A huge well done to all of the CSHPC members who have competed at the Royal Highland Show over the past few days. You all looked brilliant, and did the club proud! There were some strong classes, with a number of members achieving excellent results with their ponies. I wont put all of the results up, but particular congratulations to the following members who were placed in the HOYS qualifier class today.
2nd Dunedin Mountain Rose-Anne Mitchell/Sarah Finlayson
3rd Glenbanchor Somerled- Jo Jack/Elinor Steven
9th Carlung Inness- Miriam McCloy
The photograph shows
The Royal Highland Show kicks off tomorrow, we know lots of our members are competing, and want to wish you all the best of luck.
Here is hoping that the weather holds (your intrepid blog author can report that conditions at the show ground are currently hot, sunny, and dry)....how long can this last for?!
Have a brilliant show everyone, and don't spend too much in the tradestands!
The tickets have arrived for the CSHPC 25th anniversary dinner dance 2014 (Saturday, 5th April).
Tickets cost £25/head and will be available to purchase at the RHS this week.
Numbers are limited, so make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. This is sure to be an excellent night of good food, dancing, and company. So get your pals organised and why not bring a table!?
If you would like to purchase them at RHS please contact Rachael on 07793 219 006.
Yesterday some of the Committee members (and a few guests!) did a dry run of some of the ride out route for August.
Pictured are Kenny and Fiadh having a paddle in the Tay to cool off.
The route is excellent, with options for both those wanting to have a leisurely blether, and for those wanting to go in a faster group with more trotting and cantering. It includes a hack around the edge(!) of Perth Racecourse, down past the River Tay (optional paddling), and round some of the old parkland infront of Scone Castle.
The ride out is on the 11th of August and leaves from Blairhall Farm near Old Scone. If you have any queries you can contact Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the highlights of the highland pony showing calendar, Blair Castle International Horse Trials, is now open for entries.
Held on the Thursday of the International horse trials, this gives highland pony riders the chance to compete in the beautiful surroundings of Blair Castle. If you don't want to bring a pony, it is also a fantastic show to watch, just remember to bring plenty of
If you would like to enter the schedule is located here...
We are really pleased to announce that to celebrate Central Scotland Highland Pony Club's 25th Anniversary we will be holding a Dinner Dance on 5th April 2014 at The Huntingtower Hotel in Perth.
Willie Simpson's Ceilidh band will be providing the evenings entertainment. We will also be holding a raffle in aid of The Equine
Grass Sickness fund, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs
Tickets cost £25 and will be on sale at the Highland Show. Group tables of up to 10 can be booked. Please contact Rachael on email@example.com or 07793219006 for more details.
Just a reminder for all of our members who are wishing to compete at the breed show that entries close on the 10th of June. Late entries will not be accepted.
The breed show is an excellent day out, with ridden and in hand showing classes, working hunter, and dressage. If you do not want to enter it is also a fantastic day out where you will see lots of beautiful highland ponies.
The show is held in the grounds of Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder.
The schedule can be found here...
And the entry form can be found here...
CSHPC have kindly been granted permission by Scone Estates to host a ride out on Sunday 11th August. The ride will be starting and finishing at Blairhall Steading. The route has some fantastic scenery, running along between the river and the race course, before stopping by a small beach, then continuing on through the park land infront of Scone Palace. There is very minimal road
Afterwards there will be a chance for a chat and some. Any
contributions of baking would be most welcome.
Members are more than welcome to bring along any friends and family who are non members. Entry forms will be arriving in your email inboxs shortly. Please bring these along on the
day. The suggested minimum donation for this ride is £10. All moneys raised will be donated to the Megan Black Memorial Garden Fund, which is to be situated at Blairhall Steading.
Please contact Rachael on 07793219006 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to confirm that you wish to attend.
Long standing members and club supporters Gillian & Kirstin McMurray of Trailtrow Highland Ponies have been nominated in the Showing World Annual Awards in the 'Breeder of The Year' catagory. What a great advertisment for the Highland breed. You can cast your vote here:
Good luck Gillian & Kirstin, we will be rooting for you!!
Please see CSHPC Dates > scheduels for further information!!