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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/

Full details of all OS&B contacts are available on the Committee/Contacts page.

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
APRIL
Tuesday 27th
CX Rally at Lockskinners, Chiddingfold. 40cm to 100cm course. £32 for 1 1/4 hr group lesson.
Suzie Vickery
Online entries
     
MAY
Saturday 1st PC Test Training Rally. Test training for members aged 8 yrs and above for D, D+, C and C+ Tests at Tye Farm, Hartfield.

Mixture of stable management and ridden training. Groups from 12 noon onwards.

Caroline Matthews

Online entries

Tuesday 4th Target pistol shooting training for members 8 years and older from 5.30pm at East Grinstead Target Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club. Numbers are restricted to two members at once and masks must be worn.
Margaret Allday

Online entries

Wednesday 5th General rally at Carewell. Choice of Show jumping, cross country, polework, flatwork/dressage, mounted games, general lessons. 1 hr group lessons at 5pm or 6pm. Suitable for all ages and levels of riding. Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Saturday 8th PC Test Training Rally. Test training for members aged 8 yrs and above for D, D+, C and C+ Tests at Tye Farm, Hartfield.

Mixture of stable management and ridden training. Groups from 12 noon onwards.

Caroline Matthews

Online entries

Tuesday 11th General rally at Carewell. Choice of Show jumping, cross country, polework, flatwork/dressage, mounted games, general lessons. 1 hr group lessons at 5pm or 6pm. Suitable for all ages and levels of riding.
Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Saturday 15th PC Test Training Rally. Test training for members aged 8 yrs and above for D, D+, C and C+ Tests at Carewell, Lingfield.

Mixture of stable management and ridden training. Groups from 12 noon onwards.

Caroline Matthews

Online entries

Tuesday 18th Target pistol shooting training for members 8 years and older from 5.30pm at East Grinstead Target Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club. Numbers are restricted to two members at once and masks must be worn.
Margaret Allday

Online entries

Thursday 20th General rally at Carewell. Choice of Show jumping, cross country, polework, flatwork/dressage, mounted games, general lessons. 1 hr group lessons at 5pm or 6pm. Suitable for all ages and levels of riding. Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Saturday 22nd Cross country training at Brightling Park. Cross country training for 80cm to 110cm, with Angie Wittington. Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Saturday 22nd PC Test Training Rally. Test training for members aged 8 yrs and above for D, D+, C and C+ Tests at Carewell, Lingfield.

Mixture of stable management and ridden training. Groups from 12 noon onwards.

Caroline Matthews

Online entries

Wednesday 26th General rally at Carewell. Choice of Show jumping, cross country, polework, flatwork/dressage, mounted games, general lessons. 1 hr group lessons at 5pm or 6pm. Suitable for all ages and levels of riding.
Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Sunday 30th Area mounted games at Montague Farm, Hankham.
 
     
JUNE
Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 2nd Area 11 Dressage training with Leanne Wall at Pachesham EC.
Area 11
Tuesday 1st Day rally at Carewell. From 10am. Please bring a picnic lunch. 

“Introduction to Tetrathlon afternoon.” Come and learn about the Pony Club sport of Tetrathlon and then join in a fun competition which will consist of beanbag throwing into buckets, a run around the field and a round of showjumps (heights from cross poles up to 80cm). From 2pm. All ages welcome including those on the lead rein.”

Melissa Beatty

Online booking coming soon

Wednesday 2nd Test training and Test exam day at Carewell. From 10:30am. 
Caroline Matthews

Online booking coming soon

Wednesday 2nd  Clear round show jumping at Carewell. From 2pm, cross poles to 80cm.  Beverley Webber
Friday 4th SJ Training at Chelwood Equestrian (shared with East Sussex PC) with Sally Thurloway (BS coach) and Jane Cobb for those competing at Area SJ/Eventing at PC80, PC90, PC100, PC110. 


Sally Thurloway will be teaching the 90cm+ groups from 9am to 1pm, and Jane Cobb will be teaching 80cm/90cm from 1pm to 5pm.

Fern Dogger

Online entries

Sunday 6th Area Dressage at Hickstead
 
Tuesday 8th General rally at Carewell. Choice of Show jumping, cross country, polework, flatwork/dressage, mounted games, general lessons. 1 hr group lessons at 5pm or 6pm. Suitable for all ages and levels of riding.
Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Thursday 17th General rally at Carewell. Choice of Show jumping, cross country, polework, flatwork/dressage, mounted games, general lessons. 1 hr group lessons at 5pm or 6pm. Suitable for all ages and levels of riding.
Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Wednesday 23rd General rally at Carewell. Choice of Show jumping, cross country, polework, flatwork/dressage, mounted games, general lessons. 1 hr group lessons at 5pm or 6pm. Suitable for all ages and levels of riding.
Suzie Vickery
Online entries
Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th Area Horse Trials, Brightling Park.
 
     
JULY
Sunday 4th Area SJ at Felbridge Showground.
 
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th Area Tetrathlon at Lodge Farm, Matfield.
 
Monday 26th – Tuesday 27th Mini camp at Carewell. Non-residential. Members aged 8 years and under, lead reins welcome. Mini Camp Flier-Aug2021
Jean Preston

Online entries

Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th  Area Boot Camp for C+/B Tests at Ringle Green Farm, Sandhurst, Kent.
Book in with Lena Pearson-Wood at
lenapw55@
gmail.com

     
AUGUST
Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th
Senior Camp with East Sussex PC at Ardingly Showground. For members aged 12 and over. Arrangements will be dependent on Covid-19 restrictions.  Caroline Matthews
Saturday 7th SDH Team SJ competition at Hickstead.
 
Monday 9th B Test. Venue TBC.
 
Thursday 12th –  Saturday 14th
Junior Camp at Carewell for ages 8 to 12. Caroline Matthews
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th PONY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS AT OFFCHURCH BURY, NR LEAMINGTON SPA – Polocrosse, Mounted Games and Tetrathlon.
 
Tuesday 17th – Sunday 22nd PONY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS AT OFFCHURCH BURY, NR LEAMINGTON SPA – Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing & Polo.
 
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th PONY CLUB GRASSROOTS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HORSEHEATH.   
Friday 27th B Test. Venue TBC.
 
     
SEPTEMBER
Saturday 11th Area Horse & Pony Care at the Stables at Cissbury.
 
Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th  OS&B Tetrathlon competition. Details and venue TBC. Caroline Matthews 
     
OCTOBER
 Tuesday 26th  Area 11 Race Day  Area 11
     
NOVEMBER
     
     
DECEMBER
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

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