Tuesday January 19, 2021
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10/09/2017 – OBH  North WINNERS!!!!!! Regional (Grassroots) Final @ Keysoe EC 9th and 10th September 2017.

Day 1 Dressage as you know we had 2 teams qualify, unfortunately despite some good performances neither team made the placings however we did have some individual recognition from their respective arenas

Evie Clilverd on Rosie 5th

Florence Miller on Louis 6th

Olivia Parry on Mr Darcy 9th

Well done to all who took part, you all rode brilliantly and were so well turned out you did us proud https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/f8a/3/16/1f642.png:)

Day 1 Show Jumping
What an exciting event, we had two individuals qualified Phoebe Eggs and Sophie Griffiths who had to jump 2 rounds – 1 indoor and 1 outdoor, those who went double clear made it to the 3rd round which was the jump off.  Both combinations made it into the jump off and it was tense to the bitter end – Phoebe and  Crystal flew round and were not going home without a rosette, unfortunately Sophie’s ride, Charlie,  saw a ghost in the wings which resulted in a refusal so missed out by a whisker.

Phoebe on Crystal came 4th – amazing result well done.,

Day 2 Eventing – Beyond our wildest dreams the team won the 1st ever Regional Eventing Championships so will go down in history.
They came away with sashes, Land Rover sponsored numnahs, beautiful rosettes and a silver platter. As a team of 3 they did exceptionally well as every members score counted.
A special mention to both Phoebe & Florence who also were Reserve Champions (2nd) in their Dressage arenas as individual competitors.

Thanks to all the support everyone showed each other, at the end of the day this is what makes our club so brilliant. A special mention to Catherine Cawdron Shine who spent the day with the eventing team on Sunday to walk courses and help them warm up, we know it made a huge difference and calmed the nerves helping them to scoop 1st prize.

What a great end to the weekend – already looking forward to next year. If any of the competitors want to write an account of their experience / day or have any photos please send to Sue by email or on FB so I can post.

Well done to all competitors, parents, supporters and ponies.


We had two members representing Old Berkeley Hunt North at the Pony Club championships in 2017. Holly Vincett on Spiffy in the Novice Individual Championships at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire and Hannah Browne on Jellybean II in the Open Individual Dressage Championships. Both had a wonderful time and did extremely well in hotly contested competitions with the best qualified from all over the country. Spiffy and Holly jumped very well, unfortunately rolling a pole in the first round but going clear in the second round and only a second away from getting in the top 10 and gaining a rosette.

Hannah and Jellybean had a great warm up and just as they entered the arena the rain bucketed down and everyone ran for cover. To her credit the horse was an absolute star in the conditions but it dampened down that little extra needed. Despite the weather, the combination gained a score of 67.94% and came 5th in their arena so were absolutely chuffed considering they have done limited tests at this level.

Roll on next year!!

 Area Horse Trials 2017

17/07/2017 – Fabulous well done to all those who took part in the Area and Regional Eventing qualifiers on Sunday 16th July 2017 at Offchurchbury in Warwickshire. A lovely day weatherwise and superb results from our Branch competitors. The Regional team of Holly Palmer-Shaw on Maisey May, Phoebe Eggs on Crystal and Florence Miller on Louis all had a cracking day with Phoebe and Florence winning their arenas and Holly coming 6th individually. The team also came 1st and qualified for the Regional Finals on Sunday 9th September at Keysoe. Hannah and Sophie Browne were in the Intermediate Area competition. Sophies young horse, Todd, tried his hardest and completed which she was chuffed to bits with as the cross country was technical with no let up of combinations following on from each other. Hannah came 5th unfortunately missing out on the qualifying place by 0.2 of a penalty ie one second of time on the XC. She was gutted but  Jelly did a superb double clear. Late home as M1 blocked but great day and ‘Thank you’ to everyone who came along and supported and offered their time to XC jump Judge even though they were not required in the end. A huge thank you to Sue P-S for getting the XC jump Judges packed lunch to the venue in time for handing them out at the briefing. Well done to everyone involved excellent day.


10/07/2017 – Area Tetrathlon and Triathlon Results – Saturday/Sunday 8th and 9th July 2017

Hot, hot, hot weather and our 10 members did us proud.

This year, as we have lost our senior competitors in tetrathlon we have not been in contention for the Area competition. This has been due to ‘new ponies on the block’ and the very poor ground conditions at this point in time.

Our junior competitors Ariana and Holly, opted to do the triathlon for this year and both did exceptionally well. Holly finished in first place winning the run and the shoot and Ariana finishing in 2nd place. I have high hopes for them both in next year’s competition as they work on the 3 phases throughout the winter in addition to preparing their ponies for the x country.

Our young tadpole group of Sophie MM, Jake and Olivia also did very well. This was the first time that Olivia has taken part in the Triathlon and she finished 3rd in her run. Jake finished 1st in the boys tri winning the shoot and Sophie finished 5th

Our next group of competitors were the lovely Millie and Amy, Saskia Flood, Grace Arnott and Faith and all (with the exception of Faith) were competing for the first time in this competition in the Tiddler class. They completed 2 phases to take part in a biathlon – a bean bag throw and a run.

In the bean bag throw Grace came first and Faith 3rd. In the run Millie and Amy tied in 3rd place and Grace won once again to be awarded first place as an individual along with a team first.

We done everyone. Please keep working on your run and swim over the summer and get some shooting practice.


03/07/2017 – Well done to everyone who took part in the Area and Regional Dressage competition yesterday at Thame Show Ground. The Prix Caprilli team did not get placed but everyone was placed individually in their arenas; Holly Palmer-Shaw on Maisey came 10th, Evie Clilverd on Lola came 8th, Jake Palmer-Shaw on Danny came 6th and Jake Molony on Swan came 7th.

There were two Regional Dressage Teams competing and both qualified for the Regional Finals at Keysoe EC in September;

OBHN Regional Team 1 came 8th with Sophie Griffiths on Charlie 13th, Olivia Parry on Darcy 7th, Jake Molony on Swan 15th and Jake Palmer-Shaw on Danny 2nd.

OBHN Regional Team 2 came 6th with Ariana Marii-Metuarii on Alexander 11th, Holly palmer-Shaw on Maisy 8th, Florence Miller on Louis 2nd and Evie Clilverd on Lola 15th

Sophie Browne on her inexperienced horse, Todd was pleased with their progress in the Intermediate Dressage Test as our sole individual entrant with lots of promise for the future.

Hannah Browne and Jellybean contested the Open Dressage test as an individual and qualified for the Open Dressage Championships in August in Cheshire, with a 3rd in their section and were very pleased with their progress at this level.

It was a long day from start to finish but ‘Thank you’ to everyone who attended and either competed or supported on the day making it an enjoyable one.  You all looked very smart and worked very hard. The weather was very warm and the horses and their entourages coped admirably in the heat. Preparations are now underway for the various finals and championships qualified for and looking forward to having a lovely time at both.

 Congratulations everyone. HB


25/06/2017 – Well done to Holly Vincett for winning the Area 12 Novice Show Jumping yesterday on the ‘well seasoned’ Spiffy who never looked his 27 yrs (at least!). Fabulous nail biting finish and Holly rode for the only clear round in the jump off, qualifying them for the Novice Pony Club Championships. Very exciting and well deserved. Beth Howard was also individually placed, coming 8th after an unlucky knock down. The Novice team of Holly Vincett, Holly Palmer-Shaw on Maisey, Beth Howard on Grace and Florence Miller on Louis all had fabulous clear rounds in the first round and that placed them in prime position as last team to jump. Unfortunately apart from Holly V they all gained faults which although negated a place at the championships as a team, it did place them 4 th out of 23 and they were rightfully thrilled with their performance.

Sophie Browne on her inexperienced horse, Todd, was our only other entry at the Area 12 competition jumping in the intermediate and although they took a few poles in both rounds Todd grew more confident and improved in each round and Sophie was very pleased with him. A great day all round. Thank you to Judy for her expert managing of the Novice team on the day and all the parents and supporters that make these days possible and so memorable for the members competing. The weather was pretty good too! Congratulations to all of you and thank you for an enjoyable day.

Area Discipline Reports 2016

Area 12 Mounted Games Competition 

WELL DONE to the OBH North Senior PPC (Mounted Games) team on Saturday 16th April 2016 for coming 2nd in their qualifying round and making it to the Zone Final on July 3rd.

A very well done to the OBH North Senior mounted games team who came 2nd at the Prince Philip Cup Areas on Saturday 16 April 2016 and have qualified for Zones.

This is a fantastic achievement for the team in their first year as seniors.  All their dedication to training over the past few months has definitely paid off as the OBH North team were faultless.

The Area competition was hosted by Oakley Hunt North and was held much earlier in the year than normal.  The weather conditions were arctic!  When the team arrived, there was a mixture of sleet and  rain being blown horizontally by a fierce wind.  And the ground was saturated from the rain of the previous days. Not ideal conditions to be competing in!  And very difficult to keep ponies and riders clean for the tack and turnout competition.

However luckily, just before the actual competition began, the wind dropped and the rain stopped.  It was still freezing cold but the competition was able to go ahead.

Well done to Jake, Holly, Rebecca , Ella and Sinead and their ponies Dizzy, Fester, Bambi, Poppy and Tiny Tim.  And a big thanks to Sue Williams and her team for all the training she has given our PPC Team.

Area 12 PPC 2016 Senior Team

Ella Vincett on Poppy, Sinead Murnaghan on Tiny Tim, Rebecca Woolford on Bambi, Holly Vincett on Fester and Jake Molony on Dizzy

WELL DONE to our Senior PPC Mounted Games Team who had a marvellous day at the Zone Finals on Sunday 3rd July at Morton Morrell. They are a young team and have been training very hard. They came a creditable 12th out of 14 teams and hardly made any mistakes.


Area 12 Team Show Jumping Competition at Addington Manor EC on 25th June 2016



Anna Singer on Corclough Lime

Hannah Browne on Jellybean II

Millie Clements-Moore on Index Linked

Holly Vincett on Riley


Emma Hill on Sid

Bethany Howard on Grace


Rosie Ridler on Bold Ranger

Sophie Browne on Royale Legacy

Frederick Ryde on Der Kaiser


Francesca Ryde on Wilman


WELL DONE to all our Branch members who represented us at the Area 12 Team Show Jumping competition. Particularly Freddie Ryde and Der Kaiser who qualified for the Championships after winning the Intermediate Show Jumping class with a fine double clear. Also well done to Anna Singer and Millie Clements-Moore who both got double clears in the Novice to jump off for a final individual placing but unfortunately just missed out. Anna Singer managing a third clear round but just one place outside the qualification placings and Millie going for a very speedy round (not sure she had much choice on Indy!) but with a couple of fences down.







Jake Palmer-Shaw, Olivia Parry. Sophie Griffiths, Sophie Marii


Phoebe Eggs, Evie Clilverd. Holly Palmer-Shaw

Ella Vincett, Jake Molony, Ariana Marii


Sophie Browne, Emma Hill, Hannah Browne, Anna Singer

A cracking day had by all OBH North members involved in the Interbranch Team Show Jumping  at Middlegrove Farm yesterday. There were highs and lows for all competitors but everyone enjoyed their day. Unfortunately there were no team placings for those in the Novice or Grassroots classes but Anna Singer, Hannah Browne and Holly Palmer-Shaw all received rosettes for riding double clear rounds . Highlight of OBH North success was our mini team of Jake Palmer-Shaw, Olivia Parry, Sophie Griffiths and Sophie Marii coming 3rd out of 19 teams. It went to a jump off between four teams all on zero from the two previous rounds and although we finished again on zero points after the jump off the team were beaten into third by faster times. A massive ‘Thank you’ to all parents and supporters who make these things happen and a huge ‘Well done’ to all those who competed; you all looked incredibly smart, showed true team spirit and were all a credit to your Branch and your parents.



Congratulations and thank you to all the OBH North members who have taken part in the various Team competitions at our Area 12 Show jumping shows over the year. It is always wonderful for OBH North to be so well represented and successful, and always a credit to their club. As well as those members already mentioned they include Florence Miller (who unfortunatlely had to miss out on the Grassroots team because of qualification rules but would have been a real asset), Millie and Amy Parry, Jess and Rebecca Birt, Siobhan Murnagh and Isabella Mitchell.


A massive thank you too to the parents who have been roped in as team managers over the year.


A Huge THANK YOU to everyone for supporting, competing, sponsoring and helping at our own annual Branch Show Jumping Show at Bury Farm. It would not have been such a fabulous success without all of you participating in some way. Next years booked for Saturday 7th October 2017.


Area 12 Dressage and Prix Caprilli competition on Sunday 3rd July at Middle Grove Farm.

WELL DONE to all those who represented OBH North at the Area Dressage, Prix Caprilli and Grassroots competition on Sunday 3rd July at Middlegrove Farm. We were well represented in all of the events and although our two Prix Caprilli Teams  did not get placed, as individuals everyone did exceptionally well. Florence Miller gained a second, Olivia Parry 5th, Sophie Griffiths 6th, Sophie Marii-Metuarii 5th, Holly Palmer-Shaw 2nd, Tamsyn Wellington 9th and Jake Palmer-Shaw got ‘Best Boy’ award for his arena.

In the Grassroots dressage our team of older members of Florence Miller  9th, Holly Palmer-Shaw 10th and Sophie Griffiths 3rd came 8th overall and qualified for the Grassroots Regional Championships to be held at Kesoe EC on Sunday 11th September. The younger team were unplaced with Olivia Parry and Tamsyn Wellington both 8th in their arenas, Jake Palmer-Shaw was 11th and Sophie Marii-Metuarii was 15th.

Our Area Novice team of only three members, Anna Singer 4th, Tilly Nutman 3rd and Emma Hill 5th, so all of their scores had to count, came 2nd overall and qualified for the Pony Club Novice Championships in August at Cholmonley Castle in Chester.

The Intermediate team came 8th over all with Hannah Browne 5th, Sophie Browne 7th and both Rosie Ridler and Francesca Ryde 9th in their respective arenas.

In the Open dressage we had Jo Hickman-Dunne who did a cracking test despite the humungous horse flies eating them alive and came first, qualifying for the Pony Club Championships at Cholmonley Castle in Chester. So generally a fabulous day had by all competitors. Very well done all of you.

Prix Caprilli teams 2016

Area Prix caprilli 2016                                                                                           Grassroots dressage team 2016

Novice Area dressage team 2016

For full results please see link – http://branches.pcuk.org/area12/area-competitions/dressage-prix-caprilli-2/

Area 12 Eventing 2016 was held at Offchurchbury near Leamington Spa on 17/07/2016

Firstly a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to all those people who helped and supported in the lead up to, and on the day of the event. Especially Rob Palmer-Shaw who cross country jump judged for nearly 10 hours, ( in total luxury!), and his wife Sue and daughter Holly, who supported the whole day. Also to Liz Brogden and her daughter Tara, who volunteered their services to XC jump judge all day and who after getting held up in stationary traffic for over an hour and a half and were running late, still travelled to the venue only to find that once they arrived they were not going to be needed! A very long way to travel and I am hugely appreciative that they gave up their day for our members in order that they could compete. Also ‘Thank You’ to Cath Cawdron for attending on the day in order to walk the competitors around the cross country and show jumping courses and all those people who helped prepare the 80 packed lunches needed on the day for various volunteers.

The day was hot and sunny and full of massive horse flies but the six OBH North riders who were competing on the day had a very profitable day all round.

The first class to go was the Intermediate sections and Francesca Ryde on Wilman and Rosie Ridler on Bold Ranger were making up a composite team with another Pony Club Branch member. Both had very good dressage scores of 30 and 28.08 penalties respectively. Both had double clears with Rosie just incurring 4.8 time penalties leaving her on a score of 32.88 and 3rd place. Francesca however won her section finishing on her dressage score. Their composite team came 1st but at Intermediate level doesn’t qualify them for the Championships and however with the winners from each section going forward to the Pony Club National Championships, it meant Francesca did qualify. Excellent result from both Francesca and Rosie and very well done.

The Novice team of Anna Singer on Corcough Lime, Hannah Browne on Jellybean II  and Tilly Nutman on Charlies Riddle rode all three of their disciplines in the middle of the day in the blazing sunshine. They had super scores in the Dressage with Anna on 34.17, Tilly on 28.96 and Hannah on 23.13 penalties for an exceptional start to the day as a team. All three jumped clear show jumping with Hannah having luck on her side! Tilly and Hannah both went clear cross country inside the time with Anna just incurring a run out after having a slight speed/steering issue at a tight, downhill, skinny combination but rode a great round bearing in mind she was probably the youngest competitor riding on the day. The team came a fabulous 7th place with both Hannah and Tilly finishing on their exceptional dressage scores, Hannah winning her section and Tilly coming second and both qualifying for the National Pony Club Championships.

Grassroots Eventing competition is a new competition introduced by Pony Club as a stepping stone leading up to Pony Club Novice level. This year is the first year it has been run in all three disciplines and although there are new Regional Finals being held for the qualified teams at Show Jumping and the Dressage there isn’t one for the Eventing this year; but our Area 12 Eventing committee decided to include a Grassroots (80cms) event at our Area 12 qualifiers. Phoebe Eggs on Crystal was our sole Grassroots competitor on the day. She made up a composite team of other Pony Club Branch members and had a blinder of a day’s competition winning her section on her Dressage score of a fabulous 25.48 after riding a super double clear. Unfortunately because of the nature of the Grassroot competition and being in its infancy, ( run here as a trial event), only team prizes were awarded and composite teams were not eligible. But Phoebe had a fabulous experience already for future teams.

What an incredible day for OBH North there may have only been six OBH North competitors but five top three placings with three of those wins! Three members off to the Championships and a great experience for two of our younger riders who will only build on their knowledge gained showing promise for future years.

Well done to everyone involved a super day. Very, very proud.

Helen Browne

DC OBH North

Area Novice Eventing 2016

2016 Novice Area Eventing Team


Area 12 Tetrathlon held on weekend of 9th and 10th July at Rosehill EC and  Thame Leisure Center 2016.

Congratulations to all our members who represented OBH North at the Area competition

Great weekend of riding and the rest! at Rosehill Equestrian. On the Saturday our members swam and shot at Thame.

Our highest scoring shoot was Freddie with an impressive 900 followed by Ariana with 880 and Francesca on 860.

On the swim Ariana scored 986 with Sophie close behind on 960 just tipping Freddie on 956.

The run was very very hard and hilly and not nice. Jake PS was our highest scoring on 820, chased by Freddie on 802 and then Francesca on 732.

There were 3 clear rounds Francesca, Freddie and Jake PS all scoring the maximum of 1400 points.

Our intermediate mixed team of Francesca, Hannah, Sophie and Freddie finished in first place (they were the only team) and gained selection to the Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton in August once again. Freddie finished in first place in all the disciplines and received a cup for finishing in first place. Francesca won the run and the shoot and came first overall. Sophie won the swim but unfortunately didn’t get round the ride. Our team collected the winners cup for the second year running.

In the Junior competition Anna Singer was doing her first junior tetrathlon with the longer distances and times. After a couple of stops on the course Anna finished in 10th place with only 2 of the 11 who entered, going clear. Ariana had a fabulous swim and shoot and although new to tet this year she finished in 9th place. Our junior team were placed 3rd

In the tadpole competition Sophie Maturaii worked steadily in all phases and had a very good ride. Sophie finished in 9th place in the Tadpole competition. Jake Palmer-Shaw also in the tadpole competition was 2nd in the swim and first in the run to finish 2nd overall and he too received a trophy.

Thank you to all of our helpers – we couldn’t have done this without you.


TET Area 12 2016

Area 12 TET 2016

Left to right; Hannah Browne, Jake Palmer-Shaw, Francesca Ryde, Ariana Marii-Metuarii, Freddie Ryde, Anna Singer, Sophie Browne and Sophie Marii-Metuarii

Well done to OBH North team in the 70cms show jumping at Bury Farm on Monday 13th February who came 3rd. Sophie Griffiths, Ella Vincett, Florence Miller and Sophie Mari-Metuarii.


Well done to Hannah Browne and Jellybean II who won their BE 90 Section at Hambledon on Sunday 19th June with a ‘Best in Section’ Dressage score of 23.33 and a double clear unfortunately gaining two penalty points for being 5 seconds faster than the optimum time but finishing on a cracking final score of 25.33 penalties.


Hannah Browne Hambledon.gif



Well done to all the OBH North representatives at the OBH Chiltern Mini ODE held on Saturday 18th June at Bellingdon End.

Excellent results with teams and individuals in the rosettes.


OBH Chiltern Mini ODE 2016


Winners – Sophie Griffiths, Jake Palmer-Shaw, Sophie Marii-Metuarii and Jake Molony

OBH Chiltern ODE

Runners-up – Holly Palmer-Shaw, Ariana Marii-Meturaii (individual), Phoebe Eggs, Florence Miller and Evie Clilverd (not pictured)

RESULTS Dengie Championships 2016 – Well Done to Francesca Ryde on Wilman who just missed out on a rosette in the Dengie Grand Prix Show Jumping Championship on Saturday 2nd April at Addington EC. Francesca made the jump off but her time along with the 8 faults just eeked her out of the prizes. But in the warm up class the partnership came 8th with a clear round. Always a very competitive event and an excellent result for Francesca and Wilman.

Hannah Browne and Jellybean II contested the Dengie Intermediate Dressage Championship on the Sunday 3rd April, again at Addington EC and unfortunately Jelly decided that she would try and make friends with anyone who would listen and spent the whole test calling like a manic beast which did not produce the most pleasing result! But Hannah was very pragmatic and genuinely surprised she had qualified for the final at all. (There’s always next year!)

RESULTS – from Dengie Area 12 Dressage and Show Jumping Finals on March 20th at Addington EC

We had representatives in all three Dengie Dressage Area Finals;

Hannah Browne on Jellybean  and Anna Singer on Lime were contesting the Novice Dressage. Hannah nearly got bucked off in the arena just before the start of her test so did not bode well, and had a rather tense test as a result. Anna however was carrying a nagging shoulder injury from the previous week but held it together and did a very good test, placing her and Lime 4th in a very well represented class. Well done Anna and Lime.

In the Intermediate Dressage were Sophie Browne on Lola and again, Hannah on Jelly. Unfortunately Lola was not ‘playing dressage today’ which was disapointing for Sophie. Jelly redeemed herself with a much better effort and came 2nd qualifying for the Dengie Intermediate Dressage Championships on 3rd April.

Francesca Ryde on Wilman was competing in the Open Dengie Dressage and after a very tense start to the test Wilman relaxed and gained 6th place.

In the jumping Sophie and Lola, Freddie Ryde on Charlie and Francesca on Wilman all jumped in the 1m class. Francesca and Sophie both got 4 faults but Freddie got a double clear and came 4th. Freddie and Francesca then competed in the 1.05 – 1.10m The roles were reversed withFreddie getting 4 faults and Francesca getting clear and coming 3rd which means she has qualified for the Dengie Open Jumping Championships on 2nd April.

Good day had by all and a very well done to all those who competed.


RESULTS from OBH NOrth Dressage Show at Bury Farm on Sunday 6th March 2016

dressage RESULTS 6 March 2016

OBH South Jumping and Dressage Show – 21st November 2015

Last Saturday was possibly the coldest I have EVER been, so it was amazing that so many of our Branch braved the elements to turn up at Bury Farm.

The Dressage was held in their large outdoor arena with significant wind chill. Great performances from Jo Hickman-Dunne (1st in the Dengie Open), Hannah Browne (1st in the Dengie Intermediate) and Rosie Ridler (3rd in the Dengie Intermediate) – all have qualified. In the Dengie Novice, Rosie came 5th and Hannah 6th. Congratulations, hope you have thawed out girls!

In the show jumping arena (thankfully indoors – I don’t think the jumps would have stayed up in the wind otherwise) we had some awesome team performances with a 1st place team in the 65cm (Sophie 6th and Ella 7th), a 1st place team in the 75 cm (Tilly 4th and Evie 6th) and a 2nd place team in the 85 cm (Tilly 4th). Great team work, lots of clear rounds and some lovely individual performances, including a couple members at a show jumping show for the first time on their ponies. We also had the smallest pony there in the whole competition, Sinead’s Tiny Tim, who jumped his socks off! Well done to Sophie Griffiths, Lauren Lockton-Phelps, Sinead Murnaghan, Ella Vincett, Evie Clilverd, Tilly Nutman, Florence Miller, Anna Singer, Phoebe Eggs and Summer Clarke who made up our teams.

We also had lots of members jumping in the Dengie and the 1.05 class, unfortunately a smattering of faults meant just missing out on places and qualifications.

Looking forward to the next show, I know it was too cold to take your gloves off this time but lots of photos next time please!


Winning Team @ 65 cms 21st November 2015

(Ella, Sinead, Lauren and Sophie)







Tilly, Florence and Anna 21.11.2015

(Tilly, Florence and Anna)

 Sinead on Tiny Tim 21.11.2015

                     Sinead on Tiny Tim

Well done to Sophie Griffiths and Chester who won the Chiltern & Thames Summer Dressage Championship in the Intro class on Sunday 1st November 2015 at Bury Farm

Sophie Griffiths


12/10/2015 –  OBH North Show Jumping Show held on Saturday 10th October at Bury Farm – RESULTS;

 Results – Class 1A          Results – Class 1B

Results – Class 2A          Results – Class 2B

Results – Class 3A          Results – Class 3B

Results – Class 4

Results – Class 5

Results – Class 6

Venue booked again for next year for Show Jumping Show on Saturday 8th October 2016. 


South Berks Winter Tri  Report – 19th February 2017

BOYS WANTED  read on..

This competition was organised by an Area 13 club and held at a lovely school venue in Berkshire.

I was very proud of our members today. In the junior section our young team came in 6th with Holly Palmer-Shaw scoring a PB in the run and Ariana Marii-Methuarii a PB in the swim. Holly was our hot shot of the day with a score of 840. We were lucky enough to have Jessica Birt doing her first triathlon to complete our team. Jessica acquitted herself with some solid scores especially in the swim.

We had 3 tadpole members who had to compete in the age group above (mini) for this competition. So for them, the competition was older and bigger and the shooting targets were not static, but turning. Wow, they all did so well, in fact, Sophie Maraii-Metuarii scored a PB in her shoot – unbelievable. They all seemed totally un phased by the shoot and all shot really well.

Rebecca Birt was new to tri this comp and performed so so well, especially in her run and first time shoot.

‘My hat comes off’ to Jake Palmer –Shaw though, who at the age of 9 would have been competing against boys who were already 12. Fabulous run and swim and just needed a few more points in the shoot to gain a place at the National Winter tri final. Jake finished 3rd and that was impressive. Next year Jake – this is all good practise and training for you.

Thank you to Rob and Angie for team managing at different places.

Well done to all of you and to Jessica and Rebecca Birt for your first outing. We need new competitors to fill the teams now all we need is more boys.


Team Manager

Ps watch out for team training run times over Easter. We can do lots to improve our run scores on that nice flat field at Chilterns tet.


A group of 7 members from OBH North ventured to the first triathlon of the year at Thame organised by SOHC.
There were 3 members new to the triathlon Maya and Alayna Khan and Jessica MacQueen. Their shoot results were all very good for the first attempt. Jake Palmer-Shaw was the hot shot of the day with a massive 840.
The run results showed that it must have been a tough course and that a bit of Easter training is a must.
The swim results were pretty good though. Ariana with only another 6m to reach the 8 lengths swam another PB with Holly Palmer- Shaw hot on Ariana’s  heals, smashing her own PB by loads.   Jake also swam a PB an finished the competition in 2nd place. Our junior girls team finished 4th and our youngest member Jessica had a fantastic set of results throughout her first competition.
Welcome to our 3 new competitors – it is lovely to be able to include more members in tet/tri and congratulations to you all for a good start to our year.
Thank you to Sue for team managing.



Congratulations to all our members who represented OBH North at the Area competition

Great weekend of riding and the rest! at Rosehill Equestrian. On the Saturday our members swam and shot at Thame.

Our highest scoring shoot was Freddie with an impressive 900 followed by Ariana with 880 and Francesca on 860.

On the swim Ariana scored 986 with Sophie close behind on 960 just tipping Freddie on 956.

The run was very very hard and hilly and not nice. Jake PS was our highest scoring on 820, chased by Freddie on 802 and then Francesca on 732.

There were 3 clear rounds Francesca, Freddie and Jake PS all scoring the maximum of 1400 points.

Our intermediate mixed team of Francesca, Hannah, Sophie and Freddie finished in first place (they were the only team) and gained selection to the Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton in August once again. Freddie finished in first place in all the disciplines and received a cup for finishing in first place. Francesca won the run and the shoot and came first overall. Sophie won the swim but unfortunately didn’t get round the ride. Our team collected the winners cup for the second year running.

In the Junior competition Anna Singer was doing her first junior tetrathlon with the longer distances and times. After a couple of stops on the course Anna finished in 10th place with only 2 of the 11 who entered, going clear. Ariana had a fabulous swim and shoot and although new to tet this year she finished in 9th place. Our junior team were placed 3rd

In the tadpole competition Sophie Maturaii worked steadily in all phases and had a very good ride. Sophie finished in 9th place in the Tadpole competition. Jake Palmer-Shaw also in the tadpole competition was 2nd in the swim and first in the run to finish 2nd overall and he too received a trophy.

Thank you to all of our helpers – we couldn’t have done this without you.


TET Area 12 2016



Triathlon Report – Area 12 Qualifier at Stoke Mndaville Successful Runners and Riders on 14.02.16 –

Area 12 Tri 2016

This triathlon was a qualifying event for the Winter Triathlon Championship series to be held in March. It was certainly a day of PB’s on this lovely cold and sunny winters day.

Our’ hot shot’ shooter of the competition was Francesca Ryde scoring 840 and challenging her with his bean bag throw, was Jake Palmer Shaw on 880.

Two senior members Francesca and Freddie Ryde both qualified for the Championships in 2nd and 1st place respectively. Hannah Browne finished in 4th place with a respectible shoot and swim.

In the junior competition both Ariana and Holly achieved PB’s in all of their 3 disciplines. Ariana was 3rd in the swim and Holly placed 6th overall. Their team finished 3rd.

Anna Singer in the mini section managed a good PB in her swim cracking the 4 lengths – finally! And finishing 2nd overall. Anna sadly, just missed out on a qualifying place at the Championships.

And Jake – well 3 PBs. Mortified that he was beaten on the run but ran his socks off to achieve a much better time than he has ever had. Proof that good competition will raise your game!. Jake was placed 1st in the bean bag throw and swim and overall 1st.

Fantastic results once again – you never cease to amaze me.

Thank you to Rob and Damon for being officials for the run.

Triathlon Report – SOHC 23/01/2016 –

Five members from OBH North braved the tropical weather and journeyed to Oxford for the first tri of the year. We fielded  a junior girls team for the first time in years with both Holly Palmer-Shaw and Ariana Marii-Metuarii having moved up in their age group and joining Evie Clilverd in the team.

Jake Palmer-Shaw as an U8 swept the board in his event winning the run, shoot and swim medals and winning a first rosette. Everyone swam brilliantly and our club top ‘hotshot’ for last year, Anna Singer, was once again our top scorer today.

The junior girls team finished in a fabulous 2nd place and we look forward to our next event on February 14th.

If any one wants to join us in the triathlon/tetrahlon there is always space for you.

Tri SOHC 23.01.2016


Area Tetrathlon 2016 on weekend of 9th and 10th July 2016 – Riding at Rosehill EC; Shooting , Swimming and Running venue to be confirmed.

Open, Intermediate and Junior Tetrathlon Championships are on 11th – 14th August 2016 at Bishop Burton College, Beverley

If you are interested in representing OBH North at the annual Area competition please fill in the following form;


30/10/2015 – OBH Chiltern Tet and Tri on 17th and 18th October at Quainton Stud

Tetrathlon Update October 2015

Dates for your diary:

Sunday 15th November – Training day for all abilities, newcomers, all ages. Report by Evie Clivard

Triathlon Training day report by Evie Cliverd –  15th November @ Stoke Mandeville

I had a great day at the triathlon training with Phoebe and Anna. Firstly we met our coaches for the swimming and running; these coaches had competed at international level tetrathlon’s (so they knew their stuff). Running was first and we played lots of fun games (bull dog as a warm up) then we learnt the important stretches and tactics for the preparation to run. Swimming was the hardest our warm up was eight lengths!! However I certainly learnt loads on how to improve my stamina, warm up and technique.  Shooting was good practise but I really need to work on it as I came last, however Phoebe and Anna did very well coming joint 1st! Overall the day was really enjoyable as I was learning lots of useful technical tips with my good friends.


Evie and Phoebe have recently started to do tetrathlon and Anna is a ‘well seasoned’ competitor. Speak to our tetrathletes about joining this fun event.


OBH Chilterns Arena  Tetrathlon @ Quainton 17th/18th October

We had a big group of 15 members out this weekend and some very big scores.

We fielded an open girls team. A mini girls and a mixed U8 team.

U8 – Sophie MM, Jasmine O’B and Jake PS: This dynamic team saw Jasmine winning the bean bag shoot and Sophie coming 2nd. Jake won the run with Jasmine in 2nd place with the results turned round the other way for the swim. All 3 had fab rides with the full 1400 points

The team finished 1st and Jasmine won overall with Jake in 2nd place ad Sophie very close behind

Tiddler competition – Tom R. Finishing first in the run and the swim and 3rd in the shoot, Tom rode clear and finished in 1st place overall.

Mini competition – Mia O’B, Ariana MM, Holly PS, Phoebe E, Anna S and Adam R: Spoilt for choice in this comp we had 1 x girl’s team + 1. My overriding vision of this weekend was at the pool when Holly, Adam, Ariana and Phoebe were in the pool at the same time (wearing their new red swim hats) and the competition was very good to watch. Super swims by all 4.

Hats off to Anna for scoring a big 940 in the shoot. Also to Adam and Phoebe for 1000 + points in the run. Mia and Anna for 900+ points in their run. To Ariana, Phoebe, Anna and Adam for clear rides. Adam 2nd in the shoot, run and swim and second overall

In a strong competition Anna came 6th and Phoebe 5th and the mini girls team (Mia, Ariana, Holy and Phoebe) finished in 2nd place. Thank you to Anna for standing down from the team place this time.

Juniors- Evie C and Joe O’B:  In this Junior competition Joe collected all 3 medals for the junior boys class and completed a very good run. Evie improved her swim this time and finished first in the run.

 Seniors – Hannah B, Sophie B ad Jo HD: Some sibling rivalry going on here! Hannah fab shoot and coming 1st. Jo fab run coming 1st  and jumping clear. Sophie fab swim and coming 1st. Overall the team was 1st and there was only 16 points between the sisters.

Well done to all OBH North tour de force

12/10/2015 – Herts Hunt Tet / Tri

Tet pic Sept 2015

WE have a tetrathlon on 17th/18th October and 15 members of OBH North will be competing at Quainton. BUT before that I want to let you know how well we did at our last competition at Stoke Mandeville and Rosehill in mid-September. 11 members took part and 8 of these entered the hunter trials at Rosehill for their tetrathlon ride and the other 3 entered the triathlon.

Riding cross country takes confidence and all our riders are at different levels of experience. Riding cross county for tetrathlon requires passing through a gate and having to open and close the gate and dismounting to negotiate a slip rail. The top score is 1400points for a clear round and special mention should go to Sophie Marii-Metuarii our top scorer with 1340 points and Phoebe Eggs, Holly Palmer –Shaw and Anna Singer who all scored 1000 or more.

At Stoke Mandeville our shooting was hot. Our hot shots this time were Hannah Browne and Anna Singer with 860/1000 and winning their class. Close behind was Holly Palmer-Shaw with a PB of 840. Jake Palmer-Shaw and Sophie M-M also won their class in the bean bag shoot. Evie Clilverd in her first competition came 3rd in her class.

In the pool everyone swam well (it must be training from the summer holidays) as almost everyone swam a PB. Jake was 1st in his swim. Sophie Browne and Phoebe (also on her first tetrathlon comp)  finished 2nd in their class and Jasmine O’Brien touched in in 3rd place.

The run phase was on the athletics track. This suited Evie who had a storming run (1st), Phoebe and Jasmine finishing 2nd and Jake scoring a fab 1024 points for 1st place in his class. Mia O’Brien and Anna had a PB and Ariana Marii-Meturaii was so close to her PB.

The teams positions:

Our U8 team – Jasmine, Jake and Sophie ‘lifted the winners trophy’. With Jake taking all 3 medals in the tri disciplines and Sophie in 2nd place.

The mini team- Anna, Holly, Phoebe, Mia finished with a convincing win with a 2nd/3rd/7th and 8th place respectively. Ariana on the tri finished 10th.

Junior Tet – Evie – 4th

Senior Tri-  Sophie 4th and Hannah 3rd.

Well done to all and Keep On Training.


12/09/2015 – Tetrathlon Report Summer 2015

What a Tetrathlon Summer!

…….and this is where it all began at the Area 12 Tetrathlon competition in July.

Anna Singer has been training for shooting over the past year and scored a high 840 points from her shoot. Anna also ran and swam a PB and with a clear in the x country with a full 1400 points she completed the competition in the mini class, in the rosettes in 4th place.

Our Intermediate mixed team of Hannah Browne, Freddie Ryde (these two are just out of the junior class) and Francesca Ryde were in a team that if successful could qualify for the Pony Club Championships.

Hannah had an excellent swim with Freddie and Francesca both excelling in their swim and run. Freddie completed the x country with a clear score of 1400 points and the culmination of their scores took them into 1st placed mixed team and a place at Bishop Burton in the Tetrathlon Championships in August.

But before then:

Freddie and Francesca went to Ireland to compete making up a team representing England in the Irish Pony Club Championships. Both found the shoot to be their nemesis however Francesca rode a brilliant clear round on a tough and testing course and finished in a fantastic 5th place. Freddie was the best of the England boys in the run and finished in 13th place. The England boys and girls teams both finished in 2nd place. The Ryde family then went onto the Regional Competition. Mike Ryde had already made his name as the official photographer on the back of the Ireland experience. In the words of Michaela ‘both Francesca and Frederick competed hard and partied equally enthusiastically and responsibly, so as not to jeopardize their personal performances’.

Once again the shoot was not up to standard but both made up for this in other disciplines. Francesca produced another PB in the swim and both had a good run over a hilly and ‘proper ‘ cross country running course with Freddie finishing 5th. The ride was challenging with all jumps either up, down or across a hill; were a skinny or had some element of surprise. Francesca rode a text book clear and Freddie went clear with a couple of time faults. Francesca finished 17th (and 2nd highest placed Central England girl) and her team came 6th. Freddie finished in 12th place (which is brilliant as he is a 16yr old competing against 21 yr olds) with a team place of 4th.

Michaela wrote ‘ the Regionals definitely have the best parties (parents included) and the best team atmosphere’. Well parents just gotta have fun too! And one week later……….they were off to the……

Pony Club Tertrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton and joined by Hannah Browne to complete the OBH North intermediate team. Fran and Hannah had good shoots. Freddie did a storming run. All swam close to their PB’s and Freddie and Francesca both rode clear. As individuals Freddie was 6th and Francesca 7th. To add the icing on the cake the OBH North team finished in 3rd place with a rosette, silver salva and a picture on the podium.

Big shout out for the parents who do the miles and hours to support our members at competitions. The Pony Club do a great job each year at these ‘big’ events and are well worth the time and effort. The hours put in as a young member in getting a good solid grounding at a discipline or two will pay dividends later on. Go on join Tetrathlon  – you know you will love it!

Jill Hickman

OBH North Tetrathlon Manager

02/09/2015 – Senior Regional Tetrathlon Report by Fred Church from Old Berkeley Pony Club

13/09/2014 – Very well done to Sofia Sjoborg, Bonar Coakley and Freddie and Francesca Ryde who were all representing our Branch at the Blenhiem Pony Club Team Eventer Trial Challenge yesterday at Blenheim International Horse Trials. They were placed 5th out of 45 teams in what is a very hard fought competition. Absolutely brilliant.

 Blenhiem team


Open and Intermediate Championships at Cholmondley Castle Cheshire 15th – 18th August 2014.

We had a splattering of OBH North Branch members qualified and competing for various disciplines over the four days of the Pony Club Championships at Cholmondley Castle in Cheshire and all did exceptionally well.

Bonar Coakley on Drumbeat IV was invited to compete at the Intermediate Dressage Championships on a wildcard after narrowly missing out on qualifying in second place at the area’s and competed on the first day of the Championships.  He did a great test and won his arena on a score of 75.16%. Bonar then had to compete in the ‘ride-off’ against the eleven other winners and runners up combined from all six arenas to find the ultimate winner.  Bonar was first to ride of the twelve competitors involved and had the worst of the weather but achieved a fabulous score of 72.58% and had a nail-biting wait for the remaining riders to complete. He was ultimately piped at the post but came a fabulous second place and got his podium moment. A wonderful achievement and very proud moment for Bonar and Drumbeat IV. Congratulations.

India Sheridan on DHI Smart Move was competing in the Elite Rider Dressage competition and the Open Dressage to Music. Both these competitions are open to anyone wishing to compete and are not a culmination of any qualifiers. India did exceptionally well winning both competitions with 68.68% in the Elite Rider Test and 79.67% in the Open dressage to Music. India also had a ride-off in the dressage to music which she also won with 76.67%. Well done India and DHI Smart Move and congratulations.

Prince Phillip Cup Junior team of Hayden Waller, Jake Barton, Jake Molony, Ella Vincett and Jaimsye Bailey had qualified at the Zone Finals for their respective Championship and competed on the Sunday. They were very excited at qualifying and did very well coming 11th in session one and then in the Runners Up Final achieving 5th place. Like all our Branch members they turn themselves out exceptionally well and all the hard work paid off as they achieved a very well earned 3rd place in the tack and turnout competition. So a fabulous weekend for the Junior PPC Team who should be very pleased with themselves. Very well done.

Francesca Ryde and Wilman qualified for the Intermediate Eventing Championship on the Sunday and considering Wilman’s ‘low mileage’ competing at any eventing so far in his career he took it all in his stride. He scored a credible 37.3 dressage which although Francesca thought was slightly disappointing but was proportionate with the rest of the section and by no means a ‘bad’ score. Wilman unfortunately took the first pole down in the show jumping but redeemed himself cross country as went clear within the time and ultimately finished on 41.3 penalties for a fabulous 12th place and just out of the rosettes. Fantastic achievement for a young partnership. Well done.

Sofia Sjoborg and Contessa qualified as an individual for the Open Eventing Championship,  jumping on the Monday. They did a very good test landing 34 dressage penalties and placing them in the top three. Unfortunately the combination had two down in the show jumping but went clear round the cross country with 0.4 time faults leaving them on a total score of 42.04 penalties and a fabulous 5th place in their section.

Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton College in Hull 19th – 21st August 2014

Junior Tetrathlon Championships were represented by Frederick Ryde and Der Kaiser and Hannah Browne and Jellybean II.  This was the first year that the Juniors had a Tetrathlon Championship to qualify for and both Freddie and Hannah did so as individuals in their final year as Junior competitors. Both did exceptionally well in their own personal efforts to gain points.  The cross country course was hilly, technical with many combinations and skinnies and up to height. Freddie had a great run coming 6th with 4.52 secs over 1500m round fields and through woods and a clear round cross country. Along with his shooting and swimming score overall he came a fantastic 4th place. Hannah had an above average shoot, a reasonable swim, a fabulous clear round cross country and improved on her run, which she struggles with, so was very pleased with her all-round performance and her young horses performance and finished 67th out of 91 entrants. 

Francesca Ryde on Wilman who had hot footed it from the Pony Club Intermediate Championships in Cheshire direct to Hull and Sophie Browne on Royale Legacy both qualified as individuals for the Intermediate Tetrathlon Championships. Sophie had a mediocre shoot, a good swim, an improved run but unfortunately a disappointing ride culminating in an elimination and a handful of points which put her down the line of the 93 entrants. Francesca had a good shoot of 900 points (out of a 1000), an average swim, good run and a lovely clear round giving her 14th place in a competitive field.

A fabulous venue and a great bunch of competitors but a full on few days that saw some heavy rain showers in between the sunny bits! Everyone enjoyed their competition and the experience of being the first competitors at the first ever Junior Championship.

Novice Championships at Kelsall Hill EC in Cheshire 23rd and 24th August 2014

Novice Show Jumping Team – Hazel Cozens and Good Time Charlie, Millie Clements-Moore on Glydebourne Miss Dunwoody, Rosie R idler on Billy Beetroot and Hannah Browne on Jellybean II were our Branch’s qualified Novice Show Jumping Team at the Championships.  Hannah and Jelly had travelled across country from the Tetrathlon Championships in Hull direct to Cheshire on the Thursday preceding the Novice Championships that commenced on the Saturday. It had been very wet, cold and windy and nothing had changed on the morning of the competition but it dried out in time for   team’s first round of jumping although the ground was very cut up. A twisty, technical course built on the side of a hill  was a real challenge. Hazel and Shaggy got an unfortunate 8 faults, with both Millie and Tess and Rosie and Billy both with one pole down each and Hannah and Jelly going clear leaving our team with 8 faults going into the second round. The second round was bigger, more colourful and more hilly although drier! Hazel and Shaggy had to work hard but finished with 12 faults and sometime faults, Millie and Tess went clear, Rosie and Billy just took one pole and unfortunately Jelly showed her tiredness by taking out three poles for 12 faults. The team finished with a score of 24 faults and came 25th out of 44 teams.  Slightly disappointing for a nano second but a very credible performance by all four riders and their mounts and a very enjoyable first experience of the Novice Championships for all the riders and their horses in some testing conditions.

Hannah Browne and Jellybean II qualified as individual eventing competitors at the Novice Championships and had a very busy weekend as having jumped two rounds of show jumping for the OBH North team earlier in the afternoon on the Saturday the combination then had to gather themselves together to perform their eventing dressage test at 6.30pm and were the penultimate competitor’s for their section so late on in the day.  Hannah was pleased with Jelly’s test but then very disappointed with the score of 36.4 penalties; but considering all the young horse had done that day and the preceding week, it was a credible mark. On Sunday morning Hannah and Jelly had their jumping sections. They jumped a clear round show jumping and a fabulous clear round cross country finishing on their dressage score and placed 16th. Very pleased with such a young horse who took it all in her stride although tired from her busy week.

Amazing Championships all round for OBH North Branch represented by a range of riders and their horses and ponies across a selection of disciplines showing  the diversity of our Branch and its members.  Some have had a challenging time but I am sure despite any disappointments they all had a most wonderful experience and they should all be very proud of their achievements whether placed or not, just qualifying for and completing at, any Championship, in any discipline, is an amazing achievement. Well done and congratulations to all of you and hope it has inspired you and all our other Branch members  for the future.

Thank you so much to all those parents and trainers and helpers who put so much into the children being able to compete. It was very hard work doing back-to-back Championships but very rewarding and I am very proud of all those who represented our Branch at all the Championships as all the riders, horses and accompanying entourage coped admirably and could not have managed without the generosity of others who made the logistics possible.

Thank you to everyone involved. Very well done to all the competitors and ‘thank you’ for being such a credit to our Branch



MANY CONGRATULATIONS to our OBH North  Senior PPC Mounted Games team who
competed together extremely well last Sunday 2nd March at the Romney Marsh
friendly competition.  This was held in a wonderful indoor arena at Bodiam,
Kent.  Unfortunately, there was no commentary (they needed Christine Hern
there!) so it was really difficult to keep track of which final we were
going to make.

The all -girl team of April Bailey, Milly Clements-Moore, Ashleigh Mitchell,
Rosie Ridler and Lily Vincett ran against 3 other teams in the second heat,
one of which went on to win the overall competition.  After winning one race
and coming second in all the other seven races they found themselves in the
A Final.  The final was very strongly contested and we finished a very
creditable third out of twelve teams.

WELL DONE GIRLS especially as this was your first time competing in a team
together and also a big thank you to Mums and Dads who got the team to the
competition on time and very well turned out.

We all look forward to the Atherstone friendly in two weeks time.



Report and Results from Pony Club Camp 2014

Hot and sunny July at Rosehill Equestrian situated on the South Oxfordshire/ Berkshire boarders. This has proved a fantastic venue for our main club camp this year with plenty of flat work areas: dressage arenas and show jumping arena on a surface, a good spread of cross country jumps and ample space for camping, stabling and horse box parking. Plus, equally good facilities for eating, playing and learning to look after our ponies.

Arriving on the Tuesday afternoon the campers settled their ponies into the temporary stables, met their stable group members and then set themselves up into the tents. After tea and an initial camp meeting then putting the ponies to bed, we went for a tour of the Rosehill estate to see where all the lessons would be taking place and ‘walk the cross country course’ before  bed time. Of course, bed did not come easily on this first evening!

On the Wednesday morning the first group was ready to feed and muck out before 5am! (probably very short of sleep) and our 5 instructors and under 10 riders arrived from 8am to grab some breakfast before the to start the day . Every day started with a tack and turnout inspection with the rest of the riding group, followed by flatwork, show jumping or a cross country lesson. Stable management sessions were organized to help all members with the D, D+ and C tests. This was our programme for the next few days as the flatwork sessions progressed into the dressage tests for the final day, the show jumping prepared for the competition and the cross country sessions sought to prepare the course to be ridden on the final day of camp (Saturday) at the One Day Event.

After putting the ponies to bed our evenings were made up of playing rounders, an apple bobbing competition, a quiz evening and a 1day event: tack cleaning, plaiting and pony scrubbing evening. The camp members were great fun to be with throughout this time and although we had a few late nights and early mornings, messy tents, sleeping in their clothes, water fights, tears, dirty teeth, uncleared tables, uneaten sandwiches, gutsy riders, helpful stable lads, squash and water by the litre, helpful senior helpers: the members had fun, were safe and hopefully leant loads more about looking after their ponies in a variety of situations.

Results from camp

Throughout the camp points are awarded for a variety of reasons and I have attempted to collect these together from the pieces of paper that I have in my possession – apologies if I have missed you out or made a wrong interpretation.

The stable groups were a mixed group of ages and riding ability and there were 5: Connemara, Welsh, Dartmoor, Shetland and Exmoor

The riding groups numbered 1 – 6. Linda instructing groups 1 and 2, Hayley with group 3, Pam group 4, Phillip group 5 and Catherine (OBHN Chief instructor) group 6.

Stable and Store inspection – this was carried out every evening and points given to the stable group for the tidiness of the stable area and store room.

1st WELSH = 66points

2nd DARTMOOR = 63points

3rd CONNEMARA = 53points

=4th SHETLAND and EXMOOR = 49points

Stable group Tack and Turnout – this result was a combination of the morning T&T positions for the week between the stable groups.


Total Stable group result – this was a combination of the T&T/dressage and ODE placings


Quiz winners – WELSH team

Riding Group results – top 4

Group 1 and 2





T and T Mara Waller Charlie Woodrow Jasmine O’Brien Holly Torrone Adams
Dressage Mara Waller Jasmine O’Brien Olivia Parry Maisey Gubb
ODE Mara Waller Maisey Gubb Holly Torrone Adams Charlie Woodrow
Group 3 and 4





T and T Holly Palmer-Shaw Taila Clarke Ella Vincett Mis O’Brien
Dressage Mia O’Brien Beth Howard Sinead Murnagh Holly Palmer-Shaw
ODE Mia O’Brien George Haig Jake Mollony Ella Vincett


Group 5 and 6





T and T Florence Miller Emma Hill Anna Singer Zoe Hill
Dressage Emma Hill Georgia Woodrow Anna Singer Rebecca Woodford
ODE Georgia Woodrow Anna Singer Hadley Clarke Emma Hill


Overall Camp results:

Mini Camp award: Charlie Woodrow

Junior Camp award: Ella Vincett

Camp cup: Florence Miller

Tonka cup (most helpful member): Zoe Hill

Spotty award (best pony): Sir Darcy

Natalie Jarvis award (rider who most loves their pony): Evie Cliverd

A few thank you’s:

Richard who owns and runs Rosehill Equestrian and who has been very helpful, efficient and lovely in organizing the facilities for camp.

To Helen Browne and Sally Singer who organized the finer details of what, when and where and who took 4 days off from work to camp and look after OBHN members at camp. Without them camp would not have happened

Georgie Clarke who camped with me all week and provided any day to day provisions required.

Sally Singer for first aid on all cross country lessons and the ODE day

Jenny Martin for the scoring and awards

Sally Cahill, Sarah Molony and Ellen Kilchmann for camping support

Senior members Sophie Browne, Hannah Browne, Rosy Smith and Hazel Cozens for their work with our lead rein groups and general help throughout

Tammy Woodrow for the use of her lorry

Parents who supplied tents, supported the ODE by jump judging, dressage writing and reading and being collecting ring stewards.

Our 5 instructors who worked with our members improving their riding and confidence, their understanding of pony care and having fun along the way.


Jill Hickman

21/02/2014 dressage_scores_21_feb_2014 for OBHN DRESSAGE SHOW at Patchetts EC