Tuesday July 27, 2021
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Correct Dress at Rallies

There are polo, rugby and sweat shirts in our Old Berks blue with varying logos/embroidery available from White Horse Feeds, Childrey near Wantage. Pony Club jackets are also available to order, and can embroidered with your child’s name.  Please note; payment for Pony Club clothing at White Horse Feeds should be by cheque or cash only, they are unable to accept credit cards for these items. PLEASE remember that White Horse don’t charge us for stocking our items so please make life easy for them! If at all possible check the correct size for your child before going in to avoid them having to get items in and out of the packaging for you.

Polo shirts  £13

Pale blue, short sleeved with embroidered logo. Used for all rallies and camps.

Children sizes 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11

Teen sizes XS, S, M

Ladies Fit XXS, XS, S, M or quick-dry fabric XS, S

Sweatshirts  £13

Pale blue, round neck,  large logo on front. Used for all rallies and camps.

Unisex sizes 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-13, 14-15. Adult S, L

Cross Country shirt £13

Navy long sleeve shirt with OLD BERKS on sleeves. Teen sizes are quick-dry fabric. Recommended for camps and XC rallies, compulsory for eventing teams.

Children sizes 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11

Teen sizes XS, S, M, L, XL

Rugby Shirts £13

For teens and adults. Warm shirts, great for XC rallies and camps.

Teen sizes S, M, L

Waterproof warm jacket £42

Navy jacket with embroidered logo on chest and OLD BERKS on back. Can be personalised.

Unisex sizes 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 32″, 34″

Fitted summer jacket £32

For teens and adults. Navy showerproof fleece jacket with embroidered logo on chest and OLD BERKS on back.

Teen sizes XS, S, M

Fitted winter jacket £42

For teens and adults. Navy showerproof warm fleece jacket with embroidered logo on chest and OLD BERKS on back.

Teen sizes XS, S, M

Saddle Pads £20

White squares with embroidered logo. Recommended for camps, competitions and rallies, compulsory for teams.

Sizes Pony, Cob, Full


Correct rally wear consists of beige jods, black or brown short boots and chaps, shirt and PC tie or PC polo shirt or PC rugby shirt, tagged hat with plain dark silk, hairnet and gloves. Plain dark jods and short sleeved shirts with a collar are acceptable at most rallies, however long sleeves must be worn when riding cross country and a stock (without a pin) is required for cross country jumping over 80cm.

Hairnets are a MUST at all camps and rallies – hair must be up and not plaited down the back or just put in a pony tail.

HOODIES are not allowed at Pony Club when riding.

You are required to wear a HAT at all times whilst handling your pony at ALL PONY CLUB RALLIES, CAMPS AND COMPETITIONS, and GLOVES must be worn for loading/unloading and leading. This includes grooming, mucking out, tacking up, Horse and Pony Care and of course riding. PARENTS – Please encourage this at all times.

Back protectors are compulsory for cross country at all levels and are encouraged at all times. Make sure that body protectors haven’t been grown out of over the previous season but don’t buy an extra large one to grow into – they need to be just right.  Please be considerate to those on young or spooky ponies if you are planning to wear an air jacket in an enclosed area.

Competition Dress

As a general rule, correct dress for under 14s is beige jods, long sleeved white shirt and Pony Club tie, tweed jacket, short brown boots and matching half chaps, black or navy hat silk and gloves. Gloves must be worn for dressage; these can be dark or white. A stock should be worn for XC over 80cm, and may be worn by older members for all disciplines in place of a PC tie. Older members may wear dark jackets with black boots in place of tweed and brown boots.

Body protectors may be worn when competing in all disciplines and are compulsory for XC.

Check Discipline Rule Books or if in doubt contact the discipline manager or one of the DC’S.

We would strongly advise wearing a long sleeved shirt under your jacket (or having one with you) for competitions on hot days. The stewards may allow you to remove your jacket to warm up / compete but will usually insist on long sleeves.

Second Hand Kit

We have two willing volunteers, Lesley Griffin and Kirsti Murray, who will be running an OBHPC second hand shop. It will be based in the shop at Blewbury Riding Centre and will travel to various events. The shop will be run to raise funds for the branch and enable parents to recycle used kit. 
So, if you’d like to receive money for your old kit, please sell it on eBay, but if you’d like to help raise funds for the branch please donate anything except hats and out of date back protectors (they should have purple label 2009) to the second hand shop. There is always a big demand for PC saddle pads, sweatshirts, small riding boots and hacking jackets, but we’re happy to take anything for horse or rider including good condition rugs, bridles and saddles. Anything that doesn’t sell will be donated to horse charities.
We’d love to build up some stock before the summer holidays so please drop anything you may have to Blewbury Equestrian Centre or to me at Larkhill Farm, Wantage ,OX12 8PJ  at any time, in bags marked Pony Club.