Cumberland Farmer’s Hunt (South) Branch of The Pony Club
Cumberland Farmer’s Hunt (South) (CFHS) Members are back out competing at the annual Area competitions across all Pony Club disciplines.
First to take place was the Area 2 Show Jumping at Greenlands Equestrian Centre near Wreay and hosted by Wyndham Branch of The Pony Club. Pony Club Members from Cumbria and the North East competed in 4 sections across the day.
The CFHS Regional Grassroots team of Connie Cartmel, Hettie Walker and Eleanor Armstrong were the first to go who jumping an 80cm course. They put in some excellent scores to finish 9th and each qualified for the Grassroots Championships. This is being held at the beginning of August at Auchlishie Eventing Centre in Scotland.
The CFHS Novice team, who jumped 90cm course of show jumps, was Aimee Powell-Currie, Anna Shay and Mira Tallentire; they finished 7th.
CFHS Intermediate competitor Amy Veitch jumped a 100/105cm round and came 2nd overall. They thus and qualified for the JCB Pony Club Championships at the end of August at Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire.
Tetrathlon was the next Area 2 competition. Members compete in shooting, swimming, running and cross country riding.
Mira Tallentire was 2nd overall in the Junior Girls and has also qualified for the JCB Championships.
The Tadpole Team of Sophia Stockdale, Lydia Wearmouth and Lo Smith came 2nd overall and the Beanie Team of Olivia Stockdale, Pippa Armstrong and Alfie Jenkinson won their competition.
It was a successful day for CFHS Member Zara Faulder on her own Connemara Pony, Whitethorn Sky, at the Pony Club Area 2 Eventing.
The event was held at Richmond Equestrian Centre on Sunday July 18th, 125 competitors came from throughout the North East of England and Cumbria.
Eventing includes Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country all on one day. Zara was 6th in her section which qualified her for the Grassroots Championships at Auchlishe Eventing Centre in August.
Anna Shay, riding Catokia, also had a great result in her Novice Eventing Section to finish in 4th place, just missing out on a qualifying place. The CFHS Novice Team of Anna, Mira Tallentrie and Aimee Powell-Currie finished 9th overall. Aimee Powell-Currie also competed in the Grassroots section on her other pony, Hallmarks Lord of the Rings, and Amy Veitch on Quinella Z competed in the Intermediate section.
CFHS Members will be taking part in Dressage and Horse & Pony Care team competitions over the next few weeks. All will be trying to gain those very special qualifications to compete against Pony Club Members from all over the UK and Ireland at the Championships this summer.
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