Saturday September 19, 2020
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Winter Rallies 2018/19

Welcome to the Winter Rallies page.

These rallies are for all standards
E,D & D+ Standard will be run by Melanie Cammies

C & C+ Standard will be run by Susie Newton

Regular working rallies will take place at Plumpton College on the following dates. The fee is £12.50 per member per rally:

13th October
10th November
8th December
28th December
19th January
2nd February
9th March

These rallies are for all standards and will start with the L/rein and just off L/rein all the way up to higher abilities. Please use the usual booking form (Rally Booking Form) and forward it to the right organiser with the money (£12.50 per member for each rally). Please note that booking will not be taken by e-mail or over the phone to make it fair to all members. We hope to see you all at some of the winter rallies.  If you have any queries please contact melanie cammies on 07831184821 and Susie on Susie Newton on 07989982886

RALLY CARDS
Did you know for every “stared **” rally you go to you can get a stamp on your rally card? Once you have got a full card you can send it off to Jane Walsh and she will send you a Rally Star for you to wear either on your jumper or on your Show Jacket.
Her Address is 31 Cranedown, Lewes, BN7 3NA and please include a SAE for her to send it back to you.

Please note – Plumpton College are tightening up on horses/ponies coming onto their premises. Could all those who attend these rallies make sure they have up to date vaccinations for their horses/ponies. There will be spot checks and anyone who has not got their vaccinations up to date will not be allowed on college premises to attend the rallies.

Working rallies are for *all ages and all standards*. They are the backbone of teaching and learning in the Pony Club and are an opportunity for all members to improve one or more aspects their practical horsemanship.

Also may I give a timely reminder that Working Rallies count towards meeting the eligibility criteria required to enter competitions leading to the Pony Club Championships.  Riders and ponies must have attended three Working Rallies (or other ‘starred’ events in the programme, since 1st July the preceding year) and this is essential for the branch instructors to gain an adequate understanding of capability and attainment.  Not only does this prevent what could be interpreted as ‘cheating’ (eg. borrowing a school master to enter a competition on) but also enables our instructors to take the essential health and safety decision and prevent a rider/pony combination recklessly attempting something they are not yet capable of.

Ann