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Committee to Meet 7th December

published: 11 November, 2016

The next meeting of the Sports Council Executive Committee is on Wednesday the 7th December at 7pm in Meldrum Academy. Planning for the 2017 Awards Evening will be a key part of the Agenda.
Deeside Pony Club Grant Success

published: 27 September, 2016

6 members of the Deeside Pony Club qualified for the National Championships held in Cheshire in August, and 1 individual qualified for the National Tetrathlon Championships in Yorkshire. Matilda Haley won the Open Dressage to Music competition, and was second in the Elite Dressage competition. The Novice Dressage team of Tara Humphrey, Prue Scott, Catriona Boxall and Julia Lamont were placed 13th out of 34 teams in the competition, with Julia finishing 11th individual in her section. Three members of that team also took part in the Novice Eventing competition, and though un placed, gained valuable experience, their first time at the Championships. Bruce Law, in the Intermediate Dressage competition was well up inhis section, and also took part in the Eventing competition, had good dressage and show jumping scores, but retired in the cross country phase, as he was concerned for his horse. Ben Matthews went to the Tetrathlon Championships , and finished 22nd out of 65 in his class, a very good place for his first time in this large competition. The Tetrathlon competition is made up of precision pistol target shooting, swimming, running and riding a cross country course.
Bennachie Pony Club £250 Travel Grant

published: 27 September, 2016

Bennachie Pony Club received a £250 grant to attend the nationals championships.
Bennachie Pony Club Grant

published: 27 September, 2016

The award from Aberdeenshire Sports Council to Bennachie Branch of the Pony Club assisted 11 members of our club to travel to the National Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, August 2016. They all qualified to attend the championships at our Area Qualifiers in July held in Ross-shire. The National Pony Club Championships had over 2000 competitors and was five days of sporting action at Novice, Intermediate and Open level of Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage, whilst also hosting Polocrosse, Mounted Games, Equitation and a Musical Ride competition.
Talented Individual Award for Carmen Gammie

published: 23 September, 2016

I have recently returned from a trip to Belgium, where I was competing as part of the Great British Dressage Team. I was competing in the Young Rider section, which is for riders aged between 18 and 21, and this was my first time competing abroad at the level. The grant I received from the Aberdeenshire Sports Council allowed me to travel the long distance and be able to focus on my performance, to allow me to perform to the best of my abilities.

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