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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put it in our Spotted section (below).
Well done to all those competing at the South and West Wilts Hunt hunter trial at Fonthill on 7th September. Unfortunately the knockdown fence claimed huge numbers of victims including many of our members! Congratulations to Amy George though who came 8th in the 2ft6 class.
Pony Racing Mounted Rally
29th October at Larkinglass, Motcombe.
Starts at 12.00 midday.
To include tack instruction and race starts. Trot and Canter on the Canter track under supervision by point to point jockey. Finishing on the 4 furlong gallop. De-briefing back at yard.
Price £10 in cash on the day please. Contact Geoff on 01749 850229 to book a place. Numbers will be limited to 12 so book quickly!
For results of this please click on the link below. It was a fantastic weekend, enjoyed by all. Great fun was had and Mrs Yeoman kindly let the children go swimming on the Saturday afternoon too!
Our Junior Tetrathlon team (Millie, Mia, Katie and Roberta) did really well at the National Tetrathlon Championships. It was the first time juniors have been included in the championship and it was hotly contested with over 90 junior girls competing. The team were 7th out of 14 junior girls teams, they were probably the youngest team there.
Millie was our highest placed at 17th which was a fantastic achievement. All the girls shot really well, all scoring over 900 points and had solid performances in the run and swim, almost all PBs. Millie, Roberta and Mia had clear rounds which was a fantastic performance on a very demanding championship course, less than half the field went clear and at the prize giving it was described as a 90cm course with a one star feel.
We were the first team to ride with Mia as our path finder and therefore, the very first junior girl to ride at any Tetrathalon Championships. The venue was amazing – the Junior European Eventing Championship had been run over there the weekend before we arrived, the Open course used a lot of the same jumps.
Freya competed as an individual in the intermediate competition, she gave it her all but had a disappointing time on the difficult cross country course, as did Katie.
Very well done to all our competitors – we had some really excellent performances…and lots of guts shown too! It was fantastic to see a number of new competitors taking part in their first competition.
Due to the fantastic achievement of the Wylye Valley PC senior mounted games team qualifying for the Prince Phillip Cup at HOYS, I am organising a coach trip for anyone wishing to come and show their support.
The coach will leave early on Saturday 11th October and travel to the NEC in plenty of time to enjoy the shopping village before watching the games team in action as well as the other afternoon events.
I would envisage arriving home at approx 8 pm.
Tickets are £49.50 for adults and £44 for children & concessions, to include coach and entry at a discounted price.
There is the possibility of running a second coach on the Sunday if people are unable to make the Saturday. Please can you express your interest ASAP as we need to move quickly to secure tickets to email@example.com or phone sian blackmar on 0781 664 3179. We need confirmed responses by Wednesday 10th September latest.
Any members who are interested in C+ training please contact Alison Robson via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Mrs Yeoman for hosting the WVPC Junior Show on 23rd August. Also many thanks to all those who helped with organising and running the show before and on the day. Well done to all the competitors. For results please click on the link below.
Congratulations to all those competing in the NC Championships at Kelsall Hill. Competition as always was very stiff and on this occasion Wylye didn’t manage to bring back any rossettes but that’s not to say our girls didn’t perform well!
Competing in the NC Team Dressage were Christie Antoniou (16th), Georgia Toulson Clarke (19th), Freya Snelgrove-Brown(29th) and Megan Blackmar (26th). Competing in the Individual Dressage was Mia Ralph (30th). Well done girls! Photos coming soon hopefully!
Competing in the NC Eventing were Cecily Algar, Georgia Toulson-Clarke, Freya Snelgove-Brown and Poppy Wilkinson. Georgia and Poppy both achieved double clears with good dressage scores but time penalties pushed them out of the places. Cecily was the only one to go within the time xc and whilst Freya’s score contributed significantly to the girls qualifying to get to the championships in the first place, unfortunately it was not her day at the championships. The girls are pictured below at element B of the water complex, which as you can see was quite challenging, but our girls all rode brilliantly and it didn’t catch any of them out! Full results are available from the main PC website and also the Cheshire Hunt North PC website.
Cecily (24th place)
Georgia (16th place)
Freya (29th place)
Poppy (15th place)
Huge congratulations to Hannah Francis, pictured below, who came 1st in her arena in the Individual Open Dressage at the PC National Championships at Cholmondeley Castle and then competed in the ride-off (which is only for those coming first or second in their arenas) to come 3rd overall, a fantastic achievement!
Also doing really well to qualify for the Open National Championships was Jordan Phelps on Willy. They competed in the Show Jumping and had just 4 faults in each round. This is another great achievement.
Please click on the list below to see if an item you have lost has been found. If so please contact Mrs Yeoman asap to arrange to collect.
Come and support our Senior Mounted Games Team and help them raise much needed funds to go the Horse of the Year Show, for which they are only one of 6 teams in the whole country to qualify for! They are running the following events:
QUIZ NIGHT Thursday 21st August
ALL welcome. White Hart, Trudoxhill. Teams of 3 or 4 £5 a team email@example.com
JUNIOR SHOW Saturday, 23rd August. Schedule coming soon!
14 & under, Southfield House, 9am start. Show Jumping classes from poles on the ground to 2ft 6. Showing classes,Novelty Showing, Fancy Dress, Clear Round, Handy Pony & Gymkhana. Enquiries and bookings to Sue Boher on firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorraine Shepherd on email@example.com
MOUNTED GAMES PAIRS COMPETITION Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th Sept. Southfield House. Lead rein, under 9s; 12s; 14s & 17s and Open.
Enquiries and bookings to Maria Gibson on firstname.lastname@example.org
DINNER DANCE Saturday 20th September.
Further details nearer the time.
WVPC Pony Race Day
at Wincanton Racecourse
provisional but likely date
16th May 2015
Westcountry Equine Fair Westpoint, Exeter
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December 2014
Pony Club horse & hound show jumping challenge
The Westcountry Equine Fair in its nineteenth year, will be hosting the Pony Club horse & hound show jumping challenge once again
Four teams will be chosen at random to take part in the challenge, which will take place on Saturday 6th December with prizes, rosettes and a team trophy to be won!
In addition, there will be a junior show jumping competition, which is open to juniors 14 years and under and ponies 13.2hh and under.
If any members are interested please contact Louise Knatchbull.
There are also special ticket offers for the event for pony club members. For details contact Lisa Scattergood on 01392 421500
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.