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Updated 22nd November 2015

Last weekend was busy for Ashford Valley members who were at Mounted gamesTriathlon and Eridge Dressage where Isla WON the intro class (below) and Lily and Connie were 6th in the prelim – Well done girls!



Show jumping team update

Liv Golden Cross

The Bedmax Young Rider Scholarship 2016. The Scholarship is open to all riders aged between 16 and 23, living and training in England, Scotland or Wales, in any of the three principal equestrian sports: Dressage, Eventing or Showjumping. The support for the chosen young rider will include: A year’s supply of BEDMAX Shavings for one horse, BEDMAX branded clothing and horse rug , Expert support in education, training and PR.  You can find out more about it and submit an application by visiting the website here

Mounted games update

South Tri Series Challenge schedule here

  • East Kent Tetrathlon Friday 30th October, what a long day!  Full report here and below is one of the highlights, our Mini Mini boys team of Ajay, George, Sam and Oscar who were 4th – well done boys

Tet MM boys EK Oct 2015


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    • If you helped at an event you are entitled to a free rally. Please enter the event that you helped at eg “ODE jump judge” in the relevant box on the rally booking.  Click through the bookings system as normal until you get to paypal and then abort paypal using X and your rally will be booked without payment.  Please ensure that you enter the event your helped at otherwise you will be chased for payment by the organiser!

    • If you are booked in late or owe money you can pay via paypal instructions are here

  • Loan pony available 
  • 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)

ONE DAY EVENT 30TH AUGUST 2015 – Thanks to everyone who came to the ODE today, all the competitors and their supporters and our fantastic members’ families who baked, made tea, jump judged, marked tests, wrote for dressage judges, parked cars, put up jumps, announced, checked tack, stewarded, added up scores, gave out numbers, prayed for good weather and generally helped everything run smoothly.

  • Results are here
  • Photos are available here.



Huge congratulations to our oldest member Faye Smith who passed her B test this week, 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.

*** AND NOW SHE HAS PASSED HER British Horse Society Riding & Road Safety Exam too, on her way to her BHS teaching exam next!

Faye jumping

28th August 2015, Congratulations to Holly, Olivia, Will, Lily, Rosie, Finley and EP who all passed their Riding and Road safety tests this week too


junior campJunior camp is over for another year, a huge thanks to the Jefferson sisters led by Zoe for organising everything and to the Gilhespy family for a great venue and the sunshine!IMG_4641

Please support our sponsors to thank them for their donations for camp shirts and rosettes; Country Style Recycling Ltd, Barks Headcorn, Beauty by Sarah Jane Burnett, Clip Clop, Lovelace Farm Fishery and fgsagri

Camp T shirt 2015

And another wonderful week at Senior Camp too, huge thanks to the Hill Family for letting us use their land and their pool and to all the Mums and friends who helped make it a great week.

Senior camp 2015

Junior camp photos here and senior camp photos here


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 at PC champs 140727George at PC champs 2 140727


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


Mounted Games Oct 2015Boots Hickstead 2015IMG_0162

George PGeorge P 2Erdige Mini mini tet girls 2



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Hickstead mini team

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