Sunday May 26, 2019

Pages updated 24 May – Home, 2019 Fixtures, Cheshire Shield 2019 

Information regarding the Cheshire Shield 2019 will be posted on 27th May 2019 and entries will be via Entrymaster – please check that you enter the correct class, so please scroll down on entrymaster for all classes

Area Showjumping Schedule now on the 2019 Fixtures and Showjumping Page
FAO all Show jumpers  – The area 5 SJ competition will be held at Southview Equestrian centre on Sat 1st June
I am hoping to put some teams together or any individuals if not enough team members .
Heights start at 80cm Regionals, 90cm Novice, 100cm Intermediate, 110cm Open
Winning teams and individuals will qualify for the Champs in Aug at Cholmondeley castle,16th-20th (Nov,Int, Open)
Eland Lodge 24th-26th Aug ( Regionals)
Entries can be done via our entrymaster system (PLEASE DO NOT ENTER DIRECTLY) and then teams will be put together .
Look forward to having as many members as possible to represent our branch and have the chance of qualifying for the championships .
Regards  Louise


2 more eventing dates have been added – Tuesday 28th May and Thursday 30th May (See eventing page for more details) – Enter via Entrymaster


Sally has updated the volunteer sheet – please check your name is on there – if not please contact Sally Harris –Volunteer – Returned Sheets 2019



AREA 5 16+ SUMMER CAMP  –  Tuesday 16th – Friday 19th July 2019 at Somerford Park, Congleton

Specialised training in Flatwork, Show Jumping, Cross Country and theory with top trainers. 
Evening entertainment and guest speakers. £295 for the camp includes stabling, haylage and 2 bales of shavings, as well as food, shower facilities etc for riders.  Cheques to be made payable to “Area 5 of the Pony Club”.  Applications by Wednesday 19th June 2019   Organiser: Debbie Miller, 07739 551 444,



Camp Forms are now on the Camp 2019 Page – Please post your completed form to Louise Cairns (Do not email) and also please read the camp selection policy before posting to confirm that you meet the criteria!!
Camp Selection Policy April 2013 Amend 2017



ECBPC – Branch statement regarding clash of dates involving camp and Area Dressage.
You will be aware that the 2019 branch junior/senior camp will be held at Somerford Park from the 19th/20th July through to the 23rd July.  The Area Dressage is fixed for Saturday the 20th July at Llandyrnog, North Wales.
We apologise to members that this clash of dates has happened but we now need to resolve the situation so far as those who hope to attend both events are concerned.  If it is your intention both to enter the Area Dressage competition and to attend camp, we will make all necessary adjustments to try to ensure that, as far as possible, you are not disadvantaged in your enjoyment of the camp experience.
If you are already at camp on the Saturday, we will ensure you are able to leave in good time to travel to Llandyrnog.
If, on the other hand, you are proposing to arrive at camp after competing at Llandyrnog, then that will be accommodated.
Please note – we will not schedule any mounted instruction for members attending both camp and Area dressage for the 20th July. It would be unfair for ponies/horses and impracticable to schedule.  Unfortunately, we are not able to make any cost adjustment to the normal camp charges since we are working on fixed costs and a very tight budget.  Regards   Geoff
Note – This notice should not be taken as indicating that a camp place has /has not been allocated.


Members will be aware that the Pony Club organise both National and Regional Championships in most sports during the summer of each year. In order to qualify for most of these Championships, it is necessary for members to compete at Area Qualifiers which are organised in Area 5 (Cheshire and North Wales) by various branches.
This year the Area Qualifiers are being held as follows:




Organising Branch

Show Jumping

Saturday 1st June


Cheshire Hunt South


Saturday 6th July

Somerford Park

East Cheshire


13/14th July


Area 5


Saturday 20th July


Flint & Denbigh

The Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships will be held at Offchurch on the 8th to the 11th August.
The Pony Club National Championships will be held at Cholmondeley, Cheshire on the 16th to the 20th August.
The Pony Club Regional Championships will be held at Eland Lodge on the 24th to the 26th August.
And on the 3rd AUGUST the Pony Club is holding a special event to celebrate its 90th birthday


We are also taking “interest” on Entrymaster for anyone keen to do Area Dressage Teams/Individual levels which is on Saturday, 20 July – the levels are – Grassroots, Novice, Intermediate and Open.   Please see Entrymaster for more information, where you can register your interest and the levels etc.
Thanks everyone  –  Corrie


There has been a very slight change to the pony club sport rules regarding spurs and therefore we have updated the ECBPC Spurs Policy to reflect this change.  Please see the new (March 2019) policy.ECBPC Spurs Policy Mar19

Equine Flu vaccine information is now on the Parents Information Page


Any members interested in any training – please contact EC Chief Instructor Louise Cairns before booking.


Jill Walton is our Liaison Officer if any parents need help with anything Pony Club related please contact Jill on or Individual Head of Sports


Just a polite notice and this is to cover all disciplines. On the whole we have a good standard of Tack and turnout within the Branch however discipline heads are noticing we do have room for improvement. Please make sure your tack is clean, fitting correctly and all stitching is in good repair. The pony needs to be clean and well groomed. All members to be in EC Sweatshirt with either a EC Polo Shirt or Shirt and PC tie underneath. Beige, Cream, White, Black or Navy Jodhpurs to be worn NO LEATHER EFECT, DENIM or PATTERNED SEATS. Girls to all wear hairnets and long hair to be in a Bun. Coats can be worn either EC Coats or a plain black or Navy NO HOODS.

All hats need to be retagged this year and hat silks must be plain black or navy – Louise Cairns or Heather Pearson will be retagging. So please bring your hats to Working Rallies or SJ Rallies.



ECBPC Spurs Policy Mar19  –   Please all have a read of the new spurs policy for 2019



Entry slip for rallies if not entering via Entrymaster  –  EC-Entry-Slip-2019