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>Polocrosse Taster Day – 17 Feb 2017

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Why not come and try this exciting team game

No experience necessary to join in

A taster day of training and chukkas

Hartpury College Glos GL19 3BE

Friday  17th February 2017

9.30 am – 4.30pm


All ages and abilities are welcome from complete beginners to experienced players. There will be training in the morning, divided into groups depending on age and experience and chukkas in the afternoon in the main Hartpury International Arena

We have some top trainers to coach for the day and prizes and rosettes for the chukkas.  So even if you haven’t played this exciting equine sport before, come and give it a try. We can provide the sticks and balls you just need to bring your horse.

Hot Refreshments available all day      First aid cover       Cost £50.00 for the day

For further information contact   Jan Whitehead :  Tel:  07789 967065  email

To book send your entry form and fee of £50.00 to Jan Whitehead,  Pegmore,  Priors Norton, Gloucester GL2 9LS

1 Jan 2017 – Pony Club Hospitality at the Races

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6th December 2016

Pony Club Day – Sunday 1st January 2017

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Cheltenham Racecourse on New Year’s Day 2017. For 2017 we have reserved an area on the top floor of marquee M30 for The Pony Club, providing a warm base for the day along with a selection of food and refreshments to purchase. A discounted ticket price to gain entry to the racecourse is also available to all Area 9 Members.

This is a day for the kids, with Characters from ICE AGE making appearances throughout the day in the kids entertainment area, along with other fun activities to keep the little ones amused. For the grown-ups there are seven races scheduled to take place.
The Family Fun Zone is situated in a new location in the tented village where you can look forward to not only meeting Chase and Marshall but Showtime Shane performing on the hour live magic for all the family. There will be face painting, chickens, ducks, rabbits, a dog, pet mice, guinea pigs as well as a duck pond to explore and enjoy! Plus try your hand at milking Mavis, a life-size cow. As well as all of this there will be balloon artists, indoor inflatables, rosette making, colouring-in zone, plaiting a horse mane zone and dressing up as a jockey zone alongside our magic mirror.

Gates open at 10:30am with the first of seven races at 12:40pm and the last at 3:40pm. We will be providing the opportunity for everyone to enjoy a tour of the racecourse providing a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes at Cheltenham Racecourse. The tour will start within marquee M30 at 10.45am and finish within the Family Fun Zone. To ensure we provide the best experience for your members, please could you provide me with the number of people who would like to attend the tour via email no later than December 23rd.

The Adult (18+) ticket price will be £20 and this discounted price can only be accessed by buying tickets online at and using discount code NY17PONY. This is limited to 4 per household and Under 18’s will get in for free.
I do hope you can share this offer with your members and let them know the above details, allowing them to purchase the tickets at their own convenience. If you are able to let me know how many members will be attending on the day that would be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,
Maddie Webster
Regional Partnership Coordinator

Exceptional Results at 2016 Championships


Open Regionals 2016 - Central England

Area 9 had 40 competitors at the National Tetrathlon Championships, held at Bishop Burton, Beverley, on 12-14 August.  Excellent weather and very friendly staff and helpers made for a great atmosphere and an excellent competition ensued.

The following Area 9 teams and individuals were prize winners:

Grassroots Teams
6th – Wickstead – Amy Hayes; Lucy Kent; Millie Blizzard; Olivia Brown

Junior Girls Teams
1st – Beaufort.  Poppy Clark; Rachel Hatherell; Meg Stratton; Isla Green

Individual Junior Girls
2nd – Poppy Clark – Beaufort
7th – Cressie May – Cotswold

Junior Boys Team
1st – Beaufort.  Henry Stratton; Tom Connors; Jack Tucker; Harry Barder

Junior Mixed Team
2nd – Cotswold.  Alastair Llewellen-Palmer; Joe Chambers; Cressie May; Ellen Saunders

Intermediate Girls Team
1st – Beaufort.  Jess Telford; Emma Hatherell; Sasha Green; Olivia Sealy

Individual Intermediate Girls
7th – Jess Telford – Beaufort

Intermediate Mixed Team
3rd – Beaufort.  Tom Edwards; Amy Peevers; Laura Warren

Individual Open Girls
7th – Ellie Bliss – Cotswold

Individual Open Boys
7th – Harry Stevens – VWH

Open Mixed Team
st – VWH.  Harry Stevens; Greg Hall; Phillippa Hall

Congratulations to those who won rosettes and to all from Area 9 who competed hard throughout the weekend.



The Open Regional Tetrathlon was held at Breckenbrough, Thirsk on 6-7 August.  The Central England teams comprised members from Areas 7, 9 and 12, with the Area 9 representatives being:

John Church (OBH) – Boys’ captain
Jack Church (OBH)
Harry Stevens (VWH)

Alice Harper (Ledbury) – Girls’ captain – Red team
Ellie Bliss (Cotswold) – Red team
Phillippa Hall (VWH) – Red team
Sasha Green (Beaufort) – Blue team
Jess Telford (Beaufort) – Blue team

After the first day of competition (shoot and swim), held in the evocative setting of Ampleforth College and Abbey, the Central Boys were lying 6th, with the 2 Central Girls teams placed 6th and 8th.  However, it was clear that the following day’s cross-country course would be a huge test and might easily affect the final placings.

And so it proved.  With only some 20% of riders achieving a 1400 score, maximum riding marks from John and Jack Church proved crucial, along with a strong run from Harry Stevens, and moved the Central team up to 3rd place, behind Southern England and the Republic of Ireland team.

In the girls’ competition, The Central Red team held 6th place, and the Blue team 8th after the shoot and swim, with Alice Harper coming 2nd in the shoot, and Ellie Bliss 5th.  However, the placings changed dramatically after the ride and run, again with clear rounds cross-country making a difference.  Alice Harper obliged with a great clear round that helped the Central Reds finish in 5th place.  Unfortunately, even with a clear round from Sasha Green, the Blue team picked up injuries on the ride that stopped two of their team running, and so slipped back to 11th.

In sum, a fantastic weekend’s competition in a very friendly environment, hosts who could not have been more accommodating and a very challenging competition in every phase.  And great results from Central England, both as teams and individuals.

A-Test to be offered 29 December 2016

We have arranged for ‘A’ Test Riding Training on 29th December from

10.00 – 12.00 at Rectory Farm, the coach will be Carole Broad FBHS.

This is for older members who have a serious intention of working towards taking the ‘A’ Riding Test, members must bring a suitable horse to ride and be prepared to swap horses.

Carole is an extremely experienced coach and assesses at all BHS exams up to Fellowship and PC ‘A’ Test, this is an excellent opportunity to get a feel for what is required for PC ‘A’ Riding and guidance of what you need to work on before taking the test

The cost for the 2 hours training will be £40, if this proves to be popular we will arrange more training sessions in the future.

If you would like to attend please email

Young Equestrians Club at Summerhouse


Pony Racing Taster Day – 25 September 2016

2013 Area 9 - Cheltenham Pony Racing




Holdenby North Lodge, Spratton, Northants, NN6 8LG

by kind permission of Mr and Mrs G Bailey

on 25th September 2016 at 10:30am

  • Learn how to ride like a jockey on your pony
  • Try riding an equicisor under that guidance of a coach
  • Learn about  balance and fitness required for racing
  • Find out more about  what you need to take part in a pony race

Run by the Pony Race Authority, with Pony Club Instructors and BHA qualified jockey coaches, this is a great opportunity to come and find out more about Pony Racing.


There is no charge but you must booka place.  You can book online at

For further details email Clarissa Daly at or Anna Saunders at

B+ Test – 9 Aug 2016

B+ Test Syllabus


The date for the ‘B+’ Test is fast approaching and although I have been
told there are a couple of members who would like to do it I have not
had any nomination forms yet.

I do need to have entries for tests at least 2 weeks before the date so
that I can inform assessors if they are not needed.

Please note the ‘B+’ Test is ‘riding’ and ‘riding theory’ only and is
done in a morning, I have attached the ‘B+’ syllabus and nomination form
to this email.

Please contact Julie Crewe.

Area 9 Tetrathlon Qualified for Championships 2016


Many thanks to the Ledbury Hunt Pony Club for hosting a very friendly and competitive Area Tetrathlon Qualifier on 2/3 July 2016.  We now have an (almost) final list of those from Area 9 who qualified and will be going to the Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton, Beverley on 12-14 August.  Congratulations to:

Junior Girls Teams
1st – Beaufort.  Poppy Clark; Rachel Hatherell; Meg Stratton; Isla Green
2nd – Beaufort.  Grace Tucker; Bea Adamson; Lucy Peevers

Individual Junior Girls
Rosie Harris (Ledbury); Emma Jane Austin (Ledbury)

Junior Boys Team
1st – Beaufort.  Henry Stratton; Tom Connors; Jack Tucker; Harry Barder

Junior Mixed Team
1st – Cotswold.  Alastair Llewellen-Palmer; Joe Chambers; Cressie May; Ellen Saunders

Intermediate Girls Team
1st – Beaufort.  Jess Telford; Emma Hatherell; Sasha Green; Olivia Sealy

Individual Intermediate Girls
Emily Turner (Croome); Sophie Rushton (Croome)

Individual Intermediate Boys
Tim Llewellen-Palmer (Cotswold); Matthew Baker (Ledbury)

Intermediate Mixed Team
1st – Beaufort.  Tom Edwards; Amy Peevers; Laura Warren

Individual Open Girls
Alice Harper (Ledbury); Ellie Bliss (Cotswold)

Individual Open Boys
John Church (OBH); Jack Church (OBH)

Open Mixed Team
1st – VWH.  Harry Stevens; Greg Hall; Phillippa Hall



This year’s Senior Regional Tetrathlon will be held at Breckenbrough, Thirsk from 5-7 August.  The best of luck and further congratulations to those Area 9 members who have been selected for the Central England team:

John Church (OBH) – Boys’ captain
Jack Church (OBH)
Harry Stevens (VWH)
Alice Harper (Ledbury) – Girls’ captain
Ellie Bliss (Cotswold)
Phillippa Hall (VWH)
Sasha Green (Beaufort)
Jess Telford (Beaufort)

Area 9 Tetrathlon – 2 & 3 July 2016


RESULTS: Tetrathlon Area-9_Qualifiers

RESULTS:  Tetrathlon final_area-9_scores


AREA 9 schedule 2016

Area entry

Area entry form B Open

Area entry form B Junior

Area entry form B Intermediate


Sponsored by NFU Mutual
Saturday 2nd  July & Sunday  3rd  July 2016
Knowle Farm, Tirley,  GL19 4HE
Gadbury, Eldersfield, GL19 4PP,   Tewkesbury Leisure Centre. GL20 5TT


Qualifying 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

All competitors in these classes will be automatically be entered in the Open classes

Open Classes

Class  1aOpen Boys
Class  2aOpen Girls
Class  3a Intermediate Boys
Class  4a Intermediate Girls
Class  5a Junior Boys Minimum age 6 on the day
Class  6a Junior Girls Minimum age 6 on the day
Class 7 Minimus Boys Under 12yrs.
Class 8 Minimus Girls Under 12yrs
Class 9 Tadpole Boys & Girls Under 10yrs
Class 10 Tiddlers Boys & Girls Under 8yrs
Class 11 Adult Teams I person per phase.

All ages as at 1st January 2016  except minis & tadpoles who must be at least 8yrs. on the day of the competition.






Saturday 18th  July        Shooting              approx  12 noon
                                             Running               approx.   2pm  for Tiddlers & Tadpoles
                                             Swimming          5.30 pm  start     

Sunday 19th July            Riding                  9.30am
Running               Will start when Juniors finish riding


All times are approximate & may be altered according to number of entries.

ENTRY  FEES    Qualifying Classes   £30 per competitor.
     Classes 1a – 9   £25.   additional siblings £20
     Class 10    £15
      Class 11    £25 per team  

For Qualifying classes, Entry Form  should be returned by Sat. 18th June 2016

All other entries close Friday, 24th June 2016
Late entries will be charged an additional  £3 per person.
Please make cheques payable to Area 9 Tetrathlon  and send with entry form to:-
Mrs. T.H. Barfoot-Saunt,   Woodfield, Long Green, Forthampton, Glos. GL19 4QQ
Tel: 01684 833825    Email
Please enclose LARGE  s.a.e. with sufficient postage if you wish to receive details by post.



All competitors must be members of the Pony Club.

The competition will be run in accordance with the Pony Club rules for Tetrathlon 2016, except that in the riding phase there will be no elimination for three refusals in the Mini and Tadpole classes, but three refusals at the same fence will incur 200 penalties.

Minis may jump the lower course if they wish, but will incur 400 penalties.

Crash hats must be tagged and must comply with the standards laid down in the Rule Book.

SHOOTING. Guns must be kept in their cases until the Steward gives the order to unbox them. They must be boxed again before the competitor leaves the firing point.

At all other times they must be kept in their boxes and locked in a secure place     (i.e. in a vehicle out of sight)

SWIMMING   Only one coach/parent will be allowed at the end of the pool. ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THE A.S.A. ADVICE CONTAINED IN THE TETRATHLON RULE BOOK that swimmers diving from starting blocks need to have reached the level of the ASA Competitive Start Award.

Competitors in Class 10 MUST be happy & capable of swimming at least one length without buoyancy aids, in a 25m pool.

Any complaints or queries to be made by TEAM MANAGERS ONLY.


Refreshments will be available at Gadbury

Health & Safety

The organisers of this event have taken 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 Organiser and all Officials and Stewards.


Neither the organisers or any person acting on their behalf accept any liability for any loss, damage, accident, injury or illness to horses, competitors, spectators or any person or property whatsoever.

2016 – Area 9 Horse Trials – 23 July

Click Here for Printable Schedule – 23 July 2016 PC Area HT

Click Here to Enter Online


(inc. PC Area 9 Qualifiers & unaffiliated classes open to all)

Saturday 23rd July 2016
To be held at
Brook Farm, Great Somerford, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5JA (location of Dauntsey Park BE Horse Trials)
By kind permission of the Sturgis family

Class 1A – PC 90 Area Qualifier (teams & individuals)
Class 1B – Unaffiliated 90cm – Open to all
Dressage: PC Novice Eventing Test 2013
Show Jumping: 90cm with 2 fences at 95cm
Cross Country: 90cm (450mpm)

Class 2A – PC 100 Area Qualifier (teams & individuals)
Class 2B – Unaffiliated 1m – Open to all
Dressage: PC Intermediate Eventing Test 2015
Show Jumping: 1.00m with 2 fences at 1.05m
Cross Country: 1.00m (475mpm)

Class 3A – PC Open Area Qualifier (teams & individuals)
Class 3B – Unaffiliated 1.10m – Open to all
Dressage: PC Open Eventing Test 2010
Show Jumping: 1.10m with 2 fences at 1.15m
Cross Country: 1.10m (520mpm)


Pony Club Area Entries:
 Form A – must be received by Saturday 2nd July 2016. Entry fee must also be received by this date.
 Form B – must be received by Friday 15th July 2016. Entries MUST include commentary slips for all riders.
Unaffiliated Entries:
 Will be accepted in the order that they are received.
 Entries close Wednesday 13th July 2016, or sooner if full. Late entries may be accepted if there is space, but there will be a £10 surcharge.

Online entries preferred:
Postal entries to be sent to: Lynda King, The Roost, Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9RJ
Entry Fee: £65 per combination.

Withdrawals / Queries: to Lynda King by email to or call 07767 343835 (evenings only).
PC Area entries will be refunded in line with the PC Eventing Rules 2016.
Unaffiliated entries will only be refunded after the closing date for entries if replaced from the waitlist.

Times: will be on the website ( from 7pm on Thursday 21st July 2016.

Prizes: Individual rosettes to 10th place in each section. Team rosettes to 6th place. Prizes will be awarded according to the number of entries.

Cross Country Course will be available for walking from 2pm on Friday 22nd July 2016. It will not be deemed complete until 9am on Saturday 23rd July 2016.

Please ensure you bring your own number bib; paper inserts only will be provided.
Refreshments will be available on the day.