Saturday July 20, 2019

Pages updated 17 July – Home, 2019 Fixtures,  


Well done to all our members who attended Mini Camp this weekend!  Have a look at our News and Results Page to see what they got up to.



East Cheshire Branch will be taking 20 of our horses and ponies and their riders to perform their brand new 90th celebration musical ride”Ninety Years From Now” on Friday 4th October at 1.50 pm. More details will follow about coach trip and discounted tickets. Also the Musical Ride Team would like to thank everybody who supported our cake stall at the Cheshire shield.”


The Area Dressage Competition Schedule is on 20th July – Area_5 Dressage___20th July 2019


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


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


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