Sunday December 17, 2017

Christmas Rally and Newsletter now online.




A very early start and just before coming off the M1 the motorway closed just before the slip road caused a long delay turning what should have been a 2 hr journey to 4hrs so we where put to the end of the class.


Elizabeth Kitchener Clear

Molly Barnett 4 faults

Tilley Hutchings Campbell Clear

Kirsty Scott Clear



Molly 4 faults

Tilley 4 faults

Elizabeth retired

Kirsty 8 faults


Unfortunately unplaced but an amazing experience for all and they all rode brilliantly .



The Land Rover Pony Club South East Regional Championships (areas 6,8,11 & 12) Results.

Poppy Jackson represented MSPC at the Dressage Championships in Keysoe last weekend.

She did a lovely test with a great score of 65.24% (winner scored 71%) which put her in joint 15th.


Well done Poppy & Bertie!


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Mid Surrey Pony Club Championship

Fantastic Results from our MEMBERS

Harry Kitchener and Luke Townsend were invited to be part of the Southern Tetrathalon team

this year run by the Southern Region held at Southfield House, Nunney, Frome, Somerset,

They arrived Friday and helped set up the event, On Saturday they competed in the Shoot and Swim

And Sunday was the Ride and the Run. The ride was a superb up to high very technical cross country

Course which caused numerious penalties. Both Harry and Luke rode exceptionally well only incurring

a few faults – Overall Harry was 13th and Luke 10th fantastic results after a brilliant weekend.


The following weekend the boys travelled to Yorkshire alone with Max and George Kitchener to compete in the Tetrathlon National Championships. Harry represented Mid Surrey in the Open section

he was 8th  with a brilliant clear round xc, whereas Max, George and Luke in the Intermediate Section – Luke and Max both clear xc with Luke 4th Individually, and Max 15th with George getting the

award for the youngest competitor in the Intermediate section and the team was 2nd. Tasha Herholdt competed in the Junior Girls individual section and completed a brilliant clear xc


Finally the next weekend Harry and Sam Townsend had both qualified for the Pony Club Championships

at Chomondleley Castle in Cheshire in both the Open Show Jumping and Open Eventing classes.

Freya Hough and Alana Collett were their team members in the Open Show Jumping which was

Jumped on quite wet deep ground which caused numerious problems for riders. Freya was 5th Individual with the Team 10th overall – Brilliant result for them. The following day Freya competed in the Elite Show Jumping Class – first time Mid Surrey has every had a entry – The Ground again was tricky and she was placed 10th – Amazing – also on the Monday Harry and Sam Competed in the Open Eventing –– THE Open dressage test was in a long arena with Sam doing a PB OF 34.6, again ground conditions were not the best for the show jumping Causing faults and the xc course was really testing – both Harry and Sam were one of the few who finished clear inside the time across all the sections they both rode exceptional brilliant rounds with Harry finishing 11th in his section and Sam 7th – on the Monday was the Intermediate Show Jumping with Fran Lupoli, Jess Penn, Hannah Ingham and Sophie Roberts – this was class was causing enormous problems

Our members jumped well and finished just out of the places – Well done to them all – on the Friday

Stephaine Pitt represented Mid Surrey on Kerry in the Novice Individual Show Jumping she too

Jumped exceptionally well despite horrendous weather conditions

On Tuesday Jess Penn and Hannah Ingham competed in the Intermediate Eventing Jess did an amazing Clear Show Jumping round and Hannah clear xc – both members were just outside the



It was a amazing five days for Mid Surrey Members – Well done to you all for your efforts and

Your grooms and drivers who supported you all


Well done Mid Surrey


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Regional qualifiers for  Keysoe, Bedforshire        

Dressage  –  Poppy Jackson

Show Jumping  – 

Kirsty Steele, Alex Devonport, Elizabeth Kitchener, Bea Linke.


A bit of a mixed bag of results at championships although everyone rode well. Everyone tried really hard with really wet cold weather that played havoc with the going.  The SJ rings were like a ploughed fields at times, although the organisers did their best to roll the ground  and move all the show jumps for each class, inevitably the ground became deep in places.


Friday:       Stef Pitt has faults in both rounds of Novice Show jumping so was unplaced.

Saturday:  Open Individual SJ. Freya Hough double clear but rolled a pole in jump off. 5th . Alana Collett had a couple of unlucky poles.

Sunday:     Open Team SJ.  Freya Hough had another double clear.  Alana Collett had a couple of poles, Sam Townsend had a few poles as    did  Harry Kitchener.  Team were an amazing 10th Nationally and 11th Internationally.

Monday:   Open Eventing.  Harry went first and after a decent dressage had a few poles SJ but the first xc round of the day clear within the time,    closely followed by Sam who had a better dressage with a few SJ poles and the second xc round of the day clear within the time.  Of which there were only about 6 during the day. Harry was 11th in his arena and Sam rosetted in 7th place in his arena.

Intermediate SJ.  All had adventures and poles in the first and second rounds but  Jess Penn managed the only clear round for Mid Surrey in second round.  Team were Jess Penn, Fran Lupoli, Hannah Ingham and Sophie Roberts.

Elite SJ:  Freya Hough was 9th

Tuesday:  Intermediate Eventing.  Jess Penn had really good dressage, clear SJ but had an unlucky 20 penalties in the xc that put her from 2nd place out of the rosettes.  Hannah Ingham had one pole SJ and clear XC but not such a good dressage. 




 Talent Pathway Opportunity – Report from Jess.

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Ted and I recently went to the Pony Club Talent Pathway camp last weekend. It was an amazing experience and I feel very fortunate to have attended. One of my take alway’s was to write a piece for my Branch about it.

It was an absolutely amazing experience and everyone should really try for it next year. I was selected for the SJ track, but there are also Evening and Dressage tracks, 10 people per track. As well as SJ group and SJ individual sessions, I also had dismounted and mounted balance sessions, goal setting sessions and video feedback sessions, as well as personal mentoring, a session with a master saddler, ice breaking games and a barbecue.

They also taught my mum how to best help me warm up for classes. My instructor was Philippa Curry, she was amazing, and every track has accredited National level coaches. But the most important thing I learned was how much Teddy and I can do, and what we are ready for. For our final assessment round, we went round a full up course of 1.15m. Next year there will be Assessment days run in the Spring, and I definitely recommend you give it a try!




I was so lucky to get the opportunity to represent Mid Surrey in the invitational show jumping class at Royal Windsor Horse Show. The show was very busy and had an amazing atmosphere. The class is open height 1.10/1.15cm and as expected the course was technical and up to height. The atmosphere got to my young mare slightly and we picked up 4 faults at a very scary white double ! but she jumped the rest brilliantly. I would recommend anyone jumping the open tracks to put their name in the ballot for next year . It was a fantastic day.

Freya Hough

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Well done all the Midsurrey teams at our one day event.

Class one

Allegra Driscoll was 7th

Class Two

Helena Kitchener Libby Gallie Florence Hessling and Ruby Derrick where 4th team. With Libby winning and Florence coming 4th Class 3 Lucas Copper Thomas Edmonds Hannah Paul and Izzy Hobbs came 2nd as a team with Hannah coming 2nd Thomas 5th and Lucas 6th Also in class 3.

Rachel Harris Kezzia Arnold Izzy Webb and Ida Almqvist came 1st with Kezzia getting beat dressage and winning and Ida coming 3rd.

Class 4

Tilley Hutchings Campbell Alex Davenport Molly Barnet and Elizabeth Kitchener came 3rd with Tilley coming 2nd and Alex 3rd.Well done all the Midsurrey teams at our one day event.

Class one

Allegra Driscoll was 7th

Class Two

Helena Kitchener Libby Gallie Florence Hessling and Ruby Derrick where 4th team. With Libby winning and Florence coming 4th Class 3 Lucas Copper Thomas Edmonds Hannah Paul and Izzy Hobbs came 2nd as a team with Hannah coming 2nd Thomas 5th and Lucas 6th Also in class 3.

Rachel Harris Kezzia Arnold Izzy Webb and Ida Almqvist came 1st with Kezzia getting beat dressage and winning and Ida coming 3rd.

Class 4

Tilley Hutchings Campbell Alex Davenport Molly Barnet and Elizabeth Kitchener came 3rd with Tilley coming 2nd and Alex 3rd.




At the One Day Event on Sunday at Eridge Park, our 1m Intermediate team of Hannah Ingham, Jessica Penn, Becca Stannard and Claire Stallard-Penoyre had a wonderful day, with the team coming in First! A very very hilly course meant that a few time penalties were incurred however Hannah took an Individual First, Jessica was Third and Becca was Fifth overall.





Well done to the Mid Surrey Junior teams who did a great job at the pony & horse care area competition at Albourne on 23rd April gaining a very respectable 2nd place. Challenging questions and tough practical tests but a fun, enjoyable morning.

Well done girls.





Another convincing win at Penshurst this weekend

Well Done Lewis




Mid Surrey had a successful day at their Prince Phillip friendly held every year on Easter Saturday


The Mid Surrey mounted games event proved to be a very successful outing for the two teams that entered from the Mid Surrey Pony club. We had two teams that participated, one in the junior section and one in the minis. We were blessed with good conditions and strong turnout by all the pony clubs in the area. Mid Surrey’s mini team (which comprised of Hollie Heath, Max Heath, Libby Gallie and Lilly Duckett) were reigning champions from last year and although not always the fastest were again very consistent, at the end it was a very close call between the teams and Mid Surrey managed to retain their title and finished first out of a total of 8 teams.  The Mid Surrey Junior team (Thomas Edmonds, Ida Almqvist, Tilly Hutchings-Campbell and Ruby Beams) were entering the junior section for the first time and a little apprehensive about how they would fair, however they put in a fantastic performance and certainly adapted to jumping on and off their horses (though vaulting may be something we will need to practice!:)) and could hold their heads high with a respective fourth place finish out of seven teams.

A big congratulations to all the team members who had a great day and did amazingly well. So much so that the junior teams is now focusing on the Area mounted games, could a trip to Horse of the Year show be on the cards – only time will tell……

Mini Team Winners

Mini Team Winners

Junior Team 4th Place

Junior Team 4th Place


Last weekend Lewis Maxwell had a comfortable win representing Mid Surrey in the 148cm class at ASCOT

Congratulations Lewis and can you make it a hat trick?

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Well done to all of our members who represented Mid Surrey at the Dengie Championships.

Congratulations to Jessica Penn  on Midnight Temple who finished 6th in the 1m class.

The class had 86 competitors and only 12 made it through to jump off, so very well done!

Milly Phillips also made it through to the Championships but had an unlucky pole on the day.

But Fran Luponi WON the Debut Dengie Class held earlier in the day.

Well Done Fran (2nd April)






Congratulation to Lewis Maxwell on your Point to Point Win..

Fantastic well done xx



Applications for Summer Camp are now all available online.
Please see “Events at a glance” for our full and varied programme and how to book,
We would encourage you to pay by BACS or online where the services are available this will greatly help us with our administration, thank you.
Rally forms will be sent as usual by email to our current members,
If you are not a member but would be interested in joining us then please contact
Wendy Wrist
(MSPC Members Only)
If you would like to book on for our summer camps the online service is available.
Please use these Links to book and pay online.

Sat 22nd July –Thursday evening 27th July :: Senior Camp at Godalming

Senior Camp:


Monday  24th – Wednesday 26th July :: Mini  Camp at PCF

Mini Camp:


Sunday   29th July to evening 2nd August :: Junior Camp at Godalming

Junior Camp:


Success for Mid Surrey at North West Kent PC Interbranch Show Jumping at Eaglesfield 26th Feb 2017

 In the 85cm Team and Individual Class our team of Georgia Davis, Lucy Pearce, Ellena Lobley and Georgia Clare came 2nd with Georgia Clare also being placed 5th individually.

In the Dengie Winter League qualifier, Hannah Ingham came 2nd and Georgia Davis 3rd and both qualify for the second round.

 In the 1m Team and Individual Class our team of Fran Lupoli, Hannah Ingham and Sophie Roberts came 1st with Fran Lupoli also being placed 1st individually and Hannah Ingham 6th



Eaglesfield 1m Team

Eaglesfield 1m Team

85cm Team

85cm Team

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Check out this months Local Rider for a full report…..

Fantastic News……  A DOUBLE WHAMMY …..

Congratulations Ollie

Congratulations Ollie


Jumping for joy

Mid Surrey have won


The Dressage Grassroots Regional Championship

 Pippa, Ollie, Lucy and Poppy for triumphantly winning out of 40 Teams

and to Ollie for coming 1st out of 160 competitors

and to

Millie, Georgia, Fran and Steph for winning the Grassroots Show Jumping Regional Championship.


Grassroots Dressage Winners 2016

Grassroots Dressage Winners 2016


Grassroots Show Jumping Winners

Grassroots Show Jumping Winners 2016







Tetrathlon Championships Winners!


to our Intermediate Boys Team

Luke, Harry and Max



What a fantastic weekend for Mid Surrey members.

Eloise at Burghley

Eloise fouth place at Burghley







Georgia BE90 winners at Twesledown

Georgia BE90 winners at Twesledown


Level 1 ODE Winners at Wivlesden

Level 1 ODE Winners at Wivlesden







Megan third place at Area Dressage

Megan Third place at Area Dressage

5th Place for our Dressage Team Megan, Hannah, Georgia & Jess

5th Place for our Dressage Team
Megan, Hannah, Georgia & Jess



5th Place 

Novice Dressage Team at Areas

3rd  Ind for Megan

6th  Ind for Hannah

7th Ind for Georgia

7th Ind for Jess    



Well done to ALL of our members out there representing Mid Surrey this weekend.

Brilliant job from you all








 A very warm welcome to the Home Page of Mid Surrey Branch…

Our endeavour is to offer members fun with their ponies/horses.

We have superb facilities at our Pony Club Field in Hurst Road, Walton on the Hill. These facilities have been provided by the great support of parents and friends of the Branch.Mid Surrey Branch was established in 1931 and is part of Pony Club Area 11.

Our base is the Pony Club Field where we hold rallies, activities, team training, shows and inter branch team competitions.

Many of our members represent the Branch and participate in various disciplines and activities. Annual Camp is very popular and we cater for all age groups.  


 News from Branch Members, Organisers and Show Secretaries is regularly updated Pleaase send any information you would like included to  We are also on facebook and love to get articles and pictures about events…  New members are welcomed with open arms, for further details of membership please contact our Branch Secretary, Wendy Wrist - 01737 353007. Alternatively download our application form,

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Gina Kitchener, District Commissioner