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Pony Club Members Bulletin - May 2019

Sent to: Pony Club Members, Area Representatives
From: The Pony Club

Time is running out to get your name in our 90th Anniversary Book

Don’t miss out on pre-ordering and adding your name to our special limited edition book celebrating 90 years of The Pony Club. We don’t want you to miss out on being part of something unique.

When you subscribe your name and Branch/Centre will be added to the limited-edition print run of the book, providing a lasting memento of your support and special relationship with The Pony Club. Or you could order this as a special gift for friends and family.

The book will be published in June 2019.

You can pre-order the book in the following ways:

  • Online - by clicking the button below
  • By Phone - contact Newhall Publishing on 0121 546 0408
Pre-Order 90th Book with Listing

Talent Pathway gathers momentum as riders are selected for camp

Following 14 national Selection Days involving nearly 300 Members, the riders for the 2019 Talent Pathway Camp have been chosen. Congratulations to the 37 Members selected and well done to everyone who took part in one of the days!

The successful Members attending camp will benefit from a weekend of top-class tuition from a selection of renowned coaches, and six riders will be chosen for the 2019 Talent Pathway Squad! For a full list of riders selected for camp, click here.

The 2019 Talent Pathway is generously supported by Aberystwyth University.

Inaugural Pony Club Dressage Home International wows crowds at Royal Windsor Horse Show

We were delighted to have been invited by Royal Windsor Horse Show to launch the inaugural Pony Club Dressage Home International on Friday 10th May.

Twenty riders took part, who were selected by The Pony Club Dressage Committee based on their scores at The Pony Club Championships, with teams from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The event began with a glamorous opening ceremony with our competitors being led in by members of the King's Troop and flag bearers from Park Lane Stables, one of our local Pony Club Centres.

Congratulations to Northern Ireland who became the first winners of the competition! Further information and full results are available by clicking the button below:

Dressage Home International Results

Record-breaking England continue their winning streak at DAKS Home International

The 2019 DAKS Home International thrilled the crowds at Royal Windsor Horse Show with fast-paced action as the best riders from the Home Nations battled it out. The competition was won by Team England, who continue to raise the bar with their record-breaking fourth successive victory! The competition consisted of four sessions with England triumphing in every session.

England capped off a perfect week by also being victorious in The Pony Club Stable Trophy, with scores being collected over the week at Windsor.

For a full set of results, visit our website by clicking the button below:

DAKS Home International Mounted Games Results

Scotland take Tetrathlon title at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Well done to all competitors who took part in the Tetrathlon competition over the weekend of 11th/12th May. Windsor is an opportunity to showcase Tetrathlon to a wider audience, and we are most grateful to the Royal Windsor Horse Show for inviting us again this year. Teams of three were selected to represent eight UK Regions, namely Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Borders and then Northern, Central, South West, Southern, and Eastern England.

Scotland performed strongly in all phases of the team competition to take the title, narrowly ahead of second-placed Central England. For a full set of results visit our website via the button below:

Royal Windsor Horse Show Tetrathlon Results

Likit Eventing League returns for 2019

The 2019 Likit PC110 Eventing League is now underway! The aim of the league is to encourage Members to compete at PC110 Level, and to provide an opportunity to practise at this level and prepare for the Area Competitions and Championships. The winners of the league will benefit from a training bursary, Likit merchandise and a presentation day at a top event rider’s yard. For more information about the league please visit the website here.

(Photo: Oli Cutmore Media)

Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA)

Young Equestrian Leaders Award is the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) youth volunteering award. It is open to all young people aged 13 to 25 years old who volunteer with BEF Member bodies, like The Pony Club. The award recognises the hours you volunteer with your Centre or Branch, starting at Bronze level where we recognise those who volunteer 20 hours over an 8 week period. Candidates can progress to Gold level which increases the minimum number of hours and includes a project.

To find out more and register just click the button below:

Visit YELA Website

The Horseracing Certificate comes to Goodwood!

QIPCO British Champions Series are bringing their Fan Zone to Goodwood Racecourse for the first time on Sunday 9th June. This is a chance for Members of The Pony Club to learn more about the exciting sport of horseracing, earn their 'Intro to Pony Racing’ badge and ‘Horseracing Certificate’, and enjoy a fun afternoon out with friends from The Pony Club and beyond.

Members will also be able to learn all about the ways that they can get involved in horseracing in the future.

For more information and to register interest in attending, please visit our microsite by clicking the button below:

QIPCO British Champions Series - Goodwood

New Pony Club Range - Now Available

To celebrate The Pony Club's 90th birthday The Pony Club Shop powered by Harry Hall has a celebratory product range of clothing and horse wear.

Take a look at the new Pony Club 90th Range today by clicking the button below:

Pony Club 90th Range

The Pony Club Championships, Cholmondeley Castle 16th - 20th August 2019

Planning for this year's Championships is well underway - huge thanks to everyone who is stepping forward to volunteer to help! We know everyone appreciated the improvements made last year and look forward to your feedback on our improvements this year.

A heads up on our bio-security policy: we will be following the BEF guidelines that advise a vaccination is made within 6 months of the competition. There will be integrity checking at the Championships.

Good luck in your qualifying rounds, get your Area entries in and we look forward to welcoming you at Cholmondeley!

(Photo: 1st Class Images)

Training bursaries available at The Pony Club Championships

The Pony Club are delighted to announce that at this years National Championships we will once again be awarding training bursaries kindly donated by The Eloise and Katie Memorial Trust to the indivudual section winners of the PC110 Championships, and this year the winners of the PC110 Team Championship will also benefit from the Eloise and Katie Memorial Trust Bursary which is two days training with Gill Watson FBHS at a top event rider's yard. The 2018 winners spent two days with Gill Watson at Emilie Chandler’s yard in Leicestershire.

Mini Major Update

The Mini Major qualifier at South View Home Pony has been delayed until October. The Mini Major finalists won't be confirmed until after that qualifier, not in August as previously advertised.

(Photo: Kit Houghton)

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