Sunday March 7, 2021
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Lockdown Activities

Sadly during 2020 and 2021 the number of competitions and rallies we can offer are much less than normal HOWEVER we have already provided a number of online/virtual competitions and ways of keeping our members busy during this strange time. 

CURRENT COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES

*Photography Competition*

Closing date Mon 8th March
Sponsored by Jasmine Punter photography
Sponsored by our very own home grown Beaufort Pony Club competitor, Jasmine Punter, The Beaufort Pony Club Photo Competition has been launched.  Use your photographic creativity to be in with a chance of winning a free print at your next event!
Please email photo entries to Leanne Brown Lvcoombs@hotmail.com and call 07505 085397 for any queries

 
*Lockdown Challenge*
 

*Revival of the Area 9 Strava Club!*

We welcome ALL Pony Club members to join, not just Tetrathletes STRAVA is a FREE App available on Android and iPhone Download the FREE VERSION of the App to your phone Start the App when you start your exercise (walk, cycle or run) and the App will record data about speed/time/gradient. Once you press Finish it loads the data onto a map & charts which you can analyse.

We have made a Private Strava club “Pony Club Area 9”

please apply to join once you are on Strava.

Where members are younger than 13, parents will have to sign up to Strava on their behalf in the following manner:- First Name: Parent name eg “Sally Smith”

Surname: for child name eg “for Jessica Smith”

Then the whole name will read “Sally Smith for Jessica Smith”

We shall reinstate the weekly ROLL OF HONOUR Stay FIT Use your OUTSIDE TIME well STAY IN TOUCH with friends across the Strava App Application form for EVERYONE to complete, even if you are already in the A9 Strava Club.

https://forms.gle/ATFsHjJKz9eBa1FA8

 

PAST COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES

* Firstly we ran a 4 week challenge where members enjoyed completing tasks like balancing a bean bag on their head whilst riding and making a nature collage. You can complete the challenges for fun here!
Challenge week 1
Challenge week 2
Challenge week 3
Challenge week 4

* Then followed an Easter bonnet competition where members had great fun decorating their riding hats! Well done to Rose W 1st, Evelyn B 2nd, Molly A 3rd and Rhea S 4th!! 

* Next some of our wonderful coaches made us useful videos about things we need to remember when caring for our equines
Vic Powell – How to rug up a pony https://fb.watch/3hBE8vmP1K/
Lici Hawker – Pole work https://fb.watch/3hBK13OYit/
                             Canter poles https://fb.watch/3hBN3II-MW/
                             Jumping https://fb.watch/3hBP5vsHY-/
Vic Powell – Catching & turning out a pony https://fb.watch/3hBYAkPhto/
                       – Leading your pony https://fb.watch/3hC08D_Isr/
Lici Hawker – Fitting boots Part 1 https://fb.watch/3hC3dgTPWG/
                              Fitting boots Part 2 https://fb.watch/3hC5YBEUdE/
Rhian Jones – Mounting your pony correctly https://fb.watch/3hC7tuZOPe/
                           – Bringing your ponies out of the winter https://fb.watch/3hCf1Fr9TR/

* We ran 2 Best Turned Out competitions which were split by age and also plaited/unplaited.
Winners were as follows in the first competition: Plaited 10yrs and under – 1st Rhea S, 2nd Rosie S, 3rd Charlie M, 4th Lily M. Unplaited section 10yrs and under – 1st Hattie N, 2nd Evelyn B, 3rd Rhea S, 4th Devon T-C. Plaited section 11 yrs and over – 1st Emily A-J, 2nd Lucy C, 3rd Skye W, 4th Lily L.
Second competition: Unplaited 10yrs and under – 1st Rosie S. Plaited 10yrs and under – 1st Lila H, 2nd Evelyn B. Plaited 11 yrs and over – 1st Lily L, 2nd Tinks W

* Then we all great fun making our loo roll challenge video!!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eKBGTmA-FRs

* In our Decorate Your Pony competition Daisy G came 1st, Evelyn B 2nd, Skye L 3rd and Ursula S and Rosie S joint 4th

* Jane Holderness-Roddam and her team at West Kington Stud very kindly gave us a virtual tour of the stud https://fb.watch/3hByudh_3S/

* Next came our amazing ‘Badminton in Lockdown’ videos! 
 
Part One Event Preparation – https://youtu.be/x2lgu9S9iT0
Part Two The Trot Up – https://youtu.be/waT9b7nyvMA
Part Three The Dressage – https://youtu.be/6a2xbWEf3_Q
Part Four The Speed & Endurance – https://youtu.be/KSaxr2IDCas
Part Five The show Jumping & Finale https://youtu.be/lljxrEASp_c

* Our wild swimming videos came next from our Tetrathlon team!  
Video 1 – https://youtu.be/VOrKdPsmkpM
Video 2  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eChzbjEZDpQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0jM6lyIPGKLhhXlugVnNZJltDCpbBY_paOPZl1TWWwaK0un0cmoZXQwYI

* Final videos are 2021 Beaufort Hunt PC Membership drive video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWSAVoHJ5yw&feature=youtu.be  
and the 2021 Beaufort Hunt PC Tetrathlon membership drive video – https://youtu.be/OGUXM-oXD00

*We ran ‘The Great Beaufort Hunt Pony Club Bake Off’ competition.
Congratulations to the winner of the 7 and under category – Evelyn Brown age 6
Winner of the age 8-12 category – Erin Evans age 11
Winner of the 13+ category – Millie Smith age 17
Winner of the overs category – Jenny Lomas