Friday March 23, 2018
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Updated -23/3/18

ODE BOOKINGS NOW LIVE  ***AVH Pony Club members only- please remember we will NOT accept your entry if you don’t provide a helper for the whole day***


  • More Brigid dressage rallies
  • Arena eventing rally with Keely on 10th April – suitable for under 12s
  • Under 11s rallies in Easter added on bookings page 6th and 13th April 
  • Mounted Games rally rescheduled from 17th to 24th, your entry will be moved over – entries still open to others if you would like to book in, also additional date on 30th March
  • NEW SJ RALLY DATE ADDED IN MAY – This is indoors at Duckhurst as it seems the weather is not in our favour to be able to run SJ rallies outside yet BOOK HERE

Tetrathlon schedule now available 


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.

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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

mix unmounted

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.

Girls at Felbridge 180213Jess at Felbridge


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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





Well done to Millie Seymour who passed her Riding and Road Safety Achievement Badge, special congratulations as it was on a horse she had never ridden before.  WELL DONE!

A successful day at the East Kent PC Tetrathlon, a BIG welcome to the Stanley Family who have joined our lovely tet community.  More photos and report to follow….

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East Kent Tet 171027 teenies

Well done Freddie who was 4th at the Grassroots Eventing Champs at Keysoe on 10th September.

fred grassroots champs

P.S. Well done to Aidan too, no rosette but nearly 70% at the Regional Dressage Champs.
Aidan and FP2
 A great weekend was had by all AVPC Competitors at RMPC Tet at the weekend. The youngest members  did brilliantly with James sweeping the board again George was 2nd, Jacob 4th & Harry 5th. Florence competed up as a mini mini so shot for the first time ending up 4th. Sam had a great 920 shoot & just 1 unlucky stop across country , Charles went clear, had a great swim & improved shoot to win the mini novice class. Lauren had a great all round performance with an almost clear round on lovely Lilly to take the junior novice girls class . Toby won his swim & had a great clear round to finish 3rd in junior boys.  Well done everyone.

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Well done to all at Romney Marsh ODE today – Hope, Sophie and Ruby were 2nd team in the PC70 class, Isabella and Blue – best Dressage in the PC70,  Freddie, Red, Lauren and Josie, team 3rd in the PC80,  and Amy and Cheeky- best dressage and 1st place in the PC90!


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 this year.

Daisy junior girls tet champs 2

EP Dressage champsCharlotte area

Tet girls at champs

Our Mini Event team, cute and talented!  First Team and individually 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th at the East Kent ODE

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

West Kent sevenoaks Holly



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




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. 

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 AVHPC 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

 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

GX girls 170219

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 CrossBoots Hickstead 2015IMG_0162




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