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The Pony Club NFU Mutual National Quiz 2012

The Pony Club National Quiz Championship, generously sponsored by NFU Mutual, was held at Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, on April 1st 2012 and welcomed over 100 Pony Club Members, in teams of four, from 19 Branches and 10 Centres across the country; including Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. 

The 29 teams each claimed their golden ticket to the National Quiz final, after competing in Area qualifiers throughout the winter months.

The Quiz final consisted of eight rounds on the following topics:
Round 1 - The Pony Club
Round 2 - Map Reading
Round 3 - Know Your Horse
Round 4 - Rider, Tack & Turnout for Different Disciplines
Round 5 - Practical Round (Individual)
Round 6 - Foot, Shoeing & Ailments (Pairs)
Round 7 - Equestrian Olympics & Paralympics
Round 8 - Picture Round

As the quiz got underway it was clear that the standard was high, and by lunchtime to competition was being hard fought. As the afternoon session progressed Naburn Grange Centre, based in Yorkshire, forged a near 10 point lead over the sections, to take victory in the Centre competition on a score of 249.5 points. The team consisted of Ellen Hobson (11), Millie Smiles (12), Emily Cameron (15) and Frankie Gough (17); Ellen and Frankie were enjoying their second victory in a row, as they were also part of the winning 2011 team for Naburn Grange.

In the Branch competition the Hampshire Hunt proved unbeatable, with the team of Archie Moffat (11) , Bea Moffat (13) , Maddie O’Carroll (15) and Alexandra Van Randwyck (17) taking the top honours with 268 points, a clear 12 point lead on over their nearest rivals.

The mascot’s competition also produced an amazing array of team mascots, with the Irfon & Tywi Branch taking the first place with their appropriately 2012 themed Greenwich Park mascot.

“Very special thanks must go to NFU Mutual for sponsoring the National Quiz and providing the lovely rosettes and prizes for our Members” commented Hannah Clack, Secretary for the NFU Mutual Quiz. “The standard of knowledge gets higher every year, and it’s great to see the effort teams put into learning, as well as the amazing mascots they produce to help them on the day!” 

Further information and full results for The Pony Club NFU Mutual Quiz Championship can be found HERE

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