Thursday April 2, 2015


Latest Updates:

Times for Holiday rallies etc. on Easter Holidays page


Please note the new tab Industry Events


A great win at the Dengie Regional Competition at Merrist Wood last weekend (7/8th March) means Hatty Ford and Archie are off to the Championships. Hatty scored 70.2%, the best percentage of the two arenas, and won a pair of breeches as overall winner too. Well done and good luck at the Championships! Grace Jackson also competed on her lovely young horse and came 8th with 65%, a remarkable result as they have only been a partnership since last summer. Both girls are a credit to the Surrey Union.


Easter Holiday Programme now available on Easter Holidays page.  Please note that application forms must be returned by 20th March.

List of One Day Events for this season on ODE page


Application Form for Mini Taster Camp 26th to 28th May 2015 at Swires Farm  Newdigate - see Mini Camp page


Times for Flatwork Lesson on 19th March at Sands Farm


Results for Bodiam 7th March on Mounted Games Reports page


XC Schooling: 14th March at the Mid Surrey Pony Club Field –  see Lessons and Training


Lizzy Moore has taken over running the Mini Teams and needs to build an up-to-date email list of EVERYONE (NEW OR OLD) who would like to be included in mailings about competitions and training at MINI LEVEL – email  PLEASE!


Calling all interested Tetrathlon Competitors!  List of dates for this season and more general information on Tetrathlon page.

If you are interested in finding out more please email to be included on the mailing list.


Main Camp dates for 2015

Friday 31st July 2015 through to evening of Wednesday 5th August 2015 at Tweseldown Racecourse, Hampshire.  Application form on Main Camp page


Applications for Midi Camp now closed


Bisley Level 1,2 and 3 Horse Trials: entries are now open for this event and the Surrey Union Entry is being finalised. If you would like to be entered for this event please contact Lizzie Moore for Mini Mini and Mini and Karen Sharp or Amanda Troniseck for Novice Teams ASAP.  see Team Managers for contact details

Lizzie Moore will be organising Mini Team entries and training this year and we are looking for a volunteer to help with Mini Mini Teams. If you would like to become more involved and could spare a little time to help with entries and/or training admin please let Elaine Gover know.


Area 11 Ball 2nd April (apply by 15th March) – see Notices page


New dates for Flatwork lessons 5th and 19th March –  see Lessons and Training


Interested in obtaining the Pony Club UK Coaching Certificate? – see Lessons and Training for dates.  Applications asap.


You are all invited to the Surrey Union AGM on 17th March at 7.30pm

at Shellwood Mill, Shellwood Road, Leigh, RH2 8NZ

This is a great opportunity to meet the Committee members and other parents without your children and ponies to distract you. Please come along and ask us any questions and let us have your suggestions for future events and training. We also welcome feedback on what we do arrange so we can be sure we are providing club activities suitable across all abilities.

Food and drink will be provided so please let us know if you are coming so we can cater for the right amount of people.

If you can’t attend and wish to raise anything please email the club Secretary Antonia Thompson on  or our Assistant DC Elaine Gover on

Looking forward to seeing you there.

SUPC Committee


List of Trophies and Prizes awarded at Prize Giving January 2015 on Trophies Awarded page


Amanda Troniseck and Karen Sharp are the new Novice Eventing Team Managers.

Novice and Intermediate Team Managers want to compile an up to date contact list ready for season ahead.  Novice riders please email Amanda at and Intermediate riders Leslie at


Dressage Training on dates: see Lessons and Training.


Area Competition Dates 2015


Check Hunting page for hunting dates suitable for Pony Club members


This year membership subs are not due until the 1st February 2015. Membership normally falls due on January 1st. However the Pony Club received representations from several Branches that parents can find this financially difficult, because of its proximity to Christmas. Accordingly, the Pony Club have decided to change the renewal date to February 1st., and will give free membership for the month of January 2015. In future, the membership year will run from February 1st to January 31st. Download Membership Renewal Form 2015

In order to help our renewal process please can you send all membership forms, gift aid forms and payment to Michaela Butt (Treasurer) Shellwood Mill, Shellwood Road, Leigh, RH2 8NZ. In addition if you would like to pay online please contact Michaela on and she will let you have the SUPC bank details. It is vital if you pay this way that you state the name of the member you are renewing on your payment. Payment for any other matters must not be made via internet banking at this time.


Note the new tabs : SUPC Merchandise and Clothing Rules


Please note the new tab : DC’s Diary


Leslie Kelly is the new Intermediate Show Jumping Team Manager and would like to compile an up to date contact list of riders who would like to compete at show jumping intermediate level.  Please  email

Lizzy Moore is now Mini mini  Team Manager and Jane Cobb Mini Show Jumping Team Manager.  See Team Managers page.


Dear Members,

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that two weeks ago our wonderful former Hon. Secretary, Valerie Greenwell, passed away.

I am sorry I haven’t been able to put anything on the website before now, but the family requested that this news was not to be publicised until after the funeral.

Valerie had been Branch Secretary for over thirty-eight years, and she had seen many changes. As a child, she had been a member of the Old Surrey and Burstow Pony Club (where she gained A Test), but when she married and moved, her children, Andrew and Jane, became Surrey Union Pony Club members. Many of your parents will remember Jane with Tiffin, and Valerie, riding Gamble, taking part in Reigate Riding Club events (now North Downs Riding Club).

Valerie was awarded the Cubitt Award (which is the highest Pony Club volunteer award) and her long service bar. At next year’s Prizegiving, we will be presenting an award to commemorate her.

She will be greatly missed.

Helen Dart,

District Commissioner


Sarah O’Connell  07909 968762 has taken over Hat Tagging, and sale of SU Jackets, Polo Shirts, Sweat Shirts, PC Ties, Badges, SU Numnahs and Medical Arm Bands