Saturday December 5, 2020
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Membership

A very warm welcome to the Whaddon Chase Branch of The Pony Club.  We pride ourselves of being a very friendly and inclusive Branch, with opportunities for everyone irrespective of age (3-25), or ability, to join in as much as they want to.  Our membership continues to grow, and we look forward to meeting you all.

We are a friendly inclusive branch offering something for everyone.

JOIN US/RENEW WITH US – This is the form you need to use if joining, or renewing in 2021.  2021 Membership Form   Membership must be renewed by the end of February in order for you to be eligible to represent the branch at Area, Regional or Championship competitions.  You can post the form to Alison or email the form to Alison@ascfinancialsolutions.co.uk, with either a cheque payable to Whaddon Chase Pony Club, or pay by BACS payment to WCPC 60-04-09 85543039, reference: Membership

Hats and Body Protectors
Pony Club uphold the highest standards in health and safety.  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 Nikki or Ben and tagged with a green hat tag.  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.   

 https://www.facebook.com/WhaddonChasePc?fref=ts
We also have discipline specific pages for
Hunter Trial
Showjumpers
Tetrathlon
Badges
Quiz & Horse/Pony care
Endurance
Polocrosse

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, Susan Dugher.

Common Questions:

Clothing
New clothing can be purchased via Jo Bonney (jobonney@sandpiperuk.co.uk).  Click the following link to view a list of items and prices.  Pony Club Merchandise.   Please send Jo a list of the items you require, sizes and quantity.

Jo also  has a range of Second hand clothing.  Good quality jodhpurs, boots, sweatshirts from £1.  Based in Padbury. Contact Jo on Phone: 07801 824849 Email:jobonney@sandpiperuk.co.uk

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