Tuesday February 19, 2019
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.


Changes to Dressage Tests 2019

Dressage Tests 2019

The PC Dressage Committee have listened to feedback regarding some of our tests and done some re-writes. Therefore in 2019 there will be a new Novice Dressage Test and a new Open Dressage Test to be used at the summer Area Competitions. The Committee also thought it was time to update the Introductory Test which will also be new for 2019. Please note the important tests below to be used in 2019 (changes from 2018 marked in bold):



Level Prelim & Area Test Championship Test
Novice The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018 The Pony Club Novice Dressage Championship Test 2017
Intermediate The Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013 The Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Championship Test 2014
Open The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015 The Pony Club Open Dressage Championship Test 2018



Level Area Test Championship Test


Grassroots Dressage Test 2018 Grassroots Dressage Test 2018
Novice & Open Novice The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2019 The Pony Club Novice Dressage Championship Test 2017
Intermediate The Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013 The Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Championship Test 2014
Open The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2019 The Pony Club Open Dressage Championship Test 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