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The Tiverton Hunt Branch

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UK Pony Club

Last updated on 4th Jan 2015

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


Tiverton Pony Club Open event dates for 2014:

No more in 2014, see you again in 2015!!

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

Current club events:

Your can download the
Autumn 2014 Programme and Newsletter here (Posted 13th Oct)

Working Rallies at Sherwood Stoodleigh Sun 30th Nov
Sun 14th Dec
Christmas Party for 12 & under, Calverleigh Village Hall Sat 6th Dec
Unmounted Badge Rally, Sherwood Stoodleigh Sun 7th Dec
Showjumping Rally, Downe Farm, Witheridge Sun 14th Dec

There are are Triathlon competitions over the winter & spring, see the tetrathlon page

There will also be pre-event shooting practice sessions

Various dates
Valentines Ball, venue TBA Sat 14th Feb

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 are now on the Calendar page
There are also some schedules on the Tetrathlon page

Contact Katherine Emmett on or 07896 431229 if you are interested

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 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!!


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)

2 off to Nationals in March 2015

We had 10 competitors at the Area 15 Triathlon in Wellington.

Katie Heal came 2nd in the Biathlon with Best Swim and her PB and came 1st in a mixed team with Rebecca Emmett.

Katie Bainbridge was our only mixed mini and came 13th out of 27 with a PB shoot and was 6th in a mixed team.

Jessica Grant, Sophie Fallon and Emma Bainbridge were our Mini Girls with all giving a great effort and came 5th as a team, with Jessica coming 6th with a PB swim and also qualifying for Nationals.

Jack Emmett was our only Mini Boy competitor who came 6th with a PB swim and also qualifying for Nationals.

Lydia Hopper and Serena Mundy both did well and finished 2nd in a mixed team.

Millie Cridland was our only competitor in the Senior category, for the first time tackling 10m turning targets & finished 5th in a mixed team

Guy Cridland represented our Parents and Supporters and finished 3rd.

Well done to all.

Wylye Valley Triathlon 22 Nov Frome

Jack Emmet was our only competitor at the Wylye Valley.

He came 1st individually and got a Best shoot with 960.

Lamerton Triathlon 16th Nov Launceston

Katie Heal, Jack Emmett, Jessica Grant, Sophie Fallon & Emma Fallon all head to Cornwall and get fantastic results.

Biathlon: Katie Heal was joint 2nd.

Mixed Mini: Jack Emmett came 1st with Best Run

Mini Girls: Jessica Grant cam 6th & Sophie Fallon 8th

With the team of Jack Emmett, Jessica Grant, Sophie Fallon & Emma Fallon coming 8th out of 22.

Spooners & West Dartmoor Tri 26th November 2014

Rebecca Emmett, Withheld and Katie Heal all took part in the Biathlon, coming 2nd as a Team and Katie coming 2nd individually.

Jack Emmett, Withheld and Withheld took part in the super minis. Jack came 1st individually with Best Shoot.

Lydia Hopper was our only competitor in a Junior Girls sadly just out of the ribbons.

Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Triathlon, 19th Oct

A tough competition at the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Triathlon with nearly 200 entries. Tiverton members dug deep and did us proud.

Bi Team, Katie Heal, Withheld, Withheld and Rebecca Emmett. With Katie coming 11th overall.

Super Mini, Jack Emmett came 1st individually, got equal Best Shoot and 1st in a Mixed team.

Mini Girls, Jessica Grant and Sophie Fallon tackled turning targets for the first time and finished 11th and 18th.

Junior Girls (32 entries), Lydia Hopper and Emma Fallon did well in a tough junior category.

Well done to all.

Eggesford Tetrathlon, 4th Oct, Okehampton

7 Headed to Okehampton on 4th October 2014

Well done to William Hopper, Jessica Grant, Jack Emmett, Horace Hopper, Withheld, Emma Bainbridge and Lydia Hopper who all did well at a very competitive Eggesford Triathlon.

Jessica Grant came 3rd closely followed by Jack Emmett in 4th with 10 points between them.

Lydia was our only member to do the Tetrathlon came 3rd in the Tri and 4th in the Tet.

Well done to all.

Mini ODE 30th August, Newhill Farm
Full results for this event are available here.

Amazing results by all competitors.

Well done to all 22 Tiverton Competitors (9 competing for the first time) at our Mini Tetrathlon. Fantastic results were had by all.

PB's were gained by many in the shoot and swim, and a tremendous effort by all around the testing hilly running course.

Super Mini Girls (under 8): Katie Heal came 1st, with Withheld 3rd, Rebecca Emmett 5th & Withheld6th. Katie had best swim (696) and xx best run (532).

Mini Boys (8-12): Jack Emmett came 1st and William Hopper 3rd. Jack had best shoot (880) and best swim (944).

Mini Girls (8-12): Jessica Grant came 1st, Sophie Fallon 4th, Withheld 5th and Emma Bainbridge 6th. Emma had best shoot (900) jointly with xx who also had best run (874). Becca came 2nd in the 2'6" class.

Junior Boys(under 14): Joe Emmett came 2nd.

Junior Girls: Lydia Hopper came 1st, Millie Cridland 4th and Rosie Heard 5th, with Rosie and Lydia matching the best shoot (860) & Lydia also having best swim (1200).

Cross country clear rounds were had by Katie Heal, Withheld, Withheld, Jack Emmett, Withheld, Withheld, Jessica Grant, Becca Heard, Joe Emmett, Millie Cridland, Lydia Hopper & Rosie Heard.

Thanks to Katherine Emmett for the words and photo.

Please parents it is depressing and time-consuming for me to have to keep putting in "Withheld" links instead of your childrens' names. I have to do this unless I have written permission from you to publish your child's name online, as this is required by the UK Pony Club's child protection rules.

If you click on any Withheld link it will take you to a page explaining this policy, and it also gives a link to a downloadable form that you can fill in and send to me giving permission to publish. So for the price of a stamp and 60 seconds of effort you can see your child's achievements being praised online...

Christopher Bell, Tiverton PC webmaster.

Area 15 Eventing, Bucton Arena, 27th July

Tiverton Pony Club head for UK Championships!

Tiverton Pony Club fielded four strong teams at the Area 15 Eventing competition held at Bicton Arena on 27th July. Competing against other Pony clubs from Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall in dressage, show jumping and cross country for a chance to attend the National Championships held at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire in August.

The Junior team of Henry Clist, Joe Emmett and Withheld proved a win was possible with excellent cross country riding in particular and a great result for such a young team at their first Area Eventing.

Whilst the Novice team of Withheld, Heidi Stevens, Withheld and Polly Muirhead were sadly just out of the ribbons, the Intermediate team of Saskia Partridge, Charlotte Radley and Bird Wood gained 4th place with Bird qualifying for the Championships as an individual in 2nd place. The show jumping and cross country proved very influential as Charlotte and Bird along with two others were the only ones to gain a double clear inside the time in their class of over 50 competitors.

The Open team of Ellie Ansell, Rupert Batting, Amelia Green and Will Smith were impressive to watch over the largest track of the day. Ellie 6th individual and Will proved their ability, with great performances across the country, having just reached this level of competition. Amelia and Rupert, 4th individual, providing experience at this height to help secure the team win. They are both aiming for Hartpury CCI2* as their next competition before the Championships later in August.

The combined efforts of the whole team resulted in a unanimous victory, securing the coveted honour to represent Area 15 in the Open Eventing team competition at the Championships.

Spooners Triathlon - 26th July 2014: A day for PB's
("PB" = Personal Best)

Well done to the Jessica Grant, Emma Bainbridge, Katie Bainbridge, Jack Emmett, Katie Heal and Rebecca Emmett who took part in the Spooners Triathlon all put in a great effort and all of which achieved PB's throughout the day.

Katie Heal was placed 5th individually in the Biathlon and along with Rebecca Emmett came 1st in a mixed team.

Jack Emmett came 1st individually.

Area Dressage - Sunday 20th July 2014

Well done to the Novice Team of Henry Clist, Withheld and Polly Muirhead finishing in 7th.

Polly 5th individually and Henry 2nd individually also qualifying for the Nationals!

Intermediate individual, Charlotte Radley rode a very nice test, but sadly just out the ribbons.

Tiverton PC One Day Event, Bicton, 12th July

Well, didn't we all do well!

Our ODE at Bicton on Saturday 12 July was a huge success and I need to say thank you very much to all our helpers and parents for making it such a lovely day for us all. We have already received several e-mails of thanks from competitors who have said it was well run, kept to time and was a day much enjoyed by them. Special thanks need to go to our organiser Annabel Brooks-Ward and our secretary Gill Murphy for all their hard work and dedication before and during the event.

From a committee point of view it was a huge undertaking both financially and for the manpower needed. The weather was kind to us, the competitors came forward, the help was available and I'm pleased to say we had a tremendously successful day for club funds. The aim of the committee will be to put these funds to good use replacing and repairing some of our older equipment so that riders of all levels and abilities can benefit.

And that's not all! With over 220 competitors over the 4 classes, Henry Clist and Rough Terrain were 1st and Best Tiverton in Class 1, Polly Muirhead and Grace were 8th and Best Tiverton in class 2, Charlotte Radley and Little M were 1st and Best Tiverton in Class 3 and Withheld and Tutor Rascal were 1st and Best Tiverton in class 4. Very well done to you and your ponies and horses. I've got high hopes for the Area Eventing competition on 28 July with the teams and individuals that are competing for Tiverton.

Whilst we can now all enjoy a short break and rest on our laurels for a day or so please don't forget to come forward and offer your support and help for all the other events that are happening this Summer. We have 2 camps, Area Showjumping, our Pony Club Show and the Mini Tet/Tri still to come so lots to get involved in.

Just one final note and a gentle reminder to us all. Whilst I know that all the Pony Club members from all clubs behaved very well on Saturday, unfortunately one or two Riding Club members did not. Some of our helpers experienced serious verbal abuse and other unacceptable behaviour from some older competitors. I have written to the BHS this morning expressing my concerns about this behaviour. Please remember that all of the helpers are volunteers, they generously give up a day of the busy lives to come and help, without them we could not have enjoyable successful days so please remember to be patient and polite at all times.

Best wishes

Iris Wotton
Assistant DC Tiverton Pony club

South Devon Moorland Tri & Tet, 3rd & 4th May

A total of 10 Tiverton members competed in the recent South Devon Pony Club competition with the shooting and running being held at Stover School, swimming at Bovey Tracey and the cross country riding at Widdicombe.

Rebecca Emmett, Withheld and Katie Heal took part in the Biathlon. It was a first event for both Rebecca and x, and as a team the 3 girls came a very respectable 4th with Katie coming 7th individually.

Jack Emmett put in outstanding effort to achieve the best run narrowly beating Jessica Grant by 2 seconds. The cross country riding was rather more demanding and x and Fieona Weddon both did fantastically to ride clear rounds in their first ever attempts. Jack did very well to remount after an unexpected flying dismount and this did not impact negatively on his scores, resulting in him being placed 1st individually. Jessica was placed 3rd and Fieona 6th and the team came 5th across all the age ranges which was a superb result.

In the more advanced riding group Emma Bainbridge was placed 5th individually, Katie Bainbridge and William Hopper also put in a very strong performance.
Lydia Hopper was the lone representative over the larger jumping course. She put in a tremendous performance on a new horse to achieve 5th individually.

2nd Fastest run

Biathlon Team

The full team

Fastest run in class


(Thanks to Julie Heal for the words, and Katherine Emmett for the photos)

Team Showjumping at Bicton College - Monday 26th May 2014

Tiverton bring home the Cup!

A brilliant day was had by all . . . .

1'9" - William Hopper was part of the Winning mixed team

2'3" - Lydia Hopper riding two ponies and Withheld came 5th as a team

2'6" - Tiverton Red Team of Henry Clist, Withheld, Serena Mundy and Milly from Mid Devon came 1st team, Henry 2nd individual.
Tiverton Blue Team of Lydia Hopper, Withheld and Joe Emmett, just missed the rosettes.

2'9" - Tiverton team of Henry Clist, Withheld, Serena Mundy and Heidi Stevens came 6th team with Henry 1st individual.
Joe Emmett rode a good round as part of a mixed team

Team Show Jumping at Pontispool - Saturday 17th May

In the 2'3-2'6" class the team of Henry Clist, Withheld, Heidi Stevens, Withheld came 5th - Henry 2nd individual

In the 2'6-2'9" class the team of Henry Clist, Withheld, Heidi Stevens, Withheld came 5th - Henry 2nd individual

Team Showjumping, Stockland Lovell, 21st April 2014

The Tiverton teams all did brilliantly . . .

  • Becca Heard was in a mixed team for 2ft which came 1st as a team and 3rd

  • The 2ft3 team of Henry Clist, Rosie Heard, Becca Heard and Withheld came 2nd

  • The 2ft6 team of Henry Clist, Rosie Heard, Withheld and Joe Emmett, came 1st Team, with Henry 5th individually

  • The 2ft9 team of Joe Emmett, Charlotte Radley, Heidi Stevens came 4th team

  • The 3ft team of Charlotte Radley, Heidi Stevens & two from another club, came 1st team and Charlotte 2nd individually

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 Jessica Grant made up a mixed team and came 3rd in the mini girls. The Tiverton Stags team of junior girls made up of Millie Cridland, LydiaHopper 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, Lydia Hopper and Millie Cridland 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, Millie Cridland 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.

Please do not use my contact details for any marketing, sales, advertising or other commercial purposes.
That includes "may be of interest to your members" blurb. It all goes straight into the bin / junk email folder.

Christopher Bell (tel 01884 243173)