Thursday January 20, 2022
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Christmas Rally Postponed
After much consideration, listening to concerns raised and taking appropriate advice, we have decided to postpone the Christmas rally. The nature of this fun rally makes it extremely difficult to run without social contact. Given the proximity to Christmas and the rising number of Covid cases we would rather not risk anyone being unable to meet with family and friends on Christmas Day.
 
The Efficiency Training rally on 2nd January is still planned to go ahead, but will be riding only (no stable management) and will be run in small groups and under tighter Covid rules.
 
We are truly disappointed, but we will be setting a new date as soon as we feel we can run the rally in the “fun” way that we all would like.
Friday Night Club Date Changes

Fri Oct 15th at Low Meadow Farm

Fri Oct 29th venue tbc

Mini ODE

We are still looking for helpers for our Mini ODE at Rosehill on Sunday 25th September. Please let Justine know if you are available to help on the day.

Friday Night Club

Starts back up again today – hope to see you there!

Pony Club Camp

Plans are well underway for camp and we are all very excited. Please see the camp tab for more information.

New Members

Welcome to our new members Holly and Sienna. We look forward to seeing you at rallies and events.

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 https://forms.gle/8Wpu7jPoPW5HFZXT6  – 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 https://branches.pcuk.org/oldberkeleysouth/friday-night-club/

 

 

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. https://forms.gle/5N5e9ebcjyWLpCdQ7

 

Rallies

 

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.

 

Tetrathlon

 

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 nozomiokuyama@icloud.com

 

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: https://pcuk.org/sports/tetrathlon/

 

 

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: https://pcuk.org/media/4ivnajyu/tpc2021champstimetablebasic.pdf

 

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.

 

https://forms.gle/b6fjwKqZsMVCiLCR9

 

 

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 kimobhs@hotmail.co.uk or give me a call on 07793 145124.

 

The Friday Night Club Alternatives and Other Online Activities

Please check your email and look at the sub tabs on the Pony Club website under Friday Night Club – Alternatives and Other Online Activities where you can still work towards and be awarded achievement badges, as well as take part in other activities.

Latest News

All info is sent out via email. For the latest news also see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ObhSouthPonyClub/

 

***C+ CONGRATULATIONS***

Congratulations to Megan and Georgie who both passed their C+ Horse and Pony Care exam on Saturday 27th January. Well done girls!!