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The Pony Club Update - Issue 5 - January 2022

Dear Members, parents and volunteers,

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a good holiday?

We are all very much looking forward to the fun and friendship that 2022 will bring.

This month’s Update is packed with useful information and great opportunities for our members. Please take the time to have a read.

Best Wishes,

Marcus

Marcus Capel
CEO

This Update includes:

• Coaching Conference 7th February – 'Empowering Coaches to Build Partnerships'
• Winter Million Festival at Lingfield Park – ticket giveaway!
• Rule Books 2022
• 2022 Flu Vaccination Rule
• Badminton Ticket Special Offer
• Farrier Safety
• A Test Information Sessions
• Pony Racing Points Series
• Mounted Games Study Day and Home International Nominations

Coaching Conference 7th February – 'Empowering Coaches to Build Partnerships'

Registration is now open!

Building on the success of last year’s sell out conference focused on Equine Welfare, we welcome you to join us online for 'Empowering Coaches to Build Partnerships' on the 7th February, 6.30pm-8.30pm for an informative evening hosted by International Event Rider, Paul Tapner!

BUY TICKETS

Winter Million Festival at Lingfield Park – ticket giveaway!

The inaugural 'Winter Million' will be staged at Lingfield Park Resort over three days, on Friday 21st January, Saturday 22nd January and Sunday 23rd January 2022.

A festival like no other, there will be £1 million worth of prize money on offer across the three days, that feature a unique mix of both Jump and All-Weather racing as well as live music and family entertainment.

The organisers would like to offer Pony Club members up to two complimentary tickets each to attend this brand-new event! We have 50 pairs to give away for each date on a first come first served basis. Accompanied children (under 18s) are free on the day.

REGISTER HERE

Rulebooks 2022

I am pleased to say that our 2022 Rulebooks are all available online on our website. Hardcopies will shortly be available for purchase on Amazon.

VIEW RULEBOOKS

Flu Vaccination Rule 2022

We have worked with other BEF member bodies on a consistent Flu Vaccination Policy for 2022. Please click below to view the full rule:

VIEW FLU VACCINATION RULE

Badminton Ticket Special Offer

Who is excited that Badminton Horse Trials is set to go ahead this year?

We are delighted to share that Badminton, once again, are generously offering Pony Club Branches and Centres a 15% discount on advance tickets for Coach and Minibus parties.

To find out more and how to obtain your discount, click below:

BADMINTON TICKET FORM

Farrier Safety

What can our members do to ensure their horses, handlers and farriers’ safety at hoof care appointments?

Take a look at this recent Farrier injury survey to find out how you can make your appointments as safe as possible:

FARRIER INJURY SURVEY RESULTS

A Test Information Sessions

Would you like to know more about our A Test?

We are organising two A Test information sessions that include:

  • What happens on the test day
  • What the assessors are looking for
  • Ideas for planning your training
  • Support from the A Test Mentor team

These sessions are open to any members who have achieved B Test or above. The upcoming dates are:

  • 10th February
  • 2nd March

Places are limited to 10 per session and booking details can be found here:

A TEST BOOKING DETAILS

Pony Racing Points Series

On Saturday 18th December we saw members taking part in Pony Racing celebrate achievements in the RaceTech 2021 Points Series. The Presentation of the awards for winners of the 128cm, 138cm and 148cm took place at Ascot Racecourse as part of the Family Day celebration.

To see the full results, click below:

PONY RACING POINTS SERIES RESULTS

Mounted Games

The Mounted Games Committee is very pleased to be back with the 2022 Study Day on Saturday 12th February at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, Cheshire!

The days aims to inform members, coaches and parents of the Rules for the sport as well as a discussion on the new Races in action.

Please find out more and book your space here:

BOOK MOUNTED GAMES STUDY DAY

A gentle reminder, the Home International Nominations are currently open, the closing date for nominations is the 3rd February 2022 at 4pm.

Full details are available here:

HOME INTERNATIONAL DETAILS