Monday September 24, 2018
>Area 9 2014 Show Jumping Champs Results



will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015


at Rectory Farm
Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, Glos., GL7 7JW

2014 Results

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Well Done to everyone who participated!

Class 1 Results: 50-60 cm

Class 2 Results: 60-70 cm

Class 3 Results: 70-80 cm

note: Class 3 had 47 clear rounds in it!

Class 4 Results: 80-85 cm

Class 5 Results: 90-95cm

Class 6 Results: 1m -1.05m




>Area 9 Represented at Royal Windsor Tetrathlon


Many congratulations to Arthur Townend (Ledbury) who was the Area 9 representative on the Central England Tetrathlon Team at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on 16/17 May.  Central England finished 4th out of the 8 regions, unfortunately losing 3rd place to the East of England by just 12 points out of 13,500 and 270 points behind the winners, Northern England.  Arthur finished 11th individual, and had the satisfaction of a clear round within the time in the riding.  A great experience and a great performance.  Well done!




>Inter-Area Tetrathlon Results at Bicton

Fantastic results also from the Area 9 teams and individuals that took part in the Inter-Area Tetrathlon at Bicton on 26/27 May.

In the Area competition, the Area 9 teams were placed:

Area 9 Open Girls - Bicton 2015 (640x480)First in the Open Girls (Alice Ward, Ledbury; Alice Harper, Ledbury; Philippa Hall, VWH).

Area 9 Intermediate Teams - Bicton 2015 (640x480)First in the Intermediate Boys (Harry Stevens, VWH; Ollie Fenn, South Hereford & Ross; Jack Church, Old Berks).

Second in the Intermediate Girls (Jess Telford, Beaufort; Ellie Bliss, Cotswold; Miranda King, VWH).

Second in the Mini Girls (Penny Saunders, Cotswold; Felicity Townend, Ledbury; Grace Tucker, Beaufort; Lexie New, Old Berks).

Area 9 Junior Boys - Bicton 2015 (640x480)Third in the Junior Boys (Tom Connors, Beaufort; Henry Stratton, Beaufort; Matthew Baker, Ledbury; Arthur Townend, Ledbury).

Fifth in the Junior Girls (Ellen Saunders, Cotswold; Rosie Harris, Ledbury; Jess Morris, South Hereford & Ross; Isla Green, Beaufort).








Individual rosette winners were:

Jess Telford (2nd); Harry Stevens (3rd); Will Connors (3rd); Lexie New (4th); Alice Harper (4th) and Philippa Hall (5th).

In the Branch competitions, the Beaufort were first in the Mini Girls (Grace Tucker, Finnola Stratton, Lucy Peevers, Beatrice Adamson) and second in the Junior Girls (Amy Peevers, Emma Hatherell, Rachel Hatherell and Isla Green).

 Congratulations to all those who took part.


And best of luck to our competitors at the Junior Regionals.

>2015 Area 9 H&P Care Competition Results

The H&P Care competition was hosted by Old Berks Hunt on 9 April 2015.

1    Old Berks Hunt Fiollies
2    Old Berks Foals
3    Ledbury Hunt
4    Cotswold Hunt Oxpens

1    Cotswold Hunt Stowell
2    Ledbury Hunt
3    Cotswold Hunt Foxcote
4    Berkeley Hunt South

>2015 Area 9 Mini/Junior ODE

Click Here for 2015 Area 9 Mini and Junior ODE results

Winterbourne Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9QF

Organiser : Mrs Liza Dibble (07785983265)
Entries Secretary: Horse-Events 07962251696 not after 7pm
Secretary on day Mrs Sarah Kernon (07778368083) and on the day
District Commissioners : Mrs Rhona Reid and Mrs Liza Dibble

CLASS 1 Mini – Teams and Individuals 70 cm
Section A – Area 9 Pony Club members only, 14.2h and under, Mini Area
Teams, 12 yrs & under and not to have competed in the Area 9 Horse Trials
on August 2nd 2015. Entries only accepted from team managers.
Section B – Individual Members 14 yrs & under
PC Introductory Dressage Test 2007. Fences approx. 0.70m

CLASS 2 – Junior – Teams and Individuals 80 cm
Section A – Area 9 Pony Club members only, horses and ponies any size,
Junior Area Teams, 12 yrs & under and not to have competed in the Area 9
Horse Trials on August 2nd 2015. Entries only accepted from team managers.
Section B – Individual Members any age
Pony Club Novice Eventing Test 2013. Fences approx. 0.80m

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

Results: all classes Area-9-2015-Eventing-results-2015

Results: Teams Area-9-2015-Eventing-team-results


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 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 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 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 or on the Croome Hunt Branch website ( – 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: 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