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>2015 Area 9 Horse Trials N I O Results – 3 Aug 2015

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3 August 2015



CLASS ONE: Area 9 Open Eventing Qualifier (Level 5)
For Teams (of 3 or 4, with best 3 scores to count) and Individuals **

Dressage Test: P.C. Open Eventing Test 2010
Show-jumping: maximum height 1.15m    Cross-country: maximum height 1.10m

CLASS TWO: Area 9 Intermediate Eventing Qualifier (Level 4)
 For Teams (of 3 or 4, with best 3 scores to count) and Individuals **

Dressage test: P.C. Intermediate Eventing test 2015
Show-jumping: maximum height 1.05m    Cross-country: maximum height 1.00m

CLASS THREE:  Area 9 Novice Eventing Qualifier (Level 3)
For Teams (of 3 or 4, with best 3 scores to count) and Individuals **

Dressage Test: P.C. Novice Eventing Test 2013
Show-jumping: maximum height 0.95m    Cross-country: maximum height 0.90m

** Individuals from different Branches / Centres may be put together to form Combined Teams

ELIGIBILTY FOR CLASSES ONE, TWO AND THREE: please see Pony Club Eventing Rules 2015.

ENTRY FORM A: preliminary entries and payments to be received by Saturday 4th July; once Entry Form A has been submitted online, Entry Form B will be emailed to the email address provided and can be filled in and submitted online.

ENTRY FORM B (Declarations): with named entrants & team details to be received by Friday 24th July

FOR CLASSES ONE, TWO AND THREE: after the closing date for declarations (24th July), substitutions may only be made as per P.C. Eventing Rules 2015 (page 50) in writing to info@horse-events.co.uk until 29th July.  After 29th July substitutions will only be accepted in writing on the day of the event to the Secretary and must be certified by the D.C. or their Appointed Representative.

FOR CLASSES ONE, TWO AND THREE: withdrawals must be made in writing to info@horse-events.co.uk as per the guidelines in the PC Eventing Rules 2015 – page 48.

Withdrawals before 24th July: refunds will be subject to a £10 administration fee.
Withdrawals after 24th July: will only receive a refund of the entry fee less a £10 admin fee on the production of a vet/medical certificate sent to info@horse-events.co.uk by 7th August 2015.

Number Bibs will be provided and may only be collected by the team managers (or nominated representative) please, NOT by individuals; they should be returned as soon as possible after use (by individuals or team managers).

Paper numbers MUST NOT be removed from the number bibs provided.

Will be available on http://www.horse-events.co.uk/times-results or on the Croome Hunt Branch website (branches.pcuk.org/croome – Competitions Times page) by Thursday 30th July or telephone 07962 251696 between 19:30 and 21:00 on 30th July.

The show-jumping and cross-country courses will be available to walk from 14:00 on Saturday 1st August, but will not be deemed complete until 09:00 Sunday 2nd August.

>Race Report – Cheltenham Pony Racing Day April 2015





It was lovely to see many spectators at Cheltenham this year. Having woken up to such a wet and miserable day my heart sank. However it cheered up and the afternoon weather did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of our young jockeys. To see all of the mud splattered, smiling faces returning to the weighing room was a joy.

We kicked off with the LYCETTS 12.2hh Open. Which as always had a few pony racing debutants in. With ages ranging from 9 year old children to an 18 year old pony. The first combination to grace the CHARLIE LONGSDON Racehorse Trainer Winners Enclosure was 12year old Will Featherstone all the way from the Puckeridge pony club, he had his first ride at Cheltenham last year and this was his third winner.

Both of our CHAMPION HEADWEAR Novice riders races had to be divided on the day. This just goes to show how many more children are getting involved in pony racing, which is great news. Alfie Godfrey was the winner of a 13.2hh division and was capping a busy first season with a win on his 7th ride. Ivor Herbert set up a fantastic double for the family winning the other division with Deehaven Chipmonk the former ride of amateur national hunt jockey Stan Shepard, whose parents get much praise for helping the Herbert boys. Ivor had always been a hunting man until he had his first ride earlier in the season and was hooked. The 14.2hh sections of this race were taken by Scribblin, Ben Sutton. Younger brother of jockey Domonic, ‘ it’s in the blood’ and Shoot the Moon, Jack Dayus who tells me he was delighted to win at Cheltenham on ‘Biscuit’ as she had taught him everything and his older brother had only managed to be 3rd here!

Harry Middleton had a satisfying win on Jazz who was having a first run back after a year off with injury in The PLOUGH INN Intermediate race. His dad told me he learns something in every race and today it was where the winning post is!! ‘He got interviewed by the stewards for stopping riding at the furlong pole!’

The CALMSDEN ESTATES Open races drew some of the lovely ponies who have taught so many children so much about racing. In the 13.2hh section the one to jump out of the page was G Whizz who started off with Megan Nicholls. However it was the 6year old Nomoranun who was first past the post under Oakley Brown. This made the long journey from the Middleton pony club worthwhile. Sadly only 3 contested the 14.2hh section with locals Just Cruzin, Sam Burton and Otterburn Lady, Alfie Martindale leading the betting. But the outsider spoilt the day for them, with Alana Taylor swooping past to win well. Alana’s pony Lynne had been spotted in a horse and hound advert but on finding out it was in Scotland was told it was too far away! Luckily for her the owners agreed to meet half way. She is now planning some outings in Charles Owen. Good luck to her.

The JONJO O’NIELL Intermediate was a good race won by Milo Herbert with the lovely ex Daly mare Heavenly Rose. It is a first season for this partnership. Milo is passionate about his racing and was riding in pony races as soon as he was old enough age 9.

Throughout the day we had beautifully turned out ponies who were rewarded with gift vouchers from TREEHOUSE SPORTING COLOURS.

Area 9, present a Scholarship for a week on the Pony Racing course at the British Racing School. We ask all area 9 entrants between the ages of 11 and 15 to write and tell us about themselves, their experiences and ambitions for the future. On the day we then decide on a winner and this year it went to Liam Harrison who at 12 years is incredibly knowledgeable. He does his pony before school every day tells his mum what work it needs to do and what it needs to be fed! On top of that he rides out at Neil Mullhollands at weekends. If that’s not dedication I’m not sure what is. He has now moved up onto a 14.2hh pony who was bought unbroken and he has brought it on slowly, this being its first run. He is only small and willing to take outside rides on 13.2hh ponies.

This just leaves me to say a huge thank you to everyone who supports us through sponsorship and racecard adverts. There are so many more of you than the people mentioned. It allows us to put on the race day and give so many children the amazing opportunity to ride on the Hallowed Turf of Cheltenham. Lucky things, I only wish we could have done the same.

>2015 Area 9 Tetrathlon RESULTS – 18-19 July 2015


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 Saturday 18th July & Sunday 19th July 2015

Congratulations to the Area 9 competitors selected to represent Central England at the Senior Regionals:

John Church – Boys’ Captain (OBH)

Oliver Hall (VWH)

Greg Hall (VWH)

Harry Stevens (VWH)

Jack Church (OBH)


Alice Harper – Girls’ Captain (Ledbury)

Phillippa Hall (VWH)

Alice Ward (Ledbury)

Hannah Prestwich (SH&RH)

Ellie Bliss (Cotswold)

Miranda King (VWH)

Click Here for Full Qualifiers Results

Click Here for Open Results

Qualifying Classes –  All competitors in these classes will be automatically be entered in the Open classes

Class 1:   Open Boys   25yrs or under

Class 2    Open Girls     25yrs or under

Class 3     Intermediate Boys 25yrs or under

Class 4     Intermediate Girls 25 yrs or under

Class 5     Junior Boys 14 yr or under

Class 6     Junior Girls 14 yrs or under


Open Classes

Class 1a     Open Boys

Class 2a     Open Girls

Class 3a    Intermediate Boys

Class 4a     Intermediate Girls

Class 5a Junior Boys

Class 6a Junior Girls

Class 7     Minimus Boys u.12yrs

Class 8     Minimus Girls u.12yrs

Class 9   Tadpole Boys & Girls 8 & 9 yrs.  Class 10   Tiddlers Under 8yrs

>27 May – Pony Racing Taster Day – Ffos Las Racecourse





AT 11.30 AM

This is a chance to find out more about pony racing:

Have a go on an Equicisor with a qualified instructor

  • Find out what you need to do to get pony racing
  • Try your hand at tacking up a pony with racing tack

This is for everyone – even if you are riding on the day you can still have a go on the Equicisor to help perfect your technique!


The morning is free but places must be booked in advance

Apply to Clarissa Daly: ponyracingauthority@thejockeyclub.co.uk or find us on Facebook at Pony Racing Authority or Twitter @gbponyracing

Following on from the taster morning will be the Llangeinor Hunt Pony Club Race Day – starting at 2pm.

>Area 9 2015 Postal Shoot Results

Click Here for Detail Results

Rosette winners are:

Class 1 – Tadpole – Girls

  1. Lara Davidson – Elms (N Hereford)
  2. Jessica East – Heythrop
  3. Amelia Broughton – Elms (Ledbury)
  4. Tess Kennedy – Cotswold
  5. Lottie Gilderson – Malvern
  6. Jessica Pitcher – Berkeley


Class 1 – Tadpole – Boys

  1. Will Connors – Beaufort
    2=  Sam Allen – Berkeley
    2=  Peter Aird – OBH
    Tom Birley – Elms (Ledbury)


  1. Gregor May – Cotswold
  2. Oscar Battersby – Elms (Ledbury)


Class 2 – Mini – Girls

  1. Millie Mahoney – SOHC
  2. Lexie New – OBH
  3. Lottie Trevethan – Malvern
  4. Mollie Palmer – SOHC
  5. Darcie Connacher – N Shropshire
  6. Daisy Davies – Berkeley

Class 2 – Mini – Boys

  1. Angus May – Cotswold
  2. Cameron Scott – OBH
  3. Tom Bullock – SOHC
  4. Edward Ellis – Grafton
  5. Hal Seed – SOHC
  6. Euan Montgomery – N Shropshire

Class 3 – Junior – Girls

  1. Cressie May – Cotswold
  2. Jessie Miller – SOHC
  3. Alice Riley – Wheatland
  4. Rosie Harris – Ledbury
  5. Tiggy Greenfield – SOHC
  6. Lucy Scudamore – Elms (S Hereford & Ross)

Class 3 – Junior – Boys

  1. Matthew Baker – Ledbury
  2. Tom Connors – Beaufort
  3. Arthur Townend – Ledbury

4=  Jack Bilsby – Malvern

4=  Alasdair Montgomery – N Shropshire

  1. Matthew Pitcher – Berkeley


Class 4 – Seniors

  1. Issie Mogg – Triley Fields
  2. Ollie Fenn – S Hereford & Ross
  3. Jack Church – OBH
  4. Emma Allen – Berkeley
  5. Maddy Adams – Tivyside
  6. Miranda King – VWH


Class 5 – Adults

 1. Sarah Gilderson – Malvern
2=  Popsie Wootton – SOHC
2=  Fred Church – OBH
4. Nigel Baker – Ledbury
5. Clare Seed – SOHC
6. Rachel Montgomery – N Shropshire

Congratulations to all the rosette winners and for all who competed and persevered with their shooting throughout the winter.  There will be another competition next winter.

Fred Church

>2015 Area 9 Mounted Games Highlights

A fantastic day of competition on 19 April 2015, with 27 teams across Area 9 entering for Seniors (10 teams), Juniors (7 teams) and Fun Lead Rein (10 teams) competitions – the contrast with previous years couldn’t be greater as Area 9 games has grown from two or three branches taking part in 2011 to this year’s enthusiastic entry of thirteen local pony clubs joining in. Cotswold Vale worked together with North Herefordshire to host the Areas at Three Counties Showground.

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Rosettes Ready for the Day

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Old Berks – Junior Mounted Games Team

 mountedgames - cvfh jrsCotswold Vale Farmers Hunt Junior Team

>28 May 2015 Stonar Pony Club XC Training Day

Stonar School is subsidising XC Training Day for Pony Club  at Lyneham May 28th.

Mandy Lucey and Simon Lawrance are booked to instruct.

This is aimed at 90 cms/Novice and 100 cms/Intermediate

Click Here to Download Registration for 28 May 2015 stonar XC training

>2015 Area 9 Dengie Show Jumping Results

Croome PC hosted the Area 9 Dengie Show Jumping competition on 28 March 2015 at Hartpury arena.

Dengie2015 area 9 winner

Lila Bremner

Dengie Winter League SJ (90 cm)

1st Lila Bremner – Uncle P Old Berks Q
2nd Arthur Townend – Maid by design Ledbury Q
3rd Niamh Warburton – Lydicon Star Old Berks Q
4th Isobel Lole – Natasja Croome Q
5th Hugo Lennard – Verymoedt Ledbury
6th Alex Norris – Little Red Rooster VWH
7th Ellie Lewis – Inka Clifton on Teme
8th Annie Newland Worcs

Click Here for Entire 90cm Class Results

dengie 2015 open winners

Open Winners

Dengie Open (1.10m)

1st Holly Coles – Corkhill Lad Q Ledbury
2nd Isobel Lole – Glennard Lightening Q Croome
3rd Alex Norris – Ricky Q could not go VWH
4th Tabitha Rogers – Glen Q N. Cots
5th Polly Smith – Micky V Ledbury
6th Lydia Ward – Henry’s Choice N.Cots

Click Here for Entire 1.10m Class results

>Area 9 Richard Waygood SJ Clinic – 30 May 2015

Click here for Printable flyer for: 30th May 2015 Richard Waygood Show Jump Clinic

Area 9 Pony Club

Show Jumping Clinic with Richard Waygood

Saturday 30th May

To be held at Rectory Farm

Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 7JW

 Richard is an experienced and popular trainer with a dynamic and versatile training style. He uses a wide range of exercises to get the best out of horse and rider and has an excellent way of explaining things!

Each session will last an hour with groups of no more than four riders.

       £32 per Pony Club Member (Subsidised)

For more information please contact: arena@rectoryfarm.com

>2015 Winter Triathlon Championships 15 March

The 2015 Winter Triathlon Championships were held on 15 March, with 270 competitors across Mini, Junior and Open classes. The standard of competition was incredibly high, with over 60 competitors scoring more than 3,000 points.

Area 9 fielded 20 contestants, and achieved some great individual results:

Felicity Townend (Ledbury) was 4th in the Mini Girls, with 2nd in the shoot and 6th in the run.

Will Connors (Beaufort) was 4th in the Mini Boys, with 3rd in the shoot and 2nd in the run.

Tom Cox (Ledbury) was 9th in the Mini Boys, winning the swim.

Harry Stevens (VWH) was 2nd in the Senior Boys shoot.

Ellie Bliss (Cotswold) was 6th in the Senior Girls run.

The following Area 9 competitors achieved the landmark score of 3,000 points:

Felicity Townend, Will Connors, Arthur Townend (Ledbury), Tom Cox, Cressie May (Cotswold), Harry Trotman (Ledbury).

Of the 54 teams in the team competition, the Area 9 teams finished:

Area 9 Green – 10th (Felicity and Arthur Townend, Will Connors, Jack Church (OBH)).

Area 9 Blue – 11th (Tom Cox, Cressie May, Harry Trotman, Harry Stevens).

Area 9 Red – 37th (Charles Hall (Beaufort), Tom Connors (Beaufort), Emily Turner (Croome), Willa Gibb (Beaufort)).

The remaining Area 9 competitors can also be very proud of their performances, which included a number of personal bests:

Lexie New (OBH), Angus May (Cotswold), Edward Kendell (Beaufort), Rosie Harris (Ledbury), Lucy Peevers (Beaufort), Matthew Pitcher (Berkeley), Ollie Gill (Croome).

Congratulations to all the Area 9 competitors; you can all be proud of your achievement.