Sunday January 22, 2017
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Please support Hannah Francis’ charity which grants Willberry Wishes to those who are seriously ill, with horsey dreams and funds bone cancer research.  May her legacy live on forever.

Updates & Rallies
Don’t forget:

 -AGM 20th Jan at Wanstrow Village Hall

-all the latest rallies, training etc dates can be found on the following link:

WVPC-Diary-Rally-Training-Area-Competition-Issue-20th January 2017

- to renew your membership!  Forms available on our Membership page


- Avon Vale PC team Arena Eventing 14th Feb –
Wylye entries through Annabel – please see below.
- 26th Feb – WVPC Dressage competition – scroll down for details
- to give your feedback after a rally, training or event organised by WVPC- please click here for the link
- to look at our facebook page – click here

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

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


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 result) 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)


Roberta Cameron-Rossiter and her horse, Trillion, have had a successful week of dressage. They competed in a prelim and a novice test at West Wilts on Tuesday 10th January and came 2nd & 4th respectively.  On 15th January they went to Burrows Court Nr Dursley and rode two tests, a prelim and a novice, coming second in both tests. Trillion was brilliant and worked his socks off. There was a large field in the prelim.  Marnie Lister also rode in the prelim and was just out of the rosettes being only 0.20% behind 6th Place.  A big well done to Marnie & Oscar and Roberta & Trillion!





Dear All,

I wanted to remind you of our Annual Meeting and Prizegiving which is being held at Wanstrow Village Hall on Friday 20th January.  We’ll be meeting from 6.30pm for refreshments, with the meeting starting at 7pm.  At this session, the children give an overview of all that’s happened in 2016 and we also award cups for achievement during the year and at the various championships.  We also award colours to those who’ve represented Wylye for the first time in a discipline or at a new level.
Please bring a plate of food and we’ll provide liquid refreshment.

We have a speaker each year who also awards the cups and colours.  I’m delighted to say that, this year, we’ll be joined by Jon Stroud, who is the leading equestrian photographer (  Jon will be known to many of you, as he not only has done a great deal with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin but he is also the “guardian” of Wishberry.  It was through Jon that Hannah Francis met Carl, Charlotte and Valegro and Jon took Wishberry to Rio.  He will talk to us about his work (and show us some photographs), including the Olympics and his involvement with Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony charity.  He’s a very busy man who’s in great demand and we’re lucky to have him join us.
Please come in strength, not least to give a good showing for Jon, who is coming all the way from Hereford.  There’s also the tempting option of the pub in Wanstrow after the meeting….
Many thanks,



Mounted Games Practice

Senior & junior mounted games practice will resume on the 22nd January at 10am at Southfield House

Senior & junior practice will then be every Sunday unless notified otherwise.

Novice games practice at Southfield House

 Saturday 28th January 10:30

More Team Arena Eventing!

Avon Vale Hunt Pony Club


Tuesday 14th February at

West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Holt

The competition starts with a course of show jumps, not timed; followed by a course of simulated XC jumps, run to an optimum time. The aim of the competition is to achieve a clear round, with XC as close to the optimum time as possible. Some XC fences may have a knock down top rail.

Class 1: 60-65cm approx 12& under (on 01.01.2017)

Class 2: 70-75cm approx

Class 3: 80-85cm approx

Class 4: 90-95cm approx.

Class 5: 1m-1.05m


£13.50 Entry fee. Cheques made payable to AVHPC

ALL Wylye entries to be through Annabel Wilkinson please.  

Teams will ONLY be fully accepted and allocated on receipt of payment but please email Annabel first  on with:

Rider name (& age as on 01.01.2017 if class 1)

Pony/Horse name


Your mobile number

Entries will be sent by Annabel to the organiser on 20th January


Christmas Team SJ Results

AVHPC Christmas SJ 2016

We were lucky enough to be able to enter 17 teams in to the Avon Vale PC Christmas SJ which was held at WWEC and spread over two days at the end of December. Whatever the result everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and entered into the team spirit.  We had entries in nearly every class and achieved the following placings:

In the 60cm 11yrs and under class our Wylye Tinsel Trotters Team (pictured below) of Indigo Cameron-Clarke on Beanie, Hannah Limond on Puzzle, Tilly Lyons on Alanna and Faith Cox on Honey did very well to come 4th.

Wylye Tinsel Trotters

In the 80cm 16yrs and under class, though we didn’t get any team placings, we had some excellent individual results – Charlotte Limond, in what was apparently her first “proper” SJ competition, came 9th and Amelia Knatchbull came 2nd.

 In the 90cm class the Wylye Rudolphs Team of Millie Toulson-Clarke on Penddolfawr Thomas, Chloe Derrick on Pepper, Bella Crees on Noah and Clarissa Crees on Tall Story won with Millie individual 5th, Bella individual 7th and Clarissa individual 11th.

On the Friday, in the 85cm class our “The Christingles” came 4th.  The team were Christie Antoniou on Captain Hook, Ocean Moore on Foggy, Meg Bevan on Ickle Pickle and Will Bevan on Rocket.

Hannah Francis was clearly still weaving her magic upon us as it was a team win for the Wylye Winter Willberries in the 95cm class. The team (pictured below) were Tom Griffiths on Boskenwyn Lad, Milo Kennedy on Goodluck Jonathon, Poppy Wilkinson on Amazing Mika and Hannah Burt on B Fancy. 

Wylye Winter Willberries

Our other team, the Silent Knights, also did very well to take team 4th. They were Milo Kennedy on Fusions Detective, Ellie Clarke on Lady Tash, Christie Antoniou on Captain Hook and Georgia Toulson-Clarke on Sarolyna Equites.

Milo was individual 2nd on Fusions Detective, Hannah 3rd and Poppy 11th.

It was yet another win for the Wylye Winter Willberries in the 1.05m! Our other team, The Snowjumpers,  were Milo, Ellie and Georgia and this time joined by Roberta Cameron-Rossiter on Romeo, also did very well to come team 2nd.  Hannah did fantastically well to win the class, Tom came 4th and Georgia 5th.

Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the parents and to the Avon Vale for an excellent two days jam-packed with competitors!




Dressage competition including Dengie qualifiers

Dressage competition to include Dengie qualifiers

at Hill House Farm, Buckland Dinham, Frome

on 26th February 2016

Classes from walk & trot through to Elementary.

Novice, Intermediate and Open Dengie qualifiers.

Please click here for WVPC Dengie Dressage Schedule & Entry Form 2017

Team Arena Eveneting

Mendip Farmers Pony Club


Sunday 29th January at

Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre , Greylake, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9BP


This will be run in the arena with a mixture of approximately 8 show jumps and 8 simulated cross country jumps, with a timed section.

£13 PER CLASS PER RIDER + £2 first aid per Rider

Class 1: 55-65cm approx

Class 2: 65-75cm approx

Class 3: 75-85cm approx

Class 4: 85-95cm approx.

ALL Wylye entries to be through Annabel Wilkinson please.   Teams will ONLY be allocated on receipt of payment but please email her on first with:

Rider name

Pony name


Your mobile number

Entries will be sent by Annabel to the organiser on 10th January.

Hat & Body Protector Rules 2016

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.

Contact us

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