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Pony Club Polocrosse Autumn Challenge Success for Area 8

A huge thank you to everyone who organised, supported, umpired, tabled and goal judged at the Pony Club Autumn Challenge, kindly organised by Pony Club - Polocrosse after Champs was abandoned.

🏆 Four year’s into Area 8 Polocrosse and everyone’s hard work has paid off. I’m so very very proud of everyone’s dedication and commitment. It was humbling to see the team working together, helping each other prepare, horse walk and look after each other when it got tough. I’m delighted to announce:

A win for the Area 8 Panthers in the Mini Championships:

Taryn Tinker Essex and Suffolk
Mollie Palmer O’Donaghue Enfield Chace
Olivia Kirkham Essex and Suffolk

A great display from the Area 8 Tigers:

Ali Peck Hill Farm
Theo Todd Hill Farm
Eloise Kirkham Essex and Suffolk

A hard fought second place in the Novice Juniors Championships

Xanthe Goodman Essex Hunt North 
Emily Champion Essex Hu t North 
Lottie Wilson-Fitzgerald Oakley Hunt West

And a great win for the Novice Seniors

Jack Page Essex Farmer 
Stella Stearn Suffolk Hunt 
Xanthe Goodman Essex Hunt North

And Best Player and Best Horse for Jack and Voodoo!

There are so many thank yous to all the people who have supported us on our journey. To Iain for starting us off and to all the coaches who have helped us over the years despite the hundreds of miles they have had to travel; Chris, Andy, Russell, Emma, Charlotte, Jon, Kim, Daisy and Alice.To all the parents who have driven up and down the country. To the landowners who have given over their fields for us to use. To our sponsors Fenn Wright and Motorcycle Restoration Company. To our great horses who are so honest and so brave.

Put the Pony Club Bombers Arena Tournament in your diary 24/25th April 2020. Its going to be a good one.


England Champions once again with help from Taryn and Xanthe

A huge congratulations to Taryn, Essex and Suffolk Hunt PC and Xanthe, Essex Hunt North PC who were part of the winning England team that once again took the Triple Diamond Trophy at the Pony Club Polocrosse Four Nations. Taryn joined Alfie, Lottie and James in the minis team and Xanthe rode out alongside Boy, Harry and Scarlett in the Juniors. Congratulations girls. The Four Nations takes place every two years and so players starting out now could be in with a chance of being selected in 2021.

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Area 8 Polocrosse Sessions 2020

We are now taking bookings for our first event following lockdown. Coaching by Chris Milburn, UK Coach in groups of a maximum of 5 participants. This is sure to be a very popular session so book early to avoid disappointment. Strict social distancing rules will be in place and non contact polocrosse will be being practiced. For further details click on the link.

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 Polocrosse Demos and Private Sessions

We are really proud of the work that we do int the Eastern region to develop the sport of Polocrosse. If you are interested in hosting a demo, a private clinic at your livery yard or a badge day at your riding centre, club or Branch then drop us a line. We are currently booking for 2019.


Fun Activities for Lockdown

With all equestrian activities postponed for the time being we know some of you are finding it hard to get your polocrosse fix. That's why Area 8 HQ has put together some fun activities to keep you amused while we wait for the season to start. There are little prizes to be won; rosettes, badges, stickers etc and even a Pony Club badge you can take part in remotely.

Click on the links and then send your completed entries to Area 8 Polocrosse, 9 Massingham Drive, Earls Colne, Essex, CO6 2SQ or