Welcome to the Cotswold Hunt Pony Club
The Cotswold Hunt branch of the Pony Club helps educate children in caring for and riding all types of horses and ponies, from the tiniest trotting Shetland to a polished and glossy eventer, everyone is welcome. Our branch was formed in 1930, which makes it one of the oldest Pony Clubs in the country. We are part of Area 9 of the Pony Club and we are one of the larger clubs with about 160 members. Many of our members are keen participants in teams, competing in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Tetrathlon and Polo as well as Horse and Pony Care and we regularly send competitors to national level championships in these disciplines. Our aim is to have lots for fun along the way, so whilst we have a spread of talent in our members, you don’t have to want to compete to enjoy the activities that are on offer. We host several competitions each year and lots of fun activities for all ages and also for those who don’t want to compete. We hold camps for Minis (3-6 years roughly), Juniors (6-12 roughly) and Seniors (12 and upwards) each year in the Summer Holidays and many social events as well. If you are interested in joining our branch take a look at our Membership page in the Information section for more.
Pony Club Camp 2021
SAVE THE DATE!!
The CHPC camp committee members are working hard on the finer details for 2021 Pony Club Camp. Bookings will be open before half term, but in the meantime, save the following dates:
Senior Camp at Stowell Park – Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th July
Junior Camp at Stowell Park – Thursday 29th July to Sunday 1st August
CHPC Pony Show and Country Fair
CHPC Pony Show & Country Fair 11th July 2021. A wonderful family day out at the Cotswold Hunt Kennels including fun showing classes, gymkhana games, handy pony and clear round jumping. We even have a ‘horse and hound’ class where dogs and ponies can jump 40cm x-poles! There is something for the whole family with hound racing, a family dog show, ferret racing, BBQ, bar and a many fabulous stalls. Find out more and how to enter here!
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.
Equine Herpes Virus (EHV)
British Equestrian (the BEF, of which The Pony Club is a Member Body) is requesting that all Member Bodies use a process of self-certification whereby they declare their horses and ponies fit to attend the activity. This is initially for the period 29th March – 12th April, subject to the ongoing monitoring of the disease. Click HERE for further information.
Please confirm with the organiser of a Pony Club activity 24 hours before it starts that their horse or pony shows no signs of:
- recent cough of unknown cause
- recent nasal discharge of unknown cause
- enlarged lymph notes
- fever (>38.5˚C)
- recent onset of neurological signs of unknown cause
Please complete in this Equine Health Self Certification Form and return it to THE EVENT ORGANISER 24 hours before the rally or competition (this can be found on the event’s page on this website)
CHPC Socks & Hats
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.
Join the Cotswold Hunt Pony Club!!
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!