Tiverton Pony Club

"Well done 2014"

This page contains photos and reports of events that took place in 2014.
They were originally on the home page, but have been moved to here because that was getting a bit full!


This is the "well done" page for 2014.

These were all previously on the home page, but that gets too crowded if they stay there forever,
so each spring they get copied to a new "well done" page that forms part of the site archive:

"Well done 2007" "Well done 2008" "Well done 2009" "Well done 2010" "Well done 2011" "Well done 2012""Well done 2013"

Area 15 Trialthlon – November 2014

2 off to Nationals in March 2015

We had 10 competitors at the Area 15 Triathlon in Wellington. 

Katie Heal came 2nd in the Biathlon with Best Swim and her PB and came 1st in a mixed team with Rebecca Emmett.

Katie Bainbridge was our only mixed mini and came 13th out of 27 with a PB shoot and was 6th in a mixed team.

Jessica Grant, Sophie Fallon and Emma Bainbridge were our Mini Girls with all giving a great effort and came 5th as a team, with Jessica coming 6th with a PB swim and also qualifying for Nationals.

Jack Emmett was our only Mini Boy competitor who came 6th with a PB swim and also qualifying for Nationals.

Lydia Hopper and Serena Mundy both did well and finished 2nd in a mixed team.

Millie Cridland was our only competitor in the Senior category, for the first time tackling 10m turning targets & finished 5th in a mixed team

Guy Cridland represented our Parents and Supporters and finished 3rd.

Well done to all.

Wylye Valley Triathlon 22 November 2014 Frome

Jack Emmet was our only competitor at the Wylye Valley.

He came 1st individually and got a Best shoot with 960.

Lamerton Triathlon 16th November 2014 Launceston

Katie Heal, Jack Emmett, Jessica Grant, Sophie Fallon & Emma Fallon all head to Cornwall and get fantastic results.

Biathlon: Katie Heal was joint 2nd.

Mixed Mini: Jack Emmett came 1st with Best Run

Mini Girls: Jessica Grant cam 6th & Sophie Fallon 8th

With the team of Jack Emmett, Jessica Grant, Sophie Fallon & Emma Fallon coming 8th out of 22.

Spooners & West Dartmoor Tri 26th November 2014

Rebecca Emmett, Withheld and Katie Heal all took part in the Biathlon, coming 2nd as a Team and Katie coming 2nd individually.

Jack Emmett, Withheld and Withheld took part in the super minis. Jack came 1st individually with Best Shoot.

Lydia Hopper was our only competitor in a Junior Girls sadly just out of the ribbons.

Team SJ at Kings Sedgmoor

28th October 2014

Well done to winning team,

Henry Clist
, Polly Muirhead, Finn Muirhead and Lewis Drew

Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Triathlon, 19th October 2014

A tough competition at the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Triathlon with nearly 200 entries. Tiverton members dug deep and did us proud.

Bi Team, Katie Heal, Withheld, Withheld and Rebecca Emmett. With Katie coming 11th overall.

Super Mini, Jack Emmett came 1st individually, got equal Best Shoot and 1st in a Mixed team.

Mini Girls, Jessica Grant and Sophie Fallon tackled turning targets for the first time and finished 11th and 18th.

Junior Girls (32 entries), Lydia Hopper and Emma Fallon did well in a tough junior category.

Well done to all.

Eggesford Tetrathlon, 4th Oct 2014, Okehampton

7 Headed to Okehampton on 4th October 2014

Well done to William Hopper, Jessica Grant, Jack Emmett, Horace Hopper, Withheld, Emma Bainbridge and Lydia Hopper who all did well at a very competitive Eggesford Triathlon.

Jessica Grant came 3rd closely followed by Jack Emmett in 4th with 10 points between them.

Lydia was our only member to do the Tetrathlon came 3rd in the Tri and 4th in the Tet.

Well done to all.

Mini Tet 30th August 2014, Newhill Farm
Full results for this event are available here.

Amazing results by all competitors.

Well done to all 22 Tiverton Competitors (9 competing for the first time) at our Mini Tetrathlon. Fantastic results were had by all.

PB's were gained by many in the shoot and swim, and a tremendous effort by all around the testing hilly running course.

Super Mini Girls (under 8): Katie Heal came 1st, with Withheld 3rd, Rebecca Emmett 5th & Withheld 6th. Katie had best swim (696) and xx best run (532).

Mini Boys (8-12): Jack Emmett came 1st and William Hopper 3rd. Jack had best shoot (880) and best swim (944).

Mini Girls (8-12): Jessica Grant came 1st, Sophie Fallon 4th, Withheld 5th and Emma Bainbridge 6th. Emma had best shoot (900) jointly with xx who also had best run (874). Becca came 2nd in the 2'6" class.

Junior Boys(under 14): Joe Emmett came 2nd.

Junior Girls: Lydia Hopper came 1st, Millie Cridland 4th and Rosie Heard 5th, with Rosie and Lydia matching the best shoot (860) & Lydia also having best swim (1200).

Cross country clear rounds were had by Katie Heal, Withheld, Withheld, Jack Emmett, Withheld, Withheld, Jessica Grant, Becca Heard, Withheld, Millie Cridland, Lydia Hopper & Rosie Heard.

Thanks to Katherine Emmett for the words and photo.

Please parents it is depressing and time-consuming for me to have to keep putting in "Withheld" links instead of your childrens' names. I have to do this unless I have written permission from you to publish your child's name online, as this is required by the UK Pony Club's child protection rules.

If you click on any Withheld link it will take you to a page explaining this policy, and it also gives a link to a downloadable form that you can fill in and send to me giving permission to publish. So for the price of a stamp and 60 seconds of effort you can see your child's achievements being praised online...

Tiverton PC webmaster.

Area 15 Eventing, Bicton Arena, 27th July 2014

Tiverton Pony Club head for UK Championships!

Tiverton Pony Club fielded four strong teams at the Area 15 Eventing competition held at Bicton Arena on 27th July. Competing against other Pony clubs from Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall in dressage, show jumping and cross country for a chance to attend the National Championships held at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire in August.

The Junior team of Henry Clist, Joe Emmett and Alice Smith proved a win was possible with excellent cross country riding in particular and a great result for such a young team at their first Area Eventing.

Whilst the Novice team of Withheld, Heidi Stevens, Lewis Drew and Polly Muirhead were sadly just out of the ribbons, the Intermediate team of Saskia Partridge, Charlotte Radley and Bird Wood gained 4th place with Bird qualifying for the Championships as an individual in 2nd place. The show jumping and cross country proved very influential as Charlotte and Bird along with two others were the only ones to gain a double clear inside the time in their class of over 50 competitors.

The Open team of Amelia Green, Rupert Batting, Will Smith and Withheld were impressive to watch over the largest track of the day. Ellie 6th individual and Will proved their ability, with great performances across the country, having just reached this level of competition. Amelia and Rupert, 4th individual, providing experience at this height to help secure the team win. They are both aiming for Hartpury CCI2* as their next competition before the Championships later in August.

The combined efforts of the whole team resulted in a unanimous victory, securing the coveted honour to represent Area 15 in the Open Eventing team competition at the Championships.

Spooners Triathlon - 26th July 2014: A day for PB's
("PB" = Personal Best)

Well done to the Jessica Grant, Emma Bainbridge, Katie Bainbridge, Jack Emmett, Katie Heal and Rebecca Emmett who took part in the Spooners Triathlon all put in a great effort and all of which achieved PB's throughout the day.

Katie Heal was placed 5th individually in the Biathlon and along with Rebecca Emmett came 1st in a mixed team.

Jack Emmett came 1st individually.

Area Dressage - Sunday 20th July 2014

Well done to the Novice Team of Henry Clist, Millie Paxton and Polly Muirhead finishing in 7th.

Polly 5th individually and Henry 2nd individually also qualifying for the Nationals!

Intermediate individual, Charlotte Radley rode a very nice test, but sadly just out the ribbons.

Tiverton PC One Day Event, Bicton, 12th July 2014

Well, didn't we all do well!

Our ODE at Bicton on Saturday 12 July was a huge success and I need to say thank you very much to all our helpers and parents for making it such a lovely day for us all. We have already received several e-mails of thanks from competitors who have said it was well run, kept to time and was a day much enjoyed by them. Special thanks need to go to our organiser Annabel Brooks-Ward and our secretary Gill Murphy for all their hard work and dedication before and during the event.

From a committee point of view it was a huge undertaking both financially and for the manpower needed. The weather was kind to us, the competitors came forward, the help was available and I'm pleased to say we had a tremendously successful day for club funds. The aim of the committee will be to put these funds to good use replacing and repairing some of our older equipment so that riders of all levels and abilities can benefit.

And that's not all! With over 220 competitors over the 4 classes, Henry Clist and Rough Terrain were 1st and Best Tiverton in Class 1, Polly Muirhead and Grace were 8th and Best Tiverton in class 2, Charlotte Radley and Little M were 1st and Best Tiverton in Class 3 and Will Smith and Tutor Rascal were 1st and Best Tiverton in class 4. Very well done to you and your ponies and horses. I've got high hopes for the Area Eventing competition on 28 July with the teams and individuals that are competing for Tiverton.

Whilst we can now all enjoy a short break and rest on our laurels for a day or so please don't forget to come forward and offer your support and help for all the other events that are happening this Summer. We have 2 camps, Area Showjumping, our Pony Club Show and the Mini Tet/Tri still to come so lots to get involved in.

Just one final note and a gentle reminder to us all. Whilst I know that all the Pony Club members from all clubs behaved very well on Saturday, unfortunately one or two Riding Club members did not. Some of our helpers experienced serious verbal abuse and other unacceptable behaviour from some older competitors. I have written to the BHS this morning expressing my concerns about this behaviour. Please remember that all of the helpers are volunteers, they generously give up a day of the busy lives to come and help, without them we could not have enjoyable successful days so please remember to be patient and polite at all times.

Best wishes

Iris Wotton
Assistant DC Tiverton Pony club

South Devon Moorland Tri & Tet, 3rd & 4th May 2014

A total of 10 Tiverton members competed in the recent South Devon Pony Club competition with the shooting and running being held at Stover School, swimming at Bovey Tracey and the cross country riding at Widdicombe.

Rebecca Emmett, Withheld and Katie Heal took part in the Biathlon. It was a first event for both Rebecca and x, and as a team the 3 girls came a very respectable 4th with Katie coming 7th individually.

Jack Emmett put in outstanding effort to achieve the best run narrowly beating Jessica Grant by 2 seconds. The cross country riding was rather more demanding and x and Fiona Weddon both did fantastically to ride clear rounds in their first ever attempts. Jack did very well to remount after an unexpected flying dismount and this did not impact negatively on his scores, resulting in him being placed 1st individually. Jessica was placed 3rd and Fieona 6th and the team came 5th across all the age ranges which was a superb result.

In the more advanced riding group Emma Bainbridge was placed 5th individually, Katie Bainbridge and William Hopper also put in a very strong performance.
Lydia Hopper was the lone representative over the larger jumping course. She put in a tremendous performance on a new horse to achieve 5th individually.

2nd Fastest run

Biathlon Team

The full team

Fastest run in class

(Thanks to Julie Heal for the words, and Katherine Emmett for the photos)

Team Showjumping at Bicton College - Monday 26th May 2014

Tiverton bring home the Cup!

A brilliant day was had by all . . . .

1'9" - William Hopper was part of the Winning mixed team

2'3" - Lydia Hopper riding two ponies and Withheld came 5th as a team

2'6" - Tiverton Red Team of Henry Clist, Alice Smith, Serena Mundy and Milly from Mid Devon came 1st team, Henry 2nd individual.
Tiverton Blue Team of Lydia Hopper, Joe Emmett and Withheld, just missed the rosettes.

2'9" - Tiverton team of Henry Clist, Withheld, Serena Mundy and Heidi Stevens came 6th team with Henry 1st individual.
Withheld rode a good round as part of a mixed team

Team Show Jumping at Pontispool - Saturday 17th May 2014

In the 2'3-2'6" class the team of Henry Clist, Alice Smith, Heidi Stevens, Millie Paxton came 5th - Henry 2nd individual

In the 2'6-2'9" class the team of Henry Clist, Alice Smith, Heidi Stevens, Millie Paxton came 5th - Henry 2nd individual

Team Showjumping, Stockland Lovell, 21st April 2014

The Tiverton teams all did brilliantly . . .

  • Becca Heard was in a mixed team for 2ft which came 1st as a team and 3rd

  • The 2ft3 team of Henry Clist, Rosie Heard, Becca Heard and Alice Smith came 2nd

  • The 2ft6 team of Henry Clist, Rosie Heard, Alice Smith and Joe Emmett, came 1st Team, with Henry 5th individually

  • The 2ft9 team of Joe Emmett, Charlotte Radley, Heidi Stevens came 4th team

  • The 3ft team of Charlotte Radley, Heidi Stevens & two from another club, came 1st team and Charlotte 2nd individually

Well done to Jack Emmett who came:

6th in the Winter Triathlon League Area 15/16 !!
He also won his age group at the Mendip Triathlon as well as winning the shooting phase !!
And then he did it again winning the East Cornwall Triathlon and winning the run phase by a huge lead of 20seconds !!!!!!

(Thanks to Josie Moore for the report)

Dartmoor Triathlon 19th January 2014

On the 19th January the Dartmoor Pony Club held a triathlon in Plymouth and we had only the one entre (think we were all at the point to point). Jack Emmett went and put in a great performance to come 2nd individually.

(Thanks to Josie Moore for the report)

Devon and Somerset Triathlon 5th January 2014

On the 5th January we had a team of 9 Tiverton Pony Club members go to the triathlon in Wellington held by the Devon and Somerset Pony Club, for 2 of them it was their first ever triathlon event.

The rain was pouring and the wind was strong but they all battled through the day to get some great results.

Katie Heal came 4th individually in the under 8 biathlon. The Tiverton Foxes team of Jack Emmett, Katie Bainbridge and Withheld came 2nd in the minni minis with Jack also coming 5th individually.

Emma Bainbridge and Jessica Grant made up a mixed team and came 3rd in the mini girls. The Tiverton Stags team of junior girls made up of Millie Cridland, LydiaHopper and Withheld came 4th. Well done to all!

(Thanks to Josie Moore for the report)


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