Thursday July 30, 2015
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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).


  AREA EVENTING Results below

For full results please see the Avon Vale PC website.


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
Jayne Andrews
Area Eventing

This year the Area eventing was held at West Wilts EC on 18th and 19th July.  For most, if not all classes the dressage and sj had the biggest impact on the results rather than the xc, so a different ball game to last year’s event.

The event kicked off on the Saturday with the Open Class, in which we had just one competitor, Jordan Phelps who, though not placed, finished on her dressage score, an excellent achievement particularly as once again, Willy was probably the smallest pony in the class!

On the Sunday came the Intermediate class with Minty, Georgia, Roberta, Katie, Imogen and Freya representing Wylye.  For some it was just not quite their day this time. However, doing brilliantly, coming 5th and qualifying for the national championships at Cholmondeley Castle was Minty Martin. Narrowly missing out on qualifying was Roberta Cameron-Rossiter who came 8th, a great achievement in itself but especially as Roberta was one of the youngest, if not the youngest, competitors in the class.

Novice Challenge, again, was certainly affected by the show jumping with some very out of character results and not one of our 8 members went clear with Millie, Poppy (below) and Cecily having just one pole down each. However, all 8 were in their element xc with no jumping faults for any of them! The only one to be placed this year was Millie Toulson-Clarke who came 2nd, again only just missing out on qualifying with the wonderful Tom.


Competing in to the evening on the Sunday were our juniors and didn’t they do fantastically. Some great dressage scores for some, nearly all of them going clear sj and several clear xc rounds.  Bella Crees, William, Megan and Georgia all had double clears.  Meg Bevan came 1st and Georgia Newby-Vincent 2nd . Meg Bevan, Georgia Newby-Vincent, Lauren Blackmar and Tom Griffiths were Team 2nd.  Well done all, some great stars for the future!

Pictured below, Georgia Newby-Vincent and Megan Bevan.

As always, massive thanks to all the managers and instructors for all their input throughout the year and their support on the day!

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!
Area Dressage 2015

Well done to all those competing in the Area Dressage this year on 12th July. Huge congratulations in particular to Millie Toulson-Clarke who won her section of the Intermediate Class and to Mia Ralph who was 2nd in her section of the Novice Challenge class. Both girls have qualified for the championships in Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire in August. Just missing out on qualifying was Imogen Hays who came 2nd in her section of the Intermediate class.

Also doing fantastically well were our juniors with one of the teams winning their section.

A huge thank you to all the managers and instructors, for their hard work throughout the year. Our results are as follows:

Junior Section A

Georgia Newby-Vincent 3rd

Amy George 15th

Junior Section B

Kate Prendergast 9th

Lainey O Neill 11th

Bella Crees 17th

Junior Section C

Lauren Blackmar 2nd

Phoebe Fussell 14th

Georgia Newby Vincent 8th

Junior Section D

Megan Bevan 2nd

Will Bevan 19th

Team 1st – , Megan Bevan, Kate Prendergast, Georgia Newby-Vincent and Lauren Blackmar  (pictured below)
Novice Sec E

Mia Ralph 2nd

Gemma Holdway 5th

Lauren Makepeace 16th

Novice Sec F

Christie Antoniou 9th

Lydia Collingwood 20th

Ellie Clarke 10th

Novice Sec G

Megan Blackmar 12th

Jodie Kelly 6th

Novice Section H

Amelia Knatchbull 6th

Mary Inns 7th

Kayleigh Isaacs 15th

Team 6th – Mia, Jodie, Ellie and Kayleigh (pictured below)



Intermediate Section I

Millie Toulson-Clarke 1st

Freya Snelgrove-Brown 14th

Roberta Cameron-Rossiter 18th

Intermediate Section J

Georgia Toulson-Clarke 15th

Imogen Hays 2nd

Chloe Makepeace 14th

Team 3rd – Millie, Imogen, Freya and Georgia.


Minty Martin 9th

Pictured below, Intermediate girls, Roberta, Millie, Freya, Imogen and Georgia


Summer Dressage

Dressage competitions organised by Saxon Dressage Group.

Please click here for schedule

Rallies Thursday 16th July and Friday 17th July
With Paula Coward 
XC & Flatwork 
Times and Venues TBC according to take up
In the first instance please email


Mounted Games Zone Results
Sunday 5th July was a mixed bag of weather, we had nearly everything chucked at us, hail, wind, rain, thunder and lightening and at times a very hot sun.  Our Senior team were George Hobbs on Fern, Alfie Gibson on Libby, Lydia Collingwood on Peanut, Brigitte Boher on Flicka, Harry Willis on Falan and our 6th member was Ethan Collingwood.  We knew from the start it was going to be a hotly contested Zone as we had some very good teams against us.  Wylye  rose to the occasion and battled well, but we were pipped at the post by Monmouthshire who took the ticket straight to HOYS from us by 2 points.  Wylye came 2nd and now go to the Championships to compete again for the chance to go to HOYS.  
Our Junior team (pictured above and below) consisted of Hannah Garrett on Monty, Connor Crouch on Bilbo, Lainey O’Neill on Magic, Freya Barton-Hine on Bouncer, Faith Cox on Passion and our 6th member was Enya Cox.  It was lovely to see Bouncer back where he belongs on the games field.  The children all rode brilliantly and tried very hard, they came a credible 7th which just knocked them out of going to the Championships, they missed out by 3 points. 
We must thank our trainers Maria Gibson, Mary Harvey (Senior) and Heather Collingwood, Heather Limond (Junior) you do a fantastic job throughout the year and without your help and dedication we would not be where we are today.  Also to the parents/guardians and helpers who bring the children in all winds and weather to practice, compete and help with equipment and Mrs Yeoman and Miles for being our avid supporters.  Jayne Andrews
Tet Teams off to the Champs
We sent two teams to the Area Tetrathlon in Launceston at the weekend and had a very successful time. The junior girls team of Millie, Katie, Mia and Roberta won for the second year in a row, qualifying for the National Championships at Bishop Burton. Millie was 1st individual, also winning the shoot, Katie was 3rd, Mia 4th and Roberta 5th. The intermediate girls team of Jordan, Freya and  Georgia were second, also qualifying for the Championships, coming 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. 
Above, Georgia, Jordan and Freya sheltering from the rain, thunder and lightening before the run!
Belated results from the RA Tet on 21st June.
Excellent turnout and results from our younger Tetrathletes at this event. Well done to everyone who took part:
Mini Mini Tet: 1st Team – Charlie Cayford (1st Boy), Imogen Gray (1st Girl) and Gracie Gray (3rd girl). Megan Pocock 6th Girl
Mini 9yrs and Under: 4th Team – Tallulah Kelly, Tegan Jones, April Masters and Alice Cayford (3rd Girl)
Mini Girls 11yrs and Under: 1st team – Megan Bevan (1st), Marnie Lister, Bethany Bradley (2nd) and Isabella Pople (6th)
Mini Tri: 2nd team – Ben George (2nd Boy), Isabel Campbell-Smith (6th Girl) and Millie Campbell-Smith (2nd)
Junior Tri: Millie T-C 1st
Junior Girls: 5th Team – Lucy Cayford, Amy George and Ocean Moore. 6th Team – Katie Duffy, Phoebe Fussell and Roberta C-R (5th)
Junior Boys: Tom Griffiths 3rd
Fantastic results everyone and a huge thank you to Becca Duffy and all those involved in the training of our members.
Pony available for camp, rallies and shows

I would like to offer Willow for pony camp if there is a rider who needs a mount. Willow was ridden by my daughter in the pony club. She has been to rallies, raced and entered shows. She is insured. My daughter has lost interest and although Willow loves jumping I ride her on sponsored rides  She is 13:2hh, although feels bigger when you ride her. No vices. Will happily work alone or in company. Very forward going. She is 12 yrs old and a dark bay New Forest.  If there is anyone who would like to take her to shows, rallies etc they would be very welcome, as I feel she is being wasted, but loved dearly. We are in Dilton Marsh.  Please contact Trina Murphy on 07540316001 or at

Here Come The Boys!

Well done to all those who competed on the Area SJ on Sunday 28th June. The conditions were really quite challenging in the morning as the ground was pretty hard but the seemingly constant rain made it exceptionally slippery, resulting in nearly all the horses and ponies slipping at least once, despite, in most cases, the use of studs.

Nevertheless, we were not alone, of course, in competing in these conditions and not the only ones with a few problems here and there as other pony clubs suffered from eliminations and cricket scores all over the place, we still achieved some fantastic results:

Firstly, a very special mention must be made of our 3 boys, in the Novice Challenge class: Matt Warden, Ben Steel and Tom Griffiths. It was a first for all 3 of them, for both Area and Novice Challenge level, where the height is up to a maximum of 95cm. They put in an excellent effort, all riding really well, particularly in the aforementioned conditions.  Matt’s super fast pony Folly, just stopped a couple of times, but Matt rode her forward and got round without a fence down and Ben with his mare Una, jumped a clear in the first round and had just 8 faults in the second. Tom and his pony Jay, had a double clear and despite getting a pole down in the jump off in the third round, still managed an individual 10th place and this, out of about 110 competitors, is no mean feat!  Well done to all of you, we hope to see a lot more of you in the future.  Roll on next year…Here come the Boys!!

Pictured below, courtesy of Sally Burt, most of those competing in the NC.

Area SJ

We entered three NC Teams and out of the 29 teams we achieved 6th and 7th place.  In 6th place were, Poppy Wilkinson, Jodie Kelly, Millie Toulson-Clarke and Hannah Burt, with Millie achieving a fantastic 8th individual place. Team 7th were Mia Ralph, Issy Algar, Chloe Derrick, Mia Ralph and Tom Griffiths.

Area sj wylye teams

Pictured above, courtesy of Sally Burt, our Intermediates, apart from Imogen who had gone home, after the prize-giving and some of our NC who were awaiting prize-giving! 

In the Intermediate, where the fences were a maximum of 1.05m, our members rode beautifully with our team of Minty Martin, Georgia Toulson-Clarke, Roberta Cameron-Rossiter and Katie Duffy achieving 6th place out of 12 teams and Imogen Hays, in a mixed team with other pony clubs, team 7th

First to compete on the day was Jordan Phelps on the amazing Willy, who despite being the smallest out of the 14 in the class at only 14hh achieved a fantastic result coming 2nd in the Open, where the jumps were a maximum of 1.15m. Jordan and Willy have qualified for the national championships and will compete in the Open SJ at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire for the second year in a row! We all wish them the very best of luck.

As always, huge thanks to Lorraine and all our instructors for all the effort they put in to organising and training our members and to Jess for helping with the warm-up on the day.  For full results please see the Craven PC website.  

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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