Annual Kite Tea and Pony Contest 2023

By Aerinbard Fallohide

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence

“Autumn...the year’s last, loveliest smile.”- William Cullen Bryant

The harvests are in. The fields are bare and the ghosts have crept back from whence they came (probably).

Ice knifes in the wind. But that is nothing to stalwart kite flying hobbits!

Come one, come all (and bring your cloak and scarf!) to the annual Kite Flyer's Tea and Pony Contest this

November 19th at 7:30 pm. Bring your favourite kite and your favourite equine companion to the fields of 

Elderglen, Shire Homesteads for a bonfire feast and fizzers!

We will gather first at Number 6 Harrow Road and then proceed to the field below to fly our kites and

compete for prizes and such coveted titles as:

Best pony name

Best short poem/rhyme about a pony as if written by your pony

Best “silly moment riding a pony” story in ten lines or less


Winner of the Elderglen Pony Race!

Let's see if last year's winners can keep their titles!

Contestants will warm up their ponies in a nice gentle trot round the empty field and then line up, tails to

the fence for judging.

Once the judges have made their decisions, those who wish to race will exit the field at the signal at the

given gate and follow Harrow Road to the right until it joins Chalk Road. From there down Wending Way,

along the creek on the right and back to Number 6 Harrow Road gate as the finish line.

Race Description:

Fallow Field

Right on Harrow Road

Continue on Chalk Road

Pass Brookbank Street

Down the hill to Wending Way

Pass Pleasant Street

Pass the Bridge

Keep the river on your right

Pass the end of Myrtle Court

Over the Creek

Back to #6 Harrow Road

Riders please stick to the roads! We wan no hoof prints in anyone's garden or shortcuts across anyone's lawn! Ponies must be of local fare (no war steeds please!) and no feeding any athelas potions to your mounts to make them run faster! We want a nice clean race! Skill against skill alone! After the race we will meet back by the bonfire for prizes and tea! Please feel free to bring fizzers for casual launching after tea.

Kite Tea and Pony Contest,

November 19th at 7:30pm ((UK Time))

at Number 6 Harrow Road,

Elderglen, Shire Homesteads