Axe Vale Pony Club going from strength to strength

PUBLISHED: 10:06 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:57 01 June 2015

Clare Daubney Axe Vale Pony Club Member Winner of the 2'9

Clare Daubney Axe Vale Pony Club Member Winner of the 2'9" Showjumping Qualifier For The Melplash Show.


The Axe Valley Pony Club held a most successful Open Show which was blessed both with the weather and a super turnout of contestants and followers, writes Karen Bostock.

The district commissioner for the club, Rhian Carruthers, said: “I was so pleased to wake up in the morning and see the sun shining for my first open show as District Commissioner for the Axe Vale Pony Club. This have been full on since I took over at the beginning of March, we have a full action packed summer program and already have over 40 members back into the club which is so lovely to see”.

The aim of the pony club is to encourage, help and develop young children and teenagers with their ponies or horses. We always welcome new members and full details can be found on the pony club website

The club is currently running weekly lessons for flatwork and showjumping and, on the agenda for the near future are a two-day ride, a three-day senior training session, a river ride and various rallies either in fields or in a school. They also have the annual summer camp.

If you would like to see a full program of events if you are thinking of joining then please email and we will forward the details to you.

The Open Show took place at Stafford Cross thanks to the generosity of Mr and Mrs Gibbons, Mrs Alison Arborne and the late Mrs Salter.

Rhian Carruthers said: “We are extremely grateful to them and all our sponsors for making this event possible”

In terms of the all-important categories the winers in each section were: Class 2: 2’3” Showjumping – Charlotte Hosking – Shadow; Class 3: 2’6 Showjumping – Clare Daubney – Rangeview Solo; Class 4: 2’9 Showjumping – Clare Daubney – Rangeview Solo; Class 5: Novice Working Hunter –Juliette Bostock –Dun & Dusted; Class 6: Novice Working Hunter over 14.2hh – Sasha Taylor - Cracker Jack; Class 7: Working Hunter Under 14’2hh – Misha Taylor- Pixie; Class 8: Working Hunter over 14’2hh – Millie Bell – Inky Bell; Best Axe Vale Champion - Juliette Bostock – Dun & Dusted; Class 9: Ridden Hunter - Mel Cawley – Sonny; Class 10: Ridden Hunter – Victoria Young – Disadorma; Class 11: Best Coloured – Nicola Bywood – Lady Fionn; Class 12: Mountain & Moorland – Bayony Burrett Gyspy Queen; Class 13: Open Ridden Cob – Tessa Collier – Folo; Class 14: Best Leading Rein – Olivia Wilmington – Bosivyle; Class 15: Judge Would Most Like to Take Home – Ella Fletcher – Storm; Class 16: Prettiest Mare – Lucy Sivier –Voller – Zinlina; Class 17: Handsome Gelding – Erin Blank – Jack; Class 18: Best First Pony – Emily Handed – Kizzy; Class 19: Best Pony Club Combination –Hannah Hosking – Cherokee; Class 20: Junior Jumping – Ellie Holmes – Sollers Atilla; Class 21: 18” Jumping – Zara Maynard – Thunder; Class 22: 2ft Jumping – Juliette Bostock – Dun & Dusted; Class 23: 2’3” Jumping – Juliette Bostock – Dun & Dusted.

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