Wednesday May 27, 2020
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COTTESMORE PONY CLUB

          Established in 1929 and part of the Pony Club Area 6

 

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Virtual Dressage Competition – Entries close 25th May 

Schedule CPC Virtual Dressage 2020

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Coronavirus Update 2020

As we prepare to come out of ‘lockdown’ PCUK have instigated an Operational Plan to do this which can be found at: https://pcuk.org/media/3dtliacu/the-pony-club-covid19-operational-plan-12-5-20.pdf.

It identifies a five phase approach:  Currently Phase 1 and Phase 2 came into operation on Wednesday May 13th.

Phase 1 is designed for those who have not been riding during lockdown and looks at ways to start both ring and getting fit (rider and horse) again

Phase 2 does however permit Online competitions and to this effect we are organising a Virtual Dressage Competition (entries by 23:59 Monday May 25th). The schedule will be up on both website and Fb very shortly).

Neither of these phases involve any Pony Club sanctioned ‘live’ coaching.

Phase 3 allows the commencement of small group training provided the correct risk assessments have been done. It is envisaged that this will potentially re-start week commencing 1st June

 The Cottesmore Pony Club is planning to start training again at the Pony Club field and to this effect the Training team (headed up by James Brown along with Emily McLane and Jo Holmes-Cole) is planning a new programme, based initially at the Pony Club Field. They are also working with our Health and Safety Officer Anne Butler to produce the specific Risk Assessments appropriate to the Cottesmore Pony Club.

This will require a new way of being at Training and anyone who is found not to be adhering to the Risk Assessment all be asked to leave the training.

The risk Assessment will be widely publicised but you will be expected to have made yourself aware of it. 

We have to be aware that at any time it is possible that any/all activity may be required to cease.

Barbie Coulson

DC Cottesmore Pony Club

May 2020

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