Friday October 19, 2018
Area Quiz & Area H&P Care Competitions

Area Quiz – 23rd Feb 2019, this will be hosted by the Wyre Forest Branch next year and it would be great if we could send a couple of teams?
Area Horse and Pony Care – 13th April 2019, this will be held at the same venue as this year, again it would be great if we could get 2 teams to take part?     
Please let me know if you would like to take part in either of the above competitions and then we can organise some training over the coming months. 

Pony Club Head Office Newsletter – 6

Pony Club Committee Schedule 2019[14297]

Final Press Release[14298]

 

Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity press release 24.07.2018[14299]

Pony Club Grass Reins New Rules 2018

Grass Reins 2018

 

Click on link to see the New PC 2018 Grass Reins Rules

Minchinhampton Dog Show – 1st June

MPC DOG SHOW AT STAR FARM – Friday 1st June 2018

This is will be another ‘fun’ evening which was much enjoyed by all who attended last year, there will be novelty showing classes and dog agility. Margaret will be doing a barbecue plus other refreshments will be available.
Put the date in your diary and bring your friends and your dogs for a party!

Flyer attached.
Please let me know if you will be attending as we will need to know numbers for the food.
Dog Show Fri 1st June 2018[13519]

MPC Fund Raising Ceilidh Evening at Nailsworth Town Hall – Sat 12th May

Get your dancing shoes ready

The Minchinhampton Branch are holding a Fund Raising ‘Ceilidh’ at Nailsworth Town Hall on Saturday 12th May, this will be a fun event suitable for all the family. Food will be included in the cost of the tickets and there will be a bar on the night serving wine, beer and non alcoholic drinks. Please bring your friends and all members of the family.

The cost of tickets will be £15 for adults and £8 for children (18yrs & under) priority will be given to MPC members (and friends) so please let me know if you would like to attend and how many tickets you would like.

Tickets will be available soon and will be available to purchase at Stroud Farm Services or from me at PC activities.

This will be a great evening and it would be really good to see all our members there.

Please reply to this email to reserve your tickets

Best wishes

Area 9 Quiz hosted by MPC

The Area 9 Quiz was hosted by the Minchinhampton Branch on Saturday 17th March – postponed from 3rd March due to the snow. 15 teams took part, unfortunately we lost 4 teams because of the change of date.

Results –

1st – Croome Hunt Brown Team – Qualified for the National Championships

2nd – Wyre Forest Wizards

3rd – Berkeley Hunt South Posh Porchas

4th – Worcestershire Kimblewicks

5th – Berkeley Hunt South Nutty Neddies

6th – Minchinhampton Meerkats

7th – Wickstead Warmbloods – Qualified for the National Centre Championships

8th – Tumpy Tigers

9th – Croome Blue Team

10th – Minchinhampton Mice

 

2018 Pony Club Talent Pathway Scheme

Please see details below with regards to applications for the Pony Club Talent Pathway Scheme which is for members competing confidently at 90cm / Novice Dressage and above. You can apply directly for the selection days, but it will help if you have attended some of the Area 9 Training dates before hand.
If you do decide to apply please let me know so that I can support your application, places will be limited so you will need to apply as soon as possible.

Supported by Aberyswyth University, The Pony Club Talent Pathway scheme will return in 2018 with selection days taking place across the country.This scheme is for Members who want to develop their ability in Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing and offers:

  • Area Training Days for riders to get tips and advice from top class coaches (candidates DO NOT have to attend a training day to progress to a selection day)
  • Regional Selection Days where participants will get training and feedback to help their future development in their chosen sport
  • National Camp where those riders chosen from the selection days work with sport-specific coaches, and benefit from both mounted and dismounted sessions

Six Members will then be selected to form the Pony Club Talent Pathway Squad 2018 benefitting from support of an experienced mentor, a training bursary plus further training opportunities.

Selection days are in April and each candidate will take part in 2 x 45 minute sessions:

  • Dressage – 2 x Dressage Sessions
  • Show Jumping – 2 x Jumping Sessions
  • Eventing – 1 x Dressage Session & 1 x Jumping Session

Selection Days

Eventing Selection days are being held at:

  • Aylesford Equine, Mowbray LE14 3PF – 3/4/18
  • Lincomb Equestrian, Lincomb, DY13 9RB – 4/4/18
  • Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Ballyclare, BT39 0BX – 4/4/48
  • Attington, Thame, OX9 7BY – 9/4/18
  • Richmond Equestrian Centre, Richmond, DL10 7PL – 14/4/18
  • Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4NP – 28/4/18
  • West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Trowbridge, BA14 6QT – 29/4/18

To apply for Eventing Selection days click here.

Show Jumping Selection days are being held at:

  • Bishop Burton College, HU17 8QE – 31/3/18
  • Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Ballyclare, BT39 0BX – 4/4/48
  • Coleg Gwent Equestrian, Usk, NP15 1PW – 5/4/18
  • Kingston Maurward Equestrian, Dorchester, DT2 8PY – 6/4/18
  • The Unicorn Equestrian Trust, Cheltenham, GL54 1JZ – 8/4/18
  • Reaseheath College Equestrian Centre, Nantwich, CW5 6DF – 10/4/18
  • Beechwood Equestrian Centre, Chelmsford, CM3 8DY – 11/4/18
  • Merrist wood, Guildford, GU3 3PE – 12/4/18
  • Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4NP – 28/4/18

To apply for Show Jumping Selection days click here.

Dressage Selection days are being held at:

  • Bishop Burton College, HU17 8QE – 31/3/18
  • Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Ballyclare, BT39 0BX – 4/4/48
  • Coleg Gwent Equestrian, Usk, NP15 1PW – 5/4/18
  • Kingston Maurward Equestrian, Dorchester, DT2 8PY – 6/4/18
  • The Unicorn Equestrian Trust, Cheltenham, GL54 1JZ – 8/4/18
  • Reaseheath College Equestrian Centre, Nantwich, CW5 6DF – 10/4/18
  • Beechwood Equestrian Centre, Chelmsford, CM3 8DY – 11/4/18
  • Merrist wood, Guildford, GU3 3PE – 12/4/18
  • Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4NP – 28/4/18
New Vaccination Rule for 2018

All competitors at PC competitions at Area level and above will now be required to present their horse’s passport at these competitions. Your horse must also be completely up to date with their equine influenza vaccinations, details of which must be written in the passport, then signed and stamped by the administering vet. Some of you compete at Riding Club or BE competitions so will be used to this rule, will everyone else

PLEASE check your horse/pony vaccinations at the beginning of 2018 so that if necessary, you have time to get them done before the summer. If you purchase a new horse you will also need to check their vaccination record is correct. Please see attached PDF for details of the time frame in which vaccinations must be completed.

Some of you may not be aiming for Area Competitions next year, but this rule will be implemented at the 80cm Regional Qualifiers and Regional Dressage Qualifier, at which some of our younger members may wish to compete. It is also worth getting vaccinations up to date so that you then only have to remember to do the annual booster.

MPC End of Year Celebration

End of Year Celebration – 26th January 2018
Please put this date in you diary – this year Jonty Evans will be coming to give a talk and present the rosettes and prizes. Jonty is an extremely experienced event rider who competed at the Olympics in 2016 and Badminton 2017, he will be talking about his horses and the ups and downs of eventing.

Supper and drinks will be provided so it will be an excellent evening out for the whole family.

Membership Renewals / New Membership

Membership Renewal
It has come to the time of year when you need to think abut renewing your PC Membership for 2018. I have sent an email with Membership Form – this must be returned with payment to Bronwen Bird before 31st January 2018, we can still accept membership renewals up to 28th February, but if your name is not on the database before 31st January you will not be eligible to compete on Area Teams in 2018.