Wednesday November 29, 2023
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OBHS Update

OBH South Update


Hi everyone,


It’s great to see so many of you have rejoined, and also I’d like to welcome new member Myla.


As Covid-19 restrictions start to be eased, we will be updating you with branch plans so keep an eye out for emails.


OBHS Committee



Quiz Team


Well done to Kathy, Heather, Becky and Natalie who represented our branch on Saturday in the Area 12 Quiz competition, competing against other branches. They came 2nd by only 1 point!



D, D+, C and B Training


We’ve had a good uptake on members taking part in this online training and sessions are progressing well.



Friday Night Club


As we are still unable to run this face-to-face, Friday Night Club will run virtually using Zoom starting on March 26th6pm to 7pm and then fortnightly. Whilst sessions run online these will be free of charge to all members. When we start up face to face we will update you on costs.


We do need you to book in, so please click here to book at least 1 week in advance  – you can use this form as many times as you want and we will just take your latest submission.


For more details on Friday Night Club click the website link here



Pony Club Camp


We have BCA booked from Monday 2nd August to Saturday 7th August.


The current Covid timetable should mean we are able to run residential camp, but we want to know whether you want us to do that, or whether you would prefer the format we used last year.


In order to help us plan for camp this year, please let us know whether you wish to attend, and if so, what your preferred format would be by completing this form.




Rallies will start up again in April. Liz will be emailing out details shortly, but here are some dates for your diary:


Saturday 3rd April – Dressage/flatwork rally with Rob Waine at Hammer and Harp Farm

Sunday 4th April – Echo’s – Efficiency tests brush-up

Saturday 17th April – Testing for E, D, D+ and C

Sunday 25th April – XC rally at Rosehill

Saturday 15th May – Showjumping at BCA

Saturday 22nd May – Dressage/flatwork rally with Rob Waine at Hammer and Harp Farm

Saturday 19th June – BCA

Saturday 26th June – Dressage/flatwork rally with Rob Waine at Hammer and Harp Farm


Efficiency Tests


E, D, D+, C – We will be holding these tests on Saturday 17th April at BCA


There will be a final brush-up/run through on Sunday 4th April at Echo’s Equestrian Centre.


Further details will follow.




Nozomi (Mia’s mum) will shortly be attending an Area Tetrathlon meeting and needs to know which of our members might be interested in getting involved in tetrathlon. You don’t have to commit at this point, but if you think your child might be interested, please could you drop a short email to Nozomi with your child’s name and age


Tetrathlon is a team and individual competition organised by the Pony Club. It comprises Shooting, Swimming, Running and Riding. It is a variant of, and major recruiting ground for the Olympic sport Modern Pentathlon. More information can be found here:



Regional and Area Team and Individual Competitions


Area Quiz Sat 27th Feb 2pm

Horse & Pony Care – tbc – champs will be in October and not at the Summer PC Champs

Mini & Regional Showjumping Teams 40cm to 80cm – Sat 12th June at Middlegrove

Area dressage and Prix Caprilli BCA Sunday 20th June

Area SJ Bury Farm Friday 23rd July 90cm, 1m, 1.10m

Area Eventing Swalcliffe Sat 26th June 80cm, 90cm, 1m

Mini Area Eventing Champs Rosehill 26th September

Mini Area SJ Champs BCA 24th October


The grassroots regional championships are on 28th and 29th August at Horseheath


The Pony Club championships are on 17th to 22nd August. The provisional timetable for the Pony Club Champs is:


If you are interested in taking part in any of the above competitions, please complete this form. We will then contact you with further information and organise training sessions.



N.B. If lots of people want to do camp and Hickstead we will look to adjust camp dates by 1 day.



Committee Vacancy – Health and Safety Officer


We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the branch committee as Health and Safety Officer.


The role involves making sure that we are compliant with Pony Club Health and Safety rules for all activities we run and this includes completing or updating risk assessments for each venue and activity. This does require the availability to travel to some venues in advance of activities to complete these assessments and make sure we have relevant controls in place for any identified risks. We can provide training in how to complete the risk assessments.


The committee usually meets once a month on a Wednesday evening (currently virtually).


If you would like to volunteer, or would just like a few more details, please drop me a line at or give me a call on 07793 145124.