We had a fantastic turnout for the Area 19 Junior qualifier on Sunday at Duchy. 12 members stepped forward to compete at the event with some riding both Dressage and Show Jumping.
We set off to a great start with Emma and Megan in the 70cm class. With just 3 double clears in the class Megan took away 2nd place and Emma 5th, a brilliant start to the day.
Then followed the 80cm class, always hotly contested between the clubs. Rosie Busby, Tegan Holdaway, Fleur and Josie Jackson stormed home with a team score of 0 and a faster accumulative score than the runners up to take Team 1st with Rosie Ind 1st, Tegan 3rd and Josie 5th.
The 90cm followed with Issy riding 2 horses in 2 teams, Rosie and Tegan making up the numbers to ensure both teams started with 4 riders and Beth Stephens, Tamsyn Morris, Florence Scard-Morgan and Emilia Poet. Issy with Sammy took the only double clear in the class to finish 1st with the team of Rosie (7th), Tamsyn(6th) and Emilia (13th) they just pipped Cornwall trec to the win, equal faults, but just that bit faster. Team of Issy, Tegan(9th), Beth(8th) and
Florence finished 3rd. Fantastic results for both teams.
The 80cm team have provisionally qualified for Arena UK in Grantham in March and the Intermediate Team for Champs in May at Bury Farm.
Back in May we took 2 teams and an Individual to Aston Le Walls for the National Arena Eventing Championships. We were so lucky to be supported by local companies Pony Poo Ltd and T R Doidge Hay and Straw merchants, providing clothing and support to the riders, along with goodies from Keason Plant Hire, St Ive.
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The course was superb, set over 3 arenas with a height change and a large water crossing, this allowed for slopes, steps, ditch jumping and of course the joker!
Arena eventing consists of a round of show jumps leading immediately onto Cross Country fences, it is ridden in XC wear and with a faster speed than SJ alone.
A team of Fleur Jackson, Millie Frost, Rosie Busby and Megan Busby attended the champs taking part in the 80cm event. All riders had fantastic rounds, Rosie completing a clear round, although she did pick up a few time faults with Millie on a few faults but with a faster round with no time faults, showing that you can make up time to cover faults. Fleur and Megan both completed for the whole team to finish and to be placed 6th overall. This is a superb result for the club and the riders.
A team of Phoebe Frost, Beth Witton, Beth Stephens and Tegan Holdaway rode in the 90cm Championship class. A tough competition where they add more drops, bigger ditches and tough lines and distances to challenge both horse and rider. Phoebe rode a storming round to an Individual 3rd place, the big venue proved a challenge for Beth’s young horse, who courageously stepped forward to replace her qualified horse who could not attend due to injury, there was so much going on and his greenness came through, many things learnt and a positive step forward in his education. Beth and Tegan completed with great rounds for a team 9th.
Fantastic results today for our senior show jumping teams Jacqui Courtier, Katrina Jago Georgia Ryder and Amy Blake finished on a team total of 8 faults to come 3rd, with Amy also coming individually 6th in the 90 cm.
We sent 2 Junior teams and 1 Junior who made up a mixed 1m team to the Area 19 BRC Horse Trials Qualifier on 130621.
What a scorcher, Beautiful blue skies and not a cloud in sight was the beautiful setting for the course at St Leonards. Andy and the team did a great job of the course, which incorporated some new fences, that quite frankly looked huge to me.
Our 80cm team of Florence Scard-Morgan, Erin Voyzey, Evie Baker and Emilia Poet worked hard and had some fantastic rounds with Florence Ind 2nd, Emilia 6th and Evie 8th. Team came 1st and provisionally qualified for the Championships in August at Swalcliffe.
Our 90cm team of Megan Busby, Beth Stephens, Tegan Holdaway and Issy Thomas, was a fairly inexperienced team at this level, all still eligible for the 80cm, they really took this one and had a blast. Some great dressage scores, and clear round was not quite enough to win the class and they were a credible 2nd to Cornwall Trec this time. With Individual placing for Issy 6th, Tegan 8th and Megan 9th.
Phoebe Frost joined the mixed 100 team made up of Seniors, Hattie Congdon, Sarah Shaw and Amy Bennalick. She had a great day finishing on her dressage score for an Individual 6th place. The team managed a fantastic 1st place, they are also provisionally invited to the Champs in August.