Wednesday October 26, 2016

A very warm welcome to South Shropshire Hunt Pony Club. Whether you are on the lead rein, competing nation wide, or just riding for fun, you are very welcome to join our small and friendly club. We believe in friendship, and have events for all levels.

bay kiss cute pony Rachael arch XC team 2

  Lead rein group

Autumn events…

For all of the events below, please book by sending an email or text to the person nominated. You can bring cash on the day or pay by BACS. If you do pay online, please quote your child’s name and the date of the rally as the reference so we can trace your payment.:

Anna Mullock 07808 137301;

Emily Fox 07713 064628;

Louise Downes 07739 864718

If you’d like to volunteer to help at the 20 Nov SJ Competition we’re hosting, please let Kate know 07929 994897


Sun 16 Oct  10am-12pm  Rally – XC and ride in the woods  £20 (£10 if you’re on a lead rein) Book with Emily

Mon 24 Oct 10am-12pm  Half-term Rally – musical ride, flatwork and show jumping  £15 Book with Emily

Thur 27 Oct  Rodbaston showjumping – teams and individuals. Classes from 40cm to 1.05m. Organised by North Shropshire Pony Club.. Info on classes in the menu on the left.  Anna is collating entries, let her know if you’d like to join in  -all levels.

Sat 19 Nov NB new date afternoon  Show jumping Rally – 1 hour lessons between 1pm and 4pm with Jonqui Hemming £10  Book with Anna

Sun 20 Nov  all day   South Shropshire Pony Club show jumping competition at Berriewood. Classes from 30cm to 1m, includes Dengie Qualifier. Entries on the day

Sun 18 Dec  10am-3pm   Christmas rally – the ever-popular fancy dress, games, lunch, craft and tinsel. Book with Louise

 christmas pony


Dates for your diary: 

Senior Camp Wed 26 – Sun 30 July 2017




Events just gone

Sun 18 September – Rally Berriewood

Sat 20 August – Minsterly Show

Fri 19 August – mini XC rally at Berriewood. Contact Anna if you’re up for a splash and jump.

Mon 15 August- Pony club rally on Church Stretton showground 10-3pm

Sun 14 August – Church Stretton Show

Fri 12 Aug – Team showjumping at the Flower Show

Mon – Thur 1-4 August  Junior Camp

Mon-Fri 25-29 July – Senior Camp

Sat 16 July – Area Eventing Competition – organised by the North Warwickshire Pony Club

Tue 12 July – Fun, games and Barbeque, to include clear round 6.30-8.00

Sun 3 July – South Shropshire Pony Club One Day Event –  Berriewood. See menu on the left for schedule, schedule here

Here’s the link for entries to the ODE

Tue 28 June  Dressage rally with Jonquil. Venue tbc. Book your place with Anna Mullock on 07808 137301

Sat 26 June - Area Show Jumping Competition – organised by the Wheatland Pony Club

Sat 26 June – XC rally at Berriewood. 2-4pm. £15 per person. Contact Anna to book your place 07808 137301

Wed 22 June – XC rally at Berriewood. 6-8pm. £15 per person. Contact Anna to book your place 07808 137301

Sat 18 June – Area Dressage Competition – organised by the Warwickshire Pony Club

Wed 15 June – XC rally at Berriewood. 6-8pm. £15 per person. Contact Anna to book your place 07808 137301

Mon 13 June Showjumping rally with Vanessa Marmont at Berriewood. Contact Anna Mullock to book your place 07808 137301

Fri 10 June – Coursewalk at Berriewood

Tue 7 June  Dressage rally with Jonquil. Venue tbc. Book your place with Anna Mullock on 07808 137301

Fri 3 June – Berriewood- Showjumping (10-12) Picnic Ride (12-2pm) £15 Full day

Tue 31 May – Flatwork, Show Jumping and Cross Country 10-3pm Hadley £20

Sun 29 May – Eaton Mascott Fun Ride – postponed from 24 April when the ground was too wet. Starts 10am. last rider 2pm

Mon 23 May Showjumping rally with Vanessa Marmont at Berriewood.



Sophie Hall Sophie, Guss and Sophie’s Mum and Dad (Sue and Ray)

South Shropshire member, Sophie Hall, has not only been selected for the GB Student Squad for eventing, but she’s competing at Badminton on 3 & 4 May in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup – Sophie’s hoping to win a car of course!. Supporters are more than welcome to cheer her on. You can read Sophie and her Mum’s blog all about her achievements and training with her horse Guss for the big day, here

Sophie’s Mum, Sue writes:

I know as the members get older and move on to University etc. it becomes more difficult to keep involved but Sophie has continued to represent the South at the Area Dressage each year and is still very proud to be a member! For any members moving onto university it maybe of interest that equestrian interests need not end. Sophie became involved with the Durham University Equestrian Team in Year one and is still there now! They have qualified for the Regionals this year which is very exciting. Sophie also trialled for the Great Britain Student Riders Squad and a few weeks ago found out that she had been selected! She could not believe it!

Sophie is lucky enough that mum and dad have kept her beloved Guss going at home. She’s heading off to the Mitsubishi Motors Cup Competition at Badminton this May after qualifiying last September at Brooksby! She is writing a blog which is on the Mitsubishi Motor Cup website if anyone is interested The South Shropshire Pony Club have been mentioned of course! 

This year has turned out to be quite a remarkable one for Sophie so far and she will always remember the pony club for their support and encouragement through the years!

Kind Regards, Sue


Mon 16 May  Stable management with Jonquil Hemming.

There’ll be two groups to suit your experience – C and under, C+ and over

6pm. Either RDA room at Berriewood, or Jonquil’s house, depending on numbers. £10 per person.

Please book with Jonquil on 07786 485790 or


Tue 3 May  Stable management with Jonquil Hemming.

There’ll be two groups to suit your experience – C and under, C+ and over

6pm. Either RDA room at Berriewood, or Jonquil’s house, depending on numbers. £10 per person.

Please book with Jonquil on 07786 485790 or



Huge congratulations to Melissa Griffiths who has won the Area 7 Dengie show jumping competition. She’s off to the national championships in April. Congratulations to her and we wish her all the best at the championships! Fantastic!


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Hi folks…

Please get your bookings in for the next few events as soon as possible.

Coming up in the next few week (see Programme of Events in the menu on the left for full details – cost, timings, and who to book with) ….

Good Friday 25 March  Mounted games and polocrosse with Sharon Corke.

Fri 1 April  Mini XC rally with Jane Palmer  (morning)

Fri 1 April  Seniors flatwork with Jonquil (morning)

Fri 1 April  Arena Eventing rally with Jane Palmer (afternoon)

Sun 3 April  Arena Eventing competition 

Tue 5 April  Easter fun rally – Easter egg hunt, games and D & D+ practice.


Other dates for your diary:

Dressage Area CompetitionSat 18 June

Show Jumping Area Competition – Sun 26 June

South Shropshire Pony Club One Day EventSun 3 July

Senior Camp - Mon 25 – Fri 29 July 2016



prescott Prescott Equestrian Centre is organising a series of team jumping events. teams of 3 or 4 jumping the same height at 70, 80,90 or 1m. The next one is Sun 8 Nov with a deadline for entries at the end of October. Sounds great fun. Contact Sue Davies for an entry form or go to Prescott website


charlotte and archie on fun ride charlotte on jess

It was great fun at the Battlefield Fun Ride on Sunday. The next one is Sunday 20 September. Great route with optional jumps – and bacon butties! Details on the Riding Diary


Heh folks, after all the excitement of Senior and Junior camps the next sociable event is the Church Stretton Horse and Dog Show on Sunday 16 August It’s held in a field in Longnor (5 miles north of Church Stretton) and is always a lovely show, with jumping, working hunter, showing, dressage, handy pony, and dogs in various classes.

church stretton show

The schedule is at

You need to enter the dressage in advance – everything else you can enter on the day. Closing date for dressage entries is Friday 7 August




What a fab rally on Monday… Check out the photos on facebook


Anna is organising an XC session at Berriewood this Wednesday evening (15th) with Jane Baker. It’s at 6pm (for 90mins – 2 hours) depending on numbers). £20. Contact Anna Mullock ASAP if you’re interested on 07808137301  imageimage





Recent rallies have been really well attended-thanks everyone. Since Easter we’ve put on 21 events, including XC, SJ and dressage rallies, two Club Days, and C, C+, B and road safety training. With the school holidays in sight you may be planning your dairy, so here are some dates coming up – organiser in red, please book in ASAP:

Monday 20 July - Games and Jumping Day. Berriewood £10. 11am-3pm. Starting with a show jumping clinic with Vanessa -come and learn how to warm up, how to walk the course, and individual tutorials over a course of jumps. We’ll then have a fun competition – pick your own height. Everyone welcome whatever your level or experience. Then we’ll have a picnic lunch, followed by games on horseback on the cross country course – you will get wet! We need a mix of younger and older members so that we can pair up. Rose Aston 07813 813948

Monday 27 – Friday 31 July – Senior Camp.  Please see Kate Varley’s email and get booked in ASAP. NB parents welcome to attend on the Friday competition day.

Monday 3 – Thursday 6 August – Junior Camp. Please see Kate Varley’s email and get booked in ASAP. NB parents welcome to attend on the Thursday competition day.

Monday 17 August - Jumping on grass and gymkhana games. Longnor (day after Stretton Horse Show in the same field)£10. 10am-12pm. Fun and games making the most of the field already being set up. Juliet Orme 07976 572693

Wednesday 2 Sept - Last Rally of the Summer. Berriewood £10. Details tbc. Sharon Corke 07790 219037


Recent cross country course at Berriewood….

Emily C



Info for booking:

Please get yourself booked onto the various session asap by contacting the person in red. Contact details are as follows: Penny Cowdy  mob 07795 180802; Sharon Corke mob 07790219037; Sarah Elcock 07813 782084; Rose Aston mob 07813 813948; Anna Mullock mob 07808 137301; Juliet Orme 07976 572693

If you wish to pay by BACS our details are as follows:  Account No: 00012908

Sort Code: 40-52-40     Account Name: South Shropshire Hunt Branch of the Pony Club

Please quote your child’s name as the reference so we can trace your payment.

For the evening events it would really help if you could indicate the earlest time you can be ready to ride.


What a busy half term…

The Club Day was well attended and great fun, with a ride in the woods, jumping and craftwork


Meanwhile the older ones were training for cross country at Lincomb. emily lincomb lincomb

Then there was cross country for all abilities at The Isle where Zara and Katie went great guns. And we rounded off the week with show jumping at Netley where we only had three falls (no injuries) so that wasn’t too bad.

Oliver Katie Felicity

Thanks everyone for organising and taking part. And thank you to Sharon, Jonquil, Dean  and Vanessa for teaching.



Congratulations to Kate Ireland, Zara Graham, Megan Spencer, Hannah Spencer and Archie Rees who have taken and passed their Road Rider badge. Hoorah! Thanks Sharon and Kate for the instruction


C+ and B test Training 2015….    any late comers please contact Penny ASAP….

Training has started but it’s not too late to join in. If you are interested please email me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I will then send you some more information.

Penny Cowdy                 Text 07795 180802


What a great  fun ride at Eaton Mascott on the last Sunday of April –  really well organised, great route and superb weather – what more could we ask!

Well done to our teams at the Rodbaston Triangular Competition at the beginning of April. They came fourth and second in Classes 7 and 8. Not a bad start to the season.


Christmas rally at Berriewood Dec 2014


Trystan  Katie  Olly  Cerys

Sarah   Oliver & Felicity    Flora and dog trystan 3 Kate emily and isabelle 2 Charlotte

Rachel Zara Lucy Archie


Area showjumping qualifiers at Netley, July 2014

Area 26.7.14 Immy Area 26.7.14 Jack

Area 26.7.14 inters Area 26.7.14 trophy


Area eventing competition at Catton Hall

Eventing flora 2 eventing annie 2 eventing sophie 2 eventing all 4 eventing freya 2 eventing all with kate 3


Cross Country training at Berriewood

Zara 2 Rachael Emily

Freya archie 2 Sophie.

Laura Charlotte 2 Kitty

guy 2 inters 3 emily 2


Show jumping competition at Rodbaston

Easter Chicks 2nd 2 Georgie Archie Guy and Charlotte 2 Laura Cream Eggs 2 Felicity n Guy 2 oliver mums 2 Cordelia