Monday November 19, 2018
Weekly Newsletter from HQ Nov 2

Dear all,

Thank you for all of the fantastic words and phrases – we are going to have a lot of fun using them for all sorts of projects next year.  Fun, Friendship, Teamwork, Dedication, Opportunity, Unique, Magic moments, Leather, Commitment, Tack, Exhilaration, Family, Integrity, Countryside… the lists were endless.

Centres
The Pony Club is looking to recruit a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Centre Co-ordinator for Pony Club Area 9 – Three Counties (including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire).
The main focus will be to promote Pony Club Centre Membership to new and existing riding centres. The ideal candidates should have effective organisation, communication and time management skills. Previous knowledge and experience of The Pony Club within a Branch or Centre environment is desirable. Understanding the riding school industry would also be advantageous.
The Centre Coordinator role requires verbal and electronic reporting so strong computer literacy is essential. The role is home based so candidates must be confident to work independently as well as part of a team, reporting centrally on a frequent basis.
Specific duties of the role will include; Visiting new and existing Centres, email and telephone support for Centres in the Area, developing Membership in the Area, promotion and some organisation of Area Pony Club coaching courses, relationship development within the Area and meeting attendance centrally and regionally.
The role is self employed and remuneration is calculated per visit. Expenses are also paid.
For more information about the position available or to send your CV and covering letter, please contact Becky Davies, Centres Manager – rebecca@pcuk.org or The Pony Club, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RW
Deadline is 5pm on Friday 16th November.

Talent Pathway

The Talent Pathway entries opened today for the 2019 Selection Days, details of the dates & venues along with booking forms can be found here http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/training/member_opportunities/ponyclubtalentpathway/

YHL
The YHL competition closed earlier this week and the winner has been chosen & notified that she has won a pair of tickets.

Trade Stands

HOYS the trade stand was very busy and did a good trade, thank you to all the staff and volunteers who assisted in the running of it. Once again we ran the two shop & drop area’s with the help of some amazing volunteers and staff from the office, thank you to everyone who helped! We are awaiting the final Shop & Drop numbers from Grandstand Media but both bag drops certainly felt busier.
We have trade stands at the following events for the remainder of 2018.

Your Horse Live is on 9th – 11th November at Stoneleigh Park, lots of bargains to be had so please pop along.

West Country Equine Fair is on 1st & 2nd December at WestPoint, Exeter, a fabulous day out for all the family.

Olympia is on 17th – 23rd December at Kensington Olympia in London, Perfect for all those last minute stocking fillers and a Christmassy day out.
For the fifth year running, we will be running the shop & drop, and will be recruiting some volunteers to help us do so. Kirsty will be sending out some further details of how you can assist in the coming weeks.

DBS Invoicing Process

From 1st December 2018, The Pony Club Office will no longer have involvement with the invoice process for online DBS accounts. Disclosure Services will invoice account holders (main contact) directly for all applications submitted during the set monthly periods.
Charges will remain the same, at a cost of £54 for paid roles and £10 for voluntary roles, and will be charged per application submitted. You can cross reference charges against those listed on your account (in the “Completed” tab).
All invoices issued prior to December 2018 will need to be settled with The Pony Club Office through the normal protocol.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Stef Brazier (Email: stefanie@pcuk.org).

Safeguarding Workshops

November

8 November 2018 – Petasfield Stables – Hertford (Area 8)

8 November 2018 – Silverbirch Hotel – Omagh (Area 17)

12 November 2018 – Alstone Court – Highbridge (Area 14)

13 November 2018 – Argyll Adventure – Inveraray (Area 19)

14 November 2018 – NNWEC – Galley Common (Area 7)

14 November 2018 – Whiddon Down – Okehampton (Area 16)

19 November 2018 – Stag Lodge Stables – London (Area 13)

21 November 2018 – Weaver Equestrian – Ollerton (Area 7)

December
10 December 2018 – Victoria Inn – Roche (Area 16)

Online Safeguarding Refresher

Online Course Entry Page

Health & Safety Workshops

21 November 2018 – Divoky Centre – Somerset (Area 14)

28 November 2018 – Whiddon Down – Okehampton (Area 16)

QUIZ
2019 Quiz rounds are now available.
In no particular order:
1. The Pony Club
2. Know your aids and handling
3. Digestive System
4. World Equestrian Games
5. Equine Behaviour
6. Working Dogs
7. Around the UK – Scotland
8. Practical Round – Feeding
9. Pairs Round – Tack
10. Picture Round – Poisonous Plants

The Quiz is great for all Members young and old, and is a wonderful competition to encourage learning, fun and team work without the need for a horse or pony, perfect for those dark and cold winter evenings. This year we have tried to tailor some of the rounds to complement each other.

For more information about the Quiz please visit the website – http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/activities/national_quiz/

Thanks

Charlie