Friday April 19, 2019

To be held at Downhouse Farm, Howe Green, CM2 7TD on SUNDAY 28th April 2018

Calling all members – ANY AGE ANY CLASS Pony club riders may compete in any of the classes below from class 4 onwards but only cups /points may be awarded to EUHPC riders in the age category shown. Placing rosettes will be eligible to all ages. Juniors 11 to 13 years. Seniors 14 years and over. (Age as on 1st January 2019). THE DECISION OF THE JUDGE IS FINAL IN ALL CLASSES BRANCH CHAMPIONSHIPS Points will be awarded throughout the day and the winning combination in each age group will be awarded the show championship. A senior cup has been presented by Mrs A Munson, a Junior Cup by Mrs S Hyland, a 10 years and under cup by Mr & Mrs Schwar and a 7 years and under lead rein cup ‘The Flicka Memorial Trophy’ by Ms J Childs. Cups will be presented to the winner and a rosette to the runner up in each age group at the Branch Presentation Evening. Points for the show will also go towards the Branch Points Championship.


Easter Themed Rally


Looking forward to a really great Easter Rally, lots of fun and games


Halloween Rally

Great Halloween rally today, Thanks to our instructors Katie, Nancy , and Annette , who all taught fab x country or x country techniques lessons, the weather was very kind to us and the pill box, with a little work was transformed into a spooky bat/ spider cave complete with a hanging body, sculls and a couple of giant spiders, they had some fab slime to sick their hands into, sheeps eyes (lychees and jam) to eat, and some great traditional Halloween games, Lovely hot dogs thanks Alan!! And loads and loads of cake and sweets!! Thanks to Alan, Yasmin and Sally Bridge, and Sam Argent for all their help today


Cross Country Techniques Rally

Great Rally over the weekend, XC techniques is much more technical than height as the name suggests. We had some great combinations on the go today. Thank you so much Nettie for stepping in at late notice and bringing us all some new ideas greatly appreciated.


Trumpington Hunter Trial

For anyone interested in entering Gosling Cup teams this year there is a Hunter Trial being run at the same ground on Monday 17th April by the Saffron Walden and District riding club.

Details can be found here :

New Rallys Added

New Rallys added to the web site :


Now accepting bookings on all

Wanted  – Riders for the Pony Club Challenge

Would you and your Pony like to be part of two Teams EUHPC are entering into the Pony Club Challenge at The Essex Young Farmers Show on Sunday 21st May.

The Challenge is to demonstrate how versatile Riders and Ponies are at performing different tasks as quickly and precisely as possible in order to complete in the quickest time. You will be riding in the show Equine Arena (so Pony must be happy to be ridden in an open area in front of an audience) You will be required to dismount and mount from the floor (with someone holding pony if required) jump a small course 70/75cm, trotting/bending poles, various Gymkhana obstacles eg flags, bean bags, stepping stones etc.

If you would like to be considered then please email Nicky Dines at 

AGM Thanks

A huge thanks to all those that took time out to attend our AGM on Sunday 5th March, it was a cold and wet afternoon but many friendly faces soon warmed the village hall.

A summary of the awards given are as follows :

Recognition for representing our Pony Club at Championships, Gosling Cup, Bloom Cup and Grassroots Dressage.

Novice Dressage Area Teams that went to Championships

A Team – 5th                                                  B Team – 12th

Rosie Bates won her Arena                             Abbie Rose-Horne  18th

Annie Dines 23rd                                              Lauren Booth – 7th

Maisie Grover 4th                                            Laura Edwards – 12th

Emma Philpot 16th                                           Molly Whiteford – 12th 

Individual Intermediate Eventing Championships

Maisie Grover – 8th

Grassroots Dressage Championships at Keyso

A team – 9th

Sophie Philpot                                     Robyn Moody

Daisy Watson                                       Georgia Davis

Scarlet Lloyd (5th)                               Zara Rose-Horne

Hannah Argent                                    Charlotte Freeman

Gosling Cup

A Team  3rd  T&T 6th  Team Ride 1st          B Team

Sammy Moody (1st)                                        Georgia Davis

Jessica Richardson (2nd)                                  Thomas Philpot

Emma Philpot (3rd)                                          Freya Cox

Lauren Booth                                                  Tianna Patterson


Bloom Cup

Senior Team                                                  Junior Team 2nd

Emma Philpot (6th & 1st)                                 Sophie Philpot (2nd)

Annie Dines (6th)                                            Sophie Hughes  (1st)

Thomas Philpot                                               Molly Whiteford

Sammy Moody                                               Freya Cox


Interbranch Team Show Jumping at Soham Shield.

Calvert Cup –Thomas Philpot double clear.

Branch Show Cups:

Lead Rein

Handy Mount – Kiera Bennett

Show Jumping – Harry Johns 

10 & Under

T&T                            Lucy Croker – Billy

WH                             Grace Whiteford – Charlie

Nov SJ                        Anya Beadle – Secret

Int SJ                           Sophie Philpot – Totally Amazing Toto

Open SJ                      Sophie Philpot – Totally Amazing Toto

Handy Mount  Sophie Philpot – Totally Amazing Toto


T&T                            Emma Philpot – Mocklershill Man

WH                             Emma Philpot – Mocklershill Man

Nov SJ                                    Sophie Hughes – Fernhill Quick Silver

Int SJ                           Emma Philpot – Mocklershill Man

Open SJ                      Emma Philpot – Mocklershill Man

Handy Mount              Emma Philpot – Mocklershill Man


T&T                            Abbie Rose-Horne – Quintessential Lad

WH                             Annie Dines – Treasure II

Nov SJ                                    Sammy Moody – Dot 2 Dot

Int SJ                           Laura Edwards – Victorio III

Open SJ                      Laura Edwards – Victorio III

Handy Pony                Thomas Philpot – Prince of Donard

 ODE Cups 2016

Novice                         Sophie Hughes

Intermediate              No Winner

Open                           Emma Philpot

Hunter Trial Cups 2016

10 & under                Ruby Miller

Novice Pony               Tianna Patterson – Sambucca Gold

Int. Pony                    Tianna Patterson – Clancool Darkie

Open Pony                 Lauren Booth – Pete

Novice Horse              No Winner

Int. Horse                   Rosie Bates – Plain Sailing

Open Horse                No Winner

Branch Show 2016

Lead Rein                  Champ: Lucy Croker – Billy

                                    Reserve: Kiera Bennett – Pickles

10 & under                Champ: Sophie Philpot – Totally Amazing Toto

                                    Reserve: Zara Rose-Horne – Sweet Melody

Junior                         Champ: Emma Philpot – Mocklershill Man

Reserve:                Tianna Patterson – Clancool Darkie

Senior                         Champ: Thomas Philpot – Prince of Donard

Reserve: Abbie Rose-Horne – Quintessential Lad

Rally Shield 2016:     Rosie Bates

Branch Championship 2016

1st        Sophie Philpot – Totally Amazing Toto

2nd       Emma Philpot – Mocklershill Man

3rd        Thomas Philpot – Prince of Donard

New Web Site

Members and friends of Essex Union,

Over the past few weeks we have been working on updating and re-vamping the EUHPC web site. The changes are currently filtering through the Interweb and some people are already seeing the fruits of our labour and are able to see the new look and feel.

The web site address will continue to be for the foreseeable future, but may change in months to come.

The main changes are that we have moved to the main Pony Club format, which the majority of Branches are now doing, enabling us to share information between Branches and more importantly offer our members the ability to book and pay for rallies and some events on-line, all using the secure payment facilities of PayPal.

This allows us to move away from paper based / postal entries, requiring cheques or BACS transfers to a completely electronic system providing e-Mail confirmations once you have entered a rally and enabling us as a committee to accurately record rallies to see which are well attended and therefore provide more of the same.

This also allows us to support Pony Club’s intention to move to doing everything on-line, including membership renewals from later this year.

We hope our members will like the new look and feel, once they have become acquainted will it, and that they will see the benefits.

We will continue to publish the good things our members are doing on FaceBook and any important news we feel you should be made aware of, along with creating FaceBook events for the various rallies and events, with the intention to link the FaceBook event directly to the on-line booking system.

If you have any queries about the web site, suggestions for improvement or find something wrong, then please message us on FaceBook, e-Mail or and we will have a look.


Essex Union Pony Club Committee

Junior rally 4th February 2017


Well done to everyone who passed their badges today