Thursday October 2, 2014


Latest Updates:

Surrey Union Interbranch Show Jumping – Sunday 12th October 2014:  Any riders who would like to be part of the open team, Class 5 at the above event, please contact me as soon as possible by email  so that I can complete entry form. 

Many thanks,  Leslie    


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


Come and find out more about Pony Racing – 28th October at Lingfield Park – see Pony Racing page


SUPC Autumn Dressage schedule now available – see SUPC Autumn Dressage page


C Test Training dates - see Tests page


Mounted Games practices are going to start again soon!  See Mounted Games page for dates.  You don’t have to have done mounted games previously to join in the practices nor do you need to come to them all.


October Half Term Rallies – see October Half Term Programme page


Surrey Union Interbranch Individual and Team Show Jumping with Dengie SJ – see SU Interbranch SJ 12 Oct page


Jamie Butt recently competed at the PC Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton College Yorkshire. Jamie won the Intermediate Boys with a 94 point lead so took both the National and International titles. Jamie was second in the shoot with 920, had a clear XC ride over a beautifully built but challenging course. Jamie smashed his PB with a run of 6.46 over 2k coming in 2nd position (beaten by 1 Sec). Jamie was also part of the Area 11 team which came 5th. And in the English Team that came 2nd.

It was a fantastic week with the rest of the Area 11 competitors and they all had a great time together and at the “usual” party on the last night!


Fantastic Victory for the Surrey Union Novice Dressage Team at the National PC Championships at Kelsall Hill, Cheshire.

The team of Jenna Emmerton on Blackthorn Ptarmigan (individual second), Katie Hale on Windleway Stars and Stripes (individual tenth), Millie Gover on Unistar (individual sixth) and Hattie Ford on Archie (individual seventh) excelled to emerge victorious in a highly competitive field of 42 teams. Many Congratulations to all the girls and supporting parents for such a stellar effort all round with great team spirit.

Many congratulations also to Millie Gover who finished an excellent sixth in the eventing championships.


More great results- see ODE Reports


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


Area Show Jumping July 14th 2014 at Mid Surrey

Our intermediates were in the ribbons once again at Area Show Jumping with two individuals qualifying for the Championships in August. Congratulations to Patrick Beirne riding Waltham Daisy and Shelby Weeden riding Ronaldo, placed 3rd and 4th respectively. We wish you both luck at the championships on 15th August!


Term Time Show Jumping Lessons at Sands Farm  – see Lessons and Training page


Qualified for Intermediate Eventing Championships – Fantastic Achievement

A wonderful team effort for our intermediate riders who won the area eventing competition at Brightling Park and are off to the Championships at Cholmondeley Castle. Special thanks to Natasha Goldman who stepped in at the last minute to replace Freddie Gover whose horse went lame.

Joanna Kelly, 1st and best dressage in her section, Natasha Goldman 4th, Shelby Weeden 7th and Jamie Butt 9th.

Thank you from a very proud team manager.


Excellent results at Area Dressage with Novice Team qualifying for Championships! see Dressage Reports page


Excellent ODE results  – see ODE Reports page


Some info from Surrey Union Hunt on Notices page


SUBSCRIPTIONS are due on 1st Jan 2014.     ONLY PAID UP MEMBERS will be accepted for Pony Club activities. If a member’s subscription has not been paid, he/she will not be covered by insurance and therefore will not be allowed to attend any PC activity.  LAPSED MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO PAY AN INCREASED SPECIAL LAPSED MEMBERSHIP (details on the form).

Please download, complete and send this, with 1 x small s.a.e. for your membership card, as soon as possible to Antonia Thompson (see Contact Us)  (cheques payable to Surrey Union Pony Club) and complete the Gift Aid form where applicable, as this is of great benefit to the branch.