Saturday March 28, 2020
Welcome to Tickham Hunt Pony Club

 

The Tickham Hunt Branch of the Pony Club was established in 1937.  We are a small pony club that likes to keep things fun and friendly! We look to provide quality instruction to underpin the range of competitive and non-competitive interests of our members and help them to get the most out of their horses and ponies. We like to get out and about competing in a range of disciplines and encourage and support our members to compete in teams and as individuals, at all levels.

 

Important announcement

Due to the current restrictions in place because of Covid-19, all pony club activities have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

We are however working on arranging video conferencing for all of our members who wish to continue with their badges and test syllabus.  It is important to us as a pony club that we carry on with our amazing community and support each other through this difficult time.  And that through the power of technology, we may not be able to ride together, but we can certainly still learn how to care for our four legged friend.

Stay safe everyone and look out for further announcements on our Facebook page or via email.

 

 

Jolly Jumping Christmas Rally

The Friday before Christmas saw a fantastic turn out for our Jolly Jumping Christmas Rally at Duckhurst.  It was fantastic to see all of the ponies decorated in their Christmas finest and of course the riders with their Christmas best on as well!  A big thank you to Neil Boorman who taught all of the groups from our lead rein minis right through to our Seniors jumping over 1m.  A big thank you to Sue from Duckhurst for the hire of the arena and for Trish who puts a massive effort in when sorting all of the groups and times out.  We would be lost without you!

Throughout the rally we also ran clear round and it was brilliant to see all of the children collect a rosette!  There was definite determination in the eyes of some of the little ones.  It was over heard from one child, “I know the course Mummy, don’t get it wrong!”  I am pleased to announce the course was executed perfectly!

Alongside the rally we also had a Christmas Party.  A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the food and drinks for the day.  It is safe to say that not even a mince pie was left!  This jumping is hard work and requires a lot of energy!!

Fundraising Raffle

We have decided as a Pony Club that we would like to purchase a new set of show jumps.  To kick off the fundraising, we ran a raffle at our Jolly Jumping Christmas Rally with a load of amazing prizes that were donated from many businesses and members.  A big thank you to Hooves and Love, Speedgate, Jason Webb Your Horsemanship, Simply Rugs, Cobham Manor, Eqwax, Simple Systems, Beata Mazurek Art Photo Shoot, Pony Grooming Kits.  Thank you all once again for your kind donations and supporting our pony club.  And of course thank you to all of the members who bought tickets and are now enjoying their prizes!

 

Olympia Trip

On the 21st of December, 53 bright eyed and bushy tailed members met for our annual trip to Olympia.  It was a fantastic way to get into the festive spirit as well as buy any last minute Christmas Presents.  Everyone enjoyed the day immensely.  A big thank you to Caroline for organising our annual trip and we are all looking forward to the next one!  You may need a bigger coach!

 

Tinsel Ride

On December 29, 14 members met at Little Hazel Street Farm for our annual Tinsel Ride.  It was amazing to see so many people, post Christmas, come out with their ponies and enjoy and quiet ride through the Kent countryside.  We all set off together, with our array of tinsel and bells ringing and there is even rumours of carolling! Our minis and younger ponies took a slightly shorter route, while our juniors and seniors had a little off road canter.  It was great to see all of the smiles on the faces of the children as well as the ponies!

Hot chocolate, mince pies, roses chocolates and any other Christmas left overs were enjoyed after the ride to warm us all up and to ensure that we did not suffer from any chocolate withdrawal.

It was a lovely way to end 2019 and to see so many members enjoy each others company.  We are so very excited for 2020 and have a lot of things planned for this year so make sure you check in on the diary page.