Saturday May 8, 2021
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If you are unable to stay with your child at rallies or other Pony Club activities you must make arrangements in advance with another adult to be responsible for your child and inform the organiser accordingly.


To attend eventers academy camp  or any rallies an EHV form must be filled in no more than 24 hours before, please follow the link to the form and complete it before attending.

Dressage Rally Woodingtons 07.05 (1)


We would just like to remind everyone of the 2 fall rule at rallies

Whilst a slip off the side and a soft landing onto feet  can seem innocuous it can cause concussion or  an injury which is not immediately apparent. So for the protection of all members, should a rider fall twice from their horse or pony at a rally or team Training, in one session, they will not be allowed to continue.

We hope you understand the reasoning behind this.


 NEW Training Rallies

In Addition to all the rallies that the Hursley branch provides you may be aware that  all the children are also welcome to attend training sessions dedicated to one of the disciplines, whether this be Dressage, Horse Trials, Show Jumping or PPC. This can be a daunting prospect for some who may feel that they are not good enough, won’t enjoy it, might find the trainers frightening or worry that their horse will not manage to ride in a circle or jump a ditch.
So this year, before we reach the final couple of months when the Area teams are selected and training is restricted, we would like to make a change. Team training sessions will now become Training Rallies open to all, as a normal rally would be with maybe some height or age restrictions. As rallies they will also count towards your Area qualification which requires you to have attended 3 rallies one of which must be in the year of the competition.
It is hoped that by doing this all the young or more wary members will come and have a go. It maybe that you don’t ultimately want to be a team and that you are very happy practicing and enjoying your pony. This is absolutely fine and if by attending you find a love of Dressage or overcome your fear of Cross Country then we will be delighted. It is not necessarily about competing but about experiencing and enjoying aspects of riding you may not have previously considered.
If however you catch the Show Jumping Bug and want to try for the Area Team or realise that Dressage is really just a posh word for flatwork and that you are actually quite good that that is equally fabulous.
On the flip side we hope that this will also encourage and help the more experienced who are busy competing elsewhere, at University or work and, who would love to represent their branch, and are committed to do so, but struggle to fit in all the team Training sessions and rallies required.
So please when you see a training rally advertised have a go, give it a try and you never know where it will lead!