Congratulations and well done at the Novice Championships

Our Novice Show Jumping team who were 3rd at the Area 5 SJ Competition were given a ‘wild card’ last week and asked if they would like to compete at the Championships at Kelsall last Saturday.

The team consisted of Rhiannon Johnson, Ant Woodbine, Nan Jones and Abi Cocking.

After a last minute lesson with Jane Gough Roberts and with her help on the day the team did exceptionally well and kept their cool in a class of 44 teams from around the country.  At the end of the competition they had a team total of 8 faults in a very fast time which was enough to give them a very creditable 7th place. The 2 courses were very testing, as they should be in a championship, and no team finished on zero faults and so the 6 teams on 4 faults went to the jump off.  The day was very enjoyable and well run by the Cheshire Hunt North branch and all the results can be found here …

The Horse Trials team of Oli Williams, Brier Leahy, Megan Roberts and Ant Woodbine were not in the ribbons this time.

Individual dressage;

  • 1st – Oli Williams,
  • 14th – Rhiannon Johnson

Well done to you all.

Congratulations to the following for passing their “B” test today

  •  Eleri Jones – Riding
  • Natalie Hughes – Riding
  • Nick O’Sullivan – Riding and Horse and Pony Care
  • Jade Roberts – Riding and Horse and Pony Care
  •  Louise Jones – Riding and Horse and Pony Care

Lunge Test – Friday 28th October

Northop college. Please send your nomination forms to Louise Shepherd asap.

Dressage Training

September dates for dressage with Paul Davies at Ty Mawr, Bodelwyddan:

September 10th or 24th – 1 only.

Please send names and £10 to Gwenan Johnson, Ddol Farm, Marli, Abergele LL22 9EB. Cheques made payable to F&D Hunt Branch of the PC please.

Show jumping training

Show jump training with Jane Gough Roberts at Northop on Monday, September 5th starting at 5.30pm.

Please email me and post a cheque for £7 made out to Flint and Denbigh Hunt Branch if you would like a place.  Training for all levels starting at 2′  3″.  Places limited, first come first served,  please state what height child and pony/horse are  jumping at the moment so that I can group accordingly.

Many thanks,  Chris Leahy  (Derwen Fawr, Milwr, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 8HE)

Cefn district rallies

Cefn rallies at Ty Mawr start on Monday 12th September 5.30 until 7.30 – booking form attached –  please contact

Horse of the year coach trip.

Last chance …

I do not have enough interest as yet for this to take place. If there is any one else who would like to go to HOYS on Saturday 8th October please let me know asap.

Thanks Iona

Llanymynech hunter trials

Llanymynech Hunter Trials schedule

Flint & Denbigh Hunter Trials & Tetrathlon Saturday and Sunday 17th 18th September

Schedule attached …. There will be a Premini tetrathlon class for under 8 years if there is enough interest. Please let Meg know if you would like to compete. If you are 8 years or over on the day you are allowed to shoot. Under 8 years will throw bean bags instead and jump a course of working hunter jumps on the Sunday instead of XC.