Branch News

Winter League – Dressage #2


A fabulous day for Wheelton dressage riders, starting off with our lead rein riders – Charlotte came 1st and Edward joint 3rd! Next was the turn of Mia who rode rode a lovely dressage to come 2nd (Just 1 mark behind first place!)
Millie rode in the Grassroots competition and came 7th just missing out on the placings in the biggest class of the day, well done on your first test representing Wheelton.
Next was the turn of our team: Beck, Elizabeth, Emily & Harriet who all rode brilliantly to gain 1st place!!!
Charlotte Stansfield, Beck and Harriet then all rode individually in the Dengie Novice, only just missed out on the placings.
Finally Elizabeth rode in the Dengie Intermediate on her new horse to win 1st place!!! and qualify for the semi final, Elizabeth, Beck & Emily also gained golden tickets for the P18 ride off in March.
Thank you to parents, relatives and friends for your support, Haydock Park Pony Club for organising and to our D.C. Ian for coffee and bringing us good luck – another fantastic day for Wheelton! x

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Winter League – Show Jumping #2


Ok well finally home and defrosting !! 
Mia did an amazing jump off on rolo and finished 5th as an individual, then Erin came out and rode the fastest I’ve ever seen her go with super turns but was just out of the placings. 
Well done to all the riders who looked fab and showed great team spirit. 
Thank you to all parents and helpers for your support to our branch.
Massive thanks to Kerry and catelyn for keeping the scores and keeping me company. 
Thank you Kate for your support in the second rounds.
And … big thank you to our DC Ian , who hand delivered hat tags at 8am and watched the first rounds, and then returned at 3 with costa and chocolate !!!! 

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Mounted Games – Winter League #2


What can I say… proud of our Mounted games kids tonight!

Juniors started off with a storming win in bending, a bit of difficult two mug was followed by another win in old sock, a 2nd in 5 flag to finish with another storming win in stepping stones to finish an amazing 4th out of 12 teams!

Well done Will, Joe, Cloe, Daisy and Lucy.

Next was a debut in the seniors for Libby, Lucy, Daisy and Grace (guest riding with us from Fylde). They had some great races but the experienced other teams were too much on the day but they came home in 5th!

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Show Jumping – Winter League #1


Well, what a day great team support well turned out ponies and brilliant riders. 
First rounds didn’t go so well for some but Mia and Florence went clear. Second rounds were much better and all riders improved their scores, leaving Mia and Florence on double clears and into the jump off ! 
Mia did an amazing round super fast giving her 3rd place overall out of 80 and Florence just rolled a pole but brilliant attempt. 
Pendle won the team overall.
Thank you to all riders, parents and helpers for your support and team work and of course big thank you to Kerry for keeping the scores and making brews on what was a very cold and long day. 
Under 12s next so get ready !! X

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Dressage – Winter League #1


Today Wheelton dressage riders started the winter league competition in fine form:
Charlotte and Edward rode in the lead rein walk & trot both scored very high marks, Charlotte won and Edward 4th!
Next was the turn of Mia who rode a lovely test to win the walk & trot!
Well done to our younger members, I enjoyed watching you compete.
Next was the turn of Catelyn who competed in the largest class of the day, the Grassroots. Catelyn came 5th overall and won a Golden ticket in a very strong class, well done to you and Duke! 
Nicola and Rachel competed in the Dengie Novice, Nicola won the class on 75% and qualified for the Dengie semi finals.
Vicky competed in the Dengie Intermediate and came 2nd also qualifying for the Dengie semi finals.
Amy, Catelyn, Nicola and Rachel competed in the team competition and came 2nd overall , Amy and Catelyn were awarded golden tickets and Nicola winning the class overall! Well done to all four of you!
Thanks to Sarah for standing in for me for the afternoon classes, sorry I missed your tests. 
Thanks to all the parents for your support today and to Haydock Park pony club for organising.

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Microchip Law


Every horse and pony needs to be microchipped by 2020. Ask your vet to check if you are chipped next time they visit. Let’s get ahead of the deadline. Pony Club leading the way! 😁😁🐎🐎

New laws surrounding equine identification came into force in England today (1 October).
You can read more by clicking on this link ..

Body Protector Level 3


BETA have released the new Body Protector standard, which will be available from early October. 
We continue to accept the 2009 BETA LEVEL 3 (purple label) for another 6 years along.


The #BETA 2018 body protector standard (with 3 levels of protection) will be released to the market from 1 October. This does NOT mean that you can no longer wear safety garments with the #BETA 2009 Level 3 label, as it will continue to be accepted by all British disciplines and riding organisations for the foreseeable future – and at least for the next five to six years.

Regional Eventing Championship


Great day at pony club regional championships for the eventers! Both Mia and Ben rode brilliantly, Mia got a 38.5 dressage an unlucky last pole in the show jumping and easily flew the cross country finishing 18th out of a very competitive arena! Then Ben started on a lovely 31 dressage and a super double clear finishing on the podium in 7th place! It was an achievement to get there let alone get so highly placed, massive well done to both of you role on next year 

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Eventing Championships


No wins for us, but a fantastic achievement to just get there.
All the girls were just great and I am really proud of them. 
Congratulations to Trinity for being the only clear round among us XC.

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Dressage Championships


Well done to our fabulous dressage team who competed at the Championships today. First time for both Elizabeth and Rachel, Charlotte and Nicola both on young horses in arena’ s with flowers, passers by etc, together they came 26th out of 36 teams! Very proud of you all and look forward to the winter competitions🤩
Thank you to all the parents, families and owners for your support today.xx

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