Monday November 30, 2015
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Mounted Games rally 29th Nov cancelled. 
Mounted games rally and practice dates now available in latest Diary, Rally and training issue 25th November (see below).
 Please support Hannah and Willberry in their very brave fight against cancer

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Updates & Rallies
Don’t forget:

Christmas Disc18th Dec - see below

Avon Vale PC Team SJ – entries to Sally Burt

Coming soon (ish!) 7th Feb Wylye Valley PC dressage competition, including Dengie qualifiers

Advance warning- our Pony Race Day for 2016 will be on 14th May!

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Rally/Training dates

Please click on the link below for the most up-to-date list of rallies, lessons and training.

WVPC Diary, Rally, Training & Area Comp Issue 25th November 2015v2 

  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).


Wanted – something to go here! 

Tell us what you & your pony have been up to??


Rider Development Pathway
The RDP, supported by the Sport England funded BEF Excel Talent Programme, is designed to aid the development of Pony Club Members who show the ability to progress in their sport and provides a stepping stone for young riders working towards the talent pathways of the Olympic disciplines, the British Equestrian Federation’s Sport England funded Excel Talent Programme and the UK Sport Funded World Class Programme. 
This was a popular new initiative in 2014 which is open to all Pony Club Members aged 12 years or over who meet the specified minimum criteria in Dressage, Show Jumping or Eventing.  At each assessment day, three riders are selected to go forwards to the National Rider Development Camp. Riders should not already be receiving support through the BEF World Class or Excel programmes, or be on any existing Pony, Junior or Young Rider squads.   
For more information please click here
Christmas Disco-FREE!

Christmas disco

6-8 pm Friday 18th December

at  Wanstrow Village hall.

Free entry!

Please bring a wrapped gift to the value of under £5 and a plate of party food to contribute to the table.

Please let Laura Read know if you are coming – 07977 404495


Our Triathlon Results
We had a another very successful competition with nearly 240 entries including over 40 Wylye members competing so the competition was fierce. The weather was kind albeit cold and the ace Wylye catering team led by Sandy Ralph and Ben Tollworthy provided superb food again which was greatly appreciated by everyone – some of our visitors say they enter our event because of the food!
Picture, below, is of one of our mini girls teams – Finlay Scott, Jemima Tollworthy, Megan Bevan and Marnie Lister. They were 3rd team and all placed in the top 10 individually, Marnie best Wylye in 6th with Jemima winning the shoot.
Other results included a win for the yellow team of Indigo Cameron-Clarke, Freya Swannick, Abi Wright and Ronnie Hodge-Roper in the Tadpole class where there were 17 teams competing and particularly impressive as it was Abi and Ronnie’s first competition!  Freya was first individual girl, a fantastic result in such a big class.  Junior Boys team of Tom Griffith, Ben Steel and William Bevan were 2nd with Tom having another good event, 4th individual and 2nd in the run – he will catch George Case one of these days!  Junior Girls team of Roberta Cameron-Rossiter, Mia Ralph and Katie Duffy were second.
We would like to thank everyone who helped to run such a successful competition – it is quite an undertaking to get that number of competitors through smoothly and special thanks must go to Emma Toulson-Clarke for organising the scoring so efficiently, we received lots of complements for how quickly the results were produced. We are very grateful to Mrs Yeoman for allowing us to take over Southfield for the weekend to run this event.  For full results please click here. Becca
Dismounted Rally

Festive Fun!

Dismounted rally for mini and junior members

at Southfield House

10am on Saturday 19th December

Festive fun followed by a swim.

£5 please book in with Naomi O’Neill:

The Lodge, Merryfield Farm, Merryfield Lane, Doulting, Shepton Mallet BA4 4RF

Team SJ Results

Congratulations to all those who competed in the Syston PC Team SJ at WWEC on 21st and 22nd Nov.  There were some large classes and challenging, twisty courses that were well and truly up to height!  Huge thank you to Sandra Kelly for organising our entries.

Everyone rode really well and we had some great results:

On Saturday:

In the 70cm class Finlay Scott joined the Berkley Hunt South PC to make a team of four and came team 6th.

In the 90cm, Hannah Burt (below) came 2nd individually, a tremendous result.


On Sunday:

In the 65cm class Lily Jessup, who had never been to West Wilts before, did fantastically well to come 4th individually and team 3rd in a mixed team.  In the 75cm class Lauren Blackmar came 5th individually, jumping her sister’s pony for the first time and was in a mixed team that came 1st.  Kate Prendergast came 6th individually and was in another mixed team that came 5th.

Pictured below, Kate and Lauren


In the 95cm Cecily Algar came 9th individually and the team with Jodie, Gemma and Poppy came 4th.  In the 1.05m Jodie Kelly came 8th individually, Cecily Algar came 7th individually and Poppy Wilkinson came 5th individually with the team,  also including Gemma Holdway, coming 2nd.


Pictured above and below, Cecily, Gemma, Jodie and Poppy


Please can we remind all members that entries for all team competitions should be made through our co-ordinators so that we have the best chance of getting teams together.  The next team SJ competition is the Christmas SJ at WWEC.  All good practice for next year’s Area and a lot of fun with fantastic prizes (lessons with top riders etc!) in their tombola!  Please contact Sally Burt to enter.





Team Christmas SJ

 Team Christmas SJ

Tues 29th and Wed 30th Dec at West Wilts EC

Please click link on the link below to see the schedule.

Avon Vale PC Christmas Team SJ Schedule 2015

Please send your cheque(s) made payable to AVHPC for £12.50 (rider and pony name & class(es) on the rear please) to be sent to Sally at

Mrs S Burt

36 Burnett Road



BA14 0QA

mob 07952016670

Please note if you intend to compete on both days a separate cheque is required for each day.


Stables available

Stables available at Batch Farm, situated between Mells and Kilmersdon.
Small, friendly DIY livery yard with superb hacking and all year ‘turn out’.
£40 per stable with hay/haylage, straw and use of riding school all included.
Phone Paul on 07808 170852.

NFU Mutual PC Quiz

We are looking for a volunteer to co-ordinate a team for this competition – please contact Miles asap if you are interested.  There are lots of parents out there who haven’t yet had chance to help our pony club in any way so why not give this a go and give something back?!   Also any members who would like to be in a team please let Miles know.

Date and venue of Area 14 competition to be confirmed.

One PC branch Team will qualify from each Area of the PC.

Teams:  Teams must be made up of the following members:

  • 1 member any age under 12 on 1st January 2016
  • 1 member any age under 14 on 1st January 2016
  • 1 member any age under 16 on 1st January 2016
  • 1 member any age under 25 on 1st January 2016

One AH test holder in each team will be allowed to take part.

Topics for 2016:

  • Round 1 – The Pony Club
  • Round 2 – Rider, Tack & Turnout for Rallies, Competitions & Hunting
  • Round 3 – Well Known Equestrian Venues in the United Kingdom
  • Round 4 – The Numbers Game & Missing Words
  • Round 5 – Practical Round (Individual)
  • Round 6 – Points of the Horse (Juniors) and Know Your Horse’s Ailments (Seniors) – (Pairs)
  • Round 7 – Picture Round
  • Round 8 – All The Queen’s Horses

The date and venue for the NFU Mutual National Quiz Final is also to be confirmed.

Members get safer on the roads!

Congratulations to the following members who recently passed their Road Rider Test:

William Bevan,  Megan Bevan,  Lauren Blackmar, Georgia Barrow, Phoebe Fussell, Ocean Moore, Amy George, Lucy Cayford and Tegan Burnard
All passed despite some very trying weather on the Saturday!!
Very many thanks to Tom Tanner and Kim George for the training and to Kirsten for being Kim’s parent helper!

Saxon DG Chrstmas Fun Show

Saxon Dressage Group

Open Dressage Fun Christmas Show

Sunday Dec 6th 2015

at Heywood Equestrian Centre, Heywood, Westbury, Wilts BA13 4LP

 Open to all

* Come as you are – Riders and Horses can wear what they like*

* No finger-numbing plaiting and chipping off mud required! *

*Fancy Dress optional – prizes for best Adult & best Junior *

 CLASSES – Pick your own:

1. Saxon Junior Walk & Trot Percentage –10 years & under only may be led

2. Walk and Trot Percentage – Open and Junior section.

3. Preliminary Percentage – Open and Junior section

4. Novice/Elementary Percentage – Two tests at each level

Wylye Valley PC Dressage League

Please see below a picture of the rosette that will be issued to the highest placed WVPC member in each class at Saxon Dressage events.
 The first competition is Sunday, 18th October at Mendip Plains EC.


Hat tags update

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.

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.