Sunday September 23, 2018
Area 9 Show Jumping Schedule 2017

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John King Young Artist Award

Entries are open for this year’s award click on the link to find out more.

The Pony Club is pleased to announce that it is once again teaming up with the Society of Equestrian Artists to run the John King Young Artist Award!

Now in its fifth year, the competition is open to all Pony Club Members in the UK and was relaunched two years ago as The John King Young Artist Award. One of the leading sporting artists of the post-war era, John King had close ties with both The Pony Club and the SEA and it is hoped that this competition will inspire the next generation of equestrian artistic talent.

Area 9 Postal Shoot Results

Please find the final results from this year’s postal shoot attached.  I hope to put the rosettes for the first 6 individuals in each class and first 10 teams in the post this week.  For all classes except Adults, I have split classes into Boys and Girls.

Any tied scores have been resolved by counting the number of bulls.  For teams, I counted the best 3 scores, but all team members’ bulls.

 Congratulations to all the rosette winners and to all who competed.  Especially those 117 who carried on through the winter to finish the competition – the best completion rate so far.

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Royal Windsor Horse Show Tetrathlon

13th & 14th May 2017

Royal Windsor offers a great privilege to 24 Junior level Tetrathletes. Athletes are selected, usually one per Pony Club Area, to make up 8 Regional teams of three with all scores to count. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are up against 5 English Regions. Our own region, Central England, covers Pony Club Areas 7, 9 and 12.

This year Central England team was represented by Charlie Brown (Ludlow/Area 7), Tom Connors (Beaufort/Area 9) and Olivia Mahony (South Oxfordshire/Area 12).

On Saturday all competitors met at Windsor Leisure Centre for the Shoot and Swim phases. It was all remarkably calm and quick with only 6 targets and 4 details in the shoot and 4 swim heats.

Olivia shot a remarkable 980 to take the lead in this phase. Charlie’s 920 and Tom’s 900 provided a useful team score that put Central England in the lead.

Swimming next. The outstanding swimmer of the competition was Morgan Thompson from the Llangeinor who recorded over 10 lengths in 3 minutes. But again Central England put up a solid performance swimming just under 9 lengths (Tom) and just over 9 lengths (Charlie and Olivia). Olivia held her lead, as did Central England team, however the Scots were snapping at their heels.

Competitors then transferred location to the showground, basking in sunny weather below Windsor Castle. The run route was along the banks of the River Thames – as scenic as you could wish for. The scores were shaken up after the run – Hugh Dow and Morgan Thompson ran extremely well but Tom was not far behind. Olivia put up a very good performance and Charlie, who was suffering significant pain from patella tendonitis, ran with enormous courage although visibly “unlevel”. By the end of Saturday and after three phases, Central England still held top spot with Tom now in individual second place after Morgan Thompson. Charlie’s knee was packed in ice…

Sunday brought the ride phase – an Arena Jumping course set up in the Frogmore Arena, one step away from the Main Arena. The course included a slip rail and a mixture of rustic and show jumps. The Northern Irish team were lent horses by English teams. Central England went in near the start and put the pressure on everyone else by jumping clear – the only penalties being a few time faults. In fact, only 5 out of the 24 competitors achieved the max ride score of 1400 points.

Now Central England knew that they had nailed the team winners spot. Big smiles all round. It remained to be seen if Tom would hold second place or could he improve his position? When Morgan Thompson’s turn came to ride, he was unlucky to take a few poles with him. Bad luck for him after such a performance of athletic brilliance. Tom was elevated to the Individual winner’s spot which was in every way a dream come true.

The prizegiving took place in the Frogmore Arena and the team were delighted to receive embroidered Royal Windsor rugs that will be treasured.

There followed the opportunity to parade in the Main Arena in front of Her Majesty the Queen, alongside the Mounted Games teams who also represent the Pony Club so well. Nick Skelton and Big Star’s retirement swelled the crowd and there was standing room only.

All three team members greatly appreciated the chance to compete at this most prestigious event, racking up memories that will last a lifetime.

RWHS 2017 Central England Team

Charles Owen Hat Recall

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Charles Owen has announced a recall of their Limited Edition 4Star Cross Country Helmets due to concerns over the safety of the chrome buckles which have shown potential for extreme corrosion. This may result in buckle failure on helmets sized 54 (0½), 55 (1) and 56 (1½).

Information regarding the helmet model can be found on the product satin, guarantee card or user instructions, and any queries should be directed to Charles Owen whose contact details can be found below.

Please note: Only models with chrome buckles in the sizes stated are affected.

Charles Owen are advising that all consumers should cease use of the affected helmets immediately, and that anybody in possession of a recalled helmet should contact them directly or the shop they purchased it from in order to receive a replacement or a full refund.

For more information, please contact Charles Owen on 01978 317769 or email info@charlesowen.co.uk

Guinea Pig Riders

Well done to our Area 9 Guinea Pig riders Alex Norris, Sophie Hilleard, Izzy Rugman and Amity Thwaites for the Russell Guire roadshow at the Unicorn on 19th April.020

Richard Waygood CPD Evening

CPD evening 12th June at Rectory Farm with Richard Waygood, this will be fun and informative evening which is open at all PC officials, coaches, members, parents and anyone else who would like to attend. It is also a chance for anyone attending to get their ‘log book’ signed.  Richard will be demonstrating a few of his favourite exercises which can be scaled down to suit all ages and abilities. Bookings and payment will be taken through the Area 9 website, this facility is currently in process and will be available very soon

Flyer for Richard Waygood CPD Evening 12th June 2017

Polocross Taster Session

Area 9 Intro to Polocrosse Sessions

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.