AMMENDED – Anglesey Winter League

There are a few glitches in our schedule which I would just like to clarify:

  • Class 2 (WL1A) 9 yrs and under. The jumps will be 50cm max in FIRST round
  • Class 4 (WL1B) 11 and under . The jumps will be 70cm max in First round
  • Class 6 (WLClass 2|) any age. the jumps will be 80cm in FIRST round
  • Class 8 (WLclass 3) any age, the jumps will be 90cm in FIRST round.
  • Class 9 Open (WLclass 4) open 1m in FIRST round

Also a note re Eligibility rules, these only apply to the Dengie Debut, not the WL classes.

The new WL rules are available to view on the Area 5 page.

Apologies for any confusion.

Good Luck to all members competing on Saturday.  More Entries please.

Anglesey Branch PC


In the absence of a Branch Open Event team qualifying, an Area 5 Team was put together – Tessa Hemming (Ch H.N ) who qualified at Area, Henry Church Huxley (B.Ch.F) and Brier Leahy (FnD) who both qualified via their BE results.

They did extremely well on the day – all having double clears (except for one pole !) and ended up FIRST Area team out of 7 but also FOURTH out of the total of 19 teams (Branch, Combined and Area).

Tessa was also placed 3rd in her Section and Brier was 6th in hers.

Great riding and thank you for representing Area 5.

National Collage

Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships

August 10th-12th 2018

The 2018 Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships were held at Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire. It was a fantastic weekend with competitors attending from all Areas across the country.

This was the first year that the National Championships had been held here, moving on from last years venue of Bishop Burton College and it proved to be a great choice for the event. The stabling, campsite, main marquee, food court and cross country course were all within a 5 minute walk of each other.  The cross country course had a great reception, although it was technically very challenging, the large number of “L” fences made it accessible for all.

There were some fantastic scores across the weekend with our Area 5 competitors performing brilliantly.

Open Boys

We had two Open Boys competing this year, Toby Johnson (East Cheshire) and Russell Wingfield (Aberconwy).

Toby was freshly back from his trip to the USA where he had been representing Great Britain for tetrathlon after taking part in a rigorous selection process. On the Friday evening, Toby, along with the other International team members spoke about their experiences and encouraged other up and coming competitors to aim for a spot in the squad in future years.  Toby performed brilliantly at the Nationals achieving 8th place with a clear ride (other than a few time faults).

Russell Wingfield had a great time at the Nationals with his horse Hugo, achieving a very respectable 9th place having faced stiff competition. Russell had a fantastic shoot of 960 achieving the Best Shoot in the Open Boys. Earlier in the month Russell was selected to represent Wales and Borders at the Regional 100 competition.

Junior Boys

Archie Peffers (Waen-y-Llyn) attended the Nationals for the first time having just moved up from Minimus. He gave a really solid performance and held his own against the more experienced competitors.

Junior Girls

It was great to see the return of Orlagh Toner (Flint and Denbigh) back to tetrathlon having achieved a qualifying place at our Area qualifier back in July at Warwick. She performed very well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I’m sure we will be seeing a lot from Orlagh next year when she moves up into the Intermediate Girls category!


Leah Lamb (Flint and Denbigh) took part in the Grassroots competition at the championships. The Grassroots competition is open to both Branch and Centre Members of all ages who have not competed at Junior level Tetrathlon or above at Regional or Area Competitions. This year is the 5th year of the Grassroots Tetrathlon Competition at the Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships.

Leah did exceptionally well! The weekend started with her achieving a fantastic shoot of 960. This was the second best shoot out of a class of 52 people!  Leah held her own in the other three disciplines and ended up finishing in 9th place! Well done Leah – what a great result!


Accreditation Workshop – D – C Test Standard Setting & Fun Ideas

D – C Test Standard Setting & Fun Ideas

Monday 3rd September 2018

Croft Riding Centre, Spring Lane, Warrington, WA3 7AS

Coach Tutor:  Chris Barr

6pm – 8.30pm

£10 per person if paid in advance with application form

£15 if paid on the evening

The workshop will consist of mounted standard setting, fun ideas and opportunity for idea sharing and discussion.  Contact Hilary Wakefield  07976 233695 for further details

Applications and payment sent to: Mrs R Slinger, Woodnook Farm, Roach Road , Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0RB by Monday 27th August  

Payment to be provided on booking if requiring the lower rate of £10


Eventing Championships Entries

Hello All,

Attached you will find a list of all the entries for the Eventing Championships as of 6th August.

Can you please check to ensure that all your Branches/Individuals have entered? If anyone is missing I need to know ASAP.

BE results route entries are in the process of being checked.

Many Thanks … Helen Hart

Secretary for Eventing & Tetrathlon, PCUK

02476 698303


Urgent ……

We have had only one applicant for –

TRAINING B WORKSHOP. Riding and Care. Nicola Fitter.

August 8th. Cheshire Riding school.

Please apply even if you do not intend to sit your B test this time.

We will have to cancel if we don’t get more interest.

……. AND MORE ……

Dear All,

The closing date for ALL  Mounted Games Entries is Tuesday 7th August (Tomorrow).

Please ensure the qualifying Branches in your Area have entered their team(s) and Pairs before tomorrow’s deadline. Entries received after this date may not be processed and will not be included in the Official Programme.

If any of your Branches have qualified for the Intermediate Competition or the Pairs Final on Saturday 18th August, please also remind them to nominate suitable ponies for our International Mounted Games Competition.

Kind regards …. Emma


2018 BE80 (T) Coaching Forum

British Eventing Training and Education Team is organising  a Joint Regional Educational Coaching Day that is planned for September 3rd 2018. It is also a CPD day for BE Accredited Coaches, Pony Club and the BHS and will be held at Speetley Equestrian Centre Derbyshire.

2018 BE80 (T) Coaching Forum 

The course is open to Coaches of all experience, whether they are BE Accredited or not. This funded project is essentially  for BE Coaches as part of a series of Coach Development days  aimed at developing a BE Regional Coaching structure over the next three years to support the BE80(T) Training and identifying suitable Coaches to join an 80(T) Team. The overarching aim of the project is “to support and retain new members into the sport and through positive intervention reduce the numbers who exit”, using suitably skilled Coaches.

On the day it will be a good opportunity for Non Accredited Coaches to find out more about becoming a BE Accredited Coach and potentially getting involved with BE and the project.

This day has been made possible using funding from Sport England, granted by the British Equestrian Federation to the British Eventing Charitable Foundation. 

The inaugural 2018 BE80 (T) Coaching Forum will be an educational training day and provide coaches with the provision to support, help and coach competitors through their journey at an event and to improve each individual horse and riders experience.

The day will be run as a Mini One Day Event with BE80(T) riders taking part. The focus of the morning will be observing the practical warm up sessions of the dressage and show jumping phases of a BE80(T).   During the afternoon, emphasis will switch to the Cross Country phase, and will include  how to lead a course walk.  The whole day will  involve discussion, reflection and theory in both a practical and classroom-based environment.

This excellent opportunity is open to Coaches of all levels of experience, including BE Accredited Coaches, Pony Club Coaches and BHS Coaches.

It should be a great day and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards, Ruth Ruth Mousdale


Area 5 National Tetrathlon Championship Qualifier 2018

Ed: If anyone would like to send me photos to put with this report, please send to

July 14- 15th, 2018

The Area 5, 7 and 9 National Tetrathlon Championship Qualifier 2018 took place at both Whitfield Farm, Ettingham, Warwick, courtesy of the Wakeham family (cross country ride, shoot and run phases) and at the Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Leamington Spa (swim phase).

It was a fantastic event! All those that took part commented on the lovely atmosphere! We were all made to feel exceptionally welcome by the Wakeham family. Many of our competitors enjoyed camping and stabling with the Hutsby family who are local to the event.

The Chief Stewards for the weekend were Andy Frame and Judy Hardcastle.  They were both exceptionally impressed with the cross country course and going considering the lack of rain. The whole course had been watered and where necessary the rutted ground had been rolled and crushed to remove the lumps and bumps. The Wakeham family were still checking and preparing the ground on the evening prior to the event to ensure it was as good a surface as possible for the competitors and their horses.

Area 5 had competitors in the Open Boys, Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Mini Girls, Mini Boys and Tadpole Girls classes.

  • Russell Wingfield (Open Boy) from Aberconwy came in 2nd place with some stiff competition achieving the highest ride score of the boys qualifying for the National Championships.
  • Orlagh Toner (Junior Girl) from Flint and Denbigh had a fantastic clear ride on a technical course qualifying for the National Championships.
  • Archie Peffers (Junior Boy) from Waen-y-Llyn was placed 5th qualifying for the National Championships with a clear cross country ride. Archie said that he enjoyed the cross country course so much he would like to go round again!
  • Leah Lamb (Mini Girl) from Flint and Denbigh came in 6th place. Leah had the smallest pony, at 11.2hh, of the day to go around the cross country course! She was absolutely delighted to achieve an almost clear cross country ride with only one very unlucky stop.
  • Isabella Stone (Mini Girl) from Flint and Denbigh put in a very credible performance. Well done Isabella.
  • Thomas Johnson (Mini Boy) from Cheshire Hunt South achieved 2nd place.
  • Daisy Stone (Tadpole Girl) from Flint and Denbigh came in 2nd place with Best Swim.
  • Constance Wright (Tadpole Girl) from Flint and Denbigh came in 4th place with Best Shoot.
  • Polly Johnson (Tadpole Girl) from Cheshire Hunt South achieved 5th place! A great performance by all our Tadpole Girls in a tough class of 12 competitors.
  • Toby Johnson (Open Boy) – East Cheshire also gained a place to compete at the National Championships as Toby is currently part of the GB International Tetrathlon team competing in the USA.

The National Tetrathlon Championships which are to be held on August 9th – 12th at Offchurch Bury near Leamington Spa. The Grassroots Tetrathlon competition is to be held at the same venue on August 10 – 11th.


B Test and Training

  • Training with Nicola Fitter BHSI 10-12 noon Riding ,  1-3 pm Care Wednesday 8th August and
  • Thursday 23rd August at Cheshire Riding School

£25 per half day session or £40 per day.

Nicola is an excellent coach and these are well worth attending whether planning to take B test this year or next.

Book in with Debbie Miller 07739 551444.

Cheque to Area5 of the Pony Club.

  • B Test Tuesday 28th August, same venue from 10am .

Download nomination form from website and post with payment of £40 per section to D. Miller, Clwydfro, Rhewl, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1TP.

Closing date Monday 20th August.

Thanks …. Debbie M