Tuesday September 28, 2021
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General Information for attending Rallies & Venues

RALLIES & INFORMATION

Under 10 rally

 

Rallies are the backbone of the Pony Club and at least three rallies must be attended in order to compete at any area competition in the summer. Camp counts as one rally and training counts as one rally (per discipline – not per training session)

Senior rallies are for all members aged 14 years and above and organisers do try and organise a senior rally during every holiday programme.

Most of the people associated with East Kent Hunt Pony club do so as volunteers. Please endeavour to offer to help as much as you can with organisation of events or rallies. If you have young children maybe an offer of help at an event or rally where they will not be taking part might be a good idea.

General advice for rallies

NEW MEMBERS USEFUL IMFORMATION

We would like to welcome any new members, and thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about a few safety matters. A full list of what to wear including hat, body protector, spurs and tack rules can be found on this page below on  What to Wear Section (Branch clothing) and link to Hat info. More details in The Pony Club Discipline Rule Books. If you have any queries please just ask us.

RALLIES

1) Your Instructor will check the turnout of you and your pony/horse, including their tack. Neck straps on the ponies are a very good idea for young and novice riders. Stirrups should be of the correct size to suit the rider’s boots and must have a ¼ inch clearance either side of the boot. The main reason for the tack check is safety, comfort and welfare. We also want to encourage our members to be neat and tidy.

2) Please check new hat rules (on main Pony Club website or use link below) and make sure your hat is tagged. The tagging of your hat is only checking for The Pony Club Safety Standard requirements and not the fitting or condition of your hat. We strongly advise you to get your hat professionally fitted.

3) Body protectors must be worn for cross country and racing. We recommend that you wear one for show jumping. When worn body protectors must fit correctly, be comfortable and must not restrict movement.

4) No jewellery should be worn except for watches.

5) For safety reasons members must tie-up long hair and secure it neatly in a hair net.

6) In the interest of safety for everyone, please can parents supervise younger children at all times and ensure they don’t run around anywhere near the ponies and horses.

7) No pony or horse should be left unattended when tied up to the outside of trailers/lorries.

8) Dogs, if allowed at venues, should be kept on a lead.

9) Please tidy up any droppings or loose hay.

10) Please remember that ponies and horses can be unpredictable and every care must be taken to be responsible at all Pony Club events.

 CLOTHING FOR PONY CLUB

For suggested clothing please see What to Wear on the Clothing page

NEW HAT REGULATIONS PLEASE READ  (click on link below)

http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/dcs_information/dcs_health_safety/

A FEW DO’S & DON’TS TO REMEMBER

 DO

  • Offer help before an event or rally
  • Take your dung away with you
  • Keep the location of rally  tidy and remove litter when you leave
  • Say thank you to the owner of the venue, instructors and organisers
  • Say good morning to all
  • Try to plan and have a check list when going to rallies or events
  • Get to rallies/events at least 20 minutes before your allotted time (more for competitions to allow for warm up)
  • Realise that many of the organisers are volunteers and run the club for the benefit of your children

DO NOT

  •  Leave your pony in a trailer when it is unhitched
  • Leave your children at rallies unattended
  • Leave your children at mini camp unattended
  • Send your children on very young or unsuitable horses and ponies
  • Approach an event organiser with a query or complaint (this MUST always be done by the team manager or team representative on the day – if you are in doubt who this is then contact the team manager)
  • Be a bad sport
  • Forget to enjoy yourselves!

 

FREQUENTLY USED PONY CLUB VENUES ARE

BIGBERRY FARM

Bigbury Road, Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7NE

BUCKWELL FARM

Bilting, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4EY

CHILHAM PARK

Chilham Park, Chilham Castle Estate, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DB

GODMERSHAM PARK

Godmersham, Canterbury, CT4 7DT

GOODNESTONE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Graveney, Faversham, Kent ME13 9BZ

HAMPTON FARM

Hampton Farm, Brook, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5PN

HANDVILLE GREEN

Anvil Green, Canterbury, CT4 7EU

HAYTON MANOR FARM

Hayton Road, Stanford, Ashford TN25 6DQ

HOGBROOK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Dover CT15 7BU

HOME FARM EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Bilsington Priory, Priory Road, Bilsington, TN25 7AU

HORTON RIDING CENTRE

Broad Street, Monks Horton, TN25 6DX

LEIGH BARTON BARN      

North Leigh, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury,  CT4 6BX

RDA CHARTHAM

RDA Chartham, Nr Canterbury, Kent CT4 7TU

RIDGE ROW

Ridge Row Farm, Ridge Row, Acrise, Kent CT18 8JT

SHOTFIELD EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Preston, Nr Canterbury CT3 1DP

SIMON LANGTON BOYS SCHOOL (FOR SWIMMING)

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, CT4 7AS.

WELWYN STUD                                            

Pay Street, Hawkinge, CT18 7DZ

WILLOW FARM

Hansletts Lane,Faversham,Kent,ME13 0RS