Monday May 28, 2018
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Updated -12/5/18


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 tests. And to Isabella, Matilda, George, Megan and Sophie who passed their D tests and George and Charlie their E tests, well done all.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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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