Thursday December 8, 2022
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EXREME WEATHER PRECAUTIONS – MINI AND JUNIOR CAMP
 
After studying the weather forecast for the coming few days, we have made the decision to have an earlier start time for Mini and Junior Camps on Saturday and Sunday.
 
The gates will be open from 7.30 am.  We will hold a briefing for parents and children at 8.15; our intention is to ride as soon as possible after that briefing.  Instructors are arriving at 8.00 am.  
The first day is always a bit of a difficlt time with tack checks, groups and arena use to be announced so it not easy to give an exact time to ride.  We will aim to commence riding by 9.00 am at the latest, earlier if possible.  We will ride for two hours with a drink and biscuit halfway through the ride.  The weather should still be reasonable at this point.
 
We will break for an early lunch.
 
This is the tricky bit to decide.  Depending on the temperature after that break, we will either ask you to take ponies home or we are planning a hack through the woods which should be cooler for both rider and pony.
 
Please bring lots of water with you for both children and ponies.
 
Lets hope the weather is cooler than forecast.  We should be able to revert to our normal schedule from Monday.
 
Any quries please contact Jill for Mini Camp and Lesley for Junior Camp.
 
 

 

EASTER SHOWJUMPING  = HARGATE ARENA 19TH APRIL 2022

EASTER SHOWJUMPING RESULTS – PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK 

Easter 40cms results (1)

Easter 50cms results

Easter 60cms results

Easter 70cms results

Easter 80cms results

Easter 90cms results

90CMS includes 100 and 110 cms results.

 

 

PARTY & PRESENTATION NIGHT – 26TH FEBRUARY

The following trophies were recently awarded at our Party Night.  Well done to all recipients

Meynell Hunt Pony Club – Presentation of Awards for 2021

The Pauls Agricultural Shield for Regional Showjumping–AmillieeTimbrell                                                                             

The Ballance Shield for Novice Showjumping – Eva Gould

The Interbranch SJ Cup for Intermediate Showjumping – Rebecca Fenton

The Royal Saab Memorial Cup for Regional Eventing –Fleur Boyden & Bea Bailye-Hawkins

The Tommy Tittlemouse Trophy for Novice Eventing –Olivia Haycock

The Meynell Hunt Branch of the Pony Club Trophy for 100+ Eventing – Holly Clarke

The Col. Porter Mare & Foal Trophy for Open Eventing –Holly Clarke

The Beasley Junior Cup for Regional Dressage –Jenny Roobottom

The Davies Bowl for Novice Dressage –Gracie Jenkins

The Beasley Cup for Open Dressage –Holly Clarke

The George Shaw Trophy for Racing –Alex Hindmarsh

The Mead Cup for Flying the Flag at the Championships –Holly Clarke

The Foremark Trophy for Achievements Outside of Pony Club –Bea Bailye-Hawkins

The Mojo Trophy for Junior Hunting –Bea Bailye-Hawkins

The Wint Trophy for Intermediate Hunting –Holly Clarke

The Val Brown Memorial Trophy for Turnout in Showjumping –Sophie Hollick

The Sloman Salver for most helpful  & considerate –Daivd Cutler

The Silver Foxhound Trophy for longevity  & commitment –Lesley Cutler

The Unsung Hero Award for Genuine Pony Club member –Lottie Hidderley

The Richardson Trophy for Meynell Ambassador –Holly Clarke

 

Anyone who couldn’t make it to the Presentation Evening but has won an award, can collect them from Fiona – please contact to arrange 07817 837398, you will need to sign for them and have your photo taken!

All Trophies can be engraved at your own expense – we can recommend Victory Lane Awards at Marchington Woodlands – they are for the year 2021.  They should be returned to Rachel Hemphill in good condition & clean, in good time for the 2022 Presentation.

 


As it’s Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year we thought it would be lovely to highlight our Meynell Members meeting her at Eland Lodge.  Apparently, Her Majesty was asked if there was anything she would particularly like to do when she visited The Duchy Estate and she expressed a wish to meet local Pony Club Members.

 

MEYNELL PONY CLUB MEMBERS RIDE FOR THE QUEEN  at Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre

The Queen visits Eland Lodge Equestrian

On Thursday 25th May, Her Majesty The Queen visited Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre to see the exceptional facilities in action. The private visit was conducted within the Needwood Survey which is part of the Duchy of Lancaster Estate owned by Her Majesty as the Duke of Lancaster.

Once arrived, Her Majesty proceeded to the Royal Viewing Platform.  Among those presented to the Queen were John and Veronica Coupland of Eland Lodge.

From the viewing platform, The Queen enjoyed the view of the 65 acre XC course and watched a small team of riders tackling a number of fences and combinations, including the Newborough Leap, Dubarry Water Complex, the Dew Pond, Broken Bridge and the Log Stacks.

Riding the Course were Sally Ann Turkington and Izzy Mead from the Meynell and India Edwards and Josie Coupland from South Staffs.  Once the course was completed the riders were presented to the Queen.

Izzy Mead said,”I was really nervous but so excited to ride for the Queen.  The horses were brilliant and I’m really proud of my horse Cracker, it was an amazing experience to meet the Queen”.

The riders did a fantastic job representing us and we are sure it will be something they will always rememb

ITS A WANTED – CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE

 

Wanted for long term Loan, 14.2 – 15.2 second pony for a tall 12 year old boy to do all pony club activities.

Must be sensible on the road and honest to jump 50 – 60cm.

Ideally gelding aged between 8 and 14

Can be forward going but not spooky

Must be sensible in a group and have good manners on the ground.

Loving home awaiting in Anslow

If you know of anything suitable, please contact Annie on 07808 470922

 


Great Video from Area 6 – See who you recognise

https://vimeo.com/506306891/b17a8ccec3  


The Spring Festival

Most will be aware of the Winter Series run by the Pony Club in the past (Dengie). This has been replaced with a new series called ‘The Spring Festival’. This includes Showjumping, Dressage and Arena Eventing!

The Spring Festival will run along very similar lines to the previous series, with Prelim rounds from Sept to Feb, Areas in March and the Championships to be held on 8th  to  10 April 2022 at Arena UK.

Dressage

Novice, Intermediate and Open levels.

Showjumping

Debut (80cm prelim rounds, 85cm Area, 90cm Championships).

PC Challenge (90cm prelim, 95cm Area & 1m Champs)

Open Grand Prix (no prelim rounds 1.10m)

Arena Eventing

70cm (14yrs & under) 80cm, 90cm + 100cm

 

 


 

 

 

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