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Tet 2018

And now its the start of the Winter Triathlon Series…

Lauren, James and Jacob braved the very windy and cold WKM Triathlon today (9th December) 
Lauren was 6th a very competitive junior Girls class and Jacob 3rd in the Beanies. James was 3rd in the Tadpoles. He also won the swim with a PB in a very close class where the top 3 were only divided by a few points. 

First competition Romney Marsh on 11/11/18

Beanies Jacob 3rd Poppy 5th Lilly 6th, Mini Florence 5th Lara 2nd, Juniors Sam 5th Toby 4th 

Well done all, what a good start to the season!

CHAMPS 2018

liv and laura tet champs

What a fabulous weekend and brilliant experience that Laura Olivia and Freddie all had at the Pony Club National  tetrathon championships in Warwickshire representing our pony club!
Olivia and Laura competed in the intermediate girls class and Freddie was in the junior boys class- they were all competing with the best in the country and did themselves proud!! All three had average shoots but managed to pull it back with three excellent swims, Freddie with a PB- The following day was the ride section, what everyone looks forward to with both excitement and also some interpretation as both the 90 and 1m were BIG and beefy as well as very technical too- all three completed their best xc rounds to date with Freddie managing to complete within the time too! Three smiling faces at the end of this section despite a few penalties picked up but respectable scores nevertheless- it was lovely to experience! The evening saw the traditional party night with all competitors  dressing up to let their hair down for the party! The final day just left the dreaded run phase but – all three of them were up for it even though it was raining ! They completed
The 1,500m run with excellent t times- all three managing pbs!
No rosettes this year but an incredible weekend of making new friends, showing great determination , learning new skills, (like how to stick in the saddle
When your horse jumps higher than you expect into the water and how to think quickly on your feet when someone falls off in front of you and how to enjoy three days of competing and however it has gone especially to learn to keep going! We were so so proud of all three- they are hoping to be back next year for another adventure ! Freddie in particular is hoping he will be joined but his team buddies Toby and Aidan to experience this special event ! Well done to all three of you- you represented your PC with real energy, determination and composure!! Here’s to 2019!!

Area Tetrathlon 7th and 8th July

What an amazingly hot weekend to do tetrathlon, the shoot and swim were fun but running and riding was hot hot hot! Congratulations to Liv and Fred who qualified for the National Champs and to Laura who is on her way to the Regional Tet competition too. Full report soon…

Liv and Laura area tet

10/6/18 East Sussex ODE and Tet this weekend –  Jacob 5th, Harry 7th and Lilly 9th individually and 2nd team in the Under 8s Tet section.

East Sussex Tet
 
 And George’s first ever tet win! He won the Tadpoles class with a personal best for the shoot and a clear jump (one of only 2 that day)!  and Harry did his first jump off the lead rein!  Don’t they look pleased with themselves!?
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This is all our little people at the riding section of the East Sussex Tet – Lara, Florence, Charles, Harry, Lilly and Jacob, so lovely to see you all together on your ponies.
Mini East Sussex
 
Fred, Aidan and Toby were 4th, 6th and 7th individually and 1st (and only!) junior boys tet team.  Fred was also 4th in the PC90 at the ODE.  No photos or Ruby sadly but she had a great day and won her tet section and 2nd in the 70 cms ODE.  Well done.
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And Sam was 2nd individual in his Tet section, winning the run too.  Well done!

East Sussex Tet 2

2nd June 2018

On the Tetrathlon front, Freddie J-P was selected to represent Southern England. He had a great shoot of 880 and a solid swim and run too- they ran in groups of 10 which was a novel experience and created a great atmosphere! The ride section was challenging to say the least but Freddie tackled it with gusto and finished within the time but picked up penalties for taking some of the L-fences- team instruction was to get home safely and that’s exactly what he did! A great experience and a great weekend – looking forward to next year where he hopes to be joined by both Aidan and Toby!
 
 
Fred regional tet
In a very hot triathlon at Eridge pony club, Lauren won the junior girls, winning the swim and the run in the process. James was 3rd in the Tadpoles. Jacob was 2nd and Lilly 7th in the Beanies. Lilly had an amazing first ever Triathlon swim. Roll on next weekend at East Sussex!
 
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20/5/18

Over in East Kent Hunt PC, our tetrathletes had a busy weekend with James first, winning the run, swim and shoot and Jacob 5th, Fred, Aidan and Toby 2nd junior boys team and Olivia 1st in the Intermediate girls. Special mention to Lara. 2nd place in her first tetrathlon, riding a pony she’s only been on twice, and having only had six practice shots from the required 7m! 

 

May 2018

Jacob was our sole representative at the West Kent Meopham triathlon on Saturday 5th, but it was well worth going. He equalled his PB in the swim and a second in the run meant he finished 3rd overall.  Well done.

Jacob WKM Tet

Tet update 22/4/18 A real team effort on Sunday with the Bickley, Smith & Channon families representing AV at The Mid Surrey Tet . First time out on grass for all of us over a very twisty course meant that everyone picked up a few penalties in the ride but some brilliant results in the other phases. James won his class taking best run & swim.  Lauren won her shoot with a PB as well as the run & swim, Florence had a great PB run & enjoyed her ride on the XC course. Jacob finished 4 th with a great all round performance as did Toby in the junior boys section .

mid surrey tet

 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day to all our Tet Mummies who spent the whole weekend in Surrey.  A good start to the season with some personal best scores and this happy quartet were 3rd, 2nd, 5th and 4th respectively.

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Well done too to Sam who won the shoot in his section and was 3rd individually.  Next competition is our own Tetrathlon on 14th and 15th April.

OS&B tet Sam 180311

On the very last day of Feb half term 2018 it was a lovely sunny day at the last triathlon of the season, the under 8 team of Jacob, Harry & new members Tom & Toby did brilliantly to come first & another new boy Alex coming 4 th individually. So lovely to have some new faces representing us at this level. Lauren was 2nd in the Junior girls. Florence had A PB shoot & swim to finish 6th. Charles came 5th in the Mini boys having won the swim and the run too.   In the Mini mini George was 5th and James was 2nd. James won the swim and the run and their team was 1st.

The competition was the last in the Area 11 Winter Tri league with 5 events over the winter, overall Lauren was 3rd in the Junior Girls and Sam 3rd in the Mini boys.  Well done.

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EKHPC Tri 2

February 2018

A successful day at the East Kent PC Tetrathlon, a BIG welcome to the Stanley Family who have joined our lovely tet community.

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East Kent Tet 171027 teenies

6/1/18 Well done to Jacob, Lauren and James who all did fabulously well at today’s Area 11 training day and triathlon. They were all 2nd in their individual sections.  As you can see Jacob is is very excited with his highest ever individual placing and a PB score of 2180!

 
Jacob tri

National Tet Champs August 2017

A brilliant time was had by our junior Girls and their families at the Tetrathlon National Champs near Hull. The girls put on a brave determined effort and had personal bests in all disciplines. The star of the team was the grey Supercob Melon with a beautiful clear round. Well done girls

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September 2017
 
A great weekend was had by all AVPC Competitors at RMPC Tet at the weekend. The youngest members  did brilliantly with James sweeping the board again George was 2nd, Jacob 4th & Harry 5th. Florence competed up as a mini mini so shot for the first time ending up 4th. Sam had a great 920 shoot & just 1 unlucky stop across country , Charles went clear, had a great swim & improved shoot to win the mini novice class. Lauren had a great all round performance with an almost clear round on lovely Lilly to take the junior novice girls class . Toby won his swim & had a great clear round to finish 3rd in junior boys.  Well done everyone.

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23/24th July AREA TETRATHLON

 
A long but rewarding weekend at Area Tetrathlon at Tonbridge School and Eridge Park.
 
The Junior girls team was 4th with Olivia qualifying for finals! Also Ashford Valley had a clean sweep of the junior girls area 11 league! Olivia 1st, Laura 2nd, Daisy 3rd.
 
area tet girls
 
The Junior Boys team of Freddie, Toby and Aidan also had a brilliant day, Fred and Aidan tackled the very big 90 course. One stop for Aidan and a clear for Fred, with Toby borrowing his brother’s horse and showing a big improvement Really well ridden boys! A great 2nd place for their team, with Fred 5th individual and Aidan 8th. Fred was 3rd in the Area 11 league and Aidan 6th.
tet boys area ride
Ruby also had a stunning win of the Mini Mini Girls competition and James and Florence were 3rd and 10th in the under 8 competition.
 
Well done all!
 

RMPC Tet 1/7/17 – Yesterday a small but distinguished bunch represented AVPC at a lovely friendly Tet run by RMPC. James continues on form coming 2nd, Laura won junior girls with a good all-round performance, Toby was 4th in the boys junior class with an improving shoot.

18/6/17

East Sussex Tet was over 2 weekends – the under 8’s Tet team of James, Jacob and Florence were 2nd. James also won individually and won the swim.   Well done James, you are having a good season.

East Sussex tet tris

Well done too to our older Tet members, Toby was 2nd in the Junior Boys Class on his first time out on his Brother’s horse, Aidan was 7th and Laura won the Junior Girls class too.  Well done!

Toby

 

The original plan was for East Sussex to run their ODE on the same day but this was changed to an Eventers Challenge.  The 80cm class was proudly won by Daisy and the lovely cob Melon.

East Sussex tet Daisy

 

There was also a dressage competition at the same event too and we were represented by one of our younger members on one of the oldest ponies.  Jacob is Daisy’s cousin (and they are both the grandchildren of our Membership Secretary Rosemary)  and not to be outdone, this is Blackie and Jacob winning their first ever dressage competition, how cute are they!?  It was Blackie’s 25th birthday too,  a fabulous pony who has helped many of our members start their pony careers.

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Impressive collection of rosettes from our Triathletes at Eridge PC Triathlon on 28th May.

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30/4/17 – Great day for the Ashford Valley at the Bisley and Sandown tetrathlon. Freddie J-P was second in the junior boys competition with a great clear round on his lovely new pony Maisie and joint first in the swim finishing on 3990 points. Laura and the wonderful Willy Wonka also went clear xc and then Laura won the shoot (960), won the swim and finished off the day with one of her best 1500m runs to win Junior girls on an amazing 4255 points!

A good time and lots of rosettes for our competitors at the Mid Surrey Tet this weekend, including a win for Olivia in the Junior Girls section:

Mid surrey tet

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19th March 2017  Old Surrey and Burstow Tet

The first of the season and this year held at Felbridge.  Our Junior Boys team moved up this year from Mini and at there first event Freddie, George and Aidan had great clear rounds, George was 1st in the swim, Toby in the shoot and Freddie in the run.  Between the boys they managed individually to be 1st Freddie, 2nd George, 3rd Aidan and 4th Toby.  Well done boys a good start to the season.  Olivia had a lovely clear round to come 3rd overall in the junior girls section,  Laura had one of her best runs but her horse was not as willing as he should have been jumping, so sadly was out of the rosettes this time.

OS&B tet

Sam was our only mini boy and had a fabulous consistent day coming 2nd in every discipline  and 2nd overall.  Well done!  In the Mini Mini Girls section, Ruby had a lovely clear round and did well in all sections to win.  Last but by no means least Florence had a another clear round and consistent performances in the other sections to come 4th in the tri.  Great riding from everyone gave us some good positions overall.  Well done everyone.

17th February

Great day for AV at east Kent tri on 17th Feb as well.  Our 8 & under team of Anne, James & George minus a poorly Florence won with Anne winning overall plus winning the run & swim!  In the Mini’s Sam and Charles did brilliantly coming 4th& 5th respectively, Sam winning the run & Charles the swim, well done boys.  George was junior boy champion, winning the run & Lauren junior girl champion winning run & swim. Lauren won area tri league & George was 3rd.  WELL DONE!

George and Lauren Tri Fen 2017

Sam and Charles Feb 2017

Under 8s Feb 2017

Jan 2017

Area 11 Triathlon at Cranbrook in the cold and snow!   Well done to new member James Bickley who won the Under 8s in his first ever competition, Florence was 5th, George and Lauren both 3rd in their junior classes and Toby 5th & Sam 6th.  Well done all .