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Tiverton Hunt Branch
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Last updated on 2nd July 2015

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

Area 15
B Test

Wednesday 26th August 2015 at Bickenhall Farm, Bickenhall, Nr Taunton

Training will be arranged for any suitable candidates
please contact Iris on 07813 010230 ( if you would like to give it a go


Area Dressage – 12th July at Elmbridge, Hatch Beauchamp TA3 6AF

Please reply by 11th June with the Level you wish to be considered for, i.e. Novice, Intermediate, Open. 

Please note Class 4 is a non-qualifying competition for 14 years and under.

See attached schedule, reply to Henrietta


Area Eventing – 19th July at Treborough

The schedule is attached and as it is a qualifier please take the time to consider the demand before
deciding on your preferred level of entry. You need to be confident at the height indicated as the competition
is a qualifier for the Championships which should you be successful will approach the next level in demand. 

Please reply by 8th June with the Level you wish to be considered for, i.e. Novice, Intermediate, Open. 

Please note Class 4 is a non-qualifying competition at 80cm, but ideal for those aiming for
Novice in the future and would like to experience the event.

See attached schedule, reply to Georgina


Area Showjumping – 3rd August at Marley Farm Fields, Bolham EX16 7RL

Please reply by 1st July with the Level you wish to be considered for, i.e. Novice, Intermediate, Open

See attached schedule, reply to Lisa (07976 314769)


Please note Classes 4, 5 & 6 (60cm, 70cm & 80cm) are non-qualifying competitions.

See attached schedule, reply to Rebecca

Current club events:

You can download the Summer 2015 Programme and Newsletter here (Posted 13th May)

C Test Riding training Tuesday 7th July
Working Dressage Rally at Forke Farm Wednesday 8th July
C Test unmounted stable management Tuesday 14th July
Working Rally at Doddiscombe
Friday 24th July
Summer Camp Tues 28th – Fri 31st July
Working Rally at Doddiscombe Thursday 6th August
Mini Camp Mon 10th – Tues 11th August
Tiverton Pony Club Summer Show
Saturday 15th August
All Day Fun Picnic Rally
Monday 17th 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!

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 Henrietta Hare 01884 881798
Eventing Georgina Batting 01884 820673
Triathlon/Tetrathlon Katherine Emmett 01884 266882
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!


All members taking part in Pony Club events and competitions must wear a hat that conforms to the current Pony Club Hat Rules. 
In 2015 all hats, whether previously tagged or not with the pony club purple tag, will need to be retagged with the NEW WHITE TAG.

This change is because it has been announced by the EU Commission that the European Equestrian Riding Helmet standard (BS)EN1384 is to be withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) at its next publication. This means that hat manufacturers will no longer be able to CE mark their hats using this standard and will need to recertify to a specification currently being developed.

Thinking of purchasing a new hat?  Important information – please read.


Tiverton Pony Club Branch events can be found on the the following pages

Tiverton Pony Club Results can be found on the the following pages
Tiverton Pony Club Open events can be found on the following pages

If you need help with accommodation for horses and trailers/lorries please click here.

This is the section where we publicise club members' achievements in 2015

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: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

A Weekend Full of Rosettes

Saturday 20th / Sunday 21st June 2015

A fantastic result from all the competitors who took part in the South Devon Moorland Biathlon/Tetrathlon

Bi: Tiverton Cubs Team: Katie Heal came 1st with Best Run, Emily Miller 3rd,
Beatrice Morrison
4th and Rebecca Emmett 6th.
They came 1st as a Team.

Assisted Mini: Isobel Morrison came 1st in the Triathlon and Tetrathlon with a fantastic 1400 ride.

Mini Boys: Jack Emmett came 1st in the Triathlon and Tetrathlon with Best Shoot, Run and Swim.

Senior Girls: Bethany Mettam came 4th in Triathlon and 2nd in the Tetrathlon.

Tiverton Foxes Team: Bethany Mettam, Jack Emmett and Isobel Morrison
came 5th in the Triathlon and 6th in the Tetrathlon.

Well done everyone, Fantastic results.

West Somerset Team SJ at Stockland Lovell

Sunday 31st May 2015

Class 1 – 1'6" 10yrs & under
Tiverton Red Team (1st TEAM)
Emily Miller (5th Ind), Rebecca Emmett (4th Ind)
and Katie Bainbridge (3rd Ind)
Tiverton individual

Emily Miller

Class 2 – 1'9" 12yrs & under
Tiverton individual
Beatrice Morrison

Class 3 – 2'3"
Tiverton Blue Team
Beatrice Morrison, Isobel Morrison and Jack Emmett (3rd Ind)
Tiverton individual
                                             Emma Bainbridge

                                      Class 4 – 2'6"
                                 Tiverton Purple Team (5th TEAM)
          Isobel Morrison, Jack Emmett (4th Ind) and Rosie Heard

                                      Class 5 – 2'9"

                                  Tiverton individual
                                      Rosie Heard

Pony Club Inter Area 15/16 Tetrathlon

Tuesday 26th / Wednesday 27th May 2015

 Lydia Hopper, Isobel Morrison, Finn Muirhead, William Hopper and Jack Emmett all represented Tiverton
in the Inter-Area Tetrathlon. Special mention to Finn who achieved maximum 1400 riding points.
And also to Jack who had an excellent 920 shoot, PB swim and good ride to finish 4th place overall . . . well done all

Queens' College Eventers/Showjumpers Team Competition

Sunday 24th May 2015 at King's Sedgmooor

Class 1 (60–70)
Tiverton Hounds
Jack Emmett, Katie Heal, Jessica Grant and Emma Fallon
Tiverton individual
Alice Cross

Class 2 (70–80)
Tiverton individuals
Alice Smith

Class 5 (1m–1.10)
Tiverton individual
Charlotte Radley 6th place individual

Well done to all

Charlotte Rides at Badminton 2015

Charlotte Radley and Little M at Badminton Grassroots Championships

It was a tough track – huge congratulations to Charlotte for completing


Postal Shoot

Congratulations to the 3 members who took part in the Postal Shoot

Jack Emmett
(Mini Boys) came 1st with an average of 457/500

Jessica Grant
(Mini Girls) came 3rd with an average 403/500

Alice Cross
(Mini Girls) came 6th with an average 343/500


Sunday 26th April 2015

A great day was had by all the Tiverton Triathlon.
Thank you to Julie Heal for organising such a well run event and thank you to all who helped and supported the event,
without everyone's support it would not have run as smoothly as it did.

We had competitors entered in each class, lots of whom were placed.

Katie Heal came 1st individually with Best Run, Rebecca Emmett was 3rd and Emily Miller was 4th.
Our Tiverton Cubs team of Katie Heal, Emily Miller and Rebecca Emmett were 1st beating second place by over
400 points and Tiverton Beagles (and Dulverton West) team of Beatrice Morrison and Myrtle Scudamore were 3rd.

Super Minis:
Jack Emmett came 1st individually with Best Run, and our Tiverton Foxes team of Jack Emmett, Margot Scudamore
(1st time at a triathlon) and Isobel Morrison came 3rd.

Mini Girls:
Jessica Grant came 1st individually with Best Shoot, Sophie Fallon Came 2nd and
Katie Bainbridge came 3rd,  Our Tiverton Hounds team of Jesccica Grant,
Edith Campbell
, Sophie Fallon and Katie Bainbridge came 1st beating
second place by more than and amazing 800 points.

Mini Boy:
Our only mini Boy was Horace Hopper who came 5th individually.   

Junior Girls:
Lydia Hopper was 2nd individually with Emma Fallon 3rd and
Emma Bainbridge in 5th.

Junior Boy:
Guy Cridland was 1st individually with Best Shoot, Run and Swim.

Mixed Senior:
Bethany Mettam was 4th with Best Swim and Millie Cridland was 5th.

Great effort by all competitors.
Well done to all.

Team Show Jumping at Pontispool

Saturday 25th April 2015

Class 1
Tiverton Red
  (2nd TEAM)
Katie Heal, Beatrice Morrison, Courtney Phillips

Tiverton Pink   (1st TEAM)
Jessica Grant (6th Ind), Phoebe Green, Isobel Morrison (2nd Ind)

Class 2
Tiverton Yellow

Alice Cross, Emma Fallon, Sophie Fallon

Tiverton Orange
Courtney Phillips, Phoebe Green, Jessica Grant

Class 3
Tiverton individual's

Jack Emmett (2nd Ind) and Millie Cridland

Class 4
Tiverton Blue 
(6th TEAM)
Jack Emmett (1st Ind), Josh Brown, Millie Cridland, Millie Paxton

Tiverton individual
Josh Brown

Class 5
Tiverton individual's 

Millie Paxton and Rosie Heard

The Pony Club NFU National Quiz Final 2015

Saturday 4th April

Having qualified from the Area Quiz back in February, The Tiverton team of Amelia Green, Joe Emmett, Emma Bainbridge and Alice Cross made the journey to Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, for the final.

In all there were twenty eight Branch and Riding Centre teams competing for honours. The Quiz consisted of 8 rounds. The team got off to a shaky start in the first round concerning the Pony Club, with questions such as who is the current President of the Pony Club, who is the Club’s insurer (and no, it is not the Quiz sponsor) and what is the colour of the scroll on the bottom of the District Commissioner’s badge. If it had been my job to answer these questions (which luckily it wasn’t) the score would have been a Eurovision Song Contest sounding “nil points”.  As the day progressed, the team got better, scoring well in the latter rounds. There was a little blip with the junior members and their practical round, with one child wrongly identifying (by way of smell) hoof oil as cough medicine. With my Pony Club child safeguarding training kicking into action my initial concern was that this child may have been regularly dosed with Carr & Day hoof oil instead of Benelyn, only to discover that it was my own daughter who had the “brain fade”. The team then went on to score strongly in the last three rounds of travelling and road safety, spelling (hand on heart, can you be sure that in the heat of battle you would have spelt Rhythm correctly?) and pictures (would you have identified the current Chairman of the Pony Club?) to secure a total of 210 points and a very respectable tenth place overall.  First place went to the Hampshire Hunt with 276.5 points (30 points ahead of the second placed Chipping). Our team did us proud, and with the purchase of an up-to-date Pony Club Quiz Book and a little more training (including a read of the Pony Club Year book) I am confident that the Tiverton can battle for even higher honours in the future.

(Thanks to Clive Bainbridge for the report)

Winter Triathlon National Finals – Milton Keynes 15th March 2015

Great fun was had at Nationals by all our competitors (and their families!)

Mini Girl: Jessica Grant put in a PB for the run and swim and had a 900 shoot putting her into 30th

Mini Boy: Jack Emmett put in a PB for the run and swim and also had a 900 shoot putting him into 20th

Junior Boy: Guy Cridland had a PB run and shoot of 820 putting Guy into 35th

Well done to all 3 for a fantastic effort and determination
Our competitors and their supporters!

Area Quiz – 18th February 2015

Tiverton off to the National Finals in April !

Well a very hotly contested competition, and that was just between the Tiverton teams!

13 teams in all took part in the Area Quiz hosted by Silverton Pony Club on Wednesday 18th February at Cullompton.
Tiverton Hounds were in the lead at the half way point, but with two rounds to go, Tiverton Beagles took the lead,
1 point ahead of Tiverton Hounds, after the final two rounds Tiverton Hounds finished in 3rd place,
Devon & Somerset 2nd and Tiverton Beagles the winners – all very tight between the top 3 but a really good win!

Well done to Amelia, Joe, Emma and Alice who are off to the Finals at Warwickshire College on 4th April . . . good luck team

Tiverton Foxes
Ellie Discombe
Rosie Heard
Alice Smith
Katie Bainbridge

Tiverton Hounds
Charlotte Radley
Millie Cridland
Henry Clist
Jessica Grant

Tiverton Beagles
Amelia Green
Joe Emmett
Emma Bainbridge
Alice Cross

Mendip Triathlon 15th February

Bi: Katie Heal 1st, Rebecca Emmett 4th & Emily Miller 6th Individually.
Katie also had best run.
The team including Matthew Heal were 1st beating 2nd place by an amazing 446 points.

Mixed Mini: Jack Emmett was 1st with best shoot and best run,
and was 1st in a mixed team.

Mini Girl: Jessica Grant was 2nd with best run and 1st in a mixed team.

Junior Boy: Guy Cridland was 3rd.

Senior Girl: Bethany Mettam was 3rd at her first Triathlon.

Well done to all.

Valentines Ball – 14th February 2015

A fantastic night had by all, lovely to see so many dressed up looking fabulous without riding hats!

Many thanks to Nickie for organising such a good night


Eggesford Triathlon 7th February 2015

Another Tiverton Member Qualified for Nationals!

Bi: Katie Heal, Rebecca Emmett and Emily Miller came 3rd as a team
with Katie coming 4th Individually.

Mini Girls: Jessica Grant came 3rd individually.

Mini Boys: Jack Emmett, William Hopper and Horace Hopper came
3rd as a team with Jack coming 2nd individually.

Junior Girl: Lydia Hopper was 4th individually.

Junior Boy: Guy Cridland was 2nd and Qualified for Nationals at Milton Keynes.

Senior Girl: Millie Cridland put in a fantastic effort, sadly just out of the rosettes.

Cattistock Triathlon – 25th January 2015

5 went to take on Area 14 and they brought lot's of rosettes back with them.
Ultra Minis: Which included a shoot ... well OK a throw! : Rebecca Emmett, Katie Heal & Emily Miller came 2nd as a Team.
Katie also had 3rd best Swim and Run, and 4th individually and Emily was 7th individually(sadly just out of the rosettes) and had 4th best shoot (throw) and Rebecca had 4th best swim. (ones to watch for the future!)
Mixed Mini: Jack Emmett came 3rd Individually and 1st in a mixed team (the girls seemed happy to have Jack in their team!).
Mini Girls: Jessica Grant came 4th individually and also got 2nd best shoot (her PB for turning targets) & 3rd best swim and
was 1st in a mixed team.

Tiverton Tri Competitors going from Strength to Strength
Fantastic Results from the 11 that went to the D&S Triathlon on 11th January 2015 with all coming home with Rosettes.
Bi – Katie Heal picked up Best Run and Best Swim which placed her 1st with Rebecca Emmett coming 6th and the team coming 3rd.
Super Mini – Jack Emmett was 2nd.
Mini Girls – Sophie Fallon came 2nd, Jessica Grant  3rd and the Team with Katie Bainbridge came 1st overall.
Junior Boys – Guy Cridland was 3rd
Junior Girls – Emma Bainbridge, Emma Fallon & Lydia Hopper came 4th as a Team
Senior Girls - Millie Cridland was in a mixed team that came 1st.

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)



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

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Where things are, maps.

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

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Who's who, and how to contact them

For sale and wanted
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10 commandments
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Points of the horse
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Pony Care
Not quite what you may expect...

Dressage Tests
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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
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