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Friday, 19 August 2011 07:00




Now Camp is behind us I would like to re-iterate my thanks to you all who have helped in any way to make it such a success again.

Special thanks must go to Catherine and Marc Monnington and family, Emily and Stephen Casey, Alan and Janet Banks, Pat McGill who came in especially to help us with the trophies that she organises and looks after so well for us; Wendy Ashcroft who still came to support us, despite the fact that her husband, Andrew, had been so ill in Addenbrooke’s and was only discharged home the morning of the last day of camp. All those Mums involved with the catering - you all did a great job and finally our Instructors who worked tirelessly to ensure our members had a great time. A special mention and thank-you to our indefatiguable Lindsay Cook who does such a tremendous job as Stable Manager.

Finally a big thank-you to all the hard work by those who helped to prepare the venue for camp.



Many Congratulations to all who have qualified for the Pony Club Championships this year.

Well done Tabitha Love and Dottie who, after two exciting rounds came 10th in the Open Showjumping Competition at Draycott on Saturday.

Congratulations to our Senior Mounted Games team who came ninth after a nail-biting two hours of competition at Draycott yesterday.

Good Luck to Hattie Algar who will be taking part in the Open Tetrathlon Championships at Hartbury on Saturday 20th August.

Good Luck to Tara McKenna who will be competing at the Novice Eventing Championships in Cheshire  - 27th & 28th August.



Do come and support our Pony Club teams who will be taking  part in ;

The Gosling Cup on Sunday 21st August at Overbury Hall, Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP7 5RP.

The Pony Club Showjumping Competition at BurghleyHorse Trials, Thursday 1st September.

The Pony Club Eventer Trial at Blenheim Horse Trials on Friday 9th September.

The Wilkinson Sword Hunter Trials at Isleham on Sunday 25th September.



Finally Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club will be giving another Mounted Games Demonstration at Gransden Show on Saturday 24th September. Do come along.

 Finally enjoy the rest of your holidays.

 Happy and Safe Riding



Note of Thanks
Monday, 27 June 2011 15:06
Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club are most indebted to Susan Beer for all her hard work in maintaining and running our web-site and thank her most sincerely  for all her input in the past.
Any future contributions should now  be addressed to Catherine Monnington who has kindly agreed to take over,  ably assisted by our hard-working Secretary Wendy Ashcroft.
Wimpole Show
Monday, 06 June 2011 21:19
Many congratulations to all those who took part in the Mounted Games Demonstration at the Cambridge County show at Wimpole yesterday. Riders and ponies coped amazingly well with all the razzmatazz of a big show and all those thousands of people! Everyone was very well -turned out and a credit to Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club. Well done! Congratulations to the Mums - those who sprinted incredibly fast in the lead-rein events; the slick and well-organised Arena Party - Horse of the Year Show, look out! Steve Casey for being our long suffering but enthusiastic commentator, all those who helped man our stall and dealt so welcomingly with enquiries. Especial thanks must go to Wendy and Andrew Ashcroft who were there from the crack of dawn to the bitter end, but still smiling. Finally a special thank-you to Emily Casey who has put so much hard work into getting this project off the ground. It was a great day.
June letter from the DC
Thursday, 02 June 2011 18:41
click here for June letter
Equine First Aid
Thursday, 14 April 2011 12:50
A huge thank you to Ali Schwabe, ably assisted by Sam, who gave up their time to help further the knowledge of  Equine First Aid to our members at Cambridge Vet School. A most informative and enjoyable morning followed by some fun and thought-provoking quiz questions. Many thanks to the long-suffering equine guinea-pigs who submitted very patiently to all the earnest bandaging and foot poulticing during the session! Let us hope you will not have to put your new skills into practice too soon! Enjoy your Easter Holiday rallies and events - I look forward to seeing you all around. Happy and Safe Riding!
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