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Each Branch covers a geographical area and is organised using the Purposes and the Rules of The Pony Club. Every Branch is led by a District Commissioner helped by a Committee of people assigned to specific roles to support the running of the Branch. Please note every member of the Branch Committee is a volunteer, dedicating spare time to support every Member.

 

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 opposite.

 

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.

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Alex Harbottle

Joint District Commissioner
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.
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Marianne Edwards

Joint District Commissioner
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.
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Hetty Clark

Assistant District Commissioner & Eventing Manager (PC100)
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!
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Abbi Sharp

Branch Secretary
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 Shipton Moyne and is now enjoying her role as Branch Secretary.
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Anna Read

Branch Treasurer
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.
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Nicky Hall

Health & Safety and Safeguarding Officer
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.
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Emily Akerman

Membership Secretary
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.
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Ruth Richards

Rally Co-ordinator
Ruth is a farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife, who has always lived in the Beaufort country. She has two children, one of which is a pony mad daughter who loves all aspects of the club, especially Tetrathlon.
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Helen German

Rally Co-ordinator
Helen attended Pony Club as a child and now is a member of a local riding club. She has raised two pony mad twin daughters and they too now enjoy Pony Club and all the fun and opportunities it brings. She is excited to be taking over from Ruth, at the end of 2024, as our new rally coordinator!
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Alex Connors

Tetrathlon Team Manager
Alex is a former Beaufort Pony Club member who has two boys, who used to be members of 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.
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Philippa Slatter

Polo Liason

 

We are also hugely grateful to a number of our parents who have volunteered for other roles such as sports manager, social media etc.

 

Alongside the Committee, they too work tirelessly to ensure that our members all have a fabulous time at our club!

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Sascha Stokes

Social Media Co-ordinator
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Renee Tuck

Hunting Representative
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Selina Hopkins

Junior Show Jumping Manager and Junior Eventing Manager (80cm and under)
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Jo Luddington

Show Jumping Manager (90cm upwards)
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Emma Barker

Eventing Manager (PC90 & PC100)
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Leanne Brown

Junior Polo Manager
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Melissa Candy

Badge Rallies, Pony Club Tests (up to and including C) and Mounted Games
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Fiona Winter

Pony Club Tests (C+ and above)