Wednesday September 22, 2021
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Membership

We are a friendly inclusive branch offering something for everyone.  If you have any questions before submitting your membership please get in touch. 

JOIN US/RENEW WITH US IN 2021

Please join our branch by selecting us on the main Pony Club Website via this link https://pcuk.org/join-us/

Membership must be renewed by the end of February 2021 in order for you to be eligible to represent the branch at Area, Regional or Championship competitions.  

Any membership queries please contact Alison@ascfinancialsolutions.co.uk

Hats and Body Protectors

Pony Club uphold the highest standards in health and safety. 

Hats – You only have one head and so we ensure that our members have the best protection possible.  Hats will need to be checked for the safety standards by one of our committee members and a blue hat tag will be attached to show instructors that the hat is compliant. 

Body protectors are compulsory for cross country and racing, and recommended for other disciplines, you need the purple Level 3 BETA 2009 tag.  Older protectors are no longer accepted within Pony Club. Check out the link below for more info.

www.pcuk.org/index.php/dcs_health_safety/dress_and_tack/

2021 Camp

The 2021  camp will again be at Bury Farm EC.  Put the dates in your diary – 16th – 20th  August.   Suitable for everyone including the youngest child and those on lead rein.

Important points to note.

  • We ask that all parents volunteer to help for one day.
  • Ponies will need to be up to date with their vaccinations or have had at least the second injection, plus a minimum of one week.
  • Your child and pony need to have to attended at least three rallies in the twelve months preceding camp. 

This is the highlight of our year, where friendships and memories are made, and children have the best time.  Lots of photos from previous years on our Facebook page.  The younger children go home each evening but the older members sleep at camp in tents, lorries, caravans, etc.

Facebook

To keep up to date with Whaddon Chase activities, stories and achievements, please like our Facebook page.   

Facebook/WhaddonChase

We also have discipline specific pages for a variety of areas we train and compete within. 

Working rallies and the Achievement Badges are a great way to start.

Any questions please contact our Rally Coordinator, Emma Myatt, or Achievement Badge Coordinator, Gez Bavestock

Common Questions:

Clothing

Clothing for Camp 2021 is available at Proshopping – Pony Club Collections Order deadline is 16/07/2021 to be ready in time for Camp. 

Rallies

Unless specified otherwise, our rallies are open to everyone.  They offer subsidised first class instruction at great venues.  Your first rally can be a little daunting, but don’t worry there will be plenty of people around to help.  Achievement badges are a fantastic way to meet other children and parents and a nice introduction to Pony Club (and learning key skills).

mini rally

Dress Code for Rallies

  • Riding hat, with black or navy silk, which must be checked and tagged, and hairnet if hair touches collar.
  • Beige or dark coloured (solid colours) jodhpurs/breeches and jodhpur/long riding boots.
  • Footwear must have a square cut well defined heel and smooth sole.
  • Plain half chaps the same colour as the boots can be worn.
  • Long sleeved shirt with Pony Club tie, badge and jacket or Pony Club Sweatshirt.
  • Sweatshirts should be worn for XC and games.
  • Black or brown gloves.
  • Body protectors are compulsory for all jumping.
  • Medical armbands must be worn for XC.
  • For your horse/pony, brown or black plain tack and dark coloured or white numnah and girth.
  • You both should be clean, neat, tidy and safe

Dogs

We all love our four legged friends, however quite often their cuteness detracts from the task in hand.  Therefore we ask that you don’t bring your dog to any Whaddon Chase activity.  Many thanks.

ESafety

As you are aware, technology and the use of social media is becoming more prevalent in the day to day lives of young people. Whether they access the internet via laptops, ipads or their smartphones, we all have a responsibility to ensure they have a safe and fun experience in how young people communicate with each other and how we all communicate out.   Please see the updated guidelines from Pony Club HQ

E Safety Guidance for Officials Employees & Volunteers – updated July 2017

E Safety Guidance for Parents & Guardians – updated July 2017

E Safety Guidelines for Young People – July 2017