Tuesday December 5, 2023
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2023 Grove Success

Pony Club National Championships

Grove Hunt Pony Club had a blast at PC National Championships with X riders representing the Branch across X disciplines.  


Sublime Area 6 Showjumping! 

A fabulous, fun day was had by Grove at Area 6 Showjumping.  There was strong representation from members and large classes.  Well done to everyone and good luck to those qualifying for Champs in the summer.  


Team Hawks 1st Ed, George, Freya and Daisy qualifying for champs
Individual 2nd Freya qualifying for champs
6th Ed
11th Daisy



Team Kingfishers 4th Eliza, Sienna and Frankie qualifying for the champs
Individual Eliza 8th


Team Robins 7th Lily, Lucy, Magenta and Annabelle
Team Blackbirds 10th Annabelle, Gracie, Hannah and Imogen
Individual 1st Annabelle R qualifying for champs
9th Gracie H


Team Falcons 9th Francesca, Elsie ,Bertie ans Kierra
Team Sparrows 12th Eleanor, Francesca, Emelia and Darcie
Mixed Team  8th Phoebe S
Individuals qualifying for champs are Bertie D, Francesca F. Darcing L

Awesome Area 6 Tetrathlon! July 2023

Huge Congratulations to our very own Freya who completed two days of intensive competition to qualify for the Pony Club National Championships in August at Offchurch Bury.  Day one was shooting, swimming and running with a fabulous cross country competition on day two.  

Terrific Triathlon! July 2023

The start of July sees our Tet and Tri Team head off to Area Qualifiers.   πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ”« πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Everyone of this team gave their all in all three disciplines and all came home with a certificate (some more than one).
In the beanies section – Heidi, Henry and Jude made our first Grove Team and they smashed the run and shoot phases. These three occupied three of the top four run spots, followed by a strong shoot and then in the swim Heidi was a mermaid. We came home with a πŸ₯ˆfor Jude, a fourth for Henry, the fastest run for Jude and overall as a team they stormed in at second place and they were only 8 points (out of 3000) off the top spot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
In the tadpoles section – Edmund and Beatrice joined mixed teams, Beatrice improved in all three disciplines with PBs across the board, Edmund stormed his run (being chased by his sister increasing his running speed) for a brilliant PB and improved his shoot score too ⭐️⭐️
In the minis section, Jessica matched her shoot score and absolutely blasted her run and swim for PBs – with one of the male competitors hot on her heels she pulled out the best sprint she’s ever done, Jessica joined a combined team and placed 4th ⭐️
Olivia and Toby were part of the Juniors section, Olivia improving her shoot score and absolutely blasting her swim – so close to getting 6 lengths and Toby improved his swim, was consistent in his run and significantly improved his shoot score. Olivia joined a mixed team and placed 3rd and Toby’s mixed team also placed 3rd ⭐️⭐️
Finally our long standing Tetter Freya Church in the intermediate section was placed third with a fab swim. Freya is our only member competing in the full Tetrathlon and goes forward into the Area 6 qualifier at Aylesford.


Area 6 Dressage Dynamite!

Grove were out in force at the Area 6 Dressage Competition, 23 competitors of all ages representing the Branch, at this fabulous competition by the Rufford PC.
Our super PC70 Team of Evie, Daisy , Elsie and Harriet  – placed 14th with Harriet’s super score of 65% placing her 4th and Qualifying her for the Pony Club Regional Champs as an individual πŸ΅οΈπŸŽ‰
It was a good day for our PC 80 Grassroots Team
Again Super scores from them all πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Frankie did a great individual test scoring 67.29 placing 9th individually in her section.
The 80 Team of :-
Lily 7th 
Kyle 12th
Lexi 6th
And very well done to Alex with a brilliant 70.63% coming 1st in her section πŸ‘πŸ» putting them as a team in 4th place and also qualifying them for the Pony Club Regional Championships 🏡️πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸ΅οΈπŸ΄
Grove Novice Team 
It was a very busy and competitive class with only the top two spots qualifying for champs. 
The Grove riders kept their cool and produced super tests to take many of the places on the winning podium.  
Novice Results
Annabelle & King 72.05% coming 2nd
Magenta 70.23% coming 2nd
Eve 70.23% winning her section
Eve’s second ride 66.14% coming 8th
Annabelle & Freya 64.09% coming 12th in her section
Daisy 62.73% coming 7th in her section
Annabelle & Cocoa 65.68% coming 13th in her section
Our qualifying team was β€œGrove Got Game β€œ Annabelle, Magenta, Eve and Daisy πŸ΅οΈπŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ who will carry the flag for Grove in the JCB Pony Club National Championships in August.  Eve also qualified as an individual πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸ΅οΈ
Last but not least was our Intermediate riders who kept up the trend picking up more championship qualifications πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»
Grove Big Bucks team came a super 5th place this team was made up of Edward, Daisy and George.
George also qualified in a mixed team 🏡️🐴πŸ’ͺ
Super results Intermediates :
George 67.76% 4th place
Daisy 58.28% 10th place
Edward 68.97% 4th place and qualifying for the champs πŸ’ͺ
George 66.55% 6th place
Very well done to all our members, parents and supporters & huge thanks to our Dressage Coordinator Claire for organising the entries and managing the teams.

Mega Area 6 Mounted Games May 2023

After only a year of getting our mounted games teams back on it, Grove had a fabulous day out at the Area 6 competition hosted by South Notts last weekend.
It started with the nerve racking tack and turn out which ended with super results for Grove πŸ’œ, our older seniors of Lexi, Olivia, Lilly and Kyle came 2nd , with our new seniors – Evie, Francesca, Selina, Imogen & Kierra, taking the win ! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» no mean feat with all those greys πŸ‘Œ
The team competition followed with our older senior team coming 3rd place (hoping for that wildcard) & our new seniors doing equally amazing as stepping up to senior games this year and pulling out a 5th place 🀩🀩
The pairs competition continued into the afternoon having everyone on the edge of their seats ,
Lexi and Olivia were taking the win right up until the last couple of games …
It was then neck and neck in a race off between Lexi, Olivia , Kyle and Lilly and two other pairs.  The end result being 4th place for Kyle and Lily and 6th for Lexi and Olivia (again fingers crossed for a wildcard!!)
And 9th place for Imogen and Kierra – who rode like stars !!
All in all It was a fantastic day of fun, friendship & competition.
Grove have made a huge comeback to games, and are getting stronger and stronger πŸ’ͺ🏻 with huge thanks to our games coach Charlotte Heath Smith, our Games coordinator Claire & all the games parents.  



Spring Festival Arena Eventing Champions! February 2023

If you’re brave enough to battle all that the British winter can throw at us and qualify for the Pony Club Spring Festival, then there is much fun to be had! 

Grove was out in force at this tw0o-day event. 

Grove Eventing Team Came 1st πŸ† with Annabelle 2nd & 3rd Individually in the 90cm, Kyle 10th in the 70 and a great double clear by Harrison. Ned took on the beefy SJ with a Clear in the 95 & a great round in the 1m. Lucy took the win in the 105 & 10th in the 110 πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’œπŸŽ
Day 2 of the PC Spring Festival Winter Pony Club Championships didn’t disappoint we saw our Grove Dressage Riders take on the Championship Tests with style – Eve placing 14th in the Novice & Ryan 15th in the Open πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’œ
Another nail biting day for Grove member Kyle competing in the Debut SJ Championship Class, Two clear rounds & a clear Jump off gave him a great score to place our SJ Team of Kyle, Lucy & Ned 7th Nationally πŸ‘πŸ»