TWO members of Staff College & Sandhurst Branch of The Pony Club had great success at Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Chloe Peterson was selected on her horse Snoopy to compete for Scotland in the Pony Club dressage home international, and won the open section with a score of 71.9%, the highest mark of the day, helping Team Scotland to third place.

Peterson and Snoopy also competed in the Pony Club open show jumping and were placed eighth overall.

Branch Secretary, Caroline Geering, said: "Chloe and Snoopy have worked so hard to win this inaugural competition, and to be placed at show jumping also shows what a versatile pair they are."

Benjamin Connell and his pony Floyd were selected to compete for Team England in the DAKS London Pony Club mounted games, competing each day of the show in the main arena in a variety of fast and challenging races of speed, skill and accuracy.

England won all four sessions to become champions – something their coach, Maria Gibson, does not believe has been done before.

“They rode an absolute blinder," she said afterwards. "They rode out of their skins and I am so proud of them."

Connell is a keen rider for the club’s senior mounted games teams, who will soon be off to contest in area competitions and ultimately hopes to qualify for Horse of The Year show in the autumn.

Geering added: "We are all immensely proud of Ben and his achievements with Floyd.

"Although we have always been an extremely active branch with lots of members training and competing at mounted games at all levels, we believe it is the first time a member has represented the branch in the England team at Royal Windsor Horse Show for around 30 years."