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Friday, 27 May 2016 08:47

Dear Members, Parents and Instructors


This will be my last District Commissioner's report as I shall be stepping down next month.

It gives me enormous pleasure and satisfaction to announce that Catherine Monnington will be your new District Commissioner, with Emily Casey stepping into the role of Assistant DC.

These two ladies are very committed to Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club and have given their hearts and souls, together with an inordinate amount of hard work, to help build the Club up to where it is today.

I wish them all the best for the future and am sure with their energy and enthusiasm the Club will continue to grow from strength to strength.

I have very much appreciated the backing of a forward thinking and hard working Branch Committee during my years as your DC. Together we have made a great team and helped the positive direction of CHPC. 

I do believe the Club to be in very good heart and spirit at the moment and am sure it will continue to thrive under Catherine's leadership. 

We have also been blessed with some most generous landowners who have welcomed us onto their land and remain very grateful to the Pemberton family for allowing us to establish our base there in the Mushroom shed, which has made life a lot easier; as has being able to store our showjumps at Trumpington. This has made life far less complicated and saved a lot of carting around; not to mention the joy of being able to school over cross-country fences in such pleasant surroundings.

A sincere thank-you as well to Hetty Sclater, Julia Shaw, Sarah Jane Backhouse, Val Gingell and The Banks family for their generosity in holding training and Rallies on their land.

We are very fortunate in having a brilliant team of of skilled instructors who do a wonderful job and are very special to our Club .

On your behalf I would like to offer them a heart felt THANK YOU!

 I fully realise that we are all busy people these days but we are so dependent on Volunteers. It has been great to see so many put themselves forward to help at Rallies recently. Thank you all so much. Please don't be apprehensive of helping out, even if you can only spare a few hours every now and then. It is great to have you on board.

TEAMWORK is the name of the game and we do try and make everyone welcome. Do feel free to talk to the DC and Branch Committee members at events. These are the people who run your Branch of the Pony Club and will be delighted to discuss things with you.

I cannot finish without saying a HUGE thank-you to our seemingly indefatigable secretary, Wendy Ashcroft, who does so much for our Club in so many different ways.

So Adieu as your DC but I will still be around and intend to support our wonderful Club but it is time for a new era to begin.


Yours in Pony Club



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