Wednesday September 2, 2015
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Below, Will and Kanga relax whilst waiting for the jump -off!
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Fantastic Results for Wylye at the PC Championships 2015!
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Pictured below, Mia Ralph takes centre stage on the podium
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Updates & Rallies
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Junior rally- SJ on grass at WSC

Sunday 6th September 10-12 with Paula.  Please book in with Naomi 07748652518

Our Mini/junior ODE 20th September – see schedule page
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WVPC Diary, Rally, Training & Area Comp Issue 18th 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 and we will put it in our Spotted section (below).


Well done to Kate Prendergast again who competed in the South Wiltshire RC CT held at Warminster Saddle Club on 16th August.  She was riding Kilpatrick Cassius and came 2nd in the Intro 3 and 2ft3 class and 1st in the prelim 13 and 2ft6 class.

A huge well done to Hannah Thomas who competed in her first ever BE event, coming 6th in one of the BE90 sections at West Wilts on 19th August and to Georgia Newby-Vincent who was 3rd in the BE90 Open Section.  Well done to all our other members who took part.


Congratulations to Lainey O Neill (below) for winning the 65cm CT and to Chloe Makepeace who was 3rd on 16th August at Mendip Plains.



Very well done to Tom Griffiths on his pony Jay, pictured below, who qualified for Cricklands at WWEC on 16th August, with double clears in the 85cm and 95cm, coming 4th and 3rd respectively.

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Junior Area SJ Results

The Junior Area Show Jumping was run by the Cattistock PC at Aldon on 28th August.  It went really well with 7 out of the 8 members jumping clear in round one. In round two it was the Bevan duo that both went clear so they went forward to round three where they both jumped clear again. Megan and Charlie finished 5th and William on 27 year old Kanga finished 7th out of 135 members! The team of Will, Meg, Kate and Lucy came 10th. Thanks to Jordan Phelps for helping at the rally and on the day.


Senior Mounted Games Team at the PC Champs

The Senior Mounted Games competition started on Tuesday morning, the weather was good.  The team consisted of, George Hobbs on Fern, Alfie Gibson on Libby, Lydia Collingwood on Peanut, Harry Willis on Falan, Brigitte Boher on Flicka and 6th member was Charlotte Limond.  The competition started off badly not getting into the first final, but then the team picked themselves up and showed what they were made of and ended up winning the session by quite a margin.  This then put them into the Championship final, in which the top 2 teams would qualify for the final places at HOYS.  Things did not go well for us and we missed a few finals which we couldn’t afford to do, part way through it looked an impossible mission to get into the top placings, but in true Wylye style, the kids suddenly found their feet and came back fighting, this, going into the last race (5 flag) put us into joint 2nd position.  The kids tried hard but were pipped at the post and we ended up in 3rd place which meant that sadly we don’t get the ticket to go to HOYS this year but nonetheless a great achievement.  A big thank you to Maria and Jayne for all their hard work throughout the year.  

PC National Championsips – More Results
Fantastic Results for Wylye at the PC National Championships 2015!  The Championships are held this year from 21st to 26th August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, a beautiful setting and superbly well organised event with hundreds of some of the best rider and pony combinations in the country competing.
We are very proud of all our members who competed this year and their amazing achievements:
First to star on the Friday was Mia Ralph on her beautiful, but relatively inexperienced horse, Rua (above).  She did a fantastic test to win her arena in the Individual Novice Challenge Dressage.  She then had the nerve racking experience of competing in the “ride-off “- the top 2 from each of the 6 arenas compete against each other.  This is judged by three judges instead of the usual one and the rider’s and horse’s names are announced at the beginning – the whole atmosphere being more “pomp and circumstance”!  Rua was a little spooky prior to entering the arena but Mia did a good job in relaxing her and did a lovely test but perhaps not quite as good as her earlier test, so the pair ended up being 11th in the ride off.  Nevertheless a wonderful achievement.
The next day it was Millie Toulson Clarke’s turn on the famous Tom.  Despite going first in their arena the pair produced a superb test and retained their lead throughout the day to win their arena in the Individual Intermediate Dressage.  They too then had to compete in a ride off and produced another great test and were second in the ride-off.  Wow!
Also competing on the Saturday was Jordan Phelps in the Open SJ on one of the smallest equines in the class, Willy.  Anyone who has seen Willy will know what a massive jump he has and the combination beat many of the other competitors.  They were very unlucky to have a pole down in each of the two rounds but nonetheless another great achievement and we wish them good luck today in the Elite SJ class.
Minty Martin was our only competitor this year in the eventing but she did everyone proud!  As it should be with eventing, the xc course had a massive influence on the results and Minty and Will had a great clear xc with no time penalties and came second in their arena in the Individual  Intermediate Eventing. 
Jayne Andrews reports  – “the Wylye Valley Junior Mounted Games team set off for Cholmondeley on Sunday, the weather was against us as it rained all the way up, on arrival the clouds passed by and the sun came out, which then lasted all the next day for our competition.  The team consisted of Freya Barton-Hine on Bouncer, Lainey O’Neill on Magic, Conor Crouch on Bilbo, Hannah Garrett on Monty and Faith Cox on Passion, the 6th member was Enya Cox.  In the first competition, we came 8th which put us into the runners up final.  The children did very well and there were a lot of good teams competing, they won the Equi-Trek pyramid race and came 2nd in the tennis ball shuffle.  Over all we came 8th in the runners up final, well done kids.  A big thank you to all the children for being so well behaved, to the parents for transporting children and ponies to compete and to Miles for supporting us at the Championships.” 
We wish our Senior Mounted Games Team the very best of luck TODAY!  Will await to hear how they get on.
Well done everybody and as always huge thanks to Miles, to all the managers, trainers, parents etc!
Juniors Get Ready For Area SJ

Wylye juniors went to the Mendip Plains EC on 20th August for some pre Area show jumping competition practice.

In the 80cm class Megan Bevan on Kanga came 1st, Amy George on Smartie came 2nd, Lucy Cayford on Lassie came 3rd, Kate Prendergast on Cassius came 4th and Finlay Scott on Rosie came 6th.
Well done all and the very best of luck to all the juniors on 28th August at the Area competition.
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Congratulations from Mrs Yeoman
I would like to congratulate Millie Toulson-Clarke, Katie Duffy, Mai Ralph, Roberta Cameron-Rossiter, Jordan Phelps, Georgia Toulson-Clarke & Freya Snelgrove-Brown, who went to the Tetrathlon Championships at Bishops Burton.  Our Junior team came 2nd and our intermediate team came 5th.  These youngsters train throughout the year and work very hard, you have done Wylye Valley proud with your result.  This is brilliant for Wylye, I can remember a Senior doing exceptionally well,  Juniors and Intermediates keep going and you will get to the top.  Angela Yeoman
Fantastic Results at the Tet Champs

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The girls all did fantastically at the PC National Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton in Derbyshire.  The Junior Girls, Millie T-C, Katie Duffy, Mia Ralph and Roberta Cameron-Rossiter were Team 2nd in the Championship, only 24 points behind the winners, so really close. They all jumped clear and rode beautifully round a course with some significant questions.  Katie had the best shoot of the Championship with a maximum 1000. Millie was our highest placed individual at 19th out of more than 100 individuals.

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Our Intermediate Girls (Jordan Phelps, Georgia T-C and Freya Snelgrove-Brown) were Team 5th and also rode really well round a challenging track with two clears and only a couple of stops on the third).

A huge well done to all and massive thanks to Becca and all our team trainers.

Mini & Novice ODE

ODE to be held at Southfield House, Whatley, Frome

by kind permission of Mrs Angela Yeoman OBE

on 20th September 2015

Please click on the link below for the schedule and entry form.

Wylye Valley Mini & Novice ODE 2015

Our Tet – Call For Volunteers
We are running our Tetrathlon Competition at the end of August – 29th and 30th and need lots of volunteers to help us make this a success again. We have a reputation for running an excellent event and as a result attract a large numbers of entries making this a very important event for the club. The cross country phase is on Saturday 29 Aug and we need fence judges for this – if you can help with fence judging please contact Geoff Andrews

The other phases will run on Sunday 30 Aug – we need help with catering (Cakes for the stall and with serving teas and coffees), marshalling the run, lane counting in the swim and many other jobs. If you are able to spare a few hours to help on either day it would be much appreciated – we can’t run this event without help. 

We will be painting and creosoting fences on Wed 19th and Thurs 20th Aug from 4pm and setting up everything on Wed 26th and Thur 27th so would be grateful for any help people can give on these dates too. Please contact Becca Duffy if you can help at all.
Wylye Games Friendly
The weather was brilliant this weekend for our second friendly competition of the year, the sun shone and the rain held off.  On Saturday we had 2 heats for the Seniors and Juniors ready for the final on the Sunday.  Our Junior Novices rode once on Saturday and once on Sunday.  The competition was good and our Senior A and B team on the Saturday came second and eighth to go into the final.  On the Sunday our Senior team came first overall with a 20 point lead, this was a fantastic result and hopefully one to be copied at the Championships.  The Senior B team pulled it out of the bag as well and came first in their final. Not to be outdone our Junior team also won their competition, the lap of honour was  something to behold, the ponies knew the rules and wanted to show everyone just how fast they can go, thankfully everyone stayed on.  Then the Junior novices, on the Saturday we had a draw Mix & Match and Wylye A were joint leaders, on the Sunday the Mix & Match team romped ahead winning 7 of the 8 races and were worthy winners.
Wylye Senior A – Alfie Gibson, Brigitte Boher, George Hobbs, Harry Willis, Lydia Collingwood
Wylye Senior B – Daisy Hunt, Charlotte Limond, Maisie Say, Ethan Collingwood, Mia Marshall 
Wylye Junior – Conor Crouch, Lainey O’Neill, Hannah Garrett, Fatih Cox, Freya Barton-Hine
Wylye A Junior Novice – Lola James, Bonnie James, Sebastian Phibben, Lexi Cooper
Wylye B Junior Novice – Joshua Cox, Ellie Burton, Isobel Cox, Imogen Shepperd
Mix & Match Junior Novice – Enya Cox, Rosie Norris, Phoebe Chick, Alex
Congratulations must go to Lainey O’Neill who mastered her vaulting this weekend and was fabulous well done Lainey
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Polo Success

Our polo teams played at Vaux Park and Taunton on 13th and 14th July.

Pictured below, Wylye Loriners Issy Algar, Elizabeth Boher, Bengy from Warwickshire and Matthew Limond came 3rd on both days.  Handley Cross team Bella Crees, William Bevan, Charlotte Limond and Brigitte Boher who won their tournaments on both days.  Congratulations all!
Summer Dressage

Dressage competitions organised by Saxon Dressage Group.

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Team Arena Eventing at Blenheim Palace

Fancy the chance to compete at the Blenheim Palace International?   TEAM Arena Eventer’s Challenge for PC members  – 90cm course of sj and xc fences in grass arena.  FRIDAY 18th September 2015.  (Please note there is a 1m class but it is already full and there is a long waiting list).

For more information please click on the following link –

We have to get our entry in NOW to be in with a chance of getting our entry accepted.  If you are seriously interested and wish to be considered please email Annabel now at

Race For Life


Please see below our valiant team of WVPC girls competing in the Race for Life’s gruelling 10k course on 14th June.  They ran to raise funds for Cancer Research in support of a fellow Wylye member, Hannah Francis, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of 17.  Thank you so much to all those who have so generously donated as we have now raised over £3,000 which is an amazing effort by the girls.  If you haven’t donated, there’s still time to do so at

Join everyone as we help Hannah and Willberry Wonder Pony (chiefchemopony) kickcancersbutt and you can purchase wristbands to raise funds for Hannah and her charities.  Please click here to go the website. 

Pictured are Minty Martin, Jordan Phelps, Freya Snelgrove-Brown, Georgia Toulson-Clarke, Hannah Thomas and Holly Parker.

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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.

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