Tuesday June 25, 2019
90th Birthday Fun Ride
To celebrate the Pony Club’s 90th Birthday the North Cotswold Hunt Pony Club have teamed up with the Cotswold Farm Park to bring you a Pony Club Fun Ride.

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019

You don’t have to be a member of The Pony Club member to take part – open to all! Past members, parents and friends of The Pony Club are all welcome.

Bring your horse and enjoy exclusive access to the Farm Park estate in the heart of the Cotswolds, along sun spangled woodland trails, grass gallops, open hillsides and through the clear waters of the river Windrush.

The Fun Rides start and finish at the Cotswold Farm Park, where there are hot and cold refreshments available in the new Café. There is ample suitable parking for horse boxes. The route covers approximately 10 miles of varied terrain with an optional short cut that reduces the course by around 3 miles.

The course offers 40 optional jumps (ranging in heights 20cm – 80cm) to suit all ages and abilities. Ticket availability is limited to set start times and horse numbers, to ensure you can take your time and enjoy your own space throughout the ride.

Cost/Ticket: £20

Buy your exclusive Pony Club 90th Birthday Fun Ride tickets online at:


Racing to School Riders’ Programme –  Leicester Racecourse, Tuesday 28th May 2019

Racing to School Riders’ Programme –  Leicester Racecourse, Tuesday 28th May 2019

Would you like to find out more about careers in the horseracing industry?

Following a highly successful pilot scheme, The Pony Club and Racing to School are continuing to work together on the Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme! We are pleased to be able to offer FREE workshops for Pony Club Members aged 12 and over.

We will be running a Riders’ Programme Event at Leicester Racecourse on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

The events take place on a raceday and parents are encouraged to stay and participate and will also gain FREE entry to the racecourse.

The programme is designed to encourage those who already ride and/or have an interest in other equine spheres, to further develop their interest in Horseracing and consider Racing as a potential career path or pastime. The workshops provide fun and informative activities, aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of Racing. The Racing to School’s Team will take Pony Club Members (and parents/guardians) behind the scenes of the Racecourse. Gaining access to normally restricted areas such as the Weighing Room, Stable entrance and the Racecourse itself. There will be opportunities for a possible meet and greet with a Jockey, to hear first-hand from the Racecourse Management Team, Ground Staff and the Equine Welfare and Integrity Officers. All this before the thrills and excitement of a full afternoon’s racing!

For those young people hoping to combine their love of horses with a future career, the team can also advise and provide details on how to access the vast range of career choices the Horseracing and Thoroughbred Breeding Industries have to offer.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply for a place, please contact Ollie McPhail on ollie@racingtoschool.co.uk

Please include: Name & Age of Pony Club Member(s) attending, and the name of their Pony Club Branch/Centre.


Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Apply Now

PC Racing at Cheltenham

Congratulations to Harvey Barfoot Saunt of the Berkeley Hunt South Branch who won the award for the most points in the PC Race Series over the season.

Harvey is the 2018 PC National Champion, 148 cm, on Shoot the Stars.

Area 9 Mounted Games results 2019

Area 9 final scoresheet

Horse & Pony Care Competition 2019 Results

Please find results below for the H&PC comp today.  This is only the results,  I have asked the scorers to send spreadsheets of scores so waiting to see if they appear.  If I have missed any one off please would you be kind and forward  message to them, for me’

It was a great day.  Such lovely well mannered children a real joy, and super atmosphere all round.  The sun does help.

Please would all winning team representatives email me your email addresses so I can send the contact details to Stoneleigh/the office so you receive champs details. Not sure if the Minis have a championship. All results already sent in.

I hope you all have a happy summer

Best wishes 

Dido and Sue

Junior Results

Area 9 Horse & Pony Mini Results

Area 9 Horse & Pony Sen Results (2)

Area 9 Pony Club Awards Night

Postal Shoot Results 2018/2019

Please find the final results from the 2018-19 Area 9 Postal Shoot attached.  I plan to put the rosettes for the first 6 individuals in each class and first 10 teams in the post this week.  For all classes except Adults, I have split classes into Boys and Girls. 

Any tied scores have been resolved by counting the number of bulls.  Even then, we still managed one tied score! Thank you James Hulme and Will Connors for making me dig out an extra rosette !

The first 3 in each class were:

Tadpole Girls

1st – Holly Richards – Beaufort

2nd – Ruby Thomas – N Herefordshire

3rd – Millie Morgan-Jones – N Herefordshire

Tadpole Boys

1st – William Cornford – N Herefordshire

2nd – Harry Vigors – OBH

3rd – Sam Douglas – Beaufort

Mini Girls

1st – Abi Agami – SH&RH

2nd – Clara Skelston – Minchinhampton

3rd – Evie Ede – N Herefordshire

Mini Boys

1st – Thomas Roxburgh – N Herefordshire

2nd – Jamie Owen – N Herefordshire

3rd – Oscar Eugster – Berkeley

Junior Girls

1st – Isla Skelston – Minchinhampton

2nd – Esme Davenport – Minchinhampton

3rd – Millie Smith – Beaufort

Junior Boys

1st – Sam Allen – Berkeley

2nd – Xavier Abbots – Beaufort

3rd – Orlo Clark – Beaufort

Senior Girls

1st – Poppy Clark – Beaufort

2nd – Libby Horder – Berkeley Hunt South

3rd – Lexie New – OBH

Senior Boys

1st – Tom Connors – Beaufort

2nd – Jack Church – OBH

3rd – Matthew Baker – Ledbury


1st – Rachel Montgomery – N Shropshire

2nd – Fred Church – OBH

3rd – Darryl Hayes – South Devon West


1st – Beaufort Red (Xavier Abbots; Josh Barker; Will Connors; Poppy Clark)

2nd – N Herefordshire A (Evie Ede; Jamie Owen; Thomas Roxburgh)

3rd – Beaufort Orange (Holly Richards; Miles Hall; Orlo Clark; Millie Smith)

Special mention to our 1,000 shoot winners:

Abi Agami – SH&RH

Isla Skelston – Minchinhampton

Evie Lawson – SH&RH

Sam Allen – Berkeley – TWICE!

Libby Horder – Berkeley Hunt South

Many congratulations to all the rosette winners and to all who competed; we had 127 competitors this year, and 32 teams

I hope you all enjoyed it and will wish to compete again next winter.



Triathlon Championships 31 Mar 19 – Area 9 Results

Congratulations to the 19 competitors from 11 Branches and Centres in Area 9 who competed at the Pony Club Triathlon Championships at Milton Keynes on Sunday 31 March.  Although we had 25 qualifiers for the event, sickness and or work prevented the remaining 6 from travelling.  With 249 qualifiers from across the UK at the finals, the standard of performance was extremely high, with the winners in each class scoring over 3,000 points.

Full results are on the Pony Club website: http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/sports/tetrathlon/tetrathlon_competitions_and_events/winter_triathlon/

Those who competed, were:

Mini Girls

Sienna Keen (Beaufort) – 13th; 3rd Shoot

Isabella Davies (Worcestershire) – 18th

Khaya Swaine (Wickstead EC) – 25th; 4th Run

Abi Agami (South Hereford & Ross) – 28th

Mini Boys

Harry Barker (Beaufort) – 12th

Thomas Roxburgh (N Herefordshire) – 20th

Freddie Eaton (N Cotswold) – 23rd

Douglas May (Cotswold) – 29th; 2nd Run

Junior Girls

Lydia Cooper (Croome) – 5th; 3rd Swim

Penny Saunders (Cotswold) – 35th

Isla Skelston (Minchinhampton) – 38th

Junior Boys

James Hulme (Beaufort) – 6th; 3rd Run

Peter Aird (OBH) – 11th

Gregor May (Cotswold) – 22nd

Open Girls

Jess Telford (Beaufort) – 6th; 3rd Swim

Susannah Hoare (Cotswold) – 9th; 2nd Run

Cressie May (Cotswold) – 24th

Open Boys

Oliver Lewis (Beaufort) – 20th

Freddie Harper (Ledbury) – 22nd

Our A9 teams also fared well in the large, 55-team competition:

Area 9 Blue (Harry Barker – Beaufort); Freddie Eaton (N Cotswold); Lydia Cooper (Croome); Penny Saunders (Cotswold)) – 12th

Area 9 Green (Sienna Keen (Beaufort); Khaya Swaine (Wickstead); James Hulme (Beaufort); Gregor May (Cotswold)) – 19th

Area 9 Red (Abi Agami (SH&RH); Thomas Roxburgh (N Herefordshire); Isla Skelston (Minchinhampton); Jess Telford (Beaufort)) – 30th  

Congratulations, again, to all our competitors, many of whom achieved personal bests during the competition.



Vaccinations update for Cheltenham Pony Racing Day

With pony racing at Cheltenham fast approaching I need to make sure that

everyone who may attend knows of the restrictions we have to operate under

in order to race there.

This of course means that all ponies allowed into the Car Park area as they

arrive need to be full vaccinated with their latest vaccination being in the

last 6 months but not in the previous 7 days – this will also apply to any

companion horse they may have on the lorry/trailer even if they do not

intend to unload said companion.   We will have 2 Vets on duty at the

entrance to the North Gate to enforce the above.


YELA at Blenheim

The Young Equestrian Leaders award is working with the organisers of Blenheim Horse Trials to promote and encourage more young people to participate in volunteering.

As part of our joint work on this Blenheim Horse Trials will be promoting YELA to its volunteers and we have the opportunity to encourage Pony Club members to find out what it is like to volunteer at an international event.

There are a variety of roles to take up at the horse trials from meeting and greeting the visitors to equine chaperone. To register interest please find out more here: https://www.blenheimhorse.co.uk/volunteer

In the Blenheim Volunteer newsletter meet members of the team who ensure the event is a success, read about them in Trot up here: https://www.blenheimhorse.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/docs/Trot%20up%20March%202019%20FINAL.pdf