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Friday 21st April 2023

Tresham Mini ODE
We are pleased to announce that entries for our mini ODE are now open!! This is a lovely, friendly event and very encouraging for our younger members. We have classes from 40cm up to 70cm. The 40cm and 50cm classes are split assisted and unassisted so suitable for our tiniest of members!!

You can find the schedule on ‘Our Events’ page and click the following link to make your entries – https://www.horse-events.co.uk/horse-events/beaufort-hunt-pc-mini-ode180623/

 

Mini Camp and Tiny Trotters
Reminder!! Deposits for Mini Camp and Tiny Trotters are due next Friday 28th April. All information about these Camps can be found here – https://branches.pcuk.org/beaufort/camps/

NOTE – once deposits have been received, Camp Application and Medical forms will be sent out, to be returned along with the balance by Friday 23rd June.

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Friday 14th April 2023

Area Dressage Entries Open!

We have great pleasure in announcing that the entries for the Area 9 Dressage Qualifier for 2023 are now open!! Please click HERE for the schedule and click HERE for entries 

** Please could we request that members/parents to talk to Jo Baker, our Dressage manager, before entering so that she can make sure that you are entering the correct class and so she knows how many entries/teams she has. It is easier for the organisers of the event if Jo coordinates the entries rather than having to move people around that have entered the wrong class **
The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 25th June.
 

Mini ODE

Click HERE for our mini ODE being held on 18th June. This is a lovely, inviting course with classes from 40cm to 70cm. Entries will be open in the next few days.

 

Neckstraps

Please can everyone make sure that when they attend a Pony Club rally their pony is wearing a neckstrap.
If their pony wears a martingale then this is satisfactory but if not then a neckstrap should be worn.

NCHPC Open Pony & Dog Show

Please click the link below to get the schedule for this lovely show for riders aged 14 years old and under being held on Saturday, May 27th 2023 at Guiting Power.
Pre entries to Show Jumping & Working Hunter Classes. Entries on the day for Clear Round SJ, Fancy Dress, Gymkhana and Family Dog Show.

The King’s Coronation Celebration Open Pony and Dog Show Entry and Online Booking at Horse Events (horse-events.co.uk)

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Monday 10th April 2023

We are delighted to be able to share with you the schedules for our new  Kington Down Farm Show and BHPC Bowldown Show.

** BHPC Kington Down Farm Show is being held on 21st May at West Kington and we will have SJ classes from poles on the ground to 50cm, clear round and handy pony. All classes are open to all so please spread the word to your non PC horsey friends. Click HERE for schedule

 

** BHPC Bowldown Show is on 11th June and will have 2 rings of SJ, 9 dressage classes, showing classes including Working Hunter, fancy dress, gymkhana, clear round, handy pony and dog agility. Click HERE for schedule

All classes except dressage and SJ are open to non PC members. 
SJ and Dressage must be entered in advance, showing can be entered in advance or on the day, all other classes can be entered on the day

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Tuesday 4th April 2023

Struggling to find Suitable Rallies?

We need more help for your club
Do you struggle to find a rally to suit your child or your availability?
Would you like to run a rally but don’t know where to begin?
Then this could be for you

Potential Rally Organiser Evening
Monday 17th April 7pm
The Old Royal Ship, Luckington
Come and find out what you need to run a rally, have a glass of wine and ask all the questions you need.
Please let Marianne Edwards (07503 160370) know if you would like to come along.
There is no commitment to running rallies by coming along

Missing Hi Viz Jackets

We are missing a number of our personalised Beaufort Pony Club Hi Viz jackets/tabards. Please could you all check your cars and coat hooks in case you have brought one home with you after helping at one of our events. Please let Abbi Sharp know (07980 172270 / abbisharp@hotmail.co.uk) if you have one.
Many thanks

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Friday 10th February 2023

Senior Camp at Pontispool
We have great pleasure in releasing the information for our Senior Camps being held over the Easter holidays!
Both held at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, which has amazing facilities, school years 8-10 are invited from Monday 3rd April to Wednesday 5th April and school years 11+ on Thursday 6th April.
Please reserve your places ASAP, deposits due by 28th February.
Information and booking forms are on the Camps page of the website.
 

SAVE THE DATE!
Get this date in your diary – 28th July 2023!
We are holding a Senior Day Camp at Boomerang, Crooked Soley, Hungerford RG17 0TL. We have hired the whole site and will be doing a mixture of flatwork, SJ and XC. This will be open to all Seniors in school years 8 and upwards.

 

HHPC Mini Eventer Challenge Series
Please see the following link to see the schedule for the first of the HHPC Mini Eventer Challenge Series.
Mini Eventer Challenge Series 1st April Entry and Online Booking at Horse Events (horse-events.co.uk)
The series is designed to give members with little or no cross country experience some practice, with jumps starting at 30cms with lead rein/assisted classes going up to 50cms.  The 50cms class will be split for A – 10yrs  & under and B – 11yrs – 14yrs. 

Other dates in the series are Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 8th July and Sunday 13th August.  The Championships are on Sunday 17th September.

Pony Racing Gallops Morning
The North Herefordshire have kindly opened up their pony racing rally, on 19th Feb, to other PC’s.
Any members would just need to book in via the website using the link below and add their membership number.
https://branches.pcuk.org/northherefordshire/bookings/

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Monday 2nd January 2023

Huge congratulations to Orlo C who was awarded the Farquhar Cup at the Children’s Meet last week.
This cup is awarded every year to the most helpful Pony Club member in the hunting community. Orlo has shown great commitment to working regularly in kennels over the past couple of years as well as helping on the hunting field.
We also acknowledged Nicky Bush’s commitment to our PC as our Hunting Representative for a number of years. Huge thank you Nicky!
For a list of all our cup winners for this year please take a look at our website –https://branches.pcuk.org/beaufort/wp-admin/post.php…
 
 
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Wednesday 21st December 2022

Badminton Horse Trials 2023
 
Beaufort Hunt Pony Club Members who would like to be considered as a Slip Collector on XC day at Badminton Horse Trials 2023 (Sunday 7th May) should email Fi Norbury brief details of themselves and their pony. Slip Collectors must be Members of the BHPC, be in Year 9 or above, have passed their C Test and previously slip collected at Gatcombe Horse Trials. We appreciate that Gatcombe did not take place for a couple of years, so if you have not been able to Slip Collect there, the suitability of your pony will be considered instead, so please list any rallies or competitions you have attended in your email application.
 
Please email applications to Fi Norbury on afnorbury@btinternet.com by Sunday 29th January.

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Saturday 10th December 2022

Parent help

DO YOU NEED TO FULFIL PARENT DUTIES FOR 2023?
Please get in touch with Alex Connors if you fancy a go at online/live scoring for the Beaufort Pony Club. We already have a small but perfect team of scorers, however we need to recruit a couple more for various 2023 events.
To begin with, we need a couple of scorers on Sunday 5th February at Malmesbury for the Beaufort Triathlon. Would ideally suit someone whose child is not competing.
No Tet experience necessary. No horse experience necessary.
Moderately good computer skills, competent mental arithmetic and accuracy are important. Your own laptop is an advantage.

Alex looks forward to hearing from you; please email her on alex@bestboots.co.uk

 

Membership Renewals

It’s that time of year again.
PC membership for a lot of people will expire on 31.1.2023.
Those who joined mid-year on a rolling membership can breathe a sigh of relief. You are covered!
If your membership is due for renewal, The Pony Club email system should send you a reminder. This may well end up in your junk mail folder, so it’s worth checking on the dashboard whether your membership renewal is due in January.

https://portal.pcuk.org/portal/my-dashboard/

 

B+ Test

Two sessions, via Zoom, have been organised with Carole Broad to explain to candidates what the B+ exam is all about. This is open to anyone who has passed their B test riding who is thinking of taking the B+ or would like to know more about it.

3rd Jan 2023 – B+ training – Getting to know the flat work needed for the test

10th Jan 2023 – B+ training Getting to know the jumping work needed for the test

If you are interested, please book in using the link below

https://www.horse-events.co.uk/horse-events/area-9-pony-club-b-training-learn-all-about-the-b-test-3rd-jan/

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Tuesday 29th November 2022

We have organised an end of year meal for those members aged 14 years and above. To be held at The Old Royal Ship, Luckington on Wed 28th December. You will receive a mocktail on arrival followed by a 2 course meal.
To book a place please email daisyalbanjones@gmail.com or see our programme for more details.
Parents are welcome to stay for a meal in the bar!

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Monday 28th November 2022

We are looking for members 10 years and under, and 8 years and under to make up a mini Pony Club Quiz team. We are also looking for members 13 years and under and 25 years and under to take part in the quiz in the senior /junior section, to be held on the 5th March. If your children would like to take part please contact Melissa Candy by phone 07446 651487 or email candy.melissa@gmail.com
 

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Thursday 10th November 2022

If you didn’t get around to booking tickets for the Mini Christmas Party unfortunately you may have missed out as we have sold out!
We have opened a waiting list so please contact Sam Skowron samskowron@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to be placed on this list. All event details can be found on the ‘Our Events’ page of our website.

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Wednesday 9th November 2022

An evening with Geoff Billington – Autumn Tour
Unicorn Trust – Stow on the Wold GL54 1JZ
Thursday 17th November – 7pm 
 
“TRAINING FOR SUCCESS” 
A slightly different set of demos this autumn. Geoff spends much of his time now training riders all over the country from grassroots to riders jumping at European level. 
We thought this would be a good demo subject, it will be relatable to all. Geoff will be training 2 local horses at varying stages of training showing how to apply his training techniques to help riders and their horses get the best results. Geoff will also be bringing “Just Special” his stallion to show a horse jumping at a higher level. 
 
Using a mix of pole work, grids and a course, often you only have to make small changes to get a big result. 
 Of course, Geoff will still have stories to share of his time riding at the very top of the sport with other jumping legends.
An evening with Geoff without story telling wouldn’t be the same. He will have you all laughing in no time, a good tonic in these difficult times.  
 
Tickets
Adult- £30
Under 15yrs – £20 
Group tickets available (5 for the price of 4) 
 
All demos start at 7pm – the cafe at the venue will be open prior to the demo starting to get food and drink. Geoff will work through until 9.30ish with no break.  
 Ticket link https://buytickets.at/equestriandemonstrations

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Thursday 3rd October 2022

We are delighted to be able to open The Blue Ball up to non-PC members now!
 
All the fun is happening at Chavenage House, Tetbury from 7:30-9:30pm on Sunday 18th December. For school years 6-10
This year, we will once again be hosting the festivities at the wonderful Chavenage House, where we are planning on treating our partygoers to a fun-filled, action-packed evening of entertainment.
Not only do we have a brilliant DJ on the decks, but there’s also a silent disco for the kids to cut some shapes to!
Not to miss out on an opportunity to improve their riding skills, our jockeys can show off their stickability when they step up to tackle Rodney our Rodeo Reindeer.
 
After they’ve danced up a storm (and been bucked off a few times), our riders can indulge themselves at our Mocktail Bar of dreams, and fully-loaded grazing table complete with chocolate fountain. With even more festive fun being planned, we can guarantee that our Blue Ball guests will have an absolutely fabulous time.
The Blue Ball Committee are keen for parents to get involved by joining us at Tipputs Inn after drop-off for a sociable Christmas vino and tapas treats.
 
Please contact absolutelycath@hotmail.co.uk if you have any queries.

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Monday 31st October 2022

Huge congratulations to the following people who were awarded cups at last nights’ AGM and parents evening. Well done to you all for your achievements this year. 

Plums Pot (Best member) TASH BAILEY
Celia Sparkes Cup (for effort & progress in show jumping) ZARA LAWSON
Frank IV Dressage Shield (for progressing a horse through the dressage levels) BELLE EDWARDS
The William Miflin Cup (for bringing on an event horse) POPPY CLARK & SPUD
The Beaufort Challenge Cup (14 years and under, for eventing) HARRY BARKER
The Beaufort Challenge Cup (over 14 years, for eventing) GEORGE STRATTON
The Dressage Team Player Trophy (for the best team player at the areas/champs) POPPY CLARK
The Grassroots Dressage Cup (for the best grassroots dressage at areas/champs) FELICITY HENDY
The McMeekin Cup (for the best dressage score at the areas/champs) LILY LANGLEY
The White Cup (Big SJ) MEG LUDDINGTON
Donnington Cup (Best Beaufort Pony 14.2 and under at area ODE Intermediate or open) TOBY, HANNAH LUDDINGTON
Senior Guy Hanmer (Best Beaufort at Open Area ODE) WILL CONNORS
Ralph Godwin Memorial Cup (Most promising young rider 10 & under) WOODY BENDALL
Challenge Cup Bowl (For contribution and perseverance 10 & under) ROSIE SAINSBURY
The Rook Cup (Good manners, sportsmanship, appropriate turnout, support to other members, coaches & committee, positive attitude, respect and willingness to learn) HOLLY RICHARDS

and congratulations to Polly Clark and her pony Nellie who were awarded the Barney Memorial Shield (Best hunting and PC pony) at the children’s priority meet on Monday

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Sunday 30th October 2022

Thank you to all of you who took time out of your busy weekends to attend the annual AGM and awards evening tonight. It was great to see so many of you there and to be able to tell you of our plans for 2023 and to award some lovely cups to deserving members. For anyone who missed it here are some of the main points for you to take on board:

  • You MUST do 2 rallies before Camp and for minis and juniors they MUST do it on the pony they are taking to Camp
  • You MUST do 3 rallies to be allowed to compete at Area competitions – including 1 in the current year
  • Please pay for rallies BEFORE you attend them, not after
  • From next year, all parents will be allocated a job at one of our events. If you cannot help on that date, you will be required to find a friend or family member who can take your place, or swap with another member who has been given a different date. If you have specific requirements, you can volunteer early to make sure you get a particular date. 
  • Please click HERE for the new rules for 2023 re hats
  • Please check with your vet about new vaccination rules as there is currently a shortage of some vaccines, but do not wait until the week before your vaccination is due!
  • Planned dates for Camps for 2023 are as follows – 
    * Mini Tet camp @ Stockland Lovell – 11th -12th March
    * Pontispool Camp for school years 8-10 – 3rd -5th April
    * Pontispool Camp for members school years 11+ – 5th-6th April             
    * Mini Camp – Tiny Trotters (aged 2-5) and members aged 4-8 – 27th-29th July (@ Tresham)
    * Junior Camp – Members aged 8-12 30th July-2nd August (2 days at Rabson and 2 days at Bowldown)
  • Planned BHPC Competition dates for 2023 are as follows –
  • * 5th/12th Feb – BHPC Tri/Tet
    * 11th June – Bowldown Show
    * 18th June – Tresham Mini ODE
    * 9th July – Area Dressage
    * 22nd/23rd July – Area Tet
    * 17th Sept – Shipton Moyne ODE (TBC)

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Saturday 29th October 2022

More info about the Christmas parties –

Mini’s Christmas Party
Open to Year 5 and below.
The cost for a BHPC member ticket is £12.50, if buying a 2nd or 3rd ticket (for siblings who are also BHPC members), it will be £9.50 each.
 
Places are limited so please book promptly. If we have space by Tuesday 1st November2022, we will open to non-Pony Club member, at £13.50 each. Non-PC members you will need an ACCESS CODE to book, please email Sam (samskowron@hotmail.co.uk) for this code.
Bookings close on Sunday 20th November. ALL orders and payments must be made before this date.
The Mini’s Christmas Party is being held on 20th December at Didmarton Village Hall, GL9 1DS from 3:30-6:30pmTickets – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/beauforthuntponyclub/787314
 
The Blue Ball
We are delighted with the early interest in this year’s brilliant Blue Ball. Just a reminder please, this is a Beaufort Hunt Pony Club event, run by a committee of great parents for our members. In order to make the most of the event we hope to be able to open up ticket sales to other pony clubs and non-members, if we do not sell out to our own members.You have until the 14th November to book your members tickets. (These are checked by the system to ensure they are for members).
On the 15th November any remaining tickets will be released to other Pony Clubs.
On the 20th November any remaining tickets will be released to non-members, giving members friends the opportunity to join them and party.
We appreciate this is something that is popular, but we must ensure our members get priority for tickets.The Blue Ball is being held on 18th December at Chavenage House, Chavenage, Tetbury, GL8 8XP from 7:30-9:30pm
School Years 6-9
Tickets –  https://buytickets.at/beauforthuntponyclub/781571

 

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Friday 28th October 2022

Test Training via Zoom
Ledbury Hunt PC are running some test training via Zoom, but currently they do not have enough interest to make it viable to run. If there any members interested in joining them then please contact Wendy wendy.grimsby@btinternet.com
It starts this coming weekend.

D          6 weeks training on a Sunday evening 4-4.45pm £18

D+        8 weeks training on a Sunday evening 4.45-5.30pm £24

C          8 weeks training on a Sunday evening 5.30-6.30pm £32

C+        8 weeks training on a Sunday evening 6.30-7.30pm £32

B          8 weeks training on a Monday evening 5.30-7pm £40 

D, D+, C and C+ Start on 30th October, they run for 5 weeks until 27th November. There is no training in December so the sessions restart on Sunday 3rd January. D only one session left so will finish 3rd Jan. Remainder have 3 weeks left so will finish on 17th Jan.

B starts on Monday 31st October and runs for 5 weeks until Monday 28th November. No training in December so the remaining 3 weeks of training will be 4,11,18 Jan.

Responsible Breeding webinars
The Pony Club are working in collaboration with The British Horse Foundation who have received funding to offer free education on Responsible Breeding. This will take the form of four webinars running weekly through November. These webinars will be delivered by experts in Breeding including world renowned vet Dr Jane Nixon and Edward Matson, Managing Partner at Twemlows Stud.
 
These webinars count as CPD for coaches and will also be useful for anyone with an interest in Breeding including members working towards the AH test.
 
Bookings can be made here http://events.pcuk.org/?p=9993

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