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The Junior Regional Competition 2018

Competitors from eight Regions: Scotland, Northern England, East of England, Central England, Wales & Borders, Southern England, South West England and Republic of Ireland, took part in the Junior Regional Competition that was held at Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire on the 2nd & 3rd June. It proved to be a very tough competition with a tricky cross country course put together by Heather Greenslade, Andy Frame and course builder, Lloyd Hunt. Sam Cobb from South West England that took first place in the boys individual competition and Central England with Charlie Brown, Oscar Hamilton-Russell, Oliver Lewis, Joshua Mitchell and Will Connors, took home the team trophy. In the Girls individual competition it was Georgina Crawford from Central England that took first place and Central Gold team of Bea Adamson, Izzy Barnes, Georgina Crawford, Olivia Mahony, Mollie Palmer took first place in the team competition. Best shoot for the Boys was won by Freddie De La Sayette from East of England, who scored the maximum of 1000 points. For the the girls it was Gabby Bolt from Southern England who also scored the maximum 1000 points. The swimming awards were taken by Simon Barrett from the Irish Pony Club and Gina Speakman from Northern England. Sam Cobb from South West England and Sarah Coutts from Scotland took the Best Run awards for a second year. Full results are available below.

We would all like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped run the competition over the weekend, especially Derick Gray, Jo Gould, Richard Mosley, and Heather Greenslade for organising the phases, All of our Fence Judges, Lane Walkers and Marshalls, Andy Frame as Chief Steward, Linda Sandercock as stable manager and Judy Hardcastle and Janet Wakeham for kindly organising the competition.
Thank you to Moreton Morrell College for hosting us, Bedmax for providing the shavings and to Lloyd Hunt and his team for all their hard work with the course.

Photographs from the cross country and prize giving are available to purchase from 1st Class Images

2018 Results:
Boys Individual results
Boys Team results
Girls Individual results
Girls Team results
Ride Results

The International Regional 100 Tetrathlon Competition

Area 6 (East Midlands) hosted The Pony Club International Regional 100 Tetrathlon Competition this year, with riding, running and camping at Aylesford XC, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, featuring 111 Pony Club competitors from the UK and Ireland competing for their regions.

Jack Donaldson, of Northern England, took the best boys shoot with 960, Kieran Harby, East of England swam 14 lengths 11m in his 4 minutes. The girls had a 3-way tie best shoot on 960, for Alex Bousfield, Francesca Ryde both Central England, and Mali Howell for Wales & Borders. In the swim, Alex had the best 3-minute swim of 10 lengths 9m.

2 phases complete, the teams headed back to Aylesford to walk the challenging xc course, beautifully designed and built by Organiser Dave Hallam, host Peter Walker and their team, as the weather well and truly broke from the heatwave.
The weather provided its own challenge, former East of England tetrathletes: medic Dr Henry James and vet Dr Alex Bowman were preventing the marquee blowing away in the strong winds, until additional storm strapping was in place – slightly delaying the Tet party and it’s “Call On Me” / 1980’s theme.

Sunday brought an early xc ride start, where 1400 point rides were rare with only 11 boys and 4 girls, as both the optimum time and some challenging technical lines were hard to achieve. Finally, the run phase, where best run went to Guy Anderson, of Central England and Chloe Olford of South West.

Individual winners were Kieran Harby of East of England and Alex Bousfield of Central England.

Regional Championship Team Placings:

 

Boys TeamPlacingGirls Team
Southern Schwarzeneggers - Southern England1stNorthern Belles - Northern England
Northern England2ndCentral Cheetahs - Central England
Central Cobras - Central England3rdSouthern Stallones - Southern England
South West4thIreland Green
Wales & Borders Gremlins5thEast of England

In the International teams: England Boys and Scotland / NI Girls were victorious.

Full results area available below.
Photographs are online at www.traffordphotography.co.uk

A huge thank you to the hosts the Walker family, and the organising committee: Dave Hallam, Nick Cripps, Rosie James, Jill Williams, Alison Bates, Stephen Reeds, Jayne Bowman, Tricia & Sophie Pedlar and the army of volunteer stewards, judges and helpers and sponsors.  Well done to all competitors and their families, for the excellent spirit of the weekend.

Regional 100 2018
Ride Results - Girls
Ride Results - Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 



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