Flint & Denbigh Hunt Branch Pony Club


70 years Celebration of The Flint & Denbigh Hunt Branch

Summer holidays are nearly over and I hope that you have all had an enjoyable time with your ponies, whether it’s competing or just riding along in our beautiful countryside.

Camp seems a long time ago now. Thank you to all our army of helpers who came to help cook, supervise pony lines, evening entertainment and night watch. Without these volunteers there would be no camp.

I hope that all members benefitted and had fun from trying out new disciplines, XC, mounted games, show jumping, dressage to name a few.

Lunchtime talks and displays from Terry Large and his birds, the fire brigade and also the working dogs were very informative. Thank you to Kate for organising.

All members joined in the evening entertainment and had a great time; fun biathlon, water slide, treasure hunt, hungry hippos and a Hog roast to celebrate our 70th anniversary.

I think the ponies were very happy to get home for a well deserved rest.

Hopefully you will return again next year.



We had numerous members that had qualified at the Area 5 competitions for the championships, which is quite an achievement.

The standard of the competition is very high, and several of our members were placed.

  • Brier Leahy 1st in the open horse trials
  • Sophie Toogood 9th in the open horse trials and 9th in the open show jumping.
  • The Horse Trials team came 8th; Heidi O’Brien, Catrin Evans , Sophie Toogood and Brier Leahy
  • Intermediate competitor Sophie Wilson won her section in the horse trials. Lilly Ann Pardoe and Sali Wheyway had also qualified.
  • Open dressage championships; Sophie and Ellie Wilson both represented the branch. The team was 2nd and Sophie was 7th individual.
  • Katie Davies competed in an Area 5 polocross team, which did very well.

Good Luck to the members that have qualified for the Grass roots regional championships being held at Eland Lodge.

Thank you to all team trainers that have put on training throughout the year, and to parents that transport and encourage the members to take part.

Chrissie organised the Games Teams to put on a very exciting display at the Denbigh & Flint Agricultural Show.

The Branch also had a Hunt Relay team compete at the show, which the spectators enjoyed very much.

I must congratulate all members that have been competing, on how smartly turned out they are, and also on how well they ride. They are a real credit to our Branch.

Bethan Jones (DC)