!UPDATE: Equine Influenza Vaccine Shortage
Click here for full information: The Pony Club supports the effort to alleviate pressure on vaccine supply and is in agreement with the approach for general leisure horses at lower risk to defer the annual booster injection from 12 months to 15 months in consultation with their vet. The vet should sign and date the passport appropriately. If the booster is deferred, the subsequent booster must be within 9 months in order to maintain the 2 injections within 2 years protocol.
The "within 6 months +21 days" has been temporarily suspended by BEF Member bodies, for The Pony Club, this requirement is for horses and ponies competing at the Spring Festival final and the summer Area competitions and Championships so is currently unaffected.
The shortage is likely to be for a few weeks this autumn.
Members who affiliate or compete with other organisations such as the BHA, Olympic disciplines or have international aspirations to compete under FEI rules are strongly advised to stay within the 12-month vaccination requirement or be at risk of restarting. The BEF is working closely with venues such as racecourses that are used by Members and will provide further information regarding their acceptance of the 15 month interval.
The BEF news item is available on their website here.
! 2022 PC Vaccination Rule
For the purposes of the 2022 season, If you are thinking of competing in ANY of the following, your pony’s booster vaccination MUST have been given within 6 months + 21 days of these competitions - and NOT within 7 days - or you will not be allowed to compete!
8th-10th April Spring Festival Finals
22nd May MG Prince Phillip Cup
26th June 80cm SJ Regional Qualifiers
3rd July Area SJ Qualifiers
10th July Area Dressage Qualifiers
16th/17th July Area Eventing Qualifiers
Any other PC competitions are the normal 12 months…
Any questions re the dates below, please contact any of the following:
Julie Campbell: 07971 960583
Sarah MacDonald: 07831 207421
Karen Sinclair-Williams: 07802 766423
Senior Camp 2022
It's a wrap! Check out all the fun and news from the senior camp on the What's New Page!
New Hat rules 2023
No recording device is permitted (e.g. hat cameras) as they may have a negative effect on the performance of the hat in the event of a fall.
The fit of the hat and the adjustment of the harness are as crucial as the quality. Members are advised to try several makes to find the best fit.
The Aquamarine tag will be replaced with a new Pink Hat Tag. Please ensure your hat is checked and tag replaced with new Pink tag prior to any rally or competition.
Click here to see the Pony Club Hat Rules
Dates for the diary
Please see the details below for upcoming events. These will all be available to book via our new electronic payments page - ENTRYMASTER. Please keep an eye on ENTRYMASTER as this is where our most up to date events will be published.
SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER
Mounted Games Training at the Pony Club Field.
2:00-3:30pm £10 each.
SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER
Working Rally at the Pony Club Field
10:00 start, but timings will depend on which group you are in. £16 each.
SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER
Mounted Games Training/Rally 09:30-10:30
£10 each. (Followed by Tinsel Rally see below)
SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER
Tinsel Rally - Dress up time for you and your ponies.
Dig out the left over tinsel and get your Santa hats on!
10:30-11:30 £10 each.
THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER
Arena Eventing 30cm-70cm at Wheatlands Farm, White Horse Lane, Wokingham RG40 4LZ. This is a great venue and not to far away either.
10-11 or 11-12 - 1 hour each group. The cost includes the venue hire and an instructor.
Please book early as we only have 8 places available and is an incredible price only
SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER
Christmas Fun rally at the field with Philippa Westhphal.
THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER
Mid week games rally with Philippa Westhphal. As no games on New Years weekend.
TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2024 - YES JANUARY!
Merrist Wood Show Jumping Rally. A great opportunity to get some instruction and a practice for our show on 7th January.
Please put this one in your diary, payments will be available very soon.
SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2024
Our Annual Show Jumping Show at Merrist Wood, Worplesdon GU3 3PE.
Schedule attached. Entries are open.
Please note we need helpers for this event, on the day and course build night before.
SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2024
Working Rally at the Pony Club Field.
PM - Times to be confirmed.
All payments are to be made in advance and via the Entrymaster booking page, link below. Please ensure you wear the correct attire for your rally, and any new hats are tagged with a PINK tag.
To everyone that passed their D,D+, C+ tests over Easter and to
Gemma Sinclair-Williams and Beth Cole who this summer passed their AH test- the highest care test in the Pony Club system, and their B+ riding
We Need Your Help!!!
There are lots of roles needed at any show/rally that we run including stewards, score collectors, fence judges, writers, tack checkers and many more!
Please, when you see a request for help come round, don’t assume that someone else will do it, or worry that you won’t know what to do – there is always someone on hand who can help – so PLEASE VOLUNTEER BY CLICKING HERE AND FILLING IN THE FORM
Huge Thank You!
For supplying wood that we can use for making XC jumps
Chobham Rider 10% just take along your membership card