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Max Frost and Charlotte Hicks competed at the area Tetrathlon held at Launceston this weekend. Max had an amazing two days achieving best shoot, and best swim on the first day and then on the second day, after competing in the Prince Phillip Cup at Taunton in the morning, quickly travelled to St Leonards to ride and run! Max rode really well over the testing course as there were several tricky combinations and the ground was very slippery following a nasty thunderstorm, resulting in a clear round inside the time. Max then had to complete the four phases by running 1500m that weaved around the xc course. Max also achieved best run and ride to wipe the board and qualify for the Championships held in Yorkshire in August. Well done Max a huge achievement. Charlotte also had a good day scoring best shoot and had a PB in her swim. On the second day Charlotte achieved best run but a mistake on the cross country dropped her to 5th place. 

PPC ZONE FINALS - Taunton Race Course

It was an early start for everyone especially our senior members and parents, to be at Taunton Racecourse for an 8.45 tack inspection.  As always, we were impeccably turned out.  The competition was tough and fast and we tried our best, but it wasn't quite enough, with our Seniors being placed 12th.

The Juniors Tack and turnout inspection was quite literally a washout, 30 minutes torrential downpour did not help anyone's ability to stay clean!, but I am proud to say that East Cornwall did not let themselves or their club down in any way.  Again the Prince Philip Cup Zone Final is tough and our juniors did really well within their heats, but each time, just not quite enough to get to the final heat to gain the bigger points.  The Juniors placed 9th.

I am so proud of each of our children, the dedication to practice time, the work involved, learning each race, the fun and laughter, thrills'n'spills along the way, some frustration and disappointment, but most importantly the friendships with each other and their ponies is a joy to watch and one and can't wait for next year!  A huge thank you to all the dedicated parents and our wonderful trainer Sarah Martin - THANK YOU!


2 Teams from ECHPC will be completing in the Zone Finals this Sunday at Taunton Race Course.  The Seniors (Max, Ollie, Katie, Amy and Phoebe) and the Juniors (Megan, Macie, Annelie, Freya and Scarlett) will be battling it against other clubs in the South West, hoping to qualify for the championships in August.  We would like to wish them all the very best of luck and look forward to seeing the results!

Royal Cornwall Show PPC Results by Marcia Voyzey

On a sunny, windy Friday on 5th June 2015 at 5.30 in Ring 2, our 2 Senior Prince Philip Teams competed in the Cornish Mounted Games Championships.  it was an understandably exciting event and even the calmer ponies felt the excitement too!.  So, after our fantastic coach, Sarah Martin, tool the teams off to run through a few last minute games changes, the ponies and riders began to look a little more relaxed and focused.

The arena was organised and I would like to thank Juliette Flanagan, Amanda Frost & Cathy Busby for giving their time to assist.

The first race, Postmans, started and our more senior team, the Diamonds came 1st!  What a great start.  The pace was set and what an impressive pace it was too!  The Diamonds came 1st in several races.  The Clubs, or other senior team also did very well indeed, holding their own brilliantly, until the last few races where the placings just slipped away from them.

The Diamonds did extremely well and pipped to 1st place by just 2 points!

The final placings were as follows:

Dulverton (West) North Molton - 44 Points

East Cornwall Diamonds - 42 Points

South Devon West - 25 Points

Four Burrow Hunt - 24 Points

East Cornwall Clubs - 18 Points

WELL DONE TO EVERYONE - ECHPC is proud of each and every one of you.


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