Monday February 26, 2024
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Welcome to the Old Berkeley Hunt South Branch of the Pony Club!

When you join OBHS you will be welcomed in the OBHS family wherever you are on your pony owning journey: whether you have just started or are ready to compete at the highest levels nationally. 

We have a whole range of members from those who are getting to grips with a first pony, whatever age the rider is, to those who are more advanced and want the backing to aim for the stars.

We firmly believe that Pony Club is all about a balance between having fun and making friends on the one hand and learning, gaining skills and competing on the other.

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Join our Branch

We’re keen for new members of all ages and stages and joining us is easy:

  1. Go to this page
  2. Select branch membership and our branch: Old Berkeley Hunt South
  3. Email our membership secretary Abi: oldberkeleysouth@pcuk.org

Then we’ll be in touch to get you involved.

Rallies

New rallies will be announced via WhatsApp and on our News page and details of how to book can be found on our Events page.

We typically hold two rallies per month with a varied focus between flat work, showjumping, cross country, efficiency training and mounted games fun. 

The venues we use the most are:

Hedsor Park FarmBCA and Hammer and Harp .  Sessions typically last an hour and riders are put into a group with others who are at a roughly similar stage.

We encourage members to attend at least one rally every three months so we can get to know you and get you involved in teams.

Friday Night Club

Every other Friday night (April to October) from 6pm the branch runs a Club which all members are warmly invited to attend.  The sessions are a balance between doing some fun activities and training for Pony Club Tests and Achievement Badges  It’s also a great way for everyone to get to know each other a bit better.  The Club is usually held at Low Meadow Farm, Windsor Road, Dukes Valley Gerrards Cross, SL9 8SR and is bookable via Entrymaster (see our Events page).

Competitions and teams

Once you have attended two rallies with us you can start competing with the Branch.  You can join our Showjumping, Dressage and Eventing WhatsApp groups for lots of tips on what’s coming up.  We have a very friendly process for team selection so that everyone can have a go. 

Events and Summer Camp

Each year OBHS organises two major events – an Eventer Challenge in spring and a Hallowe’en Show in October.  We rely on parent volunteers to help run these events – volunteering is really good fun and a great way to get to know other parents in the Branch. 

During the summer holidays we hold a Residential Camp for members 11 years and over and a non-residential Junior Camp for those under 11.  We also have a 2-day Mini Camp for our youngest members.

Communication

We prefer WhatsApp over email as people tend to find it easier.  There are four WhatsApp Groups:

  • An OBHS Announcements WhatsApp Group – where links are posted taking you to the relevant pages on this website with info about upcoming rallies and events. This is our main form of communication.  You can join the group using this link
  • Three individual discipline WhatsApp groups – one for each discipline.  Anyone who wants to get involved in those teams and competitions can join these by contacting :
    • A Showjumping WhatsApp Group 
    • A Dressage WhatsApp Group 
    • An Eventing WhatsApp Group 

Merchandise

All our Branch clothing can be ordered through our supplier Plopshop