Friday April 18, 2014
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Happy Easter to all our members, their ponies and their families.
Don’t forget:
 17th April Easter Bunny Ride – please see below
Fence Judges Wanted for Area Eventing – see below
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Updates & Rallies


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Rally/Training dates

Please click on the link below for the most uptodate list of rallies, lessons and training.

WVPC Rally, Training & Area Comp Issue 14th April


  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 and we will put it in our Spotted section (below).

Wylye members were out in force at Warminster Saddle Club on 13th April where the Spring sunshine brought out large numbers to compete in their hunter trial. 

Congratulations to the following:

2ft3 open section 1st Daisy Hudson on Loz, 3rd Megan Bevan on Magic

2ft3 pairs 1st Cecily Algar on Merlin and Issy Algar on Bouncer, 6th Mollie Hayton on Cappa Star with Millie Andrews (not a member)

2ft6 pairs 1st William Bevan on Kanga and Ocean Moore on Magic, 2nd Isabel Joliffe on Ed and Elodie Joliffe on Bonnie

2ft9 3rd Poppy Wilkinson on The Millennium Bug and 6th Alexis Symes on Glen Carter

Mounted Games Success

Congratulations to the senior team who went to Petersfield on Sunday, they won!  The team consisted of Lydia Collingwood on Peanut, Jasmine Ware on Dusty, Matthew Limmond on Prince and Lauren Sheppard on Goldie.

Easter Bunny Ride

2 spaces left (as of 14th April)

Tel Jenny on 01373 462181

Minis’ Easter Bunny Ride

 10:30am on Thursday, 17th April

at Standerwick House, Beckington

Come and search for chocolate goodies, followed by hot drinks and hot cross buns.
Directions: Turn in by White Row Farm Shop and drive to the end of the old road, go through the gates to park.

Please book in with Jenny Blakey:

Rock House Farm, Oldford, Frome BA11 2ND


Some more, imminent, junior rallies and also Intermediate/Open training dates have been added to the Rally/training document.

Please see the Rallies page for more information.

Area Competitions

Initial training dates are now available for Novice Challenge level, Intermediate and Open level.

If you are interested in being selected for this year’s Area competitions please ensure you are eligible and available and then let the appropriate manager know.

For further details please see the latest Rally, training and Area competition document which is available from the Rally Page.

Fun Ride

Sunday 22 June

2 hour circular Fun Ride through the Mells estate

Will start and finish from Branch Farm, Mells

by kind permission of Mrs Charlotte Steel

Arrive at 1030 for an 11am start

All ages and abilities welcome

Refreshments provided on return

This is a free event but please ensure you book in with Alison Robson

in advance - on 07742058860 or email

Secondhand Tack & Riding Wear

Secondhand/unused Tack & Horsey bits “Shop”

For Sale all sorts of horsey items from hoof picks to saddles, hats to jackets.

Just setting up, so also looking for items to buy to add to my stock.

If there’s something you need or you have something to sell

please contact Heather on 07969815449

Fence Judges Still Wanted!

Fence Judges Wanted !

Area 14 Eventing is being held at Southfield House on the weekend of 19th & 20th July. The 19th is the Open and Novice sections and the 20th is the Intermediate and Junior sections.

If parents of Wylye Valley entrants will do one half day session of fence judging they will get half price entry for their competition.

Any other parents who don’t have children competing and would like to help with fence judging would also be welcome.

If you haven’t fence judged before, that’s not a problem as training can be arranged.

Those who can do a whole day fence judging will be especially welocme as it’s not easy to find so many fence judges! 

It may seem like a long way off but preparation for such events has to be done months in advance.  Please let Geoff know asap if you can help on 01749 850229 or 07515 868785.

Triathlon Success
Avon Vale PC Triathlon 23rd February
In Class 1, Charlie Cayford, Gracie Gray, Imogen Gray and Nicholas Masters were Team 3rd and Poppy Singleton, Tegan Jones and April Masters were Team 5th.  Well done everyone!
Badminton Horse Trials

Anyone interested in organising a coach/minibus trip to Badminton Horse Trials please contact Miles asap.

Please see below for further details.

Special discount for Pony Club members

Badminton Horse Trials, held May 7th – 11th 2014, have kindly agreed to offer a special 15% discount on advance tickets for Coach and Minibus parties from Pony Club Branches and Centres.

There are no special rates for cars.

These special rates are available in advance only and no refund can be made in the case of any unused tickets. If there are people on the Coach / Minibus without prepaid advance tickets, extra tickets may be bought at the Gate, but at the full daily rate.

Coaches & Minibuses will be directed to the special Coach Park. The parking charge for all vehicles (in advance) is £10 per day


The discounted personal admission charges are as follows:

 Day In Advance Per Person On Gate Per Person (full price)

Wednesday £4.25 £6

Thursday £11.47 £16

Friday £11.47 £16

Saturday £21.25 £27

Sunday £9.35 £13

The minimum number of tickets per application is 12

Coach Driver is Free

Children aged 12 and under are Free

To obtain your discount, please telephone the Box Office or alternatively please use the booking form (available from the Badminton website) and return by post. Please note that this discounted offer is not available via the Badminton website.


Equiciser Rides

Watch this space ..rallies for pony racers and other disciplines where cantering and galloping are the norm will be arranged shortly.



Race Day & Racing Silks Competition

17th May 2014

Schedule now available from the Schedules page

First Race at 1300hrs

Eight professionally run races for first timers to old-hands, all shapes and sizes from 128 to 148cm.

Also Competition to design, win and wear your own racing silks on the day.

A great day out for all the family, including a Hobby Horse/Mop race for those too young, too old or too ponyless to race!

Lots of great prizes including Champion Hat Vouchers and Wincanton racecourse will be giving two grandstand tickets for each entry to our races and also two premier tickets for the best turned out in each class, all for the race meeting on the 26th October at Wincanton.

  Full details in the schedule. Any questions please call Geoff who will be happy to help.

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 where we would love to receive your stories and pictures to go on the website.