The Objectives of The Pony Club

  • to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding
  • to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal
  • to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline
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December News Letter – From the DC

Hi All

Well, it’s that time again for the newsletter and programme!  And here are some highlights in December and January.

On Sunday 9th December is the Children’s Christmas party, 2 – 4pm at the Three Tuns, Bishops Castle.  All children are welcome but please book with me for this so we know numbers.  If they are not members and you would like them to have a present from Santa, please let me know so we can make sure we have enough.  Also, please bring some food for the buffet.

Also we are having our Christmas dinner for parents at the Inn on the Green on Wednesday 12th December.  It’s a really good time to just meet and chat.  To book please contact Rachel Gee: 01588 680217 / 07814 935765 intatrac@gmail.com

The United Pack Hunt Carol service is coming up on Sunday 16th December at More Church.  As you probably know, the Branch provides the choir and the readers, so I will be approaching people to do readings as soon as I hear from the Hunt.

And on Sunday January 13th it is the Parents’ Open Meeting and our Presentation Evening.  We would love to see as many of you as possible there. This is the opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have.  Remember we will be presenting the trophies, test certificates and achievement badges which you have worked for during the year.  Please bring a plate of something for buffet too.

I would like to say a well done to everyone who went to Championships you all did well. But a big well done to the Polocrosse teams who did very well and fought some very tough matches, resulting in a win in the Open Juniors for Charlie Evans, Philip and Sally Watney, and another win in the Minis section for Alice Leeke, Jess Clarke and Niamh Morris. Also we also had a 3rd placing in a mixed team of Novice Seniors, and two 5ths in the Novice Juniors and Novice Minis.

Well done to everyone who went to the Race Day at Wolverhampton, which I believe they all enjoyed. When I went to the Area Meeting Ruth mentioned how many members had attended from the United Pack, so I would like to say thank you all that went.

I would just like to mention one particular member of the United Pack and that is Grace Hockley, who is the first member of the United Pack to achieve the Racing Achievement Badge after going to the Race Event held at Ascot. Well done Grace!  I was so proud of you when you showed me your badge at club night.

Now on another note: PC Camp next year will be 5th – 9th August at Berriewood.  To help people with payment we are going to have a pre-payment card scheme where you can give me money when you wish to (how much and when you give me payments is totally up to you) and it will be marked down on a card that you will keep and a card that I will have. If you are interested in doing this with your payments for camp, please contact me, Sally Williams, on 01584861696 / 07807398458 or swill34833@hotmail.co.uk  and I will sort it out for you.

Please remember our fund-raising Ball on February 2nd at Walcot Hall.  You can buy tickets individually or better still get a table of friends together; we can do tables of 10.  It is a really good night to just let your hair down and have fun.  The theme this year will be Roaring 20’s/prohibition. We have chosen this as next year is the 90th Anniversary of The Pony Club.

For tickets contact me Sally Williams 01584861696 / 07807398458, or Beccy Fitter on uppcevents@yahoo.com

Finally just a couple of reminders:

Please remember, no Hoodies are allowed when riding.  This is because they are unsafe if you have a fall or are hacking out.  Please try to wear your PC sweatshirts. Hair must be tied up please, preferably with a hairnet.

Any payments must not be given to instructors.  They should be given to me in an envelope with name of child, date and what it’s for please if I am there.  If I am not there send it to me by post or do BACS.  If doing BACS please email me when you make payment, so I know to check for it and can put a note of what it’s for.

Sally

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Dec 2018 Programme

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Mounted Games Friendlies 2019

Date
Branch
Venue
Details
2nd March
North Warwickshire
Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre
Emmalene Dale: emmalene_dale@hotmail.com
16th March
Atherstone Hunt
Solihull Riding Club, B93 8NB
Stephanie Palmer: 07872 824200, stephanie@palmerhouse.co.uk
30th & 31st March
West Hants
Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre, BH23 6AD
Claire Hawkins: clairehawkins77@gmail.com
13th & 14th April
Sir Watkin Williams Wynn
Hampton, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8JN
Lisa Pearson: lisa.pearson2011@hotmail.co.uk
19th & 20th April
West Hants
Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre, BH23 6AD
Claire Hawkins: clairehawkins77@gmail.com
21st & 22nd April
North Warwickshire
Dallas Burston Polo Ground, Southam
Emmalene Dale: emmalene_dale@hotmail.com
5th & 6th May
United Pack
West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury
Sally Williams: swill34833@hotmail.co.uk
18th & 19th May
West Hants
Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre, BH23 6AD
Claire Hawkins: clairehawkins77@gmail.com
15th & 16th June
North Herefordshire Hunt
The Elms School, Colwall
Lou Richardson: 07950 308640 louiserichy@me.com
31st Aug & 1st Sept
West Hants
Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre, BH23 6AD
Claire Hawkins: clairehawkins77@gmail.com
21st & 22nd Sept
West Hants
Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre, BH23 6AD
Claire Hawkins: clairehawkins77@gmail.com
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Upcoming dates for your diary 2019

FUTURE 2019 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 Area Winter Triathlon                      3 February                 Much Wenlock
Area Dengie Dressage                        10th March                 Marchington
Area Dengie Show Jumping             23rd March                 Marchington
Area H&PC                                           16th April                    High Cross E C, Leics Area Mounted games                         18th May                     TBC
Area SJ                                                  22/23 June                Solihull
Area Eventing                                      6 July                         Offchurch Bury
Area Tetrathlon                                   13/14 July                  Ettington
Area Dressage                                      20 July                       Berriewood
Zone Mounted Games                       20th July                     Stanford Hall, Leics
Area Race Day                                     22 September           Wolverhampton

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Updated Branch Rules and Codes of Conduct: Competitions

These rules are specific to our branch and apply to all competitions where riders and ponies/horses are representing the United Pack Pony Club. Competitions include (and are not limited to) Pony Club Area competitions – Dressage, Show Jumping, Mounted Games, Polocrosse and Eventing –  and competitions for which the Branch pays the entry, such as the Flower Show, Chatsworth, Gatcombe and Blenheim.  The Rules are as follows:

  1. The pony/horse and the rider must qualify individually, so each rider and each pony/horse must attend three working rallies (not discipline training sessions).
  2. Anyone wanting to compete in a specific discipline, e.g. show jumping, must attend the relevant discipline training sessions and will not ride for a team if they fail to attend the last training session before that competition.
  3. The combination of pony and rider must be competing at a variety of venues at the relevant level (i.e. the level at which you want to represent the Branch). NSEA, Trailblazers, BD, BE and BS and unaffiliated competitions all count as qualifying competitions as well as competitions run by other Pony Clubs.

ONCE AT THE COMPETITION

  1. All riders MUST be at the collecting ring 45 minutes before their competing time to allow for tack check and riding in.
  2. Once the riders are with their team coach, parents must stay out of all arenas, including course walking and warm-up.
  3. All riders MUST walk the course with the team coach.
  4. Riders must only ride the pony/horse that they are competing on. They are likely to be eliminated if they ride anyone else’s pony/horse at any time, even if it is in the same team.
  5. Any outside assistance or comment aimed at the rider once in the arena can not only adversely affect performance but is likely to result in elimination, thus reflecting badly on the Branch.
  6. All riders and horses must be clean and smart as they are the face of the United Pack Branch.
  7. All riders must be supportive of both other team members, and other competitors.

Any infringement of the Rules carries a risk of not being asked to represent the branch in the future.

All competitors will be sent a shortened copy of the official discipline Rules before any competition in which they represent the Branch.  It is their own responsibility to know and follow the Rules.

The objectives of The Pony Club are:

  • to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding
  • to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal
  • to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline
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September 2018 Programme

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