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Plan ahead with the calendar of activities. Click directly on the activity date to book on via the online booking system. For any questions, please contact the committee.

Sunday

16
Rally

Working Rally at Fortfield field with Holly

10:30 | Fortfield Farm EX13 7AT
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Thursday

20
Local PC Competition

Devon & Somerset – Senior Team Games training

19:00 | Roborough Gate, Brendon Hill, Watchet. TA23 0SU
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Saturday

22
Local PC Competition

Polden Hills – Polden Hills Dressage Competition

09:00 | Stretcholt Equestrian Centre, Stretcholt, Bridgwater TA6 4SR
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Sunday

23
Local PC Competition

Taunton Vale – Taunton Vale Pony Club Dressage Competition

10:30 | Moorland Court Farm, Moorland TA7 0AN
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Sunday

23
Rally

XC rally at Pontispool

13:00 | Pontispool TA4 1BG
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Sunday

23
Area Competition

Devon & Somerset – Area 15 Horse and Pony care competition at Comeytrowe Equestrian, Taunton.

13:00 | Commetrowe Equestrian. Trull, Taunton TA4- 1EQ
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Thursday

27
Local PC Competition

Devon & Somerset – Senior Team Games Training with Brad

19:00 | Roborough Gate, Brendon Hill, Watchet. TA23 0SU
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Rally Information 

What is a rally?    A working rally is one at which instruction is given.  It may be either mounted or unmounted, the latter usually being for horse/pony care instruction.     Rallies may be show jumping, cross country, flatwork/dressage or a combination.  There are also stable management rallies and games rallies. The time of the rally and venue will be given in the programme.  The time stated is the actual start time, so please arrive early so that you are tacked up and ready to ride.  You will be told who your instructor is, and you should then proceed to the arena with your instructor.   Parents are welcome to stay and watch at rallies, but the organisation of the rally is at the discretion of the Senior Instructor.  Help from parents is needed at all events, especially when packing up at the end of a rally.  Please put your name forward if you feel you are able to help. We are all volunteers and need your support.

PONY CLUB CLOTHING For our rallies we expect our members to wear a Pony Club tie and Sweatshirt.  Our secretary Liz has some stock left of these or you can buy them online. The sweatshirts and a few other printed items like polo shirts and jackets are available at Wainwrights. https://www.wainwrightscreenprint.co.uk/

  • Hat: tagged to show it conforms to Pony Club standards see below
  • Hat silk: black, brown or navy blue
  • Hats for all cross country riding over fences of 80cm or higher and mounted games must be a jockey skull cap with no fixed peak. This is also recommended for cross country riding over lower fences
  • Hair net for girls (and long haired boys!!)
  • No jewellery
  • White shirt and Pony Club tie or green polo shirt
  • Pony Club badge with badge felt behind
  • Tweed jacket or Pony Club sweatshirt
  • Jodhpurs: white, beige, navy, black or brown
  • Jodhpur boots with clips or chaps/riding boots
  • Gloves
  • Body protectors remain optional for Pony Club Members except when jumping cross country fences when they are mandatory
  • Plain jeans or trousers can be worn for unmounted rallies with appropriate footwear for the stable
  • Tack should be in good repair – please pay particular attention to reins and the stitching at the top of the stirrup leathers
  • Numnahs should be plain white, navy blue, brown or black

Please note the new ‘whip rule’ – the maximum length of the “Whip” is 70cm and must be no less than 45cm. The “Contact area”, is considered to be 2/5’s (two fifths) of the overall length of the “Whip” and must be covered with a “Pad”. There must be no “binding” within 17 centimetres of the end of the “Pad”.

Hat Rule 2024

The Pony Club follows the British Equestrian Federation on its Standards for Riding Hats.
It is mandatory for all Members to wear a protective helmet at all times when mounted with a chinstrap fastened and adjusted so as to prevent movement of the hat in the event of a fall. This rule defines the quality of manufacture that is required. The individual sports also have additional requirements with regard to colour and type. It is strongly recommended that second hand hats are not purchased.

 

  • For cross-country riding (at all levels) including Eventing, Arena Eventing, Tetrathlon and Hunter Trials,
    together with Pony Racing (whether it be tests, rallies, competition or training) and Mounted Games
    competitions, a jockey skull cap must be worn with no fixed peak, peak type extensions or noticeable
    protuberances above the eyes or to the front, and should have an even round or elliptical shape with a
    smooth or slightly abrasive surface, having no peak or peak type extensions. Noticeable protuberances
    above the eyes or to the front not greater than 5mm, smooth and rounded in nature are permitted. A
    removable hat cover with a light flexible peak may be used if required.
    • No recording device is permitted (e.g. hat cameras) as they may have a negative effect on the performance
    of the hat in the event of a fall.
    • The fit of the hat and the adjustment of the harness are as crucial as the quality. Members are advised to try several makes to find the best fit. The hat should not move on the head when the head is tipped forward.
    The Pony Club recommends you visit a qualified BETA (British Equestrian Trade Association) fitter

 

Body Protector Rule 2024
A body protector is compulsory for all Pony Club Cross Country riding (including Arena Eventing)
and Pony Racing activities whether it be training or competition. A body protector for these
activities must meet BETA 2018 Level 3 Standard (blue and black label)

SOME OTHER POINTS TO REMEMBER FOR RALLIES

Offers of help in setting up or clearing away afterwards would be appreciated.
Always arrive with adequate time to determine which ride you are in and be tacked up and ready to start at the right time.
Parents – please watch from a distance. You may not always agree with the instructor but remember that they are responsible for the ride, so please do not interfere. If you have a complaint, speak to the organiser or the DC.
Please remember to thank the organiser, your instructor and hosts.

 

June 2024

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Sunday

16
Local PC Competition

Seavington - Team and Individual Show Jumping to cater for all members and non-members

09:00 | CHARD EQUESTRIAN CRICKET ST THOMAS, CHARD, SOMERSET TA20 4BP
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Sunday

16
Rally

Working Rally at Fortfield field with Holly

10:30 | Fortfield Farm EX13 7AT
Book Now

Thursday

20
Local PC Competition

Devon & Somerset - Senior Team Games training

19:00 | Roborough Gate, Brendon Hill, Watchet. TA23 0SU
Book Now

Saturday

22
Local PC Competition

Polden Hills - Polden Hills Dressage Competition

09:00 | Stretcholt Equestrian Centre, Stretcholt, Bridgwater TA6 4SR
Book Now

Sunday

23
Local PC Competition

Taunton Vale - Taunton Vale Pony Club Dressage Competition

10:30 | Moorland Court Farm, Moorland TA7 0AN
Book Now

Sunday

23
Rally

XC rally at Pontispool

13:00 | Pontispool TA4 1BG
Book Now

Sunday

23
Area Competition

Devon & Somerset - Area 15 Horse and Pony care competition at Comeytrowe Equestrian, Taunton.

13:00 | Commetrowe Equestrian. Trull, Taunton TA4- 1EQ
Book Now

Thursday

27
Local PC Competition

Devon & Somerset - Senior Team Games Training with Brad

19:00 | Roborough Gate, Brendon Hill, Watchet. TA23 0SU
Book Now