Thursday February 11, 2016
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Updated 11th February 2016

Mounted Games success

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Next Mounted Games competition is 6/3/16 at Bodiam, we already have 4 members per team but we are allowed 5.  If your child is keen to compete please so let Emma Howitt know asap on – Thanks

New pony for sale

Your Pony Club membership will expire on the 28th February 2016, if you have not renewed by this date you will no longer be able to attend Pony Club activities and your insurance will be invalid.  Those of you hoping to represent us at Area level, please be aware that you are only eligible to do so if you have renewed before the 28th February 2016.  Please complete the membership renewal form that has been sent to you and and return it to Rosemary with your cash or cheque payment. Thanks

 SJ (15/2/16) – rally times 

Well done mini boys at the Area Triathlon on 30/1/16, full report here.

Triathlon mini boys

Absolutely great day for the AVHPC showjumpers at Golden Cross on Sunday 24th.  Report here and a few pictures to show our success….


Novice team GX Jan 2016

Mini team GX Jan 2016

Ashford Valley is hosting and running the Area 11 ODE at levels 2,3 and 4 on 26th June at Bonfleur. 

Area Eventing is a national championships qualifier. Anyone who is competing from AVHPC must provide a volunteer helper and in return there will be no start fee charged saving £10 on the day.

AVHPC’s own ODE from level 1 to Level 4 will take place on Sunday 28th August 2016 at Bonfleur.

AVT Hunt dates for your diary:

  • Saturday 26th March AVTH Point to Point, Charing racecourse
  • Sunday 22nd May Horse Show and Fun Dog Show, Headcorn.

Hat and body protector rules for 2016


Report from Cicely from Regional and National Tetrathlon

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Date for your diary Senior camp 2016 Mon 25th – Sat 30th July To be held again at Red House Farm Benenden £325

(Junior camp likely to follow on a couple of days later but exact dates to be confirmed)


Huge congratulations to our oldest member Faye Smith who passed her B test in 2015, this is an enormous achievement and has involved lots of hard work and training for Faye both in riding and care of her horse.  

Well done and congratulations from all in AVHPC.

Faye jumping

ENGLAND won the Four Nations Pony Club polo crosse. George Parrish was captain of juniors and England juniors were also winners of their division.  George was also winner of the “Best Senior” trophy for 2015 in AVHPC. – Well done!

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Message from Pony Club Office – As the mounted area competitions start this weekend and I have been asked by a couple of confused parents recently I thought I would remind everyone of the Pony Club rules regarding earrings (and any other piercings). The rule is very simple – these are not allowed in any form, at all, at any rally, camp or competition; regardless of tapes, plasters or anything else and riders will have to remove them before riding.  The rule book states:

” No jewelry is allowed for safety reasons, other than a wristwatch, a wedding ring, a stock pin worn horizontally or a tie clip.  It is recommended that stock pins are removed for cross country.  Members who are contemplating piercing their ears or any other part of their body should be aware that they will not be allowed to participate in any Pony Club mounted equestrian activity until such time as the “sleepers” can be safely removed.  The reason for this is that sleepers have in the past caused injuries following falls.”


Updated information about our pony club branch and the role of parents


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Hickstead mini team

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