Tuesday September 26, 2023
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As we have lots of new members, we thought it may be useful to clarify a couple of things. Before you enter a rally, please do ensure you are available for that date and haven’t entered something elsewhere. If you find you cannot attend you will sadly lose your money – you will NOT be refunded in that situation and you will not be transferred to another rally. The only time you will be refunded for a rally or event is if the child or pony is ill or injured. Please don’t think you can just say you are ill and get a refund – there have been instances in the past where people have said they are ill and then posted pictures on FB of them at another event! If your child is ill or your pony is ill or injured, please let the organiser know as soon as you can. Obviously we do understand that sometimes illness may not strike until just before the rally – you can’t help that. In the past we have allowed people to transfer to a different rally if they find they cannot attend but sadly people are taking advantage of this and asking to transfer two or three times. This creates a lot of work for our unpaid volunteers and cannot continue. Any queries do feel free to get in touch.

Novice and Mini Flatwork

Sam has been teaching for hambledon hunt north for about 18 years. She is a qualified BHSAI and a list 5 BD judge and is a self employed and s freelance instructor /rider. Sams absolute passion is dressage she has competed up to advanced medium and currently on her own pony is competing at elementary. She has regular lessons with Charlotte Dujardin.
Sam likes to compete at dressage on ponies as she thinks they have so much ability and are so underrated she also like to be different in the dressage arena. Sam has too many achievements to mention but one of her highlights was being riding club national elementary music champion in 2017.

Working Rallies with Katie Carrs 

Katie is a very experienced rider who has competed successfully up to 3* level eventing including representing GB internationally. She has also ridden to 1.20m show jumping and regularly competes at Prelim to Advance Medium British Dressage on a wide variety of horses and ponies.

Katie was lucky enough to work for Pippa Funnell after her A levels and from there was offered a job working for Irish Olympic event rider Sam Watson who she spent 7 years working with in both the UK and Ireland as his second rider. The training she received from Sam and the knowledge passed on from his head groom Hannah about top level horse management was invaluable. Upon leaving Ireland Katie was offered a job as a rider for William Fox Pitt where she then spent a season.

Katie now splits her time between riding, competing and training the next generation of riders which she enjoys thoroughly. Her Pony Club rallies focus on the correct riding technique and getting the best out of the horse and rider combination but above all making sure everyone has fun and enjoys working with their ponies.

At Hambledon Hunt North we welcome all levels of abilities and I look forward to meeting you at the rallies.