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Issue 286 August/September 2016 £3.25

Talking to local event rider David Britnell At home with Joanna Thurman-Baker

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Five mins with veteran competitor Pat Perkins Five mins with international dressage rider Rachael Clark Showing at Herts County Show




• British Showjumping round-up • SEIB Search for a Star Qualified Riders • Shannon’s Watch – the CTR Showing Supreme Champion of 2015 follows her friends’ progress this year

• Dacorum RC, Flamstead PC Area 12, South Bucks RC Puckeridge Western PC Elmtree EC CTR Championships Glebe EC, Grove Farm • Giveaways

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Editor’s Welcome Dear Readers It’s hard to believe that in less than three weeks’ time, the Olympic Games in Rio will begin. The build-up has been rather low key compared to previous Olympics, especially London as it was on home turf. All the same, it will give us all something to look forward to in the height of the summer and hopefully it will inspire us ordinary riders to aim for end of season championships and do our best in our chosen disciplines. The RB Equestrian, CTR Championships are fast approaching, so if you haven’t yet qualified, see the back of the magazine for the dates of the final qualifiers for showing and showjumping. As I write this, local British Dressage Young Rider Joanna Thurman-Baker is about to compete in the European Championships in Valencia but I cannot tell you how they fared as the competition has not yet begun. I visited her yard and met her horse Apollo soon after they were selected. See page 13 to find out more. The first CTR showjumping championships took place at Knebworth in 1996, making this year our 20th anniversary. We have had a brilliant 20 years with thousands of riders competing at our shows in all of the disciplines. In many families, two generations have competed with us and some riders and horses have gone on to be international and team GB riders. Many showing riders and ponies have gone on to compete at the Horse of the Year Show, so we are proud that we have given so many riders a stepping stone into a successful equestrian career. After such a long and rewarding tenure, I have decided that this will be the last year that the team here will be running the CTR championships. We are ready to hand over the reins to new people with fresh ideas and enthusiasm to carry them forward for the next twenty years. I am therefore inviting people to contact me via phone or email if they are interested in taking over the summer show and the summer dressage championships. I look forward to hearing from serious business opportunists who have knowledge about running horse shows and who have a passion to make them succeed. Good luck to all competitors on 11th September.

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     This month’s specials 13 At home with Joanna Thurman-Baker who has just competed in Valencia with Highcliffe Apollo on the GB Young Rider Dressage Team 18 Talking to up and coming event rider from Bellingdon End, David Britnell 23 Five minutes with veteran competitor and staunch reader of CT Rider, Pat Perkins


28 Five minutes with international dressage rider Rachael Clark from Elmtree EC 40 Shannon’s Watch. The CTR Supreme Champion of 2015 follows three of her friends qualify for the championships this year.

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17 Marketplace 42 Hannah Miller-Burton's Blog 54 Chiltern and Thames Rider Championships 58 Classified Adverts 63 Shows and Events Diary

Shows 29 Elmtree Dressage 30 Search for a Star Qualifiers at Houghton Hall 36 British Showjumping Roundup

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37 SEIB Qualifiers at Bury Farm

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38 Puckeridge Western Pony Club Show 43 Herts County Show 47 Grove Farm 49 Dacorum Riding Club 50 Flamstead Pony Club 51 Glebe BS Ponies 52 Area 12 Show 53 South Bucks Riding Club Show Event Rider David Britnell competing his own Continuity at Nunney Horse Trials. Photo by James Pyne


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NEWS        More classes for Trailblazers Showing and Working Hunter 2017

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Trailblazers are increasing the number of showing classes at the championship finals, to include the following classes: • In Hand Trailblazers Spotted, Appaloosa, Palomino & Roan Championship • In Hand Trailblazers Best Foreign Breed Championship • Ridden Trailblazers Show Hunter under 148cm Championship • Trailblazers Riding Horse Championship • Trailblazers Ridden Novice Cob Championship • Trailblazers Ridden Open Cob Championship • Ridden Trailblazers Spotted, Appaloosa, Palomino & Roan Championship • Ridden Trailblazers Best Foreign Breed Championship • Trailblazers Racehorse to Riding Horse Championship In addition, for the 2017 Showing & Working Hunter Championships Trailblazers are implementing a new qualification system, where competitors qualify directly for the SEIB Trailblazers Championship Finals if placed in the top 4 at a Trailblazers’ Qualifier. Once a competitor has qualified they will be required to purchase a qualification card, this will then enable them to enter any showing or working hunter class at the SEIB Trailblazers Championships for which they are eligible. Qualifiers have now begun for the 2017 SEIB Trailblazers Championship Finals. A list of qualifier dates and venues, as well as comprehensive details on the Trailblazers series, is available on the website,

VIOVET LTD TO SPONSOR LAURA RENWICK VioVet Ltd, one of the UK’s largest online equine retailers, announced its exciting new partnership with international showjumper and trainer, Laura Renwick. Now the highest ranked GBR lady rider in the World FEI show jumping rankings, Laura has chalked up a number of championship wins and has a promising career ahead of her. “Laura is such an accomplished rider and we are thrilled to be supporting British show jumping through our sponsorship of her”, said VioVet’s Equine Category Manager Verity Beaton.

NEW STORE FOR HERTFORD The new pet supplies store is located just outside Hertford at the popular Foxholes Farm, only minutes from Hertfordshire town centre. Located in the heart of Hertfordshire this new store should prove convenient for families with pets, smallholders and for local horse owners. The flagship store Crown Corner is based near Brentwood in Essex, and for many years has provided the local equine community with all their essentials and last minute necessities. Crown Corner is a busy hub for local riders and enjoys supporting many local horse shows and equestrian centres. Customers enjoy weekly special offers and consistently low prices on staples like hay, straw and feed. Stable yard basics like buckets, wheelbarrows and brooms are always in stock, plus all the little extras like fly spray and headcollars. Animall Stores are open seven days a week and the friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to assist with all your needs. Pop in and pick up a loyalty card, start collecting points and save even more with Animall.

Gaddesden Estate Charity Ride Returns for Second Year The Gaddesden Estate Charity Ride will be returning on 25th September this year after a sell-out inaugural event in 2015. The 2016 route will see the original course extended to include the 18th Century parkland in front of Gaddesden Place and the Georgian mansion house which overlooks the Gade Valley. The 10-mile cross country route, which takes participants across areas of the Estate not normally open to the public, includes 28 optional jumps. This year the organisers have also invited a host of exhibitors to take stands at the start of the event, providing refreshments, entertainment and information to participants and their family and friends. The Gaddesden Estate is home to the Stampede Stunt Company, the Upperwood Stud and Clydesdale Heavy Horses, all of which will be represented on the day. External exhibitors will include a wide range of equine-related businesses, including tack, feed and equipment suppliers. Locally-sourced food, tea, cake and Pimms will be on sale. Tickets for the Charity Ride, which will run 10am – 2pm, are £25 per horse and rider, available via Equo Events Proceeds from the event will be shared between the Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Society. The Gaddesden Estate Ride, an 8-mile, primarily off-road course, was reopened in 2015 after a brief period of closure. Annual membership of the Ride, at £85 per horse and rider, is available via the Estate Office. Regular Park & Ride events are also held throughout the summer, with tickets available via Equo Events and a trial ‘Park & Drive’, for horse and carriage, is planned for later in the year (further details on request). Contact Sharon Row:; 01442 252 421


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NEWS        Katie Price in dispute with Contessa Riding Centre The 38-year-old ‘Loose Women’ regular panelist Katie Price says she sold her prized pony so it could "have a quieter life" but claims she was never told the Contessa Riding Centre would be using her as a riding school horse. She wrote on Instagram: "I'm really sad and upset and angry that I sold my horse Blaze to this person for 1000 pounds wanting her to have a quieter life as she is in her 20s and has had two major leg injuries and has done dressage all her life. She has now had a name change and is being used as a riding school horse! "If I knew this I would have kept her! I had an amazing few years with her. If I could turn back time, I'd have her back." Response from a representative of Contessa Riding Centre “We were saddened to see Katie Price’s posts concerning our Advanced Schoolmistress GiGi on her Instagram site. GiGi is a much-loved member of our team at Contessa Riding Centre and, along with all of our horses and ponies, cared for to the highest standard. She is currently exercised three times a week, is sound and goes about her work with huge enthusiasm. Riders are assessed before they are allocated GiGi to ride and we are very careful to ensure her soundness and level of schooling is protected. Many of the points Katie has made are factually incorrect and, while we do not wish to be drawn into a slanging match, we do feel bound to offer some correction. “GiGi was bought in 2012 for a sum greater than £1,000. We do not feel it necessary to disclose the exact amount, but we do have paperwork that we

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can present to Katie should she wish to see confirmation of this. We arrived to collect GiGi in a lorry branded with our riding centre’s logo and at no point were dishonest in our intentions towards GiGi. Within a few months of buying GiGi, two of Katie’s ponies also joined our pony team for a period of six months. Katie came to collect the ponies herself from Contessa Riding Centre. As she was pregnant at the time, she did not want to get out of her lorry and did not visit GiGi to see how well she was. “As a Centre, we pride ourselves on our happy horses and fulfilled clients. As a Council-approved and British Horse Society A5 centre, we are inspected yearly and all horses must be seen by the vet. GiGi has presented as sound, fit and well on every inspection. “It is in our interests to ensure our horses only work within their physical capabilities to remain sound and able to enjoy their lives with us. Consequently, it is unthinkable that we would put any horse in a position where they would be in pain or worked inappropriately and to be accused of such is deeply hurtful and damaging to our impeccable reputation something we’re sure, as an experienced owner, Katie looked into before selling her horse to us. We have nothing to hide. We would be very pleased to welcome Katie and her vet to Contessa Riding Centre to visit GiGi and to discuss her welfare with Tina Layton BHSI and our vet. We would be pleased to offer her the opportunity to take part in one of our Advanced sessions so that she can experience GiGi’s work firsthand. We are sure that she will leave us comforted that GiGi is fit, well and much loved.”

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Coaches laid on from three equestrian centres Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is launching a new initiative to make it easier for people to attend Britain’s most prestigious three-star horse trials (8th11th September).

Park and £45 from Bicton Arena. Children aged 12 and under £10.

Coaches will be departing from three equestrian venues – Bicton Arena in Devon, Somerford Park in Cheshire and Keysoe in Bedfordshire – on the morning of Saturday 10th September, returning the same evening.

Lizzy Dodd qualifies for the TC Feeds & Tack Have CTR Dressage Championships for the first time

Saturday at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials features all three phases of eventing: dressage, show jumping and cross-country.

SEIB Burghley R2R Justine Armstrong-Small on Beware Chalk Pit Credit JPC Images.

The last of the 2016 series of qualifiers for the SEIB Insurance Brokers Racehorse to Riding Horse Championship again takes place in the Main Arena at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Sunday 4th September, providing the final opportunity to qualify for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The series offers 6 qualifiers throughout the country, with winners earning a coveted ticket to the SEIB championship held at Horse of the Year Show. The SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse of the Year has the honour of going forward to the Supreme Horse of the Year final. The classes are open to both amateur and professional producers and are judged as for Riding Horses, with the best of type, whether hack, riding horse or hunter, deemed the winner. The Championship will be held at the Horse of The Year Show, 5th – 9th October 2016, at the Birmingham NEC. More information on the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Championship is available from

Event Director Mandy Hervieu said, “If you haven’t managed to make it to Blenheim before, or have difficulties driving – or just fancy being able to have a drink or two over a lovely lunch – now is your opportunity. We hope this will encourage people from further afield to come and experience one of the equestrian world’s best days out.” An adult ticket, which includes general admission to the event, costs £35 to come from Keysoe; £40 from Somerford

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Lizzie Dodd and her event mare Verity had a nasty fall May this year which knocked their confidence a bit so Lizzie decided to turn her attention to Dressage. She started training with Phillipa Dimmock who is now also based at the yard that they livery at, Brody Place Stables in Eaton Bray. Lizzie said, “We have already become Dressage Divas” Two months after the fall, Lizzie entered her first pure dressage competition and she got a 2nd , 3rd place and a win for best turned out! “We are looking forward to returning to Fullers Hill on the 23rd July, and the Chiltern and Thames Championships in November. Fullers Hill is a superb and professionally run venue that made the whole day so enjoyable,” said Lizzie.

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    HORSE SCULPTURE RAISES £8,500 FOR CHILDREN'S CHARITY Works by local artist Charles Elliott raised £9,000 at Ruby’s Summer Ball Charity auction. Ruby’s Summer Ball is a local children’s charity event held by Philip and Hannah Matthews in Bellingdon near Chesham Bucks. The event is held in memory of their daughter Ruby. They have raised over £100,000 which supports the Paediatric Neuro Intervention Fund in association with Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. Their events are well known locally and are always well attended. Charles and his wife, Abbe Elliott, donated Charles’ first horse head sculpture to the charity auction, hoping it would help raise some money for a worthy cause. The horse head sculpture is life size and completely handmade. He first makes a frame up then it is filled using various textured materials, which creates the impression of a horse. It can then be mounted on the wall and is hand polished and lacquered. The idea was first inspired by Charles’ wife, professional showjumper Abbe Elliott, formerly Abbe Burchmore Eames. He wanted to create a sculpture to compliment her success on the show jumping circuit. The piece raised £8,500 on the night. Charles also donated other works including a handmade copper rose to signify a Rose for Ruby, which sold for £500. For more details on Ruby’s Summer Ball and the Charity please see their website at


Can you spot lameness in your horse? Lameness in horses is very common. It can be caused by something as simple as a bruised sole through to something severe or potentially life-threatening. In 2015 almost 45% of Petplan Equine claims were related to lameness on a yearly basis, so it’s important to know how to spot lameness as early as possible and know what to do if your horse is showing any signs at all.

IS YOUR HORSE LAME? The key characteristics you are looking for are: • Is your horse nodding his head in trot? You may have seen Flora exhibiting at the Herts County Show at the end of May. From mild steel she makes animals including horses, dogs, pigs, butterflies – you name it, she’ll make it - from small wall ornaments to large, life-sized sculptures. She cuts the design with a plasma cutter and lacquers the steel in different finishes. She donated one of her works to the Starlight Children’s Charity and raised £8,500 for them. Flora welcomes commissions and her prices range for £50 to £2,000. She will be exhibiting at the RB Equestrian Chiltern and Thames Rider Championships.

• Has he got an irregular rhythm?



• Is there any swelling evident in any of his legs? • Is he unusually reluctant to move forward or showing signs of discomfort that are not normal to him? (e.g. putting his ears back in trot on the hard surface). Call your vet if you suspect your horse is lame. Most vets are happy to discuss a horse’s condition with clients before committing to a visit, so if you’re unsure ask for some advice.


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Godington Stud 2016


rakehners UK awarded the prestigious UK Elite predicate to the pure-bred Trakehner stallion Godington Hannibal following his competition achievement as well as the success of many of his offspring. Hannibal is the first British-bred Trakehner stallion to be given worldwide breeding approval by the German parent stud-book. He is a product of a very well-established and successful breeding programme at Godington Stud devoted to producing top quality event horses of Trakehner bloodlines. He is a son of the Stud’s foundation stallion Roland, who was a great all-round competition stallion in his own right. Hannibal’s mother was the Premium and State Premium mare Havel V, herself a successful showjumper in Germany. As a foal, Hannibal impressed William Fox-Pitt into whose garden he regularly strayed by jumping up a full sized ha-ha. Clearly cut out for eventing, he started his ridden career under the Head Girl at the Stud. He was then taken from Novice to Intermediate by Jackie Stolper, after which Dag Albert competed him under the Swedish flag up to 3-star. Competing all over Europe, he reached the short-list for the Athens Olympics, but an untimely injury robbed him of the chance to participate. Later, he competed under Kittie King and Izzy Taylor, now both selected for Rio 2016. One of the first eventing stallions, Hannibal remains one of very few to be blessed with the steady temperament that allowed him to happily accommodate the conflicting demands of ridden work and stud duties – some of his best dressage results were gained after a morning’s work in the breeding shed. Despite siring only a limited number of offspring, he has produced a high proportion of Premium mares, one of which has already followed in her father’s footsteps to compete up to 3-star. He has offspring currently competing in eventing up to 2-star, plus any number of children winning in the dressage arena up to Medium. He has also found time to sire two graded stallions.


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oanna Thurman-Baker has been reserve rider for team GB twice, but following a run of high scores in the closing stages of selection for the Young Rider European Championships in Valencia 18th-24th July, she has made it into the team riding the family’s Highcliffe Apollo. “She was at home on her own when the call came through as I was away with her sister Samantha and her grand prix horse Spring Pascal,� said her mother, Diane.

Apollo does not mind goats in the arena

Joanna, who is now eighteen-years-old, was only ten when Apollo came to the Thurman-Baker’s as a six-year-old. “We have all ridden him,� said Diane. “Joanne rode him at the BD Nationals when she was fourteen at medium level. She then won the Pet Plan advanced medium with him; Sam (her elder sister and former Young Rider team member) rode him at the Nationals when she was seventeen and I rode him at the Nationals at advanced medium when I was fifty-years-old!� The run-up to selection included dressage camp at the Sarah and Tony Pidgley’s home and afterwards, six riders got the call; four for the team and two reserves. Diane is going to take the horse box down to Valencia in Spain, although Apollo will be taken there by John Parker who takes care of transporting the team horses to major international events. Joanna will fly out with the other team members. The team of four includes Joanna Thurman-Baker, Becky Edwards, Amy Schiessi and Robyn Smith. “It will help Joanna be mentally prepared for competition if she can get ready in our lorry, following her normal routine before the competition,� said Diane. Apollo was bought from the Northcliffe Stud in South Wales. “Spring Pascal (Samantha’s Grand Prix horse) was bought from there the year before too,� said Diane. “We took him (Apollo) on trial. They couldn’t sell him as he didn’t like being ridden!� she added. “He is built very ‘down-hill’ and he used to be ‘tucked’ in the back and twitchy. He is not a leader and he will spook at an up-turned leaf but he has an amazing work ethic and when you get him inside the boards he is very focused. He is the most nervous when entering the arena before the test. At Wellington, a Grundy lorry emptied its load of bottles and it was terrifyingly noisy just as we started the Prix St Georges test indoors. He couldn’t cope so I had to retire him. The judge at C realised what had happened and she advised the officials that it was unfair so they allowed us to compete again the next day. Together they achieved over 70%, the magic score for qualification.

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The Thurman-Baker’s are sponsored by Sue Carson who has made a new saddle for Apollo, especially for the European championships. “I love Sue Carson saddles,� said Joanna, “They are so soft on the horse’s back and all the horses on the yard are ridden in them. In my opinion they are the best saddles as they can be made using air so are so dreamy to ride on and allow the horses full movement of their topline muscles. Everyone says how well Samantha and I sit on our horses and we think Sue Carson saddles help us.�

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14 After watching Apollo go through his schooling routine, Joanna introduced me to nine-year-old Cassanova, her next top horse. He is a very well bred horse with a stunning head and stands at a massive 18.2hh. He was bought at a Brightwell’s auction as a four-year-old. Mostly owned by Susan Armstrong, Joanna describes him as a ‘mega’ horse. He is currently working at advanced medium, working up to prix St Georges. “I own one leg and Susan owns three,” said Jo smiling. “He gets 70%, even with mistakes. He is so big and uphill and has really good paces,” she added. “Apollo lives out 24/7 but Nova loves being in his stable. He gets bored in the field and so I only leave him out for three hours maximum!” Nova is a modern stamp of sports horse. “He has to stretch his legs out like a foal to eat grass as his legs are so long. He is hacked out and is not spooky at all but he did bolt with me once!” said Joanna.

Nice loose trot

Errors can happen in the scoring Samantha Thurman-Baker and Pascal photo by Kevin Sparrow

Good stretch

International Grand Prix rider Sam and Spring Pascal won the grand prix at Hickstead in June despite going home thinking otherwise. When running through the test in the horse-box, Diane thought the final percentage did not tally with the high scores. On closer examination, she realised that the marks had been added up incorrectly – in fact the final score was 27 marks out! Diane called Hickstead and Sam’s test was re-calculated and they confirmed that they had won on the revised score of 69.4% and had qualified for the British Dressage National Championships.

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           Interview by Sue Mitchell

David with his sister’s horse Barretstown Derby and John Whinnett’s Sir Gawain

Eventing action with Continuity


have watched David and his sister Roxanne Britnell come through OBH Chilterns Pony Club, and over the years, they have been featured in Chiltern and Thames Rider magazine on several occasions. That’s why it is particularly satisfying to see a good young rider make the big step up to become a professional rider. When David won Rockingham FEI CIC 2*event in May riding his own Continuity, I thought it was high time I went to his yard to find out more.

Eventing action with Continuity

Now 24-years-old, David has his yard at home in Bellingdon, Chesham where he currently has two horses in competition and two that are owned and competed by Roxanne. His mother Dawn who is a BHS Intermediate Instructor works with him on the yard to advise, support, groom and be his taliswoman. David didn’t start riding until he was 13-years-old because he was into bikes and cars. “My Dad is a 4-wheel fanatic and so I was brought up on cars and mechanical engines. Our family company Dingocroft sources and supplies spare parts for all types of Landrovers,� he said. Dawn’s


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Eventing action with Continuity

Eventing action with Continuity

passion for horses eventually rubbed off on David and he got his first pony, Timmy. Then came Bentley who was the model for Equilibrium Product’s first fly mask. 15.2hh Buddy, described by Dawn as a Heinz 57 competition horse, was the next one who came on loan to David and this was the one that gave him the adrenalin for eventing. Dawn negotiated hard to buy Continuity six years ago. “He had a sarcoid on his sheath so I offered them half of what they wanted and they agreed,” said Dawn. “We took him and by treating the sarcoid with blood root ointment it went away,” she added.


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About Continuity • He is called Brad at home “because he is good looking [like Brad Pitt]” said David. • 16.3hh, 12-year-old Holsteiner (one of the last to have the branding), by Contender out of Mensa I who is by Heraldik, sire of eventer Happy Times. • His good jumping lines means he is able to achieve neat, careful and tidy lines. Quirks: Brad has to stall before being ridden. The routine is for David or Dawn to put bit butter on his bit, before bridling him. Once bridled, he goes to the back of his box and has a wee. “I tacked him up outside the lorry at Nunney International,” said David “and because he couldn’t have a wee, it ruined his dressage score. He made seven blips in the test as he kept trying to stop to have a wee. He even made the wrong strike off which he never does!” He can be sharp so David always puts a neck-strap on him. “He never spins round at a competition,” said David, “It’s like he flicks a switch as he is totally focused at an event and gets on with his job.”

David likes to school out in the fields behind the yard. He is lucky to have access to common land where he can train the horses in all paces, up and down the hills. He sometimes takes them to the gallops in Tring too. When David is not riding and competing he trains other riders. He is a qualified British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor and he is continuing to study and take further professional exams. He makes his living by teaching and he does a lot for pony Clubs, particularly The Vale of Aylesbury and Flamstead. “I am very happy that the DCs have given me a lot of work, right from the beginning of my career, and I know many of the members and their mounts very well,” he said, “I also go to many yards and have a particularly good yard in Tring where I have some long-standing, regular clients. I get a kick out of teaching and seeing my students do well and I am keen to take on more teaching work. My plan is to pass more exams and improve my knowledge but to continue to offer good value to my clients.” Winning Rockingham has put him into a higher league and his taste of success has further energised his desire to do well and ride more horses in competition. “What I am seeking most is competitive rides and I will work very hard to please owners and achieve the most that I can with a horse,” he added.

“His feet aren’t great,” said David “so we work hard to look after them. We use Hydrohoof from Red Horse Products to re-hydrate his feet. In fact, we like all of their products. Our farrier Mark Rudge is what I call a new age farrier who is not averse to trying new methods. He was recommended to us by a friend whose horse had only lost two shoes in ten years of hunting!” he added. Mark puts copper nails in Brad’s shoes and aluminium plates on the front feet which help to keep his feet from breaking-up. David has a young horse to produce and compete from local show jumper, John Whinnett. 17hh, 6-year-old Sir Gawain will start at BE90 courses with the aim of getting to BE Novice by the end of the season. John also helps David with his showjumping technique. “Brad used to be too flat to a fence but John has helped me with pole work which has made his canter more uphill and now he can come off a corner and pop a fence, making a really nice shape,” said he.

David showing me how the inter-changeable panels work on the WOW saddle.

Newmiln Jamestown and Continuity grazing James is ridden by Dawn and Roxanne. He has won the Intermediate Novice at Goring with Roxanne and BHS Challenge for Instructors with Dawn. “We got him for £1 as he was a stress head. There was nothing physically wrong with him but he would have been put down if we hadn’t taken him on,” said Dawn.


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Fans of Science and Technology David and Dawn are very keen on trying and using new technology products. They realise that attention to detail can make the difference between success and failure when it comes to competing. “I am a great believer in science and the improvements that new technology can make to tack, accessories, equipment, feed and supplements. I am keen to use the best products to help the horses to be in good health so they can do the best job for us,” said David. The horses go on the walker for 15 minutes before and after they are ridden. “We are great fans of the walker,” said David. “They seem to love it. One horse would put himself on it if he could! I know some people don’t like them but we think they are a great way for horses to walk out, warm-up and relax-down. We always watch them and never leave the walker unattended,” said David.

Schooling on the common land behind the yard

They have an Equilibrium massage pad which they use on all the horses before the saddle goes on. “It warms up the muscles on their backs before they are ridden,” said David. They also love Wow saddles and own eight in total. “I have been into WOW saddles for twelve years,” said Dawn. “Each horse has one for jumping and one for dressage. The saddles are modular, you can mix and match the four panels and one saddle will last a horse a life-time, because if he changes shape, you can adjust the saddle to fit him. There is a choice of blocks and flaps; long legs and flat seats are all catered for. The fitting is easy, just a puff of air so there is no taking away of the saddle for flocking and you can change the head plates yourself if the horse changes shape. They look great too. They are made of long-lasting, quality leather, with cool colour combinations and bling if you are that way inclined. Our horses go softly, swinging over their backs, with no resistance and it’s all down to the air,” added David. “We love Fairfax girths too. They fit so well and allow the horse to move more freely,” said Dawn. “I also use the magnetic bands from EQU StreamZ,” he added. “Brad suffers from Wingalls and they help with them.” “Science Supplements is our choice. Again we believe in the science and everything in them is natural. They have well formulated products that work and they are palatable, especially the electrolytes at high quantities when the horses are working hard. The staff are helpful on the phone and they are seriously knowledgeable. The products are well packaged and they deliver quickly. They feel like a local company and they are interested in David and his success – they are not just out to sell” said Dawn. “I am keen to use the bet products to help the horses to be in good health so they can do the best job for us,” said David.

Brad has to stall before being ridden


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Sponsors: Timothy Fox: David has recently been made Brand Ambassador for Timothy Fox. “I have known owner Rosalee since we were young. She is giving me an outfit for the trot-up at Hartpury,” said David. Dingocroft – Mum and Dad’s Landrover parts supplier Wow Saddles – modular saddles that are truly comfortable for horse and rider. David is a brand Ambassador

Who does David most admire? William Fox-Pitt – he is always in balance with his horse, even though he is so tall. Michael Jung – You don’t see anything happening when he rides. Quiet, effective little inputs only. That’s the way I want to ride.

Other notable wins? He won the Intermediate Novice at Goring and BHS Instructors’ Challenge at Royal Windsor

The Equilibrium massage pad is put on the horses’ backs before they are ridden to warm-up the muscles.

Next Events? • Barbary CIC 2* with Brad – Since interviewing David, he competed at Barbary and finished double clear on his dressage score of 50.5 for 3rd place. Brilliant! • Calmsden with Gawain • Hartpury CIC 3* with Brad • Aston-Le-Walls Advanced under 25 years’ section

David’s goals: • To ride at Badminton Brad came 5th in Grassroots in 2012 and so David would love to do the main event with him.

“What I am seeking most is competitive rides and I will work very hard to please owners and achieve the most that I can with their horses.”

• To become a Fellow of the BHS

Time off? Mountain Biking with friends and then to the pub for a beer

Last holiday? 2,150 miles around eight countries in Europe with his Dad in an 85-year-old Sunbeam!


PLUS – a WOW Supercool saddlecloth If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a lesson with David Britnell, please answer the following questions: What is the name of his top horse? Which big event did he win recently? What brand of saddle does he use? David’s favourite saddlecloth, the 3D spacer fabric of WOW Supercool Saddlecloths holds a layer of air between your saddle and your horse, allowing sweat to wick away and evaporate, keeping your horse’s back dry and comfortable. Easily rinsed clean under a hose, there is only the occasional need to wash in a machine. It dries really fast just by shaking out, so can be re-used immediately. For good measure the material also has antibacterial properties. The Supercools are available in black or white, dressage or jump/GP (all are large size only). RRP £75.00

Latest News? David has just passed his British Horse Society Senior Equitation exams. The letters after his name are now BHSII, SE (Reg’d) UKCC L2


Contact 01227 831614 or Email your answers to by 1st September 2016 The first name drawn will win. To be eligible, you must have your own horse, be competing or hoping to compete soon. You are responsible for transporting your own horse to David’s yard near Chesham. He may consider travelling to you if you live within a 10-mile radius of his yard and have your own arena and jumps. GOOD LUCK.


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er Majesty the Queen still rides at 90-years of age and Chiltern and Thames Rider reader and competitor, Pat Perkins is not far behind her, still riding at 81-years of age. Pat from Barnet in Hertfordshire, has been a staunch supporter of CTR over the years and we are delighted to say that she is still riding and competing her horse Dilly. So please enjoy 5 minutes with Pat ‌

Tell us about Dilly Delilah comes from the Balleroy Stud in Lambourn which is owned and run by Mrs Dawn Cunningham-Reid who breeds really beautiful Highlands. I previously owned a Highland and really wanted to have another one before I got too old. Delilah’s show name is Balleroy Delilah and her stable name is Dilly Donought, as she has absolutely no space awareness.

Was she hard to find? I found her on line looking at Dawn’s web and Facebook pages.

How fit and healthy are you?

Pat's favourite, Jigsaw Jasper showing Show at Pages Stud where they won in hand coloured and qualfied for the S&P 2006

I suppose for 81 not too bad. But I do have an eight-inch rod in my back with eight screws and two metal shoulders so walking is not easy but once I am on board, riding is not too bad.

How do you keep motivated to ride when you have ailments? I keep motivated as Dilly keeps me interested. I would be very bored without her as I stopped working when I was 79!

In what are you competing with Dilly? I am still competing but sadly only at Intro as her canter is rather like riding on a pneumatic drill.

Have you always had horses? I had my first pony at about 12-years-old and my father said if I wanted a pony, I would need to contribute to the cost, so I picked apples for a Summer holidays. My first pony was strawberry roan called Coleen. I learned to ride with a very fierce Irish captain of the Mounted Division. God help you if you fell off as he would yell at you and put you straight back on.

15 years old with her 2 ponies. They used to hack miles to the shows in Surrey; no horseboxes then! Colleen the Strawberry roan; Polog the toy

How often do you ride per week? I try to ride most days - normally five or sometimes six times a week.

Who helps with the stable work, grooming and training of your horse? Delilah is on full livery at Cross Oaks Livery Yard run by Sue Botha and Becky Clarke

Who is your horse of a lifetime? As much as I love Delilah, Jasper my coloured cob was definitely my horse of a lifetime. My special memory was winning my first dressage to music with Jasper. My walk music was ‘Grandma, we love you’; my trot music was, ‘Will you still love me when I’m 64’; and my canter music was Pinky and Perky singing the ‘Grand Old Duke of York’. 1952 Mud had won the obstacle race. Her mother is giving the prizes


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What are your top five precious memories with your horses over the years? 1. Winning my first music class on Jasper 2. Teaching my first pony Coleen to jump by jumping over the jumps with her. We won our first small jumping class with me actually on top 3. Winning £5 in a fancy dress class with friends as cowboys and Indians 4. Breeding a colt from my Anglo Arab mare called Scaramouche 5. When I fell in love with Jasper when he accepted me as his best friend

What is your worst experience? My back operation. I am not sure that it has really worked.

Do you ever feel like giving up? Sometimes when I get out of bed and find it difficult to walk, I think about giving up - but it soon passes!

Do you have any vices? Bad language. I try to control my language when I get annoyed. When I was young I rode out with some jockeys at a local racing yard so that’s where the bad habit came from – listening to them!

If you could do it all again, would you change anything? I think if I could do it all again, I would have started to ride in dressage when I was much younger and not when I was in my seventies. I gave up jumping and showing after a bad fall. I would love to have reached Grand Prix standard in dressage.

Do you have any children?

Delilah and Pat 2014 competing at Patchetts EC

I have a wonderful daughter and a son; three granddaughters and one grandson.

When not riding and looking after Dilly, what do you like doing? When I am not riding, I like to see my grandchildren.

Where do you holiday? I prefer to holiday in France where I used to have a cottage.

What is your biggest equestrian extravagance (money spent on something horsey)? I once bought Jasper a complete wardrobe from Thermatex. It included an exercise rug, a travel rug and leg bandages all embroidered with his name ‘Jigsaw Jasper’ in bright mauve, edged in Barby Doll Pink; you could see him coming a mile off!

Quick questions - Your favourites out of: Carl or Charlotte? Charlotte Facebook or Twitter? Facebook Coloureds or Plains? Coloureds Horse and Hound or Chiltern and Thames Rider? Chiltern & Thames Rider – more interesting Bling or Traditional - Bling definitely Horse of the Year Show or Olympia - Olympia On-line or in-store shopping – in-store shopping Favourite Food/Drink - Mexican wine - any colour

What is your motto? Keep riding until 90 years of age to keep up with the Queen Delilah and Pat having a kiss and cuddle 2015


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Pat and Delilah at Team Quest May 2016

Pat 14 years old with Polga in a field in Surrey

Pat 17 years. Cross Country with her Anglo Arab Kashmir Bouquet

Showing Show at Patchetts 2008 with Jasper when he won the cob class

Pat, in her 60s or 70s, with her lovely Irish number Malachy winning the Working Hunter at North Mymms


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ELMTREE EQUESTRIAN AND CONSTRUCTION – “A FAMILY AFFAIR” “Ultimate bespoke equestrian establishments from design conception to construction completion”


oth Elmtree Equestrian and Elmtree Construction are family owned by husband and wife team, Bruce and Kim Clark. Based in Granborough, Buckinghamshire and covering the Midlands and the South East, these two businesses, residing under the Elmtree umbrella, design and build bespoke equestrian establishments – think “The Saville Row” of equestrian premises.

construction of private equestrian properties and equestrian centres. So, back in 2001, setting up in partnership with his wife Kim, Elmtree Equestrian and Elmtree Construction were formed. We would however be forgiven for solely associating the Elmtree Group with the build of arenas, as at some time or other, most of us will have ridden on an Elmtree designed and constructed surface.

Back in 1984, Bruce joined his brother Tim Clark at Clark Contracting and together they built their first outdoor manege at a time when surfaced arenas truly were few and far between. This arena was built for their parents and is still in use today which is testimony to their construction skills. Clark Contracting started out predominantly as an agricultural contracting company, but over time diversified into a quarrying, haulage and construction company. All aspects of construction were undertaken from building houses and roads, most notably the Luton relief road. However, having a passion for all aspects of equestrianism and a solid civil engineering background, Bruce wanted to focus more on the


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Perhaps the lesser known side of the business is the bespoke design and construction of equestrian establishments, which Bruce prefers to “build from scratch.” With over 25 years of experience, his qualifications are numerous for dealing with the trials, tribulations and limitations of constructing these unique establishments and with a solid working background in all aspects of civil engineering, Bruce says he “likes to build what others cannot.” He goes on to state that with every commission being so personal to the client and individual in design, every build is a challenge and joy to undertake. With a very relaxed, honest and self-effacing manner, Bruce is rather reticent about his construction achievements which are many and rather beautiful. Sadly, I cannot get him to tell me which celebrities or members of the Royal family, they have had commissions from.

stabling; wash-off box; isolation unit; brand new indoor school with irrigation system and two viewing galleries; the 30x60 outdoor school; horse walker; solarium and grooms’ accommodation, all took about a year to complete. The transformation of Radnage House, a former riding school is truly beautiful. Having spent time talking with both Bruce and Kim, I am left with the certainty that any project undertaken by Elmtree Construction/Equestrian will over exceed the exacting standards of today’s discerning equestrian clientele.

Both Bruce and Kim have a varied and extensive knowledge of all things equestrian. They have owned, ridden, trained and successfully competed horses from a very young age and are now actively supporting their daughter, professional dressage rider Rachael Clark. With this combined knowledge they are well equipped to offer invaluable advice on all aspects of design and safety, to assist clients with realising their dream equestrian establishment and facilities. From the numerous equestrian facilities Elmtree has designed and constructed, I asked Bruce which build he is particularly proud of. For very different reasons, Bruce mentions two: Aston-le-Walls, one of the premier Eventing Centres in the United Kingdom and the privately owned Radnage House. Both of these venues were huge and incredibly successful projects. Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls owned by Nigel Taylor, commissioned Elmtree to design and construct the international all-weather arena and the two allweather showjumping arenas, currently in use today and utilised by both national and international riders. Radnage House underwent a complete modernisation of its equestrian facilities. The new


Buscot canter track


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               Congratulations to Rachael who has recently got married to Patrick

Rachael and Patrick Lane

Rachael and Otto

Professional dressage rider Rachael Clark of Elmtree Dressage answers some personal questions for C&T readers with some surprisingly candid responses. 1- Who was your first pony? Cuddly Duddely; he was an 11.2hh Welsh pony that belonged to my father. 2 - For what did you win your first rosette? I received a special rosette for coming last in the Shetland Mountain and Moorland class. I was only three and I wore a borrowed jacket and tie!

Gal’s Grand Prix horse) 8 - What is your biggest achievement to date? Passing my HGV Test when I was 24 and winning my first British Dressage National title in the Medium Restricted on Urionetta. 9 - If you could start your career all over again, would you follow a different path? No, I’m living the dream. 10 - Do you possess a lucky item of clothing? No, I’m not superstitious; I wash everything so often any perceived luck would be washed out!

3 - When did you realise you wanted to ride professionally in dressage? I was forced in to it! It was a natural progression from eventing. I always strive to reach the top in everything I do and I realised I didn’t have the nerve to event at the top level. I’ve always enjoyed the precision and detail of dressage so it seemed the obvious discipline to switch to.

11 - What could you not live without? My husband Patrick or wine!

4 - Have you ever thought about giving up? Yes, everyday it rains! Seriously though, I’m really lucky to have the most amazing indoor school constructed by my Dad’s company, Elmtree Equestrian, so honestly I only joke about giving up.

13 - How did you and Patrick meet? I worked behind the bar in my local pub and he used to be a regular.

5 - What/who keeps you motivated? My Mum and Dad. I’m also driven to prove a point as I don’t think you need mega expensive horses to succeed; it’s time, patience, personal discipline and practise, practise, practise. 6 - Who is your biggest inspiration? My Dad, I admire his drive to succeed and he’s achieved so much; I just want to be like him. 7 - If you had the opportunity to ride any horse, past or present, who would that be? I love my horses and I couldn’t ask for more but saying that, I think Glocks Undercover would be amazing to ride. (Dutch rider Edward

12 - Who proposed to whom? Patrick proposed to me in Hyde Park, London. We were sitting on the ground when he proposed. I was so emotional at the time I can’t remember how it all happened.

14 - Where did you get married? Our wedding was at home, it was the most amazing day and the weather was kind to us too; I’m so lucky. 15 - Where did you honeymoon? We went to Cornwall but we are planning an exotic trip later in the year. Even though Rachael’s answers are interjected with humour and at times a touch of irony, you can’t help but appreciate how proud she is of all that her parents have achieved and how grateful she is for all the opportunities afforded to her. However, immense amounts of hard work, together with drive, discipline, patiene and pratise, practise, practise - have been the major contributing factors to her success.


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Elmtree Dressage Championships Sunday 15th May Photos by Chanell Murray Equine Photography


lmtree Equestrian Centre run a spring series of unaffiliated shows, culminating in a championship show with mounted prize giving.

Kim Clark of Elmtree said, “We couldn't have asked for better weather for the Elmtree Dressage Championship show. Some amazing scores were achieved with two class winners hitting over 70% and two gaining just below the 70% mark. One of the most memorable wins of the day went to Lisa Penman and Mr Beans. Lisa and Mr Beans have developed a trusting relationship and it is to Lisa's credit and dedication that the pair won the Intro class with 68.26%! Amy Hamilton and Zirco won Prelim 15 with a huge score of 71.09%. Lucy Friedberg and Velvet won Novice 22 with the highest score of the day- 72.07% and Gracie Catling riding Chatty won Elementary 43, posting a big score of 69.14%. Well done to all our winners and to all who competed. Thank you to our judge Kathy Marsden who started judging at 10am and finished just after 1.30pm. Thank you to Equetech, Chanell Murray Equine Photography and Elmtree Equestrian Construction for generously donating the prizes for 1st-3rd placings in each class- everyone was thrilled.  Elementary 43 Champion Gracie Catling and Chatty

Rescue Pony takes the Intro Championships Mr Beans, a rescue pony, took the top spot in the Intro class. He was found in April 2013, tethered in a field in Hatfield, Herts. He was underweight, he had no food or water and he was Mr Beans when he was rescued suffering from a serious infection. A passing dog walker informed the RSPCA who rescued him. He needed a lot of veterinary treatment and was taken to Hampden Veterinary Hospital in Aylesbury. At one stage it was touch and go whether he would make a recovery at all but he pulled through and after leaving the hospital he was adopted by nursing assistant, Lisa Penman. “I remember Beans arriving in a bad way,” said Lisa. “He was so quiet and easy to handle for such a young horse.

“While we were looking after him, one of the vets said to me that Beans would be great for my little girl Poppy — and the thought was lodged into my brain. As soon as he was well enough, I adopted him. Intro Champion Lisa Penman

“He was a little nervous and Mr Beans at first but he is an absolute star. When I backed him in in April, he didn’t put a foot wrong. He is very trusting of me. “One of my friends told me about the rescue horse class so we entered. Beans took it all in his stride and he excelled at it. He was great. We are so proud. “It’s awful to think what he has been through in the past but Beans has now got a home for life with me. We absolutely love him to bits and everyone who meets him falls in love with him.”

Results: Intro B: Champion - Lisa Penman and Mr Beans  2nd - Victoria Corbette and Tilly  3rd - Charlotte Laurie and Harvey Hooves  4th - Jane Corbette and Patience  5th-  Tracy Taylor and Hugo  6th - Gemma Nicholls and Paddy  Prelim 15:  Champion - Amy Hamilton and Zirco  2nd - Nicola Trinder and Carla  3rd - Moira Rugg and Collie 4th - Jenny Moorman and Rehy  5th - Victoria Corbette and Tilly 6th - Glynis Cooper and Tip Top


Novice 22: Champion - Lucy Frieberg and Velvet  2nd - Alison Woodgate and Blakeney Cowboy  3rd - Louis Goss and Ravenstone Lad 4th - Claire Whitecross and Cracker Elementary 43:  Champion - Gracie Catling and Chatty  2nd - Amanda Maine Tucker and Flashi 3rd - Alison Woodgate and Blakeney Cowboy 4th - Helen Christie and Saman

Prelim 15 Champion Amy Hamilton and Zirco

Novice 22 Champion Lucy Frieberg and Velvet

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Local Riders Victorious at Houghton Hall SEIB Search for A Star Qualifier

Jemma Wenman and Diamond Rambler Photo Credit: SMR Photos

Charlotte Pell and Betsy Malone Photo Credit: SMR Photos


wo local riders qualified for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) at the SEIB Insurance Broker’s Search for a Star 2016 qualifier held at Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, in Cambridgeshire, on 15th May.

Charlotte Pell, 27, of Bedfordshire, took second place in the Riding Club Show Horse class riding her own Betsy Malone. Charlotte bought the coloured native two years ago in the hopes that the mare might give her a confidence boost. “I bought her for fun,” says Charlotte. “I had lost my confidence and I wanted something that would give me back confidence in riding. She is my horse of a lifetime; she hacks, does sidesaddle, she’s clever and very kind – just pure fun, really!” Charlotte, decided to give Search for a Star a try after hearing that the series would accept ‘hairies’ in the Riding Club Show Horse class. “I really wanted to give it a go, but this is our first show this year so it’s all a bit of

a surprise!” says Charlotte, who is helped at home and at shows by mum, Jackie Pell. Jemma Wenman, 20, of Buckinghamshire, secured her HOYS ticket in the Working Hunter class taking second place riding her own Diamond Rambler. Jemma bought Diamond Rambler, known as Rambo at home, in February and she has been spending the past few months getting to know him. “He has destroyed five rugs, two stable doors, and two schooling whips, and he also managed to escape onto an allotment,” she laughs. “He’s a lovely chap but he has a lot of character!” Before finding Rambo, Jemma rode working hunter ponies. Now, she and Rambo have contested arena eventing classes alongside showing. They plan to do more working hunter classes in preparation for HOYS. “Search for a Star was her aim,” says mum, Debbie. “She has been dreaming of this!”

£750 for Breast Cancer Research raised by the girls in pink and their showjumpers Lucy Badham who was diagnosed with breast cancer 12-months ago, organised The Trot for Life ride at North Waltham. All the riders and walkers were raising money for breast cancer charities. “We decided to take it to the next level and ride in our bras and tutus. Everything was pink,” said Beth Mantel. We are pleased to say that, after treatment and twelve months on from her diagnosis, Lucy has been given the all clear. Photos The Grey horse is Beth’s Touplesse who has showjumped at Olympia and in International Area Trials; the bay is grade A showjumper Niko with Ellie Mantel; the little chestnut and grey ponies are all-rounders owned by Ellie and Ria Gallon; the big chestnut Media Man with Nicky Shearman is currently jumping HOYS Grade C qualifiers and Foxhunter second rounds; the big bay is another 1.20m show jumper Queen Marie Minotiere with Hilary Mullins (with the long pink hair on her hat!)


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Position Perfect Open Day T

he position perfect open day went fantastically well.

Alessandra exhibited a body analysis session with Guinnea Pig Byrds A Squad rider Millie Wogan. Alessandra worked with Millie first on the ground analysing her muscle balance and body shape for factors that would influence her riding. Once Millie’s groundwork assessment had been completed Alessandra then continued the analysis on her schoolmaster Marido who is a 20yr old Danish Warmblood who has previously worked to Grand Prix but is currently competing Medium/Adv Medium. Once the analysis was completed Alessandra then used specific stretching and strengthening exercises to help improve Millie’s position. Everyone observing could clearly see the amazing transformation Millie went through in just 30mins having never met Alessandra before. The group then went into a lecture from Physiotherapist Holly SoperBSc(Hons)Physiotherapy, HCPC, ACPSM, MCSP on the importance of physical fitness for equestrian sport. Holly explained the biomechanics behind riding and explained how riders could easily go about strengthening the vital muscles used in all riding spheres. Holly then went on to work with Millie and other members of the group


continuing the work that Alessandra had started at the beginning. Showing Millie and the others simple exercises to help develop overall core strength and develop a more even and balanced muscle tone throughout the body. It was a fascinating day for all involved and was a true insight into the specialist training techniques Alessandra is able to offer as well as showing that working together with professionals from other spheres she is able to provide riders a completely unqiue service. Guests were also shown around the yard which is a purpose built yard that boasts top of the range equestrian facilities. These facilties combined with the bespoke training opportunites available at Position Perfect make this yard totally unique. Position Perfect is now able to take liveries from part, all the way through to training liveries.

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    Hannah Wild SQP (Suitably Qualified Person) of the Year gives an up to date approach to sensible worming


here is a lot of confusion and uncertainty around worming horses today. We are currently told that certain worms are building a resistance to the drugs which have been in regular use for many years. We are now advised to practise faecal egg counting to check the egg burden before routinely worming. Here Hannah suggests an effective solution to meet the current environmental conditions. Hannah is the SQP for Supplement Solutions and in this capacity, she prescribes and supplies POM-VPS products (horse wormers).

2. Monty <50 epg no eggs seen Following the results, the SQP would advise that Milly should be treated with a wormer against adult redworm (such as Ivermectin or Pyrantel Embonate) and then advise a further faecal egg test to be carried out in about 4-8 weeks. Note: during winter, if encysted small redworm (cyathostomes) infestation is suspected then either Moxidectin or 5 day Fenbendazole should be prescribed. Faecal egg count kits do not test for tapeworm, encysted small redworm, pinworm, lungworm, bots or liver fluke. A saliva test for encysted small redworm is currently being developed and tests for pinworm, lungworm and liver fluke are available. Tapeworm can be tested for using an ELISA blood test (veterinary only), or an EquiSal saliva test. The saliva test has been developed by Austin Davis Biologics. A swab of saliva is taken from the horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouth, and sent for analysis. Both tests measure the tapeworm antibody levels to show if a horse has a tapeworm burden. Like faecal egg counts, the EquiSal test can be easily carried out by the horse owner. The results are sent to you or to your SQP for interpretation and should look something like this: Name of horse: 1. Milly - -0.09 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0.6 Tapeworm diagnosis, Moderate/ high; treatment recommended 2. Monty - <-0.09, Low, No treatment required

Hannah Wild right, receives her SQP of the year award from Katie Jerram It is my legal responsibility to ensure that all of our customers are worming their horses effectively and efficiently. All SQPs must pass an exam and attend regular training to ensure they are competent to produce an effective worming programme and prescribe the correct treatment. Worming has changed since I became an SQP, with strategic worming having become the more encouraged practice. Using this approach, horses are treated according to their needs, rather than the routine worming of all horses with the same medicine. Top Tip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DO NOT blanket worm. WORMS ARE BECOMING RESILIANT The effective way to kill worms is to worm strategically according to worm count results â&#x20AC;˘ Saliva Testing Kits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for Tapeworm â&#x20AC;˘ Faecal Egg Count Kits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for small and large redworm (mature strongyles, types of roundworm) In 2016, I developed a strategic worming programme to incorporate the use of saliva tapeworm testing kits and faecal egg count kits. The use of worm testing kits is becoming more common but there are still a lot of horse owners who want to continue blanket worming, many of whom donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand the reasons for testing: The reasons for testing are: 1) Testing prevents the unnecessary use or overuse of chemical wormers and thus reduces the selection pressure for resistance to the drugs that we have. Resistance to wormers that are used frequently is not uncommon. 2) Faecal testing causes no stress to horses and saliva testing is also generally not stressful. 3) Routine testing can help save money. Faecal egg counts are easy to use. Simply purchase a faecal egg count kit from your equestrian retailer or find a supplier online and follow the instructions enclosed. The kits include everything you need to collect and submit a sample of droppings; including a small container, gloves, labels and prepaid envelopes. Once you have collected a sample from each horse, simply post the labelled container to the laboratory and wait for the results. In most cases the results are emailed within a couple of days directly to you or your SQP for interpretation. The report will look something like this: Name of Horse: 1. Milly - 300 epg strongyle eggs (medium count for redworm)

Following the results, the SQP would advise that Milly should be treated with a wormer against tapeworm (such as single dose Praziquantel, double dose Pyrantel Embonate or a combination wormer [i.e. Ivermectin plus Praziquantel] to treat adult redworms at the same time) and then advise a further EquiSal test be carried out in 6 months. The worming programme we have developed below is a basis on which to develop a â&#x20AC;&#x153;strategicâ&#x20AC;? plan as this may change depending on each individual horse and its situation. December: Treatment for encysted small redworm using single dose of Moxidectin or a 5-day course of Fenbendazole April: Faecal egg count and EquiSal Saliva test (or blood test). Treat all horses showing a redworm burden over 200 epg (eggs per gram) and/or tapeworm diagnosis of â&#x20AC;&#x153;borderlineâ&#x20AC;? or above with an appropriate wormer. An EquiSal tapeworm saliva score of less than -0.09 is classed as low, between -0.09 - 0.6 is classed as borderline and over 0.6 is classed as moderate/high. All horses with a borderline or moderate/high score need appropriate tapeworm treatment July: Faecal egg count. Treat all horses showing a redworm burden over 200 epg. September: Faecal egg count and EquiSal Saliva test (or blood test). Treat all horses showing a redworm burden over 200 epg and/or tapeworm diagnosis of â&#x20AC;&#x153;borderlineâ&#x20AC;? or above with an appropriate wormer. Worming does not need to be complicated or expensive; however, it is essential to discuss your individual circumstances with your SQP or Veterinary Practice. SQPs are trained to help you make the right decisions and develop a suitable plan so please ask for their advice. So often horse owners ignore the advice they are given and choose to worm with an inappropriate, often â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheapâ&#x20AC;? wormer or under dose a large horse. In this situation an SQP has a legal obligation to decide if he/she is happy to prescribe that wormer. As Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year 2015, I take my role very seriously and try hard to help educate horse owners, so the whole equine community can incorporate testing into their routine and avoid long term resistance of these much needed wormers. Need help with your worming programme? Please contact Hannah Wild at Supplement Solutions email: or Tel: 01995 671787


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f you have your sights set on working with horses, and want to combine studying equine science and business management with sound practical skills, then Shuttleworth College can offer you the excellent facilities and expert tutors you need to forge a fantastic career in the industry. Great facilities Our equine facilities in Mount Pleasant, just down the road from our Shuttleworth campus, are equipped with covered stabling, two indoor arenas, classrooms and a student rest room.

Our courses We offer the following courses as full-time study programmes or Apprenticeship programmes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Horse Care Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE level) and Horse Management Level 3 (equivalent to A-Level).

Life after College There are great progression opportunities for our students, as more and more universities are offering degree-level qualifications in the field, as well as British Horse Society examinations and qualifications.


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What have our Equine students been up to recently? • Clinics with international riders including Polly Jackson and Neil Fiddes • Various inter-college competitions • Day out at Whitfield Horse Trials, Northamptonshire • And not forgetting the coveted Equine Bake Off!

Zoe, Horse Management Level 3 student, says… “The course covered everything from preparing you for working in a yard, to all the fun stuff like riding, the presentation of horses, dressage and jumping… We’ve also covered biology, including anatomy and fitness and I’ve completed my British Horse Society (BHS) qualifications too, which are important for getting a job with horses… We had two hours a week of riding and were also able to use College horses to compete... I’ve really enjoyed it and I don’t want to leave!” Visit or call 01767 626222.


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Local Showjumpers Qualify for HOYS

Chloe Gunning & Katies Grey - Arena UK (Credit - Equipics event Photography)

Georgia Sims & Fairfax Hot Tottie - Parwood Equestrian Centre (CREDIT - Laurence J. Power Photography)

Helen Tredwell & Galtur - Keysoe (Credit - Hoof Prints Photos)

Jassy Pyke & Billie Bunter - Wales and West Shows

Chloe Gunning Wins the Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter Second Round in Fine Style at Arena UK Sixteen year-old Chloe Gunning from Stevenage, Hertfordshire will make her Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) debut at Birmingham’s NEC in October after winning the Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter Second Round in fine style on Leanne Brown’s Katies Grey.

Helen Tredwell Wins the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe Helen Tredwell from Finmere, Buckinghamshire is off to the Horse of the Year Show in October following her win in the Connollys RED MILLS Newcomer Second Round at The College Equestrian Centre in Keysoe on Monday, riding Philip Tuckwell’s Galtur. Parwood Equestrian Centre sent ten competitors home happy after securing their place in the Haygain Pony Discovery Championship Final following a competitive second round competition. It was 12 year-old Georgia Sims from Dunstable, Bedfordshire who succeeded in taking the top spot and she did so on board Laura Sims’ 12 year-old grey mare, Fairfax Hot Tottie. Having already produced two clear rounds, Georgia and her pony jumped again with great accuracy and speed to finish up with a treble clear in 24.44 seconds and this time was to prove impossible to match. 

Jodie Hall-McAteer Claims Victory at Pony Showjumper of the Year at Bishop Burton Jodie Hall-McAteer claimed a commanding victory on the feisty but fabulous 18-year-old Tixylix in the Pony Showjumper of the Year. The win means they will again contend the championship final at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) at Birmingham’s NEC in October.

Jodie Hall-McAteer & Tixylix

Jassy Pyke Wins Horseware Bronze League Qualifier at Wales and West Shows Jassy Pyke made the journey to the Wales and West show at the David Broome Event Centre in Monmouthshire, worthwhile by topping the Horseware Bronze League qualifier with Kim Barzilay’s Simply Billie Bunter. There were initially sixty two competitors contending for the title, with forty-four supplying first round clears to make for a red-hot jump-off. Nevertheless, Jassy from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire made short work of the jump-off on the 17-year-old gelding Billie Bunter, usually ridden to consistent success by Emma-Jo Slater and borrowed from best friend Kim especially for this class.    “It was third time lucky and I almost didn’t go as it is such a long journey for one class but Kim persuaded me to give it one last try,” said Jassy, who had just missed out twice on qualifying recently. “Billie Bunter is the most amazing horse to ride, Emma-Jo has trained him so well he almost knows where he’s going before I do, which is good because I only ride him in these qualifiers.”


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       Photos by SMR Photos

Jemma Wenman and Diamond Rambler


ouise Chamberlain, Jemma Wenman, and Jo Bates qualified for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) at the SEIBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse 2016 qualifier held at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre in Slapton, Buckinghamshire on 3rd July.

Louise Chamberlain, 25, from Lambourn, rode her own horse, the thirteen-year-old Mystical Clover to a win in the riding club show horse class, securing her ticket to HOYS.

The pair have done some show jumping, gaining double clears in British Novice and Discovery classes, proving Rambo to be dual purpose. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love showing. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and love that side of things,â&#x20AC;? Jemma says. Jemma, who works in administration for Mercedes Benz, plans to get out and about for some more practice before the finals, after solving an ongoing travel dilemma. â&#x20AC;&#x153; We hired an indoor school to practise, but I had to hack for an hour to get there, and an hour home. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve now bought a lorry!â&#x20AC;?

Louise has owned the mare, by Clover Park, since she was a five-yearold, and the pair previously evented at novice level before retiring to focus on dressage and show jumping. Louise is a graphic designer and, appropriately, she is responsible for designing the 2016 HOYS advertisement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always thought she was a nice type, but you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know for sure until you try,â&#x20AC;? says Louise of her decision to try showing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At home she is just like a Labrador â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she has an amazing temperament, a real peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horse. To win and qualify for HOYS is just amazing!â&#x20AC;? Jemma Wenman, 20, from Amersham, had already gained her qualification for the Horse of the Year Show at the Search for a Star qualifier at Houghton Hall, coming second with Diamond Rambler. She is thrilled to have taken the win this time in the working hunter section. Jemma has owned the 17.1hh bright bay gelding since February. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted a show horse, but it had to be right. We drove 5 hours to see him but when I tried him I knew he was the one,â&#x20AC;? says a delighted Jemma. The big bay is by the Irish draught stallion, Bright Diamond, and out of an Irish sport horse mare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Qualifying for HOYS is amazing and very exciting, but he is very chilled about it,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He loves to show off and likes having his photo taken.â&#x20AC;?


Jo Bates and Bang OnTrend

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38 Banbury showing producer Jo Bates took the top placing in the competitive Racehorse to Riding Horse class, aboard Sophie Tranterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elegant bay gelding Bang on Trend. Sophie, from Monmouthshire, has had the 11-year-old gelding for four years, and originally bought him to race herself. He had previously raced in Ireland, and Sophie won a maiden point-to-point on him before her cousin, Sam Parry, took over the ride and started to show him last season. He showed a bit of promise, and after meeting Jo, they decided to send him to her for a month to see what she could do. The pair stood 3rd in the qualifier at Stretcholt, just missing the qualifying places, and came back today for another try.

ticket to the SEIB championship held at Horse of the Year Show. The classes are open to both amateur and professional producers and are judged as for Riding Horses, with the best of type (whether hack, riding horse or hunter) deemed the winner.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is such a lovely horse,â&#x20AC;? says Jo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m delighted that Sophie asked me to bring him back here today!â&#x20AC;? The SEIB Search for a Star series has been created by SEIB to encourage amateur riders to produce their horses to a high standard in the show ring and giving them the opportunity to compete at the Horse of The Year Show (HOYS). Each qualifying competition follows the same format, with classes for Working Hunters, Riding Club Show Horses, Show Hunters, Show Ponies & Show Hunter Ponies, Riding Horse/Hacks and Cobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Search For A Star Championship series is a way to give amateur riders the chance to achieve their dream of riding at The Horse Of The Year Show. The standard increases every year and we are delighted to give so many riders this opportunity,â&#x20AC;? said Nicolina MacKenzie, Marketing Manager at SEIB Insurance Brokers. More information on the Search for a Star series is available at, and regular updates on the series can be found on social media at The SEIB Racehorse To Riding Horse Show Championship was created by South Essex Insurance Brokers to support and encourage the reeducation of thoroughbreds taken out of racing, re-schooling them and preparing them for a new career in the show ring. The series offers six qualifiers throughout the country, with winners earning a coveted

Louise Chamberlain and Mystical Clover


     25th June at Bury Farm EV

Report by Ashley Harrison. Photos by SBM Photographic


ith a new fabulous venue and a new format for the club this year, the show made a feature of the working hunter classes in order to encourage more combinations to have a go at this discipline. Starting at â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;teeny weenyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with the lead rein workers, the class heights went up gradually during the day and judges Vee Taheri Sinfield and Jessica Suffling made good use of a variety of fences and the arenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose built water splash. Mini working hunter pony champion was cradle and nursery stakes winner and club member Katie Hickman on her Welsh section A Bluebell, with Jessica Ward and Dwylan Meilir in reserve, also a section A and winners of the lead rein workers. The morning went on to produce some impressive jumping rounds and it was great to see classes purely for mountain and moorland ponies at this level, many of whom were canny enough to come for a warm up before

the National Pony Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Horse of the Year Show qualifiers the next day. The afternoon was taken over by the plaited workers and the many talented combinations were whittled down to two smart partnerships. Gwythian Geraint and Emmy Parkhouse took the championship. This 133cm Welsh section B was Search for a Star Show Hunter Pony Champion at HOYS in 2015 and although showing is Emmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first love, she likes Jago to have a varied life so jumps and hunts him too. Emily Tollafield and her Connemara Rocky, taking time out briefly from the eventing circuit, took reserve champion. In the flat showing ring, some rather cute combinations came forward for the mini classes. Sisters, Lacey and Jasmine Gordon Gardner, shared top spots in best turned out and first ridden with their successful section A campaigner Amilas Cornelius, but

Mini Working Hunter champion Katie Hickman on Bluebell


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Supreme of Show Shannon Mulhern riding Hello Juno

Working Hunter champion Emmy Parkhouse on Gwithian Geraint

Charlotte Lavery winner of the 80cm sj class on Spiffy

Reserve Supreme of Show and Pony Club Pony Champion Emily Tollafield riding Rocky

the mini championship went to the ever smiling Archie Ward on the mini worker reserve, Dwylan Meilir, with Winnie Swain riding the Dartmoor Briar’s Armangac in reserve. Over in the in-hand ring, Sue Howard and her impressive Izzey Garrick dominated the morning with wins in both veteran and hunter classes. The worthy winner in the coloured class was Helen Butcher and her native pony Wedgewood Blue, a former rescue pony who has gradually amassed a following on the local circuit, due in part to his sunny nature and his unusual and attractive markings.

Trednnick and super cute section A, Chutney in reserve. The supreme championship and huge challenge cup were hotly contested by 10 combinations, all worthy winners from the day. Judges Kevan Baskeyfield and Jessica Suffling finally settled on Shannon Mulhern’s statuesque show hunter pony champion Hello Juno with the ever consistent Rocky and

While all the buzz of the showing was going on outdoors, the show jumpers were having a party of their own in Bury Farm’s international indoor arena where classes started at 60cm in the starter stakes which was by Paula Wynn and Cormack. The busy 70cm class went to Jake Barton and his attractive palomino Puff of Gold, with Charlotte Lavery and Spiffy coming a close second. Charlotte then went on to take first in the inaugural 80cm Dengie class, gaining qualification to the next round of the Dengie Winter League. The day culminated in two championships outdoors in the Legacy Arena. The first, a Pony Club wild card championship rewarded combinations who, throughout the day, demonstrated good sportsmanship and horsemanship as well as ability and turnout. This was won by Zara Harris and her handsome dun working hunter pony Elvis with a delighted Amelia


Zara Harrison Elvis, Pony Club Wild Card Champion

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        Show Riders from her yard Strangeways Farm near Shenley CTR Supreme Ridden Champion, Shannon Mulhern who rode her pony Hello Juno to the top slot in 2015, came to our offices for Work Experience in July. She was given the task of following three local riders from her yard. In her report below, she focuses on 25-year-old Danielle Iaonnou, 11-year-old Olivia Taylor and 9-year-old Keira Jasinski who have all qualified for our championships this year. This is how they did it. Rider: Keira Jasinski Pony: Dantes Lord Lucas aka William Pony age: 5 Owner: Vicki Jasinski Show Record this year NORTH MIMMS RIDING CLUB 8th May Keira took ring champion including these classes on the way -2nd turnout; 3rd first ridden of show pony type; 1st best rider DACORUM AND DISTRICT RIDING CLUB 22nd May Keira took reserve champion in hand including these classes on the way - 1st turnout; 2nd first ridden; 1st in hand part bred; 2nd child handler NORTH MIMMS RIDING CLUB 12th June Keira took ring champion including these classes on the way - 1st turnout; 1st first ridden of show pony type; 2nd child's first pony DACORUM AND DISTRICT RIDING CLUB 19th June - 1st turnout; 2nd first ridden; 4th out of 20 in Intro A dressage test.

Olivia and Kiera

Keira said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am looking forward to the CTR championships as well as going to Equifest for the first time. I am also starting to jump William for fun.â&#x20AC;? Next year: Keira plans to do more dressage, especially in the winter; affiliated show pony classes with the aim of qualifying for SEIB Search for a Star at The Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).

Keiraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Q and A: What quirks does William have? He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have any. He gets bored hanging around at shows sometimes but other than that he is amazing. What are your biggest achievements so far with William? Winning junior champion freestyle to music at the CTR dressage championships in April this year. Taking two overall ring championships on the trot at North Mymms Riding Club this year. What is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;must haveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at shows? My mum! She is top groom! Oh and William. What do you like about showing? Meeting new people and seeing people we already know from the showing world. Also winning! What donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you like about showing? Getting up early and getting wet if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raining. Keira has to lie down after a big day of showing


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41 Rider and owner: Danielle Ioannou Pony 1: Garthfach Serrano aka Chilli Pony age: 7 Horse 1: Freckleton Highclass aka Eugenie Pony age: 4 Show Record this year NORTH MIMMS RIDING CLUB 12th June - 1st ridden coloured LEIGHTON BUZZARD STANBRIDGE AND DISTRICT RIDING CLUB 3rd July – Danielle took ring champion after coming 1st ridden coloured. Danni and Chilli Past: Danielle and her mother Sue Ioannou bought Chilli as an unbacked three-year-old after wanting a project. This year the pair have had many achievements such as qualifying for the Royal International Horse Show in the ridden coloured class not exceeding 153cm. Danielle says, “I am most looking forward to Equifest this year as it is the horsey holiday of the year.” She also stated, “I want to start doing working hunter classes on Chilli as I haven’t jumped for seven years.” Danielle brought her latest project, four-year-old Freckleton Highclass, at the start of this year. This young horse qualified for the Cuddy Supreme in hand Championships at HOYS in 2014 with its previous owners. She has recently been to Katie Jerram’s yard to be backed so Danielle has great hope for this quality coloured mare of riding horse type, under saddle. Next year, they will try for the RIHS again as well as some HOYS coloured qualifiers for Chilli. In the winter, she will do some dressage competitions, plus some showjumping to prepare for working hunter classes next season.

Danielle’s Q & A: What do you aspire to do? I aspire to getting into interior design, as well as continue with some art. What has been your biggest achievement so far on Chilli? Winning the CTR non-native ridden coloured then going on to take reserve coloured champion. Also qualifying for the RIHS for two years running. Do you have a lucky item? Not really, but Mum and I say Chilli is our lucky charm. When mum was ill, he was the main thing that got us through the hard times. What are the ‘must haves’ at shows? A few things: black eye gloss; Brylcreem; sparkle and of course, leg whitener. What do you like about showing? Getting the ponies ready, and not knowing the outcome of the day as every judge has a different eye. I always like having something to aim for so having a show every weekend pushes me to work harder.

Olivia with Phoenix and Pride

Olivia and Sooty

Olivia’s Q & A: What quirks do your ponies have? Pride sometimes gets too excited, especially when jumping; she has to have a little gallop around in circles first. Sooty, is scared of greys and coloureds for some reason, so we can’t stable him near Phoenix or Pride; that’s why he is with Becky (bay), who was my first pony. Phoenix is very lazy but I know I’m safe on him. What don’t you like about showing? When classes clash and judges don’t wait for you; that’s happened to me too many times. What do you like about showing? It’s fun. It is much more interesting than show jumping where you watch people jump the same course, whereas with showing, each rider’s show is different. What is a ‘must have’ at shows? A numnah. It is so annoying when you forget to bring your numnah because the horses’ backs can get rubbed. It happened to me this year at Dacorum and District Riding Club. I still blame my mum for leaving it at home! Do you have a lucky item? I used to have a lucky whip but I lost it a while back. That was a very upsetting day for me but I must still be lucky without it as I have had a good season so far this year. What are your biggest achievements? For Pride, it is backing and breaking her in by myself in April, then taking her to our first ridden show and winning the class just six weeks later. Sooty gave me my biggest achievement which was going to the Think Pink Charity Show in 2015 where we took the in hand championship.


Rider: Olivia Taylor Pony 1: Arad Pixie aka Pride Pony age: 5 Owner: Phillipa Taylor Pony 2: Maisies Man aka Sooty Pony age: 12 Pony 3: Phoenix Pony age: 16 Olivia and Pride Owner: Georgina Taylor Show Record this year NORTH MIMMS RIDING CLUB 8th May Pride: 2nd M&M ridden; 1st novice ridden and first ridden; 1st M&M in hand (Amy Taylor led as classes clashed) Phoenix: 3rd ridden veteran; 1st in hand turnout and in hand veteran DACORUM AND DISTRICT RIDING CLUB 22nd May Pride: 2nd ridden M&M; 1st first ridden Phoenix: 1st child handler; 4th ridden veteran NORTH MIMMS RIDING CLUB 12th June Sooty: Ring in hand champion including these classes on the way 3rd ridden part bred; 1st best conditioned in hand DACORUM AND DISTRICT RIDING CLUB 19th June Pride: 3rd novice ridden; 1st first ridden; 2nd M&M ridden Pride: Phillipa bought Pride as a wild 4-year-old off the Welsh mountains. She was then backed by Olivia in April 2016. She is going to Equifest with her. She is aiming to turn her into an all-rounder and gain more confidence jumping to do cradle stakes. Phoenix: She is looking forward to go to camp for the second year running. The pony has given Olivia much more confidence when jumping. Olivia's personal goal is to improve his flat work. Sooty: He has given Olivia some of her biggest achievements such as The Think Pink champion in hand. Olivia says she wants to definitely try to qualify him for SEIB Search for a Star at HOYS, as well as do some dressage on him.

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  CT Rider’s Showing Ambassador H

annah Miller-Burton has had an amazing couple of months …

I took my two coloured ponies down to our local county show, Herts and had a great day. Colour Me Bad took his third consecutive win in a row there in the ridden coloureds and Hollyland Flamboyant was 2nd in hand. At this time, I moved yards to a lovely tranquil place on my own with stables, grazing, a lovely manege and the best hacking you could imagine. Qualification at Royal Bath and West was a so close yet so far with Colour Me Bad, taking second in the HOYS Native Coloured Traditional pony qualifier but his travel partner, Arabian mare CS Lelisha went one better by winning the HOYS Arab mares and then she went on to take the championship. This was an amazing feeling as this is the second horse I have backed, brought on and taken through the novice classes. At the Hocon Arab show CS Lelisha had a second in the RASS mares. On Sunday 12th July I thought I would support a local show so took the novice Hollyland Flamboyant down to Caddington. The show is hacking distance for me and he came home with a win in the novice ridden.

Our next outing was NPS area 7 at Bury Farm where Hollyland Flamboyant was reserve Hunter Pony silver medal champion. I also won the Peasdown Intermediates and was reserve champion with my mum’s Fell stallion Townend Stevie. Stevie has come back to me after two seasons of predominantly being shown In-hand. He is another pony that I chose, broke, schooled and brought through novices myself. At the end of July, with Colour Me Bad, I was first and TGA champion, TGA Quest Supreme, 1st Traditional/Natives and reserve Coloured champion and he was put forward for the Cuddy qualifier. I have some more exciting news: I am now an ambassador for Smart Grooming. I couldn't recommend any products more than these; I've tried and tested them and the results were amazing. A super shiny, perfectly turned out Townend Stevie was 5th in his first HOYS qualifier at NPS area 25. I have also used the purple shampoo and blue rinse on the white hair of the coloured ponies and the results were incredible; the white bits were absolutely dazzling. I'm looking forward to getting the ‘patchy boys’ out at TSR at the weekend. Dudley (Colour Me Bad) has some HOYS qualifiers fast approaching so fingers crossed we will get there again. Wishing the Chiltern and Thames readers all the best success at the RB Equestrian CT Rider championships.

Colour Me Bad

Townend Stevie

STAR QUALIFIES Angelina Cameron has qualified for the RB Equestrian Chiltern and Thames Championships at Caddington and District RC in the in hand riding horse/pony class.

CS Lelisha


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     Photos by Sue Mitchell

Overall supreme Mountain and Moorland in hand champion, Mr M A Kilbey’s Welsh section A Idyllic Guinevere with foal at foot. She is by Lacey Buzbee out of Delami Misdemeanor.

Abigail Hampton’s stunning 14-year-old Shetland stallion Briar Piccolo took champion Shetland, reserve supreme in hand M & M and with rider Charlotte Mitchell he won the non-Welsh small breeds and then went on to take the reserve ridden championship. Winning is common place to Piccolo who has been to HOYS twice in addition to taking the supreme M&M and Rare Breeds at Equifest last year.

Winner of the Welsh Cobs section D 4 years and over, Mrs Lesley Evans’ Broughton Morwena who also took the reserve Welsh championship. By Llanath Welsh Flyer, this prolific winner is out of Broughton Miss Taylor


Abigail Hampton also won the Fell, Dales and Highland ponies 3 years and under with her newly purchased Carlung Stirling who went on to take the reserve championship. “I bought him as I wanted something for me to ride,” said a delighted Abigail.

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Miss H Whetrun’s Townend Believer handled by Philip Ward-Burton. This super Fell took the non-Welsh championship in hand. Philip also won the Connemara and New Forest ponies in hand class 3 years and under with Mr H Kelly’s Connemara Spinway Ciara.

Supreme M&M ridden went to the wonderful Exmoor stallion Warrenmere Woodcock owned by Mary Rose Bryant and ridden by Elizabeth Etchells from Chipperfield. They went home with the NPS silver medal.

Oozing quality which is rarely seen in New Forest ponies, Broadlands Politics stunned judge Adrianne Smythe to win the class. Ridden by Courtney Earl from Chelmsford, owner Mr Needham from Stock, Essex said, “I like the way Courtney uses all the corners. This pair have already qualified for the Royal International Horse Show.” Prolific winner, Welsh C stallion Waxwing Rheel won the Welsh B and C class with Bobby Bright.

Briar Piccolo under saddle


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Welsh section D cob Fourways William won the Fell, Dales and Welsh Cobs section D class with Miss P Margolin.

Champion Arab Fattan owned by Miss M Pook. Miss Pook’s part bred Arab Authentic also won his class. This was a qualifier for the British Arabian Championships.

Second placed Welsh Cob winner 3-years and over, Cheryl Waldron’s Ystwyth Sand Storm.

Headmaster of Beechwood Park School, Mr Edward Balfour presented the Show Pony Championship to Faye Heppelthwaite and 128cm Royal Tiara. Faye smiled the whole way round. “She owned the ring and that smile can win a class,” said trainer Lisa Street. The pair have already qualified for the Royal International.

Maisie Kivlochan took reserve show pony with 148cm Anndalayse Maddison Park. Her other pony, 128cm Wayfaring Bluebell, also won her section so both ponies qualify for the Royal International.

Lightweight Working Hunter, Mrs J Armstrong Small’s Andor took the Championship with Jamie Ryder-Phillips and lightweight Morse Code taking reserve.


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Mrs L Leeman’s Kellythorpe’s Master Key won the ridden coloured championship with Michelle Cooper’s Sammy Spoons second in the class for horses exceeding 153cm.

Carol Bardo’s Oxford Blue cob took the reserve coloured championship after winning the not exceeding 153cm class.

Our ambassador Hannah Miller-Burton won the Open Ridden Championship qualifier with the stunning traditional coloured Colour Me Bad.

Felicity Wells came second in the Open Coloured with Lady Athena by Allbany.

Martin also rode his own horse Avanti Rannoch Mor (Liam) bred by Rita Jennings of Avanti Stud. “Rita Jennings is a good friend of ours and Godparent to our son,” said Martin. Liam is by Young Prospect and out of Avanti Gregarious Gloria. “My wife and I brought Liam at 4 -days-old and we have home produced him. He came 4th in Heavyweight Hunter class winning the Aldenham Harriers Supporters’ Trophy. At 18.2hh and 800kg, Liam has had a successful career in county show youngstock classes having won at The Royal Horse Show, Royal Norfolk and Leicestershire County Show. This is the 4th time Liam has won this trophy and he is the only horse to have won the Aldenham Harriers’ Trophy for four years running as well as being the only horse to have won the Aldenham Harriers’ Trophy and Silver Challenge cup in the same year (2012). This is the fourth year Liam has qualified for RIHS amateur and open heavyweight classes. He has qualified for Equifest. “Liam has been a pleasure to produce and compete on,” added Martin.

City businessman, Martin Frost did well with his ridden hunters. Just Riley (JR) came 4th in the Novice Hunter Class and won the Silver Challenge Cup. He is a 7-year-old middleweight hunter by Avanti Amorous Archie (local RID stallion) out of Jacara Rain and owned by Sylvie O'Donnell. This was his first county show and only his second show having secured the Middleweight Hunter Equifest Championship ticket in April.

The Goldsmith, ridden by Heidi Sharp, won the Side Saddle Open Equitation. He is owned by Mrs Victoria Cable who competes him successfully in cob and working cob classes. Victoria looks forward to riding him sideways later in the season. “Victoria gave me the chance to ride him after I had helped her with some side saddle lessons. I had been out of side-saddle for nine years. We were all thrilled: owner, rider and truly supportive daughter Monique, my super groom,” said Heidi. “It is always great to be back at Herts County Show and the first time I competed there I was about nine-years-old, driving in the light trade. Many years of driving followed and then I first competed side saddle nine years ago!” added Heidi. Photo by SBM Photographic


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         Sunday 28th May

Photos by Christine Dunnington Photography.

Stourton Boswell Brown owned by Fleur Cunningham Reserve Inhand Champion

In hand Champion (Highcleres Calyson Sundancer owned by Kevin Malyon

Reserve Ridden Champion King Red ownded by Lisa Hayyez

First place for Crossoaks Crossed Wires at Team Quest

Willemien owned by Karen Wright of Wright Stride Equestrian Ridden Champion sponsored by Russell James Salon.

3rd July Haroldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park Farm It was another successful day in glorious weather for Crossoaks Livery at the Team Quest competition at Harolds Park Farm on the 3rd July. Both teams â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Crossoaks Crossed Wiresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Crossoaks everything Crossedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; each presented four riders to compete against the 13 other teams. All riders on Crossoaks Crossed Wiresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team were riding at prelim level. Joseph Benham riding Van Helsings Pride started the team off very strongly gaining 73.46% individually which gave him second place. This was followed closely by Beccy Clarke and Beua Be Better and Sarah Primo and Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jester who both scored 69.62% individually taking 6th place. Sam Holwerda and Pheobe IV just missed placings on 68.75%. The teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s combined score was 212.69 resulting in an unexpected 1st place. Riding for Crossoaks Everything Crossed, Pat Perkins riding Balleroy Delilah started in the Intro class. This was followed by the members riding prelim tests which included Anna Sadio on Templemore Robin who scored 68.75%; Penina Kahtan on Eileens Boy who scored 70% and was placed 4th individually and Vanessa Porter on Crossword who scored 64%. The teams combined score was 202.79 resulting in a very respectable 6th placing. The top 15 teams will be asked to compete in the regionals held at Pachesham Equestrian Centre on the 18th September. Both teams are holding a good position on the Southern Regional leaderboard and are hoping to get into the regionals.


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    19th June Photos by Catch it Quick

Toni West on Honey won the Novice Showjumping

Simone Roy with Romeo won the In-Hand Cob

Stacey Mills with Travellers Bill won the Best Conditioned Grass Kept, In Hand Coloured and took Reserve Champion

Bernadette Daley on Tonevane Rebel won the Novice Rider

Mollie Gibson-Holt with Shandy won the Young Handler, In Hand Odd Coloured and Supreme Champion


Amy Silk with Marmite won the Intermediate Showjumping

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2nd July 2016 Photos by Catch it Quick

Samantha Wuidart on Lince FS won the 100cm ODE

Charlotte Middleton on Joie won the 70cm ODE Section B

Ella Middleton on Hi Jinx won the 80cm ODE Section C

Mia Halsall on Alfie won the 70cm ODE Section A

Emma Welbourne on Waterloo Curtis won the 80cm ODE Section D

Jessica Pusey on Roy won the 60cm ODE

Angela Ridger on Bilbo won the 90cm ODE


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        Photos by Fae Loudoun

Georgia Burchmore on Hamlins Minelli - 1st Pony British Novice Championship/ 0.80m Open

Teagan Summers on Rhyd Ddu Highwayman - 1st 70cm open

Jodie Burchmore Eames on Claddagh Prince - 1st Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter/ 1.10m Open

Lilla Parrot on Killoites Just in Thyme - 1st Haygain Pony Discovery

A Wilson on Mams Us Sequin - 1st Blue Chip Pony Newcomers/ 1m Open


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     Addington Manor 25th June Photos by Catch it Quick

Biscester and Warden Hill Blue won the Novice Team SJ

George Carter on Chip won the Novice Individual SJ


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Frederick Ryde on Der Kaiser won the Intermediate Individual SJ

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Last chance to be part of the Chiltern and Thames Rider Championships 2016

The best amateur championship series in the region with qualifiers in Herts, Beds, Bucks, Northants, Oxon, Essex, and Berkshire

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Local shows and equestrian centres hold a series of qualifiers around the region with the finals being: â&#x20AC;˘ The RB Equestrian Chiltern and Thames Rider Summer Showing and Showjumping Championships to be held at Herts County Showground on Sunday 11th September. â&#x20AC;˘ TC Feeds and the Tack Haven CTR Summer Dressage Championships to be held at Bury Farm EV on the 5th and 6th November 2016

How do I get involved?

Once you have qualified you can then enter the finals on line. You can post back your signed card to CTR office or photograph the card with your phone and email to as proof of your qualification and validation of your entry.

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We will not be sending an email confirming your qualification this year. You will be issued with a card once you buy your membership and you must get it signed at the show

First, you must become a member by buying you membership card. Visit to find out more and to buy your membership. Each membership costs ÂŁ20 for each horse/pony rider/handler combination. Once you have bought your card, we will send it to you in the post. You can refer to the rules on line or the qualification criteria which is on the back of the card. If you qualify at a participating show, you must get your card signed by the judge or the show secretary.


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TC Feeds & Tack Haven Chiltern and Thames Rider Summer Dressage Championships We are holding championship classes from Intro to Medium plus Freestyle to Music with Junior sections in Intro, Prelim and Novice. At the finals we also offer prelim and novice dressage classes for M&Ms, registered and non-registered. Also a pairs class using British Riding Clubs Test 5 (2014). These are non-championship classes so you do not have to qualify for these classes. NEW RULES apply to qualifying shows from 1st April for the new summer series. The qualification percentage increases from 58% to 60%. All riders must be members to qualify and the qualification can go no further down the line than 6th place.


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RB Equestrian Chiltern and Thames Rider Summer Showing Championships Who are the champs aimed at? The Chiltern and Thames Rider championships welcome competitive amateurs and professionals alike but if your horse or pony has qualified for the Horse of the Year Show in these years – 2014, 2015 and 2016, he or she cannot compete at our showing championships this year.

We have ridden championship classes for: Ridden Hunter, Small Hunter, Ridden Arabs and Partbreds, Riding Horse, Ridden Foreign Breeds, Cobs/Maxis, Ridden Coloureds, Lead Rein, First Ridden, Show Pony, Novice Ridden, Best Turned Out, Novice Rider, Show Hunter Pony, Ridden Veteran, Ridden Odd Coloured, Ridden M&M, Working Hunter Pony, Novice Hunter, Working Hunter, Cradle Stakes, Nursery Stakes, Working M&M, Re-trained Racehorses, Ridden Warmbloods, Style and Performance, Best Rider, Family Horse/Pony, Pony Club Pony, Riding Club Pony, Riding Club Horse, Ridden Partbreds.

We have in hand championship classes for:

Shows running summer showing qualifiers more to follow in the next magazine. Make sure you check our website for updates as more are being confirmed daily 07/08/2016 14/08/2016 14/08/2016 21/08/2016 21/08/2016 21/08/2016 28/08/2016 28/08/2016 28/08/2016 29/08/2016 29/08/2016 03/09/2016 04/09/2016 04/09/2016 04/09/2016 04/09/2016

Wakes End Farm /1485148025114757/ Caddington & Dist RC Widmer EC Abingdon Horse Show Dacorum & District RC Grove Farm Stables South Est Essex Driving & Riding Club Souldrop Charity Horse Show /index.html Bedford & District RC Ashwell Show Hall Place Wakes End Farm /1485148025114757/ Chalfont Heights Riding Club Emberton & District RC Dacorum & District RC LBSDRC

In hand Arabs/part breds, In hand Riding Horse/Pony, In hand Coloureds, In hand M&Ms, In hand Driving Type, In hand Hunter Horse/Pony, Youngstock, In hand Veteran, In hand Odd Coloured, Best Child Handler, Best Condition, In hand Warmbloods, In hand Foreign Breeds. We have non-championship classes – be they must be pre-entered, for the following classes: Fancy Dress, Concours D’Elegance, Resue Horse and Pony Ridden and In hand, Side Saddle Equitation and Pairs.

Some of our classes are qualifiers for:


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RB Equestrian Chiltern and Thames Rider Summer Showjumping Championships Shows running summer showjumping qualifiers more to follow in the next magazine. Make sure you check our website for updates

We have championship classes for 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 1m for horses and ponies who compete in separate rings. We have warm-up classes for 65cm and a puissance class for both horses and ponies. There are clear rounds too, so you can familiarise your horses and ponies with the flowers, and the championship fences. The championship classes are affiliated to British Showjumping Club League

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Bury Farm Caddington & Dist RC Checkendon E C Shardeloes Farm EC Checkendon E C Abingdon Horse Show Dacorum & District RC Offley & District RC

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Harolds Park Farm Bedford & District R C Hall Place Sywell Horse Show Chalfont Heights Riding Club Emberton & District RC LBSDRC Dacorum & District RC

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Brush up on your showjumping skills the day before the RB Equestrian CTR Championships with Petros. He will be running four groups - 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 1m. There will be between 4 and 6 riders in each group . Get the chance to jump coloured poles with flowers and your horse will be tuned up for the show the next day. Each session will be one and a half hours long approximately. Cost per clinic delegate ÂŁ28. Places are limited.



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Shows & Events Diary 30th July - 9th October

31 Jul Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 Kimpton Horse Show Kimpton Herts SG4 8EE 1 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex John Bowen Dressage & SJ Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks SJ & WH Qual Tel: 01494 433333 email: 2 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex John Bowen Dressage & SJ Clinic / Eve CR SJ Tel: 07595 023325 3 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve SJ Tel: 07595 023325 Windmill Farm Dressage Clinic 4 Aug North Mymms RC HChildrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Showing Show & SJ at Home Farm email: OBH RC Open Summer Eve Dressage Tel: 01442 863745 5 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex BD Tel: 07595 023325 Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks Eve Unaffil Dressage Tel: 01494 433333 email: 6 Aug Blakesley Show Blakesley Heath Farm Maidford Northants Tel: 01327 263186 Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil Dressage/Comb Training/CR Tel: 07595 023325 Raybrook Riding Herts Open Dressage Tel: 07961 336508 Windmill Farm Dressage Affiliated Dressage 7 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil Dressage & Team Quest Tel: 07595 023325 9 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve CR SJ Tel: 07595 023325 10 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve SJ Tel: 07595 023325 10-11 North Mymms RC Area 7 Championships Lincoln email: 11 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Annette Lewis SJ Clinic/Unaffil Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 12 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex BS Senior Cat 2 Tel: 07595 023325 13 Aug Brook Farm Dressage Beech Hill Road Spencers Wood Berks email: Brook Farm TC Essex BS Senior Cat 1 & Junior Tel: 07595 023325 South Bucks RC Dressage Clinic Show Jumping Schooling Tel: 01753 645087 email: 14 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil SJ Tel: 07595 023325 Caddington & Dist RC Summer Show at Dovehouse Farm Kensworth Beds Emberton & Dist RC Lavendon Bucks Fun Show Tel: 07513 216719 email: 15 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks Carole Broad FBHS Clinic Tel: 01494 433333 email:

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16/17 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve CR SJ Tel: 07595 023325 17 Aug Windmill Farm Dressage Affiliated 18/19Aug Brook Farm TC Essex John Bowen Dressage & SJ Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 19 Aug Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks Eve Unaffil SJ Tel: 01494 433333 email: 20 Aug Amersham Open Dressage at Fullers Hill Farm Culminating in the Amersham Dressage Cup Brook Farm TC Essex BD Tel: 07595 023325 Windmill Farm Dressage My Quest 21 Aug Abingdon Annual Horse Show Rye Farm Meadows Abingdon Bridge Tel: 07979 197136 email: Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 Dacorum & Dist RC Open Show Tel: 0208 9502656 email: Keysoe RC Open Show at the Back Fields of The College EC email: Offley & Dist RC nr Hitchin Herts Open Show 22 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Kim Ratcliffe Dressage Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 23 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve CR SJ Tel: 07595 023325 24 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve SJ Tel: 07595 023325 25 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Annette Lewis SJ Clinic/Unaffil Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 26 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex BS Senior Cat 2 Tel: 07595 023325 27 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex BS Senior Cat 1 & Junior Tel: 07595 023325 28 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil SJ Tel: 07595 023325 OBH RC OpenNovice H/T Tel: 01442 863745 Shady Horsemanship Bryerley Springs EC Milton Keynes E:- Tel: 07577 414193 Souldrop 25th Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show 29 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 30 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex Eve CR SJ Tel: 07595 023325 31 Aug Brook Farm TC Essex John Bowen Dressage & SJ Clinic Eve SJ Tel: 07595 023325 31 - 2 Sep MKEC Hanslope Bucks Adult Camp Tel: 07810 120498 1 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex John Bowen Dressage & SJ Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 Bucks County Show Weedon Park Aylesbury Tel: 01296 680400 2 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex BS Senior Cat 2 Tel: 07595 023325


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Shows /Sponsored Rides

The Gaddesden Estate Charity Ride,

Gaddesden Estate, near Great Gaddesden in Hertfordshire

25th September

Back for a second year, with the course extended to include the 18th Century parkland in front of Gaddesden Place. The 10-mile cross country route, which takes participants across areas of the Estate not normally open to the public, includes 28 optional jumps. NEW for 2016: host of exhibitors at the start of the event, providing refreshments, entertainment and information to participants, their family and friends. The Stampede Stunt Company and the Upperwood Stud and Clydesdale Heavy Horses, will be represented on the day, tack, feed and equipment suppliers, locally-sourced food, tea, cake and PIMM’s will be on sale.

Brook Farm Dressage Brook Farm, Beech Hill Road Spencers Wood, Berkshire. RG7 1HX Visit us on Facebook

Tickets for the Charity Ride, which will run 10am – 2pm, £25 per horse and rider, available at Proceeds from the event will be split between the Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Society.

We host dressage competitions with an array of classes to suit horses at every level from Intro to Grand Prix and Eventing Dressage classes. Outdoor international arena and one indoor 30 x 50m on Martin Collins surface. Hard standing parking. Club Room.No livery services provided.

Web: Email: Show Dates : 13th August, 22nd October, 26th November, 17th December, 14th January '17, 11th February '17

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To include Showing and Working Hunter classes, Mini and Open SJ, Gymkhana and Fun Classes

9th OCTOBER – JUMPING DERBY branch/schedules

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South Oxfordshire Sponsored Ride Sunday 2nd October 2016 Brightwell Park, Nr. Watlington, Oxon. OX49 5NS


BOXMOOR SHOWJUMPS Ltd Now offer at summer prices, hand made, hand painted wooden showjumps

For all information and on line entries go to

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Shows & Events Diary 30th July - 9th October

Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks Eve Unaffil Dressage Tel: 01494 433333 email: 3 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex BS Junior Tel: 07595 023325 Windmill Farm Dressage Affiliated 3/4 Sep Trakehner Annual Grading Show at College EC Beds Tel: 01234 772502/07768 804856 4 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil SJ Tel: 07595 023325 Dacorum & Dist RC Open Show Tel: 0208 9502656 email: Emberton & Dist RC Lavendon Bucks Open Show Tel: 07513 216719 email: Leighton Buzzard Stanbridge & Dist Beds Open Show Tel: 07702 510293 Shady Horsemanship Bryerley Springs EC Milton Keynes email: Tel: 07577 414193 5 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Kim Ratcliffe Dressage Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 6 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Eve CR SJ Tel: 07595 023325 8 /9 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex BD Tel: 07595 023325 11 Sep RB Equestrian/CT Rider Summer Championships at Herts County Showground Tel: 01582 965760 E: Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 12/13 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex John Bowen Dressage & SJ Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 15 Sep Thames Show Kingsey Road Thame Oxon Tel: 01844 215444 email: 16 Sep Blenheim Palace Sponsored Ride Abingdon E:- Brook Farm TC Essex BS Senior Cat 2 Tel: 07595 023325 Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks Eve Unaffil SJ Tel: 01494 433333 email: 16-18 MKEC Hanslope Bucks Susanna Hurley Adult Camp Tel: 07810 120498 17 Sep Amersham Open Dressage at Fullers Hill Farm Culminating in the Amersham Dressage Cup Brook Farm TC Essex Indoor SJ Tel: 07595 023325 Windmill Farm Dressage Affiliated 17/18 Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks Give Horses a Go Tel: 01494 433333 email: 18 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Unaffil Showing Tel: 07595 023325 Northampton PC Open Show at Delapre Park Northants Tel: 07704 511352 email: Shady Horsemanship Bryerley Springs EC Milton Keynes email: Tel: 07577 414193 South Bucks RC Open Show Tel: 01753 645087 email:

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19 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Kim Ratcliffe Dressage Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Sabrina Jones FBHS Clinic Tel: 01494 433333 email: 20 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Eve CR SJ Tel: 07595 023325 21 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Open Unaffil Dressage Tel: 07595 023325 Windmill Farm Dressage Affiliated 23-25 Brook Farm TC Essex Petplan Area Festival Tel: 07595 023325 24 Sep BDS National Driving Championships at Addington Bucks Tel: 01379 384612 South Bucks RC XC Training Tel: 01753 645087 email: Windmill Farm Dressage Clinic 25 Sep Offley & Dist RC nr Hitchin Herts Open Show The Gaddesden Estate Charity Ride nr Gt Gaddesden 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2pm, Shady Horsemanship Bryerley Springs EC Milton Keynes email: Tel: 07577 414193 26/27 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex John Bowen Dressage & SJ Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 29 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex Annette Lewis SJ Clinic Tel: 07595 023325 30 Sep Brook Farm TC Essex BS Senior Cat 2 Tel: 07595 023325 1 Oct Windmill Farm Dressage Affiliated 2 Oct Shady Horsemanship Bryerley Springs EC Milton Keynes email: Tel: 07577 414193 South Oxfordshire Sponsored Ride Brightwell Park, Wallingford, Oxon Tel: 01494 678269 5-9 HOYS 7 Oct Shardeloes Farm EC Amersham Bucks Eve Unaffil SJ Tel: 01494 433333 email: 9 Oct Northampton PC Jumping Derby at Delapre Park Northants Tel: 07704 511352 email:

Raybrook Riding

Open Dressage Show Friday 5th August Intro Prelim & Novice See our Facebook page for details Contact Vickie or Sarah

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