Tuesday December 5, 2023
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Show Jumping

If you would like to be in a show jumping team and/or enter Pony Club competitions as an individual you must contact the show jumping team manager:

Sara Crane: sarafcrane@yahoo.co.uk or 07768 457063

Please read the WKSPC team selection policy if you would like to compete on behalf of the branch.

If you are competing you must also have a copy of the current Pony Club Show Jumping rule book, which can be bought from Amazon or downloaded for free from the PCUK website.

If you would like to be involved in show jumping and aren’t already on the mailing list, please contact Sara Crane.



We train regularly throughout the year (usually at least once a month) and all are welcome – just pick the rallies that best suit your level of experience, from crosspoles to 1m+.

Click here to view the forthcoming rallies and to book.


Forthcoming competitions

16th Dec – Ashford Valley mini SJ (cross poles to 60cm) at Duckhurst

10th March 2024 – C&W teams and individuals SJ at Sands Farm (Sunshine Tour qualifier)

Members MUST contact Sara before entering competitions so that she can organise teams prior to entries being made.


2023 results

SJ friendly vs WKMPC

Our annual friendly competition was great fun, as ever. Our mini team of Oliver, Vivienne and Lucy came 1st, while 2nd place went to Naevia, Lottie and Billy. Things didn’t go quite so well for the ‘maxi’ team but everyone came out smiling in the end! 

Hickstead Interbranch SJ

The first weekend of August played host to the traditional Hickstead competition run by SDHWPC. This year we fielded four teams and an individual, with everyone doing a great job despite the horrific wet weather!

In the 40cm and 50cm classes Naevia popped her youngster round in style, rolling just one pole. Plenty more to come from this new combination. In the 70cm our team of Fleur, Charlotte M, April and Florrie posted a score of 0 to take 9th place in a large and competitive class. In the 80cm Pippa, Charlotte Q and Fleur came a brilliant 4th out of 27 teams. The other team (Amber, April, Florrie and Charlotte M) dropped down the order when things didn’t quite go to plan, but Amber took 6th individually and Florrie also rode a super double clear.

In the 90cm class, our team of three (Esme, Charlotte Q and Zara C) did an amazing job to take 3rd in a very competitive class. Well done to all!

PC Championships

Stella was our sole representative at Offchurch Bury for the SJ this year, but she flew the WKS flag with pride in the PC90 and posted two lovely clears in the warm-up class, and just 4 faults apiece in her two Championship rounds. Not enough to be in the ribbons, but a very impressive performance in such a competitive atmosphere. Well done Stella!

Area Show jumping, Felbridge

Despite their best efforts – including 13 excellent clear rounds and 11 rounds with just 4 faults each – most of our show jumpers sadly didn’t manage to secure the placings they needed to qualify, but two performances stoood out for their excellence: Stella took 5th place individually in the PC90, bagging her ticket to PC Champs, and Lexi came 2nd in the PC70 Plus, securing qualification for Regional Championships. Very best of luck to them both.

Congratulations too to Zoe and Katie who came 4th as part of a mixed team in the PC110, just missing out on qualification.

2022 results

3 Sept, Merrist Wood

Just a small contingent from WKS went to Merrist Wood, and with some tricky courses clear rounds were hard to come by. It wasn’t the best of days for April, Charlotte and Delilah who all rode with great determination but didn’t get the result they hoped for – better luck next time girls. Congratulations to Julie who put in a lovely clear in the 80cm to come 4th, although rolled two poles in the 90cm, putting her out of contention this time.

26 Aug, Regional Championships

We were delighted to have a team of Felicity, Mabel, Emilia and Esme, plus Billy as an individual, representing us at the Grassroots Champs at Horseheath. The first round – on hilly and slightly slippery ground – went very well, with four clears out of five. The second round proved more challenging with only Emilia and Billy retaining a clean sheet. Sadly a couple of time faults in his first round kept Billy out of the jump-off, but Emilia went through to the third round with nothing to lose.  She rode brilliantly and super Bobby tried so hard, but a placing wasn’t to be. So proud of all of them and they were a credit to our branch.

17/18 Aug, PC Championships

After an incredibly dry summer and challenging ground conditions, Abi and Archie decided not to jump at PC Championships and focus on the dressage competition. Happily, Marcus and Eloise were able to join a mixed Area 11 team for the Open team championship class, and they also both jumped as individuals. Our thanks go to the ground staff who did an excellent job preparing the arenas; some heavy rain the night before the competition also made a big difference.

As expected at this level, the courses were large and technical and both Marcus and Eloise did a great job. In the individual competition they both put in a super clear in round 1, but round 2 presented more of a challenge, seeing Marcus pick up 8 faults and an unfortunate elimination for Eloise. In the team competition the following day tiredness was starting to show and both collected a small handful of penalties. Eloise took the sensible decision to retire in her second round after her horse became uncharacteristically overwhelmed by the surroundings. The team were delighted to be placed 10th in a very competitive field and it was a fantastic experience for all concerned, not to mention a huge achievement to be competing at this level on the national stage. 

6 August, Hickstead

A couple of super clears from Pippa and April in the 70cm, although not quite quick enough to be in the ribbons. The 80cm was a mixed bag for our members, with Esme jumping a lovely round but sadly started before the bell so was eliminated! Abbey did a lovely clear but needed a bit more speed to be placed this time. Pippa, Charlotte and Mabel round brilliantly but each picked up an unlucky 4 faults.

A full-up 90cm class saw Esme and Mabel unfortunately picking up three stops apiece, while Julie rode a very quick round but clipped three poles. 

Not our day for rosettes, but lots of fun and great team spirit.  Well done all!

2 July, Area SJ at Felbridge

Another excellent Area competition for our branch, which has performed consistently well at this competition in recent years.

In the Open our team of Abi, Eloise, Marcus and Archie took 1st place to qualify, with individual placings for Abi (2nd), Eloise (3rd) and Marcus (4th), also qualifying them for the individual competition at Champs.

In the Intermediate all three of the team (Zoe, Hope and Katie) jumped super clears in round 1, but all picked up some faults in round 2 which unfortunately pushed them out of contention this year.

In the Novice it was the same story for Stella, while Julie’s very fast round and two clipped poles led her to call it a day before the second round.  A great effort by both girls, stepping up to Novice for the first time.

We had two teams in the Grassroots (80cm) class and all of them jumped their socks off in a competitive field. Felicity, Esme, Mabel and Emilia ended up on just 4 faults after two rounds, delivering them 5th place as a team and qualification for Regional Championships! Billy, Amber, Charlotte and Abbey – all first-timers at Area – did a great job of tackling the up-to-height courses and Billy’s double clear bagged him qualification as an individual too.  A handful of faults between the others put them out of contention but they have much to be proud of, and we know we’ll be seeing plenty more of them in future competitions.  Well done all of you. 

29 May, East Bysshe

Our annual was very well-attended and our members all had a lovely time.  Lots of ribbons and trophies (and Sunshine Tour qualifications) and everyone was super-helpful too!  

LR crosspoles – Jack Smart 2nd, Alice Gilman 7th, Chloe Boorman 9th, Charlie Smart 11th

Crosspoles – Joshua Smart 1st, Julie MJ 4th, Naevia Reid 5th, Chloe Himsley 8th, Sophie Himsley 14th

50cm – Julie 4th; team 3rd for Annabelle, Chloe, Julie and Naevia; Sophie team 5th in a mixed team

60cm – Clemmy 5th

70cm – Pippa 2nd in mixed team; April, Billy, Clemmy & Emilia team 3rd

80cm – Emila team 2nd in mixed team; Mabel, Pippa and Stella team 4th

90cm – Stella 2nd

Congratulations everyone!

15 May, Royal Windsor Horse Show

So proud to see Eloise and her lovely horse representing us in the prestigious PC SJ class at Royal Windsor. An unlucky pole kept them out of the placings but they had a fabulous day!

26 March, Hadlow BAH Area Finals

Just a small group of our members made it to this friendly local show, which was also the Barrier Animal Health Area Final. 

A lovely round from Katie to come 3rd in the 1m class, swiftly followed by Mabel who took 6th and 9th in the 90cm class. In the 80cm qualifier class Mia took 2nd and 8th, Mabel 10th and 11th and Amber 3rd – well done all of you! In the super-competitive 85cm Final, Amber took 10th and Mia picked up 4 faults to come 22nd. Unfortunately Julie was unable to compete due to illness, having qualified earlier in the year.

9 Jan, Merrist Wood

Well done to Julie for taking 5th place in the 80cm BAH Spring Qualifier to secure her place at the Area Finals in march.






3/9 Merrist Wood

70cm April E

80cm (incl BAH) – Julie MJ CR 4th, Charlotte E, Delilah E

90cm – Julie MJ 8

Many months of lockdown and restrictions severely limited the number of competitions held during 2020 and 2021.  Despite this, and the reduced number of rallies we were able to hold, our show jumpers have performed brilliantly.


Regional Championships, 28 August

Julie jumped three rounds at Regional Champs and posted three super clear rounds. An incredible performance which secured them a very well-deserved podium place, taking 3rd. In a class of 131 people, that’s seriously impressive!  Well done Julie.

PC Championships, August

We were so pleased to have three teams representing us at Champs this year – such an achievement! With really tough tracks and hot competition, it was a case of highs and lows but we all came out smiling, which is all that matters.

In the Novice Darcy and Lara put in super double clears.  Ellie picked up 8 faults in her first round but, after a nasty fall in the warm-up, withdrew from the second round (thankfully no serious harm done to her or her lovely horse). Poor Zoe was overcome with nerves so had an uncharacteristic off-day. Our other team of Eloise, Katie and Zara also had mixed fortunes, each picking up a small number of faults over the two rounds which sadly put them out of the running.

In the Intermediate class our valiant three of Archie, Darcy and Marcus did a brilliant job, with double clears for the boys and just 8 faults across the two rounds for Darcy. Unfortunately, Archie went before the bell so a potential 4th place finish was cruelly snatched away! Such a shame, but as for all of our members competing, they have so much to be proud of.

Friendly vs WKM, 13 August

Our annual friendly SJ team competition vs West Kent Meopham PC was this year hosted by us at Redlands. Well done to everyone who came along and made it such a fun day, but this year the winners’ cup went to WKM. Many thanks to Redlands for allowing us to use the venue.

Mini team: Lexi K, Billy, Hope, Suzy, Sam 

Maxi team 1: Stella, Esme, Felicity, Hope

Maxi team 2: Zoe, Sarah, Poppy

Hickstead, 7 August

A very wet day at Hickstead with plenty of thrills and spills!  Well done to all our members for smiling through the rain and showing lovely team spirit throughout.

For Marcus and Katie the 1m class was a great warm-up for PC Champs, with Marcus placing 8th with a super DC and Katie just having an unlucky pole at the last.

Fortune wasn’t in our favour in the 90cm – better luck next time girls!

In the 80cm clears were thin on the ground and there were 19 eliminations in the class! Sadly Lucy and Felicity were among their number this time but both headed off the the clear round arena with renewed determination.  Esme and Lacey flew round in a speedy time but unfortunately clipped a couple of poles.

The 70cm team (Rosie, Erin, Esme and Claudia) finished on 8 faults and placed 8th out of 21 teams – well done girls!

Area SJ, 4th July

An amazing day of show jumping, with our members qualifying for Champs in every class!

Abi started the day by flying into 2nd place individually in the Open, then the Intermediate team of Archie, Darcy, Marcus and Livvy were the only team to finish on zero, claiming first place and the Valerie Ridout Cup.

In the Novice both our teams performed brilliantly, with the Elms (Zoe, Lara, Darcy and Ellie) taking 2nd and the Oaks (Eloise, Zara and Katie) claiming 3rd, meaning qualification for all of them.

In the largest class of the day (24 teams!) our grassroots riders took on a tricky course where clear rounds were hard to come by.  The Acorns (Iona, Poppy, Stella and Mabel) finished just outside the qualifications in 8th place.  The Conkers (Esme, Julie, Felicity and Lucy) had mixed fortunes but really gave it their all.  Julie did a storming clear to finish in 10th, qualifying for Regional Champs.  Mabel and Stella also chalked up lovely clears but weren’t quite fast enough to qualify this time.

Congratulations to everyone and huge thanks to all our trainers for their incredible support and tuition.

WKSPC Interbranch competition, 23 May

Class 1a – Charlie, Jack and Catherine took team 1st, with Charlie 3rd and Catherine 6th individually

Class 1b – Lexi K, Naevia and Annabel team 3rd, and 4th for Lexi and 6th for Annabelle individually

Class 3 – Clemmy, Lexi D, Amber team 3rd, with Amber 3rd individually

Class 5 – Claudia, Felicity, Esme, Stella took team 7th

Class 6 – Livvy, Ellie and Julie came 4th as a team

Class 7 – Livvy came 2nd

And a lovely write-up for the event in Pegasus magazine:


EHPC and ESPC at Petley Wood, 10/11th October

Julie on Maisie did a super double clear in class 5 on the Saturday of this two-day show, and then followed that up the next day with two double clears on new pony Splash (3rd in class 7 and 8th in class 8).
The team of Julie, Stella, Mabel and Felicity came 3rd in class 7 and Mabel also picked up 4th individually. Esme posted a super DC in class 8 but not quite fast enough to make the placings, and it was the same story for Lara on Ben.
In class 9 Lara did two DCs on Ben and Indie, picking up 5th place on Indie individually and a team 1st as part of a mixed team. An unlucky pole at the last in class 10 kept them out of the ribbons, but topped a very successful and enjoyable day.
Well done all of you and many thanks to our hosts for a very friendly, smooth-running event.

AVHPC at Duckhurst, 19th September

Well done Darcy! 4th place in the 90cm Spring Festival Qualifier at Duckhurst, taking her through to the next round, and then a win in the 1m class.
Freja also put in a super double clear in class 2 and Esme took all the tight turns in class 4 for their first time out at this height, but unfortunately rolled a couple of poles.
Lovely to see Tillie out competing too, although her round didn’t quite go to plan this time. Onwards and upwards!
ADHWPC at Hickstead, 12 September
Well done Julie and Maisie who represented WKSPC at SDHWPC’s open show at Hickstead. They put in two super double clears, bagging 2nd place in class two.

2019 Results 

Golden Cross, 3 Nov

Well done to all, especially those on new or borrowed ponies!  You all rode really well and secured some excellent results: 

Class 1 – a lovely round from Clemmy who rode with real determination
Class 2 – team 3rd for Esme, Julie and Freddie (Julie also 3rd), and team 4th for Emilia, Mabel and Claudia (Claudia 4th and Mabel 6th)
Class 3- team 1st for Claudia, Mabel, Stella and Emilia, plus 1st for Claudia, 4th for Esme and 5th for Emilia individually
Class 4 – Claudia 3rd and qualified for Debut Winter League 
Class 5 – Abi 2nd
Class 6 – Abi 1st and qualified for Winter League

Eaglesfield, 13 Oct

Well done to Felicity who came 1st in class 4, and also Zoe for taking 2nd in class 6 (qualifying for the Winter League).

Felbridge 22 Sept

A good turnout from WKSPC for another Felbridge competition. 

Class 2 – Libby 3rd

Class 3 – Libby 1st
Class 4 – Claudia 1st, Lauren 2nd, Felicity 5th
Class 5 – Felicity and Lauren 3rd (two different sections), team 6th for Julie, Esme, Claudia and Felicity
Class 8 – Delilah 8th

Class 9 – Delilah 6th, team 3rd for Delilah, Zara, Dean and Libby

Felbridge, 8 Sept

Class 1: Stella and Mabel went double clear while Anna and Libby picked up 4 faults each.
Class 2: team 2nd for Zoe, Ellie, Delilah and Libby on a team score of 0. Anna also went double clear as an individual and Zoe came 6th individually.
Class 3: super double clears all round for Abi (5th individually), Harry, Ellie, Zoe and Delilah
Class 4: team 2nd again and a zero score for Abi (also 5th individually), Harry, Darcy and Zara, plus a lovely double clear for Marcus as an individual.
Class 5: super double clear and 6th place for Darcy 
Class 8: double clear for Andrew to take 6th place, who was also placed as part of a mixed team
Class 9: double clears for Andrew and Julie, with Julie coming 5th individually and 6th as part of a team
Class 10: another double clear for Stella (and 7th place) and an unfortunate pole down for Julie. Together they picked up team 4th as part of a mixed team

Southern Championships, 29th August

After PC Champs was sadly cancelled due to waterlogged ground, it was wonderful to see the PC spirit kick in as a replacement championships for the southern region was hastily convened by Lord Leconfield PC. We were very proud to be represented by our Novice team of Zara Staples, Dean Milligan, Katie Clyne and Zara Cook. 

Unsurprisingly the course was challenging and the competition stiff. Zara S, being the most experienced of our team at this level, picked up just 4 faults over two rounds – a fantastic performance. Zara C unluckily clipped a few poles, ending on 16 faults but continues to show much promise. Meanwhile Dean and Katie were sadly eliminated this time but showed great determination and, as always, the support of team members and our lovely DC carried them through. Onwards and upwards!

Unfortunately Honor and Archie couldn’t make the new date but congratulations to them too for qualifying at Open and Intermediate levels.

Hickstead, 3rd August

 We fielded four teams at the annual team jumping competition hosted by SDHWPC. Always a lovely day, if very busy!

Class 1 (70cm): our first team to jump (Esme, Felicity, Stella, Emilia) had a few challenges thrown at them in a tricky course containing two skinnies and some tight turns. One fall, a nappy pony and a headstrong one who needed to do an extra lap(!) meant that they were sadly eliminated as a team, but they still came out smiling! Sometimes things just don’t go to plan, but they all rode with great determination and team spirit. Later on in the class, Julie, Claudia and Grace had a much better day, ending on a team score of 8 and taking 10th place in a competitive field. Well done!

Class 2 (80cm): Two super clear rounds from Libby and Delilah in a very busy class, and just an unlucky pole each for Livvy and Sophie. No ribbons this time, but great performances all round, showing much promise for the future.

Class 3 (90cm): again, a pesky pole each for both Marcus and Zara kept the team out of the placings, but Katie did a lovely clear to claim 5th.

Class 4 (1m): an impressive performance by Honor who was last to go in the class after her pony managed to get in a tangle in the lorry park. Recovering their composure, they put in a super-fast, foot-perfect round to take first place. Unfortunately Eliza rolled a pole and Tillie had a stop and a pole down, leaving the team out of the ribbons, but it was great to see these three out competing again together.

Area SJ at Golden Cross, 20th/21st June

Held over two days this year, Area SJ presented our show jumpers with some testing courses, as to be expected. However, they rose to the challenge with aplomb, giving us our best set of results for many years in this discipline.

The Saturday saw our Intermediate team of Archie, Millie and Ellen in action (unfortunately Tillie withdrew). Millie had the ultimate (but all-too-common) nightmare of accidentally going before the bell in her first round and Ellen’s pony wasn’t on top jumping form that day, leaving both of them with scores not reflective of their talents. The stars were aligned for Archie though, who notched up one of just four a triple clears in the class, to take 2nd place and qualify for Championships.  Congratulations to them all for also taking 1st place in tack & turnout!

The Regional Qualifier (80cm) team of Anna, Marcus, Lara and Delilah achieved three lovely clears in the first round but all picked up faults in the second round, leaving them on a team score of 20 and outside the ribbons, but with smiles on their faces.

Bright and early on Sunday it was the turn of Honor in the Open class, who picked up just 4 faults across three rounds, to take 4th place individually and 2nd as part of a mixed team, qualifying in both classes for Championships!  A fantastic achievement at the end of a very successful summer season for this combination.

Last up were our two Novice teams and Zara Staples in the Open Novice section.  Clear rounds were again hard to come by, but the Acorns team (Harry, Katie, Zara and Dean) finished on just 4 faults and the Oaks (Abi, Eliza, Darcy and Zoe) on 8. As a result, they came 2nd and 5th respectively, with the Acorns qualifying for Champs. Katie achieved an excellent triple clear, leaving her in 6th place individually, while Dean’s double clear secured 8th.

And well done to all the tack cleaners and mane plaiters who helped the Oaks team to scoop first place in tack and turnout!

It was also great to see Zara S out competing on her young horse in the Open Novice. After a lovely first round with just an unlucky pole down, the second round proved educational, but with plenty of potential to build on in the future.

WKSPC annual show, East Bysshe 2nd June

Another excellent turnout for our annual show, which this year featured dressage classes alongside the SJ. Results for our members in the SJ classes were as follows:

Class 1 cross poles – Bluebell 1st in a mixed team, 3rd individually. Mia, Clemmy and Lola team 3rd. Mia 2nd, Clemmy 5th individually.

Class 2 55cm – Emilia. Sophie, Polly and Mia team 1st, Poppy 3rd and Sophie 5th individually; Suzy, Andrew, Freddie and Julie team 2nd and Julie 6th individually.

Class 3 65cm – Elsa, Charlie, Sophie & Lauren team 4th; Felicity, Claudia, Esme & Mabel team 5th, Poppy 4th individually.

Class 4 75-80cm – Stella, Libby, Ellie team 4th; Darcy, Anna, Delilah team 5th; Sophie 3rd individually, Anna 4th, Katie 6th.

Class 5 85-90cm – Katie, Marcus, Liv & Harry team 1st; Abi 1st individually, Katie 4th, Marcus 5th, Tillie 7th, Harry 8th 

Class 6 95-1m – Tillie, Honor, Abi & Archie team 1st; Honor 1st, Archie 2nd invididually.

Golden Cross Dengie Area finals, 24th March

Well done to Dean for taking 4th place in Class 3, but sadly it wasn’t his or Ellen’s day when it came to the Dengie class itself, which saw them both retiring.

Felbridge, 19 February

Lots of ribbons for WKSPC at this busy show, which proved to be a very long day with separate jump-offs for every class (medals all-round for endurance!). Julie, Mabel and Felicity scored team 3rd in classes 1 and 2 with Julie also placed 6th and 8th individually too. In the novice, Katie, Marcus, Mabel and Zara C took 6th, with individual 8th for Katie. In the last class, Tillie scooped 3rd. Well done all!

Eaglesfield, 10 February

Well done to everyone competing at NWKPC’s annual SJ competition. In class 1 Esme, Claudia, Mabel and Emilia took 2nd place, although class 2 proved more challenging. Anna did a lovely clear in the Dengie Debut, albeit not fast enough to be placed (especially with so many BSJA combinations in the class!). Congratulations to Zara, Ellen, Eliza and Tillie for scooping 4th in the 1m class, with Tillie also taking 4th individually.

2018 Results

Golden Cross, 11 November

A good turnout of WKSPC members, but clear rounds were thin on the ground. Lovely to see the team spirit and camaraderie though, and thank you to DC Mrs Mills for coming to support us! Well done to all those who made it into the ribbons: Claudia (2nd in class 2 and 1st in class 3), Zoe (3rd in class 3), Darcy (6th in class 3), Dean (2nd in class 6, qualifying for Dengie Area finals) and Tillie (3rd in class 5).

Felbridge, 13 October

A busy show hosted by Surrey Union PC which saw quite a few of our members out competing. It didn’t always go our way, but it was great to see how much progress everyone is making, particularly Freddie, who had never jumped a course at 70cm before! Well done to everyone who came along.

Results as follows:

Class 2: Julie 2nd and EMilia 6t

Class 3: team 3rd to Esme, Julie, Mabel and Emilia

Class 4: Stella 8th

Dengie Winter League: 2nd place and qualification for Ellen – congratulations!

Merrist Wood, 6 & 7 October

Julie won a rug and a sash with 1st place in the 55cm scurry; Freddie rode two lovely clears on his new pony (first time out for WKSPC); Esme and Lacey did their best jump-off turns ever (coming 4th in the 55cm scurry), and collectively they took 2nd place in the 55cm teams class.

Zoe and Suri did a beautiful clear in the 65cm after coming a cropper in their first class (also first time out SJ in competition); and Mabel rode with real determination after a tricky first round, showing great team spirit and a beaming smile.

In the higher classes on the Sunday Drew did a brilliant fast clear to score maximum points in the accumulator but sadly not quite quickly enough to be placed. The 90 team class didn’t go our way, although Tillie did a super clear on Maria. Eliza stayed late to do the 1m in a mixed team, picking up 2nd place! With only one clear round in the class, she was only a whisker outside the ribbons individually too.

Huge thanks to all at Cobham PC and their smiley, helpful volunteers who made it such an excellent show.

Golden Cross, 23 September

An incredible day for our show jumpers at the first indoor show of the winter season – four team wins in four classes! Lots of individual placings as well (too many to mention) and smiles all round, despite the terrible weather. Not a single fault between them in 17 jumping rounds. Well done everyone!

PC Championships 

A brilliant performance by Tillie on Maria at their first ever PC Championships! 5th place in the Novice against the best PC combinations on the country. Congratulations!

Hickstead, 4 August

An early start for our show jumpers at Hickstead. Despite their best efforts, clear rounds were in short supply, but huge congratulations to Iona and Polo who came 10th in a class of over 100 people! It was also their first time competing at 70cm. Well done to Tillie and Maria too, for a lovely clear round in the challenging 1m course.

Area SJ, 15 July at Golden Cross

Another scorcher for Area show jumping at Golden Cross, with 11 combinations representing WKSPC. Chunky courses and stiff competition didn’t make it easy but everyone rode with great determination. Lovely to see strong team spirit too, through triumph and adversity. Well done to you all, and in particular Anna and Bob who came 10th and qualified for Keysoe, and Tillie on Maria who came 4th in the Novice so are heading to Champs.

A big thank you to East Sussex PC for hosting us, and Andy and Marion for all their training and support this season.

Interbranch show jumping competition, 3 June 2018

Full results of our recent show can be found here: Results of Interbranch SJ 3.6.18
Well done to all our riders, especially those who were new to competing!  It was lovely to see you all enjoying yourselves and picking up a plenty of rosettes along the way too.
Many thanks to our generous sponsor, QBE Business Insurance and to Alice and Dudley at East Bysshe.
WKSPC highlights:
Esme, Emilia, Mabel and Lexi – team 2nd in class 1. Emilia 3rd individually.
Lara, Iona, Claudia and Sophie – team 3rd in class 2. Individual prizes to Abi (1st), Iona (2nd), Poppy (4th) and Sophie (6th)
Abi, Poppy, Katie and Charlie – team 1st in class 3. Iona 1st, Abi 2nd and Sophie 4th individually
Zoe, Anna, Amelie & Milly – team 3rd in class 4. Zoe 6th individually
Lily, Zara, Liv and Harry – team 3rd in class 5. Zoe 6th individually again
Eliza, Honor and Millie – team 2nd in class 6. Honor 1st individually.
 65cm team East Bysshe 3.6.18 class 1 team East Bysshe 3.6.18 class 5 team East Bysshe 3.6.18 Honor & Zara East Bysshe 3.6.18
Hickstead, 19 May
A small but perfectly formed contingent of WKSPC show jumpers went to Hickstead and did us proud: 2nd in the 55cm and 7th in the 65cm for Livvy, 6th in the 55cm for Claudia and 6th in the 90cm for Tillie
Felbridge, 13 February
Just three of our riders made it to Felbridge in the pouring rain yesterday for the Crawley & Horsham PC interbranch SJ. Well done to Amelie, Sophie and Millie for braving the weather and jumping some lovely rounds, including two double clears.

Eaglesfield, 11 Feb

Well done to everyone who competed at Eaglesfield – a day of thrills and spills! Placings for Harry & Nutmeg (3rd in 60-65cm), our team of Harry, Tillie, Rebekah and Drew who came 3rd in the 85cm (and Harry who took individual 5th and Tillie 6th). 

Golden Cross 4 Feb

A freezing day at Golden Cross for our show jumpers, who tackled some large and challenging courses.  Results as follows:

Class 1: Flo 7th and Eliza 9th
Class 3: Eliza 3rd
Class 4: Dean 5th (and qualified for Dengie Area Finals)
Class 5: Team 1st for Ellen (also individual 1st), Dean (also 4th), Eliza (6th) and Kate

Well done to all of our riders and many thanks to East Sussex PC for hosting.

1m team 1stFlo & Spirit


2017 Results

Ardingly 14 & 15 Jan

Lots of members came out to compete at the first event of 2017 and notched up plenty of clear rounds between them. In the pairs Zoe Sollis and Darcy Rook came 5th and Esme Crane and Harry Scott came 6th. In the 70cm scurry all our riders went clear but in a very competitive field Harry Scott was the only one placed (5th). On the Sunday Eliza Crane made it through to the individual jump off and put in a double clear, but wasn’t quite fast enough to be placed. In the Dengie Debut Tillie Woods put in a great double clear too but sadly was just outside the rosettes. Well done everyone.

Ardingly 14 Jan

Golden Cross 5 Feb

Our 70cm team (Honor Redhouse, Eloise McKean, Tillie Woods and Lily May Parker) came 1st and individually we had four members in the ribbons: Honor 3rd, Lily May 5th, Tillie 8th and Eliza Crane 9th. In the Dengie Debut Dean Milligan just missed out on qualification with a 5th place and then Dean was placed again in the 85cm class (2nd) and our team of Dean, Eliza, Issy Bass and Tillie came 6th. In the 1m class Jessie Davies bagged 3rd place. Congratulations to you all.

Golden Cross 5.2.17 70cm team 1stGolden Cross 5.2.17 Jessie D 1m 3rdGolden Cross 5.2.17 85cm team 6th

Golden Cross 19 Feb

The 75cm came 3rd (Dean Milligan, Abi Scott, Harry Scott, Eliza Crane) and Abi also came 5th individually. Abi picked up another 5th place in the Dengie Debut but was sadly pipped to qualification by a fraction of a second.  In the smaller classes Sophie Phillips came 7th in the 40cm and the mini mini team of Sophie, Esme Crane, Alex Phillips and Zoe Sollis came 4th in the 55cm. Well done also to Katie Clyne who came 5th in the 65cm class.

Golden Cross 19.2.17 55cm team 4thGolden Cross 19.2.17 75cm team 3rd

Eaglesfield 26 Feb

In the 65cm class our team of Poppy Humfrey, Esme Crane, Zoe Sollis and Alex Phillips came 4th. In the 75cm we had two teams placed: Honor Redhouse, Eliza Crane, Tillie Woods and Lily May Parker in 3rd and Archie Humfrey, Eloise McKean, Georgia Bowers and Jack Pullen in 4th. Honor also came 5th individually. As the courses got bigger and more challenging things got tougher, but well done to Millie Massey for putting in a double clear on her new horse in the 85cm.

Eaglesfield 26.2.17 65cm team 4thEaglesfield 26.2.17 75cm 4th place teamEaglesfield 26.2.17 75cm team 3rd place


Eaglesfield, 26 March

A small group of members came along to compete but it wasn’t our day for ribbons. Well done to Esme and Flo for bouncing back after their falls though!

Felbridge, Area SJ, 9 July

Well done to everyone who came along to the busy Area SJ competition. We were delighted when one of our two grassroots teams (Honor, Eliza, Archie and Tillie) secured qualification for Regional Championships by coming 3rd, with Honor also taking 4th place individually.


Hickstead, 5 August

An extremely busy day at Hickstead saw four WKSPC teams competing at various heights.  Some fantastic riding in very full classes meant that, despite lots of clear rounds, placings were hard to come by.  That said, our 70cm team of Daisy, Ruby, Katie and Darcy scooped an amazing 2nd place and Honor came 5th individually in the 80cm. Well done to everyone who took part – you did us proud!

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Keysoe, 9 September

We were proud as punch to have our branch represented at Regional Championships at Keysoe for the second year running, and our team of Honor, Eliza, Tillie and Archie didn’t let us down. They rode their hearts out against the very best Pony Clubbers from the East of England but a few unlucky poles kept them just out of the rosettes. Special mention to Honor and Tillie for chalking up great double clears but sadly the jump-off didn’t go their way today.

SJ team

Golden Cross, 24 Sept

Our first time in the lovely new outdoor arena at Golden Cross and what a great day we had! A good turnout from our members and lots of clear rounds led to a clutch of placings.  Well done everyone, and a pat on the back for Julie for recovering quickly from her fall. Team 1st in the 65cm for Darcy, Charlie, Poppy  & Claudia and 4th individually for Lara. Another team 1st in the 75cm for Darcy, Zoe, Lara CR and Archie.

Petley Wood, 30 Sept

A lovely day at Petley Wood with SJ classes in the outdoor arena and dressage in the indoor. We had some great results in both disciplines, but in the jumping we had Julie taking home 1st place in the cross poles, as well as 2nd in the 50cm and 2nd in the 55cm pairs, where she partnered with Esme.  Esme also won the 50cm class individually. In the 60-70cm class Drew came 1st, Darcy 4th and Tillie 6th on her new youngster. In the 70-75cm pairs Anna and Natalia claimed 2nd and Zoe and Darcy took 5th. Well done to Zoe for taking the top spot in the Dengie Debut and qualifying for Area finals and then Tillie rounded off the say with a 3rd place in the Novice class on Izzy, with Daisy coming just behind in 4th and Eliza in 6th.

Felbridge, 14 Oct

A long and busy day at Felbridge saw lots of WKSPC members taking part in classes ranging from cross poles to 1.10m! Results as follows:

x-poles – Julie  1st

50-60cm Indiv – Claudia 6th

70cm Team – Flo, Amelie, Drew, Katie – team 6th

Novice team (85cm) – Harry, Lily, Eliza, Tillie – team 6th

1m indiv/team – Honor (riding Zara and Breeze!), Ellen, Kate – team 2nd plus 1st place individually for Honor on Zara

1.05-10m – Honor 2nd, Kate 3rd

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Golden Cross, 12 Nov

The first indoor show of the new winter SJ season brought chilly winds but a great turnout from our members. The courses were chunky and challenging so clear rounds were few and far between, which makes our haul of ribbons particularly impressive!  Claudia Redhouse took 1st in class 1, Zoe Sollis came 5th in class 3 and also 7th in class 4 and then a team of Harry & Abi Scott, Eliza Crane and Tillie Woods picked up 6th place in class 5, with Dean Milligan coming 7th individually. Eliza and Dean also did the Dengie and were placed 8th and 6th respectively, although didn’t qualify this time.

Lily on Casper Flo on Will Tillie on Princessteam

2016 Results

Cobham PC interbranch SJ at Merrist Wood, 1 & 2 October

Our mini mini team went out for the first time to Merrist Wood on the Saturday and had a great day. Congratulations to Claudia Redhouse and Honeybee who came 7th in class 1 and took 1st place in the non-lead rein section. In class 3 (55cm individual) it was a 4th place for Daisy Morgan on Hopper and 6th for Esme Crane on Sinbad.  In the team 55cm class Claudia, Daisy, Esme and Ruby Wickens collectively took 8th place. Well done to all of you!

Merrist Wood mini minis

On the Sunday it was the turn of the older riders and our mini team of Eliza Crane, Lily May Parker, Honor Redhouse and Tillie Woods. They all rode in the Dengie Debut qualifier as individuals with mixed fortunes. Tillie did a lovely clear round on Izzy but sadly not fast enough to be placed. In the team 80cm class the course was proving a challenge to all the riders and hardly anyone went clear. Sadly it wasn’t our day either, with three of the girls picking up faults and unfortunately one elimination, leaving us out of the placings. Nonetheless, a fun, well-organised weekend which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Grassroots South East Regional Championships, Keysoe

The new Pony Club grassroots show jumping competition culminated in the Regional Finals at Keysoe on Sunday 11 September, which was also hosting the grassroots dressage finals. Three of our team were competing in both disciplines so it was a full-on day!Honor Redhouse (on Breeze), Lily May Parker (on Fairy) and Eliza Crane (with Casper) all travelled up to Keysoe in Bedfordshire on the Saturday, driving through pouring rain but arriving just as the skies cleared.  After a little hack around the grounds to stretch the ponies’ legs, we settled them in their stables for the night and then relaxed around a BBQ while Howard Redhouse kindly cooked for us all.  Back in Kent, the fourth member of our team (Harry Scott with Bobby) was having an early night, ready for a 4.30am alarm call!Sunday started early with plaiting at 6.30am, followed by an arena walk in the dressage section then a course walk of the show jumping. The practice fences weren’t put up until 8.20am so it was a bit of a scramble to get everyone warmed up in time for our first round of jumping at 8.37am! With a field of 154 riders (39 teams), each jumping two rounds, it was going to be a long day…The course was in a large arena, with a couple of tricky turns and a challenging maximum time, so many people picked up time penalties and jumping faults.  We were delighted with our team’s performance though, going through to the second round on just 4 faults and lying inside the top ten at this stage.At lunchtime the first round was concluded and so the course designer upped the ante for round two: a second double was added, two of the fences were put up to 85cm and the course also became tighter with more turns (while the maximum time was reduced by 3 seconds). This time we were jumping in reverse order of points so we had to wait until 4.30pm to jump. Lily and Honor both went clear again while Eliza had an unlucky pole and picked up a couple of time faults. Harry and Bobby jumped another steady, careful round but also picked up some time penalties, resulting in a team final score of 11.  As we watched the last riders jump we knew it would be close as the course was proving a real challenge, so tried not to bite our nails in the closing rounds!  When the final results were in we were really unlucky to finish just one point outside the team rosettes. But it wasn’t over yet…!

Our grassroots show jumping team (L to R): Harry Scott, Lily May Parker, Eliza Crane, Honor Redhouse

Lily May and Honor made it through to the individual jump-off











Thanks to their double clears, Lily May and Honor were both through to the individual jump-off, competing against the very best of the field. We all held our breath as Honor and Breeze put in a stunning performance, going into first place with a time of 41.74 seconds.  Lily and Fairy also flew round the course in style, jumping clear in another fast time, although they couldn’t quite match their teammates’ speed. As the last riders jumped we could hardly bear to watch as Honor was pipped to first place by less than a tenth of a second!  As the full results were announced we were ecstatic to hear that Honor had taken second and Lily came in fifth.  West Kent Sevenoaks was the only team to have two individuals placed and we couldn’t have been happier for them.

The whole team was a credit to our branch, putting in many hours of practice over the season and all giving consistently strong performances while showing real team spirit and sportsmanship. Well done Honor, Lily, Harry and Eliza!

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Area (Novice, Intermediate & Open)

We had two Novice teams representing WKSPC at Area this year: Farran Leach, Ben Pearson, Anna O’Donovan, Millie Massey, Harriet Storey, Sam Burgess & Victoria Andrews. All jumped round well with Farran, Ben & Harriet jumping clear in the first round. Due to the previous week’s bad weather all classes had been put onto surfaces & therefore the Novice only did one round & then a jump off. Our three members went on to do good jump offs but were not placed.

The Intermediate team consisted of Emily Andrew, Zara Staples, Jess Davies & Hannah Stout. Again some lovely clears in the first round but the second round (after the jumps were put up) proved more challenging.

Charlotte Payne was our only Open competitor this year and sadly it was not to be her day either.

Thank you to all for taking part and being smartly turned out.

Farran and Tizer

Farran and Tizer

Ben & Footprint

Ben & Footprint

Area Grassroots show jumping

The first Pony Club Grassroots show jumping competition was also held on Sunday 3 July for Area 11 and we sent along a team of junior show jumpers: Lily May Parker, Eliza Crane, Honor Redhouse and Harry Scott. They all jumped clear in round one then the jumps were put up and a double added to the course.  Round two saw plenty of drama with only a handful of teams finishing on a zero score.  We picked up just four faults and ended up in ninth place out of a field of 27 teams, meaning that we have qualified for the Regional Championships in September! Congratulations to all.

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Off to Regional Finals (L to R): Honor Redhouse, Lily May Parker, Eliza Crane, Harry Scott (seated)

North West Kent Pony Club Team Show Jumping at Eaglesfield – 6th March 2016

We had a good turnout from WKSPC at the North West Kent-hosted show jumping at Eaglesfield, on 6th March. Lily May Parker on Fairy jumped a lovely clear in class 1 to take 7th place (although sadly just out of the rosettes).  In class two our team of Honor Redhouse (on Spring), Eliza Crane (on Casper) and Ella de Munck (on Polly) took 4th place and Eliza came 6th individually.  Also riding as individuals in class 2, were Sam Burgess and Anna O’Donovan, who both jumped well but were out of the ribbons this time.  In class 3 our team rode with determination, but it wasn’t their day.  In the Dengie qualifier, Kate Pullen picked up an unlucky four faults on Billy’s Flight so wasn’t placed on this occasion. Well done everyone.

Crawley & Horsham PC show jumping at Felbridge – 16th February 2016

Our mini mini team of Harry Scott, Poppy Humfrey and Katie Clyne all jumped lovely clear rounds to come 5th overall, with Katie also placed 6th individually. In class 2 our mini team had mixed fortunes, with Abi Scott and Tillie Woods both going clear but poor Archie had trouble with a naughty pony who was eliminated for three refusals. Katie Clyne also did class 2 as an individual, picking up another clear round. Well done everyone!
Mini mini team, Felbridge 16.2.16

(L to R) Harry Scott on Maisie, Katie Clyne on Pepsi, Poppy Humfrey on Merlin

East Sussex PC show jumping at Golden Cross – 7th February 2016

Laragh Redhouse rode with real determination round an up-to-height course with spooky flower arrangements, jumping everything despite her pony being spooky! In class 2 our team of Honor Redhouse, Tillie Woods and Lily May Parker came 4th. In class 3 our team were unfortunately eliminated but our other novice team (Ben Pearson, Millie Massey, Anna O’Donovan and Farran Leach) came 2nd, with an individual win and a 7th placing individually too.  Congratulations to everyone!

Eridge Pony Club Team Show Jumping at Golden Cross – 24th January 2016

Another busy day at Golden Cross, with some challenging courses which were well up to height.  Lara Bailey did two lovely clears in class 1 on Wilson and Hero. In Class 2a our mini team (Lara on Wilson, Eliza on Casper, Tillie on Izzy and Lily May on Fairy) came 4th and Eliza was placed 3rd individually. In the small novice class Eliza went clear again but Tillie had an unlucky fall at the planks (where lots of competitors came unstuck). Everyone rode really well and should feel very proud.

2015 Results

East Sussex Pony Club Team Show Jumping at Golden Cross – 15th November, 2015

Mini girls team of Honor, Lily May, Eliza and Zoe took SECOND place, with Eliza 5th individually. The Novice team of Kate, Zara, Anna and Issy were FOURTH, with Kate 6th and Zara 10th individually. Well done everyone who took part.

Mini Team 2nd at Golden Cross competition

Mini Team 2nd at Golden Cross competition

Novice Team 4th

Novice Team 4th

Merrist Wood Team Show Jumping – 26th September 2015

Penshurst team: Farran, Ben, Jess & Anna 3rd Knole team: Issy, Millie, Anna  & Jasmine 4th merrist wood sj teams sep 15


Well done Farran Leach and Tizer

Farren at PC Champs

Hickstead Show Jumping – Saturday 8th August

WKS Birch Team WKS Willow Team

A hot sunny day saw WKSPC represented in all four classes.  All the class courses were up to height and quite daunting. All of our riders rode confidently and should all be very proud of their individual achievements.

The 90cm Birch team of Kate Pullen, Jess Davies, Jasmine Douse and Kate Moss finished in 10th place on 8 points. There were only four teams on zero score from 44 teams! Sam Burgess was 6th individual and Kate Hosiene 8th in the 90cm class.

Abi Scott was the only other WKS clear round in the 70cm finishing just 0.05secs out of a placing.

Area 11 Show Jumping at Walton-on-the-Hill – 19th July

Area team pic

WKSPC entered 3 teams into the area novice class 90cm this year Oaks team: Zara, Harriet, Kate H, Anna. Willow team: Jasmine , Sam, Kate M, Farran Elms team: Bronty, Millie, Ben, Hannah N. Also entered as an individual: Victoria A. The Oaks team were placed 4th overall. Zara was also placed 7th individually after jumping 3 lovely clears with a jump off 36.89 Sam Burgess was 8th after 3 clears with a J/O time of 37.14 Farran was placed 6th again after 3 clears & time of 36.75