Wednesday October 27, 2021
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OS&B Calendar

Old Surrey & Burstow Branch Calendar of Events

In line with current Government guidelines, rallies and other Branch activities will be restarting from 29th March 2021. 

All dates and arrangements on the calendar will be subject to any Covid-19 Government restrictions in force at the time.

OS&B dates in bold. School holidays in blue shading. Area and PC Championship dates in gold shading.

For full details of other branches’ events please see the Area 11 calendar http://branches.pcuk.org/area11/area-dates/

If you have any queries please contact us via the Branch email address

NOTE – entries to Area level competitions must go through the discipline organiser as they have to be signed by the DC.

Date Event Contact
2021
OCTOBER
Saturday 9th

Test Training Rally at Tye farm on 9th October. B Test training 9.30am-11.30am. C/D+ training 11.30am-1pm. Both riding and stable management sections with Jean Preston and Debbie Baird.

Online entries 
Tuesday 12th ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course for PC Instructors and Pony Club parents/family with Lee Hudson. At Caroline Matthews’ ‘schoolroom’. 
 
Tuesday 12th Target pistol shooting training, 5:30pm at East Grinstead Target Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club Online entries 
Saturday 16th Lunge lessons with Anna Kempner at Tye Farm, Hartfield. 30 mins for £20.
Online entries 
Sunday 17th Gridwork with Donald Kear at Henhaw Farm. From 9:30am. Cost £18.   Online entries 
Wednesday 20th ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course for PC Instructors and Pony Club parents/family with Lee Hudson. At Caroline Matthews’ ‘schoolroom’. 
 
Monday 25th
Arena Eventing rally at Pyecombe – 70cm to 100cm. £35. Angie Whittington instructing.
Online entries 
Monday 25th Test training rally at Tye Farm Hartfield for C and B Tests.
Online entries 
Tuesday 26th  Area 11 Race Day Area 11
Tuesday 26th Crawley & Horsham PC Show Jumping Show. Teams and individuals from 60cm up to 1m including the Spring Festival qualifiers at 80cm and 90cm. Online entries
Wednesday 27th Area 11 XC Training at Tweseldown Racecourse Area 11 (Liz Train)
Wednesday 27th General rally at Felbridge, 3pm to 6pm. Suitable for all members. 

SJ in Bill Kear Arena 60cm-1M with Sally Thurloway. Dressage lessons in the indoor school, 40 mins shared pairs lesson with Anna Kempner. General lessons suitable for any age/ability incl. lead reins with Sam Holland in top arena.

 Online entries 
Thursday 28th Target pistol shooting training, 5:30pm at East Grinstead Target Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club Online entries 
Friday 29th Show Jumping Rally in the Bill Kear Arena with Donald Kear for those jumping 60cm+. From 10am.
Online entries
     
NOVEMBER
Sunday 7th Hickstead XC rally. Open to all those confidently jumping 80cm+. Angie Whittington instructing.
Online entries
Saturday 13th Lunge lessons with Anna Kempner at Tye Farm.
Online entries
Sunday 21st Gridwork with Donald Kear at Henhaw Farm. From 9:30am. Cost £18.   Online entries 
Sunday 28th Show Jumping Rally at Sussex House Farm. Indoors with Michaela Tomlinson. Groups of 4 from x-poles up to 90cm/1m. Online entries 
Sunday 28th Test training rally at Tye Farm Hartfield for C and B Tests.
Online entries 
     
DECEMBER
Saturday 11th Lunge lessons with Anna Kempner at Tye Farm.
Online entries 
Sunday 19th Christmas Woolly Pony Party. Fun Christmassy Mounted Games for members aged 12yrs and under, ponies under 14.2hh. Rosettes & a visit from Father Christmas! Online entries 
Tuesday 21st Rally at Felbridge, suitable for all members. 10am – 2pm.

SJ in Bill Kear Arena 60cm-1M with Michaela Tomlinson. Dressage lessons in the indoor school, 40 mins shared pairs lesson with Hugh Train. General lessons suitable for any age/ability incl. lead reins with Jane Cobb in top arena.

Online entries  
Wednesday 22nd Test training rally at Tye Farm Hartfield for C and B Tests.
Online entries  
     
2022
JANUARY
     
     
FEBRUARY
     
     
MARCH
Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th OS&B Tetrathlon competition: Show jumping at Felbridge Showground on Saturday 5th March. Shoot/run/swim Sunday 6th March, venue TBC.
 
     
APRIL
     
     
MAY
     
     
JUNE
     
     
JULY
Saturday 2nd

Area Show Jumping Qualifier at Felbridge Showground. PC80, PC90, PC100 & PC110.

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

Additional training

Stable Management – Jean Preston is always willing to run stable management sessions as required. Please contact her if your child is interested.

Shooting Practices – There are twice monthly shooting practices at East Grinstead Gun Club in East Court, every Tuesday from 5.30pm until 7pm. Guns, pellets and targets are provided. Complete beginners are welcome as full training is given but please ring Margaret Allday first. Children must be 8 yrs old or over. Dates will be published on Facebook. Cost is £5.

Area 11 Swimming Training – There are weekly swimming practices during term time on Friday evenings 6-7pm. They are run by Emily Miles (Bright) who is a past OS&B member, a medal winner at Junior & Senior World Championship level in Modern Pentathlon, and one of four National Pony Club Tetrathlon Mentors. All welcome. Please book in with Margaret Allday in advance. Cost £8 for an hour’s lesson.

Winter Polo Training – book in with Natalie Hickmet to join the Crawley and Horsham’s winter polo training. Every Sunday at Hickstead Polo.

Competitions

If you are interested in being in a team for a competition, it is up to you to contact the discipline organiser. Decisions made regarding team selection are made by the discipline organiser/trainer and should be respected. Team entries must ONLY be submitted by the discipline organiser.

Rallies

Please remember to book and pay for rallies well in advance and be punctual, warmed up and ready to ride at the stated time. If a ride has already started, you may need to wait for a suitable break in the lesson or be asked to join the next ride.

For rallies at Carewell or at private venues; plain dark jodphurs and the branch navy polo shirt may be worn.

For rallies at public venues full Pony Club attire must be worn ie cream or beige jodhpurs, PC sweatshirt or jacket, PC tie (Polo: jodhpurs/white jeans, long boots or chaps, PC polo shirt or PC sweatshirt). No coloured hat covers, chaps, browbands etc.

Body Protectors MUST be worn for BOTH show jumping AND cross country in this branch. If air jackets are worn, they must be worn over a body protector.

Hats should be tagged (Mrs Matthews and Mrs Vickery can tag hats).

Long hair must be secured in a hair net – no pony tails. No jewellery (apart from watches) and ear rings must be removed.

Parents are very welcome to leave their children at rallies and collect them at the end, provided that an emergency telephone number is left with the organiser.

Young horses and ponies are welcome at all of our rallies but please alert the organiser in advance so they can organise appropriate groups.

Additional information

Members who would like to go out hunting please see information under Hunting on our website.

PLEASE NOTE – EQUINE INFLUENZA:

Pony Club vaccination rules:

EVENTS THAT ARE HELD AT SOME VENUES MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL RULES. E.G. ANY HORSE / PONY ENTERING A LICENSED RACECOURSE
PROPERTY MUST COMPLY WITH THE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AS SET BY THE BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY. SIMILAR RESTRICTIONS APPLY IN THE CASES OF POLO VENUES.

IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO COMPETE UNDER FEI, BRITISH EVENTING, BRITISH SHOW JUMPING OR BRITISH DRESSAGE RULES YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE YOU ARE COMPLIANT WITH THEIR RULES.

To protect the health of other competing horses and the biosecurity of the venue, the following rules will apply to all Pony Club Competitions:
a) Passports
A valid passport and vaccination record:
• must accompany the horse / pony to all events
• must be available for inspection by the event officials
• must be produced on request at any other time during the event

b) No horse / pony may compete (or be present at the event as a companion) unless it has a Record of Vaccination against equine influenza completed by the veterinary surgeon who gave the vaccination, signed and stamped line by line, which complies with the Minimum Vaccination Requirements.

c) The Minimum Vaccination Requirements for a horse / pony are that it has received:
• a Primary Vaccination followed by a Secondary Vaccination given not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days after the Primary Vaccination; and
• if sufficient time has elapsed, a booster vaccination given not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days after the Secondary Vaccination and further booster vaccinations at intervals of not more than a year apart

d) At competitions at Area level and above including Grassroots Regional Championships and the finals of the Winter Series competitions, the most recent booster injection must have been given within the six calendar months prior to the date of the competition.

e) No horse / pony may compete on the same day as a relevant injection is given or on any of the 6 days following such an injection.

NOTE: We also remind owners of the importance of vaccinations and to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date. The vast majority of confirmed cases reported by the Animal Health Trust are in unvaccinated horses. We continue to recommend that if it has been longer than six months since the last vaccination, owners should discuss a booster with their veterinary surgeon.

Payment details

Please remember to book in and pay for Rallies well in advance and be punctual, warmed up and ready to ride at the stated time. If a ride has already started, you may need to wait for a suitable break in the lesson or be asked to join the next ride. Online entries are available for rallies on the Online Rally/Event Bookings page.

If you need to pay for branch activities 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