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**PARKING NOTICE ** Due to the restricted parking at Crofton Manor we need to park competitors lorries/trailers quite close together. Please follow the parking attendants instructions and for Health and Safety reasons there can be no tying up to lorries/trailers. Thank you for your understanding .


Please note that classes 27 – 31 the unaffiliated ridden classes will now be judged by Miss Helen Duffield (Niton Stud)

Flatwork Clinics

Flatwork Clinics have been organised with Jane Tizzard on Sunday the 6th and 27th of April, they will be held at Manor Equestrian Centre, Ower in the Indoor School to ensure we have good weather !  A form to book is on the events page .  Please contact Veronica Baker on 07825 393204 if you have any queries.  Price per pony is £20 for non members and £15 for members.  Please do come along, all abilities and ages catered for.

Latest News

Practice show at Parley Equestrian Centre on March 9th – we look forward to seeing you there.  Due to the recent weather conditions there is no availability for a warm-up area so there will be a half hour break between the in hand and the ridden classes in each ring to facilitate this.

Our WHP Clinics have proved immensely popular – Ian Norton has provided excellent tuition and we are very grateful to Mr & Mrs Large for the use of their school and jumps.

The Richard Ramsay Clinic was a great success and was enjoyed by spectators and participants alike.  Mr Ramsay has kindly confirmed that he will be available again next Spring.

We have had little uptake on our dressage training and several dates have been cancelled – we do, however, have some offers for the teams but if anyone else is interested in competing on behalf of Area 24 please do let Area Sec. know.

In April, we have 2 flatwork clinics planned – dates to be confirmed.

We are preparing our itinerary for the training dates of young judges – please do let Area Sec. if you wish to join.

Please make a note that the Summer Show date has been moved to June 22nd @ Gillingham and Shaftesbury Showground.  Schedules will be available for download and will be attached to the next newsletter. is the email for any queries etc.  Please let us have any photos or articles that you wish to be placed on the website – we are also happy to advertise free of charge to members.


Take care – Jane Upton (Chairman)


Our next WHP clinic will be on the 1st of March at Willoway Stud again by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Large.  It will be taught by Ian Norton , please download a booking form from the events page and return to the Area Secretary.


DRESSAGE TRAINING WITH JANE TIZZARD – At Parley Equestrian Centre. Our available dates are 2nd Feb (At Manor Equestrian Centre, Ower)  23rd Feb and the 2nd March (Parley Equestrian Centre).  Please can anyone wanting to participate in this training let us know as soon as possible. The charge is £10 per session and start times from 2.30pm on those dates. Hope to see you there , please reserve a place by emailing or ringing  07825 393204

AGM Lunch at the Milford Hall Hotel, Salisbury – Feb 9th 2014

We will have our usual lunch after the AGM – to book a place for this please click the following link and either post or email ( it back – agm lunch & stallions form 14

WHP Clinic 25th January 2014 at Willoway Stud with Ian Norton

We are holding another clinic with Ian Norton at Willoway Stud on the 25th of January as it proved so popular with our members and we had many requests for more.  We will be hoping to hold one more at the end of February before the show season really kicks off.  Booking form is on our events page.  Hope lots of you will support it again, great fun was had by all at the last clinic.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.  I am sure no-one is enjoying this weather and I hope you are coping with the floods – hopefully, no flooded homes.

We do have a packed Winter/Spring programme for you which includes Training/Shows/Tack Sale/AGM & lunch etc. etc.  Please take time to support the hard working committee in all their efforts.

 Your newsletter should arrive by email or in the post (however you have agreed with your membership).  We would be grateful for this year’s subscriptions so that we can ensure you all receive the schedules for this year’s shows.  You do make a small saving of £2 if you pay before the end of February.

 We look forward to catching up with members and their news over the forthcoming weeks. Don’t be afraid to send in articles/photos etc for the website.  Also, we are happy to place adverts on our website FREE OF CHARGE to members so please do allow us to help with your sales!

Take care

 Jane Upton (Chairman)

WHP Clinic 7th December with Ian Norton at Willoway Stud

Please download the booking form on the events page

Youngstock and Novice Ridden Show 3rd November 2013

YOUNGSTOCK & NOVICE RIDDEN SHOW – was held under a new format on Sunday 3rd November, 2013, due to the fact that there are fewer foals on the ground and less people are able to afford the costs of showing.  To maximise entries we added some winter qualifiers in hand and ridden.  Also, there was the addition of 2/3 yr olds in hand.  The show, as always, ran like clockwork thanks to our Secretary Louise James.  Many thanks to all those who attended, I’m pleased to say it was well-received.  What was lacking in quantity was certainly made up for with quality!

 I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who renewed their memberships at the show and welcome those who either re-joined or joined for the first time.  Unfortunately, due to technical errors in the change over of both membership sec and the new database several members, apparently, did not receive any updates through the year.  Please accept our sincere apologies and this will, hopefully, have been fully rectified for the future.  Should you need hard copies of schedules/forms/newsletters please do request them as to save costs through this time of austerity we are keen to mainly use emails.

We have many plans for the next few months and next year so please do try and support any of the events – if not all!

Best wishes,

Jane Upton (Chairman)


Dressage Training 2013/2014

Could everyone interested in dressage training with Jane Tizzard at Parley Equestrian Centre please email or phone the secretary please.  There will be a small charge for the sessions and they are held with the aim of  putting together a team for Area 24.  There will be approximately 2/3 sessions in November/December and 3/4 sessions in the New Year.  We hope that from the sessions Area 24 will be able to put together teams to send to Addington for the finals in April 2014.


Members Award Rosettes

The 2013 form is available to download on the Members Award Rosette page



Please could any member who has a query/question for the Area Chairmans meeting on 4th September please email the secretary on