East Cornwall Pony Club

Mini Camp 2014

MINI-CAMP 7 AUGUST 

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PONY CLUB NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 We sent a team to the National Novice Pony Club Championships in Cheshire. Here is a report from Tracey Baker:

After a dawn start and  a
seven hour drive all the girls (Abi Baker, Amelia Bignell, Hattie Congdon and Phoebe Ham) and their ponies arrived safely in Cheshire in good
condition.The team with the help of Liz Ham and Ellie Pitman began the
monumental task of cleaning, plaiting etc ready for a 9.20am tack and turnout
inspection. Then we had a short break to walk the two courses - both up to
height and challenging!

 After a good night in the tents or for some the Premier Inn we awoke
to grey skies and heavy rain but the team were in high spirits and went off for
a final course walk getting wet to the core! With 180 riders representing 45 teams it was going to be a tough
competition.

 The team presented beautifully for the T&T inspection and
despite not being  placed received
complimentary remarks from the judges. After an exceptional first round the team went through on 16 faults
which meant they remained very much in the game. But by the second round the
heavens had well and truly opened making riding conditions extremely difficult
and despite giving it their all, Phoebe Ham finished on 4 faults, Abi Baker and
Hattie Congdon went clear until to jump 9 
(which caused a lot of problems) and Amelia Bignell went clear up to the
tricky  double.  Sadly the team were then out of the
running. 

 It was a magnificent day with the team doing their branch proud,
with amazing team spirit and effort. It was a great opportunity and one which
they all want to repeat! 

SWIMMING LESSONS - BI, TRI and TETRATHLON

Starting Saturday 16th August Dave, the swimming coach from Bodmin, has kindly offered to run a club for East Cornwall at the Dragon Centre, Bodmin. It will run every Saturday from 2 till 4 at a cost of £2.80 per swim. This is open to all ages and abilities, whether you are involved in Tetrathlon or not.

If you are interested please contact Kathy Kathryn@morehay.plus.com 

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