Friday October 31, 2014
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Don’t forget:

Dressage Clinic 9th November – see below

to get your team SJ entries in – please see below

WVPC Triathlon 23rd November at Southfield House

by kind permission of Mrs Angela Yeoman OBE

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Updates & Rallies


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Rally/Training dates

Please click on the link below for the most uptodate list of rallies, lessons and training.

WVPC Diary, Rally, Training & Area Comp Issue 22nd October 


  S P O T T E D ! ------------ S P O T T E D !



If you and your pony have achieved something recently, no matter how small a thing it might be (it doesn’t have to be a competition) if its special or important to you please let us know and send an e-mail to and we will put it in our Spotted section (below).

ARAHT 2014


Very well done to all those competing in the ARAHT on 25th October at Larkhill.  This annual competition is always very popular and the courses are up to height, this year being no exception, with over half the jumps in the 2ft6 being in the BE 90 course from the weekend before and over half the jumps in the 3ft being in the BE100 class. Congratulations to Gemma Holdway who came 7th in the 2ft6 class and to Poppy Wilkinson, pictured above, who won the 3ft class.  Congratulations also to Freya Snelgrove-Brown who came 9th in the 3ft class and to Millie Toulson-Clarke and Mia Ralph who had lovely clear rounds.




Pictured above and below Alice Cayford and Polo.  Alice did extremely well at the Badgworth Arena on 25th October, coming 2nd in a very large class in the 2ft SJ.  As you can see, she and Polo are now ready for the coming winter months in their matching pyjamas!





Competing at the Half Moon Stud in the team SJ run by St Mary’s School Shaftesbury were Issy Algar, Olivia Bishop, Maddie Gratton and Cec Algar.  The team (pictured below) came 4th in the 85cm class with Issy 3rd individually and team 5th in the 95cm class with Oliver 4th individually.  Well done all.

team sj


Congratulations to Kayleigh Isaacs on Lemony Snicket (below), who as well as those previously mentioned, also competed in the hunter  trial at West Wilts Equestrian Centre on 19th October.  This was Kaleigh’s first ever hunter trial at 90cm and she did a lovely clear round but just missed out on the placings.  Well done Kayleigh.




Team SJ at Half Moon Stud

organised by SWWH PC

 23rd November

Classes from 70cm to 1m.

Please would someone volunteer to co-ordinate our entries for this event.  Please let Miles know asap if you are able to help -


To Minty Martin for passing her B test.  Well done Minty.

More Team Members Required!

PC Team SJ Sunday 30th November 2014

 at West Wilts EC

More entrants required, especially in the 1ft9 10 & under (up to 2 members may be assisted) and 2ft3 12 & under.  Come on you minis and juniors!

Please email Sally on which class(es) you want to do, together with your name, age as on 01.01.2014 and your pony’s name. 

More details below.

Halloween Havoc!

Halloween Havoc

Competition Co-ordinators

Wanted – Co-ordinators for dressage, show jumping and eventing!

Help prepare and make our members more robust for next year’s area and  (hopefully!) championship competitions.

Anyone interested in searching out local training (non Wylye) and competitions, especially team ones and letting everyone know (via website and facebook)?  The role would also include co-ordinating our entries for team competitions.    There will be no requirement to attend on the day of a competition (though that would be a bonus!).  We need one co-ordinator per discipline.

Any volunteers and all ideas welcome!  If you are willing to help in this way please contact Miles on

Dressage Clinic


at Southfield House

on Sunday 9th November 2014

2 riders in a 3/4hr session

Cost £15 per rider

Book in with Rachel Francis – call or text 07856737132 AND also send a booking form (available from Rally page) together with payment to Manor Farm, Hemington, Radstock BA3 5XX

Team SJ

PC Team SJ Sunday 30th November 2014

Run by Syston PC at West Wilts EC

Ideal practice at a team event for the Area SJ next year.  Don’t let the Area competition be the first experience of a team competition that you have, this will be far less pressure!


1ft9 10 & under (up to 2 members may be assisted)

2ft3 12 & under

2ft6 14 & under

2ft9 open

3ft open

Please email Sally on which class(es) you want to do, together with your name, age as on 01.01.2014 and your pony’s name.  Maximum number of 2 classes per member.  May only be allowed two teams.  First come first served.

Swimming at Southfield House

Anyone swimming at Southfield House who has medium to long length hair MUST wear a swimming hat when using the pool.  Please note this applies at all times.

WVPC Tetrathlon

Very well done to all our competitors – we had some really excellent performances…and lots of guts shown too!  It was fantastic to see a number of new competitors taking part in their first competition.

Very many thanks to our legion of helpers and particularly to those who helped with running the phases, the catering and the many hours spent in setting up before the competition – many of whom were those who stayed behind to help clear up too.  It’s very much appreciated.  Miles
For full results please go to our Tetrathlon Results page
Horse & Hound PC Challenge

Westcountry Equine Fair Westpoint, Exeter

 Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December 2014

Pony Club horse & hound show jumping challenge

The Westcountry Equine Fair in its nineteenth year, will be hosting the Pony Club horse & hound show jumping challenge once again

Four teams will be chosen at random to take part in the challenge, which will take place on Saturday 6th December with prizes, rosettes and a team trophy to be won!

In addition, there will be a junior show jumping competition, which is open to juniors 14 years and under and ponies 13.2hh and under.

If any  members are interested please contact Louise Knatchbull.

There are also special ticket offers for the event for pony club members.  For details contact Lisa Scattergood on 01392 421500

No hoodies!

Please ensure you dress safely for all PC events, this includes rallies and training.  Hoodies are strictly NOT allowed for safety reasons.  Your instructor should ask you to remove your hoody or leave the rally if you are wearing one.   For further guidance please view the What to Wear Page.

Contact us

If you wish to contact us please see the Branch Officials page or e-mail us at where we would love to receive your stories and pictures to go on the website.