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Old Surrey & Burstow Pony Club Team and Individual Show Jumping incl Dengie Qualifiers – Sunday 8th September 2019

The schedule and entry forms are now available for the OS&B’s Team and Individual Show Jumping competition at Felbridge Showground on Sunday 8th September. 



Classes from x-poles to Dengie Winter League Qualifiers. 

All Dengie Classes will be run in accordance with the 2019 PC SJ Rule Book and the Dengie PC Winter League SJ Rules 2019/2020 available on Pony Club Website.

Entries close 4th September 2019.

Entries to Mrs Rowan Harding Twinsfield Lampool Road Fairwarp TN22 3DT. 07796 423 029 rowanandkeithharding@gmail.com

Times available 6th September on the OS&B website

NB: Passports must accompany all horses/ponies attending this event and vaccinations must be in accordance with the Pony Club Show Jumping Rulebook 2019. 

Saddlery talk/demo with Vicky Delasalle – 29th August

Vicky has very kindly offered to do a talk and demo at the OS&B Pony Club Rally on the 29th August, and it is definitely not one to miss!

She is a Society of Master Saddlers fitter, and is currently a master saddler at the Royal Mews.

There will be no charge for this as Vicky is kindly donating her time free of charge.

Vicky will be explaining how good fitting saddles and bridles can make a world of difference and you do not need to spend a fortune to achieve this! She will bring a selection of saddles to try on a well-behaved volunteer pony so you can see the difference they make.

She will be letting you loose on some saddles that you can take apart and see what they are made up of, and she is also going to talk about careers in the saddler industry.

It will be great fun, and we hope to see as many of you there as possible! Book in for the rally as usual on the Online Rally Bookings page. 

Pony Club 90th Anniversary

This year is a very special year for the Pony Club because it is its 90th anniversary. The Old Surrey and Burstow was one of the six founding Branches of the Pony Club – so we have been around since the very beginning!

To celebrate the 90th anniversary Saturday 3rd August has been selected to be an International Anniversary Celebration Day titled ” Ride Around the World”. Area 11 has decided to celebrate this at Hickstead, since a lot of our members will already be competing there at the SDH Pony Club Show Jumping Competition.

All members who are not competing are invited to come along on foot and join in a massive picnic and at a suitable break between SJ rounds, everyone is invited to enter the historic Hickstead main arena on foot where we are going to try to make a massive number “90” out of all the members present. Edward Bunn is kindly arranging a drone to photograph/video us from above to capture the moment!

Members are required to wear their Pony Club ties & shirts/sweatshirts on the day. We will also have an OS&B designated picnic area (BBQs are only allowed if they are off the ground and gas powered).

As you can imagine the task of organising this event with hundreds of children is going to be be challenging, so it would be great to have as much help as possible from OS&B members on the day.

We hope as many members as possible will be able to come along and be a part of Pony Club history! Please contact Caroline Matthews to let her know if you can attend. 

Connect with the Countryside

Thank you to the group of dedicated OS&B members who gave a wonderful display at the Connect with the Countryside event at the South of England Showground. 

Connect with the Countryside offers primary school pupils the opportunity to learn all about food, farming, the countryside and the environment. Many of the children had never been near a horse before, and they loved getting the opportunity to pat and stroke our lovely Pony Club ponies. 

Thank you to all the members who took part in this brilliant display, you were a credit to the branch and have hopefully inspired some children to find out more about riding and the Pony Club!

Area Eventing 7th July 2019

Very proud of all our OS&B eventers yesterday at Area Eventing. All rode brilliantly and had such a lovely day together. Congratulations to you all.

In the PC100 Sarah Gordon was 1st, and Charlotte Vickery was 6th, and they have both qualified for the Pony Club Championships at Cholmondley Castle in August! Charlotte and Sarah have both been active members of our branch for many years so we are so proud that all their hard work on their lovely horses has paid off. 

In the PC90 Ed Daniell was 3rd, Alice Shoesmith 5th, Tia Holland 8th and 10th, and Daisy Dogger and Abi Seal both had double clears. The team was 9th overall. It was great to see such lovely riding from all our members in this section, particularly out on the cross country course.

Very well done all our riders, horses and parents – a huge amount of hard work and dedication goes into competing at this level, but it is such a rewarding discipline when it comes together.

Area Dressage – Sunday 23rd June 2019

Huge congratulations to the 12 OS&B members who competed at Area Dressage at Felbridge on Sunday. It proved to be a very long day for most, and all classes were highly competitive, with around 25 competitors in each arena. However, it was lovely to see great team spirit from everyone with lots of smiling and laughing children.

Top marks go to our Regional Qualifier team of Fi, Rebecca, Gracie, and Eva who all pulled off great tests to finish 2nd overall as a team. This means that they have qualified for the Regional Championships at Horseheath at the end of August!

Individual placings were also good, with Fi coming 1st, 3rd, and 5th on her three ponies, Rebecca coming 2nd, and Gracie coming 5th. Our other competitors were just out of the placings, but it was wonderful to see such Pony Club spirit from everyone on the day.

Our Novice team of Tia, Ed, Charlotte & Daisy were placed 4th overall as a team out of more than 20 teams. Individually Tia was 2nd in her arena, narrowly missing out on a qualifying place for the Pony Club Championships, and Charlotte was 4th. Ed and Daisy also did lovely tests, really showing that all the rallies and instruction are paying off.

West Kent Sevenoaks Show Jumping – 2nd June 2019

We had lots of OS&B show jumpers out representing the branch at the West Kent Sevenoaks show jumping competition on 2nd June, with lots of great results!

Daisy, Lottie, Miranda, and Tilly kicked things off with a team 2nd in the x-poles class, with Miranda also coming individual 6th. 

Evie, Lucinda, Eva, and Caspar then came team 4th in the 55cm class, with Caspar picking up individual 2nd after a great clear round. Tilly also had a great clear round as an individual. 

Ruby joined a mixed team in the 75-80cm class to finish team 2nd, and Holly finished individual 2nd in the 85-90cm class. 

Finally, Alice and Holly finished 2nd in the 95-100cm class as part of a mixed team. 

Well done everyone, it’s lovely to see such good results from our members!


West Kent Sevenoaks Dressage Show – 2nd June 2019

All those dressage lessons at the summer evening rallies have clearly been paying off for the OS&B because our dressage teams took the top three places in the Grassroots Dressage at the West Kent Sevenoaks Dressage Show!

Huge well done to  Fi, Rebecca, Gracie, and Ruby who took 1st place, Caspar, Evie, and Fi for taking second, and Eva, Lucinda, Harley, and Fi for taking third. Fi, Rebecca, Lucinda and Miranda also won the Introductory dressage as a team.

Big thanks also goes to Pippa and Jean for organising the entries and for helping the teams on the day. 


OS&B Branch Show Sunday 28th July 2019

The schedule is now available for the OS&B branch show on Sunday 28th July 2019: Branch show 2019 schedule 29_05_2019

This fun show is only open to OS&B members, and you can enter as many classes as you like for £15 per pony/rider combination, £10 per additional pony.

The 0verall points championship prizes will be awarded at the end of the day. (Points will be awarded based on placings in each class). The winner of each age group receives a sash with rosettes for everyone.

All enquiries to Liz Matthews on 07767 157 073 (evenings/weekends only) or email elizabethmatthews500@gmail.com.

Area Horse & Pony Care – 19th May 2019

Congratulations to all of our OS&B members who competed at the Area Horse & Pony Care competition on 19th May.

A massive well-done to our mini team who won their section and have qualified for the Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle in August!

Our junior team also did very well coming 3rd out of 12 teams competing at a very high standard.