The Bicester and Warden Hill Hunt branch started in 1930 and covers the same area as the hunt from which it takes its name and with whom it has strong links. The southern part is almost a square, the boundaries of which are defined by the towns and larger villages of Banbury, Brackley and Buckingham a kink to Winslow then south to Aylesbury. Further south to Thame then west to Horton cum Studley via Long Crendon to Kidlington then directly north to Banbury. On top of this is a triangle, from Banbury to the northern tip at Byfield, south via Marston St Lawrence to Brackley then west to Banbury to complete it.
The Bicester branch is a member of Pony Club Area 12.
We have approximately 200 members aged from 5 to 21 years old. We try to cater for everyone and run a programme of activities through out the year, including rallies, tests, achievement badges, fun rides, social occasions, specific discipline training, summer camps and a long distance ride.
Teams and individuals represented the branch at Area and Interbranch level in Dressage, Prix Caprilli, Eventing, Show Jumping and Tetrathlon this year. We aim to be a hospitable branch whose aim is to combine learning and training with fun and friendship.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
22 August – Hound Exercise (Mounted) : Bicester Hunt Kennels, Stratton Audley
27 August – Mini and Younger Juniors Fun Day : Chetwode Manor
31 August – Older Juniors and Seniors Fun Ride and Picnic : Home Farm, Bainton
6 September – XC Rally : Primrose Hill Farm, Gawcott
19 September – XC Rally : Kirtlington Park (5.30 pm)
20 September – Show Jumping Rally : Logg Farm, Oddington
The Following Bicester Members who have qualified for the Eventing National Championships in August:
- Bicester Open Eventing team: Leah Ann Moorman, Ellie Davis, Amy Struthers
- Wizzy Richards (Intermediate Level)
and also to:
- Lottie Tutt
Who has qualified to jump in the Newcomer’s Final at HOYS 2014 on Pene Grimster’s Colours of Romeo AND her own Jim Bob II
*** CLASSIFIED PAGE UPDATED 5 Aug 2014 ***