Pony Club reunion celebrates 80 years

The Berwickshire Hunt Pony Club celebrates its 80th Anniversary this year. 'Doreen Calder, Tom Jones, Joan Walker,(now Hollands) Steven Clark Hall and  Margaret Aitken (now Patterson)'
The Berwickshire Hunt Pony Club celebrates its 80th Anniversary this year. 'Doreen Calder, Tom Jones, Joan Walker,(now Hollands) Steven Clark Hall and Margaret Aitken (now Patterson)'

BERWICKSHIRE Hunt Pony Club celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

Founder members included well-known local families such as the Thompsons, Calders, Menzies and Falconers, some of those families are still connected with the pony club today.

Since the early days the club has taught children to ride and look after their ponies and horses through rallies and the highlight of the year, the annual Pony Club camp. They have organised shows and gymkhanas, relying on the generosity of local Berwickshire farmers to allow them to stage events on their land and also the time given by volunteers.

An anniversary party is being held on Thursday, September 6, in Gavinton Village Hall and all past and present members are invited. Contact: Rosie Letts on 01361 884585 email lettsrosie@gmail.com; or Jane Clark on 01573 450275 email janerox10@gmail.com; or visit the Pony Club website http://branches.pcuk.org/berwickshire for details.