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Congratulations to all our members who competed in the arena eventing at Mendip Plains on 19th February. In particular to Kayleigh Isaacs who won the 80cm class, Tilly Gratton who was 2nd and Emily Miller who was 3rd; also to Georgia Newby-Vincent who won the 1m class and to Poppy Wilkinson who was 2nd.
A fantastic achievement for Kate Prendergast (pictured below) who won the Jump Training 90cm Championship event of the British Eventing winter series at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. 14yr old Kate was the first rider into the arena on her own 14 year old Kilpatrick Cassius, “I’m very proud, he’s so honest.” Kate told BE and put her 16.5 style score down to a lucky charm in the form of Emily King’s jodhpurs which she got from her after the rider demonstration hosted by Baileys the evening before the Championships. For those of you who don’t know, the BE Jump Training Series is run from January to the end of February. Riders gain invaluable feedback from BE accredited coaches on their show jumping skills in a three phase training competition: Phase 1 is a course walk in small groups with an accredited coach, phase 2 riders receive a guided warming up session prior to the competition, again with a BE accredited coach and phase 3 the competition phase, whereby riders jump one round, get feedback from the coach and jump again. Both rounds of the show jumping are given marks for style, effectiveness of riding and the quality of the horse’s jump and its paces. Any show jumping faults are then included to give a final score.
Please click on the link below for the results from our dressage competition which was held on 26th Feb 2017. Well done to all our members and congratulations to those who qualified for the Winter Dengie Area competition and good luck, of course! Thank you to Dawn Clarke for organising and to all our judges, stewards and other helpers on the day.
We had two teams in the Super Minis. The team of Lexi, Verity, Ruby and Evie all put in good performances with Ruby and Evie taking part in their first triathlon. The team of Nicholas, Lola, Isla and Bonnie came in 5th team which was a fantastic result as there were 11 teams in the class. Lola and Isla came 11th and 12th individually with Isla having an excellent swim to come 5th.
In the Minimus Boys Harvey was are only representative and he had a great day with 2nd in the shoot, 3rd in the swim and overall individual 3rd. His mixed team came in 3rd place. Harvey also came 3rd in the Winter League which is fantastic as he has only recently returned to doing competitions.
In the Minimus Girls we had two teams. Abi, April and Tegan came in 4th team place with Abi coming individual 5th. Imogen, Gracie, Gretal and Rachel came team 3rd with Imogen individual 8th, Gracie 9th and Gretal 10th. Gracie shoot a magnificent 900 but such is the strength of shooting in the minis she only got 4th place! Rachel put in a pb on her swim so well done to all of them.
In the Junior Girls we had one team of Harriet, Tegan, Finlay and Phoebe. Fin had a great shoot and came in 1st, Harriet came 1st in the swim and 2nd in the run. Overall the team came in 2nd with Harriet individually 2nd, Fin 5th, Tegan 7th and Phoebe 8th. A great team performance.
In the Intermediates Holly, Katie and Millie (pictured below) came Team 1st with Holly coming 1st in the swim and run and 2nd in the shoot. Millie and Katie came 3rd and 5th in the swim and individually Holly came 1st, Millie 4th and Katie 5th.
Holly also came first in the Winter Triathlon League with Millie 4th and Katie 5th. A great result for all of them considering it is Millie and Katie’s first season as Intermediates. Emma Toulson-Clarke.
Wanted – mini riders that would like to ride in a small SJ demonstration
Tuesday 16th May at Wincanton Racecourse in the afternoon
Free entry to participants for the races that day!
Anyone who is interested please contact Laura Read at email@example.com
Well done to Amy George, Lucy Cayford and Finlay Scott (above) for their brilliant riding in the Beaufort PC Tetrathlon at Summerhouse EC on Saturday 11th February when it was freezing cold. They jumped a tricky and timed 90cm SJ course in an arena, rather than the usual, for a tetrathlon, XC course. Lucy was 6th, Finlay 7th and Amy 9th. It was Amy’s first competition on Anita Masters’ wonderful horse, Polly. The girls then competed in the Triathlon on the Sunday and Tegan Burnard joined the team. All did some great performances with Tegan gaining a PB in her swim and Lucy 2nd in the shoot. Overall they came team 3rd and all got an individual placing with Tet/tri results combined so great results from the girls competing against the Beaufort PC!
There was a good turnout of our members at the Meet on 14th Feb which was very kindly hosted by Sarah Humberstone at Rye Hill Farm. It was captured in pictures by Kirstin:
Below, host Sarah Humberstone
The flying greys, Mia Ralph, hotly pursued by Ocean Moore
Instructor, Paula Coward showing us all how it should be done!
6yr old Daisy, beautifully turned out, warming up with a small glass of Port!!
We were lucky enough to send 11 teams and also some individuals to the Avon Vale PC arena eventing which was held at WWEC on 14th February. Time penalties had a large part to play on the day but despite the big classes our members did brilliantly and we had some fabulous results!
Pictured below, our class 1 and 2 competitors.
Thank you to Gemma Holdway for stepping in after a last minute withdrawal and doing a lovely clear on Boo alongside Alicia Crees on Phoenix from the Wylye Valentines team. A special thank you to Charlotte Limond too who offered her help on the day.
Well done all and thank you for representing Wylye so well. Thank you to all the parents and helpers, especially those who sacrificed a romantic Valentines day/night out/in! A special thank you to the Avon Vale organisers and helpers who produced another great event.
Senior mounted games practice 10am on Sundays at Southfield House
Junior mounted games practice 11.30am on Sundays at Southfield House
Please see link below for B Test training being run by Celia Drewett in the Mendip Area.
20th May 2017 at Wincanton Racecourse
Schedule now available from our Racing page
If you haven’t already done so then you MUST have your hat checked and tagged by either Miles, Heather Collingwood or Kim George. This is most likely to be done at a rally or event.
From 1st January 2016 the Pony Club will not be allowing hats which are only marked with the standard (BS)EN 1384. After 31 December 2015 only hats which are certified and are also marked with one of the other standards permissible by the Pony Club (PAS 015, Snell E2001, AS/NZS 3838, ASTM F1163 and VG1) will be allowed and must be tagged with a WHITE hat tag. The full list of standards is as stated in The Pony Club Yearbook.
The Pony Club will accept the new red BE hat tags, so if Members have BE red tagged hats, they will not need tagging with a white Pony Club hat tag.
It is your responsibility to get your hat tagged. Please note the hat tag will not and does not indicate that the hat fits or is in good condition.
Body protectors used in Cross Country or Pony Racing must be BETA Level 3 2009 standard. These have a purple BETA tag on them.
To see the 2016 hat and body protector rules please go to our PC Rules & Rule Book page.