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Gransden
Monday, 01 October 2012 09:36
Many, many CONGRATULATIONS to all those who took part in representing our Pony Club at Gransden Show on Saturday 29th September. It was a great showcase for Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club and drew a wide audience. I was extremely proud of you all The Mounted Games was a very slick operation, both from the point of view of the competitors, the leaders on foot (I had no idea they could run so fast!) and the groundstaff who organised the games. A special mention  must go to Lindsay Cook who did a brilliant job as commentator on the loudspeakers.
Then roll on to the afternoon when it was time for the Musical Ride. The costumes were fantastic - many thanks to Christina Harrison - the riders performed a very good display and coped with the one or two hiccoughs with impeccable cool; the final musical ride was also very much enjoyed by the crowd. Thank you all very much - you did a grand job.
Special thanks must go to all those who worked hard behind the scenes, Emily Casey, Christina Harrison, Catherine Monnington, Wendy Ashcroft, and all those wonderful runners and helpers, not forgetting our Musical Ride trainer, Sarah Maddison, who has worked extremely hard with  these riders and ponies to her great credit. A great kaleidoscope on the fun and games we have at our Pony Club, but without the help and input of all those involved, it just would not happen. Many, many heartfelt thanks to you all. Don't forget if you would like to help in any capacity, you will be welcomed with open arms. 
 
Summer 2012
Saturday, 08 September 2012 12:01
Many congratulations to all of you who have represented Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club this summer. I feel it is a privilege to be your DC and am very proud of all our members who have not only turned themselves and their ponies to a very high standard but all who have risen to the occasion and given of their best, some of whom surpassed themselves and achieved high personal goals, whilst others coped well with the disappointments that unfortunately came their way. I felt there was a really good team spirit throughout which is so important - together we can not only make things happen but also support our friends when their day did not go as they had hoped.
Blenheim was another wonderful event on the 6th Septemeber and again there were some highs and lows - some brilliant rounds and some disappointments but well ridden one and all.
Now we can look  forward to Gransden Show on Saturday 29th September. do come along and support your friends.
Good Luck to all. Enjoy!
Your DC
Sue
 
B Test
Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:33
CONGRATULATIONS to our three Pony Club Members who all passed their 'B' test on the 4th September with  flying colours. A lot of preparation and hard work went into this and in the end they were justly rewarded. Well done to  Emma Butler, Emily Procter and Tara McKenna. Also a special thank-you to Tory McKenna who worked very hard organising the day.
Don't forget to  come and support your Pony Club at Gransden Show on Saturday 29th September as we shall have many members in action then!
Your DC
Sue
 
August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 07:37

It is amazing how quickly August is disappearing but before I fill you in on more recent events I must pay a special thank-you to Catherine Monnington and Emily Casey, who together with their band of willing helpers made Camp at Harlton this year one of the best, not forgetting our tremendous team of Instructors and all those unsung heroes. A specially warm and heartfelt thank-you to you all.

Summer Clinic – new this year, though we have held them  previously in times gone by! – aimed for our older members. This time the venue was Washbrook Farm, the home of Ann and Nigel Taylor, at Aston-le-Walls. It was a resounding success and we are looking to provide it again next year. Everyone that I have spoken to said they not only thoroughly enjoyed it but also got a lot out of it with regard to improving their performance and knowledge. Many thanks to Tory McKenna for getting this one off the ground and making such a success of it.

Championships

To date we have had Members compete in the Open Showjumping, Intermediate Eventing and Open Eventing classes at the Pony Club National Championships at Cholmondley Castle in Cheshire. It is a tremendous achievement to qualify for these and to actually get there!

I was extremely proud of our Members – they all put in very creditable performances, some surpassed themselves, whilst others had a little bit of bad luck on the day, but that’s life! My sincere congratulations to you all.

This week we have the National Tetrathlon championships at Hartpury in Gloucestershire (21st-23rd Aug), swiftly followed by the Novice Dressage and Eventing championships at Kelsal in Cheshire (25th & 26th Aug). Good Luck  to you all!

Your DC

Sue

 

STOP PRESS!

Hattie Algar has been chosen to represent England at a special National Championship at Hartpury on th 21st Aug.. This is taking place alongside the Pony Club Tetrathlon championships. This is a great honour and we wish her every success.

 
Area Competitions
Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:17
First of all Many Congratulations  to our Novice Dressage Team of Amelia Peak, Lottie Casey and Iona Tripp who have just learnt that they have now qualified for the Championships next month!
Yesterday was another memorable day for Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club with two of our teams qualifying for the Eventing Championships at Cholmondley Castle in Cheshire next month.
Many Congratulations to Sarah Horrell, Huw Gordon, Hattie Algar and Ellie Knott who qualified for the Open Championships; Tara McKenna, Rachel Dyke, Will Anthony and Hannah Kirk who are  going through to the Intermediate Championships, again at Cholmondley Castle, whilst  Emily Procter has qualified for the Novice Championships at Kelsall, also in  Cheshire.
There were some excellent individual performances and special congratulations must go to Sara Horrell, Hattie Algar and Emily Procter who were all first in their Arenas; to Will Anthony and Hannah Kirk who were both third in  their arenas.
A  huge thank-you  must  go to Val Gingell,  not only  for all her  brilliant training but for the support and advice she gave to all the teams on the day and to Lorna Gordon for all the organisation of the training and of the day itself.
Well done everyone! I was very proud of our Pony Club Members, both in the way they approached the competition, the camaraderie of team spirit and  the smartness of  their turn-out. The cross-country colours really do stand out well and make our team look a force to be reckoned with!
Keep the flag flying for Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club - I am sure you will!
Your DC
Sue
 
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