Area competition dates are now available on the Area 8 PC website http://branches.pcuk.org/area8/area-competition-dates/
and are in our WNPC calendar.
Landrover (Grassroots) dates are still TBC apart from Eventing which is in the calendar.
These are open to all members of the WNPC and will be awarded at the party in October half term. Please print off the form below and send your entries to Juliet by 1st October.
Please download schedule here.
Congratulations to Charlotte Saunderson who came first in her section in the PC100cm at the Area Eventing last weekend and qualified for the Pony Club championships. Well done.
Many Congratulations to Daisy for qualifying for the pony club Champs in the open showjumping.
As a WNPC member you should be receiving regular emails from us via the secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) on average at least once per week. If you are not receiving any then please can you first of all check your spam folder and if still not then please email me at the address above to let me know your correct email so I can amend my distribution list to include you.
If there is anyone who would like to do mounted games and hopefully make a WNPC team could they get in touch with Sarahspice@me.com
If you are not receiving regular (average of 2 per month at least) emails from the WNPC (email@example.com) then please call Joanna Brown 0n 07590 475 898.
Can all those who are interested in trying out for the Area Teams in all disciplines please read the new eligibility rules for 2016 as there are some important changes which may affect you. If you are unclear on the rules then please don’t hesitate to contact Juliet (for Show Jumping) Janis (for Dressage) or Jane Cross (for eventing) or call PCHQ on 024 7669 8300 and ask to speak to someone who can clarify the relevant rules for you, they are very helpful.
We would always recommend that you either download the relevant rule books for your discipline from the PCUK.org website or purchase the booklet if you intent to compete in any area team. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that they are eligible not the branch.
Please read the new hat and body protector rules for 2016 from The Pony Club Head Quarters. If you have any questions please contact Juliet Case.
It is important if you are buying a new hat or body protector that you read this information first and might be a good idea to print it off and take it to the saddlery with you to ensure your new equipment complies with the new rules.
Please note that it is also a Pony club rule that you are not allowed to wear an air jacket in a group session in an indoor venue e.g. John Adams at Forest Edge or Juliet’s jumping club at LKF. This is because if it goes off indoors it is judges likely to spook the other horses and cause other riders to fall and potentially hurt themselves.
The DCs January 2016 newsletter with list of activities is now available on the website DCletterJan2016
The WNPC events for February half term, Easter and May half term and all the weeks in between are now all on the website calendar – just click the what’s on section/events tab (yellow bar) and scroll down the calendar. For more information and entry details click on the event title. Some events do not yet have all the relevant information but it will be posted shortly. If you have any questions please contact the event organiser.
Please note that we will not take any entries unless you have renewed your membership for 2016. The form is also on the website under the How to Join page or in latest news – membership now due.
Can all those WNPC members who are intending to hunt or hunt regularly please read the tips for hunting section on this website and ensure that when they go out hunting they are safe, turned out correctly and polite. (To find the relevant page please click on members information tab at the top of the home page and choose hunting from the drop down menu).
If you are still unsure of the correct hunting etiquette, what to wear, how to address hunt officials and how to ride to hounds in a safe and correct manner please contact the hunt secretary Lucy Fuller or Lizzie Case who will be happy to help you.
Your membership renewal is now due. Please download the letter and form attached. Any questions please call Joanna Brown on 07590 475 898.
The WNPC held their end of season party at Rudham Village Hall on Friday 24th October. Juliet Case DC awarded over 30 cups and trophies to members of the Pony Club and thanked all the instructors, landowners and volunteers who make running all the events possible each year. Juliet also awarded the Bursaries for 2015. Congratulations to all those who received the awards – can you please ensure that you return your engraved cups and trophies to Juliet Case by the end of August 2016.
In the raffle a £50 Sandon Saddlery voucher was won by Raife Lochore, a £30 voucher kindly donated by Webbs Jewellers by Barny Wales, the WNPC Teddy by Mia Sexton, Cashmere bobble hat kindly donated by Ruby and Talulah by Daisy Proctor, vouchers for Houghton and Burnham Market horse trials kindly donated by Musketeer Management were won by Tabitha Case and Ben Granville. Our thanks to all our supporters for their donations to the raffle, the awards and the bursaries. Juliet gave special thanks to Janis Young our chief instructor for all her tireless help and support to the WNPC throughout the year.
Thank you to Remy and Ruby who served sausages and chips to the hungry hordes of children and to all the adults who brought food with them. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
The list of awards can be viewed by clicking here AWARDSLIST2015
If anyone is interested in Mounted Games can you please email Donna Crane on firstname.lastname@example.org
The WNPC sent a record four teams and two individuals to the Pony Club Championships held at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire last weekend. All qualified at very competitive Area competitions and we are very proud of them just for getting there.
On the Friday two Novice Show Jumping teams consisting of Polly Brown, Charlotte MacEwan, Daisy Procter, Rosie Ringer and Flora Brown, Sammie Harrold, Archie Procter and Molly Rix competed against 47 other teams. They jumped a first round in front of the Castle and then a second round over a very big and technical track in the main arena. The competition was stiff but everyone did very well. The younger team ended on a score of 12 faults which put them in equal 4th place along with 8 other teams but rather than jump off the judges decided final placings were to be determined on timings for the second round so putting them into 11th place, just missing a rosette, however they did scoop 5th place for tack and turnout competition well done. Congratulations to Archie Procter and Polly Brown who both jumped a double clear.
On Saturday the Novice eventing team of Polly Brown, Charlotte MacEwan, Daisy Procter and Molly Rix competed against 41 other teams, along with Archie Procter who took part as an individual. The dressage was of a very high standard and the cross country was a long and challenging course using a lot of jumps from the BE 100 track at Cholmondely which caused many problems throughout the day especially at the water. Archie finished 8th, Polly 10th and Daisy 11th individually in their sections all l jumping a double clear within the time. Hard luck to Molly who led her section after a super dressage test but had an unfortunate fall on the XC course which, although giving her no jumping penalties incurred 48 time faults, put her out of the running.
Rhiannon Rix competed as an individual in the intermediate Dressage and Eventing competitions, finishing in 17th in the dressage.
On Tuesday India Vaughan Jones, Katherine Mason and Lucy MacEwan competed in the Open Eventing over a big track with a tight time. Katherine finished in 3rd place and India 8th individually in their section. Congratulations to them both.
Well done to all the children who represented the WNPC so beautifully, I am very proud of you all. Many thanks also to Jane Cross, Janis Young and Tabitha Case and all the supporters who made the long trek up to Cheshire to support the children and walked miles and miles around the site. Finally a big thank you to all the parents who made a huge effort to get the children and ponies up there at the end of a long and busy summer holidays!