Sunday May 16, 2021
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Area 10 SJ

THE GOLDEN VALLEY HUNT BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB SHOW JUMPING 2021

Area 10 Spring Festival replacement finals
With the loss of the Spring Festival finals earlier in the year, Sunnybank are putting on an SJ and Arena Eventing final, which will be for Area 10 PC members, no qualification necessary to enter.  Prizes for each class winner.  Download Schedule and entry from from Sunnybank Equestrian Centre Events page:  (23 May and 31 May)
 
Area 10 dates 2021 – updated
2021 dates
Horse & Pony Care – Date tbc – Venue tbc
Inter Area 10 PC SJ 23rd May Sunnybank EC
Inter Area 10 PC Arena Eventing 31 May Sunnybank EC
Area Dressage 27 June, Usk Showground
Area Tet – 3 July Ride at Leyland Court
Area Tet – 11 July, Shoot, swim, run, Monmouth Boys School
Area SJ 25 July, Golden Valley Branch, Dairy House, Monnington, Hereford
Area Eventing 1 August, Sapey XC, Upper Sapey, Herefordshire
Dates of local PC and unaffiliated horse trials 2021.

Unaffiliated and PC Horse trial dates 2021

Guide on How to Qualify in Eventing for the 2021 Championships

Please read the attached Document which clearly lays out the route to qualification in Eventing for the 2021 PC Championships (updated 2202021).

2021 dates so far ……….
Quiz 21st February Online, Talygarn EC
Spring Festival Arena Eventing 28th February, Sunnybank EC
Spring Festival Area SJ 7th March, Sunnybank EC
Spring Festival Area Dressage, 29th March, Smugglers (Helen Dawson)
Area Eventing, tbc  
Area SJ, 25th July, Golden Valley Branch
 
As far as the Spring Festival Final for England and Wales, the office are expecting to issue a decision on this on 1st March, 2021.
PC Clothing

Exciting news – Embroidered Branch Numnahs (and a selection other items) now available delivered to your door from GG-Gear.

All other items are still available from our usual supplier at very reasonable prices – please email Julie at goldenvalley@pcuk.org

2021 Championships

Dear members, parents, volunteers and staff,

2021 Championships

I am really pleased to announce that plans for The Pony Club Championships 2021 have been approved this week. To plan for the eventuality of still working within COVID-19 guidelines, the Championships have been planned differently for 2021. They will be held at Offchurch Bury, near Leamington Spa, over a slightly extended period to minimise the total numbers on site each day. Offchurch Bury is a beautiful parkland setting with an undulating cross country course and in a central location. 

  • Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August – Polocrosse, Mounted Games and Tetrathlon
  • Tuesday 17th – Sunday 22nd August – Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Polo

Each sports committee will be responsible for their sport and we will make good use of online entries, timings and scoring. We are still exploring the best options for Horse and Pony Care, Centre Equitation and the Musical Ride competitions.

The Pony Club Championships will be preceded by the PC 110 Eventing Championships at the prestigious Festival of Eventing at Gatcombe on 5th – 6th August.

It is great to have The Pony Club Championships as a highlight of our sporting calendar.  I hope this news will galvanise Branches, Centres and Members to set their sights high when defining their Pony Club goals and ambitions for next summer!

Government Restrictions

There is still much speculation of a complete lock down as a ‘circuit break’ to the virus and we will continue to monitor the latest from the Government, as I am sure everyone is.

As of today, The Pony Club will continue to run under our COVID-19 Operational Plan in line with the new tier system in the UK. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales activities can continue unless there are travel restrictions imposed. Pony Club activities are not essential travel, but some restricted areas are allowing travel for organised sport.  

I will continue to update our National COVID19 Restriction Summary document weekly, so please view this (download link above) for what level of activity is allowed under Government guidance and law in each nation. It is all of our responsibility to keep everyone within our Pony Club community safe.

Wales lockdown

Breaking News – 19th October

Wales

The Welsh First Minister has just announced the escalation of restrictions to apply to the whole of Wales, from 6pm on Friday 23rd October for a period of 17 days, until Monday 9th November.

The short, time-limited “firebreak” lockdown will be similar to the first lockdown in March, here are the 5 main points listed on the Welsh Government website to provide clarification:

  • people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  • people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with
  • certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close
  • secondary schools will provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools and childcare settings will remain open.
  • face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis

Whilst professional sport can continue, organised sport cannot, this unfortunately means that all face to face Pony Club training and competition at Branches and Centres will be suspended in Wales from 6pm on Friday 23rd for 17 days, restarting on 9th November.

The Government has requested that all travel is limited where possible and whilst riding is not prohibited by the Government, they have stated all exercise must be undertaken alone or with members of your household. Therefore, it is important that Members safety is paramount at this time.

Due to the restrictions on travel the Welsh Government is advising that you should try to put in place alternative arrangements that do not involve travel if possible. Please visit the guidance for livestock and equine owners. They have also stated that whilst vets will be available, they should only be called for urgent treatment that cannot be deferred until after 9th November.

We all hope that Pony Club activities will be quick to resume after this temporary lockdown, therefore we encourage everyone to abide by the guidance and law and work to keep everyone safe.

GOV.wales info

https://gov.wales/national-coronavirus-fire-break-to-be-introduced-in-wales-on-friday

GOV.wales firebreak FAQs

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-circuit-break-frequently-asked-questions

Covid 19 National restrictions table 25092020

National Covid Restriction Summary 25.9.20 (1)