Thursday October 19, 2017
Recent Events

CAMPS

Senior Camp 24 – 28 July 2017

12 of our seniors attended the 5 day camp at Molland.  A fantastic location on the edge of Exmoor that gave everyone the opportunity to ride across the moor and to take advantage of the great cross country course.  First class tuition from some great instructors, fabulous food prepared and served by the parents (“thank you” Jo Davies for organising it all), lots of extra activities without the ponies and rounded off by a very funny musical ride.  Thank you to everyone who took part it was a very happy five days, we hope you enjoyed as much as we did!

Awards at Camp

Most Improved in each ride: Fraser Boundy, Lily Cronk, Ed Broggio

Overall Most Improved: Fraser Boundy

Highest Points Award:  Jess Cumings

Endeavour: Alice Cross

Best Dressage: Zoe Davies

Best Pony Club Pony: Tilly (Chloe Sanders)

Best Young Pony: Mystic Meg (Molly Matthews)

Best Boy: Fraser Boundy

Outstanding Camp Member: Isobel Davies

Junior Camp 7 – 9 August 2017

This was a three day camp which we held at Molland and we had 23 members attend who were divided into four rides.  It was great to have four boys (Matthew Boundy, Callum Jackson, Zac Flanagan and Freddie Barlow) and much to our surprise their sleeping quarters were by far the tidiest!

Big thank you must go to all the parents who provided mountains of food and to Sharon Thorne for co-ordinating the catering.  Our new cooker has proved a big success and means we can provide three cooked meals each day.

The final day of camp is always slightly stressful as we ask the children to plait their ponies, remember and perform a dressage test and do a round of show jumping all without the aid of their mothers.  Lots of children achieved their personal best and should be very proud of their achievements.  By the end of the three days there were lots of very tired children but they all went home with rosettes, happy memories and lots of stories to tell their parents.

Awards:

Most improved rider in each ride: Lauren Dawson, Emily Jones, Matthew Boundy and Bethany Floyd

Overall Most Improved: Bethany Floyd

Best Combination: Zac Flanagan and Skippy

Endeavour: Lucy Floyd

Best dressage score: Matthew Boundy

Most Helpful Camper: Ruby Fraser

Pony Club Pony: Mistie (Emily Jones)

D Tests: Eleanor Burgess, Bethany Floyd, Lucy Floyd

 

Mini Camp 31 July to 1st August 2017

A two day camp designed for the Under 8 year olds.  This event was held at Eastwood by the kind invitation of Keith and Janet Cumings.  We had nine members attend who had the chance to ride in the school, in the field and over the mini cross country course.  The children on the lead rein had the benefit of being lead by five of our Senior members who were extremely fit and agile and must have run several miles.  Picnic lunches and games in the garden were greatly enjoyed and we had a lovely afternoon with parents and friends culminating in Prize Giving.

Awards:

Most Improved in each ride: James Thorne & Alice Fraser

Best Combination: Abigail Payne & Lou Lou

Badges:

Working Dogs: Thomas Scott, Tabitha Vaux, Grace Hosegood & Alice Fraser

Pony Behaviour: Abigail Payne, James Thorne, Rosie Jones, Issy Joyner, Casey Binding

E Test: Thomas Scott, Grace Hosegood

 

FUN DAY AT EASTWOOD – 22 August 2017

A great afternoon was organised with clear round jumping, Prince Philip Cup games, a treasure hunt, a picnic, loads of sweets and rosettes.

Thank you very much Janet, Nicky, Sharon, Sara and Rachel for making it such fun.