*D+ rally 16th July CANCELLED*
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*D+ rally 16th July CANCELLED*
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- We need xc fence judges – please contact Geoff Andrews – see below
Behind the Scenes Area Eventing – see below
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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) 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)
Sadly as the xc course was water-logged the Avon Vale PC’s annual ODE had to be cancelled this year. Nevertheless they put on some SJ which a large proportion of the original competitors plus a few more attended. It was particularly great to see Katie Duffy’s horse, Bean, who did a lovely clear in both the 90cm and 1m classes and Mia Ralph’s horse, Rua, back in action and clearly enjoying herself, as both have only very recently come back in to competition following long-term injuries. The performance of the day was given by Tom Griffiths (above) on his super pony, Jay. He rode beautifully whilst performing turns on a sixpence to win the last class of the day, the 1m. He was hotly pursued by Amy George who also did some great turns on the fabulous Smartie but she was just pipped in to 3rd place. Also deserving a special mention, is Chloe Derrick on her fairly new mount, Woody, the partnership who have improved significantly did a lovely clear round in the 1m class and were rewarded with 7th place. Well done to all who competed, some on two horses. With many thanks to the Avon Vale for saving the day and also for putting on a clear round 1.5m especially for a few Wylye stragglers! Results as follows:
10th Jodie Kelly on Duffy’s Lad (Walter).
9th Amelia Knatchbull on Bobby Dazzler
3rd Tom Griffiths on Pentwyn JR
1st Tom Griffiths on Pentwyn JR
3rd Amy George on Smartie
5th Poppy Wilkinson on Amazing Mika
7th Chloe Derrick on Woody
8th Katie Duffy on Benna Beola II
Smiles all round and lots of team spirit from our members (below)
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 Cholmodeley Castle to get that HOYS ticket. We wish them all good luck.
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.
Thank you to Maria Gibson (senior trainer) Vicki Andrews (Junior trainer) also to Mrs Yeoman and Miles for coming to support. Jayne Andrews
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!
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:
Saxon Dressage at Wadswick Country Store on 10th July.
SDG Junior Walk & Trot Tests (age 10 & under shorter tests & may be led)
Walk & Trot- Open & Junior Sections
Preliminary -Open & Junior Sections
Novice – Pick your own % class
Elementary/Medium – Pick your own % class
Includes Short & Long Arena Tests, Pony Club Dressage tests & Wylye Valley Pony Club Members League
New Online entries via www.equoevents.co.uk
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
A huge thank you to Naomi O Neill and Laura Read for organising our 12 & under show and to all the other helpers and, of course, to Mrs Yeoman for hosting. Pictured below, Megan Pocock on her pony who was winner of the prettiest mane, Imogen Shepherd getting a clear round on Daisy, Megan & Holly Pocock as the Elephant & Castle Underground Station and Livvie Miller as Batwoman. Fantastic! Well done to everyone who took part and thank you for coming to our show.
XC Fence judges required for AREA Eventing
23rd July at Southfield House
If your child is likely to be competing then please don’t volunteer but otherwise please get in touch with Geoff Andrews asap
It may seem far ahead but this needs to be organised well in advance!
Tel 01749 850229 or 07515 868785 or email email@example.com
A huge thank you to Geoff Andrews and all our helpers, sponsors and of course, Wincanton Racecourse for organising, hosting etc our Pony Race Day.
Special thanks too to all the competitors who had travelled from far and wide
Please click on the link below for the report and results.
Fancy having a look at what’s involved on the day running Area Eventing?
Now’s your chance. Please click on the link below to find out more.
What a brilliant weekend Millie Toulson-Clarke had at the Royal Windsor Show, competing for the Southern England Region Tetrathlon Team. Such an amazing experience and exceeded her and her family’s expectations by far. It was a very high quality competition and Millie’s team of Southern England came 6th. She went clear in the jumping but unfortunately her team mates did not fare so well in the ridng phase and so the team dropped from overnight 4th. Millie came about 12th overall individually and in the top 5/6 girls….but Miles reports that the positions really were of no importance and it was being there that was the real treat. They felt very lucky indeed. Congratulations Millie!
Wylye member, Harry Willis was selected to ride his pony Falan in the England team in a mounted games competition for the Daks Challenge Cup at Royal Windsor Show which was held from 11th to 15th May.
The competition took place over three heats and a final. Wales took a seven point lead into the final, but due to a titanic performance England won the final in front of HM The Queen by three points. Harry was presented with the cup and his medal/rosettes by Prince Philip. His highness complemented Harry’s performance, particularly in the old sock race!
In addition to riding in the competition, Harry also played an active role in the HMQ90 Birthday Celebrations, both riding Falan and with a role on foot.
Overall it was the most memorable of weeks, never to be forgotten by Harry and his family. Well done, a great achievement Harry!
Avon Vale PC ODE
26th June at West Wilts EC
This competition will form part of the Wylye training for Area Eventing (this does not mean you have to do it but we would encourage you to do so if you are available). All Wylye entries to be through WVPC please.
If you would like to do this competition please email your entry to Annabel Wilkinson asap (and by 30th May at the very latest) stating which class you would like to do, with the name of horse and rider.
Class 1A Teams & individuals at heights as for Junior Area Eventing (SJ 85, XC 80)
Class 2A Teams & individuals at heights as for Novice Challenge Area Eventing (SJ 95, XC 90)
Class 3 Individuals at heights as for Intermediate Area Eventing (SJ 1.05, XC 1.0m)
No payment required yet!
If you have already entered please let Annabel know.
Please note other competitions you should consider in preparation for Area Eventing include the RA PC ODE at Larkhill on 4th June, Wilton PC ODE on 19th June and the Avon Vale PC CT at WWEC in the evening of 20th June.
Please email Annabel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the link below to view some important information for all those wishing to be considered for Area competitions this year.
The document describes the various competitions and levels and explains the criteria for selection.
Please note that, if you wish to be considered for any teams for dressage, SJ or eventing, you must register your interest with the appropriate team manager by Monday 23rd May.
Our mounted games teams had their Area competition on Saturday 23rd April. We all made our way to Homelands Farm and the day started sunny, windy and very cold. Our Seniors were on first, we had two teams of Seniors, the A team consisted of, Brigitte Boher, Lydia Collingwood, Harry Willis, Jake Hartley and Charlotte Limond. In the B team were Ethan Collingwood, Mia Marshall, Hannah Garrett, Daisy Hunt and Tilly Lyons. They all rode very well and the end result was the A team were first and qualified for Zone and the B team were 4th, they beat West Hants B team and Poole B team so a good result all round. Next our Juniors were on, we only had one team of Juniors and they were, Lainey O’Neill, Conor Crouch, Tilly Lyons, Faith Cox and Livvy Miller our 6th non riding member was Lexi Cooper. The Juniors did brilliantly as they only dropped 2 points which meant they won very convincingly and are now also through to Zone.
It was then the turn of our Novice teams, we had three teams, they all did brilliantly and out of four teams in total we came first second and third. The riders in the Novices were, A team Livvy Miller, Lexi Cooper, Ellie Burton and Lola James, the B team were, Issy Cox, Daisy Read, Bonnie James, Sebastian Phibben, and the C team were, Lewis Burton, Lexi Allen, Tallulah Phibben and we had 2 West Hants riders to make this team up.
Well done teams and good luck at the Zones for the Senior and Junior team. Jayne Andrews.
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.
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.