Tuesday January 18, 2022
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
ALL PONY CLUB ACTIVITIES ARE CURRENTLY STOPPED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

We are sorry but all Pony Club Rallies and competitions have ceased with effect from Tuesday 17th March so that we can comply with the Government’s instructions regarding the control of Coronavirus. Please see the Coronavirus Advice page on The Pony Club’s website which is updated regularly: https://pcuk.org/coronavirus-advice/

We will be sending out some activities and fun competitions to our members via email in the Easter Holidays so that they can carry on learning at home and we will keep you updated as soon as we have any more information.

Hope you all stay safe and well,

Caroline Matthews (DC)

Tetrathlon Day 2 Announcement

Thank you to all the competitors and volunteers who took part today. Looking forward to day 2 of competition tomorrow.

Please note that all of the runs will now take place on a hard surface due to waterlogged playing fields. Distances may be shortened.

Remember M23 closed SOUTHBOUND from M25 down to J10 East Grinstead.

Shoot, run, & swim times for OS&B Tetrathlon 7th-8th March 2020

The times for the shoot are available to download here: OSB_tet_shoot_details_March2020

The times for the run and swim are available to download here: TetRunSwimTimesMarch2020

The shoot, run, and swim will all take place at Copthorne Preparatory School on Sunday 8th March.

*Please note that all entrants for the Area Triathlon have been incorporated into these times and are labelled. 

 

Beanbag throwing for the Beanies will take place on Saturday 7th March upstairs in the Felbridge clubhouse, and will start at about 12.45pm and finish at about 3pm. 

SJ Times for OS&B Tetrathlon 7th-8th March 2020

The show jumping times for this weekend’s Tetrathlon competition are now available to download here: OSB_tet_SJ_times_Mch2000

Please take careful note of your time and give yourself plenty of time to warm up. This will help us to keep everything running on time.

 

Beanbag throwing for the Beanies will take place on Saturday 7th March upstairs in the Felbridge clubhouse, and will start at about 12.45pm and finish at about 3pm. 

Reminder: Pony Club Arena Jumping Rules & Scoring for Tetrathlon

(Tetrathlon rulebook 2020 Appendix C)

MAXIMUM SCORE 1400
Knockdown = 30 penalties
First Refusal = 60 penalties
Second Refusal = 100 penalties
Third Refusal = Retirement
Refusal + knockdown = 80 penalties
Fall = 90 penalties
2 falls = Retirement
Fall of horse = Retirement
Each fence not jumped after retirement = 50 penalties
Error of course not rectified = Retirement
Being led (Beanies only) = 400 penalties
Assistance in Arena (Beanies & Tadpoles only) = 200 penalties
Outside assistance (Beanies & Tadpoles) = 100 penalties
Outside assistance (Minis) = 200 penalties
Outside assistance (Juniors & Seniors) = elimination
NO SLIP RAIL OR GATE AND THE ROUNDS ARE NOT TIMED
400 PENALTIES INCURRED IF YOU “JUMP DOWN” A CLASS

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR TETRATHLON 7TH/8TH MARCH:

Unfortunately, Highways England are planning to close the M23 SOUTHBOUND from junction 8 (M25) to junction 10 (East Grinstead/Crawley A264) from 9pm Friday 6th to 5am Monday 9th.

Therefore please allow extra time for your journey if you are coming to our Tetrathlon south from the M25.

New Pony Club rulebooks and vaccination rules for 2020

The Pony Club has now released all of its new rulebooks for 2020. These can be downloaded from the Rule/Rulebooks page of our website – please make sure you read all the rules carefully if you are planning to attend/compete at Pony Club events this year. 

The Pony Club has also released new Equine Influenza vaccination guidelines which will apply for 2020. The key new additions are that:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Passports will be checked at all Pony Club competitions at Area level or above, and may also be checked at other Pony Club events.

If your horse/pony’s vaccination record does not comply with the new rules then you will not be allowed to compete. We want all of our members to be able to compete without incident, so please take the time now to make sure that your vaccinations and boosters are all up to date. 

You can read the full Pony Club vaccination guidelines on the Rule/Rulebooks page, and they are also printed in all of the Pony Club rulebooks for 2020. 

Entries open for OS&B Spring Tetrathlon Competition

Entries are now open for the OS&B’s Spring Tetrathlon competition, which is running from 7th March to 8th March 2020.

The show Jumping and bean bag throwing will be held on Saturday 7th March at Felbridge Showground, and the shoot, run, swim & prizegiving will be held on Sunday 8th March at Copthorne Preparatory School.

A new class this year will be the ‘Geriathlon’ – open to Branch teams of four adults (Parents/Guardians/past PC members). Branch team members must complete ONE phase each. Showjumping max. 80cm. Shoot one handed, distance 7m, turning targets. Run 1000m. Swim 2mins.

Entries close Friday 28th February 2020. No late entries accepted. Times for all phases will be available from Thursday 5th March on http:/branches.pcuk.org/oldsurrey

The schedule and entry form are available to download here: 

Schedule (PDF) TetscheduleMarch2020final

Entry form (PDF) OSBTetrathlon_March_2020_entry_form

Entry form (Excel) OSBTetrathlon_March_2020_entry_form

Surrey Union Show Jumping competition 22nd September

Our young show jumpers had a great time at the Surrey Union’s show jumping show at Felbridge on Sunday. 

The team was placed 2nd in the 40-45cm class, with Lucinda coming first as an individual. 

Our other team then went one better and won the 50-55cm class – well done everyone!

Order of jumping for OS&B Show Jumping Show 8th September 2019

The running orders for the OS&B Show Jumping show on Sunday 8th September are now available. See below or download here: 

OSB SJ 8TH SEPT RUNNING ORDER CLASSES 1 3 5 7

OSB SJ 8TH SEPT RUNNING ORDER CLASSES 2 4 8 9 10