Area 5 Dates 2021 (UPDATED 11/05/21)

AREA 5 DATES 2021/2022


2021

AREA 5 DATES 2021/22  as of  July 25th

Please note – attendance at any of the following activities depends on the Covid restrictions at the time of the event.

  • July 25/29th – BChF Camp  – Somerford
  • August 5/9th – Aberconwy  Camp – Somerford
  • August 7/8 – Tet Sen International
  • Aug 12/ 22nd – PONY CLUB CHAMPS – Offchurch, Bury
    Week 1 – Tet, MG, Polocrosse and Polo
    Week 2 – Dressage, SJ and Eventing
  • September 4th  – Anglesey WL SJ  
  • September 5th – AREA 5 H and P Care – Aberconwy Branch
  • October 3rd – East Cheshire WL SJ. Somerford
  • October  23/24th – Horse and Pony Care FINAL – Highcross Equestrian Centre, Leicester
  • October 31st – Area 5 Triathlon – Mold

     2022 *** HAPPY NEW YEAR *** 2022
  • January 9th 2022 – Dressage Qualifier – Anglesey
  • February 6th– Arena Event – ECh – Kelsall

 

 

Lana Booth (Cheshire Hunt North) wins Junior International Tetrathlon competition!

Four competitors from Area 5 were invited to represent Wales and Borders at the Junior International Tetrathlon competition, which was held at Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire, on June 5th and 6th 2021.

Throughout the lockdown Lana Booth (Cheshire Hunt North), has trained intensely and it certainly paid off! Lana, our Wales and Borders Girls Captain, came in 1st place out of a whopping class of 69 Junior Girls! She did fantastically well coming in 2nd place in the shoot (940 out of 1000), joint 3rd in the run, and 2nd in the swim. She topped this off with a clear ride! Well done Lana!!

It was Leah Lamb’s (Flint and Denbigh Hunt) first time competing at this level and she did so well, with a particularly good shoot (860).

Our two Junior Boys both had a fantastic weekend, with both placing in the top 10, out of 27 boys! Freddie James (East Cheshire) came in 5th place overall with an impressive shoot (900) and the 4th best swim in his class.

Harry Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) was close behind in 8th place. Harry was one of only 8 boys to ride clear over a very technical cross-country course.

This year there was also an additional class for the 15 year olds who had unfortunately as a result of COVID, missed last years competition. Area 5 had 3 competitors eligible to take part.

Beatrice Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) did brilliantly, coming in 2nd place out of the 16 girls, and achieving the best swim. She was only 91 points behind first place!

Archie Peffers (Waen-y-Llyn) had a great run (coming in 4th place) and swim (6th place). Our final competitor, Rufus Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) had a superb swim, achieving 8th place overall.

Well done Area 5 competitors! You all did so well. 

STEPS 1 COURSE report

Well done today …

Rosemary and Katy who delivered a high quality “Introduction to Coaching” STEP 1 course for 10 Young Instructors from across Area 5. Candidates were a keen group and will now be able to help in their branches with badges, Stable Management and rallies (when supervised).  They will do 40 hours of volunteering and will then be able to do STEP 2 next year.  The following year they can do STEP 3.

Thank you to the Guinea pigs who volunteered.  We would not have been able to do it without them.  Again, they came from quite a distance (Anglesey and Gwynedd) as well as local Branches.  M.E.G.

Official Photograher – Cheshire Shield – Special Offer

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Junior Regional Tetrathlon Championships

This is a team competition between the four nations and was held in beautiful weather in Moreton Morrell College.  The Welsh had a team of 5 girls and a team of 5 boys selected from all over Wales.  Area 5 was well represented by B Leah Lamb (Flint & Denbigh) and Lana Booth (Ch H North)in the girls team and Harry Taylor(Ch H South) and Freddie James (East Ch) for the boys.  

The XC was up to height, unforgiving and really tested the rider rather than the horse.  All competitors did extremely well in such good company.  The Welsh Girls’ Team came 2nd and Lana Booth won Individually with a great shoot of 940 and clear XC.  Freddie James competing in his first big competition came fifth with a shoot of 900 and 1362 XC. Harry taylor was 8th.  Leah lamb doing her first big competition ever, swam exceptionally well and tackled the XC with her sual focus scoring a creditable 1000 points. 

Well done All.