Young rider round-up: Calling all potential 2012 Olympians

  • Calling all potential 2012 Olympians…

    Scholarships worth £30,000 are now available to potential Olympic riders. Middlesex University will award the scholarships to promising sportsmen who have the potential to compete in the London 2012 Olympics.

    There are two scholarships available this year and applicants will need the endorsement of their governing body performance director to be considered.

    Applicants will need to apply for any Middlesex undergraduate programme in order to be considered, and they will also need a letter of support from your sport’s national body (ie British Eventing or British Dressage), indicating their potential as a 2012 Olympian for Great Britain.

    It is also possible that a film production company will produce a documentary to follow the progress of the scholars in the build up to the Olympics.

    Mid Devon Pony Racing results

    The first pony racing of the 2006 Season got off to a flying start last weekend, with brothers Connar and Rhys Flint both scooping wins. Rhys Flint, a member of the Llangeinor Hunt Pony Club was partnering Tipsy Flint, who he also rode to victory in the first national finals of the 2005 Charles Owen Pony Racing series at Aintree Racecourse in October.

    Hadden Frost from the South Devon Hunt West took second in the 14.2hh and under race on Miss Brady. Hadden, 14, is the son of trainer Jimmy Frost, who rode his first winner when he was just 13.

    13.2 & Under

    1st: Connar Flint Stambook Marquessa
    2nd : Charlotte Long Coveham Generation
    3rd: Ryan While Mrs Mouse
    4th: George Shaw Master Mink

    14.2 & Under

    1st: Rhys Flint Tipsy Flint
    2nd: Hadden Frost Miss Brady
    3rd: Bradley Gibbs BWL Girl
    4th: Laura Scott Swallow

    Pony Club key dates for 2006

    The Pony Club has announced its 2006 championship programme:

    8 March Annual Conference, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

    19 April Instructors conference, The College EC, Beds

    8 April Dengie Winter League Show Jumping Championships, Moreto Morrell

    9 April The Salmon Products National Quiz and Dressage to Music Training Competition, Moreton Morrell

    11-14 May Daks International Mounted Games, Windsor

    11-13 August CCC’s Polo Championship, Cowdray Park

    18-20 August Mitsubishi Tetrathlon Championships, Hartpury College

    19-20 August THB British Equestiran Polocrosse Championships, Sansaw Park

    21-24 August The Pony Club Championships, Sansaw Park

    26-27 August The NFU Mutual Novice Championships, Cheshire

    5-8 October Farmers Guardian Mounted Games Championships, NEC


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