TEAM SELECTION POLICY

Whenever it is necessary or appropriate for the Branch to enter a team or teams in any discipline or activity team members will be selected in accordance with the following policy:

1. Commitment. Being a loyal and active member of the Branch, attending the relevant rallies and training, and participating in Branch events and activities..

2. Performance. At rallies, during training and in competitions.

This may mean that a member is disappointed. It is almost inevitable, but that adds to the learning curve, which hopefully will encourage future commitment and performance.

It is the role of the District Commissioner to select, in consultation with others, for example instructors and discipline trainers, teams to represent the Branch.

Any member not selected for a team, but still eligible to enter the competition as an individual is encouraged to do so. They may be needed for the team as a last minute substitution and in any event their individual performance may influence future team selection.

April 2015                                                                              Sally Lefroy

                                                                                      District Commissioner



Area Dates for 2015

Area Quiz8th February 2015Poole & District
Dengie Show Jumping8th March 2015West Wilts Equestrian Centre
Dengie Dressage14th March 2015West Wilts Equestrian Centre
Horse & Pony Care11th or 12th April 2015South & West Wilts
Mounted Games19th April 2015Wylye Valley at Southfields
Area Tetrathlon4th/5th July 2015Launceston Area 15
Area Dressage12th July 2015Banwell
Area Eventing

18th Open Dr & SJ

19th July 2015 (all other)

Avon Vale
Area Show Jumping28 June
Area Grass Roots13th or 14th JuneMendip Farmers
Junior Show Jumping28th August 2015Cattistock
Musical Ride30th May 2015South Dorset


Those wishing to represent the branch in 2015 at Junior to Open Level in Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping Must complete a Team Form 2015   Record Sheets are available for Eventing, Showjumping and Dressage.   Use them to keep a record of your results.

You will be asked to submit them to your level co-ordinator in June.

Pony Club Championships 2015

Polo Champs at Cowdray Park, 7- 9 August

Tetrathlon Champs at Bishop Burton College, 13 - 16 August

Pony Club Champs at Cholmondeley Castle, 21 - 25 August. For the first time these Championships will incorporate the Novice Championships, previously run very successfully by the Cheshire Hunt North Branch at Kelsall Hill.


Rule Books for all Disciplines can be downloaded from the Pony Club's Website.  All members wishing to go to Area should have seen the Rule Book and ensure they are eligible for their chosen level and are wearing the correct tack and clothing. All members and ponies MUST have attended three working rallies since July 1st 2012 (Camp counts as one rally).   Team training sessions do not count. More Details of levels, etc can be found on the relevant discipline pages.