Thursday May 5, 2016
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Updated – 3/5/16

**For info – The bookings system will be off line from 25th April to 9th May**

Thanks to our neighbours at Romney Marsh for a lovely Combined Training event on 1st May in the sunshine.  Well done to Allisya who won her class, Aidan who was 2nd and 4th and Hannah who was 5th.

Allisya RMPC CT May 2016

**Save the date – Olympia Trip Monday 19th December evening performance**

NEW – Long cold day at Mid Surrey Tet but some great results in all sections, despite the scary owl hole jump.  Full report to follow….

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NEW – Area SJ – if you wish to compete please email Julia by 15th May.  For info -The Bullock cup will be run with the novice class and the Eclipse cup has been replaced by the Grassroots competition. Intermediates and opens will run on surface and novice and grassroots will be on grass arenas.  All classes start in the morning.  Heights of classes are:

OPEN Area: First Round – 1.10m Second Round – 1.15m There will be two double combinations in the first round and a double and a treble combination in the 2nd round If the second or third part of a combination is a spread it must be built to be jumped off two non-jumping strides A Water Tray will be included in the second round A water jump may be included No parallel or ascending oxer may be more than 10cm wider than it is high. (Triple Bar – width should not exceed the height + 1/3) Championships: First Round – 1.15m Second Round –
some fences will be 1.20m There will be one double and one treble combination at 1.10m A Water Tray will be included in the second round A water jump may be included No parallel or ascending oxer may be more than 10cm wider than it is high. (Triple Bar – width should not exceed the height + 1/3)

INTERMEDIATE Area: First Round – 1.00m Second Round – 1.05m There will be two double combinations (no treble combination). The second part of all combinations must be uprights. A Water Tray will be included in the second round. Championships: First Round – 1.05m Second Round – some fences will be 1.10m There will be two double combinations (no treble combination). The second part of all combinations must be uprights. A Water Tray will be included in the second round. No parallel or ascending oxer may be more than 5cm wider than it is high. (Triple Bar – width should not exceed the height + 1/3)

NOVICE Area: First Round – 0.90m Second Round – 0.95m There will be two double combinations (no treble combination). The second part of all double combinations must be uprights. A Water Tray may be included in the second round. Championships: First Round – 0.95m Second Round – 1.00m There will be two double combinations (no treble combination). The second part of all double combinations must be uprights. A Water Tray will be included in the second round. No parallel or ascending oxer may be wider than it is high.

NEW – Windsor Great Park,  Cross Country Ride, 10th-11th September 2016 RIDE FOR FREE!!!

NEW - AVTH show schedule

NEW – A great day for our mini novice competitors today at Eridge and East Sussex PC SJ at Golden Cross.  Well done to Hope, Mia and Sam who were 1st, 5th and 7th in the 60cms class with a WIN for the AVHPC team.  Congratulations!

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A special mention to Florence who jumped two rounds off the lead rein and also to Hannah who conquered her nerves and jumped 2 rounds, getting a 7th place in one class.  Well done!

NEW – Thanks everyone who came to the Tetrathlon on Saturday, we hope you had a great time.  Thanks to all the Ashford Valley members past and present and their families and friends who volunteered in the days beforehand and on the day, we could not have done it without you.  Results here and NEW* AV report here

NEW – The Hunting certificate will now take place in May half term; provisionally booked for 1st June

NEW – AVTH social ride – On Sunday 8th May, Gary Pettett has organised an AVTH Social Ride at Wittersham.  To book please call or text Gary on 07974 827686. This is always a great way to enjoy a sociable ride, keep horses fit and meet new friends.

NEW – KENT TARGET POLOCROSSE CLUB AND PONY CLUB POLOCROSSE TRAINING DAY  Saturday 28th May 2016 at Risebridge Farm, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HN  ALL WELCOME, INCLUDING COMPLETE BEGINNERS! info here polocrosse day may 2016

IMPORTANT NOTE: The PC rules for body protectors have changed this year.  Body Protectors used for Cross Country and Pony Racing MUST meet BETA 2009 Level 3 standard (purple label).  Please check your back protectors before the XC season, some members have found that even some newish BPs are not compliant!  Full info here 

Well done  to Toby who won the mini boys Tetrathlon at Ardingly last weekend,  Ajay was 2nd in the shoot & Oscar won the swim – and the boys were first overall.

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Mid Surrey PC Eventers Challenge with big prizes for winners on 10th April, schedule here

National Tri Championships update


 (As a guide children should be 12 and capable of caring for themselves and their ponies for 5 days in order to attend senior camp.  If you wish to discuss please call Pippa 07887 855 473 who will be happy to chat to you.)

Wow look at that trophy!!  AVPC on the podium for mounted games too, more info here …..

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Well done to Jess, Josie and Ella who had great clears rounds at Eaglesfield today to win the Novice 80cms class, well done girls! (and bad luck to Aidan for being the scratch score this time)

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Tetrathlon schedule here

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

AVHPC’s own ODE from level 1 to Level 3 will take place on Sunday 28th August 2016 at Bonfleur.


Mounted Games success

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

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


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Mini team GX Jan 2016


Report from Cicely from Regional and National Tetrathlon

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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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