Wednesday February 8, 2023
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Welcome to 2023 – An update for members

Welcome to 2023 from Laura Leicester, our DC. 

My first year as your DC went by in a flash. Successes in competition at Areas, Regionals and National Championships, followed by a fantastic 3rd place at the Pony Club Showjumping at Burghley Horse Trials rounded off the year. Encouragement in learning and development of our members lead to achievements in Pony Club Efficiency Testing, alongside YELA awards and the much coveted mini achievements badges for our younger members. Rally attendance was excellent this year.

We have a lot of exciting things planned for the year ahead and and we will get all the dates out to everyone as soon as possible. If there is something specific you would like to do this year please let one of the committee members know. 

Updates

Vaccination rule 

The Vaccination Rule 2023 is available on the website with the rulebooks. This has been simplified so that the vaccination schedule for Pony Club activities requires a booster every 12 months. Please be aware that other organisations and event venues may have different requirements, including Pony Racing and some racecourses.

Hats 

All hats will need to be checked and tagged this year with the new pink tag to ensure they meet up to date standards. http://branches.pcuk.org/burghley/important-information/ 

Spring Festival 

2023 gets going qicukly, the spring festival has moved forward to February so qualifiers are already going at pace. hopefully Burghley will have good representation. 

Team Dressage, Show jumping & Eventing – Burghley and Areas

Please keep a log of all your competitions and results ( affiliated & unaffiliated) to submit with expressions of interest for these teams.  It will help us sort the teams more easily & clearly, and ensure that no-one’s results get missed. 

Forms are available on the disciplines page on the website and will be on FB as well Competition Records

Please also note that in order to be eligible to compete for the club at Areas, you and your horse or pony must have genuinely participated at a minimum of 3 qualifying rallies/coaching/ training sessions since 1st July 2021. For this purpose each day at camp does count as a separate rally/coaching/training session. 

Camps

Camps will be back again this year. Please remember you must have helped at one of our events for your child to be eligible for a place. Dates for eligibility below are based on age as at 1st January 2023. 

Dates TBC

Tack and Turnout 

Tack and turnout will continue to be marked at all rallies and training ensuring we are meeting high level of safety and pony care standards.  Please take a look at the guidance if you are unsure.  We don’t expect anyone to be in new tack or equipment – just clean smart and safe.