ITS BACK!!! Starting on Friday 6th May with Joe Hardwick at Salters Barn Yard, Chedworth GL54 4NE. £10 per person for an hours group instruction…watch this space and we will post links for booking in. How exciting, summer must really be here! Save
As we approach the closing dates for renewals, please can you check if your child’s renewal date is approaching. Please note that it is easier to renew BEFORE the expiry date and any parents who have not yet renewed should check their email (including junk / spam) for their custom renewal email set 4 weeks and 2 weeks prior to membership expiring. If your membership has expired, you cannot attend ANY of the rallies! Any questions, please contact our Membership Secretary, Emma Stanley on 0777 0925187 email@example.com
With lots of rallies being organised for the coming months and with so many new members, HERE is a handy list of turnout expectations for horse and rider both at rallies and for competitions. There is also this document which has been specifically written for Area Show Jumping Please remember when competing at a PC competition, from lead rein – open eventing, you are there representing our branch and a effort for good turnout is always noticed!
We have lots of Horse and Pony Care badge rallies planned for the coming months! Something for everyone, from Minis to Seniors.
Click on the Tests and Badges page to find out more and information about how to book.
Its important that we all know the Pony Club rules for all disciplines. Please take some time to read those that are applicable for your sport at this link: Rulebooks
There have been some changes for 2022. Please read below so that you are familiar with the rules, especially if you are competing at Area Level
We have worked hard with British Equestrian and our other member bodies to achieve a consistent vaccination policy across the organisations. The agreed ruling is very similar to our current (2021) rules, however from 1st January 2022 there are some changes to the intervals between injections.
- The initial primary course of two injections are given with an interval of 21-60 days in between (previously 21-92 days)
- The first booster (3rd injection) must be administered within 6 calendar months of the 2nd vaccination (previously 150 – 215 days)
- Subsequent boosters must be administered at a maximum of 12 month intervals, however for competitions at Area level and above, this booster must be received within 6 months + 21 daysof the competition.
- Horses may attend a competition 7 days after receiving the second vaccination
Existing vaccinations will still be valid and primary courses made before 1st January 2022 will be permitted to have the longer interval of 92 days between the first and second vaccinations and the first booster an interval of 7 months
Please click here to see the full document on the PCHQ website
Limited Edition CHPC socks and Bobble Hats!
CHPC Bobble hats are a must for cold damp mornings and for this winter. Perfect to wear at events or mucking out! They are the most comfortable bobble hats to wear – no itching and super-warm. They are stretchy too, so one size fits all.
We also have very high-quality CHPC competition socks. These technical riding socks are designed to be worn under your long boots or chaps but also look great with trainers and come in 3 sizes; Small 12-3, Med, 4-7 and Large 8-12
We are selling these as a fund-raiser for the branch, so please spread the word – brilliant birthday presents too. Stock is limited so please don’t leave it too late. We may order another run if they prove to be very popular, which will be pre-order only.
PCHQ have issued their new guidelines, please familiarise yourself with them here
There are lots of changes this year in each discipline, especially regarding the eligibility to take part in Area competitions at the various levels. Please take the time to read the changes by clicking on the links below to ensure you are compliant.
Rule books for all disciplines
Body Protector Rules
Many of our PC memberships are due for renewal at the end of January 2022. You should receive an email from PC HQ with details about how to renew. If you think you are due for renewal but have not received this email, then please contact our Membership Secretary, Emma Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cotswold Pony Club is working really hard to offer your children as many online activities as possible over the next few weeks, so please do renew on time as we all need to pull together and keep the Pony Club spirit going!
We would love to welcome new members to our wonderful Cotswold Hunt Pony Club. Please click on this link which will tell you more about how to join us. We look forward to meeting you and your ponies!
Membership information page