Saturday March 23, 2019
Welcome to The Vine Hunt Pony Club

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WELCOME

The Vine Hunt Pony Club is part of Area 13 and now we are a medium sized
branch of the Pony Club with a reputation for being very welcoming and friendly.
Our membership has been steadily increasing over the last few years and we now
have approximately 125 members.
We aim to run various events during the year, the highlight for many children is
Camp in the summer holidays with about half our members attending. We have
changed the structure of the camps and will now be running two separate camps:
Mini Camp will stay at the lovely venue at Bucklebury Equestrian, and as of 2019
the Juniors and Seniors will be having camp together at the fabulous venue
Wellington Riding. 
As a branch we cater for both our competitive members, as well as those who
just want to have some fun on their horses and ponies with new and old friends,
and we are now running some general rallies for these members. Our quiz team
and achievement badge rallies are also great for improving the children’s stable
management as well as being a good social gathering for the children.
We have the most brilliant instructors, and the incredible results in the last couple
of years are testament to all the hard work they put in alongside our members.
A number of children qualified at the Area Competitions for the Pony Club
Championships held at Cholmondely Castle in Cheshire last year. They did well
and loved the experience. We had great results at Areas held at Rectory Farm in
August, and in September our younger members were out competing at the Mini
Championships, where our Event team was 2 nd , Show jumpers were 4 th  and
Dressage team were 5 th,  as well as super individual placings. We have had teams
out at many other events through this year including a great win at Hickstead
show jumping. All of these events really do form great friendships and
demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship amongst the children.
In 2018 our Tetrathlon really grew and 2019 seems to be the turn of Racing we
are very fortunate to have members families involved in the racing world and the
facilities we use are outstanding.
We run several open competitions including a mini Hunter Trial and our ever-
popular ODE in September for mini and junior riders at Woodhouse Farm. We are
also very excited to start a new show jumping show in 2019 at Wellington Riding
in May.
For anyone thinking of joining our Pony Club our Minis are exceptionally well
catered for with an exciting programme of activities. The Juniors have great
training rallies and start to work hard for their different tests the Pony Club have
on offer, the Seniors have rallies in each discipline and, if competitive, have super
chances to work towards qualifying for the Pony Club Championships at the end
of August, as well as working hard for B tests and beyond. As a branch we really
try to cater for everyone, and if your child would like to do something that is not
offered please do let us know.

All of our wonderful opportunities for the children are only possible as behind me I
have the most fabulous voluntary committee who all work so hard to make this
Pony Club the success it is today, and I can’t thank them enough for the endless
work they all do.
We look forward to welcoming you to our branch and do get in touch if you would
like any further information.

Emily Zuill
District Commissioner

 

If you are not already a member of the Pony Club and you are considering  joining our branch, or are moving from another Pony Club in to the area, please complete the form from the link below. If you are moving from another branch you will need to fill in a transfer form, please contact Emily to get a copy dc.vinepc@gmail.com

The Vine is a very active pony club and we aim to have lots of training on offer from minis up to senior level. Take a look at the Rallies and Events page for information on what’s going on in the Vine and see the News Posts page for the latest updates, and follow the Vine on Facebook.

If you have any questions about joining, please do contact our Membership Secretary Penny Burton on adc.vinepc@gmail.com

Download the Membership Form here.

 

Confidential Medical Form (required with membership renewal and new members please)