Thursday December 14, 2017
>AH Training – Skeleton

AH Training – reviewing a horse skeleton!

AH-Training 2014

>17Feb2014- Mounted Games Rally

Register your branch for the Mounted Games Rally

A day of training at

Summerhouse Equestrian Centre, Glos

Monday 17th February 2013

Rosettes for all attending

This day is open to all to gain experience, to improve your technique, to have some fun, even if you have never done games before you are more than welcome to come.

10:00am – 12:30pm for juniors (10 yrs and under)

13:00pm – 15:00pm for seniors (11yrs – 14yrs)

Can members wear their club sweatshirts please.

Refreshments available all day

Click Here for Entry Form 17Feb14-Mounted-Games-Rally

>Young Equestrian Leaders Award

Wonderful Volunteering Scheme for Pony Club Members.

YELA is a great scheme that enables young people (aged 13-25) who love the sport of equestrianism to volunteer their time and gain an award into the bargain.

From a pony club member –  “It is a volunteering award.  I completed the Bronze level which involved me volunteering a minimum of twenty hours over at least an eight week period. I found the hours very easy to complete and they included me helping on a Monday evening with Jennifer’s pony club rally, yard duties, jump judging at a cross country event, updating the North West Kent Pony Club website and I also taught as a junior instructor.  I was surprised at how quickly the twenty hours built up.  I did this award as a way of improving my cv by way of volunteering in a sport that I am already passionate about and hope that by doing this it may help with my university application. It has also counted as Community and Service, (CAS) hours for my sixth form. The completed hours were logged in a handbook and signed each time by the person for whom I volunteered.   I greatly enjoyed the hours I spent at Mount Mascal, was pleased with myself for finishing the award and even happier when I received a lovely ‘t’ shirt, bronze pin badge and certificate as a reward from YELA.

It is easy to participate in a sport you love, but sometimes harder to give time by volunteering but was definitely a worthwhile experience which I would highly recommend.”

The award runs over three progressive levels that must be taken in turn: 20 hours for Bronze,  Silver requires an additional 40 hours of volunteering plus having achieved the Bronze Award.  The Gold Award requires 60 hours on top of achieving the Silver level.

To complete the Bronze award you must complete 20 hours of volunteering with at least one BEF member body (evidenced in your Bronze award log book). Once completed you will be asked to submit answers to the Bronze level questions, these are questions about your volunteering experience. The questions will reflect the places and activities during your volunteering experience. The Silver award requires that you volunteer with at least two BEF Member Bodies, the Gold requires hours for three Member Bodies.

YELA is a new and exciting award that has been developed by Riding for the Disabled (RDA) for the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) in consultation with many of its Member Bodies to increase and encourage the number of young people volunteering in the Equestrian industry.

The award is open to all young people between the ages of 13 and 25. They must fully complete an application form and send it back to head office and their log book will be issued to them. No hours may be back dated. Hours may be counted from volunteering with any BEF Member Body.

Click Here for more Information

>PC Coaching Scholarship

We have this week received confirmation that the ABRS Jeffress Scholarship Trust will be offering three scholarships to Pony Club Coaches nominated by the Training Committee.  The trust specify some parameters for the selection of the scholarship recipients, which are detailed in the attached letter.  If you would like to put someone forward for consideration, please send me their details by Friday 13th December so that the Training Committee can consider them before making a decision on who to nominate at their meeting on 15th January.

Click Here for ABRS Jeffress Scholarship Detail 2013

If you have any queries, please let me know.  Many thanks.

Kind regards


Jenny Yates
Eventing & Training Officer

Direct dial: +44 (0)2476 698305

>AH Training Dates for 2013-14

Eileen has just provided us with the new AH Training Dates for 2013-14.
Click Here for the Registration form.

24th November

2nd January

19th January

9th February

20th February

9th March

23rd March

5th April

15th April

>2013 Area 9 – B Test Passes

B Test Passes 2013

3rd April


Bea Burnham, Minchinhampton PC
Clementine Montgomerie, Beaufort PC

Full B Test

Deborah Wells, AUS PC, Talland

Lunge Test

Holly Bradshaw, Clifton-On-Teme PC
Emma Shackell, Berkeley Hunt South PC
Poppy Jane Stollard Pearson, Worcestershire Hunt PC
Kirsty Camm, Berkeley Hunt PC
Alice Edgedale, VWH Hunt PC

29th August


Georgie Chillingworth, Minchinhampton PC
Zoe Goscombe-Best, Beaufort PC
Sheenagh Bragg,
Minchinhampton PC
Charlotte Bacon, Heythrop Hunt PC
Pumbaa Goess Saurau, VWH Hunt PC

H&P Care

Abbey Read, Minchinhampton PC

Full B Test

Alicia Lee, Old Berks Hunt PC
Ben Boscawen, Old Berks Hunt PC
Jake Elliot Jennings, Old Berks Hunt PC
Joe Hardwicke, Cots Hunt PC
Laura Warren, Beaufort PC
Holly Horton, Ridgeway PC

Lunge Test

Jessica Blake, Malvern PC
Isabel McKeeman, VWH PC

James Norris, VWH PC

Chloe Dawes, Berkeley PC

21st September


Becky Mogridge, Berkeley Hunt South PC

H&P Care

Georgia Jones, Worcs PC
Lucy Taylor, Berkeley Hunt PC
Ellie Baimbridge, Berkeley Hunt PC
Harriet Freke, Berkeley Hunt PC

Full B Test

Alex Norris, VWH Hunt PC
Felicity Smith-Maxwell, Worcs PC

Annie Newland, Worcs PC

Bea Burnham, Minchinhampton PC
Sheenagh Bragg,
Minchinhampton PC
Jemima Gray, Old Berks PC

Holly Mason, Old Berks PC
Rose Porter, Berkeley Hunt PC

Lunge Test

Holly Horton, Ridgeway PC

26th October


  • Georgie Horsley-Gubbins, Worcs PC
  • Hester Elvidge, Cots Hunt PC

H&P Care

  • Zara Neill, Beaufort PC
  • Rosie Dibben, Beaufort PC

Full B Test

  • Holly Neal, Ledbury Hunt PC
  • Henrietta Horsely-Gubbins, Worcs PC
  • Helen Bennett, North Herefordshire PC
  • John Church, Old Berks Hunt PC
  • Zoe Goscombe Best, Beaufort PC
  • Charlotte Bacon, Heythrop PC
  • Clementine Montgomerie, Beaufort PC
  • Ellen Langdon, Berkeley Hunt South PC
  • Daniel Norrel, Ledbury PC
  • Olivia Robertson, Banwell PC, Area 14

Lunge Test

  • Bea Burnham, Minchinhampton PC
  • Sheenagh Bragg, wainhampton PC

>First Aid Training Added

HSE Emergency First Aid in the Outdoors

Click Here for more information


County Treks,
Stottesdon, Kidderminster

This two day, 16 hour course First Aid in the Outdoors course provides the minimum training for first aid required as a prerequisite for most National Governing Body awards. The syllabus is directly aimed at the outdoor instruction industry but is also suitable to anyone working in the outdoors including; construction workers, landscapers, gardeners, tree surgeons.

Day 1 of the course is classroom based, whereas day 2 is set in the outdoors and concentrates purely on realistic outdoor scenarios.

Course Dates

Thursday 7 – Friday 8 November 2013

Thursday 9 – Friday 10 January 2014

Thursday 6 – Friday 7 March 2014

Thursday 8 – Friday 9 May 2014

Thursday 24 – Friday 25 July 2014

Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 September 2014

Price: £125 + Vat per person

> Child Protection Workshop Dates added

22 Oct 2013 — New “Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop” dates have been added for November 2013 and February 2014.  See “Training and Testing Dates

>2013 PC National Champs – Area 9 Results

Show Jumping

Novice Individual SJ
6th Evie Hobbs –
North Cotswold Hunt

Novice Team SJ
Georgina Reece, Izzy Rucker, Maddie White, Sophie Boast – Worcestershire Hunt

Individual Intermediate SJ
3rd Duvessa Bandeen – ,Heythrop Hunt

Intermediate Team  SJ,

2nd    Duvessa Bandeen, Jessica Rogers, Laura Smith, Charlotte Campion- Heythrop Hunt
6th     Flora Insley, Tina McPeak, Ellie Thornton Allen, Gorgia Lisi.- Old Berks
5th -Heythrop Hunt

Open Individual SJ
4th Lily Bradstock – Old Berks


Novice Eventing – Individual Sections

1st – Natasha Bailey – Beaufort Hunt
2nd – Georgie Howe – Beaufort Hunt
3rd – Hollie Coles – Ledbury Hunt Pony Club

Novice Eventing – Team
– Beaufort Hunt

Intermediate Eventing – Individual
1st Holly Osbourne –North Cots also won the Horsemanship award
2nd  Phoebe Nicholson – South Hereford & Ross Harriers

VWH Pony Club Champs - Open Team EventingOpen Team Eventing
1st VWH Hunt –  Tintin Belsham, Toby Dibble, Alice Edgedale ,Isabel McKeenman.
Also the Miflin Cup for the team nearest the optimum time.

Section A -1st  Tintin Belsham
Section B –
1st Toby Dibble

Section C
1st Alice Edgedale

Open Team Eventing
Heythrop Hunt – Harriet Gloag, Thomas Martin, Tilly Rigby, Florence Woods

Section A – 2nd Harriet Gloag
Section C –  6th  Tilly Rigby

Individual eventing
5th – Alexandra Taylour

Intermediate Eventing
5th – Clemmie Montgomerie – Beaufort Hunt


Intermediate Dressage
Frankie Swallow Beaufort Hunt
Caroline Lewis  Clifton –on- Teme

Open Dressage Team
2nd Clifton on Teme Holly Bradshaw, Grace Thomas, Emily Denson , Ellie Lewis.

PC Champs Individual Dressage Sections Winnners

Annabel Hooper

Open – Individual Sections
1st Holly Bradshaw
2nd Hannah Robers
3rd Grace Thomas
4th Bea Burnham

Open – Ride Offs

3rd Holly Bradshaw
4th Bea Burnham.

Elite Dressage
5th Holly Bradshaw

Novice Dressage Championships

1st Annabel Hooper
6th Honor Barker
9th Holly Coles – Ledbury Hunt Pony Club


4th Ledbury Hunt

2nd Ledbury Hunt  Brookes

3rd –
Ledbury Hunt Stoneleigh

> 2013 – Irish Tetrathlon


Alice and Libby are with the Ledbury Pony Club

Tales of Alice and Libby competing at a Tetrathlon in Ireland

We had an amazing time in Ireland, the horses travelled very well.
Our camp site and stabling were at Clonshire equestrian home of the Limerick Hunt.
The whole England team were lovely and the girls had a great time and met lots of new friends.

The competition was a bit different to ours !! shooting on modern pentathlon targets with a 5 minute practise and you could shoot as many shots as you like, then another 8 minutes to shoot 10 competition shots, during this everyone around was talking, very different atmosphere. Swimming same as here, however in the running groups of 4 would set off every 30 seconds, proved to be very effective as both ran pb’s this year. All competitors were tagged with a chip to record their times. Riding course again very challenging with not many clears, they were set off in minute intervals so more like a mass team chase. Alice had a speedy clear, and Libby had a few problems at the trakaner. Prize giving finished at 10.15 pm !!! (we must never moan about ours in the UK again).

No one was sure of final scores as they weren’t put up, (very irish), Alice worked out she would have been somewhere in the top 10, and her International team supposedly won and was awarded a lovely glass trophy, Libs team finished 6th.
Amazing weekend and summer of Tet, sad this season is over for the girls, can’t wait until next year. Thought you might like to see a few photo’s.

A funny party Saturday night, theme being tight and bright, the girls along with 78 other’s crammed into a horse box to the local town of Adare where they made very welcome by the Irish on their pub crawl. This could only happen in Tet.