Saturday April 4, 2020
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

 

Pony Club Grass Reins New Rules 2018

Grass Reins 2018

 

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

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.

New Hat Tags for 2018

New Hat Tags for 2018
All riding hats used at Pony Club activities will need to be re tagged for 2018 with the ‘new’ PC mint green hat tag.

This tag will carry forwards to British Eventing and Riding Clubs, which will mean that you only need one tag for all organisations.

Tanya and I will have the new hat tags with us at all times so will be able to re-tag your hats when we see you next.