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DEAR READERS….<br />

Another Championships finished. We had<br />

some lovely, quality entries and by all accounts,<br />

competitors really enjoyed their weekend<br />

competing. We had a different format this year,<br />

it is sometimes good to try different ways but<br />

possibly a return to a tried and tested method for<br />

future events is on the cards.<br />

Saddened to read a social media post a few days<br />

ago telling us that a once-popular Riding Club has cancelled further shows<br />

for the time being, citing ‘lack of support’. The cost of running a proper<br />

event, whether a Championship show or a Riding Club event is so much more<br />

than the average competitor imagines – as per the August Editor’s intro, are<br />

there just too many events now for competitors to support?<br />

Did you see any of the European Eventing on the Red Button? How fantastic<br />

for Team GB to come home with the gold medal and an individual Bronze too.<br />

We’ve got a great team of riders at the moment; long may their success last.<br />

So, next stop (almost) is Horse of the Year Show. Let us know if you are going<br />

as a competitor… ESPECIALLY if this is your first time, we would love to<br />

feature you.<br />

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inside ISSUE 267 | SEPTEMBER <strong>2017</strong><br />

This month in<br />

News<br />

5 Burghley bound<br />

5 Team GB bring home<br />

Gold<br />

7 Bennington Carriages<br />

Have a go Day<br />

8 Local Success Stories<br />

12 RSCPA Wilma’s Story<br />

60 Diary dates<br />

66 Competition Entry<br />

Form<br />

Features<br />

14 The Caspian Story<br />

18 Autumn Fashion<br />

20 EL interview with<br />

Imogen Murray<br />

22 New Base for ReBalance<br />

23 Introducing Castle<br />

Horse Feeds<br />

26 Lara Edwards Blog<br />

28 Advanced Equine<br />

Dental<br />

30 Sheepgate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

32 Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

34 Tina Canton reports<br />

35 Buntine’s Blog<br />

Events<br />

36 Eventing from<br />

Cholmondeley<br />

38 The <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong><br />

Championships<br />

42 White Horse TREC<br />

44 The National Side<br />

Saddle Show<br />

48 Spotfest North West<br />

50 SEIB Search for a<br />

Star – Vale View<br />

52 Notts Derby Horse<br />

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53 Warren Riding Club<br />

54 Lambley Riding Club<br />

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News<br />

round-up<br />

A GOLD MEDAL FOR<br />

LOUTH’S ROS CANTER<br />

Louth based event rider<br />

Ros Canter showed just<br />

why the British selecters<br />

not only picked her for<br />

the squad to travel to<br />

last week’s European<br />

Eventing Championships<br />

in Strzegom, Poland, but<br />

put her in the team of four<br />

on her first Senior Team<br />

appearance.<br />

Riding her own and<br />

Caroline Moore’s Allstar B,<br />

Ros scored a personal best<br />

with ‘Alby’ in the dressage<br />

phase to lie in 15th place<br />

ahead of cross country<br />

day. The pair then stormed<br />

round course designer<br />

Rüdiger Schwarz’s testing<br />

track, clear and just four<br />

seconds over the optimum<br />

time.<br />

“It feels amazing; I owe<br />

so much to Alby. He’s a<br />

big strong horse, and he<br />

always makes me work<br />

hard but he’s so honest and<br />

such an amazing jumper.<br />

I’m delighted - he’s just the<br />

most phenomenal horse,”<br />

said Ros after her round,<br />

which moved her up to<br />

eighth place individually.<br />

She then showed why she<br />

finished not just fifth at<br />

Badminton Horse Trials,<br />

but also best British<br />

and best Lady Rider this<br />

year. Holding her nerve<br />

Ros guided Alby to a<br />

flawless clear in the final<br />

showjumping phase,<br />

moving up to fifth place<br />

individually and helping<br />

Team GB secure that all<br />

important team gold<br />

medal.<br />

Before heading home Ros<br />

tried to reflect on her<br />

experience: “I don’t think<br />

it’s really sunk in yet. It’s<br />

so exciting to have been<br />

part of this team, with all<br />

their experience around<br />

me, and it’s so special for<br />

us all. The excitement of it<br />

all is just amazing.”<br />

news<br />

Michael Whitaker<br />

Helps Laura Achieve<br />

Her Dreams<br />

Following a dream<br />

doesn’t have to be just<br />

a fantasy. For Laura<br />

Fretwell, that dream<br />

has become reality.<br />

She has just returned<br />

to Nottinghamshire<br />

from St Moritz in<br />

Switzerland, where she<br />

has been grooming<br />

for her boss, top<br />

Laura Fretwell<br />

international show<br />

jumper Michael Whitaker, at one of Europe’s<br />

top shows.<br />

Laura, 24, is a doing an apprenticeship through<br />

Stubbing Court Training Ltd (SCT), the highly respected<br />

Chesterfield-based equestrian training company.<br />

Michael Whitaker, who has ridden on Britain’s Olympic,<br />

World and European Championship teams for four<br />

decades and is still at the very top of his sport, is a longtime<br />

supporter of SCT and its apprenticeships.<br />

Laura says: “Through SCT I have had the amazing<br />

opportunity to do the apprenticeship with Michael<br />

Whitaker, helping me to get the experience and<br />

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true. Being on a yard with such talented horses and<br />

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thought I would get to do. I’m gaining the skills that will<br />

stay with me for my future career with horses.”<br />

Laura started riding aged six. She was a member of the<br />

South Notts branch of the Pony Club, went hunting and<br />

competed at local shows. After her GCSEs, she started<br />

a course at West Notts College in Uniformed Public<br />

Services, but then did retail work. After spending 12<br />

months working on a yard in Ireland, she joined Michael<br />

Whitaker’s yard in December 2016.<br />

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news<br />

Burghley<br />

excitement<br />

grows<br />

The arrival of the Land Rover<br />

Burghley Horse Trials always<br />

heralds the start of autumn. But<br />

excitement is reaching fever pitch<br />

for the competitors, especially those<br />

competing here for the first time.<br />

In total there are 17 debut riders. But<br />

few could be as excited as Sophie<br />

Brown, 28, who lives at Laceby, near<br />

Grimsby. Sophie has been coming to<br />

Burghley as a spectator for as long as<br />

he can remember, but says: “It simply<br />

doesn’t seem real. I can’t believe it.<br />

But coming to the advance press day<br />

has made it all somewhat more real.”<br />

Actually getting this far has been a<br />

real battle for Sophie. In June this<br />

year she fell and broke her collar<br />

bone and had to withdraw from<br />

Braham where she was entered.<br />

“Quite simply I won’t be here if it<br />

wasn’t for the fantastic treatment<br />

I’ve been having at Jack Berry House,<br />

the injured jockey’s facility,<br />

at Malton.”<br />

Sophie will be riding her own<br />

14 year old Dutch-bred grey<br />

gelding called Wil. She has had<br />

Wil since he was three when he<br />

was bought unbroken. The pair<br />

have worked their way up the<br />

ranks and it will be Wil’s first 4*<br />

event too.<br />

Another local rider who has<br />

been coming to Burghley since he<br />

was a child is Richard Jones. His first<br />

rides at Burghley were on a pony in<br />

his Pony club days, when Richard<br />

acted as a mounted score collector.<br />

This year will be the fourth time<br />

he has competed here, having had<br />

a break for four years.Like Sophie,<br />

Richard’s mount, Alfies Clover, will be<br />

Local riders bound for Burghley. Richard<br />

Jones (left) with Sophie Brown<br />

Left to right: Capt Mark Phillips (right) meets local rider Sophie<br />

Brown with event director, Liz Inman, and Richard Jones<br />

contesting his first 4* competition.<br />

With record prize money of over<br />

£300,000 on offer, it’s hardly surprising<br />

the world’s top riders will be battling<br />

it out. These include multiple times<br />

Burghley winner, Andrew Nicholson,<br />

world and Olympic champion Michael<br />

Jung and a host of other familiar<br />

names.<br />

All those who have been to this event<br />

before know there is much more to it<br />

than just the eventing competition, as<br />

also held is the final of the Burghley<br />

Young Event Horse competition. As<br />

well as all those shops!<br />

The event runs within Burghley Park at<br />

Stamford, Lincs between 31 August and<br />

3 <strong>September</strong>. Watch out for the report<br />

on how our local riders perform in next<br />

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IN BRIEF<br />

• Riding Club Calls a Halt!<br />

Due to low turnout at the monthly<br />

Riding Club events this season, Arena<br />

UK Riding Club have decided to<br />

cancel any further RC Club events for<br />

<strong>2017</strong>. Offers of support have been<br />

made by interested competitors<br />

to keep the Club events going but<br />

as yet, nothing is confirmed as to<br />

whether the Club will continue to run<br />

in 2018.<br />

• Congratulations to<br />

Team GB in the European<br />

Eventing Championships<br />

A team gold medal and an individual<br />

bronze for our GB riders was a<br />

long-awaited and well-deserved<br />

win which included local rider, Ros<br />

Canter, from Lincolnshire, again<br />

riding Allstar B.<br />

6 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


Bennington Carriages Shetland<br />

and Mini Driving Day<br />

Even a sudden down pour and the<br />

rumbling of thunder couldn’t dampen<br />

the enthusiasm of the drivers at<br />

Bennington Carriages second Shetland<br />

and Mini Driving Day.<br />

Billed as “a fun training day for anyone<br />

who drives, or would like to drive, a<br />

Shetland or Mini” it certainly lived<br />

up to this. Lots of new drivers and<br />

turnouts enjoyed the new format,<br />

which started with a dressage and<br />

cones course walk and a driven<br />

dressage demo with Bennington’s<br />

Sue Mart UKCC level 3 coach and her<br />

on-form competition pony Fudge.<br />

Participants then took up the reins<br />

themselves to try the indoor dressage<br />

test and the cones course, and then<br />

following feedback, repeated them. A<br />

slightly trickier cones course included<br />

a few more elements in the afternoon.<br />

As one participant said, “Even the<br />

threat of rain didn’t dampen the day,<br />

good fun as always”. After the rain had<br />

passed, everyone dried out quickly,<br />

and went home happy and inspired<br />

ready for the next stage of their<br />

driving adventure.<br />

Sue Mart said “Everyone improved<br />

greatly and found the format a great<br />

confidence giver. As a result many<br />

drivers are looking to take part in<br />

the Indoor Driving Events during the<br />

winter –good luck to them all we look<br />

forward to following their progress!”<br />

Try Carriage Driving - “An experience<br />

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This initiative has been designed to<br />

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although many attendees are looking<br />

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Each day covers a range of carriage<br />

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Other comments included “A<br />

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special<br />

<strong>2017</strong><br />

In a special feature we find out more about some of our local stars<br />

Local Success stories<br />

What age did you<br />

(Bracken) start riding?<br />

Bracken started riding at 18<br />

months old with a little lead<br />

rein pony called Valentine.<br />

Why did you join BD?<br />

She realised that her<br />

passion was dressage so we<br />

purchased Charlie to take her<br />

further with the prospect of<br />

doing BYRDS.<br />

Tell us about your pony?<br />

Charlie is a 10.3hh Welsh<br />

section A chestnut gelding 15<br />

years old. He has previously<br />

competed at pc/rc events<br />

and was particularly good at<br />

working hunter.<br />

What has been your<br />

favourite event to date?<br />

Favourite event to date<br />

would have to be this one<br />

BYRDS Home Internationals<br />

at Scotland, but have had<br />

fantastic times with the<br />

northern BD region at the<br />

inter regionals at Richmond<br />

and Keysoe, also at<br />

Sheepgate under 25s where<br />

she won a class last year.<br />

Looking forward to hopefully<br />

taking a young Pony<br />

Bathleyhills Vue Parfait, we<br />

have this year, for the young<br />

pony/horse class with Laura<br />

Woodcock riding him.<br />

Who do you train with?<br />

Laura has trained Bracken<br />

from just coming off of lead<br />

rein.<br />

What do you like to do<br />

when not competing?<br />

making waves accross the equestrian world<br />

FIVE MINUTES WITH YOUNG DRESSAGE RIDER BRACKEN PARKHOUSE<br />

Bracken is just a run of the<br />

mill 10 year old when not<br />

competing, although she<br />

does like to train at home<br />

with her mum and bring on<br />

her ponies herself.<br />

What dressage plans do<br />

you have for the rest of the<br />

year?<br />

Bracken has qualified at<br />

novice for Petplan Equine<br />

Area Festival Finals and<br />

Native Pony Champs, she is<br />

also hoping to do her first BD<br />

High Profile show towards<br />

the end of the year.<br />

Who would you like to<br />

thank?<br />

There have been many on<br />

the road to success so far<br />

but special thanks go to<br />

Spar at Kings Store, Retford,<br />

Yorkshire Aggregates, Blagg<br />

Plant Hire, Cobbs Country<br />

Store and A&S Supplies<br />

LOCAL SUCCESS:<br />

OLIVER JACKSON<br />

Young Oliver Jackson from<br />

Shelton in Nottinghamshire<br />

had the most fantastic<br />

experience being selected to<br />

represent Great Britain in the<br />

Charles Owen Pony squad<br />

at the <strong>2017</strong> FEI European<br />

Championships for Ponies in<br />

Kaposvár, Hungary in July.<br />

Riding Daydream Fourteen as<br />

an individual they finished an<br />

impressive 22nd.<br />

8 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


LOCAL SUCCESS: ALICE THEAKSTONE<br />

AUTUMN / WINTER <strong>2017</strong> COLLECTION<br />

HARD WORK PAYS OFF!<br />

Local rider Alice Theakstone had a storming three<br />

days showjumping at the ESUK Championships<br />

held at Arena UK in August. She took her three<br />

ponies, Princess Vera, Royal Breeze and Georgeous Guy.<br />

Photo by http://www.equipics.co.uk<br />

Princess Vera, who Alice has had as a 4 year old has<br />

schooled and taught completely by herself, came 4th in<br />

the 60cm. Royal Breeze who had been un-worked for 3<br />

years when Alice first got her, came 5th in the 65cm and<br />

Gorgeous Guy took 4th in the 80cm after a week at Trent<br />

Valley camp.<br />

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special<br />

LOCAL SUCCESS: LIZZIE BAUGH<br />

Photo by Jumpinaction.net Photography<br />

The reality that<br />

I have achieved this<br />

dream still hasn’t<br />

sunk in!<br />

Lizzie Baugh is 19 years old and currently studying<br />

Equine Sports Science at Nottingham Trent<br />

University. She is based at home in Caunton,<br />

near Newark which is only 15 minutes from the<br />

university campus, allowing her to event from home<br />

alongside studying for her degree which works really well.<br />

Her sister Jessica is also based at home so it’s great to<br />

have her help and expertise on hand, she helps Lizzie a<br />

lot with her show jumping.<br />

Her horse Quarry Man is 9 years old and she have owned<br />

him for 4 years. He was bought from Vere Phillips as a<br />

5 year old in November 2013. Vere coincidentally found<br />

him whilst he was competing at Millstreet Horse Show.<br />

He is Lizzie’s first horse after coming off ponies and the<br />

family can’t believe how lucky they are to have found<br />

him. Says Lizzie “He’s such a lovely character and so easy<br />

Water Wings<br />

Anyone!<br />

Jack Daniels, owned and<br />

produced by Liz Eadon and<br />

ridden by Michael Cooper has<br />

come back to competition<br />

after having a year off, to win<br />

both the Restricted Open and<br />

HOYS working hunter classes<br />

at Bakewell Show and go<br />

Champion Working Hunter in<br />

probably some of the worst<br />

conditions a showground has<br />

seen for a long time. Jumping<br />

the course at Birmingham,<br />

indoor and on a surface should<br />

seem like a walk in the park<br />

after this!<br />

to do, he’s my horse of a lifetime. He’s been so consistent<br />

all season which I think contributed to our selection”. He<br />

finished 3rd at Oasby OIU21, 2nd at Belton OIU21 and 1st<br />

at Aston le Walls OIU21. He also jumped double clear at<br />

Houghton CCIYR2* and finished 6th in the final trial at<br />

Great Witchingham.<br />

Added Lizzie “I am so proud to have represented my<br />

country. It’s something which has always been an aim<br />

and a dream since I was competing in pony trials. The<br />

reality that I have achieved this dream still hasn’t sunk<br />

in! It was such a fantastic experience to go out to Ireland<br />

and be part of the squad. Our result certainly exceeded<br />

my expectations for our first European Championships.<br />

We competed as individuals and jumped a double clear<br />

to complete on our dressage score of 47.7 and finish 9th<br />

individually”.<br />

10 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


special<br />

Going down the centre line at<br />

Equifest was an experience<br />

I’ve been wanting to achieve<br />

for a long time. If someone<br />

was going to tell me four weeks ago<br />

I’d be doing it side saddle - I’d have<br />

laughed.<br />

LOCAL SUCCESS: LORNA BLAKE<br />

A WONDERFUL EQUIFEST<br />

Photo by Equinational<br />

Beginning of July I had my first sit<br />

sideways thanks to my friend Karen<br />

Prince bringing me her saddle to try.<br />

Despite only lasting five minutes, I<br />

knew ‘Gracie’ had the potential to<br />

excel in this sphere.<br />

Due to horrific weather conditions,<br />

holiday adventures and so on I only<br />

managed to ride for 10-15 minutes a<br />

time during the eight attempts over<br />

the three weeks. As time clocked on<br />

I didn’t feel we had improved much<br />

and the numbing pain wasn’t getting<br />

any better. I wasn’t feeling ready for<br />

competition but with Equifest entered<br />

and having bought all the gear - there<br />

was no excuse to back out of it.<br />

The day came to compete in the<br />

Concours d’Elegance traditional<br />

class and of course I was feeling<br />

apprehensive. I decided to reduce the<br />

pressure by getting dressed up and<br />

riding to the arena not forcing myself<br />

to go into the class. With a chance<br />

bumping into Bruce Langley McKim,<br />

he helped rearrange my veil I had put<br />

on wrong and offered great advice to<br />

boost my confidence into the ring.<br />

Knowing my biggest downfall was a<br />

lack of stamina for the go round the<br />

main thing for me to remember was<br />

to breathe.<br />

Gracie was faultless which eased my<br />

first side saddle experience into an<br />

enjoyable one.<br />

To get into the top ten when I wasn’t<br />

sure I was good enough to compete<br />

yet had me buzzing. But to be called<br />

in reverse order until the moment I<br />

realised I won was an overwhelming<br />

feeling of shock and admiration for<br />

my horse.<br />

A couple of days later we had the<br />

Beginners class. Feeling confident<br />

I had now got rid of those ‘what if I<br />

can’t do it’ thoughts.<br />

I was elated to gain 2nd place having<br />

done a beautiful show for the first<br />

time and with a few pointers improve<br />

for my following amateur class by the<br />

judge Louise Graham, I felt myself<br />

wanting to up my game.<br />

We got pulled into third place after<br />

the go round and having seen the top<br />

horse gallop in its show, I knew if I<br />

wanted any chance of beating it. I had<br />

to extend. Having only ever cantered<br />

five times I had never thought I’d<br />

attempt it so soon.<br />

To move up the placings to win was<br />

amazing, thinking ‘wow, we did it’.<br />

Riding in the evening performance<br />

again side saddle was another surreal<br />

moment, although I did feel rather<br />

vulnerable riding amongst riders<br />

astride in a buzzy atmosphere.<br />

Fortunately, Gracie looked after me.<br />

Overall my experience riding side<br />

saddle at Equifest is one I’m never<br />

going to forget.<br />

It’s nice to know all the other newbies<br />

I befriended over the week had similar<br />

pains and experiences and knowing<br />

all we needed to survive in the ring<br />

was a positive attitude.<br />

I’d like to thank everyone for helping<br />

me along the way no matter how<br />

small the input - it all had a big<br />

impact on my success.<br />

But most of all a special thanks to<br />

Lowmoor Years of Grace (Gracie Lou<br />

Freebush). Without her cooperation<br />

and amazing attitude (being a learner<br />

herself) I wouldn’t have achieved it.<br />

She really is a special horse and I look<br />

forward to seeing if we could make it<br />

to HOYS one day.<br />

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cover story<br />

What a Happy Ending!<br />

It is hard to believe that animals<br />

can be treated in such a cruel way.<br />

The plight of over 350 animals<br />

including ponies, sheep, cows and<br />

dogs were highlighted recently when<br />

a Farmer was sentenced and sent to<br />

prison for the utter neglect of animals<br />

supposedly in his care. The RSPCA<br />

said it was probably the worst case<br />

they had ever seen.<br />

One of the ponies was Wilma, a<br />

beautiful Cob type, just four years old<br />

and pregnant.<br />

She was found lying, virtually<br />

submerged in faeces. Her will to live<br />

must have been strong but being<br />

pregnant was obviously putting a<br />

greater strain on her.<br />

The awful conditions that Wilma was found in<br />

When the RSPCA moved in, she was<br />

taken into care with a number of<br />

other animals but sadly it was too late<br />

for many of them. Wilma was nursed<br />

back to health and went to full term<br />

with her foal who was born safely.<br />

Wilma is about 8 years old now, and<br />

Katie Moulds has had her for nearly<br />

three years, she backed her herself<br />

and a friend broke her in.<br />

Katie’s friend Yasmin Hart competed<br />

her under saddle at Equifest. Wilma<br />

lives with Katie and she will never<br />

sell her now however she is looking<br />

for a permanent rider for her from<br />

her home.<br />

Katie explains that she went to ride<br />

a friends stallion at a show one day<br />

and the RSPCA were there with some<br />

rescue ponies Wilma was one<br />

of them; her intention had<br />

never been to rescue or get<br />

another horse but as soon as she met<br />

Wilma she had to have her. Her foal<br />

was born whilst she was in the RSPCA<br />

care, he was a healthy foal despite all<br />

the odds, he was named Barney and<br />

he has been re-homed locally. He is<br />

virtually identical to Wilma except<br />

he is taller and has three white socks<br />

instead of four.<br />

Wilma during her pregnancy after<br />

been removed in to care<br />

Wilma now<br />

Their win in the RSPCA Native/<br />

Traditional class was very emotional<br />

and took them forward to the evening<br />

performance. Not placed in that but<br />

so proud to be in with some equally<br />

beautiful RSPCA rescue horses<br />

and ponies, who’s stories were just<br />

heartbreaking.<br />

12 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


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feature<br />

The<br />

Caspian<br />

Story<br />

Photos courtesy of Colin Barker<br />

The Caspian is a unique<br />

ancient breed of small<br />

horse, believed extinct<br />

for over 1,000 years<br />

until it was rediscovered in<br />

1965 on the southern shores<br />

of the Caspian sea, Northern<br />

Iran. It is thought that small<br />

numbers may still exist in<br />

a semi-feral state in the<br />

rice paddies, cotton fields,<br />

forests and foothills of the<br />

Alborz mountains.<br />

WHAT IS A CASPIAN HORSE?<br />

The Caspian is a small (10-12.2 hand),<br />

elegant horse that makes an ideal mount<br />

for children. Unlike the comparablysized<br />

pony breeds of northern origin,<br />

the Caspian is a naturally slim-bodied<br />

and refined horse. Caspians are<br />

highly trainable and excel at athletic<br />

endeavours, most notably jumping and<br />

driving. Purebred Caspian mares are<br />

typically bred to Caspian stallions to<br />

perpetuate the critically endangered<br />

breed, which includes fewer than 2,000


horses registered worldwide and<br />

approximately 500 Caspians in the<br />

United States. The pre-potency of the<br />

breed shines through when Caspians<br />

are crossed with larger horses to<br />

produce sport ponies of exceptional<br />

quality.<br />

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BREED<br />

The Caspian Horse holds the<br />

distinction of being both one of the<br />

oldest and one of the newest of horse<br />

breeds. Current archeo-zoological<br />

evidence dates the Caspian back to<br />

at least 3,000 BC, pre-dating other<br />

recognized breeds of horses. When the<br />

Persian Empire collapsed in 644 AD,<br />

its royal horse was apparently ‘lost’<br />

for more than a thousand years until<br />

its re-discovery in 1965. The Caspian<br />

is strongly believed to represent<br />

Horse Type 4 in the development<br />

of the modern horse, making it the<br />

only foundation type that exists as a<br />

modern breed. During its 5,000 year<br />

saga, the Caspian has experienced<br />

life as both a royal treasure and a<br />

peasant’s cart horse. It has served as a<br />

source of national pride and a source<br />

During its 5,000<br />

year saga, the<br />

Caspian has<br />

experienced life<br />

as both a royal<br />

treasure and a<br />

peasant’s cart horse.<br />

of meat. While research on the breed’s<br />

origins continues, the current story of<br />

the Caspian horse is nothing short of<br />

amazing.<br />

CASPIANS IN THE UK<br />

The love of Caspians in this country<br />

started as far back as 1971 when<br />

Elizabeth Webster and her mother<br />

imported the first two to the UK.<br />

Louise Firouz, who lived in Tehran,<br />

was running a Riding School at<br />

Norouzabad, where the children were<br />

struggling to ride the large horses<br />

available to them. Having heard about<br />

some ‘small horses’ in the hills above<br />

the Caspian Sea in Iran, Louise Firouz<br />

mounted a horseback expedition to<br />

the area and found a few of these<br />

small horses working in the mountain<br />

villages of Gilan province. She<br />

managed to buy them and took them<br />

back with her to Norouzabad.<br />

The kids in the Riding School found<br />

them incredibly easy and versatile.<br />

They could ride and jump them with<br />

ease and they were able to carry a fair<br />

degree of weight without tiring. Their<br />

appearance, intelligence and agility<br />

fascinated Louise, who resolved to<br />

find out more about them<br />

After breeding from them to test that<br />

they bred true, she selected those<br />

which would form the nucleus of<br />

her herd and started to establish the<br />

Caspian as a breed.<br />

Whether they remained in Iran or<br />

were exported to the UK in the late<br />

‘60s and early ‘70s, Louise Firouz’s<br />

foundation stock is of immense<br />

importance to breeders of the<br />

modern-day Caspian. These animals<br />

are the bedrock from which their<br />

descendants now flourish across the<br />

world and they appear throughout the<br />

early pedigrees of existing stock. It<br />

is on these first Caspians that Louise<br />

based her Breed Standard, to which all<br />

breeders are now required to conform.<br />

HRH Prince Philip had become<br />

fascinated by the story of the Caspian,<br />

which he saw for the first time during<br />

his visit to Iran for the Celebration<br />

of 2,500 years of the Peacock Throne<br />

under the Pahlavi family. When he<br />

was presented with a stallion and<br />

mare, they and their progeny were<br />

generously loaned to British breeders<br />

so that their bloodlines could be<br />

used in the breeding programme. He<br />

maintains his interest to this day.<br />

After buying the first Caspian colt<br />

and filly imported into the UK in<br />

1971, ‘Liz’ Webster and her mother,<br />

Stephanie (‘Jaffa’) Jenvey, imported<br />

more breeding stock from Iran. The<br />

‘Caspian Stud (UK)’ was formed, using<br />

the family’s nearest village, Hopstone,<br />

as its prefix. All the imported<br />

foundation stallions, mares and<br />

youngstock produced offspring and a<br />

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feature<br />

Photos courtesy of Colin Barker<br />

lot of people became interested in<br />

receiving information about them.<br />

In 1878, Louise Firouz dramatically<br />

contacted the family to ask whether<br />

they could rescue more of her<br />

foundation animals, which were<br />

being preyed on and killed by wolves<br />

on the Turkoman Steppes, where<br />

she kept the horses. With a harsh<br />

Iranian winter coming and the<br />

wolves likely to get even hungrier,<br />

there was little time to waste. The<br />

family quickly agreed and soon<br />

another stallion and six mares were<br />

making their way to the UK, arriving<br />

to much media interest in their story<br />

of survival.<br />

During the late 1970s and early<br />

1980s, Caspians were exported from<br />

Hopstone to Australia and New<br />

Zealand for the first time, where<br />

they went on to produce some<br />

impressive competition results from<br />

a relatively tiny Caspian population.<br />

In 1975 the Caspian Horse Society<br />

was formed, to record breeding<br />

and ensure adherence to Louise<br />

Firouz’s Breed Standard, promoting<br />

the breed via memberships and<br />

enlarging the ‘work force’. The<br />

Caspian Stud UK exhibited Caspians<br />

at the Royal Show continuously<br />

from 1972 to 1990, when more studs<br />

were formed. The International<br />

Caspian Society was formed in the<br />

late 1990s to co-ordinate the stud<br />

book and unify the preservation and<br />

promotion of the Caspian by several<br />

new overseas societies.<br />

You can now see the Caspian Horse<br />

at Horse of the Year Show<br />

The first multi-Caspian display<br />

ever seen at Britain’s greatest<br />

international equestrian gathering<br />

– the Horse of the Year Show - will<br />

feature twenty pure-breds and<br />

include four part-bred Caspians.<br />

The mixed team of stallions, mares<br />

and geldings will demonstrate just<br />

a few of the strengths of a breed<br />

once highly valued by the Kings<br />

and Queens of the ancient Persian<br />

Empire but thought to have become<br />

extinct.<br />

The performances will take place<br />

once a day from Wednesday to<br />

Friday and twice a day on Saturday<br />

and Sunday during HOYS week.<br />

The Hopstone Stud’s stallion<br />

Maroun (who came over in the<br />

first flight from Iran as a four<br />

month old foal) is on the near side,<br />

looking at the camera and Prince<br />

Philip’s stallion Rostam is on the<br />

far side. They were trained and<br />

driven by the Head Coachman,<br />

Mr Ernie Long of the Royal Mews .<br />

The stallions were wearing leather<br />

harness and drawing a miniature<br />

Landau (presented to Queen<br />

Victoria by the Saddlers’ Guild), on<br />

the occasion of the Finals of the<br />

Queen’s Cup at Windsor Great Park<br />

in 1978, in a Parade of Rare and<br />

Foreign Breeds before the Queen<br />

and the Royal Family. Photo<br />

courtesy of Sally Anne Thompson,<br />

of Animal Photography Ltd.<br />

16 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


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feature<br />

This<br />

Girl<br />

is on<br />

FIRE<br />

EL Talks to Event<br />

Rider Imogen Murray<br />

Photos by Tim Wilkinson<br />

A<br />

tenth British Eventing<br />

season doesn’t sound like a<br />

particularly long Eventing<br />

career in comparison to<br />

some, but when the athlete in question<br />

is only just 24-years-old, suddenly<br />

it seems an incredible feat. With a<br />

Nations Cup Silver medal and two<br />

CCI**** placings under her belt,<br />

Imogen Murray has had an incredible<br />

career, and it really has only just<br />

begun.<br />

As a former working and show hunter<br />

pony rider, Imogen had a taste of the<br />

equestrian spotlight at a young age,<br />

competing at The Royal International<br />

Horse Show and The Horse Of The<br />

Year Show on a regular basis. The<br />

early days of showing created the team<br />

name – Murray Show Team, as Imogen<br />

competed alongside older brother Ben<br />

Murray. With the showing days long<br />

behind them the name changed to MS<br />

Team Eventing, “which some would<br />

like to think stands for ‘Munchkin<br />

Sized Team’ as neither Mum or I are<br />

very tall” adds Imogen.<br />

It was 10 years ago, in 2007, at just<br />

13-years-old when Imogen took to<br />

the eventing scene with the 14.2hh<br />

Domingo mare Juno II. It was with<br />

this little horse that Imogen went from<br />

Intro (now BE90) to Pony Trials and<br />

Pony**(CCI) within the space of a year.<br />

It didn’t take Imogen long to realise<br />

this was the career she wanted to<br />

follow. The MS Team soon became<br />

the family business in 2010, as Imogen<br />

left school to embark on her eventing<br />

journey. Junior and Young Rider<br />

selections swiftly followed but a series<br />

of unfortunate events ruled her out<br />

contention.<br />

The big break came in 2014, as Imogen<br />

and Wiseguy V competed at the<br />

CCI**** Land Rover Burghley Horse<br />

Trials. Not only did the young pair<br />

complete their first CCI****, but they<br />

were yet again the youngest in the<br />

field. 2015 and 2016 also saw much<br />

success for the MS Team, but <strong>2017</strong><br />

has certainly been a year to remember<br />

thus far.<br />

<strong>2017</strong> brought with it the Mitsubishi<br />

Motors Badminton Horse Trials,<br />

Blenheim Palace TOMGAR JESS<br />

and a double clear for Ivar Gooden,<br />

culminating in a 21st place finish and<br />

finishing as the Best Under 25 Rider.<br />

“The best feeling this year has been<br />

knowing that I produced Charles (Ivar<br />

Gooden) from a 4-year-old. It is that<br />

trust and special bond between us<br />

that enabled him to give me his all”<br />

commented Imogen. Ivar Gooden,<br />

didn’t always live up to his name and<br />

was described by many as not an easy<br />

character as a young horse, but the<br />

perseverance certainly seems to have<br />

paid off. “Even mine and Charles’<br />

incredibly supportive owners, Aivar<br />

and Terry Ward, questioned my sanity<br />

in persevering at times but I think<br />

we’re all very glad that I did! He’s<br />

always been exceptionally talented<br />

and he’s a true competitor that shines<br />

on the big occasions. He just wants to<br />

win!”<br />

And shine he did in France recently.<br />

Receiving her first British Team call up,<br />

Imogen and Ivar Gooden recently made<br />

the journey to Le Pin Au Haras, France,<br />

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SPEETLEY <strong>2017</strong><br />

shows<br />

LEFT:<br />

DONATELLO<br />

S - Burnham<br />

Market<br />

International<br />

<strong>2017</strong><br />

RIGHT: The<br />

Team after<br />

completing<br />

the XC at<br />

Badminton<br />

RIGHT: IVAR<br />

GOODEN -<br />

Badminton<br />

<strong>2017</strong><br />

LEFT: Kim<br />

Murray<br />

(Mum) Kim<br />

Pengelly<br />

(Owner of<br />

Roheryn<br />

Ruby) Ellie<br />

Wharton<br />

(Groom)<br />

for the Nations Cup. Producing a near<br />

personal best dressage, yet again the<br />

young pair produced a near perfect<br />

double clear round to lead the allfemale<br />

British team to a silver medal.<br />

“Being the highest placed team<br />

member and leading the team to a<br />

silver medal on our team debut was<br />

quite special” added Imogen. “The<br />

trip was made even more special in<br />

that we travelled out as a big family,<br />

with Mum, Dad and a group of our<br />

owners, coming in a convoy. The<br />

convoy slightly broke down when they<br />

weren’t allowed on the ferry and us<br />

‘kids’ had to navigate our own way<br />

through France, with our parents<br />

keeping tabs on us by using the ‘Find<br />

My Phone’ app on an iPhone!”<br />

Anyone that spends time with<br />

Imogen and the team will quickly<br />

realise what a big family atmosphere<br />

it is. Welcoming to newcomers,<br />

owners, sponsors and friends, and<br />

with big brother Ben, no longer based<br />

at home and working in the City,<br />

joining them to compete whenever<br />

possible.<br />

Being the highest<br />

placed team<br />

member and<br />

leading the team<br />

to a silver medal<br />

on our team debut<br />

was quite special<br />

With a large ‘L’ shaped yard at home<br />

that overlooks the arena, the team<br />

can foster a close knit and supportive<br />

environment. With three 18-year-old<br />

apprentices there is certainly a fun and<br />

relaxed atmosphere when entering the<br />

MS Team stables. “If we are relaxed<br />

and happy, then the horses are too”<br />

adds Imogen.<br />

It is this way of working that the MS<br />

Team owners buy into – supporting<br />

each other, having fun and being<br />

relaxed. It has been noticed that<br />

several of the owners travel to events<br />

to support Imogen, even when their<br />

own horses aren’t competing.<br />

“Some of our owners have often said<br />

how they have enjoyed the journey<br />

with the whole team as well their<br />

own horses, which is really touching.<br />

Success is so much more magical when<br />

you have started a relationship with a<br />

horse from a youngster or lower level<br />

and have watched them grow into<br />

superstars for the owners and for me<br />

too!”<br />

This week sees Imogen return to the<br />

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, no<br />

longer a 4* debutant, but this time a<br />

contender for a prize.<br />

“I’m excited and nervous at the same<br />

time”, commented Imogen. “There<br />

is certainly more pressure this time,<br />

I’m a bit more well-known than I was<br />

before and there is more expectation<br />

following our Badminton performance,<br />

and of course the Nations Cup. But I’m<br />

equally very excited. (Ivar Gooden)’s<br />

such a good horse and one that could<br />

do really well at Burghley.”<br />

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feature<br />

Rebalance Set to Open Studio<br />

at Established Riding Centre in<br />

Leicestershire<br />

Renovation is now<br />

complete at the<br />

new Rebalance<br />

studio, located at the<br />

widely renowned family<br />

run business of Bunny Hill<br />

Riding Centre in Costock.<br />

Rebecca Draper of<br />

Rebalance explained that<br />

“opening a studio at Bunny<br />

Hill Riding Centre is a<br />

great move that will enable<br />

me to provide exceptional<br />

services to my clients in<br />

a warm and welcoming<br />

environment.”<br />

Rebalance has been<br />

developed by Rebecca, a<br />

local dressage rider and<br />

coach. It’s during her<br />

time coaching that she<br />

decided to embark on a<br />

career changing journey,<br />

building a business that<br />

aids equestrians and<br />

athletes throughout all<br />

aspects of their training<br />

and competitive careers.<br />

Offering individually<br />

designed programmes<br />

aimed at maintaining or<br />

improving their health,<br />

mobility, strength and<br />

ultimately performance.<br />

Rebecca’s vision in helping<br />

her equestrian clients<br />

has seen her achieve<br />

many qualifications,<br />

enabling her to offer a<br />

comprehensive training<br />

programme. Whether<br />

this be an Equipilates<br />

session, a sports massage<br />

or rider performance<br />

training, the client’s<br />

needs and ambitions are<br />

understood from the offset.<br />

Rebecca added: “muscular<br />

imbalances develop over<br />

time, based on physiology,<br />

posture and lifestyle. So,<br />

for instance, how you move<br />

when you’re not<br />

riding directly<br />

affect your<br />

performance on<br />

your horse.”<br />

Before<br />

Rebecca went on to say:<br />

“If your weight is unevenly<br />

distributed over the horse,<br />

perhaps leaning forward or<br />

sitting more to one side of<br />

the saddle, you will find it<br />

more difficult to effectively<br />

use your body. However<br />

slight these imbalances<br />

may be, your body and the<br />

horse will compensate over<br />

time, often causing aches<br />

and pains to both horse<br />

and rider”.<br />

After<br />

Bunny Hill Riding Centre<br />

are very much looking<br />

forward to welcoming<br />

Rebalance, enabling<br />

them to offer their clients<br />

additional services.<br />

Victoria Humphrey, Owner<br />

at Bunny Hill Riding Centre<br />

said: “We are very excited<br />

to welcome Rebalance to<br />

the Riding Centre, allowing<br />

our loyal customers to<br />

gain greater knowledge<br />

and understanding of<br />

body awareness and the<br />

impact this can have on<br />

your riding capabilities,<br />

confidence and<br />

performance.”<br />

It is through Rebecca’s<br />

ambition, continued drive<br />

and most importantly<br />

her passion that has<br />

seen the growing success<br />

of Rebalance, Rebecca<br />

encourages clients to seek<br />

out new challenges and to<br />

always be pushing for the<br />

next goal.<br />

The studio will be officially<br />

opened by Rebecca Draper<br />

(pictured left) and Bunny<br />

Hill Riding Centre Owner,<br />

Victoria Humphrey in<br />

<strong>September</strong> when a special<br />

event will be held for<br />

invited clients and members<br />

of the press.<br />

22 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


product news<br />

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Smart horse owners are always<br />

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www.equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk 23


horse health<br />

Tapeworm<br />

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using the specially designed<br />

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EquiSal® saliva collection<br />

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REFERANCES: 1. Lightbody, K. L., Matthews, J. B., Kemp-Symonds, J. G., Lambert,<br />

P. A. and Austin, C. J. (<strong>2017</strong>), Use of a saliva-based diagnostic test to inform on<br />

tapeworm infection in horses in the UK. Equine Vet J. DOI: 10.1111/evj.12742<br />

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dressage<br />

INTRODUCING...<br />

Lara Edwards Dressage<br />

This month has seen an exciting change for Lara as she launches<br />

‘Lara Edwards Dressage’, while on the yard the youngsters have<br />

been the focus of attention. Read on to find out more…<br />

This month there has<br />

been a few changes<br />

that have seen us<br />

rebrand ‘Cyden Dressage’ to<br />

now become ‘Lara Edwards<br />

Dressage’. This decision<br />

was made to reflect my<br />

personality and showcase<br />

the diverse direction the<br />

business has now started to<br />

progress towards in respect<br />

of training and breeding.<br />

This has only been possible<br />

with the help of my<br />

father and my supportive<br />

husband, Gary. I will<br />

still be continuing to<br />

juggle commitments<br />

running Lara Edwards<br />

Dressage with my job<br />

as a quality manager<br />

for Cyden Homes – I do<br />

love a challenge!<br />

It has been a very<br />

busy time for our<br />

youngsters. I am<br />

very excited to say I have<br />

brought three-year-old<br />

Jackson back into work.<br />

He has been in the field<br />

for three months enjoying<br />

some down time, having<br />

been broken in earlier on in<br />

the year and done quite a<br />

lot for his age.<br />

We lunged him on the first<br />

day and then I got straight<br />

on him the second day<br />

and he was amazing! He's<br />

certainly a horse who loves<br />

to work so I am very excited<br />

about our future together.<br />

I have also brought Cleo,<br />

our homebred mare by<br />

Cadans, back into full<br />

Felix, back out in the field following his injury.<br />

Lara with Cleo and Jasmine<br />

work and she is super<br />

exciting for the future as<br />

her movement is top class,<br />

although quite hot. I do<br />

like them like this as they<br />

are sensitive in a good way,<br />

hopefully demonstrating<br />

their potential for being a<br />

top class horse.<br />

Jasmine, our homebred<br />

three-year-old, who is full<br />

sister to Cleo, has gone<br />

off to be broken in too,<br />

so next month I will be<br />

able to report more on her<br />

progress.<br />

Felix has come back into<br />

work after cutting his leg in<br />

the field so I am thrilled to<br />

be able to get him back to<br />

full fitness, ready for taking<br />

him out at Small Tour level<br />

at the end of the year.<br />

Our trip to the regionals<br />

with Bodyguard didn't quite<br />

go to plan as unfortunately<br />

the back wheel on the lorry<br />

locked on the way to Port<br />

Royal, making it unsafe for<br />

me to keep driving. Feeling<br />

disappointed, Jess and I had<br />

to return home.<br />

Although frustrated, I have<br />

to be pleased with already<br />

getting our golden ticket to<br />

the Nationals by winning<br />

at Prix St Georges level at<br />

Sheepgate Premier League<br />

but it would have been nice<br />

to have got there at Inter<br />

1 too.<br />

This month also marks a<br />

point in history for Dad’s<br />

homebred horses; having<br />

sold the very first one we<br />

bred to long-time friend,<br />

Rebecca Stephens, to be<br />

trained and competed by<br />

Kate Lewis.<br />

Both Kate and Rebecca<br />

have been looking for their<br />

next super star for quite<br />

a while, even travelling<br />

abroad with no success,<br />

when they were told about<br />

our homebred horses.<br />

I was over the moon when<br />

they came to try them and<br />

they really liked both of the<br />

two smaller ones. Breeding<br />

for us really is exciting,<br />

especially when it's not<br />

only using our quality<br />

mares but also my very own<br />

stallions too, and ending up<br />

with top class movement<br />

recognised not only by<br />

myself but also other<br />

well-known and respected<br />

dressage riders.<br />

Recently we have had two<br />

lovely girls helping out on<br />

the yard, Amy and Heidi.<br />

Both of them have been a<br />

valuable part of the team<br />

helping with exercising<br />

and general care of all the<br />

horses. Heidi has come over<br />

from Dubai for a few weeks<br />

in her summer holidays<br />

and although only young<br />

she has been riding Chanel,<br />

a four-year-old by Cadans<br />

and loving every minute<br />

of it!<br />

For further information<br />

contact Lara Edwards on<br />

07920 452739, visit www<br />

Laraedwardsdressage.com<br />

or ‘Like’ the Lara Edwards<br />

Dressage Facebook page.<br />

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horse health<br />

DENTISTRY<br />

Conditions of the<br />

CHEEK TEETH<br />

Heather Urquhart BVMS CertAVP (Equine Dentistry) BAEDT MRCVS<br />

Part<br />

2<br />

Last month we had a brief review<br />

of the anatomy of the cheek<br />

teeth, and began to look at<br />

specific conditions affecting them.<br />

This month and next month we<br />

continue to look at specific cheek<br />

teeth conditions, including possible<br />

treatment and management.<br />

DIASTEMA<br />

Diastema (plural diastemata) are<br />

abnormal gaps that develop between<br />

cheek teeth, which in some cases<br />

can trap food and cause very painful<br />

gum disease. Diastemata are the<br />

most painful condition of the horses<br />

mouth, and one of the most common<br />

causes of quidding (dropping<br />

partially chewed food balls).<br />

2 main classifications of diastema<br />

exist - 'open', where the gap is an<br />

equal width from gum level to<br />

grinding surface, and 'valve', where<br />

the gap is narrower (or non existent)<br />

at the grinding surface compared to<br />

gum level. The latter tend to be more<br />

serious, as food material gets wedged<br />

in the gap, causing inflammation of<br />

the gum and associated structures.<br />

WHY DO THEY OCCUR?<br />

In some cases diastema are due to<br />

the cheek teeth developing too far<br />

apart, or at too upright an angle,<br />

resulting in them not being packed<br />

closely together.<br />

In other cases they can develop if<br />

teeth are misaligned or missing, and<br />

they are also commonly found in<br />

older horses - the teeth are narrower<br />

towards the root, so diastemata<br />

develop as the teeth continue to<br />

erupt.<br />

HOW ARE THEY TREATED/<br />

MANAGED?<br />

Treatment of diastema is<br />

challenging, and often involves<br />

several stages. In some cases simply<br />

flushing out any food material from<br />

between the teeth and removing<br />

any sharp points or opposing<br />

ridges is sufficient.<br />

Other treatment may involve<br />

filling the gap with putty<br />

after thoroughly cleaning<br />

it, widening the gap to stop<br />

food from getting stuck, or<br />

even extracting adjacent<br />

teeth.<br />

Dietary management is also<br />

necessary in some cases -<br />

feeding pelleted feed rather than<br />

chaff, and grass rather than hay or<br />

haylage (where possible) may help<br />

to prevent food accumulation in<br />

the gaps, and is also usually more<br />

comfortable for the horse to chew.<br />

Pain relief may be necessary in some<br />

cases to encourage the horse to eat.<br />

Rinsing the mouth out regularly<br />

(with a hose pipe or a large syringe),<br />

can also help prevent the food from<br />

accumulating in areas with gaps, and<br />

therefore help to stop it from getting<br />

stuck.<br />

DISPLACED TEETH<br />

Cheek teeth normally erupt in a<br />

straight line, tightly packed together.<br />

However, in some cases one or more<br />

teeth may erupt in an abnormal<br />

position, at an angle, or rotated.<br />

This is common in ponies with small<br />

heads due to overcrowding, but can<br />

occur in any breed and age.<br />

WHAT PROBLEMS CAN<br />

THEY CAUSE?<br />

In many cases, displaced teeth cause<br />

few problems so long as regular<br />

dental treatment is performed.<br />

However, food is more likely to<br />

become trapped between the teeth,<br />

causing gum disease, and in some<br />

Diastema before cleaning<br />

cases they can cause ulcers to the<br />

cheeks and tongue. If multiple<br />

displaced teeth are present in<br />

one row then the horses ability<br />

to chew effectively is likely to be<br />

compromised.<br />

HOW TO TREAT?<br />

Severely displaced or rotated cheek<br />

teeth may be best removed, especially<br />

if they are causing food to pack into<br />

the resultant diastema. However, it is<br />

often possible to manage these cases<br />

with regular dental examinations,<br />

Diastema between upper cheek teeth<br />

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Dominant upper cheek tooth<br />

Diastema after cleaning<br />

Dominant first cheek tooth<br />

Diagram of<br />

open diastema<br />

Diagram<br />

of valve<br />

diastema<br />

reduction of any sharp points and<br />

flushing of impacted food.<br />

MISSING OR LOOSE TEETH<br />

Teeth can be missing due to previous<br />

extraction (for example in older<br />

horses with loose teeth, or horses<br />

who have had a previous dental<br />

infection), or congenitally absent<br />

(never erupted). For example, small<br />

ponies may only have 5 cheek teeth<br />

in each row.<br />

Missing teeth themselves do not tend<br />

Treatment<br />

of dominant<br />

teeth is usually<br />

straightforward,<br />

and involves<br />

grinding down<br />

affected teeth<br />

to cause dental problems; however<br />

multiple missing teeth obviously<br />

may prevent normal chewing and the<br />

horse may require different feed to<br />

enable adequate calorie intake.<br />

Loose teeth most commonly occur in<br />

older horses, and should normally be<br />

removed to improve comfort. X-rays<br />

may be necessary prior to extraction<br />

in some cases.<br />

OVERGROWN (DOMINANT)<br />

TEETH<br />

Overgrown (or more correctly overerupted,<br />

or dominant) teeth tend<br />

to occur opposite missing teeth, as<br />

they have nothing to grind against to<br />

wear them down, but can also occur<br />

if the jaw is not correctly aligned - for<br />

example in horses with an overshot<br />

jaw (parrot mouth), the first upper<br />

cheek teeth and the last lower cheek<br />

teeth are likely to be dominant.<br />

Displaced lower cheek tooth<br />

WHAT PROBLEMS CAN<br />

THEY CAUSE?<br />

Over-erupted teeth can interfere with<br />

the normal chewing cycle, and may<br />

cause trauma to the opposing gum if<br />

left untreated. They can also effect<br />

ridden performance, as they may<br />

prevent the horse from fully relaxing<br />

his jaw.<br />

HOW TO TREAT<br />

Treatment of dominant teeth is<br />

usually straightforward, and involves<br />

grinding down affected teeth,<br />

usually with power instruments.<br />

However, the sensitive pulp can<br />

lie very close to the surface of the<br />

tooth; any reductions should be<br />

performed carefully, with continuous<br />

observation of the surface of the<br />

tooth to prevent aberrant exposure,<br />

and the tooth cooled regularly to<br />

prevent thermal damage to the<br />

underlying pulps. In some cases<br />

it may take several treatments 3-6<br />

months apart to fully correct the<br />

problem.<br />

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dressage<br />

The Highs<br />

and Lows...<br />

There was great<br />

excitement as the<br />

journey to The European<br />

Championships began<br />

for Lily Payne and Ann Savage’s<br />

Beckhouse Cancara. Travelling<br />

to Dover and then over to Calais<br />

before arriving in Roosendaal in<br />

Holland. Arriving on the Monday<br />

morning before the trot up on<br />

the Tuesday afternoon. Lily and<br />

Cara enjoyed a light workout<br />

to stretch their legs after the<br />

journey before preparing for the<br />

trot up. The formal trot up saw<br />

every nation present their horses<br />

to the panel of vets and a judge.<br />

The competition for Children on<br />

Horses wasn’t due to start until<br />

the Thursday so Wednesday was<br />

a day for a training session.<br />

There were smiles all round as<br />

Cara produced some fantastic<br />

work and Lily rode with such<br />

confidence and enjoyed<br />

her first ride in the main<br />

competition arena with every<br />

nation being allocated a ten<br />

minute session to use the arena<br />

to familiarise themselves.<br />

THINGS CAN CHANGE<br />

IN AN INSTANT<br />

The first day of competition<br />

and everything was going<br />

to plan until ten minutes<br />

into the warming up<br />

when Cara appeared<br />

to knock herself<br />

and stood on her<br />

shoe, twisting it<br />

very slightly to then<br />

suddenly go lame.<br />

The farrier attended<br />

to her and reset the<br />

shoe but sadly time<br />

ran out so Lily and Cara’s<br />

European journey came<br />

to a very abrupt end as<br />

missing the first day of<br />

competition doesn’t<br />

then allow you to continue.<br />

It was with a huge sense of relief<br />

that Cara trotted up sound the<br />

next day and Team Sheepgate<br />

returned home after gaining<br />

the most amazing experience to<br />

have been so close but with the<br />

disappointment too.<br />

LOOK AND LEARN...<br />

Lily and I have had the most<br />

amazing experience of watching<br />

some outstanding dressage<br />

during our time at the<br />

European Championships<br />

recently. We particularly<br />

like to watch the riders<br />

working in and discuss<br />

between ourselves what<br />

we are seeing and how<br />

riders deal with different<br />

things that occur during<br />

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the working in. We have also<br />

seen many different trainers<br />

helping their riders and were very<br />

lucky to observe some training<br />

sessions with Carl Hester who<br />

was helping some British riders<br />

on the Team test day, this was<br />

truly inspirational. To then watch<br />

the riders perform their tests and<br />

witness the live scoreboard that<br />

gives you each movement as it<br />

happens and each judge’s score<br />

brings me on to my next point.<br />

WHY THE DIFFERENCE?<br />

It’s that time of year again when<br />

many riders have been out<br />

competing at Championships and<br />

there are often multiple judges<br />

at different positions around the<br />

arena. This brings me on to my<br />

point of watching a dressage test<br />

from different viewpoints. There<br />

is often discussion amongst riders<br />

on forums etc about how the<br />

scores can be so different...as a<br />

rider and judge myself I can totally<br />

see both views but how often have<br />

I challenge you to go and watch<br />

some dressage and view from the<br />

short side of the arena and then<br />

change your view and watch from<br />

the long side of the arena.<br />

you just spent time just watching<br />

dressage tests? I challenge you to<br />

go and watch some dressage and<br />

view from the short side of the<br />

arena and then change your view<br />

and watch from the long side of<br />

the arena. The same horse and<br />

rider can look quite different from<br />

these different viewpoints. For<br />

example if you have a horse that<br />

is a bit short in the neck or has the<br />

mouth opening at times this will<br />

be clearer to see for the judges<br />

on the long side to comment on<br />

as opposed to the judges on the<br />

short side. This can also mean<br />

that every mark from the judges<br />

on the long side may be lower<br />

for most movements than the<br />

judges on the short side hence<br />

this brings a significant difference<br />

to the scores. The same goes for<br />

straightness of the horse, this is<br />

viewed clearer from some points<br />

around the arena, likewise if the<br />

horse is crooked it can be very<br />

clear to see especially if the horse<br />

is going directly towards a judge.<br />

So next time you encounter some<br />

different scores, take a look at<br />

the overall picture and try and<br />

understand more fully what the<br />

difference in scores is telling you.<br />

Enjoy your riding this month and<br />

don’t miss an opportunity to look<br />

and learn!<br />

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Finding the balance...<br />

What makes a successful business? Any industry is the same, it’s having<br />

the ability to strike a balance between ‘work’ and your own passions.<br />

0845 300 3566<br />

sales@buckarooequine.co.uk<br />

www.buckaroosaddlery.co.uk<br />

Nicola Barry of Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Buckaroo Saddlery<br />

At Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>, our passion<br />

is for developing and producing<br />

competition show jumping horses.<br />

However, it’s not that simple to just<br />

produce winning horses. The whole<br />

Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong> operation requires<br />

an all-encompassing approach that is<br />

geared towards continuous evolution and<br />

improvement. We truly believe that our<br />

passion for horses is unrivalled and the<br />

balance we have been able to find with<br />

our flexible, full-time jobs has ensured<br />

that Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong> thrives.<br />

For example, Nicola Barry is the owner of<br />

Buckaroo Saddlery, which is based at Vale<br />

View <strong>Equestrian</strong> centre in Old<br />

Dalby, Melton Mowbray. Nicola has<br />

driven business growth, which boasts a<br />

superb equestrian tack shop and mobile<br />

saddlery, for 8 years and is a qualified<br />

Master Saddle fitter. Nicola travels<br />

regularly around the country, fitting<br />

new and used saddles, repairing and<br />

reflocking whilst Georgie and Becky<br />

manage the day to day running of the<br />

shop. This experience with Buckaroo has<br />

been an invaluable grounding in the art<br />

of <strong>Equestrian</strong>ism and demonstrates that<br />

deep industry knowledge that is at the<br />

heart of Sovereign.<br />

Charlotte Barry has also had success<br />

outside of Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>, as she<br />

currently runs the ‘Go Paws Up’ dog<br />

grooming salon at Tower House Farm,<br />

Whitwick. Charlotte has a Master’s<br />

degree and is a Qualified Level 3 City and<br />

Guild dog groomer and provides flexible<br />

opening hours to not only suit her clients<br />

but also allows her to continue to pursue<br />

her show-jumping ambitions and provide<br />

valuable input into Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>.<br />

The Showjumping aspect is also<br />

incredibly important for Nicola and<br />

Charlotte as they run a combined<br />

9 horses at various levels in British<br />

Showjumping competitions. They also<br />

conduct a busy mare and foal breeding<br />

programme which is primarily to find<br />

the next superstar for their sport. The<br />

breeding side of Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong> is<br />

to use our own Mares who have all been<br />

successful showjumpers and between the<br />

Mares, foals, yearlings and 2 and 3 yr olds<br />

we have another 13 horses.<br />

(Left) Nicola Barry (Right) Buckaroo Saddlery


At Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>, we train, maintain, and<br />

care for our horses so that they become exceptional<br />

performers across all disciplines.<br />

07762 880 800<br />

charlotte@gopawsup.com<br />

www.gopawsup.com<br />

Charlotte Barry of Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Go Paws Up Dog Grooming<br />

It’s this ability to switch between our<br />

different passions and commitments<br />

in life that we feel really sets Sovereign<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> apart.<br />

In addition to the above horses - which<br />

would be enough to scare most people off<br />

what we do - we are also extremely proud<br />

to have a number of “special competition<br />

horses” being ridden and produced with<br />

Adam and Jess Botham, Paul Barker<br />

and Andrew Saywell. These horses are<br />

achieving fantastic results around the<br />

Showjumping circuit and one day we<br />

are quietly confident that a real top class<br />

winner will be produced from Sovereign<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong>.<br />

Juggling work commitments and a<br />

competition career is not easy and it takes<br />

a methodical and meticulous approach<br />

to the planning and organisation. Our<br />

planning is not just for the immediate few<br />

weeks and months, but in fact we have<br />

a long-term vision and philosophy for<br />

creating a programme for each horse and<br />

their future.<br />

We are lucky to have fantastic help from<br />

Sam and Caitlyn at home, as they take<br />

care of the day to day yard duties of the<br />

9 competition horses. Between Nicola<br />

and Charlotte, they produce, train and<br />

compete 8 horses regularly, whilst having<br />

3 youngsters of each age in the paddocks.<br />

As anyone into equestrian sports will<br />

know, the facilities to produce quality<br />

competitive horses is another huge<br />

commitment and being on-top of the<br />

game in maintenance, hygiene and safety<br />

standards all contribute to your chances<br />

of success.<br />

We are very fortunate to have been able<br />

to forge careers that can work around<br />

National and International shows and<br />

together as a family with Mum and Dad’s<br />

huge commitment we make it work, and<br />

we’re not stopping here...<br />

Go Paws Up Dog Grooming Salon Facilities


eventing<br />

TINA CANTON<br />

Staying<br />

AWAY<br />

You’ve qualified for a<br />

championship, going to a three<br />

day or have just decided you<br />

want a holiday with your horse. The<br />

task of organising and packing to stay<br />

away can seem daunting, especially if<br />

you aren’t lucky enough to have an all<br />

singing all dancing lorry! With a bit of<br />

forethought and a few good tips it can<br />

be simplified. I’ll split this into two<br />

sections - horses & humans!<br />

HORSES<br />

• Feed - depending on how long<br />

you’re away dictates what you do. If<br />

you are only away one or two days<br />

make feeds up into carrier bags with<br />

all supplements / electrolytes in and<br />

label with times and horses names.<br />

If staying away longer it is worth<br />

bringing feed sacks. The other option<br />

is to save supplement tubs or get some<br />

plastic containers for feed. Don’t<br />

forget to pack a travelling manger.<br />

• Hay / haylage - for a brief stay,<br />

make up the nets that you will need<br />

to take. Ikea bags or ballast bags are<br />

useful for keeping everywhere tidy.<br />

For a longer stay we take either small<br />

haylage bales or a portion of the big<br />

bale.<br />

• Rugs - pack for any eventuality! Be<br />

sure to pack a decent waterproof for<br />

grazing, we pack a lightweight New<br />

Zealand.<br />

• Stables - we use a plastic storage<br />

box (for garden furniture cushions)<br />

for stable storage and leave all rugs,<br />

grooming kit, plaiting kit, first aid kit,<br />

saddle pads etc in it. Be sure to lock it<br />

somehow. Take lots of rope and bailer<br />

twine to create rug rack, tie up points<br />

etc. Stall guards are great if you have<br />

doors that don’t allow the horses to<br />

look out, but beware of leaving escape<br />

artists unsupervised!<br />

• Water - we take two big water<br />

buckets per horse. Plastic skips are<br />

good and lightweight. Some people<br />

also take water from home for really<br />

fussy horses.<br />

Don’t forget mucking out tools, a<br />

wheelbarrow is a godsend for lugging<br />

stuff about if you have room. A set of<br />

mounting steps is also useful both for<br />

getting on at the stables, but also for<br />

plaiting.<br />

When stabling in temporary stables,<br />

they are sometimes not very weather<br />

proof. Stable drapes help this and also<br />

give the horse some privacy. In the<br />

past in very bad weather we have used<br />

drawing pins to put up shavings bags<br />

to keep the rain out!<br />

Don’t forget to take a lunge line for<br />

grazing as you will spend hours doing<br />

this!<br />

Horse passports are also a legal<br />

requirement while travelling so don’t<br />

forget them!<br />

HUMANS<br />

A push bike is a must, this can also<br />

double up as a saddle rack to getting<br />

tack from the lorry to the stables!<br />

Pack lots of coats and changes of<br />

clothes as it’s really hard to get<br />

anything dry once wet. Taking extra<br />

coat hangers or a drying rack is<br />

useful. Lots of easy snack food is a<br />

must to keep energy levels up.<br />

We take a gazebo with us to create<br />

an outdoor room, this also, acts as a<br />

good storage area. Foldable chairs and<br />

a table create a dining room! Some<br />

people clear out the back of the lorry<br />

to do this. We tend to use the back for<br />

feed, hay, drying area.<br />

A BBQ is the easiest way to cook.<br />

We have a great little gas one, so no<br />

waiting for coals to heat up<br />

If you’re not lucky enough to have<br />

on site showers, wet wipes are great<br />

for feeling human again. If you have<br />

onsite showers, be sure to use them<br />

early before the rush!<br />

Finally, remember to pack your sense<br />

of humour, remember that you do this<br />

for fun and try to enjoy your equine<br />

camping experience!<br />

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STUART BUNTINE<br />

eventing<br />

BURNING THE<br />

candle at both ends!<br />

I<br />

hope that everyone is enjoying<br />

the summer as much as me. We<br />

have had family from Australia<br />

staying, who then headed for the<br />

Mediterranean and are now totally<br />

convinced that our complaints about<br />

the British summers are totally<br />

without basis!<br />

That said there has been a week or two<br />

of varied weather, but looks as though<br />

we are in for another nice spell.<br />

I am in the middle of a crazy few<br />

weeks. I was up at Hendersyde<br />

(Kelso) the first weekend of the<br />

month, I always enjoy this event, a<br />

spectacular location and good courses.<br />

A quick trip to Blair to walk Alec<br />

Lochore’s courses there before back<br />

to Hendersyde for the event where I<br />

was TA (Technical Advisor for British<br />

Eventing). Home Sunday night (late) a<br />

trip to Firle (South coast) mid week, to<br />

ensure the main arena was pegged and<br />

roped so that the Vintage Fair (held at<br />

Firle the following weekend) did not<br />

park cars on it. 8 hours in the car as<br />

the traffic around London was crazy,<br />

home via Burton on Trent to look at,<br />

and buy, a new trailer to house event<br />

equipment.<br />

London on Friday by train to meet<br />

with a new sponsor for Osborne (this<br />

looks positive at this point) It was<br />

home for a weekend off, dinner with<br />

family on Saturday evening – always<br />

enjoyable. Then into the car and<br />

drove to London on Sunday evening,<br />

a stay with daughter Laura, then off<br />

to Firle to meet with the team to peg<br />

out arenas and trade stands – bit<br />

frustrating as the Vintage Fair had<br />

pulled out the arena fencing and<br />

parked all over it!!!<br />

Home Monday night, spent Tuesday<br />

putting out portables for Shelford.<br />

Wednesday in the car and drove to<br />

Richmond to walk the course pre event<br />

(I’m TA there), back home loaded up<br />

the car and Anna is now driving to<br />

Firle (I’m writing this in the car!(.<br />

I head home Sunday night, will walk<br />

the course at Shelford with the TA,<br />

then off to East Midlands to fly to<br />

Blair to TD (Technical Delegate for<br />

the international Federation) for<br />

the week!!!! I get home Monday,<br />

I will have Tuesday at home, then<br />

Richmond Wednesday, Burghley<br />

Thursday and back to Richmond for<br />

the event!!! At least the oil companies<br />

will be enjoying the up surge in fuel<br />

consumption!!!<br />

Osberton is looming large on the<br />

horizon and we are looking forward<br />

to all that it has. This year we have<br />

Brightwells (auctioneers) hosting<br />

a sale during the event. Osberton<br />

graduates move onto great heights as<br />

4 of the 5 horses on the British team<br />

at Rio were all ex competitors, so if<br />

you want a new champion, then this is<br />

a good place to start looking. We are<br />

also hosting the first Working Shire<br />

Horse Festival at the event and there<br />

will be a side saddle display from the<br />

Ladies from Area 12 (Notts, Lincs,<br />

Derbys branch). This will be a great<br />

spectacle with teams working and<br />

parading all weekend.<br />

The KBIS young horse championships<br />

are always a great spectacle, I often<br />

think that Friday is one of the best<br />

days of competition that I watch each<br />

year. With around 100 of the very best<br />

4 and 5 year old horses competing, it is<br />

sheer class in the making – Osberton<br />

really is the place where Tomorrows<br />

Champions are unveiled!<br />

I hope that you will all get to come over<br />

the weekend, the tickets are on sale and<br />

lots of good early deals, one should never<br />

have to pay full price on the gate.<br />

www.osberton-horse.co.uk<br />

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eventing<br />

30th JULY<br />

Cholmondeley<br />

BE Report by Arabella Clegg<br />

Deluges of rain in the days<br />

leading up to the weekend<br />

played in the favour of the<br />

event. Having spiked the ground<br />

this left the going pretty perfect.<br />

Therefore, riders were really going<br />

for the time, proving they were<br />

happy with the work.<br />

Photos by Tim Wilkinson<br />

Robyn Gray had a successful<br />

weekend. With seven rides, five of<br />

them finished in the top 10. The<br />

most notable being her win aboard<br />

Litchfield Foxtrot in Novice<br />

section J. With a 27.5 dressage<br />

and a double clear adding just<br />

four time faults from the cross<br />

country. This left Ros Canter<br />

and Rehy Royal Diamond 0.4 of a<br />

penalty behind in second place.<br />

Another busy weekend was had<br />

by Michael Owen, he had six<br />

to compete. This included two<br />

wins, firstly in the BE100 plus on<br />

Cappoquin Jon with an impressive<br />

dressage score of 22.3, posting a<br />

double jumping clear finishing one<br />

second over the optimum time<br />

picking up 0.4 to finish on 22.7.<br />

This was over six marks ahead of<br />

second place. His second win came<br />

in the BE100 open when 27.8 in the<br />

white boards was good enough to<br />

take the win, this time riding King<br />

Ed.<br />

Michael also picked up rosettes for<br />

second and sixth in BE100 sections<br />

E and F.<br />

Hannah Bate made the most of the<br />

good ground, having scored 24 for<br />

her dressage test on Carnsdale Talk<br />

Talk the pair finished a comfortable<br />

15 seconds inside the time in BE100<br />

section F.<br />

In the intermediate classes on the<br />

Sunday Hannah finished sixth and<br />

Robyn Gray LITCHFIELD FOXTROT<br />

(1st place Novice section J)<br />

eighth on Fanta Boy and Don<br />

Quidam respectively.<br />

Intermediate section M came<br />

down to who was braver<br />

across the country for fewer<br />

time faults. Tina Canton had posted<br />

a sub 30 dressage and unfortunately<br />

lowered a pole show jumping<br />

but with 8 time faults across the<br />

country she finished a very close<br />

second place with Just A Game. This<br />

result complemented her already<br />

good result from the Open Novice<br />

where she and One Two jumped an<br />

easy double clear to finish fifth on<br />

their dressage score of 33.5.<br />

Ibby MacPherson and her long<br />

term partner Ballingowan Diamond<br />

stunned the judges for an 18.6 first<br />

phase score. When they rolled a<br />

pole show jumping they still had<br />

a margin for some time penalties.<br />

They picked up 1.2 finishing on a<br />

total of 23.8. Still 3.2 ahead of their<br />

nearest rivals Emily Philp.<br />

Bubby Upton COLA III (1st place Open<br />

Intermediate u21 section N)<br />

Ben Way PERKEL (3rd place Novice section J)<br />

Fiona Davidson LISSEYEGAN JUNIOR GUY<br />

(3rd place Open Novice section L)<br />

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Nini French LAST SECRET (3rd place Open Intermedaite<br />

section O)<br />

Ibby Macpherson<br />

BALL-<br />

INGOWAN<br />

DIAMOND (1st<br />

place Open<br />

Intermediate<br />

section O)<br />

Henry Dove TIMELESS MYTH (3rd place<br />

Novice section I)<br />

Rosalind Canter REHY ROYAL DIA-<br />

MOND (2nd place Noivce section J)<br />

Harry Harding GOTEUS S (1st place<br />

Novice section I)<br />

Tina Canton OWE TWO (5th<br />

place Open Novice section L)<br />

Tina Canton JUST A GAME (2nd place Intermediate section M)<br />

Robyn Gray GELUKKIG (2nd place Novice section K)<br />

Emily Philp GLOBAL ROYAL LUXOR<br />

(1st place Open Noivce section L)<br />

Matt Hecking HARLE BELLE (3rd<br />

place Intermediate section M)<br />

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shows<br />

EQUESTRIAN LIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS<br />

A ‘Diamond’<br />

Championships<br />

Saturday Championship Photographs by Amy Griffiths Photography Sunday Championship Photographs by www.Equipics.co.uk<br />

Overall Supreme and Reserve of Show.<br />

l-r Katie Goulding and White Diamond,<br />

Natasha Dolman and Mackenzie and<br />

Douglas Kent and Benny Hill III<br />

Well done to all competitors<br />

who came and enjoyed a<br />

weekend of competition<br />

at the 16th <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong><br />

Championships. A different format<br />

this year including classes for Novices<br />

and Opens as well as a separate<br />

section – the Amateur Elite.<br />

Congratulations to our Supremes,<br />

Amateur Supreme Katie Goulding<br />

and White Diamond, Reserve<br />

Amateur Supreme Amy Geraghty and<br />

Inglegarth Premier. Our Saturday<br />

Novice Champion Katie Goulding and<br />

Ringside Costa Lotta and Reserve Lexi<br />

Trueman and Kingshaugh Eclipse;<br />

Saturday Open Champio Katie<br />

Goulding and White Diamond with<br />

reserve Charlotte Hall and Grindles<br />

Zodiac.<br />

The Sunday Novice Champions were<br />

Victoria Rhodes and Freddie Girl,<br />

Reserve Novice Champion Natasha<br />

Rhodes and Billy Air Force One.<br />

Amateur Elite Supreme Katie Goulding and<br />

White Diamond<br />

Overall Supreme of Show Douglas Kent and<br />

The Benny Open Hill III Champion was Natasha<br />

Dolman and Mackenzie and Reserve<br />

Open Champion was Dougie Kent<br />

and Benny Hill III. Overall Supreme<br />

Champion was Douglas Kent and<br />

Benny Hill III with Natasha Dolman<br />

and Mackenzie Reserve Supreme.<br />

(Note: The Supreme had been won by<br />

Katie Goulding, who kindly passed the<br />

placing down the line).<br />

Huge thank as always go our hosts,<br />

Oakridge Arena who look after<br />

everyone so very well and make us<br />

feel extremely welcome.<br />

To our chief Event Organiser, Emma<br />

Rushton and Richard Hollis for<br />

the long hours they put in leading<br />

up, during and post event to make<br />

sure everything runs smoothly, our<br />

fabulous Judges this year : Nigel Vale,<br />

Russell Marks, Chris Porter; Robert<br />

Parker-Jones; Joanne Shaw and Anna<br />

Higham. The hard-working stewards<br />

and runners, keeping all the classes<br />

running to time and not least to<br />

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The Amateur Elite M&M Champion and Overall Reserve<br />

Supreme Amy Geraghty and Inglegarth Premier<br />

Open Ridden Pony Champion<br />

Lexi Trueman and<br />

Kingshaugh Eclipse<br />

our fantastic sponsors Bloomfields<br />

Horseboxes and Equi-Chip Bedding –<br />

the rosettes and sashes were beautiful.<br />

Amateur Elite M&M In Hand Reserve Champion<br />

Abigail Staff and Ballafadda Paddy<br />

The dog show on Friday evening<br />

was very popular and some lovely<br />

exhibits, followed by a few Concours<br />

d’Elegance classes.<br />

We didn’t realise that one of our<br />

competitors was in fact Miss England<br />

<strong>2017</strong>, bringing a bit of extra glamour<br />

to the proceedings, Stephanie and her<br />

horse Blue Chip Diamond Cavalier<br />

Royale went home thrilled with<br />

Novice Working Hunter Champions<br />

on the Sunday.<br />

We know you all love to see a photo<br />

so hope to have captured most of<br />

you from the weekend but wanted to<br />

share some of the lovely feedback we<br />

received. We hope competitors will<br />

join us again next year – brand new<br />

schedules are underway which won’t<br />

disappoint and dates for your diary<br />

are 22nd April 2018 and 31st August –<br />

2nd <strong>September</strong> 2018.<br />

Amateur Elite Working Hunter<br />

Champion Rachel Stokes and Quartz<br />

Diamond Boy<br />

Amateur Elite Reserve Champion Working Hunter<br />

Harriett Lowther and Shacklebridge Othello<br />

Catherine Pinney and Conquistador Champion Novice Ridden<br />

Cob, Foreign, Alternative<br />

Coloured Inhand Champion Vicki Lee and Ferdi<br />

In Hand Reserve Champion Nicola Binch and Idour Rolo<br />

Coloured Reserve Inhand Champion<br />

Olivia Musson and Trent Valley<br />

Ovaltine<br />

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shows<br />

EQUESTRIAN LIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS<br />

Inhand Pony Champion Charlotte<br />

Hall and Grindles Zodiac<br />

Jaimee Broadley and Carnmellyn Kings Law<br />

Champion Competition, Performance, Best<br />

Ridden<br />

Lily Rose Davies and Old Time Boy Reserve ISRT<br />

Novice Ridden Coloured Champion<br />

Natalie Astle and Kellythorpes<br />

Romany Luck<br />

Novice M&M Ridden Reserve<br />

Champion Emma Mrvik and<br />

Larapinta Topaz<br />

Novice Working Hunter<br />

Champion Ellis Priestley and<br />

Borderfields Gwyndaff<br />

Open Ridden ISRT Sarah Rose Purdy and<br />

Casperello Creme<br />

Open Coloured Ridden<br />

Reserve Champion<br />

Leonie Jackson and<br />

Touch of Magic<br />

Novice Coloured Alternative Pony Champion<br />

Emily Elliott and Vixen Bullseye<br />

Novice Ridden Pony Reserve<br />

Champion Abigail Goldstraw and<br />

Tyfel Millie<br />

Open M&M Reserve Champion Emma Mrvik and Pumphill Brandon<br />

Novice Ridden Show Horse Champion<br />

Rebecca Mawer and Colbeach Bright<br />

Light<br />

Performance Champion Annie Mason and<br />

Bytham Abigail<br />

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Open Working Hunter Champion Rachel<br />

Stokes and Quartz Diamond Boy (2)<br />

Veteran Horse In Hand Champion Nicola<br />

Timmons and Croft Sensation<br />

Veteran Inhand Champion Donnah Taylor and<br />

Wylie<br />

Open Ridden Show Horse and Sunday Novice<br />

Champion Victoria Rhodes and Freddie Girl<br />

Reserve Novice Ridden Show Horse Olivia<br />

Musson and Trent Valley Ovaltine<br />

Performance Reserve Champion Ellis Priestley<br />

and Borderfields Gywndaff<br />

I just wanted to say a massive thank<br />

you for the show and I still cant<br />

believe we did as well as we did!<br />

Once again, a superb show<br />

thoroughly enjoyed by Biggles<br />

(Coleridge), Lesley and I both from<br />

the dog show and horse show<br />

perspectives.<br />

I think the day we had will take<br />

some beating for sure and Biggles<br />

needs a rest from carrying all those<br />

rosettes and sashes!!!!!<br />

Fabulous show, fabulous judges<br />

(from whom I got a great deal of<br />

encouragement and advice as well<br />

as the loan of a very snazzy bow tie<br />

from Mr Vale) and fabulous day.<br />

Dougie and Biggles<br />

Thank you for a wonderful day!!<br />

Hope to join you again next time!!<br />

Connie<br />

What a fabulous weekend thank<br />

you soooo much.... Such a lovely<br />

atmosphere & the kids had a ball.<br />

Gemma<br />

Thank you for an amazing weekend,<br />

it’s been brilliant. Enjoyed every<br />

minute.Thank you for all the hard<br />

work that goes into making the<br />

show so successful and well run.<br />

Emma<br />

Thank you for a lovely show. Fab<br />

judges with lots of advice and help.<br />

Great facilities. Amazing ribbons<br />

Vicky<br />

A great show.....and you all work<br />

soooo hard. Very constructive<br />

and professional honest judging.<br />

Proves if you take their comments<br />

on board you can gain success....<br />

Thank you<br />

Lesley<br />

We had a fabulous weekend and it<br />

was such a well organised event.<br />

The judges were amazing with<br />

constructive feedback and even<br />

helping my novice daughter. A huge<br />

well done to everyone involved.<br />

Julie<br />

Thank you so much to all at<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> I had such a lovely<br />

day yesterday and the rosettes<br />

and prizes were beautiful! Thank<br />

you to the judges for your kind<br />

comments. Really chuffed with<br />

how well my beautiful Quarter<br />

Horse did there was some very<br />

tough competition. Well done to all<br />

the other competitors too you all<br />

looked fabulous! See you all next<br />

year hopefully.<br />

Cat<br />

Thank you so much for such a<br />

lovely weekend. All the staff and<br />

competitors were so friendly and<br />

helpful. The judges took the time<br />

to help and advise and were very<br />

supportive. Big thanks also to those<br />

that helped me when my car broke<br />

down! Gorgeous venue.<br />

Olivia<br />

Reserve Ridden Cob Foreign Alternative - Val<br />

Hosegood, Conchobar IV<br />

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TREC<br />

5th - 6th AUGUST<br />

White Horse<br />

TREC Group<br />

TREC Qualifier for Equisafety GB TREC National<br />

Championships. Widmerpool, 5-6 August <strong>2017</strong><br />

Photos courtesy of IndiePics Photography<br />

Seventy keen riders and their<br />

horses came from all over<br />

England and Wales to show<br />

off their TREC skills at the qualifier<br />

competition organised by White<br />

Horse TREC Group. Making use of<br />

the great facilities kindly provided<br />

by Eurobale at Manor Farm,<br />

Widmerpool, the riders competed<br />

over two days at the challenges<br />

of orienteering, precise Control<br />

of Gaits and the exciting PTV<br />

obstacle phase. Coming out on top<br />

and travelling one of the longest<br />

distances was Vanessa Warren from<br />

Somerset, who won the Individual<br />

section of the technical Level<br />

2a class. 3rd in this class was Jo<br />

McCormac who will be representing<br />

Great Britain later this month in<br />

France at the Young Riders TREC<br />

Championships. Izzy France and<br />

Sasha Warrener scored well in all<br />

three phases to take first place in a<br />

very competitive Pairs section.<br />

The highest score over the PTV<br />

obstacles all day was an impressive<br />

149 (out of 160) by Julie Allsop and<br />

her veteran Bronllys Goldstar. This<br />

was enough for Julie to beat<br />

the overnight leader<br />

Karen Barker and<br />

win the Level 2<br />

Individual class.<br />

Pairs winners<br />

at this level<br />

with the<br />

best POR<br />

Val Barker and Moby<br />

Jo McCann<br />

with Apache<br />

(orienteering<br />

score)<br />

were Kirsty<br />

Collinson &<br />

Rachel Glossop<br />

from Yorkshire. All<br />

the riders in these classes<br />

were aiming for qualification for<br />

the Equisafety National TREC<br />

Championships in Wales in<br />

<strong>September</strong>, with the top four in<br />

each class guaranteed a place.<br />

Level 1 is the starter level at<br />

TREC, and this event was the<br />

final chance to qualify for the<br />

Alison Elmer on Cortez<br />

Dorothy Harris<br />

(Acorn Fine N<br />

Dandy) with<br />

Katherine<br />

Lougher on<br />

Dazzling Dream<br />

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Sarah Wynn riding Mars<br />

Level 1 Championships in<br />

Northamptonshire in late August.<br />

The Individual class was very close,<br />

with riders from Yorkshire fighting<br />

out the finish. Dawn Phythian<br />

on her Fjord pony Thor put their<br />

noses in front with their excellent<br />

map reading, just staying ahead by<br />

a single point from Judith Fisher<br />

on Little Miss Satisfaction. The<br />

Pairs class went to Ellen Rayner<br />

on Toby with Sarah Wynn on her<br />

young pony Mars putting up a good<br />

performance.<br />

For more information on TREC and<br />

forthcoming events visit<br />

www.white-horse-trec.co.uk<br />

Pip Thornton on Delores del Rio<br />

Liz Payne<br />

rides<br />

Tullagh Hill<br />

Travelling<br />

Prince (2)<br />

Sarah Thurnell with Brilyn Bashful Barney<br />

Lee Shakeshaft on Greenwood Romeo<br />

Results<br />

Level 1 Individual: 1st Dawn Pythian, Thor Hest;<br />

2nd Judith Fisher, Little Miss Satisfaction; 3rd Isobel<br />

Widdowson, Annabelle. Level 1 Pairs: 1st Ellen<br />

Rayner on Toby & Sarah Wynn on Mars; 2nd Vicki<br />

Waller on Grange Kaliko & Louise Wadding on<br />

Rupert; 3rd Paula Warrener on Miss Beauty & Laura<br />

Barnes on Pandora. Level 2 Individual: Ist Julie<br />

Allsop, Bronllys Goldstar ; 2nd Karen Barker, Rosie;<br />

3rd Jenni French, Star. Level 2 Pairs: 1st Kirsty<br />

Collinson on Gullivers Man of War & Rachel Glossop<br />

on Lizzie; 2nd Bella Craven on Colin & Robin Tillett<br />

Jubilee Star II; 3rd Chrissie Upchurch on Dennis<br />

the Menace & Leanne Little Xander. Level 2a<br />

Individual: 1st Vanessa Warren, Flash Shadow; 2nd<br />

Nicky Bunting , Samson ; 3rd Jo McCormac, Apache.<br />

Level 2a Pairs: 1st Izzy France on Just Jake & Sasha<br />

Warrener on Sinbad; 2nd Alex Sales on Max &<br />

Rachael Wilmot on Henry ; 3rd Steph Cherrington on<br />

A Little Paris & Bev Stephens on Hooray 4 Henry<br />

Judith Fisher<br />

on Little Miss<br />

Satisfaction<br />

Paula Warrener with<br />

Miss Beauty<br />

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shows<br />

NATIONAL SIDE SADDLE SHOW<br />

What a<br />

FAB Nationals<br />

The Area 12 Members were<br />

definitely out in force for<br />

the National Side<br />

Saddle Show <strong>2017</strong><br />

Chloe Gunn congratulates<br />

Lauren Allin on her win<br />

We Won! We did it! Lauren<br />

Allin and Ashton Flight win<br />

the Rider of the Year Award<br />

Three days full of competition, all side-saddle<br />

with classes ranging from dressage to<br />

equitation, to veterans and jumping, there<br />

was literally something for everyone.<br />

Friday is the day for Newcomers. Our junior rider<br />

Millie Somerfield riding the beautiful Penny rode a<br />

well-designed test to come 3rd overall.<br />

Penny is based at Hazel Allin’s yard in<br />

Nottinghamshire and has benefitted from the expert<br />

tuition that’s on offer both astride and side saddle.<br />

Millie joined the Area towards the beginning of<br />

the year and started her side saddle campaign at<br />

the Spring Show at Wellow where she was Junior<br />

Champion. Penny has proved to be a natural at side<br />

saddle enjoying both the flat and the ridden work.<br />

Their successful day was not over as being one third<br />

of the A Team in the dressage, she went on to win,<br />

alongside team-mates, Lauren Allin, Rachael Barker<br />

and Chloe Gunn.<br />

Ayisha Longdon and Rebel continue their consistent<br />

streak, being placed each time out. They took 5th<br />

in Equitation and 8th in the jumping phase to be<br />

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7th overall, a great effort given the<br />

numbers forward.<br />

The Adult Newcomer of the year<br />

went to new Area 12 member<br />

Georgia Love. Riding Sarah-Ann<br />

Beirne’s Jasmine Diamond Mist<br />

(Jazz), a 7 year old purebred Irish<br />

Draught, it is hard to believe this<br />

was Georgia’s FIRST EVER side<br />

saddle competition. The horse,<br />

had also won Newcomers last year,<br />

piloted by Sarah-Ann. By any<br />

standards, that is pretty impressive<br />

to win on literally your first time<br />

out. Georgia is one to watch!<br />

Georgia is probably better known on<br />

the showing circuit for competing<br />

in county level working hunter pony<br />

classes, both plaited and Mountain<br />

and Moorland (mostly plaited) but<br />

over the past year and a half, she<br />

have moved into BS showjumping<br />

and that’s what she predominantly<br />

does now. Georgia commented “it<br />

was only the 5th time I had ever<br />

ridden side saddle (and only the 6th<br />

time Jazz had had one on) when we<br />

competed at the champs - just to<br />

have a ride side saddle has been on<br />

my bucket list for a while, so when<br />

Sarah offered me the opportunity to<br />

have a go, I jumped at it and fell in<br />

love, which I really didn’t expect to,<br />

because jumping is my thing!).<br />

Chloe Gunn started her weekend<br />

campaign taking Champion<br />

Restricted in the Dressage and were<br />

Andrea Guy and Killowen Victor<br />

Alexandra Molesworth St Aubyn and Taffechan<br />

Rough Diamond<br />

awarded the highest place under 50<br />

BD points. Hazel Allin, managed<br />

to get her young coloured horse<br />

The Aviator III away from the cross<br />

country course for the weekend to<br />

put in two comprehensive dressage<br />

tests in the Open Novice and the<br />

Elementary ahead of Daughter,<br />

Lauren and Ashton Flight who rode<br />

in the Elementary. The combined<br />

totals gave Hazel a well-deserved<br />

win and prize for the highest<br />

combined percentage overall.<br />

SATURDAY CHAMPIONSHIPS<br />

After the warm-up day for many<br />

on the Friday, Saturday is home to<br />

the Equitation Championships for<br />

juniors and seniors, from Novice to<br />

Open. This year Area 12 produced<br />

one Champion and no less than<br />

THREE reserve champions.<br />

Starting with the big one! She’s<br />

been top four in the Adult Open for<br />

around six years and has come so<br />

close to winning the title Rider of<br />

the Year but this year Lauren Allin,<br />

riding the indefatigable Ashton<br />

Flight (Fin) made that dream a<br />

reality. They were leading in just<br />

about every element on the day,<br />

and looked unbeatable from start<br />

to finish. A wonderful result for<br />

a wonderful partnership. That<br />

win was topped up by winning the<br />

leading Horse of the Year, Overall<br />

Points Winner and Leading Veteran.<br />

Reserve Adult Open Rider of Year<br />

and Reserve Amateur went to<br />

Chloe Gunn, her second Nationals<br />

competing in the Open Equitation,<br />

Amanda Chatfield and Kingsclough<br />

Masquerade<br />

Amy Bryan Dowell Area 11 and Ceilis Bouncer,<br />

4th Adult Rider of the Year<br />

having flown through the Novice<br />

and Intermediate sections in<br />

previous years with a win first time<br />

in each. Her reliable ‘cow pony’<br />

Oaklawn Gypsy always puts in a<br />

foot perfect performance and clean<br />

jumping round and Chloe was<br />

beyond delighted to finish a close<br />

second behind her best friend.<br />

In in the Intermediate Equitation it<br />

was down to Bruce Langley McKim<br />

riding his own stallion Cos Me Is<br />

Black to produce a result for the<br />

Area and they did just that coming<br />

7th overall.<br />

The Adult Novice Reserve Rider<br />

of the Year went to Alexandra<br />

Molesworth St Aubyn. Fourth year<br />

lucky… having been so close since<br />

taking up side saddle in 2014 they<br />

were determined to stick at Novice<br />

until they could legitimately move<br />

to Intermediate. Alex completed<br />

the day taking Reserve Champion in<br />

the Horsemanship class (formerly<br />

Restricted Equitation).<br />

Junior Reserve Novice Rider of the<br />

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Georgia Love and Jasmine Diamond Mist<br />

Yvonne Bacon and Bertie<br />

Ayisha Longdon and Fenrose Silver Rebel<br />

Year went to Millie Somerfield,<br />

her dressage was faultless and the<br />

jumping put her slightly down the<br />

ranking but sufficient enough to<br />

leave her in 2nd place overall. A<br />

great first season for Millie.<br />

New side saddle rider Andrea Guy<br />

and her wonderful coloured horse<br />

Killowen Victor enjoyed their first<br />

ever Nationals. Sharing the ride<br />

with seasoned campaigner, Louise<br />

Graham, Victor was impressively<br />

placed in many of his classes,<br />

including a 2nd in Mature Riders<br />

and 3rd Horsemanship. Andrea<br />

commented that it had been a<br />

steep learning curve and such an<br />

educational weekend but she might<br />

not enter quite so many classes<br />

another year as it was quite a lot of<br />

hard work!<br />

Rachael Barker riding Amanda<br />

Chatfield’s Kingsclough Masquerade<br />

took a 7th place in the Novice<br />

Equitation and<br />

Another first for Nationals was<br />

Yvonne Bacon and her super little<br />

Dun Connemara who came home<br />

with a 5th in the ‘Ladies who Lunch<br />

with Roger’ and a great performance<br />

in the Mountain and Moorland class.<br />

Mary Tonks, after a dramatic<br />

journey to Addington, got a 6th in<br />

Versatile Horse or Pony.<br />

Louise Graham and Corrileas Imp<br />

Chloe Gunn and Oaklawn Gypsy<br />

Kerry Harrison and Albus<br />

Dumbledore started their weekend<br />

with their freestyle routine in the<br />

Caro Cripps, performing, maybe<br />

not surprisingly to the Harry<br />

Potter Theme, suitably attired in<br />

full character. Albus, always game<br />

for anything had a brilliant win<br />

in Versatile Horse or Pony, totally<br />

unphased by anything.<br />

Wrapping up the weekend saw<br />

Lauren and Chloe back together for<br />

Millie Somerfield and Penny<br />

Lizzie Harris, from<br />

Area 5 and Wild<br />

West 3rd Open<br />

Rider of the Year<br />

Kerry Harrison and<br />

Albus Dumbledore in<br />

the Caro Cripps<br />

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NATIONAL SIDE SADDLE SHOW<br />

shows<br />

Hazel Allin and<br />

The Aviator III<br />

the Pairs class and taking the top<br />

spot for the third year in a row<br />

and then they changed their hats,<br />

joined forces with Emma Brown<br />

and went on to win the team<br />

jumping. Louise Graham, riding<br />

her own Corrileas Imp, took 3rd<br />

place in Classical Ladies, the<br />

numbers of which seemed to have<br />

slimmed down from previous<br />

years when there had been a cast<br />

of thousands!<br />

Millie Somerfield and<br />

Penny in the mounted<br />

presentation<br />

All in all, a totally fabulous result<br />

for all in Area 12.<br />

The Winning Equitation Jumping Team receiving the Elegant Airs Trophy<br />

from Area 12 Chairman, Dr Karen Milbourne<br />

Princess Leia, Lauren Allin with Darth Vador and Luke Skywalker!<br />

Louise Graham riding<br />

Killowen Victor and Andrea<br />

Guy in the Caro Cripps<br />

The winning Equitation team being presented by<br />

Chairman Roger Philpott<br />

Lauren Allin being presented by<br />

Roger Philpott and Janet Senior<br />

Rachael Barker<br />

and Kingsclough<br />

Masquerade<br />

l-r Lauren Allin, Chloe Gunn and Emma Brown doing<br />

their victory round after the team showjumping<br />

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shows 15th JULY <strong>2017</strong><br />

An<br />

absolute<br />

Spotfest<br />

Driving Champion Moby<br />

My Newt Kelly Fox<br />

Photographs by kind permission of Equinepix Photography<br />

Spotfest West Midlands<br />

was held at The Three<br />

Counties Showground<br />

Malvern on Saturday 15<br />

July, the judge for the day was<br />

Cassip Paskins from Leicester.<br />

Spotfest is a registered trade<br />

mark and the concept for Spotfest<br />

was the brain child of The British<br />

Spotted Pony Society’s ( BSpPS)<br />

Register and Chairman Zena<br />

Jackson. The idea was to have a<br />

show that any spotted Ponies and<br />

sport horses can enter even if not<br />

registered with BSpPS with the aim<br />

of promoting an interest in spotted<br />

ponies.<br />

There are currently three Spotfest<br />

Shows that take place in the following<br />

areas of the UK; North West of<br />

England, South West of England<br />

and West Midlands that takes place<br />

on the Saturday before the BSpPS<br />

NationalChampionship Show.<br />

Spotfest West Midlands took place at<br />

the Three Counties Showground<br />

Malvern on a very hot day that tested<br />

both horses and handlers. All classes<br />

had good quality entrants giving<br />

our Judge Cassip Paskins a long day<br />

of judging. The day ended with<br />

the Champion of Champions being<br />

crowned. Invited to contend this<br />

championship were the Supreme,<br />

Reserve Supreme and Second Supreme<br />

from the Three Spotfest shows that<br />

makes this title very prestigious.<br />

BirlingTrumpcard went through the<br />

card starting the day off by winning<br />

the BSpPS Main registered Stallion<br />

class then took BSpPS Main registered<br />

Championship qualifying for the<br />

BSpPS Overall Championship, standing<br />

top of the line up to be Champion<br />

in front of the imported colt Rocky<br />

V.App.De Fradiliaus. All qualifying<br />

horses came forward for the Supreme<br />

Show Championship; it was a fantastic<br />

sight to see all these lovely spotted<br />

horses together and he secured the<br />

title of Supreme of show. He then<br />

went forward to the Champions<br />

of Champions. Supreme, Reserve<br />

Supreme and Second Reserve supreme<br />

from the three Spotfest shows were<br />

invited forward to contest this title.<br />

His owners were thrilled when he<br />

was crowned Spotfest Champion<br />

of Champions. Birling Trumpcard<br />

had been standing at stud in Devon<br />

at David Hodges Halstock Stud for<br />

a number of years before being<br />

purchased to stand in the North West<br />

of England at Chadlee International<br />

Miniature Horses.<br />

Haw The First Sea Lord Katie Lloyd BSpPS Provisional Part<br />

Bred Champion BSpPS Over 42” Reserve Champion Supreme<br />

Champion Gelding Ridden Champion Working Hunter Champion<br />

Reserve Spotfest Champion of<br />

Champions was the super moving Afon<br />

Tark shown by Edmund Edge, who<br />

qualified for the championship at<br />

Spotfest South West where they were<br />

the Supreme Show Champion.<br />

On their way to this championship<br />

they also took Reserve Champion<br />

Registered Spotted Horse. Cheryl<br />

Eastowner of Rock V.de App Fradilias<br />

who was shown by Ian Hickman to<br />

secure the BSpPS Provisional/Part<br />

Bred Champion and Overall BSpPS<br />

Reserve Champion said “he has done<br />

well, I am so proud bless him, we loved<br />

SpotfestWest Midlands show and<br />

enjoyed meeting all the other Spotted<br />

horses, Rocky seems to enjoy the show<br />

ring environment at a young age so<br />

hopefully will carry on enjoying it.<br />

We thought the show was lovely and<br />

relaxed and enjoyed the atmosphere<br />

and made our first spotty social<br />

gathering very special.”<br />

Spotfest welcomes competitors and<br />

equines from all backgrounds and<br />

experiences two had very interesting<br />

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stories to share. Lost Prophet owned<br />

by Natalie Crosby and handled<br />

by Jonathan Crosby was Reserve<br />

Champion Open Spotted Pony. His life<br />

was very different to where he is today<br />

as a show pony in England. This three<br />

year old colt was originally imported<br />

from the Netherlands. Natalie rescued<br />

him from travellers in March <strong>2017</strong>, she<br />

said he now has a loving home where<br />

he also takes part in Children’s pony<br />

Parties and is being broken to drive.<br />

Kilcummer Pluto known at home as<br />

Peanuts originally attended Spotfest<br />

just for a day out to see what was going<br />

on and to meet new people and their<br />

horses. Peanuts has a job as a therapy<br />

horse he attends care homes, Schools<br />

and also works with people on the<br />

autistic spectrum. His owners Patrick<br />

Smith and Justine Hewitt said that<br />

he was totally trustworthy and had a<br />

caring effect on the people he visits.<br />

They had not been on the showground<br />

long before they were encouraged to<br />

enter some classes and join in with<br />

the friendly competition and to their<br />

surprise they secured a handful of<br />

awards. So Peanuts can now add show<br />

pony to his CV.<br />

No stranger to winning championships<br />

are Messrs Coad and Corish with<br />

their little 6 year old mare Cranleigh<br />

Sheba, she is out of Asils Amadeus by<br />

Cranleigh Salome. She was shown by<br />

Michael Coad to secure Reserve BSpPS<br />

Provisional/Part Bred/ International<br />

Champion.<br />

Julie Crawshaw was BSpPS main<br />

Register Reserve Champion with her<br />

yearling Halstock Sovereign Sparkle.<br />

This little filly has a super head and<br />

lovely floating action she also has<br />

a beautiful temperament that The<br />

British Spotted Pony is known for and<br />

what makes them fantastic children’s<br />

ponies. Sparkle was shown as a foal at<br />

Supreme Youngstock<br />

Champion<br />

Chadlee Magic<br />

Queen of Hearts<br />

Shown by Denise<br />

Stotan<br />

last year’s Spotfest<br />

South West in Devon<br />

by her breeder<br />

David Hodge where<br />

she stood Reserve<br />

Supreme. Julies aid<br />

that Sparkle has gone<br />

from strength to<br />

strength this season.<br />

National Breed Show<br />

Supreme Champion Cranleigh<br />

Sheba Michael Coad<br />

Another yearling<br />

filly that is holding<br />

her own in strong<br />

company is Chadlee<br />

Magic Queen of<br />

Hearts, she is out<br />

of Chadlees Just Magic by Birling<br />

Trumpcard. She had travelled to the<br />

show with her sire and the colt Chadlee<br />

Magic Eclipse who is also out of the<br />

same mare. Queenie secured the title<br />

of Champion Open Pony.<br />

Haw The First Sea Lord used to<br />

stand at stud, he is now gelded and<br />

is proving a fantastic partner for his<br />

owner Katie Lloyd when they won<br />

Reserve Ridden Champion. Sea Lord<br />

is Katie’s first horse, she got him as a<br />

thirteenth birthday present and have<br />

been together for thirteen years. The<br />

confidence they have in each other<br />

allows them to compete in hand,<br />

ridden showing, working hunter,<br />

Winners Championship Champion<br />

Halstock Sovereign Sparkle Julie<br />

Crawshaw<br />

cross country and show jumping<br />

and at the age of 22 years Sea Lord<br />

is now competing in dressage. Again<br />

demonstrating how versatile the<br />

Spotted horse and pony are, a fantastic<br />

family pony.<br />

For more information on the spotted<br />

pony please visit the British Spotted Pony<br />

Society Facebook or website<br />

Next Spotfest South West Devon 16<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

Other dates for your diary are<br />

Spotfest North West 7 April 2018<br />

West Midlands 14 July 2018<br />

BSpPS National Breed Show<br />

Championships 15 July 2018<br />

Araki Spoticus Messrs Coad and Corish Reserve Champion Birling Trumpcard Denise Stotan Second reserve Tanzivan<br />

Touch of Passion owned by Julie Crawshaw shown by Sarah Portman


Photos by SMR Photos<br />

shows<br />

SEIB SFAS VALE VIEW<br />

Top-class entries at<br />

last HOYS qualifier of<br />

Danni Waterman<br />

- Pendley<br />

the year<br />

HUNTERS<br />

A rider who hadn’t been in the show<br />

ring since she was on the lead-rein<br />

booked her place at Horse of the<br />

Year Show (HOYS) by winning the<br />

SEIB Insurance Brokers Search for<br />

a Star (SFAS) qualifier at Vale View,<br />

Leicestershire, on Sunday, 6 August.<br />

Countryman<br />

It was a week for celebrations, as<br />

Jennifer Levis had passed her first year<br />

of a vet nursing course the Monday<br />

before this last qualifier of the season.<br />

Landing the coveted ticket on Greendale<br />

Maximo (Jazz) was the icing on the cake.<br />

“If someone had said to me beforehand<br />

that I would qualify today, I would<br />

have laughed and told them no way,”<br />

admitted Jennifer, who lives in Mottram<br />

St Andrew, Cheshire. “Jazz only came<br />

back into work in February after an<br />

injury, so I took him to Vale View just to<br />

see how we would do.<br />

“I would have been happy with him just<br />

behaving and giving me and the judge a<br />

good ride today.”<br />

The second qualifying place went<br />

to Sarah Hind riding Take the<br />

Allister Hood - Gateshead<br />

Biscuit, making up for a crashing<br />

disappointment last year.<br />

“We qualified at Bury Farm in 2016<br />

but when we reached HOYS we were<br />

turned away because one of Biscuit’s<br />

vaccines had been given a couple of<br />

days too late,” revealed Sarah, who<br />

lives in Newthorpe, Notts. “I was totally<br />

devastated because I didn’t think I<br />

could ever qualify again.”<br />

She bought Biscuit three years ago from<br />

an internet advert and the pair have<br />

worked their way up to county-level<br />

showing.<br />

“He is a fantastic horse and so<br />

easy-going,” said Sarah, a vet nurse<br />

who is studying to be a veterinary<br />

physiotherapist. “He does get a little<br />

worried but he trusts me, whatever I ask<br />

of him. And he loves all food so he’ll do<br />

anything for a treat.”<br />

WORKING SHOW HORSE<br />

Fran Embleton’s day did not start well.<br />

Having set off from Malton in North<br />

Yorkshire for the 135-mile trip to Vale<br />

View, she got no further than half a mile<br />

when she discovered that the trailer<br />

had two flat tyres. After a lot of frantic<br />

phoning, she found someone willing to<br />

take her and her horse, Blue, and they<br />

Emma Burbank - Formidable Opposition<br />

arrived for the working show horse class<br />

with 10 minutes to spare.<br />

“Blue must love a quick warm-up<br />

because at 18 years old he excelled<br />

himself today, picking up first place and<br />

a HOYS ticket,” said Fran, who works<br />

as a quality control manager at a food<br />

company. “I love this hairy little horse<br />

— he always gives 100 per cent.”<br />

She bought Blue after he failed to reach<br />

his reserve at York horse sales and he<br />

quickly formed a bond with Fran’s son<br />

Tom, who has hunted him with the<br />

Saltersgate Farmers and the Middleton<br />

for the past 12 seasons.<br />

“Then someone suggested showing<br />

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RDA 1st Lee<br />

Lawrence -Half a<br />

Whisper and 2nd<br />

Vicky Nurcombe -<br />

Fabrication<br />

Jennifer Levis - Greendale Maximo<br />

Fran Embelton - Blue<br />

Blue, so I gave it a go,” said Fran. “He<br />

has done really well and is a no-hassle<br />

horse — he’s a tractor with a Ferrari<br />

engine.<br />

“We came third in our first qualifier but<br />

got great remarks from the judges, so I<br />

decided to have one last go. Someone<br />

was definitely looking down on me<br />

today.”<br />

COBS<br />

An Irish-bred coloured cob mare —<br />

originally from the same source as Will<br />

Morton’s 2013 SEIB SFAS cob victor,<br />

Woodfield Choice — brought success at<br />

the final attempt for Stoke-on-Trentbased<br />

Tori Smith, 35.<br />

Tori, a working capital manager in a law<br />

firm, has “stolen” the ride on Woodfield<br />

Prize Puzzle from her mother, Caron,<br />

and finished second here to qualify.<br />

“Mum bought Puzzle three years ago as<br />

a happy hacker for herself but I thought<br />

she was too good for this,” said Tori,<br />

who competes in dressage and shows<br />

at local and county level. The pair have<br />

Hannah Horton - What of It<br />

also started showjumping.<br />

“We’ve had problems keeping Puzzle’s<br />

weight down and her fitness level up,<br />

but I’ve had a lot of help from Laura<br />

Hanson and the Andrew Downes<br />

eventing team,” said Tori. “Thanks to<br />

their hard work, she is going so much<br />

better this year.<br />

“Competing at HOYS has been<br />

my dream for years,” she added. “I<br />

attempted to qualify Puzzle last year<br />

but said that if I didn’t manage it this<br />

time, I’d give up trying.”<br />

RIDING HORSE/HACKS<br />

Leicestershire-based Emma Burbank<br />

took the top riding horse/hack ticket<br />

with her 12-year-old Formidable<br />

Opposition, a horse bought by her<br />

mother, Michelle, as a birthday present<br />

for her three and a half years ago.<br />

Emma, who works as a maternity<br />

administrator for a midwifery service,<br />

has had to be patient with “Ferdie” — a<br />

son of the top eventing sire Fleetwater<br />

Opposition — as he did not have the<br />

best start in life.<br />

“It has taken Ferdie a long time to<br />

settle and trust me as he had been badly<br />

treated at some point,” said Emma.<br />

“We’ve only done a few local shows<br />

before this.”<br />

Emma was quick to credit Michelle.<br />

“She gives me a lot of help looking after<br />

him, and babysitting my two-year-old<br />

daughter Isla,” she added. “Search for<br />

a Star has been a lovely experience —<br />

everyone is so helpful and welcoming.”<br />

Sarah Hind - Take the Biscuit<br />

RDA SEARCH FOR A STAR<br />

The final tickets to the brand-new<br />

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) SFAS final<br />

at Addington next month were also<br />

decided at Vale View.<br />

A devastating stroke followed by<br />

a broken back left Loughborough,<br />

Leicestershire-based Vicky Nurcombe<br />

struggling to cope, but riding<br />

Fabrication (Harry) gave her something<br />

to aim for, culminating in the second<br />

ticket to the final.<br />

“The stroke was in the left side of<br />

my brain, so my right leg and arm<br />

were affected,” said Vicky, who was<br />

also left with aphasia, which means<br />

she struggles with speech and<br />

communication. “Riding was a therapy<br />

to get me out and about. I had a weekly<br />

lesson at the Mount RDA then went to<br />

Somerby Riding School, where I met<br />

Harry; when he came up for sale three<br />

years ago we bought him.”<br />

Disaster struck again in 2016, when<br />

Vicky broke her back falling from a<br />

young horse.<br />

“My doctors weren’t very hopeful but<br />

after months of therapy I began to ride<br />

again,” Vicky revealed. “RDA showing<br />

is a brilliant idea — it’s a stepping stone<br />

into the showing world for RDA riders.”<br />

The final is at the British Show Horse<br />

Association National Championships<br />

on 7 <strong>September</strong>. “This was very close<br />

to my heart,” said Nicolina MacKenzie.<br />

“I am delighted it has gone so well, and<br />

it will be an excellent final.”<br />

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show shots<br />

NOTTS DERBY HORSE SHOW<br />

Clea Sidaway and<br />

Cosford Charming<br />

G Griffin and Fiowen Lovelight<br />

Mia Walker Graham and<br />

Springfieldpark Dot Net<br />

Emma Mrvik and<br />

Larapinta Topaz<br />

J Cottee and Mr P<br />

Sophia Longworth<br />

and Herbie<br />

J Dix and Paddington<br />

Power<br />

Supreme Champion<br />

R Bailey and Pepper<br />

Photos by Emmpix<br />

Justine O’Neill<br />

and LG Freedoms<br />

Love Song<br />

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WARREN RC<br />

show shots<br />

Abbie Mountain riding<br />

Egyptian Prince in the<br />

accumulator<br />

Rachel Bacon<br />

riding Abby<br />

Broghan Kavanagh<br />

riding Romeo<br />

Roxanne Cooper<br />

with Judaimes<br />

Amazing Annie in<br />

Best Junior class<br />

Diane Roach<br />

Carter Smith<br />

Emma Pearce<br />

riding Finn<br />

60cm Show<br />

Jumping<br />

Tilly riding<br />

Krystal<br />

Photos by David Pearce<br />

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shows<br />

13th AUGUST<br />

Abbie Hallam<br />

riding Grojec<br />

Open Show<br />

Jumping<br />

Alec Chappel with the Blagdon Lad<br />

Lambley Show<br />

Charlotte Brown riding<br />

Scooby Doo Working<br />

Hunter Champion<br />

Caleb Copper on Alfie in Concours.<br />

Megan Wright in Concours<br />

Toria Robinson<br />

riding Lady<br />

Annie Mason on Bytham Abigail. Reserve<br />

Champion of the Ridden Section<br />

Alex Hind on Jet<br />

Charlie Greewood<br />

riding Ruby<br />

Photos by David Pearce<br />

Demi Brown on Snippet in 65cm<br />

Show Jumping<br />

Faye Louise Marshall riding Rain<br />

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Jill Robinson with Balou<br />

Joanna Stopher<br />

riding Dromore<br />

Molly Beginners<br />

Show<br />

Jumping<br />

Rose Porter on Bertie<br />

Kerrilee Wilson on Ferrari Star, Supreme Champion<br />

and Annie Mason Reserve Supreme Champion<br />

Lisa McCallum riding Glenheste Yeats<br />

in Ridden Style and Appearance 45<br />

years and over<br />

Zara Campbell Simm riding Chester<br />

Charlotte<br />

Smith in 13.2<br />

and under<br />

Kayla Moor<br />

riding Teddy<br />

Bear in<br />

Concourse<br />

Sam Salden<br />

Lucy Parkin with<br />

Warren House Beatrice<br />

In Hand Champion<br />

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shows<br />

SPECIAL OLYMPICS<br />

Parklands <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Hosts the Special Olympics<br />

THE SPECIAL Olympics showcased the healing power of horses as smiling<br />

riders took part in the national summer games.<br />

Report by Ellie Wilson<br />

Christine Durrance on the way to gold in the Prix Caprilli on George<br />

to get to know their competition<br />

partners!<br />

Photographs by David Waite<br />

Christine receiving dressage medal<br />

The sporting spectacle is<br />

the biggest of its kind in<br />

the UK for athletes with a<br />

learning disability and around 2,600<br />

athletes competed in 20 different<br />

sports across Sheffield this year –<br />

including 57 in equestrian events at<br />

host venue, Parklands.<br />

Some brought their own horses or<br />

their regular riding school rides. But<br />

others loaned one of the 19 mounts<br />

provided by Parklands for the event<br />

– having had only around an hour<br />

John Carson, 32, pronounced Fergal<br />

‘perfect’ after an initial try-out on<br />

‘horse-matching’ day – despite<br />

being nervous around unfamiliar<br />

equines. But John, who has<br />

Asperger Syndrome, has a tip which<br />

seemed to work with the big bay<br />

gelding: “Before getting on a new<br />

horse, I pat the horse and say: ‘your<br />

co-operation would be gratefully<br />

received!’"<br />

Autistic Christopher Bradley<br />

didn’t speak a word till he was six.<br />

And when he did it was “Hello,<br />

gorgeous!” - to his brother’s<br />

pony. Now Christopher, from<br />

Bedfordshire, has two horses of<br />

his own and competes in the top<br />

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Adrian Day (Yorkshire and Humberside)<br />

showed off his slick wheelchair-to-saddle<br />

manoeuvre during the competition. His<br />

mount is River, a Parklands riding school<br />

horse.<br />

Adrian Day stepping out on Parklands Goliath,<br />

River. With head coach Marjorie Sheppard<br />

from High Hopes Riding for the Disabled<br />

Association of Rotherham.<br />

Doug Smith puts veteran<br />

Liquorice (North West) and<br />

rider through their paces in<br />

the Working Trails.<br />

division of equestrian events. It is<br />

also quite hard to stop him talking<br />

now – as long as the topic is horses!<br />

Eight-year-old Charlotte<br />

Ferron also from Yorkshire and<br />

Humberside could ride virtually<br />

before she could walk. Charlotte,<br />

who was the youngest equestrian<br />

competitor, has a condition called<br />

Cerebellar Hypoplasia, affecting<br />

the development of the brain. Her<br />

parents took her for lessons aged<br />

two-and-a-half after hearing how<br />

riding had helped others with the<br />

condition – and because Charlotte<br />

L-R Robin, Casper and Splash: two Parklands<br />

boys in the temporary stables - they are<br />

more used to the Great Outdoors but came in<br />

for the duration of the Games ... the better<br />

to get spruced to look their Olympian best.<br />

Charlotte and<br />

Cleo the pony<br />

got a bronze in<br />

their equestrian<br />

dressage group<br />

and she hasn’t<br />

stopped smiling<br />

since!<br />

needed an alternative to the<br />

physiotherapy exercises she hated.<br />

Her mum Katrina said: “Riding<br />

has really brought Charlotte out of<br />

herself – she was quite an insular<br />

child before she started riding but<br />

now she’s quite a character and a<br />

bright spark!<br />

“Charlotte said the Special<br />

Olympics made her so proud. To us,<br />

us the Special Olympics has given<br />

her independence and a chance to<br />

shine. The Special Olympics gives<br />

all with additional needs the chance<br />

to show the world what inclusion<br />

and teamwork truly is – and to us<br />

that is magical.<br />

“Charlotte and Cleo the pony got a<br />

bronze in their equestrian dressage<br />

group and she hasn’t stopped<br />

smiling since!”<br />

DOUG SMITH<br />

EQUESTRIAN head judge Doug<br />

Smith served for 21 years in the<br />

mounted police – until he broke his<br />

back in a horrific fall from a horse<br />

spooked by two speeding lorries.<br />

Forced into early retirement, Doug<br />

turned his focus to the Riding for the<br />

Disabled Association, which he was<br />

introduced to by a charity pin badge<br />

seller at the Horse of the Year Show<br />

while competing for West Midlands<br />

Police.<br />

Dapper Doug, now 66, is<br />

adjudicating in the Working Trails<br />

discipline, which tests athletes’<br />

practical riding skills.<br />

He said: “The Special Olympics is the<br />

perfect combination of participation,<br />

performance and pride.”<br />

Christine Durrance, who admits she<br />

is partial to a lie-in, credits horses<br />

as being her reason to get up in the<br />

morning. Asked about her hopes for<br />

the games prior to competing, she<br />

said simply: “Not to fall off!”<br />

But in the event, modest Christine<br />

from Melton Mowbray won double<br />

gold – in dressage and Prix Caprilli<br />

– on gorgeous bay gelding George,<br />

loaned by Natalie Jaggard.<br />

Now at elite level within the<br />

Special Olympics, the next step<br />

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shows<br />

SPECIAL OLYMPICS<br />

for Christine could<br />

be mainstream<br />

competitions.<br />

LEFT: Youngest competitor Charlotte Ferron poses<br />

with her dressage bronze medal (a sneak preview<br />

for Calendar TV - medals were not officially awarded<br />

till the evening ceremony!)<br />

Richard Sampson,<br />

who runs Parklands<br />

with his parents Ruth<br />

and Robert (Sammy)<br />

Sampson, said: “What<br />

an honour it’s been to<br />

host the <strong>2017</strong> Special<br />

Olympics. It means an<br />

awful lot to us and it’s great<br />

to see how much it means<br />

to everyone taking part. We here at<br />

Parklands loved every minute and all the<br />

athletes were incredible.”<br />

Special Olympics equestrian events comprise four<br />

different disciplines: dressage, working trails and<br />

Prix Caprilli, which is a combination of dressage<br />

and jumps. Athletes are also tested on their equine<br />

knowledge and horse management. They are split<br />

into three main divisions with sub-groups, which<br />

are determined by riding ability. These are A<br />

(competing at walk, trot and canter), B (competing<br />

at walk and trot), and C (competing at walk).<br />

The games’ credo is: “Let me win. But if I cannot<br />

win, let me be brave in the attempt.”<br />

For full results – and many more photographs, please<br />

visit www.sheffield<strong>2017</strong>.org.uk<br />

If there were medals for manes, cob<br />

Charlie would definitely win gold.<br />

What shampoo are you using, Charlie?<br />

Prix Caprilli competitors<br />

on the podium<br />

(from left to right)<br />

Ellis Rugg (Scotland<br />

Grampian), Thomas<br />

Miller (Eastern),<br />

Christine Durrance<br />

(East Midlands),<br />

Shannon Davis<br />

(Eastern), Jason Chu<br />

(North West) and<br />

Christopher Bradley<br />

(Eastern).<br />

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CHRISTOPHER<br />

BRADLEY<br />

The horse-power of speech<br />

Christopher Bradley reached the<br />

age of six before he spoke for the<br />

first time - saying ‘hello, gorgeous’<br />

to the family’s first pony.<br />

He was echoing mum Veronica’s<br />

daily greeting to Welsh mare,<br />

Anna.<br />

She said: “Christopher still<br />

struggles with conversation but<br />

if he’s on a horse or you ask him<br />

to tell you about his horses, you<br />

can’t shut him up!”<br />

Christopher was identified as<br />

being autistic as a child but<br />

Christopher Bradley with his non-stop<br />

received a further diagnosis just<br />

mum Veronica<br />

last year of a rare chromosomal<br />

disorder through advances in genetic testing. Christopher is the sole<br />

known person in the UK and only the eighth in the world with ‘microdeletion<br />

of the short-arm branch of the 19th pair of chromosomes.’<br />

smile with his horse,Quintus, and proud<br />

Christopher, 31, is competing for the Eastern Region on his grey French<br />

Thoroughbred, Quintus.<br />

Christopher Bradley<br />

smiles his way round<br />

the Prix Caprilli<br />

course on his French<br />

Thoroughbred,<br />

Quintus<br />

A FINAL WORD FROM THE<br />

HOSTS<br />

“We all here at Parklands have<br />

come back down to earth after our<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> centre was taken over<br />

for a week to host the equestrian<br />

discipline of the <strong>2017</strong> Special<br />

Olympics. We were honoured to be<br />

asked two years ago if we would<br />

consider hosting the games. We<br />

assisted the Olympic Committee<br />

in organising and deciding what<br />

temporary infrastructure would<br />

need to come in which included<br />

40 temporary stables, a 200-seat<br />

grandstand, huge marquee for the<br />

athletes' lounge and not forgetting<br />

several large glamping tents to<br />

ensure the grooms were able to<br />

stay close to the horses. As well<br />

as the premises, we supplied the<br />

athletes with 19 of our amazing<br />

riding school horses and ponies who<br />

looked after each and every rider<br />

and were turned out to perfection<br />

by our staff. The athletes and<br />

coaches only had 20 minutes on<br />

the day before competition began<br />

to decide which horse was suitable<br />

for which athlete each rider only<br />

allowed to try two horses. Going<br />

on a very vague description of each<br />

athlete our head instructor here at<br />

Parklands Clare Mellors selected<br />

which two to try and all pairings<br />

were successful, we could have sold<br />

all our horses as the athletes loved<br />

them!<br />

The whole week was magical, if a<br />

little exhausting, but we would do<br />

it all again in a flash to be involved<br />

in such a special event every single<br />

athlete wore a huge smile no matter<br />

where they were placed. It was so<br />

refreshing to see such positivity in<br />

a highly competitive environment<br />

with all the athletes supporting one<br />

another.<br />

“We all here at Parklands have<br />

come back down to earth after our<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> centre was taken over<br />

for a week to host the equestrian<br />

discipline of the <strong>2017</strong> Special<br />

Olympics”, commented Abigail<br />

Shaw.<br />

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YOUR EVENTS CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH AHEAD<br />

Friday 1st <strong>September</strong><br />

Richmond (2)<br />

British Eventing, Yorkshire<br />

www.britisheventing.com<br />

Equine Car Boot Sale<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<br />

Steph Cooper List 1 Dressage Judge<br />

Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Oldmoor Farm Riding School<br />

www.oldmoorfarmridingschool.com<br />

07729529042<br />

Full Pony Day<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk 07821900838<br />

Saturday 2nd <strong>September</strong><br />

Dressage<br />

Colne Valley Saddle Club<br />

www.colnevalleysaddleclub.org.uk<br />

07841535563<br />

Denby Festival of Show Jumping<br />

Denby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

https://m.facebook.com/Denby-<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong>-Centre-1274516275921571<br />

07951179226<br />

Junior British Showjumping<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738<br />

<strong>September</strong> Dressage Competition<br />

Legup <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.legupequestrian.co.uk<br />

Nervous and Novice Show Jumping<br />

Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.miltonec.co.uk 07768853308<br />

Minimus Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Team Dressage<br />

Outwoods <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

07837487186<br />

Gymkhana Games Day<br />

Patrington Mill<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

ONLINE SHOP<br />

www.miltonequestrian.co.uk<br />

Also at Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong>:<br />

* We hold a range of shows from Showing to<br />

Jumping and Dressage * Indoor Arena Hire available<br />

* Lessons with our very own BSJA coach Selina<br />

Cawkwell * Livery available<br />

(Take a look at our website to find our more)<br />

Blyth Rd, Carlton Forest, Worksop, Notts S81 0TP<br />

Tel: 01909 733844<br />

WEB: www.miltonec.co.uk EMAIL: info@miltonec.co.uk<br />

Arena Showcross<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Arena ODE<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Dunnington Fayre Horse Show<br />

South Lodge Stables<br />

www.dunningtonfayre.org.uk<br />

07393438494<br />

Ashley Ward Dressage/ Test Riding<br />

Clinic<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk 07789<br />

265 973<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 3rd <strong>September</strong><br />

Ardsley Horse and Pony Club Show<br />

Ardsley Horse and Pony Club<br />

www.ardsleyhpc.co.uk 07849941915<br />

Blueberry Events Stressless Dressage<br />

Blueberry Events<br />

www.blueberryeventsuk.com<br />

07872640482<br />

Danibeck Riding Club Show With<br />

Equifest,Tsr and 15+ Qual<br />

Commonside Farm<br />

07976482818/07393375522<br />

Showing and Working Hunter<br />

Eckington and District Riding Club<br />

www.eckingtonridingclub.co.uk<br />

07890839350<br />

Horseware National Hunter Trial<br />

Pairs Qualifier<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Horseware National Hunter Trial<br />

Qualifier<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738<br />

XC Clinic With Craig Dillon<br />

Five Pits Horsewatch and Countryside<br />

Access Group<br />

07778978811<br />

Chantrey Championships Showing<br />

Hallamshire Riding Society, Hallamshire<br />

Show Ground<br />

www.hallamshireridingsociety.co.uk/<br />

07813027161<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Hvrc Open Dressage Competition<br />

(Esuk Qualifier)<br />

Hope Valley Riding Club, Arena on HVRC<br />

club field<br />

www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk<br />

01433 650749<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Jrs<br />

Championship Qualifier and Ror Poi<br />

Jodhpurs <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

wwwjodhpursridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423 358645/ mob 07913354071<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

07827291115<br />

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YOUR EVENTS CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH AHEAD<br />

diary<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

Open/club Show-With Lots of<br />

Qualifiers<br />

Long Eaton Riding Club<br />

www.long-eaton-riding-club.co.uk<br />

07929 164 501<br />

Unaff Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show Sj/<br />

Dressage/ Dog Show/ Showing<br />

Longmoor Lane Show Ground<br />

www.nottsderbyhorseshow.com<br />

07854317335<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show Dressage<br />

and Showjumping Clinic<br />

Longmoor Lane, Derbyshire DE72 3BB<br />

07854317335<br />

Seaton Ross Show Jumping<br />

Patrington Mill<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

Seaton Ross Show - in Hand and<br />

Ridden Showing<br />

Patrington Mill<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

Family Fun Day Inc Mini<br />

Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Arena Cross Country and Have a Go<br />

Showjumping<br />

Raw Equine, Laughton Manor <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Centre, 07880971711<br />

Ripley Riders Club - Club Show -<br />

Open to Non Members<br />

Parkside<br />

www.ripleyriders.org.uk 07931709733<br />

High Hoyland Open Hunter Trial<br />

Rockwood Harriers Pony Club<br />

07747 013776<br />

Rvpc Annual Show<br />

Ryburn Valley Pony Club<br />

07837627091<br />

Tong Showcase<br />

Showcase Media<br />

www.showcaseshowingseries.com<br />

07711002576<br />

Unaff One Day Event<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Club Show - Non Members Welcome -<br />

Cricklands Qualifiers<br />

Springwood Riding Club<br />

springwoodridingclub.weebly.com<br />

07716137484<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong> Children Show<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Fun Showjumping<br />

Wentworth & District Pony Club<br />

http://branches.pcuk.org/wentworth<br />

07833 984505<br />

British Dressage<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk 01455 282694<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC)<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Monday 4th <strong>September</strong><br />

Ian Brown Tuition<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Junior Monday Club With Helen<br />

Roddy<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

British Dressage<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk 01455 282694<br />

Tuesday 5th <strong>September</strong><br />

Evening Beginner/novice<br />

Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Paul Hayler Dressage Coach<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Wednesday 6th <strong>September</strong><br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Tori Peters Dressage Clinic<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre & Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

British Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Paul Hayler Dressage Coach<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong>, Old Dalby, Melton<br />

Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3LX<br />

2nd<br />

5th<br />

9th & 10th<br />

11th<br />

12th<br />

13th<br />

16th<br />

17th<br />

18th<br />

19th<br />

23rd<br />

24th<br />

26th<br />

27th<br />

Trailblazers SJ & DR<br />

Clear Round Training<br />

with Alex Thomson<br />

Arena Eventing Final<br />

Andrew Fletcher Clinic<br />

Clear Round Training<br />

BD<br />

Trailblazers SJ & DR<br />

BD<br />

SEIB Workshop<br />

Clear Round Training<br />

Arena Eventing <strong>2017</strong>/2018 Series<br />

BD<br />

Clear Round Training<br />

1st Oct – Native Pony Champs<br />

Please note dates may be subject to changes at the<br />

centres discretion. All Schedules can be found on our<br />

website along with details of all our trainers.<br />

“Tuesday Clear round jumping - just come along from 1pm and<br />

buy your ticket. Tickets are £15 for 2 rounds this includes any<br />

help you may need from Caroline Moore (may be alternative<br />

trainer occasionally)<br />

Trailblazers Show jumping – starting at 65cm introductory level<br />

through to 1.05cm providing an opportunity to qualify for an<br />

Unaffiliated National Championships.<br />

Dressage – we do trailblazers, affiliated & unaffiliated classes at<br />

Vale View from walk trot introductory tests through to Grand Prix<br />

tests, you will need to enter at least 4 days before the competition<br />

and please telephone if you need to make a late entry. Payment<br />

must be made at time of booking to confirm your entry, and is<br />

Please note non-refundable dates may once be paid. subject to<br />

changes at the Centre’s discretion<br />

For more information on all of these events<br />

and more please visit our website<br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

Tel: 01664 823739<br />

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YOUR EVENTS CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH AHEAD<br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Howardian Hills 'Gentle' Guided Ride<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583 451825 /<br />

07570 112010<br />

Thursday 7th <strong>September</strong><br />

Dressage Competition<br />

Newbold Verdon <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.nvec.co.uk 01455 824240<br />

Express One Day Event<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Friday 8th <strong>September</strong><br />

Open Unaffiliated Evening<br />

Showjumping<br />

Cliffhollins Riding School www.<br />

cliffhollins.co.uk 01274651386<br />

British Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Friday Night Showjumping League<br />

Final<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<br />

Unaffiliated Evening Show Jumping<br />

Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.miltonec.co.uk 07768853308<br />

British Dressage Inc Freestyle to<br />

Music<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

South Lodge Stables Summer<br />

Dressage Final<br />

Show Field , 07393438494<br />

Saturday 9th <strong>September</strong><br />

British Elite Showing Champs<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Frickley Park (2)<br />

British Eventing<br />

www.britisheventing.com<br />

Cross Country Clinic With Mark<br />

Cramb<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Edrc Unafilliated Open Dressage<br />

Epworth and District Riding Club<br />

www.edrc.co.uk 07734971188<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.miltonec.co.uk 07768853308<br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Group Training Clinic - Flatwork or<br />

Jumping<br />

Professional Equine Services<br />

www.professionalequineservices.co.uk<br />

07791792711<br />

Jm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Northen Arena<br />

Showcross<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk 01748 811295<br />

Wha Western Show<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk 01748 811295<br />

Falling Foss Guided Ride<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583 451825 /<br />

07570 112010<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Championships <strong>2017</strong><br />

Sheepgate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.sheepgate.co.uk 01205 870236<br />

(office hrs) 07768 156 262<br />

Sport Endurance Blidworth<br />

Saturday Ride<br />

Sport Endurance Peak and Forest Group<br />

www.sportendurance.co.uk/Events/Ride-<br />

Events/Blidworth-Saturday-<strong>2017</strong>.aspx<br />

Novice/nervous Showjumping<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk 07821900838<br />

Sue Chadwick Show Jumping Clinic<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Arena Eventing Series <strong>2017</strong> Final<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Summer Dressage Series <strong>2017</strong><br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Sunday 10th <strong>September</strong><br />

Aire Valley Riding Club Show<br />

Cullingworth Fields<br />

07946537920<br />

Arena UK Club Show<br />

Allington Lane<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Atherstone and District Riding Club<br />

Show 6<br />

Club Field<br />

www.atherstoneanddistrictridingclub.<br />

co.uk 01455238515<br />

British Dressage<br />

Barleyfields <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.barleyfields.com 01283 734798<br />

Barlow Show/ Country Day<br />

Barlow Hunt/ Excell Events<br />

www.barlowhunt.org.uk 0771 316 7778<br />

Castleford Riding Club Open Show<br />

Astley Riding Centre<br />

www.castlefordridingclub.co.uk<br />

07801 185622<br />

Show Jumping<br />

Eckington Riding Club<br />

www.eckingtonridingclub.co.uk<br />

07890839350<br />

Unaff Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<br />

Trec Day Camp<br />

Evie O'keeffe Trec Trainer<br />

www.trec-training.uk 07939471564<br />

Chantrey Championships<br />

Showjumping<br />

Hallamshire Riding Society<br />

www.hallamshireridingsociety.co.uk/<br />

07813027161<br />

Unaffiliated Afternoon<br />

Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Combined Training<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Horsforth Riding Club<br />

West End Lane<br />

www.horsforthridingclub.co.uk<br />

07974095844<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

Ledston Equine Clinic 07827291115<br />

Willberry Wonder Pony Charity Ride<br />

Longford and District Riding Club<br />

www.longfordridingclub.com<br />

07521414097<br />

Open Indoor Show Jumping<br />

Competition @ Lrac Kenwick Louth<br />

North Lincs Riding Club<br />

www.nl-rc.co.uk<br />

Unaff Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Open Show<br />

Norton and District Riding Club<br />

http://nortondistrict.weebly.com/<br />

Arena Cross Country<br />

Raw Equine, Fenland <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

07880971711<br />

British Show Jumping Senior Cat 2<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk<br />

01748 811295<br />

Summer Show <strong>2017</strong><br />

Scarborough and District Riding Club<br />

www.scarboroughridingclub<br />

07738873727/07708925957<br />

South Bradford Riding Club<br />

South Bradford Showground<br />

SBRA.co.uk 07967 895220<br />

Club Show<br />

South Derbyshire Saddle Club<br />

www.southderbyshiresaddleclub.co.uk<br />

07931577586<br />

South Kilworth Riding Club Show<br />

Stanford Hall<br />

www.skrc.co.uk 07927 911906<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Thorngumbald Horse and Pony Show<br />

(And Dog Show)<br />

Thorn Marsh Farm<br />

Autumn Hunter Trial<br />

Thornton Lodge Farm<br />

www.thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk<br />

01347821306<br />

Ryburn Valley PC Annual Open<br />

Gymkhana and Jumping Show<br />

Turbury Equisport, Far Turbury Farm<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Summer Show Jumping<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk 01623<br />

860997<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping £50 1st<br />

Place!<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC)<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Monday 11th <strong>September</strong><br />

Ian Brown Tuition<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Tuesday 12th <strong>September</strong><br />

Unaffiliated Evening Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Evening Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

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Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Adult Camp<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk 01455 282694<br />

Wednesday 13th <strong>September</strong><br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> Market<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre & Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

Long Arena Dressage Tests<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

British Show Jumping Senior Cat 2<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk 01748 811295<br />

Kiplingcotes Guided Ride (Fully<br />

Booked)<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583 451825 /<br />

07570 112010<br />

Roseberry Topping Guided Ride<br />

(North York Moors)<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583 451825 /<br />

07570 112010<br />

British Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 14th <strong>September</strong><br />

Training Thursday Pyo<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Nicola Sheard Jumping Clinic<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Friday 15th <strong>September</strong><br />

Nervous Novice Showjuming<br />

Oldmoor Farm Riding school<br />

www.oldmoorfarmridingschool.com<br />

07729529042<br />

Leonie Smith Dressage Clinic<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk 07789<br />

265 973<br />

Saturday 16th <strong>September</strong><br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Brackenhurst <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.ntu.ac.uk/brackenhurstec<br />

01158485226<br />

Allerton Park<br />

British Eventing<br />

www.britisheventing.com<br />

Ernest Dillon Show Jumping Clinic<br />

Brocklesby Hunt Pony Club<br />

branches.pcuk.org/brocklesby/events/<br />

07802 542205<br />

Dressage Training Clinic With Kate<br />

Rowland<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Show Cross<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

British Showjumping Seniors Cat 1<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

British Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Pony British Show Jumping<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk 01748 811295<br />

Trail Ride<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk 07821900838<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 17th <strong>September</strong><br />

Aire Valley Riding Club Dressage<br />

Aireview <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.airevalleyridingclub.com<br />

07432503577<br />

Unaffiliated One Day Event<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Novice One Day Event<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<br />

Indoor Clinic With Craig Dillon<br />

Five Pits Horsewatch and Countryside<br />

Access Group<br />

07778978811<br />

Glenroyd Horse Show<br />

538 Hunsworth Lane<br />

www.facebook.com/<br />

events/756667991084010/<br />

07484160156<br />

BHS and Hallam Riders Ride Out<br />

<strong>2017</strong> Charity Access Ride<br />

Hallam Riders Group, Sheffield<br />

Yorkshire<br />

07976300031 0r 07774650947<br />

BHS and Hallam Riders Ride Out<br />

<strong>2017</strong> Charity Access Ride<br />

Hallam Riders Group, Sheffield<br />

Derbyshire<br />

07976300031 0r 07774650947<br />

British Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Rise Hunter Trials<br />

Rise Park, Rise, Nr Hull,<br />

07545 522136<br />

High Moor Open Show<br />

Cinder Lane<br />

www.highmooropen.co.uk<br />

01246 270748<br />

Clear Round Cross Country<br />

Longford and District Riding Club<br />

www.longfordridingclub.com<br />

07521414097<br />

Combined Training and Dressage<br />

Newbold Verdon <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.nvec.co.uk 01455 824240<br />

Show Cross<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping Points<br />

League<br />

Outwoods <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Pennine Riding Club Dressage Series<br />

Fearns <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.pennineridingclub.com<br />

07407784662<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Festival of Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

SEPTEMBER<br />

Saturday 9th<br />

Nervous and novice Show Jumping<br />

Sunday 17th<br />

Dressage with Trailblazers and Cricklands qualifiers<br />

Friday 9th<br />

Indoor evening Showjuming with<br />

Trailblazers and Crickland qualifiers<br />

OCTOBER<br />

Saturday 14th<br />

Nervous and Novice SJ<br />

Please see website for more information.<br />

If you wish to book a place please call and pay<br />

over the phone to secure your place<br />

Please see website for more information<br />

Friday night running last Friday of month only<br />

SCHOOL HIRE AVAILABLE £30 HOUR<br />

Schedules and info available at www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

01636 813588<br />

Occupation Lane, Fiskerton, Southwell, Notts<br />

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Arena Cross Country<br />

Raw Equine, Oakley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

07880971711<br />

Indoor Dressage Show<br />

Rearsby Lodge Riding Club<br />

www.rearsbylodge.com 0116 2871662<br />

British Dressage<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk 01748 811295<br />

Ripley Riders Club - Club Show -<br />

Open to Non Members<br />

Parkside<br />

www.ripleyriders.org.uk 07931709733<br />

Roleystone Horse Sanctuary<br />

Westfield Lane<br />

0777 9689736<br />

Show Jumping - Lead Rein Up to<br />

85 Cms<br />

Royston Horse and Pony Club<br />

07725311687<br />

Showcase Dressage @ Middleton<br />

Park EC<br />

Middleton Park <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.showcaseshowingseries.com<br />

01132190455<br />

Soar Valley - Non Members Welcome<br />

- Double Points Show<br />

Farley Way<br />

www.svrc.co.uk 07872 860831<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley EC<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Reserve Show Date (In case of<br />

Cancelled Show)<br />

Springwood Riding Club<br />

springwoodridingclub.weebly.com<br />

07716137484<br />

Sponsored Pleasure Ride<br />

Staintondale Hunt Branch of Pony Club<br />

07979357190<br />

Bedale Hunt Fun Ride<br />

The Bedale Hunt<br />

www.thebedalehunt.co.uk 07803124323<br />

Combined Training and Open<br />

Dressage<br />

Tickhill Riding Club<br />

www.tickhillridingclub.org 07759987736<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Competition -<br />

Fifth Points Show<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

One Day Event<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

British Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wakefield RDA Annual Horse and<br />

Fun Dog Show<br />

Wakefield Riding For The Disabled<br />

Association<br />

www.wakefieldrda.typepad.co.uk<br />

01924 241341<br />

Monday 18th <strong>September</strong><br />

Arena UK Major Showjumping<br />

Championships<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Unaffilidated Dressage Competition<br />

Long Lane <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

http://www.longlane.jejik.co.uk/<br />

07890762427<br />

Junior Monday Club With Helen<br />

Roddy<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Ian Brown Tuition<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Tuesday 19th <strong>September</strong><br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Wednesday 20th <strong>September</strong><br />

Tori Peters Dressage Clinic<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre & Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Evening Showjumping <strong>2017</strong><br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Long Arena Dressage Tests<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

Thursday 21st <strong>September</strong><br />

Express Afternoon/evening ODE<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Friday 22nd <strong>September</strong><br />

Julie Frizzell Dressage Clinic<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<br />

Unaffiliated Evening Show Jumping<br />

Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.miltonec.co.uk 07768853308<br />

Saturday 23rd <strong>September</strong><br />

Stokesley Show<br />

www.stokesleyshow.org.uk/<br />

01845 587158<br />

Blueberry Events Unaffiliated<br />

Dressage<br />

Askham Bryan College<br />

www.blueberryeventsuk.com<br />

07872640482<br />

Aske Horse Trials (2)<br />

British Eventing<br />

www.britisheventing.com<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Gotham Pleasure Ride<br />

Erewash Riders Association<br />

www.erewashridersassociation.co.uk<br />

07807205755<br />

Hctg Hunter Trial<br />

Www.hctg.org.uk<br />

Mini Ode/ Mini Showcross and<br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show 7 Showing<br />

W Hunter Fun and Dog<br />

Longmoor Lane Show Ground<br />

www.nottsderbyhorseshow.com<br />

07854317335<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Show<br />

Pole Moor Riding Club<br />

polemoorridingclub.co.uk<br />

07969919161<br />

Long Arena Dressage Tests<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Saturday Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Group Training Clinic - Flatwork or<br />

Jumping<br />

Professional Equine Services<br />

www.professionalequineservices.co.uk<br />

07791792711<br />

Unaff Dressage Summer League and<br />

BD Quest Club<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk 01748 811295<br />

Ptv Training and Mini Comp<br />

23/09/17<br />

Trec Lincolnshire, LRAC<br />

http://treclincolnshire.co.uk/diary.html<br />

07818 080046<br />

Arena Eventing Series 2018<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 24th <strong>September</strong><br />

Gate Jumping Competition<br />

Burton Hunter Trial<br />

www.burtonhuntertrial.co.uk 07917<br />

753943<br />

Burton Hunt Hunter Trial<br />

Hackthorn Hall<br />

www.burtonhuntertrial.co.uk<br />

07917 753943<br />

Dcs Search for a Star Showing<br />

Extravaganza With Evening Per<br />

Ledston <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

07855270331<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Eldwick Riding Club<br />

07909706968<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738<br />

Open Show<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Hope Valley Riding Club Open Show<br />

(Esuk Qualifier)<br />

HVRC Club field<br />

www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk<br />

01433 651331 or 07505 490056<br />

Ilkeston and District Riding Club-<br />

Last Club Double Points<br />

Spring Farm<br />

https://sites.google.com/site/<br />

ilkestonanddistrictridingclub/about-us<br />

07725633222<br />

Show Jumping<br />

Maltby and District Riding Club, Milton<br />

equestrian Centre<br />

www.maltbyridingclub.co.uk<br />

BE Cross Country Training Day With<br />

Victoria Gallantree<br />

Newbold Verdon <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.nvec.co.uk 01455 824240<br />

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Dressage @ Willow Banks EC Open<br />

to All<br />

North Lincs Riding Club<br />

www.nl-rc.co.uk<br />

One Day Event<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Arena Cross Country<br />

Raw Equine, Riseholme College<br />

07880971711<br />

Arena Eventing<br />

Rearsby Lodge Riding Club<br />

www.rearsbylodge.com 0116 2871662<br />

British Show Jumping Senior Cat 2<br />

Richmond <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.richmondec.co.uk 01748 811295<br />

Eastern Wolds Guided Ride<br />

(Yorkshire Wolds)<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583 451825 /<br />

07570 112010<br />

Shibden Dale Riding Club - 3rd<br />

Points Trophy and Sash Show<br />

Royd Farm<br />

www.shibdendale.co.uk 07764 332916<br />

North Yorkshire Showcase Harrogate<br />

Showcase Media<br />

www.facebook.com/ultimate-showcaseof-champions-364486821762/<br />

01132190455 [eves]<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

Competition - Fifth Points Show<br />

Turbury Equisport, Far Turbury Farm<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk 07789<br />

265 973<br />

Upper Batley Riding Club<br />

Batley Hall Farm<br />

www.batleyfarmequestrian.com<br />

7990502007<br />

British Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk 01664<br />

823739<br />

West of Yore Fun Ride<br />

Low Lindrick Farm<br />

www.westofyorehunt.co.uk 01765<br />

658360 / 07867975305<br />

British Dressage<br />

Yorkshire Dressage<br />

07790 629328<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping £50 1st<br />

Place!<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC),<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Monday 25th <strong>September</strong><br />

Ian Brown Tuition<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Tuesday 26th <strong>September</strong><br />

Unaffiliated Evening Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Evening Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk 01283<br />

734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Wednesday 27th <strong>September</strong><br />

British Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Evening Showjumping <strong>2017</strong><br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

British Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

British Dressage - Two Day Show<br />

Sheepgate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.sheepgate.co.uk 01205 870236<br />

(office hrs) 07768 156262<br />

BD Native Dressage Championships<br />

<strong>2017</strong><br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 28th <strong>September</strong><br />

Osberton International<br />

British Eventing<br />

www.britisheventing.com<br />

Hannah Moody Dressage Clinic<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

07827291115<br />

Training Thursday Pyo<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Dressage Bootcamp<br />

Professional Equine Services<br />

www.professionalequineservices.co.uk<br />

07791792711<br />

Friday 29th <strong>September</strong><br />

The Veterans Horse Society National<br />

Chmpionships<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Julie Frizzell Dressage Clinic<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com<br />

07791934738 or 07867360201<br />

Steph Cooper List 1 Dressage Judge<br />

Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Friday Night Show Jumping<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk 07821900838<br />

Saturday 30th <strong>September</strong><br />

Southwell Agricultural Society<br />

Ploughing Match and Show<br />

Bulcote Farm<br />

www.southwellploughingmatch.co.uk/<br />

01159 633654<br />

BE Bishop Burton (2)<br />

British Eventing<br />

www.britisheventing.com<br />

Horseware National Hunter Trials<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Horseware National Hunter Trials<br />

Party<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping Inc Bs<br />

Club Show<br />

Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.miltonec.co.uk 07768853308<br />

Minimus Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

British Showjumping Seniors Cat 1<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950 819267<br />

British Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Series<br />

Professional Equine Services<br />

www.professionalequineservices.co.uk<br />

07791792711<br />

Sunday 1st October<br />

Ardsley Horse and Pony Club Show<br />

Astley Riding Centre<br />

www.ardsleyhpc.co.uk 07849941915<br />

Blueberry Events Stressless Dressage<br />

Askham Bryan College<br />

www.blueberryeventsuk.com<br />

07872640482<br />

Danibeck Horse of the Year Show<br />

Commonside Farm<br />

07976482818/07393375522<br />

Danibeck Horse of the Year Show<br />

With Eve Perf<br />

Commonside Farm<br />

www.danibeckshow.co.uk 07976482818<br />

Clear Round Jump Cross<br />

Eckington and District Riding Club<br />

www.eckingtonridingclub.co.uk<br />

07890839350<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<br />

Edrc Autumn Hunter Trial<br />

Simms Hill<br />

www.edrc.co.uk 07985113873<br />

Hvrc Open Dressage Competition<br />

(Esuk Qualifier)<br />

Hope Valley Riding Club<br />

www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk<br />

01433 650749<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

07827291115<br />

Arena Cross Country<br />

Raw Equine, Laughton Manor <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Centre<br />

07880971711<br />

Show Jumping - Lead Rein Up to<br />

85 Cms<br />

Royston Horse and Pony Club<br />

07725311687<br />

Have a Go Show<br />

Sheepgate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.sheepgate.co.uk 01205 870236<br />

(office hrs) 07768 156 262<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley EC<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley EC<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

York and Ainsty South Hunter Trial<br />

York and Ainsty South Hunt Supporters<br />

Club<br />

www.yorksouthhunt.webs.com<br />

07807242321<br />

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Tel: 01400 281337<br />

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Tel: 01636 678006<br />

Used English Saddles & Tack For Sale<br />

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KARYGRAY FEEDS<br />

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Martins Farm<br />

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Millside <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Southwell Rd, Nottingham NG14 7HG<br />

Tel: 01636 831111<br />

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Tel: 01400 281421 or 281337 – Fax 01400 281851<br />

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equine sports massage therapist.<br />

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ELEANOR FROST EQUINE SPORTS<br />

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Certified courses are also available:<br />

Equine Sports Massage Diploma (for<br />

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www.equi-therapyuk.com<br />

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FARRIERS<br />

LIAM CHAPPELL<br />

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qualified and registered<br />

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Use of modern and traditional methods<br />

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LIVERY YARDS<br />

HOLME HOUSE FARM<br />

EQUESTRIAN. Carlton in Lindrick,<br />

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arenas. Extensive cross-country<br />

courses, regular competitions and<br />

annual camp. Unlimited hacking and<br />

all year turn-out. 24hr supervision and<br />

security. Contact Lorna and Bill Walker<br />

on 01909 730247.<br />

CLUMBER LIVERY<br />

Set on the edge of<br />

Clumber Park has<br />

limited vacancies<br />

for DIY/Assisted DIY/Part/Full liveries.<br />

British Horse Society approved yard -<br />

Secure yard with alarmed tack room<br />

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toilet and wash facilities - Separate<br />

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unit (small fee) - Floodlit 40mx40m<br />

manege with mirrors and jumps - Grass<br />

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paddocks - Horses 2 max to a paddock<br />

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On site instructor available for lessons -<br />

Assisted services available for holidays,<br />

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Come and view the superb facilities<br />

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best standard. Facilities include: Indoor<br />

stables; All year round; turnout; Outdoor<br />

Manage; Secure tack room. Claxhill Farm,<br />

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Tel. 07977 629504<br />

NEWTON HOUSE FARM NR.<br />

BINGHAM. Established, well run DIY<br />

livery yard situated on an arable farm,<br />

8 miles from Nottingham. Use of wellknown<br />

cross-country course, 40m x 30m<br />

sand and rubber manege, show jumps<br />

and direct access to an off-road toll ride<br />

with miles of traffic-free hacking. All year<br />

turn-out in individual paddocks, separate<br />

summer and winter grazing on freedraining<br />

land. The yard now implements<br />

the “Intelligent Worming Programme”.<br />

Individual choice of farrier, Vet, instructor<br />

etc. Contact Carole Fisher Tel: 01949<br />

20235 www.newtoncrosscountry.co.uk<br />

PEACEFUL<br />

LIVERY YARD<br />

SURROUNDED<br />

by woodland, just<br />

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have rubber matting and water drinkers,<br />

60x25 floodlit arena with cushion-ride<br />

surface , full set of show-jumps on grass<br />

, wash room and secure tack room , lorry<br />

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07957754260<br />

PROFESSIONAL EQUINE SERVICES.<br />

Kneesall’s finest<br />

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covered walker, lunge pen, stocks,<br />

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and rail fenced paddocks and indoor<br />

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training solutions for horses and riders<br />

of all abilities, backing and producing<br />

youngsters and re-educating ‘problem’<br />

horses. Contact Rebekkah 07791 792711<br />

or Andrew 07746 168813.<br />

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP<br />

MICKEY GAVIN, TRUE<br />

HORSEMANSHIP. A fresh approach<br />

to problem solving, all horses helped<br />

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HORSEBOX REPAIRS<br />

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SADDLE<br />

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FITTERS<br />

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BUCKAROO<br />

SADDLERY<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Centre Old Dalby, Melton<br />

Mowbray Leicestershire<br />

LE14 3LX. Qualified with<br />

the Society of Master<br />

Saddlers (SMS) and also a Master<br />

Saddle Fitting Consultant (MSFC). Nicola<br />

was the first in the country to gain<br />

both of these qualifications. New and<br />

second-hand saddles, including Equipe,<br />

Kent & Masters and our very own made<br />

to measure Sovereign saddles. Onsite<br />

flocking and alterations. Yard visits<br />

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Discounts available fitting/checking for<br />

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0845 3003566 Sales@buckarooequine.<br />

co.uk<br />

SADDLE FITTER / TACK & SADDLERY<br />

D.J.RICHARDSON<br />

MASTER SADDLER<br />

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SADDLE FITTER.<br />

Purpose built Saddlefit centre near the<br />

Newark showground or home visits. Excellent<br />

Range of both New and secondhand<br />

saddles available. All Reflocking<br />

and aftercare to saddles undertaken. Te<br />

07787532601 / 01636701790<br />

T&C ROBINSON,<br />

BILLINGHAY AND<br />

STAMFORD. Society<br />

of Master Saddlers<br />

qualified Saddle Fitter. We undertake<br />

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Midlands area. New, second-hand<br />

leather and synthetic saddles always<br />

in stock. Repairs expertly undertaken.<br />

Ring 01526 860436. E: john@tandcrobinson.co.uk<br />

CLAXHILL LIVERIES<br />

. FULL, PART OR<br />

HUNT LIVERIES. Small<br />

professionally run yard<br />

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access to A1 for Showground, Arena Uk<br />

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RUG WASHING & REPAIRS<br />

HARRIET HAIVERS. Willow Farm,<br />

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and rug repairs - English saddles bought<br />

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Saddle fitting and reflocking. Now Open<br />

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HARRIET HAIVERS. Willow Farm,<br />

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Tack and rug repairs - English saddles<br />

bought and sold - Bridlework made to<br />

order - Saddle fitting and reflocking.<br />

Open Weekdays 9am - 5pm (closed<br />

Mondays); Sat 9am - 1pm. Tel: 01636<br />

678006 / 07932 233219.<br />

S. MILNER & SON. 2 Society of<br />

Master Saddlers qualified saddle fitters.<br />

Saddle fittings at the shop or at your<br />

yard. Over 200 saddles in stock, new<br />

& 2nd hand. Call 01664 454839 for an<br />

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