Monday November 28, 2022
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Guidelines for attending rallies

We organises rallies for most weeks of the year across a variety of disciplines – there are plenty to choose from, for all ages and abilities!  Dates are published through the regular e-mail newsletter, and must be booked in advance. Rallies cost £13-£15 per rider depending on the venue, and are booked up as shown on the “Forthcoming Rallies” page on this website.

  • Please bring yourself and your pony in correct pony club dress i.e. clean tack, plain numnah/girth;
  • Please make sure your tack is clean and fitting well and that will make your pony very happy: if you are unsure of the fit of tack please speak to your instructor
  • Please make sure that you arrive in plenty of time to tack up correctly and start the rally on time, as those who arrive late are disruptive and may miss vital safety checks and briefings
  • It is really important that you thank the instructors and organisers at the end of a rally. This is just as important when attending any other branch competitions/rallies
What to wear for rallies and team training

A reminder that all riders are expected to be turned out smartly for rallies and team training sessions, with white shirt and tie, or navy blue sweatshirt, or polo shirt, or base layer. Plain coloured jodphurs and hat silks can be worn.

Cotswold Vale clothing appropriate for rallies can be purchased from Hardy Equestrian – there is a link to their website from

https://branches.pcuk.org/cotswoldvale/clothing/ 

Pony Club EfficiencyTests:

The Pony Club Training structure encourages members to take tests which enable them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. The tests are taken at recommended ages and are designed with certain objectives in mind. Please look at the test section on the main Pony Club website. CVFHPC can organise E, D, D plus, C and C plus tests within the branch; B and A/AH tests are organised at Area 9 level.

  • We believe it is very important that members take Riding and Road Safety training and tests, and we have a number of levels available within the branch – Mini Road Rider, Road Rider Achievement Badge (around 9 to 11 years) PC Road Rider Test and BHS test (from 12 years onwards). Please try and do a course, it will help to make you safer on the road – contact Chief Instructor Sarah Hance for more information mob: 07801 816595  email: hance429@btinternet.com