Page 1

www.localrider.co.uk

Guy Williams wins the Hickstead Derby:

£3.00

August 2010

£1,500

of prizes to be won

August 2010 • VOLUME X NUMBER 8

full report inside

Eventing from Rackham Pony Racing from Lingf ield

Building your dream yard 08

Localrider Magazine

BUMPER SHOW REPORT ISSUE – OVER 50 PAGES!

www.localrider.co.uk

PLUS: Brighton Horse Driving Trials COVERING KENT, SUSSEX, SURREY, HAMPSHIRE, BERKSHIRE & THE ISLE of WIGHT

1_cover_aug10.indd 1

19/7/10 16:29:29


2_ad_LRaug10.indd 1

19/7/10 15:14:11


E R OU EBSIT T I VIS RE W s. A e C l E ab RS t s HO r k

you co.u

An offer you’ll warm to! Free Horseware® Bodywarmer when you take out a policy Insure your horse today to take advantage of this great offer from Petplan Equine. In addition to getting help with the cost of unexpected bills you can also add to your equestrian wardrobe with a free, navy, unisex Horseware® Bodywarmer worth £39 when you take out a policy. Ideal for those chilly nights, this bodywarmer will be invaluable protection all year round, just like your horse insurance from Petplan Equine!

Terms, conditions and excesses apply

To take advantage of this offer call

0800 197 4041 PetplanEquine.co.uk

quoting BODYWARM

View full offer terms and conditions at PetplanEquine.co.uk/bodywarmer. Petplan Equine is a trading name of Allianz Insurance plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Registered office: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1DB. Registered in England No. 84638.

3_lraug10.indd 1 A4 Bodywarm.indd 1 3986.55 LocalRider

21/7/10 23/3/10 10:21:01 12:30:11


Contents August 2010 EDITOR

Fiona Rafferty fiona@localrider.co.uk Tel: 01892 863062

ART EDITOR Sam Reeves

ADVERTISING

14

Karen Ede karen@localrider.co.uk Tel: 01892 730202

Contact Localrider at: Localrider Magazine, Roundbale Limited, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TP GENERAL ENQUIRIES:

01892 863062 www.localrider.co.uk To subscribe to Localrider, go online for details

CONTRIBUTORS

Michael J Norton, George Gorman, Alex Kelly, Pleasure Prints, SE Event Photography, Twin Photographic, Tony Smith, Paul Harding, Richard Weller-Poley, Stephen Bartholomew, Jo Walker, Combatmoose Photography, Nigel Goddard, Julian Portch, Samantha Lamb, Nikki Giles, Chris Wheeler, John Caruana, Angela Kember, Wayne Jones Photographic, Peter Blackman, Angela Figgis, Andrew Gilham, Pam Clingan, Margaret Butcher, Jonathan Gardiner, Colette Walker, Graham Gott, Ginger Images, Visualise Photography, Photo-Synergy, Oli Lawrence

Published by

Roundbale Limited, publishers of Localrider Magazine take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information published in Localrider Magazine is correct and in good faith. However, we do not guarantee the correctness or completeness of material published in the reports, articles, or advertising. Neither we nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing the publication), shall be liable or responsible for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a result. This exclusion shall include servicing or repair costs and, without limitation, any other direct, indirect or consequential loss. The views expressed in the editorial do not necessary reflect the views of the publication. Although due care is taken Roundbale Limited does not accept liability for loss or damage of material submitted for possible publication. Localrider Magazine must not be reproduced in any shape or form or means without the permission of the publisher.

40 68

60 Features 13 Confidence: make it don’t fake it 29 The corner stones of Bedgebury Park 36 Still Going Strong – insuring the veteran horse 40 Hickstead Derby Report COVER STORY 47 Making a dream yard come true COVER STORY

Regulars 6 12 14 16 33 37 38 50 52 79 84 86

News Club News Spotlight – Jean-Marc Imbert Regional Roundup Laura’s Diary Father Figure – Kevin Light Goings on at Furlong Farm Reader Profile – Lorna and Valda Youngrider Feed News British Showjumping Results Show Dates

90 Horses for Sale 92 Classifieds 97 The trials & tribulations of Oli Lawrence 98 Reader of the Month – Caitlin Fahy 98 Coming Next Month

Show Reports 30 Rackham One Day Event COVER STORY 32 Eridge Horse Trials 34 Area 10 Horse Trials 53 Romney Marsh Prince Phillip Cup Team 54 Pony Club Horse Trials, Eridge 56 SEWPCA Summer WPCS Silver Medal Show 57 Willow Farm Show 58 Pony Racing from Lingfield COVER STORY 60 Brighton Horse Driving Trials COVER STORY 62 RDA Dressage at Hickstead 63 Unaffiliated Dressage at Merrist Wood

ADVERTISE YOUR ‘HORSE FOR SALE’

4 Localrider AUGUST 2010 4-5_cont_lrAUG10.indd 1

21/7/10 12:08:09


Welcome E

44 98

64 66 67 68 69 70 72

NPS Area 20 Summer Show BSPS Area 11 Show Chilham Park Combined Training Colette’s Surrey Show Step by Step Unaffiliated Dressage Summer time at Mount Mascal Kent Festival of Showing and Dressage 74 Qualifying Action from Oakwood Park 76 The Sunshine Tour

Special Offers & Competitions COVER STORY 6

Win tickets to Blenheim Horse Trials 7 Katie Hough Equine Art – Reader Offer 8 Win tickets to see Westlife 9 Win a £5.00 NAF Voucher 10 Win tickets to the National Driving Championships 27 Win tickets to the Royal Horse Gala 51 Giveaways

FOR FREE ! *

ach month as I sit and write my welcome it feels like the month that has just passed is so much better than the previous one, and yet again I feel it is so. The first great news to hit my desk was event rider Sharon Hunt and her great campaigner Tankerstown winning the CCI**** in Luhmühlen (the German version of Badminton). Sharon is a new import to Localrider territory, growing up in Suffolk, Sharon only moved her yard to Bedgebury in Kent at the beginning of this year. Looking at her results, it appears to have been a good move so far. Bedgebury Park was recently bought by Gabriella Atkinson, a lady Did you come and who believes whatever you are doing in life, finding the corner stones is say hello to us at imperative, turn to page 29 to read Gabriella’s story so far. Hickstead in June? The next big event in the calendar was the Hickstead Derby Meeting and the team at Localrider were all very excited as it was our first public appearance since being bought by Roundbale Limited last August. All credit for the stand looking so good must go to Sam our designer and Tim our Director, while Karen and I just made the most of the four days to talk to readers and clients and to see as much of the action as possible. One event we weren’t going to miss was The DFS Derby. And it turned out to be one of the best afternoons of show jumping I have ever watched. First, Tina Fletcher and the very scopey Promised Land produced a wonderful clear round, but with Hickstead professionals such as William Funnell and Mondriaan still to jump, it was hard to know if her clear round was enough to lift the title. Having featured William and Mondriaan annually for the last five years it would be hard to say I wasn’t hoping that 2010 would be a fairytale Derby year for them, but sadly it wasn’t to be and Mondriaan was retired when he lacked his normal form. Last to go was Guy Williams riding Softrack Skip Two Ramiro, their round seemed to get better and better and once Guy cleared the Devil’s Dyke, the crowd were on the edge of their seats, willing him over the last. In a class that sometimes is won with four faults, two local riders were set to jump-off for one of the greatest prizes in the history of show jumping. You can read the full Hickstead report on page 40, but what I can say is how delighted I am for Guy, his family and all of his team. We have featured Guy on many occasions over the years and one thing I have noticed is that he always has time for everyone, whatever their level of involvement in the sport. Only recently he was encouraging riders to support shows at grass roots levels as he felt that they are the life blood of the sport and the next generation of riders. At last Guy has achieved his childhood dream and I would like to wish him every success in experiencing a few more. Local rider isn’t just about the professional riders, it is a magazine for everyone involved in the horse community in the South East and this month we feature more horses and riders than ever before, in fact over 50 pages of news, stories and photographic show reports. If you think we have missed a great local story then email me and let me know. With Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt and Pippa Funnell selected for the World Equestrian Games and Emily Llewellyn heading to the Youngrider European Championships, hopefully it won’t be long until I am toasting more successful local riders and thanking them for making that issue even better than the last. Front Cover: Guy Williams and Softrack Skip Two Ramiro, winners of the Hickstead Derby, picture courtesy of Jon Stroud

The June Competition winners will be announced in the September issue of Localrider

?\oekYWdÉjWbmWoi\_dZWYefoe\j^_i cW]Wp_d["^[bf_iWj^WdZ9ecfb[j[ j^_i\ehcWdZ^WdZ_dWjoekhbeYWb ijeh["j^[oÉbbWhhWd][\ehWYefoe\[WY^ _iik[jeX[h[i[hl[Z \ehoek$Iec[ijeh[i cWo[l[dX[WXb[je WhhWd][\eh_jjeX[ Z[b_l[h[Zjeoekh Z[b_l[h[Zjeoekh ^ec[$@kijWia

Localrider

Fb[Wi[h[i[hl[%Z[b_l[hcoYefoe\ CW]DWc[ edWh[]kbWhXWi_i"ijWhj_d]m_j^_iik[ J_jb[<_hijdWc[ IkhdWc[ 7ZZh[ii

FeijYeZ[ J[b[f^ed[dkcX[h

?\oekZedÉjmWdjjec_iiWd_iik[

* Private advertisers only. See page 90

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 5 4-5_cont_lrAUG10.indd 2

21/7/10 12:08:25


NEWS

Exclusive Five Star Offer to Localrider Readers! Perk Up Your Picnic With Yorkshire Crisps! Whether you’re a competitor or spectator you can perk up your picnic or packed lunch with the crunch of delicious, handcooked, gourmet crisps from The Yorkshire Crisp Company! These moreish crisps come in a unique re-sealable drum which is great for snacking on show days or when you are travelling to and from the shows, keeping the crisps fresh and secure. www.yorkshirecrisps.co.uk

NAF and Localrider have joined forces to create a very special offer which is exclusively available to you as a valued Localrider reader. To qualify for the chance to win £5.00 off a five star supplement of your choice simply log on to www.naf-uk.com/LR and follow the directions. The first 25 readers to log on and fill in the necessary details will each receive a special voucher to take to your local NAF stockist and claim £5.00 off whichever five star supplement you choose. For more information please see the NAF Five Star advert on page 9.

Is your horse in pain? Calling all horse owners who are using bute and other similar products to keep their horses pain free. Please take the time to visit www.hackup.co.uk and complete the MAPS questionnaire. Your answers could help revolutionise pain management.

Mark Todd Collection Sponsors Laura Collett

Your Horse Live 2010 Held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, 13th & 14th November, the event is not to be missed and promises to be an action packed two days, with incredible shopping, celebrities and brilliant demonstrations. Learn from top riders across a range of disciplines and receive hands on advice, great tips and in depth knowledge to help you and your horse whatever your chosen sport or leisure activity. Shop until you drop with leading equestrian retailers or browse through cutting edge country fashion and bespoke designer items for both you and your horse. From rugs to jewellery, there is something for everyone. To book your tickets in advance and save 20% for Your Horse Live 2010 visit www. yourhorselive.co.uk or call 0844 581 0770 and quote YHL-TSM . For bookings of 10 or more, call 0800 358 0058, quote TSMGRP and save a further 10%.

Laura Collett has signed a sponsorship agreement with The Mark Todd Collection. The up-and-coming event rider will promote the Mark Todd product range and Gatehouse riding hats, including the popular HS1 jockey skull. Speaking of the arrangement Laura said: “This is a very exciting sponsorship deal for me and I am proud to be associated with the Mark Todd brand. It’s a terrific name to be wearing and it’s great that Mark is back here competing again.” www.wefi.co.uk / www.gatehouserange.co.uk

WIN Tickets to Blenheim Horse Trials

B

ased in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the AmTrust Equine team has over 40 years of experience in equine insurance. When you insure with them you are buying direct from an equine specialist so the policies meet your needs exactly, offer excellent cover and are great value for money. AmTrust Equine takes complete ownership of its terms, conditions and service. AmTrust Equine is committed to

supporting equestrianism in the UK and is a sponsor for the third year running at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (9th - 12th September 2010) - considered the best event at CCI*** level in Europe and amongst the finest in the world. AmTrust Equine is offering Localrider readers ten pairs of tickets for Friday 10th September. These exclusive tickets include entry to the event and a course walk with AmTrust Equine sponsored riders Wayne Garrick and Ginny Howe, followed by a champagne reception on the AmTrust Equine stand. Ginny will be competing on nine-year-old full warm-blood Bonne Aimee, owned by Lottie Wemyss, for the first time at Blenheim this year. Wayne Garrick commented: “I’m so lucky to have AmTrust Equine as my principle sponsor. AmTrust Equine is a great insurance company that actually understands horses and the highs and lows of ownership. They also put their money where their mouth is in terms of

WIN

supporting riders like Ginny and myself. We’re all looking forward to an exciting Blenheim this year - especially seeing who is brave enough to try the first AmTrust Equine High Jump Challenge to see who can jump the highest over 5’0” bareback and win an amazing Barnsby saddle.” For more details on AmTrust Equine please call: 0845 459 8990 or visit www.amtrustequine.co.uk To win these great tickets please answer the following question: Where is AmTrust Equine based? Send your answer, together with your name, address and telephone number on a postcard to: Blenheim Competition, Localrider, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0TP The winners will be the first 10 postcards drawn after the closing date of 23rd August 2010.

6 Localrider AUGUST 2010 6-11_news_lraugust10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:22:23


Please contact Fiona on 01892 863062 or email fiona@localrider.co.uk to submit your news to Localrider. Whilst every effort is taken to ensure your news is included, the Editor cannot guarantee that all submissions will be published

Katie Hough Equine Art Great Summer Savings! The RS-tor’s new website

T

he RS-tor rider safety aid is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.rstor.co.uk. “Our patented product is the first of its kind on the market, so we wanted to share its benefits with a wide range of customers,” says George Gorman, inventor of the award-winning product. “We also have social media pages – just search for RS_Tor on Twitter and RS-Tor on Facebook - we would love some new followers! International dressage rider, Sarah Millis, believes the RS-tor has benefits over a neck strap for flatwork, as with the RS-tor, the rider is still able to carry their hands and keep them mobile. “The RS-tor may be useful in comparison to a neck strap, whereby the hands may be low and ‘fixed’; also, if a horse starts to buck, the RS-tor allows you movement to try and get the horse’s head up, while also keeping you secure,” she says.

Family Fun Day Epsom Downs Racecourse is once again hosting its Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August, 2010. This popular fixture provides a great value day out with something to keep all of the family entertained from competitive racing on The Downs to a large range of children’s entertainment within the Grandstand Enclosure, including bouncy castles, face painters and much much more! The traditional children’s races will be run down the track, with prizes for the winners and plenty of other activities all over the course.

SPECIAL READER OFFER

I

nternationally renowned Equine and Natural Forms Artist, Katie Hough is offering readers a 50% DISCOUNT off all commissions of their horses or other pets, booked by 31st October 2010. Katie Hough is an equine and natural forms artist whose unique style captures both the passion and the graceful beauty of the animals she depicts using a wide range of techniques. She focuses upon the muscular and skeletal structure, and captures the spirit of her subjects with such details. Katie has experienced great success exhibiting her work across the country in galleries and art exhibitions, as well as offering live demonstrations at events such as Gatcombe Horse Trials, Your Horse Live, The Royal Windsor Horse Show and many countryside fairs and agricultural shows. Her main passion lies with horses and it is this adoration that enables her to capture the true spirit and energy of her subjects. Her artistic pursuits have been captivated by their romantic beauty- with their flowing manes and tails, majestic power and tender eyes. Whilst Katie has portrayed a wide range of equine breeds, she has also depicted many canine and feline companions, as well as a multitude of British wildlife, and this is your summer opportunity to commission your very own unique personal piece for half price! All you need to do to be able to receive your HALF PRICE COMMISSION is send in a photo of your horse or pet via email to katie@katiehoughequineart.co.uk quoting Localrider Offer or alternatively you can post hard copies to her studio address which will be emailed to you on request. For more information about Katie and to view her work, visit www.katiehoughequineart.co.uk The site also gives details of her up-coming events and opportunities to meet her in person. This is a limited offer, closing 31st October 2010.

For adults, there will be seven competitive horse races starting at 2.00pm, including The Amateur Jockey’s Derby run over the famous mile and a half Derby course. In The Sprint, horses thunder down Epsom’s sprint course; unquestionably the most spectacular sprint course in the UK. Rupert Trevelyan, Managing Director at Epsom Downs Racecourse, comments; “Racing at Epsom Downs on August Bank Holiday Monday is a longstanding tradition, not just because of the Amateur Derby, but also as an annual family day out. Last year was highly successful and we are hoping this year’s is even better. All the children’s entertainment is free for those in the Grandstand and all of it is fun!” www.epsomdowns.co.uk

Hampshire riding school gets a big Clubmark tick The British Horse Society and the British Equestrian Federation are pleased to announce Pinkmead Farm Riding, Southampton as the latest riding school to achieve Clubmark accreditation. Stephene King, Proprietor of Pinkmead Farm said: “We are thrilled that Pinkmead Farm Equestrian Centre has been awarded Clubmark. We can now continue to focus on providing a safe learning environment for our young riders that is structured and safe but also fun. Parents have the constant reassurance their children are in good hands. We are working with our local authority’s sports development officer to enable us to build on our relationship with the local schools to offer equestrian activities for children.” AUGUST 2010 Localrider 7 6-11_news_lraugust10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:22:37


NEWS

WIN

Please contact Fiona on 01892 863062 or email fiona@localrider.co.uk to submit your news to Localrider. Whilst every effort is taken to ensure your news is included, the Editor cannot guarantee that all submissions will be published

Fancy seeing boy band sensation Westlife live at Sandown Park? We have four pairs of tickets up for grabs! Performing live after racing on Thursday, 5th August , the audience will be able to enjoy hits from Westlife’s latest album, Where We Are, as well as a mix of their classic songs. Westlife, who are starting a UK summer tour this year, are Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne. The group are the only act in UK history to have their first seven singles go straight to Number 1 and have since gone on to sell more than 45 million records worldwide. The band took a year off in 2008 after an unprecedented run of 14 number one singles and 10 chart-topping albums. Spending much of 2009 hidden away in studios across Europe and the US, Westlife have been quietly creating their most exciting album to date. Where We Are features work from pop’s finest craftsmen, including Grammy-nominated Ryan

Tedder (Leona Lewis, Beyonce), Steve Robson (James Morrison, Take That), Steve Booker (Duffy), Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters (Whitney Houston, Anastacia) and Shaznay Lewis, who co-writes a track with band member Mark Feehily. For further information or to book tickets please call Sandown Park on 01372 47 00 47 or visit www.sandown.co.uk. Groups of 12 or more adults get 20% off admission price. To enter send a postcard with your name, address and telephone number on a postcard to: Westlife Competition, Localrider, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0TP The winners will be the first four postcards drawn after the closing date of 2nd August 2010. You can also enter by emailing competitions@ localrider.co.uk

Action-packed Badminton

Endurance Championship resurrected for Riding Clubs

T

he growing popularity of endurance as a competitive equestrian sport has resulted in the reinvention of the Riding Clubs Endurance Championship, which offers qualifiers at venues nationwide and a Final at the prestigious Robin Hood Challenge. The new championship is being held in association with British Riding Clubs and all affiliated clubs are invited to enter a team of between 3 and 6 horses. Around twelve qualifiers will be held throughout the country with one or two events in each of the nine Sport England regions. The competition will comprise a 30-35km ride run under Endurance GB (EGB) rules and, depending on the number of entries, the top 2 or 3 teams will qualify for the Finals to be held at the Robin Hood Challenge on 4th – 5th September, one of the most prestigious endurance rides in the country with a racetrack finish at Southwell Racecourse. Visit www.endurancegb.co.uk, and for specific information on the Riding Clubs Championship, visit www.rcteamevent. endurancegb.co.uk

Equestrian Vision, the leading producer and distributor of Equestrian DVDs in the UK, has now released the highly anticipated Badminton Horse Trials 2010 DVD. The 61st Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials saw 83 competitors representing 11 Nations take part and for the third time in the last five years Australia came out on top. With expert commentary by Mike Tucker, this DVD sees dressage highlights and the show jumping climax sandwich comprehensive coverage of the cross country. This tense and exciting DVD is now available from www.equestrianvision.co.uk, RRP £21.99.

Relief for The Full Monty Scratchers! Be the envy of your friends with these fun, fashionable, yet functional wellies, made from flexible PVC with a soft polyester foam lining. They have a mock buckle and stud and a plain black or tan top with an elastic insert at the rear to ensure a perfect fit. They have a self colour sole and come in a bright and funky box. The Full Monty Harlequin boot has a riding sole and heel and a spur rest, but they are just as good for posing about town. Available in six fabulous colours – pink with black top, red with black top, purple with black top, black with black top, navy with tan top or green with tan top. Available in sizes 4- 7, RRP £37.99, for more information visit www.belstane.com

Two Fair Mare’s Equine Scratcher allows horses to safely scratch without the worry of potential injury. Designed to give maximum relief whether it’s from insect bites, boredom or shedding, the no-pull surface will not tear at your horse’s mane, tail or coat. The texturized, flexible panel can be wrapped around a fence post or mounted in multiples on a stable wall to allow horses to safely scratch without worry of potential injury. Each 25”x11” panel has a unique surface design that stands up to the most determined nibblers, and its durable polyethylene contains a UV stabilizer which means it won’t crack or rot in seasonal weather. Supplied with stainless steel mounting hardware. Available now from all good equestrian suppliers, priced at RRP £19.99. www.shiresequestrian.com

8 Localrider AUGUST 2010 6-11_news_lraugust10.indd 3

21/7/10 10:22:52


www.naf-uk.com First 25 to go to For more details please www.naf-uk.com/LR go to your local NAF stockist or call our Freephone Advice Line: and enter their details 0800 373 106 or email will receive a ÂŁ5 off voucher info@naf-uk.com to spend on any Five Star product of your choice.

Internet access required. Closing date for entries 30th September 2010. Winners will be notified by 1st November 2010

6-11_news_lraugust10.indd 4

21/7/10 10:22:53


Please contact Fiona on 01892 863062 or email fiona@localrider.co.uk to submit your news to Localrider.

NEWS

Whilst every effort is taken to ensure your news is included, the Editor cannot guarantee that all submissions will be published

Proms in the Park, Saturday 14th August 2010 at Oakwood Park

Operaplayhouse.com

An extraordinary evening of picnics, music and light entertainment under the stars all in aid of the Ashdown Forest Riding for the Disabled Group Contact: 08452 419364 or marycbell@yahoo.co.uk

SPILLERS® support BGA members

Healthy Pets, Happy You

SPILLERS® have introduced an equine nutrition qualification exclusively for British Grooms Association (BGA) members. The new SPILLERS® BGA certificate of competence in equine nutrition gives BGA members the chance to learn from the experts to improve their knowledge and understanding the key aspects of feeding. The qualification is expressly designed to provide grooms with added confidence when it comes to nutrition management. The home-study syllabus, which can be downloaded from the BGA website free of charge, is split into three sections. It covers the digestive system, dietary components, basic feeding and common health problems and includes open learning sections to enable readers to test their knowledge at every stage of their study. Lucy Katan, executive director of the BGA said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our members to learn more about equine nutrition direct from the experts and benefit from a certificate of competence free of charge.” To find out more about the SPILLERS® BGA certificate of competence in equine nutrition visit www.britishgrooms.org.uk

Win tickets to the Carriage Driving National Championships

O

ver 100 hopeful carriage drivers will be converging on Windsor Great Park to compete in the BHDTA National Driving Championships being held from 10th to 12th September. Drivers have qualified from competitions held across the UK to take part in the country’s biggest annual carriage driving event with 16 championships at stake, from novice pony to horse teams. Dressage takes place on Friday with horses, harness and carriages polished until they shine and whips dressed in elegant outfits. Saturday sees the adrenaline pumping marathon with eight obstacles – all within easy reach of the car park and main arena events. The championships climax on Sunday with the cones phase, requiring a cool head and an obedient horse! Other attractions include private (show) driving and light trade horse drawn vehicles plus dog agility (Saturday). On Sunday is the annual Windsor Classic Vehicle Show. Bring a picnic or take advantage of the hot and cold refreshment stands and licensed bar. For more information see our advert or visit: www.windsordriving.co.uk

Win tickets to the National Championships The BHDTA National Championships is offering five pairs of tickets for either Saturday or Sunday. All you have to do is answer the simple question below and send it on a postcard together with your name, address and telephone number on a postcard to: BHDTA Competition, Localrider, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0TP.

WIN

Question: How many Championships are at stake at Windsor? The winners will be the first five postcards drawn after the closing date of 23rd August 2010.

Petplan, the UK’s favourite pet insurance provider and leading equine insurer, is once again supporting the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. The sponsorship will see the return of the famous Petplan Waterside Marquee – a dedicated hospitality facility for Petplan’s policyholders situated by the spectacular water complex across the River Glyme. Promoting the theme ‘Healthy Pets, Happy You’, Petplan will be giving people who visit their stand the chance to win a fabulous VIP weekend spa break for four people worth over £1,000. At the stand dog owners will be able to get a free health check for their dog from a veterinary nurse and on Saturday 11th September, there will be an equine and small animal vet on hand to answer questions and give health tips to pet owners. Petplan has also produced a ‘Healthy Pets Guide’, which will be available to visitors at the event and provides essential health care tips to help keep pets and horses healthy. Visitors can all enjoy exclusive show offers when they insure their dog, cat, rabbit or horse with Petplan. www.blenheim-horse.co.uk / www.petplan.co.uk

The British Racing School On the 3rd of June, 11 youngsters aged between 12 and 15 made their way to Newmarket from inner city Newcastle for an overnight stay at the British Racing School. Stepney Bank Stables, Newcastle’s Inner City Community Horse Project is unique. It started in 1992 with only two donkeys and now has space for 27 horses and ponies and over 400 regular users. The aim of the Project is to use the horse as a tool, to motivate, educate and pass on key social skills. Despite being a strange concept this has proven an effective, long term method of reaching disadvantaged and hard to reach groups. Through doing this they have enabled many individuals from deprived backgrounds to develop new interests and gain self-esteem to a level where they can seek further training or employment. The select group are members of the Stepney Bank Riding Stables. The BRS works hard to reach out to organisations such as Stepney Bank. During the time they were at the BRS they had the experience of watching thoroughbreds on the gallops, a trip to a trainers yard, a tour of the horseracing museum and an afternoon at the National Stud. This gave them the chance to find out just what it would be like to work in the racing industry.

TRIED AND TESTED: Sooth Itch 3 in 1 Cream Sooth Itch 3 in 1 Cream has a formulation which contains Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Pure Chamomile Oil. Citrapel. Soothes - Heals - Repeals flies. Maximum strength topical cream. Relieves itching and encourages natural hair re-growth. Easily applied directly to the skin of Horses and ponies. Available in 500gm tubs. RRP £11.99 – available from KM Elite Products www.kmeliteproducts.co.uk Tel: 01403 759659. LR Comment: A great all round healing and soothing cream, particularly good for scratchy horses.

10 Localrider AUGUST 2010 6-11_news_lraugust10.indd 5

21/7/10 10:23:02


Crumley EQUESTRIAN

◆ Training for all levels of riders ◆ Horses & Ponies of all levels for sale from riding club to Grand prix ◆ Competition and part livery ◆ Check our website for clinic and course hire dates. Alfold Farm, Alfold, Surrey GU6 8HP Surrey / Sussex border.

www.crumley-equestrian.co.uk Call Ryan on 07874 741045

There’s a reason that a number of the top competitors at Badminton 2010 use White Horse Bedding

Excellent quality, incredible convenience and unbeatable value Premium

animal bedding

£3.25 per bag including VAT and delivery*

“White Horse bedding is the most economical bedding on the market. I use it in conjunction with rubber mats to produce a clean, soft and highly absorbent bed for my horses. It is quick to muck out and there is less waste product. I am saving time and money. Sounds like a good idea to me!” Daisy Berkeley 3rd Badminton 2010

Value

beddin g

£2.39 p er bag

includin g and de VAT livery *

“Clever bedding for the modern day yard, solving lots of problems: they are cost effective and they take up little storage room. The bags are light weight for staff to move yet bulks up into tidy beds that are easy to look after - saving yet more money on labour costs. A great addition to any yard”. Nick Gauntlett 21st & 33rd Badminton 2010

www.whitehorsebedding.co.uk

t: 01672 838202 e: sales@whitehorsebedding.co.uk *Delivery is included to mainland England and Wales, other areas may incur an additional surcharge. In order to achieve the price indicated above minimum order quantities may need to be met.

White Horse Bedding now offer a complete online feed merchant too! Take a look at www.efeed.co.uk 6-11_news_lraugust10.indd 6

21/7/10 10:23:08


club news

Volunteers recognised at Cubitt Awards Photography by Michael J Norton (Photographic Imaging)

T

he Pony Club held their annual Cubitt Awards ceremony at Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire on Monday June 7th. Volunteers are the backbone of The Pony Club and its success, and The Cubitt Awards are a way to honour the exceptional hard work of those that have so generously given at least twenty years of voluntary help to The Pony Club. In total 45 volunteers attended the ceremony to receive their awards this year, with an impressive combined service of over 1000 years between them! The awards are named after the late Hon Guy Cubitt, who was the Chairman of The Pony Club for 25 years and President from 1970 – 1979. This year’s awards were presented by Cherry Michell, Chairman of the Pony Club. “The Cubitt Awards are such an important day for us, as it gives us a chance to meet our exceptional volunteers face to face and really thank them for all they do for us” said Cherry, “it is a privilege to present the Cubitt Awards and an occasion I always look forward to”. Below: Pam Connor, Melanie Cammies & Marion Theobald receive their Cubitt Awards from Cherry Michell, Chairman of The Pony Club  

Margaret Richardson, Sue Gates and Delia Bryant receive their Cubitt Awards from Cherry Michell

Julia Stylianides, John Rogers, Angela Roger & Jacqueline Shere receive their Cubitt Awards from Cherry Michell

Susan Mills receives her Cubitt Awards from Cherry Michell

Area 11

Years of Service Pam Connor, Old Surrey & Burstow Hunt 21 Melanie Cammies, Southdown Hunt 27 Jill George, West Kent (Sevenoaks) 23 Marion Theobald West Kent (Sevenoaks) 26

Area 12 Angela Rogers, Old Berkeley Hunt North John Rogers, Old Berkeley Hunt North Judy Stylianides, Old Berkeley Hunt North Jacqueline Shere, West Middlesex Susan Mills, Whaddon Chase

21 21 22 22 22

Area 13

Janet Hamilton (far right) receives her Cubitt Awards from Cherry Michell

Delia Bryant, Hampshire Hunt Janet Hamilton, Hampshire Hunt Carole Whalley, Hampshire Hunt Sue Gates, Lord Leconfield Margaret Richardson, Vine Hunt

20+ 20+ 20 22 25

12 Localrider august 2010 12_clubnews_aug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:24:45


FEATURE

CONFIDENCE: make it, don’t fake it By George Gorman, inventor of the RS-tor rider safety aid

Using a safety aid can help riders of all ages develop confidence and trust in their horse

C

onfidence is a word that is bandied about extensively these days where equine training is concerned. There are potions to help us calm down, supplements to help our horses focus, hypnosis CDs to boost positivity, and all manner of self help tools available. But horses are canny animals. While we may be able to convince a friend, a job interviewer or our families that we are outwardly confident, with animals, it is harder. So for anyone whose horse takes the upper hand, it can be hard to exert a calm authority without our nerves and anxiety transferring to the horse. This means that confidence can rarely be faked around horses. Marion Herbert from Kent owns nine-year-old Mac, a Shire cross with whom she does dressage. The horse is very spooky, and peppers his spooks with fast spins that leave Marion at best unseated, or at worst thrown to the ground. Marion has tried balance straps, neck straps and breastplates to no avail to help her stay in the saddle, and has been seriously injured through falls from the horse. Unsurprisingly, Mac has always been quick to assess Marion’s state of mind and respond accordingly. “I found none of the balance straps, neck straps and breastplates that I tried were particularly suitable for flatwork, particularly the neck strap; you can’t really hold it and steer accurately with your hands, as they are too low and far forwards. I tried an RS-tor for home-based training, and find it gives me security and confidence,” Marion says. “People began to ask me if it works, and I realised that Mac hadn’t don’t any of his spooks and spins lately, to assess whether it has actually saved me from falling. Of course, it is possible that he is spooking less because of my increased levels of confidence, which in turn, are probably due to holding the RS-tor. I believe that Mac knows that I am using it, and that I am not such an easy target,” she says. This story perfectly illustrates the effect that confidence can have on our horses – and while positive thinking, visualisation techniques and the like obviously have their place, developing REAL confidence should not be under-estimated. Another factor in the relationship between horse and rider is trust. Think of the most successful human and equine partnerships – from leading Olympic competitors to someone like Jean François Pignon, who demonstrates the bond between handler and horse. The relationships becomes a circle of trust. For those riders who do not trust that their horse won’t spook, bolt, buck, rear or nap, the circle of trust becomes broken, and every time a tricky situation occurs – e.g. walking past a scary object or making a canter transition – the rider will always be asking, do I trust the horse not to misbehave? And so the horse senses apprehension. I believe that by using a safety aid such as the RS-tor, which attaches to the saddle and features a strap that is comfortably held like a riding crop, the rider can help develop both their own confidence, and trust in their horse. This applies to riders of all ages. The product is available exclusively at www.rstor.co.uk, or call Libbys on 01752 338000, priced £39.95. Sizes Child, S, M and L.

The RS-tor training and safety aid: Helps boost rider confidence on a spooky or unpredictable horse

The RS-tor: ➤ Comprises a webbing strap that attaches to the stirrup bars ➤ Can ‘arrest’ a rider’s fall, potentially saving lives and preventing injury ➤ Helps prevent the horse being jabbed in the mouth when napping ➤ Provides an arm’s length of security in the saddle ➤ Received the BETA International 2009 Safety and Security Innovation award.

FACT: when using the RS-tor, the rider stays closer to the saddle during a spook, and the risk factor for accident and injury is reduced. Available at:

www.rstor.co.uk

01752 338000, priced £39.95. Sizes: Child, S, M and L. (EU Patent 1719734B). AUGUST 2010 Localrider 13

13_featureaug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:25:19


SPOTLIGHT

Above: Jean-Marc pictured with Pegasus’ wings Left: Patrick pictured with Poseidon’s flaming trident

Jean-Marc balances on the back of Santana and Java

Jean-Marc Imbert W

atching Jean-Marc work his horses it is clear to see just how much they enjoy their work. they are certainly fit and gleam with condition that any show rider would be proud of, but above all they look happy and love to perform in front of a crowd, they almost look like they are smiling, just like their rider, who they clearly adore. spending time with JeanMarc and his family at their farm in Provence quickly 14 Localrider august 2010 14-15_spotlight_lraug10.indd 1

quashed any allusions I might have had that I was watching a form of ‘trick riding’. JeanMarc may ride without saddle and bridle and he may have developed his own way of communicating, but his horses are as beautifully schooled and quick to respond as any dressage horse. and talking of dressage anyone attending the Royal Horse gala on 11th or 12th september may have the opportunity to watch one of Jean- Marc’s horses perform a

whole test, without even a rider on top. I am not sure if there is a rule in the British Dressage rule book saying whether this is or is not allowable. If like me you think well it is worth a go, I can reassure you that what Jean-Marc makes look so easy is the result of years and years of training. I returned from France full of enthusiasm to train my horse up ready to put on a display at Christmas, perhaps I gave up too soon, but after my first attempt we

really only conquered come and stay. If I change my mind and progress a stage further, I will be sure to let you know. Jean-Marc grew up on his family’s dairy farm and was given his first pony when he was five-years-old. With one brother and two sisters he was always having adventures on horseback and developed his own style of riding quite early on. When he was 14, he and his sister started buying and selling ponies and it wasn’t long after

Localrider magazine recommends that readers always wear a riding hat. Do not try these dangerous acts at home.

21/7/10 10:26:14


Above left: Yelo, the most talented of Jean-Marc’s horses found the afternoon a little bit boring! Left: Patrick has worked alongside JeanMarc for almost 20 years

Niko otherwise known as ‘the Joker’ just wants to please his master

this that he made his first public that is rarely matched. When appearance. A career as an Yelo, a stunning palomino takes engineer followed, but in 1993 to the stage as Pegasus, he will after his first proper show, Jeanbe wearing a set of wings that Marc left to pursue a new life as have 2,000 hand-dyed feathers, ‘le cavalier de liberte’ or each painstakingly stuck in ‘freedom rider’. place to create the desired look. Jean-Marc’s training as The workings inside the wings an engineer has been the have been designed with both backbone of his dazzling horse and rider safety in mind, performances ever since. His another benefit of Jean-Marc’s meticulous eye for detail engineering expertise. ensures that each display is For Jean-Marc and his team, planned to perfection and every it will be their first performance costume and prop is made by in England, when they come Local Rider:Layout 1 8/7/10 15:11 Page 1 him, allowing a quality and to London in September, and detail in his equestrian show whilst we may have heard little

of him here he so far, his show is world famous. 2,000 shows, 2,500,000 spectators, 580,000km and 15 countries - and if the statistics aren’t enough JeanMarc is the only European artist to have taken his horses to Australia. Having spent an afternoon watching Jean-Marc and his colleague Patrick Faure practising in the sand arena, it was my turn to have a go. Riding Santana, I learned to turn left and right, as well as start and stop, before heading off on my own on a totally free

horse, not even a rope around his neck. Whilst only managing to walk and trot the feeling was exhilarating and left me wanting to learn more. When Jean-Marc’s team joins the other displays at the Royal Horse Gala, you can be sure that it will be a show for all the family, there will be moments of beauty and moments of the spectacular as well as moments that will have you sitting on the edge of the seat. What is for certain is young or old the Royal Horse Gala is an event that shouldn’t be missed.

in association with N.J. HÖFLING presents

SEPTEMBER 2010 SATURDAY 11th 2pm & 7pm

Royal Horse

SEPTEMBER 2010 SUNDAY 12th 2pm

a spectacular horse gala featuring the most noble breeds presented by Europe’s top riding masters Lusitano SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE French horse whisperer JEAN-MARC IMBERT who trains his horses bareback using only his voice

Friesian

Arabs

Andalusian

from the riding from the Royal Stud from the of the Netherlands Spanish Riding centre of Jean-Marc Imbert School Caballos Espanoles

from the stud farm Ismer in Ströhen, Germany

Lipizzaner from the original Lipica Stud Farm

THE O2 ARENA LONDON 0844 871 8803 TICKETS ALSO AT KILILIVE.COM • TICKETMASTER.CO.UK • TICKETFACTORY.COM For senior citizens, group tickets and young persons discounts go to KILILIVE.COM For hospitality tickets go to MARKBUTLER.CO.UK, tel: 020 7603 6033

august 2010 Localrider 15 14-15_spotlight_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:26:28


REGIONAL ROUNDUP

Words and photography by Alex Kelly, additional photography by Pleasure Prints, SE Event Photography, Twin Photographic

Suzi Roberts

A

fter a 27 year break from the show ring Suzi Roberts didn’t do a bad job as stand-in for her daughter Sam, who is currently recovering from an injury. Suzi took a break from working at the Townfield Saddlers stand at South of England Show to qualify two ponies for HOYS. Henrietta Knight and Lady Vestey’s Connemara stallion, Lecarrow King headed up a strong class after completing a polished individual show. While Kirsty Gatland’s Dales mare, Sunglow Lady Paula, did an equally impressive performance to win her class for the third time at the show. Sam who was busily directing operations from her wheel chair, hopes to be fully recovered in time for the October final, but until then she has to admit “mum’s not doing a bad job!” Localrider would like to wish Sam a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back in the saddle soon.

Georgia Aungier

G

eorgia Aungier is having a very busy and successful season with her two rides, Kintillo Faberge and Master Mickey Finn. Producing both ponies from home, with the help of her mother, Alex, who insists, “she is just the groom!” Kintillo Faberge is Georgia’s new ride for this year and the partnership got off to a great start by winning the 143cm Show Hunter Pony at the South of England Spring Show, standing Reserve Champion. Since then red, white and blue rosettes have come flooding in for the young pair with titles at Great Chart, Ponies UK South and Supreme Champion PBA at South of England. With the help of her trainer, Oliver Burchall, she hopes to achieve her ambition of qualifying for the SEIB Search For A Star at HOYS. With her ‘superstar’ pony, Master Mickey Finn, she continues to add to their amazing show record winning the Coloured Championships at both Heathfield and South of England. Having gained their RIHS ticket early in the season their sights are now set on HOYS. Master Mickey Finn is a strong contender in the WHP classes and his sweet nature means he’s been teaching Georgia’s younger sisters to ride too. Below: Georgia Aungier and Master Mickey Finn, competing at Royal Windsor Right: Georgia Aungier and Kintillo Faberge going champion at South of England Show

Top: Suzi Roberts with Sunglow Lady Paula and Lecarrow King Above: Henrietta Knight with Lecarrow King

Sam Roberts with Lecarrow King

Llanfylin Shooting Star

L

lanfylin Shooting Star won his section and stood Champion at South of England, to book his place at HOYS for the third occasion. Ridden by busy working mother, Katy Chappell, the dun stallion has only had three outings this season due to his busy covering schedule. His fantastic temperament means that carrying out his stud duties while still competing doesn’t faze the former Royal Welsh winner.

Left: Emma and Paddy jumping at the SE Connemara Show

Emma Lucas Eighteen-year-old Emma Lucas and Peruvian Bear qualified for the RIHS at Stevenage. This new combination has been getting to know each other since the beginning of the year and a spot on performance saw them land the ticket in the junior section. Kent based Emma is aiming the bay Connemara gelding at the WHP section and they have already made a good start with some promising results for them to build on.

Above: Llanfylin Shooting Star and Katie Chappell, Champions at South of England

Helen Swell

H

elen Swell and Drumbally Lady have been competing at BE100 Level and have started to notch up some great results in very strong company. With the help of her trainer Rebbecca Gibbs, she and the nine-year-old coloured mare have slowly made their way up the levels and were second at Tweseldown horse trials in March and qualified for a BE100 Regional Final. Helen also competes Drumbally Lady in dressage, show jumping and working hunter classes. Helen is always the very first to credit her continued success to her supportive mother and father, without whose help none of her success would have been possible. 16 Localrider AUGUST 2010 16-17rrup_aug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:27:23


Success in the Sunshine for Court Meadow Riders

Brownbread Horse Rescue Open Day

Words and pictures by Val Jackson

Words and pictures by Tony Smith

B

rownbread Horse Rescue Centre held its annual Spring Open day on 16th May when the perfect weather ensured a fine turnout of visitors from all over the South East. The queue for pony rides was busy throughout and was kept moving by a band of volunteers that included Wendy Cornwell and Cherry. Mandy Gardner, our Ashford-based Field Officer, ran the popular tack shop where bargains were eagerly snapped up, along with donations that were gratefully accepted. The Charity stall which provided information about the centre as well as running the tombola and raffle was supervised by our North Kent Field Officer, Jane Brown together with her daughter, Chloe. The horses and ponies on show represented some of the biggest and most difficult cases we have experienced. One pony, Tina was part of a 25-pony rescue that took two years to complete. Stabled next to her, was Petal who came to the centre as part of a 40-pony rescue, she was very emaciated having only just survived the winter while feeding her yearling. This latter herd rescue is still on-going with eight described as emaciated, seven very poor and the rest poor. Tragically Brownbread Rescue was called too late to save all of them. Dinty Steains, Head of Welfare: said, “We are currently in the process of stopping another big breeder who has caused unimaginable cruelty over the years, and again, this involves large numbers of horses.” Other horses stabled for the day had come from as far away as Scotland and the Isle of Wight.

P

onies, children, adult helpers and sunshine – what a formula for success. And they all turned up at the Felbridge Showground when Court Meadow RDA took part in the South East Region RDA Annual Fun Day. Chloe won first place in both her events, Senior Countryside Challenge and Dressage and Charlotte did likewise in the junior section. As a result Chloe was first overall with Charlotte runner up. They both qualified to compete at the National Championships at Hartpury in July. Other riders won lots of rosettes for successfully competing various challenges and winning gymkana games. Summer term is always a busy one for the group. As well as the weekly riding sessions and competitions, camp week is on the programme. This is an annual activity which takes place at Ditchling Common Stud. The children attend for two days and have the opportunity to hone their skills in grooming, tacking up, and general horse knowledge, as well as the normal riding time. They also take part in gymkhana games and quizzes, have a picnic lunch together and then bath the ponies (and most of the helpers too!) Court Meadow RDA Group is solely dependent on the generosity of sponsors, fund raisers, donations and volunteers to continue its work with the children of Court Meadow School and needs to raise £10,000 a year to cover running costs. Any offers of support will be most welcome. For further information contact 0845 241 4346; email info@courtmeadow-rda.org.uk

The next Open Day is 12th September, 10.30 to 4pm. 01424 892381 (24 hrs help line) tony.brownbread@tesco.net Volunteer Field Officers in any area are invited to contact the Centre. Hamish and Cate Worseley holding their twin daughters, Ruby and Claudia, pictured with the one-eyed rescued horse, Tammy

Enjoying the sunshine at Felbridge Showground The prize winners included, left to right: James, Chloe, Charlotte, Laura and Nick

Grace Lynn Kung stroking Seasham

Will Harwood and Boysie In the April issue, Will Harwood told readers about his wonderful pony Boysie and their quest to compete at the Pony Club National Dengie Finals, having qualified at Golden Cross in February. Will sent us this picture and said: “I was pleased with the calm way Boysie travelled and he tried very hard for me on the day, given the run up not going as planned I was really pleased to finish 17th. The Nationals were an amazing experience and I was very proud to be there and would love to go again.” AUGUST 2010 Localrider 17 16-17rrup_aug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:27:38


regional roundup

Elstead Riding Club’s Juniors New horse for promising Retain National Title para-dressage rider

E

lstead Riding Club pair, Freya Lawes (riding Bunowan Jewel) and Scarlett Flourenzou (It’s B’cos) became National Junior Pairs Champions for the second consecutive year at the British Riding Club’s Festival of the Horse Challenge. These championships were held in Aston-le-Walls in Northamptonshire on 5th and 6th of June. The Pairs competition was introduced in 2009 and is designed to test a horse and rider’s ability to negotiate a series of show jumps followed by a cross-country course, which includes fences that have to be jumped side by side as a pair. Freya and Scarlett negotiated the particularly testing course with style to finish on just 10.6 penalties beating the second placed South Warwickshire pair by nearly 7 penalties. Retaining their National title was a fantastic achievement for the two young riders. The presentation arena was not short of other Elstead Riding Club members who beat stiff competition from 23 other Riding Club Areas across Great Britain to receive prizes at these Championships. Senior pair, Jenny Dutton and Clara Jollands finished second by a narrow margin, riding their matching pair of grey horses, The Snowman and Old Blue Eye. Jenny and Snowy were also placed individually sixth out of 107 competitors, with a well ridden double clear round. The junior team of Freya, Scarlett, Katie Patrick (So Sue Me) and Sarah Dick (Cruise) were placed sixth. Penny Jann, Team Manager said, “It was a great weekend and our most successful yet at these particular Championships”. Elstead Riding Club will be celebrating the success of their riders in July when they are holding a Barn Dance and Barbeque to raise funds to support future team events.

National Champions, Scarlett Flournzou (It’s B’cos) and Freya Lawes (riding Bunowan Jewel) with their Elstead team mates and supporters

P

ara-equestrian dressage rider Emma Kent from Northumberland Heath in Kent is looking forward to putting her new horse, Janne, through his paces. Emma (23), a successful paraequestrian dressage rider, is on the British Equestrian Federation’s UK Sport funded World Class Development Programme - which works with talented riders to maximize their potential and deliver success. Her new horse, competition name Don Proviano, is a sevenyear-old gelding by Don Primero out of a Rubenstein mare. He is owned by her parents, Mr and Mrs Kent and The Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled in Dartford, where he is also kept, and is funded through sponsorship. “Although Janne is quite small and compact, he is extremely responsive and has good hind leg action,” commented Emma. “He’s also very laid back and takes everything in his stride. Although I’ve only had him for two months, I’m already excited about competing and my aim is to take him out to do some able bodied competitions before taking part in the Hartpury CPEDI*** event.” Emma suffers from Holt Oram Syndrome which means she has severely shortened upper limbs and rides at Grade III level.

West Sussex based Stovold scores first international dressage win

B

Sternbergs have fun in Oklahoma

F

rancesca and her niece Jessica Sternberg, both from Bodiam in Kent were competing in Oklahoma City at the end of June, in preparation for the European Reining Championships at the Schumacher Estate in Switzerland. Francesca and Jessica will be returning to America for the World Equestrian Games in September, when they will be joined by Doug Allen, Tammy Greaves and Lee Rutter. Top: Jessica Sternberg riding Pop Top Whiz Left: Francesca Sternberg riding Sliding Like A Yankee. Photography by Paul Harding

ritish grand prix rider Amy Stovold topped her form in Pompadour with the charismatic chestnut gelding Macbrian. Competing at only her second CDI overseas the 32-year-old from Balcombe, West Sussex scored her first international win to lift the grand prix freestyle competition at Pompadour CDI, France 1st-4th July 2010. The pair scored an impressive PB of 73.15% to lead the field almost 3% clear of their nearest rivals as well as taking third in the grand prix. “Absolutely amazing!” was Amy’s delighted response “I still can’t believe it, I’m such a wet and cried when they played the National Anthem but it means so much. It’s been such a beautiful show and Macbrian has been brilliant, I couldn’t fault him! It was so hot but he coped really well, he was maybe a little bit tired for the freestyle but that’s often no bad thing as he does have a tendency to get tense.” Amy explained: “We’ve been working on our transitions between piaffe and passage and they’re so much better, our pirouettes felt good too but there’s still lots of room for improvement. We’re just hoping to keep our percentages up now.” Amy is a member of the World Class Development Squad which aims to identify and support talent upcoming talent in the sports of dressage, para dressage, show jumping and eventing. She and Macbrian will now compete at Vierzon CDI, France, 7-11 July and also plan to campaign Hickstead CDI later this month. Amy Stovold competing Macbrian

18 Localrider august 2010 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:35:41


Horse Camp at Juddwood Farm

J

ane Bastable writes: “Our first ‘Horse Camp’ of the year at Juddwood Farm enjoyed mainly sunny weather. Eleven pepole ranging in ability and ambition came to stay for the second May Bank Holiday, a large contingent being from Chipstead Riding Club. All the horses were stabled on site, with the riders staying in their lorries or caravans. Each day everyone had an individual flatwork lesson with Wizz Clack, who as usual worked her socks off in the indoor school, while out in the grass ring Elizabeth Dunnings and Daniel Baddeley put the riders through their paces with some interesting show jumping exercises. The camp includes evening entertainment and on Saturday night we were lucky enough to have Karen Combe come along and share her experience of being a vet at the 2008 Olympics it was a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes. Sunday evening we were treated to a demonstration by a local stunt rider and producer of horses for film work. He shared some tricks of the trade and let all that were willing have a go! Monday was cross-country day with tuition from event rider, Laura Powell. I think everyone exceeded their own expectations and it was a pleasure to watch them achieve so much. A big thank you to all the instructors, to Karen, Lee and our photographers for helping to make it another fun filled weekend. The next horse camp at Juddwood is on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of September. For more information and booking forms please call Jane Bastable on: 01892 871080 or 07771 962339 or e-mail juddwood@hotmail.co.uk

Team Balanced does it again

A

n overcast and chilly bank holiday Monday at the Surrey County Show didn’t affect the morale in the Team Balanced Horse Feed Camp, as Charlotte Adams-Lane sealed the first qualification of the year to Horse of the Year Show in the Double Harness Scurry Driving. Charlotte and husband Ian, farmers of Byhurst Farm, Chessington in Surrey, had an extremely quick but unlucky first round of the day, narrowly knocking three cones to add twelve penalty seconds to what would have been the quickest time. When leaving the arena Charlotte asked how many cones she had down, and when told surprisingly replied, “Oh! That’s good!” Despite over an hour delay to the show programme the pair were still extremely focused when coming out for the second round of the day. “Come on ponies, let’s have some fun!” could be heard from Charlotte as they stormed around the ring to record the fastest time of the round

at just over 54 seconds, sealing their qualification to HOYS. The ‘Championship’ Class then commenced, with the top six from both classes combining to compete for overall glory of the day, and with qualification already sealed Charlotte and Ian seemed in a relaxed and buoyant mood. Second last to go, the pair, driving their 12.2hh ponies Rip & Tear, could be heard entering the arena with Charlotte encouraging “Come on, let’s see if we can do this!” They set off at a blistering place, kicking up so much sand from the arena that it was surprising that Ian, in the back of the carriage, was not wearing racing goggles. Coming into the slalom they narrowly knocked a cone, receiving four penalty seconds. Despite this they continued to drive on and recorded the fastest time of the day with 51 seconds. Chris Orchard then came in with her pair, Touch & Go, and narrowly claimed victory with a 53 second clear round,

dropping Charlotte and Ian into the Reserve Champion place. Congratulations must also go to Alison Milman who gained her HOYS qualification in the first round of the day in the 12hh and under class. Charlotte, whom splits her time between farming and Scurry Driving is available for any aspiring drivers who require tuition. Charlotte pictured with Rip & Tear

august 2010 Localrider 19 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:35:53


regional roundup

Emily signs deal with Cliffe Enterprise Right: Emily receives her cheque from Trevor Algar of Cliffe Enterprises

E

mily Cousins, 21, from Harrietsham received a cheque for £500 from Cliffe Enterprises in a special presentation held at Leeds Castle on 11th May. Emily is thrilled with the money, saying: “I am extremely grateful to Cliffe Enterprise for their support. It is so helpful to have sponsorship as I struggle to meet the cost of the training, equipment and competition expenses that I need.  I am going to use the funding to buy a much needed new pair of riding boots.  I would also like to thank Leeds Castle and Maidstone’s Dream for organising the excellent event that brought us together.”   Emily met her sponsors at a charity dinner; Go for Gold, held at Leeds Castle on 26th March to introduce young athletes to potential sponsors. The dinner was attended by Lord Moynihan, the Chairman of the British Olympic Committee; Alan Willett, the Lord Lieutenant of Kent; and Hugh Robertson MP, Shadow Minister for the Olympics along with other gold medal winners.    Trevor Algar, Chief Executive Officer of Cliffe Enterprise, said: “Cliffe Enterprise is proud to sponsor Emily Cousins in her quest to become an Olympic medallist at the 2012 Olympics - we believe that she has the talent to take her all the way to the podium!”  The website, maidstonesdream.co.uk, is being funded by Maidstone council to help create a legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games and promote sporting achievements in the borough.

Excellent Results for Georgina Frith Following Maternity Break

A

bbey-sponsored top carriage driver Georgina Frith is back in the driving seat following her maternity break and has started the season on excellent form. Driving her four in-hand team, Georgina recently attended Ashfields in Essex finishing in fifth place overall in a strong international field of 12. This was a fantastic result for Georgina’s first national event since the birth of daughter Sophie. Said Georgina: “I have to confess to a little ‘nappy brain’ - I definitely found it harder to learn and memorise the intricate routes of the marathon obstacles, but was delighted to come second in the dressage just behind the maestro George Bowman and ahead of the indoor World Champion Boyd Exell. We scored two nines and a ten for presentation which of course contribution of the collars from Abbey will have helped with.”  Following Ashfields, Georgina attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show and came third in the dressage (only 0.5 behind Tucker Johnson). Overall she finished in sixth place, second place out of the British competitors in a field of 20.

UK Horse organisation does its bit for welfare

E

arlier in the year we reported that Caroline Moorey of the Friends of Marwari / Kathiawari Horse UK was collecting horse bits to send to India, he we share her story of their first successful delivery of over 80 bits. The first successful delivery of snaffle bits has been made to India. The bits which were donated by horse lovers from all over the UK specifically for the welfare of the indigenous Indian horses. These bits were given to influential Indian horse breeders, professional traders, riders and individual owners of horses, mostly of the Marwari and Kathiawari breeds. Friends of Marwari / Kathiawari Horse UK (FOMHUK - a ‘not for profit’ organisation) was formed in 2008 to promote the welfare and help bring worldwide awareness of Marwari and Kathiawari horses. These unique breeds can only be found in the desert regions of India and are distinguished by their curly touching ears. Many of these majestic horses are ridden in severe locally made ‘snaffle’ bits that are commonly used in India. The bits are often crudely filed, with sharp shapes on the mouthpiece (spikes and rowels) and as such cause immense suffering and injury to the animal. It is often a lack of education or knowledge on the part of the owner that causes them to use these cruel bits. A party of five FOMHUK members flew out to India on 2nd March 2010 on this vital mission. The self funded team travelled by horse safari from just outside Jodhpur heading South West down the Luni river some 250kms to reach the biblical scene at Balotra, the largest horse fair held in Rajasthan. The team were the only westerners at the Fair and were guided and greatly assisted by the active involvement of Rawal Devendra Singh Nawalgarh, a major breeder and Rajasthan representative for the Indigenous Horse Society of India and his good friend Thakur Durga Singh Mandawa. At the Fair, the team found a very receptive audience amongst the locals and created quite a gathering each time bits were being donated. There was much explanation of the benefits of a kinder bit to the horses’ mouth. Locals were encouraged to exchange a number of the more severe and crude locally made bits for the kinder UK donated snaffle bits. One professional rider at the Fair said (translated from Hindi): “Of course we will use these bits, we can only use what is available to us and we have never seen these types of Bit before, I understand that they are kinder to the horse’s mouth.” FOMHUK requests that UK horse lovers keep collecting and donating their surplus bits sized between 4” – 5” wide. A list of Bit Donation boxes and collection sites throughout the UK can be found on the website: www.friendsofmarwari.org.uk. Or by emailing: info@friendsofmarwari.org.uk The team consisted of: Back Row Left to Right: Caroline Moorey, Giselle de Sausmarez, Bhawanji, Sue Whiting, Front Row Left to Right: Pat Snook, Arthur Hill, Thakur Narenda Singh Jasol, Rawal Devendra Singh Nawalgarh

Indian horse breeder pictured with his new bits

The first bit donated

A crude Indian bit

20 Localrider august 2010 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 3

21/7/10 10:36:05


Football Fever

Icelandic Challenge

J

essica Martin and her partner Mark rees are currently preparing for the icelandic Horse trek Challenge organised by the Brooke Horse Charity www.thebrooke.org. the Charity helps thousands of working horses and donkeys each year by educating the communities that own them to help them look after them better. By taking part in the ride and raising money through sponsorship Jessica and Mark hope to raise much needed funds for the Charity. Jessica and Mark are both busy equestrians. Mark works as a farrier in the Pulborough area and Jessica combines looking after her own horse with riding one in the Patching area. anyone who would like to sponsor Jessica and Mark should email info@localrider.co.uk.

t

he gambia Horse and Donkey trust (gHDt) is encouraging the children, who traditionally take care of the working donkeys to form bonds with them by teaching them to have fun together. the children and their donkeys attend ‘Donkey Club’ and learn gymkhana games and how to play donkey ball which is a mounted version of football. Most boys in the gambia are football mad so they are encouraged to name their donkeys after their favourite footballers. the idea has become a great success, the children love it, the donkeys have fun and the watching crowds laugh and cheer! Heather armstrong, Director of gHDt, said: “it has become a real honour to have your donkey selected for the team, the donkey ball animals are regarded as athletes and treated with respect. these children will have a completely different attitude to animals to that of their parents, they are genuinely fond and proud of their donkeys that become their friends rather than being seen just as a chore.” to find out more about theirwork, please visit http://www.gambiahorseanddonkey.org.uk. the gHDt desperately needs your support in order to continue its work. For further information, please contact Heather armstrong on 01306 627568.

Above right: Mark pictured with Jessica’s foal in 2008 Right: Jessica pictured with her youngster at the Cranleigh Show in 2009

Rother Valley Riding Club jump to the top

t

he rother Valley riding Club showjumping squad joined other teams from area 10 at the British riding Clubs qualifier, that took place at Felbridge showground, east grinstead on 13th June and put up a good all round performance to qualify for the national Championships. the Junior novice team picked up first place with individual first going to Megan Wrenn and riverDance, the team was also placed second in the style Jumping, with Megan picking up another individual place - third this time. the club did not field a Junior intermediate team, but individual, gabi Pitaman riding landfall, was second and may qualify for a place at the lincoln Championships. the seniors also produced a good set of results, winning the style Jumping with individual first for andrea Furness and irish Jamboree and individual fourth for nicky saint and smartie, they achieved team second place in the novice Jumping with Betsy Davis and Perry ii taking individual second place just ahead of nicky and smartie in third. the senior intermediate team was third and emma Merrick riding Mr Campbell was third individually in this section. team managers Betsy Davis and shane Petkovic put in a lot of work selecting and training the teams for this year’s qualifier and their hard work certainly paid off.

Junior Novice Show Jumping Team, left to right: Lolly Thompson, Megan Wrenn, Emma Baker and Meg Parr

august 2010 Localrider 21 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 4

21/7/10 10:36:12


regional roundup

The Journey to find a Lusitano

K

aren Bates of Datchet, Berkshire recently realised her long term dream of owning a lusitano horse. “it was at Windsor, in 2005 that i first saw lusitano horses and fell in love with the breed. the eight Portuguese riders and their lusitano horses really caught my eye and i went to watch every single display over the five days in complete awe!” says Karen. From there, she visited the sussex lusitanos stand at royal Windsor and spoke to sherene and leila rahmatallah, where she found out more about the breed. every year, Karen went to Windsor, with her children, 15-year-old larissa and 12-year-old Jamie and would always look out for the lusitanos. Karen learnt to ride when she was seven, in northern ireland where she was born and brought up and when she was 20, she took a break from horses, moved to england and married her husband, Paul. after having her children, Karen got back into horses and was finally able to begin the search for her lusitano horse which began last in December when Karen and larissa went to golegã, Portugal for a riding holiday and ‘taster weekend’, to find out more about the breed. “We had the most amazing time, riding stallions that were so well behaved! i came home and waited for a couple of months and then arranged a trip with sherene to find my lusitano. in april, larissa and i enjoyed an amazing whirlwind tour of Portugal and had a real insight into the breed. after trying a selection of lusitanos, we narrowed it down to two, a bay and a grey but shortly realized that the bay, a six-year-old, 15.2hh gelding called Zingaro would be the one for me. We watched him being ridden by ricardo Wallenstein, the Portuguese rider that backed him and trained him and saw what a special horse he is, deciding to take him back to the uK”, says Karen. Zingaro arrived in the uK a couple of weeks before the royal Windsor Horse show in May and was entered in the lusitano Parade class. “ricardo flew over from Portugal to ride him - it was such an amazing experience and we were so proud to have our horse there”, says Karen. Zingaro went home after competing in the class at royal Windsor. “He has settled in well - i feel as if i have had him forever but we are still getting to know each other. He is very good with me and larissa and i have realised that for him to

Right: Ricardo riding Zingaro at Royal Windsor Below: Karen and Zingaro pictured at home

respect us, we have to respect him and the way he has been handled”, says Karen, who is looking forward to exciting times ahead with her lusitano.

Alice Oppenheimer and Headmore Delegate join Elite programme

a

lice oppenheimer and her home-bred Headmore Delegate have just been selected to join an elite programme backed by team gBr, designed to help promising horses to compete and challenge for medals at future olympic games and World equestrian Championships. alice, who is based at the family’s stud in Four Marks, Hampshire, is already a successful ‘young rider’ and has recorded excellent results at national level. the ‘equine Pathway’ was set up in 2006 to work with riders to help maximise their horse’s potential; development is monitored against a pre-determined, but flexible pathway. the chosen horse must have the ability to become ‘World Class’. the programme varies from training sessions to competition planning, from veterinary advice to sports science. seven-year-old ‘Headmore Delegate’ is by the grand Prix sire Dimaggio, and in 2008 and 2009 was awarded the best British-bred five-year-old and six-year-old respectively by the British equestrian Federation. alice, 20, commented: “it is every rider’s dream to be able to compete at an olympics or World games. Delegate will be reaching his dressage prime for the rio olympics in 2016 and that is a major target for me. Meanwhile, the support of the ‘equine Pathway’ and other potential sponsors will be invaluable to us both. it’s an honour to be chosen,” she adds. Left: Alice Oppenheimer and Headmore Delegate

22 Localrider august 2010 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 5

21/7/10 10:36:22


Speedgate’s ‘Ride For life’ Raises over £30,000 for Cancer Research uK!

o

n the weekend of 5th and 6th June 350 horse riders got together to “Pink their ride” and complete a sponsored 10 mile ride in aid of Cancer research uK. now in its fourth year, the speedgate ride for life has raised just under £100,000 for the charity and last year their events manager, nicola Barnes, was awarded a flame of hope in recognition of the work her team have done to raise money in previous years. nic said: “the idea really seems to have captured people’s imagination. We started it off but since then people have come up with their own ideas and suggestions to make it bigger and better.

this year, as well as the ‘think Pink’ theme and a goody bag for each entrant, there were ‘Hoof for Hope’ awards with prizes for the pinkest combination of horse and rider, the pinkest group, the most money raised and the top sponsor. a lot of the people who take part have personal reasons for doing the ride for life. they might be a survivor themselves, or be doing it for a friend or a family member who is going through treatment. it’s a fun event, but with a serious message and purpose behind it.” Breast cancer survivor Wendy tanton, 42, from Bexleyheath, Kent, was one of those taking part on her horse Harvey. she said: “For horse lovers like me, i can’t

think of a better way to raise money. it’s a fantastic course that goes through beautiful countryside so it’s not an arduous task at all. and of course, all the money raised during the two days goes to help people like me. i wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for organisations like Cancer research uK.” last year nic and the speedgate team won a Cancer research uK Flame of Hope award for outstanding achievement for their initiative and hard work. Jane Krafft, area volunteer manager for the charity said: “ride for life is a lovely event – full of colour and character. they have raised a phenomenal amount of money in previous years and have done even better this year.”

Left to right: Debbie Riley and Kim Braidford of Smarden, Kent, with their horses

Left to right: Alison Orsbourn and Traceyann Veakins from Battle

(L-R): Stephanie Vansteenkaste, 16, of Chelsfield, and Izzy Chaplin, 13, of Otford

Keith Goldsmith of Longfield Hill, Kent, (L-R): Ellie Sedgwick, 8, and Millie Scriven, who ran around the course on foot to 10, from Eaglesfield Equestrian Centre raise £1,500 for the charity

august 2010 Localrider 23 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 6

21/7/10 10:36:55


regional roundup

Young Rider Triumphs in Ireland

M

embers of Dressage under 21s uK set off across the waters on the 30th June in order to compete in the under 25 Dressage Championships, being held in southern ireland at Marlton stud, on the outskirts of Wicklow. riders from england, Wales and ireland attended this friendly international, which took place on the 3rd and 4th July. a total of four teams went to represent Dressage under 21 uK, an organisation that is dedicated to training and supporting young riders of the future, consisting of two Pony teams, one Junior team and one Young rider team. Dressage tests took place on both saturday and sunday from novice up to advanced level, with each individual rider competing at their own chosen level. the percentages of each of the four team members were then averaged in order to find the team total and the overall winners. Young rider Jennie Lambert‐Gibbs from newbury in Berkshire did exceptionally well on her six-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding KBis Zavir. they competed in four novice tests over the two days gaining over 70% in each test. By the end of the day on sunday they had achieved three first placings and one second in addition

to winning the Young rider novice Championship. Jennie and Zavir’s performance also put their team in a very strong position and with good performances from the other three members, Jade guyton at novice level and alex armstrong and Kate Mills at Medium; they shot to the top of the leader board and became the Young rider team Champions on a combined score of 69.32%. Jennie and Chav, as he is known at home, have had a very consistent season so far this year and have been placed in the top two every time out. they are currently on the BYrDs programme and are hoping to form part of the team at the sheepgate under 25 Championships, which take place at the end of august. Jennie receives sponsorship from KBis British equestrian insurance where she has worked for the past three years and stables Chav at the offices, based in Peasemore just outside of newbury. “everyone at KBis is very supportive and being able to stable Chav at work and use the facilities there makes life a lot easier.” Jennie is hoping in the future to be

Successful Parelli Demonstration at Ingatestone Saddlery

a

hugely successful Parelli natural Horsemanship demonstration was held as part of an open day at ingatestone saddlery in essex. the Parelli team provided an insight into how to improve your relationship with your horse and how to understand them better. the demonstrations were led by Parelli instructors lyla Cansfield and terry Martinus who were delighted with the number of people who turned out to learn more about Parelli techniques. To find out more about Parelli visit www.parelli.com

able to find some more rides and set up her own yard “i really enjoy producing horses, having owned Chav since he was three, achievements such as this make all of the hard work and training very much worthwhile.” You can find out more about Jennie and Chav and following their progress on the sponsorship page of the KBis website – www.kbis.co.uk the other three teams also did exceptionally well and took the Pony and Junior team title. to view the full results from the under 25 Championships visit www.marltonstud.com

Numerario is numero uno at Suffolk County

l

eila and sherene rahmatallah’s lusitano stallion, numerario took the overall lusitano in-hand Championship title at the suffolk County show. leila said: “He is still owned by his breeder in Portugal (Coudelaria romão tavares) but has been with us at home in West sussex for eight years and i ride him.” leila continued: “the suffolk show is such a lovely show, really charming! it is very traditional still and has such a friendly atmosphere with so much to see - all breeds.” the overall supreme lusitano Champion title was awarded to a six-year-old mare called Zecora songhurst and her owner/rider, gemma laws of norfolk. she was bred by roger Barnett of sussex lusitanos who lives in loxwood and is by leila’s mother’s lusitano stallion, Caju and out of roger’s lusitano mare, Jaca. leila said: “roger sold Zecora as a youngster to norfolk so we are really please to see our youngstock doing so well!” Numerario, overall Lusitano In-hand Champion at the Suffolk Show, pictured with Sherene Rahmatallah

Picture by Richard Weller-Poley

Jonathan Clarke and Willows in the Wind jumped a superb clear round at Glanusk International in the CCI*.

Jennie and Zavir competing in Ireland

24 Localrider august 2010 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 7

21/7/10 10:37:07


The Ashdown Forest Riding for the Disabled

T

he Ashdown Forest riding for the disabled is an up and coming group, holding weekly one to one riding sessions for children of various ages that have a variety of different disabilities, but the one thing they all have in common is the love of horses. Tracey Spencer writes; “Some of our children find life so difficult to understand but relating to horses is so very easy for them, to see a confused face turn into a smile is so very special.” If you would like to find out any more information about our group please contact the group on 08452419364 or alternatively email marycbell@yahoo.co.uk

Countdown to Kentucky

T

he Champions from the AmTrust Equine BRC RWHS Championships are getting excited about their once in a lifetime experience at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky this September. The six Champions each won an all expenses paid five day trip to the Horse Capital of the World. The lucky six will take centre stage at a very special equestrian evening at the Lexington Civic Centre where they will be presented with their Champions’ trophies. Some of the Champions will be keeping a diary as they countdown to Kentucky: Sarah Thomas and her horse Davidoff won the AmTrust Equine BRC Senior Riding Test Final at RWHS 2010. Davidoff is a seven-year-old chestnut Hanoverian by Don Bosco. Sarah has owned him since he was four and she nearly lost him to colic in 2009, she says: “Everything we do together is very special. He is my horse of a lifetime.” Rosie Stevens won the AmTrust Equine BRC Senior Intermediate Jumping Final on Gracie. She says: “To win at Windsor for the second year running was amazing and another fabulous experience for us both. Our win and the fabulous prize of a trip to Kentucky WEG has really topped our year!”

Sarah Thomas and Davidoff

Sparkling result

M

any of you will remember seeing the veteran show jumper Pitchwood Ferryman in the pages of Localrider over recent months as he and his rider Clare Diamond climb up the Localrider- sponsored British Left to right: Showjumping rankings. Clare Diamond on Over The Vee Clare contacted us to tell and Paige Diamond on Lacy Tulip us about her daughter Paige’s recent success with her pony Tulip, who coincidentally has the same bloodlines as Pitchwood Ferryman. Clare wrote: “In March I bought a 11.2hh Welsh Section A pony which was in poor condition, but with a little TLC she is now in superb condition. My Daughter had her first show on the pony at the Spring South of England show where she was placed second in the Lead Rein Pony class, we then Peter and Kate Dodgson pictured with the Diamond Family at the show went on to compete in the May Bank Holiday Show at Pachesham where she won in the Lead Rein SAFE qualifier class and was first in the Prettiest Mare class. Our next show took us to Newbury Showground the Heros charity show on 4th July, after contacting the Heros’ office for help in regards to finding Paige Diamond and Lacy Tulip, somewhere to stable the horse Supreme Reserve Champions and pony on the Saturday evening, we were given the names of Peter and Kate. Paige, Annette and I stayed in the lorry and my mother and my youngest, Brooke had a lovely en-suite room in Kate’s house, while the pony and horse had a lovely stable for the night. We got up early in the morning to clean the pony again, being grey it never stays clean for five minutes, then off to the showground and what a day we had. Paige and her pony Lacy Tulip were second in the Condition and Turnout class and won the Lead Rein class. Over the Vee my thoroughbred horse was third in a very large class for the competition sports horse (judge by Jenny pitman), and second in both the Ex-racers ridden and in-hand classes qualifying him for the 2010 championships. But the best part of the day was when Paige and Tulip went Supreme Reserve Champions! What a great show, the judge was very complimentary of Tulip and suggested we take up County showing with her. For the pair of them at just their third show this was a fantastic result.”

Suzanne Skillin update...

I

n the July issue I wrote about Suzanne Skillin’s wonderful life with horses and told readers how now as she finally retires from British Showjumping she has one goal left, to win the Coco Open Jumping class at the Horsham & District Riding Club Show. Named after her great show jumping pony, Coco, Suzanne thought it would be wonderful to win the trophy with her current horse and one of favourites, Chocadun. Suzanne told me: “We had a really good try and came second by 0.4 of a second.” I am sure Suzanne and Chcocadun will be back in 2011 to try again and I would like to wish them the best of luck for their next attempt. august 2010 Localrider 25

18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 8

21/7/10 10:37:19


regional roundup

An evening with Wendy Jago Words and pictures by Stephen Bartholomew

O

n Monday 5th July 2010, Mount Mascal Stables, Bexley, hosted a BHS lecture-demo taken by Wendy Jago. It was well attended by school clients, staff and riders from local livery yards, 60-70 people in total. Wendy started with an introduction to the evening, explaining that the emphasis would be on the rider learning to listen to what the horse was saying to the rider. There were four ‘guinea pigs’ for Wendy to work with. First up was Sinead O’Keefe riding Cruise, a horse with whom she is doing very well at Prelim and Novice level. Sinead needed help with keeping her horse working through from behind, so Wendy was working on transitions, getting Sinead to use her buttock muscles to achieve more engagement of the hind quarters. Next up was Hilary Grant, Assistant Chief Instructor at Mount Mascal, riding Kildare, an ex-riding school cob who had been placed in Prelim Tests and was about to start competing at Novice level. Hilary explained that he would always tell her when she was too heavy in the hand by throwing up his head or sticking his tongue out. After an exciting moment when horses outside in the field galloped off, he became very forward going, so his attention had to be regained by half halting, riding shoulder in and medium trot to working trot transitions. Wendy then asked for him to do half pirouettes and traverses movements to demonstrate to the audience. The third combination was Jo Holloway on Barclay, who has recently started competing at Prelim level in Dressage. Barclay

Wendy talking to Hilary Grant Sinead O’Keefe listening carefully to Wendy

helped Wendy to show how he needed to listen to the rider’s inside leg to produce leg yield but also how he could show the rider when she was not doing it correctly. Jo felt that this was a really good experience for them both and had some things to take away and practice. Last to go was Janice Reid riding her new horse Benn who, although eight-years-old, was very green and virtually starting from the beginning, having previously been allowed to lean on the rider’s hand in order to keep his balance. Wendy worked with Janice on transitions from walk and trot, using her position rather than the reins to communicate better and gain his attention. Those attending left with a greater understanding of how communication between horse and rider needs to be more subtle. Feedback from the audience was very positive. Thanks go to Wendy and the BHS for presenting the event and we hope it will be the first of many to be hosted at Mount Mascal Stables.

Crestala Dressage Championships Sandhurst Farm, Kent Words by Jo Walker After a very challenging winter in terms of coping with snow and ice and the nightmare of looking after horses in the big freeze, April finally came and we had a good day for our Championships on 10th April. Prizes were presented by Mr Trevor Roberts of Crestala Fencing, who is our enthusiastic sponsor. Prizes included a rug embroidered with Crestala Dressage Champion for the winner, and cash prizes for second and third. Thank you to all those who have competed and supported our Dressage Series and congratulations to the winners. Thank you also to our judges, writers and those who come to support their friends.

Above: Jo Harding Ash on Aim and Fire, runner-up Novice Points Championship Below: The Novice winners, pictured left to right: third placed Denise Dent on Charlie, Trevor Roberts of Crestala Fencing, second placed Jo Harding Ash on Aim and Fire, and the winner, Amanda Mewett on Suntanner

Above: Prelim winners, left to right: first - Andrea Ayre and Reveller, second – Voirrey Mitchell and Popeye and third – Zoe Gaskill with Killosserry Merger Left: Trevor Roberts of Crestala Fencing pictured with Amanda Mewett and Suntanner, Novice Champions Below: Prelim Point Champions, left to right: Voirrey Mitchell with Popeye and runner-up, Sue Newmand on Tango

Results: Prelim Class 1st Andrea Ayre – Reveller, 64% 2nd Voirrey Mitchell – Popeye, 63.6% 3rd Zoe Gaskill - Killosserry Merger, 63.2% Novice Class 1st Amanda Mewett – Suntanner, 70.3% 2nd Jo Harding Ash - Aim and Fire, 67.9% 3rd Denise Dent - Charlie, 65.9% Prizes for the Points Championship included a leather headcollar with name plaque for the winner and a bottle of champagne for the runner-up. The winners were: Prelim Points Champion: Voirrey Mitchell on Popeye Prelim Points Runner-up: Sue Newmand on Tango Novice Points Champion: Maria Draper on Early Affair Novice Points Runner-up: Jo Harding Ash on Aim and Fire

26 Localrider august 2010 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 9

21/7/10 10:37:26


WIN

l

ocalrider has teamed up with london’s hottest horsy event, the royal Horse gala at london’s o2 arena to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a money-can’t-buy prize. on 11th and 12th september the o2 arena in london will come to life to the sound of hooves as five famous breeds from the royal courts of europe take centre stage in a spectacularly choreographed display of horsemanship and equine agility and talent. Horse and theatre lovers alike will be thrilled by the spectacle of 36 impressive stallions: lipizzaners from the lipica stud; andalusians from the spanish riding school of samuel lopez ortiz at albecete; lusitanoes from a number of Portugese riding schools, Friesians from the royal stud of the netherlands as well as the highly trainable arabs, trained and presented by nicki Pfeifer from the show team excalibur, all performing flamboyant displays of classical dressage and horsemanship to the rhythmic sounds of flamenco music enhanced by spectacular theatrical lighting that will conjure up all the passion of spain. elegance, harmony and power combine in a demonstration of the partnership and the special bond that exists between horse and rider. among the performances that the stallions and their immensely talented riders in bright and exotic costumes will present are: a simulated garrocha – the work with the bull that will have spectators on the edge of their seats; a breathtaking piaffe to music and Pas de Deux – horse ballet at its best; incredible circus acts; group performances such as the majestic grand Quadrille and the piece de resistance, a complete grand Prix performance on the long rein by raphael lopez, Master Horse trainer of Caballos espanoles. French horse

whisperer Jean-Marc imbert, who trains his horses bareback using only his voice, will make a special guest appearance. the winner will scoop top price tickets for a group of four (each child must be accompanied by an adult) for the matinee performance of the royal Horse gala at 2:30pm on sunday 12th september plus tickets to a master class featuring demonstrations from each of the trainers with horses which will take place at 11am on the same day. and that’s not all, the piece de resistance is that the prize also includes back stage passes and the chance to meet some of the performers and their horses including Jean Marc imbert.

WIN VIP Tickets to the Royal Horse Gala

For your chance to win the chance to see the Royal Horse Gala in all its splendour please answer this simple question: Which of the following breeds of horses is not featured in the Royal Horse Gala: Freisian, Andalusian, Dutch Warmblood, Lipizzaner, Arab and Lusitano. Send your answer on a postcard, together with your name, address and telephone number to: Royal Horse Gala Tickets, Localrider, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TP. The winner will be the first card drawn after the closing date of 23rd August 2010.

Whether it’s a five star livery service, superb training, exhilarating competition or a relaxing hack Bedgebury Park offers an exclusive equine experience. Set in a magnificent historical country park, right next to Bedgebury forest with its 2,000 acres of fabulous forest bridleways, you really can have it all.

Discover Livery at Bedgebury Park SPORT, LEISURE & RELAXATION

t 01580 211 602 e gabriella@bedgeburypark.com www.bedgeburypark.com Goudhurst Kent TN17 2SH

august 2010 Localrider 27 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 10

21/7/10 10:37:33


By combatmoose photography.com

Miss Molly Sharon Hunt qualifies for RIHS is talk of the Town in Luhmühlen

Ali Large and Emma Rhodes’ eight-year-old mare, Miss Molly IV has continued her run of successes in the show ring. Ridden by Emma, the striking coloured came home with a handful of Championship sashes from the Ponies UK Winter Championships, held at Towerlands. Capitalising on these results, Miss Molly won the Middleweight Hunter, qualifying for the Royal International Horse Show at Heathfield at the end of May.

Local riders head to Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games ‘Local riders’ Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt and Pippa Funnell are included in British Eventing’s selection for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010. The selected squad comprises: ◆ Tina Cook riding Mr & Mrs Nicholas and Valda Embiricos and Mrs Sarah Pelham’s Miner’s Frolic ◆ William Fox-Pitt riding Mrs Teresa Stopford Sackville’s Cool Mountain ◆ Piggy French riding Mr Wally French and Mr Michael Underwood’s Jakata ◆ Pippa Funnell riding Mr & Mrs Roger Lincoln’s Redesigned ◆ Mary King riding Mrs Janette Chinn and Mr & Mrs Edwin Davies’s Imperial Cavalier ◆ Nicola Wilson riding Miss Rosemary Search’s Opposition Buzz The non-travelling reserves (in alphabetical order) are Daisy Berkeley (Spring Along), Sharon Hunt (Tankers Town), Oliver Townend (Ashdale Cruise Master) and Lucy Wiegersma (Woodfalls Inigo Jones). “This team is an exciting mixture of horses with previous Championship pedigree and younger horses making their Championship debut,” commented Yogi Breisner, World Class Performance Manager for Eventing. Pippa Funnell commented on her selection; “I am just completely speechless; if anyone had told me six months ago, I never would have believed them! Though the horse is young, he has always impressed me and his owners who are of course equally delighted that he has been selected. I know it is still 3 months away, and I know as well as anyone the ups and downs of having horses, but it’s still a huge honour to be asked. It would be more than a dream come true to be riding with some of my old team mates along with Piggy and Nicola who I have always really admired as riders.” The four riders who will form the team for the Team Competition at the Games will be selected nearer the time.

Emily selected for Young Rider Europeans

L

eading event rider Emily Llewellyn, from Heathfield, East Sussex, has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Young Rider European Championships (28 July -1 August), held at Pardubice in the Czech Republic. Emily (21) who is on the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Development Programme was selected following a final run at Barbury. Riding her mother Cindy’s Society Spice with whom she was fifteenth at Badminton this year, Emily will join five other members on the squad. Emily was part of the Gold medal winning team at the Young Rider European Championships last year (as well as scooping individual Bronze), and was Young Rider European Champion in 2008. Local rider, Olivia Craddock from Kirdford in West Sussex is on the reserve list with her eight-year-old Boherdeal Cruise.

S

Photo: Kit Houghton/FEI

regional roundup

Sharon Hunt won her firstever CCI4* when winning at Luhmühlen with the Irish Sport Horse Tankerstown

haron Hunt enjoyed the biggest thrill of her long partnership with Tankers Town when the fleet-footed gelding gave her a first CCI4* win, at Luhmühlen, presented by E.ON Avacon, the third leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™. “I’m shocked,” said the 32-year-old, “but I always knew he was a phenomenal horse.” The optimum time of 90 seconds proved extremely difficult on the spacious Jumping track and only nine out of the 32 finishers avoided collecting time penalties. Tankers Town lowered the third fence, but Hunt kept up a good speed and did not incur any other penalties, giving her the slimmest of leads – just 0.2 of a penalty – over Ingrid Klimke (GER), whose chances of a first CCI4* win disappeared when she had both parts of the double at five down. Sharon Hunt’s victory is the culmination of a 12-year partnership. Her parents bought Tankers Town, an Irish Sport Horse by Ceredigion, as a four-year-old and she broke him in herself. Hunt gained her first Union flag competing as an individual at the 2006 World Equestrian Games on Tankers Town and was a member of Britain’s Bronze medal team at the 2008 Olympics. Her previous best CCI4* result was fifth at Badminton in 2008. She has recently moved to a new base at Bedgebury Park in Kent and is now trained in Dressage by former British team rider Anna Ross-Davies. When asked if she will be attending any more of the HSBC FEI Classics™, Hunt said: “Obviously, I now hope that I will be on an aeroplane to Kentucky, but if that doesn’t come off I shall certainly be at Burghley trying to win some money!”

Bibi Rouge

L

isa Price sent us this fantastic picture of herself and her super mare Bibi Rouge. Lisa bought the sevenyear-old Selle Francais cross out of a Cavalier mare from Fred Ford at the end of 2009. So far this year the combination has had some good runs at BE100, finishing third at Ascot under Wychwood, before upgrading to Novice at Berkshire College. Lisa who is currently suffering an enforced rest from a previous injury said: “We had a respectable dressage score with just one pole down in the show jumping, finishing with a brilliant clear cross-country.” We wish Lisa a speedy recovery and hope to see her back in action soon.

Foal Watch

R

egular readers of Localrider will recall the very tragic and sudden death of the prolific pony stallion, Ninfield Midnight Mink. All of Jan Carmichael’s dreams came true at once, when one of the last foals he sired popped out looking every bit as handsome as his father. Jan hopes to keep him entire and has already named him Bobby after his sire. Fielden Midnight Mink

Foal Watch resumes next month. If your mare has foaled in 2010 and you would like to see its picture in Localrider, then email info@localrider.co.uk

28 Localrider august 2010 18-28_rrup_lraug10.indd 11

21/7/10 10:37:38


feature

The corner stones of Bedgebury Park Since buying Bedgebury Park in December 2009 Gabriella Atkinson has secured the foundations of one of Kent’s leading equestrian centres. Here she shares her vision for Bedgebury Park. have always enjoyed working on puzzles

I

and when the children were little we started with twelve or fifteen pieces and gradually worked our way up. Of course the first thing you have to do is find the corners which are the foundation of everything.  Well, I have started the biggest puzzle ever.  It’s called Bedgebury Park and I have found the four corners.  The first corner was moving to England.  I moved to England from Canada in 1996. I loved England from the start. I had a young family and through my children I was able to meet many lovely people.  The second corner was getting involved with horses.  I had always dreamed of having a horse and one day that dream came true.  Through horses I met even more lovely people and it soon became my all consuming passion.  My daughter shared my enthusiasm and eventually I found myself managing a yard full of ponies and competing nationally on the county level showing circuit.  The third corner was finding Bedgebury Park.  A friend of mine happened to mention that it was up for sale and on that fateful day I decided to drive by and have a look.  I called Savills and asked for details and the first thing they said to me was that offers had to be in that day.  I had a whirlwind tour and went home and pressed the send button on my email.  The rest is history.   On December 18th 2009 I put the last corner into place.   It was eventful as on the day of completion the water pipes burst.  Things are never straightforward in my life and I just shrugged my shoulders and thought to myself “Am I going to allow a few burst pipes to jeopardise this deal? I don’t think so.”    I am now working on the straight edges which hold the four corners together.  It is a big puzzle so it is going to take awhile.  The straight edges at Bedgebury Park are moving into place and if you have been there you will see how far we have come. The other thing you must do when you are working on a big puzzle is organise the colours.  The colours at Bedgebury Park are all the different activities and services on offer.   It would be impossible to work on a puzzle like this without lots of help and besides it would not be nearly as much fun and I am fortunate to have an amazing team behind me who are as inspired as I am. On Saturday 11th July we had an event to celebrate my new venture and as my guests will attest to, Bedgebury Park is up and running and we look forward to seeing you there.

august 2010 Localrider 29 29bedgebury_aug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:38:45


EVENTING REPORT Melissa Joannides and Woody Woodpecker V, first BE90 Section A

Rackham One Day Event Sparright Farm, Pulborough Rackham provided two busy days of competition over the weekend of 26th and 27th June. Nigel Goddard captured the first dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action, which saw some pretty tight results in both the BE90 and BE100 Sections. Possibly one of the tightest results of the day was in BE90 Section B, which saw both Lisa Jaynes and Charlotte Mount finish on their dressage scores of 29.5. Lisa being closest to the optimum time collected the red rosette. Just half a mark behind the leaders was third placed Lucy Kenward riding Crossfire 12.

Amanda Smith and Gamble on Noodles, second BE90 Section A

Lisa Jaynes and Maximus, first BE90 Section B

Charlotte Mount and Poor Boy Z, second BE90 Section B

Abbie Lloyd jumping Jack of Diamonds III to win BE90 Section C Inset: Sally Munday and Sunkist, second BE90 Section C

30 Localrider AUGUST 2010 30-31_eventing_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:40:03


Robert Stevens and Russett Gold II winning BE 100 Section D

Gabrielle Pitman and Folly, second BE 100 Section D

Grace Lloyd Jones and Classic, second BE100 Open Section E

Sophie Edwards and De Beers Dynasty, winning BE100 Plus Section F

Laura Durkan and Trenear, first BE100 Open Section E

rF

ot s

in

th

e

ar

ea

to ec

ot Pr

Bo dy

bo

d

ng

id i

an

at n

of r

H tio

w en

rg es

ts

el ec

le sO

ha r C

la

e th

us Pl

Fu l

ly

Tr a

in ed

N EW

SH

O

W

RO

O M

O

PE

N

itt

er

s

Bryony Holloway and Why Not added 5.6 time penalties to a fantastic dressage mark of 20.5 to finish second BE100 Plus Section F

A fabulous selection of riding boots from Sergio Grasso, riding hats

and body protectors from Charles Owen, saddles, bridles and clothing. We also stock the full range of NAF horse supplements. All available in our new showroom or to order online.

New Showroom & Fitting Rooms Now Open For an equestrian shopping experience that is second to none, visit Dogwood near Chichester. 2 Temple Bar Business Park, Strettington, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0TU Tel 0845 301 0365 www.dogwoodlondon.co.uk

DOGWOOD DOGWOOD LONDON LONDON

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 31 30-31_eventing_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:40:30


eventing news

Eridge Horse Trials 3rd – 4th July 2010 • Photography by Nigel Goddard

T

he going at Eridge was greatly improved this year with a lot of effort and investment spent on aerating the ground, so that the course almost had a spring in the ground. It may well have had a spring, but time was still influential and few in the BE90 and BE100 sections made it home without time penalties. One of the few to get home within the time was Janet Phillips and her striking coloured, Silvern Conetta. Janet is a past master of Eridge and is always one to maximise her result through keeping an eye on the times being posted on the scoreboard during the day. Hildenborough based Janet and Silvern Conetta were part of a local contingent competing at the Grassroots Championships held at Badminton earlier this year. Helen Wilson, stable jockey to the Funnells also used time to her advantage to capitalise on a dressage score of 32 to win BE100 Section A aboard Billy Nit Nat. In BE100 Section C, Gordon Murphy produced a scorching test on C’Est Tout, a pole in the show jumping and a handful of time penalties didn’t matter, with a dressage mark of 21 he still managed to take the red rosette ahead of Helen Wilson and Billy Good Times.

Janet Phillips and Silvern Conetta come home within the time to win BE90G

Helen Wilson and Billy Nit Nat Helen Wilson, first BE100A

Anna Hanson and Smokey Blue, first BE90F

Gordon Murphy and C’Est Tout Gordon Murphy, first BE100C

Lucy Witts and Cranberry Twist, first BE90H

Far left: Fiona Dallyn and Just A Nibble , first BE100 JR Left: Tracey Muggridge and Pinewood Pantera, second BE100B

Right: Ian Carey and Sharkhams Real Mccoy, second BE90F

Far left: Scott Allen and Whitney Of Bellhouse, second BE100A Left: Amelie David and Anthem II, second BE100JR

Right: Charlotte Neal and Knockane Clover Dream, second BE90G

32 Localrider august 2010 32eventing_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:41:49


Evie competing at BCA

Equine Training Centre Facility Hire & Training Clinics

FORTHCOMING CLINICS: 7th August Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon (Call Jennifer 07771 598730) 8th August Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon (Call Jennifer 07771 598730) 16th August Cross Country with Nick Gauntlett (Call Matt 07771 600033) 18th August Dressage with Andrew Gould (Call Matt on 07771 600033) 21st August Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon (Call Jennifer 07771 598730) 22nd August Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon (Call Jennifer 07771 598730) Most levels of horse and rider ability catered for.

For Further Details of all Clinics see www.Imeq.com or call 07771 600 033

Laura Powell writes...

T

he events come thick and fast once you hit June, but with the tropical weather and lack of rain the challenge increases as we now have hard ground to cope with as well as the extreme heat, which is affecting both horses and riders. Evie and Alfie who’ve both got a lot of blood in them don’t struggle as much in the heat and I was rewarded with both horses being placed in the top six at BCA. Rackham followed, an event I hadn’t been to before but was told how lovely it was as it was ‘right next door to Coobelands’ at Pulborough. Luckily I went on from Hickstead to walk the course the night before and it took us an hour to find once we’d got to Coombelands! Worth the trip but definitely not next door to Coobelands. Buzz was in the money again coming fifth in the BE90. But I failed to get placed with Alf mainly due to our 8 faults show jumping where he spooked at a quad riding past the arena. We headed to Eridge next, a fairly local event, in a stunning setting. The main question at Eridge is the terrain, maybe the hilliest event there is. They’d done an amazing job on the ground which was like sponge to walk on and no one minded paying the extra £2 on the start fee. The time is notoriously hard to make, I managed to squeeze inside last year on Evie, using her racehorse assets. However, this year, despite ‘pedal to the metal’ all the way round Alf still came home with six time faults. I’m currently in the lorry on the way to Tweseldown with Alf. Buzz was also meant to go but with temperatures scorching to 32 degrees we thought it was kinder to leave the Cobnemara at home. He appared very annoyed at this and bounced the whole way round out hacking with mother! Tomorrow I leave for Ardingly with two horses for a week of training, socialising and possibly drinking with other horse mad under 25s. After last year when there was an incident involving Vodka and blue flashing lights, spirits have been banned. Oli just phoned me up boasting about his supplies of Sambuca. Keen not to break any rules he then began to explain to be that Sambuca is not a sprit but an after dinner liquor and therefore not banned...

Full & Competition Livery available with Kate Lukas Eventing 07774 118000 WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS SAID ABOUT LITTLETON MANOR EQUESTRIAN: “this is just what Eventing in the South East need!” Tina Cook, Individual & Team European Eventing Champion and Individual & Team Olympic Bronze Medalist “awesome facilities” Joe Meyer, New Zealand Team International Three Day Eventer “a high quality schooling facility” Emily Llewellyn, European Young Rider Team & Individual Gold ‘08 “probably the best Cross Country Schooling Course in the South East” Sacha Pemble, Irish International Eventer

FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR HIRE • 120 element Cross Country Schooling Complex built by Willis Bros & suitable for all levels • Outdoor International Dressage Arena with mirrors & flood lights built by Maple Arenas • 1 Mile Gel Track Gallop

• Grass Dressage & Jumping Arenas • Outdoor 60m x 50m Jumping Arena built by Maple Arenas with full set of Jump4Joy fences • Pony Club Camp facilities • Livery available with Kate Lukas Eventing – call 07774 118000

www.Imeq.com

Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB Tel: 07771 600033

Email: matt@ Imeq.com

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 33 33_lauraaug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:45:17


EVENTING REPORT

British Riding Clubs Area 10 Horse Trials

Winning Senior Novice Team – Warlingham (Including Jade Foriani – Laughtons Silver Belle) Left to right: Kim Deakin and Emerald Isle; Jo Lord and Cheyenne Star; Natalie Pelling and Lady Marmalade

Borde Hill, Sunday 20th June Photography by Julian Portch

M

aking good use of the Simon Bere designed cross-country course, the Area 10 Horse Trials ran just a few weeks after the main British Eventing Horse Trials. A very popular venue in the South East, the Riding Club competitors jumped round the same fences that many of the country’s leading event riders had galloped round just weeks previously. The largest event of the day was the Senior Novice Teams, which saw 18 teams come forward. It was tight at the top and a sub 40 score guaranteed nothing. With three such scores Warlingham’s first team took the honours with a score of 105 just ahead of Ardingly on 111.3 and Rother Valley on 111.9.

Winning Junior Novice Team – Sevenoaks 1 Left to right: Alice Somerset – Golden Island Star; Ellie Duggan – Carnsdale Hero; Alice McCready – Reckless Ruby; Hannah Stevens – Magical Murphy

Winning Senior Intermediate Team – Ardingly Left to right: Samantha Ostridge and Polly Pocket II; Sam Holland and Ready Steady Edy; Abi Lloyd and Jack of Diamonds; Deborah Boulton and Argento Dancer

Laura Wright and Maverick, first Intro Section C

Andrea Furness and Standen Beauman, first Senior Novice Section D

34 Localrider AUGUST 2010 34-35eventing dps_lraug10.indd 1

Jump judges from Warlingham & District Horse Club

Debbie Cox and Red Rooney, first Training Section J

Clare Stephens and Lotta Riding, first Training Section K

21/7/10 10:47:50


Winning Junior Intermediate Team – Ardingly Left to right: Jenny Wigsmuller and Painted Monkey; Megan Cole and Boyd; Abigail Boyd and Emerald Court

Results: Senior Novice Teams First – Warlingham 1 (105) Kim Deakin – Emerald Isle ................................................. 44 Jo Lord – Cheyenne Star ................................................. 34.8 Jade Foriani – Laughtons Silver Belle ............................. 30.9 Natalie Pelling – Lady Marmalade ................................. 39.3 Second – Ardingly Red (111.3) Allison Ingram – Red Square .......................................... 45.8 Sue Woodward – Little Moose ....................................... 37.9 Janet Taggart – Llanwen Deio ........................................... 42 Susannah Givons – Starlight Express .............................. 31.4 Third - Rother Valley 1 (111.9) Kate Ludden – David Copperfield ................................... 40.3 Shane Petkovic – Silver Nancy ........................................ 38.9 Betsy Davies – Perry II .................................................... 34.5 Amanda Smith – Gamle on Noodles Noodles............................... 38.5 Fourth – Rother Valley 2 (114.2) Amanda Croft-Pearman – Ashdown Red Highlight ........ 46.1 Andrea Furness – Irish Jamboree .................................... 37.6 Berith Eriksson – Mary.................................................... 30.5 Heather Deane – Otto IV ................................................ 74.2

Winning Senior Open Team – Maidstone Left to right: Naomi Henderson – Watchover Dineke; Sophie Leaney – Captain Nemo; Sharon Polding and Libby Saurous

Fifth – Dartford (118.5) Clare Drury – Au Contraire ............................................. 33.2 Lisa Waghorn – Baby Badger Badger.......................................... 37.3 Alex Hudson – Tacco ........................................................ n/a Adam Trew – Tierdrop ....................................................... 48 Sixth – Sevenoaks 1 (122.4) Sarah Crookenden – Teddy ............................................. 43.5 Jo Donaldson – Ryan ...................................................... 42.6 Sue French – Wolfgang Dreamaker ................................ 36.3

Junior Novice Section A 1st Alice McCready – Reckless Ruby ................................. 32 2nd Alice Somerset – Golden Island Star........................... 37 3rd Ellie Duggan – Carsdale Hero ................................... 38.8

Senior Novice Section B 1st Sam Holland – Man of Mischief Mischief................................ 32.3 2nd Clare Drury – Au Contraire ...................................... 33.2 3rd Lesley Campbell – Dreamcatcher ............................. 34.1

Intro Section C 1st Laura Wright – Maverick .......................................... 30.7 2nd Sally Allison – Africa ................................................ 35.1 3rd Lucy Kenward – Cross Fire ....................................... 37.9

Senior Novice Section D 1st Andrea Furness – Standen Beauman ........................ 23.6 2nd Berith Erikkson – Mary ............................................ 30.5 3rd Jade Foriani – Laughtons Silver Belle ....................... 30.9

Senior Intermediate Section E

Winning Senior Open Team Section H – Horsham Left to right: Helen Millichamp – Ark Wild; Lucy Henward – Dear Teddy; Samantha Gates – Trojans Tern

1st Clare Turley – Catron Belle ....................................... 37.9 2nd Deborah Boulton – Argento Dancer ........................ 39.7 3rd Jenny Hutchinson – Diamond Chance ......................... 40

Junior Intermediate Section F 1st Jenny Wigsmuller – Painted Monkey ........................ 35.3 2nd Abigail Boyd – Emerald Court ................................. 35.8 3rd Jessica Sneddon – Polyruler...................................... 42.7

Senior Open Section G 1st Sharon Polding – Libby Sarous ................................. 37.4 2nd Sophie Leaney – Captain Nemo............................... 40.7 3rd Naomi Henderson – Watchover Dineke.................... 41.6

Senior Open Section H 1st Samantha Gates – Trojans Tern ................................ 46.3 2nd Helen Millichamp – Ark Wild ................................... 64.8 3rd Lucy Henward – Dear Teddy..................................... 70.2

Training Section J 1st Debbie Cox – Red Rooney ........................................ 21.5 2nd Anna Hollis – Lizzie ................................................. 26.6 3rd Helen Millichamp – Mr P ............................................. 34

Training Section K 1st Clare Stephens – Lotta Riding................................... 28.7 2nd Martine McCahon – Pentrecoed Rebel ....................... 31 3rd Alice Foster – Grace ................................................. 32.5

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 35 34-35eventing dps_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:48:25


feature

Still Going Strong Horses over the age of 16 are generally considered to be veterans but thanks to improvements in veterinary science, welfare and equine nutrition, older horses are no longer being ‘pensioned off’ while they are still fit and active. Alison Andrew, Marketing Manager for leading equine insurer Petplan Equine, explains why age is no longer a barrier when buying an older horse and examines what owners need to take into account when caring for them. a 10% donation for every policy taken out through the society. VHS founder Julianne Aston, says: “Thanks to this unique policy, people are more willing to take on the care of an older horse as they now have an option of insurance to protect them from unexpected veterinary costs.”

Learning with a Schoolmaster

William Whitaker partnered 17-yearold Animation II successfully around the Hickstead Derby

Older and Wiser

It is often said that there is no substitute for experience and a reliable schoolmaster can help to provide a transition for riders from novice to a more advanced stage. The knowledge that an older horse, provided it is sound, fit and healthy, now has potentially more years of active service may encourage more people to consider one in favour of a less experienced counterpart. On average, one year of a horse’s life is equivalent to three years of a human’s life; so a 16-year-old horse is comparable to a 48-year-old human, hardly a pensioner by modern standards. The Veteran Horse Society (VHS) was founded nine years ago and is one of the fastest growing equestrian membership organisations. In that time they have found that the issue of greatest concern to members is that of vet fees. This is not because the fees are necessarily higher, but because until recently it has not been possible to insure older horses for illness. In response to feedback from customers and subsequent discussions with the VHS, leading UK specialist equine insurance provider Petplan Equine created a policy that allows horses to have full illness and injury cover until they reach the age of 25, if insured before their 20th birthday. The extended age limits are fully endorsed by the VHS, which benefits from

Riding a schoolmaster is excellent experience for any rider. Both beginners and more advanced riders can learn and improve through the ‘feel’ that a horse who knows his job can give them. A schoolmaster can help develop all important confidence in the beginner, as well as helping them learn the basics. Experienced riders who may even own their own horses can also benefit from training on a schoolmaster to help them develop techniques which they can then apply to schooling their own horses at home.

Top Tips for Older Horse Care... ■ M  ake sure the horse is properly vetted before you buy. ■ W  herever possible try to find out the previous medical history and ask your own Vet to consider the history forewarned is forearmed. ■ C  hoose an insurance policy that provides cover for illness as well as injury. ■ T  ake particular care of bones, ligaments and joints – these are what show wear and tear as the horse gets older, just like humans. ■ T  ake care of the horse’s respiratory system, it’s the second most common area of disease - feed good quality, dust free forage and when the horse is stabled make sure that the ventilation is good. ■ A  sk your vet at an early stage for advice if the horse starts to lose condition. ■ M  aintain and regularly check teeth (at least once every 6 months). ■ F eed plenty of roughage- this stimulates activity of the gut and promotes good digestion. ■ H  ay/Haylage fed should be soft. Use the “Squeeze test” - you should be able to squeeze a handful and it not hurt your hand, and on releasing the forage should not remain compressed but rather spring out again. ■ C  hoose feed designed for older horses, the emphasis being on soft to chew and therefore easily swallowed with the protein content being high quality and easily digestible. There are several very good commercial hard feeds on the market. ■ A  n effective worm control programme is especially important in the older horse ask your Vet for advice and stick to it!

Keep up the Good Work

Keeping the older horse working aerobically can keep him mentally and physically fit. It must be the right sort of work for his age, such as dressage rather than a lot of strenuous exercise or jumping. Gil Riley, Petplan Equine Vet of the Year, agrees “I always tell my clients that the greatest risk we take with our older horses is not actually overworking them, but under working them! An active life is vital as it stimulates the horse mentally, ensures the heart and circulation are kept in good condition and very importantly ensures that the rate of loss of muscle mass, a problem encountered by all horses as they age, is very much reduced. Remember that every horse is unique and therefore there is no “one size fits all” exercise programme, rather you must adapt the work on a day to day basis depending on how well the horse is managing”

Older Horses need Special Care

Prevention is better than cure in the management of the health of the older horse, and so regular worming, dental, farriery and veterinary check-ups are essential. When the horse is due for its annual vaccinations make sure you ask your vet for a general examination covering the eyes, heart, respiratory and locomotion systems. Vets generally advise that it is better for

a horse to live out in the field as much as possible. Providing they are well rugged and have access to shelter, horses benefit greatly from being outside where they are able to move around. Movement helps keep their joints more flexible, helps to increase circulation and improves digestion and respiration.

Food Management

It is important to continue to match feed intake to work rate but you may find that your older horse requires a little more feed than a younger horse kept in similar conditions. Age invariably makes horses more susceptible to illness and injury but there are a number of products available to counter the negative effects of ageing. With advances in dental and veterinary diagnosis and treatment, readily available expert nutritional advice and now financial cover for illness and injury, there is no reason why the older horse cannot remain young at heart and provide years of pleasure and invaluable experience. For further information on Petplan Equine’s insurance for older horses please visit www.petplanequine.co.uk or call 0800 980 3905 or for more information about care for your horse visit www.yourstables.co.uk

36 Localrider august 2010 36_veterans_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:50:12


father figure

The behind the scenes hero… Kevin Light

Any successful equestrian will tell you that the key to success is a great back up team, be it a trainer, sponsor or family member there are just some people we cannot be without. In this continuing series we meet ‘the dads’, so important and so supportive, but very rarely known.

Words and photography by Alex Kelly, additional photography by Pleasure Prints For sisters Claire and Suzanne Light, showing is a family affair especially now they have pony mad daughters of their own. Both have been very successful in the native ridden classes qualifying ponies for both HOYS and Olympia. Mum, Helen, is a massive help and sparked the family interest in ponies, but of course they couldn’t be without Dad, Kevin’s help.

Clarmount Bengeman - ridden by Suzanne Light

Name: Kevin Light Kevin with Clarmount Bengeman

Home town: Southwater, Horsham Occupation: Company Director Off-spring: Daughters - Claire and Suzanne. Grand-daughters - Jessica, Danielle and Phoebe How did you become involved with horses? Through my wife, Helen Do you ride yourself? No, but I was taught to drive by Gary Docking many years ago Favourite horse or pony, and why? The race horse Denman for his consistent performances What area of the sport are you involved with? Showing Mountain and Moorlands

Claire and Glenwood Dun in the Sun (owned by Jo Filmer) at Hickstead Derby

Clarmount Bengeman, ridden by Suzanne Light

Kevin with Clarmount Bengeman, ridden by Suzanne

How do you support your family with their sport? Being head groom, driving the horsebox and babysitter What’s the best thing about competing? Meeting a good crowd of friends that we see all year What’s the worst thing about competing? The alarm clock going off on Monday mornings What was your proudest moment when watching your child compete? Claire winning Horse of the Year Show on Longhalves Sword of Gold in 2001 Favourite show ground snack? Bacon sandwich How do you and your family like to celebrate a big win? Singing all the way home to “Simply the Best” and a bottle of champagne when we get there Favourite show ground and why? Bath and West because it is traditional and agricultural and sells the best cider What do your friends think about what you and your family do? Madness, but think it is lovely that we still do it as a family. AUGUST 2010 Localrider 37 37father_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:50:57


part eight

Goings on at Furlong Farm For the eighth instalment of this twelve part series with top dressage riders Henriette Andersen and Ulrik Molgaard we take a look at how to solve common problems, courtesy of their sponsors British Horse Feeds.

The Dressage Horse: Solving Common Problems

A

t some point every rider will encounter problems when training on the flat, especially with young or inexperienced horses. It is important to get to the bottom of these problems before they develop in to bad habits, which are even harder to correct. It is often the most basic things that are executed poorly as not enough attention is paid to them. Communication is the key to a successful dressage test. The rider must give the correct aids and the horse must understand what is being asked of him. Dressage movements should be supple and precise. It would be easy to forget the length of time top riders spend to build a unique relationship with their horse as they make everything look effortless. Time and patience will pay off in the end as we all know practice makes perfect. However, if you don’t feel you are making progress ask your instructor for more help and perhaps give your horse a break from training and spend a couple of days hacking out to keep him fresh. Also make sure his back is checked on a regular basis, like any athlete muscles get sore and tight. Here is some advice on solving common problems...

Precision

A dressage test must be precise in order to demonstrate obedience and to carry out each movement correctly. It is surprising how many marks can be lost during a dressage test simply because a marker is slightly over shot or a circle is not completed. To improve on precision your horse needs to be responsive and working correctly with his hocks under him. Transitions are a good way to sharpen a horse up and to get his attention. Even when a horse is supple and responsive poor precision is often down to rider error. Practise something like halts at any marker in the school so you know exactly how much preparation you need going into it to get it spot on at the marker. This is when it is vital that someone experienced watches you perform your test to help you polish it before you compete. It is common for riders to repeat the same mistake and for it to go unnoticed, so the sooner you ask for help the better. Below: If you are lucky enough to have mirrors in your arena these can be useful for checking precision

Above: The Furlong Farm Team (L-R) Leonas, Caroline, Christina, Henriette and Ulrik Furlong Farm is home to top dressage riders Ulrik Molgaard, Henriette Andersen and their team of talented horses. Based at Nether Westcote in Oxfordshire, Henriette and Ulrik have a top class team of horses competing at all levels. Ulrik and Henriette were born in Denmark where they enjoyed very successful riding careers before making the decision to move to the UK and focus on dressage. Ulrik now trains and competes horses up to international small tour level and has also had great results in young horse classes, winning both Rhinegold and Shearwater 5 year old championship in 2006. Henriette, now a British Citizen, was ranked third best British Rider at Hickstead CDIO in 2005. The winner of seven national championships and numerous young horse championships, Henriette is currently competing two Grand Prix horses and has several young hopes in the stables.   Ulrik and Henriette have a dedicated team made up of Head Girl Caroline Princz, Yard Manager Leonas Jankauskas and Working Pupil Christina Futcher-Law.

38 Localrider august 2010 38-39dressage_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:51:50


Lacking impulsion

Without impulsion a horse will not be able to carry himself in balance through turns, transitions or movements. Impulsion is an essential ingredient to performing dressage and put simply is the power generated from the hind quarters and legs which enables engagement. Impulsion goes hand in hand with rhythm, suppleness, contact, straightness and collection, so if your horse is lacking impulsion then it is likely one of these other areas will need working on also. Without impulsion there will be no self carriage, and as he won’t be using his hind legs properly straightness will be difficult to maintain. To improve impulsion you must ensure that you have a prompt, forward reaction to a leg aid and that your horse maintains the rhythm and speed without continual intervention. There should be sufficient power so that he will go forwards again from a light touch. Do not mistake speed for impulsion. Keep within your horse’s individual natural balance and rhythm, and occasionally check his impulsion with some transitions between paces or lengthening in the pace.

Incorrect bend

Creating impulsion, whilst maintaining straightness and a correct rhythm Felix and Sofia working on a figure of eight to try to achieve even bend both ways

When riding circles, correct bend is essential and requires the horse to bend through his body (not just through the neck), to carry himself and to engage the hindquarters. When a horse is bending the inside hind leg must step under the body or rhythm will be lost and the horse may fall in on the circle or swing his quarters out. When bending the rider must create energy with their inside leg and contain it with the outside hand. Most horses find it easier to bend on a specific rein so make sure you spend plenty of time working on the stiffer side to improve bend. Working on a figure of eight is always good to check that you can easily go from one bend to the other without loss of rhythm or resistance. When corners, turns and circles lack bend do not be afraid to take enough neck flexion to the inside, you can ask initially with the inside rein but then need to try and hold it between inside leg and outside rein. To avoid the horse falling out through the shoulder, keep enough outside rein on, don’t allow the horse to take too much neck flexion to the inside. Don’t be afraid of training lateral movements with more bend than you would want in a test, this will improve the suppleness and make the bend you need for the test feel easy for the horse.

For more information contact British Horse Feeds on 01765 680300 or visit www.britishhorsefeeds.com august 2010 Localrider 39 38-39dressage_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:51:58


HICKstEaD REPORT

Golden win for Guy Hickstead Derby Meeting 24th – 27th June2010

Words by Julia Longland, photography by Localrider and Samantha Lamb

g

uy Williams, a regular at Hickstead for thirty years, raised his game to new heights with softrack skip two Ramiro by landing the biggest triumph of his life in the 50th running of the DFs British Jumping Derby on the sussex course. “I came here as a boy,” recalled Williams, “jumping in the back rings on ponies, so this is quite an emotional moment for me.” the DFs Derby, with its £40,000 first prize, was Williams’ goal but he knew the Devil’s Dyke could be his achilles heel after past mistakes there, notably twelve

months earlier when Ramiro shared second place with William Whitaker’s animation, after both horses faulted in the Dyke. Determined to leave nothing to chance this time, Williams, 39, got out his tractor and dug a big hole in the ground with replica Devil’s Dyke fences at Wheelbarrow town, the hamlet in stelling Minnis, near Canterbury, where he lives. “For the last three weeks, all Ramiro has done is school over a Devil’s Dyke,” admitted Williams. “If I couldn’t ride him, he would go out for a hack every day with one of my grooms, Natalie or Charlotte, and then jump

Guy Williams punches the air as he gallops through the finish, after jumping-off in the DFS British Jumping Derby

through the Dyke. It has been a real team effort.” His commitment paid off when Ramiro was foot perfect, bringing the total of Derby clear rounds to a sparse 52 in 50 years and so forcing a jump-off with tina Fletcher on Promised Land. Williams had the last word but long time leader Fletcher, on the strong pulling Promised Land, fourth in 2009, looked set to become the first lady to win the Derby since alison Dawes and Mr.Banbury, (widely known as the Maverick before he had a sponsors’ name change) 37 years ago, until Williams set the contest alight

40 Localrider august 2010 40-46_Hicksteadlraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 10:54:14


Main pictiure: Tina Fletcher is delighted with her clear round on Promised Land Left: William Funnell and Billy Congo winning the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard Left: Guy had a relaxing morning before the Derby leading his daughter Maisie over the cross poles in the Children’s Unaffiliated Jumping ring at Hickstead. Maisie made me laugh, when she had time in her round to look over her shoulder, to check she had left all the poles over. Obviously something she has learned from her dad, as Guy did the exact same thing during his winning Derby round.

from plum position in the last draw. When first Promised Land and then softrack skip two Ramiro repeated their brilliant form against the clock over a shortened course with 13 jumping efforts, Williams and Ramiro had the Derby at their mercy with a much faster pace, galloping home nearly 16 seconds ahead, despite losing a shoe over the second fence. “tina did give me some breathing space,” admitted Williams, “if she had been quicker she would have really put me under pressure.” Fletcher, 45, based near Newbury with her husband graham, who was runner up with Buttevant Boy to Harvey smith and salvador in 1974, and their two children Will and Oliver, said:”My horse was on springs and going a bit mad. In the first round he was fighting me and pulling, up to the double of ditches, (the third fence) and then settled better. It was thrilling to jump a double clear in the Derby and gutting to be pushed back to second like that, but I always knew guy would go clear, and faster. graham told me to go for the clear.” Williams first partnered the 14-year-old softrack skip two Ramiro for Cyril Light as a five-year-old and then handed him over to steven Franks, who became the Lights’ stable jockey and rode him once in the Derby. the horse was bought by Chris Ellis, who also rode him in the Derby. Finally Williams bought Ramiro for his company director father-in-law David Walker, and has completed the Derby course on him

five times. “I think this was his seventh attempt,” said Williams, father of Maisie, 4, and george, 5 months, with wife Rebecca. His campaign to have Ramiro right for the 2010 DFs Derby has been perfectly timed with two wins at Hamburg, one of them a Hamburg Derby trial, and a useful second in surrey County show’s area trial. scotland’s Douglas Duffin set the Derby standard on Volcano, only faulting at the second part of the penultimate double of gates, and was followed into equal third by Ireland’s David O’Brien on Mo Chroi(fence 14) and Billy twomey on Blue thunder(10a of the Devil’s Dyke), William Funnell on Kannelle de la Baie and Robert smith on talan(both lowered the rail two strides beyond the Derby Bank) and germany’s andre thieme on Nacorde(part two of the double of gates). Funnell’s hopes of a fourtimer with Cortaflex Mondriaan vanished when the courageous 16-year-old triple winner lowered three fences near the start and was retired, following a nightmare preparation which included 10 days at Liphook Equine Hospital before the south of England show with a colic impaction. a high point for Funnell was Billy Congo’s win in the Bunn Leisure Derby tankard, by 1.56 seconds over Essex farrier’s wife Jo Pay and goodman For Fun II in a five-way jump-off. Funnell rates the home bred nine-year-old Billy Congo as “the best horse I’ve had” and is aiming him at the King george V gold Cup at Hickstead’s

Longines Royal International Horse show. another top prospect for the British 2012 Olympic team is Michael Whitaker’s 10-year-old gIg amai, who sailed through two rounds of the Bunn Leisure Derby trial to beat Billy Congo by over 2 seconds in the seven horse jump-off from first draw, and win £6000. gIg amai, owned by Belgian Beatrice Mertens, also divided the spoils of the Falcon Feeds Derby trophy with Belgium’s guido Hornesch on Concorde as both horses clocked an identical time in the eight-way decider. gIg amai’s trial win signalled a return to international standard after a lay-off with a minor injury, caused by wrenching off a shoe in very heavy going at the st.gallen Nations Cup in May. “there was a tiny mark on the scan,” said Whitaker. He was delighted by both results, explaining: “amai is short of big ring competition because of my suspension last year, but he now feels really confident and ready for another Nations Cup and grand prix, and hopefully, the World Championships in Kentucky in september, if the selectors want him.” Michael’s niece Ellen Whitaker and Henri de Herne took the Bunn Leisure speed Derby for the second time in four years, setting an unbeatable target from the third draw of 27 starters. “I never thought I would hold the lead, going so early,” said Ellen, 24, who held off a hard challenge from Ireland’s Damien griffin and Lysseygan Clover Diamond. august 2010 Localrider 41

40-46_Hicksteadlraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:54:28


HICKstEaD REPORT

Local riders in action at Hickstead Photography by Localrider, Pleasure Prints and Chantal Sparrow

The Localrider Team had a wonderful time at the Hickstead Derby Meeting. Luckily a large oak tree gave our marquee plenty of shelter from the blazing sun and gave readers, clients and competitors an opportunity to sit and chat, away from the sun’s intense rays. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and to meet new readers too.

There were plenty of local successes in all the rings and here we share some of them with you...

Charlotte Uden, third Amateur Championship

g

uildford-based Charlotte uden achieved her lifelong dream to ride in the main arena at Hickstead when she qualified Valdi Vee to jump in the amateur Championships, held in the main arena on the saturday morning of the Hickstead Derby Meeting. to qualify, 20-yearold Charlotte had to finish in the top five from 170 starters on one of the three previous days of qualifying competition. Charlotte bought the now eight Valdi Vee as a six-year-old, producing him herself. the combination jumped in a 1.30m class in the main ring at Royal Windsor and have recently been to Wales & West for the small tour European Viewing trials. Double clears in 1.25m classes at Hickstead set the combination up for the pressures of the main ring and the 1.20m amateur Championship track. Cheered on by friends and family, Charlotte and Valdi Vee jumped an impressive round to finish third. Valdi Vee will now be aimed at Foxhunter second rounds and HOYs qualifiers. Charlotte is currently looking for more rides to base at her own yard, uden sport Horses in sutton green. as well as competition liveries she welcomes horses for training and sale preparation. In addition to her success show jumping, Charlotte has proved herself as an impressive dressage rider, qualifying D’artaganne for the British Dressage National Championships. For more information visit www.udensporthorses.com Below: Charlotte Uden and Valdi Vee jumping in the main ring at Hickstead, where they finished third in the Amateur Championships

Clare and Goldenacre enjoying themselves at Hickstead

A dream come true for Clare

C

lare Baker from Rusthall, near tunbridge Wells, took over the ride on goldenacre in January 2010, when she returned to the saddle after a two year break following the birth of her children, Charlie and Holly. goldenacre is a 16.2hh Irish horse bought by Clare’s mother, susan sparrow from Leesa Long in 2009. Clare has quickly gelled with goldenacre and with the help of her trainer, John Wickham she has had regular wins and placings in British showjumping competitions, including a recent win in the 1.10m Derby at Felbridge, with the only double clear round. although Clare has an extremely busy life running her own business and being a mother she retains a great passion for showjumping and her dream has always been to compete at Hickstead and take home a rosette. at the recent Derby Meeting at Hickstead Clare achieved her dream taking home fifth, seventh and 20th placings on goldenacre in the 1.0m competition, which had up to 193 competitors in each class. she also achieved a double clear over a very challenging 1.10m course. Her mother, sue and aunt gilly were on hand each day to look after Clare’s children while she competed and cared for goldenacre during the four day stay. goldenacre and Clare will be competing at the Royal Internationa Horse show at the end of July and we wish them every success!

42 Localrider august 2010 40-46_Hicksteadlraug10.indd 3

21/7/10 10:54:42


Stars in the main arena

W

hen former advanced eventer Vanessa Lawes decided to swap eventing for the show ring she turned to Hursley and Hambledon Hunt Master, Bill smith to find the perfect Middleweight Hunter. the answer came in the form of a striking dapple grey called Castle Haven star aka Fred, who had already qualified for the Royal International Horse show. Despite being a great horsewoman, Vanessa is finding life on the show circuit a whole different experience, but she told me the other competitors, couldn’t be kinder, giving her tips and helping her along the way. after finishing second in the Middleweight Hunter to Katie Jerram at the Derby Meeting, Vanessa may find her new friends a little more coy with their tips. Best of Luck for the Royal International Vanessa and Fred. Right: Vaness and Castle Haven Star enjoying their canter in the main ring at Hickstead

Charlotte McKee

R

egular reader Charlotte McKee called in at the stand at Hickstead for a chat and I took the opportunity to ask her to let us know how her week went. Charlotte said; “I had a really fun week at Hickstead, I took three horses, all of which did some brilliant rounds. Mirror Image IV (Buster) owned by Liz Parminter was my star of the week, finishing sixth out of 193 in the 1m class on the Wednesday and ninth in the same class out of 136 starters on the saturday. this was a big achievement for both of us, especially considering he stands at 17.2hh and is built like an ocean liner. He competed three days and got into every jump-off. the week before we were due to leave for Hickstead my current horse developed a back problem and we couldn’t get a physio out soon enough, so one of my friends, amber stafford very kindly offered me her horse adamo amerika (Pepper) to take instead. However, this only gave me two days to get used to him before jumping the 1.10m and 1.25m classes at Hickstead. But we clicked very quickly and got into all 1.10m jump-offs and had just a couple of faults in the very strongly built 1.25m classes each day We had a really brilliant, fun week, even with the heat and I am thoroughly looking forward to the RIHs at the end of July where hopefully my horse will be back on form to be able to go.”

Charlotte jumping Liz Parminter’s Mirror Image IV

CHARLOTTE UDEN Spaces available for competition / full livery (short or long term) at Charlotte’s small private yard (5 mins from A3 Guildford).

Very reasonable rates, with great facilities and a very high standard of care. Charlotte is also available for schooling and competition rides. www.udensporthorses.com Tel 07769 722885

Charlotte and Amber Stafford’s Adamo Amerika

august 2010 Localrider 43 40-46_Hicksteadlraug10.indd 4

21/7/10 10:54:56


HICKstEaD REPORT

Hickstead Mini Champions O

Jessica Cross and Ollie Oscar winning the 8 & Under Championship

ne of my favourite competitions on Derby Day is the final of the Children’s unaffiliated show Jumping. During the week of the Hickstead Derby three unaffiliated show jumping classes run every morning, with a clear round on any day qualifying the combination for the finals of the 10 & under, 8 & under and the Cross Poles – style & Performance Championships. Compared with all the other fences at the Hickstead Derby the course is very fair and encouraging for the very amateur and young rider. Many of the country’s leading pony stars have earned their stirrups in these classes, in fact it was only a few years ago that we were featuring amy Inglis trotting over the cross poles. and whilst many might go on to bigger and better things, what a wonderful experience for those children who might not, to jump on the hallowed turf of Hickstead. the story this year couldn’t have got much better for the aspiring young show jumpers, as guy Williams warmed up his daughter Maisie for the style & Performance class, just like any other dad. It is just nobody else’s father went on to win the Hickstead Derby at the fiftieth anniversary show, that same afternoon.

The 8 & Under Championship... Second, Jade Davis from Dover and Poppy

8 & Under Champions, Jessica Cross and Ollie Oscar from Hampshire Third, Georgina Marshall riding 25-year-old Henry

Fourth, Morgann Bloquet from Bletchingley and Buzz Light Year

Sixth, Jodie Rogers and Jack, attempted one of the best turns of the day

Ayesha Mumtaz and Minnie

Fifth, Lexi Spur and Tarn

44 Localrider august 2010 40-46_Hicksteadlraug10.indd 5

21/7/10 10:55:22


John Breen presents Francesca Oliver and Chestnut Lady with their Championship prizes Second, Roselly Hamlet and Chase The Moon

Fifth, Phoebe Shead and Wilows Sweet Honey

Francesca Oliver from Uckfield jumped into the lead on the eight-year-old Chestnut Lady. Trained by Judi Piper-Dadswell and Sharon Newman, Francesca enjoys doing everything with her pony and is a member of the Southdown Hunt East Pony Club

The 10 & Under Championship... Third, William Rekert and Snowflake

Sixth, Danielle Clarke and Mr Magnetic

Fourth, Sophie Murrell and Leo The Lionheart

Phoebe Shead also qualified her second ride, Tinky Winky for the final

august 2010 Localrider 45 40-46_Hicksteadlraug10.indd 6

21/7/10 10:55:41


HICKstEaD REPORT

Georgia Upton and Perrymans Water Lily pictured with Guy Williams and John Breen

Style and Performance Champions, Georgia Upton and 19-year-old Perrymans Water Lily during their lap of honour

Georgia Upton from Lindfield jumped a stylish round to capture John Brenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top score in the Style and Performance Championship

Cross Poles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Style & Performance Championship... Second, Henry Marshall and Henry the pony who was taking his second line-up in quick succession

Third, Eathan Miler-Moore

Fourth, Ella Bubb and Pixie

Guy Williams walks the course with his daughter Maisie

Fifth, Kayleigh Bendall and Blissland Mawena

Sixth, Ella Quigley jumping 34-year-old Royal Mahogany

A special prize was made to Danielle Saunders who at two-and-a-half was the youngest competitor in the class

46 Localrider august 2010 40-46_Hicksteadlraug10.indd 7

21/7/10 10:56:11


yard feature

Making a dream yard come true By Julia Berrie, Marketing Manager, Scotts of Thrapston

Planning

Construction

A good stable should last for decades with the minimum of maintenance and cutting corners at this stage will prove to be a false economy. Starting with a professionally prepared base of concrete and engineering brick, the stable itself should be constructed by craftsmen from high quality materials. Timbers should be pressure impregnated to protect against insect attack and the elements, whilst all metal work should be heavy-duty galvanised for durability. Doors and windows should be edged with metal to prevent chewing and all loose boxes should be lined, to eaves height, with kicking boards for the horses comfort and safety. As a family business, Scotts recognises the importance of personal service and Scotts’ staff are always prepared to pass on the benefit of their experience in stabling. A stable is a major investment and they are happy to give advice on most matters to assist with your decision making and final stable design.

I

f you are looking to buy a property to fulfill the ultimate dream of stabling your horses at home, there are two options available to you: Look for a house with stabling already on site or a property with land and the potential to develop. Whichever route you decide to take, the final decision will no doubt be made upon two key factors - time and money. If you have the time and money to dedicate to a development project then you will be rewarded with a yard that is designed to your specific requirements. However, if you go down the route to purchase an existing equestrian property then it does not mean you necessarily have to make do with what is already there. Companies, such as Scotts of Thrapston, have experience in assisting customers with new build projects and also help customers who have inherited a yard from the previous owners make it work for them by adding extra stabling, storage complexes, a yard office or a carriage house, to name but a few options. If developing a yard is the route you plan to take there are many considerations you should be mindful of, both your needs and also the needs of future owners should be taken into account, so that if you move on at some stage, the property is not devalued in the eyes of a prospective purchaser. Generally speaking there are three main steps to consider when installing a stable block and Scotts has outlined some of the key things to be aware of:

MASTERS IN STABLING INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED STABLE YARDS AND EQUESTRIAN BUILDINGS

The general rule is to assume the appropriate permissions will be required. There may be exceptions but this is down to the local authority concerned, not the stable manufacturer. Failure to secure the correct permissions will cause problems when you come to sell and could even result in forced demolition. Handling the bureaucracy and red tape is part of the personal service you should expect from a company such as Scotts, although seeking professional advice from a local planning consultant is recommended, at an early stage, to assist with gaining permission for the development.

Design

The initial considerations are how much land can you allocate to the development and how many stables you can fit on this area? What must you consider to produce a yard that is in keeping with its surroundings? Do you live in a modern house or a listed building? Once these factors have been considered you can start to plan the yard layout. The ideal yard would be built standing on welldraining soil and not facing into the prevailing wind, and companies like Scotts can advise on all aspects of sighting and orientation the of the yard itself to lessen the impact from the environment. In terms of your day to day activity on the yard, you should think about this very carefully so that you make your new yard a joy to work in – the trip to the muckheap and proximity to basic facilities such as water, feed and tack room. And remember to consider easy access for deliveries or visits from the farrier or vet. Attention to detail is also important in order to achieve the perfect stable block as even the smallest feature can make a significant difference and help the yard blend with its environment. For example, you could specify the pitch of a roof or the width of a door to match existing barns and even use special materials like pantiles or cedar shingles.

Scotts of Thrapston is the country’s leading supplier of bespoke timber stables and outbuildings with an enviable reputation for design, quality and service. Whether it is a professional or private stable yard, a haystore or an American barn, Scotts provides the perfect solution.

To find out more about Scotts Stables and Equestrian Buildings call: 01832 732366 or visit: www.scottsofthrapston.co.uk

Title Sponsors of Carlton Horse Trials 2010 august 2010 Localrider 47

47-49_yards_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 10:58:36


yard feature

Finishing touches As with any construction work it is the finishing touches that give it that superior look and help it stand out from the crowd, her we share some of our favourite products and services.

Jacksons’ fencing

The Hay Bar Better in the long run for you, Solution costs for any horse your horse and your pocket! Running owner are becoming a serious All Jacksons fencing and gates feature their unique Jakcure pressure treatment process, which ensures that the preservative penetrates deep into the timber to provide lasting protection above and below ground. The combination of the Jakcure process and the use of prime timber, good design and sturdy construction allows the company to give a 25-year guarantee. Not only does this make for a lasting investment, it also represents a responsible approach to reducing the carbon footprint by doing your bit to minimise deforestation, since fewer trees are felled (and less energy consumed in manufacture and transport).

If you buy a cheaper fence, you could end up replacing it as many as five times within the 25 year period that one of Jacksons is expected to last in excess of. So buying cheaper means using five times the wood, but not only that, it’s five times the fixings, five times the labour to erect it and make it, the fuel to transport it and the energy involved in its manufacture, not to mention the waste going in to landfill. Log on to www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk, or call 01233 750393 for info on the Jacksons equestrian fencing and gates, and the complete range for garden, agricultural commercial and security. 

financial liability. Forage prices are set to rise and the farmers are forecasting a shortage. We all have to try to find ways of becoming more efficient and less wasteful. Hay Bar has proved it can help in many different ways. Feeding from the floor has long been the ideal method as it helps to maintain horses in the natural way. This helps to ensure that there are less respiratory, dental and physio problems. All of which can prove to be costly. Waste forage and bedding is another unwanted expense. Hay Bar helps to ensure that forage and bedding are not mixed and this helps the horse to get full benefit from what he is fed. Labour costs are rising all the time and so it is important that time is well spent. Filling hay nets is time consuming. Hay Bar is labour saving, safer, more hygienic and the solution to many of the problems. www.haybar.co.uk

Only the best fencing is good enough for Guy Williams

Photograph curtesy of Kerry Bowness

“I’ve grown up with Jacksons fencing around and I trust the quality of their product to keep my horses, tack and property secure.” Guy Williams, Show jumper

Call 0800 41 43 43 for your Good Fencing Guide showing the complete range of fencing, gates, decking, pergolas, equestrian, agricultural and security products and much more. Or to buy online visit www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk

Jacksons Fencing Head Office 213 Stowting Common Ashford Kent TN25 6BN

T: +44 (0) 1233 750393

www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk

Jacksons

POSH PINK PONY HAY BAR Now available!

Quality that lasts

Fine Fencing, Gates and More

48 Localrider august 2010 47-49_yards_lraug10.indd 3

21/7/10 10:58:43


READER PROFILE

Alex Kelly visits

C

rippden Manor based mother and daughter team, Lorna Ewin and Valda Angier, can be regularly seen competing their Arab horses in a variety of disciplines. While living in Wales (they returned to their native Sussex 26 years ago) they fell for the Arab horse when Dianna Whitten of the Coed Y Foel Stud introduced them to the breed. They love the versatility of the Arab and although they have had other breeds during this time, they have always gone back to the Arab. “We did everything with them” said Valda “from showing to long distance riding to dressage.” One mare Azza, that Valda rode did everything and was still a winner in the show ring. Lorna enjoys doing a bit of every thing with Fairwinds Jedi, an 11-year-old gelding that she has brought on from novice.

Valda and Melissa Rose competing at the Royal Welsh, where they stood second

Lorna and Valda Words and photography by Alex Kelly, additional photography by Pleasure Prints, The Event Photographer and Sweet Photography Over the years the combination has had plenty of challenges, but now they are champions both in-hand and under saddle. The ultimate goal is for them to qualify for the ridden finals at HOYS, they have already had a few near misses, so I’m sure it won’t be long until they are on their way to fulfilling this ambition. Valda has meanwhile found the perfect partner in Jedi’s half sister, Melissa Rose. She competes with her in ridden classes, finishing second at the Royal Welsh. They also enjoy dressage as well as making the most of the wonderful bridlepaths near to the yard. The partnership is well deserved as the chestnut mare was purchased as a three-year-old, in very poor condition, but with time and dedication she has become the picture of health. When Valda was diagnosed

with MS she thought she might have to give up horses altogether, but has since found driving a great alternative. “I couldn’t be without an equine”, so her horsey fix came in the form of a Shetland named Oliver. She admits they were both complete novices, but it was not long before Oliver began winning championships. She moved onto Gywlleaud Erill, who was bought from some Romanies who had previously road raced him. Caroline Douglas re-schooled the Welsh section C, for them and noticed “he could have some potential” and she wasn’t wrong. He claimed many private driving titles, including Heathfield and helped Lorna to win the title of National Novice driving whip. They even competed with him in France. As Valda’s MS began to be managed she wanted to get back in the saddle and

eventually have her own horse. Lorna had bought a Connemara foal, Walstead Faberge, and Valda took over the reins. A charming pony that really excelled at dressage as well as winning in the show ring. It was a massive tragedy when they lost him suddenly. As well as the current lineup they have had success with past ponies like Razaari, who stood Champion at the Royal Welsh and Supreme at the South East Arab Group Spring Show before retiring to stud. Lorna was very honoured to be allowed to show the mare, Sarfaria, for her breeder Dianna Whitten before she returned to the stud. For the future Lorna has a three-year-old, of course another chestnut gelding, RV Golden Flame. Both are looking forward to seeing him mature and become Lorna’s next ridden horse.

Left: Lorna jumping Fairwinds Jedi at the National Arab Show

Above: Lorna and Fairwinds Jedi competing at the Crabbet Show, where they won the Overall Points Championship Below: Mum and daughter in the pairs class at The National Arab Show, Malvern

Lorna and Jedi (left) Valda and Melissa (right) at home

50 Localrider AUGUST 2010 50 reader_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:01:20


GIVEAWAYS Net-Tex Substi-Bute IMPACT

SIX TO BE GIVEN AWAY!

Despite every effort, competing on hard ground this summer can take its toll on your horse, whether you are show-jumping, eventing or showing, so it’s good to know that Net-Tex have created a collection of ‘natural’ pain relieving anti-inflammatory alternatives to BUTE and Devils Claw, that do not contravene Jockey Club or FEI rules. Net-Tex Substi-Bute IMPACT are handy 30gm syringes which give you the power and freedom to administer direct pain relief as and when required after work. Ideal for use against knocks, bumps, swelling, sprains and bruising, this concentrated dose is easy to give and has no long-term side effects and is completely natural, allowing quicker recovery time and encourages healing.

Six winners will each receive two syringes each. www.net-tex.co.uk

Ride-Alert Pack

FOUR TO BE GIVEN AWAY!

Each pack contains a Rider ID Wristband, a Hat ID Badge, a mobile phone ID badge, a Horse ID Toggle and one year’s complimentary Family Membership. The innovative range of Ride-Alert identification services, for both horse and rider, provide a direct link to the Emergency Response Centre 24-hours a day. When a rider or horse is using a Ride-Alert ID, they can be sure of one thing: In the event of an accident or emergency at any time, the Ride-Alert Emergency Response Team can be contacted 24/7. They have access to the rider’s next-of-kin and medical profile and all the necessary contact details to deal with the incident without delay, including contacts numbers for the vet. Winners of the 2010 BETA International Innovation Award for Safety & Security, Ride-Alert is backed by five leading equestrians; Mary King, Tim Stockdale, Maria Eilberg, Lynn Russell and Lindsey Tyas. Ride-Alert is simply a ‘must have’ for everyone involved with horses. Four winners will each receive one Ride-Alert pack. www.ride-alert.co.uk

Tickets to Your Horse Live 2010 Held on November 13 and 14 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, the event promises to be a great two days. With leading riders from a wide range of disciplines offering advice and problem solving techniques throughout the demonstrations, don’t miss out on this fun filled and educational event. The shopping is second to none, with a vast array of stands for all you and your horses needs. Whether it is a new English leather bridle you are after or fancy treating yourself to a finest quality handmade necklace, Your Horse Live is definitely the place to be. Five winners will each win a pair of tickets to Your Horse Live 2010. www.yourhorselive.co.uk k

Whether you are a happy hacker, keep a horse for pleasure or are training him for a competition, Equivet Harmony and Equivet Speed can help keep your horse in top condition. The range provides all the topical skin applications you need to really help him glow with health and vitality. The 11-strong range of Harmony supplements gives your horse the optimum nutritional care by replacing missing key dietary ingredients and aiding digestion. Speed (9 in the range) offers effective topical applications for external use on particular areas of the body. These new, natural, high-quality equine products maintain peak performance – internally and externally – in horses of all ages. They are supported by research and trials to support the best nutritional and physical care for your horse, without the use of harsh chemicals. The wholesome, natural Equivet range also includes Garlic, Salt Licks, Cider Vinegar and treats to provide simple but effective help for many typical issues. The products aid the maintenance and optimum health for your horse at all times. Four winners will win a £25.00 Equivet Product Voucher each. www.equivetanimalcare.com

FOUR TO BE GIVEN AWAY!

GIVEAWAYS

AUGUST 2010 entry form To enter for any of the Giveaways in this month’s issue of Localrider, simply tick the relevant boxes below, complete the form, and send it to us at: Localrider Giveaways, Roundbale Ltd, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TP Alternatively, email your entry to competitions@localrider.co.uk with details of the Giveaway numbers, plus your name, address and contact telephone number. Name: .............................................................................................................................

FIVE TO BE GIVEN AWAY!

Suregrow Fertiliser

TWO TO BE GIVEN AWAY!

Equivet Animal Care Products

Suregrow fertiliser, is a unique formulation designed specifically for horse and pony grazing. Produced in the UK, it contains a slower release form of nitrogen proven in trials to produce more sustained, better quality grass growth over a longer period and to facilitate uptake of nutrients essential to the wellbeing of horses and ponies. An application of Suregrow will stimulate the development of strong, healthy roots in grasses, resulting in a denser sward that helps to suppress weed growth and can aid recovery of over-grazed, poached or pastures stressed, perhaps for example, by drought. Chosen by international riders Richard Davison, Oliver Townend and Ruth Edge for their grassland, it is safe to handle and spread, making it really easy to apply. Two winners will each win four sacks of Suregrow Fertiliser. www.suregrowuk.com

Address: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................... Postcode: ................................ Daytime tel no: ............................................................................................................. Email: .............................................................................................................................

 Net-Tex Substi-Bute IMPACT  Ride-Alert Pack  Tickets to Your Horse Live 2010  Suregrow Fertiliser  Equivet Animal Care Products Photocopies of this coupon are acceptable, but only one entry per household. Closing date 31 August 2010 Localrider may occasionally pass on your details to carefully-selected organisations so that they can contact you by telephone or post with regards to promoting and researching their products and services. Please tick here if you prefer not to be contacted 

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 51 51_giveaw_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:03:38


e r i d r n g u o Y Youngrider O profile

Right: Local riders enjoying the Hickstead Derby Meeting...

ur cover star this month, Guy Williams must be an inspiration to all young riders. He started out just like you, jumping at all the local shows. It has taken him over 30 years of serious competitive riding but at last he has won the finest show jumping competition in the world. Remember, whatever you want to do with your pony keep practising and your dreams may one day come true.

Paige and Pinky dressed for Western competition

Name: Paige Carley Age: Nine-years-old Ponies names and ages: Bonny, aged 14, Woody, aged 4, and I am riding Pinky in Western competitions, she is eight What do you do with your pony? I jump Bonny and do sponsored rides, Woody is still young, but we have started hacking him out and I do Western riding with Pinky, which I really enjoy! Who do you train with? Jess March and my mum for my Western, and Sarah Foy for English riding Favourite moment with your pony? Doing my first Western show at Bodiam with Pinky Goals for the future: I would love to do reining with one of our horses Equestrian Idols? Suzi Anderson and Jess March Top tips for other young riders? Keep practising What do you like about Localrider? Seeing my friends and people that I know If you would like to be featured in Youngrider, email fiona@localrider.co.uk or call Fiona on 01892 863062

Silverlea Never Again excels at Marriages Final

L

iberty Marden, a Sports Scholar at Beechwood Sacred Heart School in Tunbridge Wells rode her 14.2hh New Forest pony, Silverlea Never Again (stable name Jimmy Choo) to produce a foot-perfect display to stand Grand Reserve National Champion Marriages Riding/ Pony Club Pony 2010. Liberty qualified at the Sevenoaks Kemsing Show for the Regional competition held at Edenbridge & Oxted Show, where she qualified for the National Finals, which were held at the Newbury Showground on Saturday 1st May. Liberty was determined to qualify Jimmy as she had qualified her 13hh New Forest pony Mockbeggar Liquorice Allsorts previously, but sold him with the qualification, missing out on the chance to ride at the Nationals. The Riding / Pony Club Pony competition is judged on a mixture of qualities including the combination’s ability to tackle a course of 2’6” rustic and coloured show jumps, as well as perform a freestyle show, which had to include halt, walk on a long-rein, working trot, a three loop serpentine, extended trot on the diagonal, canter a three loop serpentine with change of lead and extended canter on the diagonal. Liberty has owned Jimmy for the last year and is an active member of the Eridge Pony Club, regularly participating in team activities, as well as British Showjumping competitions. In recognition of her achievement Chaskit Horse & Rider in Langton Green gave Liberty a whole bundle of wonderful goodies for herself and Jimmy.

52 Localrider AUGUST 2010 52-53_yr_aug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:05:11


Romney Marsh Prince Phillip Cup team head to Draycott House Words by Nikki Giles Photos by Chris Wheeler

Jessica Morton on Tandy

Connie Wheeler on Song

Caroline Barbour on Polo

A

fter winning the Area 11 Qualifiers the Romney Marsh Junior Mounted games team got back to work to prepare for the Southern Zone Finals to be held in Taunton Somerset on the 4th July. The team all travelled down on the Saturday and camped overnight, mainly due to the 200 mile journey. The juniors were riding in the afternoon. After lots of cleaning and polishing, a warm up practice and a trip to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tack Checkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; we were ready for the off. We had a good start winning our first heat and finishing second in the final, the team continued to work hard, always finishing in the top two. It soon became clear that two teams were dominating this final and we were one of them! We only missed one final due to a line fault, going into the final race we were two points ahead, we finished the flag race in third position, which meant we were tied for first place overall with East Sussex. This resulted in a run- off, the bottle race. The girls as ever worked their socks off and won that race too. They now go forward to the National Championships at Draycott House where the top 24 teams in the UK battle it out for the National Title for the second year running. The girls have been training since October in all weathers and conditions, thanks to their very supportive parents. So massive congratulations to our girls: Eleanor Wheeler on Rumy, Charlotte Giles on Dolly, Caroline Barbour on Polo, Jessica Morton on Tandy, Connie Wheeler on Song and a big thank you to the team trainer, Julie Prodger. Localrider would like to wish the Romney Marsh girls team the best of luck at Draycott House!

Eleanor Wheeler on Rummie

Jessica Morton

Charlotte Giles on Dolly Left: Team Trainer Julie Prodger

L To R:- Charlotte, Caroline, Eleanor, Connie and Jessica

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 53 52-53_yr_aug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:05:53


SHOW REPORT

Inter-branch Horse Trials

Mini 12 & Under winning Team, Eridge Panthers

Eridge Park, near Tunbridge Wells Sunday 30th May 2010

Ellie Duggan and Hero, second Section A

Pictures by John Caruana Photography

A

shford Valley Pony Club have obviously been training hard as members Phoebe and Natasha Gale produced cracking tests of 28.75 and 32.08 respectively to win their sections in the Mini 12 and Under. As the sole representatives of their Branch at this level they were unable to capitalise on their good results and the team win went to the event hosts, Eridge Panthers. Surrey Union won two of the four Novice Sections to head the Novice teams on a score of 95.36, less than three penalty marks clear of Eridge. Alex Redfern and Shannon Orr of West Kent Meopham, won a section each, which saw their team finish in fourth place on a team score of 102, less than two marks behind, third placed Eridge Blue. The top three in the Intermediate section posted sub 30 marks, with Old Surrey & Burstow member, Megan Cole scoring an incredible 16.8 in the dressage arena, 3.2 time penalties across country did little to her impressive score, which saw her finish six marks clear of Southdown Hunt East member Lizzie Tillard. Surrey Union member Freddie Gover finished third with Unistar on a dressage score of 26.8.

Immy Long and Milly Molly Mandy, second Section B

Elizabeth Evans and Rocky (East Sussex), second Mini Over 12

Katya Visser and Patchwork Mouse, seventh Section A

Katie Wallbridge and Autumn Crescent (Eridge), second Novice Arena C

Shannon Orr and Westlife Original (WKM), first Novice Section A

Alex Redfern and Noblesse (WKM), first Novice Arena D

Ellie Pargeter and Blue Eyed Boy (SDHW), second Novice Section A

Lizzie Tillard and Twiggy Krafft (SDHE) second Intermediate

Natasha Gale and Tomahawk (Ashford Valley), first Mini 12& Under Section A

Polly Miles and Bailey (East Sussex), second Novice Arena B

Megan Cole and Boyd (OSB), first Intermediate

Phoebe Gale and Georgia (Ashford Valley), first Mini 12& Under Section B

54 Localrider AUGUST 2010 54-55-PC_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:07:44


Pony Club News Sponsored by Charles Owen

01978 317 777

info@charlesowen.co.uk Mini 12 & Under second placed Team, Crawley & Horsham

www.charlesowen.co.uk Surrey Union winning Novice Team

BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN PROTECTIVE HEADWEAR MANUFACTURERS

Second placed Novice Team, Eridge

Sarah Bliss and Kingstown Jubilation

Erin Urquhart and Chase

Cosima Tibbles and Maid to Measure II Liberty Marden and Silverlea Never Again

Sophie Miller and Jack

Jamie Butt and Celtic Flame, first Arena B Roselly Hamlet and Millie

Sophie Brooks and Matchmaker II, first Arena C

Harriet McLusky and Jakesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lad

Helen Sheffield and Crunchie

Mariella McKinlay and Gunstone Little Cracker

Lotte Carter and Ted Bear, second Arena D

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 55 54-55-PC_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:08:15


SHOW REPORT

SEWPCA Summer WPCS Silver Medal show 20th June 2010 • Words by SEWPCA Chairman, Angela Kember

Supreme of Show, Trevallion Black Harry owned by Mr M. T. Attrell

Coloured Part Bred Silver Medal winner, Hendraws Gwen owned by Mr Nick Snelling

W

ith over 250 ponies entered prior to the show, and Welsh Pony and Cob Society Silver medals on offer for the inhand classes, this was always going to be a busy show. The Welsh Section A judge, Sandy Costanzo-O’Brien of the Brookside Stud, who had flown in from the USA, gained the most entries in one section, with 97 entered under her. She found her Youngstock Champion in Jean Higgins’ Yearling colt, Wilcrick Easter Legend who went on to stand the Overall Section A Champion taking the WPCS Silver medal, with Reserve going to Mrs Sandra Pragnall’s Friars Tia from the Barren Mare Class. Mr Robert Parker Jones of the Croston Stud judged the Welsh Section B’s, where he found his Youngstock Champion in D. Smith and A Jones’s Pendock Penny Wise from the Yearling Class who too went on to be his overall WPCS Silver Medal Champion with the Reserve slot going to Mr & Mrs Hounsham’s Barren Mare, Cottrell Little Nell. Mr Parker Jones also judged our Welsh Part breds, where he found his Youngstock Champion in Nick Snelling’s Tambrook My Destiny and his Overall Silver Medal Champion in another of Nick Snelling’s entries , namely Hendraws Gwen, with Tambrook My Destiny moving on to take the Reserve slot here. The large Section C entry came before Mr Will Lloyd of the Geler stud. He found his Youngstock Champion in the Yearling colt class, Donys General Jack owned by Mr Nathan Ackleton. His Overall Section C Silver Medal winner went to the Brood Mare class winner, Trixies She’s Proper owned by Mr Steve Watts with the Reserve slot going to the Youngstock Champion Donys General Jack. We were very grateful to Mr R Manchip who stepped into the fold, to save the day on judging the Section D classes, as Mr Peaty was unable to judge for us. Mr Manchip found his Section D Youngstock Champion in the Yearling Colt class winner, Trevallion Leo owned by Tony Lee. His Overall Section D Silver Medal winner was found in the SEWPCA Spring show Supreme Champion, Trevallion Black Harry owned by Mr M. T. Attrell, with Reserve

Jumping for fun! Words and picture by Lucy Cooper

B

Supreme Youngstock winner, the Section B Silver Medal winner, Pendock Penny Wise owned by D Smith and A Jones pictured with the Reserve, Section A Medal winner, Wilcrick Easter Legend owned by Jean Higgins

going to the winner of the Barren mare class, Danaway Rosa, owned by Mr Charles M. Attrell. The Supreme Championships saw the following results: Brood Mare - Trixies She’s Proper Foal - Ellanore Madame Firefly Barren Mare - Hendraws Gwen Gelding - Senators Maverick Stallion - Trevallion Black Harry Supreme Youngstock - Pendock Penny Wise Supreme of Show - Trevallion Black Harry Moving on to the ridden side of things. Mrs Macefield found her Mini Champion in Penhwnllyns Ballet owned by Mrs D Barr and ridden by Ellie Breach with Reserve going to Waxwing Cherokee owned by Virginia Russell Wood and ridden by Charlie Fairclough Wood. Her Novice Ridden Champion was found in The Section A Class winner Waitwith Juliet also owned by Mrs D Barr and ridden by Alice Barr, with Reserve going to the Section D class winner, Southcoast Mr Tom owned and ridden by Richard Shaw. Mr Robert Parker Jones also kindly judged the Ridden Open classes where he found his Champion from the Welsh Section D’s in Botley Mill Magic, owned by Mrs. M Reid and ridden by Charlotte Reid and the Reserve slot coming from the same class, namely the second placed pony, Broughton Ambassador, owned by D Smith and A Jones and ridden by Carol Issac. Alongside the show we always run the NPS Dressage competition, which again saw good entries. The highest percentage score gained by a Welsh registered pony went to Mrs Jane Weller’s Pennal Zedan, who gained the WPCS Performance Medal for this. TheDriving Champion this year was Mr Dave Thursting and Ciffig Cymro Du, a previous Royal Welsh Champion.

est friends Ella Popely and Amy Inglis like to do everything together – and that includes qualifying for the prestigious Royal International Horse Show! Both girls are looking forward to riding at the show at Hickstead later this month, and have high hopes of victory in their classes. Amy and The girls have Ella shared the excitement of show jumping life since they were babies, with dads John Popely and Duncan Inglis, themselves both internationally renowned show jumpers on hand to offer their wealth of

experience and talent. “It’s great to have our Dads to help us out, we always ride together at Amy’s house” said Ella. They are now working hard to prepare their ponies for Hickstead, “Rusty is a bit bargy sometimes! And he eats everything!” said Ella. “ Tita can be a bit grumpy, although she’s quiet and minds her own business. I love them both.” The girls regularly compete with the full support of their mums, Lea Popely and Claire Inglis. “We’re so proud of the girls, and it’s great they share such a keen passion for ponies!” they said. The girls are very ambitious for their show jumping futures and are very excited about jumping in the world famous Hickstead arena. “I’d definitely do the Derby Bank!” said Ella, though Amy wasn’t as keen! “I’m not sure! It’s so scary!”

56 Localrider AUGUST 2010 56-57_SR_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:09:30


Amber leads the way

Amber Foster and Stan currently head the Junior Championship

Willow Farm Stud – Chobham Surrey Sunday 4th July 2010

Photography by www.waynejonesphotographic.com

T

he first class of the day Middleton & Sons Novice Jumping proved to be a real taste of what seemed to be the order of the day. With six out of the 15 riders going into the timed jump-off it proved to be a hotly fought out competition. Amber Foster(11) was third to jump-off and blasted around the course on Stanley in a time of just 34 seconds. Next in was Amber’s mother Tanya Foster (44) and she certainly wasn’t going to let her daughter beat her, she shot off from the start and cut every corner possible to shave just a mere half a second off her daughter’s time. Tanya set an unbeatable time to take the class ahead of Amber. Talking afterwards Tanya said: “Amber would hate for me to not try my hardest and I know that in the very near future I will not be able to get anywhere near her times! Her riding has improved tremendously since being taught by local instructor, Jeanette Mason.” Tanya and Amber are regular competitors at Willow Farm Stud and both are doing well in the Championship League. Amber is currently leading the Junior League on Stanley while her mother is lying in Reserve position in the Senior League. The Senior Championship is still being led by Emma Kampa (28) with Harry. Emma had another fantastic day, winning two classes in great style. Emma has won the Chobham Rider Intermediate Jumping at the last three shows, beating off her competition to win with over five seconds in hand everytime! Cerys Hill enjoys a ride on Stanley

Results

Jessica Harrison and Grace, first 90-95cm class on 6th June

60cm

1st Tanya Foster on Berry, 2nd Amber Foster on Stanley, 3rd Sophie Kelly on Bailey 70cm 1st Alison Schippers on Meg, 2nd Rebecca Hall on Oscar, 3rd Katy Waller on Rushington Simcoe 75cm 1st Emma Kampa on Harry, 2nd Sophie Maher on Monster Mayhem, 3rd Laurette Parson on Rosie 57 85cm 1st Emma Kampa, 2nd Lisa Harwood on Blonde Ambition, 3rd Lauren Jaques on King of Oz 90-95cm 1st Katie Smithers on Pendragons Rose, 2nd Sarah Elliot on KC, 3rd Laurette Parsons 45cm 1st Sharon Hills on Berry, 2nd Amber Foster, 3rd Amber Foster on Meg, 50cm 1st Amber Foster, 2nd Amber Foster, 3rd Rebecca Storer on Misty, Class 9 1st Amber Foster, 2nd Sarah Rogers on Shaun

League Points Seniors 1st 2nd Joint 3rd Joint 3rd

Emma Kampa on Harry Tanya Foster on Berry Eileen Williams on Berry Louise Weir on Thunder Road

19 Points 9 points 6 points 6 points

Juniors 1st Amber Foster on Stan Joint 2nd Freyer Wilson on Lubi Joint 2nd Ellie Mantel on Ollie

Emma Kampa and Harry head the Senior leader board

21 points 8 points 8 points

Naomi Simpson and Star, first 70cm class on 6th June

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 57 56-57_SR_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:09:50


show report

Pony Club Racing at Lingfield Park Photography by John Caruana

O

ver the last few years Pony Club racing has become very competitive and while the ponies are all capable of Pony Club activities there is a real feel of thoroughbred power in the Parade Ring. The Eridge Branch of the Pony Club hosted the Meet at Lingfieldf Park on 4th June, which saw Rex Dingle and Bureside Autumn Gold take the first race of the day, the Wood and Pilcher Stakes by a nose. Charlie Bennett And Gwen romped home several lengths ahead of George Crate and Shezelectric in the NFU Open 148cm Division 2 race.

Race 1. Wood and Pilcher Stakes: Winner Rex Dingle on Bureside Autumn Gold and 2nd Bertie Bent on Glebendale Stopwatch

Race 3. Mayfield Press Training Stakes: Winner Hattie Bunday on Palomino Dratini and 2nd Jodie Davis on Merlin Brando

Race 4. Priors Farm Vets 138: Open Winner Ned Curtis and Pennway Tapdance, 2nd George Crate on Coveham Generation

Race 2. Picnic Anywhere Stakes: Winner Holly Osbourne on Small-land Love Dance

Race 2. Picnic Anywhere Stakes: 2nd Izzie Marshall on Goldsborough Moonlight Mist

Race 5. Bedgebury Park Stakes: Winner Venetia Manuel on Sparkling Quest

Race 5. Bedgebury Park Stakes: 2nd Jasmine Hagger on Rhodan

Race 6. NFU Open 148 - Division 1: Winner Olivia Roberton Race 7. NFU Open 148 - Division 2: Winner on South Pole and 2nd Freddie Mitchell on Bob III Charlie Bennett on Gwen

Race 7. NFU Open 148 - Division 2: 2nd George Crate on Shezelectric

Race 1. Wood and Pilcher Stakes: Winner Rex Dingle and Bureside Autumn Gold

Race 4. Priors Farm Vets 138: Open Winner Ned Curtis and Pennway Tapdance

58 Localrider august 2010 58-59_PCracing_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:10:53


Race Information Race 1 Wood and Pilcher Stakes Ponies 128cm and under for riders and ponies who have never won a pony race., No Minimum weight Distance 4 furlongs   Race 2 Picnic Anywhere Stakes Ponies 138cm and under.  Combinations of riders and ponies who have never been placed 1st in a pony race.  No minimum weight.  Distance 6 furlongs   Race 3 Mayfield Press Training Stakes Ponies 148cm and under.  for ponies and riders who came to the PC Racing Practice at Golden Cross in March and/or the Training Day at Lingfield on 8th April and not to have won a Pony Race. Distance 6 furlongs   Race 4 Priors Farm Vets 138 Open Ponies 138cm and under OPEN  Minimum weight 8 stone.  First four will qualify to enter the Racecourse Racing Series.   Distance 6 furlongs   Race 5 Bedgebury Park Stakes All ponies conbinations who have repreented their Branch in a Pony Club team within the last two years and not to have won a pony race.  Distance 6 furlongs   Race 6 NFU Open 148  Div 1 148cm and Under OPEN.  Min weight 8 stone 7lbs.  First four will qualify to ente the racecourse Racing Series.  Distance 8 furlongs   Race 7 As above Div 2  

Race 4. Priors Farm Vets 138 Open: Winners

Race 2. Picnic Anywhere Stakes: Winners

Race 3. Mayfield Press Training Stakes: Winners

Race 7. NFU Open 148 - Division 2: Winners

Race 5. Bedgebury Park Stakes: Winners

Race 6. NFU Open 148 - Division 1: Winners

Race 6. NFU Open 148 - Division 1: Winner Olivia Roberton and South Pole pictured with Chery Michell

Race 3. Mayfield Press Training Stakes: Winner Hattie Bunday and Palomino Dratini pictured with Chery Michell

Race 1. Wood and Pilcher Stakes: Winners

Race 2. Picnic Anywhere Stakes: Winner Holly Osbourne and Small-land Love Dance

Race 7. NFU Open 148 - Division 2: Winner Charlie Bennett and Gwen pictured with Chery Michell

Race 5. Bedgebury Park Stakes: Winner Venetia Manuel and Sparkling Quest pictured with Chery Michell august 2010 Localrider 59

58-59_PCracing_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:11:17


SHOW REPORT

Brighton Horse Driving Trials

Peter Blackman reports from the thirtieth and final running of Brighton Horse Driving Trials

T

his year is the 30th and last time the Brighton Horse Driving Trials will take place in Stanmer Park. A combination of the rising costs of staging the event, a lack of volunteer labour to help with the marathon obstacles and the increasing costs of diesel for competitors has forced the hand of the organisers. Although they are investigating other venues, the event will be sorely missed.

Winner of the Open Horse class, Nigel Chandler is driving Jaguar whom he co-owns with the Duchess of Richmond. Jaguar is a KWPN gelding to a Fenix Flyer vehicle.

Well known carriage driver Malcolm Ladell from Surrey, with Adam Wylie as backstepper, in the Intermediate Horse class, where they finished fourth. Malcolm is driving Rooney, a Clydesdale X gelding to a Fenix Flyer vehicle.

Robert Cox from East Sussex is driving Taz, a Gelderlander gelding to a Hartland, third Intermediate Horse.

Winner of the intermediate horse class is Sonny Hillier from Sheerness driving Pepper, a NF/Welsh D gelding, owned by Ms Sheila Brown, to a Bennington BX4 vehicle.

Second place in the Open Horse class, Frances Collings from Sussex driving Lunsford Lizzie, a Welsh D mare to a Bennington vehicle.

Jane Lamb from Kent driving Vivaldi, a KWPN gelding to a Van Den Heuval marathon vehicle, to win the Advanced Horse class.

Sue Botley from Maidstone in Kent, driving her pair of KWPN geldings to a De Laat vehicle in the Advanced Horse Pairs, they finished second.

Hampshire based Cathy Willis approaches obstacle 1 in the Marathon phase of the Open Pony class. Cathy is driving Saffron, a Welsh X mare to a Kutzmann vehicle and was placed fifth overall.

60 Localrider AUGUST 2010 60-61_drivingsr_aug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:12:42


Winner of the Intermediate Pony class, Ann Davey from Kent driving Rennik Jack the Lad, a Welsh D gelding to a Rene Schoop vehicle.

Winner of the Open Pony class, Naomi Harbach from Romsey in Hampshire. Naomi is driving The Apple Tart, an Irish Cob mare to a Bennington Bx4 vehicle.

Katie Eyres from East Sussex was placed third overall. Katie is driving Thorneyside Dark Lady, a Welsh D mare, owned by Mrs S Willis, to a Rene Schoop vehicle.

Having been unable to drive owing to an injury for nigh on a year, Sharon Redfern made a welcome return to driving competition. Seen here in obstacle 3 of the marathon phase of the open pony class with Louisa Russell as backstepper, Sharon from Kent, was driving Templedruid Beaune, a Welsh C mare and was placed 6th overall.

Minta Winn from West Sussex, with son Rupert as backstepper, in obstacle 3 of the Marathon phase of the Pony Pairs class which she won. Minta is driving a pair of Welsh geldings to a Bennington vehicle.

Wonderfully colourful as always. Lord Onslow from Guildford driving a pair of his Welsh geldings in obstacle 3 of the Marathon phase of the Pony Pairs class.

Second place in the Pony Pairs for Gill Anslow from Farnham in Surrey. Gill, with husband John as backstepper, seen here in obstacle 5 of the Marathon phase, is driving her pair of Connemara geldings to a Kuhnle vehicle.

Continuing her successful year, the reigning National Indoor pony fours Champion, Kent based Sara Howe, wins the Pony Fours class. Seen here in obstacle 3 of the Marathon phase, Sara is driving her team of Welsh section A ponies to a Hartland vehicle.

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 61 60-61_drivingsr_aug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:13:04


Shauna Gailey and Nina Lady, third Prelim 15

Duncan Whitney-Groom and Oliver, second Prelim 19

Smart tests take the Prelim Sections

Tina Small and Smart, first Prelim 15 and first Prelim 19

Lucy Anna Westaway and Running Star, third Prelim 19 and third Novice 35

Sally Fleming and Joe Black, first Novice 35

Sarah Fisher and Don Camillo, second Novice 35

Abdul Hamid Fakhouri and Diva Galanta (Elementary 43), second Elementary 43 & Medium 61

Emilia Hewer and Senators Glamour Girl, second Prelim 15

Fiona Breach and Rolo (Medium 61), third Elementary 43 & Medium 61

Andrew Gilham reports from the Unaffiliated Dressage Show held at Merrist Wood on Sunday 4th July.

T

ina Small rode Smart to win the Dan Shean judged Prelim 19 class with an impressive 78.64%. Also breaking the 70% barrier was Merrist Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Competitions and Events Manager, Duncan Whitney- Groom who scored 70.91% with the four-year-old, Oliver. Lucy Anna Westaway finished third on Running Star with a score of 70.45%, a position they matched in the Nicola Callam judged Novice 35. Joe Black ridden by Sally Fleming won the Novice 35 with a score of 70% ahead of Sarah Fisher and the impressive Don Camillo. Sara Jane Lanning judged Sue Roberts and Wodan the winners of the Medium 61 and Elementary 43 class, with Abdul Hamid Fakhouri and Diva Galanta, who rode the Elementary 43 test taking second place.

Sue Roberts and Wodan (Medium 61, first Elementary 43 & Medium 61

august 2010 Localrider 63 63_SRlraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:21:29


Shauna Gailey and Nina Lady, third Prelim 15

Duncan Whitney-Groom and Oliver, second Prelim 19

Smart tests take the Prelim Sections

Tina Small and Smart, first Prelim 15 and first Prelim 19

Lucy Anna Westaway and Running Star, third Prelim 19 and third Novice 35

Sally Fleming and Joe Black, first Novice 35

Sarah Fisher and Don Camillo, second Novice 35

Abdul Hamid Fakhouri and Diva Galanta (Elementary 43), second Elementary 43 & Medium 61

Emilia Hewer and Senators Glamour Girl, second Prelim 15

Fiona Breach and Rolo (Medium 61), third Elementary 43 & Medium 61

Andrew Gilham reports from the Unaffiliated Dressage Show held at Merrist Wood on Sunday 4th July.

T

ina Small rode Smart to win the Dan Shean judged Prelim 19 class with an impressive 78.64%. Also breaking the 70% barrier was Merrist Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Competitions and Events Manager, Duncan Whitney- Groom who scored 70.91% with the four-year-old, Oliver. Lucy Anna Westaway finished third on Running Star with a score of 70.45%, a position they matched in the Nicola Callam judged Novice 35. Joe Black ridden by Sally Fleming won the Novice 35 with a score of 70% ahead of Sarah Fisher and the impressive Don Camillo. Sara Jane Lanning judged Sue Roberts and Wodan the winners of the Medium 61 and Elementary 43 class, with Abdul Hamid Fakhouri and Diva Galanta, who rode the Elementary 43 test taking second place.

Sue Roberts and Wodan (Medium 61, first Elementary 43 & Medium 61

august 2010 Localrider 63 63_SRlraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:21:29


sHOW REPORT

NPS Area 20 Summer Show The South of England Show Ground, Ardingly 26th June 2010

Words and pictures by Alex Kelly Aquilas Stud Pendragon, shown by Beth Amhet winning the Supreme M&M In-Hand pictured with Judge Rogert James

The impressive Aquilas Stud Pendragon

Shilstone Rocks North Westerly, Reserve Supreme M&M In Hand. Classictop Sweet Enough Reserve Overall Supreme In-Hand and Riding Horse Champion, with Gina Desai

W

hile temperatures reached record levels so did NPs area 20’s entries. the jam-packed schedule saw ponies come from across the country to compete at the increasingly popular show, but it was local riders that took the very top prizes of the day. Riders such as suzanne Light with her parents, Helen and Kevin’s, Fell, Claremount Benjamin, who won the NPs/ Baileys Olympia supreme Native Ridden Pony qualifier. a delighted suzanne was speechless when she got the nod for the Championship, even if her family and supporters gave plenty of vocal support. the 11-year old stallion is produced from home and has been a past HOYs and RIHs finalist but this will be his very first trip to Olympia. With HOYs M&M Lead Rein and First Ridden tickets on offer there was both quantity and quality on display. georgia stratten headed up the First Ridden section with the shetland Dryknowl Ennar, while Firle Duchess and Lucy Breach claimed the Lead Rein class. Lucy and Duchess began the season by winning the Mini Championship at the NPs area 20 spring show, so it seems fitting that they qualified for HOYs at the same venue. Duchess, owned, bred and produced by Debbie Barr continued her good day by winning the Mini and Members Ridden supreme. However, they had to settle for Reserve Overall Ridden supreme when Matthew Lawrence captured the title with tower Clyde. Clyde is in his first season under saddle and won the four and fiveyear-old Championship earlier in the day. as a former Cuddy in-hand finalist, it looks like the Highland stallion will be continuing his success under saddle, although Matthew is bringing him on slowly this season. team Jago and their home bred show pony Penny Royal Little Page had cause to celebrate when he was called forward to stand Reserve Overall Members supreme Champion. Ridden by Olivia Burton-taylor the four-year-old 128 cm show pony has been having a fantastic first season under saddle, with notable achievements including standing Champion at surrey County show. Beth amhet showed her mothers Loryane’s, Dale stallion, aquilas stud Pendragon, to win the Overall in-hand Native title. the home bred stallion by Dartdale Bobby, who himself won the supreme at area 20, has started his ridden career with 16-year-old Beth who has backed him to ride herself. the area was pleased to see plenty of youngsters coming forward for the aquilas supreme Young Handler and if the quality of the class was anything to go by, then the future of in-hand showing is safe. Emily Johnson from West sussex was the eventual winner, show casing her talents with the Welsh section C, twyford Elite. Earlier in the day the pair booked their places at the NPs summer Champs when they won and stood Reserve Champion Home Produced in-hand Native. Denise arnold was over the moon to see her sHP, anton Little astaire, go right through the in-hand card. Firstly the striking chestnut stood Overall in-hand supreme, before catching the eye of Judge, Liz Mansfield, in the in-hand Members supreme. shown by Deanne Courtnage the two-year-old gelding is unbeaten this year with results including supreme Champion at NPs area 24.

64 Localrider august 2010 64-65nps20 dps_aug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:23:11


Anton Little Astaire, owned by Denise Arnold and shown by Deanne Courtnage. Over All Supreme In-Hand and Supreme Members Champion

Knockenrow Champ, takes precautions in the sun

Classictop Sweet Enough Reserve Overall Supreme In-Hand and Riding Horse Champion, with Jane Townshend

Sisters, Phoebe and Brittany Varney with Wistmans Pericles and Dauor Appauld, both Champions at the show

Anton Little Astaire, owned by Denise Arnold and shown by Deanne Courtnage, winning the Members Supreme in-hand title, pictured with Judge and National Pony Society President, Liz Mansfield Penny Royal Little Page and Olivia BurtonTaylor, Champion Show Pony and Reserve Ridden Members Supreme

Winning sisters, Emline Martin with Rhydgwillim Gwen and Anna Martin with Nancole Lady Penelope, both prize winners on the day

Mini Supreme Champion, Firle Duchess and Lucy Breach (led by Debbie Barr) being presented with her prize by Area President, Sonia Burt

Ridding Pony Breeding Champion and Reserve Champion Members Supreme, Breaglen Tickety Boo, owned and shown by Betty Skeet

Olympia qualifier and Home Produced Ridden M&M Champion, Suzanne Light and Claremount Benjamin

Aquilas Supreme Young Handler Champion, Emily Johnson and Twyford Elite, pictured wiith Sponsors Lorayne Ahmet and judge Supreme Ridden Champion, Tower Clyde pictured with Mathew Lawrence and Judge Amanda Nicols

Liz Mansfield presenting the Members Ridden Supreme and Reserve, Firle Duchess and Lucy Breach (led by Debbie Barr) and Penny Royal Little Page and Olivia Burton-Taylor

HOYS First Ridden qualifier, Georgia Stratten and Dryknowl Ennar

Supreme Members Ridden Champion, Firle Duchess and Lucy Breach (led by Debbie Barr)

august 2010 Localrider 65 64-65nps20 dps_aug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:23:42


SHOW REPORT BSPS Novice and Open Working Hunter winner Get Smart II, ridden by Sarah Gould

A glorious day for the Goulds Pam Clingan reports from the BSPS Area 11 Show, held on 30th May in Brockenhurst.

B BSPS Area 11 Chyampion Stourton Whato ridden by Pollyanna Yule

Above: RIHS Show Pony Champion Wilderness Fancy Spice ridden by Lauren Brill and Reserve Champion Stretcholt Elegance ridden by Tonya Hawkins Left: NPS Silver Medal winner Llanarth Old Fashion ridden by Jane Wyatt

SPS Area 11, was blessed with a lovely day for its show at New Park in the New Forest. There was rain the day before which made the ground a little more forgiving, in particular, for the jumping classes. The day got off to a good start for Sarah Gould in the BSPS Novice Working Hunter and Open Working Hunter classes taking first prize with Get Set II. The Championship, however, went to another of Sarah’s rides, winner of the Open 153 Working Hunter Pony class, The Earl of Derryfrench; Reserve was Prim and Proper ridden by sister Lucy Gould, second to sister Sarah in her mutual classes. Champion of the RIHS Heritage sections under Miss C Smalley, was Katy Marriot Payne, who was the winner in the Open small breeds section with Mrs S Fitzgerald’s Parkbourne Piper with the Reserve spot taken by Rosie Bloor on her Connemara, Knockenroe Champ, who was best of breed title holder at Olympia 2009. The Heritage Mini Champion was the winner of the Leadrein class, Friars Glitters, ridden by Nula Ellis Jones with the Reserve colours given to First Ridden winner, Lippens Honeybunch, ridden by Alexia Trodd-Bohin. Jane Wyatt also had a great day under judge Ann Nicholls, on Welsh Section D Llanarth Old Fashion, winning the P(UK) Large breeds, NPS/Ringside Stud M&M Open Ridden and the NPS Silver Medal Rosette championship. Alice Barr, riding mother, Debi’s, attractive black and white Shetland, HRE Bigton, which was the winner in the NPS Open Small breeds class stood Reserve Champion. Rebecca Hamilton-Fletcher’s, Brynmark Royal Windsor, with daughter Bethany on board, took a handful of red rosettes home with them having won the RIHS Pretty Polly Show Pony, BSPS Mixed Height Novice SHP and the RIHS Pretty Polly SHP under 133cm class, but didn’t manage to secure any championship colours on this day. The tickets for the Royal International in the Anglo/PB Arab ridden classes went to Mr P Thomas’ Wycroft Petronella ridden by Millie Wonnacott in the small section and to Fiona Davis’ Touch of Mint, who also took the Championship with Wycroft Petronella the Reserve. Champion of the RIHS Show Pony sections, which had been inundated with late entries, judged by Mrs Janet Hoyle, was Mrs Eaves and Mrs Edgar’s Wilderness Fancy Spice, ridden by Lauren Brill, who

Reserve Supreme Champion Lochill High Society ridden by Hayley Patterson

RIHS Heritage Champion Katy Marriot and Parkbourne Piper

Heritage Mini Champion Friars Glitters ridden by Nula Ellis

Supreme Champion Wyndham High Society ridden by Chloe Hughes

was winner of the under 148cm class, with Stretcholt Elegance, owned by W Edgar and ridden by Tonya Hawkins in Reserve, both were trained by Team Quiney. The BSPS 11 Champion, judged by Miss Emma Coates, was Stourton Whato, ridden by Pollyanna Yule, having won her Heritage Open First class and respective Championship, the Reserve slot was given to Roseberry Spanish Conquest ridden by Karinder Brar. Wyndham High Society, ridden by Chloe Hughes, had won its way through to the Overall Supreme Championship in the RIHS 143cm SHP section and the Show Hunter Pony Championship along with Patterson Horseboxes, Lochill High Society, with Hayley Patterson riding, having won her RIHS Intermediate SRT horse. The Supreme Sashes went respectively to Wyndham High Society and Lochill High Society, ending a glorious day in the New Forest.

66 Localrider AUGUST 2010 66_SRlraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:24:51


show report

Chilham Park Combined Training

Left: Holly Dangerfield riding Wellshead Fox King, first Intro class Below: Rachael Dennison riding Tiffany, second Intro class

Words by Margaret Butcher and photography by Jonathan Gardiner www.jgphotographer.co.uk

T

he first Combined Training event of the season took place at Chilham Park on Sunday 6th June. With the advantage of good weather and the usual professional approach at Chilham, everyone enjoyed a really fun but competitive day. As well as four Combined Training sections, for the first time Chilham ran two Eventers Challenge classes. “We created a ‘Derby’ style competition with a section of 6-8 show jumps leading to a number of portable cross country fences. We will definitely run these classes again, they were very popular,“ said the Organiser, Ali Ferry. The event kicked off with an excellent win for Holly Dangerfield who rode Wellshead Fox King in Class One. Rachael Dennison riding Tiffany and Caroline Snow on Pebbles came in second and third respectfully. A very competitive Novice section was won on 145 points by Michelle Yeo riding Johnny Ringo. Denise Glenister on Woody was second and Abigail Miles riding Orion was third. Vanessa Martin on Mr. Parker won the large Intermediate Class with an excellent 145 points. With only one point separating the next two places, second was Loraine Mitchell on Ocean Ranger and third was Su Watt on All Said N Dun. Even with four Show Jumping penalty points, Jenny Hutchinson’s dressage round was good enough to maintain first place in the Open Class. Julie Offen on Rebelara Pride was second and Georgina Kester was third riding Hayselden Artemis. In the second ring the two Eventers Challenge classes were a real test of a rider’s ability to navigate round a set of cross-country and show jumps against an optimum time. The formula worked well and we hope to run similar classes in the future. Alexandria Higgins won the first Eventers Challenge section and was only 0.4points off the optimum time riding Summer Sun. Abigail Miles had a good day and was second on Orion. Emily Fairhurst was third on Standen Dusty Miller. The second Eventers Challenge was won by Lorraine Mitchell on Ocean Ranger , separated by only 0.4 points, Katie Lawrence on Hansome Harvey was second. Henry Dingle riding Edna was third. The next event will be the Chilham Castle British Eventing Horse Trials on 14th and 15th August. On the Sunday, Chilham will run a BE80 Training class, which is of particular interest to non BE-members. BE80 (Training) is a class that is designed both in height and technicality to encourage less experienced riders and horses. The class gives extra support by offering a special course walk and help in the collecting ring from a BE Accredited Trainer. Margaret Butcher, Entry Secretary said: “I’m hoping that we can attract many of our local riders who compete at our unaffiliated events. The BE80 will be well within the capability of anyone who has tackled one of our Intermediate or Open classes. I’ve spent some time putting loads of information on our website about the BE80 which I hope will prove helpful.” British Eventing is offering a special day ticket price that makes BE80 affordable. For further details go to: www.chilhampark.co.uk

Left: Michelle Yeo and Johnny Ringo, first Novice Below: Denise Glenister and Woody, second Novice

Left: Vanessa Martin riding Mr. Parker, first Intermediate Below: Lorraine Mitchell riding Ocean Ranger,second Intermediate

Jenny Hutchinson jumping Diamond Chance, first Open

august 2010 Localrider 67 67_SR-lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:26:02


SHOW REPORT

Colette’s Surrey Show Bookham Riding Club Field, Leatherhead 13th June 2010

Words by Colette Walker and photography by Graham Gott of www.quantumphotographic.com

W

Ridden Champion, Kate Minnet and Dermot Class 4 – 70cm winner, Charlotte White and Rupert

Class 20 – Lead Rein winner and Reserve Champion, Lilli Mia Sayer and Menedth Bart Simpson

Class 4 Second 70cm class, Bethany Cole and Nevern Blue

Class 5 – 75cm winner, Kelly Bowrina and Brendan

e were blessed with warm sunny weather for the first of Colette’s two shows at Leatherhead this year. This was the first time we have held a show in June (we usually only hold one per year on August bank holiday Sunday) and sadly entries were significantly down on the annual August show. However, those who attended had a very enjoyable day and many, many kind comments were received. This year a sash was awarded to the winner of every class and rosettes were given to all riders (1st - 8th and ‘specials’ to those not placed). The show boasted three rings of classes with show jumping and ridden and in-hand showing, including Royal London and Hickstead Horse Feeds Championship qualifiers. The ridden showing classes were the most popular with Ridden Novice and Riding Horse drawing good entries and a high standard. The Ridden Show Champion was Kate Minnet and her stunning coloured Dermot. With the Lead Rein winner standing as Reserve. Class 6 – 85cm winner, Tabby Chinery and Tabbie

Class 21 - Ridden Novice winner, Samantha Brown and Rochester

68 Localrider AUGUST 2010 68_SR_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:26:50


show report Rosie Andrews and Lucaro, first PSG

Charlotte Williams and Valco, first Prelim 15

Tessa Seed and Kiriath Arba, first Novice 35 and Elementary 53

Natalie Pierce and Rhystyd Rocket Man, first Prelim 19

Step by Step Unaffiliated Dressage Royal Leisure, Henfield â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday 1st July 2010 â&#x20AC;˘ Photography by Andrew Gilham

R

osie Andrews and Lucaro headed the Linda Whetstone judged PSG, winning the class with 62.11%. Nicky Braidwood and Knockmore Lad took the runner-up spot riding test FEI3*A. The earlier classes were dominated by Tessa Seed and Kiriath Arba, who beat Catherine Fowdrey and the event horse, Coc de Cara in both Novice 35 and Elementary 53 / Novice 37. Charlotte Williams and Valco was the only combination to break the 70% barrier in the Unaffiliated classes. Judged by Mrs Jane Bwye they headed Prelim 15 on a score of 70.43% ahead of Natalie Pierce and her Welsh Section D, Rhystyd Rocket Man. The positions were reversed in the Sally Price judged Prelim 19, which saw Natalie and Rhystd Rocket Man out in front with a score of 68.18%. august 2010 Localrider 69 69_SR-lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:32:11


sHOW REPORT

Summer time at Mount Mascal Words and pictures by Stephen Bartholomew

Above and left: Sian Goldfinch and Smokey

Mia Heffron and Toby

M

ount Mascal’s summer show season got off to a good start in april with a well supported Indoor Dressage Competition on good Friday. Outstanding performances were achieved by sinead O’Keefe riding Cruise who won the senior Introductory a and the Pairs (with amber Mitchell on Bonita) and was also second on Motown in the Prelim Freestyle test. this event was followed by a successful Bank Holiday showing show on 3rd May. although it was rather cold and there were a few heavy but isolated showers throughout the day, competitors battled on for a chance to win some of the many rosettes and trophies on offer. the jumping classes proved as popular as ever, with a new addition this year of a team competition – won by Hannah Dow

Rosie Osbourne and Rufus

Callum Ennis and Lottie

Sinead O’Keefe and Cruise

(Queenie), Paige Davis (Jerry) and Harry Cannaford (alfie). also new this year was the addition of an extra ring to accommodate a very popular lead rein class, family mount and veteran in hand. the winners of these were Emily Denman (Paddy), Charlotte Maddison (Dezzert) and Emily Hawkin (Blue Eyed Boy). In addition to the usual Working Hunter and Best Rider Classes, there was another new class, Fancy Dress, with some very imaginative costumes presented. the winner of this was Mia Hefferon riding toby who came as the bride and groom (the pony being dressed as the groom, complete with trousers and hat, he took it all in his stride). the day finished with a dog agility class which attracted 16 entries and was great fun to watch, especially as some of the canines seemed a little confused as to what they

should be doing! It was won in a very fast time by Callum Ennis with Lottie the lurcher. May 23rd saw the first of the Mount Mascal Dressage summer series. this year, the competition was held on two grass arenas for the first time and, although some competitors were a little apprehensive about this, it proved to be a good move as having the warm up and tests in the same area made it possible for competitors to watch each other. the ground had been carefully managed by owner, Mr. John Window, which together with the addition of two new judges boxes and a secretary’s box added much to the atmosphere and success of the show. although some horses were unsure of the new additions in the field, most settled down to their work quite quickly. Judges teresa Dowling and Hilary grant agreed

70 Localrider august 2010 70-71_SR_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:33:07


Fiona Jones and Tehya

Sinead O’Keefe and Cruise

Sinead O’Keefe and Motown

Micro Pony Clubbers

Lily Venables on Toby and Lauren Venables on Rosie

Sinead O’Keefe on Motown and Amber Mitchell on Bonita

that the standard was generally good and there were many promising tests ridden. Winners were Sinead O’Keefe on Cruise (Prelim 1), Imogen Kimberley on Grace (Prelim 1 Juniors), Michael Roff on Legend (Intro A), Hannah Knight on Parnashe (Prelim 7) and Fiona Jones on Teyha (Novice 20). On the second May Bank Holiday, Mount Mascal held an adult only Combined Training. We have not hosted an exclusive show purely for the mature rider before but it proved extremely popular. Competitors could enter the Combined Classes and/or just the Individual Dressage or Show Jumping. It gave the more novice combinations a chance to have a go at an easy dressage test and jump a course of smaller jumps, without having to race against nippy ponies! Watch out for more! Winners of the Combined Classes were

Sinead O’Keefe riding Cruise (Prelim 7) and Fiona Jones riding Tehya (Novice 20). Finally, after a busy half term of activities for the children, Friday 4th June finished with a Mini Pony Club Showing Show in the morning, followed by another Combined Training in the afternoon. This was a very happy and successful day and the sight of two very small children with two very small ponies helping each other taking off saddles ready for trotting up in hand, made it all worthwhile! Rosettes were given for overall performance in the showing section and this was won by Lily Venables on Toby (more experienced) and Lauren Venables on Rosie (Novice). Special rosettes were given for those who had put a great deal of effort into turning out their pony correctly and this was won by Chloe Turner riding Lady.

The Combined Training winners were Sian Goldfinch on Smokey Joe and Rosie Osborne on Rufus. The next Events to watch out for at Mount Mascal Stables, Vicarage Road, Bexley, are as follows:August Bank Holiday Family Show Monday 30th August Classes for everyone, Jumping, Showing Displays, Pony Rides, Stalls etc. Bring the Family – Open to the Public Cross Country Event Sunday 5th September Novice, Intermediate and Pairs Come and tackle our Excellent Country Course over 60 acres of land www.mountmascalstables.com august 2010 Localrider 71

70-71_SR_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:33:24


sHOW REPORT

Kent Festival of Showing and Dressage Farming World, Kent 27th June 2010

Words by Colette Walker and photography by Graham Gott, www.quantumphotographic.com

B

eing the hottest day of the year and having the England v germany World Cup match at 3pm could have spelled disaster for the annual Kent Festival of showing & Dressage, but thankfully it was still a huge success with in excess of 250 entries across the 6 rings of classes. this year the dressage saw double the number of entries of 2009 and the dog show also proved particularly popular with over 20 entries in many of the classes. In the dressage arena, amy Boaler won two of the classes (riding Celestial Navigation) with terry Homer winning the Prelim on her palomino Welsh section D (Janton Ivory). the dressage arena looked particularly impressive this year - it had been mowed like a lawn, with artificial flowers around the perimeter, a white tent for the judges and Equus Country & Equestrian Estate agents banners on display. although the ground was very hard (due to a prolonged hot spell of weather) the jumping arena still attracted good numbers. Meanwhile the showing was well attended also, with the Ridden Novice (won by Izzy Chapman) and the Riding Horse (won by E Richardson) drawing the biggest numbers. the Race Horse to Riding Horse classes also proved popular as did the VHs qualifiers - particularly the ridden section (won by suzanne stokes). a sash was awarded to the winner of every class with huge, very posh rosettes down to 8th place. there were classes for everyone, including side saddle, Veterans, M&Ms, Hunters and Youngstock, alongside dressage (W&t to Elementary) and show jumping. the standard was very high, attracting the best of the horses and ponies from across the south East, including a number of county winners. the show was kindly sponsored by Equus Country & Equestrian and saddlesdane Equestrian supplies.

B Worrell and My Fair Lady, first 80cm and 90cm Jumping

Emma Louise Turner and Dolly Mixtures being presented with her rosette by Celia Eansley from Equus Country & Equestrian, who were the main show sponsor, Emma won 70cm Jumping

Charlie Straughton and Dancing Berry, first 75cm Jumping

A Russell and Super Ted being presented with the Tony’s Tack trophy by Tony for winning 60cm Jumping class

Alex Frost and Chester, first 1’6” Mini-Open Jumping

L Seymour and Camigwen Principality, first M&M Confined Novice (Ridden)

Junior Equitation Side Saddle winner, Morgan Schive

Mare with own foal at foot, first R Spicer’s Milly Molly Mandy

The winning foal, R Spicer’s Angels Millers Gold

72 Localrider august 2010 72-73colette dps.indd 1

21/7/10 11:34:22


Results Walk & Trot Test

1st A Boaler (Celestial Navigation) 68.33% 2nd O Bolton (Aran Rose) 66.66% 3rd J Fuller (Merlin’s Magic) 66.11%

Prelim 4

1st A Boaler (Celestial Navigation) 67.72% (-) T Homer (Janton Ivory) 67.72% 2nd M Windmill (Goodnestone Jo) 65.9% 3rd F Bithel (Touchstone KC) 63.6%

Prelim 12

1st M Windmill (Goodnestone Jo) 67.6% 2nd Z Griffiths (Foxwood Hugo) 66.8% 3rd A Hughes (Flash) 66.4%

Novice

1st J Goddard (Neon) 67.8% 2nd G L Porter (Volrock) 66.4% 3rd J Berry (Far Away Galaxy) 64.64%

Elementary

1st G Smith (Buddy) 62.18% 2nd J Goddard (Neon) 61.25% 3rd J Berry (Far Away Galaxy) 59.34%

Marriages RC Pony

1st I Chaplin (Millfield’s Flight) 2nd L Seymour (Camigwen Principality) 3rd C Waymen (Black Jack)

95cm Open Jumping

1st O Botfield (Casper) 2nd S Sharratt (Paddocks Pride) 3rd E Pilbeam (Bobby Clover) (-) F Anderson (Barney)

90cm Open Jumping 1st B Worrell (My Fair Lady) 2nd S Ambrose (Nueva Rosa) 3rd O Botfield (Capser)

80cm Intermediate

1st 1st B Worrell (My Fair Lady) 2nd S Ambrose (Nueva Rosa) 3rd C Bruin (Snap Me Paparazzi)

75cm Jumping

1st C Straughton (Dancing Berry) 2nd I Gilmour (The Party’s Over) 3rd E Pilbeam (Dirty Dancer) (-) J Powell (Sassari)

70cm Jumping

1st E L Turner (Dolly Mixtures) 2nd I Chaplin (Millfields Flight) 3rd K Mills (Bracken)

60cm Tony’s Tack Jumping 1st A Russell (Super Ted) 2nd E Wilse (Oxhill Brave) 3rd G Pring (Just Magic)

1ft 6” Mini-Open Jumping 1st A Frost (Chester) 2nd S Sawyer (Super Ted) 3rd J Carnell (Molly)

M&M Large Breeds (in-hand)

1st M Steadman (Caebryn Braveheart) 2nd C Ashton (Kizzy) 3rd E Airy (Boniface Reebok)

M&M Small Breeds (4yrs +) 1st O Lavender (Penlan Elspet)

A Coe and Silver Wedding, first Lead Rein 2nd S Boundy (Dukeshill Casino) 3rd C Reeves (Costone Carrag)

M&M Small Breeds (1 – 3yrs)

1st C Ellison (Bobbin Purdy) 2nd K Wheatland (Jimmy Choos) 3rd C Skippen (Jack)

M&M Champion

C Ellison (Bobbin Purdy) Reserve – M Steadman (Caebryn Braveheart)

M&M Confined Novice (Ridden)

1st L Seymour (Camigwen Principality) 2nd S Anderson (Kingsford Bracken) 3rd Yasmin (Jack in the Box)

Ridden M&M Mixed All Breeds

1st G Evans (Morwyn Bronze Royale) 2nd L Seymour (Camigwen Principality) 3rd T Homer (Janton Ivory)

M&M Ridden Champion

L Seymour (Camigwen Principality) Reserve - G Evans (Morwyn Bronze Royale)

Lead Rein Best Rider

1st A Coe (Silver Wedding) 2nd A White (Annie) 3rd M Perry (Pendock Curious)

Lead Rein Pony

1st A Coe (Silver Wedding) 2nd A White (Annie) 3rd M Perry (Pendock Curious)

M&M Champion

C Ellison (Bobbin Purdy) Reserve – M Steadman (Caebryn Braveheart)

Arab, Ango & PB (in-hand) 1st K Barnard (Escaliber) 2nd F Grant (Arabella) 3rd M Kent (Ninfield Thatchers Pride)

Miniature Pony

1st D Perry (Twinkle) 2nd O Mathews (Foxwood Toby)

Junior Handler

1st O Mathews (Foxwood Toby) 2nd Daniel (Jack in the Box) 3rd J Steadman (Boniface Reebok)

Foreign Breeds

1st F Grant (Arabella) 2nd S Longley (Undercover) 3rd T Van Gent (Anoeska)

Coloured (in-hand) 1st G O’Sullivan (Lola) 2nd K Saxby (Marti) 3rd Yasmin (Mr Conker)

In-Hand Champion

Gabriella Evans and Morwyn April Gala

Riding Horse / Pony (in-hand) 1-3yrs

1st H Wright (Mickey Man) 2nd N Harrison (Fern) 3rd O Mathews (Foxwood Toby)

Riding Horse / Pony (in-hand) 4yrs +

1st M White (Annie) 2nd J George (Tommy Tucker) 3rd H Bunyard (Hopgarden Hi-Light)

Sport Horse (in-hand) 1-3yrs 1st N Harrison (Fern) 2nd H Uglow (Tanzok’s Miracle) 3rd S Smith (Shadow Dancer)

Sport Horse (in-hand) 4yrs + 1st J Rayfield (Lily Langtry) 2nd H Cook (Aisling) 3rd J George (Tommy Tucker)

Sport Horse, Riding Horse & Hunter Champion J Rayfield (Lily Langtry) Reserve – H Wright (Mickey Man)

In-Hand Veteran (VHS Qualifier)

1st K Chaplin (Cranswicks Felix) 2nd B Ewing (Renkum Le Tour) 3rd C Fox (Beeline)

Ridden Veteran (VHS Qualifier)

1st S Stokes (Morris Oxford) 2nd K Chaplin (Cranswicks Felix) 3rd S Martin (Beeline)

Veteran Champion

K Chaplin (Cranswicks Felix) Reserve – B Ewing (Rekum Le Tour)

HHF Riding Horse Qualifier

A family affair Mother and daughter combination, Karen and Izzy Chaplin both stood Champion at the Kent Festival. Cranswick’s Felix is a 17-year-old, 16hh Danish Warmblood, described by Karen as more like a family pet, than a competition horse, he has a very a leisurely life. Karen said: “We don’t very often get to go to shows with both horses as I’m always Mum the groom. We won the in-hand and the Ridden VHS preveteran Qualifier and then went on the win the Veteran Championship and our first ever sash! We have now qualified for the VHS regional’s later this year. Karen continued: “Millfields Flight is a 14.1 hh, Conny X TB who has just turned eight. By Millfields Fanfare, we have owned him since November last year and bought him through a friend in our local Pony Club, he is true PC all-rounder. Izzy won the Marriages Qualifier, Qualifying her for the Regional’s at Edenbridge and Oxted in August. They also won the Ridden Novice and came second in a jumping class. They then went on to win the Championship in the afternoon.” Karen Chaplin and Cranswick’s Felix, Veteran Champion

1st E Richardson (Team Project) 2nd C Jones (Bohemian Starlight) 3rd M Collins (Aisling)

Side Saddle Equitation 1st M Schive (Nightwatchman) 2nd J Izzard (Jack Scotch Broth) 3rd G Steele (Rosedale Chieftan)

Concours D’Elegance

1st M Schive (Nightwatchman) 2nd G Steele (Rosedale Chieftan) 3rd J Izzard (Jack Scotch Broth)

Side Saddle Champion

Below: Izzy Haplin and Millfields Flight, Showing Champion

1st M Schive (Nightwatchman) Reserve - G Steele (Rosedale Chieftan)

Ridden Novice

1st I Chapman (Millfields Flight) 2nd R Hamilton (Indigo Angel) 3rd E Richardson (High Hurst Golden Boy)

Race Horse to Riding Horse (Ridden)

C Fox (Beeline) Reserve - J Steadman (Boniface Reebok)

1st K Abbott (Rocky) 2nd K Pressnell (Rustic Rhythm) 3rd E Clarke (Lexcen)

Hunter (in-hand) 1-3yrs

Ridden Cob

1st J Rayfield (Lily Langtry) 2nd Wheatland (Jimmy Choos) 3rd D Flowman (Master Dooley)

Michelle Collins and Aisling

Picture by George Hawkin

Terry Homer and Janton Ivory

1st V Sheehan (Monkey Business) 2nd C Pursey (Garibaldi) 3rd C Webb (Freddie)

august 2010 Localrider 73 72-73colette dps.indd 2

21/7/10 11:34:29


sHOW REPORT

Qualifying Action from Oakwood Park 4th July Show • Photography by Ginger Images

O

akwood Park are known for running training classes to allow riders of all standards to either introduce young horses/ponies to the show ring or for first time show riders to gain experience in and encouraging environment. ali Remmen said: “these classes are becoming very popular and we are covering all aspects of show riding, technique and most importantly, confidence.” Oakwood Park’s Championship show for 2010 is offering a total prize fund of over £3,000. the show will be run over two days on 25th & 26th september. Riders can qualify by finishing in the top three at any of the qualifying shows that are being held between now and 12th september.

An up and coming young pony ridden by Molly Walsh, Dandi will be one to watch for in the future

Hannah Szylka and her wonderful Fell enjoying a day out in the show ring, they both had a great day

The young handler class in full swing

Libby Verdon-Dimmock entered one of OakwoodParks training classes, later on in the day riding Loganberry she won the Assisted Working Hunter class. This class offers young riders the chance to ride their first Working Hunter course with a little help and lots of rosettes. Well done to Libby.

Nicki Gurden winner of two Dressage classes riding the wonderful Oakenwood Dionysus

Julia Amy riding Glanteifi Macsenor aka Quiz to his friends, just before he took third place in the Ridden M&M class

The Ashdown Forest RDA are holding a Proms in the Park on 14th August at Oakwood Park. An extraordinary evening of picnics, music and light entertainment under the stars. Fun for all. Further information 0845 2419364 or marycbell@yahoo.co.uk k

Kevin Whitmee with the wonderful Cranford Ronnie Harding Good riding the kind young pony Wynswood Crunchy Munchy, winner of the strong In Hand class Harlequin, pictured winning the Absolute First Ridden

74 Localrider august 2010 74-75_SR_lraug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:35:22


Oakwood Park

Left to right:

13th June Show

Rachel Roles and Lucy, first Ridden Hunter William Gribble and Martini, first Oakwood Park Mixed Height Working Hunter Pony Helen McCall and Highfield Millenium Star, second Working Hunter Pony

Sharon Garner and Howells Bank Chocolate Minnie, third Working Hunter Pony

Mariella Savage and Highfield Millenium Star, first M & M Working Hunter Pony

A happy combination

Results from 13th June Show

Class 3 Ridden Hunter

. .............Highfield Millenium Star 2 Grace Savage...........Midnight Tye 3 Liberty Weller.......... Coedllys Sion

Class A Ridden First Timers

Class 4 Ridden Coloured

Class 11 Oakwood Park Novice WHP

1 Jordan Smith..............Nobbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Girl

Class B In Hand Yearlings

1 Mrs L Stone.................................... . ..........Rosen Harly Iarla Laurence 2 Joan Williams.Fielden Brown Owl 3 Miss G Milton........... Buxted Rebel

1 Rachel Roles............................Lucy 2 Bridgette Hoad...................... Patten

1 Poppy Barrott...............Just James 2 Bridgette Hoad................... Patten 3 Freya McLennan..................... Tina

Class 5 Ridden M&M

1 Liberty Weller.......... Coedllys Sion 2 Jessica Twiner.... Nato Sidewinder 3 Gillian Cooke... Arianwen Nimbus

Class C In Hand 2 and 3 Year Olds

Class 6 Ridden Veteran

Class E Childrens First Timers

Class 7 Riding Horse/ Ridden Arab

1 Lorraine Bushaway........................ . ...........................Fleetmead Eorsa 2 Lee-Anne Waters........................... . ...................... Tyfry Golden Sinde

1 Meghan Taylor........... Last Orders 2 Charlotte Handley.............. Apollo 3 Ellen Murtagh........ Charlie Brown

1 Drew Don.Rushmore Think Twice 2 Georgia Corril....................... Daisy 3= Emily Ford.............................. Balla 3= Rebecca Bright................... Doogle

1 Sarah Jarrett.........................Shesk 2 Gemma Lowrie..................... Flynn 3 Annalie Hynard................Anouska

Class F Training Class

1 Freya McLennan..................... Tina

Class 1 In Hand

Class9 Oakwood Park Mixed Height WHP

1 Vanessa Scandrett........Hot Toddy

1 Lorraine Bushaway........................ . .......................... Fleetwood Eorsa 2 Sophie Beldham...... Dakota Tonto 3 Lee-Anne Waters........................... . ...................... Tyfry Golden Sinde

Class 2 Ridden Cob

1 Laura George.................Mr Simms

Class 8 PC Pony/RC Horse

1 William Gribble..................Martini 2 Helen McCall . .............Highfield Millenium Star 3 Sharon Garner............................... . .Howells Bank Chocolate Minnie

Class 10 M&M WHP 1 Mariella Savage

1 Xanthe Fairhead . ............ Longstone Royal Mystery 2 Ellen Murtagh........ Charlie Brown 3 Freya McLennan..................... Tina

Class 12 Lead Rein/ Assisted WHP

1 Georgia Corril....................... Daisy 2 Francesca Fairhead............ Charlie 3 Jack Ford................................ Balla

Class 13 Lead Rein Rider

1 Finn Carlisle......................... Pickles 2 Aiden Hill......................... Mini Me 3 Madeleine Bush....................Flossy

Class 14 Assisted Absolute First Ridden Combination

1 Aden Lichtenberg...... Court Jester 2 Ronni Harding-Good..................... . .................. Wynswood Harlequin 3 Francesca Fairhead............ Charlie

Class 15 First Ridden

1 Brooke Lichtenburg... Court Jester 2 Megan Van der Broeck...........Peri

Class 16 First Ridden/ Lead Rein Pony

1 Ronni Harding-Good.....................

Class 18 winners

. .................. Wynswood Harlequin 2 Caron Van der Broeck.............Peri

Class 17 Young Handler

1 Amy Townsend . ......................Heatherden Zephyr 2 Ronni Harding-Good..................... . .................. Wynswood Harlequin 3 Miranda Bush...................... Pickles

Class 18 Prettiest Mare/ Handsomest Gelding

1= Emily Ford.............................. Balla 1= Xanthe Fairhead . ............ Longstone Royal Mystery 2= Chloe Marriott......................Flossy 2= Francesca Fairhead............ Charlie 3= Linda Herriott....................Zahkira 3= Isaac Bush............................ Pickles

Class 19 Gymkhanas

1 Hannah Taylor....................Harvey 2 Hannah Sands.......................Millie 3 Xanthe Fairhead . ............ Longstone Royal Mystery

Class 20 Oakwood Park Walk and Trot Dressage 2010

1 Joanna Lee............................. Thor 2 Kelly Ford............................... Balla 3 Olivia Lepine...................... Willow

Class 21 Pick and Mix Dressage

1 Anna Thompson........ Bee A Sport 2 Sharon Garner............................... . .Howells Bank Chocolate Minnie 3 Anna Thompson........ Bee A Sport

august 2010 Localrider 75 74-75_SR_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:35:40


Hot competition for the Sunshine Tour

J

une was a busy sunshine tour month, with more than 30 shows in eight counties offering a range of qualifying classes. sunshine tour HQ was inundated with registrations and the championship schedule has now been confirmed with 21 championship classes to choose from: six dressage, seven show jumping and eight showing. In addition to the ‘serious’ prospect of taking part in a championship class or two, there are three fun classes; dressage to music for all dressage enthusiasts, horse & hound jumping (bring your dogs and have some fun!) and accumulator show jumping for speed merchants! great prizes to be won in these open-to-all classes in addition to having a crack at the £3,000 prize fund of sponsored goods, embroidered rugs, jackets, sashes, rosettes and trophies on offer to championship competitors – look out next month for the full list of prizes announced exclusively in Localrider.

Show Jumping at Hall Place, Berkshire on 31 May By Emma Sumbler, Hall Place Equestrian Centre

s

undance Warrior, ridden by 12-yearold Emma Durcan was the winner of the Novice Jumping at Hall Place. Emma, from tilehurst and her angloarab ‘Wazi’ qualified for the sunshine tour finals, uK Riders Regionals, Chiltern & thames Rider and Junior Royle Riders. this winning combination are also keen eventers with south Berks Pony Club – it looks to be a packed summer of competition for them! Bradfield rider, Eloise Clark-Morris was placed first and fourth in the Novice

Rider class with samson superman and tasmanian Devil. these super ponies are owned by Karen Hankin and stabled in tidmarsh. Eloise, age 13 and sister Elvia, age 11 compete at local shows and hope to do some hunter trials this year including the Hall Place Mini Cross Country . the Intermediate Jumping was won by sarah Bayliss riding her handsome skewbald Minimon. abingdon rider, sarah is planning to affiliate to British showjumping this year with her ‘rather cheeky’ thoroughbred cross. they also

qualified for the uK Regional Finals at Hall Place and the sunshine tour Championships at great Bookham. the winner of the Open Challenge was Louise Weir with thunder Road. Louise and her australian thoroughbred aka ‘Indi’ are members of Hawley Riding Club and have qualified for the team Jumping at Hickstead. Louise, from North Wanborough was also placed second in the 2’9” jumping, so she was delighted with her first visit to Hall Place!

Dressage at Windsor Park Equestrian Club, Berkshire on 6 June

R

ob Wachman riding africa opened the day’s competition with a win the Intro B class, winning by a comfortable margin of 3.5% ahead of nearest rival abigail alliss on Darcy. two Prelim classes were on offer and both the Prelim 12 and 15 were won by Jessica telford riding Rajhan scoring 70.4% and 67.8% respectively. the Prelim classes were incredibly close and both classes ended with equal placings: third in the Prelim 12 being awarded to both Patricia smith on Finnisk Forge and Juanita Coulson on Cassie and third in the Prelim 15 going to alice scott riding Podalingo and Lesley armitage

riding goddington trinidad. Katy Jones had a very successful day in the Novice classes, with her two rides Mussaffa and Nimbus. Mussaffa won both Novice 24 and 37, closely followed by Nimbus with a second and third placing. But Katy had to work hard to keep sarah ainley and smartie at bay, she beat sarah into third place in the Novice 24 but sarah came back in the 37 to take second place ahead of Nimbus. Elementary and Medium honours went to Mark Pond riding D.D.D., with susan Weston taking both second placings with her own Business Image.

Showing & Show Jumping at Wimbledon Village Show on 19 June By Wimbledon Village Stables

N

ow some people think that the big event this week-end was the summer solstice at stonehenge whilst others might argue that ascot or even the World Cup should take priority, but WE all know that the Wimbledon Village Fair was most definitely tHE place to be and to prove it we had record entries this year! the main part of the day kicked off with the Novice jumping and joint winners were Bamboo with owner Nuph, treleigh with owner Karim, Dora with owner Lucy, teddy with owner amanda, Molly with owner Liz, Hazy with owner Linda and Winnie at her first show ridden by Wimbledon Village stables staff member Fernanda. In top score jumping the rider has to work out the course and choose the jumps that will earn a good score against the clock. the competition was really

fierce and some of those ponies can not only clear the jumps but do so at a really impressive speed. It was so exciting to watch and we were all so proud that Claire and Bamboo flew the flag for WVs coming in with a brilliant third place. Pairs jumping was another exciting class, with lots of eager entries and again the competition was fierce so Bamboo ridden by Nuph and Molly ridden by Liz did exceptionally well to come sixth. Not all the action was in the jumping ring – the show rings were busy too and we were very grateful to the judges, Penny Haynes and Penny Ransome, for the sterling work that they did. Here too the competition was hot, so Natasha was thrilled to bits to be placed first with Kerry in Best senior Rider, where Katie came third with Emerald, Fiona fourth with Chloé and Deborah fifth with Rolo.

In Condition and turnout, grace and Hazy did really well to come fifth and she was also placed third in Best Junior Rider. Louis with Lucy riding was proud to come second in Handy Horse, whilst in Riding Club Horse Jazz came third ridden by Joanna and Emerald ridden by Katie sixth. In Lead Rein Best Rider sisters Emi and sophie were both brilliant and their ponies, Louis and Cookie were proud as punch to be placed second and fourth. angela Medland, from sunshine tour HQ said ‘Wimbledon Village Fair is always a fantastic sunshine tour qualifier show, with so many eligible classes lots of riders can qualify. It’s great to see such strong support from Wimbledon Village stables and we’re looking forward to welcoming a lorry load of excited riders from WVs at the championship on 25th & 26th september!’

76 Localrider august 2010 76-78sunshine aug.indd 1

21/7/10 11:36:46


Showing at Great Bookham Open Show, Surrey on Sunday 13 June

S

ix rings, 46 classes and 280 competitors made the Great Bookham Spring Show quite a spectacle. With the lorry parking full to bursting there was a really buzzing atmosphere at the popular show centre in Surrey. The day opened with Condition & Turnout in the main showing ring with top honours going to beautifully turned out Grandma’s Prima Donna with handler K Jackman. Juniors had their own, but distinctly more glittery and colourful version of this class in the ‘fun’ ring, with marks being awarded for both turnout and handling skills, the juniors enjoyed a little obstacle course to show off their equine friends. Five-year-old Bronte Monks with her pony Forian Honey Royale was delighted to be awarded a medal and first place rosette for her efforts. The fun continued with Best First/Borrowed/Riding School/ Family Pony. Riders had begged and borrowed rides from friends and family or brought their favourite riding school pony to take part and Ellie Turrell on borrowed Pell Catkin was the eventual winner. Judge Vanessa Mitchell commented ‘It was such a hard class to judge, with all the riders doing a fantastic job on such a wide variety of ponies and horses. Many family members were drafted in to assist younger riders, so it was absolutely fantastic to see such a great team effort!’ Equally hard to judge is of course, the Handsomest Gelding and Prettiest Mare – who doesn’t think that their steed is the best looking equine on the planet! Sully with Gemma Griffin and Forian Honey Royale with Bronte Monks were crowned handsomest and prettiest of the day. Jessie Judd riding her lovely bay pony, Buddy had a very successful afternoon taking top place in the Best Ridden Pony and Junior Best Rider. The pair looked every bit the champions adorned with rosettes and medals! First and second placed exhibitors in the fun showing classes were invited back to take part in the championships: Bronte Monks rounded off a very successful day with a win in the In-Hand Championship and Jessie Judd took top place in the Ridden Championship, with a delighted Phoebe Leake taking reserve place with Hopelaws Wild Goose. Jessie Judd (left) and Phoebe Leake (right). Photos: Visualise Photography

Seniors were also well catered for with qualifiers in Mountain & Moorland, Riding Horse and Working Hunters for Balanced Horse Feeds Championships and Veteran Horse Society area qualifiers and CHAPS qualifier classes for coloured horses. Mountain & Moorland wins went to Emma Kampna with Nyton in the in-hand section and Katherine McGrail with Floreat Quintessa in the ridden. Top Riding Horse of the day was Double Chance ridden by Emily Curtis. Katie Pressler with her ex-racehorse Hawkridge Sensation had a great day, winning both Ex-Racehorse classes and 2nd in the Riding Horse. A feature of this series of shows (Spring, Summer and Autumn) are the very popular ‘Have-A-Go’ classes for novice riders/handlers, including In-Hand, Ridden and Working Hunter sections. Well supported by local master saddler, Helen Dart of Bookham Saddlery, 1st – 3rd placed riders went home with lovely prizes. Top honours went to Ian Waters with Briars Amicelli in the In-Hand, Kathleen Botting riding Mighells Midnight Mazurka in the Ridden, Deni Acres with Billy in the Working Hunter Pony and Hayley Jennings riding Jackpot in the Working Hunter. Final championship of the day involved first and second placed riders from the Have-A-Go classes and the Riding Club Horse /Pony Club Pony. The championship award went to Katie Rowbottom, who had to hot foot it from another ring to contest the championship with her smart bay, Acordes. Reserve was awarded to winner of the Riding Club Horse, Amanda Smith riding her own, Maddy. Experienced showing judge Tony Whipps said ‘The top two exhibits were so close, I had a hard time choosing between the two! I decided to give the championship to Acordes as he was presented in a snaffle and went so very politely in it. After the class I chatted with the riders and found out that both horses were true all-rounders, taking part in a wide variety of activities so it was great to see riders enjoying their horses in the show ring as well. They were both a credit to their owners!’

Katie Rowbottom (top right) and Amanda Smith (right). Photos: Visualise Photography

Dressage at Quob Stables, Hampshire on 11 June

P

relim and Novice qualifiers were on offer at Quob Stables on 11 June. Christiane Reed riding Duffy started the day very well with a resounding win in the Prelim 13, scoring 80.8%. Nearest competitor Kim Singleton with Roosevelt came second and although she was 5%

behind the winner, she still scored a very good percentage of 75.8%. Only 5% divided the remaining qualifying spaces, with Judith Warner riding Gillion taking the final Prelim qualifier with 69.6%. Christiane also scored a convincing win in the Novice 27, ahead of nearest

rival Tracy Wells on Stella by 4.3%. Kim Singleton and Judith Warner picked up multiple qualifiers today with top 6 placings in both Prelim and Novice classes. Final qualifying spot of the day went to Keri Buckingham riding Ari, who scored a very respectable 64.3%. august 2010 Localrider 77

76-78sunshine aug.indd 2

21/7/10 11:36:53


PROFILE

PROFILE

Southerly Roberts with Thai Hoe, Ardent Sammy, Irish Allsorts & Moonsparrow

Lisa Hayes with Chunky Monkey and Uptown Girl

Qualified in: Dressage at Great Bookham Equestrian Centre on 26th May southerly said: “I have been competing all my life, mainly showing but I have been in Pony Club and inter- schools teams for dressage, show jumping and eventing as well. I am ‘by trade’ a science teacher but I try to spend as much time riding as I can. I have only recently had horses of my own, previously riding other people’s which has given me a hugely diverse riding experience. thai Hoe is my own horse, I bought him to sell on 18 months ago but he has been so much fun I haven’t quite managed to advertise him yet! He is an ex-racehorse, but since I bought him he has competed in point to points, dressage, show jumping, eventing, show hunter, working hunter, team chases, inter hunt relays and completed the Ledbury Hunt golden Button Hunt race - a 100% adrenaline hit! He also escorts youngsters around the gallops and takes children out on ride and lead. He’s a real gentleman! ardent sammy, who was bred by my aunt, started his ridden competitive career this year having previously won some in-hand classes. He’s Irish Draught cross thoroughbred and a big baby in and out of the field. He’s proving to be a real jumping machine but concentrating in dressage for a full five minutes is quite hard! I plan to compete him in working hunter classes, but I hope that by taking part in dressage and show jumping competitions it’ll give him a broad experience and help him mature. Irish allsorts, known as ‘Mojo’, belongs to the daughter of Cathy goddard, who owns the yard where I keep thai Hoe. I help out by keeping him ticking over while she is at school. He really loves cross-country and has also dabbled in working hunter and coloured pony classes. Moonsparrow, aka ‘Connor’ belongs to Zoe McQueen who is at university so I help to keep him fit and competitively active during semester time. He started his British Eventing career last year going quickly through the ranks from Intro to Novice, ending with a great third place at the Milton Keynes three-day-event with Zoe. When he isn’t eventing he turns his hand to riding club show jumping teams, top score classes, hunter trials, inter hunt relays with both Zoe and I competing in all range of equestrian events. I’m really looking forward to coming to the sunshine tour championships, it’s great to have a true championship show to go to that caters for all-rounders like the horses that I ride. Hopefully I can qualify some of them for a couple of showing or show jumping classes as well and make a real weekend of it!” Southerly Roberts riding Moonsparrow and Ardent Sammy. Photos: Visualise Photography

Qualified in: Showing at Great Bookham Spring Show on 13th June Lisa’s horse Chunky Monkey Photo: Visualise Photography

Lisa said: “Having moved away from surrey nearly seven years ago I decided to travel the hour journey and compete at the spring show at gBEC with my two ponies, Chunky Monkey and uptown girl and certainly wasn’t disappointed! I had chosen to compete in the Minimus Jumping class with both ponies and then the Have-a-go Working Hunter Pony with my newest arrival, Chunky Monkey. as it was my first show with tobago (Chunky Monkey) I decided to jump him in the Minimus first then jump sapphire (uptown girl) second. to my delight, tobago sailed round and went clear but unfortunately sapphire was having ‘women’s problems’ and wouldn’t jump a single fence! there were a lot of competitors in the class who jumped to a good standard so we weren’t fortunate enough to get placed as our time was a bit too slow. We had more success in the Have-a-go-Working Hunter Pony class, once again tobago sailed round all the jumps and then completed a reasonable ridden show which earned us a sixth place rosette. It was his first ever ridden class, so I was delighted with him. I’ve only had tobago for just over three weeks so I’m really pleased he behaved and came home with a rosette. Even though he’s 12-years-old, he’s done very little competing and wasn’t schooled at all when he arrived. the show itself was very well run and very well attended, there were lots of different classes to chose from so there was more or less something for everyone novice and experienced. I’m looking forward to the next show at gBEC and trying again to qualify for the sunshine tour, it’s worth the travelling!”

Information panel With over 20 centres taking part in the sunshine tour this year, competitors have more chances than ever to qualify for 23 championships held at the final in september. surrey, Kent and West sussex are fairly well peppered with qualifier venues with more applying to hold qualifiers all the time. Rebecca stansfield said; “We would love to see more centres, Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs in Berkshire, Hampshire, East sussex and greater London so if you would like to have a chance to take part in the sunshine tour Championships in september why not encourage your favourite show centres to host qualifiers and contact the sunshine tour team.” For more information visit www.sunshinetour.co.uk

MAGAZINE 78 Localrider august 2010 76-78sunshine aug.indd 3

21/7/10 11:36:59


Feed news

Seasonal Q & As

Feeding correctly over the summer months can be very difficult. Firstly each and every horse and pony is an individual and needs to be thought of as such and secondly depending on their individual work load they will react differently to physical conditions such as the hard-ground and extreme heat. We asked some of the leading feed and nutrition companies to answer readers’ questions relating to summer feeding...

A

Joints have an amazing ability to regenerate although this reduces naturally over time, and wear and tear becomes part of the aging process in horses as it does in other species. However, the stresses that face domestic horses’ joints such as metal shoes, the weight of a rider and synthetic surfaces, out weigh the joints natural ability to regenerate and wear and tear can appear even in younger animals.  As you would feed to supply energy in accordance to work load you can also view joint nutrition in the same way.  If a horse is working hard feed a higher specification joint supplement than to those in lighter work.  When choosing your joint supplement look for specific amino acid content such as Proline, Glycine, Glutamine, Glucuronic Acid and Glutamic acid.  Amino acids are the body’s natural building blocks and by supplying these you are stimulating joint tissue production whilst supplying the raw materials necessary to reduce wear and tear.  Another great ingredient for horses in work is Hyaluronic Acid, which is essential for joint fluid density and the sponginess of cartilage.  I would say that it is essential to consider joint supplementation as soon as you bring a horse into ‘work’.  Your horse will not become immune to this type of supplementation even if you feed a higher specification than required, although you may be spending out more than you need to. Kate Coles BSc (Hons) of Equine America www.equine-america.co.uk

Q

How do I maintain good condition over the summer months without excess weight?

A

Good grass is an excellent basis to a horse’s diet, energy and protein values soar, so equines ‘do’ significantly better, often gaining weight and energy. Consequently hard feed, which supplies essential nutrition i.e. vitamins, minerals and quality protein that pasture alone may not, is often cut out. For example, UK pastures are generally low in selenium, an essential antioxidant with a role in the immune system. Copper levels can also be variable in pasture yet it has many roles in the horse’s body in particular the formation of bone and cartilage so essential for growing youngsters. Working and breeding animals will have a greater requirement for protein, particularly quality protein i.e. essential amino acids that must be present in their daily ration. Protein is the building block of the horse and essential for good muscle tone. If breeding, growing, working or recuperating your horse will rely on a consistent, quality source of protein. So, what to feed? If your horse doesn’t gain excessive weight at grass then simply select a suitable, albeit perhaps lower energy, conventional mix or cube and feed at the recommended level to ensure a balanced diet. Examples of such include Hickstead Hi Fibre Cubes or Hickstead Herbal Meadow Mix for light workloads. Hickstead Paddock Mix or Cubes are more suitable for moderate workloads. For good doers, this can still cause weight gain. Instead many are offered a restricted handful of a low energy mix/ cube; problem is its nutritional contribution will be negligible. Good doers still need essential nutrition for a balanced diet, especially if on restricted grazing or conserved forage. Deficiencies may take longer to show but could manifest themselves in poor hoof and coat quality and lack of muscle tone. Instead opt for a feed balancer. Contact the relevant feed manufacturers in order to determine

whether the product is suitable for your horse or pony and to check feed amounts. Alternatively, at the very minimum, good doers at rest or in light work should be provided with a quality broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement mixed in with some low calorie chop or free access to a vitamin/ mineral block in their field. Elizabeth Bush BSc (Hons) MSc (Dist), Equine Nutritionist - Hickstead Horse Feeds wwwhicksteadhorsefeeds.co.uk

Q

Do I really need to worry about my horse getting laminitis this autumn; it’s been such a dry summer?

A

Admittedly, the early part of this year has been the driest on record since 1929, but that does not mean there will not be rain in the autumn which could lead to the growth of some lush grass with the risk of laminitis. Badminton High Fibre Complete is a low energy non-heating feed, ideal for natives, good doers and laminitics. It is low in starch and sugar so is suitable as part of a laminitis management programme; it’s also ideal for overweight horses or those on box rest. High Fibre Complete is high in digestible fibre which provides slow release energy and aids a healthy gut action. A full complement of vitamins and minerals will supply a horse’s daily requirements, when fed at the recommended levels. These chunky nuggets can be fed from the ground, the natural way to feed a horse. For more information go to www.badmintonfeeds.co.uk or call 01425 658450.

Q

My greedy 15hh cob is on box rest recovering from injury and has a hay allergy, so gets haylage in a double small hole net to slow his eating, but we need a low-calorie diet that will give him more eating time to keep him happier.

A

It is important for both health and behaviour to maintain normal foraging activity whilst on box rest as well as a restricted diet. This horse’s diet has obviously been well planned to achieve this and the common measures to slow his eating down have been taken. He should be receiving 1.5-2% of his bodyweight in dry matter daily and I estimate his current diet provides 7.03kg of dry matter, which is acceptable for a good doer on box rest. If his hay allergy is due to a respiratory issue, you could soak low energy hay (consult with your vet first and have the hay tested) as soaking will reduce the soluble carbohydrate content, hence calorie content of the hay below that of his haylage. You could then feed up to 12kg (pre-soaking weight). Look at alternative ways to enrich his environment using non-feeding toys and try giving him a stable with a view.  I also advise adding a low calorie feed balancer such as Blue Chip Lami-light to his diet, because high fibre diets, especially when restricted, are likely to lack vitamins and minerals vital for not only day to day function, but also his recovery.

Vicky Ridgeway, Blue Chip Technical Advisor www.bluechipfeed.com

Q

I have a four-year-old that I have just started to compete, I am confused over whether or not I should be using a joint supplement. He has no problems and moves freely.  I have heard that if I use one too early he will become immune to it?

august 2010 Localrider 79 79-83 feed_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:41:30


2)

Feed news

Q

2) new cortaflex advert A4

I have a sharp competition horse that competes at weekends, eventing at BE Novice level at present. I struggle to keep him settled and attentive for the dressage phase, but feel he is running out of energy by the final cross-country phase. Can you suggest a suitable diet?

A

21/6/10

19:09

Page 1

senior active also contains high levels of oils to ensure excellent overall condition, helping encourage weight gain and improve topline. super high levels of Vitamin e are also included to help support the immune system and maintain healthy antioxidant levels. With highly palatable small size particles it is ideal for older horses that chew and digest less efficiently and the addition of natural herbs spearmint and garlic help tempt even the fussiest horses. For more information visit www.rowenbarbary.co.uk or telephone 01948 880598

Equine Ameri

Feed a product with a high oil level and high levels of digestible fibres to promote long lasting slow release energy such as sweet Meadow stamina Mix. stamina Mix is for horses that do a bit more! It is a revolutionary hybrid mix of chopped fibre and cooked flakes to produce a healthy gut performance and provide prolonged energy. stamina Mix provides slow release energy for stamina not fizz. the primary energy sources being highly digestible fibre and oil. as stamina Mix contains a balanced proportion of fibre it can be fed as the sole concentrate part of the diet. One bag will last a 500kg horse a week, so it is a very cost effective way to feed the hardworking horse.

Products that really work!

Q

I have a problem with my seven-year-old dressage horse in that while he is well behaved at home where his training is going really well, it’s a different story at a competition! He travels well but as soon as he arrives at the competition he becomes very anxious and difficult to deal with. When I get on him he’s very tense and although he improves slightly as we work in he finds it difficult focus and frequently looses concentration. This causes him to become inattentive to me - especially in his test – making it difficult to produce anything near the standard of work we obtain at home! This is terribly frustrating and is hampering our progress.

CORTAFLEX

The Uk’s No. 1 Equine Joint Supple

Rebecca Whalley of Youngs Animal Feeds, www.youngsanimalfeeds.co.uk

Q

I think my gelding is just beginning to show signs of wear and tear in his joints. He is only eight, but his joints have started to click a little, especially in the mornings when he comes out of his box. He’s not showing any signs of discomfort, but should I take this as a warning sign and feed him something to help his joints?

A

…does NaF notInstant rely on difficult to ab Magic couldthe well belarger the answer and to your prayers, it offers all the effective calming powers of Magic and more… you will see the effects in anGlucosamine hour and they’ll last all day.molecules Chondroitin and

Yes, it’s definitely worth feeding him a joint supplement that contains nutrients to support the health and integrity of his joints, helping to keep them healthy and flexible for longer, and, the sooner you take these measures the better the long term results will be. You need to look out for a supplement that contains the nutrients supportive of joint health in a correctly balanced formulation. Five star superflex, a nutritional formula available in a liquid or powder, is a unique formulation that has been developed by vets using pharmaceutical grade natural ingredients. It provides very high levels of targeted nutrients combined with naturally sourced ingredients ‘scientifically verified’ to have antioxidant properties. the antioxidant content sets superflex apart from other joint supplements. these antioxidants ‘mop up’ the excess toxins that may accumulate around the joint and safely excrete them from the system. It must be remembered that often minor strains and traumas, which occur as part of daily work and training, often become a more serious issue due to the proliferation of toxins around the area. Five Star Superflex is available from your local NAF stockist. For more advice please call the NAF Freephone Advice Line: 0800 373106, email info@naf-uk.com or go to www.naf-uk.com

A

a smooth, even, palatable paste in an easy to administer, single shot syringe, Instant Magic is a highly concentrated nutritional formula containing optimum levels of bio-available magnesium combined with tinctures of the herbal ingredients. therefore, the active ingredients are readily available allowing for speedy absorption and a fast acting calming effect on your horse. Instant Magic is ideal for use on competition days, or whenever your horse is exposed to a situation he finds difficult to deal with, such as clipping, travelling, or a visit from the dentist or farrier. For more information, please call the NAF Freephone Advice Line: 0800 373106 or email info@naf-uk.com. www.naf-uk.com

Q

Because of the lack of grass this summer I am predominantly feeding good quality hay to my 12- year-old TB gelding. He’s keeping his weight well so do I need to give him any other feed at this time of year?’

A

at this time of year often our horses are carrying enough condition and don’t require large amounts or in some cases any additional feed. this year however has seen the driest start to the year since the 1930’s and the grass is all but burnt off now. although dry yellow grass still contains a fair amount of nutrition, the issue becomes that there just isn’t enough grass available to satisfy our horse’s fibre requirements and additional fibre is often needed. Feeding good quality hay is one option but grass and hay alone may not supply your horse with enough vitamins and minerals to balance his diet. Long term feeding of a diet lacking in vitamins and minerals can start to affect your horse’s health. You may start to notice a deterioration in your horse’s feet and coat and there are other hidden signs such as a weakened immune system. so in order to make sure that your horse is getting a balanced diet with everything he needs you could either replace some of his hay with sPILLeRs HaPPY HOOF® as this supplies a similar level of nutrition to hay but with additional vitamin and minerals. alternatively sPILLeRs® Cool Concentrate, fed at 500 grams, supplies everything in terms of vitamins and minerals your horse needs without additional unwanted calories. For more information visit www.spillers-feeds.com

… Cortaflex is a unique formulation with clinical proof, the smaller key isolates OF Chondroitin and Gluco

A

If you are using a Chondroitin and Glucosamine supplement a with the results email – info@cortaflex.co.uk with your name and we will send you a FREE 7 day sample of Equine Co

With improved diets and better health and veterinary care many older horses are still able to have an active competition career. Horses age at different rates but if you have noticed your mare to show signs of stiffness it may be time to consider a specialist senior feed. Rowen Barbary produce senior active designed specifically for older horses in medium to hard work packed full of nutrients to meet the extra nutritional requirements of the veteran. Like your mare, many horses do become increasing stiff with age so glucosamine HCL is included to help support joint mobility with just 2kg or Rowen Barbary senior active providing Derma Gel 4g of Lamigard glucosamine HCL, equivalent to that supplied by some joint supplements. extra Biotin is also added to help maintain healthy hooves along with 5g of Yea-sacc1026 per every 2kg of senior active to help encourage optimal fibre and mineral digestion.

80 Localrider august 2010 79-83 feed_lraug10.indd 3

Q

My horse, Cody competes at riding club level, in everything from dressage to cross-country and some show jumping. Can you give me some advice on what to feed to make sure Cody is receiving all the nutrients he needs?

A

topspec Leisuretime Feed Balancer has been designed for

horsesGard and ponies forMoods leisure andHoof lightPower to medium Shaker Noused More Plus level Top Form

work. It provides a natural way of feeding protein, vitamins, minerals and trace-elements that works in harmony with the horse’s digestive system. Feeding topspec Leisuretime Feed Balancer improves the efficiency of feed conversion (the amount of useful nutrients that a

Q

Clinical proof separates the innovator from the im see www.jointsupplementresearch.com

I compete my 16-year-old mare in show jumping over the summer month, but she has now started to show signs of stiffness. Is there anything I can give her to help as she gets older?

Ma

Call 01403 255809 or email info@cortaflex.co.uk for a free brochure, or go on line www.cortaflex.co.uk for information on the full range of Equine America product 21/7/10 11:41:35


2) new cortaflex advert A4

21/6/10

19:09

Page 1

Equine America erica Products that really work!

rk!

CORTAFLEX

EX

The Uk’s No. 1 Equine Joint Supplement upplement …does not rely on the larger and difficult to absorb Chondroitin and Glucosamine molecules

t to absorb cules

Now fortified with ASU

… Cortaflex is a unique formulation with clinical proof, that delivers the smaller key isolates OF Chondroitin and Glucosamine. proof, that delivers Glucosamine.Clinical proof separates the innovator from the imitator –

see www.jointsupplementresearch.com the imitator – com If you are using a Chondroitin and Glucosamine supplement and not satisfied

with the results email – info@cortaflex.co.uk with your name and address ment and not and satisfied we will send you a FREE 7 day sample of Equine Cortaflex HA. r name and address ine Cortaflex HA.

orm

Derma Gel

Magnitude

Lamigard

Shaker Gard

No More Moods

Hoof Power Plus

Top Form

Magnitude

So Kalm Plus

So Kalm Plus

Call 01403 255809 or email info@cortaflex.co.uk for a free brochure, or go on line at www.cortaflex.co.uk for information on the full range of Equine America products.

o on line at products. 79-83 feed_lraug10.indd 4

21/7/10 11:41:42


Feed news horse can utilise from his feed) in three ways. 1) The micronutrients (minerals, vitamins, trace-elements and amino acids) in TopSpec LeisureTime Feed Balancer balance the forage and straights in the ration, improving their utilisation. 2) The probiotic (a sophisticated yeast product) in TopSpec LeisureTime Feed Balancer optimises the digestion of fibre in the hindgut allowing the horse to gain more benefi t from the forage part of the diet. 3) Because TopSpec LeisureTime Feed Balancer is so nutrient dense less concentrate is fed, making room for more forage, thus improving the forage to concentrate ratio. In most cases this means that the amount of concentrate that needs to be fed can be reduced. This benefits digestion and is a more natural way of feeding.TopSpec Leisure Time Feed Balancer is formulated to excellent specifications and contains optimum amounts of all in light to medium work. TopSpec LeisureTime Feed Balancer contains the following features: • An expertly balanced broad-spectrum supplement. • Pure, protected yeast to promote forage digestion in the hindgut. • Organic chelated minerals for improved availability. • Many factors to help calm certain horses. The levels of biotin, plus associated nutrients, to help maintain good hoof quality. All in a completely cereal-grain free formula, with low levels of starch and sugar, plus good quality protein. For further information and nutritional advice contact the Multiple Award-Winning TopSpec Helpline on 01845 565030 or visit www.topspec.com

Q

My part-bred Thoroughbred events at BE90. Although he has too much energy to start with, he can quickly go ‘flat’ and usually runs out of steam halfway round the crosscountry. I have tried increasing his feed but he just gets really fizzy and spooky. I currently feed him a low energy coarse mix with some sugar beet and chaff. He is turned out during the day, but comes in at night with plenty of hay.

A

Many traditional type mixes contain considerable quantities of starch and sugar from ingredients such as cereals and molasses. As starches and sugars are digested by the horse in the small intestine their energy is made rapidly available, and this sudden surge of energy can lead to excitable behaviour in some horses. On the other hand ingredients such as fibre and oil release their energy much more slowly, which not only helps to avoid excitable behaviour, but can help to improve stamina levels too. When looking for a feed, choose one with a high fibre and oil content, but that is low in cereals and molasses to avoid too much fast release energy. It’s also worth checking that the sugar beet and chaff that you are using are un-molassed to ensure that they are not contributing to your horse’s excitable behaviour. For more information visit www.allenandpage.co.uk

Q

I have a horse that gets very excitable when we go to competitions and also sometimes when I am hacking out. Are there any feeds on the market that can help with this problem?

A

Mollichaff Calmer, from the makers of HorseHage, is a highly palatable, complete fibre feed which is very suitable for horses and ponies that are prone to nervousness or excitability. It contains a balanced blend of fibre pellets, oat straw, dried grass, camomile, lemon balm, mint, soya oil, vitamins, minerals, limestone and trace elements. Mollichaff Calmer supplies elevated levels of magnesium as a diet deficient in this mineral can result in increased muscle contraction, making the horse less able to relax and more likely to become excitable or ‘fizzy’. It is low in sugar and starch, providing limited controlled energy from high quality, digestible fibre and oil-based ingredients.

Because it is a ‘complete’ feed containing a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, it can be used as the sole bucket feed alongside good quality forage, and can offer a cost effective alternative to using calming supplements. If you would like further information please call the HorseHage Helpline on 01803 527257 or visit www.horsehage.co.uk

Q

As summer is coming to an end my horse will be spending less time out in the field, is there something I can add to his hard feed to make sure he still has enough fibre provided in his diet?

A

Fibre-Beet from British Horse Feeds has been formulated to replace a proportion of forage sources such as hay or grazing. It can also be used as a top dressing, or to replace hard feed. Fibre-Beet is a formulated blend containing all the benefits of the original Speedi-Beet product with added high quality Alfalfa for condition. Alfalfa can help with topline and that extra finishing touch for competition horses or simply in maintaining weight and a healthy, shiny coat. Ideal for all types of horses and ponies, it is also beneficial to laminitics due to its high fibre, low sugar content and is approved by The Laminitis Trust. Fibre-Beet also contains Biotin to help maintain hoof integrity. For more information on Fibre-Beet contact British Horse Feeds on 01765 680300 or visit www.britishhorsefeeds.com

Q

My horse is in excellent condition after being fed good quality grazing over the summer. Is there a bagged grass available that I can feed over the winter months to maintain the natural source of nutrients found in grass?

A

Graze-On from Northern Crop Driers is a highly nutritious chopped dried grass that provides an excellent source of digestible fibre. Made solely from home-grown grass harvested at a natural stage of growth, Graze-On contains Perennial ryegrasses, Tall Fescue and Timothy grasses. Due to its unique manufacturing process, the end result is completely natural and pure with a feed value that is virtually identical to fresh grass. It is also dust free; the drying process and comprehensive dust extraction programme kills any moulds and fungal spores and assists in the maintenance of a healthy respiratory system. Graze-On contains naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants which can help to maintain and enhance the immune system. For more information contact Northern Crop Driers on 01759 318396 or visit www.northerncropdriers.co.uk

Q

As the ground becomes dryer and harder my horse’s hooves also dry out and start to crack and split, to the extent that we have difficulty keeping his shoes on. His hoof growth is good so he doesn’t need a supplement, however, my farrier advises I keep the hooves well moisturised with a correctly prepared application. What can I use?

A

NAF PRO FEET Hoof Moist is formulated to do just what you require. It’s an entirely natural product with a dual action - it helps to improve hoof condition and acts as a hoof cosmetic. Research shows that traditional oil and grease applications can be detrimental to the health of the hoof, because both substances prevent the absorption of the very moisture essential for the maintenance of supple robust hooves. Oil and grease free, Hoof Moist is a water based gel especially formulated to help sustain the moisture content of the hoof and allow natural fluctuation of the moisture levels. The ingredients are of human cosmetic grade and the smooth gel consistency allows for easy, even application. Hoof Moist also contains Teatree, which gives it a natural antiseptic quality. Frequent application not only provides valuable moisturising hoof care throughout the dry summer months, it is also useful for horses who have to spend prolonged periods on dry bedding, which draws moisture out from the hoof. Available in a colour choice of black or natural from NAF stockists nationwide. For more information, please call the NAF Freephone advice line: 0800 373 106, email info@naf-uk.com or visit www.naf-uk.com

82 Localrider august 2010 79-83 feed_lraug10.indd 5

21/7/10 11:41:44


Feed news

'FFEZPVSIPSTFFWPMWFEUPFBU

5.

t/0(SBJOPS.PMBTTFT t)JHI0JM4MPX3FMFBTF&OFSHZ t#BMBODFE7JUBNJOT.JOFSBMT t6MUSB-PX4UBSDI4VHBS t*ODMVEFT#SFXFST:FBTU1SPGFFE t$PPM $BMN'VFMGPS)PSTFT t'SFF%JFU1MBO

A division of

XXXUIFQVSFGFFEDPNQBOZDPNFNBJM JOGP!UIFQVSFGFFEDPNQBOZDPNPS5FM

Congratulations to Guy Williams winner of the HICKSTEAD DERBY 2010

Riding Softrack Skip Two Ramiro

Powered by Hickstead Horse Feeds THE WINNING FORMULA For more information or to become a stockist:

Call: 0845

7165103

www.hicksteadhorsefeeds.co.uk

august 2010 Localrider 83 79-83 feed_lraug10.indd 6

21/7/10 11:41:56


Localrider-sponsored Regional Points for South of England Surrey / Isle Of Wight / Hampshire 1 September 2009 to 1 July 2010 Points Horse/ Pony

Senior 1m

Rider

184 SOMETIMES II..........................MS A M WILLIAMS 78 CHARLIE WORCESTER...................MISS R L RIISER 74 PRINCELY................................... MRS A A GROVES 66 ROCKAL RISE......................MR S J N LEADBETTER 28 OCTOPUSSY II........................... MS J M COOMBES 28 PACKMAN............................... MISS C SIMMONDS 24 MORE GARTH................................ MR J E POTTER 22 HATCHFORD TIERCEL.........................MRS J S HILL 22 GRAF TRULY...............................MISS T S VERNON 22 HODSON ABBEY OHIO........MR S J N LEADBETTER 22 ZIDANE III.................................MISS A J KINCHEN 22 BRIGHTWOOD ULANA B............... MISS H CARTER 21 STILLBROOK BEN....................MISS A McKEOWEN 20 LETS TRY THIS................................... MISS A NEAL 20 TINKAS TIME.......................................MR C HILLS 19 UNESCO II.........................................MR S DIFFEY 19 ROCKY STARA........................ MISS K A THEMSEN 18 FRANKIES SECRET......................... MRS Z L PYATT 16 SILVER FOX.........................................MRS L BRAY 16 TICA II................................. MRS F NOBLE-EVANS 16 SJAPO LE SURSAUT.......................... MRS G GRAY 16 SUPERMAN II.......................... MISS F J KEYNTON 16 JUST JACK III............................... MISS S GODING 14 CARINA III..................................MISS M K HEATH 14 HOLLOWAY FLYING SOLO................ MS C L MILLS 14 MICKY FINN............................ MISS J THOMPSON 12 DUBAI STAR............................... MISS K H BEGLEY 12 PEDRO VIII............................... MRS D H WEBSTER 12 LILY LEE................................. MRS A J RIDLER-LEE 12 MILL HOLLOW ARTIC CRUISE........MISS J F CULLIP 12 SOUTHEY EXPRESS..............MISS A CULLINGHAM 12 MOONSHINE............................ MISS R H SPORNE 12 RAISULI E....................................MRS E J INGOLD 12 CARNAVAL POP...............................MR J EMBLEN 12 PALMIENA N.......................... MISS G T SILVESTER 12 SUMMIT W........................... MR L F T THOMPSON 12 VERONIQUE H................................ MISS D SMITH 12 BILLY MARLENE..................... MISS G T SILVESTER 12 CARETINA Z.................................MRS J S WILSON 12 SNOWDON OZZIE........................... MISS G WOOD 12 GEORGIA ROCO........................MISS J L WARRICK 12 TORAN.............................................MR J EMBLEN 12 ROSDUFF LIMITED EDITION.MISS R WILLIAMSON 11 PAULDARYS UMAY......................... MISS A TURPIN 11 DUNLEWEY BLUE PRINT..............MISS N GEORGE 10 OYSTER BAY III....................... MISS D HANSFORD 10 SAKARI OPPOSITION.....MISS H L FALCONBRIDGE 10 SELIANA.......................................MRS D GODING 10 DOLORES V OVERIS Z....................MR R W BUSBY 10 ITS MINE........................................... MRS A BECK 10 GRENADA II.............................. MS J M COOMBES 10 PENNISTONE GIRL.......................MISS J L H HILLS 10 COTTON MILL LASS.....................MISS O M KELLY 10 RAMA..........................................MISS E WALTERS 10 RED MAN........................................MR S POIRIER 10 FACET.........................................MRS A J LINDLEY 10 PACOME DU BOIS MESNIL............MISS K P LORIN 10 MIDNIGHT MOLL.........................MISS H L STEELE 10 JEMIMA P.D........................... MISS A E DUNSDON 10 OLIVIA IV.............................. MR S T DAVIES KERR 10 FOREVER HOPEFUL....................MISS J C SILCOCK 10 RICARDO MOON........................MR P COCKBURN 9 FLORIA II............................................MR T A FELL 8 BALLINTYNE...........................MISS F C M HARRIS 8 STOCKBROKER (THE)......... MISS A V P STONEHILL 8 SPEEDY......................................... MR M HULBERT 8 CATATONIA II.............................. MISS Z BRADLEY 8 RHYDFENDIGAID SINBAD.........MISS T MANNING 8 SPECIAL K.................................... MISS R A MOSS 8 DIAMOND LULU....................... MRS H E MULLINS 8 FOXHILL IV..................................MISS E M NOON 8 SUZIE II..........................................MR B H SMITH 8 POWER LINE...........................MISS A McKEOWEN 8 EYE OF THE STORM II..................... MR C HEXTON 8 MY MR MERCURY.................MISS J BIRCHAM LEE 8 AWESOME SPARK.........................MS S L GIBBINS 8 LEITRIM CLASSIC FURI..................MR M THOMAS 8 A............................................MISS A McKEOWEN 8 DIDI DELIA..............................MR N M EDWARDS 8 GRAFFITOS FIRST EDITION.MS C OSMOND-SMITH 8 RAPKYNS PUNCH........................... MISS G WOOD 8 NATASJA HL.......................... MR L F T THOMPSON 7 ZILEXA..........................................MISS K E JONES 7 EMERALD DID HE...................... MISS E SWEENEY 6 FATAL ATTRACTION IV............ MISS C THOMPSON 6 SABRINA IV............................... MISS E E FARRAR 6 NORTH WEST STATION.............. MISS P A WILSON 6 BLACKWOODLAND PINE....... MISS S SHERBORNE 6 RUBY............................................MISS E COOPER 6 MISS MAHOUT........................ MRS S R OSBORNE 6 TEMPLE WHATEVER............... MISS G T SILVESTER 6 BEMBRIDGE II.........................MR N M EDWARDS 6 MY ZEBEDEE.................................. MISS S EVANS 6 SIR BERT........................................... MISS D HALL 6 PAPACHICO............................... MR M LOVERIDGE 6 WUNATHOSE DAZE............ MISS A V P STONEHILL 6 SPENCER....................................... MISS K OLIVER 5 DAISY III...................................MR J KINGSHOTTE 5 BOSS II....................................MISS H LAWRENCE 4 BARON BLUE CORRADO.....................MRS L BRAY 4 ANNABELLE DU LYS................. MISS N MULGREW

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

WHITENOSE..................................MR C M AITKEN LAKME..........................................MISS H L KEMP HILLCREST CHARLIE II............ MISS V MATTHEWS CHRISSIES LAD...................................MRS F GAIR CATCHIN UP............................. MISS O A MARTIN WELL DONE...............................MR J V M PACKER U NATUREL................................. MRS D BURGESS ROBERT H...................................... MISS R DAVIES UGARITTE B.................................MRS E J INGOLD JUST CALYPSO............................... MISS F V FLINT AVONDALE MR HARLEQUIN....... MISS S ROBERTS RONALDO IV........................... MRS L THOMPSON ROUGET DE LISLE.......................... MRS Z L PYATT RICHIAN B K........................................MR L KELLY URAXTMANN C............................ MISS S E TEALE JIMBO VAN HET PROVAHOF.................................. . .........................................MASTER P J J MARTIN BROSNAN...................................MR M G CAWLEY WAREX PLEASURE......................MR L C FOGARTY UTOPIA III.................................... MISS S J WALSH HUNTERCOMBE SHOEI.............. MISS C E MOUNT NEDYNE.......................................MISS A E STAMP BARCO VERDI.......................MISS R WILLIAMSON ARUBA......................................MR J KINGSHOTTE CLAUDE......................................... MISS A AITKEN ONE LADY R.................................MR C M AITKEN TWISTER VII..................................MISS A L PERRY WAYLAID.............................. MISS B L HOLLOWAY GOLDEN HEATHER................... MISS N MULGREW VARADERRO............................MR N M EDWARDS

Senior 90cm

210 SOMETIMES II..........................MS A M WILLIAMS 71 RHYDFENDIGAID SINBAD.........MISS T MANNING 43 PRINCELY................................... MRS A A GROVES 38 ACE SIEGER.............................. MISS H BINGHAM 30 MADISON Z...................................... MISS E DOIG 21 OYSTER BAY III....................... MISS D HANSFORD 20 SAKARI OPPOSITION.....MISS H L FALCONBRIDGE 20 EMERALD DID HE...................... MISS E SWEENEY 20 MY MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.....MRS S M WAGHORN 18 OBSESSION IV...........................MISS J RAYMOND 16 SHULA..........................................MR L WILLIAMS 16 AVONDALE MR HARLEQUIN....... MISS S ROBERTS 14 JASPER II............................ MISS P A TANEBORNE 14 BOSS II....................................MISS H LAWRENCE 13 MARGARETS JIGSAW.....................MS J E FULLER 12 KRAFTY MISS................................ MISS B DAVIES 12 PACE.........................................MS A M WILLIAMS 12 ROCKAL RISE......................MR S J N LEADBETTER 12 SILVER FOX.........................................MRS L BRAY 12 DUBAI STAR............................... MISS K H BEGLEY 12 CLOVER AMIRO..........................MISS J P WILSON 12 PENNISTONE GIRL.......................MISS J L H HILLS 11 VARLEEN............................. MRS F NOBLE-EVANS 10 CLAUDE......................................... MISS A AITKEN 10 SPENCER................................... MISS P A WILSON 10 GYPSY RACE..............................MISS J HAMPSON 10 CAHIO Z........................................... MR T J RAND 10 PACKMAN............................... MISS C SIMMONDS 10 SUMMIT W................................ MISS G F PILLING 10 OSEO......................................MISS C V WILLIAMS 10 L.K. RIF RAF.............................MISS H L WEBSTER 10 PAULDARYS ARTFUL DODGER... MISS D HANCOCK 10 MARICOPA..............................MISS H L WEBSTER 10 GEORGIA ROCO........................MISS J L WARRICK 10 DUNLEWEY BLUE PRINT..............MISS N GEORGE 9 SHES JUST CRUISING..................MRS S MITCHELL 8 HATCHFORD TIERCEL.........................MRS J S HILL 8 CARINA III..................................MISS M K HEATH 8 NORTH WEST STATION.............. MISS P A WILSON 8 GRENADA II.............................. MS J M COOMBES 8 COLOUR CHART..............................MS J E FULLER 8 TOTO II.................................. MRS S OVERINGTON 8 PACOME DU BOIS MESNIL............MISS K P LORIN 8 TORAN............................................DR A PANMAN 8 GREY LIGHT.............................. MISS O A MARTIN 8 DIAMOND LULU....................... MRS H E MULLINS 6 L.K. RIF RAF..........................MISS E GREENSLADE 6 CARNAVAL FAITH..............................MISS C ALEY 6 WILMERTASTIC................... MISS H E MUDDIMAN 6 HUNTING CAP................................MRS J E ROWE 6 BIG MAC Z......................................... MISS J KENT 6 VALERIE R...............................MR H BERRY JONES 6 NETHAN VIRTUAL REALITY............. MISS S EVANS 6 OKEHURST DOUBLE TROUBLE.............MISS K LOS 5 URAXTMANN C............................ MISS S E TEALE 4 MISSOLARY.............................MISS M WHEATLEY 4 COMPOSER (THE).................MRS R A STOCKDALE 4 MR MICK.................................... MRS D BURGESS 4 SJAPO LE SURSAUT.......................... MRS G GRAY 4 VERONIQUE H................................ MISS D SMITH 4 PUGSEY.................................. MISS M CHALMERS 4 THEA IV........................................MRS D GODING 4 CHRISSIES LAD...................................MRS F GAIR 2 WAREX PLEASURE......................MR L C FOGARTY 2 HELLO SUNSHINE II............................MR M FORD 2 SCOOPS.......................................... MISS D GAUCI 2 REVAL.........................................MISS E C PULLEN 2 CHEYENNE STAR...............................MISS J LORD 2 SUNNY BOY L...........................MS A M WILLIAMS 2 BASIL IX.......................................MISS S J PRIEST 1 OLIVIA IV.............................. MR S T DAVIES KERR 1 CHRISTMAS TRUCE................... MISS M HARDING

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

ARTIMIS RAMIRO.........................MISS A WATERS ROBERT H...................................... MISS R DAVIES AIR MAX........................................MISS L JAQUES MELIA................................... MRS C A SHUBROOK MORE GARTH................................ MR J E POTTER WETHERHAM LADY................. MRS D M L CROOK FACET.........................................MRS A J LINDLEY ZEITGEIST M2S.......................MISS S MIDDLETON ZIDANE III.................................MISS A J KINCHEN NEDYNE.......................................MISS A E STAMP

50 46 32 24 22 18 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

PUGSEY.................................. MISS M CHALMERS PRINCELY................................... MRS A A GROVES MARGARETS JIGSAW.....................MS J E FULLER RHYDFENDIGAID SINBAD.........MISS T MANNING ACE SIEGER.............................. MISS H BINGHAM BALLYZAK.................................. MRS A A GROVES SPECIAL K.................................... MISS R A MOSS PACE.........................................MS A M WILLIAMS TORAN............................................DR A PANMAN VIVACE......................................MISS T MANNING WIPPER.................................. MISS K SINGLETON TORLANDO...................................MISS L K WHITE NETHAN VIRTUAL REALITY............. MISS S EVANS CULMORE MIST II................... MISS D HANSFORD BACARDI.....................................MRS J S WILSON SUMMIT W................................ MISS G F PILLING SMIRNOFF ICE II................... MISS C E SAUNDERS PEGASE DE LA GRIVE.................MISS H WATKINS KILLINICK CHELSY....................... MISS M HURLEY SUNNY BOY L...........................MS A M WILLIAMS AIR MAX........................................MISS L JAQUES GALILEO IV...................................MISS Z MULLER KILKENNY COYNE................ MR N CHAMBERLAIN LIBBY LOU II.................................MISS C M WEST A BEAUTY VAN BIESEN............ MISS M J VIEWING HATCHFORD VIRESSA........................MRS J S HILL BIG GIRL..............................MISS N A SHEARMAN CARNAVAL JESTER.................... MISS H K MARSH ONCE IN A LIFETIME......................MISS L JAQUES RICKY BOY......................................MR P C EVANS RIO MARIA.............................MR H BERRY JONES URAXTMANN C............................ MISS S E TEALE MOONLIGHT STORMBREAKER......MISS M TAYLOR PAULDARYS LADY GA GA.....................MR D MAY OBSESSION IV...........................MISS J RAYMOND CARDY.........................................MISS L P DOLAN TORRO..................................... MRS H HAILSTONE COCOAMO JOE......................MISS C A VERBURGT MARINO II.......................... MRS B SMALLDRIDGE LION HEART II.................................MISS R L BELL COMPLETLEY PUZZLED................... MISS J SIMMS HANSI.............................................MR P C EVANS MARBLE ARCH.............................MRS H M SHORT CARNAVAL BOY..............................MS L MILLARD TEMPEST ARAN II..........................MISS C L UDEN

52 24 18 12 12 10 8 6

BALLYZAK.................................. MRS A A GROVES CASTLECOMER FLIGHT.............MRS L UNDERHILL HIO CLOVER.............................. MRS A A GROVES ANOOSH............................................ MRS H FOSS PAULDARY’S TERRIBLE TIGER.... MRS S L RUSSELL MISS NIBBLES.............................. MISS E BEVENS LOUIS LEVISTO............................ MRS A BARRETT BARKSWAY BOY............................. MISS K J HALL

78 47 34 28 22 20 16 16 14 14 12 12 12 10 8 8 6 6 4

BOJANGLES BEAR........... MISS D D I RAWLINSON DOLMAR............................................MR H S TEAL STAINSBY IRISH MIST............... MISS H J SLOWEN MR HIP HOP HERBIE....................MISS G A HOULT MOYRALLA KING................. MASTER R EDWARDS LASSBAN ROYAL MYSTERY.................................... . .............................MASTER G H RAWSON-SMITH DUKO........................................ MISS E R HOWELL KENMARE LITTLE KATEY.................... MISS S HILL HONEY..................................... MISS H L VICKERY WIX BLUE MAGIC................ MASTER R EDWARDS FRANKEE V.................................MISS B L KNIGHT GOOSE THE.............................MR S G TOWNSEND WIX BLUE MAGIC................MRS C D A EDWARDS BATMAN V.............................. MASTER J INWOOD ASHBY SURPRISE............. MASTER R O’SULLIVAN CHARNWOOD CLOVER GIRL........MISS A LYSAGHT IRISH TOP CAT.................................. MISS A KING FIGO.............................................. MISS K L READ PRINCE OF DARKNESS III...........MISS R WANBON

90 86 79 56 38 32 30 24 16 16 16 14 12

BOBBY..........................................MISS G HEENEY DOLMAR............................................MR H S TEAL MOYRALLA KING................. MASTER R EDWARDS OKEHURST JUST JACKO.....................MISS L HART MISS SCARLETT.....................MISS B J SAUNDERS RIGHT PROPER CHARLIE......................... F PHILIPS GOOSE THE.............................MR S G TOWNSEND BOJANGLES BEAR........... MISS D D I RAWLINSON LOUIS IV............................... MASTER A G FULLER CHARNWOOD CLOVER GIRL........MISS A LYSAGHT CHOMOC....................................MISS T C J SLEAP WIX BLUE MAGIC................ MASTER R EDWARDS SILVER CASTLE...........................MISS T C J SLEAP

Senior 80cm

Senior 70cm

Junior 1m

Junior 90cm

12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 6 4 4 4 2 2 1

BLUE SHIFT...................... MISS D D I RAWLINSON HILLOWAN BUMBLE BEE............ MISS E WANBON ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS.............. MISS C COGGLE BELLE VUE GOOD NEWS.............MISS S MURRELL SILVER CASTLE......................... MISS H L VICKERY NUTFIELDS CHAMPAYNE BUBBLES........................ . .................................................MISS S MURRELL SPECKLES............................. MASTER A G FULLER NO COMMENT...................................MISS C VEAL KENMARE LITTLE KATEY.................... MISS S HILL MR HIP HOP HERBIE....................MISS G A HOULT CUCKOLDS TIPTOES........................... MISS E BELL LITTLE OKEHURST.........................MISS H CASSIR LEOS CREAM CRACKER........ MISS S J R MURRELL FEELING FINE II.....................MISS A POOL-LACEY RUTLAND RED ALERT................ MISS A SULLIVAN GALLANT LAD V.......................... MISS R INGRAM MY CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA...MISS A JACKSON TOP CLASS................................... MISS R INGRAM

44 40 40 36 32 32 31 28 24 22 22 20 18 16 16 16 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 2 2 2 2 1 1

MISS SCARLETT.....................MISS B J SAUNDERS WILLOWAY PIPERS DELIGHT..... MISS F M A GIBBS JUST DANDY III.............................MISS G HEENEY WOODLOUSE.............................. MISS S CHARLES GOLDEN GUN II...................... MASTER L R J PAGE HEADMORE LITTLE LIGHTNING..MR H P CHARLES LEOS CREAM CRACKER........ MISS S J R MURRELL MINATURE HERO THE.................MISS H WANBON TOP CLASS................................... MISS R INGRAM NUTFIELDS CHAMPAYNE BUBBLES........................ . .................................................MISS S MURRELL MISS PEPPER POT.......................MISS S MURRELL ANGELINA BALLERINA............ MISS G C POPLETT TANHOUSE FLYBYEFLEE....MASTER J A SAUNDERS BURRSWOOD SONG AND DANCE.......................... . .................................................MISS A JACKSON LISMONAGHAN LAD................ MISS G C POPLETT ASHFIELD MIGHTY MOUSE................MISS L REID MR HIP HOP HERBIE....................MISS G A HOULT BELLE VUE GOOD NEWS.............MISS S MURRELL CHARLWOOD HUSTLER (THE).MISS A POOL-LACEY CARLINGFORD.......................MISS A POOL-LACEY SONNY HIMSELF.........................MISS G HOOPER OLLIE V.....................................MISS S R MERRITT MYSTERY BLUE II.......................MISS O A SHARPE HALE VERITY (THE).....................MISS H WANBON CLAN DUNCAN...................... MISS K J VANSTONE IRISH MICKY FINN......................... MISS R MAGEE CAEDELYN DUTCHESS.......... MISS N A VANSTONE OKEHURST JUST JACKO.....................MISS L HART DONT DALLY JUNIOR................... MISS A MERCER CHARLWOOD COLOURS.........MISS A POOL-LACEY BOROVERE SHOW GIRL.....................MISS L HART CAVALIER JIGSAW.................... MISS H L VICKERY BLUEGATE PUNCHINELLO............MISS G HUGHES ASHLEY GRANGE.......................... MISS Z GRISCTI SILVER CASTLE...........................MISS T C J SLEAP SOLERO III............................. MR M J O’DONNELL BALLYVELLON SUNNY......... MASTER R EDWARDS LISMONAGHAN LAD..................MISS K RUSHMER GOOSE THE.............................MR S G TOWNSEND CLOUDY LANE............................MISS A BELLAMY FRANKEE V.................................MISS B L KNIGHT FLORAL EXPRESS........................ MISS I S BERGER HAWAIIAN SUNSET.............MASTER L N G FROST AKA SUPERMAN..........................MISS G HOOPER ROMANY RIVER TARRAGON......MISS I S MURPHY PHOEBE II..................................... MISS E L OWEN DOUNE....................................... MISS S CHARLES MAZTONS MOVIESTAR...............MISS R WANBON BROOKSHILL BENJAMIN............. MISS M K PERCY FEELING FINE II...................MASTER L N G FROST DUNBEGGAN MINSTREL........... MISS J E VICKERY BROOKLANDS BOB ALONG........ MISS S CHARLES TYSSUL GLYNDWR..................... MISS A SULLIVAN SHAMROCK CK...................... MR M J O’DONNELL TIME FOR A BREW.................MISS A POOL-LACEY

76 65 52 36 32 22 20 20 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 8

MINATURE HERO THE.................MISS H WANBON MIDNIGHT MANHATTAN............. MISS R INGRAM TYSSUL GLYNDWR..................... MISS A SULLIVAN HALE VERITY (THE).....................MISS H WANBON FEELING FINE II...................MASTER L N G FROST JUST DANDY III.............................MISS G HEENEY CHARLWOOD HUSTLER (THE).MISS A POOL-LACEY GOLDEN GUN II...................... MASTER L R J PAGE LADY SNOWDEN............................MISS A ACOMB CHARLWOOD COLOURS.........MISS A POOL-LACEY LEOS CREAM CRACKER........ MISS S J R MURRELL TANHOUSE FLYBYEFLEE....MASTER J A SAUNDERS JUST JEMMA...................MASTER L S TOWNSEND LOUIS IV............................... MASTER A G FULLER BLUEGATE PUNCHINELLO............MISS G HUGHES CAEDELYN DUTCHESS.......... MISS N A VANSTONE MERRIE MOTH HAWK.................MISS J A O’HARA MISS SCARLETT.....................MISS B J SAUNDERS

Junior 80cm

Junior 70cm

84 Localrider august 2010 84-85BSresults_aug0.indd 1

21/7/10 11:44:21


Localrider-sponsored Regional Points for South East of England Kent / Sussex 1 September 2009 to 1 July 2010 Points Horse/ Pony

Senior 1m

154 142 92 78 76 56 52 52 48 44 42 36 33 30 30 28 26 25 25 24 24 24 22 22 22 20 20 20 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Rider

MY AMAZING GRACE.....................MISS M S BALLARD BILWOOD DOLLY DOTSMAN.......... MISS M ETHERIDGE RIEGA MALACHITE........................... MISS S E WALKER KERPLUNK........................................ MISS L BURCHELL ROUNDHILLS STARLIGHT EXPRESS............................... .................................................. MASTER B J PARNABY VITE ETOILE.................................. MRS N BRAIDWOOD AZARA.................................................... MISS L JONES CONCORDEDOR................................. MISS L C HANAN GOLDENACRE......................................MISS C E BAKER BABYLON LANNERET..........................MISS E J RIGDEN PENNY MARKET............................... MISS S ANTHONY QUTIE...........................................MISS J J CARPENTER CASSIO II............................................. MR B R DALTON NEW TOWN BELLA..................................MISS M AMOS CAPORETTO..................................... MRS S A GOSLING WOODLANDS GOLD DUST.................. MRS A CADMAN WALDO DU REVERDY........................... MR B R DALTON OHIO BEE.......................................... MISS S E WALKER NABUCCO...................................... MRS E K HARRISON AUSSIE BOB.................................... MRS C E FOWDREY CRUAGHS CHOREOGRAPHER............ MISS S ANTHONY BATCHELOR GIRL..................................MISS E MARTIN OLD MAN’S COMFORT (THE)........................................ ........................................ MISS I S FITZALAN HOWARD ARAI II.............................................MISS P A PURNELL AB Sport Horses KINO DU RADOUX...MISS C L BAINES VIOLA II.................................................MISS A V KENT RIDOUT ROSE.................................. MR S FRANKLAND OUR DUCHESS........................................ MS C FARMER URIO.................................................... MRS W A WARD IDEAL SURPRISE..................................MR S WILTSHIRE TEMPEST......................................... MISS S VON KUHN BAGHEERA FLASHMAN........................... MISS C L EDE WAROME............................................... MISS J HOWES MILORD BAY................................... MISS C CASTELLINI VELNER’S GUIDAM...................... MISS L M SEQUENZA STEPS HELSINCI............................. MISS A H INCEMAN THATIL DO................................. MASTER B J PARNABY NO PROBLEM II..................................... MR R A BAKER RUFUS................................................... MISS A HARRIS JEUNE FILLE VANDRIN........................ MS N GRIFFITHS MODEL (THE).......................................MRS M CORNER MISTER WHITE Z............................... MISS D BIRCHALL GYPSY’S LEGACY.......................... MRS N BRAIDWOOD ROSS TOWNER................................. MISS K G WALKER KOKO POP.......................................... MISS M B GREEN FRANKIE’S SANNE...................................... MR B DREA SEMI SONIC....................................MISS L J PARNHAM LITTLE CAV..................................... MISS L ENTICKNAP BASKIN BAY............................................MRS A DEGEN FRANKLINS ON AIR........................... MR A M GORDON YOUR BEST BUDDIE.................................. MISS C N’JIE OUR ESCAPADE............................... MISS S ANTONIOU JAMAICA V.............................................. MRS I J POPE CARETINO HONEY.............................. MISS L N PAVITT GORGEOUS GORDON II...................... MISS H L CRUSH PRAETORIAN GUARD........................MISS C M PURVES CASTLES IN THE SKY......... MISS A FOULKES HALBARD TEMPLEHILL MERLIN..........................MISS D G JOHNS FORTH MARLEY.......................... MASTER C H BOWLES GOLDENACRE................................... MISS D SPARROW U2 XII.........................................MISS L J GAUKROGER ISO’S DIAMOND....................................MISS C MCKEE OKEHURST WONDERGIRL III................... MISS M DREA GO DUTCH....................................MISS E B CHIRNSIDE WILLOW III............................................MR J WICKHAM BATCHELOR GIRL............................... MRS L A MARTIN UFO II............................................. MRS C E FOWDREY FIRCROFT TOLKEIN..................................MR J MARTIN HUNTERS IMAGE................................. MISS Z A SMITH SECRET WEAPON.............. MISS T B L CHARLESWORTH CREST OF A WAVE.............................. MR S NAYSMITH MOSSTOWN ROLO.................MISS G E HAN DE BEAUX YLANG..................................................MISS K BROWN CAPITAL ROUGE.................................... MISS J MARSH HOLYWOOD STEEL........................ MRS J SUTHERLAND SADLER’S HILL...................................... MISS H HARRIS MATCHO S........................................ MISS S ANTHONY MR BLOBBY...................................MISS R K MARSTON MR COOPER...........................................MRS A O’ DELL ESCAPADE G......................................MISS V BRINKLEY GEELONG MALT TEASE........................MISS B FOLLETT MR BEAR.............................................MISS G E SMITH OVER THE ODDS.................................... MISS S GARRY CULT DOLLY MIX..........................MISS G J TATTERSALL KIR ROYALE II........................................MS J A STREEK RAMBO V.......................................... MR K R KIRKHAM CELINE B................................................. MR T R PAVEY WALFRIED............................................MRS K A WELCH ROCKY S II.................................... MISS C A CHAPMAN LARAS SONG...................................... MISS K L STAMP CELEBRATE Z...................................... MR S NAYSMITH CAREL CRUISE..................... MISS A N HUDSON-SMITH OLD MAN’S COMFORT (THE)........... MISS S ANTONIOU VIRTUE.........................................................MISS A LEE DOMINICUS CORAL............................... MISS J POWER LORD B....................................................MISS E JEARY KILLANLEY BOB.................................MISS RE DEBLASI LOCHINVAR II............................................MISS S LAST RIALTO C.............................................. MRS J FULCHER COEVERS DIAMOND CLOVER................ MISS S J PENN PRINCE LEO II.......................................... MISS M AYRE DOWNTOWN JAZZ............................... MISS S L SMITH MAGICAL......................................... MISS S ANTONIOU CANTANA II.............................................MISS R LAMB LORD SNOOTY............................. MASTER E M REEVES CASTLERAHAN HERO............................. MISS S GARRY SUPA UNIQUE...................................... MR B R DALTON TRACK RIGHT LUCY............................. MISS S L SMITH WIXSTONE WARABEL......................MISS N L BEDFORD NORTHERN BLUE DIAMOND....................MISS H E DAY KILLYCARMP APACHE.................. MISS S A D CHRISTIE BRIDIES WHISPER............................. MISS S E WALKER ACTIVE MALT....................................... MISS V E WOOD NORREVANGS MARCEL.......................... MISS A FERRY VIKTOR VAN DE KERKAKKERS............MISS A D PIERCE WILD MEGA.............................................. MR C BAKER SABINA II........................................... MR B DELAMERE VERMILLION..........................................MRS A O’ DELL RED RAMIRO....................................... MISS R SUTTON BRL THE GANGSTERS MOLL.......... MISS A C RAYMOND AB Sport Horses KINO DU RADOUX.....MISS S BARKER ZINNIA III....................................... MRS C E FOWDREY KING STAG.................................... MRS N BRAIDWOOD CRUELLA.............................................MISS H L BROAD DECORUS............................................ MISS H FRANCIS LARGO IV............................................. MR B R DALTON PATRIESSTARA.......................................MISS K L FORD DA VINTO VAN DE BOMISTI....... MASTER B J PARNABY HELLO SUNSHINE................................. MR M J HOLLIS CARETINO LADY................................. MR S NAYSMITH TUTIJN............................................. MISS K L WILLARD KYE II............................................MISS E J WHITTAKER

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

LISBOY DARK KNIGHT...................... MR A M GORDON INTERLUDE II....................................... MR B R DALTON SUSSEX CARETINO............................. MISS L N PAVITT V POWER..........................................................L PRIOR VOILA II.....................................................MISS P DELL VIOLETT II................................................MS K DAYKIN ROSEBERRY HILL...................................MR S F DILLON BORNEO ROLLER............................. MISS S ANTONIOU ORION IV........................................... MISS A J BROWN VOSKE................................. MRS J L PIPER-DADSWELL DIVA Z....................................................... MR J LUCAS NOW WE’LL SEE BOY............................. MISS E BAILEY DAHLA.......................................... MRS N BRAIDWOOD LORD DARCO II................................... MISS L N PAVITT CASTLEVIEW BOUNCER........................ MRS S A LEWIS BRIDIES WHISPER................................ MR B R DALTON RODNEY TROTTER III.............................. MS C FARMER NEWBAWN LAD................... MRS J L PIPER-DADSWELL BONNIE III.......................................... MISS N WARING VOSKE..................................................MRS D D TIGHE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE...................... MISS K L WOOD ROCK ON ROBIN................................... MR F SHERWIN DARCOS CHIKARA..............................MISS E J RIGDEN KIRSCH............................................. MISS O J PAINTER CHARISMA...........................................MISS M A HOAD UTRICIA............................................. MISS L J WALKER CONFOE D..........................................MISS L PEACOCK CYRANO IV........................................MISS L WILLIAMS JRYS................................................. MR S FRANKLAND PHARELLE....................................... MRS C E FOWDREY GRANVAAL..........................................MISS J C SHIRET MISS CONGENIALITY IV...................MISS L C H LLOYD CHANTILLY 16...................................... MISS E PALMER LAVENDER LADY LUCK.........................MISS A J SMITH ACTIVE...............................................MRS H EDWARDS UNITED......................................... MISS C A CHAPMAN POSH TOTTY......................................... MISS N MAISEY QUERLYBET GRAND............................ MR S NAYSMITH PITCHER......................................MISS A S ROBERTSON HECTOR DE KERGANE............... MASTER B J PARNABY OSLO GIRL Z........................................ MR B R DALTON GRACIANS.............................MISS G E HAN DE BEAUX CELINE B.................................................. MRS S PAVEY PUSIDEN................................................ MISS S J PENN LIBELLA................................................ MISS K POTTER CHABLIS Z II...................................MISS H M MOSSOP DACAPO 157................................ MISS R L ETHERIDGE BELAGIO BREEZE............................ MISS K M DEACON OSCAR XII.................................................. MR J LUCAS BOLEYBAWN COLA..................................... J PEVERLEY LITTLE KIRA..............................MISS S N MACDONALD VICTOR VAN’ T KLOOSTERHOOLT............ MISS M DREA CLONDARGAN BOY.......................... MISS K WESTGATE BOUNCING BULLSEYE.................... MRS A J VERHAGEN ARGUS III............................................. MR C A ELLIOTT FRANKIE’S SANNE.................................. MISS M DREA TEQUILA BB...................................MISS H COULSTOCK NEPOS (BE)......................................... MRS H L MILLEN MR FINN IV.............................................MRS A HILTON LA BORBOLETA........................... MISS M F SINGLETON TOLEDO JACK..................................... MISS H L CRUSH BELLADONA................................... MRS C E FOWDREY CELEBRATE Z..................................MISS H M MOSSOP WINSTON P..................................MISS J L CROSSFIELD AMBLE............................................. MISS M WILLIAMS HIGHLANDS DYCENA................... MASTER E M REEVES PHLYER GOLD KA..............................................L PRIOR DINNY BATH..................................... MISS H R SAVAGE SAN STAKKATO................................... MR D CONNOCK

Senior 90cm

66 58 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 22 20 20 18 16 16 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4

MY AMAZING GRACE.....................MISS M S BALLARD STEPS HELSINCI............................. MISS A H INCEMAN AZARA.................................................... MISS L JONES WALDO DU REVERDY........................... MR B R DALTON PENNY MARKET............................... MISS S ANTHONY CRUELLA.............................................MISS H L BROAD MODEL (THE).......................................MRS M CORNER SLOWLY DOES IT.............................MISS M S BALLARD AB Sport Horses KINO DU RADOUX...MISS C L BAINES CHOCADUN........................................... MRS S SKILLIN MOSSTOWN ROLO.................MISS G E HAN DE BEAUX SABRINA III...........................................MISS E H KING UTAH TETE A TETE.............................. MRS A HARROLD KERPLUNK........................................ MISS L BURCHELL WALDO DU REVERDY.................................MISS S LAST PITCHWOOD FERRYMAN...............MISS C E DIAMOND O’SHAUGNESSY...................................MRS M A JONES DRIFTAWAY........................................ MISS A A BRICKA BAGHEERA FLASHMAN............................MISS J E EDE ALDATUS SUPREME...................................MISS S LAST URIO.................................................... MRS W A WARD NABUCCO...................................... MRS E K HARRISON AIRBORNE......................................MISS M S BALLARD HARRY HOPKINS...........................MISS J R WOODMAN BRIDIES WHISPER.........................MISS E B CHIRNSIDE TRACK RIGHT LUCY............................. MISS S L SMITH WALDO DU REVERDY........................ MISS S E WALKER NEPOS (BE)......................................... MRS H L MILLEN FAIRHEAD BAY...........................................MISS S LAST ZUMMERTIMES II................................ MR A R NICPON PARK MIST.....................................MISS C E DIAMOND CELINE B................................................. MR T R PAVEY THERE FOR YOU................................... MISS A G WITTS SPECIAL CARETINO............................ MR S NAYSMITH BOLEYBAWN COLA..................................... J PEVERLEY LEANDRO III.......................................MISS H L BROAD ROCK ON ROBIN................................... MR F SHERWIN BAGHEERA FLASHMAN........................... MISS C L EDE DARCO SPECIAL.................................. MISS A A BOYCE SABINA II........................................... MR B DELAMERE WEALDEN AMONITE..................................MISS S LAST TUBBERCURRY LASS.....................MISS J J CARPENTER TRISTAN VII........................................MISS L WILLIAMS MAGIC MAGGOT..................................... MS A BUTLER OUR DUCHESS........................................ MS C FARMER ZATOPEK..............................................MR SJ HANNELL ROUNDHILLS STARLIGHT EXPRESS............................... .................................................. MASTER B J PARNABY A SUNDANCE Z................................ MISS M WILLIAMS SMOOTH CRIMINAL II.......................... MRS S A MAPLE INTERLUDE II.................................... MISS S E WALKER VIKOJAK.............................................. MISS C E FLITCH PACKMAN......................................MISS C C SIMMONS TACCO II............................................. MISS A HUDSON QUICK JUMP Z............................... MISS A H INCEMAN LA BELLE FLEUR................................ MISS G DAMARIO ULTIMATUM II..................................... MISS S BENTLEY KEEP THE DIAMOND.......................... MISS A A BRICKA CLOUD NINE......................................... MRS R TURNER GOLDENACRE................................... MISS D SPARROW GIVIT SUM............................................... MISS C L EDE PRIDE OF PAGEANT........................MISS L M BRACHET CYRANO IV........................................MISS L WILLIAMS KENT PANACHE............................MASTER T WILLIAMS WHITE GLADIATOR (THE)................ MISS R ROXBURGH OSCAR................................................. MISS D BERNEY

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1

COSIMA SEVENTY NINE..................... MISS L BROWNE VALCO Z........................................... MISS T H BROOKS BASHIRAH RR................................. MISS S LAMBROUS BONHEUR.....................................MISS A M FAULKNER BAY ROCK..................................................MISS S LAST VITE ETOILE.................................. MRS N BRAIDWOOD MILORD BAY...................................... MR E CASTELLINI LITTLE KIRA..............................MISS S N MACDONALD LIMES PLAY IT AGAIN......................... MISS H J BROAD OSLO GIRL Z........................................ MR B R DALTON LAVENDER LADY LUCK.........................MISS A J SMITH WODKA II.................................................. MS L STOCK WAROME............................................... MISS J HOWES PHLYER GOLD KA..............................................L PRIOR DAHLA.......................................... MRS N BRAIDWOOD STEP TWO...................................... MISS A H INCEMAN BANGALORE......................................MR S MERCHANT

Senior 80cm 164 102 36 30 24 20 16 14 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 2 1 1

PITCHWOOD FERRYMAN...............MISS C E DIAMOND MODEL (THE).......................................MRS M CORNER BAGHEERA FLASHMAN............................MISS J E EDE CHOCADUN........................................... MRS S SKILLIN BOLEYBAWN COLA..................................... J PEVERLEY LITTLE INDIAN WARRIER......................MISS S L LITTLE ALDATUS SUPREME...................................MISS S LAST PARK MIST.....................................MISS C E DIAMOND RINCOOLA KATE................................. MISS C E FLITCH KAHLUA BAY.......................................MISS J C P SAMS OLYMPIC MAGIC................................... MRS A ROGERS RAINBOW SWEET WILLIAM...............MISS L R DEWELL SHORTWOOD PALE RIDER.. MISS S ASHTON RICKARDT CALLIAHSTOWN FLYING HERO................. MR S TRAVIS CREEVAGH JASPER....................................MISS S LAST JRYS...................................................MRS V JAMIESON SLOWLY DOES IT.............................MISS M S BALLARD OUR DUCHESS........................................ MS C FARMER SARAN DIAMOND............MR O W COOMBE-TENNANT SABRINA III...........................................MISS E H KING BAY ROCK..................................................MISS S LAST SNOW JOKER...................................MISS A M BUSSON KEEP THE DIAMOND.......................... MISS A A BRICKA ROHAN HOUDINI......................... MRS M J McDONALD PIKATSHOE V.......................................... MRS T J GILES MR FOYLE CLOVER...........................MISS S EDMONDS WESTMOUNT BITS AND PIECES........ MISS E PEVERLEY RUMOUR HAS IT........................................ MISS K HILL CELTIC ICE.............................................. MISS L MILLIS HOLLYWOOD HENRY.......................... MISS L HARROLD PADDY VII...............................................MISS A LLOYD GINGER VAN OVERIS................................ MR K MALIK KERPLUNK........................................ MISS L BURCHELL SUPA UNIQUE............................................MISS S LAST KILMISTON TRIDENT................................ MISS G GALE PRO MO.........................................MISS C E DIAMOND TEAJUS.............................................MR D MORRISSEY LITTLE EDITION.....................................MISS L J STONE VERANIA.................................................. MISS C L EDE LA BELLE FLEUR................................ MISS G DAMARIO SMOOTH CRIMINAL II.......................... MRS S A MAPLE BONHEUR.....................................MISS A M FAULKNER I PREIS SILBER...................................MISS K-M GRACE ABRAXAS...............................................MISS R J FIRTH TOBY JACK......................................... MRS G COULSON OVER THE VEE................................MISS C E DIAMOND UTAH TETE A TETE.............................. MRS A HARROLD LITTLE CAV..................................... MISS L ENTICKNAP TRISTAN VII........................................MISS L WILLIAMS MISS COURAGE Z...................................... MS J DALBY ROCOCO VII......................................... MISS C NELSON

Senior 70cm 80 10 8 8 8 6 6

PITCHWOOD FERRYMAN...............MISS C E DIAMOND CARNAVAL ELITE II.................................... MS J DALBY GAMBLER IV........................................MISS A KITCHER MR MOWBRAY.................... MRS J SELLARS WAYMARK OVER THE VEE................................MISS C E DIAMOND KAHLUA BAY.......................................MISS J C P SAMS MISS COURAGE Z...................................... MS J DALBY

Junior 1m 138 56 50 46 36 34 26 22 22 20 20 20 18 18 16 16 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 2 2

BLUE SKYLINER.........................................MISS S REES THORNDELLS KILKOLTA LAD...............MR M W PORTER CHESTER COURT LADY...................... MISS C J MORLEY SPECIAL D......................................MISS M S J HOWELL TINAPATCH....................................... MISS C J MORLEY WISE CHOICE III................................. MISS J K BAXTER SPRITE II.................................................. MISS G TAME HONEY.................................................... MISS M DREA JJ II..................................................MISS T ANDERSON TYPENTRE ANWEN............................MISS I G McCAUL IRISH FELLA....................................... MISS A C SNOOK EIDERDOWN...................................... MISS J K BAXTER FOREVER STAR TURN................................MR A CHITTY THATIL DO................................. MASTER B J PARNABY AESTER IRIANA................................... MISS M V HILLS CHEENOS LITTLE CRUISE....................MISS B PADGETT HOMEWOOD HI HO SILVER.............MISS O D CARROLL ROCKIN ROBIN III.............................. MISS J K BAXTER BRIDGET JONES II.............................. MISS E L CURLEY GABLES HIGH FLYING FILCO.............MISS H BARSHAM OKEHURST TWO FOR JOY....................... MISS M DREA FORGE FREEWAY................................MISS B PADGETT BLUE SHIFT..................................... MISS M MOTMANS ROCK ON JIMMY........................ MISS M G CHANDLER HIGHRISE.......................................MISS M S J HOWELL AIR FLOW................................ MISS D R EDMONDSON THYME FLIES..................................... MISS A C SNOOK MOSSTOWN PATIENCE........................ MISS H A SIBLEY FOREVER STAR TURN..............................MISS J CHITTY DRIMNA MAGIC LADY........................... MISS H McALL COOLCRONAN CONTRAST................... MISS M V HILLS QUEENSDALE FASCANO......................MISS H WILLETT OKEHURST SUGABABE...................... MISS J K BAXTER ADRIVILLE TANGO.....................................MISS S LAST MIRACLE DE LINARO..................... MISS P T GODDARD CONTERNO VAN DE KEMPENHOEVE............................ ........................................................MISS R A HENSLER NILS D HURL VENT.............................. MISS A N INGLIS LENAMORE BLACK BEAUTY.............. MASTER J J COBB ROCKSTOWN LITTLE CHIEF.....................MISS J CHITTY ROSE CLEAR............................................ MR C TUSLER DOUGAL BUG...........................................MISS H TILEY

Junior 90cm 162 96 79 48 34 32 32 24 24 24 22 22

BLUE SKYLINER.........................................MISS S REES ADRIVILLE TANGO.....................................MISS S LAST WISE CHOICE III................................. MISS J K BAXTER ROCKIN ROBIN III.............................. MISS J K BAXTER TYPENTRE ANWEN............................MISS I G McCAUL COOLCRONAN CONTRAST................... MISS M V HILLS PAGE BOY II....................................... MISS J K BAXTER THYME FLIES..................................... MISS A C SNOOK MONTANA DAWN..........................MISS M S J HOWELL SPECIAL D......................................MISS M S J HOWELL LLWYNHAID LLEWELLYN...........................MR A CHITTY GALWAY SILVER TRIM....................... MISS K VAUGHAN

20 20 20 20 20 16 16 16 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 2 2 1 1

CARRENHILL QUEEN...............................MISS B SMITH THORNDELLS KILKOLTA LAD...............MR M W PORTER HOMEWOOD HI HO SILVER.............MISS O D CARROLL LITTLE BOOMERANG..............................MS V J WELCH TIME TO SPOT THE DIFFERENCE......... MISS A C SNOOK MY SILVER SIXPENCE...................... MISS M MOTMANS ROCK ON JIMMY........................ MISS M G CHANDLER LENAMORE BLACK BEAUTY.............. MASTER J J COBB JJ II..................................................MISS T ANDERSON LOVE ME DE L’ORNE..........................MISS I G McCAUL ROSE CLEAR............................................ MR C TUSLER DRIMNA MAGIC LADY........................... MISS H McALL BLUE SHIFT..................................... MISS M MOTMANS TINAPATCH....................................... MISS C J MORLEY THREE B..................................... MASTER B J PARNABY JACALOUPE (THE)......................... MISS H D BARSHAM EIDERDOWN...................................... MISS J K BAXTER SUTTON WOODS FANCY THAT.............MISS O MARTIN HIGHRISE.......................................MISS M S J HOWELL MINATURE BAY................................... MISS J DENNETT HIGH FLYER V........................................... MISS I S WAY THATIL DO................................. MASTER B J PARNABY FOREVER STAR TURN................................MR A CHITTY GRISTHILL SHINING RUBY....................MISS E MARTIN CALENDAR GIRL...................... MISS D R EDMONDSON SPIDERS DANCE.......................................MR A CHITTY BEAT ME BARNEY.........................MISS K O LEIGHTLEY LENAMORE FLYING MINSTREL......... MASTER J J COBB ZANZIBAR III...................................MISS J D MITCHELL HUMBUG II............................................ MISS C GREEN DOUGAL BUG...........................................MISS H TILEY THREE B.........................MISS G C T BOUGHTON-LEIGH TISRARA SNOWY................................MISS E L POPELY CHESTER COURT LADY...................... MISS C J MORLEY BROWN EYED GIRL.......................... MISS A L BEECHER CHEENOS LITTLE CRUISE....................MISS B PADGETT BABYLON BALOU.................................... MISS G LEWIS DUN TO A TEE................... MISS T B L CHARLESWORTH JACK VII............................ MISS T B L CHARLESWORTH

Junior 80cm

62 50 38 34 28 26 22 20 16 14 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 2 2 1 1

ROCKIN ROBIN III.............................. MISS J K BAXTER BROWN EYED GIRL.......................... MISS A L BEECHER TOMMY TEE...........................................MR H TRUMAN SONNY BOY III..................................... MISS M V HILLS QUEEN OF THE NIGHT.......................... MISS L A PIPER ROCK ON JIMMY........................ MISS M G CHANDLER MR MAGNETIC.................................... MISS D CLARKE ADRIVILLE TANGO.....................................MISS S LAST DYCOTT MASTERMAN........................ MISS M JEFFERY WISE CHOICE III................................. MISS J K BAXTER SUMMER GOLD.............................. MISS C L O’CONOR BABYLON BALOU.................................... MISS G LEWIS MY FAIR LADY.................................... MISS O CHIDLEY GORTADOOEY LASS............................ MASTER N FARR DUN LADY (THE)........................................MISS S LAST DEMI’S LAD............................. MISS L B HANNINGTON CANDYFLOSS II............................... MISS M MOTMANS IRISH FELLA....................................... MISS A H SNOOK PUSH BUTTON...........................................MISS S REES PRACTICALLY PERFECT.......................MISS A R GRANT BRITTAS DANCER............................. MISS J CORNWELL ECHO EXPRESS II.............................. MISS A T TINGLEY SHERRY IN A GLASS....................... MISS F S A COLLINS EIDERDOWN...................................... MISS J K BAXTER CAPPRY MOLLY.................................... MISS E F BRUCE FUZZY...............................................MISS H BARSHAM THREE B..................................... MASTER B J PARNABY TIPPERARY GIRL.................................... MISS S GREEN LV JOHNNY CASH.....................................MISS H TILEY SPORTS VA VA VOOM.......................... MISS M V HILLS OATTIE II........................MISS G C T BOUGHTON-LEIGH ROSE CLEAR............................................ MR H TUSLER JUST A POSSIBILITY.............................. MISS H SELLAR NAVARRO II........................................ MISS M JEFFERY DUCHESS HONEY DEW....................MISS E R ZELENKA TYPENTRE ANWEN............................MISS I G McCAUL HAIGHMOOR FLACH......... MISS H CROSBIE BARCROFT MAJOR YEATES II................................. MISS D CLARKE GABLES HIGH FLYING FILCO.............MISS H BARSHAM DIAMOND TIMES.............................. MISS E PEVERLEY MATILDA II....................................... MISS L TURNBULL ALPENTAL CRYSTAL CANYON...................MR A CHITTY MARTHA TROTTER................................ MISS R TAYLOR TOTAL ECLIPSE V............... MISS T B L CHARLESWORTH TWOMEY BOY................................. MISS M MOTMANS MY SILVER SIXPENCE...................... MISS M MOTMANS ROBIN RASCAL.................................. MISS A GRAHAM HAVENHURST MINIM....................MASTER G STURGIS STARGAZERS JUST JASPER................. MISS J N DAVIES TOBERONA TOUCH DOWN.......... MISS D A O’MAHONY PADDY’S PAZZAZ............................ MISS E M LA ROOY FAIRBOURNE REBECCA..................... MISS C S WILLETT LORD PERCY II............................. MASTER H G POLLEY MARTHA TROTTER.............................. MISS S LINCOLN NERO MY HERO....................................MISS J C SMITH CRUMLIN CRACKER............................MISS A P RAMEY HIGHRISE.......................................MISS M S J HOWELL LLWYNHAID LLEWELLYN...........................MR A CHITTY GOLDEN SALVADOR...........................MISS K L TAYLOR THORNBERRY ELERI............................. MISS M V HILLS TULLYVINN GREY LADY........................MISS L A WITTS HAVENHURST OCTAVE...............................MISS S REES PAGE BOY II....................................... MISS J K BAXTER ONYX VIII..................................................MISS H TILEY

Junior 70cm

36 29 20 16 15 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 4 4

ROCKIN ROBIN III.............................. MISS J K BAXTER MR MAGNETIC.................................... MISS D CLARKE SUMMER GOLD.............................. MISS C L O’CONOR MISTER WIGEON.................................... MISS O ALLAN DANA STAR II........................................MR H TRUMAN KILLANLEY PRIDE.................................... MISS G KEEN GABLES HIGH FLYING FILCO.............MISS H BARSHAM LUCKSFIELD LADY PENELOPE......... MISS M MOTMANS THREE B..................................... MASTER B J PARNABY TOMMY TEE...........................................MR H TRUMAN MOYCHULLEN TURBO.................. MASTER O J MARTIN NERO MY HERO....................................MISS J C SMITH POPPY POPPIT...................................MISS R HAWKINS AUGHNACLIFF BOY....................................MISS S LAST FROSTHILL SHOOTING STAR...............MISS A R GRANT HAYNEVALLEY PENNY ROYAL....................................... ......................................MISS G C T BOUGHTON-LEIGH FULL OF COLOUR.......................................MISS S LAST BEACH BOY IV..............................MISS J R WOODMAN IRISH FELLA....................................... MISS A H SNOOK SHERRY IN A GLASS....................... MISS F S A COLLINS STARGAZERS JUST JASPER................. MISS J N DAVIES MIGHTY MACS II................................. MISS A G WITTS SCHICHALLION BREEZE........................MISS H CULLEN FUZZY...............................................MISS H BARSHAM CHESTNUT LADY (THE)....................... MISS F L OLIVER SYMONDSBURY PIPER......................... MISS H WRIGHT ROCKLEYS CLOUDY BAY........................ MISS S GREEN HERO IN THE PARK.......................... MISS A L BEECHER

August 2010 Localrider 85 84-85BSresults_aug0.indd 2

21/7/10 11:44:24


show dates Small is Big Quality Rosettes

New Points System – earn points for pounds Great for clubs and show centres Terms apply, call for more information

Great Deals for clubs!

Out of hours service including weekends Local pickup service from Woldingham Saddlers

To find out more visit: www.ukrosettes.co.uk

AUGUst 1 August showing show, Bookham Riding Club Field, surrey www.

bookhamridingclub.org.uk

1 August showing / open show, Cranleigh show, surrey www.cranleighshow.org.uk 1 August golden Cross Equestrian Centre, summer Fun show, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022

www.goldencrossec.co.uk

1 August Dressage, hall Place E.C. Berkshire www.hall-place.com

RacingCALL all year round at Lingfield Park Racecourse EMMA ON 0845 6434288 OR ALTERNATIVELY CALL US ON 01883 626 644 / 07904 155 140 All Weather, Flat and National Hunt

1 August stilebridge Barn Dressage, unaffiliated Dressage, stilebridge Lane, Marden, Kent, tN12 9BB telephone: 01622 831773 www.stilebridgebarndressage.co.uk

Oakwood Park: 2010

GE LIONS CHARITY HORSE SHOW Aug 8th

Tel: 07850 522768

show

Oakwood Park Unaffiliated Cash Prize Championship Qualifiers. Includes classes for CHAPS (UK) Aug 29th Oakwood Park Unaffiliated Cash Prize Championship Qualifiers Sept 12th Oakwood Park Unaffiliated Cash Prize To be held on Championship Qualifiers. All our dates maybe be Sept 19th Oakwood Park Unaffiliated Cash Prize susceptible to change so do Championship Qualifiers. keep an eye on our website. Sept 25th Oakwood Park Unaffiliated Cash Prize Championship Show. Day 1 Each show will also have Sept 26th Oakwood Park Unaffiliated Cash Prize 40 Classes including: ClearJULY Round Jumping. Championship Show. Day 2

AY SEPTEMBER 6th

RM, MATFIELD (A21/B2160)

go to Mid Surrey Branch

at Brissenden Farm, Frittenden

Show Jumping from 1ft-2ft6”, Best Rider, PC Pony, Lead Rein, Gymkhana & Novelty classes.

e: www.horseshowsuk.info to: Mrs J Williams, Collingham, Something for every type of pony and rider including Road, Pembury, Kent TN2 4JS. very novice. For Schedule send SAE to: A Elliott, & 07739 965Gravel 943 (before 8pm) Pit Farm, Marden, TN12 9NP or visit www.wkpma.co.uk

AID OF

Public Address Commentary & Judges boxes Timing equipment

T 2009

stings is normally icipants over some come on give your le charity that does lives.

rafrica.org.uk

Two Way Radios

ponsor money , Freshwinds, TN35 4HX y@onetel.com y reply UST

4 & 5 July South Eastern Equestrian Services Eridge Horse Trials 01892 783227

12th Sept, 10th Oct & 7th Nov Cross Country Events:

Course in Pony Club Field (Leading Rein/Assisted 1’6”,1’9”, 2’, 2’3”) Ebbisham Farm XC course (2’6” and 2’9”) XC Course will be open for schooling rounds after competition. Enclosed SJ CRJ x 2 rings to be raised in line with competition. Sec. Mrs. Vicky Sticka Mogador Point, Margery Grove, Lower Kingswood, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7ET. Tel. 01737 244853

5 July Mid Surrey Pony Club Hickstead Qualifier Bullock and Eclipse Cup www. At Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders, Carshalton. 7pm – 10pm Tickets £20 in advance or £25 on day. Limited places so apply pcuk.org/midsurrey 01737from358663 early. Refreshments available. Details/Tickets Lorraine Halls. 25th September - Mary Wanless Dressage demonstration/clinic

Telephone 07813645118. Email: lorrainehalls@talktalk.net

Wes Audio

ORED LK

New telephone number

01322 221006

IPSTEADSouthern RIDING CLUB MMER 2009 EVENTS Counties

5 July Hospice in the Weald Speldhurst Derby Challenge Series– Tunbridge F.S. EVENTS at Warrigal Farm, Bean, Longfield Wells Kent. Call 07989906230

SRiding S AClubGIndoor E 5D JulyR WeyE Valley dressage 07917 5thwww.wvrc.co.uk September 6025273rd October

5 July Walk Felbridgeand Show Ground Trot, 2 x Prelim and Novice Unaffiliated Dressage www.felbridge. net SAE: 47 Main Road, Longfield,

5 July CBEquine Summer Show at Kent DA3 7QT Barville Farm www.cbequine.co.uk 07957 765964 07949 096086

7 July TWRC Evening Dressage & Show Jumping at Beechenwood Farm www. This show is affi liated to the International Showing Society twridingclub.org.uk 07921 552132 and is a qualifier for the Royal London Show 2011

Ridden & In-Hand Showing * SJ * Working Hunter Arena Inc - Hickstead Horse Feeds Supreme Championships 2010 Organised by Colette’s Horse & Dog Shows

JULY 12TH SUMMER SHOW (INC BALANCED HORSE FEEDS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS & OTHER AFFILIATED CLASSES)

AUG 16TH EVENTERS CHALLENGE

Horse Show

AUG 2ND NOVICE SHOW

SEPT 6TH AUTUMN SHOW (INC BALANCED HORSE FEEDS CHAMPIONSHIP Barville Farm, Dover QUALIFIERS & OTHER (Kent) CT15 5BQ AFFILIATED CLASSES)

Sunday 19thJULY September SAGE MAY 28TH, JUNE25TH, 23RD m end of March www.chipsteadridingclub.org.uk ssell, 32 Chartwellwww.cbequine.co.uk Place, Cheam, Surrey SM3 9TD

NOAKS G CLUB

86 Localrider august 2010

Wimbledon Pony Club Open Show

86-89_show_aug10.indd SATURDAY,1 2ND

MAY 2009

2 August squirrells Riding school, Pony Days x2, squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.

guide 2009

ver mping Rings plus Clear Round FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON DATES AT 3 July South Eastern Equestrian ter and Best Rider Championships, OAKWOOD PARK VISIT WWW.OPS.ORG.UK Services Burghley Young Event Horse In Hand Classes. Qualifiers at EridgeBranch 01892 783227 dicated to ‘12 yearsWeald and Under’ Mid Surrey of Kent of the Pony Club Ploughing Condition and Turnout, Handy Match Pony, etc. 4 July Fiddlers Green Stud Unaffiliated Venue: Pony Club Field, Hurst Road, Walton on HORSE SHOW & GYMKHANA Dressage www.FGStud.co.uk the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5BN07752 S ‘FUN DOG 14 SHOW’ YEARS AND UNDER Schedules 712915 download from website pcuk.org Saturday 18th September

eds to Local Charities

1 August unaffiliated Jumping & showing, Vicarage Farm, halliford Road, sunbury on thames tw16 6Dw, telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com

8 July Great Bookham Equestrian Centre Dressage and Clear round afternoon/evening www.gbec.info 01372 451458 11 July Oldencraig Equestrian Centre Dressage Championships www. oldencraig.com 01293 771027/ 07951 121708 11 & 12 July Felbridge Show Ground Senior BSJA www.felbridge.net 12 July Mid Surrey Pony Club Branch

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

4 August golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Evening Clear Round Jumping, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk

5 August Brendon Pyecombe shows, senior Bs affiliated Brendon Pyecombe Equestrian Centre, haresdean Farm, London Road, Pyecombe, sussex, BN45 7ED telephone: 01273 845545

12 July TWRC Open Show At East Bysshe www.twridingclub.org.uk 5 August squirrells Riding school, Robert Pickles clinic, squirrells Riding 07921FBhs 552132 school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk

thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

12 July Felbridge Show Ground Unaffiliated Jumping www.felbridge. net

6 August Brendon Pyecombe shows, senior Bs affiliated Brendon Pyecombe Equestrian Centre, haresdean Farm, London Road, Pyecombe, sussex, BN45 7ED telephone: 01273 845545

12 July Chipstead Riding Club Summer 7 August Brendon Pyecombe shows, Show wwwchipsteadridingclub.org.uk senior Bs affiliated Brendon Pyecombe www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk

Equestrian Centre, haresdean Farm, London Road, Pyecombe, sussex, BN45 7ED telephone: 01273 845545

12 July Surrey Union Pony Club Open Show www.pcuk.org/surreyunion 7 August show Jumping with Ernest 01293 871921 Dillon, (Call Jennifer: 07771 598730) www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk

Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, surrey, Rh2 8LB telephone: 07771600033 www.lmeq.com

12 July Chequer Tree Farm Inhand & Ridden Show 07711 838319

7 August step Back in time working Bygones, Ridden / in hand Veterans 16 years+ handsomest gelding / Prettiest Mare Ridden cob, Kuchina Johnsons dancing horses, Kent street, sedlescombe, on a21 opposite sedlescombe golf Course telephone: 01424 456396 www.step-back.org.uk

12 July Felbridge Show Ground Unaffiliated Jumping www.felbridge. net

12 July Sevenoaks Riding Club SJ andPyecombe combined training at 8 Dressage, August Brendon shows, senior Bs affiliated Brendon Pyecombe RedlandsCentre, 01732haresdean 461462 Farm, Equestrian 7 August Dressage, sparsholt College, hampshire www.sparsholt.ac.uk

London Road, Pyecombe, sussex, BN45 7ED telephone: 01273 845545

14 July Sevenoaks Riding Club Evening Dressage, SJ and combined training at Redlands 01732 461462

www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk

8 August golden Cross Equestrian Centre, trailblazer Dressage & Combined training, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk

17 - 19 July Kent County Show www. kentshow.co.uk 01622 633060

8 August oakwood Park, oakwood Park unaffiliated Cash Prize Championship Qualifiers, Includes classes for ChaPs (uK), oakwood Park showground, Maresfield, Nr uckfield, East sussex, tN22 2EE www.ops.org.uk

18 July Fiddlers Green Stud Unaffiliated Dressage www.FGStud. 8 August Clear Round Day, Rushford Farm, co.ukCups 07752 712915 three Corner, heathfield, East sussex, tN21 9LR, telephone: 01435 830440

19 July Goring & District Riding Club Open Show www.gdrc.org.uk 07988 denmeadhorseshows.co.uk 502833 8 August great Bookham show and 8 August Denmead Credit Crunch show, Denmead, hampshire telephone: 02392261977 www.

8 August Moat View Riding Club, open show Vhs showing & Dressage Qualifiers Equifest qualifiers Balanced horse Feeds Championship Qualifiers Marriages’ Riding Club Pony of the Year Ex-racers Club Qualifier & other Qualifiers, trenley Park Liveries, the old wood Yard, stodmarsh Road, Fordwich Canterbury, Kent, Ct3 4aR telephone: 07751 238204 www.moatviewrc.co.uk 8 August step Back in time working Bygones, Ridden / in hand Veterans 16 years+ handsomest gelding / Prettiest Mare Ridden cob, Kuchina Johnsons dancing horses, Kent street, sedlescombe, on a21 opposite sedlescombe golf Course telephone: 01424 456396 www.step-back.org.uk 8 August Rother Valley Riding Club, open show, horns Corner, Catsfield, East sussex, telephone: 01580 200722 www.rvrc.org.uk 8 August unaffiliated Jumping & showing, Vicarage Farm, halliford Road, sunbury on thames tw16 6Dw, telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com 8 August show Jumping, Ingleden Park E.C. Kent www.ingledenparkec.co.uk 8 August Dressage, Vale Farm, Kent www.vale-farm.com 9 August squirrells Riding school, Intensive Bhs riding and road safety 4 day course, squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

10 August squirrells Riding school, Pony Camp, squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

11 August golden Cross Equestrian Centre, British Dressage, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 11 August affiliated Junior RIhs Qualifiers Bs, Vicarage Farm, halliford Road, sunbury on thames tw16 6Dw, telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com 11 August squirrells Riding school, Pony Badges Day, squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.squirrellsridingschool.co.uk 14 August Chilham Castle, BE horse trails, Chilham Park, Nr Canterbury, Kent, Ct4 8DB telephone: 01227 730811 www.chilhampark.co.uk 15 August Dressage, Bookham Riding Club Field, surrey www. bookhamridingclub.org.uk 15 August Chequer tree Farm, Inhand and Ridden showing shows, Collier street, Marden, tN12 9sB, telephone: 07711 838319 15 August Chilham Castle, BE horse trails, Chilham Park, Nr Canterbury, Kent, Ct4 8DB telephone: 01227 730811 www.chilhampark.co.uk 15 August Chipstead Riding Club Eventers Challenge, hengest Farm, Banstead, surrey, sM7 3EY www.chipsteadridingclub.org.uk 15 August golden Cross Equestrian Centre, unaffiliated Derby show, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 15 August great Chart happy hack, 8 mile hack around Kent countryside in aid of Kent air ambulance, telephone: 01233 633979, email: diane.hogben@ tesco.net, www.happyhack.co.uk 15 August show Jumping, Ingleden Park E.C. Kent www.ingledenparkec.co.uk 15 August sevenoaks Riding Club, horse trails .75, .85, & 1.00 heights, Lodge Farm, Matfield, telephone: 01732 461462, J Comer, www.seveoaksrc.co.uk 15 August squirrells Riding school, Ride a dressage test schooling day, squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.squirrellsridingschool.co.uk 15 August stilebridge Barn Dressage, unaffiliated Dressage, stilebridge Lane, Marden, Kent, tN12 9BB telephone: 01622 831773 www.stilebridgebarndressage.co.uk

sunshine tour, show Jumping unaffiliated show Jumping, great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, great Bookham, surrey, Kt23 4PZ telephone: 01372 451458 www.gbec.info

16 August golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Clear Round Day, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk

Dillon, (Call Jennifer: 07771 598730) Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, surrey, Rh2 8LB telephone: 07771600033 www.lmeq.com

16 August Cross Country with Nick gauntlett, (Call Matt: 07771 600033) Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, surrey, Rh2 8LB telephone: 07771600033 www.lmeq.com

19 July Great Bookham Equestrian Centre Open Show www.gbec.info 01372 451458 8 August show Jumping with Ernest

19 July FS Events Dressage at Warrigal Farm 07957 765964 19 July Southdown East Pony Club at Wivelsden Farm 16 and Under Show www.pcuk/southdowneast

21/7/10 11:45:37


I represent the“Horse Passport Agency” and will visit your establishment and do all the paperwork from £29 per horse.

Novice 2’3”-2’6” & Intermediate 2’9”-3’ Individuals & Teams NSEA 2006 Qualifiers

831773

9 CMEC, Bearsted, Kent Showjumping 01622 73

10 Blackhorse unaff SJ B Ashford, Kent, 01308 82 blackhorse1.co.uk CAN

R Abrahams ToTel: advertise here, call Karen Sec: on Ms 01892 730202 01273 832207 Tel: 01580 712754 10 HillsideFarm, Coolha 07850 442650 or email: info@localrider.co.uk Fun Jumping starting a email: abrahams@angley. kent.sch.uk

891575

10 British Heart Founda Ride at Borde Hill

TOPTOPINTERNATIONAL RIDERSCOMPETING COMPETING INTERNATIONAL RIDERS

Great Bo

Spon

www

AT MER

21 OC 17 F

SCHEDULES: Great Boo Gr

Organised South East East Equestrian Services Ltd Ltd Organised bybySouth Equestrian Services

MK Airlines SOUTH OFInternational ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS HORSE TRIALS Ardingly Show Ground

September 2

23rdArdingly & 24th Show September Ground2006 CIC** 2010 25th & Including 26th September

Sat 02 Sun 03 Wed 06 Wed 13 Sat 16 Sun 17 Wed 20 Sat 30

Including CIC* andStands CIC** Licenced Bar • Trade Cross Country commences 10.30am

Licenced Bar Trade 783227 Stands For details, tel:• 01892

Cross Country commences 10.30am

For details, tel: 01892 783227

Unaffiliated Trailblazer Golden Cro Golden Cro Golden Cro Golden Cro Trailblazers Golden Cro

For schedule, pleas Chalvingt Telephone: 0

l

LRM SEPTEMBER 2006 80

www.southofenglandhorsetrials.co.uk

BOOK NOW online www.mceltd.com/arenas or call 01488 71100 Tickets £10 + P&P

PERFORMANCE COMFORT PROTECTION

RIDING BOOTS THE NEW CLASSIC

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Sunday 24th October 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm

STYLES AVAILABLE THE NEW CLASSIC A general purpose riding boot perfect for any discipline.

THE DRESSAGE CLASSIC A riding boot with an elegant dressage top line.

at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire

THE SHOW CLASSIC A traditional looking showing boot with straight top and garter strap.

THE HUNTER TOP BOOT A traditional looking hunt boot withthe top colour of your choice.

Ben Maher – Team GB’s leading Olympic show jumper Richard Davison – the GB Dressage Team Captain with his son Joe Davison – Junior International Squad Member and British Under 18 Showjumping Champion Captain Mark Phillips – US Eventing Team Coach and International course designer Zara Phillips – Eventing World Champion Emile Faurie – Renowned International competitor and trainer

BOOT FEATURES INCLUDED ~ ~ ~ ~

All Star Equine Forum

A day of informative lectures and demonstrations. A chance to see the stars and ask the experts!

CALF WIDTH - NARROW TO ULTRA WIDE LEG HEIGHT SHORT / MEDIUM/ TALL LADIES FROM SIZE 3 TO 8 MEN’S 8 TO 13 MADE TO MEASURE SERVICE AVAILABLE

CLIMATE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL YEAR ROUND WATER & ROT PROOF LEATHER AND SOLES. STIRRUP BALANCE SYSTEM HOOF PROOF TOE PROTECTION

GAITERS BLACK OR BROWN LEATHER OR, BROWN NUBUCK TO MATCH OUR RANGE OF SHORT RIDING AND YARD BOOTS

CALF FITTINGS ~ NARROW TO ULTRA WIDE ~ LEG HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE

CATALOGUE AVAILABLE W: www.equitector.com

All products available to order on-line or by telephone 7 days a week:

T: 0208 0904029 E: sales@equitector.com

Other special guests include: Dr Rachel Murray – MA Vet MB, MS PhD, MRCVS. Head of the Centre for Equine Studies, Animal Health Trust, Newmarket Haydn Price – Team GB Farrier with Russell Guire from Centaur Biomechanics Debbie Beasant – BD Approved Trainer and Coach (UKCC Level 2), BHSAI Reg’d Instructor

BOOK NOW

www.mceltd.com/arenas or call 01488 71100 THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS All proceeds from this event will go to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and HEROS (Homing Ex-Racehorses Organisation Scheme)

NEW SPRING AD 90X130MM.indd 1 86-89_show_aug10.indd 2

quarter_portrait_ad.indd 1 22/4/10 21:13:04

august 2010 Localrider 87

5/7/10 10:30:14

21/7/10 11:45:47


VENTS show dates SHOWS & EVENTS 17 August Affiliated Adult BS Area 44, Vicarage Farm, Halliford Road, Sunbury on Thames TW16 6DW, Telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com

Y LAWRENCE 9 r 07752712915 E: ADRA, 12 Hop s.com/adra ham EC., Randalls

ary at Willow Farm,

eld EC, Schedules . 020 8462 1779 rianclub/index.htm. Y LAWRENCE -

kestone, Kent CT18 ncentreltd.co.uk or

tails: Cathy Aston

r 07752712915 SHOW - Moreton nnusauk@aol.com. ugh Road, London

ce. SAE to Natalie www.speldhurstder-

gham, Surrey. holt/07968 486381,

Ground, Copthrone 342 321601, 07973

umping at Oakleigh , Kent ME3 7HY/

Rd., E Grinstead, 3 864103 at Eridge Park (PC ndicating event) to EN. Tel/Fax 01892

ommon, Guildford, o.uk, on show day-

www.favershamrid-

k Riding Centre, St

C., Randalls Rd.,

BINED TRAINING Kent DA3 8HA.

Park Showground, 722277 NED TRAINING -

s Rd., Leatherhead,

odhounds Eve kham Blo nts a o C Sponsored Sponsored CharityCharity Ride & Walk

Ride & Walk

at Montague, Hankham, East Sussex

Sunday 27thHankham, September At Montague, East Sussex2009 10 or 5 mile route across mostly private farm land on the beautiful Pevensey Levels with optional jumps. SAE to: 3 St Mary’s Cottages, Ninfield Road, Bexhill on Sea, E Sx TN39 5DE 10 or 5 mile route across mostly private farm land on the beautiful Pevensey Levels with optional jumps. SAE to: 3 St Mary’s Cottages, Ninfield Road, Bexhill on Sea, E Sx TN39 5DE

Sunday 26th September 2010

Coakham Bloodhounds Ball at East Sussex National Golf Resort, Uckfield

Coakham Bloodhounds Ball2009 Saturday 21st November 20th November

For at all The details see website www.coakhambloodhounds.com East Sussex National Golf Course, Uckfield

For all details see website www.coakhambloodhounds.com

CHIPSTEAD RIDING CLUB

Summer 2009 Events

MAY 17TH SPRING SHOW (Inc Balanced Horse Feeds Championship Qualifiers & Other Aff Classes) MAY 31ST NOVICE SHOW JULY 12TH SUMMER SHOW (Inc Balanced Horse Feeds Championship Qualifiers & Other Aff Classes) AUG 2ND NOVICE SHOW AUG 16TH EVENTERS CHALLENGE Wed 25 Aug Evening Clear August AUTUMN SHOW (Inc Balanced Horse & Other Aff Classes) SunSEPT 1 Aug 6TH Summer Fun Show Feeds Championship RoundQualifiers Jumping

Golden Cross Equestrian Centre

WedEVENING 4 Aug Evening Clear Round Jumping DRESSAGE MAY 28TH, JUNE 25TH, JULY 23RD Sun 8 Aug Trailblazers Dressage & Combined September Training Download schedules from end of March Sunwww.chipsteadridingclub.org.uk 5 Sep Trailblazer Show Jumping and Wedor 11A5 Aug British Dressage SAE only to Jackie Russell, 32 Chartwell Place, Cheam, Show Surrey SM3 9TD Unaffiliated Jumping Sun 15 Aug Unaffiliated Derby Show Wed 8 Sep Trailblazers Dressage Mon 16 Aug Clear Round Day Sat 11 Sep Senior British Show Jumping Wed 18 Aug Senior British Show Jumping Sun 12 Sep Pony British Show Jumping Sat 21 Aug Pony British Show Jumping Wed 15 Sep British Dressage Mon 23 Aug Eventers & Show Jumpers Practice Days Sat 18 Sep Trailblazers Dressage

POSTLING CROSS-COUNTRY SPONSORED RIDE SUN SEPTEMB ER 13TH

For schedule, please send an SAE to: Schedule Requests, Golden Cross EC, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex BN27 3SS • 01825 873022 • email: info@goldencrossec.co.uk www.goldencrossec.co.uk

rox 2’, Open jumpd, Orpington, Kent

9 miles over spectacular downland country with 26 optional jumps.

Centre, Tandridge w.oldencraig.com or

In aid of Postling Village Hall, St John’s Ambulance, Age Concern & the Kent Air Ambulance.

Grinstead, West Sx 3 WRENCE - Arrow

SAE for schedules from: Mrs Jane Reynolds, The Pent, Postling, Hythe CT21 4EY

eet Farm, Burham. l.com ham EC., Randalls

South Eastern Equestrian Services

m, Fawkham, Kent. or 07765 547301 or

oad, Pyecombe, W co.uk. Tel: 07815

Y - Coldblow Farm, : 01622 730439 or

s & details SAE: Jo TN35 4SJ. 07803

-Hand Showing) at hdeane, Sutton Rd,

OWING SHOW rm, Collier Street, 1892 730412 Grinstead, West Sx 3 oltfarmshows@hotm.co.uk

18 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Senior British Show Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 18 August Great Bookham Show and Sunshine Tour, Dressage Unaffiliated Afternoon/Evening Dressage with Clear Round Show Jumping, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4PZ Telephone: 01372 451458 www.gbec.info 18 August Dressage with Andrew Gould, (Call Clairr: 07919 338075) Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB Telephone: 07771600033 www.lmeq.com 18 August Affiliated Junior BS Area 44, Vicarage Farm, Halliford Road, Sunbury on Thames TW16 6DW, Telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com 19 August Squirrells Riding School, Bring a Parent Day, Squirrells Riding School, Cobham Manor, Water Lane, Thurnham, Kent, Telephone: 07713 323968 www.squirrellsridingschool.co.uk 21 August Brendon Pyecombe Shows, Senior BS Affiliated Brendon Pyecombe Equestrian Centre, Haresdean Farm, London Road, Pyecombe, Sussex, BN45 7ED Telephone: 01273 845545

www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk

21 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Pony British Show Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 21 August Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon, (Call Jennifer: 07771 598730) Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB Telephone: 07771600033 www.lmeq.com 21 August South Eastern Arabian Horse Group, Summer ECAHO ‘C’ SHOW Qualifiers HOYS BACS CHERIF ASA Balanced HF Champs BAHPAC, All England Jumping Course Hickstead www.seahg.co.uk 21 August The Rye Horse and Dog Show and Country Fair, Salts Farm, East Guldeford (just east of Rye on A259), Contact Ann Hostler Telephone: 01797 223810 22 August Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon, (Call Jennifer: 07771 598730) Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB Telephone: 07771600033 www.lmeq.com 22 August South Eastern Arabian Horse Group, Summer ECAHO ‘C’ SHOW Qualifiers HOYS BACS CHERIF ASA Balanced HF Champs BAHPAC, All England Jumping Course Hickstead www.seahg.co.uk 22 August Brendon Pyecombe Shows, Pony BS Affiliated Brendon Pyecombe Equestrian Centre, Haresdean Farm, London Road, Pyecombe, Sussex, BN45 7ED Telephone: 01273 845545

www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk

Events 2009 South of England Horse Trials (Ardingly) 18th & 19th April

22 August Dressage, Windsor Park Equestrian Club, Surrey www.wpec.org.uk 22 August West Kent Hunt (Meopham) Pony Club, Schedule available shortly on www.pcuk.org/Branch-

Websites/westkentmeopham

Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers (5 & 6 year olds)

THE most exciting unaffiliated Eridge Horse Trials championship 4th & 5th July South of England International Trials in theHorse South-East Eridge 3rd July

SAE for schedules: SEES, Oatridges, Best Beech, Wadhurst, E Sx TN5 6JL or 01892 783227

26th & 27th September

• Top International Riders to • Trade Stands • Dressage from Intro Elementary • Licensed Bar • Car Parking • Show Jumping from 1’9” to 3’3” All details telephone 01892 783227 Showing In-Hand, Ridden, Junior & Senior or email seesltd@aol.com QUALIFIERS HELD THROUGHOUT SOUTH-EAST

HOW SUPPLEMENT

22 August Fun Show, Pachesham E.C. Surrey www.pachesham.com

SS11

Full details, qualifying venues and dates at

www.sunshinetour.co.uk

SAE: Sunshine Tour, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4PZ. Tel 01372 451458 Email shows@gbec.co.uk

23 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Eventers & Show Jumpers Practice Days, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 25 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Evening Clear Round Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 26 August Squirrells Riding School, Fun Show – Jumping, showing and Gymkhana, Squirrells Riding School, Cobham Manor, Water Lane, Thurnham, Kent, Telephone: 07713 323968 www.

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

28 August Petplan Equine Area Festivals 2010, Pachesham Equestrian Centre www.pachesham.com 29 August Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show, Side Saddle, Riding Horses (HOYS), Private Driving (HOYS), Concours D’Elegance, Children’s Ponies, Welsh, Working Hunter Ponies & Show Hunter Ponies, Lead Rein & first Ridden, Mixed Mountain & Moorland, Gymkhana, Thelwell Ponies, Affiliated Show Jumping, Donkeys, Blindley Heath, Near Lingfield, Surrey. Telephone 01737 645843 www.edenbridge-show.co.uk

29 August The Equi-Fun Club, Charity Horse Show, Ote Hall Farm, Burgess Hill, Sussex, Telephone: 07738 993995 email: becca@

equi-fun.co.uk www.equi-fun.co.uk

29 August Ride for Africa, Annual Sponsored Ride & Walk in Aid of Farm Africa, 10 mile route from Fairlight nr Hastings over a picturesque route normally inaccessible to the public, Entries close 25 August, Telephone 01424 813620 www.rideforafrica.org.uk 29 August Oakwood Park, Oakwood Park Unaffiliated Cash Prize Championship Qualifiers, Oakwood Park Showground, Maresfield, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2EE www.ops.org.uk 29 August Petplan Equine Area Festivals 2010, Pachesham Equestrian Centre www.pachesham.com 29 August Stilebridge Barn Dressage, Unaffiliated Dressage, Stilebridge Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9BB Telephone: 01622 831773 www.stilebridgebarndressage.co.uk 30 August Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show, Shires & Heavy Horses, Foreign Breeds, Ridden Hunter, Working Hunters & Cobs (HOYS), Hacks, Hunter Breeding, TB’s Arabian Horse, Coloureds, Spotteds, Veterans, coaching / 4 In Hand, Trade & Argicultrual Turnouts, Welsh to Harness, Affiliated Show Jumping. Blindley Heath, Near Lingfield, Surrey. Telephone 01737 645843 www.edenbridge-show.co.uk 30 August Firle Place. Cross Country Clinic with Sam Champney Warrener BHSI & BE Acc Coach, Firle Place, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, Telephone: 01825 872437 30 August Showing & Show Jumping, Hall Place E.C. Berkshire www.hall-place.com 30 August Petplan Equine Area Festivals 2010, Pachesham Equestrian Centre www.pachesham.com 30 August Squirrells Riding School, Bank Holiday Fun Hack, Squirrells Riding School, Cobham Manor, Water Lane, Thurnham, Kent, Telephone: 07713 323968 www.squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

september 1 September Squirrells Riding School, Evening Beach Hack (tide dependant 7pm onwards), Squirrells Riding School, Cobham Manor, Water Lane, Thurnham, Kent, Telephone: 07713 323968 www.

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

2 September Squirrells Riding School, Robert Pickles FBHS Clinic, Squirrells Riding School, Cobham Manor, Water Lane, Thurnham, Kent, Telephone: 07713 323968 www.squirrellsridingschool.co.uk 4 September Duckhurst Farm Show Centre, Trailblazers, Clapper Lane, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0JW Telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com 5 September Chipstead Riding Club Autumn Show Balanced H F Champs, Veteran H S, BSPA Hengest Farm, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3EY www.

chipsteadridingclub.org.uk

5 September Denmead Horse Show, Denmead, Hampshire Telephone: 02392261977 www.

denmeadhorseshows.co.uk

5 September New Forest Horseback & Bicycle Fun Ride, From Janesmoor Pond So43 7hh, New Forest. Enquiries: Sara-Rutherford@CountrysideAlliance.Org, 07974 141933 5 September F.S. Events Dressage, Walk & Trot, 2x Prelim and Novice, Warrigal Farm, Bean, Longfield. SAE: 47 Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7QT, Telephone: 07957 765964 5 September Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Trailblazer Show Jumping and Unaffiliated Show Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 5 September Great Bookham Show and Sunshine Tour, Open Show with lots of qualifiers, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4PZ Telephone: 01372 451458 www.gbec.info 5 September Tonbridge Lions Charity Horse Show, Over 40 Classes including Two Jumping Rings plus Clear Round Working Hunter and Best Rider Championships In Hand Classes, ring dedicated to 12 years and under With Leading Rein, Condition and Turnout, Handy Pony etc. Lodge Farm, Matfield (A21/B2160) Telephone: 01892 823590 www.horseshowsuk.info

88 Localrider august 2010 86-89_show_aug10.indd 3

21/7/10 11:45:59


& Novelty classes.

Eridge Hunt PC HUNTER TRIALS Open to PC and Non-PC.

6 September squirrells Riding school, Riding and Road safety course starts, squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

8 September Brendon Pyecombe shows, senior Bs affiliated Brendon Pyecombe Equestrian Centre, haresdean Farm, London Road, Pyecombe, sussex, BN45 7ED telephone: 01273 845545

www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk

8 September golden Cross Equestrian Centre, trailblazer Dressage, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 10 September Duckhurst Farm show Centre, horse sales, Clapper Lane, staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com 11 September golden Cross Equestrian Centre, senior British show Jumping, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 11 September Duckhurst Farm show Centre, Pony affiliated, Clapper Lane, staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com 12 September Bigger Fun Jumping show, Classes & clear rounds from 1’6 to 3’0 no eliminations, Fun and relaxed atmosphere, rosettes to all clear, hillside Farm, Coolham, west sussex, Rh13 8QN telephone: 01403 740041 www.hillsidefarmshows.co.uk 12 September Duckhurst Farm show Centre, snr Int / amat, Clapper Lane, staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com 12 September golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Pony British show Jumping, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 12 September Mid surrey Branch of the Pony Club, Cross Country Events, Leading Rein / Mini / Novice and enclosed CRJ, Pony Club Field, hurst Road, walton on the hill, surrey, Kt20 5BN telephone 01737 244853 www.pcuk.org – go to Mid surrey Branch 12 September oakwood Park, oakwood Park unaffiliated Cash Prize Championship Qualifiers, oakwood Park showground, Maresfield, Nr uckfield, East sussex, tN22 2EE www.ops.org.uk 12 September stilebridge Barn Dressage, unaffiliated Dressage, stilebridge Lane, Marden, Kent, tN12 9BB telephone: 01622 831773 www.stilebridgebarndressage.co.uk 13 September Petplan Equine area Festivals 2010, wellington Riding, hampshire www.wellington-riding.co.uk 14 September Petplan Equine area Festivals 2010, wellington Riding, hampshire www.wellington-riding.co.uk 14 September squirrells Riding school, Bhs stage 2 course starts (for 10 weeks), squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

15 September Duckhurst Farm show Centre, Dressage, Clapper Lane, staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com

Sunday 9th September at HIGHFIELDS FARM, MAYFIELD. 2´3˝2´9˝. Brendon Pyecombe 19 September shows, Pony Bs affiliated Brendon Sunday Equestrian 16th September Pyecombe Centre, haresdean Farm, London Road, Pyecombe, sussex, In conjunction with Romney Marsh PC BN45 7ED telephone: 01273 845545 at ST LEONARDS MAYFIELD SCHOOL. www.brendonpyecombe.co.uk 19 September 2´3˝3´6˝. Duckhurst Farm show Centre, senior Int / amat, Clapper Lane, Schedules on: www.pcuk.org/eridge staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 Or send891057 an SAE to:www.duckhurst.com Fiona Whittington, Glebe Farm,

19 September Frant, East Sussex, oakwood TN3 9EN. Tel:Park, 01892 750002. oakwood Park unaffiliated Cash Prize Championship Qualifiers, oakwood Park showground, Maresfield, Nr uckfield, East sussex, tN22 2EE www.ops.org.uk

SEVENOAKS RIDING CLUB

19 September sevenoaks Riding Club, End of season show, Redlands, sevenoaks, telephone: 01732 461462, J Comer, www.seveoaksrc.co.uk

19 September southern Counties horse show 2010, Ridden & In hand showing, show Jumping, working hunter arena, includes hickstead horse Feeds supreme Championships 2010. Barville Farm, Dover, Kent, Ct15 5BQ, www.cbequine.co.uk

END OF SEASON SHOW Sunday 16th Sept At Redlands, Sevenoaks

20 September squirrells Riding school, Bhs Showing, & (2 Fun classes. Equine specificRiding First aid days), squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, Show Jumping 2’3” towater 3’ Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 New classes for 2007: 323968 www.squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

Coloured Horse Farm or Pony 24 September Duckhurst show Centre, srn Progressive, Clapper Lane, Ridden Ex-Racehorse staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: Entries: Jwww.duckhurst.com Comer, 01732 461462 01580 891057 25 September Duckhurst Farm show www.sevenoaksrc.co.uk Centre, team Jumping, Clapper Lane, staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com 25 September great Bookham show and sunshine tour , sunshine tour Championships, great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, great Bookham, surrey, Kt23 4PZ telephone: 01372 451458 www.gbec.info

Candover Valley Sponsored Ride

25 September Mid surrey Branch of the Pony Club, Mary wanless Dressage demonstration/clinic, 7pm – 10pm limited places. Diamond Centre for Sunday 28th October 2007 Disabled Riders, Carshalton. tickets from Lorraine halls telephone: 0781 3645118 8 MILE RIDE WITH OPTIONAL FENCES Email: lorrainehalls@talktalk.net

SUIT ALLoakwood AGES & CAPABILITIES 25 TO September Park. oakwood Park unaffiliated Cash Prize. Day 1 of Championship oakwood Toshow. be held at: Park showground, Maresfield, Nr uckfield, The Grange, Northington East sussex, tN22 2EE www.ops.org.uk & England Winchester) 25(between September Alton south of International horse trials, includes CiC* Schedules download from: and CIC**, ardingly show ground. www.candoverride.co.uk telephone: 01892 783227 www.

southofenglandhorsetrails.co.uk or Mrs S. Bullen, Avington Park,

26 September Coakham Bloodhounds, Winchester, SO21 1DB sponsored Charity Ride & walk, 10 or 5 (with sae please) mile route across mostly private land on the beautiful Pevensey Levels with optional jumps, at Montague, hankham, East sussex, www.coakhambloodhounds.com

ANNUAL SPONSORED RIDE & WALK

26 September Chilham Park unaffiliated hunter trails, Chilham Park, Nr Canterbury, Kent, Ct4 8DB telephone: RIDE FOR AFRICA IN AID OF 01227 730811 www.chilhampark.co.uk

cancelled

26 September Denmead Fun oDE & show, Denmead, hampshire telephone: 02392261977 www.

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2007 denmeadhorseshows.co.uk Telephone: 01424 813620 Email: timjury@onetel.com

26 September Duckhurst Farm show Centre, trailblazers, Clapper Lane, staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com

15 September golden Cross Equestrian Centre, British Dressage, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022

26 September great Bookham show and sunshine tour , sunshine tour Championships, great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, great Bookham, surrey, Kt23 4PZ telephone: 01372 451458 www.gbec.info

15 September Petplan Equine area Festivals 2010, wellington Riding, hampshire www.wellington-riding.co.uk

26 September oakwood Park. oakwood Park unaffiliated Cash Prize. Day 2 of Championship show. oakwood Park showground, Maresfield, Nr uckfield, East sussex, tN22 2EE www.ops.org.uk

www.goldencrossec.co.uk

76-79 show dates sept.indd 76

16 September Petplan Equine area Festivals 2010, wellington Riding, hampshire www.wellington-riding.co.uk 16 September squirrells Riding school, Bhs stage 1 course starts (for 10 weeks), squirrells Riding school, Cobham Manor, water Lane, thurnham, Kent, telephone: 07713 323968 www.

squirrellsridingschool.co.uk

18 September Duckhurst Farm show Centre, Pony affiliated, Clapper Lane, staplehurst, Kent, tN12 0Jw telephone: 01580 891057 www.duckhurst.com 18 September golden Cross Equestrian Centre, trailblazer Dressage, Chalvington Road, golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 18 September weald of Kent Ploughing Match horse show & gymkhana, 14 years and under, show Jumping,, Best Rider, PC Pony, Lead Rein, gymkhana & Novelty Class. Brissenden Farm, Frittenden. saE: a Elliott, gravel Pit Farm, Marden, tN12 9NP www.wkpma.co.uk

26 September south of England International horse trials, includes CiC* and CIC**, ardingly show ground. telephone: 01892 783227 www.

southofenglandhorsetrails.co.uk

26 September stilebridge Barn Dressage, unaffiliated Dressage, stilebridge Lane, Marden, Kent, tN12 9BB telephone: 01622 831773 www.stilebridgebarndressage.co.uk 26 September affiliated adult RIhs Qualifiers Bs, Vicarage Farm, halliford Road, sunbury on thames tw16 6Dw, telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com 26 September south Eastern arabian horse group, autumn Indoor show, affiliated show with revised schedule of classes for 2010, Merrist wood arena, guildford College, www.seahg.co.uk 28 September Championships unaffiliated Dressage, summer series walk trot - Elementary, Bodiam International arena, East sussex, tN32 5uJ telephone: 01580 830891 Email: office@sterlingquarterhorses.com

Something for every type of pony and rider including very novice. For Schedule send SAE to: A Elliott, Gravel Pit Farm, Marden, TN12 9NP or visit www.wkpma.co.uk

disappointment, phone ahead.

stilebridgebarndre 2 September Lon 01483 223480 ww 2 September Che In hand and Ridden 2 September Tun Matfield, showjum show www.horses

SEPTEMBER 2007 1 September Oldencraig Equestrian Centre Dressage www.oldencraig.com 01293 771027 1 September Duckhurst Farm Mini Jumping www.duckhurstfarm.com 01580 891057

To advertise here, call Karen on 01892 730202 or email: info@localrider.co.uk

NEW FOREST HORSEBACK & BICYCLE FUN RIDE Supporting

Hampshire Fire & Rescue ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM Sunday 5th September 2010

From Janesmoor Pond SO43 7HH, NEW FOREST Ride 9 miles in the New Forest. Cycles take route of 8 or 20 miles Entry Fees: Family £20 (2 adults and up to 4 children), Adult Single £10. Under 16 years £5.00. Entries on the day Enquiries: sara-rutherford@ countryside-alliance.org, 07974 141933 or Pauline Dobson Spink: Dobson-spink@talk21.com Photography * Refreshments * First Aid Cover

WE ACCEPT DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS

BOULDERWALL TACK Mobile Tack Shop

PLUS RUG CLEANING, PROOFING AND REPAIRS

For all equestrian events. Available for bookings. Telephone orders welcome. Peter: 07960 525842 Deborah: 07903 309091

Tunbridge Wells Ridin

GREAT CHART Dairy Dates for 20

HAPPY HACK

Sun 30th Sept Very NoviceAugust One Day Event,2010 15th Beechenwood Farm, Crowborough 8note MILE HACK Please date change (was 23rd Sept)

AROUND KENT Sun 7th Oct COUNTRYSIDE Hunter Trials, East Bysshe, Heath INBlindley AID OF

CLINIC Please se Email clin

Jan Car Crowboro

KENT AIR AMBULANCE Email show@twridingclub.org.uk

CONTACT 01233 633979 www.twridin or diane.hogben@tesco.net FOR DETAILS www.happyhack.co.uk

KENT AND SURREY BLOODH

HUNTER TRI

ROTHER VALLEY RIDING CLUB 2010

16th September 20 8TH AUGUST OPEN SHOW AT BORDE HILL @Novice, HORNS Novice CORNER,Pairs, Intermed CATSFIELD SAE to: ENTRIES SECRETARY DATE TBA SEPTEMBER FIELD STAT V. NOVICEBEAMBROOK ODE PARTRIDGE LANE, NEWDIGATE, SU @ WESTFIELD

Contact: Sue Clark 01580 200722 www.kentandsurreybloodh

SAE: The Old Stables, Vineyard Lane, Ticehurst, E Sussex TN5 7HT

www.rvrc.org.uk

Alison Bushe Reg CROSS coach edic BS UKCC Pr oM GOLDEN en t al Ev Ambulance September 2007 Service PRIVATE OR GROUP LESSONS AVAILABLE

EQUESTR

Sat 01 Sep Unaffiliated Show Jumping Sun 02 Sep Trailblazer Show Jumping Mon 03 Sep Clear Round Day – Showjumping Wed 05 Sep Senior BSJA Wed 12 Sep British Dressage Sat/Sun 15-16 Sep Senior BSJA Mon 17 Sep Eventers & Show Jumpers Practice Days Wed 19 Sep Trailblazers Dressage Sat 22 Sep Unaffiliated Show Jumping information: Sun 23 Sep Trailblazer Show Jumping

THROUGHOUT KENT, SURREY ALL First Training ANDAid CAMBRIDGESHIRE LE VEL S & Event Medical Specialising in regaining confi dence Services of horse/rider also producing youngsters.

07784 824 for 413 Please contact more www.eventpromedical.com

Mon 08 Oc

Sat/Sun 20

Nove

Sat 10 Nov

Dece

Sun 02 De

07809 385899 / alisonbushe@hotmail.co.uk For schedule, please send an SAE to: Schedule Requests, Golden Alsowww.bushe-sporthorses.co.uk Patient Transport Services Golden Cross, East Sussex BN27 3SS • 01825 873022 • email: go Email Info@EventProMedical.com

www.goldencrossec.co.uk

TONBRIDGE LIONSl CHARITY HORSE SHOW LRM SEPTEMBER 2007 76

To be held on

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5th

LODGE FARM, MATFIELD (A21/B2160)

Over 40 Classes including: Two Jumping Rings plus Clear Round Working Hunter and Best Rider Championships, In Hand Classes. Ring dedicated to ‘12 years and Under’ With Leading Rein, Condition and Turnout, Handy Pony, etc.

PLUS ‘FUN DOG SHOW’

All proceeds to Local Charities

For schedule see: www.horseshowsuk.info or send SAE to: Mrs J Williams, Collingham, 85 Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent TN2 4JS.

01892 823 590 & 07739 965 943 (before 8pm) august 2010 Localrider 89

86-89_show_aug10.indd 4

Octob

21/7/10 11:46:06


HORSES FOR SALE Whether you are selling, loaning, wanting or desperately seeking, it is FREE to advertise in Localrider Magazine. Either email your advert to horses@localrider.co.uk or complete the coupon the coupon and send it together with your picture to: Horses for Sale, Localrider Magazine, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TP. Adverts can be up to 30 words and remember to include your contact telephone number.

JASPER 16.2h, eight year old, good looking Bay WB x TB gelding. He is well schooled, an excellent jumper and he learns very quickly. He is a great all rounder. Sad sale due to a change in circumstances. Would love to find a good home for such a lovely horse. Passport, vaccinations, dental care and worming all up to date. £3,990. Contact number 07970 655908, 01892 668163

Advertise your horse for FREE email FREE ADS to: horses@localrider.co.uk

FOR LOAN/SHARE: DOTTY Sturdy 12.2hh Pibald mare 15 yrs. To stay at Yard in Marden. Dotty Is safe for the smallest of Children and enough fun for small adults. She is a joy to look after and does it all: SJ, XC, DR, Mounted Games, Hunting and Sidesaddle! Genuine, never marish, never spooky. She would rather bring on little children than be competing at top level! Small financial contribution required. Tel 07790 512626 Annabel

16.1HH GORGEOUS GELDING, Absolutley lovely gelding for sale. Fun horse and forward going. A complete gentleman to handle, lead, shoe, box, pamper! teeth etc. Loving gentle horse who deserves a special new home with a competent rider to enjoy him. He is a sensitive horse and very responsive. Working well in the arena. He is 11, has great feet and healthy. A real Pleasure to own.Vetting welcome, But no loans or trials. If you would like to know anymore about him please give me a call or email, £2595 ono, Dorking, 07717494214. Irenna.bailey@gmail.com

Handsome 7 year old 16.3 Bay Gelding. Talented jumper with natural elevated paces out of Touchdown (Olympic showjumper) bloodlines. Qualified for the Irish Young Event horse and clear xc Top class 14hh registered welsh section d 5-year-old chestnut mare with 4 white socks at Intro level. Working at Novice level and blaze with plenty of bone and feather. She has the looks, movement and a fabulous dressage. Gentleman in all ways, very temperament. Grandsire Ebbw Victor a well know stallion, with wins and championships to Kelsey Publishing Group, Cudham Tithe Barn, Kent TN16 easy to handle with a lovable, easy going numerous to mention. Lady is schooling nicely she hasBerry’s a lovely softHill, snaffleCudham, mouth and is not nature. Hacks & travels alone and in strong or fizzy. . Lady is a County level Pony who is sure to excel in and out of the show ring. company, doesnt ever get silly. Comes to Lady will make a super all round pony as she has not a nasty bone in her body. Lady has since call, loads himself, fully vaccinated. Sad been to her first show and came a very respectable 2nd and 4th on the hottest day of the year sale due to change in circumstances. £8000 her behaviour was impeccable. Good to catch, lead and groom, also good with the farrier. Tel: 07917 006440 £2850.00ono Essex. Tel: 07712139438

Fuschia 10yr old Welsh x TB dark bay mare.Correctly schooled on flat, with bd points. enjoys jumping up to 3 ft, planks and fillers. loads and travels well. 100% in heaviest of traffic. enjoys xc schooling ditches and water. fuschia has a fun cheeky personality. shes a great convidance giver. i have had the pleasure of owning her for 6 years. fuschia enjoys pleasure rides, local shows and riding club activities. she has been to 3 adult camps ( like pony camp ). for sale due to owner wanting to event and fuschia doesnt have that competitive vibe. £4500 ono, call claire on 07845226313

For Sale: Fielden Peter Rabbit full brother to Fielden Cottontail and Fielden Mrs Tiggy Winkle. He is a chestnut Yearling by Ninfield Midnight Mink out of Fielden Fieldmouse many wins in hand. Peter is fully vaccinated and wormed, microchipped Registered Part Bred Welsh, Part Bred Arab 15.62% and Passported with the National Pony Society £1000 ono 07903 122192 / 01892 669330.

FOR THE MARCH 2009 ISSUE FROM: Nick Bond

Bay yearling gelding to make 16-16.2hh.By Devils Jump out of Shaab mare.Handsome 3/4 bred,bred to event. Passported,microchipped,wormed regularly,vaccinated.Well handled and very good natured.Excellent elevated mover.An exciting prospect for the future! £2,950 Contact:01202 888287(Wimborne,Dorset)

Pegasus Beta Trailer. Front/Rear Unload, Jockey Door, Rubber Floor. Very Good Condition, well maintained throughout. Internal Height 7’6”, takes 2 x 17.2hh easily. Same owner 9 years, for sale due to upgrading to lorry. £2,000.00 no offers. Tel: 01892 730533 / 07976 254826

Address .................................................................................................

Have you joined Localrider on Facebook?

..............................................................................................................

Keep up to date with our news, thoughts and comments

HORSES FOR SALE

3AG

Please cut out and send to the address above

Name.....................................................................................................

.............................................................................................................. Telephone Number ................................................................................ Advert (30 words max) ...................................................................... .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................

IRISH COBS, HUNTERS , PONIES & YOUNGSTOCK

a selection of irish cobs, hunters, cobs, ponies & youngstock.

100% Guarantee. Gentle exceptional nature. Ridden daily.

12hh-17hh £295-£995 Tel: 01322 288485 (M25) Mob: 07756 172 351

90 Localrider AUGUST 2010 90-91H4S_aug10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:48:22


Advertise your horse for FREE email FREE ADS to: horses@localrider.co.uk

HORSES FOR SALE

Dressage, Event, Show Horse. 16.1hh Bay Gelding 10yrs. Competes NoviceDressage average scores over 70%. Evented upto Pre Novice. Registered ROR & Ex-Racers, has qualified for finals Ridden and In-hand. £5250.00. West Sussex; Tel 07719 206689

Kelsey

Great Potential Thoroughbred bay mare, 6 years old. Will excel in any field in the right hands. Wasted at present due to lack of experience and facilities. Still green so needs confident & experienced person to bring on. No vices, good with farrier, catch, bathe etc. wormed & vaccinated. Comes with some tack. £1550 or reasonable offer. Phone 07740 094255

Very pretty 7 year old Mare by” Beat the Time”. Excellent to catch, box and shoe. Hacks out alone or in company. Well mannered. Responsive ride and willing to please. Needs bringing on but has good potential. She is for sale as work commitments prevents me giving her the time she needs. Loving 5* home is a must. Please leave message if no answer and I will call back. £2300 including tack. Contact Rachael Email: blondeno116@ hotmail.com. Tel No: 07772 869877.

County Show Pony. 12.2hh, 8 years dapple grey mare. Has been broken. Beautiful head, shown inhand very successfully. Publishing Group, Cudham Tithe Barn, Berry’s Hill, Cudham, Kent TN16 3AGGood bloodlines, lots of potential. Rugged and ready to show. Will Welsh B, Chestnut, Gelding, 9yrs, 13hh. Very easy to do; super temperament. make top child’s pony or broodmare. Only Jumping 2ft6ins - 2ft9ins with ease, placed SJ. Good conformation. 3 lovely paces, snaffle for sale as no jockey. Sire Deanhills Royal mouth. Ideal nursery stakes/ M&M WHP. Ideal for ambitious child to do all PC activities. Portrait. £1,400 ono. Tel: 01227 700168 £4,000. Tel. Number: 01732 833787

Full up 13.2hh, 4 year old, Irish Cob gelding. Schooling well on flat, showing a very scopey jump, fantastic hack aloan and in company. Very easy pony to do in all ways, kind nature, would make great competition pony or family pony. £3500. 01959 533 161 (kent) www.team-gallant.co.uk

County Standard Maxi Cob Youngstock. Sire – 16.1hh graded dressage Hanoverian. Dam – 15.2hh heavyweight show cob, brilliant hunter. 2008 chunky little tank, with real quality, width and bone. Stylish straight movement, classic head and very loving temperament. Make top class show cob, hunter allrounder. Mature 15.3hh +. Must sell or loan £3,000 ono. Tel: 01749 673428 / 07801 347287

For sale: 14.1hh, piebald cob gelding, 5 years old. Perfect first or second pony, FOR THE MARCH 2009 ISSUE FROM: Nick Bond schooling well on flat and over jumps, brilliant hack, easy to do in all ways. would make a super family pony, very easy straight forward ride. £4000. 01959 533 161 (kent). www.team-gallant.co.uk

Rear unload trailer. Excellent floor. £795 01892 730202 or 07889 317980 (Kent)

HORSEBOX FOR SALE Leyland Daf 45-150 Turbo, 7.5 Ton, Non HGV, L Reg, Converted Nov 03, Low mileage, PAS, Partitioned 3 horses, Rug Rack, Separate Tack Lobby, Superb Living, Sleeps 4, Leisure Battery, Fridge, Sink, Hob, Gas Fire, Plenty of Cupboards, Very Good Condition, Easy Drive, Plated Aug 10. £ 16000. Ring Jill 07881 987699 Evenings and Wkends .

FERAL CATS MAKE GREAT PEST CONTROL OFFICERS IN STABLES. We have many healthy, neutered ferals that need understanding homes. Call Lauren, 07956 301 378 for a chat. www.pussycatlodge.co.uk

£ donations please

Untitled-1

1

Irish Cobs and Ponies, Gentle natures, ridden daily.

20/10/08

100% guarantee

Horses for Working Livery Wanted

We are looking for horses 15hh and over to join our happy team helping to train students towards professional qualifications. Hadlow College’s superb facilities include: 30m x 60m and 20m x 60m indoor arenas • Som Large outdoor arena • loane s p a Well kept stables • c avai es also labl Off-road hacking • e. Cross country course • Good quality turnout • Our friendly qualified staff offer excellent standards of care and supervision. Working livery cost £40 per week during College term time. Owners are free to ride any weekday evening from 5pm and at weekends.

10:27:31

For more information please call: 01732 853257

£295 - £995 Tel: 01322 288485 Mob: 07756 172 351 AUGUST 2010 Localrider 91 90-91H4S_aug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:48:41


CLASSIFIEDS AGRICULTURE, ARENAS & MENAGES

Quality Professional Installations. Softrack Surfaces Installer.

CALL FOR UNBEATABLE NEW SEASON FIBREMIX PRICES For all your Equine Facilities

Call Mark 08451162222 www.markscottarenas.com Biddenden Kent TN27 8LG

MILLER EQUESTRIAN SERVICES

BOOTS

Building Construction For The Equestrian & Farming World ● Arenas Built To The Highest Specification, Arena ‘Top Ups’ & repair work undertaken. ● Wax coating supplied to your new or existing arena for surface spring, dust suppressant and consistent going reducing tracking times. ● Concrete bases for Stables, barns & yards. Driveways & roadways constructed in block paving & tarmac, hard standing laid. ● All types of fencing erected, services etc. A full range of machinery available with experienced operators & staff. ● Flood and low level arena lighting. SURVEILLANCE & ALARM SYSTEMS INSTALLED. FREE ADVICE & ESTIMATES GIVEN

Telephone: 01892 838458 answer machine Mobile: 07889 139870 Email: millerequi@btinternet.com

www.millerequestrianservices.co.uk DESIGN + BUILD ALL-WEATHER

ARENAS and GALLOPS

... in sand or woodchip and oil synthetic surfaces ... competitive prices ... built to your requirements ... satisfaction guaranteed. Call JIM BOYCE for details and BROCHURE

Tel: 01273 844007 or 07860 206269 www.jbarenas.co.uk • e-mail: info@jbarenas.co.uk

Rockrose Farm, Clayton Hill, Pyecombe, Brighton BN45 7FF

DON’T FORGET TO MENTION YOU SAW THE AD IN Localrider MAGAZINE! 92 Localrider AUGUST 2010 92-96class_AUG10.indd 94

21/7/10 11:53:20


All products delivered on pallets and unloaded with moffat fork lifts. Analysis, prices and further information on request, contact

Tel: 01923 268609 Mob: 07836 514435 / 07775 736376 www.thehaylagecompany.co.uk guybrook@btinternet.com

To advertise here from £35 per Polomonth Forage please call Karen on 01892 Polo730202 Forage FEED & BEDDING

HAILSHAM FEEDS & SADDLERY BATH TIME!

Shampoos for every colour horse, Detanglers, coat shines, Hoof oils and glosses, Fly sprays etc Everything you need for the show season! Delivery service, Reward card, 2nd Hand, Rug washing and repair sevice

Open 9-5 Mon-Sat, 12-3 Sundays

01323 449 429

Advertise your business here from just £35 per month. Call Karen on:

01892 730202

H AY L a G E

QUALITY HORSE FEED G.H. RODAWAY & SON

Wi Ch

Sussex Haylage, Great Homewood Farm, Honeypot Lane, South Chailey, Lewes BN8 4QL

*Saracen *Spille *

Tel: 01273 890000 THE HAYLAGE COMPANY

AdamsPoloShredded Paper Forage offers:-

H

We

20kg packs 40 - 72 - per palet

LUSTEDS FEEDS AND SADDLERY ~ ONE STOP SHOP ~

 Quality Rectangular bales Bedding from 270 kg - 500 kg



All moffett forklift unloaded Dust Free Can Deliver 

The Haylage is grown by professionals for professionals

Kent & South East

PO Box 47 Tel: 07836 514435 Abbotts Langley Tel: 07831 454166 Contact: 01233 733854 E: guy@poloforage.com Mobile: 07939 503887Hertfordshire WD5 0DT W: www.poloforage.com

SALE! 1st to 31st August

Treat yourself to a new wardrobe with 20% OFF all clothing (except sale rail) EQUI-SAFETY CLOTHING IN STOCK

Lusted Farm, Glynleigh Road, Hankham, Pevensey BN24 5BJ

Contact Jill 01323 768937 VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE:

SUSSEX

www.lustedsfeedsandsaddlery.co.uk

Inc Hun

to advertise on MainBale these pages please call Karen on Haylage

08700 668324

C

Re me mb e r t h e v al u e of

Hig

Qu a l it y Fo r ag e



Feeding quality forage is the best way to help maintain the condition of your Horse

l

! ! !

85-96 classifieds dec.indd NEW.i89 89

l

LRM DECEMBER 2007 89

Using MainBale Haylage can

ER 2007 88

Enable reduced concentrate usage* Provide your horse’s daily requirement for fibre. Total ration should be 75% fibre Eliminate the need for concentrate feed if fed with a suitable vitamin & mineral supplement – depending on circumstances*

We remind customers that our bale size is 25kg which can be 25% bigger than many other brands on the market, giving exceptional value for money. See website for your nearest stockist www.jrt-forage.co.uk Tel: 01689 850434 E-Mail: mainbale@btinternet.com

INSURANCE

Tel: 01566 774161/779796 BUMPER SHOW REPORT ISSUE – OVER www.localrider.co.uk

To subscribe call 01892 863062

Guy Williams

wins the Hickstead Derby:

£3.00

50 PAGES! August 2010

£1,500 of prizes to be won

full report inside

Eventing from Rackham Pony Racing from Lingf ield

Building your dream yard

PLUS: Brighton Horse Driving Trials COVERING KENT, SUSSEX, SURREY, HAMPSHIRE,

BERKSHIRE & THE ISLE of WIGHT

AUGUST 2010 Localrider 93 92-96class_AUG10.indd 95

21/7/10 11:53:40


CLASSIFIEDS 16/4/10

PRIORY HOME FARM ad:PAGE 1

Subscribe to

15:10

Page 1

HORSE DISPOSAL VID F DA

LIVERIES

UNNELL ’S

Cherry Tree PE

T CR

EMATORIU

M

A Caring & Unique Cremation Service For

PETS • PONIES HORSES Set in Beautiful Country Surroundings VETERINARY / HOME COLLECTION SERVICE AVAILABLE. PERSONAL SERVICE

call 01892 863062

“We Care – Because You Care”

01233 850929 www.petcrem.com

Cherry Tree Farm, Pot Kiln Lane, High Halden, Ashford, Kent TN26 3HJ

Priory Road, Bilsington, Nr Ashford Kent TN25 7AU 01233 721770 www.bilsingtonprioryestate.com

Priory Road, Bilsington, Nr Ashford Kent TN25 7AU 01233 721770 www.bilsingtonprioryestate.com

Facilities include: 60x30 indoor school and 40x20 outdoor manège, 7 furlong woodchip canter track, turnout pen, covered horse walker, vet room with horse stocks, 24 hour supervision, helpful experienced staff, over 1000 acres of off road hacking, hot water washdown, stablesTerm with haybars, waterers and rubber matting. • luxury Long/Short or Dailyauto /Hourly Sitting

Facilities include: 60x30 indoor school and 40x20 outdoor manège, 7 furlong woodchip canter track, turnout pen, covered horse walker, vet room with horse stocks, 24 hour supervision, helpful experienced staff, over 1000 acres of off road hacking, hot water washdown, luxury stables with haybars, auto waterers and rubber matting.

HOUSE SITTING

HOUSE SITTING SOLUTIONS

• Experienced with most Household Pets and Small Livestock • Dog Walking Service • Lunge, Groom, Ride & Clip by Experienced Competition Rider (Qualified to a High level through BHS and Pony Club) • FULLY INSURED

Ellie Chirnside 07738 730044 or 01622 758052 e.chirnside@ukonline.co.uk www.housesittingsolutions.co.uk

Reach your target audience in the South East of England, to find out more call Karen on:

01892 730202 94 Localrider AUGUST 2010 92-96class_AUG10.indd 96

RUGS / RUG WASHING

RUG WASH

01403 864488 07973 151545 WWW.RUGWASH.CO.UK

FROM SHIRE TO SHETLAND HORSE RUG CLEANING RE-PROOFING, REPAIR SERVICE

LIVERIES

THE BARN CAPPONS HILL FARM COWFOLD (A272) WEST SUSSEX RH13 8DE

Retirement Livery

Dirty Dobbin

Vacancies occasionally available

RETIRED AND SEMI RETIRED EQUINES. Q  . A . S    . F   . E  .

Rug washing, reproofing & repairs We can also wash your pet beds!

1 MILE JUNC 3 M25, SWANLEY.

Collection service available Priory Road, Bilsington, Nr Ashford Kentrates, TN25prices 7AUfrom Competitive 01233 721770 Phone Janice Hawkins on ANSWERPHONE www.bilsingtonprioryestate.com 01273 832207

 

or

£5.50

07889 708641

Facilities include: 60x30 indoor school and 40x20 outdoor manège, 7 furlong woodchip canter track, turnout pen, covered horse walker, vet room with horse stocks, 24 hour supervision, helpful experienced staff, over 1000 acres of off road hacking, hot water washdown, luxury stables with haybars, auto waterers and rubber matting. 21/7/10 11:57:48


To advertise here, please call Karen on 01892 730202 saddlers

Meadowlea

Saddle Fitting Services Ltd and Equimend NEW SHOWROOM NOW OPEN Large show room holding over 100 new, used, leather and synthetic saddles, plus all accessories for your horse including rugs, bridles, horse boots etc Unit 7, Brocklands Farm, Alton Rd (A32), West Meon, GU32 1JN Jill from Meadowlea SFS is a Master Saddler & a registered Qualified Saddle Fittter, Sally a Qualified Saddler & Lorinary Telephone Jill for more information on 07979 052423. www.meadowleasaddles.co.uk

sHelters / staBles

LEVADE SYSTEMS Manufacturer of stables, mobile shelters, field shelters, ancillary buildings and other larger style timber buildings Levade Systems Ltd, Lines Farm Estate, Parrock Lane, Colemans Hatch, Hartfield, Sussex. TN7 4HT

Telephone: 01342 824117 Fax: 01342 826813

www.levadesystems.co.uk tacK sHops

West Kent Saddles

SMS Qualified Saddler and Harness Maker Albion Wintec Ideal Thorowgood GFS

• New and secondhand saddles for sale • Saddle fitting service • Repairs re-flocking and alteration • Secondhand saddles sold on commission • Friendly expert advice with over 13 years experience • Discounts for yard/group bookings • Covering Kent, East and West Sussex and Surrey Contact Margaret Newing on 07889 275988

JOHNS CROSS, ROBERTSBRIDGE, EAST SUSSEX TN32 5JJ 01580 882255 Your Local Equestrian & Country Store

NOW STOCKING THE LATEST TEKNA RANGE OF SADDLES & BRIDLES NEW SEASONS CLOTHING NOW IN STOCK

Unit 21b Bassetts Manor Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield East Sussex TN7 4LA Email: info@westkentsaddles.co.uk

EVERYTHING FOR THE HORSE… Rugs – Fly Masks – Summer Sheets – Bridles – Grooming Kits Saddle Cloths – Brushing Boots – Travelling & Protective Boots AND FOR THE RIDER… Hats – Hat Silks - Boots – Jodhpurs – Body Protectors Jackets - Stock Shirts - Stocks – Whips – Gloves

sHelters / staBles

FULL REPAIRS BY QUALIFIED SADDLER • RUG CLEANING AND REPAIR SERVICE HAT & BODY PROTECTOR FITTING GIFT VOUCHERS AVAIL ABLE Situated on the A21 Just behind Johns Cross Caravan & Camping Centre OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK MONDAY-SATURDAY 9AM-5PM

Cozee Homes Equestrian Buildings Limited

trailers

JOHN PAGE Trailers Limited

Now making softwood 5-bar gates eg, 12’ = £95 inc VAT

L A N E S C O N S T R U C T I O N LT D

Steel Frame Buildings, Cladding & Associated Works

Specialists in:  Equestrian & agricultural buildings  Light industrial buildings  Planning services available

Tel: 01323 848684 or 07885 220489 lanesbuildings@btconnect.com

Sales, Repair & Ser vicing

01580 291 088 Call or visit our large premises at Tenterden Road, Biddenden, Kent.

www.johnpagetrailers.co.uk

don’t forGet to Mention YoU saW tHe ad in Localrider MaGaZine! august 2010 Localrider 95

92-96class_AUG10.indd 97

21/7/10 11:56:41


classifieds trainers

Sarah Ridd • Dressage Trainer Advanced dressager rider/trainer available to teach at my own premises or your yard, from Prelimiary to Advanced.

I have trained in Germany and in the UK with some of Europe’s best trainers and ridden to National level. I have trained horse and rider combinations to top ten placings at National Championships as well as teens and leisure riders who just want the best from their horses.

Please call for further info on 07951 011052

trade directory Society of Master Saddlers qualified saddle fitters Meadowlea Saddle Fitting Services Ltd Society Of Master Saddlers Quilified Saddle Fitter and Master Saddler. Saddles to suit all budgets from synthetics to various makes of full leather Full assessment and profile of horse carried out prior to fitting. Please visit our new showroom at Unit 7, Brocklands Farm, Alton Rd, West Meon, GU32 1JN. For more information Tel Jill on 07575 052423 or visit www. meadowleasaddles.co.uk

AGRICULTURAL AND FARM SERVCES

transport

Troonace Horse Transport

Horse Manure loaded and taken – Price per load. Flail mowing (untidy field to a Lawn). Hay, Straw and Road – Planings available (Small or large Loads) general field work undertaken and hay making service provided. 01233 756673 or 07890 818783

Cross Country Course East Bysshe Fruit Farm, Blindley Heath. Full facilities for schooling or show venue. 01342 833225/ 07831 131676.

Established over 30 years with full Operator’s Licence and DEFRA Licence for nationwide transportation for upto 6 horses Based in West Sussex, we do weekly runs to all parts of the uk, including Ireland Kents Farm, Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9JZ Tel: 01273 832207, Mobile: 07850 442650

www.troonacehorsetransport.co.uk

Prime Horseboxes

Chephurst Farm, Haven Road, Rudgwick, West Sussex RH12 3JH Tel: 01403 822597 Fax: 01403 822924 Mob: 07812 049129 enquiries@primehorseboxes.co.uk www.primehorseboxes.co.uk

VBRA approved Horsebox Manufacturer & Repairer”

• Coach Builders • Conversions • Renovations • Service & Plating / MOT • Commission sales • Mobile repair unit • Insurance work • Re-sprays – choose your artwork • Fleet servicing & safety inspections • New ramps • New floors / Aluminium floors • Facing forwards / backwards / herringbone • Part exchange welcome • Collection & delivery •

Please contact us for a free estimate. Please call or check our website for vehicles currently in stock for sale.

Advertise in this box for £70 per month, discounts available for regular bookings

FARRIERS ALLPASS FARRIERS Mr Morten Allpass DipWCF, Registered Farrier. All shoeing & trimming work undertaken. Reliable, competitive and professional service. Surrey area (plus Kent & West Sussex borders) Contact: 07846 262637

Feed Merchants SPR Animal & Pet Feed Centre. SAVE MONEY at the SPR CENTRE on horse feed and bedding! SPR’s own horse feed is manufactured by a leading horse feed firm with prices from £5.10. Classified POM-VPS & NFA-VPS for horse and animal wormers.  SAVE MONEY on a range of leading dog food. SPR open 7 days week 9am to 6pm Greenfields Farm Fontwell Avenue, Eastergate, Chichester, W. Sussex. Call 01243 542815.  Shop online Info@sprcentre.co.uk

Fencing N.B.Fencing Services Specialists in deer, stock, equestrian fencing and gates. Tel: 01474 814637 / 07710500790.

Equine CONFIDENCE Debra Richmond One to one Cognitive Hypnotherapy sessions with a BHS Stage III experienced horsewoman who is also a Master Practitioner of NLP and a Registered Cognitive Hypnotherapist. Improve your confidence, overcome anxiety or improve your performance in competition - I work with all equine related issues. Please see www.equineconfidence. co.uk for more details or Freephone 0800 298 0246.

Riding Boot Repairs The Riding Boot Repair Centre, Unit 17 Grays Farm Production Village, Grays Farm Road, St Pauls Cray, Kent. Complete refurbishment, re-fit and re-zipping, etc. Also specialist leatherwork undertaken - please ring for details. 0208 300 1960 /2644. www.fcrepairs.co.uk.

Rubber Matting Professional matting, grooves and bobble top, for cheaper option:- good condition 2nd hand belting. Ideal for walls and stable floors. Fitting service available. Tel. Mo Chapman 07768 834761

Tack Shops Charity Farm Country Store. Everything for Horse and Rider. Pet feed & accessories. Swattenden Lane, Cranbrook, Kent. 01580 713189 www.charityfarmcountrystore.co.uk. The Tack Room, Johns Cross, Robertsbridge, East Sussex. Tel: 01580 882255. Everything for the horse and rider, including feed, bedding and wormers. Also electric fencing. Website: www.horseygear.co.uk. Lusted Feeds and Saddlery. Large selection of tack and clothing - now stocking Horseware Ireland Gersemi, Puffa, Joules, Bucas Rugs, Just Togs and Shires.. Lusted Farm, Glynleigh Road, Hankham (Nr Hailsham), Pevensey. Contact Jill 01323 768937.

Localrider offers an economical way to promote your product and / or service to active equestrians in the South East of England. From as little as £15 per month your business can be featured on these pages.

Advertise in this box for

£35 per month,

discounts available for regular bookings

Advertise in the Trade Directory for six months for £75.00. To find out more about advertising in Localrider call Fiona on 01892 863062 or Karen on 01892 730202

96 Localrider august 2010 92-96class_AUG10.indd 98

21/7/10 11:56:52


The trials & tribulations of Oli

Lawrence

Oli and his horse Lacken Chebel travelled to Wales for the The British Junior National Championships’, here Oli recounts his experiences from his first three-day-event.

Photos: Photo-Synergy

To find out more about Oli Lawrence visit www.olilawrence.co.uk

Oli and Lacken Chebel had a fantastic ride around the Championship course at Glanusk

W

ell it would be logical to assume that a three-day would last for three days but there you’d be a bit off as it works out more as five days... After a surprisingly uneventful journey (that must be a first) we arrived at Glanusk. You get the feeling that things must be on the up when you pull off the motor way and see your very class advertised in stars ‘The British Junior National Championships’ well almost, blue billboards are nearly the same as stars! On arrival there was the standard vets inspections and passport inspections where you have to explain every detail nearly to the point of your last visit to the dentist... After the first trot up and dressage warm-up, the rest of the day was filled with course walks with the junior trainers. The course caused quite a few raised eyebrows being on the strong side and ended with the course designer saying, “I’ve been away for a few days” as he revved a chainsaw to address some of the concerns. The setting really was stunning, in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain along the banks of a river. The track also ran through the gardens of

the house and over the garden walls – think large stone walls with ditches on either side. The rather noticeable thing was also the number of ditches on the course - they were pretty fond of them! I could stand in the ditches and disappear totally. On top of that the hacking tracks around the estate make Kent and the South Downs look mediocre. The track that followed the river and could only be described as ‘cool’ including a small grave yard – “I must stay out the way of that”. God must have been laughing at the look on my face as Dell trod on a grave because no one struck me down with lightning (at least not yet anyway). Each evening there was a riders meeting in addition to the specific ones for juniors where we were told they’d lowered various parts of the course ‘by a few inches’, I couldn’t see any difference! Dressage day dawned, cooler thankfully, and we were on at around midday. After warming up we started well until the atmosphere got to Dell and we dropped several marks, but there was still some promising work. We ended the day in a not so fabulous position but with plenty of potential to move up the field due to the

tough cross-country. At three-days your crosscountry warm up is quite substantial given that you don’t have anything before it. So a good 40 minutes before my time I was on board and raring to go. Then we were straight out of the box and flying. We made the time easily but it was a shame the time wasn’t tighter as it could have moved us further up the leader board as we were comfortably safe with the time. Highlights of the course included the water where I’m told spectators had to elbow their way to the front to get a view – but all I heard was the applause, I never got the chance to look round – fat people, skinny people, tall and short looked all the same! I was particularly pleased with Dell as we went straight at every combination in proper style and being inside the time was very satisfying, as that had been people’s main criticism of him in the past. The cooling facilities at the end of the course were brilliant, excellent advertising for ‘Water Boy’ one of the event’s sponsors providing the sprays – Dell must have felt very special with personal assistants on hand to spray him down with iced water.

The next day dawned bright and early for the last trot up. I had been a bit concerned how he would cope with show jumping after his cross-country but he recovered well. Our show jumping wasn’t fabulous, which was a shame as our clear round cross-country had moved us up the leader board a good way. On a brighter note, we completed and were placed 27th, which in itself was an achievement and we have an FEI qualification so the options for the future are wide open. Dell’s clear round crosscountry meant all the more as the majority of the horses in the junior section were very experienced making Dell’s grand total of 4 BE points look very modest in comparison. So now we know the standard, and it’s high, very high but some things you can only discover by giving it a go. So with lots of options and a field awaiting Dell at home – he can already smell the grass – we’ve got a bit of time to plan the next step. So you’ll have to wait and see but for now Dell can have a rest (he’s nodding in the back) and I’ll get on with my coursework – so much for a holiday - I knew I’d regret standing on those gravestones! august 2010 Localrider 97

97_oli_lraug10.indd 2

21/7/10 11:58:22


NEXT MONTH IN

Reader of the Month Localrider EVEN MORE SUMMER SHOW REPORTS

LRCNM01 Autumn Laminitis and how to cope Getting ready for autumn

Name Caitlin Fahy Age 9¼! Occupation At Tillingbourne Junior School, Year 4 and Chiddingfold Farmers Pony Club Horses Name and Age Brandy – age 18 – the youngster at the yard! How long have you had your horse? I have had Brandy on loan for just over one month. Before Brandy I rode Willow who is now ridden by my brother, Patrick. What do you do with your horse? Lots of shows and pony club rallies; FAB lessons with Hinda Inglis BHSII; doing Junior Camp next week; enjoying learning about dressage and I love hacking around my Granddad’s farm with my mum! Future goals and ambitions I want to get onto a Pony Club Dressage Team and eventually do Dressage at Hickstead, I loved watching this in July.

Tried & Tested: Bridles, stirrups, girths & headcollars On sale 1st September 2010 All features subject to possible change

Favourite equestrian Product Brandy’s Purple Mark Todd Travelling Boots – they are so easy to put on and make Brandy walk funny!

Caitlin and Willow enjoying a lesson with Hinda Inglis

Favourite food for your horse Extra Strong Mints and anything else he can get hold of! Equestrian Idol “My instructor Hinda Inglis BHSII – she’s a great fun instructor and gives me lots of confidence. I want to do dressage like her when I’m older. She’s also my God Mum!” Where do you buy your Localrider? Whipley Manor Animal Feeds, Bramley GU5 0LL – it’s my Granddad’s shop! http://www.whipleymanorfarm.co.uk Favourite Tack shop Manor Saddlery, Bramely GU5 0LL Favourite Horse Feed Shop Whipley Manor Animal Feeds, Bramley GU5 0LL

Caitlin and Willow in the ribbons

If you would like to feature as Reader of The Month, please contact Fiona on 01892 863062 or email: fiona@localrider.co.uk

98 Localrider AUGUST 2010 98ROM_lraugust10.indd 1

21/7/10 11:59:14


Starts Tuesday 17th August �

6am Online

8.30am by Phone

www.robinsons-uk.com

10am Instore

0844 573 1000

Ashton, Basingstoke & Cannock

OFFERS VALID UNTIL MONDAY 30th AUGUST 2010, OR WHILE STOCKS LAST!

Always Worth the Ride! Our Basingstoke Megastore features the following: Rider Boutique

Only 20 minutes drive from: NEWBURY, READING, ANDOVER ALTON, WINCHESTER & CAMBERLEY Only 30 minutes drive from: STAINES, GUILDFORD, SOUTHAMPTON & PETERSFIELD

NOW OPEN!

• 20,000 sq ft showroom • Nosebag Café • Rider Boutique • Parking for 60 visitors • Feedstore

Feedstore

Nosebag Café

Set in the heart of Hampshire, our new Megastore is only a few minutes from the M3, is easy to find and has a large private car park. It’s the most exciting development in equestrian retail for many years and will set new standards in choice and service.

BASINGSTOKE MEGASTORE DETAILS

gw

To Hook

Way

ay

ay S

Ringw

st We

chill Chur

ay

Roma Ro ad

Roma Way

E Churchill Way

ay W Ringw

Ringway West Slip Road Rin

ury Winkleb Park

way E

Megastore

bury

Winklebury Way

N

Basingstoke Rail

y West

99_ad_lraug10.indd 1

Megastore

kle Winy Wa

The Megastore is closed Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

ay Ringw

Ring

Contact Details

To Reading

Aldermaston Road

ay Ringw North Ringwa

Opening Times

Megastore tel: 0844 573 1006 Monday-Wednesday 10am-5.30pm Megastore email: Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm basingstoke@robinsons-uk.com Saturday 9am-5.30pm Megastore website: www.robinsons-uk.com/basingstoke Sunday 11am-5pm

To Newbury Wel gt Terrlin ace on

Re ad Ro ing ad

Robinsons Megastore, Winklebury Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8BB

S

gw

n Ri

Winchester Road

To Winchester

19/7/10 15:14:54


SEIB 2010 FP 6591 YR 16/02/2010 16:44 Page 1

YOU RIDE. YOU HACK. YOU JUMP

WE INSURE. SEIB have been providing insurance for the horse world for over 40 years and have a range of policies from several insurers to protect your horse if he suffers from sickness or injury and you from the unexpected expense. Our policies are priced to give you great value for money and with a range of competitive premiums to suit your pocket. So if you have a brood mare, companion, an old hack or a serious competition horse we will have a policy to suit you.

For horse insurance from a broker that really will be there in your hour of need

Call 0845 450 0654 Click www.seib.co.uk

ç Choice of vets fee cover ç Choice of excess ç Choice of cover ç Professional advice ç 24 hour emergency helpline

ç The comfort of knowing that we are on your side and will guide you through the maze of cover on offer

ç Outstanding claims service. We promise to give you help and support while ensuring a quick, fair and hassle free process

ç Winners of numerous customer care awards

ç For a quote or to go on cover 24/7 please visit www.seib.co.uk

Terms and Conditions apply

DEPENDABLE INSURANCE, HONESTLY PRICED HORSE | HORSEBOX | HOME | MOTOR | LIABILITY | BUSINESS | RIDING SCHOOL/LIVERY YARD | EQUESTRIAN CHARITIES South Essex House, North Road, South Ockendon, Essex RM15 5BE South Essex Insurance Brokers Ltd. are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority 6591YR

100_ad_lraugust10.indd 1

19/7/10 15:15:27

Complete version Localrider August 2010 issue  

Complete version Localrider August 2010 issue. Amongst many others this issue features reports and articles on: Hickstead Derby Report, Maki...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you