Thursday November 30, 2023
Rockingham Horse Trials Pony Club Show Jumping – Report

Team Sapphires Section A, 7th 70cm
Team Diamonds Section C, 7th 70cm
Team Crystals, 9th 80cm
Team Stars, 5th 90cm

Well, the very long day was worth it for the Ludlow crew at Rockingham yesterday.  Rosettes for every team we entered.
The 70cm teams were made up of members who had never been to Rockingham before, some were on young/green ponies, some had new rides, and most of them had never been to an event so big before. They didn’t let that stop them though and although we had some faults we had no stops which was far better than many teams, especially in Arena 1 which was causing particular trouble for competitors.
They really did blow me away with their riding, especially Oscar Morgan and Nancy Potter our two youngest competitors. There are some exciting and successful times ahead for them all I’m sure. Well done Ludlow Saphires, Tally Jordan, Nancy Potter, Oscar Morgan, Nyla Yarnold and Ludlow Diamonds Ellenna Lewis, Liv Hathaway, and Phoebe Breen.
The 80cm class was competitive. We had two fantastic clears from Abi Bradley and Liv Hathaway and just an unlucky plank from a very determined Phoebe Breen. Unfortunately, Ellenna Lewis’s round didn’t go to plan with a few too many faults, but thankfully that didn’t matter as the judges take the 3 best scores of the 4 riders to place the teams.
That’s why we always like to go with a team of 4 if we can.
After a long wait for the 90 cm class to start Scarlett Bailey jumped first for the Ludlow Stars.  A very stylish round and clear.  Abi Bradley had an unlucky pole over an up and down course and a long wait between classes for her mount Minty. Then Holly Bailey topped things off by flying round on her very keen Jack for another clear.
A huge thanks to all the parents for agreeing to get up so early and helping ensure everyone was in the right place at the right time, and to all the supporters who came along to cheer Ludlow on. Amanda Barker for her fantastic photos and Rosie Thomas for finding time around organising and riding her own horses to warm up the 70 teams.
We really are very lucky to have you Rosie!
by Team Manager – Kealey Lewis
Easter Show Jumping at Grafton Farm

Entries are now open for our Easter Show Jumping at Grafton Farm.

Members and Non Members are welcome and with classes starting at X Poles to 90cm there is something for everyone.

Enter here


The Great Pony Club Hacking Challenge

Join us at the Ludlow Fun rides at Gatley, Downton, and Milichope, and start hacking up the miles for the Challenge.

To register for the Pony club challenge please click the link below joining fee is £5.  

Kilometres (KM) 40 80 160 400 800 1600
Miles 25 50 100 250 500 1000

… for the rules and regulations on how to clock your miles with the Pony Club.

Ludlow Hunt Supporters will present a cup to the Ludlow Pony Club member that has hacked up the most miles between the 1st May 2022 and 30th April 2023.

To qualify you need to attend at least Two Ludlow fun rides; a certificate will be presented at the end of each ride.

A great way to enjoy some fabulous riding with friends and family. #ludlowfunrides along the way to gain extra points.

A reduced rate for Pony club members to join in on the fun rides,

£10 per Child, and a reduction for accompanying adults!

(normal booking prices via horse events are £15 per child and £20 per adult plus the booking fee)

To book or for more information please contact

Emma Gatehouse on 07971916168 or email

Fun Ride Dates

  • 1st May – Gatley Park
  • 29th May – Downton Hall
  • 17th July – Milichope



Somerford Park Event Camp 2022

Wow! What a weekend!! Snow, sunshine, frost, sunshine, with a bit of rain thrown in for good measure but the weather certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of our pony club and friends. Our event camp has been running for a number of years now (pre-covid) and it was fabulous to see members enjoying the stunning facilities at Somerford Park again.

This year, we had members from other pony clubs join us and it was a resounding success, we hope they enjoyed attending as much as we did hosting them.

Everyone went away having learned lots (even though for some parents it was that camping in cold weather required additional layers) and hopefully it will be the kick start that they wanted for their event season.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for future camps and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


Presentation Award Winners 2021 Season


Novice, Intermediate & Open Championships:
Dressage Becky Parsonage
Ollie Smith
Alice Salwey
Tilly Evans
Ella Perkins
Abi Bradley
Show Jumping Ollie Smith
Scarlett Bailey
Eventing Abi Bradley
Ella Perkins
Matilda Wall
Tom Brown
Eliza Hallett
Ottilie Salwey
Tetrathlon National Championships:
  Charlie Brown
Tom Brown
Emily Walsh
Scarlett Bailey
Matilda Wall
Poppy May
Tilly Evans
Regional Championships:
Eventing Milly May
Del Colville
Chloe Potter
Grace Williams
Emily Walsh
Dressage Grace Williams
Stable Management Abi Bradley
Emily Walsh
Nyla Arnold
High Performance Award (Gascoyne Trophy) Abi Bradley


Junior Attendance Shield
(points for most attendance & turnout at nominated rallies)
1st – Zara Goodwin
2nd – Nancy Potter
3rd – Evie Godding
4th – Anya Smith
5th – Abyssinia Morgan
6th – Will Morris
Senior Attendance Shield
(points for most attendance & turnout at nominated rallies)
1st- Abi Bradley
2nd – Grace Williams
3rd – Del Colville
4th – Emily Walsh
5th – Holly Morris
6th – Livvy Hathaway
Junior Stable Mangement Dylan Walsh
Senior Stable Management Nyla Yarnold
The Hunt Cup Poppy Pritchard
The Salter Cup
(most improved junior rider)
Oscar Morgan
Highly Commended: Anya Smith
The Ride-On Equestrian Surfaces Cup
(most improved senior rider)
Orla Harrison
The Middledale Trophy
(most promising junior partnership)
Evie Godding & Spin
Junior Dressage Shield Grace Williams
Senior Dressage Shield Becky Parsonage
Deb’s Liddell Junior Trophy
(Show Jumping)
Livvy Hathaway
Deb’s Liddell Senior Trophy
(Show Jumping)

Scarlett Bailey

Highly Commended: Ollie Smith

Tony Trophy
(most helpful PC member)
Matilda Wall
The Brandy Cup
(Grassroots pony of the year)
Orla Yarnold & Bella
The Ivor Cup
(Competition/School Master)
Poppy & Millie May with Rosco
The Jamie Trophy Megan Caine & Mix-Up
The Maggie Trophy
(the most promising new senior partnership)
Tom Brown & Radjel
Barrys Best Cup
(self-produced combination)
Abi Bradley & Minty
The Donny Award
(for Pony Club all-rounder)
Florence Harris & Arley
Tetrathlon Cup Poppy May
The Mini Star Trophy Freddie Corfield
The Mounted Games Award Amber Lewis
Ludlow Pony Club – AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is set for 18th March 2022 and we have had such fantastic support for the evening for members and families.  The evening will incorporate our AGM, a talk from team managers on Area competitions, and also our awards evening which was haven’t been able to hold since 2019 so that’s very exciting indeed!

Can’t wait to see you all there!