Monday June 27, 2016
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Updated – 26/6/16


Well done to Amelia, Chloe, George, Anne, Viva, Kelcey and, last but by no means least, Grace who all passed their Mini Riding and Road Safety badge, doesn’t Grace look pleased with her first badge!  Congratulations also to Amelia, Chloe, Josie, Maisie and Red who passed their Road Safety Achievement badge the next day too.

Grace RRS

Our junior eventers are doing well, Well done to Daisy who came 5th at mid Surrey ode on Saturday 11th, she finished on her dressage score – no jumping penalties at all.

Daisy mid surrey ODE

5th and 6th June was a good weekend for Ashford Valley….


That looks big Laura!!

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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!

William and Laura


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!

Hope Eridge Tet June 2016

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Sunday 5th June – Wivelsden ODE – Sophie Killick achieved 5th place in the Level 2 with a clear XC and one pole in the SJ,  Well done too to Amy who came came 6th in the level 3 (her first one). She got best dressage (26), clear sj and although she was not quite clear XC the course was massive – more than half the jumps were also in 1m class! – Well Done Sophie, Amy and Blue!


Well done to Toby, Isla and Allisya who were all placed show jumping at the Romney Marsh PCShow and to new member Jack who won the best rider for under 8s.

 Monday 30th May – Balcombe ODE  – Amy Tate, Sebastian Mead, Emma Simpson and Gabrielle Gillespie entered a team at the Balcombe ODE.  All had a great day, but despite fantastic riding by all, the team were sadly not placed.  Amy did get the Best Dressage award though.

Well done George Parrish picked to play for England in the tri nations in Ireland at Polocross.  Good luck!

Well done to Freddie winner of the Mini Boys Tetrathlon at Eridge with a first in the swim and a clear round.  Congratulations!  Full report here .……

Pentathlon training

Huge congratulations to Ajay, Oscar, Maisy, Sam and Ruby who came 3rd at Penshurst in the Area 11 mounted games junior section and are on their way to the Zone finals in July in Warwick.

Area 3rd

NEW – Report and Video of last weekend’s mounted games fun here

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,  and Hannah who was 5th.

Allisya RMPC CT May 2016

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

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!

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.

mini boys ardingly

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

PCC march 2016

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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Mounted Games success

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


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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