July Newsletter

Hi All

It’s that time again for the Newsletter and Programme.

First of all, I would like to start with a reminder that when coming to any rallies or training you should be wearing either your PC sweatshirt or Polo shirt, absolutely NO HOODIES OR COATS WITH HOODS OUT. Also, a reminder to please help instructors by poo picking arenas and car park. As I have said before if we get charged by Caroline for not cleaning up we will have to pass this cost on to you.

On a better note we have had a lot going on over the last few months once the equine flu cleared up, including Day rallies, Le Trec, a Clinic, Mounted Games, Cross Country, the list goes on! We’ve also got a number of new instructors who you’ll start meeting at rallies. A couple are more experienced and a couple are junior instructors. All are lovely and are good at what they do so please make them welcome.

I would like to say a massive thank you to all those that helped at the 2-Day Mounted Games Competition. It is our major fund raiser for the year and we could not do it without you. The money raised goes towards subsidising camp, rallies, training sessions, club nights and Area Competitions entry fees. If your children are attending any of these then you are benefiting from the fundraising so PLEASE DO COME AND HELP.

There have been a lot of requests for a BEACH RIDE at Ynyslas this year so it is being organised for 14th July by Sarah Brown. Please contact her for more details (sarzie-18@hotmail.com), and book in on the booking form so we have a rough idea of numbers. The tides couldn’t be more perfect so arriving around 11am, there will be a slow ride in the morning and for those who want to, a faster ride in the afternoon. We need a couple of adults on horses to chaperone please so any volunteers would be welcomed!! Weather permitting, there will be a BBQ so please bring something to put on it, and then the day will be finished with cake.

We are very lucky to have been invited to two activities organised by the United Pack Hunt. These are first a chance in July to go out on hound exercise on bikes, followed by a BBQ at the Kennels. Sadly you have to be at least 8 years old to do this – but you can come to the BBQ however old you are. And second, a morning in August either hound exercising, or a Pony Club members only mini Autumn Hunting morning. Grown-ups are only allowed if they are chaperoning PC members!

We are now looking forward to the upcoming Area Competitions (Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage) and then Camp in August. There’s a lot being planned for camp so please get your forms to me as soon as possible so we make sure we have enough instructors, unicorns, blindfolds etc.

From July the booking forms need to be sent to Nicola Fitter whose details can be found at the top of this newsletter and on the booking forms. She can only be contacted through email or snail-mail, not Facebook messenger as she doesn’t use it.

Our Treasurer Canty Williams sadly feels that the time has come for her to step down. The Branch thanks her very much for everything she has done for us, and welcomes Louise Watney who has offered to take her place. She should be contacted about all requests for paying for rallies etc by BACS.

Finally a BIG congratulations to Jess Clarke and Philip Watney who have been selected to play in the PC Home international Polocrosse tournament. Jess will be representing Wales and Philip will be representing Scotland. We will be waiting to hear how they get on, Watch This Space…

Looking forward to see as many of you as possible at Camp.

Sally

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