Wednesday October 22, 2014
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Due to cancellation, two places unexpectedly available

in our pony racing rally – 29th October – contact Geoff on 07515 868785

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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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).

Very well done to twelve year old Tegan Burnard who won the Saxon Dressage Group Championship on Sunday with over 73% riding River Dancer.

Congratulations to all those members competing in the hunter trial at West Wilts Equestrian Centre on 19th October in what were some large classes.  Pictured below and deserving special mention is Megan Blackmar completing her first ever 80cm hunter trial on Selleman Diamond with a lovely clear round. 


 Kayleigh Isaacs on Lemony Snickets and Molly Hayton on Kappa Star made a great partnership and were 3rd in the 80cm pairs.  Chloe Makepeace on Master Ploy beat 53 others and was spot on the optimum time to win the 90cm class, Poppy Wilkinson on Amazing Mika two seconds too fast was 8th in the same class.  Chloe Derrick also had a great clear round but sadly not close enough to the time to get a place on this occasion.

C+ Test

  Our C+ Assessment Day is on Tuesday 28th October at Southfield House.

We are very fortunate to be have Deb Kimber take the riding assessment and Celia Drewett, formerly DC of the Mendip Farmers Hunt PC, the stable management component. We do have one more space should there be anyone who has passed their C test and who is over 14 – please contact Miles. 

Times are now available on the Rally Times page.

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

Mounted Games at HOYS
HOYS started on Monday 6th October, a team went ahead to do the stables and get the tack room ready for when the children and ponies came.  On the Tuesday we had practice in the morning at 8.45am in the International arena, then that evening the children had to do their performance after they received their colours to ride in.  Virbac sponsored the Pony Club so the children were given a track suit and a jumper.  The Wylye children dressed up as Nuns and sang the song from the Sound of Music, “How do you solve a problem like Maria” with revised words relating to HOYS. They were very good!
Wednesday morning up at 4.45am to get ponies and children ready for practice at 6.10am this was a daily routine. After practice the children and ponies were put back to bed.  Our sessions started in the afternoon, we rode on Wednesday at 1.15pm and we won the session, we again rode at 8.05pm the same night and came joint 5th.  Thursday afternoon we came joint 4th, we had the evening off, we then rode Friday afternoon which was our first session for the Prince Philip Cup, we came 4th, Friday evening we came 3rd, Saturday afternoon we came 4th, again we had an evening off on the Saturday. 
Our last session to get into the final of the Prince Philip Cup was on the Sunday afternoon, we came 4th in this session which put us out of the final.  The children rode brilliantly and were very well behaved they certainly did Wylye Valley proud.  After a long tiring week we were judged on the stable area and Wylye came 3rd, after the Sunday afternoon session everyone went into action to dismantle the tack room, it was taken down quicker than it was put together!
 We would like to thank all our supporters, especially the people who came to see us over the week, also our DC, Miles who came to experience the life, for the week with us and Mrs Yeoman who came up for the weekend and kindly donated a breakfast in the Hilton to a Wylye worker. We would also like to give a big thanks to all those who donated in any way to make our dream come true, THANK YOU!  Jayne Andrews
For more and photos please go to
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.

Competitions for Minis!

Lots of competitions for minis coming up – please see our Schedules page for Warminster Saddle Club’s Minimus events over the coming months.

The Avon Vale Hunt are holding a hunter trial at Abbottswood Farm, Bromham on 12th October this includes lead rein and non-lead rein 1ft6 class 

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.

Racing Rally

Pony Racing Mounted Rally

29th October at Larkinglass, Motcombe. 
Starts at 12.00 midday.

To include tack instruction and race starts. Trot and Canter on the Canter track under supervision by point to point jockey. Finishing on the 4 furlong gallop. De-briefing back at yard.

Price £10 in cash on the day please. Contact Geoff on 01749 850229 to book a place. Numbers will be limited to 12 so book quickly!

Mounted Games Pairs Competition

For results of this please click on the link below.  It was a fantastic weekend, enjoyed by all.  Great fun was had and Mrs Yeoman kindly let the children go swimming on the Saturday afternoon too!


Tetrathlon Championships



Our Junior Tetrathlon team (Mia , Millie, Katie and Roberta pictured above with jockey Frankie Dettori) did really well at the National Tetrathlon Championships. It was the first time juniors have been included in the championship and it was hotly contested with over 90 junior girls competing. The team were 7th out of 14 junior girls teams, they were probably the youngest team there.



Millie was our highest placed at 17th which was a fantastic achievement. All the girls shot really well, all scoring over 900 points and had solid performances in the run and swim, almost all PBs. Millie, Roberta and Mia had clear rounds which was a fantastic performance on a very demanding championship course, less than half the field went clear and at the prize giving it was described as a 90cm course with a one star feel.

We were the first team to ride with Mia as our path finder and therefore, the very first junior girl to ride at any Tetrathalon Championships. The venue was amazing – the Junior European Eventing Championship had been run over there the weekend before we arrived, the Open course used a lot of the same jumps.

Freya competed as an individual in the intermediate competition, she gave it her all but had a disappointing time on the difficult cross country course, as did Katie.



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
C+ Training

Any members who are interested in C+ training please contact Alison Robson via email

Mounted Games Championships

Congratulations to our Junior Mounted Games Team who qualified for the PC Mounted Games Team Championships in Cheshire, where they came 9th in the runners- up final.  Pictured below are Hannah on Bea, Freya on Billy, Lainey on Magic, Daisy on Pip and Ethan‎ on Bryony.


Junior Mounted Games Team

WVPC Show Results

Thank you to Mrs Yeoman for hosting the WVPC Junior Show on 23rd August.  Also many thanks to all those who helped with organising and running the show before and on the day.  Well done to all the competitors.  For results please click on the link below.

Results_WVPC Junior Show 2014

Novice Challenge PC National Championships

Congratulations to all those competing in the NC Championships at Kelsall Hill.  Competition as always was very stiff and on this occasion Wylye didn’t manage to bring back any rossettes but that’s not to say our girls didn’t perform well!

Competing in the NC Team Dressage were Christie Antoniou (16th), Georgia Toulson Clarke (19th), Freya Snelgrove-Brown(29th) and Megan Blackmar (26th).  Competing in the Individual Dressage was Mia Ralph (30th).  Well done girls!  Photos coming soon hopefully!

Competing in the NC Eventing were Cecily Algar, Georgia Toulson-Clarke,  Freya Snelgove-Brown and Poppy Wilkinson.  Georgia and Poppy both achieved double clears with good dressage scores but time penalties pushed them out of the places.  Cecily was the only one to go within the time xc and whilst Freya’s score contributed significantly to the girls qualifying to get to the championships in the first place, unfortunately it was not her day at the championships.  The girls are pictured below at element B of the water complex, which as you can see was quite challenging, but our girls all rode brilliantly and it didn’t catch any of them out!   Full results are available from the main PC website and also the Cheshire Hunt North PC website.

Cecily (24th place)



Georgia (16th place)



Freya (29th place)


Poppy (15th place)


Intermediate/Open PC National Championships

Huge congratulations to Hannah Francis, pictured below, who came 1st in her arena in the Individual Open Dressage at the PC National Championships at Cholmondeley Castle and then competed in the ride-off (which is only for those coming first or second in their arenas) to come 3rd overall, a fantastic achievement!




Also doing really well to qualify for the Open National Championships was Jordan Phelps on Willy.  They competed in the Show Jumping and had just 4 faults in each round.  This is another great achievement.

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.