Tuesday May 5, 2015
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Please note, there will be no updates to this website between 6th May and 11th May inclusive

Good luck to Barney at Badminton Grassroots!

Updates & Rallies
Don’t forget:
To book your place at camp!
To book in for the SJ Clinic on 10th May
Grass Roots Rallies and Competition
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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 1st May 2015

  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 wylyevalleypc@gmail.com and we will put it in our Spotted section (below).


Congratulations to Megan Bevan who came 4th on Charlie in the 85cm SJ class at Mendip Plains EC and to Tegan Burnard who came 2nd in prelim 18 on River Dancer at WWEC, both  on Sunday 3rd May.  Well done girls!

SJ Clinics with Jayne Smart

We’re very fortunate to have a SJ clinic with Jayne Smart next Sunday (10th May) at Hill House Farm and can accommodate a few more riders.  Jayne is a BHSI instructor, having previously competed with Grade A showjumpers and at 4* eventing level.  She is also Lead Coach for British Showjumping so we’re very lucky to have her!

Please let Miles at miles.tc@btinternet.com know ASAP if you’d like to take advantage of these last few spaces.  There will be a maximum of 4 riders per 1.25 hour session and the cost is £25 per rider.

Jayne will be with us for a second session on Sunday 7th June and so please let Miles know if you’re interested in this one too.

XC Clinic 29th May
XC Clinic, Area Eventing/Tet Training with Tom Searle

Friday 29th May from 10:00hrs

at Rabson Manor, Winterbourne Basset.

Groups of 4 jumping 80cm or 90cm (1m group already full).  Session will be 1.5 hrs at a cost of £32

Priority will be given to anyone hoping to be selected for Area Eventing and/or Area Tet.

This is a real opportunity not to be missed! Tom is a brilliant instructor (BHSI and winner of BHS Young Instructor of the Year, 2008) and also a professional eventer.

Please note, you MUST already be confidently jumping xc fences at a minimum of 80cm.

To book in please email Annabel at ollycw@gmail.com detailing what height you would like to do and state whether you are hoping to compete at area eventing and/or tet this year and again, please state at what level (Eventing – Junior, NC or Intermediate or Tetrathlon – Mini, Junior or Intermediate).

Please note, this is a postponed event from 4th May so many places are already taken so please don’t delay to fill the remaining places!

 A waiting list will be kept if necessary.

SJ Rider Development Pathway

PC Area Development Pathway SJ Training Day

to be held on

 4th August 2015


 Hill House Farm

Buckland Dinham, Frome BA11 2RB

Please click here for more details and an application form


With Ros Morgan


Cost: £25.00 per Member,

Sandroyd School Tet Results
Another good day for the Wylye Valley fielding two mini and two junior teams at the Sandroyd Tetrahlon on 26th April. There were some great individual and team performances with lots of clear rounds. The mini teams came 2nd (Millie Campbell-Smith, Marnie Lister, Bethany Bradley, Isobella  Pople) and  6th (Tallula Kelly, Tegan Jones, April Masters, Alice Cayford) with 5th individual for Millie Campbell-Smith, a fantastic performance for her first full tetrathlon. The junior girls team of Millie T-C, Mia Ralph and Katie Duffy were first with Millie 1st individual, 1st shoot, 2nd swim and 3rd run – another outstanding performance, Mia 2nd individual and 2nd Run and Katie 5th individual and 1st swim. The mixed junior team of Tom Griffith, Phoebe Fussell, Lucy Cayford and Amy George were 6th withTom 5th individual boy and 3rd run – another excellent performance for a new tetrathlete.
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Good Luck to Megan Pocock!

Megan Pocock has recently entered the PC Art competition.  Please see a copy of her entry below.  Good luck with your great picture Megan!



Anyone else wishing to enter the competition can find out more by clicking on this link Entries close on 1st June 2015

Team ODE

Wilton PC ODE Team and Individuals

14th June at Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne

Classes with xc ranging from 75cm to 1m

A good “warm-up” for AREA EVENTING

All Wylye entries via Annabel Wilkinson please ollycw@gmail.com

Please click HERE for schedule. Please email in the first place stating which class(es) you wish to enter. Please ensure you are eligible and provide all the necessary details for the entry form. First come first served.


Mounted Games Teams Are In The Zone!

Junior A

Above,  Junior A Team and below Junior B Team

Junior B

Senior A
Senior  B

Please click here for Jayne’s Report and Wylye Results

Area Mounted Games

Congratulations to all those who took part in the Area Mounted Games on 19th April.    We had some excellent results and Jayne will no doubt provide the details in due course!  Many thanks to all those who trained the teams and helped organise the day and, of course, to Mrs Yeoman for hosting.  Miles

Grass Roots Rallies & Competition

 Area competition for those who have never competed at Area level and are 14 & under.  Designed for your every day pony and rider!

14th June at Mid Somerset Showground, Shepton Mallet

Will be judged on three phases 1, turnout (not plaited) 2, a show (based on a very simple type of dressage test) and 3,a handy-pony type course.  ALL meant to be fun! 

There will be two rallies for anyone who may be interested in doing this competition.  Tuesday 28th April and 5th May from 1700hrs at Brookover Farm.

We’d like lots of you to come and join in the fun!

£10 per rally book in with Naomi O Neill 07748652518

For schedule please click here

Please note there will also be a show running at the same time so more classes to enter – see the Mendip Farmers PC website for schedule!

PC Test Success

Congratulations to the following for passing a PC Test recently:

D+ Test

Rory Blakey
Freya Barton-Hine
Nikita Spencer-Brock
Georgia Barrow

C Test 
Jodie Kelly
Clarissa Crees
Bella Crees
Lauren Blackmar
Georgia Barrow

All members were beautifully turned out as well!  Well done to all and many thanks to Kim for all her hard work.

Minis Enjoy A Splash!

Pictured below is Sebastian on his pony Dolly.  His face tells us all what a fantastic time was had by everyone at the mini XC rally on 12th April at Downlands with Paula Coward. The ponies and riders had a great time and especially enjoyed cantering through the water to finish. If you would like to book in for the next XC rally please contact Phoebe.


Area Grass Roots


Sunday 14th June 2015

at Mid Somerset Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5RT

In conjunction with the Mendip Farmers PC Open Show

 Separate schedule will be on the Mendip Farmers PC website

The Grass Roots Competition is designed so that the participants show the high level of instruction that is reached in the Pony Club, by the AVERAGE member mounted on the AVERAGE pony.

Please click on the schedule below for further details including eligibility.  Anyone interested should contact Heather Collingwood at heathercollingwood@050.gmail.com 

Area Grass Roots 2015

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 wylyevalleypc@gmail.com where we would love to receive your stories and pictures to go on the website.