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Pony Club newsletter – Autumn 2011

Regular meetings (£13 for half-hour lesson and half-hour stable management)

Prices will go up £1 on 1 October 2011

Groups and levels

Group 1 – walk and trot on lead rein and assisted off lead rein
Group 2 – unassisted walk and trot and beginning canter
Group 3 – walk, trot, canter and little jumping
Group 4 – walk, trot, canter and jumping
Group 5 – more advanced dressage and showjumping

Weekly meetings

The weekly meetings will have many more time slots this year at the following times (priority will be given to those who are keeping the same riding slots as they had last year)


4pm-5pm – group 1 and 2 riders
4.30pm-5.30pm – group 2 and 3 riders
5pm-6pm – group 2 and 3 riders


4pm-5pm – group 1 and 2 riders
4.30pm-5.30pm – group 2 and 3 riders
5pm-6pm – group 3, 4 and 5 riders


4pm-5pm – group 1 and 2 riders
4.30pm-5.30pm – group 1 and 2 riders
5pm-6pm – group 3 riders


4pm-5pm – group 1 and 2 riders
4.30pm-5.30pm – group 2 and 3 riders
5pm-6pm – group 2 and 3 riders


4pm-5pm – group 1 and 2 riders
4.30pm-5.30pm – group 2 riders
5pm-6pm – group 3 riders
5.30pm-6.30pm – group 3 and 4 riders
6pm-7pm – group 5 riders


11.30am-12.30pm – group 1 and 3 riders
12pm-1pm – group 1 and 3 riders
12.30pm-1.30pm – group 1 and 4 riders
1pm-2pm – group 1 and 2 riders
1.30pm-2.30pm – group 2 and 3 riders


9.30am-10.30am – group 1 and 5 riders
10am-11am – group 2 and 4 riders
10.30am-11.30am – group 2 and 3 riders
11am-12pm – group 3 riders
11.30am-12.30pm – group 1 riders
12pm-1pm – group 1 riders
12.30pm-1.30pm – group 1 riders
1pm-2pm – group 2 riders
2pm-3pm – group 3 riders
2.30pm-3.30pm – group 4 riders

Tests and achievements

Congratulations to those of you who have achieved so many tests and badges. Please check through the 2011 records to make sure that you have received all that you should have done, and let me know so that records at Head Office can be updated. We are no longer finding you to give out the badges and it is now up to you to look at lists and let us know what you should have. Some members have not completed or did not pass some of the Achievement tests and need to look out for advertised rally days etc where these badges can be recapped and re-tested for you, or the revision sessions through the holidays. The badges are going to be run differently this year, so please look carefully at the new layout.

We will run some progressive riding tests through the October half term. Please keep an eye on the website for details.


There will be a show on the last Sunday of October. Schedules and details will be released in September.

Camps and courses

The dates for camp 2012 will be released in Spring 2012.

Helper scheme

Please check in the office for the new things available on the points scheme.

Other events

These events were listed as possible for last year with very little feedback; is anyone interested in the following:

  • playing/watching polocrosse
  • watching an affiliated dressage competition (perhaps the regionals)
  • watching a showjumping affiliated competition

As well as these, we also run the training days through the spring and summer (keep an eye on the office for dates):

  • dressage morning with demonstration in the afternoon
  • showjumping morning with competition in the afternoon
  • cross country morning with use of Lodge Farm in the afternoon
  • race morning
  • side saddle morning (with demonstration from outside rider)
  • showing morning
  • lungeing morning

These days are aimed at the intermediate+ riders and will continue to be so. The starter days are aimed at providing an introduction to the different disciplines for those below intermediate level with a greater amount of support (see diary for dates from January).