- 13th British Show Jumping Evening
- 23rd - 24th British Show Jumping Senior
- 30th - 31st BRC National Indoor Show Jumping and Dressage Championships
Unaffiliated Dressage 9th March 2013
The day was made up of five classes with some excellent riding being presented! Class 1- Prelim 4 kicked off with Cheryl Sheppard and her ride Will 2 Win placing 1st with a score of 67.73%, followed by Marney McMannon and Greenvale All That coming in 2nd on 67.27%, while 3rd place was taken both by Stella Bayliss and Bea Coward with a score of 65.91%. Class 2-Prelim 7 witnessed a great test by Karen Gobey who took 1st place on a score of 76% with her horse Squirrel, while Beau Coward and her ride William came in 2nd on a score of 69.5% and Marney McManon with a 68.50% came in once again in 3rd place. Danah De Wit gave a beautiful 1st place performance on her ride Umitri with a score of 67.92% in Class 3-Novice 28. Not far behind was Karen Gobey and her ride Squirrel who placed 2nd and Rachel Moss with her horse Ziggy Stardust in 3rd place with scores of 65.42%. Class 4-Novice 30 began with Sue Darkes and her ride Beau Espirit claiming 1st place with a score of 65.77%, while 2nd place went to Danah De Wit and Umitri and 3rd place to Erin Ronan riding Tamarton Tyde, both with scores of 62.69%. The last class of the day, Elementary 44, showed three very exciting tests. 1st place went to Alex Phillips riding WGL Ebony, while 2nd place was awarded to Sue Darkes on her ride Beau Espirit, both with scores of 62.8%. Rob Barker snatched up 3rd place on a score of 60.4% with his ride Leo. All in all, a very successful day!!!
Affiliated Dressage 3rd March 2013
A great turnout for the Affiliated Dressage with nine classes in all and some brilliant riding to be seen! It was Lucy Pincus and her ride Sheepcote Fiesta who claimed 1st place on a score of 72.41% in the open section of the Novice 22 S class. Followed closely behind was Laura Wollen who was awarded both 2nd and 3rd place on her rides Hawtins Fiorenza (72.07%) and Hawtins Lolita (64.14%). In the restricted section Sian Turner and her ride Ziezo III came in 1st place with a score of 65.52%, while 2nd place went to Catherine Lawton and Welton Rodrigo on a score of 65.17% and 3rd place to Judith Johnson on 64.83% riding Casper VII. Class 2-Novice 37 SQ was extremely successful for the previous class placed riders. Lucy Pincus again came in 1st place with a great score of 75% and 2nd and 3rd also went to Laura Wollen on the same two rides with scores of 70% and 67.14%. The restricted section was the same with Sian Turner in 1st with a score of 69.29%, Catherine Lawton in 2nd on 68.21%, and Judith Johnson coming in 3rd on a score of 66.43%. Class 3-Elementary 43 S in the restricted section witnessed only one placing which was 1st place going to Laura Jenkyn and her ride Bakkegardens Alonso with a score of 63.45%. The Elementary 53 SQ class saw the open section being led by Alice Peternell and her horse Supreme on a score of 67.06%, while 2nd place was awarded to Adrian Baker on 65.29% riding Highwell Kaprico and 3rd place to Elizabeth Peerless and her ride Smashing Pumpkin with a score of 60%. The restricted section included Clare Heap giving a beautiful ride on Up To Date which landed her in 1st place on a score of 67.65% while Laura Jenkyn came in 2nd on a score of 62.94%. Class 5-Medium 61 S in the open section saw Daniel Greenwood riding Val Rubilah come in 1st place with a score of 75.17%, followed by Pamela Nash and her ride Catherston Springnut in 2nd with 65.52% and 3rd place going to Jackie Siu on Bolivi with a score of 63.1%. The restricted section included 1st place going to Bryony Goodwin and Hawtins Floriana with a score of 68.97%, while Louise Bell came in 2nd place on her ride W Get Smart with 64.48% and Caroline Jones riding Carina Objection placing 3rd on a score of 61.72%. The Medium 75 SQ class had a tie for 1st place in the open section with scores of 66.76% by Jess Bennett and her ride Wind In The Willows III and Daniel Greenwood riding Val Rubilah. 3rd place was awarded to Jackie Siu and Bolivi with a score of 66.22%. Bryony Goodwin and Hawtins Floriana came in 1st in the restricted section with a score of 66.22%, while 2nd place went to Caroline Jones on 64.59% and 3rd place to Louise Bell on a score of 63.78%. Daniel Greenwood snatched up 1st place again this time on GF De Ville in the restricted section with a score of 67.3%. 2nd place was given to Vikki Pengilly and her ride Waserfei on 65.95%, while Jess Bennett on the same horse, Wind in to the Willows III came in on 62.16% which gave them a 3rd place finish. The restricted section saw Ellie McCarthy and her ride Churchill Casual come in 1st with a score of 65.68%, while 2nd was awarded to Paul Connor on Vados M with a score of 64.32% and Kevin McNab riding Brookfield Hero came in 3rd on 63.24%. Class 8-Advanced Medium 98 SQ in the open section witnessed 1st place going to again Daniel Greenwood on a score of 67.11%, while 2nd place went to Lily Hewitt and her ride Zavier on 65.53% and 3rd place was given to Vikki Pengilly on Waserfei with a score of 64.74%. It was once again Ellie McCarthy who gave a brilliant 1st place test on score of 63.42%, while Nikki Alton trailed close behind with a score of 63.16% on her ride Rubens II. 3rd place was awarded to Carolyn Taylor and her ride Robbert with a score of 61.84%. The last class of the day which was the Prix St George witnessed Maria Griffin and her ride Kassio claim a well-deserved 1st place finish on a score of 66.32%. Natalie Allen came in 2nd place on a score of 65.26% with her ride Domino D, while 3rd place was awarded to Alice Peternell and her ride Fan-Set on a score of 63.68%.
Unaffiliated Show Jumping 2nd March 2013
Kicking off March was a Saturday filled with show jumping at the Hartpury Arena. The first class of the day, Starter, was won by Millie Guy and her ride Lucky Limpet, followed in 2nd place was Jessica Fraser riding Butterfly, while 3rd place was awarded to Becky Bolam on her horse Harley. It was an exciting Mini class with Jordan Phelps and Free Willy demonstrating a winning performance, while Niamh Warburton came in 2nd place riding Squire and Jess Young was given 3rd place for her ride on Jimmy. Rebecca Daniel and her ride Foxy Lady III took 1st place in the Midi class, while Natalie Cull riding Dizzy Rascal came in 2nd and 3rd place went to Megan Betteridge on her horse Simply Flo. Class 4 was the Maxi class where Harriet Turner was awarded 1st place on her ride Dream Catcher, while it was Pheobe Ewens and Roxy X who took 2nd place and Rebecca Daniel riding again Foxy Lady III placing 3rd. The last class of the day was great fun to watch as Natalie Cull and her horse Vienne VIII captured 1st place in the Grand Prix. Laura Whittington also had an impressive round on her ride Cat for 2nd place, as did Pheobe Ewens riding Roxy X for 3rd place.
Affiliated Show Jumping 24th February 2013
Five classes made up Sunday’s Showjumping competition at Hartpury College. It was an exciting Senior 1.15m Open that started off the day with James Loffet and his ride JC Prinz Amor stealing 1st place. Not far behind was Poppy Stronge and her horse Another Dooley who came in 2nd, while Sam Rundle picked up 3rd place riding Tanto. The Blue Chip Karma Performance Championship Qualifier class witnessed some brilliant riding, especially by Tabitha Sleap on Zeitgeist who claimed 1st place, followed by Jamie Fry riding Lady Maria who placed 2nd and 3rd place went to Anna East and her ride Lanverdel. Class Three, the Senior 1.25m Open, was won by Rachel Stanley and her ride Quidelle du Reverdy, while 2nd place was awarded to Poppy Stronge and Utopia USA and a well performed 3rd went to John Draker and his horse Sun City. The Blue Chip Dynamic B&C Championship Qualifier witnessed a well-deserved 1st place ride by Remy Ellis and her ride Warendorf. Rachel Stanley riding again Quidelle de Reverdy was awarded 2nd while Toby Gardner and his ride Zilverster came in 3rd place. It was an impressive last class of the day, Senior 1.35m Open, where Sarah Arkell riding Nina Des ALise delivered a 1st place performance. Remy Ellis and her horse Warendorf were awarded 2nd place while Rosemary Tillson and her ride Ballinteskin Laughtons Flight came in 3rd.
Unaffiliated Evening Showjumping 22nd February 2013
It proved to be a successful evening of Showjumping beginning with the Starter class. Morgan Henry set the bar when she came in 1st place on her ride Jiggy. Becky Pattern riding Bryn followed in 2nd place, while 3rd was awarded to Anne Weatherlake and Cracker. Morgan Henry and Jiggy showed another impressive round by coming in 1st in the second class, The Mini, while Anne Weatherlake and cracker came in 2nd and Clara Birley and her ride Caricello Jule were awarded 3rd place. The Midi class demonstrated three brilliant rides by Holly Clarke and her ride Smokey who came in 1st place, Izabela Motyl riding I’m the Man in 2nd place, and Georgina Pearce who grabbed 3rd place on her horse Star. It was an exciting last class of the day, The Maxi class, with Beth Hogg riding Tiny II taking home 1st place and 2nd place being awarded to Beth Willis and her ride Pheobe.
Affiliated Show Jumping 2nd February 2013
What a fantastic turnout for The British Show Jumping Seniors on Saturday at Hartpury College. The six classes witnessed some brilliant rounds beginning with the KBIA Insurance Senior British Novice Class. 1st place was awarded to Genevieve Wilkes and her ride Fairyhill Woodend Admiral, followed closely by Sammy Jones riding Probably Will for 2nd place and Bethany Pealing placing 3rd with her horse Solam Ceasar. Class Two of the day was the Trizone Discovery where Susannah Mann and her ride Uncle Pasty grabbed a well-deserved 1st place, Alan Nolan and his ride Mini Diamond came in 2nd place and William Shand ended up in 3rd riding Don Diego Vital. It was a thrilling Senior 1.05m Open Class with Jake Harris showing off what 1st place should look like on his horse Wembley V, while Rhiannon Lewis on her ride Middlewood One 2 One also had a brilliant round placing them in 2nd place and 3rd was awarded to Jess Nutbeen and her ride Blackmoor Penelope Jane. It was Kate Pond and her ride Felicia who led Class 4, the Equestrian Clearance.com Senior Newcomers, with a great 1st place finish. 2nd place was awarded to James Loffett riding Falline, while Milli Cornock came in 3rd on her horse Carlos V. The Senior 1.15m Open Class saw some extremely exciting rounds but it was Rachel Stanley and her ride Quiddel du Reverdy who claimed 1st place. Zoe Henshall riding Warno were awarded 2nd place, while Emma Slater and Ruxton Britannious finished in 3rd place. The last class of the day was the Horse and Hound Foxhunter 1.20m Open. Sam Rundle riding Tanto led the way in demonstrating a 1st place finish, followed by another impressive ride by Rachel Stanley and the same horse Quiddel du Reverdy, while Emma Slater was awarded another exciting 3rd place finish on her ride Athena Ruxton. Overall it was a fun day, not only for our riders but the spectators who got the chance to come and watch!
New Zealand Event Team Training at Hartpury - 11th February 2013
Hartpury was pleased to welcome back this Monday and Tuesday the New Zealand Event Team for their yearly visit! We were delighted to see them for their first proper jumping course in their training schedule for this year. The team has been coming for the past two years and Erik Duvander, the New Zealand High Performance Team Leader, commented saying they visit Hartpury because it “has the best facilities available, the surfaces are always great and the team and the horse owners are always well looked after”. We hope they had a successful time and will look forward to seeing them again in the future.
The International Eventing Forum – 4th February 2013
This year’s Eventing Forum held at the Hartpury Arena was titled “Journey to the Top”, presented throughout the day by Eric Smiley. What an exciting journey it was for all of those enthusiastic people who came out and enjoyed the fantastic demonstrations by a few of the top people in the eventing industry. Monday began with Ian Woodhead giving an intellectual dressage presentation on How Both Ends Meet, ‘the Beginning to the Finished Product’. Demonstrations into the difference between training and competition, presentation of the rider and horse, and feedback on a ridden 4 star test were part of the national trainers stimulating presentation. Ian was able to relate the dressage phase to the way an eventer would perhaps tackle a cross-country course, helping eventers see a perspective that could enhance the way they train and compete in the dressage section.
Sir Mark Todd gave a motivating presentation on The Steps Through The Levels, ‘The Jumping Ladder’. His tips for improving both the horse and rider over fences was given exactly how you would expect a decorated Olympian such as himself to demonstrate. He made everything look so easy but perhaps that’s due to the fact that it doesn’t have to be difficult when training your horse. As he said “You are just performing flat work with jumps in the way”. No matter what level you or horse are at exercises using even just simple trot poles can be extremely beneficial. Of course throughout the demonstration the audience got to witness progression of the exercises with the height and width raised to achieve the best possible outcome for the riders at hand. A brilliant demonstration that, I’m sure others would agree with, I did not want to end.
Luckily the following presentation was The Designer Versus The Coach with none other than the former Olympian and highly regarded coach, David O’Connor and world-wide course designer and director, Mike Etherington-Smith. While Mike posed the questions with an excellent variety of skinnies, corner fences, and difficult lines, David coached the solutions with direction, speed, balance and rhythm (sense of timing) as his main focus for the riders to work on. Progression was presented again and one of the helpful tips that kept reappearing was to “jump the out first” during training to allow horses to gain confidence and then search for the jumps in competition. By having both of the experienced horsemen in the arena at the same time the audience had the pleasure of hearing ideas from both sides of the spectrum, the course designer and the coach.
Not only were there excellent demonstrations but the knowledgeable Graeme Cooke and John McEwen discussed the 2013 FEI Veterinary Update with a question and answer session following. The 2013 FEI Eventing Rules Update was presented by Catrin Norinder and Giuseppe Della Chiesa also concluding with a question and answer period. Overall the atmosphere throughout the day was filled with anticipation and excitement. The audience hopefully walked away with knowledge and enthusiasm to train and compete with the aim of the forum in mind, ‘Good Practice’.
Unaffiliated Show Jumping 27th January 2013
A good turn-out for an exciting day filled with five classes of Show jumping at the Hartpury Arena on Sunday. Some thrilling rounds were seen, first of which was in the starter class where Rosie Williams came in 1st place on her ride Gaoth. 2nd place was awarded to Clara Birely and her ride Juley, while Harlie Field and one of her horses, Casper came in 3rd. Harlie Field then came back to win the Mini class on the horse Carna, while Amelia Williams came in 2nd on her ride Copper J and 3rd place was awarded to Layla Boney on Lady Gaga. The Midi class witnessed some great rounds including 1st placed Phoebe Nicholson and her ride Pride, Amelia Williams and Copper J who came in 2nd place and Molly Williams riding Axel Folie snatching up 3rd. The Maxi class proved to be extremely successful for Natalie Cull who came in 1st place on her ride Vienne VIII and also 2nd place on her other horse Dizzy Rascal. Molly Williams also pulled off another brilliant 3rd place round riding Axel Folie. The last class of the day, Grand Prix, again saw Natalie Cull riding Vienne VIII in a well-deserved 1st place with Stella Bayliss and her ride Icon coming in 2nd place and Lina Lefstad on her horse Victor Vagabond placing 3rd.
Unaffiliated Dressage 26th January 2013
It was a great Saturday with five classes of riders showing off some fantastic dressage tests. First of the day was shown in the Prelim 12 class with Steph James and her ride Rocky Roulette placing 1st with a score of 66%. 2nd place was awarded to Sarah Dixon-Smith riding Mini Monkey with a score of 65.20%, while 3rd place was a score of 64% which went to both Erin Ronan on Tyde and Kate Evans riding Rafael PA. Kate Evans grabbed herself 1st place in the Prelim 18 class with a score of 67.50% on the same horse Rafael PA, while Megan Harper riding Tesserae was awarded 2nd with 67.08% and 3rd place was given to Sarah Dixon-Smith and Mini Monkey with a score of 66.6%. Camilla Mulholland and her ride It’s Hollywood gave an impressive performance which landed them in 1st place on a score of 64.16% and Jesse McNeill-Wilson came in 2nd on 54.60% riding A Nod and A Wink. An exciting class to watch was the Novice 36 where 1st place was awarded to Emma Davies and her ride Timmy with a score of 68.50%, 2nd place was given to Camilla Mulholland and It’s Hollywood on a score of 60%, and Clare Farmer and her ride Rex on a score of 58.46% came in 3rd place. The last class of the day, Elementary 44, witnessed two very inspiring rides by Emma Davies and Timmy with a score of 62% leaving them with 1st place and not far behind on a score of 62.8% was Clare Farmer and her horse Rex in 2nd place.
Affiliated Dressage 13th January 2013
It was another fantastic day of Affiliated Dressage with some talented riding shown throughout the six classes. Liz Harding riding Movie Maker started the day off by winning the Novice 37 S class in the open section on a score of 65.71%. 2nd place was awarded to Emily Hunt riding Fontane on 64.64% and 3rd place to both Stephanie Chriswick and Victoria Watkins, finishing with scores of 58.21%. In the restricted section of the Novice 37 S class a well-earned 1stplace went to Lydia Jones with a score of 62.5% and her ride Lates Diamond, while Sara Blackshaw and Dutchesse ll finished 2nd and Karla Deir and her ride Surgical Spirit were 3rd place on 54.28%. The Novice 39 SQ class in the open section witnessed some brilliant riding including Emily Hunt on Fontane with a score of 66.89% which led them to 1stplace. 2nd place was awarded to Jackie Evans on the same score of 66.89% with her ride Just Finley, while Liz Harding on Movie Maker came in 3rd on a score of 64.82%. The restricted section was won by Sara Blackshaw and her ride Duchesse ll on a score of 64.40%, while 2nd place was awarded to Kerri Mcgrovern on Baylie with a 63.99%, and Karla Deir in 3rd place with a score of 61.37% from her ride Surgical Spirit. The open section of the Elementary 53 S saw Rebecca Ball take 1st place with Valido’s Starlight on a score of 69.41%. The restricted section was won by Hannah Roberts on a score of 65.0% riding False Alibi, while Helen Murphy riding Viando on a score of 64.7% came in 2nd and 3rd was awarded to Kerri McGovern and her horse Baylie for finishing on 58.24%. Great achievement was obtained in the Elementary 59 SQ class in the open section with Rebecca Ball taking 1st place on again Valido’s Starlight with a well-deserved score of 75.31% and Jackie Evans with her horse Just Finley on a score of 63.44% giving her 2nd place. The restricted section witnessed some fantastic rides, displaying this was 1st place Helen Murphy and her ride Viando with 69.05%, while Hannah Roberts grabbed 2nd place on False Alibi with a score of 67.81%, and Ellie Targett riding Ranazotti came in 3rd with the score 64.06%. In the Medium 69 S restricted section, Madeleine Whelan proved to be extremely successful with her finish of 1st place on a score of 64.24% and her horse Mighty Max ll. Claire Rees also had a good day finishing 2nd with her ride Lyndell Androsolair on a score of 60.3% and 3rd place going to Margaret Winter riding Poco Loco with 55.45%. The last class of the day was the Medium 73 SQ restricted section which saw two thrilling 1st place finishes that ended up on scores of 62.05%, Jane Morris riding Really Relevant and Madeleine Whelen on her ride again Mighty Max ll. Clare Rees picked up another 2nd place finish on the same horse Lyndell Androsolair with a score of 60.0%.
Unaffiliated Dressage 13th January 2013
of January also held a superb day of Unaffiliated Dressage. In the first class, Prelim 10, Bronwen Lowther riding Red Eric demonstrated what 1st
place should look like with a score of 68.64%, while both Karen Gobey and Megan Harper followed close behind with a score of 68.0%. The Prelim 12 class was won by Laurie-Anne Totty and her ride Wooten Heath All Spice on a score of 70.0%, while another double 2nd
place finish took place between Megan Harper and Charlotte Ashmead, both on scores of 66.0%. Tina Price’s rides paid off as she went on to win the Novice 20 class on Cheeky with a score of 69.2% and 2nd
place on her other ride Buzz with a score of 65.6%. Alex French also had a successful ride on Syroco with a score of 64.0% which gave them 3rd
place. The Novice 27 class witnessed Vicki Ashmead riding Westaway having a great time taking 1st
place with a score of 64.64%, while Tina Price and her ride Buzz came in 2nd
place scoring 62.86%, and 3rd
place awarded to Gemma Lewis and her ride Hero as she finished on a score of 61.0
British Show Jumping Seniors 12th January 2013
A thrilling day of showjumping at Hartpury Arena on Saturday where six classes demonstrated some truly brilliant rounds! The British Novice class, the first class of the day, began with great rides from April Barr on Dartaniain ll who swooped up 1st place, followed by 2nd place by Clare Dura and her ride Garangebeg Larry, and Bonmahon ridden by Lydia Heywood in 3rd. The Discovery class was won by R. Simmons riding Corrin Hill Clover, while 2nd place was awarded to Tessa Alford and Pick N Mix ll, and Hilary Hool picked up 3rd place on her horse Lot 484. The 1.05M Open was the third class of the day showing some truly brilliant riding, especially by Rhiannon Lewis and her ride Myddle Woodone Zone who took 1st place. Closely following was Megan Harper riding First Song, finishing in 2nd place, while Rachel Gallop and Summerhouse Zidnja snatched up 3rd. The Newcomers class witnessed exciting rounds by again, Megan Harper and her ride First song which landed them 1st place, Kate Pond in 2nd place riding Felicia, and 3rd place for Becky Mason on her ride St Annes Ranger. Charlotte Addin riding Vivre la Vie B gave a memorable round in the 1.15M Open giving them 1st place in the class, while Jessica Balmer on Mr. Zandor came in 2nd place and Sam Rundle riding Tanto finished in 3rd. The last class of the day, Foxhunter/1.20M Open, witnessed some talented riding. One of which was Jasmine Punter who got a well-deserved 1st place finish on her horse Clio V, while Sam Rundle grabbed 2nd place on Tanto and 3rd place was awarded to Scott Malloy and his ride Usar Hune.
Affiliated Dressage 22nd December 2012
Another exciting weekend of dressage at the Hartpury Arena beginning the day with Affiliated Dressage. The first class of the day, Preliminary 15 S, in the restricted section started with a brilliant 1st & 2nd place finish for Sara Squires riding Sunshine and Clara with scores of 76.96% and 72.17%, followed by Natalie Neal with a score of 65.22% on her ride Minstral in 3rd. The Prelim 19 SQ in the restricted section once again witnessed Sara Squires and her same rides placing 1st with a score of 74.09% and 2nd with 69.55%. Third place was awarded to Kate Justice riding Protest on a score of 66.82%. Maria Griffin on Belissamio led the way in the open section in the Novice 35 S class with a score of 76.15%. Close behind with a score of 75.38% was Hannah Jones and Lil’s Unlimited Lass and 3rd place went to Vikki Pengilly and PJ with a score of 70.0%. The Novice 35 S restricted section proved to be an exciting test for Karla Deir and her ride Surgical Spirit with a 1st place score of 69.23%, while Libby Seed on Mr Vick came in 2nd on 65.38% and Chloe Dawes with the same score riding Romantik ll. The Novice 38 S in the open section witnessed some impressive rides with 1st place awarded to Hannah Jones on Lil’s Unlimited Lass with 73.87%, 2nd place to Maria Griffin riding Belissamio on a score of 72.26% and 3rd place finishing on 64.52% by Vikki Pengilly riding PJ. The most successful round in the restricted section was demonstrated by Chloe Dawes and her ride Romantik ll with a 1st place score of 67.42%. Libby Seed riding Mr Vick was awarded 2nd place on a score of 66.77%, while 3rd place went to Sara Carter with a 65.81% and her ride Abbey’s Bonnie.
Unaffiliated Dressage 22nd December 2012
Five classes made up the day of unaffiliated dressage beginning with some impressive looking rides in Prelim 4. A well-deserved 1st place went to Stella Bayliss on a score of 67.27% while 2nd place was awarded to both Louise Calverley and her ride Charlie and Philip Tuckwell riding Ted, finishing with scores of 64.55%. The Prelim 7 class witnessed Tiana Coudray and her ride Say That Again snatch up 1st place on 69.50%, while another double 2nd place finish on a score of 65.0% was given to once again, Louise Calverley and Charlie and Stella Bayliss and her ride Kintara. 1st place finish in the Novice 28 was earned by Sheenagh Bragg riding Lake Street Nicole with a score of 67.92%. Not far behind was Nichole Baker riding Luca on 67.08% and 3rd place was awarded to both Stella Bayliss riding Hartpury Take it to the Top and Carol Write with her horse Rebel on scores of 65.83%. Class 4 of the day, Novice 30, proved to be a success for Lucy Graham and her ride Nimmi with a score of 64.23%, while Nichole Baker came in 2nd on 62.69% riding Luca and Sara Squires finished on a score of 59.62% with her ride Libby, placing her 3rd. The last class, PYO Elementary/Medium, awarded Gayle Devereux and her ride Windie 1st place on a score of 55.48%
Affiliated Dressage Saturday 8th December 2012
Saturday 8th of December proved to be a brilliant day of Affiliated Dressage at Hartpury College. Class 1 of the Novice 35 S provided Chole Dawes first test of the day on Romantik 11 with a 1st place finish on a score of 66.15%. 2nd place was awarded to Ruth Craiger and her ride Ballyleigh Playboy with 64.23% and Oonagh Deverish-Lang on Wild Fire in 3rd with a score of 62.31%. The Open section in Class 2 of the Novice 38 SQ witnessed some fantastic rides by Wayne Garrick on Horton Dante which gave him 1st place on a score of 68.39% while 2nd place went to Jackie Evans and Just Finely finishing on 66.13%. 1st place in the Restricted section was awarded to a well-deserved ride by Bonnie Jordan on Baldassario with 67.01%, while Chole Dawnes on the same horse as before came in 2nd on a score of 65.81% and Pauline Jaggs riding Clint Nygard with a score of 61.94% finished 3rd. Class 3 of the Elementary 40 S saw an exciting test by Wayne Garrick in the Open section while riding How’s Murphy on a score of 62.58%. The Restricted section witnessed Hannah Roberts and her ride False Alibi give an impress tests that led her to 1st place with a score of 64.84% and Melissa Gerrard on Los Santos H, 2nd place with 58.71%. Class 4 of the Elementary 53 SQ proved to be successful once again for Wayne Garrick and How’s Murphy on a score of 66.47%, giving him 1st place once again in the Open section, while Jackie Evans also once again finished 2nd with a score of 63.82%. The Restricted section saw Hannah Roberts and her horse False Alibi retrieve another 1st place on 67.94%, while Ruth Craiger was awarded 2nd on a score of 62.65, closely followed by Melissa Gerrard in 3rd with a score of 61.47%. The last class of the day, Medium 75 SQ, witnessed a beautiful ride by Emily Carmichael and her horse Wolkinlos which landed her in 1st place with a score of 69.73% in the Open section. Sarah Palmer’s well-ridden test in the Restricted section proved to be a success by placing her in 1st on a score of 62.97% with her horse D Day.
Unaffiliated Show Jumping - 1st December
Five classes made up the Saturday Unaffiliated Show Jumping with Class 1 placing’s being awarded to Stephanie Harris riding Button for 1st place, 2nd place going to Rebecca Eggs on Rain and 3rd place to Lucy Taylor on her horse Silver. Class 2 saw some great rides, especially by Zoe Sheenan and Buttons which landed them in 1st place; Rhona King on Suzie came in 2nd and Lucy Dickenson with 3rd place riding Lucky Country. Caitlin Ogle and her ride Reigning Monarch led the way in 1st place in Class 3 with Amy Gawthorpe on Quixotic Lilly coming in 2nd and Aimee Swinton-Clare riding Mr Squigee finishing 3rd. An outstanding bout of jumping during Class 4 saw Rebecca Daniel on Foxy Lady III finishing 1st while Natalie Cull riding Vienne VIII came in 2nd and 3rd place was awarded to Anna Robson and Mr Shamus. An exciting last class of the evening, the Grand Prix, gave Sophie Woolford riding Buttons a well-deserved 1st place. Beth Hogg and her ride Tiny II also were successful coming in 2nd, as was Elle Halladay riding Zed who finished in 3rd place.
British Show Jumping Seniors - 2nd December
A fantastic day of British Show Jumping with Samantha Oliver riding Rocko VIII leading Class 1 (1.05m Open) with 1st place, followed by Katie Blanford on Moonlight Molly in 2nd and Ella Nutbeen with her ride Amenco finishing 3rd. Class 2, the Trizone Airlite Star Championship Qualifier, started off successfully with 1st place being awarded to Jasmine Punter and Clio V, Samantha Oliver finishing 2nd on her horse Siranimo S and 3rd place going to Rachel Stanley riding Quidelle Du Reverdy. Class 3 (1.15m Open) witnessed another great ride by Jasmine Punter on Clio V which gave them 1st place again. Poppy Stronge also had a successful ride finishing 3rd with her horse Pagent Prince as well as Macca Saunders on Vampire placing 3rd. There were some fabulous rounds in Class 4 (1.20m Open); the best of which landed Emma Slater and one of her rides Art D’Vasance in 1st place while Becky Mason and Kalimero finished 2nd and Carian Scudamore riding Darwin came in 3rd. Another brilliant ride by Emma Slater, this time on her ride Ruxton Hotshot, left her in 1st place of Class 5 (1.25m Open). A well-deserved 2nd place was awarded to Rachel Stanley again riding Quidelle Du Reverdy and Emma Slater also placed again, this time in 3rd, with Athena Ruxton.
Carl Hester Demo - 3rd December
The first week of December started off with a special demonstration by Carl Hester on Monday the 3rd!!! For students who were not able to attend or missed the British Dressage Convention in November this was a great way to experience the Olympic riders’ knowledgeable training tips. It’s wonderful that Hartpury students are able to gain experience and knowledge from some of the world’s greatest equine experts. Be sure to keep checking when the next one will be! Photograph by Izabela Motyl.
Despite the horrible weather and wet roads the British Dressage Convention was a huge success with over 2000 people turning up to Hartpury College Arena. Held over the 24th and 25th of November 2012, the audience was captured by Carl Hester’s brilliant hosting of the event. With six riders of different levels being taught by the Olympic rider, the audience was able to walk away intellectually stimulated and excited to work on the expert training tips given.
Alongside the outstanding demonstration, two awards were distributed. We would like to congratulate Nick Burton (Equine Academy Director) on receiving the British Dressage Medal of Honour and Olivia Oakeley who was awarded the Richmond Trophy, donated by the Duke & Duchess of Richmond for the highest placed Junior Young Rider in freestyle to music for the 2012 European Championships.
Another impressive turnout at Hartpury College for an exciting evening of Affiliated Show jumping. Even the fact that it’s dark so early and a bit chilly didn’t stop riders from enjoying a fun night of jumping in the equine indoor arena. Some great rounds were seen but it was Sophie Hooper riding Heartprint who ended up placing 1st in Class 1 (KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice). Paula Newman’s ride gave her a 2nd place finish, while 3rd place went to Graham Law. Class 2 (Trizone Discovery) was a successful class for Hartpury students Rachel Sutton who placed 1st and Laura Gibson who came in 2nd. Rachel White riding Shan The Man finished up in 3rd. In a thrilling Class 3 of the Senior 1.05 Open 1st place went to Lauren Betteridge and her horse Kilmaryl Magic while Olivia Viney and Quel placed 2nd and Sophie Hooper who placed once again, this time in 3rd. Senior Newcomers, the last class of the evening, had some fantastic rounds especially paying off for Megan Harper who came in 1st place riding First Song. Another impressive round by Olivia Viney on the same horse Quel gave her another 2nd place finish, while 3rd place was awarded to Hartpury student Lucy Palmer and her horse Bertha. If you missed this evening’s show jumping you still have a chance to compete before the month is finished in an Unaffiliated Evening of Show jumping on the 30th of November 2012.
What an exciting weekend at Hartpury with a great turnout for the Affiliated Showjumping on Saturday the 10th and Unaffiliated Dressage on Sunday the 11th. The British Showjumping incorporated six classes up to 1.20m with some great rounds to be seen. The Senior British Novice Class saw Daniel Harrison placing 1st, while Julia Dolling came 2nd and Graham Law 3rd. Daniel Harrison came 1st again in Class 2 of the showjumping with Sohpie Hooper finishing 2nd and Laura Gibson placing 3rd. An exciting Class 3 at a 1.05 was won by Mark Bennett, while 2nd went to Claire Robinson and 3rd to Bryan Smith. Rhiannon Lewis picked up a successful 1st place in the Senior Newcomers Class with K. Pond finishing 2nd and Samantha Brown ending up with 3rd. The Senior 1.15m Open Class witnessed some outstanding rounds. It was Lucy Palmer who in the end came out to win while 2nd place went to Harriet Webb and 3rd place to Molly Johnstone. The last class of the day, Horse and Hound Foxhunter at a 1.20m, saw only 3 horses placing. Brilliant rides by Amanda Kent who ended up 1stplace on her horse Liberty and 2nd place on Udonvio. Harriet Webb also had an excellent round of riding on Upperton where she finished in 3rd place.
Sunday was filled with an excellent day of Dressage with six classes and some tremendous rides to watch. The Prelim 12 class saw Emily Lycett end up with a score of 72% which put her in 1st place while not far behind, with a score of 71.20%, Bea Coward clamed 2nd and Shelby Dowding 3rd on 70.40%. Jessica McNeill Wilson riding A Nod And A Wink came 1st on a score of 70% in the Prelim 18, while Gemma Lewis placed 2nd with 68.75% and Nichole Baker finished 3rd on a score of 63.33%. The Novice 34 Class witnessed some fantastic rides by Alexandra Stanley who came in 1st with a score of 70.83%, Tina Price ending up 2nd on a score of 69.58 and 3rd place went to again Nichole Baker riding Luca on a score of 63.33%. The Novice 36 Class had only two riders placing, Clare Farmer on Rex with a positive ride leaving her in 1st place and a score of 69.23%. Oonagh Dervish-Lang riding Wildfire finished with a score of 64.62% for 2nd place. An exciting class in the Elementary 44 which led to a brilliant ride by Judith Robinson on Elliot with a score of 76.40%. Not far behind her was Georgina Bowen riding Ramsis with a score of 75.20% to take 2nd place and 3rd place went to Clare Farmer, again riding Rex, on a score of 72.80%. The last class of the day was Elementary/Medium witnessing two great finishes. Judith Robinson again placing 1st with a beautiful test riding Elliot on a score of 75.86% and Gail Devereux finishing 2nd with a score 67.20% on her horse Windie.
Every week, members of the Maisemore RDA can be found at Hartpury Equine. Recently, the benefits of the mechanical horse situated in the Therapy Centre have been shown to come from a rather different angle:
"Hercules the mechanical horse is a great aid for children who attend Maisemore RDA. The action helps relax muscles that in turn enable the transition to our ponies to be easier for some riders. He doesn’t react to unexpected noises or the violent movement of some children so they can still ride. The regular rhythm through the different paces is hugely beneficial to them physically.
We have had riders who find a real horse terrifying, so to begin with Hercules and build on the experience of riding has enabled us to take our time introducing them to physical contact with our ponies.
The role Hercules plays is very important in our riding sessions, a true asset very much appreciated." - Moira Norwood (Maisemore RDA Trustee).