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Dear Competitors, as you are aware February 2020 has been the wettest on record. As a result of these extreme conditions Osberton Estate has today informed us that we are unable to run our Hunter Trials on the estate (due to be held on Sunday 15th March).

This is a great disappointment to the club but we respect the decision of the Osberton Estate in the management of their land.

Full refunds via Horse Events be issued.

We apologise for any inconvenience & disappointment this has caused.

We hope this gives you adequate notice and that we will see you at future events-weather permitting.

Kindest Regards GHPC Committee





‪Saturday 24th August 2019‬, 8am, at Osberton Estate, Worksop, DN22 8JH by kind permission of the Foljambe family.

Members of The Rufford Hunt and The Grove Hunt Pony Clubs plus any children interested, are invited to join the award winning Grove & Rufford hounds with Huntsman Mr Paul Larby on their morning exercise. Follow them across the beautiful estate, roads & tracks and an optional water crossing!

Parking – At the old aerodrome and leaving 8am sharp.

Refreshments afterwards with thanks to Thaymar, bacon butties and squash at approx 9.30 am.
CAP: All followers £5 inc refreshments

Pony Club members please email Carolyn Smith email: ‪carolyn@allinthemix.co.uk ‬
‪although you don’t need to book a place it will help with numbers for catering please. ‬
‪On the day tel: 07977 484209‬

Pony Club Members Dress:
Casual with Pony Club polo shirt.
Dress for the weather! Bring a bike!

It is only possible to enter Osberton directly from the A1 Northbound

Northbound – Access directly from A1. After passing over the A620 (Worksop/Retford), prepare to turn left in just over ½ mile (this is a small turning, with a short slip road, not a public road, taking you directly onto the estate).

Southbound – from A1 take left sliproad onto A620 (Worksop/Retford), then left towards Worksop passing under A1. Immediately turn right to come onto A1 northbound then follow above instructions

No dogs please.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


Grove & Rufford Family Open Day this Sunday 18th August 2019 12-5pm Free Entry



New 2019 Pony Club Clothing available on JTS Teamwear website – search Grove Pony Club. Area Teams & Camp 2019 T’Shirts Available to order now. Place your Camp T’Shirt orders by Wednesday 17th July for club collection saving you £6.95 delivery. Your clothing will then be distributed on the first day of camp.




BEF Advice for Competition and Training Event Organisers During the Current Outbreaks of Equine Flu
In the face of recent equine influenza outbreaks the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) asks all event organisers or coordinators to:
1. Check equine ID passports of all horses attending your event
Ensure that the horse (or pony) has received two injections for primary vaccination against equine influenza given no less than 21 days and no more than 92 days apart. Only these two injections need to have been given before a horse/pony can attend. In addition, if sufficient time has elapsed a first booster injection must be given no less than 150 days and no more than 215 days after the second injection of the primary vaccination. Subsequently, booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year apart. Any horse not complying with the vaccination rules should not be unloaded nor any horses travelling with it and they will not be allowed to participate in any session.
2. We strongly advise
If attending horses’ last vaccination was longer ago than six months, that they discuss an additional booster vaccination with their vet. If you are imposing a six month booster requirement on local veterinary advice, make sure that your event attendees are aware of this at when making entries and have enough time to comply – at least 7 days.
3. Yard hygiene/biosecurity
In moving from one premises to another, governing body officials or representatives must:
• Change their outer wear to minimise the likelihood of transmission of the flu virus on their clothes
• Change or disinfect shoes or boots before leaving one premises and getting into a vehicle to move to premises
• Wear disposable gloves or use alcohol hand gel between contact with individual horses and minimise contact with all horses.





Exciting Times Ahead For Our Grove Minis in 2019

Just starting your riding journey or are under 10?
We have added new training sessions just for you.
Please check out the online booking system from our website
We are also planning monthly badge work/ fun days.
And will be adding specific training sessions for up coming competitions, so keep your eyes peeled.
Any more information contact Claire Caudwell – mini training co-coordinator


12th December 2018

Message From DC Katie Hebblewhite 

It has come to the end of the year and what a fabulous year it has been for Grove Hunt Pony Club.

We have taken show jumping teams to Chatsworth, Rockingham, Burghley & Osberton winning a £500 bursary at Osberton, Area, 80cm Championships and various pony club team show jumping with great success. 2018 was the start of the Area 6 Eventing League. Vicki Banks winning the Open and Lucy Sanderson winning the Novice. The Area 6 Eventing League was greatly supported by our Grove members with winnings and placings. We also had eventing teams compete in Area and Championships. The Open team Vicki Banks, Tinky Morris, Lucy Baguley and Edward Howard went through to Championships and were placed 3rd, making them the 3rd best Pony Club 1M team in the Country. Emma Bunting and Hannah Jones have both qualified for the Dengie dressage finals 2019. We have seen our member pass their Road and Ride Safety, E, D, D+, C, C+, B & AH tests. We also had a good Summer Camp and a very wet spring hunter trail. Thank you to our members for their commitment, hard work and dedication and to their family and friends for the time, money and effort that goes into taking the children to competitions and training.

Grove is very lucky to have a fabulous team of instructors. Thank you to all our instructors for your support to our children and parents! From your support we have a great bunch of children, to see their confidence and abilities grow, watching their success for me it’s lovely to see and I feel very proud and lucky to be part of a wonderful pony club.

I would also like to thank the committee, especially Fiona and Rebecca. They work very hard, making our members happy and have been a great support to me in my first year as DC. All our committee members are volunteers and give up their free time to support and run the club, it couldn’t run without them. I welcome new committee members; Emma Marsden, Nick Camm, Kennedy Taylor-Camm, Emily Woodcock, Amanda Scott and Elizabeth Ross.

Rachel Ashworth has resigned from her post as Chief Instructor. Rachel has said she will continue to teach and support the club, but not in the role of Chief Instructor. Thank you, Rachel for your time, commitment and support.

Fiona Horne also is resigning from her post as Treasurer. Fiona and her family have given so much time to support the club, from setting up online bookings; this took many weeks and numerous telephone calls to pony club head office. Building cross country courses, setting up many camps, supplying the sweets, drinks and prizes, jump judging, commentating and so much more. Fiona you and your families support is greatly appreciated, and you will be missed by many. Fiona leaves the pony club in good financial health.

Julia Bunting has resigned from her post as Test Training Organiser and Website Editor. I think we all agree the website looks very good, a lot of time was given to ensure so. Many thanks to Julia.

Vicki Banks our long standing member aged ?? (too old for pony club) we have to say goodbye as a member. Vicki has achieved so much throughout her years within Grove, she has been a fantastic ambassador to our children. She finishes on high winning the Area 6 open eventing league, qualifying for the championships finishing 3rd best team and 2nd individual. We will miss you Vicki.

Finally, I have to say thank you to my family, 3 of which are non-horsey for putting up with me not being a home at weekends and talking pony club.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Update: 15th October 2018

Members are needed to come forward and join the committee, there are a few roles where we require help/current members want to retire. The club takes a lot of organisation and is reliant on it’s members to offer their time and skills to help, without which the club wouldn’t run.

  • Grove success at Osberton International Horse Trials – the club won the £500 training bursary, well done everyone!!
  • Presentation Evening – Friday 15th September – see the online bookings page to book tickets. This will be hosted & held at Thaymars Tea Rooms , our presentation evening is a celebration of the last years achievements, by all our members. Members and their families are all welcome, and the club looks forward to seeing everyone. Please note that no more tickets will be sold after 10th September as we need the final numbers by then in order to organise the catering.
  • 21st July – Victoria Hopkinson competed in the Area Dressage, she came 5th individually and a mixed team 3rd in the Open – fabulous, well done!
  • Fabulous weekend of Area Eventing at Rolleston – see news/grove success page
  • Successful day at Burghley PC ODE 1st July – see news/grove success page
  • C+ Test success for Isabella Savage – 30th June – see news/grove success page
  • Success at Area 6 Show Jumping 24th June –  see news/grove success page
  • Fabulous results for team Grove at Fitzwilliam ODE 21st June – see news/grove success page
  • Great day for team Grove at Scunthorpe ODE 10th June – see news/grove success page
  • We are delighted to announce JS Teamwear will now be providing all our branches official merchandise – see Clothing page.
  • Please return clean trophies from last year to a committee member by the end of April.


Spring Hunter Trial Date Confirmed : 10th March 2019 – schedule to follow.


PC Key Rules Changes for 2018…….

*Hat Rule Amendments*

To unify hat standards across Member bodies and to avoid riders having to wear multiple tags on their hats, The Pony Club, British Eventing (BE) and British Riding Clubs (BRC) will introduce a new ‘aquamarine’ hat tag for 2018. The tag will carry the logo of the body that checked the hat so that tagging can be tracked.

*Will white tags still be accepted?*

No, white tags will no longer be accepted at Pony Club rallies, events or competitions and Branches should look to re-tag Members’ hats from now.

*Vaccination Rule Introduced*

The vaccination rules have been consolidated across all sports and a new rule will be introduced in 2018 that will require all horses and ponies taking part in Pony Club Competitions at Area level and above to be fully vaccinated.

*Numnahs / Saddle Cloths*

Any solid colour and contrasting piping is permitted across all Sports.


Members will not require permission to wear spurs as of 1st January 2018. However, misuse of spurs should be reported to the DC / Centre Proprietor, Area Rep and the Training Chairman so that it can be dealt with accordingly.

*Body Protector Notification*

Please be aware that BETA has announced that a new standard will be introduced during 2018.


Please pay for training & Competitions by paypal using the Online Bookings page.

We will use our facebook site to remind members what Training and Competitions we have scheduled-but to book on you will have to use the Grove Hunt website and follow the instructions.

We will still be able to accept bacs payments, but again it is the members responsibility to inform the Treasurer of payments, by text or email, and of any subsequent changes regarding payments and re-allocation of payments.

If you have any queries regarding payments please do not hesitate to contact Katie Hebblewhite – Treasurer.


Please also note that there is a new Branch Policies Page