Tiverton Pony Club
"Well done 2008"
This page contains
photos and reports of events that took place in 2008.
"A" Test pass
Congratulations to Emily Wotton who passed her "A" test on 24th September 2008. This is a seriously hard test to pass, and her (proud) mum Iris writes:
Well done to Charlotte Hare who finished 16th in the Nationals.
Area Eventing 2008
Novice Challenge team shown above: Withheld,
Louise Kittow, Cobi Lawrence and Carmen Lawrence.
The team was just out of the placings being 7th, and Carmen was
just out of the placings being 8th.
Intermediate team shown above: Emma Selby, Alexa Batting, Rupert Batting and Kate Kittow. The team was 4th, with Rupert only just out of the placings individually.
If anyone has a photo of this team and wants
it published please email
it to me.
The Open Team was: David Hodnett, Eleri Apps and Katie Bellamy. Team was 2nd. David was individually 5th, missing out on 1st place by his 4 time penalties XC.
If anyone has a photo of this team and wants
it published please email
it to me.
Congratulations to Charlotte Hare who won her arena and has qualified for the PC National Novice Dressage Championships!
Here is the Area team of Eleri Apps, David Hodnett, Cobi Lawrence and Carmen Lawrence, who were 3rd overall. Individually Cobi was 4th, Eleri 5th, and David 5th. There is another area team photo here.
Sadly we lose Eleri this year, as it is her last year at PC areas, she will be a team member greatly missed. Thank you for your contributions over the last few years!
Also awarded in this level is best Junior which was won this year by Carmen Lawrence
Here is the Intermediate team of Zoe Lodder, Nicola
Here is the Novice Challenge team - Charlotte Hare,
This is the Very Novice team of Lucinda Little,
Megan Isaac and Connie Isaac
Here is Lucinda Little with her individual 1st place rosette
7 mini members did the South Devon Moorland Tetrathlon over the weekend.
MINI GIRLS:- Ellie Greene, Rosie Greene and Pippa Vos who
came 3rd as a team
MINI BOYS:- William Cookson (Best Run), Withheld and Tom Hare
NOVICE MINI BOY:- Billy Greene who came FIRST and also took Best Run and Best Sw
The photo shows Ellie Greene on Scotch, Rosie Greene on
Clyde and Pippa Vos on Mosey.
(Click on it for a larger version)
We had a 100% pass rate for the riding and road safety exam, and the
examiner commented that we were the best club she has examined for quite
some time! Well done to all the candidates and to Pam Roffe-Sylvester,
instructor. The certificates were kindly awarded by Jillie.
Here is a photo of the prize-giving. Click on it to see the full-sized version.
If you want to know more about Riding and Road Safety training contact
Pam Roffe-Sylvester with any queries (tel 01884 820994 or email her)
The Tiverton Stars
Esther Daykin, Katie English, Louise Kittow and Carmen Lawrence, were 3rd in the 2ft 6 to 2ft 9 with Carmen individually 2nd.
The Tiverton Cavaliers
Louise Kittow, Carmen Lawrence, Cobi Lawrence and Nicola Palfrey were 2nd in the 2ft 9 to 3ft with Carmen again individually 2nd.
(Louise Kittow is missing from photo)
The Tiverton Terriers
Katie Bellamy, Cobi Lawrence and Nicola Palfrey were 2nd in the 3ft to 3ft 3 with Nicola individually 2nd.
Especially well done to Carmen and Nicola as they were both individually placed with some of the few double clears of the day!
At the East Devon Hunt team showjumping at Bluehayes lon Sun 11th May (same day as the dressage comp below) the mini team of Connie and Megan Isaac, Molly Watson and Mary Daykin won their class, with Megan, Connie and Molly taking individual placings 1st, 2nd and 5th. (Click on the photo to see it full size)
We sent a dressage team to Bluehayes on the 11th May.
Unfortunately one of our members had to withdraw, leaving a team of 3 girls, whose scores all had to count. They all did extremely well with individual placings: Cobi Lawrence 2nd, Carmen Lawrence 3rd, and Connie Isaac 4th. Which meant they won the Open Team Dressage with an extremely hard test to learn!
(Click on the photo to see a larger image, and there are also individual pictures one, two and three. Incidentally can anyone explain the flying grass in the photo on the left? Perhaps the secret of the team's success... or maybe just a photographer's trick. See the full size image for details)
The junior Prince Philip Cup team did really well on Sunday 4th May at the area competition coming second and thus qualifying for the zone finals in July, date to be confirmed.
The team was Mary Daykin (10) on Katie, Lucinda Little (10) on Goldie, Jordan White (10) on Fright, Molly Watson (10) on Indie and Rosie Heard (7) on Peggy.
(Click on the photo to see more of this )
Congratulations to our very novice Prince Philip Cup team, Withheld, Rosie Heard, Rebecca Heard, Joseph White and Jodie White who competed for the first time at the Area competition ably supported by Nell Baillie and Alice Lomas who led the most novice riders.
Sadly they were the only team who competed for us as the area competition had to be postponed due to poor visibility. (Click on the photo to see the full-sized image)
Many thanks to the committee for the jackets generously given for the teams to wear, they have been enormously appreciated this year!! [Report by Beccy Daykin]
Here is the team of Katie English, Louise Kittow,
Jemma Murphy & Connie Isaac.
They came 2nd by only 4 points to a team from Deeside! Well done to all of them.
Click here to see another photo
With only 4 Tiverton Pony Club members competing at this impressive venue, which attracted nearly 200 entries, team selection was a straightforward affair. Hannah Luxton and Alexa Batting competed in the 2'9" class, with David Hodnett and Rupert Batting competing in the Open Class. With torrential rain the day before, the X-C going was deep in places and increased the difficulty of an already imposing course. However, even with these added challenges, Hannah was 11th in her section. with a good dressage, two down in the SJ and clear X-C despite having to wait for someone to get out of the way in the big water complex and then having the added complexity of another loose horse join her. Alexa added 4 faults to her dressage score in the show jumping and then had a brakes issue on a downhill section of the X-C causing her to circle and incur 20 penalties, dropping her down to 16th place. Rupert managed to stay on his dressage score, picking up 5th place. David had a unfortunate 4 faults in the show jumping, but with only a few time faults incurred on the X-C finished in 8th place. Their performance in the Open Class was quite an achievement as the X-C track in particular was very testing, with only 3 zero X-C scores.
Such impressive results collectively by these Tiverton riders resulted in them winning the event outright, fighting off some serious opposition from many Pony Club and Riding Club teams from around the South West, including relegating the Cotley team to 2nd place. Congratulations to them all. [Report by Georgie Batting].
Triathlon and Tetrathlon
D & S Triathlon - Sunday 6th Jan 2008
(Click on photos to see full-sized version)
On left : Mini Girls (left to right) Withheld; Rosie Greene; Becky Birt-Mitchell; Ellie Greene; (also took part, but not in photo - Jordon White & Saskia Partridge) none were placed
On right: Mini Boys Joseph White; Tom Hare; William Cookson; Withheld. Came 5th as a team (despite being legless if this photo is to be believed!)
Also competing: Junior Boys:-
Ben Furneaux, Withheld
& Philip Palfrey came 2nd as a Team
Junior Girls:- Hannah Greenslade, Katie English, came 5th team
Senior Girls:- Jess Furneaux & Nicola Palfrey
The Tri/Tetrathlon page has now been updated to contain all known 2008 events.
Dartmoor Triathlon - Sunday 20th Jan 2008
(Click on photo to see full-sized version)
This shows all 9 Tiverton members who took part - ALL
came home with a rosette!!
Mini Boys: Team came 3rd. Will Cookson was also 4th Individually with 'Best Run'. Tom Hare - 7th Individual. Withheld - 10th Individual
Mini Girls: Team came 7th. Becky Birt-Mitchell; Rosie Greene; Withheld
Junior Boy: Ben Furneaux - 3rd Individual & 'Best Shoot'
Junior Girls: Team came 2nd. Katie English & Withheld
Prince Philip Cup
Alice Lomas riding Shamon and Withheld riding Indie won their 12 and under final, Lucinda Little riding Goldie and Mary Daykin riding Katie came second in the 10 and under final.
Victoria Little riding Star and Withheld riding Indie were just ahead of Meisha Micklewright riding Bubbles and Esther Daykin riding Sherbert coming 4th and 5th respectively.
A Prince Philip Cup page has been added.
This explains the discipline a bit and gives information about practices and competitions.
It also gives contact details for the organisers, so if you are interested please take a look.
... lots of people did amazing things in 2007 too, See: "Well done 2007"
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