Sunday May 26, 2019





Dear Members,


This page is where you will find any new information and news about The Branch.

If you would like to add anything to the NEWS PAGE please email Helen Proctor at



Sunday 19th May 



competition score sheets 2019 ODE

competition score sheets 2019 Show Cross

competition score sheets 2019 Hunter Trial






               Sunday 19th May



SNPC Open Competition May 2019“


*****SNPC VIDEO*****


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 **** South Northumberland Mounted Games Friendly*****

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2019 



******SNPC 100 Club*******

Pick a number and win cash!

It’s your last chance to get the last few numbers left….!

at £10 a number….!


1st three numbers will be drawn at the Combined Training Rally on

3rd January 2019.

1st £40

2nd £20

3rd £10

Followed by 2 further chances.

No more numbers will be available from 15th December 2018.

 Please email Carolyn Courage –

 Many Thanks!




Thursday 3rd January at West Park

Wednesday 20th February at Park End

Saturday 23rd March at Park End


They will run to the same format as last year with a 45mintue flat work session fb 45 minute jumping session.

Cost is £10

Please can members contact Mandy to book into these rallies, either by email: or tel: 07875 107320

These rallies are very popular so please respond by Monday 17th December if you are interested.



SJ 31.10.18 Results



Halloween Show Jumping at West Park

Just to say thank you to everyone there who gave up their day to make this such a fun competition for the children.

Also many thanks to all for their kind donations of prizes.

Many congratulations to Barbie Clarkson who has been appointed onto the Pony Club HQ Visiting Coaches list.


We had a number of Teams competing on 23rd September in the CFHN Team Show Jumping at Greenlands:

Red Team: Fern Anderson, Connie Henderson, Charlotte Wilson and Martha Jones.

White Team: Erin Smith, Erin Savage, Erika Rayson and Sophie Weedol.

Blue Team: Charlotte Wilson, Martha Jones, Josh Martin-Ivory and Rebecca Conley.

This was a great day out with the Red Team coming 3rd in the 70cms and our late entry team of Rebecca Conley, Sophie Weedal, Erica Rayson and Fern Anderson coming 2nd in the 90cms.

Well done and thank you to all our Competitors.

This weekend is the Scottish Tetrathlon Championships. Abbie Foster and Cameron Crawford are competing as the only English Competitors!

Also competing in the “ Go for Gold Dream Teams ” are Phillip Crawford in the Run/Swim section, Neil Foster Shooting and Lisa Foster attempting a 1400 score.

All our best wishes go with all of them for a successful and fun weekend.

Heather McDonald






The Pony Club National Championships were held at Cholmondely Castle, Cheshire from Friday 17th August until Tuesday 21st.

Friday 17th: Emi Rowell had her young horse in both the Open Novice Dressage and Open Novice Show Jumping competitions as riders who have competed at Open levels can still compete at the Championships with their young horses. Emi was 3rd in the Dressage and 5th in the Show Jumping and hopes to have him at the Championships next year at a higher level.

The Novice Show Jumping team of: Ella Pigg, Sally Dent, Abby Foster and Ava Marsden is an up and coming young team who gained good experience at their first National Championships. 

Our Individual Novice Show Jumper Jemima Stewart was clear in her first round but had an unfortunate pole down in the second which put her out of the rosettes. She came 26th in a class of 66 – well ridden Jemima.

Saturday 18th: Our Open Dressage team of: Susie White, Maddie Oliver, Gemma Burville and Lizzie Dodd all rode very good Tests which were a pleasure to watch. Susie White came 4th in her Arena which is a great achievement. 

Our Open Individual Show Jumper Gemma Burville and her pony Paris had an unfortunate fall and so retired. Great credit to Gemma and thanks to Kellie Davidson Gemma’s other horse Murphy came over to Cholmondely and so we still had an Open Eventing Team.

Our Intermediate Senior Mounted Games team of: Ella Pigg, Tessa Stephenson, Sally Dent, Jemima Stewart and Ava Marsden came a brilliant 1st in an exciting and nail biting competition. I am so pleased for them and their connections who have spent many weekends in cold soggy fields at Games competitions. This definitely made it all worthwhile.

Our Games Pairs: Jess Henderson and Anna Bailey also had a good competition coming 8th.

Well done all our Games players and their Trainer Lisa Quinn. Next year HOYS?

Our Individual PC 90 Eventers : Ella Pigg (who left the games arena to go straight into her show jumping event) and Findlay Marsden had mixed fortunes. Ella came 15th and Findlay was in a good position until the penultimate cross country fence when he and Manfred parted company. Both of these riders are our eventers of the future.

Sunday 19th: Our Intermediate Individual Show Jumper : Will Quinn had two good rounds although he was just out of the rosettes.

Meanwhile our Senior Horse and Pony Care team : Olivia Shovlin, Anna Sewell and Susie White came 8th. There was a big entry in this prestigious competition and so very well done to them.

Monday 20th: Intermediate Team Show Jumping – this was a marathon competition starting at 8am and finishing at 6.30pm. There were thirty seven teams in all. Emily Davidson had two lovely clear round and collected her rosette for that. Megan Coburn’s first round was clear but she had an unlucky pole down in the second. Lucy Bailey and Will Quinn both had rounds that were good enough to gain the team 7th place out of 37 which was a great credit to them all.

Our PC 110 Open Eventing team of Jack Donaldson, Gemma Burville (10th in her arena) and Maddie Oliver (8th in her arena) finished 7th out of 17 teams. All rode beautifully clear across country over a big course with some tricky corners and angles and good galloping ground. Exceptionally well ridden all three.

Tuesday 21st: Our two PC 100 eventers Libby Colmer and Lucy Bailey each had an unfortunate pole down in the show jumping but went clear in the cross country putting Lucy into 17th place and Libby into 18th,  both riding stylishly and taking no L fences.

In the Dressage to Music Lizzie Dodd came 21st riding a lovely test which she had choreographed herself ( on her ex race horse).

As always at the National Championships this year was no exception. There was a great team spirit with everyone supporting and helping each other – something our Branch excels at. Thank you so much to all our competitors and their families for all your dedication, time and hard work in getting yourselves and your ponies to such a high standard. 

Very many thanks also to Ashley Suddes for her time in training the show jumpers and eventers and to Carolyn Barber for co-ordinating the dressage, Barbie Clarkson for co-ordinating the eventing training and training the dressage and with Gini giving their support at the Chmpionships. Thank you to Carolyn Shovlin and Pat Sewell for co-ordinating the Horse and Pony Care Teams. Thanks also to Commander Galpin for being at the Championships throughout.

Heather McDonald 



This weekend the Pony Club National Championships are being held at Cholmondely Castle, Cheshire starting on Friday 17th August and lasting until Tuesday 21st. Our Branch’s many qualifiers for these are preparing to set off down the M6.

Day 1: On Friday 17th in the Open Novice Dressage and in the Open Novice Show Jumping we have Emi Rowell, in the Novice Individual Show Jumping we have Jemima Stewart and in the Novice Team Show Jumping our Team is: Ella Pigg, Sally Dent, Abby Foster and Ava Marsden.

Day 2: Saturday 18th in the Open Team Dressage our Team is: Susie White, Maddie Oliver, Gemma Burville and Lizzie Dodd. Gemma Burville is also in the Open Individual Show Jumping. In the PC90 Eventing Individual  qualifiers are Ella Pigg and Findlay Marsden. Our Intermediate Mounted Games Team of: Jemima Stewart, Ava Marsden, Ella Pigg, Tessa Stephenson and Sally Dent are competing as are our Games Pairs : Jess Henderson & Anna Bailey.

Day 3: Sunday 19th We have Will Quinn in the Intermediate Individual Show Jumping and also competing is our Horse and Pony Care Senior Team of Olivia Shovlin, Anna Sewell and Susie White.

Day 4: Monday 20th In the PC110 Open Eventing are Gemma Burville, Jack Donaldson and Maddie Oliver. Also qualified for this class but unable to compete due to unsound horses are Philippa Nixon and Gini Clarkson. Also competing is our Intermediate Show Jumping Team: Megan Coburn, Lucy Bailey, Emily Davidson and William Quinn.

Day 5: Tuesday 21st In the PC 100 Eventing our two Intermediate Individual girls: Libby Colmer and Lucy Bailey bring our Branch’s Champs to a close.

All our best wishes go with them for a successful and enjoyable Championships.

Heather McDonald



The Regional Championships competition was held at the Ian Stark Centre where there were very large entries in all disciplines.

In the Dressage competition on Friday competing for the South Northumberland as Individuals were Megan Fort and Annie Davidson At 8 and 9 years respectively they were easily the youngest competitors. They both did very nice tests and although not in the rosettes this was a very good experience for these two future winners.

On Saturday was the turn of our Eventing team of Annie Davidson (29 Dressage), Katy Forster (35.2 Dressage), Charlotte Wilson (39.8 Dressage) and Oli Courage (39.2 Dressage). They did very well with such a big entry to come 11th. All had fun across country. The course was more testing than last year and all our competitors rode it well and with style. Charlotte Wilson had a double clear on her Fell pony.

Our two Individuals Abbie Forsythe and James Britton each came 14th  in their respective Arenas having both jumped immaculate clear Cross Country rounds.

On Sunday we had three Individuals in the Show Jumping competition : Abbie Forsythe, Annie Davidson and Connie Henderson and although each had a clear round only double clear rounds were in the rosettes. 

It should be noted that Annie Davidson at 9 years did brilliantly at Areas to qualify in all three disciplines.

Thank you to all our competitors for their excellent horsemanship and turnout at this competition and their supportive families and a massive Thank You to Kellie Davidson for her training, co-ordination and support over the weekend.

The National Tetrathlon Championships also took place this weekend at a super new venue at Off Church, Warwickshire.

Our Open Mixed Team of Katy Bailey, Will Quinn and Jack Donaldson did extremely well to win  having all gone clear across country. Jack came 5th individually and for the second year running was given an award for being the youngest competitor in the Open competition. We can be very proud of these three – to win at a National level is very special.

We had two Intermediate Individuals : Cameron Crawford did well to come 16th and the Area 2 Team he was in came 7th. Abby Foster, although not in the placings, rode a super clear round.

Our two Juniors Ella Pigg and Will Bailey, although not placed, put up a good show and will have gained good experience for next year.

As always thank you all, including parents, for all your hard work training and for representing our Branch to such a high standard. Also very many thanks to Niki Martin-Ivory for co-ordinating training etc. and to Mandy Donaldson  for all the many hours she gives to the sport and to Commander Galpin for his help and support.

It is always good to see our members mixing so well with competitors from other Branches and Areas.

Heather McDonald



This weekend we have Games Teams off to the Zone Finals in Lanarkshire:

Senior Team: Ava Marsden, Tessa Stephenson, Ella Pigg, Jemima Stewart and Sally Dent

Pairs: Jess Henderson and Anna Bailey

Ella Pigg and Jemima Stewart

Junior Team: Sarah Willey, Megan Fort, Brandon Fort, Nancy Pigg, Toby Stephenson and Bea Stephenson 

Well done to all for qualifying and all our very Best Wishes go with you for a successful weekend.

The Senior Regional Tetrathlon Championships are also held this weekend at Melton Mowbray.

Representing the Northern Area from our Branch are:  Katie Bailey, Jack Donaldson, Will Quinn, Abby Foster and Cameron Crawford.

Congratulations for being selected to represent the Northern Area and Best Wishes for success from the Branch.

Heather McDonald



Area 2 Eventing took place last Sunday at Warwick Hall. The South Northumberland Branch had an exceptionally good show of entries from the Open Class to the Grassroots. The heat and the hard ground made the Competition even more of a challenge than usual with ice packs on ponies’ legs between phases being the order of the day.

Our Open Team of Gemma Burville (3rd), Jack Donaldson (4th) and Maddie Oliver (6th) came 2nd overall and have qualified for the National Championships at Cholmondely. We were the first Team with all Members from one Branch. Georgina Clarkson missed taking part this year due to her horse having a bruised foot. Georgina has an automatic qualification to the Championships through having four clear BE Novice runs. Georgina was however there on her feet supporting her Team.  Open Novice Susie White (3rd)

Our Intermediate Team of Libby Colmer (4th), Lucy Bailey and Katie Wood each came (6th) in their Arenas and Emily Davidson were so unlucky to miss qualification by ½ a mark. Libby and Lucy both qualified as Individuals for the National Championships. Megan Coburn and William Quinn were in a Mixed Area Team coming (5th). 

Our Novice Green Team of Ella Pigg (2nd) and Cameron Crawford and Abby Foster each came (6th) in their Arenas and with Jemima Stewart the Team came (5th). Ella Pigg and Finlay Marsden (3rd) qualified for the National Championships as Individuals and Ava Marsden came (4th). Our White Team were 3rd overall: Will Bailey, Laura Ridley, Ava Marsden Individually (4th) and Finlay Marsden (3rd) with an Individual Qualification for the National Championships. These were very good results. Likewise our two Novice Individuals Charlotte Crawford and Fern Anderson rode so well and were a credit to the South Northumberland.

Land Rover Regional Championships ( formerly Grassroots ) 

Pink Team: Oli Courage (2nd) Katie Forster (3rd) Charlotte Wilson (5th) and Annie Davidson (6th) have qualified for Regional Championships at The Ian Stark Centre. Also qualified as Individuals are James Britton (6th) and Abbie Forsyth (7th) who were part of our Silver Team along with their young Team Members Brandon Fort and Connie Henderson who performed to such a high standard.  

Thank you to all our Competitors for representing the South Northumberland Branch with your usual competence and hope you enjoyed the Warwick Hall British Eventing experience.

A massive thank you to Barbie Clarkson for Dressage Training and Team Co-ordination, Ashley Suddes for Show Jumping and Cross Country Training and Kellie Davidson for Training and Co-ordinating the Grass Roots, all of whom were there all day with lots of encouragement and support.

Thank you also to Iso Smailes, Mary Ann Reay, Helen Proctor, Anne Spottiswood, Jane and Erin Smith, Liz Dent and Rebecca and Sally for volunteering to help on the day and Catherine Leech and John Galpin for being there to support our Teams. I was, as always, so pleased to be with you all from the South Northumberland Branch.

 Full results will be up on the website shortly.

This coming Sunday 8th July is the Area Dressage run by the South Durham Branch at Binchester.

Land Rover Regional Team: Annie Davidson, Oli Courage, Erin Smith and Megan Fort with James Britton and Brandon Fort as Individuals.

Novice White Team: Will Bailey, Katie Forster, Sally Dent and Ella Pigg.

Green Team: Anna Sewell, Charlotte Crawford and Cameron Crawford.

Intermediate Abi Courage, Emily Davidson, Libby Colmer and Megan Coburn.

Open Susie White, Lizzie Dodd, Gemma Burville and Maddie Oliver.

90 Open Emi Rowell and Susie White.

Good Luck and all our very Best Wishes go with you.

Heather McDonald



At the  Area Tetrathlon, hosted by the Zetland Branch at Stapleton Manor last weekend, all our Tetrathletes coped extremely well with the intense heat.

Our OPEN MIXED TEAM of Jack Donaldson (1st), Will Quinn (2nd) and Katy Bailey (4th) took Team 1st place.

In the INTERMEDIATE our Individual Boy Cameron Crawford came 2nd. Abby Foster our Individual Girl had a high score although out of the rosettes.

In the JUNIOR Boys Section will Bailey came 2nd and Ella Pigg came 6th in the Girls Section.

All the above have qualified for the National Championships at Offchurch, Warwickshire on 10th and 12th August. 

In the MINIMUS Boys Josh Martin-Ivory took 2nd place Charlie Bailey came 6th and our MINIMUS Girls Team of Erica Rayson, Fern Anderson and Charlotte Wilson came 1st.

Well done to all who took part and thank you for representing our Branch to such a high standard. As always with Tetrathlon Competitions there was such a nice atmosphere with friendships made across the Area and further afield. It was good to see all our Competitors mixing so well.

A massive thank you to Mandy Donaldson and Nicky Martin-Ivory for all the time they have given to organising Training and Teams and to Commander Galpin for the support he gives to every one.

This coming weekend on Sunday 1st July we have Area Eventing at Warwick Hall, Carlisle. 

Our Team in the OPEN Competition comprises Jack Donaldson, Gini Clarkson, Maddie Oliver and Gemma Burville with Philippa Nixon as an Individual.

In the 90 OPEN WE HAVE Susie White and Emi Rowell.

In the INTERMEDIATE 100 level our Team is Libby Colmer, Lucy Bailey, Katie Wood and Emily Davidson. As Individuals are are William Quinn and Megan Coburn.

At the NOVICE 90 level our White Team is Fin Marsden, Ava Marsden Will Bailey and Laura Ridley. Our Green Team is Cameron Crawford, Jemima Stewart, Ella Pigg and Abby Foster. As an Individual is Charlotte Crawford.

In the LAND ROVER REGIONAL PONY CLUB EVENTING (formerly Grassroots) our Teams are Pink  Charlotte Wilson, Annie Davidson, Katie Forster and Oli Courage. Silver James Britton, Abbie Forsythe, Connie Henderson and Brandon Fort.

All our Best Wishes go with all these Members for a successful and most importantly enjoyable day,

Emi Rowell who recently passed her Pony Club AH Test is attending the prestigious A Test Camp in Warwickshire this week.



Bramham Horse Trials – Pony Club Show Jumping Competition

Our Team : Lucy Bailey, Emily Davidson, Ross Fiori and Jack Donaldson were an excellent  Team but due to some unfortunate poles were just out of the rosettes coming 7th. Our Senior Games Team : Ella Pigg, Jemima Stewart, Ava Marsden, Tessa Stephenson and Sally Dent were also unlucky to be out of the rosettes. All came home in high spirits having thoroughly enjoyed the Bramham experience. Thank you to all our competitors for representing our Branch at this prestigious event.

Last weekend our Senior Games Team : Tessa Stephenson, Ava Marsden, Sally Dent, Jemima Stewart and substitute Anna Bailey had a great time at the Cumberland Show coming 2nd in the Competition. Very well done to them.

This coming weekend is the Area Tetrathlon Competition at Stapleton Manor, Nr Piercebridge run by the Zetland Branch. South Northumberland representatives at this competition are Open Mixed Team : Katie Bailey, Jack Donaldson and Will Quinn. Intermediate Individuals : Abigail Foster and Cameron Crawford. Juniors : Will Bailey, Ella Pigg and Charlee Rayson. Minimus Individual Boy : Josh Martin-Ivory. Minimus Girls : Erica Rayson, Tamsin Swan, Charlotte Wilson and Lily Waller. Mini Minimus : Nancy Pigg and Charlie Bailey. As always all our best wishes go with our Branch competitors for lots of luck, success and enjoyment of your weekend.

On Sunday 1st July the Area Eventing Competition will be held at Warwick Hall, Carlisle. Help is needed to run this and offers to help would be greatly appreciated. This is the ideal opportunity to support our Branch competitors. Please contact me for a day out in picturesque surroundings ( packed lunch provided)

Heather McDonald




Pony Club Show Jumping at Belsay Horse Trials

Class 1 Results: The South Northumberland Red and Blue Teams were the only Teams finishing their first rounds without penalties and therefore each had to put one Member forward to jump off against the clock. For the Red Team this was Laura Ridley and for the Blue Team Brandon Fort. Both rode lovely clear rounds. Laura just pipped Brandon on the clock and so Red Team were first and Blue Team second. Although luck was not with our White Team on the day their behaviour and support did them credit.

Class 2 Results: The South Northumberland Team rode very well on testing ground conditions and came away with well earned fourth place rosettes.

Tetrathlon Junior Regional National Championships at

Morton Morrell, Warwickshire

Our Tetrathlon Competitors competing for the Junior Northern England Regional Teams at the National Championships also had a good weekend. Charlee Rayson’s Girls Team came sixth and Will Bailey’s Boys Team came eighth.

Well done to them as the Competition was full on as you would expect for National Championships and the Cross Country Course was technical and challenging.

Well done and thank you to all our Competitors for representing the South Northumberland Branch to such high standards. 

Heather McDonald









Amended SNPC Open Competition results 2018

SNPC Open Competition results 2018