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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


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 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


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!

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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...

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...