We entered two teams in the 80cm Competition. Team 1 with Millie Thurtle, Charlotte Clear, Shannon Lohan and Daisy Savage finished on a total score of 12 faults, with Charlotte doing a double clear and winning the 80cm as an individual! Team 2 with Summer Lawrence, Rosie Gilmour and Harriet Smith finished on a score of 4 faults with both Summer and Rosie also doing double clears. They finished 4th as a team with Rosie finishing in 5th place individually.
Summer Lawrence and Harriet Smith jumped as individuals in the 90cm, Summer went double clear again and Harriet's pony was unlucky with a few down. A big well done to all members who took part particularly Charlotte, our fantastic winner, Rosie for her 5th place and Summer for 2 double clears. Also to Daisy who completedher first Pony Club Team Show Jumping competition withonly 4 faults. Huge thanks to Ali Pearson for being our teamtrainer on the day and to all the long suffering parents forcomingand supporting TCPC. The sun shone all day and everyone was happy, great start to the season girls, well done everyone.
We're delighted that Paddy Mountford, Thetford Chase PC member since he was a whipper-snapper of just 5, has been selected for the Pony Club Rider Development Pathway for 2016! The RDP, supported by Sport England and the BEF Excel Talent Programme, is designed to aid the development of Pony Club members who show ability to progress in their sport. He was put forward by the TCPC for selection so went off for a very scary Assessment Day in Essex over the Easter holidays. There, happily, the scariness ended – the coaches were brilliant, the organisers welcoming, the other candidates friendly and the general atmosphere positive, busy, vibrant and fun. He came away thrilled with his pony and having learnt an enormous amount from the two top notch instructors Jill Day and Paul Crago.
Paddy was selected for the Eventing discipline and so goes on to represent East of England eventers at the Development Pathway National Camp in July in Cheshire. Well done to him and Pebbles – and to the TCPC for the preparation / shove!
Three rallies and a trip to Newmarket were organised by the committee during the Easter holidays and we hope you were all able to enjoy at least one of them. Certainly we have had some fantastic feedback from members and parents – thank you all very much.
Many congratulations to Charlotte Rose Eyre who finished in 8th place at the Pony Club Dengie National Showjumping Finals held at Addington Manor last week.
‘There were a total of 75 ponies and horses in the class with 38 making it through to the jump off. Charlotte’s pony Monty jumped with super style, which was even more impressive, as he had been suffering from a liver virus for nearly 8 months and had just come back into his old self. After a super clear, Charlotte was drawn 3rd to go in the jump off and very sensibly concentrated on getting another clear round rather than cut corners and make mistakes, which many other competitors did, the faster they went. This paid off and Charlotte and Monty finished in 8th place, a fantastic result as they were competing against riders from as far afield as Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales’.
Charlotte previously qualified for the national final at the Dengie Area SJ Final hosted by Essex Hunt North Pony Club at Norton Heath on 20 March. She finished 2nd in the class riding Loftsome Galaxy. Very well done!