East Cornwall Pony Club



The committee are meeting next week to discuss the winter programme so more events will be bookable very soon!

Welcome to Reanne Chapman who is our latest new member. Have a great time with ECHPC Reanne. 

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So that's the summer program done!  And once again a massive turn out for one of the most popular events of the year (33 Members) - SUPER PONY 2015.  Well done to all who attended. I hope a great day was had by all, the weather was on our side and all our members scrubbed up well.

A massive thank you to Jane Barnes and Sharon Peter our tack and turnout judges.

Also a huge thank you to Lynn Bennalick and Tracey Cudleigh, without them there wouldn't be an event.

So...without further a do.... I can announce our winners are......... Drum roll........

Sophia Ackland and Tribble in the lead rein
Tamsyn Morris and Misty 10yrs and under
Georgina Steed and Fudge 10-15yrs

Congratulations to all who attended...Photos from Graham Hatch Photography will be online soon.


Two East Cornwall members competed at this event at the weekend. Florence Scard-Morgan had an amazing day scoring 580 in her shoot, and after another competitor caused a false start in the swimming still manage to swim nearly 3 lengths. Florence's run has improved immensely and ran a tough course in just under 5 minutes. She finished the triathlon in 6th place. Charlotte Hicks competed in the tetrathlon that runs over both days. She scored 960 in the shoot, ran 1500m in 5.32 and swam 9 lengths. She had the highest score in all three phases earning her best shoot, run and swim. At the end of the first day she was 491 points ahead of second place! The XC was held at Hendra Paul, Newquay and despite the weather forecast the ground was perfect. Charlotte and Wallie had a great round over the testing 90cm course to win the 2 day competition. 

The last tetrathlon of the year will be held at Okehampton and Southcott on 4th & 5th October, if you are interested in having a go please contact Kathy. 


Welcome to Bryone Wilkes who is our latest new member, we hope you have a great time with us! 

Mothecombe Beach Ride

After another day of foul Cornish Weather, the sun came out just in time for the evening beach ride.  15 ponies and their riders ventured to Mothecombe for a blast on the beach.  Many braved the sea temperatures and went for a swim, whilst others raced up and down the sands and through the river.  Brave parents waded through the river, not all managing to keep the water out of their wellies, the sensible ones deciding to go bare foot!

A fantastic evening - nothing beats the sound of thundering hooves across sand or the splash of water as kids galloped through the sea and river on their water horses.

Thanks to Margaret Best for keeping a watchful eye over the evening and nobody got stranded across the river this year.

Report by Chris Hale

PC Championships 2015

Amy Flanagan and her pony Max qualified for the first time for the Novice Individual Show Jumping at Chomondley Castle in Cheshire.  Despite it being an awfully long way - WOW - what an experience.  We only stayed one night but it is an enormous set up with events running over 5 days from Dressage to Eventing, Polocrosse and Mounted games.  600 temporary stables are put up, 3 Show Jumping rings, 6 Dressage Arenas, a Mounted Games Field, a Polocrosse Field and trade stands.  When we arrived we saw people unloading bicycles - I now know why!  You certainly do a lot of walking!

The novice SJ started with a 95cm course for the first round and 1m for the second.  There was then a jump off against the clock for anyone jumping a double clear.  Out of a field of 78 competitors, only 13 jumped off.  Amy and Max jumped really well but knocked a pole in the second round on a large spread that was as wide as it was high.

It was an incredible experience and well worth the long drive.  Whatever your preferred discipline go for the area qualifiers and try to get to the Championships. :)

Pontispool Camp 2015

The final camp of the year ended in style with all members attending exceeding their expectations! The weather was kind to us and we made good use of both the amazing XC course and huge school and full course of SJ's.

Credit must go to the children whose behaviour and attitude cannot be faulted, they involved everyone attending and even despite  their tiredness pulled out all the stops to present themselves and ponies well and perform their team dressage test to a very good standard - no excuses now ... You can all be dressage divas!!

Particular congratulations to Maddy, Katie M, Louisa and Ellie who won by a small margin!

The finale of the camp was the Team SJ where everyone competed at a height of their choice....mention here should go to Honor whose horse before camp had never jumped a full course of SJ or a single XC fence.

A nail biting jump off resulted in a win for for Bethany C, Phoebe, Abi C, Demelza and Lucie - Well done Girls!

Big thanks to Caroline, Sarah and Clare who helped everyone reach their goals .... Along with the parent helpers who admidst other tasks managed to ensure the children got just about enough sleep to last the next day!

Plans are already in place for Pontispool 2016 - so spread the word and share your amazing photos.


Amy Flanagan has just been collected early from camp to make the long journey to Cheshire to represent ECHPC in the Novice SJ Championships.  She will be jumping a course 90/95cm in a massive class of over 70.

Emma Melhuish is competing in the Open Eventing as an Individual Jumping in excess of 1.10. 

 We wish you both the very best of luck and look forward to hearing how you do very soon.

Junior Camp 2015

Another super successful Pony Club Camp at Trewolland for 18 of our Intermediate Juniors.  The weather was a little wet, but that didn't dampen the spirits of our campers.  Lots of achievements were made across the groups and I hope you all had an amazing time.  The winners were as follows:  Stable Management - Sydney Bond, Most Improved - Lizzie Aggiss and Best Pony - Kenza Benallick with Billy Bob.  Once again a massive thank you to Alison and Russell for the use of the facilities, Emma and Danni for holding it all together (and doing an amazing job) and all the instructors for their hard work.  Roll on 2016!

End of PPC Season 2015

ECHPC competed in their Final competition this season at Okehampton Show and they really went out in style.  6 teams competed - 2 from Dulverton, 2 from South Devon West and 2 from East Cornwall and the competition was tough from the start.  The conditions were wet and slippery, but both EC teams rode the best I have ever seen.  EC Blues (Tilly Bassett, Katie Flanagan, Milly Bersey, Demelza Morris and Megan Busby) cam consistently middle of the table with a couple of wins, which seeing as they are all new to Seniors/the games was a massive achievement.  EC Diamonds (Phoebe Frost, Oli Bassett, Katie Martin and Amy Flanagan) also did an amazing job.  Over the season they have been running neck and neck against SDW, but today they really pulled it out of the bag, even winning a couple of the races against the very experienced team of Dulverton.  The top 3 teams were only 3 points apart throughout the whole competition, so it was very tense until the end. 

The final race was 2 flag and EC Diamonds were a whole length ahead of Dulverton when Oli, the last rider out, entered the playing field to seal the win.  Unfortunately competitive spirit got the better of him and he had a nasty fall when Midnight fell on top of him as he returned to correct the mistake.  A visit to A&E confirmed no broken bones, but bruised pride.  Even with this drama, EC Diamonds came 3rd and EX Blues came 4th.

A wonderful end to a very competitive season.

Well done to all who have competed over the year and we hope to see as many of you Pros return, along with some newbe's to fill the gaps of those moving on.  A massive thank you to Sarah Martin for her support and training, Marcia Voyzey and of course all the parents.

Pony Club Camp Mini & Junior

Well, that's the first 2 Camps completed for the Mini's and the Juniors and from what I hear they had a ball!  The weather was good to them, except the Bolt of lightning out of the blue, which scared, ponies, children and adults alike, but no damage done.  The children were fantastic and I hope they have learnt a lot about caring for their ponies, cleaning their tack and keeping their tents tidy (haha).  A big well done to you all especially Rosie Busby for winning the "Stable Management Award", Fleur Jackson for winning "Most Improved" and Faith Davey with Prince for "Best Pony".  A big thank you to all the Senior helpers, Instructors, Emma and Daniella and of course Alison & Russell for letting us use their facility.  Feel free to put photos and stories of your time at camp on the ECHPC FB page.

Area Dressage St Leonards

The weather was kinder at the Area Dressage held at St Leonards in Launceston on 1st August 2015.  We had an amazing 23 members entered, being 5 teams and 3 individuals - what a wonderful way for the club to be represented! 

Isobel Sutton entered the Walk/Trot test and was placed a very well deserved 7th.  2 teams and 1 individual entered the Junior competition.  it was clear that the Dressage Training with Caroline Will had paid off as all the Dressage Divas were amazing.  Temas were placed 5th and 7th, with our younger members getting the 5th place - Millie Frost, Erin Voyzey, Rosie Busby and Holly Reid.

There were a whopping 16 teams in the Novice section and our 3 teams did exceptionally well.  Theams were placed 3rd, 7th and 11th, so just missing out on qualification.  There were also individual placings for Abi Baker (3rd), Ellie Pitman (4th), Ellie Robinson (5th) and Hattie Congdon (6th).  All members were beautifully turned out.  Well done to all those who took part.

On this note we have managed to secure more Clare Deithrick lessons for the winter programme, so keep an eye on the website as spaces as always are limited!


Rosie Busby, Isabelle Sutton and Florence Scard Morgan took part in the D Day run by North Cornwall at Knightswood Equestrian Centre.  It was an excellent venue and a lovely friendly event.  The competitors and supporters enthusiasm wasn't dampened despite  the downpour in the afternoon!  They all performed well in the dressage with Rosie gaining the best score in her class, riding Abbie (Megans Pony), in one of their first events together. 

The Show Jumping was very professional with colourful wings and fillers.  Isabelle had an unfortunate 4 faults and Rosie and Florence jumped clear.  The all managed a clear XC which was very impressive considering the conditions had deteriorated by this stage.

Rosie won her class with Isabelle coming second.  Florence was second in her class too - Well done girls - great job!

It was a very enjoyable but soggy day!

The next event similar to this is the Novice ODE which will be run by our own club on 27th August in Pillaton.  Now availbe to book online.

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