Thursday December 8, 2022
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Dear Members,


This page is where you will find any new information and news about The Branch.

If you would like to add anything to the NEWS PAGE please email Helen Proctor at


A new show for 2022 to be held on the old Bellingham Show field (use postcode NE482JZ) on August 19th.
There will be classes for everyone age 15 & under and also a chance to qualify for the riding club/ pony club pony championship at Glendale show on Monday 29th August
Schedule to follow and entries will be taken through Horse events.
 This show will be open to none PC members.

Please contact  Tracy Turner for more info

Tracy Turner
Last Sunday was the Pony Club Spring Festival competition at Blackdyke.  3 of the South Northumberland members who had qualified in the first heats went through to the next stage to compete in the next round against some extremely talented ponies and riders. 
George Di Lullo and Casper rode a fabulous round in the 80 warm up taking 2nd place, but an unfortunate pole in the 85 qualifier cost them a championship place.
Next up was Nina Frankland and Laddy who had a super result in the 85 qualifier and 4th place got them a championship ticket, unfortunately in the 95 qualifier it just wasn’t their day.
Last up was Annie Davidson with had qualified 2 ponies for the 95.  Rosie’s luck wasn’t in today and she picked up faults, however Annie & Marty rode a lively double clear in the 95cm qualifier, gained 6th confidence place and a championship ticket.
All members were an absolute credit to their club with super riding and smiles all round no matter what the results.
Thank you for representing our Branch. 
Heather McDonald & Kellie Davidson
Hi All,
Here are some dates for your diaries, booking details will follow ……
Thurs 2nd June       IVESLEY EQUESTRIAN RALLY   
Sunday 26th June  HIGH PLAINS
25th – 27th July   SENIOR CAMP @ PARKEND
1st – 4th Aug       LITTLE CAMP @ COOKS HOUSE
Parkend Rally 25th August
In the park, all day rally with use of the XC as well as usual activities.
Booking info will be sent out on due course





Dear Members & Parents,

First of all Welcome to The South Northumberland Branch of The Pony Club, whether you are a member who is rejoining or a new member joining for the first time we have put together some information to help you.

First of all a few introductions to The Branch Committee…

District Commissioner – Heather McDonald

Ass. D.C – Catherine Leech

Secretary – Helen Proctor

Treasurer – Deborah Crozier

Chief Instructor – Kellie Davidson

Health & Safety – Stef Willey & Cara Courage

Safeguarding -Amanda Odd

Committee members – Bev Ridley, Jane Smith, Phil Crawford, Ami Walby, Tracy Turner, Kirsty Coulson.

Our Branch President is Commander John Galpin.


Rallies are the main stay of the Branch. We hold them at Indoor and outdoor venues and on local farmers land. Rallies are advertised on our Branch website booking onto a rally is done through an online system called unless otherwise stated. We will always send emails to remind you of activities taking place and post on our Branch Facebook page which is only available to our Branch.There will be no charge for rallies held in fields this year.

We try to group where we can within a similar age group and standard, this depends very much on who is attending the rally on the day and the horse they are bringing. However if on the day there is a slight mix of ability attending all instructors get a list of abilities of each member in their group and will adapt their sessions to accommodate the whole group. A parent or responsible adult must stay at the rally and are welcome to watch from afar allowing the instructor to conduct the lesson without parental interruption. Information for Parents from The Pony Club can be found on our Branch website.

Parents are asked to help set up show jumps etc. once members are on their horses/ponies and warming up with their instructor. Help is also needed from to clear away at the end of the rally.


We hold 3 camps in the summer holidays, Little Camp for members 12yrs and under, Middle Camp 12yrs -16yrs and Senior Camp 16yrs – 25yrs. Dates will be posted on The Branch website and information will be sent out for applications to attend camp.

All new members wanting to go to Little Camp are expected to attend a rally before camp so that they can be assessed to see which ride they should be in for camp.


Members are expected to attend all Pony Club activities in Pony Club kit, this is available to purchase through The Branch from Helen Proctor theproctors123@btinternet.cominformation can be found on the Branch website.


Black or Brown riding boots/chaps

Cream/beige Jodhpurs

Green sweatshirt with PC logo

Green polo shirt or white shirts & pony club tie

A navy, brown or black waterproof coat, gloves, hat silk

Hats must be current standard and must have a Pony Club hat tag which will bechecked at the first rally you attend.

Please note that from 1st January 2023 two hats are being removed from the hat standard list, PAS 015 1998 & SNELL 2001

Long hair must be secured in a hairnet at all times.

No Jewellery.

Body protectors must be worn for any XC riding and must be the current standard required.

Stirrup irons should be the correct size for the boots with a finger gap either side of the foot.

All stitching should be regularly checked for wear

Horses should have plain dark coloured saddlecloths / numnahs


The Pony Club holds Area Team competitions at different levels in all disciplines, which culminates in The Pony Club Championships for those members who are lucky enough to qualify at an Area Competition. Members will pay their own entry fees to Area and Championships and any stabling this year.

To be considered for Teams Pony Club members must attend 3 rallies. Camp can be included from July of the previous year and rallies to June of the current year. In our Branch 2 winter training rallies will count for 1 rally qualification and one rally must be attended in an open field.

Teams will be chosen by team trainers and our D.C.Committee members are not involved with team selection.

We hope that you enjoy your time at Pony Club, if you have any questions, concerns or even new ideas please do not hesitate speak to any member of The Branch Committee.

On Behalf of The South Northumberland Branch Committee.


Hi Everyone,
The first of our three combined training rallies will take place at West Park Arena, Tow Law, on Monday 3rd January ‘22.
For these rallies you can only book a place through the Horse-Events website.
Click on the link below and this will take you to the website page.
Please remember you must register on the site before you can make your entry if you haven’t already got a login.
Any problems please let me know.
Kind Regards
Branch secretary







Hi everyone, thank you for submitting your names for possible team selection for the 2021 Area Teams.  If you haven’t put your name on the list already and would still like to be considered, then please contact the team coordinators as below.

Those of you who have your names on the list already will be contacted in the next couple of days asking which of the sessions you are able attend.

Please remember that you and your horse need to be up to date with vaccinations and an active member of the pony club, ideally having attended your 3 rallies.

You must be available to attend the Pony Club championships if you are lucky enough to be invited onto a team, and your team qualifies at areas for the championships.

Dressage, Showjumping & Eventing
Trainer – Donna Lillie
Co-ordinator – Kellie Davidson (07525627744)

Novice, Intermediate, Open
Showjumping & Eventing
Trainer – Ashley Suddes
Co-Ordinator – Sara Stewart (07810188968)

Novice, Intermediate, Open
Dressage (and eventing section of dressage for novice, intermediate, open)
Trainer – Barbie Clarkson
Co-Ordinator – Liz Dent (07759408509)

Price of sessions will be the usual £25 for the trainer, split between the group and the venue costs as below.

Parkend SJ on grass £12pp
Parkend XC £15pp
High Plains XC tbc
Little Whitt SJ £5 pp
Little Whitt Dressage no charge
Barbies Arena for Dressage £5 pp

Once we have confirmed numbers for a venue and date the cost per member will be confirmed in advance.

Grassroots Dates Available:-
30/4 SJ little Whitt
5/5 SJ & dressage little Whitt
10/5 SJ & dressage little Whitt
21/5 SJ & dressage little Whitt
7/6 SJ on grass parkend
21/6 XC high plains
28/6 SJ on grass parkend
17/7 XC parkend
Training will start approx 5.30pm and continue with hourly groups after that.

SJ & Eventing for Novice, Intermediate & Open dates available:-
28/4 SJ & little Whitt
14/5 SJ little Whitt
28/5 SJ little Whitt
9/6 XC venue tbc
30/6 SJ on grass parkend
14/7 XC Parkend

Hourly groups from 5pm onwards.

Dressage for novice, intermediate & open teams and (dressage element of eventing teams for novice, intermediate & open)
6/5 onwards weekly Thursday sessions available. Hourly groups from 5pm onwards.

Any queries please get in touch with Kellie Davidson on


Kind regards

Kellie Davidson
Chief Instructor