Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Updates & Rallies

Don’t forget:

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

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- to please try and pay for rallies and training sessions directly from your bank in to the Wylye Valley Pony Club
bank account no. 11307762 sort code 402119
- 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 it’s 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)


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Hannah Burt is the winner of the OPEN AREA SJ 2017! 

See below for more



Area Eventing Results

Huge congratulations to all our members who took part in the Area Eventing on 23rd July. This was ably hosted by the RA PC at Larkhill and our thanks go to them for a super event with challenging xc courses. The BE courses had all been changed and it made for an excellent competition.  Our members coped admirably, especially with the not so great weather of intermittent torrential downpours, thunder and lightning!

What made it particularly special was that we had teams/individuals qualifying for the respective championships in all classes.  Amazing!


Starting off were our fabulous PC80s. Team 2nd and qualifying for the Land Rover Regional Championships were Jemima Tollworthy, April Masters, Lissy and Bella Crees. The following all finished on their dressage scores – Jemima Tollworthy individual 2nd in her section, April Masters 3rd in her section (above & below), Lissy Crees 4th in her section. Iris Anderson 5th in her section and qualifying as an individual and Megan Pocock 5th in her section. Well done girls!




Next came the PC90 Class and again our members did a great job! We qualified for the PC Championships at Cholmondeley Castle in August by winning the class with our fabulous team (pictured above, sorry – minus Ocean!) of Millie Toulson-Clarke, Christie Antoniou, Ocean Moore and Kate Prendergast . Millie was a fantastic first individually in her section, finishing on her amazing dressage score of 19. Christie Antoniou (below) also doing incredibly well to come 2nd in her section, with a double clear and only a very few time penalties. Ocean Moore was 5th in her section and Kate Prendergast 8th in hers.  Our other team of Amy George, Marina Joliffe, Phoebe Fussell and Megan Bevan also rode really well but no placings on this occasion. Excellent results over a tricky course.



Finally and also qualifying for the championships and Team 3rd in the PC100 were Milo Kennedy, Katie Duffy, Tom Griffiths (below) and Poppy Wilkinson, with Milo a brilliant 1st individually, finishing on his dressage score of 29.6 and Katie Duffy 8th individually. Our other team of Mia Ralph, Jodie Kelly, Gemma Holdway and Freya Snelgrove-Brown also did very well, no team placing but a truly excellent individual placing for Mia with the inexperienced Rua for 5th place and also Jodie Kelly a great achievement of no jumping penalties. Again, wonderful results over another challenging course.

A huge thank you, as always to our lovely team managers, our instructors and trainers.  Well done everybody and good luck all those who are off to the next stage at Bicton or Cholmondeley Castle!



Area SJ Results

A great day of fun was had in the sunshine, show jumping at Sparsholt.  Well done to all our members who took part in the Area SJ and many thanks to the Hursley for hosting.

We had teams in all three classes and also some individuals in the Intermediate and Novice Challenge classes. 


Pictured above are our Open SJ Team of Hannah Burt, Milo Kennedy and Minty Martin.  Hannah (below) did fabulously well to easily win the class and is off to the national championships in August.  Milo also had an excellent result of individual 5th.  Sadly it was not Minty and DJ’s day on this occasion. 

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Our Intermediate team of Poppy Wilkinson, Jodie Kelly, Mia Ralph and Katie Duffy (below) did very well to come Team 6th. 

Area SJ Intermediate - 6th Place Sparsholt 16.07.2017

In the Novice Challenge we only had two double clears, Kate Prendergast and Bella Crees, who then went on to the third round, where despite their best efforts, things did not go quite according to plan but very well done for getting that far and for trying!

A huge thank you to Lorraine Sheppard and Sophie Martin, our team managers and to all our instructors for their hard work over the last few weeks.  Congratulations all who competed and the very best of luck to Hannah at the championships, we shall expect great things!

Wylye Triathlon & Tetrathlon
Dear all
Please find on the link below the schedule for the Wylye Valley triathlon and tetrathlon competition on Saturday 26th/Sunday 27th August.  It will be held as usual at Southfield House, Whatley, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3JY, home of the BE Nunney International Horse Trials.  It is also the venue for this year’s Regional 100 Tetrathlon on 4th/5th August.As in previous years, we will have classes for all abilities, including a 1’6″ SJ course in an enclosed arena, an enclosed 2’3″ course and then the main 80/90/100 courses over the Nunney track.  We will be opening all courses after the riding phase for clear round XC, where riders are able to jump any combination of fences.

You are all most welcome to make a weekend of it and come and camp.  We have limited stabling which will be available on a first come, first served basis, with others being welcome to corral in a secure field.  Delicious homemade refreshments will be available all weekend, courtesy of our wonderful Wylye Valley parents’ catering team!  We hope to have some form of collective BBQ/music on the Sat eve.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for what is always a great end to the competitive season, spent in good company and over some excellent courses.

With best wishes, Miles

Area Dressage Results

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Well done to all those who represented Wylye Valley at the Area dressage on 2nd July and with many thanks to the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale PC for hotsing.  A huge thank you to Kim and Helen & all our other instructors for their super training sessions and to Kim for warming the girls up on the day.  We had some excellent results: 

In the Regional Qualifier (formerly known as grassroots) everyone tried hard but unfortunately didn’t qualify for the regional championships, but Tallula Kelly managed to be one of eight to qualify as an individual so will be off to Bicton in September.


In the Novice Challenge Finlay Scott was individual 8th in her section and Clarissa individual 10th in hers.  They are pictured above.

Milo Kennedy and Megan Blackmar both came individual 4th in their respective sections and our team of  Megan Blackmar, Mia Ralph, Katie Duffy and Roberta Cameron-Rossiter came team 6th.

In the Open Ellie Clarke came indiviudal 7th and Chloe Makepeace individual 8th and together with Millie Toulson-Clarke, who has qualified through selection for the pony club’s Talent Pathway, they will compete as a team at the PC Championships in August.

Congratulations to all and good luck to those going on to the respective championships!

Please click here for Area-14-Dressage-Results-Sheet-2nd-July-2017


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.

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.