Tuesday June 25, 2019

If you would still like the newsletter by post this can be arranged, please let Heln Ritchie  or Lucille Robinson know or email scunthorpe@pcuk.org

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April 2019

If you click on April 2019 you will be able to read the newsletter.

Below is what is in the newsletter for this month which will be removed when the next newsletter is published.




Forthcoming rallies are:-

Sunday 14th April Junior games and badge rally Epworth 2pm
Saturday 20th April X country rally Bagmoor Park 11am + 1.30pm
Sunday 21st April X country rally Bagmoor Park 11am + 1.30pm
Saturday 27th April Junior games and badge rally Bagmoor eq 2pm
Sunday 28th April Hunter trial Bagmoor park  
Saturday 4th May Junior games and  badge rally Epworth 2pm
Saturday 11th May Dressage rally Bagmoor park 11am +1.30pm


Turnout – Please maintain standards as below:-

Ordinary rallies – pony club sweatshirts with pony club tie, light jodhpurs, hair nets, long or short black/brown riding boots with smooth sole, pony well turned out with clean safe tack.  Hat to pc regulations must be hat tagged and worn at all times while mounted.


Turnout rallies – same dress code as ordinary rallies but with jacket tweed/dark colour instead of sweatshirt.  Ponies must be well groomed, plaited and immaculate tack.


Cross country rallies – Same dress code as ordinary rallies, dark jodhpurs allowed.  Hats to pc regs, hats must be skull not peaked.  Body protectors must be worn.  Long hair in a net for safety reasons.


Hunter trial – Can all trophies for the hunter trial please be returned on the day of the event or before to a committee member before the hunter trial


Adopt a fence – A big thank you to James Rowland all the fences are now adopted, when you first go down to your new fence area can you please let Lucille or Andy Nutt know so they can come and meet you there to discuss what can be done


Rufford hunt pony club – Arena uk Saturday 4th May – Showjumping – anyone wanting to compete please speak to Bridget


Main Camp –Askham Bryan collage – Price of camp is £360 for the full week, £190 for parent staying.  Sunday to Wednesday £240 3 days, £114 for parent.  A £60 deposit to be paid to secure a place by 28th April and full payment by 31st July.  9 years and under to be accompanied by a parent.  Can people let Jackie Harness know via text 07526220837 or email jackieharness@btinternet.com when paid into bank or send cheques/cash to Jackie Harness, 68 Grammar school rd, Brigg, DN20 8AY


Mini Camp – Thorpe Meadow, Eastoft road, Crowle  DN17 4LR on Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th August.  The cost will be £150 per member included in the price is food for 1 child and 1 adult (bring your own pack lunch on the first day), stables, shavings, hay, riding lessons of various types, stable management, a new exciting surprise and much more.  A £50 deposit is required by the 15th MAY and full payment by the 15th July.  You can either put the money into the pony club bank or pass the money to Helen or Emma.  Then please message Helen or Emma to let us know the money has gone in  There will be stabling provided with 1 bag shavings per stable. The full schedule can be found on the messenger page or from Helen Ritchie or Emma Rowland


Area 6 has its own fb page please add yourself for lots of information


Sales from Belton Horse Trials tickets made the club £55 hope we can do it again



Diary dates 2019 –

Spring hunter trial 28th April
Spring show 19th May
ODE 9th June
Autumn hunter trial 15th September
Team show jumping 24th November
Area dressage 20th July
Area eventing 13-14 July
Area show jumping 23rd June




Efficiency Tests – Here is a brief description, for syllabuses for each test look on the pony club website or ask Liz or Tracey. A person cannot start their levels any higher than D+

E test riders should be able to walk and trot on the lead rein.  They should also know the basic points of the pony and tack.  This is a voluntary test. Recommended minimum age 4+

Mini riding road safety

D test riders are expected to be able to ride a pony off the lead rein in walk and trot in an enclosed area.  They should also know the basic needs of a pony in summer and winter and be able to handle a pony with confidence.  Jumping is not required.  Recommended minimum age 8

D+ test riders should be able to walk, trot and canter.  They will need to walk their pony up and down a hill, walk without stirrups and ride over a very small fence in an enclosed field.  They should be able to tack up, clean tack, groom a pony and recognise rugs. Recommended minimum age 10

Achievement ring road safety

C test riders should be able to ride confidently and in a balanced trot and canter independent of the reins and up and down hills.  They should be capable of jumping small cross country fences.  They should be able to prepare the pony beforehand and deal with it afterwards.  They will also need to trot without stirrups.  Most of the training in c test will be in an open field.  They will know aids for canter; sequences of legs both trot and canter.  They are also required to display basic knowledge of fitting tack, putting on a tail bandage, lameness, loading a pony, feeding and watering. Recommended minimum age 11.

C+ test riders will demonstrate c test level riding as well as turn on the forehand, leg yielding and be capable of jumping a variety of show jumps and cross country fences in an open field.