Thursday December 8, 2022
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OS&B Calendar

Old Surrey & Burstow Branch Calendar of Events

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
2022
DECEMBER
Sunday 18th OS&B Christmas Pony Party at Sussex House Farm. Start 10am. 

Online entries
Tuesday 20th

Test training at Tye Farm, Hartfield. Training for D+, C, C+ and B Tests. Times from 9.30am. Minimum age 9 years old and must have passed D Test.

Online entries coming soon
Thursday 23rd

General rally at Felbridge. Times from 10am. SJ in Bill Kear Arena, dressage/flatwork lessons outdoors, general lessons for all including Tiny Trotters in indoor arena.

Online entries
Wednesday 28th

Unmounted badges rally at Blue Anchor with Murphy Cook. Start 10am. Clipping badges, large and mini.

Online entries
Thursday 29th 

Gridwork with Donald Kear at Henhaw Farm. 

Online entries
Thursday 29th Dressage Training with Leanne Wall at Sheridan Farm, Newchapel. Lessons from 1pm. Online entries coming soon
     
2023
JANUARY 
Wednesday 4th C test stable management zoom meeting (1 hour) with Jean Preston. Start time 5:45pm. Preparation for C test exam booked for 25th February. 

Block booking for 4th January, 11th January, 18th January, 26th January, 1st February.

Online entries
Wednesday 11th C test stable management zoom meeting (1 hour) with Jean Preston. Start time 5:45pm. Preparation for C test exam booked for 25th February. 

Block booking for 4th January, 11th January, 18th January, 26th January, 1st February.

Online entries
Wednesday 18th C test stable management zoom meeting (1 hour) with Jean Preston. Start time 5:45pm. Preparation for C test exam booked for 25th February. 

Block booking for 4th January, 11th January, 18th January, 26th January, 1st February.

Online entries
Saturday 21st Barrier Animal Health Spring Festival: Area 11 Dressage Qualifier at Sands Farm   
Sunday 22nd Test training at Tye Farm, Hartfield. Training for D+, C, C+ and B Tests. Times from 9.30am. Minimum age 9 years old and must have passed D Test. Online entries coming soon
Thursday 26th C test stable management zoom meeting (1 hour) with Jean Preston. Start time 5:45pm. Preparation for C test exam booked for 25th February. 

Block booking for 4th January, 11th January, 18th January, 26th January, 1st February.

Online entries
Sunday 29th  Area Quiz. Felbridge Village Hall. Qualifier for the Pony Club National Quiz. Download schedule. Online entries
     
FEBRUARY
Thursday 1st C test stable management zoom meeting (1 hour) with Jean Preston. Start time 5:45pm. Preparation for C test exam booked for 25th February. 

Block booking for 4th January, 11th January, 18th January, 26th January, 1st February.

Online entries
Friday 3rd OS&B Branch Prizegiving and Parents Meeting at Meridian Hall, East Court, East Grinstead.   
Saturday 4th Barrier Animal Health Spring Festival: Area 11 Show Jumping Qualifier at Duckhurst  
Thursday 16th

Unmounted badges rally Lingfield Equine vets. Start time 2pm. 

Members under 10 years old: Ponies’ teeth mini badge. Members 10 years and over: Equine Dentistry Achievement Badge. Also suitable for members taking their higher Tests i.e. C+ and B Tests.

Address: Chester Lodge, Woodcock Hill, Felbridge, East Grinstead RH19 2RD.

Online entries coming soon
Friday 17th General rally at Felbridge Showground. Start time 10am. 

SJ in bill Kear 50cm +. Group general lessons indoors suitable for all including tiny trotters. 30 min individual dressage lessons in top arena by the house.

Online entries coming soon
Saturday 25th Test training at Tye Farm, Hartfield. Training for D+, C, C+ and B Tests. Times from 9.30am. Minimum age 9 years old and must have passed D Test. Online entries coming soon
     
MARCH
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th OS&B Interbranch Tetrathlon. Ride at Felbridge Showground on Saturday 4th March. Shoot, run, swim at Copthorne Prep School Sunday 5th March.  
 Saturday 18th Test training at Tye Farm, Hartfield. Training for D+, C, C+ and B Tests. Times from 9.30am. Minimum age 9 years old and must have passed D Test. Online entries coming soon
     
APRIL
Saturday 22nd

Pony Club National Quiz at Moulton College, Northampton.

 
     
MAY
Sunday 14th

Area Mounted Games Qualifier at Lossenham Farm, Cranbrook. 

 
Sunday 21st Area Dressage Qualifier for the PC Championships and Regional Championships. All England Jumping Course (Hickstead).  
Tuesday 30th Horse and Pony Care Area Qualifier for the PC Championships. Squirrells Riding School, 116 Common Road, Kent, Chatham, Kent. ME5 9RGThis is an unmounted competition – ponies will be provided.  
     
JUNE
Sunday 25th **New for 2023** 70cm Area Eventing Qualifier for PC Regional Championships. Ebbisham Farm, Walton on the Hill.   
     
JULY
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd Area 11 Show Jumping Qualifier for the PC Championships and Regional Championships. Felbridge Showground. Heights from PC70 upwards.  
Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th **PROVISIONAL DATE** Area Tetrathlon Qualifier for PC Championships. Comphurst/Horsham swimming pool.  
Tuesday 25th – Friday 28th

Area Boot Camp for C+, B, B+, lunge, AH tests. At Ringle Green Farm, Marsh Quarter Lane Sandhurst, Kent TN18 5NY.

See Area 11 website for details.

 
     
AUGUST
Friday 11th – Saturday 19th JCB Pony Club Championships at Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire.  
Sunday 20th – Thursday 24th  

Residential Senior Camp for members currently at senior school (i.e. year 7 or above) and their ponies at Littleton Manor Equestrian, near Reigate www.lmeq.com

Full details and bookings to follow.

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

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