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Broadwell Stud A Small, Family Run National Hunt Stud set in the shadow of Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.

Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club

Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club is Englands first complete Polo Club, maintaining six grounds, stick and ball areas, stabling and paddocks for up to 200 ponies, as well as an all-weather track and arena, quarters for grooms, polo school and shop and hospitality location.

Lawney Hill

Kimbers Farm Livery Centre Situated in the heart of Oakley Green, Near Windsor, Kimbers Farm Livery Centre offers all the facilities you would expect from a professional livery yard. The yard prides itself on being the longest established livery business in the area. Its dedicated team and high standard of service is unquestionably the reason behind its success, but so too is the friendly atmosphere and support amongst staff and clients.

Welcome

In his brief career in the Army Jamie Snowden swiftly learned that time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted. On current evidence the long hours he put in working for two of this country’s greatest jumps trainers are now paying off as he continues to turn out winners from Folly House.

Born in 1979, Jamie nurtured a passion for racing from an early age, through Pony Club, hunting, and Point to Pointing. Whilst at Radley College, Jamie rode out for Nigel Twiston-Davies, and during his gap year he worked as an Assistant Trainer for a flat yard in New Zealand. He continued to work ride for many trainers while at Newcastle University including Sue Smith and Chris Grant.

As a Captain in the Kings Royal Hussars he rapidly became the first choice of trainers seeking a telling advantage in the annual military races each spring at Sandown. He rattled up four triumphs in the Grand Military Gold Cup and a further four in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup. Though I imagine his proudest moment in the saddle came when he carried the Queen’s colours to victory on First Love in a race at Sandown in 2006 run in memory of her mother. Jamie progressed to achieve around sixty pointing wins and a further forty winners under rules as a much in demand amateur.

After a season as pupil assistant for champion trainer Paul Nicholls, Jamie then worked for three seasons as assistant trainer and amateur jockey for Nicky Henderson before branching out on his own in 2008.

He began with one horse, one member of staff and a bucketful of dreams at a rented yard in Ebbesbourne Wake, a remote Wiltshire village. Those first three seasons delivered a respectable total of twenty wins but by now Snowden was impatient for more.

Conscious that he needed better facilities to enhance his career he took the bold decision in 2011 to leave Wiltshire and buy Folly House in Lambourn. It proved to be an inspired choice as Knighton Combe, the first runner from his new quarters, landed the Summer National, and Ixora became his first Cheltenham winner. Others quickly followed and by the end of the campaign the name of Jamie Snowden had leapfrogged up the trainer’s table with nineteen winners.

The Snowden team is now up to thirty five with several among them bringing a glint to his eye. They include Present View, Joanne One, Monbeg Theatre and Rhythm Star. Other names to note for the future could be Denboy and Val De Law…. Plans are already in place to build another ten boxes. They may well be quickly filled, too, for at the age of thirty four the best years surely lie ahead for Jamie Snowden in the valley of the racehorse.

 

Tally Ho Stables

Tally Ho Stables over 20 years ago our founder Andrew Gilbert (known locally as Gilly), started taking his friends for horse rides through Windsor Great Park. Seeing how much they enjoyed the experience he started offering the rides to anybody and Tally Ho Stables was born. Since then we’ve given thousands of people their first taste of horse riding in one of England’s most beautiful places to ride; a favoured spot of royalty for centuries today anyone can take in the striking views, ancient forests and beautiful deer herds.

The Flying Ducks

The Flying Ducks are a unique event caterer. We have an original British caravan professionally converted to a full working kitchen unit. It is compact, looks great and offers a menu to suit a variety of settings.

Guards polo Club

Guards Polo Club Originally named the Household Brigade Polo Club, the name was changed to its present form in 1969. Since inception the Club has grown considerably and it is now the largest polo club in Europe in terms of membership and number of grounds.

Ham Polo Club

Ham Polo Club, only eight miles from Hyde Park Corner is one of the oldest clubs in the UK, having been founded in 1926.

Four Candles

Four Candles Quality Catering Equipment for hire throughout Berkshire, Surrey and the London area.

  • As a potential client the first thing you should do is decide what you want for your event, and if you need advice just ask. We can then inform you what we can do to meet your wishes.

What is Mounted Games? We usually describe the games as a series of relay and obstacle type races performed at high speed by very athletic riders and their ponies. The Mounted Games Association of Great Britain (MGAGB) has over 1500 members who compete regularly both in this country and abroad throughout the season.

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Mounted Games the Best Association in the World

 

 

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Members range from 4 to 40+. There is no upper or lower age limit for doing the games. Competitions for teams, pairs and individuals are arranged across Great Britain from March to October in four age groups. The age groups are Mini Minis - these are often very young riders who are just starting the games and are often on the lead rein, Minis who are under 12 years of age, Juniors who are under 17 years of age and Open who are any age over 12 years. All the ages are taken as at 1st January.

Membership costs are family based with a membership for 2 parents + 1 rider costing £65 per year. Membership for a rider only is £45 per year. Membership forms can be downloaded from this website. Any pony is suitable for doing the games on. Ponies must be 14.2hh or under and must be able to stop on a sixpence, be quick off the start and respond quickly to the aids of the rider. No whips or spurs are allowed when performing the games.

There are a variety of games ranging from pure speed races to accuracy races but all games have one thing in common - you make a mistake you must correct it before you can continue. This often involves getting off the pony. One of the main skills of mounted games is the speed at which you can get back onto the pony after getting off. This is known a vaulting and the ability to vault quickly onto the pony is vital in many of the games.

As in other sports, international mounted games competitions are held every year. The European Championships are organised for teams in 4 age groups Minis, Under 14, Under 17 and Open whereas the World Team Championships are just held for the Open teams. 2011 was a bumper year for the England teams. The Open team won both the World and European Championship and the Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 17s all won their European Championships.

The best way for any rider to get involved is to join a county team. However, if you don't know someone who is already in the sport it is sometimes hard to know who to call. We all had to begin somewhere! Often teams with vacancies will advertise on our website. The list of County Representatives is also on the website and you can contact your local county team that way. Alternatively contact the Secretary, Executive Officer or Training and Development Officer all of whom will do their best to find you a team and a trainer to help you to progress.

Four Candles

Shaft Polo After an absence of almost a decade, The Shaft Polo Mallet Co. is back!! Now open for business, offering the same high level of repairs, along with new polo mallets, foot mallets etc.