Addington Manor Pony Club National Quiz Finals

Pony Club National Quiz Finals

Addington Manor Pony Club National Quiz Finals

Finchale View Riding School make it two wins in a row

Twenty-nine teams from Pony Clubs up and down the UK gathered at Addington Manor, Buckinghamshire, on 15 April 2018 for The Pony Club National Quiz Finals.

A total of 116 Members took part in the hotly contested final, which followed qualifiers at Area level. All were keen to demonstrate their knowledge across a range of equestrian and non-equestrian subjects to be in the running to take the Branch or Centre title in this popular annual competition.

The teams were tested on a diverse range of topics across the ten rounds

Round 1 – The Pony Club around the world

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Round 2 – Name that System (e.g. Circulatory, Digestive)

Round 3 – Cause & Effect – Conformation

Round 4 – Alphabet Soup: General equine knowledge

Round 5 – What is this?

Round 6 – Pairs Round – Diseases

Round 7 – Individual Round – Tack Room

Round 8 – Abbreviations

Round 9 – Before & After (e.g. Show RING Worm)

Round 10 – Picture Round
Finishing on a score of 284, the Finchale View Riding School team of Esther Walker (12), Mia Tait (14) and Lauren Craggs (24), who also took the win in 2017, put in strong performances alongside teammate Abbie Hughes (13) to take victory; once again outscoring the Branches and beating 2017 runners up and former title holders Lavant House Stables, who finished 2nd with 276 points.

The Branch competition was equally close, but topping the board by just two points was the Quorn Hunt with a score of 274.5. The team, consisting of Libby Perkes (10), Anna Veasey (12), Molly Tarris (14) and Iola Chapman (16), narrowly beat East Cheshire into 2nd place.

West Lancashire County won the Home Made Collage or Display Competition with their very impressive rosette collage which depicted all of the activities the Branch runs, including the Musical Ride, Volunteering and Pony Club Camp. As always the Judges had a very hard job to pick their winner, and offered a huge well done to each team for their efforts.

Pony Club Trustee, Sha Starr, who was on the National Quiz organising team said: “I was very impressed with the standards of knowledge shown by everyone taking part in the Quiz Finals, and it was lovely to see the camaraderie shown within the teams.”

A full set of results and further information about the National Quiz can be found HERE

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