Friday August 28, 2015
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Updated 19th August 2015



AVHPC ODE 30 8 15 schedule Bonfleur

   :arrow:  :-( Great Chart Happy Hack Sunday 23rd August CANCELLED (see their facebook page for more info)

Romney Marsh and Area Tet report here 


This is what it is all about, making memories and happy faces, well done!  Full report to follow…

Boots Hickstead 2015

 Mini ODE on 17th August schedule on schedules page

RMPC Eventers Challenge schedule 5th September on schedules page

Doddington Ride and Eridge PC Hunter Trials 13th September, schedules here

Ploughing Match Show and Gymkhana 19th September schedule here

AVH Hunter Trials at Bonfleur on 20th  September, Schedule here – Get your entries in EARLY please, the last 2 years they have closed entries before the closing date!



Junior camp is over for another year, a huge thanks to the Jefferson sisters led by Zoe for organising everything and to the Gilhespy family for a great venue and the sunshine!IMG_4641

Please support our sponsors to thank them for their donations for camp shirts and rosettes; Country Style Recycling Ltd, Barks Headcorn, Beauty by Sarah Jane Burnett, Clip Clop, Lovelace Farm Fishery and fgsagri

Camp T shirt 2015

And another wonderful week at Senior Camp too, huge thanks to the Hill Family for letting us use their land and their pool and to all the Mums and friends who helped make it a great week.

Senior camp 2015

Junior camp photos here and senior camp photos here


south east rider

Pick up a copy of August’s South East Rider Magazine to see more about AVHPC,      by our very own Josie Hannett.


Breaking news…..ENGLAND won the Four Nations Pony Club polo crosse. George Power was captain of juniors and England juniors were also winners of their division.

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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.”

Well done to our eventers!

The Mini Girls Team of Mia, Amber and Josie  won the Mini Team competition at Eridge One Day Event on 7th June with a 2nd individual for Amber and 3rd place for Mia

On 14th June Mia and Josie were both first in the dressage, 1st individually and joined by Amber were 2nd in the Level 1 Team event at the ODE at East Sussex Pony Club.   Well done to Amy Tate too who was 4th in the level 2 section.

We had more success at Lockskinners on Sunday 21st June ;  Level 2 85cm – AVPC Team were placed 2nd (EP, Laura Brightling, Livvy Reeves and Julia Ransom) and Livvy was 3rd Individual, EP  6th, Julia 8th  and Laura 9th.  Level 2 75cm – Section A – Amy Tate placed 3rd and Best Dressage.  Section B – Josie Tabb placed 3rd.  Level 1 60cms – Aidan 9th individual and 4th team.  In the Combined training AJ and Oscar were placed in a mixed team and AJ was 8th individual too.

Well done on some fabulous dressages scores too, all that flatwork practice has paid off! 

Report from Laura at Regional Tetrathlon competition





Updated information about our pony club branch and the role of parents


Pony Prep Plus website from the Pony Club  The latest update to The Pony Club’s e learning system has launched today at Olympia, the London International Horse Show. is the next level of The Pony Club’s e learning site  Since launching in 2010, PonyPrep has been enjoyed by over 200,000 users working towards their D-C level Pony Club Efficiency Tests and has also won an e learning award, so it is very much hoped that PonyPrep Plus will enjoy the same level of success. PonyPrep Plus is based around the same concept as PonyPrep, enhancing the vocational training The Pony Club already offers, but as the next level on, it is based on The Pony Club’s C+ Efficiency Test and associated age bracket upwards, both in terms of content but also in look, feel and interactivity.


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Hickstead mini team

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