The Burton Hunt Branch of the Pony Club was established in 1947.
The branch covers the area immediately surrounding and to the north of the city of Lincoln, bounded to the west by the settlements of Saxilby, Torksey, Gate Burton, Knaith, Lea, Gainsborough, Morton.
At this point the boundary moves to the east: Blyton Grayingham, Waddingham, Great Sturton, Snitterby, Bishopbridge. Market Rasen, then moving south to Linwood, Ranby, Baumber, Stainfield and Bardney.
The Fossdyke Navigation marks the southern boundary to the west of Lincoln and River Witham to the east.
Throughout the year we hold a programme of both mounted and dismounted rallies, training and competitions. We cater for all ages and abilities, from lead rein to advanced members, with the opportunity to progress through Pony Club tests. We run regular training for mounted games, show jumping, dressage, eventing, the musical ride and the horse and pony care competition and quiz. The branch enters teams for most disciplines, in qualifying events for the Pony Club National Championships. The highlight of the year for many members is our annual summer camp.
All our members are equally important. We want to help members grow as individuals and we want to celebrate each member’s achievements of their personal goals. We are a team and we want to be accessible, inclusive and open and to develop a nurturing culture in which the older members help the younger members to learn.
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We were lucky with the weather and the event went smoothly, organised by Dianne Finnegan with a fantastic team of volunteers.
Four teams competed in the junior competition and 6 partnerships competed in the Pairs.
Congratulations to Burton members Annabel and Oliver who rode some amazing races to take 1st place in the pairs comp and qualify for zones.
The Senior Competition did not run this year due to lack of entries which means the Burton Senior team of Annabel S, Oliver G, Ellie W, Charlotte W, and Oliver W have automatically qualified for the Zones competition.
What an amazing performance by our senior games team today.
9th place qualifying them for the pony club championships. Outstanding considering we lost 2 of our riders to self isolation on Thursday. Special thanks to Oliver who was only expecting to do 1 race before Thursday, to the amazing Molly who has only been to a few practices and hadn't done the senior races till Thursday and to our Hero Beth who stepped up to be our Postmistress at the very last minute.
Team, you were all amazing.
Well done to our 3 members who competed at Area Horse Trials in very hot conditions. No frillies this time but an outstanding dressage performance from Lilly C and Helena S who lead their dressage section. Lucy A also did a very good test to be 6th after dressage and did a storming clear cross country just missing out on the prizes.
Well done all. (Photo - Lilly C, photo courtesy of Nikki C.)
Congratulations to our dressage members who took part in the Area Dressage qualifier at the weekend.
Lilly C won her section and Katie N came 4th at grassroots which means they have both qualified for the Regional Championships in August. Katie L W was doing her first Novice test and came 3rd in her section.
Good luck at the Championships.
A huge well done to our mounted games team.
Coming 9th in the intermediate championships and 3rd in the tack and turn out at the Pony Club Championships.
A miracle considering one of the ponies was lame on arrival.
Oliver W and Rosie, once again to the rescue, stepped up to fill the space!
A huge congratulations to two of our Burton members who competed at Regional Dressage championships.
Katie and Vaughn did a superb test just missing out by 1% on the placings.
Lilly C on Gokden Honey did an outstanding test to come 2nd in her arena and after rideoffs she was 3rd overall. A brilliant achievement showing determination and dedication to their horses.
Watch our video for some of the fun times we've had and memories we've made over the last few years. If your looking for a fun and friendly club, that caters for all ages, abilities and disciplines, The Burton Hunt Branch of the Pony Club is the one for you!
Its been a busy year so far! We had lots of regular training and rallies, great fun at Pony Club Camp plus team and individual success at Area 6 competitions with members heading off to the National & Regional Pony Club Championships in mounted games and dressage! Take a look at our news page to see what we have been up to.
We are planning some fun summer activities before we resume regular training in the Autumn. Grassroots for beginners and novice riders continues through the Summer
Burton Hunt PC Committee