Sunday December 17, 2017

Regular Tetrathletes Aggie, Connie and Alex put their shooting skills to the test yesterday at the British Shooting SE Schools Pistol Championships representing Rookwood School. At only their second competition of this type the team were Bronze Medallists – great result. A big shout out and thanks to Tet Team Manager, Mrs Jane Uloth, for all her help, advice and support.64FE01F4-D2CB-417D-A8E0-26A8CDA45BB2

Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan

It is with huge sadness we have learnt that Carrie recently lost her bravely fought battle with cancer.

Carrie was a long time supporter and stalwart of the Royal Artillery Pony Club. Firstly, as a parent of members Katie and Angus. As an instructor and committee member she was involved with all aspects of our activities and led us through the new and labyrinth H&S and risk assessment rules with common sense and humour.

A wonderful instructor, kind, encouraging, hugely knowledgeable and fun, she guided many children through rallies and camps.

Latterly the Ryan family made the start of Larkhill’s cross country their own territory and filled many roles with stop watches and time sheets. Having returned from several years away from the RA and in the middle of chemotherapy treatment, Carrie returned to Larkhill at this year’s Area Horse Trials and stewarded in weather only known to the middle of Salisbury Plain.

We shall miss her smiley persona and wise words and send her family our sincerest condolences.




May I just say well done to all the RA Pony Club members who turned out today. To ones who I met up front, you are a credit to the Club and your parents, very well turned out, riding well behaved ponies, interested in what was going on and so very polite. I hope to see you out again very soon. WELL DONE!! from Sam Bialek



The safety standard for body protectors will be updated in 2018 so if you are thinking of buying a new one in the next few months you may prefer to wait for the new standard to be announced. There will be a phasing out of the “old” standard over at least 2 years so current body protectors should be fine until around 2020. We’ll bring you more details as soon as we hear more.


Fletch for Loan
13.3 New Forest, 12 years Gelding
Senior Camp x 2
Junior camp x 3
All PC events
Comfortably jumps 80cm
Extremely well schooled
Fun Rides
Rides on the plain and doesn’t take off!
No vices at all but he can be a bit bolshy on the ground. For this reason he must go to an experienced home.

Call Kristy Perry for further details 07827 323251



Very sadly, due to reduced entries we have decided to run the Junior Hunter Trials as a Clear Round Cross Country Session. There will also be clear round show jumping.

This will run from 10.00am till 1.00pm, starting at 1’6″ and rising as per classes on the schedule.

Those who have already entered will be entitled to 2 rounds for their 1 entry. Entries on the day will be £7.00 per round. Entry refunds will be less £3 administration fee

Catering on site. First Aider on site.

Venue as per the original schedule. This will be run as per rules on the schedule, hat and body protector rules will apply. There will be no allocated times.
The courses may be walked from 2.00pm on Saturday.

Team RA 4th at Blenheim Eventers Challenge

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Another success for TeamRA 

A fantastic weekend at Bicton Arena for our young equestrians, Friday saw our Dressage Team placed 4th with Faith Jackson getting a 3rd place in her arena.

On Sunday the Event Team turned out in atrocious weather, all rode really beautifully & to their credit were placed 2nd & each team member picked up individual rosettes

Marianna Sawyer 2nd, Molly Martin 5th, Ben Burgess 7th, Katinka Beckett 8th & Millie Ursell 6th Individually

Huge congratulations to all who competed over the 3 days. Our thanks to the amazing Team Trainer Di Burgess & to the parents & supporters.

What a fabulous end to our season

#TeamRA  #TeamSpirit 



Many congratulations to Emily achieving her B test today. This is so very well deserved due to Emily’s continued commitment & high standards of horsemanship.
This has come at the end of a very hectic summer, Emily is a member of our successful Novice Event Team, also working towards her DofE alongside academic studies, 10 A*s gained in her exams! Huge ‘well done’ Emily