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Updated 9/7/18

We are very proud to have individuals qualified at every area event this year.   Thanks to all the parents who made sure you were in the right place at the right time and all our lovely instructors who helped you, and in particular our Chief Keely.  Good luck to Maisy, Sophie, Red, Josie,  Liv, Fred, Laura, Isabella and Red.  Have fun!

Area Show-Jumping 15th July 2018

Well done to Jess and Murphy who are off to the PC National Champs in the 1M showjumping class.  And to Maisy Vane, Sophie Stern, Red Robinson and Josie Boxall who finished in 5th place at area and qualified for the Regional Finals

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Area Tetrathlon 7th and 8th July

What an amazingly hot weekend to do tetrathlon, the shoot and swim were fun but running and riding was hot hot hot! Congratulations to Liv and Fred who qualified for the National Champs and to Laura who is on her way to the Regional Tet competition too. Full report soon…

Liv and Laura area tet

Area Dressage 1st July – Well done to our Area Dressage Competitors, another very long and hot day. IsabellaR was 4th and QUALIFIED for the Regional Champs, Jess was in a mixed team who came 5th, our Novice Team of Fred, Olivia, Red and Aidan were all competing at this level for the first time with Aidan 9th and Fred 10th. Well done everyone. Have fun at Keysoe Isabella!

Isabella R area dressage



**NEW** ODE Results and links to photos

Area eventing 26th June – Well done to our Ashford Valley members, Red Robinson who qualified for the Regional Championships and to Freddie JP who qualified for the Pony Club National Champs.  Good Luck!

10/6/18 East Sussex ODE and Tet this weekend – results as we get them…..  Jacob 5th, Harry 7th and Lilly 9th individually and 2nd team in the Under 8s Tet section.

East Sussex Tet
 And George’s first ever tet win! He won the Tadpoles class with a personal best for the shoot and a clear jump (one of only 2 that day)!  and Harry did his first jump off the lead rein!  Don’t they look pleased with themselves!?
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This is all our little people at the riding section of the East Sussex Tet – Lara, Florence, Charles, Harry, Lilly and Jacob, so lovely to see you all together on your ponies.
Mini East Sussex
Fred, Aidan and Toby were 4th, 6th and 7th individually and 1st (and only!) junior boys tet team.  Fred was also 4th in the PC90 at the ODE.  No photos or Ruby sadly but she had a great day and won her tet section and 2nd in the 70 cms ODE.  Well done.


And Sam was 2nd individual in his Tet section, winning the run too.  Well done!

East Sussex Tet 2

The week that was May half term….   It’s been a week of rallies. We have had members attending a successful eventers’ training day at Comphurst Cross Country. Excellent training over all 3 phases was delivered by our 3 coaches, Emma McGurk, Camilla Kruger and Penny Sangster. An educational day for all attendees. We have also had a polocrosse rally, a very well-attended unmounted stable management rally and a wonderful Mini XC rally. Thanks to our Chief for organising. We salute you…

Daisy CXC
On Sunday, 20 members baked at Bonfleur enjoying the last cross country rally before Area Eventing 2018 (you may have heard that we are hosting this). Matt Selby’s excellent coaching saw the 60cm group confidently jumping the brush fence drop into water as the first aider had a quiet panic attack. Sam C performed an extremely graceful swan dive to cool off. All the groups did exceptionally well with Matt complimenting them on the improvements in their riding. Get those entries in for Area guys!
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It’s also been a week for you all getting out and flying the flag for AVHPC. On Saturday 2 June, 3 of our members ventured out of Area 11 into the green pastures of Area 12, having entered the South Oxfordshire Hunt branch’s ODE. The SOHPC ran a fantastic event in the grounds of Hambleden Estate, near Henley-on-Thames. The classes ranged from PC90 up to PC110, the latter running round the majority of the BE course. All 3 had a great day with Lara and Nelly tackling their first PC110 and Aidan the PC90, with all having 1 down show jumping and clear cross country, some faster then others! Lara came 8th in a very hot section. Well done.
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On Sunday, we also had members in the frillies at the RMPC show. This is a lovely annual competition with lots of classes from showing to working hunter and show jumping to best rider. It is a lovely opportunity to attend a traditional pony club show and we thoroughly recommend it to our younger members. Isabella Randolph was in the ribbons with a 2nd in working hunter, a 3rd in the 70cm showjumping and a 6th in the 60cm. Jack Finn came 4th in the 70cm scurry (bet that was fun) and Georgie was 4th in Mountain and Morland .
On the Tetrathlon front, Freddie J-P was selected to represent Southern England. He had a great shoot of 880 and a solid swim and run too- they ran in groups of 10 which was a novel experience and created a great atmosphere! The ride section was challenging to say the least but Freddie tackled it with gusto and finished within the time but picked up penalties for taking some of the L-fences- team instruction was to get home safely and that’s exactly what he did! A great experience and a great weekend – looking forward to next year where he hopes to be joined by both Aidan and Toby!
Fred regional tet
In a very hot triathlon at Eridge pony club, Lauren won the junior girls, winning the swim and the run in the process. James was 3rd in the Tadpoles. Jacob was 2nd and Lilly 7th in the Beanies. Lilly had an amazing first ever Triathlon swim. Roll on next weekend at East Sussex!
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Good luck to all of you out this coming weekend. Sit up and kick on! (PS if we missed you out email Julia and send a photo for a chance to feature too!)

20/5/18  A lovely weekend for our members. Combined training at Eridge Pony Club, with Charlie winning his class, Matilda & Tommy who were competing in their first ever event took 3rd place in the 40cm, Sophie was 3rd in the 80cms and Holly took 2nd place in the 70cms with all going clear in the jumping. Well done

Over in East Kent Hunt PC, our tetrathletes had a busy weekend with James first, winning the run, swim and shoot and Jacob 5th, Fred, Aidan and Toby 2nd junior boys team and Olivia 1st in the Intermediate girls. Special mention to Lara. 2nd place in her first tetrathlon, riding a pony she’s only been on twice, and having only had six practice shots from the required 7m!   Today was also the EK ODE, Daisy and Fred were 3rd and 6th, well done to Daisy on super cob Melon, dressage practice is paying off.Matilda Eridge

Holly Eridge CTDaisy EK OSE

Belated congratulations to all our members who passed their Achievement tests last weekend (5/5), including Megan, Sophie, Ruby, Sophie and Hope who passed their D plus tests. And to Lilly, Isabella, Matilda, George, Megan and Sophie who passed their D tests and George and Charlie their E tests, well done all.

D plus test

E test

Jacob was our sole representative at the West Kent Meopham triathlon on Saturday 5th, but it was well worth going. He equalled his PB in the swim and a second in the run meant he finished 3rd overall.  Well done.

Jacob WKM TetAt the Area MG competition on 6th May, the Junior team came a credible 3rd  bearing in mind this is their first competition and had only practiced together once before! The team was Viva, Ruby, Florence, George and Harry (unmounted). They also came 3rd in the Tack and Turnout.  Area MG 2Area MG 1

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Congratulations to George, Sophie B, Megan, Isabella and Matilda who all passed their Mini Road Rider badge and to Hope and Sophie S who passed their Road Rider Badge this weekend.  Well done!

Well done to our fabulous 4 who braved very cold conditions yesterday and were amazing to come 3rd at the West Kent Sevenoaks mounted games competition.


Dates for your diary…. Open Arena Eventing, Duckhurst Farm Equestrian Centre, Staplehurst , 10th November,  15th December &  16th February 2019

Tet update 22/4/18 A real team effort on Sunday with the Bickley, Smith & Channon families representing AV at The Mid Surrey Tet . First time out on grass for all of us over a very twisty course meant that everyone picked up a few penalties in the ride but some brilliant results in the other phases. James won his class taking best run & swim.  Lauren won her shoot with a PB as well as the run & swim, Florence had a great PB run & enjoyed her ride on the XC course. Jacob finished 4 th with a great all round performance as did Toby in the junior boys section .

mid surrey tet

So proud of some of our smallest riders and their leaders, WINNERS at their first Mounted Game competition today – well done to Jacob, Lilly, Charlie and Harry

1st mini MG



Another busy weekend starting with Mounted Games practice yesterday. Today we had several teams at Romney Marsh Arena Eventing competition. 3rd individual for Tilly and Mini who were joined in the 60cms team with Holly, Chloe and Lauren for 2nd place. Our 70cms team of Sophie, Holly and Red were 5th.

RMPC 180325 60cms

In the 90cms class, a win for Amy and a great double clear for Seb on his first competition on his new horse, to give them a 2nd team place with Julia and Georgie and also a 6th team place for Daisy with a lovely double clear, Toby and Laura.RMPC 180325 90cms everyoneRMPC 180325 90cms

Meanwhile in Surrey Aidan and Skips were strutting their stuff for a 3rd place in the warm up class and just missing out on a top 10 placing in the 2nd round Dengie Dressage competition.

Well done everyone

Happy Mothers Day to all our Tet Mummies who spent the whole weekend in Surrey.  A good start to the season with some personal best scores and this happy quartet were 3rd, 2nd, 5th and 4th respectively.

OS&B tet 180311

Well done too to Sam who won the shoot in his section and was 3rd individually.  Next competition is our own Tetrathlon on 14th and 15th April.

OS&B tet Sam 180311

Saddles for sale here from fellow PC members


On the very last day of half term it was a lovely sunny day at the last triathlon of the season, the under 8 team of Jacob, Harry & new members Tom & Toby did brilliantly to come first & another new boy Alex coming 4 th individually. So lovely to have some new faces representing us at this level. Lauren was 2nd in the Junior girls. Florence had A PB shoot & swim to finish 6th. Charles came 5th in the Mini boys having won the swim and the run too.   In the Mini mini George was 5th and James was 2nd. James won the swim and the run and their team was 1st.

The competition was the last in the Area 11 Winter Tri league with 5 events over the winter, overall Lauren was 3rd in the Junior Girls and Sam 3rd in the Mini boys.  Well done.



Well done to Amy, Jess and Will who won the 1M class on Sunday at Southdown Hunt PC showjumping competition, with Amy 3rd and Jess 4th individually too. Congratulations 


And finally on the last weekday of half term the sun shone, just in time for our polework rally

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14/2/18 Unmounted rally, lovely to see so many of you listening so hard in the cold, well done to all those who gained some badges and to those working on their next achievement test

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13/2/18 – Well done to our Senior Girls Show Jumping team of Daisy, Jess, Josie and Julia who endured freezing conditions and a very long day at Felbridge to come 6th team in the 90cms class today.

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Happy Jack, 2nd in the 60 and 70cms classes

A very happy Jess winner of the 1M class, with Bella Da Ball aka The Flying Cow!

A very happy Jess winner of the 1M class

6/1/18 Well done to Jacob, Lauren and James who all did fabulously well at today’s Area 11 training day and triathlon. They were all 2nd in their individual sections.  As you can see Jacob is is very excited with his highest ever individual placing and a PB score of 2180!

Jacob tri



Highlights of 2017

Well done to Jess Pearce who passed her B test this week.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Jess B test

Well done to Daisy, Olivia and Lauren (Junior Tet), EP (dressage) and Charlotte (SJ) who all represented us at the National Champs in 2017.

Daisy junior girls tet champs 2

EP Dressage champsCharlotte area

Tet girls at champs

mini mini event at EK ODE

West Kent sevenoaks Holly




All Pony Club Members and Ponies that are to represent their branch 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.  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. 

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

 At our Tetrathon competition 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!




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