Welcome to the Cotswold Hunt Pony Club

The Cotswold Hunt branch of the Pony Club helps educate children in caring for and riding all types of horses and ponies, from the tiniest trotting Shetland to a polished and glossy eventer, everyone is welcome.  Our branch was formed in 1930, which makes it one of the oldest Pony Clubs in the country. We are part of Area 9 of the Pony Club and we are one of the larger clubs with about 160 members.  Many of our members are keen participants in teams, competing in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Tetrathlon and Polo as well as Horse and Pony Care and we regularly send competitors to national level championships in these disciplines.  Our aim is to have lots for fun along the way, so whilst we have a spread of talent in our members, you don’t have to want to compete to enjoy the activities that are on offer.   We host several competitions each year and lots of fun activities for all ages and also for those who don’t want to compete.  We hold camps for Minis (3-6 years roughly), Juniors (6-12 roughly) and Seniors (12 and upwards) each year in the Summer Holidays and many social events as well.  If you are interested in joining our branch take a look at our Membership page in the Information section for more.



30 – 31st May 2020

Free to take part & a bit of fun.  We hope you will join in!


Class 1 – Fancy Dress
Class 2 – Prettiest Mare
Class 3 – Most Handsome Gelding
Class 4 – Best Turned out (for a rally)
Class 5 – Best Turned out (for hunting)
Class 6 – Most beautiful tail
Class 6 – Best Feet


Class 6 – Prettiest Bitch
Class 7 – Most Handsome Dog

  • Please send entries via email to lucygarbie@btinternet.com or WhatsApp to 07884251455 with name of entrant, pony/dog name & class.  Non CHPC members welcome to take part.
  • One photo or a collage of up to six photos per class
  • You must have permission to use the photos you send in
  • You may enter as many classes as you wish and they are all free
  • Judges decision is final
  • Entries close by 14th June
  • Open to all Pony Club members
  • To be judged by Rosy Vestey
  • First prize in each category will receive a voucher to attend a CHPC rally FOC.

Area 9 ‘Where did I put my PC tie’?

Paul Tapner to Judge – Paul would love to see where your tie is hiding
This is a fun competition – get involved!
Entry is free – Rosettes will be awarded 1st to 6th in each class
Entries Close 31st May 2020
Age Groups:
9 Years & Under
10 – 13 Years
14 Years & Over

Please send entries to Eileen:   flyingpitpony@hotmail.com. Please include name, age and branch/centre

Area 9 Limerick Competition

Join the fun and write a limerick today & send it in to take part in the Area 9 Limerick Competition
Harry Meade to Judge
Entry is free – Rosettes will be awarded 1st to 6th in each class
Entries Close 31st May 2020
Jim ordered a racehorse online                            Age Groups:
A thoroughbred sold in it’s prime                        9 Years & Under
Now just for a laugh                                             10 – 13 Years
They sent a giraffe                                              14 Years & Over
But it wins by a neck every time                           Family

Please send entries to Eileen:   flyingpitpony@hotmail.com
Please include name, age and branch/centre


Thank you to all those who entered. A huge congratulations goes to 6yr old Amelia Wadland for her wonderful poem and drawing of her pony Ronnie!

Ronnie and Me by Amelia Wadland

Ronnie and I
We are both six
We are learning together
We like doing tricks
Ronnie is a star
He is faster than
a car. He likes being
funky he’s cheeky
as a monkey.
He like’s eating blackberrys
For his food it puts him
In a happy mood.
Ronnie is my
Pony and I will
Never be lonely!

In view of the latest government advice and in line with the Pony Club we have taken the difficult but we believe necessary decision to cancel all CHPC activities for the foreseeable future.

Download Membership Form 2020
CAMP DATES 2020 now available
2020 Rulebooks for all disciplines

Rules Changes for 2020
There are lots of changes this year in each discipline, especially regarding the eligibility to take part in Area competitions at the various levels. Please take the time to read the changes below to ensure you are compliant.

Hat Rules
Body Protector Rules
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