Thetford Chase Members had a fantastic morning last weekend at World Horse Wefare attending a 'come and try Polocrosse' session. Iain Heaton from Pony Club Headquarters kindly travelled from Warwickshire to intruct our members in the art of the game. They first learnt the rules on foot before desensitizing the ponies to the stick and ball - some of the ponies were very interested in the red ball as its resemblance to an apple was a bit uncanny! Once the ponies were all happy, Iain then spent time throwing a ball to each member for them to catch in their stick and throw back, it soon became apparent that although this was a tricky manouver, some of our members were naturals at this.
A fantastic achievement for TCPC member Harriet Leader White who took a third place in the Dengie Open Final recently - what a great result.
Congratulations to Charlotte Rose-Eyre, Georgia and Harriet Leader-White. All have qualified to represent the branch at the Dengie Open Jumping Championship being held on Good Friday 3rd April 2015 at Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire and the Pony Club Jumping Competition being held at the Royal Windsor Horse Show 17th May 2015. Our best wishes to all three of them who jumped really well to qualify at the North Norfolk PC Jumping Show held at Easton College 14th March 2015.
Our half-term team show jumping competition took place in the indoor school at Overa Farm on Tuesday Feb 17th. We were blessed with glorious sunshine for the day (with little or no wind for a change!), which made it all the more enjoyable for everybody and there was a really good buzz both indoors and outside. This year there were some new faces and names from all the branches. For some riders this was their first time competing in a team and they all had a really good go and did their best. There were a few eliminations, but also the chance to ride again in the 2nd round. Competitors who jumped clear in both rounds became eligible for an individual rosette depending on their time for the 2nd round *, and the best 6 in each class were awarded a rosette **. To have a look at the photographs from the day, please go to www.stmphoto.co.uk