Wednesday December 12, 2018

 Berkeley Hunt Pony Club Newsletter  August 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to  Georgia Packer, Lucy Peckham , Ellen Creed, Charlotte James, Ellie Turl and Abby Withers who all passed their Lungeing Test recently-  they are all now working towards the B or B+ Riding Test. Thank you to Sheila Bryant who prepared them all for this test  100% pass rate !

PONY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS  –  Emily Pain qualified in all Three  Disciplines – and amazing achievement to do this on the same horse. See the photos on our Facebook page – 2nd Team in the Open Showjumping  and 5th Individual and Third team in the Open Eventing . Lucille Bywater also competed at the Championships in the 90cm Eventing and was placed 9th in her section, an excellent result as she has only been riding her horse since the Spring.

PONY CLUB FUN SHOW  on Aug 27th at Elmcote farm by kind invitation of the Jones’s.  Please see the schedule attached- lots of classes for all- from lead rein to 90cm Showjumping including qualifiers for the AREA 9 Showjumping Championships. SETTING UP for this show will take place from 6pm on FRIDAY 24th  – the show is in a different field to last year- from A38 go past Elmcote Farm and showground is a further 1/2 mile on the LHS just before you get to Ros’s house. All help will be much appreciated.

WORKING RALLY  Aug 29th  For all ages form lead rein to B+ standard. Venue Hopyard Farm – there are showjumping and cross country courses laid out in the fields – the going is excellent after the rain. This is a promotional rally so “Do bring a friend  ” who maybe interested in joining pony club- book in via the Bookings page of the website. This will be a half day  rally followed by a picnic. The last rally of the Summer holidays !

STEP ONE COACHING COURSE   on August 30th 10.00am -4pm also at Hopyard  – we need 8 Guinea pig riders 9yrs and under from 1.30pm- do come along and have “free lessons” being Coached by our older Members . Please email to put your name down.

TETRATHLON PRACTICE  August 31st 4pm-6pm – Shoot/Run/Swim by kind invitation of the Burrows family. All ages welcome- do come and “have a go” to see if you would like to compete in Triathlons/Tetrathlons.

END OF SUMMER PARTY  Sunday SEPTEMBER 16th for all our Members , Coaches and Friends   from 3pm  Treasure hunt , Barbecue and Swimming ( heated pool) by very kind invitation of the Burrows family. Please make sure that you book in so that we have plenty of food for everyone !

MOUNTED GAMES and WORKING RALLIES / D /D+ /C training will be arranged during Sept/October on Days/times to suit the majority of members- please let us know the best times for you and we will arrange activities accordingly.  email

There are lots of Hunter trials , ODE, Fun Rides  going on every weekend through the Autumn. Keep checking our FB page for details.

There is a BE One day event at Howick  – 15mins from the Severn Bridge -this is advertised as the MONMOUTH event on Sept 14th/15th- there are PONY CLUB sections at this event in both 90cm and 100cm sections  and no VAT on entries so why not compete on a ticket if you are not a member of BE.

        Look forward to seeing you all next week,


               Helen Rowe  DC.


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