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<strong>Issue</strong> 274 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> | £3.00<br />

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Welcome<br />

It is glorious sunshine as we sit here<br />

finishing off the <strong>May</strong> issue; how can the<br />

weather turn from freezing and torrential<br />

rain to temperatures higher than some<br />

overseas resorts. The downside to this of<br />

course is the potential onset of laminitis,<br />

so any ponies prone to it need to be<br />

monitored and given limited grazing as a<br />

minimum.<br />

We are thrilled to be linking with The<br />

Showing Register this month to tell our<br />

readers all about the benefits of joining<br />

and then to offer four memberships. A great opportunity.<br />

One lucky reader will also get to have a private lesson with top show producer,<br />

Katie Jerram at her home in Essex, an opportunity not to be missed.<br />

Badminton Horse Trials is just around the corner so good luck to all riders in the<br />

Mitsubishi Cup and the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. We’ve got<br />

a great feature on The Trot Up Look, fast-becoming almost as important as an<br />

event itself, and there are some fantastic ideas to help you achieve the look.<br />

Have you heard of the Star Championships, a brand new showing championships<br />

aimed at Riding Clubs. We spoke to one of the founder members, Sarah Harrison<br />

to learn more.<br />

Belton Horse Trials was a resounding success, the going was almost perfect and<br />

the action over the three days top class, we bring you the riders stories. Belvoir<br />

Pony Club ran a great indoor arena eventing competition at Arena UK, all classes<br />

brilliantly supported and Trafford Photography where there to catch the action.<br />

All this and so much more is in this issue, we hope you enjoy. As always, if you<br />

have a story, please do email us at editor@equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk<br />

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<strong>Issue</strong> 274 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> | £3.00<br />

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Belton Horse Trials • Rearsby Lodge Quadri le • Barleyfields Dressage • Lambley Riding Club Show<br />

Belvoir Hunt Pony Club Indoor Arena XC • Kelsa l Hi l Arena Eventing • East Midlands Showing Society<br />

Zoe<br />

Top<br />

Turnout<br />

Tips<br />

with Jayne Ross<br />

and Absorbine<br />



An original painting by Caroline Towning of a<br />

Spanish horse from the Asturias region of Northern<br />

Spain, the original hangs in an 18th century<br />

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6 FlyMyCourse launches aerial course walk for<br />

event riders<br />

6 Apt Cavalier welcomes new Brand Ambassador<br />

7 Legend… a True Story<br />

8 Blaston Show – tradition meets technology<br />

8 Stubbing Court Apprenticeships give the best<br />

possible chance of a successful career<br />


10 Caroline Towning, Artist<br />


12 Star Champions of Champions Show launches<br />

14 June Subscription Gift Offer<br />

16 Business Interview : Jump Pole<br />


17 Showing Special : Join The Showing Register<br />

and win Membership<br />


21 Win a private lesson with Katie Jerram<br />

22 Perfect your turnout : Tips from Jayne Ross and<br />

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22 Win an Absorbine hamper<br />

28 Introducing Benham Stud<br />


30 Win tickets to The Equerry Bolesworth<br />

International and Equerry Feed<br />

32 Feeding the Good Doer with TopSpec<br />

34 Morley Vets : Know your poisonous plants<br />

36 How to correctly walk your Working Hunter<br />

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38 Tina Canton : Gain extra marks in the dressage<br />

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44 Get the Trot Up Look<br />

46 Equetech : Real <strong>Life</strong> Stories<br />

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48 Veteran <strong>Life</strong> : Beverley Brightman<br />

50 Native <strong>Life</strong> : Jane Haskell<br />

52 Reader Story : Verity Reed<br />

54 Reader Story : Harry Wainwright<br />

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62 Barleyfields Dressage<br />

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66 Belvoir Pony Club Indoor Arena Cross Country<br />

68 Lambley Riding Club<br />

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news<br />

FlyMyCourse launches aerial<br />

course walks for event riders<br />

A hi-tech start-up in Dorset<br />

is bringing innovative aerial<br />

photography techniques to the<br />

equestrian world, creating aerial<br />

course walks for event riders and<br />

venues in an initiative aimed at<br />

improving both rider safety and<br />

competitiveness.<br />

FlyMyCourse Ltd is the brainchild<br />

of Sam Lewis, a grassroots eventer and instructor, who realised the<br />

potential for video course walks, accessible online and by mobile<br />

phone, just days before the event.<br />

A conventional course walk is an absolute must and while its<br />

ideal to walk it more than once, time restrictions often make this<br />

impossible despite the obvious benefits in terms of safety, rider<br />

confidence and competitiveness.<br />

Many grassroots riders in particular struggle to take in every detail<br />

of the course they are about to ride so we virtually ride it for them,<br />

using drones and high-definition video to create a fly-through video<br />

of a course, which riders can then review at their leisure in the<br />

preceding days, or hours, before an event.<br />

If you would like FlyMyCourse to film at your event or venue, please<br />

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Apt Cavalier welcomes<br />

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<strong>2018</strong> is set to be another exciting<br />

year for <strong>Equestrian</strong> Performance<br />

brand, Apt Cavalier, following<br />

their launch in June 2017 and<br />

their expansion to International<br />

markets. They have new products<br />

in production here in the UK and<br />

are kicking the Eventing season<br />

off with a bang by adding a new<br />

brand ambassador to their team.<br />

Established young eventer,<br />

Pumbaa Goess-Saurau, who is<br />

based in Wiltshire joins Scottish<br />

based eventers Jodie Neill<br />

and Giorgia Burns, as a brand<br />

ambassador and blogger for<br />

Apt Cavalier. Pumbaa has been<br />

eventing successfully from a<br />

very young age, representing<br />

Great Britain on two separate<br />

occasions in the Pony European<br />

Championships and has since<br />

worked her way up through<br />

the ranks, completing her first<br />

CIC*** at Blair International<br />

2017.<br />

Apt Cavalier founder, Sarah<br />

first noticed Pumbaa and her<br />

established horse, Soots at Blair<br />

in 2016 and describes them as<br />

a “once seen, never forgotten”<br />

partnership; Soots oozes<br />

enthusiasm and Pumbaa always<br />

has a grin from ear to ear on the<br />

cross-country course. Sarah<br />

commented that “Pumbaa’s<br />

enthusiasm for the sport really<br />

comes across when you chat<br />

to her and through her social<br />

media, which is something that<br />

is really important to us. We<br />

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supporting British eventers by<br />

improving their comfort and<br />

performance so we are extremely<br />

lucky to be working with three<br />

such enthusiastic and talented<br />

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Apt Cavalier is a Scottish based<br />

Performance Brand which<br />

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news<br />

The End of a Love Story<br />

I really don’t know where to start. The<br />

loss of your first pony is so heartbreaking<br />

Jorja absolutely loved Argus Love Story<br />

(Mable) to bits and although she was full<br />

of life enjoying retirement she was taken<br />

from us so suddenly and unexpectedly.<br />

Mable has a list of<br />

achievements so long<br />

we couldn’t possibly<br />

name them all, she was<br />

amazing. Together they<br />

won numerous rosettes<br />

and trophies sashes and<br />

championships. From<br />

lead rein to dressage<br />

she excelled at them all winning the<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> dressage championship<br />

twice, both Intro and Preliminary; her<br />

last one was last year where she won<br />

both classes and was highest placed<br />

Veteran which was a very proud moment<br />

for Jorja and emotional as it was getting<br />

close to her having to retire as Jorja had<br />

outgrown her.<br />

We consider ourselves to have been so<br />

lucky to have found such an amazing<br />

pony and lucky that Jorja was slow<br />

growing so we could keep her for so<br />

much longer than most first ponies. She<br />

even managed a brief appearance on<br />

Rudells Round Up for the Team Quest<br />

programme and the<br />

amount of times that<br />

got replayed I can’t say<br />

but it was quite a lot.<br />

She became a first<br />

and second pony for<br />

Jorja, giving us all as a<br />

family so many happy<br />

memories, we won’t<br />

forget her from her cheeky little bucks to<br />

her impromptu trumping she gave us so<br />

much joy.<br />

From the very first day Jorja made her a<br />

promise for her not to go anywhere else<br />

she was staying with her forever now. We<br />

just never in a million years imagined it<br />

would be so soon and sudden.<br />

Goodnight Mable, sleep tight.<br />

Sandra and Jorja Newbold<br />

Legend...a true story<br />

by Elizabeth Spencer<br />

During WWII, Elizabeth Spencer<br />

went to live with her Granny and<br />

Gramps in Devon. Elizabeth’s<br />

grandmother, Mrs Ruth Howard,<br />

was a show producer and<br />

despite only being five years<br />

old, Elizabeth immediately fell<br />

in love with three year old colt<br />

‘Legend’ whose grand sire was<br />

the well renowned show pony ‘Love Song’<br />

belonging to Mrs Muntz of the Foxhams’ stud.<br />

By the time Elizabeth was seven years old she and<br />

Legend had become champions at the RIHS going<br />

on to win the Rawnsley Cup three years running<br />

and returning to the show ring to win the Pony<br />

Championship at the first ever HOYS in 1948.<br />

This beautifully produced book tells Elizabeth and<br />

Legend’s story in her words, with the addition of<br />

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news<br />

Blaston<br />

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Blaston Show will run on Sunday<br />

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An impressive array of classic<br />

vehicles and vintage tractors<br />

always draws the crowds, the<br />

tractors contrasting sharply with<br />

the cutting edge, 21st Century<br />

agricultural machinery also on<br />

show.<br />

There will again be a diverse<br />

range of equestrian classes, from<br />

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ex-racehorse and best turned out<br />

to fancy dress plus, of course,<br />

gymkhana games. Majestic heavy<br />

horses made their debut last<br />

year and will return again, whilst<br />

there are new classes for riders<br />

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Dogs get a look in too; the<br />

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both Kennel Club and Heinz 57<br />

breeds, both working dogs and<br />

family pets can put their best<br />

paw forward.<br />

Terrier racing and tug of war<br />

competitions are serious crowd<br />

pleasers, and there will be plenty<br />

of opportunities for a bit of<br />

retail therapy too. Native breeds<br />

of cattle such as Hereford and<br />

Lincoln Red will be exhibited,<br />

together with a selection of<br />

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Sheep & Lamb Show.<br />

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Bringing<br />

art<br />

to life<br />

Renowned contemporary<br />

london based artist<br />

caroline towning<br />

10 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>

Caroline Towning has<br />

built up an enviable<br />

reputation as an<br />

equine artist, receiving<br />

commissions from celebrities,<br />

art collectors, and Saudi royalty.<br />

Edward Enninful, Editor-in-<br />

Chief of British Vogue exclaims;<br />

“Your artwork is amazing!<br />

Ru & I love it!” Caroline’s<br />

paintings depict realistic yet<br />

stylised horses, in to which she<br />

passionately breathes character,<br />

life, and emotion.<br />

Caroline grew up in Yorkshire<br />

surrounded by horses. From<br />

the tender age of four, she<br />

could often be found drawing<br />

her mother’s horses. Her<br />

professional creative career<br />

moved into the realms of<br />

animation and design before<br />

becoming the creative director<br />

and curator of a private<br />

members club in London’s Soho.<br />

Caroline then returned to her<br />

true calling in life; becoming a<br />

painter.<br />

Caroline’s connection with<br />

horses has never faded and<br />

gives her paintings a true<br />

sense of authenticity. Now<br />

based in London, Caroline<br />

specialises in equine portraiture<br />

in a multitude of disciplines;<br />

including horse racing, polo,<br />

show jumping and dressage. Her<br />

large-scale oil on canvas works<br />

depicts each intricate detail of<br />

the superb specimens she paints<br />

– bone structure and muscles,<br />

every ripple and individual hair.<br />

Caroline’s attention to detail<br />

results in an astonishing<br />

realism, balanced with an<br />

expressive character within<br />

each canvas, with the animals<br />

appearing present and alive.<br />

Talking about her art Caroline<br />

explains; “Each canvas captures<br />

a moment in time; a movement,<br />

a reaction and an expressed<br />

emotion, bringing the animals<br />

to life.”<br />

Caroline has traveled the<br />

world to discover, study and<br />

observe the most superior and<br />

magnificent creatures to paint.<br />

As well as oil, Caroline is an<br />

accomplished artist in pencil<br />

and watercolour – studies in<br />

these mediums are often an<br />

important part of her painterly<br />

process.<br />

Creating her own series’ as<br />

well as juggling commissions,<br />

Caroline has also found time to<br />

create a limited edition range<br />

of premium gift products. The<br />

range includes exclusive velvet<br />

cushions, tote bags, and mugs.<br />

With a limited run on each,<br />

Caroline ensures each gift is<br />

not only exclusive but also only<br />

available for a limited time.<br />

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carolinetowningartist/<br />

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carolinetowningart/<br />

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“Each canvas<br />

captures a<br />

moment in time;<br />

a movement, a<br />

reaction and<br />

an expressed<br />

emotion,<br />

bringing the<br />

animals to life”<br />

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news<br />

Champions of<br />

Champions Show<br />

A brand new showing Championhips is all set to launch<br />

this Summer, a great idea for Riding Clubs and individual<br />

riders alike. We caught up with the show’s Organiser,<br />

Sarah Harrison, to find out a little bit more.<br />

Do you come from a horsey background<br />

I am now 35 years old and have been showing<br />

since I was seven, I got my first pony for<br />

my 6th birthday and started to compete the<br />

following year at my local riding clubs. My<br />

mum has always had horses and competed at<br />

Riding club level.<br />

What are your earliest showing memories<br />

My earliest memories are riding at Leigh and<br />

district and Bolton Riding club when I was<br />

seven years old on my first pony Jinja, but<br />

my all-time favourite has to be my beloved<br />

Chantilly Lace VI. I would say I love all<br />

showing classes, it’s definitely a way of life<br />

rather than a hobby.<br />

I quickly progressed to BSPS the following<br />

year and then I moved on to a professional<br />

producers’ yard the year after. I had five years<br />

on Team Hollings from 1992 to 1996 and rode<br />

at HOYS for the first time in 1992 aged nine. I<br />

then went on to produce my own ponies from<br />

home myself up to the present day. I am a<br />

Star judge for BSPS, CHAPS, SSADL and AHS.<br />

I have judged at the highest level including<br />

Royal Windsor, The Royal International<br />

Horse Show and The Horse of the Year Show<br />

and the reason I have created Stars is to put<br />

something back into grassroots Showing.<br />

Tell us briefly about the Star<br />

Championships idea?<br />

STARS Championship has been created<br />

after reminiscing about my childhood on a<br />

Facebook.<br />

I have competed at Riding Club for many<br />

years, apart from my best show ponies I had<br />

a couple of family ponies that I used to take<br />

to our local riding clubs and try to qualify for<br />

Birchinley Manor which was run by the late<br />

Melvern Jones. This show was simply the<br />

best and in its hayday, 52 Riding Clubs used<br />

to meet to fight it out, to win at Birchinley – it<br />

was a great honour!!<br />

This show was simply<br />

the best and in its<br />

hayday, 52 Riding<br />

Clubs used to meet to<br />

fight it out, to win at<br />

Birchinley – it was a<br />

great honour!!<br />

It came to my attention that for over a decade<br />

the riding club world had nothing to aspire<br />

to and no end of season championship show<br />

that you had to qualify for and represent your<br />

riding club so that’s how STARS got created,<br />

although our show is like no other riding club<br />

event with our format of a 50/50 marking<br />

system with HOYS Star judges and lots and<br />

lots of extras like working in time slots,<br />

golden ticket qualification cards sent by post<br />

and bridle numbers. I do believe that with<br />

all our experience competing and judging at<br />

such an high level The STARS team can create<br />

the most prestigious Riding club of the year<br />

event.<br />

Who can compete at the Championships<br />

Each Riding Club who has affiliated with<br />

STARS will send their end of season points<br />

winner to compete, this qualification can be<br />

passed down to reserve or 2nd reserve if for<br />

whatever reason the first two can’t go to stars<br />

to represent their club.<br />

Do you need to qualify as an individual to<br />

compete<br />

Yes, you need to qualify has an individual.<br />

STARS is running 30 classes this year and we<br />

aim to build on that next year and people who<br />

want to compete at STARS need to become a<br />

member of an affiliated club and then go to<br />

all their clubs point shows throughout the<br />

season aiming to be points champion which<br />

will then automatically qualify them for<br />

stars champion of champions. Only the same<br />

combination of horse /pony and rider are<br />

eligible no substitute are allowed.<br />

Each riding club will run a series of their<br />

own point shows to then send their points<br />

champion to compete at STARS.<br />

Who will be running the event with you?<br />

My close team are myself, my Mum Sharon<br />

Harrison, Caroline Hamilton, Marie Wakefield<br />

and Nigel Hollings.<br />

How can Clubs get involved and is there a<br />

cut-off date?<br />

Any riding club that runs a series of points<br />

shows can affiliate with stars. If they contact<br />

me via our fb page I will send them an<br />

affiliation form which they need to fill in and<br />

return by post once they have done this I will<br />

then add them to stars affiliated club list.<br />

We don’t have a time deadline but we have<br />

capped the affiliation to 50 clubs this year<br />

due to our timetable, hopefully next year we<br />

will run over more days and be open to an<br />

unlimited amount of clubs. We aim to be a<br />

national riding club event.<br />

Are these Championships for anyone<br />

or just amateur, home-produced<br />

competitors?<br />

We are aiming for the riding club competitors<br />

and if your horse/pony as qualified for HOYS<br />

in the current year you are not eligible to<br />

compete at Stars. This show is a meant to be<br />

a ‘Riding Clubs HOYS’ and we want to give<br />

people a taste of the limelight, give them<br />

ambition to try and climb the showing ladder<br />

to finally ride at HOYS. This show is for<br />

grassroots competitors and we hope that the<br />

fact you need to go to a Riding club all season<br />

to collect points to qualify for stars this will<br />

eliminate any pot hunters wanting to take the<br />

spotlight.<br />

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news<br />

More Details<br />

Who : Stars Champions of Champions<br />

When : 20th October<br />

Where : Aintree <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Keep Up To Date On :<br />

www.facebook.com/STARS-Champion-of-Champions<br />

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the showing register<br />

Welcome to<br />


Who is TSR? Gail & Sarah<br />

Chapman formed TSR in 2013.<br />

Both Gail & Sarah have been<br />

involved in Showing all their<br />

lives. Sarah started competing at the age of 3<br />

years in lead rein and progressed through the<br />

classes. Her passion is the Ridden Hunters<br />

but she has broken & produced all types<br />

throughout her career culminating in wins at<br />

RIHS & HOYS. She is currently a panel judge<br />

for BSHA, Sport Horse (GB), BSPS, CHAPS,<br />

SSADL plus TSR. She has judged at many<br />

shows of all levels including twice at RIHS &<br />

HOYS.<br />


Sarah is passionate about training and has<br />

been lucky enough to be trained by such<br />

showing greats as Davina Whiteman, Nigel<br />

Hollings and Robert Oliver. She felt that<br />

there should be an opportunity in showing<br />

for Amateur riders to be part of a program<br />

that was based on training and improving<br />

not just about results in the ring. Gail was<br />

concerned at the increasing costs of showing<br />

membership and wanted to provide an<br />

affordable option for exhibitors. So TSR was<br />

formed to achieve these goals.<br />


TSR is all about supporting riders to<br />

achieve their showing ambitions in a fun<br />

and affordable way. From starting out at a<br />

Showing Clinic to providing opportunities<br />

to compete at the TSR Spring & Summer<br />

Shows, the eight TSR Showing Finals and<br />

the TSR/HOYS Showing Master Class plus<br />

through a £24 TSR Membership riders are<br />

eligible to compete in HOYS qualifiers.<br />

Who is TSR for? TSR embraces all types of<br />

Horses & ponies and levels of competitor<br />

from just starting out in showing at an<br />

unaffiliated show to riders trying HOYS<br />

qualifiers. Sarah says “We want to provide<br />

opportunities for all, In Hand & Ridden, no<br />

matter what level of showing. I like to think<br />

that we provide a friendly and welcoming<br />

service to assist people to achieve their<br />

ambitions within their level of showing,”<br />


With over 25 clinics held across the country<br />

there is one near you. Organised between<br />

Jan & <strong>May</strong> by Sarah she says “I have been<br />

showing & judging for over 20 years, I really<br />

enjoy passing on my experience to riders<br />

in a friendly, non-judgemental, no pressure<br />

environment. My main aim is for everyone to<br />

have an enjoyable and positive time, gaining<br />

that all important confidence and finding out<br />

something new that will help them achieve<br />

their goals”<br />



AWARDS<br />

The pathway is exclusively for Amateurs<br />

and provides support and encouragement<br />

to assist riders achieve their showing goals<br />

through training, it is not based on results<br />

in the ring. How do Riders take part in the<br />

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the showing register<br />

Pathway? Riders are talent spotted at a TSR<br />

Clinic into one of 4 ability groups, they can<br />

progress from the Novice group through<br />

to the HOYS level which leads to the TSR<br />

Showing Master Class currently held at<br />

Horse of the Year Show.<br />

What are you looking for when talent<br />

spotting? Sarah says “We are looking at the<br />

combination of rider & horse/pony, they<br />

need to be showing potential as a rider and<br />

the horse/pony the ability to work correctly”<br />

“It has been fantastic to watch over the<br />

past 4 years how many riders who have<br />

been through the pathway have raised their<br />

level of training & experience to achieve<br />

their showing dreams such as qualifying for<br />

Championships like Equifest, HOYS, RIHS or<br />

Olympia. In fact, many riders have gone onto<br />

qualify for HOYS.<br />

Riders in the Pre Hoys groups can aim to<br />

win prizes through the TSR Achievement<br />

Awards. There are 6 great prizes for each<br />

group such as 1 to 1 lessons, super glam<br />

rosettes, HOYS tickets.<br />

TSR Showing Master Class – Provides a<br />

unique opportunity for 4 Amateur Riders<br />

from the Training Pathway to experience the<br />

magic of HOYS in a training environment.<br />


Your local showing Finals. Watch out for the<br />

TSR qualification cards at your local show.<br />

There are eight Showing Finals held across<br />

the country so will be one in your region.<br />

The Rider or Handler qualifies and can enter<br />

ANY horse/pony at any of the finals.<br />



Sarah says “As the rider or handler qualifies<br />

it helps make it a great value day out.<br />

They can bring ANY any horse/pony and<br />

enter them in a suitable final. It allows<br />

competitors to be able to enjoy all their<br />

horses/ponies and come for more than<br />

one class. Plus it provides a final within a<br />

reasonable travelling distance. Often Finals<br />

or Championships mean a long drive which<br />

is not realistic for many exhibitors so TSR<br />

thought we would bring a Final to each<br />

region where possible.”<br />


£24 with over £40 of benefits! What makes<br />

a TSR Membership different? Sarah said “At<br />

TSR we want to give something back, most<br />

societies state you have to be a member to<br />

qualify for a Championship so that is why<br />

people join however at TSR you can choose<br />

to be a member it is not mandatory to take<br />

part in anything we do. We find people<br />

choose to become members to receive<br />

the benefits such as sashes & medals plus<br />

discounts on clinics, free entry at TSR Spring<br />

or Summer Show, discounted entries and on<br />

products such as Smart Grooming PLUS to<br />

belong to an organisation that is there to<br />

support them.<br />

A TSR Membership also provides an<br />

affordable option to compete in a HOYS<br />

qualifier. This allows many riders to<br />

compete at their local county show which<br />

could be a qualifier or dip their toe into this<br />

level of showing without having to pay out<br />

big membership fees.”<br />



“That is easy, competitors just love the<br />

TSR Sashes & Medals, it is great seeing the<br />

smiles when someone receives a sash. At<br />

the TSR Showing Finals every member in a<br />

final receives a Sash. If you collect the TSR<br />

qualification cards you can swap them for a<br />

medal at the end of the season.<br />


SHOWS<br />

Friendly, fun & welcoming both are held at<br />

Onley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre near Rugby Spring<br />

7th <strong>May</strong> and Summer 14th & 15th July<br />

<strong>2018</strong>. In Hand & Ridden Class for all types<br />

with entry fees from £12. At the Summer<br />

Shows we have the TSR Amateur £400 In<br />

Hand & £200 Ridden Supremes where the<br />

highest placed Amateur from each class<br />

goes through. There are classes for all levels<br />

from Walk & Trot through to Novice &<br />

Open classes and lots of qualifiers.<br />

Ask an Expert Service<br />

If you have a question on any aspect<br />

of showing from your turnout to what<br />

membership do you need we are here to<br />

offer impartial advice. Just email in your<br />

question and we will do our best to help!<br />

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Laura King<br />

What attracted you to TSR?<br />

Giving amateurs the opportunity<br />

to achieve their goal & feel they<br />

have a good chance of reaching<br />

their goals, due to competing<br />

against other amateurs &<br />

having equal opportunities. The<br />

professionalism & friendliness<br />

of the whole TSR Team, Sarah<br />

has always been available to give<br />

me advice when I asked for it.<br />

How did the clinics help you<br />

achieve your ambition?<br />

They gave me the confidence<br />

to go out & achieve & believe<br />

in myself. Also to keep working<br />

& trying, basically never giving<br />

up until I get to where I want<br />

to be. My first TSR clinic with<br />

Penny Hollings was with my old<br />

Irish Draught, we got through<br />

to the final 10 to compete for<br />

the chance to ride at HOYS,<br />

but we didn’t make it on this<br />

occasion. The following year I<br />

gave it a go with Tugs (LW Show<br />

Cob), we were a Reserve Rider<br />

so didn’t make it to the final<br />

10, the final time I put myself<br />

forward, we made the final 10 &<br />

won the Ride Off giving us the<br />

opportunity to ride at HOYS!<br />

This was due to persistence, I<br />

knew what I wanted, so although<br />

it took 3 attempts - it was all<br />

worth it as my dreams of riding<br />

at HOYS came true.<br />

What advice would you give<br />

to someone considering<br />

joining TSR?<br />

Go for it! Sarah & the team are<br />

encouraging, friendly & very<br />

knowledgable. Any questions I<br />

have, Sarah is always there to<br />

help & give advice. It has helped<br />

build my confidence & continue<br />

growing as an equestrian &<br />

competition rider.<br />

Tell us a little about your<br />

horse/pony and what classes<br />

you compete in?<br />

I have 3 competition horses,<br />

my main boy is Tom Tug, a 13<br />

year old LW Show Cob. He has<br />

enabled me to reach my goals<br />

of riding at HOYS in the TSR<br />

Masterclass, competing at RIHS<br />

- coming 4th, competing in the<br />

BSHA Grassroots Championship<br />

& taking Reserve Champion<br />

& winning the Nupafeed LW<br />

Cobs EquiFest - the centre line<br />

gallop is the most amazing<br />

feeling ever! Although I will<br />

continue with the HOYS & RIHS<br />

qualifiers, Tug also competes in<br />

Working Show Horse classes, so<br />

our aim is to qualify for the SEIB<br />

Working Show Horse. In a couple<br />

of years time I will aim him at<br />

the Olympia qualifiers.<br />

My second horse is my 5 year old<br />

Irish Draught Grade One Mare<br />

- The Lady Farmer. We had a<br />

successful first season last year,<br />

a few Championship in hand &<br />

under saddle, including Reserve<br />

Champion In Hand Irish Draught<br />

Mare at North Yorkshire County<br />

& 5th at the Great Yorkshire<br />

Show. We also qualified for<br />

the TSR Finals & attended<br />

Countryside Live, finishing 3rd.<br />

This year we’re focusing on the<br />

Irish Draught Ridden & In Hand<br />

& Novice Hunter classes.<br />

Last but certainly not least,<br />

Dunedin Mathew, our 9 year<br />

old Highland. We focus on<br />

M&M exc 143cm Working<br />

Hunter & last year was our first<br />

BSPS Novice Season. He had<br />

a fantastic start to his career,<br />

always placed & mostly in the<br />

top 3 qualifying & attending all<br />

3 BSPS Championships (Winter,<br />

Summer & Heritage). He’s taken<br />

numerous championships along<br />

the way, including the Olympia<br />

Semi Finals & BSPS Area 3B<br />

Reserve Supreme Champion at<br />

White Rose County. Our aim by<br />

the end of the year is to have<br />

competed in couple of RIHS &<br />

HOYS Working Hunter classes &<br />

to qualify next year.<br />

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the showing register<br />

riderp r o fi l e<br />

Becky<br />

Summons<br />

What attracted you to TSR?<br />

I had been out the showing<br />

world for a long time, and after<br />

having various conversations<br />

with different people I decided<br />

to look at what TSR offered.<br />

It seemed an ideal starting<br />

point for an amateur like me<br />

who wanted to get back into<br />

showing whilst having fun at<br />

the same time. I completed<br />

my membership and never<br />

looked back. The options were<br />

endless and the advice/help on<br />

offer has proved invaluable.<br />

The first opportunity I had<br />

to do anything with TSR was<br />

a showing clinic at a local<br />

equestrian centre.<br />

How did the clinics help you<br />

achieve your ambition?<br />

The showing clinic was an<br />

excellent opportunity to have<br />

professionals Sarah Chapman<br />

and Wyn Morris cast their eye<br />

over my horse Patch and myself.<br />

They gave endless tips and<br />

advice on tack, turnout, in hand<br />

show technique and also had<br />

the opportunity for Sarah to<br />

ride and give further advice on<br />

my horse’s way of going. This<br />

clinic really did set me on the<br />

right track and our first year of<br />

showing followed with amazing<br />

success that we could only<br />

have dreamed of previously.<br />

We got talent spotted and had<br />

the opportunity to compete<br />

in our age category in the TSR<br />

Masterclass at Onley, going<br />

onto win our age group and had<br />

the once in a lifetime chance to<br />

ride at Horse of the Year Show.<br />

That whole experience will be<br />

one I’ll never forgot and it’s all<br />

thanks to the TSR for believing<br />

in us and giving us that chance<br />

we needed.<br />

What advice would you give<br />

to someone considering<br />

joining TSR?<br />

I would definitely say to go<br />

for it! Whether you are just<br />

wanting to go out and compete<br />

locally or to try and gain a<br />

qualification card and compete<br />

at a TSR final, the opportunities<br />

are endless. It’s fun, friendly<br />

and there to help. You have<br />

absolutely nothing to lose by<br />

joining but so much to gain!<br />

I wouldn’t have got as far as I<br />

have without it!<br />

Tell us a little about your<br />

horse/pony and what classes<br />

you compete in?<br />

Oneida Patch is my 17.1hh<br />

chestnut gelding who is 9 years<br />

old this year. I bought him as<br />

a 5 year old direct from his<br />

breeders and we had a tough<br />

start to our time together. Patch<br />

suffered severe lameness issues<br />

and after a long 18 months of<br />

recovery we finally made it into<br />

the show ring. After a fantastic<br />

first year of showing in 2017,<br />

competing in Show Hunter<br />

classes, we have started <strong>2018</strong><br />

with a bang after winning both<br />

his amateur and open Royal<br />

International Horse Show<br />

qualifiers in the Middleweight<br />

Show Hunter and we are very<br />

much looking forward to the<br />

season ahead. We do a lot of<br />

work on the beach to keep him<br />

fit and supple and compete in<br />

dressage as well to keep him<br />

active. He is one in a million<br />

and is quite the character on<br />

the yard!<br />

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Tips for Turnout<br />


Absorbine sponsored rider, Jayne<br />

Ross has won the title of Supreme<br />

Horse of the Year at Horse of<br />

the Year Show five times in the<br />

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Show Supreme Horse title has also been won<br />

four times by Jayne.<br />

Jayne and her team are firm believers in<br />

letting the show horses behave as horses.<br />

Many of Jayne’s 20 strong team live out at<br />

night. However, every single horse from the<br />

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Horses at Jayne’s yard are always bathed the<br />

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Jayne knows as soon as a horse arrives in<br />

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Xena has been a resident at<br />

World Horse Welfare’s Hall Farm<br />

Rescue and Rehoming Centre<br />

in Norfolk for 10 months and<br />

in this time she has grown in<br />

confidence, allowing her lovely<br />

personality and kind-nature to<br />

shine through.<br />

“Xena is such a gentle giant;<br />

she loves standing for a groom<br />

and a fuss. It is such a privilege<br />

for an animal that has been<br />

treated so badly to find it within<br />

themselves to trust you. I have<br />

developed a real soft spot for<br />

her and can’t wait to meet her<br />

foal when he or she arrives,” said<br />

Lorraine.<br />

With her rehabilitation and<br />

handling progressing well,<br />

Xena’s weight<br />

has increased<br />

to 744kg due to<br />

her pregnancy<br />

Lorraine is working on gaining<br />

Xena’s confidence with having<br />

her feet picked up. She is happy<br />

to have all four of her feet picked<br />

up but still requires sedation<br />

to be attended to by the farrier.<br />

With lots of practice Xena is<br />

slowly but surely getting there<br />

but she does struggle to balance<br />

with the extra weight due to her<br />

pregnancy.<br />

As the centre awaits the birth of<br />

Xena’s foal, World Horse Welfare<br />

would like horse owners to stop<br />

and think before breeding a foal<br />

of their own.<br />

In the UK, there are far more<br />

horses and ponies than there<br />

are homes for them and every<br />

new horse or pony bred could<br />

potentially push another into<br />

a vulnerable welfare situation.<br />

World Horse Welfare had a<br />

record number of foals born<br />

from horses coming into the<br />

charity’s care in 2017 and many<br />

of those are now youngsters<br />

looking for a new home<br />

where they can continue their<br />

education. If you are interested<br />

in taking on a youngster<br />

then please visit World Horse<br />

Welfare’s website to find out<br />

more.<br />

Additionally the supplement<br />

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while supporting fermentation<br />

of feeds and forages in the<br />

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from all feed sources.<br />

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polo<br />

Are The Most Advanced Breeding<br />

Techniques Reserved For Polo Ponies?<br />

With a variety<br />

of breeding<br />

techniques<br />

available,<br />

understanding them could be<br />

key to improving the quality<br />

of the horses produced. While<br />

many people understand the<br />

basics of a technique, knowing<br />

how and when it should be<br />

used could help improve the<br />

progression of British breeding.<br />

The Thoroughbred industry<br />

has always been at the heart<br />

of British <strong>Equestrian</strong>ism but<br />

the persistence of breeding by<br />

natural covering is limiting<br />

the stallions available for each<br />

covering. Or, ensuring the<br />

availability and locality of a<br />

specific breeding match could<br />

incur great expense. While the<br />

costs involved with breeding are<br />

widely recognised, relying on<br />

proximity of a stallion to breed<br />

could mean compromising on<br />

quality or complementary nature<br />

of breeding stock.<br />

Comparatively, the sports horse<br />

industry has inched forward<br />

by making extensive use of<br />

Artificial Insemination (AI).<br />

The option of selecting chilled<br />

or frozen semen removed the<br />

need for locality and opened<br />

the doors to the European<br />

market; broadening the possible<br />

stallions and subsequent<br />

gene pool available. Although<br />

many British Breeders are still<br />

electing to use cheaper, British<br />

stallions, frozen semen allows<br />

for transportation worldwide. AI<br />

has given breeders significantly<br />

more options but this technique<br />

needs to be considered carefully.<br />

Semen quality declines when<br />

chilled or frozen, so, the need<br />

for high fertility and motility<br />

is paramount. Breeders also<br />

need to consider that although<br />

frozen semen gives you<br />

maximum choice of stallion, the<br />

insemination process requires<br />

considerably more work and<br />

requires a Veterinary Practitioner<br />

or qualified Stud. Despite this,<br />

AI remains one of the most<br />

popular breeding techniques in<br />

the United Kingdom, however<br />

the logical next step, Embryo<br />

Transfer (ET), the industry has<br />

yet to fully embraced.<br />

ET is a breeding technique<br />

that involves ‘flushing’ or<br />

removing an embryo from the<br />

biological dam and placing it in<br />

a recipient mare. The recipient<br />

mare will then carry the foetus<br />

through a normal gestation to<br />

birth and would nurse the foal<br />

until weaning. This breeding<br />

technique has been used to<br />

consistently produce quality<br />

sports horses while allowing<br />

exceptional mares to produce<br />

multiple offspring each year<br />

and continue their competitive<br />

careers. First available in<br />

the 1970s, ET has become<br />

increasingly popular across the<br />

globe.<br />

The Eventing superstar,<br />

Headley Britannia, made British<br />

headlines in 2008 with two foals<br />

born via ET. As a high-class<br />

competition horse in the public<br />

eye, this highlighted the benefits<br />

of ET to a much wider audience.<br />

While a recognised breeding<br />

technique in the UK, ET remains<br />

far from common practise with<br />

relatively few studs offering<br />

this service and even fewer<br />

clients. Cost may be preventing<br />

many breeders as for each mare<br />

breeders will need to own or<br />

hire a minimum of two potential<br />

surrogate mares. This is because<br />

the oestrus cycle of both the<br />

biological dam and the surrogate<br />

mare must be synchronised for a<br />

successful pregnancy, sometimes<br />

taking two or three cycles before<br />

being successful. Looking beyond<br />

the UK, it is not uncommon to<br />

find Embryo Transfer Centres<br />

keeping herds of recipient mares,<br />

scanning 70 to 150 before lunch!<br />

One equestrian discipline<br />

taking full advantage of ET is<br />

polo. It has been the choice<br />

breeding technique for the polo<br />

industry in Argentina for over<br />

20 years. This industry was<br />

one of the earliest adopters<br />

of breeding via ET and lead to<br />

heavy investments into the<br />

advancements of breeding<br />

techniques. As a result, the<br />

Argentine polo industry has<br />

remained at the forefront of<br />

breeding technology which<br />

filters worldwide within the polo<br />

industry; putting polo breeders<br />

at the forefront of advanced<br />

breeding techniques in Britain.<br />

Cloning is the most recent and<br />

advanced breeding technique to<br />

become commercially available.<br />

Breeding in this way produces a<br />

foal that is genetically identical<br />

to the original horse. From adult<br />

cells, the nucleus or ‘brain’ of<br />

the cell can be reprogrammed to<br />

an embryonic state and inserted<br />

into an egg. The embryo formed<br />

is then inseminated into a<br />

recipient mare who follow a<br />

normal gestation period to<br />

birth. In 2003 the first cloned<br />

foal, Prometea, was born in<br />

Italy, since then cloned foals<br />

have been born in a number of<br />

countries.<br />

The high goal polo player<br />

Adolfo Cambiaso is known<br />

not only for his playing ability<br />

but for his ‘field of clones’.<br />

Having initially cloned his<br />

stand-out mare, Cuartetera,<br />

Cambiaso is now playing<br />

her six clones. Furthermore,<br />

the work at his own cloning<br />

centre, Crestview Genetics<br />

has enabled him to clone a<br />

stallion, Aiken Cura, that died<br />

over a decade ago. Having<br />

cloned over 25 champions, the<br />

biotechnological process clearly<br />

works but it is likely to be<br />

several years still before cloning<br />

is commercially available in<br />

many more countries.<br />

Farida Rosso Baldacchino<br />

Benham Park Stud<br />

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competition<br />

WIN Tickets to Bolesworth<br />

International and Equerry<br />

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In this issue we have teamed up with<br />

Equerry Horse Feeds, title sponsor of the<br />

prestigious Bolesworth International<br />

Horse Show to win feed and tickets to<br />

this amazing summer event.<br />

TEN lucky winners will each win a pair of<br />

tickets to the show for Saturday, June 16 and<br />

TWO bags of Equerry High Fibre Cubes.<br />

The Saturday includes a host of fantastic<br />

world class showjumping as well as family<br />

entertainment and the FEI Pony Freestyle to<br />

Music competition.<br />

The day will finish with the all new and<br />

exciting Bentley Ride & Drive which will no<br />

doubt provide a battle royal on the Saturday<br />

evening, when riders will first tackle a course<br />

of jumps against the clock before jumping<br />

into a Bentley Bentayga V8 worth more than<br />

£150,000 to drive through a technical course<br />

of cones and obstacles.<br />

The Bentley Ride & Drive competition will<br />

see riders jump a traditional showjumping<br />

course against the clock and then make a<br />

quick dash into the Bentley Bentayga for<br />

the riders to drive under the guidance of a<br />

qualified instructor through the cones to try<br />

and take the winning podium position.<br />

Taking place from June 13 to 17 in the<br />

stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near<br />

Tattenhall, Chester The Equerry Bolesworth<br />

International Horse Show promises to be<br />

better than ever.<br />

And if that’s not all the 10 lucky winners<br />

will also receive two bags of Equerry High<br />

Fibre Cubes which are designed for horses<br />

and ponies at rest or in very light work, when<br />

feeding forage along is not enough to meet<br />

your horses’ nutritional needs.<br />

Lower energy cubes are also a perfect way to<br />

provide ‘Non-Heating’ energy for excitable<br />

horses, whilst keeping them in tiptop health.<br />

They are made from a high fibre formula<br />

providing essential vitamins and minerals<br />

including magnesium and a source of<br />

protein.<br />

WIN<br />

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making them ideal for good-doers and are<br />

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and starch. High Fibre Cubes can be soaked<br />

and are suitable for elderly horses as a hay<br />

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feed and veterinary<br />

What to Feed<br />


Horses and ponies have<br />

evolved to make the<br />

most of poor quality<br />

grass whilst frequently<br />

moving over long distances<br />

in search of better grazing<br />

areas. This environment can<br />

be difficult to mimic in modern<br />

management regimes and it<br />

is common to find horses and<br />

ponies that maintain weight<br />

easily, or even too well. The<br />

breed or type is also hugely<br />

influential.<br />

The solution to keeping your<br />

good-doer in a slim, healthy<br />

condition lies in what you feed<br />

him, as well as his exercise<br />

regime.<br />

Luckily, there are products on<br />

the market that enable you to<br />

provide your good-doer with all<br />

of the vital nutrients he needs<br />

without the excess calories<br />

which lead to weight gain. It is<br />

important that this weight gain<br />

is avoided as there are health<br />

The ideal way of controlling<br />

grass intake is to graze poor<br />

quality hill land with lessproductive<br />

grass species<br />

concerns associated with being<br />

overweight, such as laminitis,<br />

metabolic conditions and<br />

arthritis.<br />


For many good-doers grazing<br />

will need to be restricted. The<br />

ideal way of controlling grass<br />

intake is to graze poor quality<br />

hill land with less-productive<br />

grass species. This provides<br />

a larger area to graze which<br />

will help to burn off calories.<br />

However, this is not a luxury<br />

available to most.<br />

Access to grazing usually needs<br />

to be restricted in other ways;<br />

by co-grazing with other species<br />

(e.g. sheep), using a grazing<br />

muzzle, reducing paddock size<br />

with electric fencing (e.g. strip<br />

grazing) or turning out in a<br />

‘sacrifice paddock’ with a safely<br />

hung net of soaked hay or straw<br />

chop.<br />

Restricting the time spent on<br />

good grass can be of limited<br />

benefit compared to other<br />

options, as ponies increase their<br />

intake in the turnout time given.<br />

However, it may be the only<br />

practical solution.<br />


Care should be taken to avoid<br />

reducing fibre intake excessively.<br />

Therefore, when grazing is<br />

restricted and time is spent off<br />

the grass, forage should still<br />

be provided to help maintain a<br />

healthy digestive system. It is<br />

important never to starve a horse<br />

or pony, as this can have fatal<br />

consequences.<br />

A high-fibre, late-cut meadow<br />

hay is usually the most suitable<br />

conserved forage to use, although<br />

a late-cut, high-fibre haylage<br />

may be appropriate for some.<br />

One manufacturer has<br />

introduced an extremely lowcalorie<br />

and low sugar/starch<br />

chopped oat straw which can be<br />

used to partially replace hay or<br />

haylage, to help avoid horses and<br />

ponies standing for too long (> 6<br />

hours) without forage available.<br />

Rather than reducing the amount<br />

of hay fed to an overweight horse<br />

or pony, hay can be soaked in<br />

ample cool, fresh, water for<br />

32 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>

etween 3 and 12 hours to<br />

significantly reduce its sugar and<br />

calorie content.<br />

If the quantity of hay fed needs<br />

to be restricted, it should be<br />

reduced to no less than 1.5% of<br />

bodyweight per day (e.g. 7.5kg as<br />

fed for a 500kg horse). It is often<br />

helpful in these circumstances<br />

to use haynets with small<br />

holes or ‘Trickle nets’ to slow<br />

consumption.<br />


It is important to supplement<br />

the diet of a good-doer with<br />

vitamins, minerals and trace<br />

elements, and it may be<br />

beneficial to include certain<br />

amino acids and yeast products.<br />

A problem is that feeding<br />

the recommended rate of a<br />

compound feed will usually<br />

oversupply calories, whilst<br />

restricting the quantity fed<br />

will reduce the micronutrients<br />

provided.<br />

For horses and ponies that have<br />

not suffered from laminitis,<br />

a top-specification ‘lite’ feed<br />

balancer is the ideal solution and<br />

will provide the micronutrients<br />

needed to balance the diet,<br />

whilst supplying very few<br />

calories.<br />

For older horses and ponies,<br />

a top-specification ‘lite’ feed<br />

balancer which also supplies<br />

a joint supplement (10g<br />

glucosamine per 500kg horse<br />

per day) is an extremely costeffective<br />

solution.<br />

For those susceptible to, being<br />

treated for and recovering from<br />

laminitis, a top-specification<br />

pelleted multi-supplement<br />

will provide a higher and<br />

more appropriate level of<br />

micronutrient support.<br />

A feed balancer or pelleted<br />

multi-supplement can be fed<br />

on its own. For those that may<br />

bolt their feeds, or when using<br />

a powdered multi-supplement,<br />

it is advisable to mix in a low<br />

calorie, unmolassed chop.<br />

For horses and ponies working<br />

hard enough to sweat, a salt lick<br />

should be available 24/7 and<br />

further salt and/or electrolytes<br />

will also need to be added to the<br />

feeds.<br />


As well as a low-calorie but<br />

nutritious diet, an appropriate<br />

exercise regime will help<br />

considerably with weight<br />

control. For overweight and/<br />

or unfit horses and ponies, this<br />

exercise should be increased<br />

gradually.<br />

If in any doubt it is best to speak<br />

to an experienced nutritionist<br />

to tailor this advice to your own<br />

horse or pony’s requirements.<br />

Article supplied by nutritionists<br />

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feed and veterinary<br />

UK plants that are poisonous to horses<br />

It is really a good idea to<br />

always take the time to<br />

walk round a new field or<br />

paddock to check for any<br />

poisonous plants that could<br />

either make your horse ill or<br />

even cause death.<br />

Remember that plants are<br />

seasonal so what is seen to be<br />

growing may change dependant<br />

on the time of year.<br />

There are many plants found<br />

in the countryside and in our<br />

gardens that are toxic. It is<br />

useful to know what they look<br />

like and what they do. Some of<br />

these plants have been used as<br />

medicines – but in controlled<br />

amounts. They can be lethal if<br />

a large amount of the plant is<br />

ingested.<br />

• Yew - Commonly grown in<br />

churchyards and parkland.<br />

Traditionally used to make the<br />

English Long Bow for Archers<br />

way back in history. This tree is<br />

extremely toxic to all animals.<br />

The toxins contained within it<br />

are very fast acting and cause<br />

the horse to have a fatal cardiac<br />

arrest. Prior to this the horse<br />

may become unco-ordinated,<br />

have breathing difficulties and<br />

convulsions. Often the animal is<br />

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The plant has a bitter taste<br />

which usually stops horses<br />

eating it but the risk from yew<br />

clippings from gardens being<br />

dumped in fields is very high.<br />

• Sycamore<br />

- These trees<br />

are abundant<br />

in the UK and<br />

were previously<br />

thought not to<br />

be a problem to horses. But the<br />

condition, Atypical Myopathy,<br />

seems to be triggered by<br />

ingestion of the seedlings, seeds<br />

or leaves. The mortality rate is<br />

between 75 and 90%.<br />

The symptoms are similar to<br />

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stiffness, dark urine, sweating<br />

and difficulty standing so<br />

the horses are often found<br />

recumbent with a rapid heart<br />

rate. In Autumn when the<br />

seeds drop off the trees they<br />

should be removed, along with<br />

the seedlings in the spring.<br />

Alternatively the area around the<br />

tree can be fenced off.<br />

• Oak - All<br />

of this<br />

magnificent<br />

tree is toxic<br />

to horses,<br />

including the<br />

acorns. They affect the bowel<br />

and the kidneys causing weight<br />

loss, colic, dark urine and<br />

oedema (fluid), in the limbs.<br />

One of my clients has found a<br />

novel solution to the problem of<br />

having an Oak tree in their field.<br />

They have fenced off the area<br />

around the tree and it is now<br />

home to several pigs who like the<br />

acorns. Also their ponies are all<br />

Pig Proof!<br />

• Bracken<br />

- A fern like<br />

plant found<br />

on moorland<br />

and in woods.<br />

Horses will<br />

only eat it if they do not have<br />

enough grazing. It has to be<br />

eaten for months to cause<br />

problems. Symptoms are<br />

neurological causing ataxia<br />

(staggering), circling convulsions<br />

and blindness. If caught early<br />

enough your Vet can treat with a<br />

Thiamine supplement.<br />

• Ragwort -<br />

This yellow<br />

flowered plant<br />

is extremely<br />

toxic due to<br />

the Alkaloids<br />

contained in it. When it is<br />

growing it has a bitter taste so<br />

unless the horses have sparse<br />

grazing they generally will<br />

not eat it. But once it dries the<br />

bitterness goes and they will eat<br />

it especially in hay. So, using<br />

a topper on a field of ragwort<br />

is also a bad idea. If you find<br />

ragwort in your field dig it out,<br />

roots and all, and burn it. Always<br />

wear gloves as it is toxic to<br />

humans too. Ragwort poisoning<br />

in horses causes weight loss and<br />

liver damage. The results can be<br />

collapse, neurological symptoms<br />

and death. Early detection and<br />

treatment can save the animal<br />

but prevention is better than cure<br />

in this case.<br />

DEFRA issues regulations<br />

concerning the plants’ removal<br />

from land but it seems like a<br />

losing battle when you see land<br />

ready to be built on covered with<br />

ragwort.<br />

• St Johns<br />

Wort - A yellow<br />

flowered plant<br />

often found in<br />

damp hedge<br />

bottoms.<br />

Ingestion causes areas of<br />

unpigmented skin ie. Flesh marks<br />

and white haired skin, to become<br />

photosensitised when exposed<br />

to sunlight. These areas become<br />

inflamed and tend to peel. The<br />

liver is usually affected too.<br />

Professor Derick Knottenbelt<br />

stated at a lecture that if the<br />

plant had yellow flowers it was<br />

likely to be toxic. A good rule of<br />

thumb.<br />

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working hunter<br />

How to...<br />


Walking a course isn’t just to know<br />

where you are going and your<br />

course route. There are many<br />

other factors too to consider and each fence<br />

needs to be studied individually.<br />

The first thing you need to notice is the<br />

ground conditions. Is it hard or soft. And<br />

will you require studs?<br />

Then you need to look to see where<br />

number 1 is and look at giving yourself<br />

the best start to begin your course. Look<br />

to see which rein is easiest to come off<br />

to approach the fence. Look at where the<br />

judge is stood as normally you greet the<br />

judge before you begin and then give<br />

yourself enough time and space to ensure<br />

the horse is cantering with a forward,<br />

rhythmical, balanced canter which is full<br />

of impulsion before fence 1 and then<br />

throughout the course.<br />

Once we have that sorted you then whilst<br />

walking the course need to decide how far<br />

you need to swing out to give yourself the<br />

best line to the fences. The best advice<br />

to help here is to walk the line that<br />

you will ride and imagine that you are<br />

in fact riding a horse. The approach to<br />

the fence doesn’t just include the line to<br />

Before jumping your<br />

Working Hunter course a<br />

rider must first take full<br />

advantage of the<br />

chance to familiarise<br />

themselves with the<br />

layout of fences and the<br />

fences themselves<br />


the fence but also the way in which the<br />

horse takes off… the line to a fence must<br />

be straight and directed to the centre of<br />

each fence. The horse must be given every<br />

opportunity to weigh up his fences and<br />

must be correctly presented at all of them<br />

to help give the best chance for a clear<br />

round.<br />

ALWAYS MAKE SURE: whilst walking the<br />

course and the line your going to ride on<br />

look for holes, or anthing In the ground<br />

which you make want to avoid. Eg wet<br />

puddles, mud patches etc.<br />


As you walk the course distances inbetween<br />

fences can be vital especially<br />

through double and treble elements.<br />

It is the riders job to have the horse<br />

engaged and ready to meet the correct<br />

distance set up for the horse in order to<br />

clear all fences involved.<br />

On average a horse stride is 12ft(3.6m) and<br />

a pony stride is 9ft(2.7m) each horse has<br />

ther ownhh pace and way of going. Some<br />

horses may take longer strides and others<br />

shorter.<br />

Where a horse takes off they usually land<br />

Top Tip<br />

when stood at the fence stand In front on<br />

the fence in the middle and look back at<br />

the track and this will help you see your<br />

best line and approach to the fence<br />

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RIGHT AND BELOW: Each fence needs to be<br />

approached differently. A tall, upright fence<br />

will require much impulsion and the feeling<br />

of a more ‘bouncy’ canter as the horse sits<br />

and engages the hocks in order for the horse<br />

to make the height. Whereas a wide spread<br />

fence will require more of a forwards pace, in<br />

order for the horse to cover the distance.<br />

an equal distance on the other side. So If<br />

a rider is to take a horse too deep into a<br />

fence this will of increased the distance to<br />

the second part and therefore would need<br />

to make up more room. Likewise if a horse<br />

takes off to early this will decrease distance<br />

so therefore u need to cover<br />

less ground the middle of<br />

the combination.<br />

Whether the jump is set<br />

uphill or downhill also<br />

plays a part in altering a<br />

horses stride. If a jump is<br />

set on a downhill you will be<br />

travelling at a more forward<br />

longer pace. If a jump is<br />

set uphill the canter stride<br />

will be shortened and riders<br />

will have to push in order<br />

to encourage the horse<br />

forwards.<br />

If a jump is set on a<br />

downhill you will be<br />

travelling at a more<br />

forward longer pace<br />


Related distances are a test<br />

of a horses training and the<br />

ability to be able to adapt to<br />

a set stride pattern if it does<br />

not match its own. This Is<br />

why flatwork is a crucial part<br />

of a horses schooling to teach the horse to<br />

shorten and lengthern its stride without<br />

resistance or loss of rhythm and balance.<br />

Each fence needs to be approached<br />

differently. A tall upright fence will require<br />

much impulsion and the feeling of a more<br />

‘bouncy’ canter as the horse sits and<br />

engages the hocks in order for the horse to<br />

make the height. Whereas a wide spread<br />

fence will require more of a forwards pace,<br />

in order for the horse to cover the distance.<br />


• Fences – spooky – is there any colours?<br />

Fillers? Water trays which could make<br />

a horse back off or jump higher than<br />

normal.<br />

• Ground lines. Is there one? Are they out<br />

encouraging a horse to take off sooner or<br />

are they set back which pushes the horse<br />

into the bottom of the fence.<br />

• Ground- is it hard or soft. Look at<br />

ground at take off and landing. Is the<br />

course set on a flat surface or are there<br />

any slopes which will play a part in the<br />

way the horse will travel to a fence and<br />

alter their length of stride.<br />


• Sun – is the sun in the horses eyes? Is<br />

there a glare on the floor or on the fence.<br />

These factors could encourage a horse to<br />

back off<br />

• Noises<br />

• Flapping Banners<br />

After you have walked the course stand<br />

back and look at your fences and re run<br />

the course through your mind. If it in an<br />

important competition it can be a good<br />

idea to walk the course at least twice to<br />

really familiarise yourself with the course.<br />

The more courses you are able to walk,<br />

the more familiar you will become with<br />

decision making, judgement of fences and<br />

aware of the type of canter which needs to be<br />

established to each individual fence.<br />

It has taken me many years of course<br />

walking, making mistakes and learning from<br />

them which has enabled me to have great<br />

success within the working hunter industry.<br />

When driving a car, or riding a bike you do<br />

not look at the steering wheel or handle<br />

bars when deciding where to turn… you<br />

look ahead.. The same applies in horse<br />

riding.. turn your head and allow your eyes<br />

to lead you to where u want to go. The<br />

moment you look down you lose forward<br />

movement and wander off your true line.<br />

Another tip is to never be afraid to ask<br />

for help, if you are unsure of something<br />

don’t enter the ring worried and unsure.<br />

Ask someone around who maybe able to<br />

help.<br />

Always remember whilst walking to course<br />

to look smart and where a hat.<br />

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dressage<br />


GET A SUB<br />

30<br />

dressage score!<br />


Yes, this is a bold statement,<br />

but I truly believe that with a<br />

bit of focus and effort even an<br />

ordinary moving horse, with an<br />

average rider can present a test that the<br />

judge just has to give good marks to! I<br />

often see people throwing marks away<br />

with things that are a very simple fix. So,<br />

by following the few suggestions below,<br />

let’s see if we can put a smile on the<br />

judges’ face, and yours when you go to<br />

the scoreboard!<br />




• Rhythm;<br />

• Suppleness;<br />

• Contact;<br />

• Impulsion;<br />

• Straightness;<br />

• and, eventually,<br />

Collection<br />

This is what all judges base their marks<br />

on. If you fulfil them - it is very hard for<br />

them to justify a bad mark!<br />

The most important one at lower levels<br />

is RHYTHM. No matter what level the<br />

horse is at this is key! I often see horses<br />

being rushed out of their natural rhythm.<br />

Try to get yourself videoed riding a test<br />

or even schooling at home. You will be<br />

amazed how rushed it often looks. Try<br />

slowing it down a bit in schooling. It<br />

may take a while for the horse to learn<br />

to balance and stay in front of your aids<br />

but, it will make test riding easier as it<br />

will buy you some time to think. It also<br />

allows you to prepare movements better.<br />

Often people rush as they confuse speed<br />

with impulsion - they are totally different<br />

creatures!<br />



Number 3 on the scales of training is<br />

contact. This is only as good as your<br />

hands! Remember both ends of the<br />

rein counts. If your horse is difficult or<br />

resistive in the contact it may be time<br />

to go back to basics. Obviously check all<br />

the obvious thing such as dental care,<br />

saddle fitting, lameness, injuries etc. At<br />

home we often go back to working horses<br />

from the ground - specifically lunging, to<br />

re-educate them to soften to the pressure<br />

of a contact. Avoid at all costs see-sawing<br />

at a horse’s mouth. All this does is annoy<br />

them and create a wobbly nose and a<br />

sore mouth. It is always worth looking at<br />

your horse’s mouth conformation. Often<br />

horses with a big tongue work better in a<br />

ported bit - but this would not be suitable<br />

for a horse with a low palate. There are<br />

bitting clinics available for specialist help<br />

- or ask your trainers advice.<br />



YOU CAN<br />

How many times have we all missed a<br />

38 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>

How many times have<br />

we all missed a marker<br />

or ridden an eggshaped<br />

circle? These<br />

are very expensive<br />

mistakes that give the<br />

judges an excuse<br />

not to go over a 6!<br />

marker or ridden an egg-shaped circle?<br />

These are very expensive mistakes that<br />

give the judges an excuse not to go over<br />

a 6! Set up markers in your school to help<br />

with the size of your circles (especially the<br />

dreaded 15m ones). We have a dressage<br />

arena set up with white boards on grass all<br />

summer so the horses get used to working<br />

in that environment. It’s a big ask to come<br />

out of a large all weather arena into a grass<br />

20m x 40m and be accurate. First tests of<br />

the season often feel more like survival<br />

than equitation! A big thing is to use your<br />

corners well. This buys you a few more<br />

strides to set up or turn. When the ground<br />

is boggy, if you slow down and steer well<br />

you can often pick the best going and go<br />

around where everyone else has cut the<br />

corners. This also shows the judge the<br />

difference between you riding a circle and<br />

going through a corner. Practise your test<br />

at home to know how it flows and to train<br />

preparation into your riding as well as<br />

making sure you know where you are going.<br />


4 ENJOYING IT!<br />

This is using a bit of ring-craft. Even if you<br />

would rather pull your own toenails out<br />

and you are sat on a fire breathing dragon,<br />

a smile at the judge goes a long way! If the<br />

windows are open, a cheerful ‘morning /<br />

afternoon’ is also a good tactic! Throughout<br />

the test try to keep your head up and your<br />

body language positive. Remember, if a<br />

movement goes wrong - it’s only one mark!<br />

You can make it up on the next element. It<br />

is totally possible to go from a 4 to a 9! No<br />

matter how your test goes, always pat your<br />

horse and leave on a long rein. Home work<br />

is to be done at home - not in public. Never<br />

show the judge that you are not happy<br />

with your test - remember they still have<br />

the collectives to do - so try to get all the<br />

marks that you can! I have lost count of the<br />

‘tactfully ridden’ comments I have had in<br />

my career!<br />

Hopefully with these few training tips<br />

you can look to set yourself some realistic<br />

goals in terms of your dressage marks and<br />

continue to make progress in your test<br />

riding so it becomes more enjoyable.<br />

Feel like you are setting goals and making<br />

progress in your test riding so it becomes<br />

more enjoyable.<br />

See you in the warm up!!<br />

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New Saddle Fitting<br />

Standard For <strong>2018</strong><br />

In January <strong>2018</strong>, The Society of Master Saddlers introduced further<br />

changes to their ‘Qualified Saddle Fitters’ accreditation to maintain<br />

the highest standards within our equine industry because we are<br />

constantly moving forward in knowledge, technique and skill.<br />

Other industries, doctors, dentists and teachers have for many years<br />

used a Continuing Professional Development scheme (CPD), as they are<br />

regulated by law. Likewise, a saddle fitter’s knowledge should be kept up<br />

to date and the standards gained on qualifying should at the very least be<br />

maintained.<br />

“When fitting a saddle, it is important<br />

to contact a Qualified Saddle Fitter”<br />

Buckaroo Saddlery’s Nicola Barry BSc Hons Equine Sports Science,<br />

Society of Master Saddlers, Master Saddle Fitting Consultant<br />

Therefore, the Society’s Executive Committee have taken the decision to<br />

make the gaining of CPD points compulsory for those on the Society’s<br />

Saddle Fitters’ Register. These changes have now opened up a new<br />

category called MASTER SADDLE FITTER, although this standard<br />

is new, all Qualified Saddle Fitters will be expected to have earned the<br />

per-requisite CPD points before the end of 2019 to remain within the<br />


As opposite, when fitting a saddle, it is important therefore to contact<br />

a qualified saddle fitter who has been trained by The Society of Master<br />

Saddlers. A Qualified Saddle Fitter has undertaken the highest level<br />

of practical training and sat multiple exams to obtain their title. Their<br />

expertise, advice, and help are invaluable, so why risk your horse’s health<br />

and happiness by using an unqualified fitter?<br />

Nicola Barry, owner of Buckaroo Saddlery, competes in British Show<br />

Jumping competitions in the UK and in FEI competitions throughout<br />

Europe. Her career, passion and business is combined which allows<br />

her to produce young show jumping horses through to international<br />

level horses jumping Grand Prix and World Ranking classes. Nicola is<br />

also a registered and Qualified Saddle Fitter with the Society of Master<br />

Saddlers. Since January <strong>2018</strong>, she has started to attain the necessary CPD<br />

points for that Master Saddler Fitter category.<br />

When is it a good time to check your saddle?<br />

Although the beginning of the summer season is a good time to check<br />

your saddle, that’s not where it ends. Your saddle needs to be checked<br />

regularly, just as your horse’s teeth do. Prevention is better than cure and<br />

having your saddle looked at by a professional saddle fitter every three<br />

to six months is strongly recommended.<br />

Horses are forever changing shape due to their weight, fitness, and<br />

muscle mass. In the winter season, most of us ride less and our horses<br />

go out in the field for shorter periods of time. This can cause a dramatic<br />

change in shape, meaning that saddles no longer fit. It is very important<br />

to get your saddle checked before the summer season. A saddle is a huge<br />

commitment that not only affects your bank balance, but also the welfare<br />

and willingness of your horse. Choosing the right one can be a challenge,<br />

so here are some important things to bear in mind:<br />

It is important that your saddle not only fits your horse but also fits<br />

you and your style of riding. It needs to suit your body shape and size,<br />

whether that is long or short legs, etc. to make sure you are balanced on<br />

your horse and not sitting in the way of their movement.<br />

“It is important that your saddle not<br />

only fits your horse but also fits you<br />

and your style of riding”<br />

There are many types of saddles so it’s important to know which<br />

discipline you are pursuing. The small differences between types of<br />

saddle can vastly change your riding experience. Not every saddle is<br />

made with a wooden tree; plastic and carbon fibre trees are now available<br />

and each comes with its own benefits.<br />

Riding style differs from person to person, you need a saddle that suits<br />

yours. Some riders like the feeling of the close contact monoflap saddle,<br />

as they feel there is little between them and the horse. Other riders prefer<br />

the feeling of the support provided by knee rolls that support their leg<br />

and position. This is purely a matter of taste. It’s important to try a few<br />

different saddles to understand the feeling of them and their affect on<br />

your position.<br />

Here at Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>, we do our upmost to keep our horses<br />

working and feeling amazing. We don’t let anything prevent our horses<br />

and riders giving 100% which is why we regularly have our saddles<br />

checked for that perfect fit.<br />

The most important thing is to have a saddle that fits your horse<br />

correctly. It bears all your weight, so if it is too tight, pinches, is<br />

unbalanced etc., it can cause your horse discomfort and pain. Riding in<br />

a poorly fitting saddle long-term can cause serious injury to your horse.<br />

A correctly fitted saddle can transform your riding and the performance<br />

of your horse. A saddle that fits enables the horse to move more freely<br />

through their shoulder, making riding more fun and comfortable for<br />

both horse and rider.<br />

For more information contact us on:<br />

Tel: 0845 300 3566<br />

Email: nicola@buckarooequine.co.uk<br />

Website: www.sovereignequestrian.co.uk

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Welcome to<br />



I<br />

am so excited to have the opportunity to share<br />

a part of my eventing journey with <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

<strong>Life</strong> readers, so welcome to my little team<br />

here at Roman Bank Eventing! I’m super lucky<br />

to be able to work from home at our family run<br />

riding school/pony club centre, based in Norfolk.<br />

I absolutely love my job! Working from home also<br />

allows me to put the time and dedication needed<br />

into my small string of eventers, whom I compete<br />

most weekends throughout the season, through the<br />

levels up to BE Intermediate-Novice and FEI CIC*<br />

With so many events around the country being<br />

abandoned due to the rubbish weather, I feel<br />

extremely fortunate that we’ve been able to get<br />

our early season runs in and kickstart our event<br />

season off in style! Thanks to my fantastic sponsor<br />

British Horse Feeds, the horses are fuelled by fibrebeet<br />

and have all come out of the winter this year<br />

fit and glowing and ready to get going! My most<br />

competitive ride at the moment – Ballyengland<br />

Twilight, started the season off for me with a<br />

Novice run at Oasby. It was a wet, cold day and the<br />

lorry got stuck in the mud! Nethertheless, it was<br />

great to finally be back out competing again. I was<br />

proud of my boy that he picked back up, pretty<br />

much where we had left off last year!<br />

We then made the step up to Intermediate-Novice<br />

at Great Witchingham. We’re really green at this<br />

it was great<br />

to finally<br />

be back out<br />

competing<br />

again. I was<br />

proud of my<br />

boy that he<br />

picked back<br />

up, pretty<br />

much where<br />

we had left off<br />

last year!<br />

level still but I was pleased with how Ballyengland<br />

Twilight tried in a trickier Intermediate<br />

dressage test. Although it wasn’t our day for the<br />

showjumping phase, he went on to give a solid<br />

performance in the cross country for a second clear<br />

for <strong>2018</strong>. On returning to the lorry park, I realised<br />

I had ridden round with my money in my breeches<br />

pocket and lost £40! Highs and lows of eventing<br />

aye!?<br />

Next, we head to “Big Bad Belton” which I am very<br />

exited about as it’s one of my all-time favourites<br />

in our eventing calendar! I have recently been<br />

appointed as a brand ambassador for BEDE Events,<br />

which I’m really enjoying! I’m especially looking<br />

forward to searching for top-tips, watching many<br />

of the world’s greatest riders in our sport compete<br />

for the Grantham Cup in the 3* and with 200 trade<br />

stands there, I’ll be shopping for some bargains!!<br />

It’s then a quick turnaround to HorseHeath. This<br />

time with another of my rides – Alice Springs, who<br />

is a personal favourite of my long-term supporters<br />

Equipix UK <strong>Equestrian</strong> Photos. I can’t thank<br />

Equipix UK enough for the time they spend with<br />

me, taking such beautiful photos of my horses in<br />

action!<br />

It’ll be interesting to see how our next few events<br />

unfold! - Coral<br />

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Butler Stewart –<br />

Moleskin Jeans<br />

White jeans are always a popular<br />

sight on the trot up, but don’t<br />

dismiss other colours (they hide<br />

slobber marks better too!) – these<br />

moleskin jeans in navy are gorgeous<br />

and would look great with a white<br />

shirt and a cape or blazer.<br />

RRP: £79 www.butlerstewart.co.uk<br />

Really Wild Clothing –<br />

Aston Coat in Turquoise<br />

This stylish coat makes a statement, is fresh and<br />

springlike and is also a great length for cooler<br />

conditions. Who knows what the weather is<br />

going to do over the next few weeks – the great<br />

thing is that with this coat, it doesn’t matter!<br />

Looks great open or closed, with collar down or<br />

up to reveal the contrast band.<br />

RRP: £325 www.reallywildclothing.co.uk<br />

Trot up fashion<br />

Horse trials season is here, and so is trot up fashion…<br />

and what a fab ‘catwalk’ this is!<br />

Trot up fashion<br />

isn’t just as easy as<br />

looking good – if<br />

only! The outfits chosen<br />

have to be completely<br />

practical as well as<br />

stylish… you might<br />

look amazing, but if you<br />

struggle to walk, let alone<br />

run while trying to hold<br />

onto a lively horse, you’re<br />

not going to get very far!<br />

In this trot up fashion<br />

guide, we’ve combined<br />

practical and pretty…<br />

well, that’s very much the<br />

aim. Of course, there’s<br />

LOTS out there and these<br />

are just a few examples,<br />

but there’s note about<br />

why they made it in too!<br />

Mackenzie & George Fedora with/without feather pin<br />

Headwear needs to sit well for a trot up – and this one will. If there’s drizzle or a shower,<br />

this fedora is showerproof so it’ll keep hair neat and tidy too. The feathers make a<br />

gorgeous addition, but the fedora on its own is available in a range of colours and looks<br />

fab on its own! RRP: From £49.99 www.mackenzieandgeorge.com<br />

Tom Lane – Classic Fitted Shirt<br />

With a statement jacket, poncho or cape, a classic white<br />

shirt is a great option. To create a more low key look,<br />

white is the way forward too. This Tom Lane version is a<br />

great length and can be worn inside or outside of skirts,<br />

jeans and trousers. The neckline is lovely too.<br />

RRP: £125 www.tomlane.co<br />

Gibson & Birkbeck –<br />

Saddle Print Shirt<br />

A shirt is ideal for the trot up and<br />

although you can never go wrong with<br />

classic white, Gibson & Birkbeck’s prints<br />

are just stunning. This saddle one really<br />

jumped out as it’s bold and equestrian,<br />

but the range is amazing – quirky and<br />

fun and a great addition to a more<br />

conservative look.<br />

RRP: £85 www.gibsonandbirkbeck.co.uk<br />

Timothy Foxx- Catherine Tweed<br />

Jacket – Harmony Tweed<br />

Longer than a standard blazer, this coat<br />

great for all weather conditions. It can be<br />

worn with skirts or jeans and comes in a<br />

range of tweeds too. With the contrasting<br />

cord detail, it adds a colour pop and a<br />

tweedy twist, The vents at the back don’t<br />

restrict movement either.<br />

RRP: £350 www.timothyfoxx.co.uk<br />

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Fairfax & Favor –<br />

Tan Leather Reginas<br />

Last year’s trot ups all saw a LOT of Fairfax<br />

& Favor boots and shoes, but these, to<br />

me, tick all the boxes. The flat heel ticks<br />

the practical box, the leather is easy to<br />

care for, and the tan is so beautiful and<br />

the newest in the range. The new style<br />

has rubber detail on the sole too, so great<br />

for changeable weather. And, of course,<br />

you can switch the self coloured tassels<br />

for a colour pop.<br />

RRP: £335 www.fairfaxandfavor.com<br />

Hiho Silver – Exclusive<br />

Cherry Roller Bangle<br />

This will coordinate with the necklace<br />

mentioned below, but can be completely<br />

customised too. Change the CZ crystals to<br />

show XC colours or to coordinate with the<br />

look, switch rose gold for yellow gold, it’s<br />

completely up to the wearer! This one has<br />

rose gold plate and two turquoise<br />

CZ beads. RRP: £185 www.hihosilver.co.uk<br />

Mackenzie & George – Badminton Belt<br />

This belt is UK made, has gorgeous snaffle detail,<br />

can be personalised and is unisex too! The snaffles<br />

are positioned all the way around the 25mm belt,<br />

so people get a snaffle view wherever<br />

they are too. RRP: £59.99<br />

www.mackenzieandgeorge.com<br />

Hiho Silver – Exclusive Triple<br />

Cherry Roller Snaffle Necklace<br />

This necklace combines on trend rose gold plate<br />

with silver, in a subtly horsey design. The length of<br />

the necklace means it works with all necklines and<br />

tops – with a shirt or lighter blouse, or a cosy knit if<br />

they weather’s chilly.<br />

RRP: £95 www.hihosilver.co.uk<br />

Fairfax & Favor – Tassels<br />

These are a great way to tie an outfit<br />

together – maybe the tassels match the<br />

colour of the fedora, the shirt, the jacket<br />

or the jeans? <strong>May</strong>be they pick out a colour<br />

from the tweed mix? It’s completely up<br />

to you.<br />

RRP: £20 for suede and £30 for leather<br />

www.fairfaxandfavor.com<br />

Hiho Silver – Exclusive<br />

Badminton Spinner Ring<br />

Hiho is the Official Jeweller<br />

for the Mitsubishi Motors<br />

Badminton Horse Trials and this<br />

is one piece from the collection.<br />

It’s sterling silver and the word<br />

‘Badminton’ spins around –<br />

perfect for busy fingers and<br />

nerve wracking moments!<br />

RRP: £55 www.hihosilver.co.uk<br />

For the<br />

MEN<br />

Butler Stewart – Watson Jacket in Oxford Blue<br />

A tailored tweed jacket is the perfect for the trot up – add a waistcoat<br />

and it takes it to the next level. The blue version looks great with jeans<br />

and chinos too. Contrasting colour under collar felt and racing green<br />

lining too, for a flash of colour if the jacket is left open.<br />

RRP: £385 www.butlerstewart.co.uk<br />

Hiho Silver sponsor various best dressed trot up<br />

competitions at the three and four star events, including<br />

Burghley and Badminton. Hiho’s King of the Road,<br />

Andrew Ransford, has been part of the judging panel<br />

at each of the sponsored trot ups – here’s the top three<br />

things he looks for…<br />

• Attention to detail – last year we loved seeing a flash<br />

of a jacket lining that matched piping on a hat or belt,<br />

for example<br />

• Being practically dressed- when handling horses you<br />

HAVE to be!<br />

• Being mindful of the weather and ground conditions<br />

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Last year, British equestrian fashion brand<br />

Equetech launched an extraordinary<br />

campaign - to find real-life riders to be<br />

the faces of their #equetechrealrider<br />

campaign. The campaign was a huge success and<br />

received a vast amount of entries from all over<br />

the UK, from riders of all disciplines and abilities.<br />

The final four riders were hand picked<br />

by Equetech’s MD and Designer Liz<br />

Hayman.<br />

In this feature, Liz talks to us about the<br />

campaign and why she believes it was<br />

so popular with customers.<br />

“The #equetechrealrider campaign was<br />

born out the superb relationships we<br />

have with our customers. They are a<br />

constant inspiration to us and regularly<br />

share their very personal rider stories with us. So,<br />

in a planning meeting, we were chatting about<br />

ideas and the team started talking about some of<br />

the customer feedback on specific styles and we<br />

thought, how about we recognise our customers in<br />

a way that celebrates their diversity and also gives<br />

something back to our riders and the campaign<br />

was born!<br />

We ran the campaign for several months on social<br />

media and talked about it in the press. One of<br />

our winners was to be discovered by a national<br />

equestrian magazine, but the others we were<br />

on the lookout for! The winners would receive<br />

clothing from our collection and some beautiful<br />

prints of themselves taken by an award-winning<br />

photographer at an especially commissioned<br />

photo shoot.<br />

I handpicked the winners myself because as a real<br />

rider myself, I wanted to showcase the variety<br />

of riders who wear our clothing and reflect the<br />

fact that we are not all size 10 and not<br />

all top riders but what we do have in<br />

common, is that we love our horses and<br />

they are our ultimate passion.<br />

When we contacted the winners to let<br />

them know they had won, they were all<br />

so excited and shocked they had been<br />

picked, and when the photography day<br />

arrived, were understandably nervous,<br />

but very soon they got into the swing<br />

of things and loved every second!<br />

We dressed all our winners in Equetech, and<br />

they looked just stunning, and they were all so<br />

supportive of each other and complimented each<br />

other on how fabulous they all looked –which was<br />

so fantastic to watch.<br />

We think you’ll agree that all our winners look<br />

fantastic and are proof that our clothing looks<br />

fantastic on riders of all shapes and sizes. It has<br />

always been my mission to create affordable,<br />

fashionable, performance riding wear that all of us<br />

can wear, feel and look good in and we think our<br />

winners prove this perfectly!”<br />

www.equetech.com<br />

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veteran life<br />


TO TOM<br />

Arelquin aka Tom,<br />

Beverley Brightmans<br />

International Grand<br />

Prix dressage horse<br />

died in a tragic field accident at<br />

the age of 30.<br />

Beverley says “He was my<br />

horse of a lifetime, I owe him<br />

everything and he has been<br />

with me throughout the whole<br />

of my dressage career”<br />

Beverley bought Tom 21 years<br />

ago when she first started<br />

dressage. With very little<br />

knowledge about the sport it<br />

was just beginners luck. They<br />

had a sticky start as Beverley<br />

found Tom grumpy,spooky and<br />

disliking dressage. The turning<br />

point came though when Tom<br />

had a virus which paralysed<br />

him for nearly a week. He had<br />

to be rehabilitated very slowly<br />

and it was the making of him.<br />

Equi Craft Ltd<br />

Affordable bridles, reins and saddle pads for<br />

the show ring!<br />

Equi Pads From £199<br />

Heritage Hunter Bridle £39.99<br />

Tiny Tots Stirrup Leathers £17.99 Tiny Tots Reins £15.99<br />

www.equicraftltd.co.uk<br />

He became enthusiastic and<br />

happy and with the help of<br />

David Trott, Ellen Bontje and<br />

Conrad Schumacher they<br />

reached the dizzy heights of<br />

Grand Prix in just under 3<br />

years.<br />

They went on to be placed at<br />

every level at the National<br />

Championships ten years<br />

in a row, they were 10th<br />

in the final trial for Athens<br />

Olympics. Tom retired sound<br />

at the age of 21 having<br />

complete 59 Grands Prix all<br />

over Europe. A truly amazing<br />

feat.<br />

He then taught a further 3<br />

riders to Grand Prix level at<br />

Beverleys base in Colmworth<br />

Bedfordshire before retiring<br />

into the field at the age of 25.<br />

He had five happy years in the<br />

field with his best friend Mini<br />

Mouse who is 35.<br />

He was my<br />

horse of a<br />

lifetime, I<br />

owe him<br />

everything<br />

and he has<br />

been with me<br />

throughout<br />

the whole of<br />

my dressage<br />

career<br />

48 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>

itish showjumping<br />

British Showjumping<br />


Wednesday 4th April SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Wednesday 18th April SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Wednesday 2nd <strong>May</strong> SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Sunday 6th <strong>May</strong> CLUB (CL,S) Derbyshire Hargate Arena Show<br />

Sunday 6th <strong>May</strong> CLUB (CL,S) Lincolnshire White House Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Wednesday 16th <strong>May</strong> SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Saturday 26th <strong>May</strong> CLUB (CL) Nottinghamshire Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Wednesday 13th June SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Sunday 17th June CLUB (CL,S) Lincolnshire White House Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Saturday 23rd June CLUB (CL,S) Nottinghamshire Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Wednesday 27th June SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Sunday 1st July CLUB (CL,S) Lincolnshire White House Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Sunday 15th July CLUB (CL,S) Derbyshire Hargate Arena Show<br />

Friday 27th July SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Saturday 28th July SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Saturday 28th July CLUB (CL,S) Nottinghamshire Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Sunday 29th July SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Monday 30th July SENIOR & CLUB (C2,C1,CL) Northamptonshire Aston Le Walls<br />

Class Name & Height Rider Name Horse Name Points<br />

Club - Senior 0.70m Bethany Nicholson FAIRFIELD JIMMY 33<br />

Club - Senior 0.70m Miranda Steel FLAMING FELIX 30<br />

Club - Senior 0.70m Samantha Hall THUMPER III 13<br />

Club - Senior 0.70m Sean Smith LADY ISABELLA II 10<br />

Club - Senior 0.70m Stacey Wheat HSB FIRST CHAPTER 10<br />

Club - Senior 0.70m Claire Hazeldine TAKING THE BISCUIT II 3<br />

Club - Senior 0.80m Jane Courtney DOMINANT VAN SLABROEK 100<br />

Club - Senior 0.80m Bethany Nicholson FAIRFIELD JIMMY 45<br />

Club - Senior 0.80m Stacey Wheat CHACOAS CONTENDER 39<br />

Club - Senior 0.80m Miranda Steel FLAMING FELIX 23<br />

Club - Senior 0.80m Stacey Wheat PAPAVERS LOVE 15<br />

Club - Senior 0.80m Claire Hazeldine TAKING THE BISCUIT II 3<br />

Club - Senior 0.90m Jane Courtney DOMINANT VAN SLABROEK 84<br />

Club - Senior 0.90m Stacey Wheat CHACOAS CONTENDER 12<br />

Club - Senior 0.90m Jodi McDermott LADY MAY II 8<br />

Club - Junior 0.70m Tiiani Baker SPOTTY DOT COM 24<br />


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Marinaide has his time to shine!<br />


Furzley Marinaide is a 13yo new forest stallion with many a<br />

brother and sister making a claim to fame with HOYs & RI<br />

appearances on the flat and working hunter but Marinaide has<br />

never had his chance to shine! He has always<br />

been a horizontal stallion and with this in mind he<br />

was put forward and selected to run the forest as a 3yo<br />

in 2008 which was good to be able to put some stud<br />

lines back into the forest and resulted in 27 progeny<br />

being registered the following year! From then he was<br />

broken in and ‘happy hacked’ by his breeder, my aunt<br />

Sandra Kilford. His ‘floating’ trot had always impressed<br />

her and the comfiest canter meant he was never going<br />

anywhere!<br />

With the breed society recently commencing a grading<br />

scheme for both dressage and jumping we thought this<br />

would be good for his CV. So whilst Sandra kept him<br />

fit I took a week or so off before to warm him up and<br />

took part in the gradings and he passed these in 2010 &<br />

2011 the latter was his first attempt at elementary!<br />

The following years he was ‘picked up’ for the<br />

occasional annual outing to the breed show where<br />

he did dressage and combined training picking up an<br />

occasional win but due to the number of other ponies<br />

sadly he never had the time spent on him. That was<br />

until I moved house, allowing me to go from one pony<br />

at livery to two at home (massive dream tick boxed!) after last years<br />

breed show we ‘cracked on’ and registered BD after some local success<br />

at elementary however injury stopped all that so a rather boring winter<br />

ensued (which was fine looking back at the weather!) however we<br />

picked back up early this year and started getting fit again. Thankfully<br />

we had qualified for the NPS dressage back in October and it had<br />

always been my aim to get him to the finals as I’ve felt it’s been his<br />

forte! Serenaide, Mermaide & Fanfaire has all been in<br />

previous years with some success but the girls were<br />

Eventing/show girls!<br />

Our tests went well on the Saturday at Addington,<br />

in the prelim I spotted the judge waving her arms in<br />

an upward motion as I cantered past which left me<br />

questioning what she did or did not like. The novice<br />

test felt better and I had a thumbs up and a big grin<br />

from this judge when we saluted which felt amazing<br />

(but later wondered if she did that to everyone!) when<br />

it came to the presentations I was elated to come top<br />

in the prelim section and then secretly hoped I had<br />

won the novice too (as we work more at that level) and<br />

was so chuffed to get that too. This slightly older man<br />

now has something to his name, which he deserves and<br />

he is the sweetest natured pony! We were completely<br />

unprepared for the music having never done anything<br />

like it but a fellow NF owner very kindly leant me her<br />

music and test plan, to say we winged it would be an<br />

understatement but we eventually came 6th and I must<br />

say the winner was well deserved! It was a lovely day<br />

out although rather long!! To really top it all off Julie<br />

Moxon who came to groom for me had the exciting news that her NF<br />

pony, who is a son of Marinaide gained his stallion license that same<br />

day, so celebrations all round!!<br />

He lives out with his son (gelding) and I’ve just joined BD!<br />

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Reader Profile<br />

East Yorkshire’s Verity Franks -<br />


Verity started her riding career at<br />

an East Yorkshire riding school at<br />

just four years old but didn’t get<br />

her own pony until she was 14<br />

following a dual effort with her Mum to work<br />

and save up for Cinders, a 12 year old, grey,<br />

Irish Sports Horse Mare.<br />

On leaving school, Verity knew where her<br />

career was destined and trained at Bishop<br />

Burton College as a BHS Assistant Instructor<br />

and achieved Intermediate Instructor status<br />

shortly after.<br />

After working with, and gaining valuable<br />

experience from professional equestrians<br />

for a few years Verity then set up her own<br />

competition and stud yard at Flamborough,<br />

East Yorkshire. Today, Verity produces her<br />

own homebred youngsters and also takes in<br />

client horses for producing. Verity is a wellknown<br />

and respected horsewoman within<br />

the equestrian world. Her patience, skill and<br />

talent are testament to how horses learn trust<br />

and confidence through their varied training<br />

programme and always want to give their<br />

best for her.<br />


Verity’s top horse is a 12 year old gelding<br />

called Classical Challenger, bred by her<br />

stallion Thornwick Challenger. Classical<br />

Challenger has recently moved up to Inter 1<br />

level and he has the potential to compete at<br />

Grand Prix, dressage’s highest level. Verity<br />

and Classical Challenger are sponsored by<br />

The Saddle Selector Ltd and benefit from<br />

a saddle for Classical Challenger and The<br />

Saddle Selector’s own innovative Rehab Pads.<br />

Verity is also sponsored by Nikki Moxon<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> who supplied her beautiful Konig<br />

Patent Leather riding boots.<br />

Verity’s <strong>2018</strong> successes include qualification<br />

of two of her homebred horses for the British<br />

Dressage National Winter Championships.<br />

Nine year old Flayne Dragon Slayor won the<br />

title in the Elementary Freestyle to Music<br />

at Bishop Burton College British Dressage<br />

Regional Winter Championships, while 6<br />

year old Daiquiris Jiggery Pokery won the<br />

Pet Plan Novice Championship at Manor<br />

Grange Stud. Both horses are by Verity’s<br />

other prolific stallion Flayne Don Daquiri<br />

(Dax). Dax, a stunning liver chestnut, by Don<br />

Gregory, a son of Donnerhall out of Moet<br />

Bewes, Atlantis/Mohican lines. He competed<br />

successfully up to Prix Saint George level<br />

before retiring to stud.<br />

Verity also witnessed further successes at<br />

this years’ Bishop Burton College Winter<br />

Championships with two more Dax offspring,<br />

bred by Tory Carr, also taking regional<br />

championship titles at Bishop Burton: the<br />

prelim winner, 6 year old Dora The Explorer,<br />

owned and ridden by Pippa Beckett-Atkins;<br />

and the novice silver winner, 7 year old<br />

Delilah Rose ridden by Jess Ziae and owned<br />

by Tory Carr.<br />

It’s a huge achievement for an owner/<br />

breeder/rider to compete at national<br />

level on offspring from her own stallion<br />

and next week will be a momentous time<br />

for Verity having the above four horses<br />

competing alongside the best in the country<br />

at the British Dressage Winter National<br />

Championships.<br />

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junior life<br />

Harry Continues<br />

to Reach for<br />


We last featured Harry Wainwright in November last year<br />

and Harry was KBS Gruvy Q's success coming 4th in<br />

the Puissance at Arena UK.<br />

Following Arena UK, he continued on to Olympia<br />

where he came 8th in the National Under 23 Final on his horse called<br />

Pinhiero Beech which he co-owns alongside Michael Whitaker and<br />

Di Fairclough.<br />

So fast, forward to this year and luckily this partnership seems to<br />

be going from strength to strength, notching up the mileage in a<br />

variety of classes both here and most recently abroad where they<br />

competed at two 2* Shows, one in Lier Belgium and then continuing<br />

onto Kronenbourg Holland jumping a Double Clear in their first 1.50<br />

World Ranking Class which Harry said was very nerve racking but<br />

amazing all at the same time!<br />

Early April they returned from The Blue Chip Championships at<br />

Hartpury, Gloucestershire, where Harry had a fantastic Show coming<br />

2nd in the Blue Chip B&C Championship on his lovely mare Muckno<br />

Princess by Carrick Diamond Lad, a horse he has produced for around<br />

three years now and is truly now part of fixtures and fittings!<br />

But the ‘piece de resistance’ was on the Friday night which is "Gala<br />

Night" where spectators came to see a great night of entertainment<br />

including a Junior Novelty Speed Class, a Demonstration by Geoff<br />

Billington with a variety of horses, and the major Class of the<br />

evening being The Blue Chip Grand Prix.<br />

The course builder Bob Ellis built an up to height, technical track<br />

causing many problems for quite a few of the 38 riders, ultimately<br />

ending up with just nine clears going through to the jump off with<br />

Harry and Pinhiero Beech being one of them.<br />

Harry being drawn first in the jump off, in itself can be either a<br />

hindrance or a godsend depending on your personal prospective as<br />

a rider! Harry set himself the plan to jump a double clear, taking the<br />

shortest route, but not to be taking any risks so hopefully, in theory,<br />

all the rest of the field would chase his time and make mistakes.<br />

Luckily they all did, except for Harry's local mate called Alex<br />

Thompson, who turned inside a wing back to a good-sized upright to<br />

shave a second of his time to take the top spot, but Harry was more<br />

than happy with Pinhiero Beech taking second place as he jumped<br />

absolutely brilliantly and gave his all to Harry, as the photos show!<br />

Their next big test will be at the end of April competing at the<br />

European Trials at Chepstow, where Team selection of the Young<br />

Rider, Nations Cup Teams takes place.<br />

We wish Harry lots of luck and that their current form continues.<br />

After Chepstow, there are a couple of overseas events and then it is<br />

back to the UK for the County Show circuit.<br />

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eader profiles<br />


Kimberley<br />

McCombie<br />

To most horse-owners,<br />

anyone who has taken<br />

on the ownership of a<br />

thoroughbred and, in<br />

particular, an ex-racehorse will<br />

know that it can be incredibly<br />

rewarding, if not always the<br />

easiest route. This month, we<br />

talk to Kimberley McCombie<br />

about her ownership of the<br />

fabulously named Laughing<br />

Rock<br />

How long have you owned<br />

Laughing Rock<br />

I first got Laughing Rock (Holly)<br />

on the 17th November 2016<br />

What encouraged you to buy<br />

an Ex Racer<br />

I work for the World Horse<br />

Welfare so with backing horses<br />

from scratch and looking after<br />

unhandled and many different<br />

cases of horses/ponies made<br />

me want to try and bring on<br />

something of my own, I had seen<br />

Holly and she was advertised as<br />

a project so went to see her and<br />

fell in love with her and wanted<br />

something to bring on myself.<br />

What were your initial goals<br />

with Laughing Rock<br />

When I first got Holly she didn’t<br />

really understand getting on<br />

from a mounting block, she used<br />

to take off when I got on and<br />

wouldn’t stand, so I took her<br />

back to the start and basically<br />

re backed her, making her<br />

understand she had to stand<br />

at a block to let me get on and<br />

then walk away rather than<br />

thinking speed. This took quite<br />

a few months to understand but<br />

eventually she learnt to walk off<br />

on a long rein nice and relaxed.<br />

Also when I got Holly she<br />

didn’t understand walk, she just<br />

wanted to jog and canter it took<br />

a lot of training and patience,<br />

but with practice she learnt to<br />

walk.<br />

I did loads of ground work with<br />

Holly when I first got her as she<br />

didn’t have much muscle and<br />

wasn’t fit in the right places, I<br />

did loads of lunging, and In hand<br />

work with her to help strengthen<br />

her and also get the manners<br />

to where they needed to be,<br />

she’s quite mareish and can be<br />

opinionated but it’s knowing<br />

how to deal with it. I also did<br />

various pole exercises to help<br />

strengthen and give her variety<br />

as she gets bored very easily.<br />

Then I went on to long reining<br />

to get her out and about for<br />

hacks, including hill work.<br />

What schooling and/or<br />

training methods have you<br />

found most beneficial?<br />

Last year we started going to<br />

the local in hand shows to get<br />

her out and see different things,<br />

getting to the rings was the<br />

confusing bit for her. Once she<br />

knew where she was going and<br />

what she had to do she was ok,<br />

she won several in hand classes<br />

and also did the RoR classes.<br />

The more shows she went to the<br />

better she got. We have tried<br />

various different bits with Holly<br />

but have found that she prefers<br />

a hackamore and she goes really<br />

well in it, so we’re just going to<br />

work away with it since she’s<br />

happy with it.<br />

Holly found it hard to get the<br />

correct canter leads and got<br />

disunited most of the time,<br />

with trying to get her to get the<br />

correct leads on the lunge this<br />

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every time she got the wrong lead I’d<br />

bring her back to trot again and not<br />

make her keep cantering unless she<br />

was on the correct lead. Placing a pole<br />

in the corner helped her strike off on<br />

the correct lead.<br />

What would you ultimately like to<br />

achieve together?<br />

Our goal is to do some more<br />

unaffiliated jumping and get her more<br />

confident and go up through the<br />

classes. We may also take her to more<br />

inhand classes this summer too, just to<br />

give her variety.<br />

Holly gets excited when other horses<br />

are up close so we have hired schools<br />

and had friends come with their horses<br />

to get her used to it.<br />

Holly has stared going to progressive<br />

pole lessons to get her out with other<br />

horses and also it’s been very good to<br />

keep her brain working, she loves her<br />

pole lessons. We started doing some<br />

jumping and have found that she<br />

really enjoys it. She is a very clever<br />

and careful little horse. She’s been out<br />

to three unaffiliated show-jumping<br />

competitions, the first one we went<br />

to we did 60cm and she got double<br />

clear, the warm up was the main bit<br />

of learning for her as there was more<br />

than seven horses at one time and<br />

she took it all in her stride, the 2nd<br />

competition we got another double<br />

clear and came 1st and we did our<br />

first 70cm and she rode a lovely more<br />

forward canter and was flying she<br />

was so keen, we got yet again another<br />

double clear. For Holly having been a<br />

flat racer she really has shown great<br />

scope and potential.<br />

Where are you based and is riding a<br />

profession or a hobby?<br />

I’m based in Aberdeenshire and riding<br />

is a hobby for me I’ve been riding<br />

since I was 4 , 21 now , have done<br />

everything from pony club, eventing,<br />

showjumping, BSJA<br />

What would be your advice to<br />

anyone considering purchasing an<br />

Ex-Racehorse?<br />

Don’t go into buying a ex racer lightly.<br />

Think about what they’ve been taught<br />

to do and remember that. All Holly<br />

knew was speed, and that’s a very hard<br />

thing to get over. It’s taken a lot of<br />

hard work, patience and understanding<br />

to get her to where she is now. We<br />

now have the bond there and trust<br />

but took a long time to get it. As long<br />

as you put the time and effort in and<br />

not be afraid to ask for help then<br />

there’s nothing stopping you. I feel so<br />

proud of Holly and where we are now,<br />

every day, week, month we achieve<br />

something and it may be little things<br />

but it feels like such an achievement.<br />


Twenty-nine year old, Jade Thompson works<br />

full time at Shaw and Co Solicitors, an equine<br />

law specialist based in Newcastle and is due to<br />

qualify as a chartered legal executive this year.<br />

After sadly losing her best horse to colic last<br />

October, this season will be a different one that<br />

she had thought, with two horses on DIY livery.<br />

A seven-year old chestnut mare by Ricardo Z<br />

called She’s Gold (Annie) and a 4 year old 14.2hh<br />

homebred called Ultraviolet (Prince).<br />

Annie was bought last summer, unseen and<br />

untried and with lots of work to do. She was<br />

lightly competed last season and was Novice<br />

champion and Grand Prix open champion WHP<br />

at Equifest 2017 as well as completing one BE 90.<br />

Jade is aiming to qualify for the Badminton grass<br />

roots final and progress to jumping RIHS/HOYS<br />

workers.<br />

Ultraviolet is by Castle Gizmo and out of Jade’s<br />

previous Intermediate WH, Sweet Violet who was<br />

Supreme WHP at the BSPS champs in 2007. He<br />

was very successfully shown in hand last season<br />

and will be shown lightly this year.<br />

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Belton<br />




With a record number of entries<br />

in the Grantham Cup, a second<br />

CIC three star section was put<br />

on, with international and<br />

national classes full to give three days of<br />

exciting competition.<br />

The ground held up amazingly despite the<br />

weather gods trying to do their best to cause<br />

problems. Thursday night saw 12 hours of<br />

solid rainfall.<br />

However, the fantastic old turf in the park<br />

could take this, and although the dressage<br />

areas took a bit of a battering, both jumping<br />

phases stood up well to the number of hoof<br />

prints.<br />

The team at BEDE have invested a lot of<br />

time and money in to the event from a<br />

spectators’ angle. They did so by putting a<br />

raised platform out on the cross country to<br />

allow approximately 80% of the course to be<br />

viewed from one place.<br />

There were a few particular fences that saw<br />

top combinations either pick up twenty<br />

penalties by running straight past an<br />

element or not getting their strides correct<br />

between the fences, catching them out<br />

at the last second. In particular, an early<br />

question at fence 6 a,b,c and d was where<br />

plenty of riders fell foul mainly at the C<br />

element. Having jumped A to B on a nice<br />

four strides then to the acutely angled brush<br />

at C on a committed one stride with a bit of<br />

a bend was asking the horse to be forward<br />

and focused between the flags before then<br />

adjusting their body to the left for part D on<br />

another four strides. It was a common phrase<br />

by the commentators to say “and another<br />

pair have joined the 6C club of faults”.<br />

The water jump in the three star and<br />

Advanced class took forward riding, in over<br />

a bounce of logs followed by a very moving<br />

four strides to an arrowhead on dry land.<br />

Some went sailing past this, while others<br />

made it look like a walk in the park.<br />

Later on in the course with potentially tired<br />

horses, was the Lycetts Leap, a left handed<br />

corner with a steady five strides, depending<br />

on the balance of the horse, coming back<br />

down to trot to drop down, and then one<br />

stride through to step up and bend left four<br />

or five strides to the right handed corner, this<br />

is where momentum, or lack of, caught some<br />

combinations out.<br />

As Badminton preparation runs go, winning<br />

the Grantham cup is pretty high up there<br />

as being the ideal set up for the big one a<br />

fortnight later. Jonty Evans secured his first<br />

ever international win aboard the wellknown<br />

Cooley Rorkes Drift, the pair will now<br />

Lauren Blades RODNIKIVA<br />

Dream (1st place Novice<br />

section C)<br />

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Ella Woodhead FERNHILL<br />

PLAYBOY (2nd place<br />

Novice section C)<br />

Flora Young DOCTORS<br />

ORDERS (CIC2)<br />

Emily Baldwin VIVIAN 47 (2nd<br />

place Intermediate section F)<br />

Connie Copestake DENVER VI (9th place Intermediate section K)<br />

Heidi Coy ROYAL FURY (6th<br />

place Open Intermediate u21)<br />

head to Badminton off the back of that foot<br />

perfect performance.<br />

Also off to Badminton are second placed<br />

Piggy French and Vanir Kamira, Piggy<br />

commented that having seen how close the<br />

results were she obviously wishes she had<br />

gone a little quicker but added that Jonty’s<br />

win is great for the sport as so many people<br />

supported him last year to be able to keep<br />

the ride. Piggy also finished tenth with<br />

Quarrycrest Echo, both her rounds cross<br />

country stopped the clock at exactly the<br />

same time.<br />

A further 33 combinations competing in the<br />

prestigious Grantham Cup are Badminton<br />

bound. Including 11th placed Imogen Murray<br />

and the ever-consistent Ivar Gooden who<br />

were the second fastest combination in the<br />

class, picking up just 2.8 time penalties. Ros<br />

Canter picked up fifth place with Zenshera.<br />

The other three star section running in<br />

conjunction with the big class but for lesser<br />

experienced combinations or horses with less<br />

points was still highly competitive. Lauren<br />

Blades (nee Shannon) finished seventh with<br />

Holly Woodhead<br />



(3rd place CIC2)<br />

Jesmond Justice and Eliza Stoddart in eighth<br />

on Priorspark Opposition Free.<br />

Junior riders held their own in one of the two<br />

star sections. Newark based Lizzie Baugh<br />

and Quarry Man were faultless throughout,<br />

finishing on their dressage score of 28.4.<br />

In Open Intermediate under 21 Heidi Coy<br />

filled two of the top ten places. In sixth on<br />

Royal Fury and eighth aboard Carrigsean<br />

Tigerseye.<br />

Lauren Blades took Novice Section C riding<br />

Angela Schumann’s Rodnikova Dream. A<br />

homebred that Lauren is looking forward<br />

Imogen Murray<br />


(11th place CIC3<br />

Grantham Cup)<br />

to quietly producing for Angela. While Ella<br />

Woodhead and Fernhill Playboy finished less<br />

than one penalty behind in second.<br />

Of course not many national classes go<br />

by without seeing Piggy Frenchs’ name<br />

in number one spot, this time it was in<br />

Intermediate Section J with Castletown<br />

Clover, giving herself a healthy 7.3 winning<br />

margin over second place.<br />

Imogen Murray was also seventh in this<br />

section on new ride Quinquaginta, owned<br />

and previously ridden by Jacky Beavan. This<br />

was the horses first Intermediate and just the<br />

second event for the pair together.<br />

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Jonty Evans COOLEY<br />


(Winners of the CIC3<br />

Grantham Cup<br />

Imogen Murray<br />


(7th place in first<br />

Intermedaite)<br />

Jay Ryder FAITH FULL (3rd place Novice scetion B)<br />

Lauren Blades RODNIKIVA Dream<br />

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

Lizzie Baugh<br />


(2nd place CIC2)<br />

Ros Canter ZENSHERA (5th<br />

place CIC3 Grantham Cup)<br />

Piggy French<br />


CLOVER<br />

(1st place<br />

Intermediate<br />

section J)<br />

Nicola Wilson JL DUBLIN (6th<br />

place Intermedaite section F)<br />

Mollie Summerland CHARLY VAN TER HEIDEN<br />

(1st place Open Intermediate u21) - 01<br />

Sarah Way GRACIOUS HONOUR (4th place<br />

Intermediate section F)<br />


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Team Work Makes<br />


Quadrille riding is a somewhat dying art in this country,<br />

even though there are many different interpretations<br />

of what Quadrille actually is. One Leicestershire Riding<br />

Club has commenced its revival and see Quadrille as a<br />

‘drill in a quad’, i.e. a military mounted drill in an area with four<br />

corners and commanded by a Drill Master. A group of around 20<br />

members of Rearsby Lodge Riding Club now practice regularly<br />

with their Drill Master, Troy Shaw, an ex-cavalry riding instructor,<br />

either at Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre or at Aylesford Cross<br />

Country course.<br />

In order to keep motivation going, all teams need to have<br />

something to aim for and work towards, so the Rearsby team<br />

looked around for quadrille competitions to enter - but found<br />

that there are virtually none. So they decided to create their own!<br />

The first ever quadrille class was run on 15th April <strong>2018</strong>. 3 teams<br />

took part, two from Rearsby Lodge and one from Atherstone. The<br />

class was judged by Linda Pearce, who said that she had judged so<br />

many more aspects that is normally the case.<br />

She was looking at how the team members rode as a group, their<br />

dressing, how they adjusted to one another, their accuracy and<br />

the quality of the movements - together. The winning team was<br />

the Rearsby Red Sparrows with 88%; 2nd was Atherstone and<br />

District Riding Club and 3rd the Rubies from Rearsby Lodge. The<br />

Atherstone Team Leader Donna Mac was pleased to give her new<br />

team an opportunity to compete and said that they’ll come again.<br />

There is much to look forward to by the Rearsby team, not<br />

least the next competition run by the club on 13th <strong>May</strong>, but<br />

particularly exciting for the team this year is a display by a team<br />

of 20 on 24th June at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire.<br />

If you want more information about Quadrille riding or about the<br />

Rearsby Team, please contact Anette on 07901 976905.<br />

Why not get your own Club team together and enter competitions,<br />

the Rearsby Team would be delighted to welcome you.<br />

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Burnham<br />

Market<br />


(1st place BE100 Open u18 section E)<br />



The show will go on, well at least for two of<br />

the three days scheduled to run it did. The<br />

weather gods were certainly not on the side<br />

of the international competitors at this<br />

year’s running of The Barefoot Retreats Horse Trials.<br />

Although they got to do their dressage tests for the<br />

international classes, by Saturday the ground was far<br />

too sodden and unsafe to continue.<br />

Indie Vaughan Jones had a cracking weekend with<br />

four horses competing and all finished in the top<br />

nine. Firstly a win in BE100 Section D aboard Cool<br />

Blue after posting a 29 dressage and finishing one<br />

second over the optimum time cross country to add<br />

0.4 to her score. Following on from their win at Great<br />

Witchingham, Indie and Cuffesgrange Diamond<br />

Echo took runner up spot in the BE100 Open on an<br />

impressive total of 25.5. Her other two rides, Dinan<br />

Gem and Cool Choice both competing in BE100<br />

sections finished seventh and ninth respectively.<br />

As so often seen throughout sections with multiple<br />

rides and top placings is Ros Canter. With seven to<br />

ride from BE100 to Intermediate it would be unusual<br />

not to see Ros topping a leaderboard in one or more<br />

classes. This time she won Novice section G on<br />

Lordships Gruffalo, having scored a very smart 22.3<br />

in the first phase. With three other top 10 finishes<br />

too.<br />

In the BE100u18 section, Alice Casburn had two<br />

great results which complimented her already flying<br />

start to the <strong>2018</strong> season. Alice picked up third and<br />

sixth placings this weekend.<br />

James Sommerville and Aoife Clark ended up on the<br />

same score in BE100 section C but James' dressage<br />

score being lower meant he took the top spot on<br />

Master Ramiro. Emilie Chandler finished in third on<br />

the Grafenstoltz sired Quick Decision III.<br />

Nicola Wilson was on form over the two days of<br />

competition that went ahead. Her five rides all<br />

finished in the top ten. Beltane Queen who we<br />

haven't seen competing since 2015 had an easy<br />

outing around the Open Novice and fended off<br />

her rivals with a 22.5 dressage and nothing to add<br />

elsewhere. Nicola also finished third in this section<br />

aboard Cooley Conker.<br />

That wasn't to be her only victory, Annie Clover<br />

headed the leaderboard in the Open Intermediate<br />

section L, with a dressage of 31.1 plus 1.2 time<br />

penalties to take the winning score to 32.3. That<br />

particular section was extremely close with the top<br />

14 combinations all jumping double clears.<br />

Emma Corner IAMWOTIAM (1st<br />

place BE100 Open section F)<br />

Indie Vaughan-Jones<br />


ECHO (2nd place BE100<br />

Open section F)<br />

Oliver Townend MIDSUMMER PICNIC (2nd place<br />

Open Novice section I)<br />

James Sommerville MASTER RAMIRO<br />

(1st place BE100 section C)<br />

Heidi Coy<br />

HALENZA (3rd<br />

place Novice<br />

section H)<br />

Sophie Miller JUBILEE<br />

GEM (2nd place<br />

BE100 section D)<br />

Summer Nicholls ALFIE XXVI (2nd place<br />

BE100 Open u18 section E)<br />

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Alice Kilham and Scottie, 2nd 1.10m<br />

Claire Lewis and Master Wickham, 2nd 1m<br />

in pictures<br />



Ellie Hancox<br />

and Jess, 3rd<br />

70cms<br />

Ella Burtt and Barnaboy Tornado, 3rd 90cms<br />

Daisy Henderson and Dibbo, 1st 60cms<br />

Ella Watson and Tucker, 2nd 90cms<br />


Fenella Hancox and Coshia Sparrow, 2nd 60cms and 70cms<br />

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Hattie Towns and Maximus<br />

Tiberius, 3rd 1m<br />

Izzy Thomas and<br />

Robin, 1st 80cms<br />

Millie<br />

Atkinson and<br />

Popcorn, 3rd<br />

60cms<br />

Hatty Pykett and<br />

Midnight Romeo, 1st<br />

70cms and 2nd 80cms<br />

Maddy Young and Borris<br />

Bradley 1st 1.10m<br />

Lucy Baguley and Dougal, 1st 90cms<br />

Lucy Allan and<br />

Pancake, 1st 1m<br />

Nuala Hemington and<br />

Stagbrake Woodsmoke,<br />

3rd 80cms<br />

Sophie Pedlar and<br />

Alf, 3rd 1.10m<br />

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Caleb Cooper and<br />

Uptop Alfie<br />

Kayla and<br />

Teddybear<br />

Showjumping Novice exceeding 14.2hh Jonathan Kur<br />

in pictures<br />

Louise Graham<br />

and Glen<br />



Lead Rein<br />

and First<br />

Ridden<br />

Style and<br />

Appearance<br />

gets<br />

underway<br />

15TH APRIL <strong>2018</strong><br />

Reserve Supreme<br />

Champion<br />

Rose Porter<br />

and Beckside<br />

Guardsman<br />

Supreme<br />

Champion<br />

Laura<br />

Bates and<br />

Papplewick<br />

Josandia<br />


Supreme champion Laura Bates and Papplewick<br />

Josandia with the Judges and Sponsor and Reserve<br />

Supreme Champion Rose Porter and Beckside<br />

Guardsman<br />

Kayleigh Taylor and Cyranka Placed 3rd in Intermediate and 3rd in Open Show jumping<br />

exceeding 14.2hh and 2nd in Working Hunter<br />

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Alice Hallows<br />

riding Newferry<br />

Irish Mist placed<br />

12th<br />

Caroline<br />

Day riding<br />

Cundlegreen<br />

Birthday Girl<br />

placed 11th<br />

Sarah Bullimore riding Quimira placed 6th<br />




Those who opted to enter and travel<br />

to Great Witchingham were winners<br />

before they even started as the event<br />

was to go ahead unlike many other<br />

unfortunate events that have had to cancel<br />

before or abandon during.<br />

The event ran from BE80T to advanced<br />

intermediate as well as two CIC one star<br />

sections.<br />

Piggy French had seven horses competing across<br />

the levels, she picked up wins in the BE100 open<br />

and one of the 1* sections. As well as second<br />

and sixth place in the open intermediates with<br />

Quarrycrest Echo and Cooley Monsoon.<br />

The BE100 plus was won by Keysoe based Sarah<br />

Bullimore and Starbucks I on a score that had<br />

her out of reach of any other competitors in the<br />

section. After scoring 20.3 in the dressage she<br />

was able to add 5.2 penalties across the country<br />

to finish on 25.5 which was still almost eight<br />

penalties ahead of second place. Sarah was also<br />

sixth in the intermediate novice aboard Quimira.<br />

Simon Grieve who had six horses to compete<br />

from BE100 to intermediate had the perfect pre<br />

badminton prep with Drumbila Metro by topping<br />

the open intermediate section C. With all of his<br />

horses having great runs, to include a second<br />

place in the open novice and third in the BE100.<br />

There was only one pole rolled in the show<br />

jumping between all his horses.<br />

Young rider Felicity Collins is certainly seeing<br />

herself consistently appearing in the top<br />

placings. This time around she was second in<br />

the intermediate novice on the 11 year old Just<br />

Amazing III. The younger horses Shadow Chanel<br />

and Billy Memphis had good runs in the novice<br />

classes, finishing fifth and eighth respectively.<br />

As well as a nice steady double clear on her top<br />

horse RSH Contend Or in open intermediate<br />

section C.<br />

Heidi Coy riding<br />

Carrigsean<br />

Tigerseye<br />

placed 1st<br />

Felicity Collins<br />

riding Just<br />

Amazing III<br />

placed 2nd<br />

Simon Grieve riding<br />

Wallstreet VB<br />

placed 9th<br />

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local events and reports<br />

Leanne Stockinger-Harris from<br />

Stockinjur <strong>Equestrian</strong> with sponsored<br />

rider Becky King and Oscar<br />

Tracey Holdcroft riding Irish<br />

Saddles Direct 90cm Champion Immy Kennedy<br />

riding Gwyndyucha Ko-Ko with event organiser<br />

Meg Watson<br />

Kelsall Hill Arena<br />



Riders from across the North-West region gathered at Kelsall<br />

Hill <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre to decide the outcome of the hotlycontested<br />

Arena Eventing Championships kindly sponsored<br />

by White Hill Stud, Saddles Direct, Protect My Income &<br />

Fit2Ride. A record number of competitors visited the award-winning<br />

venue over six fixtures to try their hand at tracks designed by BS<br />

course builder Gillian Milner.<br />

“Fit2Ride sponsored the Novice class as we believed it was a good<br />

opportunity to provide riders and the public with details of what we<br />

offer. We have been running as a business for 8 years now and we<br />

have worked with a lot of event riders from amateur to professional<br />

focusing on the rider’s biomechanics and how we can improve the<br />

rider’s fitness/alignment through regular training and sports massage.<br />

Sponsoring the Arena Eventing has been a fantastic experience.<br />

The team at Kelsall Hill made the whole experience very easy and a<br />

pleasure to sponsor. With regular media exposure I believe Kelsall<br />

Hill has given us great brand awareness over the series. Thank you.”<br />

Kirsty Edwards, Fit2Ride.<br />

Winning both the 100cm and Novice classes has kicked off <strong>2018</strong> to<br />

an amazing start for Georgia Drummond and Lester Lady. “Arena<br />

Eventing has been key to keeping Lady fit over winter, I love the<br />

challenging courses and friendly atmosphere at Kelsall. Lady has<br />

jumped so consistently all winter, I am so proud of her.<br />

At 18 years old, she’s no spring chicken but proves she has still got it!<br />

The prizes were fabulous, I will definitely be back next year to fight to<br />

retain my title!”<br />

“We have been delighted to sponsor the 100cm class in the winter<br />

Arena Eventing series, so much so that we are now sponsoring the BE<br />

event also! The team at Kelsall Hill are extremely professional and a<br />

pleasure to work with.” Helen Kennedy, Protect My Income.<br />

“It was a brilliant opportunity to be able to sponsor Kelsall hill arena<br />

eventing. Such a broad platform and great audience opportunities.<br />

The team work so hard to ensure as a sponsor you get the most out<br />

of your sponsorship with social media coverage on the run up and on<br />

the day, banners, appearances & commentary. “ Chloe, Saddles Direct.<br />

Immy Kennedy is no stranger to being in the ribbons following a<br />

great first season representing England North 148cm Team for British<br />

Show Jumping. Proving that the break from BS was a good decision,<br />

Immy and Gwyndyucha Ko-Ko claimed the Saddles Direct 90cm<br />

Championships which was a great achievement for the duo!<br />

Taking over the ride on Gwyndyucha Ko-Ko owned by Coral McShane<br />

in March 2017, the pair are aiming for their first British Eventing<br />

competition here at Kelsall Hill, the BS Academy teams, Scope and<br />

70 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>

Luan Morrall riding Charlies Cross<br />

Hayley Bloxam riding Caballo Hermoso<br />

White Hill Stud 80cm Champion Charlotte Ward riding<br />

Lucy Lion Heart with event organiser Meg Watson<br />

Esmé Peck riding Gweryd Lleucu<br />

Interesting<br />

FACT<br />

Immy Kennedys ride<br />

Gwyndyucha Ko-Ko<br />

means Black on<br />

White Ko-Ko<br />

Rachel<br />

Andrews riding<br />

William<br />

Fit2Ride Novice Champion Georgia<br />

Drummond riding Lester Lady with Kirsty<br />

Edwards FIt2Ride and Meg Watson<br />

are hoping to step up to the Silver<br />

League BS.<br />

“We thoroughly enjoyed<br />

sponsoring the arena eventing<br />

series this winter and were thrilled<br />

to see so many competitors taking<br />

part. The exposure we received<br />

for the stud from the social media<br />

channels has enabled us to be<br />

James Dawson riding Dark Oak<br />

promoted to a wider audience and<br />

as such our brand has received a<br />

real boost. We will definitely be sponsoring more events in the<br />

future!” Carrie Skelton, White Hill Stud.<br />

12-year-old Charlotte Ward, led the 60-strong White Hill Stud<br />

80cm league table from the outset, finishing with over 47 points<br />

clear of reserve champion on Lucy Lion Heart.<br />

Charlotte said: “I have only had Lucy since September and I am<br />

already overwhelmed with what we have achieved. So far, Kelsall<br />

arena eventing has been my only big achievement but I am<br />

hoping there is more to come. Kelsall is a really great venue!”<br />

The new partnership have recently joined British Eventing and<br />

are hoping to do their first season!<br />


Protect My Income 100cm Champion Georgia Drummond riding<br />

Lester Lady with Helen and Cheryl from Protect My Income<br />

“We’re incredibly grateful to all our class and prize sponsors this<br />

series which continues to go from strength-to-strength.” Meg<br />

Watson, Series Organiser<br />

Prizes given by all class sponsors, Eccleshall Saddlery, Super<br />

X Country, Equine Products Ltd, Stockinjur <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

TackShop4U & Furniss Mounting Blocks.<br />

“I’m extremely thrilled with the prizes from the championships.<br />

I absolutely love Lucy’s new rug it looks so, so comfy and I am<br />

definitely keeping it for best!” Charlotte Ward.<br />

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local events and reports<br />

Supreme In Hand Champion<br />

Supreme Ridden Champion Lord<br />

Stephen Woollands & Physic Surprise<br />

Reserve Supreme In Hand Janine Dix &<br />

Paddington Power<br />

in pictures<br />



Mini<br />

Champion<br />

Delilah<br />

Beck &<br />

Chetwynd<br />

Hemlock<br />

Youngstock Winner<br />

Reserve Supreme Natasha Dolman & Mackenzie<br />


Novice<br />

Champion<br />

Anna<br />

Beresford<br />

Anna Skinner & Reuben<br />

Mountain & Moorland Winner<br />

Amelia Redgate & Rotherwood Significance<br />

72 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


diary<br />

Tuesday 1st <strong>May</strong><br />

British Dressage<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569/<br />

07774 018103<br />

Evening Novice Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Hayley Watson-Greaves Dressage<br />

Training Sessions<br />

Riverside <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.riversideequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01302 766699<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wednesday 2nd <strong>May</strong><br />

Assisted Clear Round or Slot<br />

Jumping<br />

Brooksby Melton College<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

British Showjumping Seniors<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Summer Season Dressage <strong>2018</strong><br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and<br />

Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950<br />

819267<br />

Thursday 3rd <strong>May</strong><br />

BHS Notts Eve Jump Clinic<br />

BHS Nottinghamshire, Brackenhurst<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

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

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Friday 4th <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Maxi Jumping<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Indoor Clear Round Jumping@<br />

golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

thehorseworks-equinecoach.co.uk<br />

07957774507<br />

Quiz Night<br />

Wakefield Riding For The Disabled<br />

Association<br />

www.wakefieldrda.typepad.co.uk<br />

01924 241341<br />

Saturday 5th <strong>May</strong><br />

East Riding Country Fair - in<br />

Hand Showing<br />

Driffield Show Ground<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

British Showjumping (Junior)<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738<br />

Clear Round Showjumping<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293 or 07786 631750<br />

Combined Training League<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Hvrc Open Dressage Competition<br />

(Esuk Qualifier)<br />

Hope Valley Riding Club<br />

www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk<br />

01433 650749<br />

Minimus Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show Informal<br />

Afternoon Show Jumping<br />

Longmoor Lane Show Ground<br />

www.nottsderbyhorseshow.com<br />

07854317335<br />

Arena Showcross<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk 07950<br />

819267<br />

Arena ODE<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Summer Season Dressage <strong>2018</strong><br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

One Day Event<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 6th <strong>May</strong><br />

Ardsley Horse and Pony<br />

Club Show<br />

Ardsley Horse and Pony Club<br />

www.ardsleyhpc.co.uk 07849941915<br />

British Dressage<br />

Barleyfields <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.barleyfields.com 01283 734798<br />

British Dressage Quest Club<br />

Barleyfields <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.barleyfields.com 01283 734798<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Ride for Research Dressage<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

East Riding Country Fair - Ridden<br />

Showing<br />

Driffield Show Ground,<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

Unaffiliated One Day Event<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping Inc.<br />

Trailblazers Second Round<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738<br />

or 07867360201<br />

Stressless Dressage<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Unaffiliated 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 />

Lunging Workshop<br />

Helen Barrett <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

07732 999920<br />

High Moor Show<br />

Cinder Lane, Killamarsh<br />

www.highmoorshow.co.uk 01246<br />

270748<br />

Stressless Summer Unaffiliated<br />

Dressage League<br />

Isle Dressage, Oakley <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

Godnow road, Crowle, Doncaster<br />

Yorkshire DN17 4EE<br />

07867 613927<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

Ledston Equine Clinic 07827291115<br />

Fun Show<br />

Newbold Verdon <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre,<br />

www.nvec.co.uk 01455 824240<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show Open Show<br />

4 Double Points Trophy Show<br />

Longmoor Lane Show Ground<br />

www.nottsderbyhorseshow.com<br />

07854317335<br />

Bluebells of Riccaldale Ride<br />

(North York Moors) Grade 2<br />

Ride Yorkshire,<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583<br />

451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Soar Valley - Non Members<br />

Welcome<br />

Soar Valley Riding Club, Farley Way,<br />

Quorn Leicestershire LE12 8DU<br />

www.svrc.co.uk<br />

07872 860831<br />

Unaffiliated Combined Training/<br />

eventers Ct<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265<br />

/ 07714278097<br />

Springwood Riding Club Show<br />

With Qualifiers<br />

Smalley Mill Road<br />

springwoodridingclub.weebly.com<br />

07716137484<br />

British Dressage Quest Club<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 />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Competition - Sunshine Tour Quals<br />

West Yorkshire Horseplay<br />

www.wyhp.co.uk 07946892713<br />

Dressage<br />

York and District Riding Club<br />

www.ydrc.co.uk<br />

Monday 7th <strong>May</strong><br />

BHSC Open Horse and Pony Show<br />

Blankney Hunt Supporters Club, Elms<br />

Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.blankneyhunt.co.uk<br />

07970658654<br />

Mini One Day Event<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

XC Clinic With Craig Dillon<br />

Five Pits Horsewatch and Countryside<br />

Access Group<br />

07778978811<br />

Open Show<br />

Hallamshire Riding Society<br />

www.hallamshireridingsociety.co.uk/<br />

07813027161<br />

Hvrc Open Showjumping<br />

Competition<br />

Hope Valley Riding Club<br />

www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk<br />

01433 651331 or 07505 490056<br />

Spring Pillar Pleasure Ride -<br />

Caistor<br />

North Lincs Riding Club<br />

www.nl-rc.co.uk/#/pillarride/4575416182<br />

01652 688379 or 01472 587838<br />

Prosecco and Sashes Showing<br />

Show<br />


Moorhouse equestrian<br />

rainbow.shows.inc@live.co.uk<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265<br />

/ 07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Combined Training/<br />

eventers Ct<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265<br />

/ 07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265<br />

/ 07714278097<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Steph Cooper Dressage Test<br />

Riding<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

British Dressage<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk 01455<br />

282694<br />

Sunshine Tour Showjumping<br />

Qualifiers<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC),<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Tuesday 8th <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Novice Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

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diary<br />


Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Millington 'Walk and Trot' Ride<br />

(Yorkshire Wolds) Grade 1<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583<br />

451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Clear Round Jump Training<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wednesday 9th <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Robin Hood's Bay Ride (N York<br />

Moors) Grade 3<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Svrc Evening Dressage Non<br />

Members Welcome<br />

Soar Valley Riding Club<br />

www.svrc.co.uk 07872 860831<br />

British Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 10th <strong>May</strong><br />

BHS Notts Evening Flatwork Clinic<br />

Brackenhurst <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

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

Evening Dressage<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Express One Day Event<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Friday 11th <strong>May</strong><br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Sue Chadwick Show Jumping<br />

Clinic<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Saturday 12th <strong>May</strong><br />

Aire Valley Riding Club<br />

Showjumping<br />

The Showfield<br />

07432503577<br />

British Showjumping Summer<br />

Pony Premier<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Showjumping Show<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

Introduction to Cross Country Day<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283<br />

575856<br />

Gary Parsonage - XC Training Over<br />

Be Horse Trials Course<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Team Dressage Competition<br />

Holton Le Moor and District<br />

Riding Club<br />

www.hlmdrc.com<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Burton Constable Pleasure Ride<br />

(East Yorkshire)<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583<br />

451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Showjumping @ Mill Lane<br />

Stables<br />

Mill Lane stables, Mill Lane<br />

07976938819<br />

Sport Endurance Thoresby<br />

Saturday Ride<br />

Sport Endurance Peak and Forest<br />

Group,<br />

www.sportendurance.co.uk/<br />

Events/Ride-Events/Thoresby-<br />

Saturday-<strong>2018</strong>.aspx 01283810011<br />

Novice/nervous Showjumping<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

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 13th <strong>May</strong><br />

British Showjumping Summer<br />

Pony Premier<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Atherstone and District Riding<br />

Club Show<br />

Club Field<br />

www.atherstoneanddistrictriding<br />

club.co.uk 01455238515<br />

Blueberry Events Showing Show<br />

Askham Bryan College<br />

Friday 4th - Riding Club<br />

Indoor Cross country<br />

Saturday 12th - Nervous<br />

and Novice<br />

Friday 18th - Rider Ability<br />

(Dressage) Riding Club<br />

Sunday 20th - Trailblazers<br />

Dressage<br />

MAY<br />

Friday 25th - Friday Night<br />

Show Jumping<br />

Tuesday 29th - Show<br />

Jumping Clinic<br />

Wednesday 30th -<br />

Half Pony Day<br />

Thursday 31st - Show<br />

Jumping Clinic<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 | SCHOOL HIRE AVAILABLE £30 HOUR<br />

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01636 813588<br />

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diary<br />

www.blueberryeventsuk.com<br />

07872 640482<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<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<br />

or 07867360201<br />

BD My Quest Team Quest and<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

07827291115<br />

Open/club Show Long Eaton<br />

Riding Club<br />

Long Eaton Riding Club<br />

www.long-eaton-riding-club.co.uk<br />

07929 164 501<br />

Clear Round Cross Country<br />

Longford and District Riding Club<br />

www.longfordridingclub.com<br />

07912527824<br />

Mini One Day Event<br />

Newbold Verdon <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.nvec.co.uk 01455 824240<br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Indoor Open Dressage Show<br />

Rearsby Lodge Riding Club<br />

www.rearsbylodge.com 0116<br />

2871662<br />

South Kilworth Riding Club Show<br />

Stanford Hall, Nr Lutterworth<br />

www.skrc.co.uk 07927 911906<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265<br />

/ 07714278097<br />

Sport Endurance Thoresby<br />

Sunday Ride<br />

Sport Endurance Peak and Forest<br />

Group, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP<br />

www.sportendurance.co.uk/Events/<br />

Ride-Events/Thoresby-Sunday-<strong>2018</strong>.<br />

aspx<br />

Club/open Show<br />

Tickhill Riding Club<br />

www.tickhillridingclub.org<br />

07759987736<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

Competition With Points Series<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Arena Eventing Series <strong>2018</strong><br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Show Cross @ Yorkshire EC<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC),<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Monday 14th <strong>May</strong><br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Leuague<br />

Comp and Combined Training<br />

Long Lane <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.longlaneequestrian.co.uk<br />

01509 674655<br />

Ian Brown Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Steph Cooper Dressage Test<br />

Riding<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Tuesday 15th <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Novice Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wednesday 16th <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

British Dressage and Unaffiliated<br />

Dressage<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Thursday 17th <strong>May</strong><br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Witham Villa British Riding Club<br />

Open Show<br />

Cosby Road<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk<br />

01455 282694<br />

Friday 18th <strong>May</strong><br />

Cliffhollins Riding Club<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping Qualifier<br />

Cliffhollins Lane<br />

www.cliffhollins.co.uk 01274651386<br />

Indoor Clear Round Jumping@<br />

golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Indoor Clear Round Jumping@golden<br />

Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre, Coach road,<br />

Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4ES<br />

thehorseworks-equinecoach.co.uk<br />

07957774507<br />

Leonie Brown Dressage Clinic (In<br />

Hand/ridden/polework)<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Evening Showjumping @<br />

Yorkshire EC<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Saturday 19th <strong>May</strong><br />

British Dressage Area Festival<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569/<br />

07774 018103<br />

Blueberry Events Unaffiliated<br />

Dressage<br />

Askham Bryan College<br />

www.blueberryeventsuk.com<br />

07872640482<br />

Ricks Dressage Clinic<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

Dressage/showjumping/<br />

combined Training<br />

Epworth and District Riding Club<br />

www.edrc.co.uk 07734971188<br />

British Show Jumping Junior<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Unaffiliated and Club Show<br />

Jumping<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Mini One Day Event<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Hunter Trail - Novice, Inter, Pairs,<br />

Open Classes<br />

Patrington Mill<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<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 />

Thixendale Ride (Fully Booked)<br />

Grade 3<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Ashley Ward Dressage/ Test<br />

Riding Clinic<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Sunday 20th <strong>May</strong><br />

Phoenix Greenways Platinum<br />

Pleasure Ride <strong>2018</strong><br />

Pleasley Pit Country Park, Derbyshire<br />

NG19 7PH<br />

07963 713692<br />

British Dressage Area Festival<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569/<br />

07774 018103<br />

Blueberry Events Working Hunter<br />

Show<br />

Askham Bryan College<br />

www.blueberryeventsuk.com<br />

07872 640482<br />

Horseware National Hunter Trials<br />

Qualifier<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

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Showjumping Qualifier<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293 or 07786 631750<br />

Indoor Clinic With Craig Dillon<br />

Five Pits Horsewatch and Countryside<br />

Access Group<br />

07778978811<br />

Arena Cross<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Score More Dressage Clinic<br />

Helen Barrett <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

07732999920<br />

Hope Valley Riding Club Open<br />

Show (Esuk Qualifier)<br />

HVRC Club field<br />

www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk<br />

01433 651331 or 07505 490056<br />

Open/club Show Long Eaton<br />

Riding Club<br />

Long Eaton Riding Club<br />

www.long-eaton-riding-club.co.uk<br />

07929 164 501<br />

Open Show<br />

Longford and District Riding Club<br />

www.longfordridingclub.com<br />

07912527824<br />

One Day Event<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Equi-Teach Spring Show<br />

Robinsons Equi-Teach<br />

Www.robinsonsequiteach.co.uk<br />

07977760286<br />

Soar Valley - Non Members<br />

Welcome<br />

Soar Valley Riding Club<br />

www.svrc.co.uk 07872 860831<br />

South Derbyshire Saddle Club -<br />

Club Show<br />

Ockbrook, Derby<br />

www.southderbyshiresaddleclub.<br />

co.uk 07931577586<br />

Springwood Riding Club Show<br />

With Qualifiers<br />

Smalley Mill Road<br />

springwoodridingclub.weebly.com<br />

07716137484<br />

Trailblazers Dressage<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

07821900838<br />

Quest Club and Unaffiliated<br />

Dressage Competition<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Upper Batley Riding Club<br />

Batley Hall Farm<br />

WWW.batleyhallfarmequestrian.com<br />

07990 502 007<br />

British Dressage Quest Club<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 />

York and Ainsty Pleasure/ X<br />

Country Ride<br />

Sutton Park<br />

www.yorksouthhunt.webs.com<br />

07807242321<br />

Trailblazers <strong>2018</strong> 2nd Rounds<br />

Dressage<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC),<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Monday 21st <strong>May</strong><br />

Ian Brown Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Tuesday 22nd <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Novice Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wednesday 23rd <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Thursday 24th <strong>May</strong><br />

Dressage Evening<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 25th <strong>May</strong><br />

British Showjumping Bronze and<br />

Silver League<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

British Show Jumping C2<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Friday Night Show Jumping<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

07821900838<br />

Saturday 26th <strong>May</strong><br />

British Showjumping Bronze and<br />

Silver League<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Cliffhollins Riding Club Show<br />

Cliffhollins Lane<br />

www.cliffhollins.co.uk 01274651386<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Stressless Dressage<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

HVRC Open Dressage Competition<br />

(Esuk Qualifier)<br />

Hope Valley Riding Club<br />

www.hopevalleyridingclub.co.uk<br />

01433 650749<br />

In Hand Showing at Hall Garth<br />

Park Hornsea<br />

Hornsea Horse Show<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show Double<br />

Weekender Sat and Sunday Open<br />

Longmoor Lane Show Ground<br />

www.nottsderbyhorseshow.com<br />

07854317335<br />

Goathland 'Heartbeat' Ride<br />

(North York Moors) Grade 3<br />

Ride Yorkshire, Goathland, Yorkshire<br />

YO22 5AW<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583<br />

451825 / 07570 112010<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 27th <strong>May</strong><br />

Show Jumping Clinic Indoor @<br />

golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Coach Road<br />

www.thehorseworks-equinecoach.<br />

co.uk 07957774507<br />

British Showjumping Bronze and<br />

Silver League<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com 01476 591 569<br />

Open Show Cross<br />

Badsworth Pony Club<br />

01302 722230<br />

BHS Notts Flatwork Clinic<br />

BHS Nottinghamshire, Brackenhurst<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

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

Bhsc Pleasure Ride at Blankney<br />

Blankney Hunt Supporters Club,<br />

Blankney Lincolnshire LN4 3AZ<br />

http://www.blankneyhunt.co.uk/<br />

07970658654<br />

Mini Express<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

British Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283<br />

575856<br />

Combined Training League<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Clear Round Showjumping<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293 or 07786 631750<br />

Fell Pony and Friends<br />

Gotham Show Field, Gotham,<br />

Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG11 0LE<br />

Pole Work / Easy Jump Clinic<br />

Helen Barrett <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

07732999920<br />

Ridden Showing at Hall Garth<br />

Park Hornsea<br />

Hornsea Horse Show<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

ODE at Mill Lane Stables<br />

Mill Lane Stables<br />

07976938119<br />

Allerthorpe Woods (East<br />

Yorkshire) Grade 1<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583<br />

451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Rockwood Harriers Hunt Show<br />

Cross<br />

Factory Farm<br />

www,rockwoodharriers.co.uk<br />

07921858106<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265<br />

/ 07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265<br />

/ 07714278097<br />

Sport Endurance Barton Ride<br />

Sport Endurance East Midlands<br />

Group, Nottinghamshire NG11 0AA<br />

www.sportendurance.co.uk/Events/<br />

Ride-Events/Barton-<strong>2018</strong>.aspx<br />

01283810011<br />

Arena Eventing Series <strong>2018</strong><br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Showjumping @ Yorkshire EC<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk<br />

07748115588<br />

Monday 28th <strong>May</strong><br />

Open Novice Show<br />

Hallamshire Riding Society<br />

http://www.hallamshire-riding.<br />

co.uk/ 07813 027161<br />

Ian Brown Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Rudston <strong>May</strong> Ride (Yorkshire<br />

Wolds) Grade 2<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org 07583<br />

451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Rockwood Harriers Hunt Show<br />

Cross Open Day<br />

Rockwood Harriers Hunt,<br />

www,rockwoodharriers.co.uk<br />

07921858106<br />

British Dressage<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk 01455<br />

282694<br />

Breckenbrough ODE York and<br />

Ainsty North Hunt<br />

York and Ainsty North Hunt<br />

07710 460059<br />

Tuesday 29th <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Novice Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283<br />

575856<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

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Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wednesday 30th <strong>May</strong><br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 31st <strong>May</strong><br />

British Showjumping (C2)<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738<br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk 01664<br />

823739<br />

Friday 1st June<br />

Cliffhollins Riding Club Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping Qualifier<br />

Cliffhollins Lane, East Bierley<br />

www.cliffhollins.co.uk 01274651386<br />

Equine Car Boot Sale<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<br />

British Show Jumping C1 and Juniors<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Indoor Clear Round Jumping@golden<br />

Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Coach road, Alfreton<br />

thehorseworks-equinecoach.co.uk<br />

07957774507<br />

Barrel Racing at Yorkshire EC<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC),<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk 07748115588<br />

Saturday 2nd June<br />

British Showjumping Junior<br />

Competition<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated 'Have a Go' Showjumping<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com 07791934738 or<br />

07867360201<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 />

Minimus Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

One Day Event<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 3rd June<br />

Ardsley Horse and Pony Club Show<br />

Astley Lane, Swillington<br />

www.ardsleyhpc.co.uk<br />

07849941915<br />

Atherstone and District Riding Club<br />

Eventathon<br />

Club Field, Stoke Lane, Leicestershire<br />

CV13 6BN<br />

www.atherstoneanddistrictridingclub.<br />

co.uk 01455238515<br />

Ride for Research Dressage<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong>, New Hall Park Farm<br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

BD My Quest and Team Quest and<br />

Unaffiliated Dressge<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.elandlodge.com 01283 575856<br />

Pleasure Ride<br />

Epworth and District Riding Club<br />

www.edrc.co.uk 07985113873<br />

Showcross<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk 01427<br />

872293 or 07786 631750<br />

XC Clinic With Craig Dillon<br />

Five Pits Horsewatch and Countryside<br />

Access Group<br />

07778978811<br />

Lungeing Workshop<br />

Helen Barrett <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

07732 999920<br />

High Moor Show<br />

Cinder Lane<br />

www.highmoorshow.co.uk<br />

01246 270748<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

07827291115<br />

Open/club Show Long Eaton<br />

Riding Club<br />

Long Eaton Riding Club<br />

www.long-eaton-riding-club.co.uk<br />

07929 164 501<br />

One Day Event<br />

Longford and District Riding Club<br />

www.longfordridingclub.com<br />

07912527824<br />

Members and Open Show Qualifier<br />

Maltby and District Riding Club<br />

www.maltbyridingclub.co.uk<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong>, Old Dalby, Melton<br />

Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3LX<br />

Tue 1st Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Sat 5th One Day Event<br />

Sun 6th British Dressage<br />

Mon 7th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Tue 8th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Tue 8th Clear Round Jumping<br />

Wed 9th British Dressage<br />

Thu 10th Connemara Grading<br />

Thu 10th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Fri 11th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Sat 12th Unaffiliated DR & SJ inc Trailblazers Qualifiers<br />

Sun 13th Arena Eventing<br />

Mon 14th UKCC<br />

Tue 15th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Thu 17th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Fri 18th Adam Taylor Working Hunter Clinic<br />

Sun 20th British Dressage & Quest Club<br />

Mon 21st Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Tue 22nd Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Fri 25th Adam Taylor Showjumping Clinic<br />

Sat 26th Unaffiliated DR & SJ inc Trailblazers Qualifiers<br />

Sun 27th Arena Eventing<br />

Tue 29th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Tue 29th Judge Training PM<br />

Wed 30th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Thu 31st Caroline Moore Event Clinic<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 buy your<br />

ticket. Tickets are £15 for 2 rounds this includes any help you may need<br />

from Caroline Moore (may be alternative trainer occasionally)<br />

Trailblazers Show jumping – starting at 65cm introductory level through<br />

to 1.05cm providing an opportunity to qualify for an Unaffiliated National<br />

Championships.<br />

Dressage – we do trailblazers, affiliated & unaffiliated classes at Vale View<br />

from walk trot introductory tests through to Grand Prix tests, you will need<br />

to enter at least 4 days before the competition and please telephone if you<br />

need to make a late entry. Payment must be made at time of booking to<br />

Please confirm note your entry, dates and is non-refundable may be subject once paid. 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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Combined Training and Dressage<br />

Competition<br />

Newbold Verdon <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.nvec.co.uk 01455 824240<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk 01609 772942<br />

Doncaster Equine College Annual<br />

Show<br />

Northern Racing College 0HN<br />

www.northernracingcollege.com<br />

In Hand and Ridden Showing at<br />

Patrington Mill<br />

Patrington Mill<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

Indoor Open Dressage Show<br />

Rearsby Lodge Riding Club<br />

www.rearsbylodge.com<br />

0116 2871662<br />

Buddhist Centre 'Figure of 8' Ride<br />

(Yorkshire Wolds) Grade 2<br />

Ride Yorkshire<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825 / 07570 112010<br />

South Derbyshire Saddle Club - Club<br />

Show<br />

Far Lane, Ockbrook<br />

www.southderbyshiresaddleclub.co.uk<br />

07931 577586<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk 07531354265 /<br />

07714278097<br />

Springwood Riding Club Supreme<br />

Sash Open With Qualifiers<br />

Smalley Mill Road<br />

springwoodridingclub.weebly.com<br />

07716137484<br />

Club/open Show<br />

Tickhill Riding Club<br />

www.tickhillridingclub.org<br />

07759987736<br />

British Dressage Quest Club<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wellow Charity Childrens Show<br />

Wellow Charity Show<br />

Dressage<br />

York and District Riding Club<br />

www.ydrc.co.uk<br />

Dressage @ Yorkshire EC<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC)<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk<br />

07748115588<br />

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NG16 5HU<br />

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The Mill, Mansfield Rd, Edingley<br />

NG22 8BG<br />

Tel: 01623 882260<br />

GABLESTOCK Witham Mill,<br />

Valley Lane, Long Bennington,<br />

Nottinghamshire, Newark NG23 5EE<br />

Tel: 01400 281337<br />

Harriet Haivers<br />

The Newark Saddler<br />

Tack & Rug Repairs<br />

Bridlework Made to Measure<br />

Saddle Fitting & Reflocking<br />


Willow Farm, Hawton,<br />

Newark NG24 3RR<br />

www.harriethaivers.co.uk<br />

Tel: 01636 678006<br />

Used English Saddles & Tack For Sale<br />

Rug Washing and Re-proofing<br />

Willow Farm, Hawton, Newark, Notts NG24 3RR<br />

Tel: 01636 678006 - Mobile: 07932 233219<br />

Email: hahahaivers@hotmail.co.uk<br />


Mill Lane Garden Centre, Breaston<br />

Derbys DE72 3AX Tel: 07838 769173<br />

Martins Farm<br />

431 Calverton Rd, Arnold,<br />

Nottingham NG5 8PU<br />

Tel: 0115 926 8703<br />

Millside <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Southwell Rd, Nottingham NG14 7HG<br />

Tel: 01636 831111<br />


Blyth Road, Worksop<br />

S81 0TP<br />

Tel: 01909 733844<br />


2-4 Chesterfield Rd, Tibshelf,<br />

Alfreton DE55 5NL<br />

Tel: 01773 590777<br />


Waltham Rd, Waltham on the Wolds, Melton<br />

Mowbray LE14 4SD Tel: 01664 465000<br />

Hull Road, Hemingbrough, Selby, North<br />

Yorkshire YO8 6QJ Tel: 01757 638555<br />


Barrow House/Woodcotes Lane,<br />

Newark NG22 0TH Tel: 01777 229195<br />


The Oaklands, Costock Road,<br />

Wysall NG12 5QT<br />

Tel: 01509 889040<br />


Barrow House Farm/Woodcotes Lane,<br />

Newark NG22 0TH<br />

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Tel: 01629 55084<br />

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DN20 8RA<br />

Tel: 01652 600690<br />


Dunston Rd, Chesterfield S41 9QD<br />

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Broadholme Rd, Saxilby, Lincoln<br />

LN1 2NE Tel: 01522 703551<br />


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(Hons) PG Dip AM MAA<br />

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Treatment involves careful analysis and<br />

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adjustments are given to problem areas.<br />

Consider taking advice if you notice changes<br />

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Suppliers of equestrian<br />

and country products, rider and leisurewear,<br />

animal feed and supplements, saddlery and<br />

stable equipment, pet and poultry supplies<br />

etc. Hat and back protector fitting service.<br />

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COURSE. Refurbished course available for<br />

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driving shows and clinics. We have fences to<br />

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also available with full use of the course<br />

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DEFRA/Royal College<br />

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07771783938<br />



Fully qualified and<br />

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massage therapist. Equine sports massage is<br />







SHOP OPEN MON-FRI 7.00am – 5.00pm SAT 8.00am – 4.30pm<br />

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the application of soft tissue manipulation<br />

in order to achieve release of tension,<br />

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Regular treatments can also prevent injury<br />

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fully qualified and registered<br />

farrier relocating back to<br />

Chesterfield and now taking<br />

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Remedial work also undertaken following a<br />

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Email: grovehouseforge@gmail.com;<br />

Web: www.farrierliam.co.uk<br />



Carlton in Lindrick, Nr Worksop. Quality<br />

livery yard, DIY, part or full. Large indoor<br />

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courses, regular competitions and annual<br />

camp. Unlimited hacking and all year turnout.<br />

24hr supervision and security. Contact<br />

Lorna and Bill Walker on 01909 730247.<br />


on the edge of Clumber<br />

Park has limited vacancies<br />

for DIY/Assisted DIY/Part/<br />

Full liveries. British Horse Society approved<br />

yard - Secure yard with alarmed tack room<br />

and CCTV - Owners live on site, late night<br />

check and lock up - Rest room, toilet and<br />

wash facilities - Separate locker room -<br />

Portable hot/cold shower unit (small fee)<br />

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instructor available for lessons - Assisted<br />

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. FULL, PART OR<br />

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professionally run yard in the<br />

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include: Indoor stables; All year round;<br />

turnout; Outdoor Manage; Secure tack<br />

room. Claxhill Farm, Carlton Lane, Norwell,<br />

Newark. NG23 6LF, Tel. 07977 629504<br />


Established, well run DIY livery yard situated<br />

on an arable farm, 8 miles from Nottingham.<br />

Use of well-known cross-country course,<br />

40m x 30m sand and rubber manege,<br />

show jumps and direct access to an<br />

off-road toll ride with miles of traffic-free<br />

hacking. All year turn-out in individual<br />

paddocks, separate summer and winter<br />

grazing on free-draining land. The yard<br />

now implements the “Intelligent Worming<br />

Programme”. Individual choice of farrier, Vet,<br />

instructor etc. Contact Carole Fisher<br />

Tel: 01949 20235 / Mob: 07772 533256<br />


by woodland, just off<br />

A46 between Lincoln<br />

and Newark. DIY, part<br />

or full livery, all stables<br />

have rubber matting and<br />

water drinkers, 60x25 floodlit arena with<br />

cushion-ride surface , full set of show-jumps<br />

on grass , wash room and secure tack room<br />

, lorry and trailer parking. Please call Kath<br />

07957754260<br />


Kneesall’s finest equestrian centre has<br />

fabulous facilities<br />

awaiting you<br />

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including 40x20<br />

waxed indoor arena with mirrors, 60x30<br />

outdoor arena, full set of show jumps,<br />

Monarch stabling, covered walker, lunge<br />

pen, stocks, solarium, hot/cold wash-box,<br />

post and rail fenced paddocks and indoor<br />

turnout. Fully qualified and insured staff<br />

on site 24hrs. Specialising in livery and<br />

training solutions for horses and riders of all<br />

abilities, backing and producing youngsters<br />

and re-educating ‘problem’ horses. Contact<br />

Rebekkah 07791 792711 or Andrew 07746<br />

168813.<br />



A fresh approach to problem solving, all<br />

horses helped without force or fear. For info<br />

on private visits, courses and clinics, email:<br />

info@truehorsemanship.com or call 01623<br />

407634 / 07974 214990.<br />

www.truehorsemanship.com<br />


HARRIET HAIVERS. Willow Farm, Hawton,<br />

Newark, Notts NG24 3RR. Tack and rug<br />

repairs - English saddles bought and sold -<br />

Bridlework made to order - Saddle fitting<br />

and reflocking. Now Open Weekdays 9am -<br />

5pm; Saturday 9am - 1pm. Tel: 01636<br />

678006 / 07932 233219.<br />






stabilises the pelvis, aligns<br />

spine and strengthens<br />

shoulders to give core<br />

strength and a balanced position in the<br />

saddle. Top event rider Tina Canton is now recommending<br />

it to her pupils as a clever way to<br />

enhance their riding, both at her Newark yard<br />

and to students at Nottingham Trent University.<br />

“I am immensely grateful to have found<br />

this gilet and I can thoroughly recommend<br />

it”, says Tina. With most riders suffering bad<br />

backs, the brace is just the thing for riding and<br />

stable work, and a bonus that it looks just like<br />

a regular waistcoat. Angel Med Ltd., (Orthotics<br />

Manufacturer) 01476 516200/07968 510452<br />

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Bit World<br />


A shop stocking a wide selection of bits and accessories.<br />

Tel 01664 812298 | Email admin@bitworld.co.uk<br />

Church Lane Grimston Melton Mowbray Leics le14 3by<br />

www.bitworld.co.uk<br />



SADDLE FITTER. Purpose<br />

built Saddlefit centre near the<br />

Newark showground or home visits. Excellent<br />

Range of both New and secondhand<br />

saddles available. All Reflocking and aftercare<br />

to saddles undertaken. Te 07787532601<br />

/ 01636701790<br />




Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray<br />

Leicestershire LE14 3LX.<br />

Qualified with the Society of<br />

Master Saddlers (SMS) and<br />

also a Master Saddle Fitting Consultant<br />

(MSFC). Nicola was the first in the country<br />

to gain both of these qualifications. New<br />

and second-hand saddles, including Equipe,<br />

Kent & Masters and our very own made to<br />

measure Sovereign saddles. Onsite flocking<br />

and alterations. Yard visits or fittings at Vale<br />

View <strong>Equestrian</strong>. Discounts available fitting/<br />

checking for multiple horses on the same<br />

yard. 0845 3003566<br />

Sales@buckarooequine.co.uk<br />



Society of Master Saddlers<br />

qualified Saddle Fitter. We<br />

undertake saddle fitting throughout the<br />

East Midlands area. New, second-hand<br />

leather and synthetic saddles always in<br />

stock. Repairs expertly undertaken.<br />

Ring 01526 860436. E: john@tandcrobinson.co.uk<br />

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service directory<br />



T R A I N I N G<br />

Mrs Julie E Blanchard<br />

Cedar Lodge, Ninegates Farm,<br />

Todds Lane, Ellerker,<br />

East Yorkshire, HU15 2DS<br />

Email: ninegates@btinternet.com<br />


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Mobile saddle fitting service, Stocking a wide range of new<br />

and used saddles from around £150 to made to measure<br />

starting at £650.<br />

Saddle fitter for The Saddle Company, saddle reflocking,<br />

repairs and tree adjustments made on site.Experienced,<br />

friendly and reliable service.<br />

Strengthening the Partnership<br />

between Horse and Rider<br />

Jake Fowles<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Scotts Farm , Rufford Lane, Wellow,<br />

Nottinghamshire NG22 0EQ<br />

07967133817 | office@wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

UKCC BE Accredited Coach. Jake has ridden & produced horses to BE International<br />

and Advanced Competition; placings at HOYS; BD adv-med; on self-produced horses.<br />

Jake has a wealth of knowledge from ex race horses to sports horses. He offers<br />

coaching from a wide experience enabling you to fulfil your potential.<br />




Contact Teresa on 07892 880197 or 01773 860121<br />

We stock a wide range of<br />

equipment for horse and rider.<br />

• Riding hats and body protectors expertly fitted.<br />

• Good choice of jodphurs, boots and chaps<br />

for adult and child.<br />

• Summer turnouts, fly rugs and fly repellents in stock.<br />

• Rug washing, reproofing and repairing.<br />

All saddlery repairs on site by Society of Master Saddlers Saddler<br />

Sadddle fitting checks and saddle sales by SMS Qualified saddle fitter<br />

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm and Saturday 9am-4pm<br />

The Tack Box, 43 - 45 Chieftain Way, Tritton Rd, Lincoln, LN6 7RY<br />

Telephone: 01522 533822<br />



Est.1992<br />

so a wealth of<br />

experience to<br />

offer<br />

Easy parking<br />

Sandy 07967660655<br />

info@equineendo.co.uk<br />


Faecal worm egg counts, for horses and other large animals. At Equine Endo it is our priority to assist you in<br />

making sure that your horse is happy, healthy and free from endo (internal) parasites. We will work with you<br />

the owner to ensure that you are able to select the correct targeted worming programme for your horse,<br />

following on from a worm egg count and the Equisal Tapeworm test.<br />

Friendly professional service. Always happy to give free advice.<br />


Backing, starting and schooling your<br />

youngster couldn’t be easier at Kneesall’s<br />

finest equestrian centre. Don’t miss out<br />

on the limited places available. Fabulous<br />

facilities awaiting you and your horse<br />

including 40x20 waxed indoor arena with<br />

mirrors, 60x30 outdoor arena, full set of<br />

show-jumps, Monarch stabling, covered<br />

walker, lunge pen, stocks, solarium,<br />

hot/cold wash-box, post and rail fenced<br />

paddocks plus indoor turnout. Fully<br />

insured and qualified staff on site 24hrs.<br />

Specialising in schooling and training<br />

solutions for horses and riders of all<br />

abilities, back & producing youngsters<br />

and re-educating ‘problem’ horses.<br />

Contact Rebekkah 07791 792711 or<br />

Andrew 07746 168813.<br />

HARRIET HAIVERS. Willow Farm, Hawton,<br />

Newark, Notts NG24 3RR. Tack and rug<br />

repairs - English saddles bought and sold<br />

- Bridlework made to order - Saddle fitting<br />

and reflocking. Open Weekdays 9am - 5pm<br />

(closed Mondays); Sat 9am - 1pm. Tel:<br />

01636 678006 / 07932 233219.<br />

S. MILNER & SON. 2 Society of Master<br />

Saddlers qualified saddle fitters. Saddle<br />

fittings at the shop or at your yard. Over<br />

200 saddles in stock, new & 2nd hand. Call<br />

01664 454839 for an appointment.<br />








As a Physiotherapists I am highly trained<br />

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Physiotherapy can help improve<br />

performance, prevent injury, and enhance<br />

mobility and suppleness. Physiotherapy<br />

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