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Faith Davey - ECHPC's 100th Member

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Report taken from WMN written by Athwenna Irons

A Cornish Pony Club is celebrating a personal milestone
after welcoming its latest young member to join the ranks.

Faith Davey, from Trerulefoot near Saltash, became the 100th
member of the East Cornwall Hunt Pony Club, after taking part in her first
junior mounted rally last Saturday.

In the special presentation at Sillaton Farm, near Hatt, District
Commissioner Margaret Best handed 7 year old Faith, her all-important Badge and tie, making her an official member of the club. 
As a further surprise, a specially made rosette and sash were presented
to the beaming youngster, on board her own Welsh Cross gelding, Prince.

Margaret said she was delighted to be able to welcome the 100th
member to the East Cornwall Club: "It is lovely because that's quite a big
number in this area.  We've also got a high proportion of members who are active and going to events all the time, which I think is great."

She added that as well as teaching children to ride, being a
member of the Pony Club opens up opportunities to learn a number of other life skills: "It give them the sense of responsibility when they've got a pony to
look after and they learn to put their pony's needs before their own.  We do lots of fun things such as Prince Philip Games, which is fantastic because it teaches them to be balanced and coordinated without being told officially by an instructor."

Faith's mother Helen Davey said it was an honor to be the 100th member of the East Cornwall Hunt Pony Club: "It is amazing that in a rural community there are enough people who have got ponies to bring them to these events.  This was Faith's first proper lesson with the Pony Club and I think she really enjoyed it.  Faith generally is quite a competitive child and she enjoys learning.  She's getting on really well with Prince, as we've only had him for three months.  We've taken him to a little local camp already so hopefully they will be going to Pony Club Camp next year."

Helen who farms alongside her Husband Ian, spoke of the importance of the Pony Club in teaching children to ride in a disciplined and safe manner.  She said: "I think the Pony Club is really important because it teaches them quite a lot of discipline and it makes them look after their pony well, dress smartly and follow the rules.  There are also a number of good learning schemes available which they can do through the Pony Club to get their certificates and badges."

Results from Eggesford Bi/Tet & Tri

East Cornwall had a great weekend at the Tet and Tri hosted by Eggesford PC in Okehampton.   Max Frost came 4th in the Junior boys with an amazing improvement on his swim, Phoebe Frost came 5th in a very strong mini girls class and also has improved her swimming.

Millie Frost and Isabelle Sutton competed in their first ever triathlon and did extremely well. Isabelle did a great run improving on her time from the last biathlon and  Millie had a really good shoot and came 4th.

Charlotte was the only East Cornwall competitor to do the Tetrathlon. She improved her swim and run and came 2nd in the junior girls class. She also rode a clear round in the cross country phase and maintained her
2nd place.

Well done to all the competed and the personal improvements.  Keep up the hard work!

The next Biathalon/Triathlon is at Kelly college 26th October hosted by Spooners PC.  Why not come along and have a go.  For more information, contact Kathy Treleaven who's details can be found on the Who's Who page.

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