Saturday August 13, 2022
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Area 13 Successes


Staff College & Sandhurst Hunt – Our amazing Mounted Games team of Poppy, Millie, Ben, Lucy, Sophie and Charlotte have made us very proud this week at HOYS.  An incredible performance on Saturday afternoon with 3 wins gained the team a place in the Prince Phillip Cup Final securing fourth place.  Huge congratulations to the whole team, trainer – Emma Newman and all the sponsors and supporters behind the scenes.









Abi Cottingham and Marni from Garth South winning the Showjumping at Royal Windsor Horse Show in May.  




Chloe Peterson and Snoopy from Staff College & Sandhurst Hunt Pony Club won the Dressage at Royal Windsor Horse Show in May and were 8th in the Showjumping as well. 

Ben Connell and the England Mounted Games Team winning every session to be Royal Windsor Horse Show Champions in May; off to Ireland in October.
Amazing week fab memories made and lifelong friends true team spirit. 
Opportunity of a lifetime within Pony Club so lucky.











We are all enormously proud of Staff College & Sandhurst Hunt’s very own Ben Connell on his selection for the England Mounted Games team!!!!  A very well deserved opportunity for this talented young man who will be the first member within SC&SH branch for 33 years to achieve this.  You can cheer on Ben and the England team at The Royal Windsor Horse Show  – under 16’s are free with a paying adult. 







Bisley & Sandown Chase Pony Club Junior Mounted Games Team – Winners of the

Surrey Heath Young Sports Team Of The Year ! 2018

Having won our Areas in May and then qualifying for the Pony Club National Championships at the Zones.

This was the first time ever for our Juniors at the Championships.

17 years of coaching the teams, Philippa Westphal is very proud of this great achievement for the Branch!

Thanking all parents for your support over the years. 

This award is given for outstanding achievement.  WELL DONE!











Launched in 2013, the Ambassador Scheme was designed to acknowledge exceptional Members who embody the ethos of the organisation through their commitment and enthusiasm.

Ambassadors become part of a network; sharing information and ideas and being a voice for other Members, as well as attending events and helping to promote the benefits of Pony Club membership.

It has been  designed to acknowledge and reward Pony Club Members who have demonstrated their commitment and enthusiasm for The Pony Club.

Requirements for nominees :
• 18 years old or over
• Actively supportive in the Branch / Centre / Area
• A Pony Club member for a minimum of five consecutive years
• Willing to undertake duties as described in The Pony Club Ambassador Role Expectations and Opportunities
• Committed to The Pony Club aims and ethos.

Pony Club Ambassadors Role Expectations

  • Get recognition for their contribution to The Pony Club
  • Show evidence of enthusiasm and positive approach to Pony Club
  • Be part of a network of other Pony Club Ambassadors and Members sharing information, ideas and actions
  • Act as a link between The Pony Club Office and Members in the development of new ideas
  • Promotion of The Pony Club and the benefits it provides
  • Gather and feedback Members’ views
  • Represent the views of Members to Area Representatives and Pony Club Committees
  • Act as a role model for younger Members
  • Speak positively about The Pony Club to any contacts you have who might be able to support us in the future.
  • Attendance at Area Meetings to represent the view of Members
  • Attendance at Area Competitions to meet and support other Pony Club Members
  • Attend Area Competitions, support members and potentially present prizes
  • Attendance of The Pony Club Championships
  • Be a voice for Pony Club Members

We are fortunate in Area 13 to have 2 PC Ambassadors: Tessa Bishop from Garth South and Alex Van Randwyck from Hampshire Hunt.



Area 13 volunteers Daphne Barker, Julie Gordon, Karen Halls, Diana Hogg, Alison Lamb, Veronica Morris and Eddy Phipps were awarded their Cubitt Certificate and Badge at the Cubitt Award lunch held at Stratford Manor Hotel, Warwickshire on Thursday 8 June.  This means that they have given over 20 years of volunteering to the Pony Club and have been nominated for the award by their branch. 

Also awarded the Award this year but sadly not able to be present at the lunch, were Wendy Lewis and Melita Royall.

PLUS Penny Briggs and Rose Mackie Hill received the Cubitt Bar for more than 30 years service. 




August 2015 –  Ailsa Wates from Lord Leconfield is on the Junior Event squad for Poland! – she completed the event with one stop XC – a great achievement.

Alex Kennedy from Hambledon Hunt (North) was a member of the British junior eventing team this summer and was the only rider to go double clear.

July 2015 – Flora Campbell from Chiddingfold Farmers has been appointed as one of the new PC Ambassadors which is a great achievement

Hollie Pearce (Garth Hunt) attended The Pony Club Rider Development Pathway National Camp weekend of 4 & 5 July at Somerford Park in Cheshire.  From the camp, six riders (2 in each discipline) are selected to receive further support, which will include funding for training, allocation of a sport specific mentor to each rider, and further dismounted (equestrian and non-equestrian) training opportunities.  Hollie has been selected for the Pony Club Rider Development Squad 2015 – only 2 Show Jumpers from the hundreds that applied from all over England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales got into the squad

The RDP, supported by the Sport England funded BEF Excel Talent Programme, is designed to aid the development of Pony Club Members who show the ability to progress in their sport and provides a stepping stone for young riders working towards the talent pathways of the Olympic disciplines. This was a new initiative for 2014 and consists of ten regional assessment days, held in the spring, open to all Pony Club Members aged 12 years or over. At each of the ten assessment days, three riders are selected to go forwards to the National Rider Development Camp which was held this weekend at Somerford Park Farm, Cheshire

June 2015 – Great news that Chiddingfold Farmers’ member Anna Lawson and her horse Bryan II were selected for the Under 21 British Dressage Team to compete at the European Championships in France. An unfortunate timing issue meant that they were unable to go but they have qualified for the ‘Regionals’ at both AM and PSG levels

CONGRATULATIONS TO:   Tessa Bishop of Garth South and Flora Campbell of Chiddingfold Farmers both passed their A test in June 2015

1 June 2015 We are delighted to announce that Alex Kennedy from Hambledon Hunt (North)and Ailsa Waites from Lord Leconfield have been selected by British Eventing for the long list for the Racesafe sponsored Junior Team