Banwell Pony Club Events
Tack Sale - Failand Village Hall -
Friday 25th April 2014 7.00pm – 9.00 pm (More info)
Would you like to take part in our MUSICAL DRESSAGE DISPLAY at the NORTH SOMERSET SHOW on the 5th May. You must be able to walk trot and canter independently. We always have a fantastic time!
If your child would like to compete at our Area Competitions this year please attend the PARENTS AGM as all area forms will be available there.
Also just a reminder that you will need horse and rider combination to have attained 3 rallies senior camp classes as 1 rally .
we have lots of rallies coming up so please book in and don't leave it until the last minute.
Junior Camp - 9th -11th August 2014, Stockland Lovell
Horse and Hound Competition - 7th December 2013
In early December Banwellians, 4 ponies and 4 dogs set off to the South West Equine Fair at West Point Arena, Exeter for the Horse & Hound Challenge.
As a show jumping course, the jumps are modest in height belying the difficulty of jumping in a small arena with hundreds of spectators tightly packed on all sides. Banwell's jockeys (Hannah Bishop, Thomas Pritchard, Megan Tucker and Charlotte Withers) did a good job incurring limited faults and with Hannah's and Charlotte's precision rounds being serious contenders for the overall style award.
The hounds and their runners (for Banwell: Sammy King, Evie Knapman, Pepper Pritchard and Millie Watkins) were the real crowd pleasers. However what had seemed like a small track for the ponies seemed somewhat larger for the girls and their hounds. Needless they all completed with particularly fast rounds from Sammy (with Rufus) and Pepper (with Pippi).
Once the judges had done their tally, Team Banwell was placed 2nd and all that remained was to collect the prizes, pose for photos and head out for a spot of Christmas shopping.
InterBranch Show jumpingResults
Avon Vale InterBranch Show jumping at West Wilts 28 & 29th December
Just after Christmas, a number of Banwellians headed to West Wilts for two days of jumping:
The 60cm contenders included Lottie Fear, Tara Coyle, Pepper Pritchard, Ellie Kennedy and Thomas Pritchard. In spite of some lovely double clears from Thomas, Tara and Ellie, there weren't any placings.
In the 70cm, Alex Coyle joined the teams and she jumped a great double clear. Thomas collected a technical 4 faults for crossing his tracks after missing an ambitious turn in the jump off and Ellie had an unlucky run out. Tara, Lottie and Pepper, having all taken a tumble at some point during the day, went on to complete to many cheers from their team members and supporters.
In the 80, Alex and Thomas jumped for Banwell - Alex was unfortunate to roll a pole but Thomas was clear and fast and placed 2nd in a large class.
Syston inter-branch team SJ at West Wilts on 1st December
Another great day for the Banwell team, this time at the Syston inter-branch team SJ at West Wilts on 1st December.Some very fast times and tough competition with over 70 riders this time made for a fun day with everyone managing clear rounds!
Banwell secured a very respectable 4th place in both 2’3 and 2’6 classes out of over 20 teams. A special mention to Thomas ‘speedy’ Pritchard and Banana for their individual 3rd (class 1), 4th (class 2) and 3rd (class 3) and Charlotte Withers & Alfie for individual 5th in Class 3. And Sammy King who finally managed a calm and controlled effortless clear round on Paddy in Class 3, even though she lost him in the car park afterwards!
Maja Hullah & Megan Tucker were also within the winning teams. See pictures
The next team SJ is Avonvale PC at West Wilts again on 28th and 29th December. Xmas fancy dress – we already have quite a few entries but always need more so take a look at the schedule and let me know if you would like to come – entries needed to me by Monday 9 just give Jo King a call on 07825 261142 or email me on
Kingsedgemore Mini Eventers Challenge Sunday 17th November
A great (if not long!) day out with Banwell bringing the rosettes home again! Well done to Daisy Ross, Sammy King, Megan Tucker, Ella Brown, Alex Coyle and Tara Coyle for tackling a challenging and very lengthy SJ/XC course. Out of around 20 teams we managed a very respectable 4th in the 2ft and 6th in both the 2'3 and 2'6 classes.
It was really good to see the girls all supporting one another and having great fun as a team. We are looking for more members to join the teams for future events - don't wait to be asked, just give Jo King a call on 07825 261142 or email me on
. There are spaces for everyone come along and give it a go!
Mendip Farmers Team Show Jumping 26th October 2013
Well done to all the Banwell riders who took part in the team show-jumping competition at Stockland Lovell last weekend. Super fast times from Megan Tucker and Sammy King helped secure 3rd place for the Banwell team. Megan was placed 2nd in the 2'6 class and 3rd in the 2'3 class. Well done Megan, Sammy and Faye! See pictures
Quantock PC Eventers Challenge 30th October
Well done to the team, Maja Hullah had an unlucky stop in the first class which was a shame as it was very fast, Anya Waugh went double clear and third and their mix and match team were 4th . Charlotte Withers did a lovely round with just one fly by, Maja 2 down, Anya clear and third again! See pictures
Having worked hard and qualified for the Intermediate Championships, Holly and Zara headed off on the long trek (4hrs in total) to the Intermediate Championship at Cholmondley Castle, Cheshire; the journey ended with the wheel nuts on Emma's lorry coming loose a mile from the site so a bit of a limp to the campsite resulting in the lorry being recovered on the Monday! Continue reading.
Having done really well winning her section at the Novice Area Eventing in July, Olivia headed off to the Novice Championship representing Banwell as an individual. Starting with the dressage, Olivia and Lulu did a lovely test with a dressage score of 31.6. Onto the show jumping and once again, the show jumping was full to max height and width, Olivia and Lulu flew around jumping a super clear. Continue reading.
Area Eventing Results
Area Eventing this year took place at Moreton Equestrian Centre in Dorchester on the hottest weekend of 2013 so far!! The heat was intense and the ground hard but the horses and competitors coped extremely well and rode fantastic clear rounds and dressage tests. Continue reading.
Area Show Jumping Results
Area Showjumping was held this year at Aldon Showground. The weather was hot, ground hard and slippery under foot, we even had the red arrows display from the Yeovil Air Show! Georgie Barnes came to support as our Area SJ Instructor this year warming the teams up and walking the courses (6 times!) Continue reading.
Junior Area Show Jumping
This year it took place at Leyland Court and the rain which was forecast fortunately stayed away! Banwell had 3 teams entered our first team out (Ella Garlick, Hannah Bishop, Maja Hullah & Ella Brown) tackled the jumps which seemed to have every colourful filler and planks available! Continue Reading
Tests - The details are now available within the members area, log in and take a look at the test schedule.
Cancellation policy, 2013 Due to the number of requests to cancel or change a booking we have been left with no alternative and have withrawn the 48 hr cancellation policy. If the Rally Co-ordinator cannot fill your place you will be charged in full regardless of whether you attend.