August has been Hot To Trot for Galloway Pony Club

Members of Galloway Branch of the Pony Club have been out and about competing at Pony Club Championships this month.

Regional Dressage Team. Ella, Jenni, Georgie & Tammy

Having qualified at the first round of competitions in July at Morris EC near Fenwick, the Regional Dressage team of Ella Wallace, Tammy Campbell, Jenni Brooke and Georgie Barr headed to the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre near Selkirk on Friday 3rd August for the Regional Championships where they met up with clubs from all over Scotland, North of England and Ireland.  The team put in lovely tests on grass arenas but was not placed.  Georgie Barr won a first rosette for her section and had to go into a dressage ride-off where she came 3rd overall.

On the Sunday it was the turn of the individual show jumpers, Charlotte and Pheobe Gaw who also qualified at Morris in July. Both girls completed super rounds over the big indoor course and loved the experience.  However they managed to win the heavily contested competition for best dressed stables at ISEC that night.  Ponies Busker and Shadow had their stables adorned with bunting, fairy lights and posters, this is a first for Galloway.  Very well done girls!

Emma Donnan

Next it was the turn of sisters Emma and Laura Donnan who travelled down to Offchurch, Warwickshire for the weekend of 10th to 12th August to take part in the National PC Tetrathlon Championships having qualified at Forgandenny in July. This is a very challenging competition with members completing a section in running, swimming and shooting as well as cross country riding with their ponies. Both girls did incredibly well with Emma finishing in 11th place in her class, and Laura’s team finishing in 3rd place and 17th individual.

In the meantime, Galloway’s members and their ponies have been showing and competing at local shows, competitions,ROMs and rallies. It has been a very hectic summer but everyone at Galloway has had a great time and looking forward to what the next few months have in store.

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