CPC - Wall of Fame And Alumni Achievement

Colin Kirkby Peace

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MEMBER OF BRANCH OR BRANCHES:

  • Surrey Union (UK)-(mother and father {Vet} supported Surrey Union from 1938 to 1953
  • Supported Guelph Branch 1981 to present)

REGION: Western Ontario

APPROXIMATE DATES OF MEMBERSHIP: FROM 1945 TO 1953

HIGHEST TESTING LEVEL ACHIEVED: B

IN WHAT DISCIPLINES DID YOU PARTICIPATE IN PONY CLUB:

Hunting, Hunter Trials, Shows, Gymkhanas, Modern Pentathlon

ACHIEVEMENTS IN PONY CLUB IN ADULTHOOD:

  • Founded Tetrathlon in the UK 1965 with Newmarket and Thurlow Branch.
  • Chair of National Tetrathlon UK 1978 - 79.
  • Accompanied the first UK Tetrathlon team to the first Canadian Tet Championship in 1976.
  • Hosted visiting Tetrathlon teams in 1977 and 1980 (UK)
  • ADC Guelph Branch (WOR) 1983-85.
  • Hosted five visiting Tetrathlon teams in Canada between 1983 and 1995.
  • Vice Chair of British Modern Pentathlon 1957-1980

ACHIEVEMENTS AS A RIDER:

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  • 1956 reserve for UK Olympic team in Modern Pentathlon.
  • Founded and led Cambridge University Modern Pentathlon Club.
  • 1956 represented the winning Royal Navy Modern Pentathlon team in the British Championships while still (age 20) an active member of the Pony Club.
  • Took Modern Pentathlon teams to East Germany (1965), Australia (1966) Hungary (1969) and USA (1971) as Manager of UK Modern Pentathlon teams at the World Championships.
  • In 1972 was Vice Chair of the Organizing Committee for the London World Championships.
  • In 2005, participated in the International Masters Modern Pentathlon as a competitor.

 
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  • Technical Delegate for Canadian Modern Pentathlon 1980-90
  • Organized CPC National Tetrathlon 1995
  • Honourary Veterinarian for National Rally 1995
  • Frequently Veterinarian for Regional Events for both Central and Western Ontario Regions
  • Completed FEI veterinary training for Horse Trials
  • Assisted at many National PC events.

ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE MAINSTREAM

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  • Equine surgeon Newmarket England 1964-80
  • Assistant Professor of surgery Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, 1981-84
  • Founder of Aberfoyle Veterinary Services 1985 to present
  • Syl Apps Award 2004 for services to Modern Pentathlon
  • OEF Award for Volunteers Who Made A Difference

FAVOURITE MEMORIES YOU HAVE OF OF PONY CLUB

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I started my Pony Club experience in a wicker saddle, age 2. My parents went on to have five more boys and all six were Pony Club members. We enjoyed hunting, pony shows and took part in musical rides and hunter trials. As Associates, we enjoyed teaching.

The Pony Club organization has provided a wonderful training and sport opportunity to many youngsters interested in horses. Many congratulations to all those who have given and enjoyed so much. Our four children were all members.