Our committee have a vast mix of experience in running shows and training.
Jo Morris (Chairman)
Jo has been trainer of West Hants Pony Club Mounted Games from 2003 to the present, taking the team to HOYS in 2014, 2017, 2018 Champions, 2019 Champions and 2021 Champions. Southern Chair from 2011 to 2019, MGAGB Chairperson from 2017-2020. MGAGB Training & Development Officer 2007-2011. MGAGB county rep from 1999 to present day. Local committee West Hants Pony Club 2016 to present, DC since 2022.
Jo is a UKCC Coach assessor, UKCC level 3 course trainer, a qualified first aider at work 2022 and Safeguarding level 3, children and adults September 2023.
Rosie Thornton (Secretary)
Rosie became involved with mounted games when her son started doing Pony Club mounted games at the age of 4. This progressed to a great love of the sport and Ben joined MGAGB, competing for both England and Scotland at international level. Rosie is a Qualified Secretary, DC of OBH North Pony Club 2008-2013, Secretary of MGA(GB) from 2005-2020, and on the OBH North committee from 1999. Rosie has been involved in running shows for Pony Club and MGAGB for many years. Rosie is was previously Secretary for South of England MGA.
Claire Hawkins (Company Secretary)
Claire became involved in mounted games in 2010 when her daughters were 9 and 5 and looking for something fun to do with their ponies. Little did she know then it would soon become a passion and full-time hobby for their family
Since starting mounted games they have travelled up and down the country competing at PPC junior level through to the England Team at Royal Windsor. They were also lucky enough to ride at Olympia and HOYS on 4 occasions, winning the Prince Philip Cup on 2 occasions. They have also competed at many MGA completions including Home Internationals.
During this time Claire joined the Pony Club committee and helped to run local mounted games shows, acting as secretary, judge, scorer and general organiser with the fantastic West Hants team . Claire has also been involved in fundraising and sponsorship for the HOYs teams.
Although her girls have now retired from competitive games, Claire still very much enjoys helping to run and organise shows and seeing new riders coming through and enjoying the sport as we do. She is very excited to be part of EGUK and look forward to seeing our riders competing and progressing with us
Annie Morris (Rules & Safeguarding)
Annie was a Pony Club member 1995-2020. Competed in 10 area competitions for mounted games. She has also been a member of MGA(GB) since 1999.
Annie was England Under 12 Trainerat the European Championships in 2014 in Belgium – Champions, in 2016 in Germany – 3rd.
Trainer of the South of England Under 12 Team in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Trainer for West Hants Mounted Games Juniors in 20144 to 2018.
Qualified IMGA Referee – qualified in 2016.
DBS, BLS, Safeguarding Level 3.