Thursday April 24, 2014
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Don’t forget:
To tell your manager if you want to be considered
 for Area competions this summer, making sure you’re elegible first.
Fence Judges Wanted for Area Eventing – see below
to look at our Facebook Page

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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).

In contrast to the warm sunshine of the previous weekend, some Wylye members braved it in the rain for the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale PC Hunter Trials at Toomer Farm on 20th April.

For Tallula Kelly it was her first ever hunter trial and she came 5th in the 1ft3 and 2nd in the 2ft pairs with her mum, Aimee!  Megan Bevan & Nicky were 4th in the 2ft3 pairs and William Bevan and Ocean Moore were 5th.  William and Megan were 3rd in the 2ft6 pairs.  Well done all! 

Anyone not mentioned please send an email!


Mounted Games Practice

Juniors and Novices,  Saturday 26th April

at Southfield House at 10am

New Merchandise

We have just had a delivery of new pony club stock.  As well as the usual sweat shirts and polo shirts there are long-sleeved Polo shirts at £11.00 and £13.00 for the adult size, which will be great for the warm weather and camp. There are WVPC caps which are £5 for child’s and £6 for adult’s and a selection of WVPC mugs and tumblers which will be great for summer picnics.

All available at Southfield Sporting from 26th April.

Easter Bunny Ride

Many thanks to Dawn and David Mabey for letting us invade their beautiful grounds at Standerwick House, providing cold drinks for everyone and making us so welcome. Also to Tanya Blakey for organising the venue, route and hiding the goodies. A brilliant day!

Thank you also to Jenny for organising the event.

Photos to follow soon!

Lucy is a winner!

WVPC Race Day Silk Design Competition Results

The competition was judged by Miss Katie Lippiatt, the Stud Manager at Springcombe Park Stud where they successfully breed flat and National Hunt horses.

There were 10 entries for the competition and the designs were of a high standard. Some of the criteria for judging the competition were that the silk and the jacket had to be matching, especially in colour.  Katie also looked for coordination between the silk and the jacket in terms of the patterns used e.g. spots on the silk and stars on the jacket were not acceptable.  The colours had to be easily spotted from a distance so that the commentator could pick them out.

 Of course, the “50 words” also carried a lot of importance.   Two entries that took the eye of Katie were those of Jeremy Harvey and Lewis McDonald but the overall winner was Lucy Cayford where silk and jacket were very well coordinated and her “50 words” were a beautifully written poem about her pony, Polo.

Thank you all for entering and see you at Wincanton.

Geoff Andrews.

PC Art competition

The Pony Club has teamed up with the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) to run The Pony Club Art Competition, and discover future young equestrian artistic talent!

Finalists in the competition will be invited to display their work at The Pony Club Championships in August; where an overall winner will be chosen, who will have the unique opportunity to have their work displayed at the SEA exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London!

As 2014 is the 85th Anniversary of The Pony Club the theme is – “The Pony Club Then, Now and in the Future”.

For further information and how to enter please click here

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.

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!
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.