ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING - 25 SEPTEMBER 2015
Our annual prizegiving evening was held last Friday at World Horse Welfare. The following prizes were presented to our members:
BEST JUNIOR: Harriet Smith
BEST SENIOR: Beth Storey
MOST IMPROVED JUNIORS: Jessica Sloan and Callum Yarham
MOST IMPROVED SENIOR: Millie Thurtle
BEST DRESSAGE: Polly Mountford
BEST SHOWJUMPING: Georgia Leader White
BEST ONE DAY EVENT: Sara Collison
SPORTSMANSHIP: Harriet Leader White
ENDEAVOUR: Ellie Hawes
CARRINGTON CUP for service to the Branch: Hannah Spooner
TRACY SOAR CUP Presented to the Thetford Chase
by members of Tracy’s family in her memory): Polly Mountford
JOHNNY V CUP for the best ODE Competitor: Jess West
BRAKEFIELD FLORIN FOX award for best pony: Primitives Pebbles owned by the Mountford Family
TOM THUMB CUP for the best Junior Dressage rider: Millie Thurtle
JUNIOR ATTENDANCE SHIELD: Millie Thurtle
SENIOR ATTENDANCE SHIELD: Rosie Gilmour
SERVICE TO THE BRANCH ROSETTES: Georgina Smith, Hattie Garner , Beth Storey, Lauren Marsh, Lizzie Marsh
MY FAVOURITE DAY
By Ellie Hawes
‘It was hard to pick my best day because everyday was great, even though my pony wasn’t being herself, but I thought hard and decided that Sunday in my opinion, was the best.
In the morning I had dressage which I used to hate but now start to enjoy. It went reasonably well considering my pony isn’t the greatest at flatwork. I was really looking forward to the afternoon so we fed the horses and everything and we had lunch, as well as a little bit of stable management. We then went off, tacked up and headed for the cross-country course.
We started off over small fences and progressed up. My favourite jump was a massive hedge/brush fence, I thought it looked alright from far back but as I got up to it, it was MASSIVE but I knew that I had to get over it although I wouldn’t have been able to stop as she (my pony) was jumping it no matter what.
I really enjoyed Camp and have done for the past 3 years. I hope that I can go next year!’
It is great to see pictures of some of our members in the September edition of EQlife magazine. On the Saddleshots page, Isobel Hind is pictured on her Welsh section A Traymoor Spice in the M&M First Ridden class at the Suffolk Show – both looking very smart. There is also a super photo of Ethan Brownhill riding Tilly, both enjoying their first ever junior camp at Horseshoe Farm. The Pony Club 'hotspot' has a great picture submitted by Helen Fletcher, featuring Abigail Elvidge, Millie Ellis and Mia Fletcher on their ponies beside a cross country jump during junior camp at Horseshoe Farm. The results for the Fox & Hounds July shows feature at least 10 members' names so lots of you have been out competing locally and doing well. Finally there is an interesting article by Callum Yarham's mum Melanie about the trials and tribulations of transforming his pony from "sour cob to superstar partner" – hope you now have lots of fun Callum competing on Troy for a good long time.
Members – do let us know if you submit photos and/or articles to other magazines as well, and we are always interested to hear what you have been doing, so keep in touch.
Thirty seven teams travelled to Burghley to jump in the Invitation Pony Club Team Show Jumping Competition with Burghley House as the backdrop. The course was designed by Di Boddy and proved to be very challenging with less than 10 individuals achieving a faultless round throughout the day.