Tuesday December 11, 2018
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):

 

DENGIE WINTER LEAGUE 2018/2019:

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

 

DRESSAGE AREA COMPETITIONS & CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Level Area Test Championship Test
Regional

Championships

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

 

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