Tuesday June 25, 2019
Badminton Ride 22nd Sept

To celebrate The 90th Anniversary of The Pony Club the Badminton Ride, which is to be held on Sept 22nd at Badminton Park, are
offering a £5.00 reduction in entry
fee for advanced entries for Area 9 members.

A Pony Club 90th Anniversary Rosette will be
awarded to the first 100 PRE ENTRIES
on completion of their ride (kindly donated by the Area 9 committee). This is in addition to the Badminton
Ride Rosette.

Name of the members Pony Club and membership
number MUST be on the entry form to
qualify. Pony Club dress to be worn.

For more information on the Badminton Ride
and to be notified when entries open
go to https://www.beauforthunt.com/badmintonride#Notify

Pony Club Members Bulletin – April 2019

Pony Club Members Bulletin – April 2019

Sent to: Pony Club Members, Area Representatives
From: The Pony Club

Crafty Pony Club Pony – almost here!

Don’t forget to come and buy your limited edition Crafty Pony Club Pony at Badminton Horse Trials this year – available from The Pony Club stand at 143 Allengrove Avenue. He’ll make a great gift for any Pony Club Member!

Not going to Badminton? Don’t worry – you can pre-order NOW from The Pony Club Shop powered by Harry Hall. Just click the link below!

Pre-order Crafty Pony Club Pony

All-action at Addington for the Dengie Winter Championships

Last weekend saw the return of the Dengie Winter Dressage and Show Jumping Championships. Held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, it was a fantastic two days of action featuring talented riders of the future. Hop on over to our results site here to see a full set of scores!

A big thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who made the championships possible, as well as Addington Manor for being a great host, Dengie for their generous sponsorship and 1st Class Images for top-quality competitor photos!

(Photos: 1st Class Images)


National Quiz Results – Quorn Hunt make it a quiz double!

Congratulations to Quorn Hunt who won their second successive National Quiz last weekend, and also to Silvermere Equestrian Centre who won the Centre competition!

Want to get involved in next year’s National Quiz? Visit our website here for more info, and speak to your Branch or Centre about setting up a team!

(Photos: 1st Class Images)


Pony Club Race Day @ Cheltenham Racecourse – last minute booking opportunity!

Coming up this Friday 19th April there will be a Pony Club Pony Race day taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Run alongside the Pony Racing Authority (PRA), these days are a great way to find out more about the sport, experience sitting in a racing saddle, have a go on an equiciser and much more. You’ll then get a chance to see racing in action with fellow members battling it out for the thrill of winning their race!

To book onto this event just contact Clarissa Daly using the button below, and if you want to read all about the action from the recent Race Day at Ascot, click here.

(Photos: Liea J Photography)

Book Pony Club Race Day @ Cheltenham

Ride Around the World – Saturday 3rd August

As part of our 90th Anniversary celebrations we will be hosting a special event on Saturday 3rd August, and everyone is invited!

Starting at 12 noon with our Branches in New Zealand and travelling around the world like midnight on New Years Eve, the day will finish on the West Coast of America at 12 noon having passed through Branches and Centres across the world.  It truly will be a magnificent moment in the history of The Pony Club and we hope that all Members, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and past Members will be able to share in it as without all of you there is no Pony Club!

We want to make it a HUGE social media moment so please share your photographs and videos with us. You can send us your files by going to
http://www.pcuk.org/upload90 – this link will work on any device (computer, tablet, phone etc) so please send us your memories of this special event!

For more information and ideas please contact enquiries@pcuk.org

90th Anniversary Book

You are now able to register your name to be in one of the 900 in the 90th Anniversary book. The book will be a great lasting memento of your time in The Pony Club – to order your copy click the button below, but don’t delay as orders need to be received by 13th May!

We’d also love to hear all about your memories and photographs of being a Pony Club Member – what does it mean to you and what are your favourite things about your Branch/Centre? Please email us your stories and photos to projects@pcuk.org


Pre-order 90th Anniversary Book

Hannah Francis Award – Nominations Open

The Hannah Francis Award for Talent, Courage and Inspiration was created to honour Hannah (Wylye Valley Branch) for the bravery she showed throughout her battle with cancer. It is an annual award for a Pony Club Member who has displayed talent, courage and inspiration in the face of adversity and will be presented this year at Badminton Horse Trials on Wednesday 1st May.

To make a nomination for this award just download a nomination form using the button below. The form should be returned to area14@pcuk.org no later than 24th April so don’t delay!

Download Nomination Form

Want to volunteer at Blenheim Horse Trials?

The Young Equestrian Leaders award is working with the organisers of Blenheim Horse Trials to promote and encourage more young people to participate in volunteering.

As part of our joint work on this, Blenheim Horse Trials will be promoting YELA to its volunteers and we have the opportunity to encourage Pony Club Members to find out what it is like to volunteer at an international event.

There are a variety of roles available – to register interest just click the button below!

In the Blenheim Volunteer newsletter you can meet members of the team who ensure the event is a success – read about them here.

Register to Volunteer at Blenheim

Polocrosse Home International Nominations

On the 20th and 21st July at Celyn Polocrosse Club’s Backford Grounds in Cheshire the Home International will be taking place. This event is currently open to all Members wishing to participate and represent one of the four home nations: England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

To be considered for one of the positions in teams please submit a nomination form by 30th April. Nominations and further information is available via the button below.

Interested in finding out more about Polocrosse for your Branch or Centre? Please contact polocrosse@pcuk.org

Polocrosse Home International Nominations

Work Experience Opportunity

We are currently looking for temporary cover to assist our Membership team, with the potential to extend during the busy summer events season. This could be a great work experience opportunity for an older Member – please contact membership@pcuk.org for more information.



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Area 9 BE Eventers league BALL – Saturday 20th April


Last year we launched the BE eventers league ball with great success.  We had a great take up for tickets and had a great mix of members and parents and a fab night was had by all.  This year we thought that it would be a good idea to try and make this ball not only for the eventers league but to also include some other awards for area 9 members who have achieved great successes within the pony club  last year. 

This year we are hoping to celebrate those who achieved their A test and to those who won their discipline at the championships at open level.

We hope that you will encourage your members, especially the older members,  parents and your committee to to join us on this great evening celebrating our success.

This year we are going to the amazing venue the Frogmill in Andoversford which is both central and easily located with direct access on major road Links.

I have attached the invitation which we would appreciate if you could circulate amongst your members .  Tickets are £38 and available to purchase on Horse Monkey.  Please be quick to buy tickets as I am sure this will be a great event and very well supported. 


Equine Flu Requirements – Update

Due to the ongoing precautions with regards to Equine Flu, most venues

and competition centres that we use – including Star Farm, are now

asking that all horses and ponies coming onto their property have had a

vaccination for Equine Flu within the past six months, but not during

the 7 days prior to the event you are attending.


I am informing you all of these requirements so that you can check you

horse/ponies passport and if needs be get them inoculated


Please let me know if you have any queries?

MPC Ceilidh – Saturday 11th May 2019

Minchinhampton PC Ceilidh – 7pm Saturday 11th May at Minchinhampton Primary School

Order your tickets now!

Last year our Ceilidh evening was hugely successful and enjoyed by everyone who attended of all ages – this year the Ceilidh will be held at Minchinhampton Primary School on Saturday 11th May.

 Supper will be included in the price of the tickets and last year Margaret provided a feast of fantastic food which was excellent value for money. There will be a bar selling soft and alcoholic drinks and a raffle with some great prizes.

This is a fun event for all the family and it is also a fund raiser for the branch – please do try to attend and bring your friends and relatives for a great night out!

Tickets available from Julie



New Online Dressage Competition

New online dressage competition! 

A relaxed and stress-free way to ride through your test without leaving your field/yard! All judged by a BD list 3 judge.   

Pony Club pure dressage AND eventing tests to choose from – all tests may be called. 

No competition wear required, just someone to film your test. 

Perfect if you don’t have time to get to an event, great practice if you are looking to move up a level and a really relaxed way to compete if you are nervous or new to dressage.   

Simple to enter – pay your fee on our PC website – just £7.50 per class, upload your video and wait for your test sheet which will give you constructive, helpful feedback and maybe you will also receive a rosette!

Entries close last day of the month – see our PC website for full details. 

Results will be posted online and sheets/rosettes will be sent back to you in the post.  

Pony Club Coach of the Year

Pony Club Coach of the Year

I am very pleased to announce that Helena Sherwood has been awarded ‘PC Coach of the Year’, this is a national award and we are thrilled that Helena has been presented with this award.


PC Membership Renewal 2019

Membership Renewal

Hopefully you will all have received my email sent on 9th December with regards to renewing your PC membership for 2019. The cost of membership is likely to increase for 2019 but if you rejoin before the end of the year you will get it at the same price as before. Please let me know if you would like me to send you the email again and don’t forget all membership renewals and payment need to be with Bronwen before 31st January 2019. If you don’t want to rejoin before the end of 2018, the End of Year Celebration on 18th January is an ideal time to give your form and payment to Bronwen.

FOR MEMBERSHIP FORMS – See Membership Forms (NEW 2019)


Pony Club Membership Renewal for 2019.
There is currently a review taking place at Head Office and as a result there will most likely be new fees for 2019  – these will be shared once that review is complete. So in the meantime, the current fees are only valid until the 31st December 2018.
Standard: £74
Family: £185 (3 or more members)
We will advise you of the new fees as soon as they are published.
**Remember you have until the 31st January to renew your membership**

Attached to this email is the 2019 Renewal Form, please return it to Bronwen Bird at the address on the form.  If you are a UK tax payer, please make sure you complete the Gift Aid declaration, it makes a large difference to the amount of money the branch receives in membership subscriptions each year and therefore, the amount of money we can put back into the facilities for the club.

Also attached is our Codes of Conduct which we ask you and your child to complete annually, please send a signed copy of these back with your renewal forms.

Both membership and insurance cover will automatically terminate if the subscription is not paid by 31st January 2019. If you renew after this date you will be treated as a new member and pay the new member fee.

If you have any queries regarding renewing your membership, please do give Bronwen Bird a call on 07740 435199 or email her Bronwen@whitefire.org.uk

MPC End of Year Celebration – Fri 18th January 7pm at The Hub, Minchinhampton

This is our annual meeting for members and parents, Tom Rowland will be coming to give a talk about his journey from MPC member to competing at Burleigh Horse Trials this year, Tom will also be presenting the awards at the end of the evening.


MPC Christma Dinner at The Ragged Cot – Thurs 13th December

We have booked a table at The Ragged Cot on Thursday 13th December at 7pm for a branch Christmas Meal, cost will be £25 for adults and £10 for the children’s menu, places will be limited so if you would like to attend please let me know as soon as possible. Then to confirm your places, please pay £10 deposit per person via the bookings page on the MPC website – closing date for deposits and menu choices will be 25th November.