LOTS OF NEW RALLY DATES
The C+ training dates are available.
If you are booking any rallies or activities which we have lined up in conjunction with our neighbouring Pony Club, the Newmarket & Thurlow, and you wish to book online, then here is the link.
Congratulations to those of our members who competed at the Pony Club Championships. Every member who went gained a podium position! This is a superb achievement.
Daisy Dollar competed in the Novice Eventing on Ryan, having come 2nd in their arena at the area trials. At the championship they were in the lead going into the cross country and ended up an impressive 3rd individually, missing out on first place by just a few pesky time faults (too fast!). She then went on to compete in the intermediate individual dressage championship, which aged 13 is an impressive achievement. Sadly they were overqualified for the Novice dressage, as they had managed to win the entire individual Novice championship in 2015 so could only compete at the higher intermediate level.
Then it was the turn of the intermediate Show Jumping team of Chloe (Romeo) & Daisy De Uphaugh (Ziggy) & Sophie Byford (Tonto). They faced an uphill struggle as they only had a team of three, and the ground conditions were difficult – it was very muddy. Despite that, after the 2 rounds, they managed to come an amazing 3rd in the country, even without a 4th team member. Daisy De Uphaugh then went on to compete in the intermediate eventing championship, having come 2nd in her arena at the area eventing.
Very well done to you all, and well done Di, who was there to help & support through the entire 5 days when Puckeridge members were riding.
There are lots of photos of all the excitments at the Champs on our Facebook page.
*** AREA COMPETITION NEWS ***
Our Area eventers spent a wonderful weekend spent at Great Witchingham for the Area eventing competition. Our teams posted excellent results with the Intermediate team coming 4th over a big and tricky course, Chloe de Uphaugh was individually 5th, Sophie Byford 8th and Daisy de Uphaugh individually 2nd with best dressage and Qualifying for the Champs. Well done! The Novice team comprised Daisy Dollar, Alice Shickell, Harriet Willmott and Millie Hammond. Lizzie Yarrow & Rose Pitman competed as individuals. The team did extremely well coming 5th out of 30 teams. Individual placings went to Daisy Dollar (2nd and qualifying), Alice Shickell 6th, and individual Member Rose Pitman 7th. Double clears for Daisy Dollar, Alice and Rose. Well done to everyone who competed and a big thank you to all the Mums for cooking, grooming, driving and smiling, and to Julian for the course walks :).
AREA SHOW JUMPING
Well done to Sophie Byford & Tonto, Daisy (and Ziggy) & Chloe (and Romeo) De Uphaugh who managed a superb second place at the Area SJ to qualify for the PC champs in August. This was all the more remarkable as they were a team of 3 so all scores had to count. Sophie was 5th individually and Daisy was 7th.
Congratulations also to our Novice team of Alice Shickell (Tom), Millie Hammond (Billy), Harriet Willmott (Panda) and Lizzy Yarrow (Paddy). Alice & Tom managed an impressive triple clear to come 6th overall.
The day after the Area SJ was the Area dressage! This saw Daisy Dollar (Ryan) compete in the Intermediate section, and they came an impressive 2nd with an astonishing 77%, missing out on qualification for the PC champs by the tiniest margin.
The Novice team comprised Alice Shickell (Tom), Millie Hammond (Billy), Sophie Byford (Tonto) and Harriet Willmott (Panda). The team was 4th, and Alice & Millie were also 4th individually, and Sophie 7th. Alice (& Tom) qualified for the PC champs, with Millie (and Billy) narrowly missing out, and the team too, as the first three teams did qualify.
Well done everyone and their lovely ponies & horses.
CONGRATULATIONS to our team who came 2nd at the Cavlert Cup
Sophie Byford, Chloe De Uphaugh, Millie Hammond & Harriet Willmott, along with Daisy De Uphaugh, Alice Somerville and Lizzy Yarrow flew the flag for the Branch at the Calvert Cup and had a great day. Sophie, Millie & Harriet were all 3rd individually in their sections, and with Chloe were the 2nd placed team, missing the trophy by a tiny margin. Very well done. There are lots of photos on the Facebook Page.
If you are thinking of getting a new hat ….the Pony Club hat rules are constantly being updated and anyone buying a new riding hat should check the main Pony Club website to make sure your hat qualifies. It is a good idea when buying a new hat to print out the rules and take it to the shop to ensure you are buying one that is suitable for 2016. All hats need to be tagged by our DC Diane Potter before you can ride. Body protector rules have changed too and only those which are level three and have a label with purple writing are acceptable.
Volunteers needed for Horseheath Horse Trials on 13-14th August 2016, click on link on left hand side of this page for details. Free schooling passes (for after the event) available to volunteers!