Friday May 7, 2021
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Horse and Pony Care

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Horse & Pony Care training


Janet Douglas and Naomi & Pip Young are again running training sessions in stable management for members who are interested in doing their C test in 2019, and for those who would like to be considered for the 2019 Junior Horse & Pony Care team. Training will be run over 2 periods:

  • October – December
  • January – date of Area competition (currently unknown)


October – December

We will run approximately 6 sessions which will cover the entire Care section of the C test syllabus. Each session will last approximately 2 hours and will include a mixture of practical stuff and theory. The sessions will take place at the address below. Once we know who is interested we will figure out times & dates that suit the majority of those interested. Note that you do NOT need to be interested in being on the team to come to the October-December sessions. Places will be limited, and we ask that you only take a place if you are committed to attending most of the sessions. The cost is £5 per member per session.


January – Area

For the team training (January to Area), we will send out a notice via Facebook in December but do feel free to contact us prior to that if you want to know more about the competition ( or are interested in being on one of the teams (Junior or Senior). The Wynnstay has been extremely successful in this competition in recent years (winning Junior team at PC Championships in 2016 and 2018) and we would like to continue our winning streak!


If you are interested in coming to the October – December sessions please contact:

Janet Douglas (01270 524805/

Mere House Farm, Baddiley Hall Lane, Baddiley, Cheshire CW5 8BS




H and PC care training noticeArea Horse & Pony Care competition


On April 30th, Lucy Fox, Annie Tyacke and Imogen Ward represented the Wynnstay at the Area 5 Horse & Pony Care competition, which was run by the Burton Cheshire Forest branch and held at Dee Farm Liveries on the Wirral.

Lucy, Annie & Imogen had worked hard since January and ended up 6th, very close behind 2 teams from the Cheshire Hunt North. The competition was won by the Berwyn & Dee.

While everyone waited for the scores to be announced, they were treated to a dressage to music demonstration by Helen Dutton and her ‘Pony Club pony’, Bobby, who has risen through the ranks and is now winning nationally. He showed off his half pass and flying changes to music from the Rocky Horror Show, with the sea as a backdrop – a real treat for everybody.

Lucy, Annie & Imogen showed great team spirit and are keen to have another go next year.


H&P care pic

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Horse & Pony Care Competition 2017


This competition, which tests both practical and theoretical knowledge of equine care and welfare, is open to junior & senior teams of 3. Taking part in this competition (or even just doing the training) is a good way to learn how to look after your pony and to gen up on the knowledge you need to pass the Horse and Pony Care section of the Pony Club tests.  For more information, go to the main Pony Club website, and look under ‘Blue Cross Horse and Pony Care competition’.


Anybody who is interested in getting involved  should contact:


Janet Douglas (01270 524805/ or Tonia Rutherford (01829 250689/07976 692728/



We have been asked to advertise PonyPrep. Have a look at their website.

PonyPrep is the place to practise online for Pony Club. On here you can learn more about every aspect of horsemastership and horse care by taking quizzes, watching videos and entering competitions to test your knowledge.

You can register for free and take part in the PonyPrep game, where you can build your dream stable yard, collect tack as you take challenges and learn more. You don’t have to own a horse to register – you don’t even need to be a Member of Pony Club, but after using PonyPrep we hope you might want to become one!