In the glorious sunshine, we had a fantastic time competing in the Inter branch PC Hunt Relay. The day started well with our hard work being recognised when we gained 2nd place in the Tack and Turnout competition.
The heats began and they were fast and furious. Soon to our delight we were through to the finals and we won!
Well done to all the other teams and we hope they enjoyed the competition as much as we did.
Thank you to CHS for inviting our branch to send a team and for organising it on the day. It is a great competition and so prestigious to ride in the main arena.
We have had a great weekend helping in The Pony Club zone at The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show! Huge thanks go to our University of Chester Equestrian Club who volunteered on Saturday and to our Pony Club members who volunteered today – you were all great! People visiting the zone were able to learn about feeding, bandages and boots, points of a pony, racing and grooming! Our ponies Angus and Barney were very well behaved and enjoyed the attention!
Moreton Morrell College and Xcel Leisure Centre, Coventry
162 competitors took part in the Junior Regional Tetrathlon Competition earlier this month. In order to be able to take part competitors have to be invited by their Team Manager. This year the Wales and Borders team, which consists of competitors from Area 5, 10 & 18, had two teams of 5 girls and 3 individual boys. We had a great turnout from Area 5 this year with 5 out of the 10 female competitors selected being from Area 5! All of our Area 5 girls have been training hard to perform at their best during this event!
Annabel James – East Cheshire (Captain)
Ella Booth – Cheshire Hunt North
Orla Stott – Cheshire Hunt South
Seren Thorne (Captain)
Keeva Stott – Cheshire Hunt South
Kiera Booth – Cheshire Hunt North
Annabel James achieved the “Best Shoot” scoring a fantastic 980 (out of a possible 1000 points). Followed closely behind by Ella Booth who scored 960! Wales and Borders also had the “Best Shoot” in the boys section too with Alex John scoring the maximum possible score of 1000! The only competitor to do so in this competition.
There were very few clear rides on a taxing and technical course but Cheshire Hunt South competitor, Orla Stott was one of only 3 of our Wales and Borders female competitors to have a clear cross country ride achieving 1400 points.
On Saturday evening there was a buffet and a disco. Each region had to prepare a small performance. This year the theme was superheroes!
Wales and Borders performed to the theme tune of Queen’s Flash Gordon! The choreography and the costumes were successfully organised by the team captains mothers – they did a fantastic job.
We were all absolutely delighted when it was announced that we had come joint first with Scotland!
Overall in the competition the girls Red Dragon team came 5th out of 21 teams and the Green Dragons 14th.
Morgan Thompson, one of our W&B boys came 1st place in the boys competition – he was also our Flash on Saturday night – complete with blonde wig!
Well done to everyone who took part and a huge congratulations to all of those in Area 5!