Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Updated -14/8/17

Times for SJ and XC rallies now live

A brilliant time was had by our junior Girls and their families at the Tetrathlon National Champs near Hull. The girls put on a brave determined effort and had personal bests in all disciplines. The star of the team was the grey Supercob Melon with a beautiful clear round. Well done girls

Tet girls at champsDaisy junior girls tet champs 2

Good luck too to EP and Charlotte off  to the National PC Championships to represent us at dressage and showjumping next weekend.   Have a brilliant time and lots of fun.

EP Dressage champsCharlotte area

We are having a good week! On 9th August our mini mini eventing team of Grace, Jacob, Lily and Jessica has had an fabulous first time out at the East Kent Hunt PC​ ODE.  They were 1st team and individually 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.  What a debut!

mini mini event at EK ODE

Hickstead 2017 – Congratulations to Freddie who was 2nd in the individual 80cms competition at Hickstead on 5th August.  The team of Elizabeth, Liv, Freddie and Aidan all jumped double clear too and were 2nd out of 39 teams.  Well done to you all.  Full report to follow….

Hickstead teams August 2017

Pony wanted – can you help please?

Keely has various girth, numnahs, and odd bits of tack – nothing over a £5, come and have a rummage and make her an offer.


23/24th July
A long but rewarding weekend at Area Tetrathlon at Tonbridge School and Eridge Park.
The Junior girls team was 4th with Olivia qualifying for finals! Also Ashford Valley had a clean sweep of the junior girls area 11 league! Olivia 1st, Laura 2nd, Daisy 3rd.
area tet girls
The Junior Boys team of Freddie, Toby and Aidan also had a brilliant day, Fred and Aidan tackled the very big 90 course. One stop for Aidan and a clear for Fred, with Toby borrowing his brother’s horse and showing a big improvement Really well ridden boys! A great 2nd place for their team, with Fred 5th individual and Aidan 8th. Fred was 3rd in the Area 11 league and Aidan 6th.
tet boys area ride
Ruby also had a stunning win of the Mini Mini Girls competition and James and Florence were 3rd and 10th in the under 8 competition.
Well done all!

Well done to all who passed their achievement tests – Jessica and Jacob E test, E testFlorence, Charles and George D test,

D testSam and Evie D plus Test.

D plus testWell ridden everyone!

Date for your diary: Winter SJ rallies at Duckhurst all from 5.30pm:  Monday 2nd October, Friday 3rd November, Monday 4th December, Friday 5th January, Monday 5th February, Friday 2nd March

Fabulously proud of Charlotte and Poppy who were 2nd in the Open Class at area SJ on 9th July and have qualified for the National Champs CONGRATULATIONS!

Charlotte area

All ODE results here

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West Kent sevenoaks Holly

Saturday 17th June – East Sussex PC Tet, Dressage and Eventers Challenge -  Happy birthday Blackie and well done Jacob xx


Well done to our ODE teams and individuals today at East Kent ODE, including the lovely Johnny who was 4th in the PC90 class.


An educational half term week of rallies with biomechanics, show jumping, cross country and a working rally. Some excellent and brave riding has been seen alongside some occasional dismounting! All ages catered for from our older children managing a rally in between exam revision and this lovely trio venturing off the lead rein confidently into and out of the water jump.

Mini XC rally May 2017



REMINDERS, don’t get caught out!

PONY CLUB HAT AND BODY PROTECTOR RULES HERE –  Please check your child’s hat and body protector now before you start competing this summer and before you attend camp.  No fixed peaks for cross country rallies.

All Pony Club Members and Ponies that are to represent the branch this year at Area level in any discipline including Dressage, SJ, Eventing, Tetrathlon, Mounted Games (juniors and seniors) and Polocrosse must have attended three working rallies on separate days.

Also don’t forget that ponies must be vaccinated for camp, area and Hickstead, you have time to get it done before camp if you act quickly.  Your pony’s passport must show that they has received TWO injections for PRIMARY vaccination against equine influenza given no less than 21 DAYS and no more than 92 DAYS apart. (Only these first two injections need to have been given before the horse may attend camp/competitions).  More details here

Qualification at National Championships, Regional Tet or Mounted Games Zone finals. The Committee is keen to support those who qualify for these competitions and is pleased to be able to fund the cost of 50% of your stabling and entry fees. This subsidy is reviewed annually depending on the Club’s funds.  If you have any queries please contact your team manager. 

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Well done to Tom Jackson, Ex AVHPC Member and one of our Instructors, as he tackled Badminton for the first time and got round all 3 phases.  So proud of you!!

Very many thanks to Tim Wilkinson, Eventing Images for this well timed photo of Tom and his lovely horse Wes, who was Tom’s first horse when he was a AVHPV member.

Tom at Badminton

Much fun and chocolate had by all at the Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday 11th April.

Easter egg hunt 2017 a

Easter egg hunt 2017 b

Easter egg hunt 2017  b

 Pride of place goes to our very cute winning triathlon team.  WELL DONE!!

Triathlon boys win


What a busy February half term; 36 children for a gridwork rally, a triathlon, two badge rallies, dressage training and a team SJ competition at the weekend.  Well done to George, Florence and Charles who gained their mini Road Rider Badge.

Mini RR Feb 2017

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Fun at badge rally today!  They did their equine first aid, farming, perfect paddock, dressage markers and loading badges – well done all

Badge rally


A great time was had by those who attended the Christmas XC and Gallops rally with Tom Jackson at Littleton Manor.  We managed to avoid all the rain and no-one fell off!


C test success


After a wet start to the summer Nelly ended on a high and has passed her B test!  Well done from all at Ashford Valley Pony Club.



Liv Golden CrossTet MM boys EK Oct 2015Mounted Games Oct 2015Boots Hickstead 2015IMG_0162

Erdige Mini mini tet girls 2



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Hickstead mini team

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