Saturday August 13, 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
JULY
Tuesday 19th B Test Stable Management training. Open to all of area 11 candidates. at Tye Farm.  Online entries
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th Area Tetrathlon – venue TBC.  
Tuesday 26th B, C+, C,D+ test training at Blue Anchor Farm.
Online entries
Tuesday 26th Target pistol shooting training at East Court, EG, 30 min slots. Online entries
AUGUST
Mon 1st/Tues 2nd Senior 2 Day Rally for members aged 12 and over at Felbridge & Coombelands. £30 deposit. 

Includes dressage, SJ, XC and stable management lessons plus a trip round the coombelands racing stables and a farm visit, tractor/trailer ride/BBQ.

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Online entries
Tuesday 2nd Full B Test at Chilham Park, Near Canterbury, Kent. CT4 8DB  Caroline Matthews
Wednesday 3rd Day Rally at Blue anchor Farm for members aged 12 and under including those on the lead rein. Ridden lessons in the morning, bring a picnic lunch, badges in the afternoon. Cost £15.  Online entries
Wednesday 10th Day Rally at Blue anchor Farm for all ages and abilities including those on the lead rein. Ridden lessons in the morning, bring a picnic lunch, introduction to Polo in the afternoon, both on foot and on your pony. Cost £15. Online entries
Wednesday 10th Dressage Training with Leanne Wall at Sheridan Farm, Newchapel. Lessons from 1pm. Online entries
Friday 12th-Sunday 21st THE PONY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – OFFCHURCH BURY  
Monday 15th – Saturday 20th  Senior Residential Camp for members aged 12 and over at The South of England Showground, Ardingly. Horses/ponies aged 6 and over. Shared with East Sussex Pony Club. Children sleep in small bunk bedded rooms in Rank Lodge. Horses/ponies accommodated in permanent stables. 

**Currently full, but there is a waitlist**

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Caroline Matthews
Friday 19th  Show jumping training with Michaela Tomlinson at Henhaw Arena. X-poles+ to approx 50cm, groups from 2pm. Cost £22.50. Online entries
Tuesday 23rd – Wednesday 24th

Mini Camp. 

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Book in online
Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th 

Junior Residential Camp for members aged 8 to 12 at our Pony Club field near Lingfield. Children sleep in tents. Ponies either go home overnight or are accommodated in electric fenced corrals. 

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Friday 26th – Saturday 27th Regional Grassroots Championships at Horseheath Racecourse, Cambridgeshire.  
Tuesday 30th Fun hack around Blue Anchor Farm for ages and abilities including lead reins. Three escorted groups for about an hour from 4pm followed by an end of season BBQ.  Online booking coming soon
     
SEPTEMBER
Sunday 25th OS&B Hunter Trial at East Bysshe.  
     
OCTOBER
Sunday 23rd Dressage Training with Leanne Wall at Sheridan Farm, Newchapel. Lessons from 1pm. Online booking coming soon
Tuesday 25th Pony Club Lingfield Race Day  
Wednesday 26th Area Eventing Training at Chilham  
Thursday 27th Stable Management Section B test at Holloway Meadow Stables, Oxted, Surrey. RH8 9PE  
Friday 28th Riding Section B test at LMEQ, Littleton Manor Farm, Flanchford Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8QZ.  
     
NOVEMBER
     
DECEMBER
Thursday 29th Dressage Training with Leanne Wall at Sheridan Farm, Newchapel. Lessons from 1pm. Online booking coming soon
     

 

 

 

 

 

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