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. 

AREA 5 SHOW JUMPING

Thank you to Cheshire Hunt South /Waen Y LLyn Branches for hosting our Area 5 Show Jumping, particularly to Chris Kirby and Dani Tanton and their teams for such a well organised day. 

It was a very long day but the weather and the venue – Bolesworth castle – were outstanding. The course, designed by Jill Milner – was suitably testing.  The members were very lucky to be able to Show Jump at such a prestigious venue.

The picture is of a relatively small Branch – Aberconwy – who did particularly well and will be one of the teams going forward to the Championships.  Full results will be on the Website soon.

Meg Green

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.

CONGRATULATIONS – B Care test

All 8 candidates passed their B  Care Test today near Ruthin.

They were :-

  • Jessica Roe (Berwyn & Dee)
  • Connie Garvey (Tanatside)
  • Sophie Williams (Berwyn & Dee)
  • Ellie Jones (ChHS)
  • Eleanor Tomkinson (E.Ch)
  • Macey Richmond- Guy (E.Ch)
  • Emily Entwhistle (ChHN)
  • Holly Wharfe (ChHN)

They have done most of their training on Zoom with different coaches but had a practical day before the test too.  They have all worked hard.  Well done.