Thursday December 14, 2017
Pony Racing Results Three Counties Area 9 Friday 14th April 2017

We were blessed with good weather again this year, although a little cooler than the preceding days. Something I’m sure the ponies appreciated. A bumper entry meant we divided 3 races, one 3 ways. This meant we were in for an 11 race marathon. A huge thank you must go to all of our able helpers who managed to keep to time. A little tumble on the way to the start meant one race was 8 minutes late starting but this didn’t have any knock on effect.

We kicked off with the 128cm open this race has a new sponsor this year in the shape of top local trainer Kim Bailey. With 23 entries we had two divisions of this race. These were won by children from opposite ends of the experience scale. The first by Megan Risdale riding in only her second race (although she also won her first at Ascot too) the second by Ted Featherstone this being his 11th winner, his pony ‘Silaz’ is something of a legend having now won 4 times at Cheltenham. Silaz also hunts and does dressage, the latter Ted is not so keen on!! These were the first lucky Jockeys of the day to visit the Charlie Longsdon sponsored winners enclosure.

The 138cm Novice stakes for Children who hadn’t won a race was a popular one with our sponsor Champion safety wear providing 2 extra hat vouchers to cover the 3 way split. Jack Teague from the east Devon hunt took the first division on Blythe Spirit who was running in her first race. While Henry Pugh took the second winning on his 6th attempt but said it felt amazing to have his first winner at Cheltenham. Something he won’t forget. The 3rd division was won by Millie Parrtington from the Cottesmore. She has been riding since she was 1 and this was also her 6th attempt. The 2nd placed jockey in this race was 12 year old Harry Atkins who is attached to the Bourton Vale Equestrian pony racing school. He was very pleased to receive the area 9 bursary. The bursary is for a week at the British racing school in Newmarket with your pony. This is open to all area 9 children competing on the day. Harry wrote a lovely letter to the committee stating why he would like to go to Newmarket and what he thought he would gain from the experience. We feel privileged to be able to offer this award to children who may otherwise not have the chance. Harry is certainly the right size to be a jockey.

The Plough in at Ford sponsored the 138cm Intermediate race and this was like the who’s who of trainers children! With Kim Bailey, Fergal O’Brien and Tim Vaughan represented it was Edward Vaughan who came out on top and was very proud to say ‘Dad has never trained a winner at Cheltenham before’.

Moving onto the CalmsdenEstates 138cm Open. Roisin Leech daughter of trainer Sophie had to battle this race out with Thomas Bradburne son of Mark & Gee. They were both riding ponies who certainly know their job Roisin came out on top winning her 4th race of the season so far. She was thrilled to also win the area 9 trophy, something she had done 2 years ago on her previous pony.

Another fantastic pony Miss Wonderful won the Alan King Racing 148cm open race. She was well ridden by Violet Barton from the Quorn hunt. Violet is a real all rounder who also hunts, events and rides out for Laura Morgan. In her spare time she plays Hockey and Netball. The Area 9 trophy in this race was won by Alfie Rollett. This was only his 3rd ride and is lucky enough to have Otterburn lady. She won the Charles Owen final with Sam Twiston Davies and has won under 6 different boys.

Back to the Champion Safety wear novice race this time for 148 ponies. Another 2 hat vouchers were on offer the first being won by Chloe East winning her first race on Millie Butterfly, this is her 3rd season and will never forget the feeling of winning at Cheltenham. 3rd in this race on his first ever ride was Barnie Brotherton, grandson of Trainer Roy. 4th was Rory Richmond Watson who’s Grandfather for those of us old enough to remember owned The Snipe, winner of the Massey Ferguson on this hallowed turf. His dad had a bit of form between the flags too. The 2nd division went to Harvey Barfoot- Saunt who age 9 has a few years to go before he jocks dad Geoff off the pointers! This is Harvey’s first winner on this new pony. He said when I crossed the line it didn’t seem real, it felt like it was a dream. He wants to be a Jump Jockey. I think he will be given every chance.

Last but not least was the Calmsden Estates 148cm Intermediate. A long journey from Newmarket was rewarded with a win for William Humphrey with Istamouse. William is an experienced pony race rider and gave his pony a patient ride. This was only her 2nd race. He rides out for his Mum, Trainer Sarah. They had a good day as they also took the best turned out.

All races included Best turned out prizes kindly sponsored by the Herbert family’s Llanarth Estates, Holiday Cottages. so many of the ponies are so beautifully turned out it is really hard to choose just one.

Thank you to you all for your generous support. I hope you have enjoyed my round up of the day and found it interesting. Look forward to seeing you al again next year.

 

 

Race 1         The Kim Bailey Racing Mini Open Div 1(Ponies 132cm & Under…………………………………………………………………………….

 

Name Pony Branch
1st Megan Risdale Ryehall On Broadway Llangeinor Hunt
2nd Archie Stamp Boston Bell Boy Polden Hills
3rd Millie Jones Zebedee Cotswold Vale Farmers
4th Freddie Ogden-Metherell Starlight Piglet Ledbury Hunt
5th Natalie Brick Top Rock Vasha Wheatland Hunt
6th Honey Joe Dyer Berkeley Hunt South

 

Race 1 ……The Kim Bailey Racing Mini Open Div 2…(Ponies 128cm & under)………………………………………………………………………………….

Name Pony Branch
1st Ted Featherstone Silaz Newmarkt & Thurlow
2nd Zak Kent Glebedale Stopwatch Essex Farmers
3rd Felix Barlow Kalusta Jacobean Cheshire Hunt South
4th Grettel White Katy Wyle Valley
5th Jess Samuel Stewart Kilmorie Sweet Gemma Golden Valley Hunt
6th Amelie Krestovnikoff Henry Rees Banwell

 

Race 2 The Champion Safety Wear Novice Riders Div 1 Ponies 138cm & under) ……Riders not to Have been placed 1st in any pony race………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Name Pony Branch
1st Jack Teague Blithe Spirit Burghley
2nd Patrick Barratt Atkin Ravara Super Ted Braes of Derwent
3rd Amelie Lucas Springers Wizzard Beaufort Hunt
4th Keeley North Annalese Biscester & Warden Hill
5th Daniel Williams Rowdown Little Gem Berkeley Hunt
6th Pepper Pritchard Ballinamurra Captain Banwell

Race 2           The Champion Safety Wear Novice Riders Div 2 (Ponies 138cm & under)

Riders not to have been places 1st in any pony race………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Name Pony Branch
1st Henry Pugh Milly Llangeinor Hunt
2nd Holly Flynn Deehaven Chipmunk Monmouthshire
3rd Tillie Davies Night Dancer Berwyn & Dee
4th Ellie Miller Wernlas Shakira North Warks
5th Harvey Barfoot Saunt Brockaby Eowyn Berkeley Hunt South
6th Oscar Wetherall Parkhill Playboy Tiverton

 

Race 2           …The Chamnpion Safety Wear Novice DIV3…(Ponies 138cm & under) Riders not to have been placed 1st in any pony race………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Name Pony Branch
1st Millie Parrington Ladies Day Cottesmore Hunt
2nd Harry Atkins Scoveston Lizzie Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
3rd William Jones Lucky Lou North Cotswold
4th Freya Cooper Beau Polden Hills
5th Jasper Hunter Daukester Pax Cotswold Vale Farmers
6th Erin Kemple Brave Inca Cotswold Vale Farmers

 

Race 3 The Plough Inn at Ford Intermediate…(Ponies 138cm & under)…Combination not to have been placed 1st or 2nd………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Name Pony Branch
1st Edward Vaughan Tealson Topic Llangeinor
2nd Kelsie Beilby Jackets Magician Devon and Somerset
3rd Georgie Featherstone Charlie Newmarket & Thurlow
4th Will Featherstone Grey Goose Newmarket & Thurlow
5th Daisy White Danville Fly By Night Beaufort Hunt
6th Archie Bailey Mockbeggar Hip Cotswold

 

Race 4           …The Calmsden Open Stakes…(Ponies 138cm &under)………………………………………………………………………………….

Name Pony Branch
1st Roisin Leech Stretcholt Hermes Cotswold Vale Farmers
2nd Thomas Bradburne Push The Bjutton Old Berks Hunt
3rd Joshua Brown Talponicau Perfect Print Tiverton Hunt
4th Harvey Poole Warmwell Lizzie Grafton Hunt
5th Jack Osborne Just Shane Berkeley Hunt South
6th James Caldwell Jazz Cheshire Hunt North

 

Tim Spencer Cox Trophy Roisin Leech

 

Race 5)          …The Alan King OpenStakes (Ponies 148 & under)……………………………………………………………………………………….

Name Pony Branch
1st Violet Barton Miss Wonderful Quorn Hunt
2nd Hamish Clarke Regiemental Bay Polden Hills
3rd Brad Ken Annie Get UR Gun Essex Farmers
4th Sophie Manners Derwent Dream Dancer Park Lane Stables
5th Luke Scott Not Angelic Appletree Stud
6th Oscar Palmer Two The Manor Born Tedworth

 

Area 9 Trophy to Alfie Rollett

Race 6…The Champion Safety Wear Novice Riders Div 1 (Ponies 148 & under)…Rider not to have been placed 1st in any pony race…………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Name Pony Branch
1st Chloe East Milli Butterfly Bisworth
2nd Dulcie West Chinook Cassova Craven Hunt
3rd Barnie Brotherton Prince Sandy Cotswold Vale Farmers
4th Rory Richmond Watson Kilfenora Star Heythrop Hunt
5th Thomas Pritchard B Brief 11 Banwell
6th Amy Williams Grey Mist Berkeley Hunt South

 

Race 6…The Champion Safety Wear Novice Riders Div 2 (Ponies 148 & under)…Rider not to have been placed 1st in any pony race…………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Name Pony Branch
1st Harvey Barfoot Saunt The Buggy Girl Berkeley Hunt South
2nd Alice Rees Arazzamatazz Llangenior
3rd Yasmin Barker Broadway Bugsy Malone Blisworth
4th Emily Cupper Dunlewey Pomegranate Ledbury Hunt
5th Eugena Barker Robe Cormac11 Heythrop Hunt
6th Daniel Williams Glenafton Storm Breaker Berkeley Hunt South


Race 7           …The Calmsden Intermediate Stakes (Ponies 148 & under) Combination not to have been placed 1st or 2nd……………………………………………………………………………………….

Name Pony Branch
1st William Humphrey Istamouse Newmarket & Thurlow
2nd Jessica Llewellyn Class Act Annie Tredegar Farmers
3rd Henry Main Madame Mini Pytchley
4th Emily Smith Quarter Inch Appletree Stud

Only 4 runners

 

 

 

Lyneham XC Training 10th April

Very successful day of Area 9 XC Training at Lyneham Heath Cross Country Course on April 10th. Many thanks to the Instructors, here are some photos from Simon Lawrence’s group of Meg Mathews, Lucy Taylor, Chiara Heneghan, Tom Bird, Lydia Ward and Chloe Rodriguez. Photo credits to PC mum Jo Taylor.

 

West Kington Stud Open Day May 2nd

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PC Test Achievements 12th April 2017

We would like to congratulate the following members on passing these tests at Rectory Farm on 12th April:

Lunge Test

Emily Archer   Clifton on Teme
Sasha Hargreaves  OBH
Jack Whiteford  OBH
Isabel Benbow  Wyre Forest
Lucy Hammond Wyre Forest
Sophie Woodward Wyre Forest
Tori Holland Wyre Forest

B Test

Charlotte Nixon   Brecon and Talybont
Lauren McNally    VWH
Tom Bird    Heythrop
Imogen Humphries   Heythrop
Holly Needham   Ludlow
Tori Holland  Wyre Forest
Siobhan Heneghan  OBH
Holly Coles   Ledbury
Arthur Townsend  Ledbury

B test Horse and Pony Care

Emma Stringer   Heythrop
Genevieve Manning Malvern
Claudia Breet  BHS
Aimee O’Doherty

The following passed C+
Jaymee Savill   VWH
Sian Croucher VWH
Sophie Peck VWH
Stephanie Cresswell
Isabelle Prescott Wyre riding
Jess Morris SH and RH H and PC
Hattie Beachus  CVFH  H and PC

Pony Racing at Dingley 07/05/17

Dingley 7th May

Country & Classic Easter Pony Popping

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Dengie Area Show Jumping at Hartpury Results 19th March 2017
Class 1 70 cm Results – Individual & Team
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score – team Score – indv
19 Millie warner Champagne sian Stroud Individual 1st
10 Scarlett Starkey Quinney OBH PC OBH Diamonds 2nd
7 Frankie Fox Rookie Heythrop Hunt Pony Club Individual 3rd
6 Phoebe Gillingham Bryn Berkely Hunt South Individual 4th
24 Rex knight Bow Vwh Individual 5th
25 LIly Elliott Pantymel Amy Worcester Hunt Worcester Whites 6th
9 Mia Elvin Wake up Smiling OBH OBH Diamonds 1st
12 Katie baker Galeforce OBH PC OBH Diamonds 1st
14 Rex Winfield Mr Pickles OBH PC OBH Diamonds 1st
10 Scarlett Starkey Quinney OBH PC OBH Diamonds 1st
Class 2A – Dengie Debut – Results – Individual
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score – indv
54 Thomas Beattie Miracos Thunderstorm beaufort Individual 1st
50 Heidi Ford Squire of Cranstoun Vwh Individual 2nd
34 Lucy Peevers Irish Royale Beaufort Individual 3rd
45 Georgie Driver Kerandi Rubywiz Croome Hunt PC Individual 4th
48 Daniel Williams Luby Lu BERKELEY HUNT SOUTH Individual =5th
52 Libby Hemmings Shady Berkeley hunt south Individual =5th
46 Amy Williams Jake BERKELEY HUNT SOUTH Individual 7th
41 Saffia Bennett Ballycoskerry Bambi Berkeley Hunt South Individual 8th
Class 2B – Open – 85cm – RESULTS Individual
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score
35 Sophie Wildern JJ Ruby 1st
58 Leah Notman Womble none Individual 2nd
70 Annie Miners Chorleys Viscount Old Berkshire Hunt PC Individual 3rd
69 Marnie knight Rainbow Vwh Individual 4th
4 Hannah Luddington Little Boots Beaufort Hunt Individual 5th
66 Lily Rosenfeld Diptford Stardust OBHPC Individual 6th
Class 3 – Open – 90cm – RESULTS Individual & Teams 
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score – indv Score – team
191 Luisa Lisi Party Animal II OBH PC Individual 1st
79 Olivia Davies Spoonie NHHPC North Hereford 2nd
81 Lexie Clarke Kodak Moment II North Hereford North Hereford 3rd
57 Justine Morley Mandy II OBH PC Old Berks Emeralds 4th
72 Zoe Hay Deano Old Berks Pony Club Old Berks Sapphires 5th
77 Jasmine Greenwood Carpe Diem Berkeley Hunt South Berkeley Hunt South 6th
42 Florence Langbury Indie North Cots North Cotswold 1st
78 Scarlett Evans Rio North Cots Individual 1st
74 Lillybelle Brown Poppy North Cots North Cotswold 1st
Class 4A – DENGIE WINTER LEAGUE – 90cm – RESULTS 
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score
186 Lila Bremner Uncle Patsy OBH Individual 1st
54 Thomas Beattie Miracos Thunderstorm Beaufort 2nd
79 Olivia Davies Spoonie NHHPC Individual 3rd
92 Maddy adamson Another Lady ii Beaufort Individual 4th
96 Charlotte Wilson Harry North Hereford Individual 5th
185 Ella Lewis Jensen Minchinhampton Individual 6th
45 Georgie Driver Kerandi Rubywiz Croome Hunt PC Individual 7th
36 Georgie Driver Treacle Tart Croome Pony Club Individual 8th
Class 4B – OPEN – 90cm – RESULTS 
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score
62 Lucy Horsfall Another Dundeal OBH PC Individual 1st
35 Sophie Wildern JJ Ruby Individual 2nd
190 Emma Hatherell Juliet Beaufort Individual 3rd
49 Sophie Wildern Ash Hall Crunchie Individual 4th
193 Amelia Ford Marley Minchinhampton Individual 5th
81 Lexie Clarke Kodak Moment II North Hereford Individual 6th
Class 4B – OPEN – 90cm – RESULTS
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score
62 Lucy Horsfall Another Dundeal OBH PC Individual 1st
35 Sophie Wildern JJ Ruby Individual 2nd
190 Emma Hatherell Juliet Beaufort Individual 3rd
49 Sophie Wildern Ash Hall Crunchie Individual 4th
193 Amelia Ford Marley Minchinhampton Individual 5th
81 Lexie Clarke Kodak Moment II North Hereford Individual 6th
Class 5 – 1.0m – RESULTS Individual 
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score – indv
190 Emma Hatherell Juliet Beaufort Individual 1st
863 Gorgia Lisi Acapella OBH PC Individual 2nd
195 Harriet Thompson Cashman North Cotswold Individual 3rd
865 Grace Plowman Fernville Max Croome PC Individual 4th
861 Sophie Gordon Ronnie OBH PC Individual 5th
198 Robert Saunders Woodlands Bongo Croome PC Individual 6th
Class 6 – Dengie Open Qualifier – 1.10m – RESULTS Individual 
Rider Number Riders Name Horses Name Pony Club Team if Applicable Score – indv
870 Natasha Bailey Zilodie Beaufort Individual 1st
867 Sasha Hargreaves Cranny Volt OBH PC Individual 2nd
91 Lila Bremner Lapislazuli OBH PC Individual 3rd
863 Gorgia Lisi Acapella OBH PC Individual 4th
868 Sasha Hargreaves Playtime NZPH OBH PC Individual 5th
94 Charlotte Bailey Zora Azoo Beaufort Individual 6th
194 Emma Hatherell Glam Beaufort Individual 7th
866 Alice Williams Libidor Individual 8th

 

PONY CLUB & RACING TO SCHOOLS FREE TRAINING

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Want to learn more about careers in racing?

The Pony Club and Racing to School are working together on the Racing to School’s Education Programme, and are pleased to offer FREE workshops for Pony Club Members aged 12 years and over this coming April.

Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme for Pony Club Members will take place in the 2017 Easter Holidays at Kempton, Redcar, Pontefract, Nottingham, Fontwell and Larkhill Racecourses, and are aimed at those who already have an active interest in horses and horse sport.

The workshops provide fun and informative activities aimed at increasing knowledge and appreciation of horseracing, and Pony Club Members will be given access to normally restricted areas of the racecourse during the morning before watching live racing in the afternoon.

For those young people hoping to combine their love of horses with a future career, the team will provide details on a wide range of opportunities available in the racing and thoroughbred breeding industries too.

The events are taking place at:

4th April 2017 – Kempton Racecourse, Surrey
10th April 2017 – Redcar Racecourse, North Yorkshire
11th April 2017 – Pontefract Racecourse, West Yorkshire
12th April 2017 – Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park, Nottinghamshire
12th April 2017 – Fontwell Racecourse, West Sussex
22nd April 2017 – Larkhill Racecourse, near Salisbury
Recent feedback

“The whole day was excellent from going behind the scenes, meeting a trainer, clerk of the course and the champion jockey! The team were knowledgeable and friendly, a great day.”

“Thank you so much to all involved in today. We as a family have had a fantastic day and a once in the lifetime opportunity to see behind the scenes. A very valuable day and I would highly recommend to others”

“An absolutely brilliant day for the children. Had I been younger it would have changed my career path. An opportunity not to be missed”

Spaces will be limited to a maximum of 30 at each event, so will be offered on a first come first served basis. Parents are welcome to join their child(ren) for the activities if they wish.

For more information, and to submit names for registration, please contact:

Ollie McPhail (ollie@racingtoschool.co.uk) for Kempton, Fontwell and Larkhill
Carrie Ford (carrie@racingtoschool.co.uk) for Redcar, Pontefract and Nottingham

COME AND GET THE BUZZ FOR PONY RACING

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CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE on FRIDAY 14th APRIL 2017

TASTER MORNING STARTS AT 11.00 AM

FOLLOWED BY PONY CLUB PONY RACING STARTING AT 1.30PM

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

·        Have a go on an equicisor with a qualified instructor
·        Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Cheltenham Weighing room
·        Find out what you need to do to get pony racing

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: clarissa@ponyracingauthority.co.uk or find us on Facebook at Pony Racing Authority or Twitter @gbponyracing   www.ponyracingauthority.co.uk

Clare Boardman
Sports & Competitions Manager
Pony Racing Secretary

DDI: 02476 698301

New Cross Country Training Date

Flyer for XC Training 2nd June