Sunday March 3, 2024
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
*WHAT’S ON

All rallies to be booked via Webcollect unless it says otherwise https://webcollect.org.uk/eepc
NB: If Webcollect states a rally is full, please contact the rally organiser to go on a wait list
All contact details are on the website https://branches.pcuk.org/eastessex/about-us/
The organisers of these events reserve the right to request that you move to another rally if it better suits your ability


“BIBEAZ” AREA 8 Pony Club Eventing League 2024
Open to all Area 8 PC members taking part in One Day Events at 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 100cm
More details here


The Great Pony Club Hacking Challenge
We would encourage all members to sign up to this – a great way to get your horses and ponies fit for the season!

MARCH  
3rd March Area Quiz Competition
(by invitation)
Suffolk Hunt
Venue tbd
Saturday 9th March

Horse and Pony Care Training

Practical sessions with Sydney Hockney at:
Pudsies Barn, Station Road, Earls Colne, CO6 2ER

From 2pm

Timings will be split for age groups but will be within two hours of the start time shown above.

For practical sessions, dress should be appropriate to a working yard environment. Pony Club sweatshirts, jodphurs, boots, gloves and hats are expected, as you may be working with the ponies. A waterproof coat is also advisable.

Please note: The Area 8 competition will be held on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April at Hill Farm Riding School. If you are interested in being on a team, you should endeavour to attend at least two practical and two online sessions to ensure you have covered the material required to give you confidence in the areas that will be assessed. New team members are warmly welcomed. Equally, you are welcome to attend just to expand your knowledge in this area – a great foundation for your next Pony Club test!

Bookings close week before or when full

Cost: £8

Queries: Leigh Thompson leighfrancesthompson@yahoo.co.uk

Monday 11th March

Horse and Pony Care Training

Online (zoom) sessions with Caroline Starling:

Timings: Starting at 6pm minis, 6.35 juniors, 7.15pm seniors There will be some crossover between age groups, Caroline will advise when each age group can leave the training.

Please note: The Area 8 competition will be held on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April at Hill Farm Riding School. If you are interested in being on a team, you should endeavour to attend at least two practical and two online sessions to ensure you have covered the material required to give you confidence in the areas that will be assessed. New team members are warmly welcomed. Equally, you are welcome to attend just to expand your knowledge in this area – a great foundation for your next Pony Club test!

Bookings close week before or when full

Cost  – £8

Please contact the rally organiser with any queries – Leigh Thompson leighfrancesthompson@yahoo.co.uk

17th March Area Winter Triathlon
(by invitation)
Newmarket & Thurlow
Bottisham Village College CB25 9DL
23rd March Combined Training Rally – (Show Jumping & Dressage)
Frenches Farm

Bookings close on- 20th March 

Cost of Rally – £ 40 

This Rally is for all members! This is a great rally for helping to improve your horse/pony’s rhythm, balance, athleticism and core for all disciplines. This is also a good opportunity for partnerships to be seen for teams this year! 

Please contact the rally organisers with any queries – Jess Woods and Pip Palmer 

24th March

Mounted Games Training

10am – 12pm
Finchingfield EC

 24th March

Horse and Pony Care Training

Practical session with Sydney Hockney at:
Pudsies Barn, Station Road, Earls Colne, CO6 2ER

Timings will be split for age groups but will be within two hours of the start time shown above.

For practical sessions, dress should be appropriate to a working yard environment. Pony Club sweatshirts, jodphurs, boots, gloves and hats are expected, as you may be working with the ponies. A waterproof coat is also advisable.

Please note: The Area 8 competition will be held on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April at Hill Farm Riding School. If you are interested in being on a team, you should endeavour to attend at least two practical and two online sessions to ensure you have covered the material required to give you confidence in the areas that will be assessed. New team members are warmly welcomed. Equally, you are welcome to attend just to expand your knowledge in this area – a great foundation for your next Pony Club test!
Bookings close week before or when full

Cost: £8

Queries: Leigh Thompson leighfrancesthompson@yahoo.co.uk

24th March National Winter Triathlon Championship
(by invitation)
Grantham
Monday 25th March

Horse & Pony Care Training

Online (zoom) sessions with Caroline Starling

Timings: Starting at 6pm minis, 6.35 juniors, 7.15pm seniors There will be some crossover between age groups, Caroline will advise when each age group can leave the training.

Please note: The Area 8 competition will be held on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April at Hill Farm Riding School. If you are interested in being on a team, you should endeavour to attend at least two practical and two online sessions to ensure you have covered the material required to give you confidence in the areas that will be assessed. New team members are warmly welcomed. Equally, you are welcome to attend just to expand your knowledge in this area – a great foundation for your next Pony Club test!

Bookings close week before or when full

Cost: £8

Queries: Leigh Thompson leighfrancesthompson@yahoo.co.uk

APRIL  

3rd April
4th April
Area Horse & Pony Care Competition
(by invitation)
Juniors
Mini & Seniors
Hill Farm PC Centre IP30 9HL
Thursday 11th April 2024

SHOW JUMPING RALLY 

Codham Park EC, CM7 5JQ
Now open on WebCollect

All welcome!

This is a general jumping rally with groups from x-poles to open jumping.

This rally is a great opportunity (but not exclusively!) for members interested in team show jumping this year – from x-poles upwards for inter-branch show jumping teams to Regional Show Jumping/Area Show Jumping teams – or if you just want to have fun! Please contact Pip if you have any queries regarding teams.

Rally organiser: Pip Palmer 07841488214

26th April *FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW JUMPING COMPETITION*
MAY  
18th May Area Mounted Games
(by invitation)
Essex Farmers
Stratford Hills CO7 6NE
24th May *FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW JUMPING COMPETITION*
Monday 27th May – Wednesday 29th May 2024 Junior Camp
JUNE  
1st – 2nd June Area Polocrosse
Venue tbd
16th June Gosling Cup & Area 70cm Eventing Qualifier
(by invitation)
Suffolk Hunt PC
Ickworth IP29 5QE
29th – 30th June  Area & Grassroots Show Jumping Qualifier
(by invitation)
East Essex PC
Frenches Farm CM7 4PU
JULY  
7th July Area Eventing – 80cm – 100cm & Chairmans Cup
(by invitation)
Soham PC
Isleham CB7 5RG
12th July *FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW JUMPING COMPETITION*
13th July Area Tetrathalon – Shoot, Run, Swim elements
(by invitation)
Newmarket & Thurlow PC
Haverhill Leisure Centre
14th July Area Tetrathlon – XC Riding element
(by invitation)
Newmarket & Thurlow PC
Horseheath CB21 4QP
20th July Mounted Games Zone Final
(by invitation)
Venue tbc
21st July Area Dressage
(by invitation)
Suffolk Hunt PC
Ickworth IP29 5QE
AUGUST  
9th – 17th August Pony Club National Championships
(by invitation)
Offchurch Bury
9th – 11th August National PC Tetrathlon Championships & International Competition
(by invitation)
Offchurch Bury
24th – 25th August Eastern Regional Championships
Details tbc