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Jill’s Riding Club - Character List

By Hazelhunter

In order of appearance



Jill Crewe - main protagonist and narrator of the Jill series

Ann Derry - Jill’s best friend

Susan Pyke - Jill’s primary riding adversary

Cecilia - Jill’s cousin

Mummy - Catherine Crewe; Jill’s mother

Captain Cholly-Sawcutt - famous British show jumper, known to friends as Fred

Valeria Horrington Hobday Heath - Jill’s friend – known as Val Heath

Jacqueline Horrington Hobday Heath - Jill’s friend – known as Jack Heath

Mrs Derry - Ann’s mother

Pam Derry - Ann’s younger sister

Clarissa Dandleby - riding acquaintance of Jill

Diana Bush - a friend of Jill

Brookes - a kid from the third form

John Watson - riding club member

Mr Bush - Diana’s father

Miss Durdon - Henrietta Durdon, aunt and godmother to Mercy

Mr Heath - Jack and Val’s father

Mrs Whirtley (Phyllis) - fete organiser in Jill Enjoys (ref only)

Mrs Darcy - riding school keeper and instructor

Mercy Dulbottle - riding acquaintance of Jill

Major Hooley - retired household cavalry member, judge and helper to the riding club

David Neville - riding club member

Vera Harley - riding club member

Mary - riding club member, possibly Vera’s sister

Mr Trimble - riding club benefactor and father of Stanley

Joe - Mr Trimble’s help

Stanley Trimble - riding club member

Mrs Crosby - the Crewes’ housekeeper, also known as NRTB (No Relation To Bing)

April, May and June Cholly-Sawcutt - daughters of Captain Cholly-Sawcutt

Pat Smythe - British show jumper (ref only)

Wilfred White - British show jumper(ref only)

Pansy - the Cholly-Sawcutt’s girl groom

Mrs Cholly-Sawcutt - the captain’s wife

Pauline - juior riding club member

Dick Turpin (ref only)

Mrs Trimble - Stanley’s mother

Hilda Marshall - rding club member

Mrs Webster - wo tried to sell a pony to the Trimbles

Mr Bedwell - owner of Fortune Farm and adversary of Mr Trimble

Mr Storm - riding instructor and friend of Captain Cholly-Sawcutt

Posy Meadows - riding club member

Richard - riding club member

Alec Manston - riding club member

Shakespeare (ref only)

Billy Knowles - a rider at the Chatton show

Mrs Standish - a rider at the Chatton show

Meg Wilson - a rider at the Chatton show

The Queen (ref only)

Paul Carris - junior riding club member

Poppy French - gymkhana competitor

Mrs Watson - John’s mother

Betty Prince

Lassie Perritt

Helen Batterby

Judy Trowt

Peter Wishart

Barry Noble

Gymkhana competitors

Meg North - teamed with Ann in the Gretna Green



Unnamed Characters

The boy who use to live at Camberley

Cecilia’s ‘Man’

Miss Durdon’s ‘Papa’ (ref only)

The boys at the first meeting

Diana's aunt (ref only)

The judges at Lyneham (ref only)

The librarian

The conductor who use to be a stableman for Clarissa’s father

The aged maid at Greenlee

Jill’s ‘long lost uncle in Australia’

Mrs Crosby’s ‘sister’s son in law’s mother’

The two who painted the gate

The girl who bought the gorse

The people setting up the riding school ground

Major Hooley’s lorry driver

The rider who did the first clear round

The bow legged man at Rychester market

The ‘horsy’ man at Rychester market who let Jill try the roan

The woman who bought the mare at Rychester market Jill was admiring

The (Bedwell?) girl who sold Stanley Stardust/Peter

Captain Cholly-Sawcutt’s ‘party of friends’

Captain Cholly-Sawcutt’s ‘man’ sent to adjust the jumps

One of Captain Cholly-Sawcutt’s grooms

The girl and others who raced Pam in the bending

The vet

Cecilia’s groom (ref only)

The parents, tots and people from school who came to the games day

The mothers of the eight juniors

The girl who fell off on the cross county ride

The lorry driver

The ‘funny man’ in the car

The woman who shrieked when Buttons reared

The gardeners who waved

The junior whose pony went lame

The picnic party

The mother who bought Jill home after she was knocked out

The doctor

The judge at Chatton show

The ‘anxious mothers and cool looking nannies’

The ‘very fat little boy on the shetland’

The ‘dressed up’ and ‘dazed’ children

The ‘haughty looking doll-girl’

The four tough little boys in musical chairs

The ‘pale neat girl on the blood pony’

The ‘smart boy on a too big pony’

The boy on a ‘too big grey pony’

The ‘competent and experienced boy’



The Horses

Black Boy - Jill’s first pony. Also known in later editions as: Danny Boy and Patchy

Rapide - Jill’s second pony

Westminster Abbey - Miss Durdon’s ‘rangy grey hunter’

Havelock - Clarissa Dandleby’s chestnut pony

Begorra - Mare bought by Jill in A Stable for Jill

Bay - (unnamed in this edition)

Pedro - pony saved and bought by Jill from J Biggs in A Stable for Jill

Dark chestnut (unnamed in this edition)

Peter/Stardust - Stanley Trimble’s pony

Buttons - Pam Derry’s pony

Gooseberry - a pony of Hilda Marshall

Messmate - a bay gelding of Mrs Darcy’s that Jill rides in the grade C

George - Ann Derry’s pony

Blue Ticket - Betty Prince’s pony

Pretty Pete - a pony of Hilda Marshall


Unnamed Horses

The Websters’ grey pony

The hogged bay  mare Jill admired at Rychester market

The ‘wicked looking horse with the mean eyes’ Stanley liked

The grey with the ‘coffin shaped head and barrel body’

(Posy Meadow’s pony)

The junior’s pony that went lame


Catherine’s Characters

The Golden Doll

Jessica