Chiddingfold Farmers’ (CFPC) prides itself on being a friendly, welcoming, fun branch of The Pony Club that was formed almost 70 years ago, we form part of Area 13. Our current members are aged 4 to 24, they engage in competitions and activities for all ages and abilities ranging from achievement badges, mounted games and tetrathlon to dressage, show jumping and horse trials. We run training and rallies for all levels of experience and hold annual senior and junior camps where life- long friendships are formed. In addition to our teams competing successfully in a number of varied disciplines, we also run several competitions each year including Easter Monday Dressage, Horse Trials at Coombelands and Christmas Show Jumping at Merrist Wod. If you would to know more about joining CFPC please contact one of our DCs - Sarah or Claire , their details can be found below.

We welcome new members of all ages and abilities. To join please contact our Membership Secretary Sally Hayley, who will guide you through the process and ensure you have the correct documentation. She can be reached via email or telephone E: hayleyfamily@btinternet.com T: 07968 010 391

From December 2020 all current members with memberships due to expire 31/12/2021 will be sent an e-mail inviting them to renew. A link to the central Pony Club data base (PELHAM) will be provided where you will be able to log in, see your details, renew and pay online. Once you have renewed, an email confirmation will be sent.

It is still possible to renew using the manual form if you prefer. A copy of the membership form is attached here: Branch Membership Form 2021 which you will need to post to head office or e-mail a scanned copy to membership@pcuk.org

If you wish to transfer from another branch this must be done via the DC of your existing branch, with approval from the Area Rep. We are unable to accept new members who have previously been in another branch without this procedure.

Role Name Contact
President Kate Lawson
Joint DC Sarah Halsey
07850 485558
Joint DC Claire Murdoch
07513 909330
Treasurer Beverley Bruce
Hon. Secretary Sally Hayley
07968 010391
Committee Member & Mini Organizer Emma Moore
07979 933984
Committee Member Katie Hodder
07790 314212
Committee Member Clare Griffin
07930 609199
HELPERS
Second Hand Clothing & Equestrian Items Co-ordinator Nicky Hemery

Members of The Pony Club are covered by Third Party Public Liability Insurance up to £30 million. This cover exists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members are insured for legal liability for any accidental bodily injury or property damage caused to a Third Party arising out of the use or keeping of their own or a borrowed or hired horse or pony, provided that the horse or pony is primarily for the use of the Member. The cover extends to cover anyone riding a Member’s horse or pony with the Member’s (or parent’s) permission if they have no cover elsewhere. (The Pony Club’s existing Liability Insurance Policy runs until June 30, 2014. It is the firm intention of The Pony Club to renew the Policy, subject to acceptable terms being offered by the underwriters).

The £30 million Liability Insurance cover provided to Pony Club Members represents outstanding value. If a child were to be knocked down by a horse, and suffered permanent injury, the compensation awarded by the courts could exceed £10 million. Since the typical Household Insurance Policy has a maximum Public Liability limit of £2 million, with cover more specifi cally designed for small domestic animals and the policy conditions being much more restrictive than under the Pony Club Policy, the owner of the horse could well be facing personal bankruptcy if they rely on a Household Policy for their Liability Insurance.

A full Policy Summary is available from the Pony Club website by clicking here.

You will appreciate that when we hold an event, instructors, venue and facilities must be booked and paid for. We endeavour to organise the activities with the necessary number of riders to break even on cost. Some events are subsidised by the Branch. Please ensure that you cancel any pre booked rally, training or other activity session as soon as possible to enable us to offer the slot to fellow riders. In the event that we are unable to fill your ‘slot’, please note:-

If people cancel on short notice or simply fail to turn up, no refund will be given except in exceptional circumstances. This will be at the discretion of the event organiser and DCs, and a doctor’s / vet’s certificate may be required.

For non ‘last minute’ cancellations, at least a week’s notice must be given except where otherwise advised by the event organiser. In the event that you are unable to provide this much notice and we cannot find someone to take your place then you will still be charged for the event.

In the event that we need to cancel an event at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the event may be re scheduled for the next available date and all entry fees carried forward to that date. If you are unable to attend on the new date or if we are unable to reschedule, then a refund will be issued. We may retain a small administration fee to cover any costs that we may have already incurred.