The Pony Club Dengie Winter League
Dengie Winter League Show Jumping
The Pony Club Dengie Winter League Show Jumping Competition was inaugurated in the Autumn 1995 for the purpose of enabling Members to take part in an event suited to their level of performance. It is hoped that this competition will improve their ability, enhance their experience and enable them to gain confidence before embarking on competitions of a higher order.
There are three stages to this competition: Preliminary Rounds are held throughout the country from October to February. The first four and any tying for these places at each of the Preliminary Rounds will be awarded rosettes and qualify to go forward to one of 19 Area Competitions.
The Open competition was set up in the Spring of 2006 for Members wishing to jump round a bigger course of fences. Members qualify by competing at an Area competition where the first three go forward to the Final.
For more information on the Dengie Winter League Show Jumping Competition click here
Dengie Winter League Dressage
Running alongside the Dengie Winter League and Open Show Jumping, this series will help Members improve their ability, enhance their experience and enable them to gain confidence.
There are three stages to the series:
1. Preliminary Rounds are held between October and March all over the country, to enable competitors to qualify for their Area Competition
2. The 19 Area Competitions will take place between March and April for those who qualified through the Preliminary Rounds
3. Those who were successful at the Area Competitions will go forward to the Championships
For more information on the Dengie Winter League Dressage Competition click here
My name is Emily Notman. I’m twelve years old and a member of North Cotwold Hunt Pony Club. I have two 13.2hh, fourteen-year-old geldings – Take A Chance (Pete), who is bay, and Bailey XII, who is roan. Bailey has actually won the Dengie Winter League twice with his previous owners.
Hi, I’m Maddie and I have been a member of the Hampshire Hunt Pony Club since I was nine years old. I am now nineteen and I have loved the years I have spent going to rallies, camps and competing for the HH.
My name is Alex Phillips, but I compete under my full name of Alexandra. I'm fifteen years old and live in Cumbria with my mum and dad. I'm part of the Cumberland Farmers Hunt North Pony Club branch, or CFHN, which is just one big family.
On Friday 26th February, we headed off to Bury Farm to the BSJA Small Pony Premier show for 128/138 ponies. We always like to leave the day before and get the ponies settled into the change in environments - they always seem to perform better if we do this and are more settled.
My name is Alex Harvey. I am fourteen years old, live in Wiltshire and am an active member of the Beaufort Hunt Pony Club. My horse is a 15hh, fourteen-year-old-bay gelding called Frank. I have had him for two years and we do everything together, including hunting, eventing, dressage, showjumping and Pony Club activities.
My name is Will Bower and I am seventeen years old. My ambition is to represent the Great Britain in adult senior international competitions and I am aiming at the under-18 and under-21 national squads, with a view to getting the necessary experience to achieve that.
Our road to the Dengie finals came to an end on Sunday. The week building up to the Dengie Area competition was fairly quiet. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have a lesson with our trainer as she had gone off to Jersey to teach, so it was a week of hacking out for the ponies.
I am very excited to say that Rooney and I are off to the Dengie Winter League Dressage Championships! As always, he put on his dancing shoes for me to do a good, forward, balanced test to get 70% and win the class!
I’m now back at home after an amazing weekend at The Pony Club Dengie Winter League Dressage Championships! The standard of the horses and riders was incredibly high this year, Rooney and I had a great time!
One thing I’ve learnt about horses is always to expect the unexpected and to just go with the flow. In the two weeks leading up to The Pony Club Dengie Winter Championships Lola unfortunately developed a sore heel and it was touch and go as to whether she would be sound to attend
A half past four start had everyone a little sleepy but, as we arrived at Addington Manor for The Pony Club Dengie Winter League Championships, the good weather and impressive venue woke everybody up!