Sunday May 16, 2021
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Hunting

IMG_0880 (NXPowerLite Copy)The Cattistock Hunt Pony Club, as our name suggests, is affiliated to the Cattistock Hunt

Secretary: Mr C MacEwan, tel no. 01308 485770, email acbmacewan@gmail.com
Weekday Secretary:Mrs C Richardson, tel no. 07879624948, email gigi.dorset@yahoo.co.uk

You are more than welcome to attend any meets but it is suggested that you read the following guidelines designed to help you enjoy your day out with the Cattistock or any other hunt.


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Hunting Guidelines – It is suggested that ALL members read these.

 

PONY CLUB HUNTING CERTIFICATE

You are encouraged to take the Hunting Test.  This requires you to attend the following: –

· One session at the Hunt Kennels, to include a talk from either the Huntsman, Whipper–in or Master with a tour of the kennels and stables.

· One practical session at either the kennels or other suitable place – to include opening and shutting gates and hunting conduct.

· One morning hunting accompanied by a suitable (nominated by the Branch of The Pony Club) adult.

The Hunting Test at the Hunt Kennels should be marked as follows:

·        Accompanied days hunting 50%

·        Oral examination 50%

The passing of the Hunting Test allows the Member to go hunting unaccompanied and this should be in the Examiners mind during the test.  The Members should be tested orally, the Member either passes or fails wholly at the discretion of the Examiners.

It should be taken into account that the Member may be nervous, and the Examiners may try to lead the Member towards an answer if they feel they are suffering from nerves rather than ignorance.

If the Member is a borderline case, it is recommended that they be accompanied for a further days hunting by one of the Examiners and encouraged to explain what is going on during the day and be asked informal questions.

Examiners may then ask the Member as many questions as they feel appropriate.