Friday February 23, 2024
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Committee and contacts

The Beaufort Hunt Pony Club has a hard working committee which meets several times a year to make overall planning decisions on competitions, rallies, camps, training, social events and all things relating to our club activities. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the current committee members in case you are not sure who they are. If you ever have any questions, suggestions, complaints or compliments – please speak to anyone on the list below. If you would like your comment or idea to be discussed at a future committee meeting, please put it in writing as well to our DC’s Alex Harbottle and Marianne Edwards. A letter is useful to make sure important items don’t get overlooked when everyone is very busy during the summer months. We are here to help you and to work on your behalf so please do stay in touch.



Joint District Commissioner

Alex Harbottle

07710 305696 (Grittleton)

Alex is a former Pony Club member herself and has three daughters who all loved every aspect of their time as members of the Beaufort Pony Club. Since her daughters have left Alex has missed it so much that she has come back to continue promoting the fun, inclusiveness and camaraderie that the Beaufort Pony Club is all about.

Joint District Commissioner

Marianne Edwards

07503 160370 (Nettleton)

Marianne was a member of the Beaufort Hunt pony club as a child under the inimitable Mrs Rook. Her children have been members for the last 15 years and are still active members.

Marianne has been the Hunting Representative as well as spending some years running the very mini one day event and is looking forward to the challenge of her new role.



Assistant District Commissioner

Hetty Clark

07977 201497 (Hillesley)


Hetty is a long time Pony Club mum – having had 4 children through the club.  She has been involved with all disciplines over the years and has helped organise Shipton Moyne and Tresham One Day Events. She is currently on the Tetrathlon committee, coordinating Open Eventing teams and in 2024 took on the role as Assistant District Commissioner too!

Branch Secretary

Abbi Sharp

07980 172270 (Avening)



Abbi has always been pony mad and although she wasn’t able to join the Pony Club when she was younger she enjoyed working at a competition yard from the age of 12 and later on as a groom for local families. She has a teenage daughter, Lucy, who is a member of our branch and has competed across all sports, particularly enjoying show jumping. Abbi was social media representative for the past 4 years, has helped organise Tresham mini ODE and is now enjoying her role as Branch Secretary.


 Branch Treasurer

Anna Read

07870 219097 (Wotton Under Edge)



Mum to two horse mad daughters, Anna lives with husband Ben near Wotton Under Edge. As a child she rode and loved competing in Prince Philip Cup but now prefers to keep her feet on the ground.

Health & Safety and Safeguarding Officer

Nicky Davis

07714 284382



Nicky spent her childhood hunting with the Beaufort and enjoying all aspects of pony club life. Her daughter has also been through the Pony club. She helps with lots of PC events and so will be a familiar face to many of you. Nicky’s daily job involves Safeguarding and Health & Safety and as such, a great match for this role.

Membership Secretary

Emily Akerman

07903 845574 (West Kington)


Emily was an active member of the Holderness Pony Club growing up but has since moved down to the Beaufort, living on a farm with her husband and three young children.

She hunts regularly and her 3 girls are active members of the club particularly enjoying Tetrathlon. Emily also organised the first Mini Showjumping Show at her farm last year and hopes it to be the first of many.



Ruth Richards

07941 804067 (Sherston)



Ruth is a farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife, who has always lived in the Beaufort country. She has two children in our club, a pony mad daughter who loves all aspects of the club, especially Tetrathlon and a sports mad son who loves joining in by competing in Triathlons.


Tetrathlon Team Manager

Alex Connors

01249 783530 (Nettleton)


Alex is a former Beaufort Pony Club member who now has two teenage boys, Tom & Will, in our club. She ran the PC Junior Horse Trials at Chavenage for 15 years, then organised rallies for 6 years and since 2015 she has been the Tetrathlon team manager.




Other contacts


Social Media Coordinator Sascha Stokes 07717 471887
Hunting representative Renee Tuck 07919 288977
Dressage manager Jo Baker 07920 042235
Show jumping managers Selina Hopkins (80cm and under)

Jo Luddington (90cm, 100cm and 110cm)

07788 660856


07941 948505

Eventing managers Selina Hopkins  (Junior Eventing up to 80cm)

Emma Barker (PC90 and PC100)

Hetty Clark (PC110)


07788 660856


07849 281190


07977 201497


Polo managers Philippa Slatter – Senior Polo Manager


Leanne Brown – Junior Polo Manager


Katie Turner-Clarke – Polo Rally coordinator

07808 257345


07505 085397


07765 281329

Tetrathlon manager Alex Connors 01249 783530
Pony Racing Rachael White 07702 474482
Mounted Games Marianne Edwards/Alex Harbottle 07503 160370/07710 305696
Badge Rallies Melissa Candy 07446 651487
Pony Club Tests Melissa Candy (up to and including C)

Fiona Winter (C+ and above)

07446 651487


07768 052774