October Newsletter

October 1, 2015

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Welcome to Ballerina and Benni – Sula and Noora’s new ponies.
Leah Ellesmere is Flapper’s new owner.

Karen Holt has joined our Show Organisers Team with specific responsibility for the Unaffiliated Dressage competitions.  Karen has taken over from Cathy Hay – we send Cathy our warmest thanks!

Thank you to everyone who helped us at the Burnham Beeches Horse Trials. The day went very smoothly with over 200 competitors completing the dressage, showjumping and XC, including the new water complex.

CLIENTS DRESSAGE Friday 4th September – ResultsHalloween cat

Novice – Clients Novice – Staff & Livery
1st Olivia Hodge + Harry 1st Lewis Newell + Becky G
2nd Mary Crerar + Wongi 2nd Anna Leigh + Straggy
3rd Gemma Budworth + Dave 3rd Amrita Singh + Ben
4th Petra Sarmezei + Jack 4th Enni Rahaiken + Lexi
5th Julia Broadhurst + Bailey 5th Mari Turunen + Beau
6th Olivia Hemphill + Peter
Intermediate – Clients Intermediate – Staff & Livery
1st Julia Broadhurst + Minstrel 1st Sophie Barton + Milo
2nd Maria Rees + Blue 2nd Maddy Peacock + Cracker
3rd Cathy Stillman + Kanooki
4th Sophie Newell + Murphy
5th Rebecca Dix + Teddy
6th Megan Leigh + Piper
7th Megan Vickers + Malteser

Own a Pony Days:  Wednesday 28th (lower) and Thursday 29th (higher and Pony Club) October:  £58.00 (£50 for Pony Club Centre members)

Help Wanted!!  Hunter Trials 10 October 2015
The Hunter Trials – our last Cross Country competition of the season – will be running on Saturday 10th October.  We are looking for Fence Judges to help on the day.  Don’t worry if you have not done fence judging before – we will put you with someone who has.  Please let Alyson in the office know if you are available.

OUT & ABOUTAlicia and Lord BBHT

  • Congratulations to Sophie Barton and Milo who came 1st in the Ridden Mountain & Moorland class and 1st in Novice 37 Unaffiliated Dressage at Hammer & Harp on 20
  • Congratulations to Rebecca Dix and Trafford Boy who came 4th at the Sunshine Tour Dressage Championship at Hickstead in Prelim 13.
  • Congratulations to Alicia Western-Kaye and Lord who won the Intro BE90 at the Burnham Beeches Horse Trials on 13 September.
  • Congratulations to Diani Western-Kaye and Speedy who came 5th at the Blenheim Dressage Championships on 17 September 2015
  • Congratulations to Natalie Western-Kaye and Daffy who came 1st in Prelim 4 and 3rd in Prelim 12 and to Angela Verloop and Flapper who came first in Prelim 12 and 1st in the Novice test and to Judy Spinney who picked up the Best Turned Out award for Flapper at Hammer & Harp 26 July.


Pony Club Rally Friday 13 November
Clients Dressage Friday 20 November
Pony Club Friday 27 November

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Unaffiliated Show Jumping Sunday 1 November
Unaffiliated Dressage Sunday 15 November
Affiliated Dressage Monday 16 November


Unaffiliated Shows Winter 2015/2016
Our Winter Dressage and Showjumping Unaffiliated competitions kick off in November.  Placed competitors will earn points towards the Snowball Farm Dressage Championship Cup and Snowball Farm Showjumping Challenge Shield.

The Winter Unaffiliated Showjumping includes Pony Club Preliminary Qualifiers, as well as Chiltern Rider and Sunshine Tour Championship qualifiers.  Please check our schedule for Qualifier dates as not all dates include all qualifiers.

The Winter Unaffiliated Dressage competitions include qualifiers for Chiltern Rider and Sunshine Tour Championships.

Team Quest: Mark your diaries: Team Quest will be included in the final competition of the season on Sunday 20 March 2016.

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