Clifton Castle Pony Club Blog

July 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Clifton Castle EGB Equestrian Horse Pleasure Ride Event Marimages PhotographyClifton Castle

              Please enjoy the short slide show below, and don't forget to check out all the photos from the ride in the equestrian ride gallery on this website.  There are also extra photos to be viewed on my Facebook page album at the following link.

Clifton Castle video blog.Slideshow of photos and video segments taken at the Clifton Castle EGB ride earlier this year.

We had a great day for the Clifton Castle Pony Club ride, and I had a good walk around the second loop.  It is so good to see so many youngsters out enjoying their horses.  The progression from one year to the next is amazing, seeing them grow in confidence with their horsemanship, moving up from lead rein to solo riding.  It must also be very satisfying for the parents to be able to share their passion for horses and spend quality time with family. 


Young rider and mum
     Penny Best      

  There were plenty of helpers for this ride with pony club members stationed around the route looking after the gates and at the end walking round collecting the markers.  Everyone, with a smile on their faces.  This is great to see because without these people it becomes very difficult if not impossible to put these rides on for everyone.  So keep up the good work and remember if you are unable to ride at an event, think about if you can offer help to keep the rides going. I'm sure the organisers will be glad of any help given.


  I was expecting to see Helen and Falcon at this ride, I had helped them get the trailer ready and check the tyres, so was surprised to hear from Robert that she was having trouble and may not make it to the venue.  When I got home I was told that a wheel had come off the trailer when they were not too far from the venue.  They made it back home thanks to the help from our son, but the wheel was lost somewhere on route.  We slowly retraced our steps looking on both sides of the road but were unable to see any sign of the wheel or damage a free wheeling wheel may cause.  So Falcons rides have been put on hold for the time being until the trailer repairs have been complete.

Homeward BoundFinal riders on their way home.


          If you enjoyed the Clifton Castle ride or like what you have seen and would like to participate, then there is another Pony Club organised ride at Aram Grange later in the month on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.

​For details check out the North and East Endurage GB website at the following link.

I look forward to see you all there.




Thank you for your time, and

hope to see you at a ride soon.




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