Friday April 18, 2014
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17/4/14 TET – Entries by 5th May for Pendle forest and craven tetrathlon.
17/4/14  Good Luck to Megan Smart, Savannah Turnbull and Helen Berry our Senior Team representing South Durham at the Horse and Pony Care Area Competition today.
15/4/14 Braes Tet results – Another good set of results for the Tet team! See them HERE
14/4/14 TET SHOOT PRACTICE …. Next shoot training session with Kim Dougall is the 16th May. There will be shoot practice on 25.04.14. I am unable to do the 02.05.14 and the 09.05.14 however if anyone wants to volunteer to take the sessions, open up, lock up etc then please contact me. Names for practices Monday before please. Thanks, Lindie.
12/4/14 Good
11/4/14 Equitation Rally Results. Fabulous day at Southmoor Livery and big thank you to Liz and Charlie North for their kind hospitality.  Members all beautifully turned out and displayed some great riding talent.
Dressage Test D (55cm) 1st Jenni Lavelle and Bopp; Jessica Walton and Lunar; Samantha Morgan and Dusty; Helen Berry and Duchess; Kate North and Pepper.
Dressage Test C (65cm) 1st Maisie Birkbeck and Itzy; 2nd Brianna Tweddall and Blaze; 3rd Shannon Reed and Archie; 4th Katie Walton and Sergeant; 5th Jess Walton and Splash; 6th Georgia Emmerson and Mr Magic; 7th Anna Eales and Paddy; 8th Kizzy Turnbull and Rosie
Rosettes to 6th Place and your score sheets  will given to you the next time I see you or I will put them in the post, but since for most of this holiday I will be in various fields across the County Durham I will probably see you all.    Lesley Makin (DC)

4/4/14  Area Selection - is a new TAB on the menu that which will indicate which members have been selected for the next stage of training; trials and competitions – so please keep checking!!

3/4/14 Mowden triathlon results HERE
29/3/14  Junior and Senior Camp details available – check out menu tabs!!

20/3/14 Braes Easter show at Houghall – schedule Here


Tet:- Area 3 tri , northallerton ec , entries to Maxine Ward, no later than 4 th April £21.00

Tet Shooting

Next shoot training with Kim Dougall is Friday 4th April. Names to Lindie by Monday before.

17/3/14 Tet

South Durham were at Milton Keynes for tri champs this weekend. Check out how well they did HERE

8/3/14  Junior Area dressage and HT Dressage test can be found on the AREA page HERE or directly HERE


New dates on the PROGRAMME page for March April and May

The Equitation Rally on Friday 11th April is for 10 years and over and includes 55 cm and 65 cm classes and Equitation dressage tests D & C levels. Link to test below:

dressage tests D level

dressage tests C  level

19/2/14  Looks like our Tet teams have been doing us proud again …HERE for results

17/2/14 Well done to our quiz team, Helen Berry, Megan Smart, Kizzy Turnbull and Tilly Stephenson. They came a very respectable 3rd at the Area 2 Quiz yesterday.

14/2/14  GAMES!!!

Are you under 10 years on the 1st January 2014 & interested in being part of a team at The Cleveland Hunt Pony Club Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games Friendly on Saturday 26th April?

If you are , we are practising this Wednesday & Thursday in half term 1-3pm at Southmoor. If you are interested & would like to attend or want more information, contact Emma Gibbon on 07850 333942 ASAP.


12/2/14 The Tetrathlon Championship dates and venue are now confirmed as the 19th to 21st August at Bishop Burton.  These dates squeeze between the National Championships at Cholmondeley (Cheshire) August 15th to 18th and the Novice Championships at Kelsall Hill (Cheshire)  23rd August to 24th.

For those of you who feel optimistic about being selected for teams and qualifying for two sets of Championships i.e Tetrathlon and National or have siblings that might…. please consider the commitment BEFORE accepting a place on a team.  Thank you Lesley Makin (DC)


Mounted Games Friendly Saturday 26th April

Cleveland PC are hosting a Games Friendly competition 26.4.14. Any members 10 years and under who would like to be part of a team and take part in a friendly competition should contact Emma Gibbon or Margaret. If you’re not sure, come along to the revised Sunday Games Rally on 9th February and have a try. It’s great fun!!


25/1/14 Please could you have a look at AREA TEAM TRAINING TIMES HERE which have been amended recently and check your dates and times!

Any problems (which please God there wont be! lol!) contact Clare Tweddall 07900994205 asap



For those of you on the Area Team consideration list who have yet to apply for team training sessions, places still available are highlighted in blue.
Any queries please contact Clare Tweddall 07900994205.

12/1/14 Musical Ride Team Training – Following the success and enjoyment of the participants last year Friedl is training a team again for the 2014 competition. The competition this year will be held at the PC Championships between 15th – 18th August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. First training session this year is Thursday 16th January @ 7pm at Dalton Piercy Indoor School. If you can commit yourself to those dates and would like to give it a go, we would love to see you on 16th January.


7/1/14 Area Competition Dates can be found here [note date changes since first posting (Quiz 16th February, 20th July now just Open to Novice, Area Dressage 27th July Houghall Colllege Durham hosted by Newcastle & North Durham, Area Show Jumping 2nd August.].

7/1/14 Pony club swim starts 6.30-7.30pm, wednesday 8th january and fortnightly there after. Any new members are welcome to join us.Northfield school, Marsh house avenue, Billingham.

23/11/13 TET Dates

Dates for your tetrathlon diary can be found HERE
14/11/13 Membership Renewal
Forms for next years subscriptions can be found on the RENEWALS tab.

8/11/2013 TET. Want to know what’s occurring with tetrathlon? Well have a look HERE

26/10/2013 I realise you may be out of practice in booking rallies, so please can you read the booking information on the 2013/14 Programme TAB as we’ve just made some changes.

These changes have been created because we are still receiving too many later comers wanting to join a rally.  The committee absolutely believe that where possible any member wishing to come to a rally must be given the opportunity, despite their parents somewhat lax administration skills!  However, we also need the time to ensure that rides are grouped into similar ability etc which in itself is complicated to then add someone else can tip the balance unless there is a clear gap and or a suitable ride.  Putting a child in the wrong ride isn’t any good for the other members or the child and if I recall parents are the first to complain about this – so please don’t create any more work for Margaret or complaints for me to address by getting the in booking late.

Thank you. Lesley Makin (DC).

16/10/2013 SJ Winter series
Take a look at our monthly Winter Show Jumping series which includes  accumulator, pairs and sash classes for all ages over 5.