Autumn Dates for your Diary – Message from Chair

Dear Members,

Once again we have a busy November for Area 19 Qualifiers, so make sure you put these dates in your diary :

13th October- FOH Q – Winkleigh – Southcott. Tracey Baker is the Junior team manager; Pat Hatch is the Senior Team Manager for the FOH Q.

3rd November – Senior Intermediate  and Novice dressage – Duchy College. Caroline Wills is team manager.

9th Nov Arena Eventing – Bicton. All A19 sections will run on Saturday 9th

17th Nov. Junior day. Junior Novice and  Intermediate dressage morning, + 70SJ (mixed junior & senior) Junior 80 & 90 SJ afternoon. Duchy College

16th Feb – Senior 80 & 90 SJ, SJ 100 & 110 (mixed Senior & Junior)

Schedules soon, but do remember that prelim entries close with head office 21 days prior to each event.

New rules mean that horses may now take part at different levels – maximum of two + must be consecutive heights (so 80 & 90 cm = yes, 80 & 100 = no). Eligibility criteria must be met for each section entered, Those competing in the 70cm section cannot compete at another level. Competition  format has changed so that second round is now run as a two phase competition with the JO included in the course. This means that horses taking part in more than one section aren’t over jumped. Format at championships remains over two rounds and separate  jump offs.

Cynthia Robinson

Festival of the Horse Qualifier – Southcott EC, Winkleigh

A new venue for this Area 19 qualifier, which takes place this year on 13th October.  If you would like to compete in this exciting competition  (round of SJ followed immediately by a shortened XC) please message Pat Hatch ( – seniors) or Tracey Baker ( – juniors).

Schedule to follow as soon as we have it.

BRC Horse Trials Championships Swalcliffe – 2nd to 4th August, 2019

Just returned from the Horse Trials championships in Swalcliffe which were held 2-4th August.

Our junior 80 team of Millie Frost, Tamsyn Morris (both at their first championships) and Abi Cox represented the club amazingly. No team placing but a fab 7th in her arena for Tamsyn. Great company, lots of smiles, team spirit and personal achievements for the girls. All rode brilliantly especially on the xc which was definitely a challenge and up to height!

Evie Baker (continued below photos)

competed as a junior individual in the 90. A dressage of 30.8 had her lying 3rd, an unfortunate pole pushed her down to 4th overnight.  She had never undertaken road and tracks before but completed within time and getting Jasper’s heart rate back down to be given all clear by vets to
She completed the cross country phase, 19 fences and 25 jumping efforts flying  around clear picking up just 0.8 time faults for being too fast! Final placing was an amazing 2nd! Thank you so much to the club for all their support!

July Evening SJ Lower Tokenbury – Results

On Thursday 11th July we held a further show jumping event at Lower Tokenbury by kind permission of Richard Lucas.  A fantastic course was built by Richard and the field was once again immaculately presented, with good grass cover in the arena.
Unfortunately, following many sunny days, we had some light rain during the evening, which made the ground a little slippery but all competitors rode superbly and all the horses enjoyed their show jumping.
Thank you to Louise Congdon for judging, Sarah Congdon for completing the entries and to Katherine Moore who stepped in last minute to support the club as the first aider.  Thank you to all of the competitors who turned out.
Class 1 65cm
1st Fleur Jackson and Cookie Junior – junior
Class 2 70cm
1st Lucy Thomas and Carrot – non-member
2nd Fleur Jackson and Ronnie – junior
Class 3 80cm
1st Evie Baker and Jasper – junior
2nd Flo Wickham and Eddie – junior
3rd Abi Baker and Patrick – junior
4th Holly Hutt and Levis – Non member
5th Fleur Jackson and Ronnie – junior
6th Chloe Powell-Thomas and Norman – non- member
Class 4 90cm
1st Izzy Thomas and Sammy – non-member
2nd Chloe Powell-Thomas and Norman – non-member
3rd Abi Baker and Patrick – junior
4th Evie Baker and Jasper – junior
5th Flo Wickham and Eddie – junior
Class 5 100cm
1st Abi Baker and Patrick – junior