Sunday September 23, 2018
Lead Rein and Assisted Mounted Games
 Worcestershire Hunt Branch Pony Club

Lead Rein and Assisted Mounted Games

Saturday 28th April 2018


Worcestershire Hunt Branch Field, Goosehill Lane, Hanbury WR9 7DY

Secretary: Alison Williams Stable Cottage, 12 Astwood Lane, Feckenham, Worcestershire. B96 6HP Mobile: 0754 1999 519 Email:

Entry Fees:

£75 per team
Entries to be sent by ​3 APRIL 2018​. Declaration forms to be given to the Secretary on the day by ​11.30am​. Cheques to be made payable to WHBPC.

Lead Rein Competition – ​must be on the leading rein​. ​For ages 11 and under, leaders must be over 18. Leaders are there to assist the competitor and should not help to make them go faster. Riders are expected to do as much as possible and attempt the games themselves. Assistance can be given with mounting and dismounting but please respect the spirit of the competition. All riders will be going home with a rosette and some sweets.

Assisted Competition​ – this is a chance for those who are just coming off the lead rein to have a go on their own but with the reassurance of somebody being on hand if needs be. We appreciate that not all pony clubs will have a team that fits this category so we ask that at least 2 riders in each team in this section fall into the ‘assisted’ category and will not be led. If you have a few riders who are assisted but have no team for them then we will do our best to match children together so that everybody gets a chance.

Line Stewards

In fairness to members who have been practising hard, it is very important that Line Stewards nominated by Branches understand the rules and have had the opportunity to line steward at practices or friendly competitions prior to Area Competitions. It would be also be helpful for all Line Stewards to bring a copy of the race rules on the day if they are inexperienced.

Health and Safety: ​The organisers if this event has taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers, all officials and stewards. The owners of the land, the organising committee and its officials will not be responsible for any accidents or damage to persons or property arising from any cause whatsoever connected to this competition. Persons attending do so at their own risk.


Directions:​ Located approximately 4 miles from the M5. Signposted from Saltway (B4090) Droitwich to Hanbury Road

Food Genie Catering on site all day
Steve Allen Photography (

Lead Rein Area – Entry Form and Timetable

Lunge Test Results

Well done to the following candidates for passing the Lunge Test on Feb 14th 2018.

Honor Barker    Heythrop

Tom Bird    Heythrop

Alice Griffin    Heythrop

Emma Stringer    Heythrop

Imogen Humphrey    Heythrop



Are putting forward an Award for a chosen Jockey to take a place at The British Racing School Summer Camp

31st July – 4th August 2018. (Age 11-15)

– Level 1 Pony Racing Day can be arranged if not already achieved.

 The successful Jockey will be selected from the Entries from Area 9 Branches/Centres at Cheltenham on 30th March 2018

 DO NOT DELAY PLEASE APPLY ON THE Application Form which is below.

Area 9 Bursary Award




Area 9 Dates 2018

6th Feb                     Safeguarding of Children   6pm             Duntisbourne Abbots Village Hall

10th Feb                   Talent Pathway Training with Richard Waygood      Rectory Farm

10th/11th Feb            Tri & Tet                               Beaufort                   Summerhouse & Westonbirt

11th Feb                     Talent Pathway Dressage Training with Rob Lumb    Abbey Dressage

11th Feb                     Team Show Jumping                      CVFH     Hartpury

11th Feb                     Team Show Jumping inc Dengie Q         Wyre Forest          Kings Equestrian

12th Feb                     PPCG Study Day 10 -1pm    The Unicorn

12th Feb                     Annual Instructors Conference   CPD   Bury EC

14th Feb                     Lunge Test                2pm    Rectory Farm

15th Feb                   PPCG Have a go Day   Hartpury

17th Feb                     Talent Pathway Event Training with Caroline Moore   The Unicorn

20th/21st Feb            First Aid Course 6 – 9pm   Duntisbourne Abbots

26th Feb                    Area Tet Meeting 8pm      Glos Farmers Club

3rd March                Area Quiz           Minchinhampton School

5th March                  PC Conference       Edgebaston

10th March               Talent Pathway Event Training with Caroline Moore  Rectory Farm

11th March              Dengie Dressage   North Cotswold Branch       Moores Farm

17TH March               Talent Pathway Dressage Training with Rob Lumb           Abbey Dressage

18th March               Dengie Show Jumping      North Hereford Branch     Hartpury

20th/21st March      First Aid Course 6 – 9pm     Duntisbourne Abbots

27th March               Safeguarding of Children      Duntisbourne Abbots

30th March               Pony Racing      Cheltenham Race Course

3rd April                     Area 9 XC Training       Lincomb

4th April                     Shipton Moyne ODE   Beaufort

April                   Step 1 Coaching course           Heythrop

6th April                   Step 1 Coaching course      Berkeley Hunt South

April                     Step 1 Coaching course       Croome

8th April                     Talent Pathway Assessment day     The Unicorn

9th April                     Area 9 XC Training     Lyneham Heath

10th April                   ‘B’ & Lunge Tests    Rectory Farm

14th April                  Area Horse and Pony Care           SH & RH   Caradoc

24th April                   Area 9 meeting       7pm      Cheltenham Race Course

26th April                   Safeguarding of Children              6pm    Larkhill Farm, Wantage

29th April                   Area PPCG            Worcestershire Hunt

April – TBC                Step 2 Coaching Course   Berkeley Hunt

May – TBC                D/D+ CPD

28th May                   Hickstead Qualifier                         VWH       Kemble Show

12th June                   CPD    ‘B+’ Test evening for assessors and trainers  Rectory Farm

18th June                   CPD    Show Jumping          6.00– 8.30pm      Rectory Farm

2nd/3rd July                Area 9 ‘2 Day Clinic’         Rectory Farm

7th/8th July                 Area Tetrathlon           Beaufort       Leyland Court

8th July                       Barbary Show Jumping

21st July                     Area Horse Trials                            Beaufort        Dauntsey

26th July                     Area Dressage                                 Berkeley       Frampton Court

28th July                     Area Show Jumping                        Old Berks

July – TBC                   Step 2 Coaching Course                 North Hereford

July – TBC                   Step 2 Coaching Course                 Minchinhampton

July – TBC                  Step 3 Coaching Course                 Rectory Farm

29th July                     Senior Reg Tet

3rd Aug                       Gatcombe Show Jumping – 1m

4th Aug                       Gatcombe Show Jumping – 80/90cm

9th – 12th Aug           Tet Championships

Polo Champs – TBC

13th Aug                   ‘B’ & Lunge Tests and ‘B +’ Test       Rectory Farm

9th Aug                      Area Mini Horse Trials                   Cotswold Hunt       Foxcote

17th/21st Aug           PC Championships                   Cholmondeley

25th Aug                    Regional Dressage Championships        Rectory Farm

26th Aug                    Regional Show Jumping Championships        Rectory Farm

27th Aug                     Regional Eventing Championships            Rectory Farm

9TH Sept                     Area 9 Show              Rectory Farm

11th Sept                   Area 9 meeting       7pm           TBC

14th Sept                   Blenheim

29th Sept                   ‘B’ & Lunge Tests       Rectory Farm

15th Oct                     DC’s Lunch        Rectory Farm

20th Oct                     ‘B’ & Lunge Tests       Rectory Farm





Horses Inside Out Interactive workshop – Anatomy and Stretching Programme

Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
is proud to present a Day Course
with Gillian Higgins

on 11th March 2018
at Tumpy Green Lane, Cam, Dursley, Glos, GL11 5HZ

Join us for an amazing insight into the equine body, discover how your horse functions from the inside out, understand the importance of posture and benefit from top tips about improving his comfort and way of going.

Programme for the day:
0900: Registration, welcome and coffee
0930: An Introduction to the Musculoskeletal System
0945: Hands on Session. This will involve some anatomical painting!!
1145: Anatomical Movement Session including lungeing and polework
1230: Lunch
1330: Pilates for Horses
1600: Close

Workshop Participant £75 / £70 for TG Livery Owners

Spectator Only £10 / £8 for TG Livery Owner

For further information:

01453 899002

   Number will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment

Full Details Here

Polocross Training

Hartpury px day 2018

Pony Racing Training Days




14th January

Coombelands, South East

click here

28th January

Highfield Stables, Towcester

click here

3rd February

Gatehousecote, Scotland

click here

4th February

Duncrieve, Glenfarg, Perth

click here

11th February

Braxton Old Hall Farm, North West

click here

B+ Results 2018

Well done to the following members who passed the ‘B+’ Test on 2nd January 2018

Sasha Hargreaves    Old Berks Hunt

Jack Whiteford          Old Berks Hunt

Frankie Swallow        Clifton on Teme

Lunge Test Results 9th Dec

Well done to the following members for passing their Lunge Test on Dec 9th -

Lucy Taylor – Berkeley Hunt

Harriet Gillam – Old Surrey & Burstow Hunt

Frankie Swallow – Clifton on Teme Hunt

Honor MacFarlane – Old Berks Hunt

Grace Jenkins – Ledbury Hunt

Lizzy Hughes – Ledbury Hunt

Lunge Test & B test Results 28th Oct 2018

Congratulations to the following Area 9 members for passing the following tests!

Lunge Test         28TH Oct 2017

Jess Morris                           South Herefordshire and Ross Harriers

Genevieve Manning             Malvern

Lucy Boorman                      Croome

B’ Test

Ellen Creed                  Berkeley Hunt

Charlotte James         Berkeley Hunt

Issy Hill                       South Hereford and Ross Harriers

Hestia Jewell               South Hereford and Ross Harriers

Lucy Peckham             Berkeley Hunt

Sian Croucher              VWH Hunt

Francesca Swallow      Clifton on Teme

Emily Turner                Croome

Rosie Ormandy          Croome

Abi Meredith              Golden Valley

Lizzie Brown               Golden Valley

B’ Test Riding

Sapphire Smith           South Hereford and Ross Harriers

B’ Test Horse and Pony Care

Ellie Turl                               Berkeley Hunt

Sophie Carter              Old Berks

Emily Cupper               Ledbury Hunt

Georgia Packer            Berkeley Hunt

Abigail Withers           Berkeley Hunt

Lizzy Hughes              Ledbury Hunt

Rosie Harris              Ledbury Hunt