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AREA 5 Horse and Pony Care Competition

Centres Do Well on the day

A very successful Horse and Pony Care Competition was held at Pennant Park Centre September 5th hosted by Aberconwy Branch.  Thank you to John Gilbert and his team for organising the day.  It is a practical competition as much as a Quiz and the teams of 3 move round different “stations” which each have a particular topic.  There are now three classes – Mini, Junior and Senior and the winner of each class go forward to the Final in Lutterworth, October 23/24th.

There were 2 Centres – Springbank (Tushingham) and Gorswen (Anglesey) and  six Branches who took part (East Cheshire, Flint and Denbigh, Cheshire Hunt North, Anglesey, Aberconwy and Wynnstay).  Well done to them for supporting this worthwhile competition.

  • Mini Class – There were 10 teams entered.  The highest placed branch was East Cheshire but the overall winner was Springbank Centre who was entering for the very first time.  They were absolutely delighted to have done so well.
  • Junior Class – 10 teams again.  The winning team was Anglesey who will go forward but the 2nd placed team – Cheshire Hunt North has had an invitation too.
  • Senior Class – just two teams (Wynnstay Branch and Gorswen Centre) and the result was very close, just a few points between them but the winning team was Gorswen.

Gorswen, a relatively small Centre on Anglesey, deserves a special mention as they put forward SIX teams on the day and had obviously done a great deal of preparation.

GOOD LUCK to all teams going forward to the Championship.

Area 5 Dates 2021 (UPDATED 17/09/21)

AREA 5 DATES 2021/2022


2021 – DATES as of September 17th

Let me know about any additions please asap.

  • Sept 18thth. WLSJ Dwyfor/Dolgellau.  Pen y Graig, Gwalchmai.
  • Oct 3rd.         WLSJ East Ch.Somerford.
  • Oct 16th.       Dressage Qualifier. Aberconwy.
  • Oct 23/24th.  H and P Care Final in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
  • Oct 27th.     Area 5 tetrathlon Training day. Christleton leisure centre.
  • Oct 31st.     Area 5 Triathlon. First of a trio.  Mold.  Contact davidbarrow8@aol.com
  • Nov 14th.    WLSJ. Tan/BnDee. Southview.
  • Nov 21st.    Dressage Qual. FnD. Northop.
  • Nov 28th.    WLSJ Flint n Den. Maelor
  • Dec 5th.      WLSJ. BChF/ CHN.
  • Dec 30th.    Fun Show Anglesey. Contact jillrugs@uwclub.net

 2022 *** HAPPY NEW YEAR *** 2022

  • Jan 9th.      Dressage Qualifier. Anglesey.
  • Jan 23rd.   Triathlon. Mold.
  • Jan 30th.    WLSJ.  ChHS.
  • Feb 6th.     ARENA EVENTING Qualifier. East Ch.
  • Feb 12th.   WLSJ Waun Y LL/Wynnstay. Northop.
  • Feb 20th.  Dressage Qualifier. Northop. B Ch F.
  • March 6th. Area 5 WL SJ FINAL.  Kelsall.
  • March 13th.   Triathlon Qualifier. Mold.
  • March 20th.  Dressage FINAL. Northop. B Ch F.
  • March 27th.  Triathlon Winter Champs.(Date changed from last dates list)
  • April 8-10th. “Barrier Animal Health” Spring Fest Final.  Arena Eventing, SJumping and Dressage.
  • Jun 3/4/5th. Junior Regional Tetrathlon.  Moreton Morrell.
  • June 18/19th AREA 5 Tetrathlon . Mostyn.   
  • July 11/15th AREA 5 Senior Camp. Somerford.
  • Nov 2nd. Annual Conference. Belfast.

PLEASE NOTE – Class numbers for WLSJ are, 1, 2, 3, 3Q, 4, 4Q, 5 –   for ALL competitions.  The ‘Q’ classes are the Qualifiers for the Spring Festival. The schedule is now standardised.  Any questions, please contact danitanton@aol.com Waun Y Llyn Branch.

 

Congratulations ….

Myfanwy (Myfi) Powell was married to Daniel Hine at Llangedwyn Church on Saturday 19th June.

As they left the church a surprise Guard of Honour made up of six current Tanatside members was there to greet them. Myfi has been a member of the club for 18 years and her Maid of Honour (Sophie Toogood) and Bridesmaid (Brier Leahy) are both ex Flint & Denbigh members. The three formed their friendship at annual Associates Camp (of course!)

The happy couple were driven to their reception in a horse & carriage. The honeymoon was taken at Stella Island, Crete.

They will make their home at RAF Odiham, Hampshire where the groom is based.

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.