News | 16 January 2024

Week 16 January 2024

Fixture List

The committee have decided to make a small change to payments from February 2024. From then you will no longer see the “service fees” that are added onto each transaction: the cost listed for the activity is the price you’ll pay.

Area 5 Quiz & Horse & Pony Care Competition

Sunday 3rd March. Mini, Junior & Senior Teams. Any members interested in taking part? Please let Iona know and she will forward your details to the F&D organisers ( Training will be arranged.

Intro to Mounted Games

Training open to all members with Area 5 Games Rep Clare Dawson. Sunday 21st January. Please email Iona before booking in ( All payments online. Any members wanting to be considered for the competition on 28th January need to attend, as teams will be selected.

WANTED: Mounted Games Coordinator(s)

The branch needs a volunteer/volunteers to help organise mounted games sessions, make sure the equipment is put out and put away after practices, enter teams for competitions and attend branch committee meetings. This role can be shared between 2 or 3 people. If you are interested please let Iona or Bethan know.

Cheshire Hunt South Winter League Show Jumping

Sunday 28th January 2024 at South View Competition & Training Centre, CW7 4DL.

Entry Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

Entries online on Horse Events:  No entry will be accepted without full payment before closing date.


PC Arena Eventing 4 Feb 2024 Schedule:…/PC-Arena-Eventing-4-Feb…

Barrier Animal Health Spring Festival Area 4 and Area 5 Arena Eventing Qualifying Competition (for Arena Eventing Spring Festival 24th-25th February 2024)


By kind permission of Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, Organsdale Farm, Middlewich Road, Kelsall, CW6 0SR

Date of event: Sunday 4 February 2024

Entries Close: Monday 29th January 2024

Times will be published on 1st February 2024 at: 7pm (sent to DCs and Area Reps)


  • Class 1 Team and Individuals 70cm (Open to members 14 and under as at 1st Jan 2023 £33)
  • Class 1B Non Qualifier, Individuals only – 70cm (Open age class – this is a non qualifier for those members who are ineligible for class 1 £33)
  • Class 2 Team and Individuals 80cm £33
  • Class 3 Team and Individuals 90cm £33
  • Class 4 Team and Individual 100cm £33

Event Contacts

Pony Club Tests

Any Members wanting to Train and take Tests this Spring? Please let Iona know (

  • D Test 8 years & over (Mini Riding & Roadsafety Badge needed before D, & D+ if not already achieved)
  • D+ Test 10 Years & over
  • C Test 11 years & over (Main Riding & Roadsafety Badge needed before C)

Equestrian vaulting have a go!

I run an equestrian vaulting club on the English/Welsh border. We have supported a few pony clubs in the past and i am putting the feelers out to see if any of your members might be interested in a ‘have a go vaulting’ experience. These sessions are 1.5hrs long, they include floor work/fitness, barrel training and horse time to experience and really get a feel for this niche and exciting sport. This kind of training is fantastic for core strength, balance and confidence.

We are looking to put some sessions on over the next couple of months. One of our members has managed (at just 11 years old!) to gain her scores to allow her to compete internationally for Great Britain and these have a go sessions are being run as a way of helping to support her and horse financially to get abroad.

If you might be interested please get in touch!

Just a few basics:

  • Max weight is 9.5stone
  • 12 per session
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Fully insured on experienced vaulting horses
  • Location is near Wrexham, north Wales

Alice Goffin (