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Calvert Cup

The Calvert Cup is an Inter-Branch team and individual one-day Eventing competition run by the Puckeridge Hunt Western Branch of The Pony Club.

History of the Calvert Cup. 

2018 was the Golden Anniversary of the The Calvert Cup.

It was the brainchild of Fred Allen who farmed Chesfield Park and Manor Farm near Stevenage and was a great supporter of both the Hunt and Pony Club. In 1968 the well-known Area 8 competition The Gosling Cup was not held, so Mr Allen thought it might be a good idea to hold a similar competition around the cross country course in the park which already hosted the British Horse Trials – Graveley Horse Trials. Mr & Mrs Calvert, whose children were members of PWPC at the time, agreed to donate a challenge cup.

In the first few years Calvert Cup ran with turnout and team ride phases, as well as dressage, show jumping and cross country, just as Gosling Cup did although the turnout and team ride were subsequently dropped from the format. When the Pony Club area competitions were held in August, the ‘Calvert’ was often used as a selection trial and warm up for branch teams throughout Area 8, and many of the current and past ‘names’ of eventing have competed in the competition.

In recent years the Calvert Cup has been opened up to include 100cm ,  90cm and 80cm  team and individual competitions.

 

 

Calvert Cup – 25th June 23 – Puckeridge Hunt Western Pony Club

Luffenhall Cross Country Course
Newell Common, Newell Lane, Cromer, SG2 7PX (Grid Reference: TL293290)