SOUTHDOWN HUNT EAST BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB
COMBINED TRAINING – SATURDAY 1st MAY 2021
at Firle Place, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LP
By kind permission of Lord and Lady Gage
Open to Pony Club members and associates only.
To be run under Pony Club Rules 2020. No entries taken on the day.
Refreshments available. LRG Phototgraphy. First Aid: Event Medic Services
ENTRIES TO BE MADE ONLINE VIA ‘MY RIDING LIFE’ https://myridinglife.com/eventdetails.aspx?id=343711
Entries close on Tuesday 27th April 2021 Any queries to Anne Cook, Email: email@example.com, telephone 07795547712
TIMES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE ON THURSDAY 29TH APRIL 2021 – sdhepc.org
Dressage Tests available to print off from the main Pony Club Head Office website.
Please bring your horse’s passport and vaccination records with you. All horses must
have a valid equine flu vaccination.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO WATER FOR HORSES AVAILABLE ON SITE SO PLEASE BRING
PLENTY WITH YOU.
Dogs are allowed on a short lead and under the control of a responsible adult.
ENTRY FEE £14.00 per class
CLASS 1A Pony Club Walk & Trot Dressage Test 2013 One round Show Jumping – 20cms
LEAD REIN. Test may be called. Cross poles
CLASS 1B Pony Club Walk & Trot Dressage Test 2013 One round Show Jumping – 20cms
MAY BE ASSISTED BUT NOT LED. Test may be called. Cross poles
CLASS 2 Pony Club Walk & Trot Dressage Test 2013 One round Show Jumping – 40-50cms
MAY BE ASSISTED BUT NOT LED. Test may be called.
CLASS 3 Pony Club Introduction to Dressage Test 2019 One round Show Jumping – 60-70cms
Test may be called.
CLASS 4 Pony Club Grassroots Dressage Test 2018 One round Show Jumping – 80cms
Test may be called.
CLASS 5 Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2020 One Round Show Jumping – 90cms
Test may not be called.
TWO CLASSES MAY BE ENTERED BUT ONLY THE NEXT HEIGHT.
You will be given a number with your time. You need to print this off yourself and either put into your number bib or make your own back number with strings or you can use a bridle number .
Please visit My Riding Life for all Covid details
Dear Members, parents, proprietors, staff and volunteers
England and Scotland Lockdown
National COVID19 Restriction Summary5.3.21
Although the home nations are still under lockdown restriction in the UK, with the exception of
some islands, we are now seeing plans for us all to gradually come out of lockdown. It is very
important that you check the restrictions in your local area, in particular riding centres should
check with their insurance company and local authority for any local variation in national
Pony Club activities are not essential travel and are not permitted within a lockdown area where
sporting activities are prohibited or where essential travel only restrictions have been put in
place by local government. We are being asked to “Stay at Home” and only leave our homes for
essential reasons such as health, education, essential shopping, work that cannot be done from
home and exercise. Pony Club face to face activity is suspended in this lockdown phase.
Indications are that Pony Club activity can restart in England from the 29th March and Scotland,
for under 18s from the 15th March.
The UK Governments have issued a roadmap for the easing of restrictions in England:
COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 (Summary) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Step One – part A: from 8 March
• Two people can meet outdoors to socialise
• All schools return
Step One – part B: from 29 March
• “Stay at Home” rule lifted; travel outside local area allowed, but advised stay local
• Rule of 6 for outdoor social gatherings: six people or two households can meet outdoors
• Outdoor sports facilities to open and organised sport allowed
Step Two: not before 12 April
• Non-essential retail can open
• Outdoor hospitality is permitted
• Self-contained accommodation hire permitted
Step Three: not before 17 May
• Many social contact restrictions lifted outdoors but restricted to a maximum social
gathering size of 30
• Rule of 6 for indoor social gatherings: six people or two households can meet indoors
• Indoor hospitality and hotels open
• Social Distancing advice reviewed
Step Four: not before 21 June
• All legal limits on social contact removed
Whilst we still remain in lockdown, the following lockdown restrictions continue to apply:
• Stay at Home
• Do not meet with other households
• You can leave home for:
o Work which cannot be done from home
o Health and caring responsibilities
o Local, Outdoor exercise
o Essential shopping
o Caring and exercising of an animal
• You may exercise on your own, with your household or with one other person.
• Leisure and sports facilities must close. Owners and carers can use a livery yard arena
to exercise their horse but facilities cannot be hired.
• Travelling horses should only be on welfare or veterinary grounds.
• Coaches are allowed to work and travel for 1:1 instruction at a client’s home but should
check their insurance before undertaking any teaching.
• Elite training and competition may continue (Pony Club is not classed as Elite)
In rallies maximum of 6 people in the one gathering e.g : 1 couch, 1 rally organiser/first aider, 4 members.
- One group in an arena, paddock or field area. There will be no dividing of arenas.
- Rallies must have 10-15 minute hand over period to allow members to leave the teaching area. The rally organiser will then indicate to the next session that the area is clear to enter.
- Track and trace – names of all attending persons per vehicle/on foot to be registered by text/email to organiser on arrival.
- Instructors/Officials are unable to lead or assist any members that need to lead.
- Members must be tacked up and waiting beside their vehicle until called to avoid delay.
- Parents are requested to stay clear of the teaching area, preferably in their own vehicles.
- Only members of the same family should travel to the rally together. Only one member of the family to accompany the riding member and that siblings are left at home.
- Coaches are asked to keep a 2m distance from the members, therefore stirrup length and girths must be checked by the accompanying person before starting the lesson. Instructors can only provide a visual check.
- Do not help to poo pick and pole lifting, this will be done by the coach in the arena. However please ensure the area around your trailer/lorry is cleared before you leave.
- Parking of vehicles must be at least 10 metres apart.
- All attendees at the training must observe the 2 metre rule.
- All payments for training must be made in advance online, no cash will be accepted on the day.
- PPE will be provided for the first aider only. Please ensure you use hand washing or hand sanitiser before and after the session.
- No Photography allowed on social media as requested by head office.
- Please respect the venue we are using by not touching gates or fencing ect.. where possible. Be aware that there will no toilet facilities so must make your own provision for this.
- No dogs
A massive well done to one of our long standing members Chloe Fry who won the Haddon Training Limited GBR Groom Award.
Chloe was nominated by Kitty King Eventing who Chloe has worked for a few years. Kitty says ” Chloe is an invaluable member of a small team, The horses and i would be lost without her”
To read the full story please visit our facebook page.
Well done Chloe.