Thursday February 22, 2018
Mounted Games
Mounted Games organiser – Alice Arnold 07854 198654 or
15th Feb –  Mounted Games Have a Go Day at Heartburn College.  10am onwards.  Book in with Alice A if you would like to go along.
15 Jan – For the current Training Schedule up to August, please click NHHPC PPC Training Schedule 2018

16 Oct – Did you enjoy watching the NHHPC team at HOYS? Now you can come and have a go!

Calling all members wanting to try their hand at the Prince Philip Cup games.

Open rally – Tuesday 24th October 2017 

At Stourport Riding Centre (just down the road from Lincomb Equestrian)

Hartlebury Road, Stourport, DY13 9JD

5.30-6.30pm lead rein

6.30-8.00pm Juniors and seniors (up to age 14 on 1st Jan)

Everybody Welcome!  No experience needed, and all levels catered for.

If you have any questions or would like to book in, please contact Alice Arnold, or 07854 198654

Oct 17 – Huge congratulations to our Senior MG team who finished 5th at HOYS last weekend!  What a great week for all involved.  The girls all rode so well and should be so proud of what they have achieved.  Big thanks to all the  parents, helpers, sponsors, trainers, etc.  What an achievement!
Sept 17 –  We now have the schedule for our North Hereford Mounted Games team at HOYS.

We know that many have tickets for the Sunday night performance and fingers crossed we will be in the final four who perform that evening to the crowd.

Sadly we have no guarantee, so for anyone who would like to come to HOYS during the week to see our team,  below are the times they are on.

IGIN & TAPAS EVENING on Saturday 16th September

If you would like to attend, please let me know asap.

Thank you to those who have already responded, if I could ask that you send payment by Monday latest, that would help hugely with knowing food ( and more importantly Gin quantities!!) You can also give cash to Me, Alice Arnold, Rachel Barratt, Gilly Voelcker, Helen Thomas or Sally Pearson.

North Hereford Mounted Games Friendly on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June.

held at Stoke Lacy, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4HJ

2017 Pony Club Mounted Games Rules. Zone races.

Cost per team is £160 Seniors/Juniors competitions

Lead-reins can enter just Saturday competition @ £60 or

Saturday and Sunday competitions @ £80

Games; Bending, Bottle, 4 Flag, 2 Mug, Old Sock, Quoits & Cone, 2 Flag

Entries taken with full payment. Cheques payable to NHHPC.

Places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Catering & First Aid will be on site Saturday & Sunday.

Vet and Farrier on call.

Please post entry form & payment asap to;

Rachel Barrett, Church House, Stoke Lacy, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4HH  0784 6266250   for enquiries


For more information please click on link below:




We currently have around 50 teams entered from across the country.  There is space for local businesses who may want a stall at the shopping village.  Please contact Alice Arnold if you are interested in having a stall at this event.


Sunday May 21st Mounted Games Have-a-Go Morning!

10am-11.30 approximately.

Old Grove Farm, Westhide, Hereford, HR1 3RL

£5pp.  Open to all minis and lead reins.

We’d very much like to put teams together for our Friendly on June 17/18th and the Bromyard Gala.

If you’ve not tried, come along, all great fun and a fantastic way for children to build confidence whilst not realising they are learning to ride!

Book in with Emma Willis



NHHPC – Mounted Games Team Selection Guide


9th April 2017 – Well done team at Belton!  Great day out.  Thanks so much for making the effort.  Special thanks to Paula & Charlotte as we know you sadly had to miss the Dengie SJ Champs for this.  Big thanks to Ed for fitting the MG in before Team Chasing.  Fancy letting your girlfriend beat you though!!

April is upon us and time for a quick catch up on dates for your diaries!  Please can you check your availability on all Competition dates & let me know asap if any problem


This Wednesday 5th April Stalls Farm as usual

Wednesday 12th open MG Rally & counts as a qualifier for Area if you’ve already done one General rally plus need to have done one other rally of some sort.  Will be at Karina Lightwood’s, Pudges Farm, Half Key, Malvern, WR14 1UP.  £10 each, 6.45pm, Ed and Ann instructing.  Please book in with Rachel

Wednesday 19th usual time

*Additional Weekend Training Dates*

Saturday 8th April 3pm at Clare’s on grass for those that can make it

Friday 14th April 5.30pm venue TBC

Sunday 16th April time & venueTBC

*Sunday April 23rd Area Competition*

At Worcestershire Hunt Branch Field, Goosehill Lane, Hanbury, Worcestershire. WR9 7DY.

More info, times etc to follow.

We will be sending 1 x senior, 2 x junior & 1 x lead-rein teams. We need to ensure we are all rallied up.

*Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May*

United Pack Pony Club’s 2 day friendly competition at West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury

We will be sending 1 x senior & 2 x junior teams.

* Wednesday 31st May to Sunday 3rd June*

Bath & West –  All I know so far is all pony clubbers camp & coral at Mrs Yeoman’s (& use her swimming pool!).  Then each day we drive (as in transport not cart!) the ponies the short distance to the show.  I will find out but think we possibly arrive there Tuesday.  If we get into the Final we compete Saturday, otherwise finish Friday.

*Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June*

NHHPC Friendly at Stoke Lacy

* Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June*

Cheshire Show

Camp & corral on show ground.  Arrive Monday.

This means missing 3 days of school.  Oakley say it’s on a par with Bath & West & one of the best!

*Either Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th June (awaiting confirmation)

Bromyard Gala for Juniors and Lead-rein teams.  Help to run it please from the seniors.

*Sunday 9th July*


*Wednesday 26th or Thurs 27th July*

Possible invite to Royal Welsh.  No idea if we will be invited but we are on the possible list.

* Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August*


Seniors only this year.  Possibly main ring final

* 18th – 22nd August*

PC Champs!!

*Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September*

Bowood House

That’s it for now!  Any worries let me know.  Rachel B



27 March 2017- Stars of our senior MG squad, Georgia Barrett and Charlotte Wilson both vied for England selection in the Mounted Games England Trial yesterday at the very smart Dallas Burston Polo Grounds , Warwickshire, with around 30 other Pony Club members from all around the country.

Ed Chamberlin has been successfully training the two girls amongst other North Herefordshire Hunt Pony Club members for some years now. Ed trained NHHPC member Georgia Edwards too, to represent England at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2015. Both Georgia and Charlotte were part of the 6th place Mounted Games team which culminated in a 6th place at the Pony Club Championships at Cholmondley last year.

Both girls rode really well. The competition was of a tremendously high standard. Georgia was just pipped at the post but all went well for Charlotte today and she was selected to represent England at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, in front of HM The Queen, no less, in May.

Huge congratulations to Charlotte, her athletic palomino pony Trudy and Ed Chamberlin, their trainer. We look forward to seeing them and cheering them on at Windsor ( 9th to 14th May )

Commiserations to Georgia and her lovely, kind, chestnut mare, Sunny………. just not their day today but lots to look forward to in what could be an exciting 2017….!!!

Sally Pearson

March 2017 - White Mounted Games Hoodies are now available for £15.  Please contact Rachel for more info.

19 Feb 2017 – Warwickshire Hunt Pony Club Mounted Games Competition

It was the first competition of the season for our mounted games teams, where months of training and dedication over the winter really paid off and we had some great results.

Senior Team

Georgia Barrett, Lottie Edwards, Ottie Thomas, Charlotte Wilson, Jen Arnold (T: Edward Chamberlain)

The senior competition is always fairly hot, especially at the first event of the year when all of the top teams are out for valuable practice before the Area and Zone competitions start. The seniors were drawn against Atherstone Hunt, Oakley Hunt West and Romney Marsh in their heat and put up a respectable performance, coming second and gaining a place in the ‘C’ Final.

The ‘C’ Final was made up of Sir WWW’s, North Hereford, Atherstone and Romney Marsh. It was a tough final with all of the teams fighting for points throughout. Our senior team had some mixed results, although managed to hold on and secure second place.


Lead Rein Team

Sophie Harris, Jas Willis, Sophia Wilson, Jamie Owen, Eleanor Bradford

The lead rein team have been training hard over the winter and it really showed as they all had a great first outing. They met Cotswold Vale, North Warwickshire and Worcestershire hunt in their heat and put up a great performance securing them a place in the ‘A’ Final (the top final).

They kept up the strong riding (and running from parents!) throughout the final, picking up valuable points all the way through, which led them to a much deserved win.

Junior Team

Jen Arnold, Olivia Harris, Edward Queen, Ruby Scholes, Sophia Wilson (T: Anna Lockwood)

It was the junior team’s first competition riding together and many of the team member’s first mounted games competition ever. They were drawn into a fairly tough heat with Oakley Hunt West and Atherstone hunt, although held their own throughout only dropping a few points. Scoring high and achieving the second highest number of points across all of the heats during the afternoon meant that the junior team went into the ‘A’ Final, only behind Warwickshire Hunt.

Along with Warwickshire Hunt, our team were also joined by Poole and District and Sir WWW’s. It was a great final with all of the teams riding really well. NHHPC kept up the strong riding and team work throughout the final, which brought them out on top after 8 tough races.

The next competition will be hosted by North Warwickshire Hunt Pony Club at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre once again, on Saturday the 4 March. We will be entering a junior, lead rein and a senior team once again and wish everyone the best of luck!


Training Dates

Our winter training schedule is now in full swing for juniors and seniors. Training is held every Wednesday evening from 6:45 pm at Stalls Farm, Bartestree, HR1 4BY.

New riders

New to mounted games and want to give it a try? We welcome any new riders interested in learning more about this fun discipline to come along to training on Wednesday evenings to see if it is something they would like to do. Please call or email Rachel Barrett to find out more, / 0784 6266250.

Please note that to compete as a senior, riders must not have attained their 15th birthday by the beginning of the current calendar year and junior riders must not have attained their 11th Birthday by the beginning of the current calendar year. Ponies must be at least four years of age and 147cm or under.

2017 Competition Dates

Our first competition of 2017 will be hosted by Warwickshire Hunt Pony Club at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre on Saturday the 19 February. We will be entering a junior and a senior team and wish everyone the best of luck, please check back for results soon.

We will also be attending several branch friendly competitions throughout spring and summer, as well as riding at some big external events including Belton Horse Trials, The Game Fair and Gatcombe Horse Trials – please say hello and come and cheer us on if you are about at any of these.

Important competition dates in the Mounted Games calendar;

23 April 2017 – Area 9 Prince Philip Cup Competition (hosted by Worcestershire Hunt Pony Club)

9 July 2017 – Central Zone Final, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire  QUALIFICATION DEPENDANT

17-18 June 2017 – North Herefordshire Friendly Mounted Games Competition, Stoke Lacy

18-22 August 2017 – The Pony Club Championships (exact day TBC)  QUALIFICATION DEPENDANT

Please note that to eligible for area and zone teams, riders must be active members of The Pony Club and participated in a minimum of three working rallies since 1st July in the previous year, excluding team training. Camp counts as one rally.

Riders must have been Members of The Pony Club since at least 28th February in the current year, except for Members who are completely new to The Pony Club, who may join up until 31st March and still be eligible for Area Competitions, Zone Finals and The Championships.


2017 England Trial Nominations

We would like to congratulate branch members Georgia Barrett and Charlotte Wilson who have been selected to represent North Herefordshire Pony Club at the England Mounted Games Team Trials. Here they will compete against other top mounted games riders to gain a place on the England Mounted Games Team and the chance to ride in front of the Queen at the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The trials will take place at Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire on 26 March and we wish Georgia and Charlotte the best of luck.

North Herefordshire Pony Club Friendly Mounted Games Competition

17-18 June 2017, Stoke Lacy

After last year’s great success, North Herefordshire Pony Club will once again be holding a friendly mounted games competition, which will be hosted by Rachel Barrett. This year we are holding a two day competition, which is open to all Pony Club branches.

Please save the date in your diary as we will need lots of help and support over the weekend and during the set up. If you can spare any time, even if it’s just an hour or two, it really would be greatly appreciated, please contact Rachel Barrett / 0784 6266250, job roles to suit all!

21 Sept – Please book in ASAP with Rachel Barrett text 0784 6266250 Mounted Games training THIS Saturday 24th September, Open to ALL minis, juniors & seniors.Instructors Ed & Anna from 3pm, £10 eachWhen I have definite numbers I will give you a start time.At Hillview, WR13 6NN. of parking!

  • Sundays 9th, 23rd Oct 10am      Minis MMG at Sally Pearson’s £5 each.  Parent-led session.  Limited numbers.  First come first served & if you book in but fail to make it you will still need to pay please.
  •  Wednesdays 28th Sept, 19th October 6.45pm      JMG, SMG with instructors £10 each.  Venue to be confirmed
  • Wednesday 26th Oct Halfterm     MMG, JMG, SMG   Venue to be confirmed.  Keep it free!

Provisional dates for your diary…….Area 9 MG date April 23rd 2017

Warwickshire Pony Club Friendly at Onley Sun 19th Feb recommended for teams to kick-start the season

*Info and entry forms attached*

Proposed races west midlands pairs 2016

West Midlands pairs friendly info 2016

West Midlands pairs entry form 2016

Please find attached info for MGA Onley pairs competition.  Recommend for any interested in making up teams for 2017.  Minis, U12s, U17s.  Seniors are entering so we will be there to steer you in the right direction…..

6th June  2016 - 20 teams from near and far enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday at Stoke Lacy for the NHHPC  Mounted Games Friendly Competition. Monmouthshire, Warwickshire and East Cheshire as well as more local branches Worcester, Ludlow and Cotswold Vale  made it a great day of competition. North Hereford fielded 2 Mini, 1 Junior & 1 Senior team.

It was a fantastic day made possible by slavish hard work from Rachel Barrett  and all those parents and friends of the NHHPC who helped.  Well done and thank you all!

17th April 2016 – Many thanks to everyone who helped out at the Area Mounted Games competition we ran today at the Three Counties show ground.  Wow!  Amazing day for NHHPC at the Area Mounted Games competition.  Our Seniors came 1st, qualified for zones, and 3rd in the tack and turnout.  The  Junior won Tack and Turnout and came 3rd in the mounted games.  The Mini Stars team were 1st in the mounted games, which is amazing as they were one of the younger teams there and have only done mounted games for 12 month, and the Mini Stripes came 4th.  Fantastic results all round!

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Feb 2016 – On Saturday NHHPC were represented by our Seniors & Minis Teams at Onley, Rugby at the Warwickshire Pc’s Friendly Mounted Games competition.  Huge well done to our Minis for going all that way & doing so well to get a 3rd rosette.  The Seniors did really well too to come 2nd in the C Final, in what was a very hot competition with the best teams from all over the country. NHHPC immaculately turned out, despite leaving home at 5am!


Regular training  is now taking place for both the Senior and Junior Mounted games team.  For more information please see the “What’s On” section of the website.  If you would like to get involved please contact Rachel or Clare Dolan.


Well done to our Senior Mounted Games team who competed at the Champs in Cheshire in August 2015!  

Great results all round and lots of fun had by all!  


If you are interested in Mounted Games please contact Rachel Barrett 07846 266250


 We are always keen for members to join up for practices and to make more teams.  We have all ages & abilities practicing and the emphasis is on fun!emoticon-galloping horse

Teams are made up of four or five riders

Seniors are not 15 years old by 1st January

Juniors are not 11 years old by 1st January

Leading rein/assisted Teams

Congratulations to our Senior Team came who came 6th at the Intermediate Championships 2014!

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