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The Tiverton Hunt Branch

of the

UK Pony Club

Last updated on 13th April 2014

Welcome to the Tiverton Hunt (in Mid-Devon, area 15) branch of the UK Pony Club.


Tiverton Pony Club Open event dates for 2014:

Current club events:

Your can download the
Spring 2014 Programme and Newsletter here (Posted 23rd Feb)

There are are Triathlon competitions over the winter & spring, see the tetrathlon page Various dates
Mounted Games Rallies, Watermead house, Tiverton Sun 6th & 27th April
Working Rally, Sherwood, Stoodleigh (includes badge) Tues 8th April
Area Working Rallies at Downe Farm, Witheridge
Wed 9th April
Thurs 10th April
XC Schooling rally at Bicton Arena Tues 15th April
Easter Egg Rally and Egg Hunt at Sherwood, Stoodleigh Thurs 17th April
Dressage Rallies at Forke Farm, Pennymoor Wed 7th and 21st May
Wed 4th and 18th June
Working Rallies at Pond Farm, Cullompton Thurs 29th May
Thurs 5th, 12th and 19th June
Unmounted Horse and Pony Care Rally at TBA Wed 11th Jun
Non-residential Mini Camp Tues 29th & Wed 30th July
Residential Camp Tues 19th – Fri 22nd August

Tiverton Pony Club Clothing: We have set up a new way of ordering your Pony Club clothing.
Use this link to go to the gggear website where you can order Tiverton Hunt Pony Club Sweatshirts, Polo Shirts, Base layers, Numnahs and even Kit bags!
Place your order and pay online, and it will be delivered straight to you; there is even an option of personalising some items!

Triathlon: various dates from Oct 2013 to May 2014 are now on the Calendar page
There are some schedules for early 2014 on the Tetrathlon page

Hot-press: We have our NEW pistols now so we can... read more on the Tetrathlon page

Contact Josie Moore if you are interested

Coming up in the New Year
Cross Country Rallies – get ready for the spring hunter trials, look out for dates shortly.
Tetrathlon – Shooting practice available on request and keep an eye on the website for combined (shoot
and ride) training rallies in the new year. Contact Josie Moore
C and C+ training is being organised for the Spring, please speak to Emily Northam 07976 904739 if
you are interested in taking these efficiency tests.

Teams. If you are interesting in being in a team these are the people to contact:

Senior Show Jumping
Junior Show Jumping
Mini Show Jumping

Lisa Wood 01884 860477
Sarah Muirhead 01884 251488
Situation vacant

Dressage Dealt with by eventing trainers
Eventing Georgina Batting 01884 820673
Tetrathlon Josie Moore 07810 514507
Mounted Games/PPC Beccy Daykin 07798 862872
Polo Max Carew 01884 251632

Not being clairvoyant, we don't know if you are interested unless you contact us!!


Tiverton PC branch events can be found on the the following pages

This is the section where we publicise club members' achievements in 2013

If you have information about achievements an event, test passes, or similar things that you would like to
publish here please email it to me. It helps me if you include the event name, date and venue; and also
if you can provide a brief description of what happened + some photos.

(See also the archive of achievements in: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

Well done to Jack Emmett who came:

6th in the Winter Triathlon League Area 15/16 !!
He also won his age group at the Mendip Triathlon as well as winning the shooting phase !!
And then he did it again winning the East Cornwall Triathlon and winning the run phase by a huge lead of 20seconds !!!!!!

(Thanks to Josie Moore for the report)

Dartmoor Triathlon 19th January

On the 19th January the Dartmoor Pony Club held a triathlon in Plymouth and we had only the one entre (think we were all at the point to point). Jack Emmett went and put in a great performance to come 2nd individually.

(Thanks to Josie Moore for the report)

Devon and Somerset Triathlon 5th January

On the 5th January we had a team of 9 Tiverton Pony Club members go to the triathlon in Wellington held by the Devon and Somerset Pony Club, for 2 of them it was their first ever triathlon event.

The rain was pouring and the wind was strong but they all battled through the day to get some great results.

Katie Heal came 4th individually in the under 8 biathlon. The Tiverton Foxes team of Jack Emmett, Katie Bainbridge and Withheld came 2nd in the minni minis with Jack also coming 5th individually.

Emma Bainbridge and Withheld made up a mixed team and came 3rd in the mini girls. The Tiverton Stags team of junior girls made up of Withheld, Withheld and Withheld came 4th. Well done to all!

(Thanks to Josie Moore for the report)

Cotley PC Triathlon 10th November

Cotley PC held a triathlon (shoot, swim and run) on Sunday 10th November and we had 10 entries from Tiverton! For many of them this was their first attempt at triathlons.

I was very happy to have Katie Heal (only 6 yo) doing the biathlon and making 4th place with her team.Our Tiverton Toffee Apples mini-mini team of Jack Emmett, Withheld and Katie Bainbridge came 9th as a team.

In the mini class Serena Mundy did a spectacular job coming 4th individually in a huge class, as well as having the second best run by only 4 seconds. Serena Mundy and Emma Bainbridge were also part of the 4th placed team in their class.

Our Junior girls team (Tiverton Ghost Busters) of Withheld, Withheld and Withheld made the 9th place with their team.

All of our competitors did a great job at such a huge event with almost 180 competitors, as each age category was very tough.

[Thanks to Josie Moore for this report]

Click on a photo above to see the full size version. There are lots of withheld names above which is a pity, click on the link to see what to do about it.]

Area 15 Novice Dressage, 28th July

The team of Withheld, Lucy Clist, Withheld and Charlotte Radley all did nice tests with Charlotte 6th individual and Lucy 8th individual.

(Report by Gillian Clist. Click on photo to see full-sized image. If anyone has further photos please email them to me)

Area 15 showjumping

Rupert Batting was our sole Tiverton representative at the Area SJ, competing in the Open class on Manyoshu.

They performed well enough to end up in the jump off for the individual qualifying place, but 4 faults cost them, finishing 5th. Rupert was very pleased with Yoshi who is not considered a show jumper!

Area 15 Horse Trials, Pontispool, 21st July

What an amazing day! With the exception of Zara who was always only going to do two phases, everyone came away with a rosette!!

Huge congratulations to Charlotte Radley in particular for winning the Novice outright - a fantastic achievement with Didi 4th, Tabitha 5th and Ellie 6th making up the other individual placings. Charlotte, together with the 2nd place team of Bird, Didi, Tabitha and Ellie qualify for the championships, which is simply brilliant.

The team of Archie, Saskia, Heidi and Charlotte also gave their all, narrowly missing qualification gaining 4th in the most competitive Novice class.
Will was 8th and Eleanor 6th in the intermediate, completing a demanding XC in particular, both deserve significant praise. We look forward to fielding a team next year in this class.

The open was bravely fought by Tiverton, placed to win after SJ, but being the first team around XC and therefore pathfinders cost them very dear in the final analysis. The TVH "BE pony trial" team were worthy winners with Tiverton the only other team to complete out of the four teams entered receiving a creditable 2nd place.

I was most impressed with the excellent team spirit and genuine desire to do their very best shown by all the riders in spite of disappointment in some cases; for several it was the biggest test they have yet faced.

All the riders were all a credit to the club and I thank you all wholeheartedly. I'm sorry I was not able to be omnipresent, but what I did see everywhere were ambassadors for Tiverton Pony Club and it was a privilege to be part of the day. A huge debt of thanks to Tim Cheffings for keeping the riders focused (and the parents relaxed) throughout the day, as well as expert guidance from Mary Baillie allowing the Novice riders to attack the XC with her wisdom imparted, not to forget Hen Hare who provided obscure bits and pieces to get the riders past the kit inspection at each phase - a true team effort.

Tiverton is off to the Championships! Congratulations.

[Report by Georgie Batting. Photos below, click on thumbnail to get full sized image]

East Devon Pony Club Inter Branch Team SJ, at Bicton Arena on Monday 27th May

Tiverton had a really good day with all children jumping extremely well, winning lots of rosettes, results as follows:
Rebecca Heard on Holly
in a mixed team
1st team
Rebecca Heard on Holly
Withheld on Sky
Rosie Heard on Murray
5th team and Rosie 1st individually
Henry Clist on Rosco
Withheld on Sky
Rosie Heard on Murray
5th team, with Henry 1st and Rosie 5th individually
Henry Clist on Rosco
Lucy Clist on Tolly
both jumped well, but no ribbons

Here they are. Click on the photo for the full-sized image

Pony Club Area Quiz, 22nd February

Tiverton sent two teams to the Area Quiz hosted by Silverton on Friday 22nd February

"Tiverton Foxes", Katie Paul, Lucy Clist, Rosie Heard and Henry Clist came 2nd
"Tiverton Hounds", Heidi Stevens, Charlotte Radley, Withheld and Becca Heard came 5th

Well done to all who took part, a really fun evening was had by all. Silverton were the eventual winners.

Pony Club "Hunting Certificate" 19th & 20th Feb 2013

Congratulations to those who took the "Hunting Certificate" this half term.
A very informative visit to the Tiverton Foxhounds kennels on Tuesday, followed by a day's hunting at the Childrens Meet on Wednesday.

Well done to all: Charlotte Radley, Lucy Clist, Withheld, Henry Clist, Finn Muirhead, Jack Emmett, Emma Bainbridge and Katie Bainbridge

Dress and timekeeping for rallies:

Members should wear Pony Club sweatshirt with a shirt and Pony Club tie, jodhpurs (white/cream/navy/black), appropriate riding boots, gloves and the correct riding hat which has been tagged. For safety reasons, no jewellery (including sleeper earings) should be worn. Long hair should be tied back and put in a hair net. Also NO spurs unless instructors say you require them.

Please remember to arrive for your rallies in plenty of time so that you are on your pony/horse and ready to start the Rally at least 10 minutes before the Rally starts.

It is discourteous to your instructors to arrive late.

Rally/Training Booking and Cancellation:

So that we can provide you with you top quality instruction, please book your place on rallies and training sessions no later than one week before so that we can ensure we have enough instructors available.

The rallies and training sessions are very popular and are often over-subscribed. If, for whatever reason, you are not able to attend any rally or training session that you have booked a place for, please telephone the organiser and cancel your place.

By not cancelling your place, you are denying someone else a chance to attend.

Programmes of other local (not just Tiverton PC) events

Results archive:

  • Open Hunter Trial, Saturday 21st April 2012(results)
  • Tri/Tetrathlon Sat 28th / Sun 29th April 2012 (results )
  • Summer Show, 19th August 2012 (Photo
  • Open Hunter Trial, Sunday 1st May 2011, Cuckoo's Nest, (Photos)
  • Open One Day Event, Sunday 3rd July 2011, Cuckoo's Nest, (Results and Photos

Inter-area Tri/Tetrathlon 1st & 2nd June 2010
Results: in html format (web page) or xlsx format (spreadsheet)




Some photos of past events events (Click a pictures to go to the relevant page)



Details about the Tiverton Pony Club. Click on a link in the table below to learn more.

Info, and how to join.

Rallies, open events, shows

Where things are, maps.

Gen info, rallies for C, C+ & B tests

Mini, Junior & Residential Camp

Rides wanted
Rides in return for help with keep

Who's who, and how to contact them

For sale and wanted
Ponies, rugs, tack, ...

Useful links to other sites

Current Newsletter

At your own risk!!

10 commandments
For parents

Frequently asked questions

Parties, non-horsey events

Local Non-PC Events
Local Events (not run by Tiverton PC)

Points of the horse
Points, teeth, organs, grooming etc

Pony Care
Not quite what you may expect...

Dressage Tests
Test sheets available online



General Information about the Pony Club.

The Pony Club is a national charity, originally founded in England in 1929 but which has since spread to many countries around the world. There is a UK site, and a WWW search will turn up many sites in the US, Australia and elsewhere. (See the links page.)

The purpose of the Pony Club is to:


Membership is open to boys and girls up to the age of 17, and those aged 18 to 25 can be associate members: see Membership for more information.


Feedback: please contact me with any thoughts, suggestions or opinions about this site.

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Christopher Bell (tel 01884 243173)