Saturday March 25, 2017
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Updated – 24th March 2017

Well done to our tet teams who had a successful day at OS&B tet last weekend, full report to follow OS&B tet

NEW 24/3/17 Keely is having a tack room clear out of old rugs/boots/saddle pads all as worn and in as seen condition but under a tenner.  Text her to view

Just to remind you again that all Pony Club Members and Ponies that are to represent the branch this year at Area level in any discipline including Dressage, SJ, Eventing, Tetrathlon, Mounted Games (juniors and seniors) and Polocrosse must have attended three working rallies on separate days.

TETRATHLON SCHEDULE VIA THIS LINK Schedule AV Tet April 2017 FINAL

AREA 11 AND AVHPC ODE SCHEDULE

SENIOR CAMP BOOKINGS NOW OPEN


 

Well done to our Mounted Games teams at Bodiam at the weekend, our little junior team of Sam Ruby Viva Florence and Charles came 3rd in the C final and our mixed mini team of George Stanley and lily came 4th.  Well done all.

UPDATED RALLY TIMES including 12/3/17

Windsor Cross Country Ride – 2017 entries are open and filling fast, 2016 was 30% over subscribed, with a long reserve list, so we recommend you book soonest to secure your place.  If you have not been before, the event takes place in the beautiful Great Park with views over Windsor Castle. There are three course options following the same route: a non jumping course, a novice course of jumps and advanced course of jumps. The course is in a 9 mile loop taking in breath taking scenery and wildlife, starting from Smiths Lawn, the UK home of Polo.  Please go to http://www.windsorlions.co.uk/events/horse-ride and follow the brief instruction on the left of the page to enter online.

**CONFIRMED CAMP DATES**

Well done to Toby, Sam and Pip who passed their Road Rider Achievement badge today and to Daisy who passed her Road Rider Test certificate this weekend.

Meanwhile at North West Kent SJ competition at Eaglesfield our teams were competing, sadly our younger riders had a few poles down and a fall or two so no rosettes this time, but some good experience was gained.

Eaglesfield 170226Olivia, Evie, Amelia and Jess also had some poles down but were 4th in the 85cms class.

Jess and Jonny

Well done too to Anna, who rode late but had a double clear in the Dengie 90cms class and then another double clear in the 1m class to secure 3rd place.  Well ridden Anna.

UPDATED RALLY TIMES

What a busy February half term; 36 children for a gridwork rally, a triathlon, two badge rallies, dressage training and a team SJ competition at the weekend.  Well done to George, Florence and Charles who gained their mini Road Rider Badge.

Mini RR Feb 2017

Well done to Emily who qualified for the Dengie competition at Golden Cross on Sunday, congratulations to the girls who came 4th too at their first team event, More info here

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Great day for AV at east Kent tri on 17th Feb as well.  Our 8 & under team of Anne, James & George minus a poorly Florence won with Anne winning overall plus winning the run & swim!  In the Mini’s Sam and Charles did brilliantly coming 4th& 5th respectively, Sam winning the run & Charles the swim, well done boys.  George was junior boy champion, winning the run & Lauren junior girl champion winning run & swim. Lauren won area tri league & George was 3rd.  WELL DONE!

George and Lauren Tri Fen 2017

Sam and Charles Feb 2017

Under 8s Feb 2017

Fun at badge rally today!  They did their equine first aid, farming, perfect paddock, dressage markers and loading badges – well done all

Badge rally


5th Feb, Well done to our Show Jumpers at ESPC SJ competition report here

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Area 11 Triathlon at Cranbrook in the cold and snow!   Well done to new member James Bickley who won the Under 8s in his first ever competition, Florence was 5th, George and Lauren both 3rd in their junior classes and Toby 5th & Sam 6th.  Well done all .

Friday night Mounted Games rallies are going well, with hot chocolate to keep us warm afterwards.  All welcome, do book in via the bookings page if you would like to have a go and have fun.

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Thanks to everyone who came to the AGM today and CONGRATULATIONS to all those who won trophies.

Well done too to Sam, Liv and Laura who won the Chase Me Charlie too.

AGM

If you are planning to do any Achievement Tests this year you need to have done the relevant Riding and Road Safety test, find out more information here and book in for February.

A great time was had by those who attended the Christmas XC and Gallops rally with Tom Jackson at Littleton Manor.  We managed to avoid all the rain and no-one fell off!  Happy Christmas everyone.

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Camp – provisional dates

NEW VIRTUAL TACK SHOP

C test success

 


After a wet start to the summer Nelly ended on a high and has passed her B test!  Well done from all at Ashford Valley Pony Club.

Nelly


 

 Well done to Livi, Josie, Laura and Finley who were 7th at the PC interbranch SJ at Hickstead.   NEW*** Full report here

Hickstead team 2016 b

Hickstead team 2016

Hickstead team 2016 a


Fun times at Senior Camp this year, big thanks to all involved and to Wendy and Catherine for the use of your facilities.

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Blue camp got talent


Liv Golden CrossTet MM boys EK Oct 2015Mounted Games Oct 2015Boots Hickstead 2015IMG_0162

Erdige Mini mini tet girls 2

 

 

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Hickstead mini team

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