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Parents Information

Page updated: 21 Mar

Contact: re Membership – Pennie Drummond –, 07796 202160 (texts only during office hours)


Tack & Turnout

Just a polite notice 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.


Equine Influenza

No Horse may take part in a PC Event (which includes entering competition stables) unless it has a current vaccination against equine influenza which complies with the following conditions:

  • Two injections for primary vaccination, not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart, are required before being eligible to compete
  • A first booster injection must be given not less than 150 days not more than 215 days after the second injection of primary vaccination
  • Subsequent booster injections must have been given at intervals of not more than one year, commencing after the first booster injection

The current PC Vaccination Policy can be seen here:


Any questions?

Jill Walton is now our Liaison Officer if any parents need help with anything Pony Club related please contact Jill on  – 07958 213757 or 01606 227274  or Individual Head of Sports


East Cheshire Branch Clothing

Prices correct at 1st January 2018:

All Clothing is available to buy at Working Rallies

Jacket (Adult size 34 – L) £48.00
Jacket (Child size 26 – 32) £42.00
Sweatshirt (Adult size 34 – L) £16.00
Sweatshirt (Child size 26 – 32) £14.00
Polo Shirt (Adult size S – L) £15.00
Polo Shirt (Child size 26 – 32) £13.00
Cross Country Skins (Adult) £21.00
Cross country Skins (Child) £17.00
Cross Country Hat Silks £10.95
Tetrathlon Tops all sizes £20.00
Mounted Games Tops all sizes £15.00
Numnahs all sizes £29.00
Pony Club Ties – £5.50
Pony Club Badges – £2
Manual of Horsemanship – £16.95

Contact: Heather Pearson 01625 584226 or 07749 496478


Dress code

Please see the following document for branch dress code:

East Cheshire Dress Code


Spurs Policy

Spurs may be worn at branch rallies and events. However, their use will be monitored. Please see the following document for our current spurs policy including guidance

East Cheshire Spurs Policy 


Area 5 Respect Code of Conduct

 Area 5 – Respect Code of Conduct – Notice format – May 2011 


Directions to venues

Alsager Equestrian Centre: Whitegates, Betchton Lane, Lawton Heath End, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3RJ

Somerford Park Farm: Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SW. 01260 299888

Kelsall Hill: Organsdale Farm, Middlewich Road, Kelsall, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0SR

Huntersgate: Byley Lane, Byley, Cheshire, CW10 9LW

From Knutsford: Take the A50 towards Holmes Chapel for approximately 7 miles. After Woodside Golf Club on the right, turn right into Middlewich Road towards Byley. At the crossroads go straight across. Huntersgate is 100 metres on left.
From Holmes Chapel: Take the A50 towards Knutsford. Go past the first Byley turning then take the next left turn onto Middlewich Road. Directions as above.
From M6: Leave the M6 at junction 18 and head towards Holmes Chapel. At the mini roundabout, turn left on to A50 and follow directions as for Holmes Chapel above.

Smallwood Livery Centre: Brookhouse Farm, Brookhouse Green, Smallwood, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 2XE. 01477 500605 or 07889 041269

New Barn Livery: Chelford Road, Ollerton, Knutsford, WA16 8SZ 01565 632784


The Pony Club Body Protector Rule

The Pony Club does not make the use of body protectors compulsory, except for all cross-country riding and Pony Racing whether it be training or competing. The responsibility for choosing body protectors and the decision as to their use must rest with Members and their parents. It is recommended that a rider’s body protector should not be more than 2% of their body weight.

Body Protectors 2012 


Pony Club Members Insurance

I am often asked by members what the Pony Club insurance covers and whether it is restricted to incidents at a PC organised event or elsewhere.

The brief answer is that

(1)    the insurance is personal liability insurance providing third party cover – thus what is covered is the liability of a member to others (including other members) for damage or injury suffered by them (and their property including animals) and does not cover damage or injury suffered by the member or the members pony/horse;

(2)    and the cover applies 24 hours and in all places

subject to exclusions.

Full details are available on the Pony Club website and there is a very useful Question and Answer page which can be accessed here: