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Pony Club News – Jill


Famous Jill Taylor!!!

The Pony Club
5 March at 15:30

Another Pony Club Hero is Jill Taylor from Wheelton Pony Club…✨

“She has waded through rivers to take our younger members through a river at Pony Club Camp, rescued one of Pony Club members after their wagon set on fire en-route to an event and stood out in all weathers, all day to support our members at Winter League Dressage (arctic temperatures, blizzards, gales etc) and Area Dressage (in blistering heat, torrential rain etc).

She is always helpful, supportive, smiling and encouraging! Jill is our Pony Club Hero!” πŸ΄πŸŒŸ

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Triathlon Competition 3rd March 2019


Well attended with 8 members. 3 getting placings and the others trying their hardest and doing really well (it’s really tough) well done everyone. Great to see you all smiling.



Winter League – Dressage #5


Today our rider’s competed at Warren Farm in the Winter League ride off. Harriet, Nicola, Rebecca and Vicky all rode good tests in the Dengie Intermediate with Nicola and Rebecca being placed 5th and 6th!
The next class was the P18 ride off in which Amy, Beck, Ben,Catelyn, Harriet, Nicola and Rebecca had previously qualified to ride in. This was a large class and everyone rode well, Rebecca came 3rd overall! 
Finally Catelyn rode in the Grassroots which she had previously qualified for. This was another large class, unfortunately she missed out on placings but rode very well.
Well done to all our rider’s who competed today and thank you to parents for your never ending support. 
Thanks also to Haydock Park pony club for running the dressage winter series. 
Onwards to the area dressage in summer πŸ˜Šx



Achievement Test Day Feb 2019


A massive well done to all our members who took their tests today, we had:
Edward who passed his E test
Mia and Charlotte both passed their D test and 
Benjamin, Evie and Joe all passed their D and D+ tests. 
All riders rode fantastic and all ponies behaved. 
Thanks to parents for bringing them, Jo for training them, Ro for testing them, Fiona for organising them and Ian for his support. 
More tests being fine later in the year.


Winter League Show Jumping #4


So today was the turn of the 75cm riders at the winter league jumping at osbaldeston.
The course was full up to size with a scary wall filler . 
After the first rounds we had Harriet, becks and Rachel on clear but lost several riders due to eliminations. 
Those with faults continued to the second rounds, were aimie, becks went clear but others had faults .
Our only rider with double clear was becks on nala and went on to do a lovely clear round but just not quick enough. 
Well done becks and all riders you did me proud for turning out well and riding well . 
Thanks mums and dads for supporting our club. 
The temperature outside was 15 degrees and inside was -3! 
Next comp is 85cm 23/3 
See you then x
Thank you Elaine for photos sorry my phone was dead



Winter League – Dressage #4


What a fantastic day for our Wheelton dressage riders! Despite the freezing conditions our riders braved the cold to compete in the Interbranch dressage at Bold Heath.
First to go was Charlotte and Edward in the lead rein class. Charlotte won and Edward came 5th despite a hairy moment when his pony spooked! Charlotte has also won the 1st prize for the highest scores throughout the series scoring 70% plus consistently – congratulations!
Next was the turn of Mia and first timer – Will to compete in the walk and trot test, Mia won and Will came 2nd! Mia also won 1st prize for the highest scores throughout the series scoring 70% plus consistently – congratulations!
Next we had 2 entries in the Grassroots, Millie rode a lovely test despite a small blip and Evie also rode a lovely test despite being outside in the scary arena – well done to both of you, unlucky not to be placed.
Amy and Beck then rode in the Dengie Novice, again rode lovely tests and just missed out on placings, well done to both of you.
Harriet and Rebecca rode in the Dengie Intermediate, they were placed 3rd and 4th and both qualified for the Dengie semi final next month! 
Finally the turn of the team of Beck, Charlotte C, Harriet and Rebecca. The team came 1st in this class with Harriet and Rebecca scoring over 70%, Beck 65%+ and Charlotte 63%+ despite some spooky moments Congratulations team!
Well done to all our riders who competed today and throughout the series in all the classes, you have all contributed to Wheelton winning the Winter League this season!!
Thank you to parents, grandparents and friends for all your support and Haydock Park Pony club for organising.



Grid Work Lesson – Adam Cummings


A new venue and instructor tonight, we were at eccleston equestrian with Adam Cummins . Tonight lesson was about related distances and correct lead leg. 
All riders did really well and enjoyed themselves. 
Finished off with our usual hot choc which was gladly received as – 3 ! 
Our top rider award goes to catelyn Armstrong who took a tumble due to duke rodeoing and being a naughty boy but she rode fab and finished off with smiles. 
I’m looking at more dates as it was a success πŸ˜€πŸ΄
Keep you all posted



Triathlon Competition 26th Jan 2019


Great day today at the WLIB Area 4 Triathlon. Some amazing results with all 10 competitors putting 100% into each discipline. They all represented the club fantastically.
We had some amazing results with Edward gaining a 4th rosette, and many other individual placings in the top 10 against accomplished triathletes. 
Considering we have only dabbled in this for a year the kids are doing so well. 
Total respect for all the competitors but after giving their all in the run, the minumus competitors we called back to run after a faulty stopwatch so had to run again πŸ˜³ they didn’t moan, dug deep and cracked on. Amazing spirit. Well done everyone. 
If anybody fancies having a go, please get in touch, we had Will & Lily make their debut today and they really enjoyed it. 
Two more comps coming up soon πŸ‘πŸΌ



Mounted Games Winter League #3


Amazing!!! Just no other way to describe our Mounted games riders tonight!

First up were our juniors of Joe, Will, Harlee and Mia taking a fantastic fifth place (winning a ride off to do it)

Next up were our seniors who came an absolutely outstanding ……..FIRST PLACE!!!

Well done Mia, Daisy, Lucy and Grace (thank you Fylde for lending us your amazing rider).

I am one extremely proud trainer!!



Winter League Show Jumping #3


Well today was the turn of our show jumpers at the inter branch competition.
We had two teams and two in a mix team, after the first rounds we had some faults and eliminations and Amy, Erin and Katie on clears so we’re doing ok, but the second rounds proved to be more difficult and only Erin and Florence went clear leaving Erin as are only double clear. 
She went into the jump off determined and rode fab but just not quick enough but well done Erin and Jess ! 
Big thank you to all supporters and riders who braved the long day in the cold πŸ₯Ά 
Thank you Amy and catelyn for keeping the score sheet updated.
Off to defrost and tea out !