Download a copy of the 2018/2019 Pony Club Programmes, save it or print it, just so you all know what is happening & when.

              

LAUREL VIEW PONY CLUB FORMAT FOR 2018-2019

WEEKS 1 & 2 – EXMOORs & DARTMOORs GROUP (working towards E & D test level)

WEEKS 3 & 4 – DALEs & CONNEMARAs GROUP (working towards D+ and above)

TIME – 6.30-8.30PM

COST PER YOUNG PERSON – £20 PER MONTH payable on the first session of the month.

Please note there is no fee in December for the Christmas Party 🙂 

 

 

 

 

As promised (and courtesy of the South Africa Pony Club) a wee download of what is involved in the D Test

D Test revision booklet

 

Then after than comes D+ Test

D + Efficiency Test Revision

 

Download a copy of the 2017/2018 Pony Club Programmes, so you know what is on and when.

 

LAUREL VIEW PONY CLUB FORMAT FOR 2017-2018

WEEK 1 & 2 – EXMOORs & DARTMOORs GROUP (working towards E & D test level)

WEEK 3 & 4 – DALEs & CONNEMARAs GROUP (working towards D+ and above)

TIME – 6.30-8.30PM

COST PER YOUNG PERSON

EXMOORs & DARTMOORs GROUP – £15 PER MONTH

DALEs & CONNEMARAs GROUP – £20 PER MONTH

 

The 2016/2017 Pony Club Programmes are already under way.

Download a copy of the appropriate programme to stick on your fridge door, so you know what is on and when.

Shires Programme 

(More experienced Pony Club Members)

 Shetlands Programme

(Less experienced Pony Club Members)

 

 

On the 30th December quite a number of the Pony Club members turned up, nervous, but ready to give their efficiency test their best efforts. At the end of the afternoon all were declared to have attained the D/E test standard as appropriate.

Names of the successful members are Evie C, Oliver C,

Connie D, Lauren F, Sarah F, Grace G, Megan G, Amber K,

Sasha M and Cally McW.

Well done everyone 🙂

 

The Pony Club have been very busy over the last year, but so have I! So I am a little behind on posting the details of badges awarded, but I will endeavour to get these posted by the end of October.

So watch this space 🙂

 

 

So what have the Pony Club planned for the 2014/2015 programme, hopefully all the Pony Club members old and new have received a copy of their new programme. Don’t worry if its been misplaced, download a copy here and stick it on your fridge 🙂

Junior Programme – Saturdays

Senior Programme – Thursdays

If you ride regularly at Laurel View and are interested in joining our Pony Club Centre, please ask for a Pony Club membership form and more details in the shop. Annual Pony Club membership is currently £25, which goes to Pony Club UK.  Then £20 is payable to Laurel View Pony Club for the month.

SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE

Pony Club members continued with their activities and badgework between January and June.  With some of the Senior Members starting to work towards their Endurance Badge (hopefully to be completed in the Halloween hols) and both Senior and Junior Members had their own Pony Club camps in August.  The first session of the new season was another awards presentation evening, but also an intro to Pony Club for new members, so it was great to see a lot of new faces to the Pony Club at Laurel View.

Read on to find out who has been doing what, its quite a varied and impressive list.

Carriage Driving BadgeThis Carriage Driving badge was achieved by Aimee Davis, Kirsten Davis, Zara Davis, Lauren Hill, Sophie McGuckin and Cora McNulty.

Fire Marshal BadgeFire Marshal badges were earned by Aimee Davis, Kirsten Davis, Zara Davis, Darci Harbinson, Lauren Hill, Sophie McGuckin and Cora McNulty.

First Aid (Human) BadgeAimee Davis, Kirsten Davis, Zara Davis, Darci Harbinson, Lauren Hill, Sophie McGuckin and Cora McNulty all worked towards and achieved their Human First Aid badge.

Handling & Grooming BadgeChloe Baxter, Zara Jones, Holly McKeown and Ellie Templeton worked on their Grooming achievement badge.

Grooming BadgeWhile Oliver Carter, Cormac Creagh, Stephanie Fox, Hannah Lusty, Erin McCrea, Rebecca Murphy, Jasmine Shields, Lauren Welsh and Luke Williamson took home the Mini Grooming Achievement badge.

Perfect Paddock BadgeNow Oliver Carter, Cormac Creagh, Hayley Doyle, Stephanie Fox, Zara Jones, Hannah Lusty, Erin McCrea, Holly McKeown, Lucy McMahon-Beattie and Luke Williamson know a lot more about Perfect Paddocks.

Pet Sense BadgeApparently Aimee Davis, Kirsten Davis, Zara Davis, Darci Harbinson, Lauren Hill, Sophie McGuckin and Cora McNulty now all have Pet Sense.

Points of the Horse BadgeChloe Baxter, Erin McCrea, Lucy McMahon-Beattie and Luke Williamson added Points of the Horse to their badge collection.

Points of the Pony BadgeWith Cormac Creagh getting the Points of the Pony mini achievement badge.

Camping BadgeThe Camping mini achievement badge was taken home by Chloe Baxter, Amy Blackbourne, Oliver Carter, Hayley Doyle, Stephanie Fox, Zara Jones, Erin McCrea, Holly McKeown, Lucy McMahon-Beattie and Luke Williamson.

Fire Safety BadgeA Fire Safety mini achievement badge was proudly collected by Chloe Baxter, Amy Blackbourne, Oliver Carter, Cormac Creagh, Hayley Doyle, Stephanie Fox, Zara Jones, Erin McCrea, Holly McKeown, Lucy McMahon-Beattie, Ellie Templeton and Luke Williamson.

 

DECEMBER 2013 UPDATE

The Pony Club worked very hard during the last couple of months in 2013.  All their hard work was evident when the badges were presented at a special Christmas Party and Presentations evening on 12th December.

The first excitement of the evening was when Santa came to visit, giving all the pony clubbers and leaders a ride in his horse drawn carriage, before giving out pressies and listening to the updates/amendments of Christmas lists.

Some games followed meaning that some of the members got a little bit messy, then it was up to the club room for nibbles.  Parents were invited along for the presentations.

Fundraising Badge

Fundraising badges were awarded to Chloe Baxter, Oliver Carter, Aimee Davis, Kirsten Davis, Zara Davis, Hayley Doyle, Stephanie Fox, Darci Harbinson, Lauren Hill, Milo Hughes, Zara Jones, Tammie Marston, Erin McCrea, Sophie McGuckin, Holly McKeown, Lucy McMahon Beattie, Cora McNulty, Kate Spence, Ellie Templeton, Luke Williamson and Kiri Woodward.

Building Show Jumps Badge

Building Show Jumps badges were presented to Aimee Davis, Kirsten Davis, Zara Davis, Darci Harbinson, Lauren Hill, Sophie McGuckin, Cora McNulty and Kate Spence.

Working Dogs Badge

Working Dogs badges were awarded to Zara Jones and Holly McKeown with Mini Achievment badges going to Chloe Baxter, Oliver Carter, Erin Connor, Stephanie Fox, Tammie Marston, Erin McCrea, Lucy McMahon Beattie, Ellie Templeton, Luke Williamson and Kiri Woodward.

Rider Nutrition Badge

Rider Nutrition badges were earned by Aimee Davis, Kirsten Davis, Zara Davis, Darci Harbinson, Lauren Hill, Sophie McGuckin, Cora McNulty and Kate Spence.

Native Breeds Badge

Native badges were added to the collection for Chloe Baxter, Cormac Creagh, Erin McCrea, Holly McKeown, Lucy McMahon Beattie, Ellie Templeton and Luke Williamson.

Pet Sense Badge

Mini Achievement Badges for Pet Sense were taken home by Chloe Baxter, Oliver Carter, Stephanie Fox, Zara Jones, Tammie Marston, Erin McCrea, Holly McKeown, Lucy McMahon Beattie, Ellie Templeton, Luke Williamson and Kiri Woodward.

 

Everyone was justifiably proud of the Pony Club Members achievements, none more than Pony Club leaders Claire Dillon and Diane Jones. 

We had some other special guests along on the Presentation evening to receive cheques from the money raised by the members when they were doing their fundraising badge.  The representative from Guide Dogs for the Blind very gratefully accepted a cheque for £280 and told all present how this money would be put to very good use.  A second even bigger cheque for £400 (raised by the larger in number Saturday group) was presented to the Jonjo Bright Trust.  Local rider Jonjo’s father told the Pony Club how overwhelmed he  would be with the efforts that went in to raising this cheque to aid in his rehabilitation after a horse riding accident had left him paralysed from the neck down earlier in the year. These cheque presentations illustrated just how beneficial this particular badge had been, while educating the children on fundraising skills, they also had a lot of fun, baking and selling buns, organising and competing in the Chase me Charlie competition and making up quizzes to tease their family and friends and through doing all this they raised a lot of funds for these very worthwhile causes.

 

OCTOBER 2013 UPDATE

Long time no update!  I am definitely behind on updating this page, but the Pony Club have not been as inactive as this page might make you think!!!!

Now we are into October and badge work already tackled include Building Show Jumps and Working Dogs.

Building Show Jumps Badge     Working Dogs Badge

 

Both groups have also commenced diaries for a Pet Sense Badge that will be ongoing over the coming weeks and months.

Pet Sense Badge

Fundraising is the topic of the month and everyone has been very busy thinking up ideas to raise some money for the Jonjo Bright Trust and Guide Dogs for the Blind (NI) which are the very worthwhile charities the members and helpers have chosen to support.

Fundraising BadgeGuide Dogs

 

You can do your bit too by buying some of the buns that will be on sale at Laurel View on Sunday 20th October from 12.30pm or look out for copies of a little quiz that will be doing the rounds.

 

The 2013/2014 programme got underway in mid September with a new revised format.

More experienced Pony Clubbers are meeting on a Thursday evening, while new starts and younger members are coming along on a Saturday afternoon.

The badge work and activities for the year ahead are outlined on the appropriate programme below.

PONY CLUB PROGRAMME (THURS)

PONY CLUB PROGRAMME (SAT)

 

Members met regularly between January and June 2013, working on a variety of different badges and activities.

Badges the children have attained are as follows:-

Equine Achievement Badges

First Aid (Equine) Badge

Equine First Aid

Aimee, Kirsten & Zara Davis; Gemma Ferguson; Darci Harbinson; Lauren Hill; Sophie McGuckin and  Cora McNulty.

Mucking Out Badge

Mucking Out

Kirsten and Zara Davis; Darci Harbinson; Lauren Hill and Cora McNulty.

Road Rider Badge

Road Safety

Kirsten and Zara Davis; Darci Harbinson; Lauren Hill ; Holly McKeown; Lucy McMahon Beattie; Cora McNulty and Kate Spence.

Shoeing Badge

Shoeing

Aimee, Kirsten and Zara Davis; Darci Harbinson; Lauren Hill and Cora McNulty.

Care of The Horses Foot Badge

Care of the Horse’s Foot

Aimee, Kirsten and Zara Davis; Darci Harbinson; Lauren Hill and Cora McNulty.

 

Mini Achievement Badges

Farming Badge

Farming

Oliver Carter; Cormac Creagh; Kirsten and Zara Davis; Zara Jones; Georgia McCann; Erin McCrea; Holly McKeown; Lucy McMahon Beattie and Kirsty Wallace.

Road Rider Badge

Road Rider

Oliver Carter; Zara Jones; Georgia and Jed McCann and Erin McCrea.

 

 

Hopefully all our Pony Clubbers are very proud of their achievements, they worked very hard to earn their position on this honours list.

 

 

Pony Club restarts for 2013 on Thursday 17th and Saturday 19th January respectively, wrap up warm and we will see you there.

 

This crew successfully completed their E Test in December 2012
L-R Jed McCann, Erin McCready, Zara Jones, Tori O’Hara & Cerys McGinty. Well done, now what next?

 

On Saturday 6th October the Saturday group learnt about the correct way to feed a horse a tasty treat and they really enjoyed practicing this as you can see from the photo below.

 

Pony Club members have made a great start to the new season, the Thursday night group had an excellent session with Farrier Joe Traynor on Thursday 27th September, with more than the pony club kids giving Joe a  grilling  on the shoeing process and the farriers role.  We didn’t manage to take any photos as everyone was so engrossed we forgot.  Biscuits and juice also went untouched that evening!!

 

 

 

Badges, badges, badges!!

The Laurel View Pony Club Centre opened for a new term on 20th September.  For the incoming season we are trialling a different format for the Pony Club meetings. With meetings every Thursday (alternating between Blue Cross Badgework and preparation for D and D+ tests) and another session fortnightly on Saturday afternoons, working more on badgework and gearing the Pony clubbers up for the E and D tests.

 

The opening night saw members receiving badges attained last season for Bandaging and Rugs; Dressage Arena; Flags of Equestrian Nations; Handling and Grooming; Loading; Mucking Out; Perfect Paddock; Points of the Horse; Poisonous Plants; Tack Cleaning and Wildlife. They definitely have been busy with all of wide and varied topics covered.

 

After the presentation of loads of badges (some folk are going to be very busy stitching on the newly awarded badges) discussion followed about the badge work ahead and what was involved in preparing for the D and D+ tests.

 

Then there was time for biscuits, juice and a few little balancing and memory games to get the season off to an interesting start.

 
All at Laurel View Pony Club are looking forward to another term. If you ride in lessons at Laurel View ask in the shop for more details on how to join the Pony Club Centre, if you just want more info send a message through this website or email laurelview01@btinternet.com
 
The first fortnightly Saturday session is on 22nd September. Keep watching this page for a list of Pony Club dates for the next term 🙂
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Pony Club is open to all children who ride regularly in the Laurel View Riding School.  Application forms can be picked up in the office.  If you were a member and it has it run out, don’t worry it can be easily renewed by telephoning the Pony Club 024 7669 8300. You need to be a current member to be able to participate in pony activities and work towards badges and awards.

 

What is Pony Club Centre Membership?

 

PONY CLUB

AS FROM SEPTEMBER 2012 PONY CLUB WILL BE SPLIT OVER SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AND THURSDAY EVENINGS (start date to be confirmed)

ALTERNATE SATURDAYS – 2.30PM – 4.30PM

BADGE WORK / E & D EFFICIENCY TEST WORK

AIMED AT YOUNGER MEMBERS, HOWEVER IF YOU CANNOT COME ON THURSDAYS WE WILL BE PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU

EVERY THURSDAY     6.30PM – 8.30PM

ALTERNATE WEEKS:  BLUE CROSS BADGE (made up of all badges to do with horse welfare) / D & D+ EFFICIENCY TEST WORK

 

Each 2 hour session is £10, payable at the start of each session.