Sunday May 1, 2016

A very warm welcome to South Shropshire Hunt Pony Club.

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


Any more takers for Stable Management rallies with Jonquil?

They’ve been successful this spring and Jonquil has offered to do more. There are two more dates coming up – Mon 3 May and Mon 16 May. All are for D, D+, C+ and B test training. 

 £10 per session. Please email Jonquil direct if you are interested

Other events coming soon….

Cross Country Session 7th or 14th May- Anna will be in touch with confirmed date

Taster Session to attract new members- Sunday 22nd May 10-12pm Berriewood

Eaton Mascott Fun Ride – postpioned from 24 April due to wet ground. It’s now to be held on 29 May. Starts 10am. ast rider 2pm

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

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

Coursewalk at Berriewood – Friday 10th June

Berriewood- Fun, games and Bar B q to include clear round 6.30-8.00 Tuesday 12th July

One Day Event-  Berriwood           3rd July.



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