Saturday September 5, 2015

Badge welcome

Many thanks to Jo Willmott for organsing an excellent Intermediate Camp this week at Keysoe, and thank you to our instructors SJ, Sue, Rachael & Michael, and parent helpers, Sara & Fiona, and of course the DC who kept everyone in order! The children had a great time (31st July).



Very well done to the two teams and 2 individuals who represented the branch at the Area Show Jumping at Ickworth on 26th July.  Our Intermediate Team was Chloe and Daisy De Uphaugh, Jack Hayward and Georgie Pitman.  Skye Findlay rode as an individual.  Sadly the team did not get placed but Daisy had a double clear and managed to come 4th out of a huge field and has qualified individually for the PC Championships. Chloe had just 4 faults over the 2 rounds.

The Novice Team was Lizzie Yarrow, Harriet Willmott, Abigail Harris and Millie Hammond. Rose Pitman rode as an individual.  The Novice Team came a creditable 6th out of 20 teams. Abigail had just 4 faults and Millie had a double clear, to come 7th, again out of a huge field, and secured an individual qualification for the PC Championships.  This means that she and her lovely pony Billie have qualified in the Dressage, Show Jumping & Eventing, which is an amazing achievement! Well done them.  The weather conditions on the day were truly awful with torrential rain starting just as the Novices jumped their second round.  They all coped extremely well in very difficult circumstances, and to come 6th was great achievement (31st July).


 The photographs from the Area Eventing (see more news on that below!) are available on the Image Envy website.  The photographs are very good, and are beautifully laid out, so it is very easy to search for the photographs of our teams.  Select which camera you want to see and you will find a list of the teams. Click here for the link.  (22nd July)


VERY well done…!

… to our one Intermediate and Two novice teams which competed at the Area Eventing on Sunday 19th July.

Our Novice “Orange” Team of Sophie Byford, Daisy Dollar, Millie Hammond & Alice Shickell came 2nd out of 30 teams, and qualified for the Pony Club Championships!

Our Intermediate Team was Daisy & Chloe De Uphaugh, Ollie Brown & Georgie Pitman, they came 9th out of 19 teams.

Our Novice “Purple” team was Lizzie Yarrow, Harriet Willmott and Rose Pitman.

Individually the results were:


Chloe De Uphaugh 7th Daisy De Uphaugh 7th


Alice Shickell 1st Harriet Willmott 4th Sophie Byford 5th Rose Pitman 5th Millie Hammond 6th.

Congratulations also to Daisy Dollar and Millie Hammond who won Best Dressage in their sections :)




A great result, well done all! (21st July)


Many congratulations to the Novice Area Dressage team of:

Sophie Byford, Daisy Dollar, Millie Hammond & Alice Shickell.

Their results were:

TEAM 1st

Individually the results were as follows:

Millie 1st

Daisy 1st

Alice 3rd

This is a truly superb result, well done to you all!  We are hoping for a repeat performance at the Pony Club championships at the end of August :) (14th July)


There is a new page on the website dedicated to the Gosling Cup, have a look! (2nd July)


All the dates for the summer holidays are now on the diary section of the website.  The DC has been VERY busy planning it all.  Thank you Di!

In addition to LOTS of other things, we have 4 new August day camps, with different programmes for the juniors and seniors on those days; and the intermediates can decide whether they want to join the junior or the senior programmes.

Be sure to put the 27th August in your diary, our Summer Camp Out, brain child of Catherine Featherstone, thank you Catherine!

If your children are too young for teams, why not come along and watch some of the area competitions taking place, all dates on the calendar.  The teams would love your support.

We have produced 2 Fridge Copies – see the Diary page.  This time a shorter one page version as well as the longer one.  Which one do you prefer? Do you use it at all?  Please email with your preference, or let me know on Facebook. We only produce the fridge copy so you have a printable list of the activities on offer, so we want to make sure it is actually useful! (1st July)


A gentle reminder to pay for Intermediate Camp if you haven’t yet, please! (25th June)


Thank you to all the marvellous helpers at the new Club Field in Debden last night! Many hands really do make light work and the field now looks ready for action, starting with the rally there this Wednesday afternoon / evening.  A huge thank you to Karen Fiske and family for hosting us.  (16th June)


From the DC “So proud of Team Puckeridge today at the Calvert Cup. Well done Daisy and Chloe de Uphaugh, Harriet Willmott and Alice Shickell (unfortunately Jack had to withdraw before the day). With three double clears in some highly competitive sections the team managed a fabulous eighth place with Chloe being placed 6th in her section. It was a great day out, thank you girls for representing our branch.” (14th June)


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Thank you to those who have returned team application forms.  We now have teams entered for the novice area dressage, the novice and intermediate area horse trials, and the novice and intermediate area show jumping.  If you are interested in taking part on the Gosling Cup, then please contact Di Potter.  If you would like to watch any of these events, then you are very welcome.  Contact Di Potter so she can give you directions and let you know when the teams are competing.  NB she wont know the actual times until a couple of days before each competition. Venues are all on the calendar/fridge copy.

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