England Pony Club Mounted Games team become Windsor winners

A first place win for the England Pony Club Mounted Games team at the The Royal Windsor Horse Show

The riders and their speedy ponies competed over six fast and furious sessions followed by the Grand Final on Sunday watched by the Queen and other members of the Royal family.

The team consisted of Charlie Yates from Oxford, Charlotte Wilson from Hereford, Chloe Woodley from Stratford Upon Avon, Danielle Olliffe from Dorset, Rosie Wheeler from East Sussex, Reserve Tillie Ball from Morpeth. 

The team were trained by Ian Mariner from Wimborne, Dorset.

Every year Royal Windsor Horse Show hosts the the DAKS Home International Mounted Games Championships, where teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland compete for the title.

All Members chosen to compete at Royal Windsor Horse Show must have attained their Pony Club ‘C’ test.

Members can attend the Trials but will need to have successfully achieved the test before RWHS.

The England team were selected at the Trials on 26th March 2017 at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire. 

The riders were selected after a two hour gruelling trial.

All 250 Pony Club Branches in England were invited to send a members to the trials, with only the top six being selected for the team.  

The DAKS Cup was presented by Prince Philip in one of his last public engagements before retiring later this year.