Friday May 7, 2021
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Rallies

The Pony Club was set up to improve the standard of horsemanship in young people and working rallies are the means to achieve this. Working rallies are organised by the branch committee and will be advertised via email or on the calendar at least seven days in advance.

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Rallies may consist of  a mixture of flatwork, jumping (general rallies) or be focused on one discipline. Some working rallies are unmounted, usually for horse and pony care instruction. Team practices or specific discipline training sessions are not working rallies.

In order to compete at an Area competition you must have attended a minimum of three rallies between the 1st July of the previous year and the Area entry date.  Rallies are recorded on the Pony Club Database and this will be checked against Area entries.

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Correct dress for rallies is:

  • Riding hat with a  dark blue or black cover. All hats must be checked and tagged. Caroline Matthews, Jane Cobb, Jean Preston and Suzie Vickery can tag hats. OS&B XC coloured hat silks may be worn for cross country rallies
  • No jewellery. Piercings must be removed
  • Long hair secured in hair net
  • White/light blue long or short sleeved shirt. No bare shoulders.
  • Pony Club tie
  • Pony Club sweatshirt (optional), or OS&B long sleeved polo shirt
  • At Carewell you may wear OS&B Camp T shirts in hot weather
  • OS&B XC colours may be worn for XC Rallies
  • Tan, cream, or dark jodhpurs. White/cream/beige jodhpurs must be worn at external venues eg Felbridge.
  • Black/brown jodhpur boots or long riding boots with a fairly smooth sole and square cut heel. Gaiters or half chaps are permitted
  • Numnahs should be of one solid colour, either black, navy, brown or white. You can buy an OS&B navy or white numnah from Sheila Fennings but they are optional.
  • Riding coats are optional in cold/wet weather but must be worn fastened and must not have loose hoods (OS&B Bronte jackets available to order from Sheila Fennings)
  • Body protectors must be worn for all jumping, whether cross country or show jumping.

*Spurs – all members are now permitted to wear spurs at rallies and competitions without the explicit permission of the DC. Any misuse of spurs will be reported to the DC, Area Representative and Training Chairman, any reported riders will be recorded and monitored. Sharp spurs are not permitted. Only blunt spurs, without rowels or sharp edges, and spurs that have a smooth rotating ball on the shank may be worn.

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General rallies are organised by Michaela Tomlinson (Chief Instructor), and will be posted on the online rally bookings page of the website. Please make sure you note the closing date for entries, this is to allow time to confirm instructors and to organise groups.  A waiting list will be kept and sometimes places will become available and these will be advertised via email.

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Other rallies are organised by the different discipline organisers, they will be advertised on the calendar, and/or emailed out to members on the database, and/or put on Facebook.  All of our coaches are logged on then Pony Club Database which records their certificates and qualifications.

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All rallies should be paid for in advance, unless otherwise specified by the rally organiser. The preferred method of entry/payment is via the online rally bookings page – Online Rally/Event Bookings.

If you need to pay by bank transfer please use the details below:

Pony Club Bank Account
Old Surrey & Burstow Hunt Branch
Lloyds Bank
Sort code 30-90-09
Account number 45541060