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We would love to hear from any of our members who have been out and about taking part in Pony Club Competitions.

April 2021

Report from Junior Show at Rectory Farm – Sat 10th & Sun 11th April
A huge ‘Well Done’ to all of our younger members who took part at this competition – some had better days than others, but there was a great team spirit and lot’s of lessons learnt for the future. Congratulations to the following – Class 4 on Sunday – Jasper 1st, Charlotte 3rd and the Team of Jasper, Charlotte, Tabitha & Fred were placed 4th. Also to Olivia who was placed 8th in Class 2 on Saturday.

Report from Sam on Cotswold Vale Dri-Tri – Sat 17th April

On Saturday 17th April, 3 families headed to Ace Cross Country to compete in the CVFH Dry Tri (no swimming going on for tetrathlon yet). Unusually the run and shoot phases were combined into the Pentathlon discipline of laser shoot with run which was a first for everyone. The cross country was not full height but plenty of turns to fences which was good for a first outing of the 2021 season. Overall results were excellent for teams and individuals: Betsy H 3rd individual Senior Girl, Junior Girls Team 1st (individually Esme D 1st, Isla S 3rd, Clara S 6th) and Jasper S placed 1st Mini Boy. The weather was glorious, the ground perfect and the CVFH stewards were all very welcoming and well organised. If anyone would like to get involved please contact Ella Skelston or Sam Hunt and we’ll let you know about upcoming competitions to come and have a go. Next local Tet is at Gadbury, hosted by the Ledbury on 22nd and 23rd May. The Tet family is very friendly!

December 2020

Show Jump Results Hartpury 6th Dec
Congratulations to our members who did so well at the Area 9 SJ Competition at Hartpury on 6th December 

75cm – 1st Clara,  80cm – 2nd Isla S, 4th Clara,  90cm – 1st Liv. 3rd Jess, 6th Pari, 8th Isla L

1m – 2nd Liv, 4th Jess, 5th Pari

October 2020

Firstly HUGE  ‘congratulations’  to Rio who has passed both the jumping and flat work sections of the Pony Club ‘A’ Test. This test is the highest level of achievement within the Pony Club and very few members across the country attain this standard. The test is notoriously difficult to pass and it is a testament to Rio’s hard work, plus a desire to keep improving her riding, that has enabled her to achieve this standard. Well Done

September 2020

Results – Area 9 Show 6th September
Class 2 – 50cm
Anna – Clear, Arthur – Clear, Faith – 12 faults, Jasper – Clear. Team placed 6th, Jasper placed individual 6th
Class 3 – 60cm
Clara – Clear, Jasper – 4 faults, Fred – Clear, Sophie – Clear, Tabitha – 4 faults.  Team placed 5th
Class 5 – 70cm
Clara – Clear, Ella – 4 faults, Liv – Clear. Liv placed individual 4th, Clara placed individual 8th
Class 5 – 80cm
Izzy – 4 faults

August 2020

Area Dressage – 26th August – report from Fran

We had ten members compete with the club being represented by two teams – one in the Open and one in the Novice class.  Three members  also competed as individuals in the Novice and Grassroots classes. 

In the open class Meg, Betsy and Aimee were placed 2nd as a team with Aimee placing 5th as an individual.

In the Novice Class our team were Becky, Esme, Merri and Pari who placed 6th, with an individual 1st in her section for Esme, 7th for Merri and 8th for Becky.

Our individual entries were Ruby in the Novice, Wilf and Sophie in the Grassroots. Ruby came 5th in her section and Wilf came 1st in his. An extra special congratulations to Sophie who really showed true pony club spirit and was completely unflappable when she discovered that her test couldn’t be called with only one rider to go before her. She went in smiling and remembered it all!

Open Dressage – Report from Betsy
Meg, Betsy and Aimee teamed up to ride the Open Test with enthusiasm and commitment to regular training. Chris Jordan helped us all train and prepare over the last few weeks culminating in a ‘dress rehearsal’ on Monday before the competition with final tips to help us, which meant we all felt ready to do our best. Aimee rode a slightly tense test first on Freddie, followed by a beautifully ridden test on Riley with some very flashy medium trot and good transitions. Meg rode a consistent test with some lovely transitions and paces shown by Wombat. Betsy borrowed a young Connemara (as Rupert is disappointingly off work) and rode a good, accurate test with improvements in his straightness and transitions on the day, which the judge liked. Overall Minchinhampton was placed second in the team event and Aimee achieved 5th individually with Riley; we are all pleased with our horses’ performances at the Open level.

Area 9 Inter-Branch 110cm Show Jumping – Saturday 29th August
Rio & Abbey represented our branch in this competition, Abbey jumped clear in the first round


B Test Results
Congratulations to Aimee & Laura who both passed the ‘B’ Test during the August – this is a great achievement which hopefully other members will aspire to do in the future.

June 2020

Ledbury Branch Virtual Biathlon
Jasper – ‘Tadpole Boys’ – 2nd place
Clara – ‘Mini Girls’ – 2nd Place
Isla – ‘Junior Girls’ – 4th Place 

Area 9 Strava Club
Harriet – Week 7 – Winner of the ‘Beanie Girls’ section for Most time spent Running and Cycling’
Harriet – Week 6 – Winner of the ‘Beanie Girls’ section for ‘Most time spent Running and Cycling’
Florrie – Week 5 – Winner of the ‘Junior Girls’ section for ‘Most time spent Running & Cycling’
Florrie – Week 4 – Winner of the ‘Junior Girls’ section for ‘Most time spent Running & Cycling’
Florrie – Week 3 – Winner of the ‘Junior Girls’ section for ‘Most time spent Running & Cycling’
Florrie – Week 2 – Winner of the ‘Junior Girls’ section for ‘Most time spent Cycling’

Area 9 – Where’s my PC Tie Competition
Poppy (and Adele the lamb) – Winners of the 10 – 13yrs category 

MPC – Virtual Dressage Competition
1st – Aimee & Riley – 77.11%
2nd – Meg & Wombat – 73.46%
3rd – Isla S – 73.33%
4th – Aimee & Freddie – 70.0%
5th – Becky R – 69.31%
6th – Esme D – 68.75%



Pony Picture Competition 
Winner – Simba enjoying his breakfast








May 2020

Pony Glow Up Competition
Congratulations to Liv who won the Pony Glow Up Competition (5 points)

Results from Round 5 of the Quiz Challenge
Our quiz experts are getting very good and this week three members got all answers correct This was a very difficult round that required some research into Equine Diseases so well done to – Isla L, Liv and Merri – 5 points awarded to each of you

Results from Round 4 of the Quiz Challenge
=1st – Isla L & Liv – 14/15
=2nd – Becky & Merri – 13/15

January 2020

MPC End of Year Celebration































December 2019

Cotswold Vale Farmers PC Triathlon – 14th December
Congratulations to Isla S who was placed 1st in the Girls Junior Class at this event – with best run and best shoot, and to Clara who was placed 3rd in the Minimus Class and Jasper who was placed 3rd in the Tadpoles class – with best shoot.

Ledbury PC Show Jumping at Hartpury – 1st December
Several of our members took part at the Ledbury PC Show Jump competition at Hartpury on 1st December – Esme came 1st in the horse section of the 80cm class, Isla L was placed 3rd in the horse section of the 80cm and had a clear round in the pairs, Liv was placed 5th in the pony section of the 80cm class, Pari was clear in the 75/80cm but had one down in the 80, and after a very long wait as the classes were running an hour late – Isla S had an unfortunate pole in the 90cm.

November 2019

Congratulations to Katie & Pari who passed the ‘C’ Test Care on Sunday 27th October and to Aimee, Georgie, Laura, Lucy & Ruby who passed the ‘C+’ Care on Sunday 3rd November. The Pony Club is primarily a ‘Training Organisation’ and knowledge that is gained through taking these tests and working up the levels, will enable members to care for their horses and ponies well into the future.

October 2019

Stockland Lovell Residential Weekend 11th & 12th October
We had a great weekend at Stockland Lovell – it was a bit wet underfoot but members were able to use the XC course on both days and we managed to do the whole weekend without getting wet. The members who attended were all really enthusiastic and did a fantastic job of looking after their own ponies – with very little help from the adults.
A huge thank you to the adults who attended, all of whom helped to provide the food and took it in turns to do various ‘duties’ over the weekend. Hopefully more members will join us next year. PS thank you for the flowers that arrived today