Monday August 10, 2020
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Join us! Simply complete theBranch-Membership-Form-2020 and send to Kirsti Murray at Warriewood, Curridge Road, Curridge, Berkshire, RG18 9DH.  

Please speak to Joy Wilson for a taster rally or general membership enquiries 07811 927803 or 

“I am permanently reminded of what a great organisation the pony club really is, memories that last a lifetime and I am so happy that my children are getting to experience it all with such an amazing team.  Thank you all.”  

Pony Club Area 9 Inter Branch Championships 2020

To be held at:-

Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, GL7 7JW

For PC Branch Teams and Individuals selected by DC and Discipline Managers.

Wednesday 26th August – Dressage

Saturday 29th August – Show Jumping

Sunday 30th August – Show Jumping 



CAMP DATES FOR 2020 – All non residential 


(Forms are shown in two versions –  pdf shown first and word document second which you can fill in and return by e mail)

Mini and Tiny Trotters – 3-5th August (3 days)  Brightwalton Stud, Brightwalton, RG20 7BZ  

Junior – 17-19th August  (3 days) Boomerang Equestrian, Crooked Soley, RG17 0TL (Now full. If you would like to go on a waiting list e mail Katherine Taylor)

Senior –  24th-28th August  – Various venues 
Louise Cornago will be offering a PopUp Shop at Lyford Stud from 5.30-7.30pm on 30th July and 5th August selling polo shirts, sweatshirts, XC skins, gilets and PC saddle pads while White Horse Feeds aren’t able to sell clothing. Louise is happy to make alternative arrangements for you to collect if those dates aren’t possible.
Email to pre-order to ensure she has what you need:


We are able to have up to 6 people gathering in one place. As that includes the coach and rally organiser we’ll be asking parents to gather away from the arena so we can have the maximum number of riders in each group.

Our priority is to ensure risks are minimised for our instructors and volunteers while making it safe and fun for members and their parents.

Until things can be relaxed a little we have to follow the BEF rules to the letter. Please don’t compromise the rally organiser, instructor or venue by bending the rules. For now, please book with the following in mind. 

  • Parents will need to be available to assist their child with tack checking, mounting, adjusting girths and if they fall. For this reason, please only bring siblings who are old enough to be left unsupervised. Ideally leave siblings at home, for the safety of the child who is riding. A guide for Tack Checking is here Tack-Check-guide-for-parents-before-Rallies
  • No dogs, not even on leads or in vehicles.
  • Payment needs to be made by BACS in advance. We cannot accept cash or cheques. 
  • Social distancing must still be observed at and on the way to and from the rally, so no one from outside your household can travel in your car.
  • No more than 6 people in an area, so please gather well away from the arena to watch if there are already 4 riders plus instructor and rally organiser there.

Parents: A few things will need to change to allow instructors to stay 2m from the rider. Parents will be the only point of physical contact with the member and their horse unless there is a medical emergency. They should stay near enough to the arena that they can be called on if needed. 

  • You’ll be asked to check your child’s tack and help them to mount and adjust girth and stirrups. 

  • The instructor will be responsible for adjusting jumps. 

  • In case of a fall, the parent should attend to their child while the instructor catches the pony. The rally organiser or instructor will only get involved if it is medically necessary.  They have been given specific training and appropriate PPE.

Venues need to adhere to strict guidelines so please bear the following in mind:

  • You will not be able to use the venue toilets. We will not be able to offer refreshments. 

  • Please park with 5m space between trailers or lorries.

  • Please bring hand sanitiser to use for before and after opening gates to the venue. 

Booking and payment

We will not be subsidising one to one rallies but you will know in advance what the rally will cost.  

Please book as normal by phone or email. When you space has been confirmed please pay by BACS (details below) as soon as possible to confirm your space. 

If you or your child show any symptoms, or have any other reason to self isolate, please cancel your place. The branch will cover the cost of your rally rather than put the instructor or rally organiser at risk of infection.

As soon as regulations are relaxed we can get back to a bit more normality, but for now our focus will be on making it as fun as we possibly can, while keeping everyone safe.

Payment details for BACS:

Account name: OBHPC
Sort:    40-45-36
Acct:    21314106
Reference: Child name or initials and rally date

I hope everyone really enjoys getting back out and about!




At the Old Berks Hunt Pony Club (OBHPC) we pride ourselves on being friendly and inclusive. We have around 300 members, the majority coming from the areas around Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage, Faringdon, Witney and Lambourn and an active committee to run the club, entirely made up of volunteers.

The backbone of the OBHPC is mounted rallies which take place throughout the area during the school holidays, weekends and evenings. Find out what is coming up on the Fixtures page and book early; popular rallies book up very fast. The rally organisers will be able to advise as to whether a particular rally is suitable for your child and it is important to be honest about their ability so that they are put in the right group. These rallies are generally group lessons taught by an experienced instructor covering a specific discipline, with the cost divided between the group and subsidised by the branch.

During the summer we hold Camps for Tiny Trotters and  Minis (under 8), Juniors (9-12) and a residential camp for Seniors (13 and over).

There are lots of opportunities for members to get involved in team competitions and represent the branch and members are encouraged to take part in the Pony Club test system.

The more you get involved the more you will get out of your Pony Club, so sign up for rallies and encourage your parents to volunteer to help with anything from baking a cake to share at a rally to helping at Camps or at one of our competitions


If you are approx. 2yrs to about 5yrs (on lead rein) you will be one of our Fabulous Tiny Trotters.  Starting Pony Club life early is such a wonderful way to have so much fun with your friends, making new friends and learning along the way with your gorgeous ponies.    We have a super programme of rallies for our Tiny Trotters lots of variety from lessons, badges, fun and games, picnic hack, treasure hunt – it really is fantastic fun. Details of all activities are in the calendar section.


 Tell your friends to join us (they can have a free trial lesson) we really do love having lots of Tiny Trotters.

 If you require any further information please contact: