Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Our Branch

WELCOME TO OUR BRANCH

The EAST KENT HUNT PONY CLUB  was started in 1933 and, as suggested in the name, has always had strong links with the East Kent Hunt and is part of Area 11.

Within our branch we aim to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding to give instruction in riding and horsemanship and to educate all of our Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline.

We cater for all ages from lead rein to our Associates, creating a strong EAST KENT team spirit,and focus on having fun as well as competing and riding.We are immensely proud of the achievements of all our members from local shows, PC Championships through to National Shows, with some now on National Squads and competing at very high levels in various disciplines.

Upon joining the pony club please note that you will need to be a fully paid up member before you can attend any rallies.Our website gives easy access to all our events,rallies,disciplines and we also have a facebook page.We look forward to welcoming you to our branch.

OUR HISTORY

In the early days the instructors were all ex-military men and from small beginnings, the club grew to a membership of over 200 in the early 1990s. Our club has stabilized to a membership base of between 160 and 170 across all age ranges.

Success through the years

Championship highlights  include  a 2nd place for the Eventing team of 1958 and a win for the Eventing team of 1967.
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1967 Championship Eventing winning team at Cheltenham
Denise Copeland, Richard Jackson, Jennifer Rowland & Angela Langdon 

Individual successes from the club include Georgina Harland who won a Bronze Medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics in Modern Pentathlon having been World Champion in 2002 and European Champion in 2003.
The Prince Philip Games team got to  the 2003 Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham and competed against 5 other teams for the whole week.
Tishy Green (Fleming) rode at Badminton as also did Rosie Bell (Clapham).
In 2009 Richard Felce  rode for England  in the under 16 Polocrosse team in Australia.
Olivia Maylam has gone on and got her Trainers Licence and Tom Cheesman is forging a career in racing as conditional jockey with Philip Hobbs.
Sorrell Klatzko is one of the very few members of The Pony Club to get her A Test with Honours. For an article in the Irish Field about Sorrell’s achievments see here Sorrell Klatzko
Our President Mally Spens rode for Great Britain in the Show Jumping Teams in the early 1960s and still teaches our members.
DCs  Sally Whitehead and Philip Harland have served on the Pony Club main committees in ShowJumping and Tetrathlon respectively.

If you have any news, results, photos or anything else that would be interesting to other members please send items to website editor Celia Ransley celiaransley@equusproperty.co.uk