Tuesday December 23, 2014
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Updated 21/12/14




On Monday 29th December 2014

Blue Barn Equestrian Centre, Great Chart

Free Fun Rally 11-1pm

Café will be open for buying lunch and refreshments

Prizegiving 2.00pm

Cups and PC colours will be presented


Please book your free rally place with Nicky Ransom

bryan.ransom@tiscali.co.uk or 07810546757


Children’s Hunt, Tuesday 23rd December 11am in Cranbrook, Please book directly with Hunt Secretary Christina Back christina.back@ashfordvalleyhunt.co.uk or 07759 019506. Adults by invitation or prior arrangement only.

MORE Dates for your diary for next summer here!

Base layers on our clothing pages, for xc phase in eventing and xc and run phases of tet – Ideal Christmas pressie!

C+ and B test training to commence in the New Year.  At present we envisage that this will comprise: 2-4 evening sessions per month of stable management; and 2 weekend sessions per month of ride training.  The C+ Test date will be February half term. The B Test Care will be over Easter, with the Ride test taking place during the summer. All B Test dates are set by Area.  Please look at The Pony Club website at http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/tests_and_achievements/efficiency_tests/ to understand what is involved at each level.  Please could you then email  cloffy@msn.com if you are interested in taking either your C+ or B Tests.

Area 11 Polocrosse Training –  Tuesday 30th December, sessions from 1.30pm Polocrosse for all ages and levels of experience. Beginners welcome. One and a half hour fun sessions in small groups with qualified coach, Anna Kish. Starting with 20 minutes stick and ball training on foot, followed by training on your pony. At Risebridge Farm, Peasley Lane, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HN Cost: £10 For more information, and to book your place please contact: Siân Griffiths sian@stonelinkfarm.co.uk 07737 286407

Successful day at the tet for all concerned, more info and photos here

Ashford Valley’s Chief Instructor, Keeley Harrison is looking for full and part time staff for her yard at Lower Benchley Farm, for more details call her on 07958 677634

Well done and thanks to everyone who represented Ashford Valley Hunt Pony Club this summer.

Saturday 9th August was the interbranch showjumping at Hickstead, we had 28 ponies and children competing on a hot and tiring day.  This is our Mini Cubs team of Livy, Will, Daisy and Aidan who jumped 6 clear rounds between them and in an exciting jump off missed a rosette by the tiniest of margins to come 11th out of 40 teams.  Well done to all of you!  Lots more photos and full report here….
Hickstead mini team
On Sunday 20th July, 20 members represented Ashford Valley at the Area 11 tetrathlon.  We had a successful and fun day!   Full report here.

On Sunday 13th we had a successful day at  area Show Jumping at Walton-on-the-Hill in Surrey, *update on placings and More photos here*

**Congratulations to Emily Freeman who picked up one of the qualifying slots at Intermediate level by coming 2nd  well done Emily!**

Emily 2nd Area SJ
Congratulations to Hannah Parsler and Toffee who won their class and also won best dressage at Southdown Hunt East ODE in East Sussex.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 13th July –  we all had a great but exhausting day at the Kent Show more information here

July 2014 Kent show 047


Please note Keely’s email has been hacked so please use her mobile number until further notice 07958 677634