Summer 2014 Gymkhana event

On Friday 22nd August, from 12 noon, our Summer Gymkhana took place. The yard was buzzing with excited children getting their ponies (and horses) ready for the gymkhana races and the outdoor school was transformed into a gymkhana racetrack.

We divided the children into 3 groups depending on riding experience. Group 1 went first competing in five races. Children and ponies really seemed to enjoy themselves with some showing a real competitive spirit! We’d never seen Tiny trot so fast before! Group 2 went next. This group being more experienced where allowed to canter. And finally it was Group 3’s turn. The competition was tough in the Bucket Elimination with Grace & Mattie and Alec & Puzzle coming joint second. Apache was voted “Pony of the Day” as overall he was placed in the most number of races!

All the children and ponies had a great, fun filled day!

Results table

Group 1

Walk and Trot Race

1st: Caitlan & Apache

2nd: Emily H & Puzzle

3rd: Grace & Rupert

4th: Ellie & Alfie

Group 2

Trotting Race

1st: Hatty & Apache

2nd: Cassia & Mattie

3rd: Esme & Rupert

4th: Charlotte & Puzzle

Group 3

Trotting Race

1st: Grace & Mattie

2nd: April & Onyx

3rd: Thomas & Dinky

4th: Bella & Wispa

Hook-a-duck Race

1st: Elizabeth & Dinky

2nd: Sienna & Tiny

3rd: Ellie & Alfie

4th: Caitlan & Apache

Hook-a-duck Race

1st: Cassia & Mattie

2nd: Hatty & Apache

3rd: Esme & Rupert

4th: Jethro & Dinky

Walk, Trot and Canter Race

1st: Millie & Apache

2nd: Orla & Puzzle

3rd: April & Onyx

4th: Bella & Wispa

Mug Race

1st: Sienna & Tiny

2nd: Caitlan & Apache

3rd: Emily H & Puzzle

4th: Grace & Rupert

Mug Race

1st: Hatty & Apache

2nd: Esme & Rupert

3rd: Charlotte & Puzzle

4th: Hannah M & Alfie

Mug Race

1st: April & Onyx

2nd: Orla & Corky

3rd: Millie & Apache

4th: Bella & Wispa

Brush in the Bucket Race

1st: Caitlan & Apache

2nd: Sienna & Tiny

3rd: Elizabeth & Dinky

4th: Georgia & Gunniess

Walk, Trot and Canter Race

1st: Hatty & Apache

2nd: Cassia & Mattie

3rd: Esme & Rupert

4th: Jethro & Dinky

Whistle Ducks Race

1st: Grace & Mattie

2nd: Orla & Corky

3rd: April & Onyx

4th: Bella & Wispa

Ride and Lead Race

1st: Caitlan & Apache

2nd: Emily H & Puzzle

3rd: Grace & Rupert

4th: Elizabeth & Dinky

Ride and Lead Race

1st: Cassia & Mattie

2nd: Hatty & Apache

3rd: Jethro & Dinky

4th: Charlotte & Puzzle

Bucket Elimination

1st: Orla & Corky

Joint 2nd: Grace & Mattie

Joint 2nd: Alec & Puzzle

4th: Bella & Wispa

HAMPSHIRE HUNT TETRATHALON

Well done to Team G.E.C on the final stage of their Tetrathalon. To find out more and see the photos click here.

TEAM PONY CLUB JUMPING COMPETITION

What a wonderful day team Pony Club Show Jumping at Hickstead. To find out more and see the photos click here.

BRACKLESHAM BAY BEACH RIDE

After a few weeks of very hot weather it was time to cool off at the beach. To find out more and see the photos click here.