Updated – 23rd July 2016
Congratulations to the following who passed their tests today – Amelia K (D, D+ test), Hope R (D, D+ test), Josie B (D, D+ test), Maisie P (D, D+ test), Lilly J (E test), Kelcey H (E test), Gabreilla F (E test), George S (E test), Grace P (E Test), Viva M ( D test), Sophie S (E, D Test), Holly K (E, D Test) After all their hardwork they celebrated with a picnic and a fun lesson on the XC course. Poor Lilly had a dunking in water at the beginning of her XC hour and then carried on for the rest of the hour squelching as she went but smiling until the end!
Good luck to our Area and Regional Tetrathletes on Saturday and Sunday at Tonbridge and Eridge Park.
Senior campers – the pool will be open, don’t forget your cossie!
The Ashford Valley riders have had a fab weekend at Brightling ODE and Area Dressage.
Romney Marsh ODE at Brightling on Saturday – Gabrielle Gillespie and Sophie Killick did the Level 2 80cm with Sophie getting 2nd place.
Our team for the Level 3 90cm of Tilly Hastilow, Will Reeves and Amy Tate were very pleased to achieve 3rd place. Amy was placed 1st individually and also Best Dressage and Tilly was placed 4th.
A huge, huge thank you to Keely our chief instructor for all her help on the day.
Sunday – Area Dressage
Another fantastic day for the Ashford Valley.
Our team for the Novice Dressage consisted of Tilly Hastilow, EP, Emily Brightling,and Amy Tate (pictured below) and achieved a very respectable 4th place.
Amy came 2nd, Tilly 5th, EP 5th and Emily 9th individually in their respective rings.
Lara Jackson was also placed 4th in the Intermediate class.
Well done everyone, a great weekends riding.
OUR ODE WILL BE HELD ON 28TH AUGUST AT BONFLEUR (CLOSING DATE 18/8/16)
CLASSES FROM LEVEL 1 TO LEVEL 3, PONY CLUB MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS WELCOME
HOLD THE DATE!
ASHFORD VALLEY PONY CLUB EVENTER’S CHALLENGE
Indoor jumping, with a mix of portable and rustic XC type fences and coloured show jumps.
Classes from 60 to 90cms.
Monday 24th October 2016 at Duckhurst Farm, Staplehurst
Schedule will be posted here in due course….
Dates for your diary -
Winter SJ rallies at Duckhurst
Another lovely weekend for Ashford Valley
Congratulations to the Boys! George, Finley and Sam who were placed 6th out of 26 teams at Felbridge on Sunday and are on their way to the regional championships in Bedford in September.
They jumped 7 clear rounds between them on Sunday. Well done!
Well done to our Junior Mounted Games team who competed at the Zones on Saturday in Warwick.
It’s our first team qualification in over 14 years and we are very proud of you all.
Sam, Ajay, Oscar, Maisie and Ruby!
7th out of 14 teams and tantalisingly close to qualification. Well done everyone, it looks like you had a great time
Fabulous rosettes too!
Congratulations we are very pleased and proud of every one of you; those who went to Zones and those who have competed in our other MG teams this year.
Thanks to Emma and everyone who has helped you train, and your parents for their dedication in bringing you to team practice every week too.
WELL DONE ALL!
5th and 6th June was a good weekend for Ashford Valley….
That looks big Laura!!
Well done to Laura who represented us at Regional Tet Champs. She had a good start with a PB of 900 in her shoot and her usual epic swim. She found the run hard on Sunday and there are some amazing running athletes. The XC course was again like a mini Badminton. The Course Steward explained he was tasked to create a 4* technical course at 90cm height and he achieved it! There were 8 a/b or a/b/c combinations out of 20 jumps and even a jump in the water which is normally only in Novice eventing classes. Laura and her pony William flew round and although they had a few penalties they managed some very technical jumps and William was fit and really up for it! They even flew that huge Trakener. Well done Laura and William!
Well done to Hope who was 2nd in her class at the Eridge ODE, also to Lauren and Aidan who were 3rd and 6th in the level 1 class and to Jess who missed a rosette by 0.5 of a penalty in the Level 2. Hard work paying off!