ECRC Christmas Show Jumping Report – 20th December 2020

First of all please can I say a HUGE THANK YOU to all the competitors and helpers who came out yesterday.
What an amazing day, it ran so well with the stewards and riders all working together. What superb judges we had, they gave time for riders who had problems, the balance of correct rules and encouragement was fantastic, offering advice where needed. Thank you Steve and Jane.

With over 100 entries we always knew it would be a busy day, we allowed time for people to course walk and warm up and everyone was superb with arriving and competing, all with the most cheerful smiles. Some beautifully decorated horses and riders, one I heard say Christmas has thrown up on her…you know who you are lol .

The 60cm and 70cm were well attended with Tiffany Orme winning both, on 2 different horses, well done Tiff, fastest time over that course all day, Closely followed by Tiggie Witton with the lovely Jerry 2nd in both classes.
Our biggest class of over 30 rider was hotly contested, the judges decided to split into horses and ponies with only 2 ponies double clear and 5 horses.
Julia Bassett popped out for her annual Xmas Jumping event, rode a smooth considered round to win the 85cm with 5 seconds to spare. The last two classes were hotly contested with Evie Baker and Jasper taking
some superb turns to win both classes…with exactly the same time on the clock, so closely followed by Pheobe on Martha 2nd in both classes, both horses and riders were part of the winning Intermediate SJ team that won
their class at the qualifier last week. Well Done girls.

Full results will be posted on the Facebook page and ECRC website.
It has been a tough year for riders and organisers in 2020, so many events cancelled, often after hours of organising, so we were delighted to be able to run. We really hope to see you all at our Dressage on 17th January and Easter SJ on 7th March. Many of you competing at our show were not members, we would welcome you to join. £25 for a year from January to January, what a lovely present to give to someone, and members don’t forget to renew, lots to look forward to in 2021. Visit many shows and clinics are already planned in the new year.
Class 1 – 60cm
1st Tiffany Orme – Flora. 2nd Tiggie Witton-One in a Million, 3 rd Josie Jackson-Joyton Chocolate Cookie, 4th Ellie
Hutchings-Penpont Serenade, 5th Tiffany Orme-Ashcliff Girl, 6th Laura Rackley – Lark
Class 2 – 70cm
1 st Tiffany Orme-Ashcliff Girl , 2nd Tiggie Witton-One in a Million, 3rd Chloe Baker-Taylor-Doug, 4th Margaret Best-
Moonshine, 5th Alice Oldland-Topaz, 6th Shannon Down Styalways Celestial Star.
Class 3 – 80cm – HORSES
1st Chloe Baker-Taylor-Doug, 2nd Lucy Corboy-Moss, 3rd Pippa Hobbs-Larry, 4th Margaret Best-Moonshine, 5th Rebecca Eadie-Roxy, 6th Charlotte Gingell-Rutleigh Princess Abbey.
Class 3 – 80cm – PONIES
1st Alice Oldland-Topaz, 2nd Rosie Busby-Ajax, 3rd Megan Pascoe-Star of Sully, 4th Daisy Swain-Alba, 5th Amy Souch-Bella, 6th Lizzy Rowlands-Troy
Class 4 – 85cm
1st Julia Bassett-Evie, 2nd Hannah Shute-Izmir, 3rd Chantal Gardiner-The Guardsman, 4th Fleur Jackson-Foxhills
Freedom, 5th Daisy Swain-Alba, 6th Florence Scard-Morgan-Bonnie
Class 5 – 90cm
1st Evie Baker-Kippure Jasper, 2nd Phoebe Frost-Martha, 3rd Chantal Gardiner-The Guardsman, 4th Katie Flanagan-Max, 5th Amy Blake-Robin, 6th Emilia Poet-Tilly
Class 6 – 1m
1st Evie Baker-Kippure Jasper, 2nd Phoebe Frost-Martha, 3rd Katie Flanagan-Max, 4th Hattie Congdon-Dominic, 5th Amy Blake-Robin, 6th Harriet Bunney-Villas get Busy.

Merry Christmas & New Membership

Wishing all our members a very Merry Christmas .

Now that the year is fast coming to a close , don’t forget to renew your membership ready for the 2021 season & staying at £25.

We’ve already had great successes since the AGM on December 3rd.

6th Dec : Area 19 Arena Eventing Qualifier at Bicton arena with Sr & Jr Team & individual placings  – championships to take place at Aston le Walls in March.

13th Dec : Area 19 Junior Dressage / SJ day Qualifier at Colraine EC , again the juniors absolutely smashed it out of the park with many individual and team placings – BRC champions Arena UK in March and Bury Farm in April .

With so many championships it would be appreciated if any of our members could or know of a business that would be happy to help towards costs , Especially to purchase team clothing ?

Our final event this year was our annual Christmas show Jumping held at Duchy college, the event was very well attended with over 100 class entries. I’d like to say a very special thank you to Cathy Busby who organised this event but also Megan and Rosie for helping out all day along with all our volunteers, we can not run without your help. We where also very lucky to have Jane Fisher who is our BRC Area Rep & her husband Steve who judged the showjumping.
All being well we have a busy January.

Starting with John Chubb Dressage clinic 10th Jan , followed by our Dressage competition  17th Jan , both at Duchy college, see website for events & clinics for 2021.

We welcome any feedback & ideas the members might have & look forward in meeting you all out & about next year.

Happy New year to you all & stay safe.

Cynthia Robinson

BRC Spotlight Series: Riding Tests

Over the coming weeks we will be doing a weekly spotlight on benefits of being a BRC member and what we have to offer as well as general rules and regulations. Today’s focus is the BRC Riding Test.

?What is a Riding Test? BRC Riding Tests are judged on the competence of the rider and their influence on the horse or pony, not as a Dressage Test. Although the same scale of marks is given. The judge will watch the rider continuously and then give marks for each directive.

?Where can I enter these? Riding Test classes are only run at the National Championships, so you will be able to enter these at your area qualifier for these championships. Riding Test classes can also be run at club level competitions.

?Will it be marked on a normal score sheet? No, we use our own score sheets for these competitions which give a mark for each directive and then an overall comment at the end.

?What level will the dressage test be? We run a Riding Test for Prelim and Novice levels at qualifier and championship level.

?How do I know if I am eligible? Eligibility criteria can be found in the National Championships section of the eligibility table in the current BRC Handbook, appendix 2&

Area19 Junior Day Report & Results December 2020

ECRC Junior Day Report 13.12.20

East Cornwall Juniors were on flying form again on Sunday 13th Dec 2020 for the Dressage and Show Jumping Qualifiers at Colraine.  Brave parents ventured out to support, drive, feed and comfort and celebrate with their kids on a very wet, windy and generally damp day and Boy was it worth it!  ECRC once again taking a host of team and individually places


Dressage we entered 2 x Novice teams and 1 x Intermediate team

Novice teams came 2nd  (Megan, Flo SM, Evie, Issy)  and 4th (Beth, Faith, Tegan FloW) and the Intermediate (Issy, Holly, Phoebe, Tegan) only went and won! Qualified for Intermediate Champs, Bury Farm April 2020.

Individually placings for:

Megan P2                         1st          Q  Ind

Flo Wickham P2               3rd

Flo Scard-Morgan P7      4th

Beth Stephens P7            5th

Tegan Holdaway P18      2nd

Isobel Thomas N27         1st          Q Ind

Faith Davey N24              2nd

Evie Baker N24                3rd

Tegan Holdaway N27     6th

Phoebe Frost N28           2nd

Isobel Thomas N24         1st

Holly Hale E42                 1st

Show Jumping

East Cornwall put forward 3 teams and 1 individual (90cm) for the SJ teams. 2 x Novice (80/85cm) 1 x Intermediate (90/95cm)



Megan Busby

Rosie Busby                      Ind 2nd

Fleur Jackson(Ronnie)    Ind 6th

Flo Scard-Morgan

Team RED

Bethany Stephens           Ind 1st

Flo Wickham                    Ind 4th

Fleur Jackson (cookie)

Annabella Smith

TEAM BLUE 1st and Qualified for Championships – March 2020 – Arena UK and Beth Stephens Individually.

Team RED were placed 3rd. With Rosie, Beth and (Hols Miya) riding the only double clears of the competition.


Isobel Thomas                               Ind 5th

Phoebe Frost                                 Ind 3rd

Evie Baker                                      Ind 1st

Faith Davey

Beth Stephens Individually.        Ind 6th

Team has qualified for the National Champs at Bury Farm April 2020. With Evie and (CTG Jacky) riding the only double clears in 90cm , with Evie smashing the time for the course over the whole day by a mile!

Report by Cathy Busby