Thursday October 19, 2017
Member News

2017 Member News

B test success for QHPC members

On Tuesday 15 August 3 QHPC members passed their B test. Molly Brown and Violet Barton took and passed both parts of the B test and Aimee Asher took and passed the Horse & Pony Care. Well done girls, it was a lot of hard work, but well worth it.

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Congratulations to Sally Butler who has passed her A test, the highest achievement in the Pony Club

Lots of hard work, but well worth it! 

Well done Sally

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WELL DONE MOLLY Please see exciting report from Molly who has visited Solihull attending a weekend camp for the talent pathway……

Pony Club Talent Pathway Sponsored by Aberystwyth University

Following an assessment day for the pony club talent pathway at Morton Morrell at the end of March, I have been lucky enough to have been one of twelve to be selected for the talent pathway camp for eventing which took place at Solihull Riding Club, this weekend.

I have had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend being coached by Gary Parsonage. The weekend has consisted of coaching sessions including dressage, show jumping and cross country, goal setting and planning sessions. I had brilliant unmounted and mounted balance sessions working on positional weaknesses and how they affect the horse’s way of going.

There was video footage taken and we could watch back and analyse our jumping rounds and understand what corrections were needed to improve.  As well as learning lots, I got to meet loads of new people from around the UK. They organised social activities and lots of fun and games.  All in all, the whole weekend was enjoyable and beneficial as it gave me a whole weekend to concentrate on my new horse.  I would like to say thank you to the Pony Club and Aberystwyth University for providing and giving me this opportunity.

Please can I encourage everyone to look out for the talent pathway at the beginning of 2018 as it has been a very worthwhile experience.

Molly

2016 Member News

23/34 April 2016: We had five QHPC members represent their school teams in the NSEA showjumping county championships at Buckinghamshire this weekend, after winning the county sections at Arena UK back in December. They all did well as very few schools teams finished on 0 faults in any of the 4 classes, which makes the hat trick of results from the Quorn members pretty impressive. Kate Woodhouse was double clear in the 70cm class, Georgie Daynes was double clear in the 70 and 80 class, Brooke England was double clear in the 80 class, Hannah Spray was double clear in the 90 class, and Jade England was double clear in the 1m class. In total, there was only 4 faults from the Quornies, across the whole weekend, as Jade had one pole in the second round of the 80 on a new pony.  Sarah Freeman.

April 2016: Well done to Mary Neale and her pony Myshall Podge for qualifying for the The Horseware National Hunter Trial series final on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2016 at Eland Lodge.  She was placed third (the top three placings qualify) at the Burton Hunt PC Spring Hunter Trial in the 90cm class  by going clear on the XC then clear in the third fastest time on the second part of a specially built course comprising XC style jumps.

Quorn member, Jade England and her pony Teddy are currently one of 22 junior combinations currently ranked in the BSJA Silver pony/rider league, East Midlands region. They first joined BSJA in October 2015, and have done 3 affiliated shows so far.

January 2016

Some of our members’ Pony Club individual achievements from 2015 were commended at our AGM:

Distinction Rally Certificates were awarded as follows:

Bobby Marlow 27 rallies
Sophie Johnson

26 rallies

Ellie Crabtree & Megan Pickering 24 rallies

Merit Distinction Rally Certificates were awarded as follows:

Libby Perkes 22
Aimee Asher 20
Lucy Johnson 18
Grace Spokes 18
Sophie Spokes 18
Anna Fowler 17

Gold Achievement badges were awarded to the following members at our AGM (21+ PC badges gained)

Luke Bramley – 27, Jade Bramley – 28, Beatrice Neale – 21, Mary Neale – 22, Molly Tarris – 21, also – Victoria Sercombe

Hunting badges awarded to: Chota McDonnell, Ellie May, Jessica Duxbury, Mary Neale & Molly Tarris.

Tilney Trophy – Chota McDonnell

Loweth Trophy – Eleanor Acworth, Francesca Schroeder (both last year’s winners) & Harriet Reading

2015 Member News

 

Four members of the QHPC – Aimee Asher, Mia Barlow, Connie & Lily Walker who are also members of Rearsby Lodge Riding Club won the Novice Show Jumping at the BRC Area Qualifier on Sunday 22nd November at Hill House, Market Rasen and off to the BRC Winter Novice Championships at Keysoe on Sunday 10th April 2016. Good Luck to the girls.

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Jade and Brooke England competed at the UK riders showjumping finals on 2nd August. Brooke and her pony Archie were placed 5th in the 70cm junior class, and 2nd in the 80cm junior class. Jade and Teddy won both their 90cm and 1m classes, becoming the national champion for both these classes. (There is a short write up in August’s Equestrian Life magazine.)

We would encourage other members to look at this competition series, you qualify for the finals by jumping double clears in the first and second rounds at qualifiers held at various different centres (irrespective of speed or placings). The finals are held at Arena UK in Grantham; they were friendly and supportive, the entry fees are reasonably priced, and they gave lots of prizes!

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