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, encompassing the market towns of Gainsborough, Market Rasen and Wragby.
The Fossdyke Navigation marks the southern boundary to the west of Lincoln and River Witham to the east.
Throughout the year the branch holds a programme of both mounted and dismounted rallies where qualified instructors train members from lead rein to advanced in riding and horse and pony care, with the opportunity to progress through Pony Club tests.
Regular training sessions are held for dressage, show jumping, mounted games, mini training and event training, horse care and Quiz training. These are for all ages and abilities.
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 the annual camp, which is held during the summer holidays.
Each year the branch organises competitions which are open to members and non members, these include hunter trials, one day events, indoor cross country and mounted games competitions.
We value all of our members equally. We want to help members to grow as individuals and we celebrate each member’s achievements. We are a team and we aim to be accessible, inclusive and open.
Phew! Its been a busy few weeks for Burton Members
In addition to our normal training & rallies in all disciplines the branch ran a successful Hunter Trial at Hackthorn – such a lovely venue.
The Senior Games Team won the Area competition – which we hosted. This takes them and one of the Burton Pairs through to the next round, which is Zones in July
Members also attended the Quiz National Championships, several show-jumping competitions including Rockingham & Chatsworth Horse Trials
Looking forward to next few months – Camp planning, Area competition Preparation, Test Training…..
See you soon!