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Huge congratulations to Gemma, Freya, Christie, Millie and Georgia who have all qualified for the Eventing championships; to Millie for qualifying for the SJ championships; to Holly, Katie, Mia, Roberta, Ben and Millie

who have all qualified for the Tetrathlon Championships; to senior team Brigitte, Harry, Lydia, Jake, Charlotte, Ethan and junior team Lainey O’Neill,  Tilly Lyons, Conor Crouch, Faith Cox, Livvy Miller and Lexi Cooper who have all qualified for the Mounted Games championships. 

We wish you all the very best of luck in August! 

Just the Area dressage to go!!


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  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)


Congratulations to all who have qualified for the championships recently. 

For results please see below.




Area Eventing Results

 Area Eventing

Pictured below, our NC winners Gemma, Millie, Christie and Freya!

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We had 3 teams and one individual representing Wylye Valley at Novice Challenge level at this year’s area eventing. All have been attending rallies and training regularly since September, with thanks to Claire Loney and Anna Gallie for SJ and Kim George and Helen Williamson for flatwork.

Team A – Gemma Holdway, Christie Antoniou, Freya Snelgrove-Brown and Millie Toulson-Clarke.
Team B – Jodie Kelly, Ellie Clarke, Tom Griffiths and Chloe Derrick
Team C – Clarissa Crees, Kayleigh Isaacs, Amelia Knatchbull and Georgia Newby-Vincent.
Individual – Amy George
With a very tough XC course set, the day was always going to be full of surprises! The A team all rode extremely well with Gemma, Freya and Christie all going clear xc.  Gemma was on top form, finishing 1st in her arena. Freya 4th, Christie 6th and Millie achieved the top dressage score of 22!  These winning combinations meant a very well deserved 1st place and qualified them for the Championships!!

For the B and C teams the XC caused a few more problems except for Clarissa Crees, riding Ocean Moore’s lovely Foggy, who flew round with a double clear finishing in 4th place and Jodie Kelly who after a lovely clear SJ, sailed round the XC with just an unfortunate 20 penalties.

Good luck to Millie, Freya, Gemma and Christie at the Pony Club Championships held at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire in August. Lorraine Sheppard.  Thank you Lorraine for all your hardwork throughout the year arranging rallies and training at all levels for our seniors.

Pictured below, our B Team show off their Willberry Wonder Pony quarter markers.

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The Intermediate Team of Mia Ralph, Roberta Cameron-Rossiter, Georgia Toulson-Clarke and Katie Duffy all did exceptionally well to come team 2nd, Mia, Roberta and Katie all going clear xc and Mia picking up just one stop, which was nothing to be ashamed about at all over such a superb but challenging xc course.  Georgia did fantastically well to win her section and has qualified for the Championships, good luck Georgia!

Junior/grass-roots and full results to follow!

Area SJ Results

Well done to everyone who jumped in the 3 Novice Challenge teams at this year’s Area SJ kindly hosted by the Hursley Pony Club at Sparsholt.

Tom Griffiths, Millie Toulson-Clarke and Georgia Newby-Vincent all achieved double clears and went into the 3rd round jump off. Georgia had one of the quickest rounds but unfortunately had a pole down. Tom did another lovely clear but sadly on this occasion was not quite fast enough for an individual place. Millie, who was last to go and had nothing to lose, rode a cracking quick clear putting her in 9th place and qualifying her for the Pony Club Championships. Well done Millie!   Also doing well were Chloe Derrick on Woody and Ellie Clarke on Boris both just having one unlucky pole each in the first two rounds.

Wylye B team (Millie, Tom, Gemma and Christie) were awarded Team 5th place for their horsemanship, which was being judged unbeknownst to them throughout the day on their riding, turnout and team spirit! Well done to them. Lorraine Sheppard.

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Pictured above are Christie, Gemma, Tom and Millie

We only had one Intermediate team –  Georgia Toulson-Clarke, Imogen Hays, Poppy Wilkinson and Minty Martin.  It was a mixed day with only Georgia and Imogen jumping clear in the first round and only Imogen and Poppy jumping clear in the second round but nevertheless the team came a respectable 5th.  Imogen did extremely well on Boris, one of the biggest horses there at 17hh, competing in an unbelievably tight second round course in the indoor arena.  The combination had a lovely clear in the third round too and came 8th overall.  We can be very proud of the team as all the competitors were secretly monitored for their riding ability, turnout and team spirit and our girls were awarded team 3rd!

Pictured below Imogen and Boris and the Intermediate team on the podium (far right)!





Pony Available For Mini Camp
We have a lead rein pony available for mini camp.
Jigger is 10:2hh, of indeterminate age, but he doesn’t know that! Veteran of many PC rallies, camps, shows, hacks etc.
He is brilliant on the lead and fine off, provided the handler stays by his side or directly in front. He is NOT a first ridden. East to groom, load etc.

 Jigger is also looking for a loan home.

Please contact Jenny Blakey for more information at

Area Tet Winners!

Well done to everyone who took part especially Holly, Katie, Mia, Roberta, Ben and Millie who have all qualified for the Tetrathlon Championships in August.

Congratulations to Gretel who took part in her first tetrathlon and did an excellent clear round and came 4th in the class and 3rd in the area.  Tegan had a good tri but unfortunately her pony was not in a good mood round the cross country.

The mini team of Alice Cayford, Megan Pocock and April Masters did excellently to come 2nd team.  Both Megan and April tackled the 2’6″ course with great courage and enthusiasm.  Alice came 5th in the class with a solid performance across all the disciplines.

The Novice Junior team of Fin, Tegan, Bethany and Lucy had an excellent afternoon to come 2nd team and came 3rd,4th,5th and 2nd individually.   Lucy had her first trip out on Lassie, since her comeback from injury, and did a magnificent clear round.  Jemima also had a good time as an individual and only had one stop and came in 6th individual.

The Junior girls were represented by two teams  Ocean, Megan, Phoebe and Amy in the Blue Team and Mia, Katie, Roberta and Millie in the Red team.  Phoebe had an excellent shoot of 900.  Megan had a clear round over her first Junior tetrathlon cross country and she and Ocean tied for 9th individual place.

Mia, Katie, Roberta and Millie put in their usual solid performances to come away with a first team place and individual 2nd for Katie and 3rd for Millie.  Both Roberta and Mia struggled to remount after the slip rail but Mia still managed to complete a clear round inside the time!  Katie came first in the shoot with 960.

Ben excelled himself with a personal best run which meant he came 3rd in the area and therefore qualified for the Championships.

Also huge congratulations to Holly Parker who won the open girls class, winning both the shoot and the swim and jumping a clear round with only a handful of time faults round a challenging course riding Alice Tollworth’s very generously lent horse Beau which Holly had only sat on a couple of times. So all in all a fantastic performance!
More Mounted Games Success!

Mounted Games Zone Competition – 26th June

It was a breezy day but the weather was holding, Taunton racecourse ground was very good despite the torrential rain we had the evening before.  The Senior A team consisted of Brigitte Boher on Flicka, Harry Willis on Peanut, Lydia Collingwood on Chester, Jake Hartley on Fern and Charlotte Limond on Squeak and Ethan Collingwood (6th member).  They rode well and fought to the end, a couple of mistakes meant that the team came second.  So our Senior A team are off the Cholmondeley Castle to get that HOYS ticket.  We wish them all good luck.

Zones gallop & a smile

Pictured above,  going flat out with a smile, Livvy Miller, whose Mum, Emma would

like to thank everyone involved for the transformation of the little girl and her pony that didn’t even want to go for a walk!!

The weather was not so kind to our Juniors, they had to ride in the rain, but that did not deter them from putting up a good fight, the team consisted of, Lainey O’Neill on Magic, Faith Cox on Passion, Conor Crouch on Bilbo, Tilly Lyons on Misty, Livvy Miller on Icey (above) and Lexi Cooper (6th member).  The Juniors day was very eventful as the lorry Faith and Tilly were in had a blow out on the way so Lexi’s mum Rachel came to the rescue and picked up Ponies and children, they were tacked up by Naomi, Rachel and Emma and off they went. Steph, Deb and Enya arrived by taxi, then the challenge to get home.  A big thank you to the mums for helping out, it was definitely a team effort.

Wylye TEAM Zones Final 2016

Thank you to Maria Gibson (senior trainer) Vicki Andrews (Junior trainer)  also to Mrs Yeoman and Miles for coming to support.  Jayne Andrews

Raising Money For Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony

Jenny Blakey, and her Icelandic pony, Sindri,  rode 100 miles along the South Downs Way in support of Hannah Francis and her charity, Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony, which raises money for cancer research and to grant the Equine Wishes of children with serious illnesses.

For those of you who don’t know, Jenny is members Angel, Basil and Rory’s granny and she is a young age 68!

 All funds raised will go to the charity as she is funded her own expenses.  Please sponsor her for her ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!


Inter Relay Team Jumping Frome Show

Saturday 10th September

PC Inter -Relay SJ – Teams of four

at Frome Show in the Main Ring

PC members 10 to 15yrs as on 01.01.2016

Must be able to jump from 2ft3 to 2ft9 and open and shut a gate as each member of the team is required to do this.

Entry fee £20 a team.  First prize £200!!

If you’re interested in taking part please contact Jo Crees who will be organising teams for Wylye:

Mounted Games at the Royal Bath & West Show

Mounted Games Daily Updates from the Bath & West Show


Day 3 the day started chilly and a bit overcast but later the sun came out and it was a glorious day.  We started with the senior heats to determine who would make the main ring for Friday, it was Oakley, Wylye, Poole, Monaghan, West Hants and Romney Marsh. Our B team came 9th. It was then the turn of the Juniors they did start finals as there were only 6 teams our Wylye team came 6th as they had an unfortunate elimination.  Friday we also presented the cup for the team with the best team spirit, this had been judged over Wednesday and Thursday, the cup was in memory of Jim Morgan who was a big part of our mounted games and is sadly missed, this was won by Staff College.  We then made our way to the Bath and West with the teams that had qualified, after a hard battle Romney Marsh won with Wylye taking second position.


Thursday’s competition day was nothing if not eventful the weather was quite chilly but we had no rain and by the afternoon it had warmed up and the sun shone. The mornings session saw Oakley win we came second so secured a place in the main ring for the afternoon competition.  Our B tam came 10th they all rode well but the heats were against them.  We were in the main ring at 5.20 so it was going to be a late afternoon early evening session.  This wasn’t going to be our competition as Oakley won, Wylye team came 6th.  Tomorrow is another day and hopefully things will go our way again, looking at the overall points to get to the grand final on Saturday we are 2nd at the moment, the top 6 will go forward to the grand final.  Friday will see the first competition for the juniors.


The first day (Weds) of the Bath & West competition started windy and slightly wet, the rain did stop during the morning but the wind kept coming.  Our preliminary competition this year is being held at Southfield in the morning, the top 6 teams from this competition then head down to the Bath & West Showground for the afternoon to compete in the afternoon in the main ring.  If any of you are coming to the show look out for us and please cheer us on.  The first day was good to the Wylye as our A team won the morning competition and also won the main ring competition in the afternoon.  The Wylye B team did very well and came 9th in the morning.  The A team riders are Harry Willis, Brigitte Boher, Charlotte Limond, Jake Hartley, Lydia Collingwood, the B team riders are Ethan Collingwood, Tilly Lyons, Hannah Garrett, Daisy Hunt, Mia Marshall.  Jayne Andrews

Area 14 Eventers League

PC Area 14 has introduced three new leagues for eventers!

There are three leagues: One for PC ODES held in Area 14, one for BE at levels 90, 100 or Novice and one for those doing BE at Novice to Intermediate level

You must register your interest by 30th April to take part.  Please click on the links below for further details.

Area 14 Pony Club Eventer League 2016

Area 14 PC BE Accumulator League 2016

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.

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