Dear members and parents, Committee Welcome to our June newsletter which contains information about rallies and other forthcoming events. Please read carefully and book your places ASAP. Payment MUST be included with rally slips to guarantee your place. President: Mrs Dale Dickinson DC: Mrs Dale Dickinson 01828 686472 ADC: Brian Shaw 01382 814753 Member’s secretary: Lisa Shaw 07505 566012 Treasurer : Charlotte Hay 07788 741338 Chief Instructor: Jane Gilchrist 01821 670218 Assistant Instructor : Vacant Rally Convener: Liz Smith 07870 854486 Child Protection officer: Liz Smith Newsletter: Claire Tanner 07858 968118 Tetrathlon: Vacant Merchandise: Aylwin Watson 01382 350797 It has been a great start to our Spring programme with a variety of all day and afternoon rallies held at Scone, Westbank and Netherton. I think the members who attended the rally on 31st May and were able to have a ride round the new XC jumps at Netherton. Team training for Interbranch teams is underway and members are benefitting from extra tuition in dressage and showjumping – there are still spaces available so if you are interested in being considered for a team please contact Jane Gilchrist. Please note changes to dates/venues for team training in Dates for Diary. Our annual fundraising Novice Show is scheduled to be held on Sunday 28th June at Westbank – please spread the word to junior/less experienced riders. Finally, good luck to Louise, Charley, Niamh and Rosie who are representing PHPC at Hopetoun Horse Trials team showjumping competition and relay –– hope you have a fun and successful day! Dawn Burgess Carol -Ann Robertson 07801 731421 Super Fun at Wettest Fundraiser EVER! Well done to all who helped organize and run the Showjumping fundraiser show at Gannochy on 10th May – it was hugely busy despite some dreadful weather and great fun was had by all! We also raised some much needed funds for the club to help us subsidise rally costs and team entry fees. If you think you could help organize or run a fundraising event for the club please contact any member of the committee. Claire Perth Hunt Branch of the Pony Club Annual Novice Show for younger and less experienced riders, 12 years and under. Tests Schedules available now on Perth Hunt Pony Club website. The Riding and Road Safety Test venue has been risk assessed and is awaiting approval so we will be setting a date for the test soon! If you are interested in sitting the Riding and Road Safety Test please contact Dawn Burgess. Please contact Dale if you can offer some help on the day. Donations of home baking will be gratefully received to help raise funds. Lunging Test is being arranged for Aug/Sept at Netherton. Please contact Jane Gilchrist if you would like to book in for this test. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY MID TERM RALLIES Friday 12 June – evening @ Scone (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE) SUMMER RALLIES Sunday 5 July – half day @ Netherton (XC tbc) Tuesday 7 July - all day @ Scone Wednesday 22 July – evening @ Scone Sunday 2 August - all day @ Scone Thursday 6 August – evening @ Netherton (XC tbc) Friday 14 August - evening @ Scone Sunday 23 August – half day @ Scone OCTOBER RALLIES Wednesday 14 October – half day @ Scone Sunday 18 October – half day @ Scone Saturday 24 October – half day @ Westbank TEAM TRAINING Friday 19 June evening TEAM TRAINING (DR), Scone Friday 26 June evening TEAM TRAINING (DR), Scone Friday 3 July - CANCELLED Friday 10 July evening TEAM TRAINING (SJ), Scone OTHER DATES Sunday 28 June - NOVICE SHOW @ Westbank Monday 13-18 July – CAMP Tuesday 28-30 – INTERBRANCH @ Auchlishie Saturday 29-30 GRASS ROOTS inc ODE, West Perthshire PC Sunday 6 September - CUP DAY @ Scone Cup Day Cup Day will be held on 6th September at our Club Field @ Scone Racecourse. More details and schedules will be sent out in due course. Could all trophy winners from last year please ensure that you have your trophies engraved and returned to Dawn Burgess before 14th August. CAMP 2015 Camp is fast approaching and we are busy arranging a wide variety of instruction in both riding and stable management, a guest instructor or two and a whole host of evening activities. We will be running some team building activities on Monday, an equine physio demonstration on Tuesday, movie night on Wednesday, competition prep on Thursday and our famous BRBQ, prize giving and water fight on Friday! Please remember to complete your booking form and send it, along with payment, to Carol-Ann by 30th June. Also please make sure you horse/pony’s flu and tetanus vaccinations are up to date as we have to adhere to British Racing rules regarding this in order to use the stables. Book your farrier now, too! Camp really is one of the highlights of the Pony Club year and I would urge any new members to come along if they can – great friendships are made and kept through camp and once you have been once it will become an annual feature!!! Please contact any committee member if you have any queries or questions about attending camp and what happens there. Rally Formats - please note that junior members are welcome to cut rallies short if 2 hours is too long for them – we are very flexible and want our younger members to enjoy themselves. All day rallies – arrive at venue in time to prepare for turnout inspection at 10am. The day is then split into 2 sessions, 10.30am–12.30 and 1.30pm3.30pm where members will enjoy riding and stable/horse management instruction. Please bring a picnic lunch and plenty of hay and water for your pony! Half day rallies – no inspection but smart, safe riding wear and tack is expected. Sessions will run from either 10.30am-12.30 or 1.30pm-3.30pm. Evening rallies – as above but sessions run from 6.30pm–8.30pm. Thank You! Parents and/or members are expected to help set up equipment and tidy everything away before and after each rally.