Mercury Bay Pony Club

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Rally Dates!! – up to Dec 2014

Watercolour by Cedah Mayo

Hi Everyone,

2014/15 Pony Club season is coming!!  Here is the list of Rally dates up until Christmas so mark them on your calendar!!

  • Sat 13th Sept Rego day
  • Sat 27th Sept will either be a theory day or a ride out somewhere will have to confirm this
  • Sat 4th Oct Rally, sorting groups etc
  • Sat 18th Oct Rally
  • Sat 1st Nov  Rally
  • Sat 15th Nov Rally
  • Sat 29th Nov  Justine will come down and take groups spread out over the day
  • Sat 20th Dec Christmas Rally Simpsons Beach Farm.
I would like to try and get some of our younger riders through their certs in between these rally dates, and some of the ones that need to do certs not sat last season, so that they can go forward to do the next one. We also have to organize the ones that are wanting to do their C+ to be assessed for C+. They have to do the assessment before they can sit it.
We will also be doing practices for Ballyendene from Dec, so the ones that wish to do this need to let us know so that we can form our team or teams. There will be no last minute sorting of a team, if riders want to be on the team they have to say so in December, and no backing out of the team just before the event either.
We will also be running Twilight show jumping on a Wed (dates to be sorted yet). We are thinking of running  show jumping for the little riders on rally days so that we can set up a friendly course just for them and be able to take the time to help them.
Anne and I have also talked about doing our theory within our rallies as well, by sending 2 riders at a time off to a parent helper within their group, who will have a list of questions and answers for them. The theory work is a big part of their certs that needs to be covered, this will also reduce the waiting around time of our riders and reduce the number riding at the same time.
Vanessa Christensen
MBPC Head Coach

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Interested in mounted games? Equine night Market? Waiuku PC Ribbon Day?


Interested in Mounted Games

A great training day  on 31/8/2014 @ Waikato Equestrian Centre, Pukete Road, Hamilton.  Good intro day.  Clinic in the morning and games in the afternoon. $20 Pay on the Day Starting at 9am

Equine Night Market – 

 Pukekawa Pony Club Fundraiser –Saturday August 30th from 6.30pm.  

Ribbon Day –

Waiuku Pony Club 12th October.  Information attached

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Chester Farm Spring Twilight Jumping Series


Chester Farm Spring Twilight Jumping Series.

Tuesday nights from 4.30pm.
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
All welcome!

RING 1 – Judged Showjumping classes. Practise rounds from 3.30pm. Classes start 4.30pm. Classes: 60cms, 70cms, 80cms, 90cms, 1m.
RING 2 – Mini Hunter Derby – not judged, just for fun! Awesome wee course including small logs, haybales, natural obstacles etc setup in a gently rolling paddock.

All classes $5 per round. Enter on the night.

FANTASTIC PRIZES awarded to the Top 10 Showjumping Series overall winners including embroidered covers, horse feed, equipment and more.

Fun, low-key yet professionally organised outing opportunity for all ages including young horses, practise competition etc. Excellent facilities.

For more details visit our website:

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3 day riding clinic and camp October 3rd, 4th, 5th (jumping lessons, flatwork lessons, adults confidence booster/young horse lessons), plus our SPRING TWILIGHT JUMPING SERIES (judged showjumping series with awesome prizes and Mini Hunter Derby course) held Tuesday nights through October.

View for details on both events.

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Woodhill Enduro Funrides



15km – Start 10.30am
10km – Start 11.00am
Just $25.00 per rider

Simple Rules simply means more FUN • First over the line wins subject to the criteria below being met:
•1st to 4th who complete the distance in the time allocated, horse sound pre and post vetting and heart rate 64bpm or below receive ribbons.
•5th placing onward receive a completion certificate however they must complete the ride within the time allocated.
•Two classes – Senior and Junior
•Pre & post ride informal vet check
•Marked trails
•Minimum and maximum time

Ride Base:
Corner Coast Rd and Restall Rd – signposted from Restall Rd forest entrance.

Ribbons, Certificates & Prizes
FREE tea & coffee


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Winner of the FIREWOOD Raffle!!


Congratulations to our firewood winner Richard Knox from Tairua!! He will have a load of firewood delivered to his door in the very near future!

Thank you to all those who supported MBPC by purchasing a raffle ticket,  and thanks to those fabulous members who sold all the tickets!  Richard was thrilled to be named the winner! 🙂

Keep on cantering!!


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Prize for the best PLATE donated to BAKE STALL!


Get creative in the kitchen!!

Mercury Bay Pony Club is having a fundraising Bake Stall at the Whitianga Market located by the Library on the 6th September – day of Scallop Festival. If you really enjoy baking then we would love you to bring your delicious delights to our stall by 9.30am.

There will be a prize awarded for the best plate!  We will be extremely grateful for all varieties of baked goods, brownies, cakes, slices, biscuits, loaves etc! Please ensure your goods are packaged appropriate for a sale of this kind 🙂

Please email if you are going to participate so we can have some idea what will turn up 🙂

Any questions please phone Cedah0272388665 or Susan 0274 752 417

**CLUB MEMBERS ONLY**Please support your club and bring something delish you can deliver your goods to Cedah’s place on Friday night or 9.30am Sat at stall!!

So get your baking groove on and start thinking of something yummo to make!!