Sunday September 24, 2023
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Rally information

Bookings   Yvonne Pritchard  07974 182722

Chief Instructor    Sarah Hallam

You can book all our rallies on the booking page, using your membership number.  

Closing dates for rallies allow us to confirm details with venues and instructors in advance of the rally, usually a week beforehand.  We will advertise spaces if they come up due to cancellation. Cancellations within the seven days before the rally will only be refunded if the space can be filled.  Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID or have tested positive, or if you have a sickness bug.

Please check the Pony Club vaccination requirements  to be sure that your pony is up to date

Times will be posted on the South Notts PC members Facebook group before the Rally date, and emailed to attendees, so please join this group!  

With our Show Jumping rallies we always require parent/member help with setting up, moving arena fencing, and clearing away. Would members in the first and last group particularly PLEASE assist with this. 

Frequently asked questions
What is a rally?
How do I book into a rally?
How do I know if I have a place on a rally?
Where are rallies held?
What do I wear?
Are rallies suitable for lead rein?

What is a rally?  A working rally is one at which instruction is given and which is open to all members of the Branch within the age range for which it is intended. It may be either mounted or dismounted rally. A dismounted rally is usually for horse and pony care instruction. Team practices or coaching sessions do not qualify as a working rally.

Rallies are designed to help you get the best from yourselves and your horses, to improve and develop your knowledge and ability to work and train horses and ponies , whether young or green or consolidating lessons and training with older horses and most of all to have safe fun with our four legged friends. Groups in all sessions will be matched as closely as possible with people’s time constraints, travel arrangements and numbers booking in.

To book into a rally – rallies are booked via the booking page
Any problems with booking please contact Yvonne Pritchard.  If you are unsure of suitability of a rally please contact the rally organiser.
Where times are allocated (not day rallies), times will appear on the Facebook page and will be emailed to attendees.  When booking into rallies please note the following rally policy:
  • Please book early for rallies, preferably as soon as the rally programme comes out.  If members do this it enables us to quickly book the appropriate number and type of instructors.

  • Entries will close one week before rally date. If insufficient numbers, rallies may be cancelled.   The number of spaces still available will be shown on the booking page if spaces are limited.

  • No refund will be made if cancelling within 7 days before the rally date,  unless the place can be filled. Instructors and venues still have to be paid for!

  • Cancellations will be advertised on the members Facebook group

  • Correct dress should always be worn. See below.

  • Horses and Ponies should be neat and clean with well fitting and clean tack

  • Arrive in plenty of time. Be mounted and ready to ride at your allocated time especially at short sessions. If you are going to be late, please advise the rally organiser.

How do I know if I have a place on a rally? Rally groups and time slots allocated will be posted on the website a few days before the rally. Where there are insufficient numbers, we may have to cancel a rally – this is because we have to have a minimum number of riders to make the rally possible. If a rally is over-subscribed, we will operate a waiting list on a first come, first served basis and endeavour to offer an alternative date where possible. We are aware this can often be disappointing, but if members book in to rallies as early as possible, this gives us more of a chance of booking additional instructors or re-organising things to make sure the rally goes ahead – the later members book, the more difficult this is.

Where are rallies held? We use a variety of different settings, from indoor schools, arenas and members own land.   Any queries please contact rally organiser.

Rally dress code 


PC Polo shirt without tie or PC skin or PC Rugby shirt

PC or other navy Sweatshirt

PC or other navy coat/gilet (without hood)

Cream/Black/Navy/Brown/white Jodhpurs or Breeches

Clean long Boots (Black or Brown) or Half Chaps (same colour as jodhpurs boots) or Jodhpur Clips if no Chaps

Hats (no hard peak for XC) – with a plain black/navy/brown silk and TAGGED – see below for approved standard

Hair net (girls) – with PC scrunchies of plain scrunchies


No Jewellery

Numnahs/Saddle Cloths – white, plain colour blue, brown or black or official South Notts white or blue

Spurs (must be blunt without rowels)

Body Protector level 3 compulsory for all xc (training ,Rally, or Simulated, or Competition ) Body protector rule 2021

Completed medical armbands and relevant to the member wearing it not siblings! Compulsory for xc


Must be worn at all times when mounted and be PC tagged by Jane, Sarah or Kirsty.  Fixed peaks cannot be worn for XC over 80cm, and are not recommended for XC under 80cm.

Hat rule 2021


As above and Body Protector is advised but not compulsory


As above but Body Protector and completed and signed Medical Arm Band are COMPULSORY

Ties and badges can be purchased from Jane

Are rallies suitable for lead rein?  Rallies are provided for all ages and abilities.  Some rallies will have an ability criteria e.g lead rein to jumping 80cm, or jumping 80cm and over, so please check this before booking.