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AREA EVENTING Results below
For full results please see the Avon Vale PC website.
This year the Area eventing was held at West Wilts EC on 18th and 19th July. For most, if not all classes the dressage and sj had the biggest impact on the results rather than the xc, so a different ball game to last year’s event.
The event kicked off on the Saturday with the Open Class, in which we had just one competitor, Jordan Phelps who, though not placed, finished on her dressage score, an excellent achievement particularly as once again, Willy was probably the smallest pony in the class!
On the Sunday came the Intermediate class with Minty, Georgia, Roberta, Katie, Imogen and Freya representing Wylye. For some it was just not quite their day this time. However, doing brilliantly, coming 5th and qualifying for the national championships at Cholmondeley Castle was Minty Martin. Narrowly missing out on qualifying was Roberta Cameron-Rossiter who came 8th, a great achievement in itself but especially as Roberta was one of the youngest, if not the youngest, competitors in the class.
Novice Challenge, again, was certainly affected by the show jumping with some very out of character results and not one of our 8 members went clear with Millie, Poppy (below) and Cecily having just one pole down each. However, all 8 were in their element xc with no jumping faults for any of them! The only one to be placed this year was Millie Toulson-Clarke who came 2nd, again only just missing out on qualifying with the wonderful Tom.
Competing in to the evening on the Sunday were our juniors and didn’t they do fantastically. Some great dressage scores for some, nearly all of them going clear sj and several clear xc rounds. Bella Crees, William, Megan and Georgia all had double clears. Meg Bevan came 1st and Georgia Newby-Vincent 2nd . Meg Bevan, Georgia Newby-Vincent, Lauren Blackmar and Tom Griffiths were Team 2nd. Well done all, some great stars for the future!
Pictured below, Georgia Newby-Vincent and Megan Bevan.
Our polo teams played at Vaux Park and Taunton on 13th and 14th July.
Well done to all those competing in the Area Dressage this year on 12th July. Huge congratulations in particular to Millie Toulson-Clarke who won her section of the Intermediate Class and to Mia Ralph who was 2nd in her section of the Novice Challenge class. Both girls have qualified for the championships in Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire in August. Just missing out on qualifying was Imogen Hays who came 2nd in her section of the Intermediate class.
Also doing fantastically well were our juniors with one of the teams winning their section.
A huge thank you to all the managers and instructors, for their hard work throughout the year. Our results are as follows:
Junior Section A
Georgia Newby-Vincent 3rd
Amy George 15th
Junior Section B
Kate Prendergast 9th
Lainey O Neill 11th
Bella Crees 17th
Junior Section C
Lauren Blackmar 2nd
Phoebe Fussell 14th
Georgia Newby Vincent 8th
Junior Section D
Megan Bevan 2nd
Will Bevan 19th
Mia Ralph 2nd
Gemma Holdway 5th
Lauren Makepeace 16th
Novice Sec F
Christie Antoniou 9th
Lydia Collingwood 20th
Ellie Clarke 10th
Novice Sec G
Megan Blackmar 12th
Jodie Kelly 6th
Novice Section H
Amelia Knatchbull 6th
Mary Inns 7th
Kayleigh Isaacs 15th
Team 6th – Mia, Jodie, Ellie and Kayleigh (pictured below)
Intermediate Section I
Millie Toulson-Clarke 1st
Freya Snelgrove-Brown 14th
Roberta Cameron-Rossiter 18th
Intermediate Section J
Georgia Toulson-Clarke 15th
Imogen Hays 2nd
Chloe Makepeace 14th
Team 3rd – Millie, Imogen, Freya and Georgia.
Minty Martin 9th
Pictured below, Intermediate girls, Roberta, Millie, Freya, Imogen and Georgia
Dressage competitions organised by Saxon Dressage Group.
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Well done to all those who competed on the Area SJ on Sunday 28th June. The conditions were really quite challenging in the morning as the ground was pretty hard but the seemingly constant rain made it exceptionally slippery, resulting in nearly all the horses and ponies slipping at least once, despite, in most cases, the use of studs.
Nevertheless, we were not alone, of course, in competing in these conditions and not the only ones with a few problems here and there as other pony clubs suffered from eliminations and cricket scores all over the place, we still achieved some fantastic results:
Firstly, a very special mention must be made of our 3 boys, in the Novice Challenge class: Matt Warden, Ben Steel and Tom Griffiths. It was a first for all 3 of them, for both Area and Novice Challenge level, where the height is up to a maximum of 95cm. They put in an excellent effort, all riding really well, particularly in the aforementioned conditions. Matt’s super fast pony Folly, just stopped a couple of times, but Matt rode her forward and got round without a fence down and Ben with his mare Una, jumped a clear in the first round and had just 8 faults in the second. Tom and his pony Jay, had a double clear and despite getting a pole down in the jump off in the third round, still managed an individual 10th place and this, out of about 110 competitors, is no mean feat! Well done to all of you, we hope to see a lot more of you in the future. Roll on next year…Here come the Boys!!
Pictured below, courtesy of Sally Burt, most of those competing in the NC.
We entered three NC Teams and out of the 29 teams we achieved 6th and 7th place. In 6th place were, Poppy Wilkinson, Jodie Kelly, Millie Toulson-Clarke and Hannah Burt, with Millie achieving a fantastic 8th individual place. Team 7th were Mia Ralph, Issy Algar, Chloe Derrick, Mia Ralph and Tom Griffiths.
Pictured above, courtesy of Sally Burt, our Intermediates, apart from Imogen who had gone home, after the prize-giving and some of our NC who were awaiting prize-giving!
In the Intermediate, where the fences were a maximum of 1.05m, our members rode beautifully with our team of Minty Martin, Georgia Toulson-Clarke, Roberta Cameron-Rossiter and Katie Duffy achieving 6th place out of 12 teams and Imogen Hays, in a mixed team with other pony clubs, team 7th.
First to compete on the day was Jordan Phelps on the amazing Willy, who despite being the smallest out of the 14 in the class at only 14hh achieved a fantastic result coming 2nd in the Open, where the jumps were a maximum of 1.15m. Jordan and Willy have qualified for the national championships and will compete in the Open SJ at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire for the second year in a row! We all wish them the very best of luck.
As always, huge thanks to Lorraine and all our instructors for all the effort they put in to organising and training our members and to Jess for helping with the warm-up on the day. For full results please see the Craven PC website.
Fancy the chance to compete at the Blenheim Palace International? TEAM Arena Eventer’s Challenge for PC members – 90cm course of sj and xc fences in grass arena. FRIDAY 18th September 2015. (Please note there is a 1m class but it is already full and there is a long waiting list).
For more information please click on the following link – http://www.blenheimhorse.co.uk/riding-club-and-pony-club-team-eventer-challenges-sponsored-dodson-horrell
We have to get our entry in NOW to be in with a chance of getting our entry accepted. If you are seriously interested and wish to be considered please email Annabel now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below our valiant team of WVPC girls competing in the Race for Life’s gruelling 10k course on 14th June. They ran to raise funds for Cancer Research in support of a fellow Wylye member, Hannah Francis, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of 17. Thank you so much to all those who have so generously donated as we have now raised over £3,000 which is an amazing effort by the girls. If you haven’t donated, there’s still time to do so at https://www.justgiving.com/canter4cancer/.
Join everyone as we help Hannah and Willberry Wonder Pony (chiefchemopony) kickcancersbutt and you can purchase wristbands to raise funds for Hannah and her charities. Please click here to go the website.
Pictured are Minty Martin, Jordan Phelps, Freya Snelgrove-Brown, Georgia Toulson-Clarke, Hannah Thomas and Holly Parker.
All members MUST have their hats checked and tagged by either Heather Collingwood or Kim George. This is most likely to be done at a rally or event.
The existing EN1384 standard is currently in the process of revision and your hat will now need to be either tagged with a purple tag or a white tag depending on the safety standard that your hat is marked with.
From 31st December 2015 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 E2011 and AS/NZS 3838) will be allowed and must be tagged with a new white hat tag. The full list of standards is as stated in The Pony Club Yearbook.
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.
To see the hat rule please go to our PC Rules & Rule Book page or our What to Wear page.
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.