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The Hannah Francis Inaugural ODE 16th July.

Please scroll down for more details and the schedule


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

Updates & Rallies

Don’t forget:

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

WVPC-Diary-Rally-Training-Area-Competition-Issue-22nd May updated 2017

- team eventing 18th June AND 25th June entries to Annabel – see below
- 16th July The Hannah Francis ODE – please see below.
- WVPC Pony Race day – 21st October at BATH RACECOURSE – see pony racing page for schedule
- 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  fb
-all the latest updates to this website are listed on the left hand side, underneath the menu & search button, entitled “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)


Congratulations to Tom Griffiths who came 2nd in the 1m class at the Mendip Plains hunter trial on Sunday, 21st May.  We all wish Tom and Kenny good luck in their first BE100 at Pontispool this weekend.



More success for Fin Scott and Ro (above) who competed in the 80cm class at Solihull unaffiliated ODE on Saturday, 20th May. After a tense and not so great dressage they did a lovely double clear to come 9th in their section of 29.  Her little brother, Seb, (below) went to the Wylye taster day for new and non-members on the Sunday and had fantastic fun trying games, handy pony and a few little jumps for the first time! 




Devon County Show Winners

Congratulations to our mounted games team who won at Devon County Show:
Bridgette Boher  on Hammer
Mia Marshall on Livvy
Tilly Lyons on Promise
Will Bevan on Fern
Megan Bevan on Lucy

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PC80 Area Eventing


Please see below training dates for those interested in trying out for the PC80  (formerly known as Grassroots) Area Eventing teams.

June 2nd – Larkhill – organised by Sophie Martin for Senior teams, but also open to 80cm group if enough interest. Book in with

June 17th – Larkhill – 2pm – this is the LAST day that the course is open for schooling before Area. Its ESSENTIAL to try and attend one of the only two days the course is open as it is a chance to jump over many of the jumps that we will be competing over at the Area competition. £25 Please book with me on 0781 6643179 or

June 28th – Downlands – from 5.30 times to be confirmed – £20 Book with me on 0781 6643179 or

July 1st – Southfield – FREE XC rally – book in with Lorraine Shepherd at

I will not be organising separate dressage or show jumping training as there are already training dates for those disciplines. The best practice, of course, is to be out there competing. There are Area 14 pony club ODEs every weekend (see below)  in June so hope to see you all there and do let us know your results!  Sian

South Dorset Hunt PC ODE 4th June

Portman PC ODE 11th June

Wilton PC ODE 18th June

Avon Vale PC ODE 25th June

Wylye Pony Race Day 21st October

Sadly we had to postpone our pony race day on 21st May due to ground conditions at Wincanton racecourse but the really good news is that we are able to run our race day on 21st October at Bath racecourse instead.  All previous entries still stand but room for more!  Please see the racing page for the schedule and entry form.

The Hannah Francis ODE


The Inaugural Hannah Francis One Day Event

 Sunday 16th July 2017

at Mendip Plains Equestrian Centre

Ston Easton, Radstock  BA3 4BX

Classes:  70cm, 80cm and 90cm

Unaffiliated but to be run under BE Rules

All Welcome – no restrictions on horses with BE points

Please click here for the schedule

Enter at


 Raising funds to support ‘Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity’                                      

Enquiries to: Lesley Stewart

XC Schooling


Want to win Badminton one day?! 

You never know you could be the next Andrew Nicholson, why not come along to the xc rallies/training that we are running and/or enter the team ODES that are running in June:

13th May mini/junior xc rally at Southfield House contact Laura Read or Emma Miller

2nd June XC training 80cm, 90cm 1m plus groups at Larkhill contact Sophie Martin

18th June Wilton PC ODE all WVPC entries through Annabel Wilkinson

24th June mini/junior xc rally at Southfield House contact Laura Read or Emma Miller

25th June AVHPC PC ODE all WVPC entries through Annabel Wilkinson

1st July XC Rally at Southfield House 80cm plus contact Lorraine Sheppard and this one is FREE!!








 18th June 2017 at Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne

Team classes at 80cm and 90cm.

ALL Wylye entries for class 1 and 3 through Annabel Wilkinson please:

Class 1 85cm SJ and 80cm XC 12 & under

Class 3 95cm SJ and 90cm XC – must be eligible for AREA PC90

Entry fee £40

Please enter asap online at

When you have entered please email Annabel at with ALL the following details:


Rider’s name:

Rider’s date of birth on 01.01.2017:

Pony/horse name


Annabel will co-ordinate teams and will let the secretary know our teams once they have been put together. First come first served. Entries close as soon as full so don’t delay! 



 25th June 2017 at WWEC

Team classes at 80cm and 90cm.

ALL Wylye entries for class 1 and 3 through Annabel Wilkinson please:

Class 1 85cm SJ and 80cm XC 

Class 3 95cm SJ and 90cm XC

Anyone wishing to do the 1m class please enter yourself as sadly there are no teams for this class.

Entry fee £60

Please email Annabel at with ALL the following details:


Rider’s name:

Rider’s xc colours: – please note these should be Wylye xc colours as you are representing Wylye. Colours available to purchase if you don’t have any.

Rider’s Date of Birth:

Pony/horse name

Pony/horse height:

Pony/horse age:

Pony/horse colour:

Brief note about you and your pony/horse for XC Commentary:

On receipt of your email with FULL details Annabel will acknowledge receipt and advise you of her address to send your cheque(s) to. ONE CHEQUE PER COMBINATION & CLASS. This should be made payable to AVHPC and have the class and rider and pony’s name on the back.

Without ALL this information your entry will not be accepted. No subsequent cheque no entry.

First come first served. Entries close as soon as full so don’t delay!  Cheques to be received by 22nd May.

Please note as it is so time consuming & I really shouldn’t have to do it, I will not be chasing any of you so please ensure you follow the instructions and provide all the necessary information at the outset! Annabel


Meg Passes With Distinction!

Huge congratulations to Meg Blackmar who passed her BHS Stage 3 this week with distinction. Even more of an achievement as she is one of the youngest in the country to do so, having passed just 5 days after the minimum required age of 17.  She also came 2nd in a strong class at the North Somerset Show on Monday 1st May in the Large Breeds Mountain and Moorland class.


Mini XC Rallies

Mrs Yeoman has kindly put the mini XC jumps out as a course at Southfield, so we will be running a few rallies. There are not many little jumps out so these will only be suitable for riders jumping 45cm plus.

Saturday 13th May with Kim
Saturday 24th June with Minty

New Forest PC Tetrathlon

Well done to all Wylye members who competed at the New Forest Tetrathlon some great riding and triathlon results from all age groups. Well done to our junior girls team, Amy, Lucy, Phoebe and Jemima who came team 1st, Amy and Lucy winning the shoot, Amy 4th, Lucy 5th, Phoebe 6th and Jemima 7th individual. Dillon Tollworthy won his class with some great triathlon scores. Our Mini girls team Alice, Megan and Gretel came 2nd with Megan 3rd (had a great ride XC on her new Pony) and Alice 4th individual. Our super mini team of girls came 3rd Daisy, Katie, Lexie and Verity with some great unassisted riding. Also our super mini triathlon team of Ruby, Sebastian, Tallulah and Evie who came team 5th! Fantastic results well done to all!  Well done also to April Masters on her new Pony Jay who went XC clear twice – pairs with Amy and on her own first time competing at 90 and to Millie TC clear on the lovely Tom in the Hunter Trial in the afternoon.  Sal George




Area Eventng Open

PC Open competitors at Nunney.

All competitors must enter themselves through the BE online system as usual for the Open Novice class which will be held on the Saturday 17th June.  Entries for Nunney open on 12th May.

 However, there are two qualifying routes for the Championships this year, one using BE results and the other via the Area competition at Nunney.  Ideally anyone wishing to compete at PC Open area level should compete at Nunney BE but if the pressure of exams is too great, or , for instance, the horse is lame, then the other option is still available.  For rules on how to use the BE qualifing route please check here

Whichever route you choose please ensure you let Sophie know.


Wocket Woy Demo

MBBA Equine Womp

with Wocket Woy and the Pwoducer

June 17th 2-5pm

Indoor School, Kingfisher Farm, Lovington, BA7 7PS

Grand Prix Dressage Rider Fiona Skipper

Wylye Valley Pony Club Junior Games Team

The Racehorse Sanctuary

The Steamhorse Stunt Riding Team

Tickets Available from

01749 831276

More info on

Limited availability so book early

Safeguarding Course

Wylye Valley Pony Club are pleased to announce we will be hosting a British Equestrian Federation and Pony Club approved Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop on Wednesday 24th May 2017 in the evening at Southfield House.

This course is aimed at Pony Club officials, team managers/trainers, residential camp helpers, volunteers and  instructors.

This is an ideal opportunity for PC Instructors to ensure they are up to date if they have not completed a face to face safeguarding workshop within the last three years.

To book on the course please visit the Pony Club website 

Please contact Fiona Burnard if you have any queries on 07516 211426 or email 

**NB bookings can only be made online.

Area Mounted Games

Two Wylye Novice teams took part in the competition on Saturday 22nd April.  The Novice A team came 2nd and the B team came 6th.  Pictured are, Issy Cox, Emilia Kangurs, Bonnie James, Lexi Allen, Lewis Burton, Herbie Norris, Verity Williams, Chloe Clinton, Ellie Swann & Tallulah Phibben.  Our senior team, Brigitte Boher, Megan Bevan, William Bevan, Mia Marshall & Tilly Lyons came 3rd and our Junior A team consisting of Lainey O’Neill, Conor Crouch, Faith Cox, Rosie Norris & Livvy Miller also came 3rd.  The Junior B team came 4th and consisted of Ellie Burton, Immy Sheppard, Bonnie James, Lexi Cooper, Freya Swannick.  Well done all!


Selection For Area Competitions

If you wish to be considered for AREA competitions this summer then you need to let your manager know by 1st MAY 2017.  All the details of this year’s competitions can be found in the Diary, Rally and Training document which is accessible from both the Home page and the Rally page.  Any questions then please do not hesitate to ask your manager or Miles.

For details of the selection process please click HERE  


B Test Training

Please see link below for B Test training being run by Celia Drewett in the Mendip Area.

All are welcome.  Please note dates may change if these do not suit those who wish to attend.
B test camp takes place at Bovington 17th – 19th July - application forms available shortly.
B test day will be Wednesday 30th August.  Venue tbc.
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.