Friday December 19, 2014
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Merry Christmas to all our members, their families and their ponies!

Don’t forget:

to renew your membership!

the Christmas party and Christmas pony party-please see below.

SAM GRIFFITHS will be at our AGM on 16th January.
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Updates & Rallies


All the latest updates to this website are listed on the left hand side, underneath the menu & search button, under “Latest updates”. 

Please keep scrolling down the Home page for more information on various events/issues.


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 17th November 2014


  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).




Pictured above, Hannah Thomas and Katie Duffy. They both competed in the 95cm SJ at West Wilts on Saturday, 29th November – Hannah won the class and Katie came 3rd.  Very well done girls!

Cups and Awards

Please remember that we need all cups that were awarded at the last AGM returned to Southfield House (already engraved) by Monday 5th January.

Those of you with Championship trophies and who attended the Championships again this year, must also return your trophies by this date at the very latest to allow us to get them engraved.  We simply won’t have time to get this done if they’re returned after this date

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.

Competition Co-ordinators

We now have three willing victims for the above roles!

Thank you to Dawn Clarke, Rachel Francis and Annabel Wilkinson who will take on the role of Competition Co-ordinator for Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing respectively.  The main idea is that they will endeavour to encourage members to compete in team competitions and help prepare our members to be more robust for Area and (hopefully!) Championship competitions.  They will work together and with the managers and Chief Instructor in this effort.

They will search out external local training and competitions, especially team ones and let everyone know (via the website, facebook etc) about them and will co-ordinate our entries for team competitions.    When possible they will attend on the day of a competition and assist in any way that they can.

More information will be found on the website in the New Year.

Triathlon Success

Pictured below, Roberta, Millie, Katie and Mia team winners of their triathlon class at the Regional qualifier hosted by Cotley PC.

Please go to the Triathlon Results page to read Paul Ralph’s great reports on this event and the Wylye triathlon.  


AGM & Parents Meeting

Parents’ Meeting and AGM

Wanstrow Village Hall from 7pm on Friday 16th January

Sam Griffiths, the current Badminton champion, will be joining us to award prizes and colours and to talk to us about his year.

This is an ideal opportunity for all parents and children to come and hear what’s been going on over the last year and to commemorate our cup winners and those winning colours.  All are encouraged to ask the Committee any questions and to give us your valued feedback about what we could do better, as well as enjoying a convivial evening over a drink and some food and we tend to spill into the pub afterwards!

Syston PC Team SJ

Congratulations to all those competing in the Syston Team SJ at WWEC.  

Alice Cayford competed in a team with members of other pony clubs in the 2ft3, the team were 6th.  In the 2ft6 Amelia Knatchbull stepped in at the last minute and came a fantastic 3rd individually.  Our team of Molly Hayton, Megan Blackmar, Lauren Blackmar and Abi Brewer also did really well and came 6th.  In the 90cm class Issy Algar came 7th individually and the team of Issy, Kayleigh Isaacs, Gemma Holdway and Emily Miller came Team 6th. 

Huge thanks to Sally Burt for organising all the Wylye entries for this competition and well done to all.

Renew Your Membership

Time to renew


It’s time to renew your membership!  Don’t forget you MUST renew before 28th February 2015 in order to be eligible for the AREA competitions in the summer and most importantly, in order to attend rallies, since your insurance will end if you do not renew by this time.  Forms are available from our Membership page.

Christmas Pony Party For Minis

 29th December 1345

 at Warminster Saddle Club

Cost £10
Please bring a small plate of food for the tea afterwards.
Book in with Jenny Blakey, Rockhouse Farm, Oldford, BA11 2ND

Christmas Party

It’s time for members to party!

Wylye Valley Christmas Party at Wanstrow Village Hall on Friday December 19th.

Christmas Disco and games – prizes to win. We’re hoping Santa might be visiting us.

11 years and under from 5.30pm until 7.00pm

12 years and over start at 7.30pm until 9.00 pm

Bring a wrapped present under the value of £5.00 for the Santa Sack and a plate of party food.

If you would like to come please contact Heather Collingwood 07730-357334 or email

Rally Fun!

Minis & their ponies at Halloween Havoc!

Halloween Havoc


peg ponies

Minis and juniors had a great time recently creating peg ponies.

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.