Jill’s Gymkhana: Character List

Jill’s Gymkhana – Character List
By Hazelhunter
Listed in order of appearance

Jill Crewe – main protagonist and narrator of the Jill series
Mummy – Catherine Crewe, Jill’s mother
Daddy – first name not given; died in West Africa from fever whilst on business
Farmer Clay – seller of Black Boy to Jill. Had taken Black Boy as payment for a bad debt.
Susan Pyke – Jill’s primary riding adversary
Martin Lowe – ex-RAF serviceman and Jill’s first volunteer riding instructor
Miss Grange Dudley – Jill’s headmistress
Marguerite – a sixth-form girl who takes Jill to her first class
Miss Wright – Jill’s form mistress
Mr and Mrs Lowe – Martin’s parents
Ann Derry – Jill’s best friend
Marjorie Miles – a school acquaintance of Jill
Diana Bush – a friend of Jill
Mrs (and presumably Mr Derry) – Ann’s parents
Pam Derry – Ann’s younger sister
Brenda Derry – Ann’s youngest sister
Doctor Brown – the Derry’s doctor
Jennifer, Jane, Elizabeth and Angela – the small girls Jill escorts to school
Mrs Darcy – owner of the riding school and instructor
Mrs Harvey – a friend of Martin Lowe
(Miss) Eileen Harvey – daughter of Mrs Harvey and friend of Martin Lowe
Farmer Grimes – hay-cutter of Pool Cottage’s orchard before the Crewes arrived
Tom Jarvis – childhood friend of Martin’s who lived at Pool Cottage
Joy Allison – a sixth form girl
Cecilia – Jill’s cousin
Olive and Dorothy – Jill’s aunts
Mr Blankett – the local blacksmith
Maria Marten – one of the Crewe’s hens
Mr Price – the local cobbler
Miss Acheson – bring and buy sale contributor
Mrs Newton – bring and buy sale contributor
Mrs Sullivan’s chauffeur – bring and buy sale contributor
Mr and Mrs Cave – keepers of Applegate farm
Mrs Mason – friend of Mrs Harvey
Gail Dunham – friend of Eileen Harvey
Jean Graham – Eileen’s 15-year-old cousin
Peta Graham – Eileen’s 13-year-old cousin
Angela – Mrs Darcy’s girl groom
Sheila – Mrs Darcy’s young girl groom
Mrs Pyke – Susan’s mother
Valeria Horrington Hobday Heath – Jill’s friend (known as Val Heath)
Jacqueline Horrington Hobday Heath – Jill’s friend (known as Jack Heath)
Aunt Primrose – Jill’s aunt and Cecilia’s mother
Uncle Henry – Catherine’s brother and Jill’s uncle
Pierce and Mary Lowe – Martin’s cousins, twins of 16
Miss Greaves – Jill’s geometry teacher
Bob – Martin’s ‘man’ (valet)
Maureen Chase – gymkhana competitor
Peach Morrison – gymkhana competitor
Frank Stabley – gymkhana competitor
Major Parkinson – gymkhana judge
Tom Jobling – gymkhana competitor
Markham – gymkhana competitor and keeper of hunters
Peters – gymkhana competitor
Michael Grant – gymkhana competitor
Lloyd – gymkhana competitor
Lord Hopley – patron of the Hopley Challenge Cup
Mr Stabley – Frank’s father

Un-named Characters
The milkman
The postman
Mr Derry’s groom
Jennifer’s mother
Girl in the hospital
Jill’s godmother
The Lowe’s groom
The elderly owner of Bingo

The Horses
Black Boy – Jill’s pony, first referred to by Jill as Blackie; also known in later editions as: Danny Boy, and Patchy
Dear Arab – pony first ridden by Susan Pyke in the series
Seraphine – Ann Derry’s pony
Silvio – one of the Lowe’s horses. Martin uses him to teach Jill to use ‘direction’
Bullet – Jean Graham’s pony
‘Old’ Bingo – the Suffolk Punch used to rescue Seraphine
Inez – temperamental mare belonging to Mrs Darcy
La Blonde – pony belonging to Susan Pyke
Jupiter – a hogged and docked pinkish roan, a replacement for La Blonde
Comet – Maureen Chase’s pony
Martha – a lean grey of Mrs Darcy’s

Characters in Catherine Crewe’s Books
The Elves of Discontent
Fairy Hopeful
Terry and his Grandmother from The Little House of Smiles
Winnie Wish too Much
The Fairy of Little Duties Daily Done