Friday September 22, 2017



SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER – SURREY UNION PONY CLUB SHOWJUMPING SHOW – SCHEDULE HERE – Surrey Union Show Jumping competition Schedule 2017


eventer challange poster – Mid Surrey Pony Club

Pony Club program2_2017 – Mid Surrey Pony Club Hunter trials

Pony Club Championships 2017

Surrey Union Pony Club had a fantastic time at the Championships.
8 members travelled to Cholmondeley Castle to compete.  We had riders in dressage, eventing and individual showjumping.
The intermediate dressage team came an amazing 5th.  The team was made up of Katie Hale, Hatty Ford, Josh Moore and Harrison Chart.  Hatty Ford was placed 6th in her arena and Katie Hale and her lovely pony Libby came 2nd in her arena and therefore qualified for the ride off where she finished 6th.  This was a great achievement and very well done to them all.
We had a team in the novice eventing consisting of Harrison Chart, Alice Grassly, Emelye Kenyon-Brown and Grace Thompson.  The rain decided to descend on them and having all produced pleasing dressage tests – especially Harrison, they were then asking their ponies and horses to showjump in a torrential downpour with very slippery and sticky ground.  The poles were not kind to them although Alice managed to produce a lovely clear round.  Next up was the cross country where they rode brilliantly over a very demanding and technical course. However, it was not the Surrey Union’s day with a couple of uncharacteristic glance offs but the team still managed to finish 14th.  A great achievement for a team made up of new partnerships and members who had never been to the championships before. They will all have gained much experience from the weekend.
We had two members competing in the individual showjumping.  Alice Grassly in the novice where she and Hero jumped well but unfortunately had a few poles and Clarissa Burnell-Price in the intermediate.  Clarissa and Cash jumped a brilliant clear round in the 1st round and then just tipped a pole in the 2nd to finish on 4 faults – just outside the top 10.  Very well done to them both.
Many thanks should go to all the competitors, families and friends who made the weekend such an enjoyable experience and special thanks goes to Debby Winchester for travelling  all the way to Cheshire by train to support and help us all.  Not only did she watch everyone (arriving 10 seconds before Alice’s 1st showjumping round), she beautifully plaited some of the horses and gave much help and advice.  Thank you Debby for coming.  We all had a most enjoyable barbecue on the Saturday evening with over 30 SUPC representatives eating delicious meat cooked by Chris Burnell-Price and Chris Thompson.  WELL DONE SURREY UNION


Well done to Clarissa Burnell-Price who was the sole representative from SUPC in the intermediate SJ.  Clarissa and Cash jumped 3 lovely rounds and finished 5th individually, just missing out on a place at the championships. 
In the novice team Harrison Chart, Alice Grassly, Esme Crowfoot and Lucia Mayhew competed for the branch.  Sadly the team was not placed this year but Alice Grassly riding Hero jumped 3 clear rounds to qualify individually for the pony club championships.  Well done to them all. 
Area Eventing – Novice Team:
The team of Harrison Chart, Alice Grassly, Emeley Kenyon-Brown and Grace Thompson.
Team won by 15 whopping points. Harrison won best dressage in his arena and also won his section. Alice was 2nd in her section and Emeley was also 2nd. Grace was 7th. Very technical course and brilliantly ridden by all.
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Area Dressage – Grass Roots
The team of Frankie Chart aged 7, Caitlin Paddy 8 and Sinead Paddy 11. 8th as a team and qualified for the Championships at Keysoe in September.  Sinead also won her arena and Frankie 9th. Bonnie Thompson and Emily Banfield were 8th and qualified individually, Tara Moore was 10th and Hattie Betchley 9th.
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Area Dressage – Novice
Individually Alice Grassley was 6th and Grace Gibbs 9th.
Area Dressage – Intermediate
The team of Josh Moore, Hattie Ford, Katie Hale & Harrison Chart won by 13 points.  Individually Josh Moore was 1st, Katie Hale 2nd, Hattie Ford 4th and Harrison Chart 7th. 
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Mounted Games

Another successful outing at Mid Surrey PC for the mounted games teams seniors of Lucy Greenwood Bonnie Thompson Phoebe Kenward Sinead Paddy and Darcey Foss were a fantastic 6th and the mini team of Caitlin Paddy Frankie Chart Poppy and Chloe Kenward were a brilliant 3rd. Fabulous determined riding from all and so lovely and supportive to each other well done girls.


Show Jumping – Dengie Open Competition
Congratulations to Clarissa Burnell-Price who came 3rd in Area 11 open Dengie regional finals and qualified for the Championships.
At the championships, Clarissa with Cash jumped brilliantly in one of the biggest courses they have jumped but annoyingly spooked at the photographer which resulted in an unlucky pole at the start of the round but then jumped the rest clear.
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Surrey Union Prize giving 2017
Another lovely awards evening with lots of well deserved prizes, yummy food and great company. Well done everyone.


Show Jumping Competition, Intermediate Level -February 2017

 Clarissa Burnell -Price and Zoe Clipperton competed as individuals at Crawley and Horsham Pony Club’s show jumping competition at Felbridge Showground.

 Felbridge (1) Felbridge 2Many congratulations to Clarissa who won the intermediate class – brilliant result.


Hi all

Please find attached a link to the membership renewal forms. Unfortunately the Pony Club was unable to get to the point of online renewal
this year so we are back to forms and cheques in the post to me please.

Address is Beauclere Shellwood Rd Leigh Surrey RH2 8NZ

Due by 28/2/17

If you are not planning on renewing we would be really interested in knowing
the reason why not so we can be sure we are catering for all our members. Please feel free to reply to this email with any feedback
you may have. This obviously applies to those renewing as well – a
ny feedback positive and negative
is gratefully received.

Many thanks


Please see attached links to EVENT TRAINING & B/C+ TRAINING

Area 11 Eventing 2017[1]

Area 11 B test training 2017[1]

Lots of new dates for competitions   – see Training and Competitions page.
Book and Pay Online on Rally and Event Booking page
Great start to the team mounted games season. Juniors won their final which as a team of 4 with 2 of them stepping up from minis was an amazing achievement. Caitlin Paddy Frankie Chart Holly and Elena Jones great job. Then next up was the senior team. Welcoming back Darcey Foss to the team with Sinead Paddy stepping up to seniors and Lucy Greenwood Bonnie Thompson and Olivia Jones the team ran a very close and exciting final to come second. Brilliant stuff all of you. We ❤️❤️ Mounted Games
A fun few days were spent at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire by members of the Surrey Union Pony Club. Katie Hale was placed 1st in her section in the Novice dressage thus qualifying for the Championships ride off where she finished 7th.  Clarissa Burnell-Price, Josh Moore, George Grassly and Katie Hale competed in the Novice Showjumping and although were not placed all enjoyed the experience of jumping in full view of the Castle.  Josh Moore and Katie Hale also successfully competed in the Novice eventing. An enjoyable time was spent at this prestigious championships and well done to the riders, horses, families and supporters.
Photos on The Championships page


Polo training and fun camp at Hurtwood Polo Club.  Rosie Fonseca has offered to set up and run a Surrey Union Polo Team for next year!  Please have a go – it would be great for the SU to have a PoloTeam again!  See Polo page


Fantastic results for UK Tetrathlon Teams competing at International Tetrathlon Exchange 2016 in Ireland, with Boys Team coming first!  Jamie Butt, long time Surrey Union member was in that team. Read full report and see photos on Tetrathlon Reports page


The Surrey Union won the Area Novice Showjumping held at Felbridge on 3 July 2016 and in doing so have qualified for the National Championships in Cheshire.  Many congratulations to the team

Photo on Show Jumping Reports page


Josh Moore and Katie Hale qualify at Areas for the Novice Eventing Championships – see ODE Reports page


Half Term Report:

ODE Crawley and Horsham

Well done to everyone who did Stone Hall, Balcome today. It was a tricky XC course and a very small SJ arena but everyone had a great time, finished the XC safely and all supported each other! The team spirt was awesome!! Team ‘Polos’ who were Grace Gibbs, Grace Thompson, Lucia Mayhew and Katie Hale finished a fantastic 6th. Big ‘shout out’ to Grace Gibbs who was individual 7th!! Then the ‘Rolos’ who were just  out of the placings got a wonderful 8th place consisting off Harrison Chart, Olivia Jones, Jack Dellier and Bonnie Thompson. For them all it was a big step up and it was Jack’s proper first one day event!! So absolutely amazing considering 4 teams were eliminated and there weren’t many clears XC. The kids were amazing today and such a wonderful support to each other!! Well done team Surrey Union

ODE Chiddingfold Pony Club
Mini Mini Team
Fantastic ODE at Rogate 2nd place for Emily Banfield, Elena Jones, Bonnie Thompson and Sinead Paddy. Emily was 4th, Elena 3rd and Bonnie 3rd place well done girls .. And Holly Jones she did a beautiful clear round SJ and managed the xc all by herself well done. And such a beautiful day.Team at Rogate June 2016 ODE team at Rogate June 2016
Mini Team
Great effort from the 6 SU mini riders today Jack Deliere, Harrison Chart, Lucia Mayhew (individual 3rd), Grace Thompson, Olivia Jones and Grace Gibbs (individual 3rd). Team was 5th overall. So lovely to be out and about with so many keen and supportive children and parents. Thanks Vicky Chart for organising us and the entries.

Regional Dressage Championship
Well done to the 2 Surrey Union dressage teams today at the Regional Dressage Qualifier. Both teams are off to the Championships in September. Team of Grace Thompson (individual 3), Bonnie Thompson, Tarin Cole (individual 4) and Suzie Forsdick came 4th and team of Grace Turner (individual 2nd), Sinead Paddy, Jemima Matthews and Harrison Chart came 7th. Well done all especially those on substitute ponies.  Thanks to team manager Liz Hale and Elaine Gover for your support today and in training.Dressage Team June 2016

Cowdray PC team SJ
Well done Surrey Union Mini show jumpers at Cowdray Pony Club today.  Some great riding for individual 2nd Grace Gibbs, 7th Freddy Moore, and all clears for a good team 3rd place! Everyone learnt something from the experience and will continue to progress with their ponies. Excellent effort team! Grace Gibbs , Sinead Paddy, Jack Deliere, Freddy Moore , Sophie Moore and Olivia Jones, well done all .


Team Reports for 2015 on ODE , Show Jumping, Dressage, Mounted Games pages