and do not attend, you will be charged for the rally
unless you let the Organizer know in good time – it makes it very difficult to know how many
instructors we need if we are not sure if you are going to turn up.
However, congratulations, as most members are very good at letting us know
For Evening Rallies contact Clare Bromfield, preferably by email, to book in at least 3 days in advance and
pay by cheque on the day. You can sign in at one evening rally for the next one. You get your time at the time
of booking and this remains your time for that winter’s evening rallies. No block bookings, please.
Evening rallies are held at West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Holt – dates in the Diary.
Times: Session 1. 5.00 – 6.15 pm £8 XC surcharge £3
Session 2. 6.25 – 7.40 pm £10 XC surcharge £5
Session 3. 7.45 – 9.00 pm £12 XC surcharge £5
In the summer some rides will be doing cross country, light and weather permitting, so make sure you bring
medical armbands, back protectors, a hat that is NOT fixed-peak, long sleeves, gloves and the correct bit and
boots for the pony/horse as we do not always know in advance which groups will be going outside.
We are always happy to answer any queries you may have, but do please try
to telephone the organiser only at sensible times. 7
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AT THE RALLY:
Try to be on time. We aim to start promptly at the time specified
At the beginning and end of rallies HELP is needed to set out and put away jumps etc. Don’t wait to be
asked …offer your services!
At the end: dismount, run up the stirrups and lead out correctlySay thank you to your instructor and the rally organiser
Clear up your horse’s or pony’s droppings and hay in the lorry park………please!
What to wear for rallies:
Correct Dress: beige jodhpurs, white or dark blue PC polo shirts, PC sweat shirts, tagged hats with plain hat
silks, gloves. For girls: hairnets or hair neatly tied up is a MUST. No earrings!
Cross Country: fixed peak hats are not allowed for cross country, you should have a skull cap with a plain silk
on it, back protector, medical armband, long sleeves and gloves.
Correct Tack: tack should be clean and well fitting, check stitching especially on stirrup leathers and girth
straps, numnahs should be plain and in white or dark colours, boots for ponies/horses going XC.
Hat tagging can normally be done at rallies, see Hat Rules above
NO JEWELLERY, NO HOODIES. You should look neat and tidyPONY CLUB RALLIES (suitable for all ages and abilities). Please sign in correctly for activities and rallies either on the forms or by email, it saves a lot of time for the organiser! You must be sure to give your name, age, any tests passed and the size of your horse/pony, as well as any other useful information such as what height you are happy jumping that would help us to put you in the correct ride.Please put the name of the member on the back of the cheque.

We will always acknowledge emails, so if you don’t get a reply, please try again.

 

How to put your name down for rallies:

For Daytime Rallies: see the “Whats on” tab for dates and information. You can enter and pay online.

If you are sharing a pony, travelling with another member, or if you particularly want to be in the same ride as another member please let the rally organisers know.

The time of your ride will be emailed to you or for events you will find it on the AVHPC website one or two days before.

If you sign in for a day or evening rally and do not attend, you will be charged for the rally unless you let the Organisers know in good time – it makes it very difficult to know how many instructors we need if we are not sure if you are going to turn up.

However, congratulations, as most members are very good at letting us know.

For Evening Rallies   Please book in and pay online.

Evening rallies are held at West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Holt – dates in the Programme.

Times:     Session 1. 5.00 – 6.15 pm    £12

Session 2. 6.25 – 7.40 pm   £14

Session 3. 7.45 – 9.00 pm   £16

In the summer some rides may go cross country (light and weather permitting) so make sure you bring back protectors, a hat that is NOT fixed-peak, long sleeves, gloves and the correct bit and boots for the pony/horse as we do not always know in advance which groups will be going outside.  medical armbands are not compulsory anymore, however they are very useful if your parent or guardian is not present for the duration.

We are always happy to answer any queries you may have, but do please try and telephone the organiser only at sensible times.

AT THE RALLY: Expectations and Etiquette

Please be on time.  We aim to start promptly at the time specified

At the beginning and end of rallies HELP is needed to set out and put away jumps etc. Don’t wait to be asked …offer your services!

Remember, training is a two way process and you as a rider are responsible for communicating.  If you don’t understand your instructor or can’t hear the instruction you must (politely) speak up and say something.  If you don’t speak up, the lesson will not be as productive as it could be.  This also stands for parents, please speak to the rally organiser who will be happy to address any concerns. 

At the end: dismount, run up the stirrups and lead out correctly

Say thank you to your instructor and the rally organiser.  This is very important – Our PC is run solely by volunteers who give up their time to organise the rallies for your children to enjoy – and it is just good manners. Most members are fabulous at this so well done!

Clear up your horse’s or pony’s droppings and hay in the lorry park………please!

 

What to wear for rallies:

Correct Dress:  beige jodhpurs are preferable but black or navy are acceptable, white or dark blue PC polo shirts, PC sweat shirts, tagged hats with plain hat silks, gloves. For girls: hairnets or hair neatly tied up is a MUST. No earrings, no hoodies, no long nails, no exceptions!

Cross Country: fixed peak hats are not allowed for cross country, you should have a skull cap with a plain silk on it, back protector, long sleeves and gloves.

Correct Tack:  tack should be clean and well fitting, check stitching especially on stirrup leathers and girth straps, numnahs should be plain and in white or dark colours, boots for ponies/horses going XC.

Hat tagging can normally be done at rallies.  Hat Rules can be found in any discipline rule book which are available either to purchase or online.

You should look neat and tidy