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Contents August 2011

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EDITOR

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

ART EDITOR Sam Reeves

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ADVERTISING

Karen Ede karen@localrider.co.uk Tel: 01892 863062

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Features

20 Shermanbury Sponsored Ride

CONTRIBUTORS

11 Parelli launch Humanality Match Report

22 Mid Sussex Trec

15 Sponsorship for Susi Rogers Hartley

24 Regional Roundup

16 Spotlight – Alice Oppenheimer COVER STORY

26 Adult Camp at Bedgebury

Julian Portch, Mike Robbins, Lucy Nichols, Alex Kelly, Louisa Day, Di Skippon, Ali Large, Peter Cox, Lizzie Calvert, Laura Powell, Sarah Millis, Stephen Biddlecombe, Nigel Goddard, John Caruana, Luke Gee, Petra Ingram, Jo Hawes, Joanna Comer, Visualise, Uber Photography, Oli Lawrence, George Gorman

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Cover: Pippa Funnell and Billy Shannon pictured at the Greenwich Eventing Invitational

31 No Hoof, No Horse 35 Design a bit service 40 Goings on at LMEQ 42 The Eventing Invitational at Greenwich COVER STORY

Summer Show Report Special Dreaming of your perfect yard? PLUS: We meet Alice Oppenheimer COVERING KENT, SUSSEX, SURREY, HAMPSHIRE, BERKSHIRE

23 The barefoot horse

& THE ISLE of WIGHT

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46 Dreaming of the perfect yard? COVER STORY 50 Tried & Tested - bridles, headcollars and girths

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28 Parham Park BHS Trec 32 Inter-Hunt Team Relay 33 Laura’s Diary 34 Sarah’s Diary 36 British Show Jumping News 38 British Show Jumping Regional Points 82 Feed News 88 Father Figure – Kevin Preston 89 Show Dates 92 Horses for sale 94 Classifieds

Regulars 6 News

97 The trials & tribulations of Oli Lawrence

12 Sponsorship News

98 Reader of the Month – Sarah Woodjets

14 Club News

98 Coming Next Month

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Welcome W 42 Show Reports COVER STORY 39 Brightling Horse Trials 55 The British Jumping Derby Meeting COVER STORY 60 Pony Club Tetrathlon 64 Pony Club Mini Mini Horse Trials 68 Arundel & District Riding Club Show 69 Goring & District In-hand Show 70 Goring & District Show Jumping Show 72 Mid Sussex Riding Club Showing and Gymkhana 74 Sevenoaks Riding Club Show 76 Area 10 Horse Trials 78 Sunshine Tour News

Competitions & Special Offers COVER STORY 6 Win tickets to HOYS 8 Win tickets to Your Horse Live 31 Win NAF PRO FEET Products 33 Win tickets for Blenheim 54 Giveaways 93 Subscribe to Localrider for £24.80

hat a crazy month. Since I last wrote my Welcome we have been to the Hickstead Derby Meeting, the South East Arab Horse Group’s Show and the Eventing Invitational at Greenwich. Hickstead was fantastic and it was lovely to meet so many readers and competitors. And whilst I always try to stay unbiased I couldn’t have hoped for a better winner than local rider, Tina Fletcher. The atmosphere was electric as Tina cleared the last fence and the crowd jumped to their feet in jubilation. Other local riders also did well in the Derby including Ronnie Healey, Shane Breen and Guy Williams, who all finished joint-second. The Hickstead Derby was a doubly emotional affair as just before the class started spectators watched as William Funnell rode the Derby legend Mondriaan into the ring for the last time. Mondriaan didn’t seem to mind at all, once he discovered his own personal supply of food hanging around his neck, but William was clearly shaken by the moment. To read our Hickstead report, turn to page 55. One of the best bits this month was being part of the test event at Greenwich. As well as the venue, the ground and everything to do with the horse and rider being tested, they were also giving the press facilities a test run. Having watched the riders trot-up on the Sunday afternoon and followed their progress right through to the individual jumping on Wednesday afternoon I have to confirm that those of you with tickets for the equestrian events at Greenwich in 2012 are in for a huge treat. I loved the atmosphere, the spectacular back drop of Queen’s House and the high rise buildings of Canary Wharf and most of all cheering on Great Britain. I have also been keeping in contact with lots of readers through Facebook. If you haven’t liked our page yet, then please do and I can keep you up –to-date with breaking news as it happens.

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KP Equestrian Rugs: Hannah Stevens – Tunbridge Wells, Elizabeth Andrews – Derbyshire, Carol Rose – Henfield, M Herbert – Hildenborough, Mrs H Somerset – Hildenborough, Mrs B Gollop – Crawley, Vicky Gallivan – Sevenoaks, Emily K Muckbeck – Woking, Kate Rogers – Luddesdown, Alison Hawksin – Nr Uckfield

Ascot Racecourse Family Day Tickets: Mrs C Jones – Godalming

Suregrow Fertliser: Laura Ingleson – Warnham, Lynne Faulkner – Oxted James Hart Hamony: Julie Bennett – Canterbury

Longines VIP Tickets for the Royal International: Heidi Reed – Milford, Jill Mayling – Romford, Maureen Peacock – Edenbridge, Sophie Mart – Sellindge, Lisa Ford – West Mersea, Gill Miller – Sevenoaks, Nikki Taylor – Westcote Barton, C D Rose – Small Dole, Kerri Theobald – Lancing, Joanna Durrant – Haywards Heath Tottie Outfit: Dinty Steains – Battle, Helena Gurdin – Dorking, Jo Bridge – Essex

Blue Chip Lami-Light: Mary Webb – Sidlesham, Jennie Cobley – Lancing, Kay Kitson – Framfield Garlic Horslyx: Ria Kerly – Emsworth, Jessica Telford – Englefield Green, Rachel Stevens – Lower Halstow, Lizzie McCready – Sevenoaks, Nikki Varney – Broadbridge Heath, Becci Dawson – Tonbridge Charles Owen Ayr 8 Classic: Mrs S Macinnes - Emsworth

Kempton Live Tickets: Mrs A K Merkler – Fetcham

Blue Chip: First – Emma Johnson – Chichester, Second – Sharon Richardson – Tonbridge, Third to Tenth – Kim Lewis – Sidcup, Hilary Lonsdale – Newhaven, Charlotte Pursey – Maidstone, M L Pike – Farnham, S Macklin – Coulsdon, Sally Hart – Canterbury, Mrs D Marsell – Tunbridge Wells, Karen Gardner - Canterbury

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ollowing the most successful show ever, Horse of the Year show 2011 promises to be another exceptional event! this year’s show will take place from 4th – 9th October at Birmingham’s NEC and will host the finals of the most highly-regarded showing and show jumping championships, alongside a fantastic line-up of equestrian entertainment. From spectacular displays to tense competition, Horse of the Year show is not to be missed. Local Rider Magazine has teamed up with Horse of the Year show to offer you the chance to win tickets so you can experience the incredible atmosphere first hand. HOYs also runs a full programme of international show jumping classes in the run-up to the Leading show Jumper of the Year, a grand Prix class held during sunday night’s gala Evening performance. the crowd favourite Puissance class is the highlight on saturday evening, a class which leaves the audience on the edge of their seats as riders tackle the infamous red wall.

Express Eventing Final

this year HOYs presents the 2011 Express Eventing Final! this promises to be an exciting new addition to HOYs on tuesday 4th October where visitors can witness the compact thrill-a-minute version of eventing under one roof at the NEC. also don’t forget the new think Like a Pony Interactive Feature area where the think Like a Pony team will be on hand to provide demonstrations and answer your questions. In addition, HOYs will also play host to the Household Cavalry Musical Ride. a spectacular military tradition which leaves a lump in your throat and a wave of ‘Rule Britannia!’ washing over you - it is a true highlight to the show. the high speed Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness scurry and the exhilarating Pony Club Mounted games for the prestigious Prince Philip Cup also return to the show alongside the HOYs Dressage special. With two arenas, 1,500 horses, 1,400 competitors and a huge variety of shopping at over 250 stands, the NEC is transformed into an equestrian extravaganza with something to excite every visitor. Tickets are on sale now. For show information and ticket prices: visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

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The Cashel® Crusader™ fly mask prevents flies from irritating your horse especially around the eye, nose and ear areas. Each fly mask is hand-made in the USA and all have the unique three-hole cap for ears and forelock that provides stability and a great fit. Standard and long nose versions, with or without ears in foal size to large horse. The unique design of the eye darts keeps the mesh well away from the eyes, making this mask safer and more comfortable. The plastic coated mesh is durable, blocks 70% of damaging UV rays and reduces symptoms of Head Shaking Syndrome. The only mask carefully designed to fit your horse’s head without gaping at the edges, the close fit of the Crusader® will keep flies from crawling inside the mask. Available from KM Elite Products www.kmeliteproducts.co.uk

Point Two launches Hybrid Air Jacket air jacket manufacturer Point two has launched its P2-Rs Hybrid — the combination body protector and air vest. the P2-Rs consists of the BEta-approved Level 3 Racesafe with Point two airbag technology built onto the outside. It is approved to EN13158 Level 3 when inflated and uninflated — and Point two is currently in discussion with BEta, British Eventing and the British Horseracing authority to gain approval for its use in competition in the uK. Point two managing director Lee Middleton said: “tests have shown that the P2-Rs offers 28% more protection to a rider than wearing a traditional body protector alone, and that the airbag system can help prevent impact damage to the underlying body protector, by cushioning the blow in a fall.” the body protector works in the same way as the Point two Proair — a lanyard attached to the Hybrid is clipped onto the horse’s saddle. Once the rider leaves the saddle during a fall, the lanyard detaches itself from the body protector, triggering the release of CO2 gas from a canister.the airbag takes less than a tenth of a second to inflate, offering enhanced protection to all the major thoracic and upper abdominal organs, the spine and the base of the neck. the P2-Rs is nearly 20% lighter than using a Racesafe body protector and Point two Pro air as separates. It is sized in the same way as Racesafe body protectors, and each jacket is sold with a spare canister that must be activated in the shop at point of sale. “Riders need to know how it feels and sounds when activated,” explained Lee.“We also want people to realise they can move in it. We’ve been developing the P2-Rs for 18 months with riders such as Ruby Walsh and Oliver townend. and part of our testing process has been to ensure riders can roll once they’ve hit the ground.” The Point Two P2-RS Hybrid is available now, in a full range of both children’s sizes (£490) and adult (starting from £600). Visit www.point-two.co.uk for more information.

Tickets cover both the daytime and evening performances on Wednesday 5th October 2011. To enter simply answer the following question and send your answer, together with your name, address and telephone number on a postcard to Localrider Competition, Grandstand Media Ltd, 7 Waterside, Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4US (Closing date – 15th September 2011). Q Which military display will be performing at this year’s HOYS? Please confirm if you do not wish to receive future information on Horse of the Year show. Competition Terms and Conditions The first correct answer/s drawn from the bag will win the prize. The Judge’s decision is final. Open to UK residents only, excludes employees of Grandstand Group, the publisher and associated agencies. Prizes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. No prize alternative available. These tickets cannot be resold and Grandstand Media Ltd reserves the right to withdraw a ticket donation at any time if it appears on eBay or any other reseller platform. For full T&C’s visit www.hoys.co.uk

The Point Two P2-RS Hybrid Jacket

Oliver Townend wearing the P2-RS Hybrid Jacket at Badminton

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Helen Slaughter jumping Biena at the 2010 Show

Driving Trials on Goodwood Estate This summer Brockham Harness Club will be holding their Two Day Regional and Club Carriage Driving Trials on the wonderful Goodwood Estate near Chichester by kind permission of the Earl of March This new regional event kindly supported by Hugh & Karen Scott -Barrett will take place on 20th & 21st August. The club is looking forward to hosting driving trials in such a beautiful location which is synonymous with speed, style and elegance.

Photograph by Luke Gee

The competition will have classes for Novice and Open Singles, Pairs, Multiples, Pre Novice Singles, Short Marathon & National Novice Qualifiers. Dressage & Cones will be driven against the wonderful backdrop of Goodwood House with the marathon course driven across the estate with six obstacles including water and the newly constructed village obstacle.

Brooke Animal Hospital Annual Charity Show

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est Sussex Riding Club is holding its annual charity horse and dog show on Saturday 13th August at their club field, Barnham Lane, Walberton, West Sussex. The Show is in aid of The Brooke Hospital for Horses and Donkeys which helps to alleviate dreadful conditions of working animals in the Near East, among other countries. The fun horse show includes show jumping and clear round Le Trec including morning and afternoon championships sponsored by LRG Photography. The dog show will have many light hearted classes with dog agility clear round course, and a visit from the Fire Investigation Search Dogs team. There is also a Tombola and an Open Bid Auction for prizes donated by local businesses including horse racing, golf, meals, local attractions and horse and dog orientated offers. For further details/schedules www.westsussexridingclub.co.uk or Carolyne Allen 07845 926243 and Jenny d’Entremont 07980 927320

Club ride for Breast Cancer Research Horse riding clubs across the UK are being asked to saddle up and help beat breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s £100 Horse Riding Club Challenge. The Challenge, now in its tenth year, asks horse riding clubs of any size to set themselves a fundraising target of £100 or more and find ways to reach it! You can do anything from hold a sponsored ride to hosting a pink dressage with family, friends and local riders coming along. In the past ten years, the Challenge has raised over £900,000 for Breast Cancer Research. This year, Breast Cancer Campaign is hoping to reach the £1 million mark and need the help of horse riding clubs who are willing to take on the fundraising test. Colin Norford, Head of Community Fundraising at Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “The £100 Horse Riding Club Challenge is a great way for all groups across the UK to raise money for charity. There are 48,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK each year, so we are urging all horse riding clubs to join the Challenge and help us raise money to fund vital research into the disease.” Horse riding clubs can take part in the Challenge at any time of year. The Challenge is set at raising £100, however there are various fundraising levels in place for those who want to aim a little higher. If you’re feeling ambitious, why not aim for our Silver (£500), Gold (£1,000) or even Pink (£2,500) levels.

With a Pimms reception – great party and evening entertainment it’s a weekend in the Sussex countryside not to be missed. More information and schedules can be downloaded from www.brockhamharnessclub.co.uk

Sue Carson Saddles Supports British Dressage Team Success As one of the leading saddle brands in the UK, Sue Carson Saddles provides support for an increasing number of riders selected for British Teams, as they have chosen to ride on a Sue Carson Saddle. The recent announcement by British Dressage of the team to contest the 2011 Pony European Championships (Jaszkowo, Poland from 26 – 31 July) confirms this growing domination by the UK brand, as three of the four ponies on the team are all ridden on a Sue Carson Saddle. They are Maisie Scruton (Rembrandt DDH), Gabrielle Lucas (Top Star), Aimee Witkin (Ferrari). Sue Carson Saddles will also be supporting the Pony team members with branded saddlecloths and clothing. Reviewing the long list for the Junior and Young Rider European Championships reveals a further three riders who are training and competing on a Sue Carson Saddle. They are Emma Corbett (Furst Diamantino), Samantha Thurman-Baker (Spring Pascal / Highcliffe Apollo) and Amy Woodhead (Pardon). These dedicated young riders all realise the vital importance of saddle fit when dealing with a fit competition horse or pony, which is changing due to the athletic demands of training and competition. The completely bespoke Sue Carson Saddles range helps them to maximise performance and wellbeing as saddles can be easily checked and adjusted as required. Sue Carson commented, “We have been working very hard this season with a growing number of pony, junior and young riders who ride on our saddles and to see so many of them on the 2011 teams and squads gives all of us enormous satisfaction. We are delighted to offer our support and wish them every success on the international stage.” Maisie Scruton and Rembrandt DDH

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e have teamed up with Your Horse Live to offer four lucky readers a chance of winning a pair of adults tickets to this year’s equestrian extravaganza. Held on November 12th and 13th at stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire the event promises to be two action packed great days. With leading riders from a wide range of disciplines offering advice, problem solving techniques and live demonstrations, Your Horse Live is an educational fun filled event. and do not miss our exclusive appearance from British Dressage’s golden girl and Olympic 2012 hopeful Laura Bechtolsheimer! the shopping is second to none. With over 300 stands there’s something for you and your horse’s needs. Whether it’s 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 shop, and just in time for Christmas. To be in with your chance to win a pair of adult Your Horse Live tickets for Sunday 13th November 2011, answer the question below: Q: Where is Your Horse Live 2011 taking place? Send your entry with the correct answer together with your name, address and telephone number to: Your Horse Live Tickets, Localrider Magazine, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN3 0TP. The winners will be the first four entries drawn after the closing date of 31st August 2011. To book your tickets in advance and save money visit www. yourhorselive.co.uk or call 0844 581 0770 and quote EQ-TSM. Hotline closes on Thursday 10th November 2011 at midday.

Squirrells Riding School squirrells Riding school is based in Bluebell Hill in Kent. Proprietor Hayley squirrell says; “as you arrive you will find our office to your left which houses our small, but well stocked tack shop open to everyone. On your right you will find our popular coffee shop, open 7 days a week serving hot and cold food and drinks. Opening up in front of you is our pride and joy, our 30x60m school with grade a silica sand and shredded rubber that makes an ideal all weather surface. Floodlit in the winter we are able to rent the school, with its judge’s box and Pa system to private individuals or groups by the hour or for full days. adjacent to the school is our impressive internal stable block, home to some extremely content ponies, from Piglet our little shetland pony to Barney our 16.3hh ex-hunter and plenty of in-between sized horses and ponies, we really do have something to suit everyone. this year squirrells are going from strength the strength and with the summer holidays upon us we have lots to do, from jump clinics to pony camps, beach hacks and badge days so why not pop in for a visit, your own pony is welcome to join you. We are also now working with I&P Equestrian services to construct a schools, stables or show jumps for you. www.squirrells ridingschool.co.uk

Broadfeed, the family run, independent Animal and Pet Superstore and Saddlery located off Longfield Road, Tunbridge Wells have just launched their new website and online shop. Broadfeed is very much part of local life and has been supplying the equestrian community in West Kent and East Sussex since 1984. Over the last ten years it has successfully expanded into all areas of pet and animal ownership and this month is spreading its wings even further by launching its e-store so you can now browse and buy from Broadfeed’s huge range of stock on-line at www.broadfeed.co.uk. The site is worth a visit if for nothing else but to watch the videos of their new piglets and their lambs having a ride on their mother’s back – very amusing! The Broadfeed team are completely besotted by animals and between them own horses, pigs, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs, fish and even guinea pigs so there’s rarely a query that they won’t know the answer to. So if you haven’t got time to pop in to their huge Tunbridge Wells stores, you can now view and purchase their full product range at www.broadfeed.co.uk

The All England Show Jumping Championships Have you ever dreamed of jumping in the main ring at Hickstead? the team at the all England Jumping Course at Hickstead are running a third show this year, the all England show Jumping Championships. there are classes for everyone from 1m in height at the september show. the top 30 qualifying riders in every Championship will jump in the main arena, so don’t miss this new show from 8th – 11th september. For more information visit www.hickstead. co.uk

Can you help the BHS to test bridle gates in West Kent? the British Horse society is looking for horses, ponies and riders of all shapes, sizes and levels of experience, to take part in a trial of selfclosing bridle gates at Brenchley, near tunbridge Wells in West Kent. Landowners are increasingly using self-closing gates on bridleways, and Natural England now insists that self-closing gates must be used in the projects it pays for. the BHs has installed six assorted self-closing gates in a field and needs a wide variety of riders and horses to try them out, under controlled conditions. there is also a “horse friendly vehicle barrier” for you to try. In between trying out the gates, you will also be able to enjoy a short hack around some orchards. For a pair of horses the whole process including the hack will take about an hour. To arrange a convenient individual time to take part in the trial, or to book a time on the open days on Wednesday 27 July, Saturday 13 August and Sunday 14 August, please contact Liz Akenhead, Poulhurst, Furnace Lane, Brenchley, Tonbridge, TN12 7BX, Tel 01892 723920 or 07860 721098, email: liz@akenhead.plus.com

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news Sarah Travis at Honnington Equestrian Further to last month’s article the refurbishment programme is on schedule and livery enquiries are coming in steadily in preparation for the opening date of 1st September 2011. The American barn is now clean, disinfected and looking good with a fresh coat of paint and field maintenance is underway with repairs to fencing. And the cross country course is currently being looked at with a view to improving the existing course. Meanwhile Sarah has reached new levels in competing, with the following string of recent successes with her horse Laima at Hickstead, 23rd out of 148 in the 1.10m Amatuer Championship, 9th and 13th with double clears in Novice stakes/ Newcomers, with Laima reaching the jump-off in seven of her eight classes. In July Sarah won the Eventers’/Showjumpers’ Challenge at Felbridge bringing in £100 prize money and Laima also came third in the Horse and Hound Foxhunter 1.20m Open. Sarah has since secured sponsorship form Spidge Photographers, official event photographers for Hickstead 2011, and Papillion Embroidery. The good results continued when Sarah’s husband, Simon Travis, had a successful weekend with one of his new students, Susie Rogers-Hartley. Susi won the National Para Showjumping Championships at Hartpury. Susi has recently been sponsored by RS-tor safety & training aids. www.honningtonequestrian.com, sarah@honningtonequestrian.com

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ocal riding club Equi-Fun is hosting a “Dressage Naturally” lecture demonstration evening with Training With Horses In Mind trainer/rider Michele Richardson. The evening event will be held at Plumpton College on Friday 23rd September and will include groundwork and ridden demonstrations from Michele and her pupils on a variety of horses. Training With Horses In Mind uses a three stage program, based on Karen Rholf’s (of Dressage Naturally) own program, to train the horse and rider through from the basics into advanced work. The program is very much ‘feel’ based and following it not only teaches you correct classical dressage, but does it in a way that empowers you as a trainer and rider. This is a truly holistic system that takes care of the horse and rider mentally, emotionally and physically. Advance tickets are available until 19th September at £10 per person, and will be available on the night for £12. For more information or to purchase tickets call Becca on 07738 993995 email becca@equi-fun.co.uk

Mid Surrey Fundraising Campaign Passes First Furlong Mid Surrey, an active and engaged branch with over 200 regular members has taken the first furlong of its fundraising campaign to save its home with determination and stamina. The campaign launched last April after receiving the devastating news that the lease on the field would come to an end. The club needs to raise £480,000 to realise its dream and secure a safe, educated and fun riding future for so many youngsters in the area. District Commissioner Gina Kitchener said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in organising or supporting the fundraising campaign so far. You can now hire the cross country facilities on Wednesdays and Saturdays for £30 (contact Gina Kitchener on 0771062093). And there’s Clear Round jumping coming up on Friday nights from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Above: The American Barn Right: Sarah and Laima on their way to winning the £100.00 Eventers Challenge at Felbridge

August Events at Lingfield Park ‘Roll up Roll up’ – the circus comes to Lingfield Park on Friday 5th August. The Surrey Mirror Family Fun Day at Lingfield Park is the perfect way to entertain the family. This year’s event is circus themed and everyone has the opportunity to join in. Learn the skills of juggling clubs, spinning plates or test your balance on a rola-bola! Have your face painted like a clown or perfect your tumbling skills on our bouncy castles. Our resident balloon modeller ‘Miss Ballooniverse’ will also be on hand to create surprises for everyone. We also have a Wii Power Bowling tournament for all ages to participate in (with prizes!) and don’t forget you can decorate a mug or plate as a souvenir of your day. There’ll also be music from a local band to generate a great atmosphere throughout the afternoon. Make sure you arrive early as you’ll have the opportunity to go on our behindthe-scenes tour of the racecourse. This is a fascinating insight into how a race day is produced and allows access into many

Following the successful race day at Epsom Racecourse last year, there’ll be another event on the 8 September. Look out for lots of fundraising still to come and visit justgiving. com/MidSurreyPonyClubAppeal to make a donation. restricted areas. The tour will end with the opportunity to test your race riding skills on our mechanical horse – ‘The Equiciser’. Gates open at midday, with the tour commencing at 12.40pm. The first of seven races is off at 2.10pm with the last one due to start at 5.10pm. Saturday 6th August – Racing and Music Night featuring Jamie Archer and local band Naked Bass. We ran a competition to offer a local band the opportunity to play on our big stage in front of a large crowd. East Grinstead based Naked Bass won the audition and will get to perform before our headline act Jamie Archer. Jamie, who’s first single with band Archer will be released on 15th August, is on good form to rock Lingfield Park with a number of well known classics. Gates open at 3.50pm with the first race off at 5.50pm. The music will start around 8.30pm for an hour.

Maybe Gaga and her dancers performing all the hits, you won’t be able to resist singing along. Gates open at 3.40pm with the first race 5.40pm. The music will begin around 8.20pm for one hour. Tickets are available now for all of these fantastic events. Buy at least two working days in advance to get the early booking discount. Don’t forget that accompanied under 18’s are admitted free of charge and all activities around course are also free! For further information, please contact 01342 834 800 or visit www.lingfieldpark.co.uk

Saturday 13th August – Racing and Music Night featuring Maybe Gaga. We round the summer evenings off in style with a performance that you cannot afford to miss. With

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ant to learn more about both you and your horse, what makes you a partnership and what areas need improving to make your relationship and bond the very best they can be? Thanks to years of research and development Parelli have launched the exciting new Horsenality/ Humanality Match Report. This ground breaking new tool has been developed by Linda Parelli, matching you and your horse based on your unique Horsenality and Humanality. As you know, your behaviour can bring out different aspects of your horse’s character. The Match Report will teach you how to adapt your natural behaviour to become the leader your horse needs you to be. Connecting horse personality and human personality is something that has never been considered before and links the psychology behind it. The new Horsenality and Humanality Match Report is designed for personal growth and helps map out new ground for achieving the best possible relationship with your horse. Your custom report will help reveal the similarities and differences between you and your horse, your relationship dynamics and challenges. It will also offer partnership strategies on the ground and in the saddle and identify situational stress behaviours and what you can do about them for a more positive experience. These new custom reports for you and your horse will make your journey together more successful. Reports are available on Horsenality, Humanality and a Match combining the two reports. They are available to customise digitally or as a bound printed version. A full Horsenality/Humanality Match Report starts from £79.00.

Parelli Launch New Horsenality/ Humanality Match Report

For further information contact Parelli on 0800 0234 813 or visit www.parelli.com

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sPOnsOrsHIP news Emvelo Products Ltd Sponsors Dressage Rider Amy Stovold

Amy Stovold pictured with her new ride Tejo de la Gesse

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mvelo Products Ltd announced that they are delighted to be supporting Dressage Rider amy stovold for the coming season. amy recently moved to a brand new yard in West sussex, before the horses even arrived Emvelo stable + was sprayed prior to the bedding going down and afterwards. using Emvelo stable+ is now part of team stovold’s weekly routine. amy said: “since using the Emvelo stable product within the horses bedding the stables are certainly smelling good, the ammonia has basically gone. the grooms are really pleased with it too and it’s always nicer for visitors to the yard especially those who are not horse orientated. also as it is easy to use we now use it in the lorry as it makes the confined space much more pleasant to be in!” www.emvelo.co.uk

Picture by Mike Watts

Blue Chip sponsors Matt Were Blue Chip has added another champion rider to their current team of sponsored and supported riders, the four times British Champion Carriage Driver – Matt Were. stephanie Kill of Carriage Driving Magazine says “Matt has had a meteoric rise to fame through the ranks.” With this, he has become the first and only person to do the hat-trick over all three classes of the Indoor Championships – 2009 Novice Indoor Horse Driving trials Champion, 2010 Intermediate Horse Indoor Driving trials Champion, and 2011 Open Horse Driving trials Champion at the Indoor Finals at Keysoe. With the help of his three horses Davinci, Zalina and ariantha J, Matt is helping to raise the profile of carriage driving further, with many people already travelling from all over great Britain to represent their clubs and teams. Matt has been very impressed with the Blue Chip products saying “the difference they have made to keep Davinci supple and fit has been extraordinary”. Zalina, his highly strung, six-year-old Dutch Harness horse, also showed significant improvement. “the mare that usually spends her events tied to a lorry on two legs or bursting out of the side stabling now stands quietly eating her hay.” Matt’s goal for 2011 is Matt Were and to attend the single World Davinici, 2011 Championships and with the Open Horse help of Di Hayes, his mentor and Driving Trials trainer, Boyd Excel, professional Champions carriage driver instructor and trainer, and his new sponsor Blue Chip, he is well on the way to achieving this.

James Burtwell joins Equetech Rider Team Equetech, leading suppliers of equestrian apparel are pleased to be working with James Burtwell. James is an International dressage rider and trainer based at the picturesque training centre Winchfield Equestrian- a haven for horses and riders to enjoy the sport of dressage. Liz Hayman, Equetech Director said: “At Equetech we have been impressed by the results James has produced with his team of horses and the horse and rider partnerships he trains. James understands horses and riders and the demands of horse sport. At Equetech we understand the demands riders place on their riding wardrobe. We design clothes that are stylish and comfortable to wear so that riders can concentrate on riding. James has said that Dressage “is when horses understand and enjoy it- that feel of effortlessness is brilliant!” and at Equetech we create clothes that will enhance those hours in the saddle.” alison@equetech.com

NAF sponsor Hartpury International Horse Trials Hartpury College is delighted to announce that NaF are the new sponsors of their International Horse trials! so put the date in your diary, the 11th – 14th august 2011, to watch equine sport at its best, you’ll be treated to a mix of CCI*, CCI** and CIC*** competition. Director Janet Plant said: “We are privileged to have NaF as title sponsor to our most prestigious event. they have supported Hartpury College in many ways over the last two years, the team at NaF are a pleasure to work with, their products are outstanding and this partnership is a win win benefit to eventing.” says tracey Lloyd, sponsorship Manager for NaF: “We are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious International event as Hartpury. It draws riders from Novice level all the way through to advanced, which is important to NaF as we are great believers in supporting equine sport at all levels. We acknowledge that so many eventing competitors are loyal users of our products and this sponsorship gives us an opportunity to show our appreciation and to support those who support us. We have been keen to support British Eventing in a similar way to how we support the other equine disciplines. Now, as title sponsors of the NaF Five star International Hartpury Horse trials we have achieved this aim. We and the Hartpury team are looking forward to the 11th - 14th august 2011, we hope to see you there!” For further information, please refer to www.hartpury.ac.uk/eventing g

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Andrew Gould moves to Ebbisham Farm International Dressage Rider and trainer andrew gould will be moving to Ebbisham Farm, Walton on the Hill, surrey on the 1st august 2011 where he will continue to run his very successful training and selling business Priory Dressage. Ebbisham Farm has amazing facilities to offer andrew and his horses including american Barn stabling for 44 horses, three arenas and 50 acres. andrew has had his best competition season to date this year winning his first International

in France, winning four Premiere League small tour classes and qualifying for the National Championships on two horses. Ebbisham Farm will provide andrew with a fantastic base to continue training his successful string of horses as well as being able to offer training and competition livery and dressage clinics. For further information please visit www.andrewgould.com or email info@andrewgould.com

Andrew and Mitchell’s Santorini Hit competing in Compeigne

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CLUB NEWS Goring & District Riding Club Area 13 Show Jumping

Words by Sally Gee and Photos by Luke R Gee LRG Photography

First Junior Novice, Lauren Turnbull and Murray (West Sussex ‘Little Witches’) Second Junior Novice Jumping, Lizzie Forbes and Oscar (West Sussex ‘Little Witches’)

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he rain certainly fell on Sunday 12th June for the Area 13 Show Jumping qualifier (London and South East Novice and Lincoln) organised by Goring and District Riding Club at their showground at Castle Goring West Sussex. However, this didn’t affect the enthusiasm and determination of the competitors, or the organisational skills of the GDRC Committee, headed by secretary Janet Shears. The course was both challenging and well designed by Goring’s Chairman and official course builder James Lee, with only a few tumblers which was amazing considering the atrocious weather conditions. GDRC Goring “Go-betweens” clinched the team Style Jumping, which was judged by Mrs Jenny Straw, Vice President of West Sussex Riding Club. GDRC would like to thank all the competitors and helpers who turned up on this truly wet day to make this event a success. First Senior Intermediate Show Jumping, Michelle Simmons and Leo (West Sussex)

Third Junior Novice Jumping, Lucy Dickin and Oggi (West Sussex ‘Little Witches’)

Results of Area 13 Showjumping Qualifiers Senior Style Jumping Teams 1st Goring “Go-betweens” 2nd Horsham “Hoytie Toyties” Individuals 1st A.J. Stamper-Harwood on Lucifers Star (Horsham) 2nd Caryll Overy on Tornado (Goring) 3rd Tiz Osbourne-Shaw on Kinder Surprise (Goring) 4th Anita Mehta on Jigsaw (West End) 5th Sally Bullar on Lucy (West End) 6th Charlotte Baxter on Cameo (Goring) 7th Isabel Lee on Flynn (Horsham) 8th Tiffany Tasney on Oliver (Horsham)

Senior Novice Showjumping Teams 1st Horsham “Hippies” 2nd Horsham “Hanky Pankies”

Second Senior Style Jumping, Caryll Overy and Tornado (Goring ‘Go-betweens’)

Individuals 1st Kelly Hounslow on The Gypsey (Hippies) 2nd Isabel Lee on Flynn (Hanky Pankies) 3rd Denise Pembury on Smurph (Hippies) 4th Mandy Hammond on Ned Kellie (Hippies) 5th Tiffany Tasney on Oliver (Hanky Pankies) 6th Jane Cliff on Harley (Rudgwick R.C.).

Junior Novice Showjumping West Sussex “Little Witches” qualified as the only junior team. Individuals 1st Lauren Turnbull on Murray 2nd Lizzie Forbes on Oscar 3rd Lucy Dickin on Oggi

Senior Intermediate Showjumping Teams Horsham “Hooligans” qualified as the only Intermediate team. Individuals 1st Michelle Simmons on Leo (West Sussex) 2nd A.J. Stamper-Harwood on Lucifers Star 3rd Sam Gates on Footmans Frankie 4th Clare Hamshaw on Marshalls Law 5th Sonia Marfleet on Bilwood Tom Putt

Third Senior Style Jumping, Tiz Osbourne-Shaw and Kinder Surprise (Goring ‘Go-betweens’)

Senior Open Showjumping Horsham qualified as the only Open team. Individuals 1st Sam Gates on Trojans Tern 2nd Penny Tanebourne on Meikle Cantle Lady Mayday 3rd Jane Silcock on Temple Oracle 4th Rachel Morley on Back In Action

London and South East Novice Showjumping Qualifier

Seventh Senior Style Jumping, Isabel Lee and Flynn (Horsham ‘Hoytie Toyties’)

Teams 1st Horsham “Honky Tonks” 2nd Goring “Gangsters” 3rd West End “Wonders” 4th West Sussex 5th West End “Wanderers” The first three teams qualify for the London and South East Championships in September.

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Susi Rogers Hartley is the proud owner of Dante Silver Dollar, or Seamus

Susi wouldn’t be without her assistance dog Lex – a video of him may be found at http://rstor.wordpress.com

If you would like to help at, spectate at or compete at a British Para Show Jumping Association (BPSJA) event, the website www.bpsja.co.uk includes details of forthcoming, national jumping events, with some taking place in the South East or in counties within easy reach of the South. Venues that have hosted events include Towerlands Equestrian Centre and Runningwell Equestrian Centre, both in Essex. Meanwhile, the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association), see www.ridingfor-disabled.org.uk, also features South East-based events and groups on its website.

Sponsorship news for show jumping rider

By George Gorman, inventor of the RS-tor rider safety aid

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s we have reported previously in this magazine, the discipline of Para Show Jumping, in which physically disabled and visually impaired riders ride, is gaining an increasing profile within the equestrian industry. Most of us are more familiar with Para-Equestrian Dressage, currently the only Equestrian discipline to be included in the Paralympic Games, where it has been a regular fixture since 1996. But Para Jumping is fairly new on the scene (it was formed in 2008), with the European Para Show Jumping Championships taking place this year for the very first time. The team at RS-tor are keen supporters of this sport, as it provides a competitive, fun and exciting environment for those with disabilities and helps them reach their potential within equestrianism. Perhaps more importantly, having an official organisation with set rules and guidelines allows physically disabled and visually impaired riders to enjoy their sport safely. After all, horse riding can be dangerous at the best of times!

These days, now Seamus is a little more grown up and sensible, it is crisp packets and flappy plastic that frightens him, according to Susi. “Not forgetting those dreaded, horse-eating purple flowers,” she adds. Susi maintains that the RS-tor, which attaches to the saddle stirrup bars and was originally designed to help prevent falls, is invaluable. “It enables me to stay sitting up, no matter what direction my horse goes in; it is great in terms of offering any rider stability with a sharp horse, especially those that spook and spin,” she says The RS-tor is a really useful aid for home-training, and is allowed within British Show Jumping and BPSJA competitions. Visit www.rstor.co.uk for info.

A determined lady

As we have reported previously, Susi Rogers Hartley is a rising show jumping star who competes within British Show Jumping and British Para Show Jumping competitions, having sustained a spinal injury thirteen years ago that caused paraplegia. She is an advocate of the RS-tor rider safety aid and is also an inspirational woman, also competing in able-bodied affiliated British Show jumping competitions (recently winning a British Novice competition and qualifying for the National Amateur Championships), and enjoying the sport of dressage too. We recently decided to sponsor Susi and help her reach her riding goals; it is great to see such a talented horsewoman doing well competitively, and her determination is inspiring. Susi’s horse is, as she describes him, “the wonderful Dante Silver Dollar, or Seamus.” Susi has owned the nine year old, grey Irish Sports horse for two years and keeps him on DIY livery. “Shh.. don’t tell him... but he’s a bit of a girl’s blouse,” Susi says of her special horse. “Two years ago, when I first tried Seamus, he was terrified of the wheelchair. He’d snort when he was led towards me, with eyeballs on stalks! It took me two weeks to train him the basics of wheelchair etiquette, and he was very bargey - he wouldn’t stand still for love nor money. After he’d barged into my powerchair for the fifth time, he realised that it actually hurt, and soon gave it up – but with many deep breaths and patience, we got there eventually,” Susi recalls. “People are amazed at seeing this big, strong horse tippy-toe around me; but if only they’d known him as a stroppy seven year old!” august 2011 Localrider 15

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SPOTLIGHT Alice and Headmore Delegate competing at the Nationals, they were National Under 25 Medium Champions and National Under 25 Advanced-Medium Champions

Wizard loves being pampered especially with Clean Round products

Alice Oppenheimer Alice showing Headmore Delegate as a three-year-old at the New Forest Show

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ehind the gates of the Headmore Stud is an equestrian oasis. Just a short distance off the main road between Alton and Winchester, I discovered fields of horses of all shapes, sizes and ages grazing peacefully. There was no mistaking the star of the yard, Alice’s 2009 Young Riders European Championships ride, Wurlizer, also known as Wizard, a horse with the personality of a charming gentleman. Just one look and I found myself scratching him just where he wanted me to. Alice aid that he does that to everyone, in fact his perfect day would consist of being continually groomed and made to feel important. Alice’s family bought British bred Weltmeyer gelding for her five years ago as a rising six-year-old and together they have won six Regional titles, two National titles (Adv/Med Restricted and Adv / Med Music 2008) and in 2009 they competed in the Young Rider European Championships in Ermelo. Alice says she has grown up with Wizard and there is clearly a strong bond between the pair, who are heading to the Grand Prix Championships at the Nationals.

Best British Bred Dressage Horse Headmore Farm has been owned by Alice’s father, Bill’s family for 52 years and when Bill was growing up his father ran a herd of Jersey cows. Bill met Alice’s mother Sarah when she came to enquire whether there was a field she could rent for her horses. There are now 45 horses living on the 50 acre farm ranging from new born foals right through to Headmore Delegate, the family’s homebred stallion by Dimaggio. He is currently on the Equine Pathway and at 16 Localrider AUGUST 2011

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Alice and Wurlizer, 2008 Advanced-Medium Restricted Champions and 2009 Advanced-Medium Freestyle Champions the age of eight has already won 10 Regional and 4 National titles. He also won the British Equestrian Foundation’s Awards for both the Best Bred Five Year Old and Best Bred Six Year Old Dressage Horse. As we set off along the track between the paddocks I was surprised when Alice pointed to my left to show me Headmore Delegate and to my right Headmore Boadicia. It was wonderful to see these top competition horses being able to have the chance to kick their heels up while enjoying a mouthful of grass. Alice has a good sense of humour and is a great story teller and as we continued our walk to the far side of the farm, she told me how her mother bought Boadicia aka Bracken from Christian Heinrich as an unseen two-year-old. Christian told Sarah that she would be shocked when she first saw Bracken, but to trust him as this one was special. The now seven-year-old by Belissimo M is now working at Advance Medium level and has qualified for the Regionals in Elementary and Advance Medium and Alice certainly thinks she is special. Next I was introduced to a field of brood mares, two of which were carrying embryo transfer foals out of Bracken and sired by Dimaggio. I also met Windermere, who despite her short legs Alice assured me could really move. And once again Alice told me a wonderful story of how she came to own Windermere aka Jaffa, also by Weltmeyer, she is a half-sister to Wurlizer. While competing at the Winters in Addington Alice spotted an advert in Horse & Hound for a mare by Weltmeyer. The horse in question was just half an hour away from Addington, so Alice and her best friend Amy Sanders decided to go and see her. Taking Amy’s car they arrived to see the mare being dragged in from the field, where she had been for the last few months. That didn’t matter as she moved beautifully and when her owner tacked her up she didn’t complain in the slightest.

Alice and the stunning sevenyear-old Headmore Boadicia Alice and Kate loved the Fancy Dress classes

“She is very excited about her off-spring and is clearly hoping that she may breed another Wurlizer. With new foals arriving, yearlings, two-year-olds and three-year-olds there are sure to be more champions amongst the youngstock.”

Listening to Alice talk about Jaffa, it is clear that she is very excited about her off-spring and is clearly hoping that she may breed another Wurlizer. With new foals arriving, yearlings, two-year-olds and three-year-olds there are sure to be more champions amongst the youngstock grazing at Headmore Farm.

Alice’s mother, Sarah

Future champions in the field

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Alice and Wurlizer competing at the Young Rider Championships in Ermelo in 2009

Dream On a seven-yearold mare by Dimaggio has returned to Alice for schooling

One only has to look at the Headmore Farm Stud website to realise the quality of horses Sarah and her family are producing. In addition to Delegate they have bred and sold Dittopia, Donato, Dream On and Dettori F. I spent a whole day with Alice and her family and it was a joy to watch her working and riding her horses. Alice sets herself high standards and takes her riding seriously, training weekly with Erik Theilgaard and monthly with Charlotte Dujardin. Alice is bright and ambitious and is building a team of good horses that will hopefully carry her through to senior championship level. Her past achievements and talent have not gone un-noticed and Alice has some super support from sponsors including Albion who have given her a package that includes two new saddles. Other sponsors include Dengie Feeds, Nupafeed, Clean Round and physiotherapist Jenny Hadland. During my day at the stud I met all of Alice’s family, including her sister Kate, who is a student at the Royal Veterinary College. I really did have a wonderful day at Headmore Farm and that isn’t just because Bill insisted I had a ‘choc-ice’ and Sarah sent me home with a box of eggs from her wonderful feisty hens. I believe we will be hearing a lot more about Alice Oppenheimer and the Headmore Stud in future years and I look forward to sharing their results in Localrider.

For more information visit: www.headmorefarm.co.uk • www.aliceoppenheimer.co.uk

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with German Bereiter Markus Bauer Whether you are just starting out or qualifying the basics remain the same

Nicola Brown invites you to join her and International Grand Prix dressage rider / trainer Markus Bauer – to a fun day where they will share with you their training methods. Our focus is on improving suppleness and balance and creating a ‘Happy’ partnership between you and your horse, our system can be applied to any type of horse at any level.

GENERAL SERVICES

Doors open at midday, finish at 2.30pm Markus and Nicola will demonstrate training techniques starting with a young horse through to a PSG horse, showing how the scales of training remain the same regardless of the level you are riding at and can be applied to all disciplines.

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Scales of training – the timetable 12 – 12.30pm

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12.30 – 12.50pm Lunging and the importance of pole work

Referrals taken Pre-purchase examinations Sport Horse poor performance investigations For further information please contact the practice on 01903 883050 or click on www.arundelhorsevets.co.uk

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Markus & Nicola work with advanced horse Happy Diamond

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regional roundup

Shermanbury Sponsored Ride The Kent and Surrey Bloodhounds organised a wonderfully successful sponsored ride around the ground of Shermanbury Place on Sunday 19th June. Julian Portch was there with his camera to capture the action.

The Marshalls

Tasmin Hughes, Katrina Ellis, Jill Price, Julia Darnell and Maggie Parnell

Heather Smith

Valerie Evans and Moira Evans

The first group moves off

Jane Cosham and Lindsay Barns

Michele Lindsay, Dawn O’Grady and Jason Paterson

Alison Saxby and Carolyn Doyle

Leonne Nobbs, Sarah Ruff, Laura Godfrey and Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis

Laura Godfrey

Holly Mack, Sally Mack, Jenny Roberts and Henrietta Roberts

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Shannon Ewer

Leanne Jones, Ellie Burt, Clare Jenkins, Claire Englesma and Liz Marriot

Jenny Worsfield and Dawn Austin

Sasha Glass and Nancy Jones

Kerri and Lyn Jackson

Jan Allen

Ponies n’ Kids

Shirley Waller

Steph Watson

Ponies n’ Kids

Sandra Gandy and Caroline Jannain

Vicky Fisher

Emma Holden

Marshalls on the move

The end of the day

Alison Dukes and Christine White

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Mid Sussex Le Trec

Amanda Hayes and Lottie at the bending poles

Simon Joyce and Injunear at the low branches

Inaugural TPEC Le Trec Summer Series 2011 Words and pictures by Mike Robbins

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wo Mid sussex sisters, emily, 12, and georgina Wagenmann, 16, riding Winter Jasmin and Puzzle, were the winners of the pairs event at the inaugural tPeC le trec event held at town Place equestrian Centre, near scaynes Hill. the event, the first of a series of three, attracted 30 entrants from as far afield as ashford, Kent and newbury. the sisters who live close to town Place eC had to compete over the three disciplines that make up a le trec course. the first, controlling the speed of the horse, comprised cantering as slowly as possible over a marked 100m route and then walking quickly back over the same route. the second phase included 12 obstacles that had to be negotiated mounted and unmounted and these included a Derby bank, a Maypole and ducking under a set of poles whilst cantering on your horse. the final part of the event was a ridden 10km orienteering course of 14 marked controls set out on the neighbouring farm and woodland, which they had to navigate around using a map and compass completing it in 76 minutes. this was the sisters’ second attempt at le trec, and they beat off competition from several other far more experienced pairs. other notable results from Mid sussex riders were alex Medlicott, 12, on Miss Malibu and emma robbins, 14, on Ziggy who finished fourth in the pairs, and Verity Cannell riding Mathilda, who was third in the individual event, which was won by Dianna stewart on louis from Dorking the next events are on sunday 19th June and sunday 7th august at town Place, all standards of riders are welcome see the tPeC website for details. www.townplaceequestrian.co.uk

Results Individual Class 1st Dianna Stewart – Louis 2nd Sarah Leggatt – Patsy 3rd Verity Cannell – Mathilda 4th Natalie Douglas – Katy

Amanda Hayes and Lottie at the immobility Simon Joyce and Injunear at the narrow path

Winner of the pairs: Emily Waggenmann on Winter Jasmine at the narrow path

Liz Lelliot and Revez tackle the low branches James Scott on Brownie at the bank

Emily Waggenman at the Maypole

Below: Natalie Douglas on Katy setting off on the orienteering phase

Pairs Class 1st Emily Wagenmann – Winter Jasmin Georgina Wagenmann – Puzzle 2nd Jacqueline Sandford – Roisin Sandra Qardan – Gamble 3rd Dawn Austin – Ruben Sue Light – Norman 4th Alex Medlicott – Miss Malibu Emma Robbins – Ziggy

Pairs winners Emily Waggenmann on Winter Jasmine and sister, Georgina Waggenman on Puzzle on the orienteering course

Verity Cannell on Mathilda during the orienteering

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FEATurE In approx 75% of cases, only the front feet of bare horses require hoof boots, as these limbs and hooves have a greater weight bearing capacity – although it depends on the horse’s job and workload.

The Glove hugs the foot and responds like a naked hoof

Today, many horses are working without shoes, using hoof boots when required for extra protection

The barefoot horse

Hoof balance is key to equine health and soundness – so finding a good practitioner to trim the feet is vital

This month, Lucy Nicholas of Trelawne Equine helps a reader decide what hoof boot to choose.

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Having seen all the information around on barefoot hoofcare, I took the plunge in May and my farrier removed my horse’s shoes. He’s a great farrier and I am really pleased with the results – my horse Jack didn’t experience any issues transitioning to bare, although we are lucky enough to have toll rides around our farm, so we don’t do much work on hard ground. We just do hacking and a few unaffiliated competitions – Jack’s a good all rounder. However, I am doing a Combined Training event in September at Polhill Equestrian Centre in Kent, and need to hack there – I can’t risk Jack’s feet being sore before I get there. I’d like to introduce him to front hoof boots – can you help me choose please? His left fore is 113mm width by 121mm length, and his right fore is 109mm width by 118mm length. Lisa Madingley

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Congratulations on successfully taking your horse barefoot – although it is still early days in the transitioning process, and you are right to take precautions. You are obviously taking great care with your management regime and working closely with a forward-thinking farrier that understands hoof biomechanics. in terms of booting, the most suitable one could be the easyboot glove. it has no fixings to catch and come undone, so it is popular with people that want to compete. it is also suitable for horses with slightly longer than wider hooves, and those that over-reach or brush. the glove hugs the hoof and responds like a naked hoof; we consider it to be the next best thing to being totally barefoot. it comes in singles and adds traction to the hoof whilst allowing a free stride and quick break over, and it clings to the wall, so that debris stays out of the boot. Because your horse’s feet measurements are slightly different, i’d suggest hiring a fit kit from us, to ascertain the correct size, as these boots must be a very precise fit. the kit contains different sized shells (the base sections of the boots), so you can try them on Jack with your farrier. the glove comes in 11 sizes, and is also available in half sizes - Jack may need 1/2 size difference in shell size on each foot. i would expect that he’d need a size 0 on his off fore and 0.5 on his inside fore, but it depends on the conformational differences in the hoof, like wall angle, heel bulb size etc. although you’re considering using the boots for hacking, you may also like to begin using them when you compete. With correctly fitted hoof boots, there is no reason why your horse cannot gallop and jump. While the natural hoof functions better without a shoe (in terms of its shock absorption properties, improved circulation and traction), if we are working our horse above a walk on unforgiving surfaces, there will still be elements of concussion. Hoof boots reduce this. Comfort pads may also be used within barefoot boots for extra cushioning, especially if the horse undergoes work on unforgiving surfaces like tarmac. We recommend easycare 6mm medium comfort pads in the gloves as they help prevent peripheral loading, which occurs on any flat surface and compromises blood flow.

Comfort pads may be used within barefoot boots for extra cushioning

Call us on 0844 257 8585 and we can assist, and check out www.trelawneequine.co.uk for info on the Glove. august 2011 Localrider 23

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Words by Alex Kelly and photography by Paul Griffiths and Sweet Photography

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Charlotte Forde and Indian Spring at the Heathfield Show

ndian spring had a successful early racing career, finishing fifth in the French Derby and winning three times over the hurdles in ireland. When the time came to retire the saddlers Wells grandson from the track in February he was quickly snapped up by Joe akehurst. Joe, who is a professional jockey, thought that Jerry (as indian spring is know to his friends) would make a perfect birthday present for his girlfriend, Charlotte Forde. Charlotte has undertaken the retraining of Jerry and in the last five months he has gone from a racehorse to a show horse. Jerry takes everything in his stride. Mainly due to his kind nature, the busy atmosphere of Heathfield agricultural show did not faze him as he made his show ring debut there. He finished second in a strong class, which qualified Charlotte and the black gelding for the finals at the Hickstead Derby Meeting.

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Grenade and Monique Wallace at the HoCon Arab show at Towerlands

wenty-yearold Monique Wallace took on the country’s top producers at the HoCon arab show to win her place at HoYs with grenade. Monique and her family from ninfield in east sussex purchased the grey gelding four years ago, when Monique out grew her show ponies. grenade has introduced her to the horse classes and together they have a reputation for producing faultless performances in the show ring, which has led them to qualify for HoYs and riHs every season. as well as their show ring success they also enjoy jumping and hacking out and as they look to the future, there are plans a hoof to go hunting in the coming season.

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ennie Cobley rode the stratten Family’s Welsh section B, Cheverellfield royal Duke, to claim his Horse of the Year show (HoYs) ticket at the Hickstead Derby Meeting. the liver chestnut, now aged six, has been under Jennie’s care for the last three years, during which time she has brought him on slowly. Having perfected their craft over the winter by taking part in some unaffiliated dressage, Jennie and Duke were ready to “go for it” this season and their hard work has more than paid off. even though the Worthing based producer has worked behind the scenes before at HoYs with her charges, this will be the first time she will be competing at the final.

Jennie and Cheverellfield Royal Duke at Hickstead

Moor Hall Stud Success

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wners and breeders, Jennifer newnham and Mandy godden were delighted to see Moor Hall tinkerbelle qualify for the riHs lead rein class at BsPs area 11. the win was an even bigger achievement given it was the chestnut mare’s first attempt at the ticket. tinkerbelle joined producer lulu Hillyard’s team in the late spring and recently commenced her show career. ridden by lulu’s daughter, Charlotte, and led in the ring by her uncle, Philip Cooper, Charlotte and tinkerbelle have already had some impressive wins. including Mini Champion at the stevenage show. Jennifer and Mandy have had further cause to celebrate as Moor Hall Vivacious qualified for HoYs at the three Counties show. owners roger and gillian gill were over the moon when their daughter rebecca and Vivacious took the ticket, which made their long Charlotte trip over from Hillyard and ireland to contest Moor Hall a few shows in Tinkerbelle england, all the at BSPS Area 11 more satisfying.

Sophie and Parklands Polo at Hickstead

ine-year-old rusper Primary school student, sophie Preston and her pony Parkland Polo claimed victory in the Mini show Jumping at the Hickstead Derby Meeting. the class is judged not only on the riders jumping style, but also their turn out. sophie chose to under take her round side saddle, which contributed to her standing out from the other thirty competitors. sophie started riding sidesaddle earlier this year, thanks to the encouragement of 18-year-old Polo. she and Polo are part of the mounted games team, keen hunters, regulars at Pony Club and Polo is also a polo pony (he and sophie play). 24 Localrider august 2011

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Ebony Horse Club Championships offers inspiration to all The eighth annual Ebony Horse Club Championships demonstrated achievement against the odds – for the Club and its members.

Shanice and Shaneka Reid with riders from the Ebony Horse Club

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gainst the backdrop of taking children from one of the most deprived areas of Britain to an average of 15 riding lessons a year, the Club delivers standards that rival more regular riders. 14 year-old twins, shanice and shaneka reid, epitomised this with a dressage and jumping display aboard Patch – a green five-year-old, and romeo, an established competition horse whose last outing had been in the ‘Hunt Challenge’ at the royal Windsor Horse show. Yet the girls delivered performances that belied their experience and showed a horse-mastership that clearly thrilled the owner of the horses, former three-day-eventer, and Club Patron, Charlotte steel. “the horses are far from the riding school ponies the girls are used to but i’m enormously proud of how the girls took instruction and rose to the challenge”, explained Charlotte, who is to continue to support the Club as it moves to a bespoke establishment in the centre of Brixton. there, the Club will be able to deliver more riding and stable management to more members, backed by a £200,000 grant from the British equestrian Federation’s olympic legacy project, HooF-ride london. 15 year-old Chloe rice, explained, “ i have been trying to get extra riding by helping out at Willowtree riding school at weekends but it can take an hour or more to get there.” However, the centre will likely be completed just as Chloe heads to college. she said, “the Club took lots of us to view Plumpton College’s open Day and we were meant to tour the whole College, but i got to the equine department and stayed there all day”, adding, “ebony has given me so much confidence, i can’t wait to go and i’m hoping i’ll get enough gCses to be able to go in at a higher level than i thought!” and, this year’s Club Champion, nahshon Devin, also has his sights set on the College. “i want to study horse care and go on to work in a showjumping yard”, said nahshon, 16, who took the title with 235points, nearly 50points ahead of his nearest rival. encompassing a unique judging system that includes points for ‘attitude to the horse’ and ‘persistence’, quelling challenging behaviours that some of the members may suffer from, the championship day also includes a written stable management exam, ridden assessment at walk, trot and canter

Charlotte Steel puts Shanice and Shaneka Reid through their paces

12-year-old Eliatha Gray-Mills has been riding since she was seven. This picture was taken before the tacking-up test.

Overall Champion, Nahshon Devin, pictured with event sponsor Paul Smallwood of RBC Dexia

15 year-old Chloe Rice is hoping to continue her equine career at Plumpton College

and a practical assessment of leading a horse up in hand and tacking up and/or un-tacking a pony. Chairman of the Volunteer Committee for the British Horse society in london, Janet Coe, was among the judges and said, “i’m delighted with the Champion because when i saw him ride i thought we’ve got a winner here, but next year i’ll be anxiously waiting in the wings as i’ll be teaching at the new centre.” and as the day came to its conclusion, founder, ros spearing, must have had mixed emotions as Hugo, the horse that inspired her to take children from her then neighbourhood to riding lessons made an appearance and she then waved goodbye to the host venue, Chelsfield equestrian Centre, looking towards the championships being held at the ebony Horse Club centre next year. “all i can say is that i’m very proud”, said ros.

The top three competitors each won a new hat – a hat of their own

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Adult Camp with Janine Lamy

at Bedgebury Park Equestrian Centre 17th to 19th June 2011 Photography by Louisa Day

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t is clear from the comments below, just how much the riders enjoyed Adult Camp at Bedgebury!

“I would just like to say a massive thanks to Janine Lamy, Martin Wright, Louisa Day and all the others campers for making this weekend one to remember. There seems to be some stigma around this sort of thing where people think they are not good enough and it is rubbish. We were split into two groups of four by Janine, each to suit rider and horse abilities. No one should miss out on the fun we all had from early 20s to 60s - this camp is for everyone. My face still hurts I laughed that much!” Claire Carter “Thanks for such a great weekend, I cannot get over how far we progressed in such a short time with his jumping, and if you had told me we would be jumping cross-country fences like that together by Sunday I don’t think I would have believed you!” Philippa Soden

Smile please Sarah and JJ

“I thoroughly enjoyed myself and completely forgot that I am old enough to be everyone else’s grandmother!” Tina Freedman “I enjoyed myself immensely over the weekend and am already looking forward to next year!” Alexandra Higgins “A brilliant weekend of fun.” Sarah Glynn To contact Janine or for more information on future camps call Janine on Mobile 07973 780820 or visit: www.janinelamy.co.uk

Life on the yard

Caroline (Baileys nutritionist) and Claire discuss Zalena’s diet Beccy’s cosy bedroom

Bex (Chaskits) assesses the fit of Alex’s body protector Janine keeps an eye on the XC warm-up

Camp gets the thumbs up! Ted gets in on the action

Friday night in the pub

Saturday night barbeque The rather luxurious cottage

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Beccy and George at Hurstwood Farm

Adele and Timone

Sharon Hunt’s groom Paula gives campers the guided tour The second group cheer on the others

Tina and Morgan concentrating on their flatwork

Philippa and Max in the polework session

Alex and the 20-year-old Summer jumping

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regional roundup Jane Chivers, Individual Winner of Level 3, orienteering through Parham Park with the stunning Parkham House in the background

Parham Park BHS TREC Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2011 Words by Di Skippon and Ali Large and photography by Peter Cox

The South East Qualifier for the GB Championships on Dartmoor in September was held at the British Eventing venue, Rackham, by kind permission of Nick and Katherine Dugdale.

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Emma Andre, concentrating and checking her map during the tricky Parham Park section (higher level competitors only had a very old map to navigate by)

Joy Taylor enjoys watching the competitors in the sunshine

ne hundred competitors descended on rackham for a perfect trec weekend of blue sky and constant sunshine. thanks to the generosity of lady emma Barnard and the trustees of Parham Park, riders spent the orienteering phase of the competition on saturday, negotiating their way through spectacular countryside, either with the amazing backdrop of Parham House or across the south Downs which now comprises the national Park. level 1 competitors completed their orienteering stage in two to three hours whilst the highest level 3’s were finished in approximately seven hours (not helped by a farmer who had accidentally padlocked his bridleway gate to a farm gate, so a detour off the marked route had to be quickly devised). all riders enjoyed a relaxed walk back through the pretty village of amberley with some even pausing for well earned liquid refreshment at the Black Horse!

Day two

Clare Reynolds and daughter Megan, check out the cross country course on bikes first!

The Clock Tower at Parham

on the sunday, competitors completed the remaining two phases of the BHs Qualifying trec competition with Control of Paces (CoP) and the Cross Country obstacles section (PtV) these two phases took place over nick and Katherine Dugdale’s beautiful British eventing cross country course, which provided gently undulating grass land and wooded areas, all viewable from a central point. the course made great use of the existing obstacles together with some trec additions, strategically placed to test the skill, balance and aids of the rider and boldness and obedience of the horse. Presentation of the prizes took place late sunday afternoon and special thanks must go to Centaur Photography, localrider Magazine, guy skippon and Quality rosettes who so very generously and kindly donated fantastic prizes. the whole competition could not have taken place without all the judges and helpers who volunteered their time, so a heartfelt thanks to all those who so ably assisted. Profits arising from the competition are being equally divided between Brooke animal Hospital and the Crawley and Horsham Hunt

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Individual Level 1 Class First place: A brilliant performance by Gillian Ransome on her lovely bay Stradbally Boy put her in first place to win the overall Level 1 Class and Centaur’s generous photographic sitting and print

Second place: Susan Hoover on Dart, her wonderful quarter horse, earneds a good score at canter and earned second place in Level 1

Third place: Natalie Douglas rode her beautiful grey Katy along the COP track to come third in a strong level 1 individual section

Level 1 Pairs Class First place: Jane Holbrook canters Tom to a fast time in the Level 1 Pairs section to win Level 1 Pairs with her partner Stella

And: Stella Bellem on the gorgeously marked Ramble

Second place: Mary MacKenzie and Sherbert make the step down look easy and finish a creditable second place in Level 1 Pairs And: Tracy Edwards on Coven gallops the cross country section to take second place with partner Mary

Third place: Maike Ahlgrimm on little Oskar make quick work of the step down obstacle to come third in Level 1 Pairs And: Maike’s partner, Helena Levett on the spirited Bruni negotiate the cross country section

Individual Level 2 Class First place: Jo Cox survived being kicked and her horse falling to win the Individual Level 2 class, here seen negotiating her way through Parham Park

Second place: Katie Holmes a successful South East Trec member, galloping across the Rackham Cross Country course on her way to second place in the Individual Level 2 section

Third place: Leigh Nixon on Galaxy, starts the PTV course and finishes well in third place in Level 2

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regional roundup Level 2 Pairs Class

Level 3 Pairs Class

First place: A wonderful jump by Nicola Pearce on little Ausdan Sularis to win the Level 2 Pairs section overall with her partner Tessa Bayliss on Llewis (right)

First place: Very successful Trec competitor Clare Reynolds, wins again on the talented Starlight Sylvester, this time partnered by Joy Taylor, they won Level 3 Pairs. Right: Joy Taylor and Jojo wait for the starter to commence the Cross Country section.

Second place: Jenny Bath jumping her mare Georgia to take second place in the Level 2 Pairs section with Judy Gillett, pictured going through the water

Second place: Julie Brand on Sellie bound-off the Step complex and complete a successful score to come second in Level 3 Pairs with partner, Jane Right: Jane Anscome safely through the water obstacle

Third place: Liz Beddows, rides the Step Down obstacle on Polly to come third with her daughter Rebecca in the Level 2 Pairs class Right: Rebecca Bedows, successfully negotiates the water on Rosie

Third Place: A fabulous jump by pony Gem and rider Jill Perry at the Step Up to finish third with her partner, Kay in the Level 3 Pairs Right: Alfie listens obediently to rider Kay Kitson to score top marks at the water section

Individual Level 3 Class First place: Jane Chivers Individual Winner of Level 3, orienteering through Parham Park

Third place: Anita Thomas riding her lovely grey, James, orienteering on the South Downs, they finished third in the Individual Level 3 class

Owen, the ambulance man, watches the cross country section (fortunately his services were not required!)

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Surrey Union victorious at Royal Windsor Words by Surrey Union Hunt Team Manager - Lizzie Calvert and photography by Julian Portch

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he Surrey Union Inter-Hunt relay team took part at The Royal Windsor Horse Show on Thursday 12th May. Chef d’equipe Lizzie Calvert chose the team with utmost care as last year the team had reached the final and were narrowly beaten by the Heythrop. Horses for this particular competition need to be confident, cover the ground and most importantly leave the poles firmly in the cups. (A five second penalty per knockdown is added to the final time.) With this in mind the team consisted of Sarah Halsey, daughter of ex-lady master, Katherine Meller, riding her mother’s hunter Haze, a retired eventer. Julian Westaway riding his hunter Raindance 111, Julian’s daughter LucyAnna regularly steals him to event and recently finished third at the Badminton Grassroots festival. Nici Wilson riding Porter 11 a wonderfully fast

and clean jumping machine and Sam West riding her own Llanarth the Blues who she events successfully and hunts as often as her job as a freelance groom permits. With over 25 teams in the competition the Surrey Union qualified into the last eight teams posting the second fastest time in round one. On route to the final they met the Portman Hunt and the Old Surrey and Burstow and West Kent Hunt. In the final they were up against the Cotswold Vale. In a thrilling neck and neck finish the Surrey union posted four clear rounds versus the Cotswold Vale who lowered three poles adding fifteen seconds to their final time. Victory this time. Go the Union !!!!! Congratulations to a great team of horses and riders and thanks to the helpers and noisy supporters.

Sarah Halsey, Julian Westaway, Sam West and Nici Wilson stand victorious in front of Royal Windsor Castle

Sarah and Sam hear the winning decision

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Inter-Hunt Team Relay

Julian Westaway

Haze and Porter 11 await the Presentations Left: The winning Southdown and Eridge Team, left to right: TJ Fuller, Lizzie Tillard, Alison Stone and Diane Keegan aka Mouse

Photography by Julian Portch and Steve Fuller

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hilst hunts all around the country unite in their roots and the history of hunting, all this seems to be forgotten, when they stand opposite each other at the start of the Inter-Hunt Team Relay competitions, which are run at various locations up and down the country. Fresh from their victory at Royal Windsor the Surrey Union Hunt were hot favourites to win at the South of England Show. But the local pack, the Southdown & Eridge, under the guidance of Chef d’equipe and Joint Master, Julia Caffyn put in some amazing turns to clinch the victory.

Above: Southdown and Eridge Joint Master and Chef d’equipe, Julia Caffy

Left: The runners-up and winners of the Best Turned Out prize, Surrey Union Hunt. Left to right: Lizzie Calvert, Fred Ford, Sarah Halsey and Alice Dunsdon

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Laura and Sooty competing at BCA

Laura Powell writes... ‘One step forward two steps back’ is how the last month has been. As my dad casually asked, “how many times have you been placed this season?” I pointed at the one lonely rosette on the lorry dash board “O”. And my non-successful runs continued at BCA, where I took Alf to run in the novice. Dressage went well and we even managed medium trot without him losing the plot. I was looking forward to the show jumping as I had my new brakes and they worked beautifully in the warm-up. I cantered over the first fence and we were off, err where were my new brakes? I managed to steer around the course with no say on the speed or distances. When we finally got through finish I relaxed - thank goodness that was over, but it wasn’t. As I relaxed my rein Alf then bolted around the arena. It was a good two laps before I was able to pull-up (by aiming at the ambulance in the corner). I was then faced by a row of stewards questioning my ability and whether I should be allowed to go cross country. Luckily I was allowed and I completed a very steady clear. We were back at the college the following day for Sooty’s first ODE. Horizontal rain and bottomless ground wasn’t ideal and there were plenty of naughty horses in the dressage. Luckily he was a saint and performed a fair test with four faults show jumping and a silly green spook cross country. But unlike some (Alf) he was a pleasure to do. It was pretty ironic as I was cantering round in the mud at BCA that the following week’s event, Stratford Hills in Essex was abandoned due to the drought, so my next event was Rackham in West Sussex. I headed there solo with just Sooty in the wagon. It’s always a little worrying eventing solo and thankfully it’s a rare occasion. Driving down you get thoughts like ‘who will take the horse and the lorry home if I end up in hospital etc!’

Luckily I parked next to a friend and Sooty looked after me. He scored an amazing 19 in the dressage which I doubt will happen again and went clear show jumping, so I couldn’t believe it when he ran out of puff on the cross country. We completed, but with penalties, he’s now trotting up the downs and being fed mix!

At last the brakes work Just my luck I’ve got with one horse I can’t stop and another that I can’t keep going! Although I think I might have sorted my brakes with Alf – a Cheltenham gag. I rode in it at Eridge, he was still strong enough for me to ditch the second rein and ride of the pully, but a lot better. He was on the transfer list after a frustrating dressage test, but all was forgiven after the cross country. He’d warmed up beautifully, but then seen monsters in the white boards during his test. Show jumping was okish, eight faults and he was awesome cross country, complete with brakes and steering. However, I’m not going to get too excited as Eridge is very hilly, so that could have influenced him. Spud took Sooty’s place in the BE90 at Eridge as Sooty had girth galls that hadn’t recovered in time. As I set off cross country I didn’t hang around knowing the time is always a factor with Spud. You can imagine my frustration when he crumpled in to the third fence from home on the cross country. I think he may have spotted the photographer crouching on the floor on landing, but that’s just me making excuses. Bottom line is he’s old enough to know better and it shouldn’t have happened. Next Alf heads to Brightling for the CIC*, our first one star, so I have that sink or swim feeling! But first I head to Ardingly for five days intensive training.

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his year’s horse trials at Blenheim (8th – 11th September) looks as though it will attract an even more stellar field than usual with an Olympic Qualifier Class for teams Australasia, Africa and Asia and strong competition amongst individuals for places in the run up to 2012 Event Director Mandy Hervieu says: “There are many of the world’s leading event riders already based in Britain and with London 2012 just around the corner many more have joined them. Blenheim being a ‘top end’ CCI*** with a relatively hilly course will attract many individuals who are following a plan with selection for the games in their sights so we are expecting an even higher calibre of entrant.” Those contesting the Olympic qualifying places for the teams class will run first, undertaking their Dressage on Thursday morning, Cross country Saturday morning and Show Jumping Sunday with the other CCI*** individual competitors following on after the team riders. There is also the very popular 8 and 9 year old CIC*** class with Dressage Thursday and Friday, Show Jumping Saturday and Cross Country Sunday (morning); Grass roots competitions for local riders on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Plus

Demonstrations, Attractions and Displays both equine and non-equine throughout the weekend, as well as lots of shops to choose from. Advanced discount priced tickets can be bought before 2nd September from www.blenheim-horse.co.uk and tickets start from just £8 for admission* on Thursday up to £22 for admission* on Saturday with free parking for all and no charge for accompanied under 12’s. *There are also many other ticket types available including reserved grandstand seats, VIP members and picnic passes.

Your chance to win tickets to watch the whole four days! Four lucky readers have the chance to win one of four pairs of admission tickets for all four days of the event by simply answering the following question Q. Who is the title sponsor for this year’s event?

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To enter send your name, address and telephone number along with the answer on a postcard to: Blenheim Horse Trails Competition, Localrider, 2 Littleworth Cottages, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TP The winners will be the first four entries drawn after the closing date of 31st August 2011. Each winner will win a pair of entry tickets for all four days of the Fidelity Blenheim International Horse Trials. There is no alternative to the prize and the tickets cannot be exchanged for cash.

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SARAH’S DIARY

Great team spirit

For more information visit: www. millstonesuk.com

This month, International Grand prix dressage rider Sarah Millis, of Millstones competition yard in Sussex, shares her latest news

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e have had a very busy few months at Millstones. My pupil Melissa Beer recently competed at the Compiegne CDI young rider classes in France, in June. Mel was third in the Young Riders Kur and fourth in the individual test with her horse Celestial King, and the pair has really turned a corner. I was competing myself in the UK so couldn’t be there to support Mel, but she did a very good job. “Compiegne is such a beautiful place, and I went there with a new found confidence – CK initially felt hot-headed, but he listened during the tests, and was completely submissive. His trot was especially powerful in the individual test, and I am so happy to have finally cracked the canter work,” Mel tells me. The whole event was a great result for British dressage, and created a fabulous team spirit; the national anthem was played five times over the three days across the young rider and senior classes. Let’s hope we can all keep it up! Also, the final selection trials have taken place for the Young Rider European Championships, and we are pleased to report that Mel has been selected as one of just two individual riders, along with the amazing young rider Sophie Wells, Mel’s team mate in Compeigne. This is great news, as Mel was a reserve in 2010, and is a reflection of her hard work.

Furst Henrik recently won the British Young Horse National Five Year Old class

New horses on the yard

In other news, I have a new Grand Prix ride - HP Frontier, a 12-yearold owned by Katja Kuistila. In June, we competed at Hickstead Premier League in our first Grand Prix class together, coming third with 66.03%. This horse is very special and I have high hopes for him as our relationship develops; he is by the Holsteiner stallion Falkrich, one of Australia’s most successful sports horse sires. Also new to the yard is another baby owned by Katja - Furst Henrik, a five-year-old. We also took him to Hickstead, only his second show, and were delighted to win the British Young Horse National Five Year Old class with a huge 85%! He has set the bar very high as he also won our first show together, the British Young Horse International Five Year Old class at Wellington. We are now aiming for the British Young Horse final at Hickstead CDI in July. Henrik is a real charmer and has great presence – his extensions and tempi changes show such promise.

Well done competition winners!

Sarah Jarrett from Kent won a lesson in an RS-tor competition and brought her friend’s showjumping mare, Fluffy

We recently welcomed two competition winners to the yard, Sarah Jarrett from Kent and Philippa Grainger from Surrey, who both won a lesson with me in a competition run by the RS-tor rider safety aid. Sarah brought a friend’s showjumping mare, Fluffy, a 16.3h 10-year-old Belgium Warmblood, and worked on embracing the mare’s large stride and exuberant nature. Sarah was finding it hard to keep Fluffy ‘together’ and hold her attention, but I explained that Sarah really needs to sit around the mare, so she can influence the horse’s way of going – it is easy sometimes to sit on a large horse, and perch on top. Meanwhile Philippa bought her shared loan horse, Savannah, and we worked on developing Philippa’s riding confidence – again, I explained the importance of really influencing the horse, and being positive with the aids to get the horse moving on and working off the leg. If you don’t ask, you don’t get! In both cases, the RS-tor is a beneficial aid, as it can help anchor the hands and allow the rider to work on the seat, and riding the horse forwards. Visit www.rstor.co.uk

HP Frontier is by the Holsteiner stallion Falkrich, one of Australia’s most successful sports horse sires Mel Beer is one of just two individual riders, along with Sophie Wells, to represent GB at the next Young Rider European Championships

Philippa Grainger from Surrey also won a lesson, and brought her shared loan horse, Savannah

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From sinew mouthpieces to a world first – bespoke ‘design a bit’ online By Stephen Biddlecombe of Equine Management, UK distributor of Bombers bits

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n Benjamin Latchford’s book The Loriner, published in 1883, he wrote: “the horse’s mouth and temper may be compared to a lock, so made that only one key will fit it.” These were sage words, in as far as each horse’s bit should be chosen to fit not just mouth conformation, but also the horse’s temperament. Bitting horses has a long heritage across the world. There is evidence of bit wear on horses’ teeth found in the Ukraine circa 4000 BC. Primitive bridles that used deer antlers as cheek pieces and animal hide or sinew for mouthpieces have also been found at sites on the Black Sea. (Source: Institute for Ancient Equestrian Studies.) Metal bits are thought to have originated around 1500 BC, and France’s Louvre holds examples of horse bits from 8th century Luristan [western Iran]. Because of the requirements to move quickly and submit to their masters, ancient war-horses across many civilisations were ridden in curb bits with high ports that put pressure on the roof of the mouth and also increased curb leverage and poll pressure. Over time, ‘families’ of bits were developed including snaffles, curbs and gags, and loriners focussed on not just the actions of the mouthpieces, but of the cheek pieces. Today, there are many hundreds of different bits and bitting systems available, meaning we have the widest choice of bits available to us that the industry has ever seen.

War-horse bits had curb leverage and poll pressure. The bits’ comfort levels can usually be indicated by the horses’ expressions!

Metal bits are thought to have originated around 1500 BC, and developed over time

Bombers bits’ Petros Control Eggbutt Loose Ring prevents the horse taking hold of the bit, and is precisely positioned at 45°

The sweetest thing

The range is renowned for its blue sweet iron metal, which oxidises easily, encourages salivation, helps bit acceptance, and has a warm, sweet feeling within the equine mouth. The famous blue hue of the bit fades over time, with oxidisation. Bomber is well-known for his dedication to introducing new bitting technologies – his brand’s rotating Petros mouthpieces are a good example, as they prevent the horse taking hold of the bit, and are precisely positioned at 45° in the mouth, to follow the contour of the horse’s tongue. For stockists, call: 01825 840 002. To buy online and find out more, visit: www.bombersbits.co.uk

The world’s first ‘design a bit’ service

In February 2011, Bombers Equestrian Equipment bits were launched to the UK via distributor Equine Management Ltd – and the company has just launched what is thought to be the world’s first ‘design a bit’ service online, at www.bombersbits. co.uk. Customers can specify one of seven mouth piece sizes and one of twelve cheek piece styles on an enquiry form, and after its submission, will be contacted via email with a price for the bit and turnaround time for its hand-made production. If there is a requirement for a size not detailed on the website, customers can write this information in the description box, for a completely bespoke service. Each bit is then hand-made by Bomber Nel, a South African equine expert, and shipped to the UK. A wide range of off-the-shelf Bombers bits is also available for fast despatch at the site. Bomber is renowned worldwide for his bitting expertise, and his bits are currently being used by the upper echelon of the European show jumping fraternity. Bomber Nel’s introduction to horse riding came at the age of nine when he started playing polocrosse at Umvuma Club in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). During the 1970s, he played for the Queens Polocrosse Club and as a result of the shortage of equestrian equipment available in Rhodesia, started making a variety of saddlery items, including for the military. Bomber then moved with his young family to Pietermaritzburg in South Africa and in 1979, began making polocrosse racquets and other equestrian items, all made to suit specific equine requirements. Today, Bombers bits are widely used within the fields of show jumping and the cross country phase of eventing, and are also popular within the fields of polo, polocrosse, western riding, endurance, racing and dressage. august 2011 Localrider 35

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

British Showjumping News Amy Inglis hits the heights in Hagen

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ourteen-year-old Amy Inglis from West Sussex travelled out to Hagen, Germany last week to compete at the CSIOP International Show. Amy partnered her mothers (Claire) and Mandy Hall’s ten-year-old bay gelding Nils

Amy Inglis and Nils D’Hurl Vent finished second in the Pony Grand Prix in Hagen

D’Hurl Vent in both the Grand Prix and the Pony Nations Cup Team. Putting in a solid performance in the team competition Amy jumped one of only two double clears in the whole competition playing a major part in the team’s final finishing position of second place. The rest of the Pony team consisted of 14-year-old Emily Roe from Lincolnshire riding Aroldo. 13-year-old Graham Babes from Scotland riding Dollar Girl and 14-year-old Christie Pritchard from Wales riding Kilcloghan Dg Clover. The Pony Grand Prix saw Amy put in a superb performance on the ever consistence Nils D’Hurl Vent. With thirteen combinations jumping clear in the first round and making it into the jumpoff Amy knew that a fast clear was needed to hold off the competition. Doing just that Amy

came home clear in a time of 37.94 seconds that proved good enough for second place with only the Danish rider Jessica Toelstang managing to beat the time. Amy’s team mate Emily Roe also made it in to the jump off of the Grand Prix riding the 14-yearold grey gelding Aroldo. Emily was up on the time coming home in 37.78 seconds but lowering just one pole for four faults finished in fifth place. CSIOP, Hagen, Germany. Pony Grand Prix (1.35m) 1st Jessica Toelstang (Den) riding Nikolina – 0/0 in 36.36 seconds 2nd Amy Inglis (GBR) riding Nils D’Hurl Vent – 0/0 in 37.94 seconds 3rd Leontine Bruin (Neds) riding Scapa Sb – 0/0 in 38.23 seconds 4th Marie Schulze Topphoff (Ger) riding Mentos Junior 2 – 0/0 in 41.35 seconds 5th Emily Roe (GBR) riding Aroldo – 0/4 in 37.78 seconds 6th Megan Laseur (Neds) riding Ensilla – 0/4 in 40.26 seconds

Horse or Pony ‘Club’ Membership for £30! British Showjumping’s new £30 membership looks set to excite grassroots competitors

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n exciting new initiative by British Showjumping has been launched to give competitors jumping between 70cm and 1.00m the chance to compete for minimal cost. This news is, as I’m sure you can imagine, being met with excitement and enthusiasm from both unaffiliated and affiliated competitors alike. Club membership is a new category which provides plenty of perks and benefits whilst also being good on your pocket. In a move to restructure their Membership system, British Showjumping has unveiled three simple categories – Club, National and International. And it’s the brilliant, brand new Club membership which has the greatest impact on our unaffiliated riders and which has been greeted with wide acclaim. Club membership offers fantastic opportunities to any horse, pony and rider combination who have no registered results at Amateur 90cm, Stepping Stones or British Novice and above over the past three years. So even though your horse or pony may have some winnings on his/her record, if you are a new rider it doesn’t stop you joining as a club member. No age limit on riders competing ponies With the horse/rider combination being the key factor you can see how Club membership offers an exciting opportunity. The other big change is that there is no age limit on riders competing ponies so the days of someone having to register their pony as a horse once they were seventeen are long gone! The membership isn’t only proving

attractive to unaffiliated riders but also to producers of young horses and those that compete in other disciplines such as eventing, pentathlon and working hunters. Competitions will run over 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 1 metre courses and riders have welcomed the announcement that entries fees will be capped at just £10.

Why should I consider joining up as a Club member?

Club membership means so much more than first meets the eye and if you look at this exciting new option you will see that there are enormous benefits for everyone. ● For a start, you don’t have to worry about clocking up prize money and jumping out of affiliated classes before you’re ready to upgrade. ● There’s no prize money in the Club category but the great news is that your horse and pony’s full performance record will be posted on the British Showjumping website for you to visit at any time of the day or night Your own fully graded information will be at your finger tips. This is welcome news for producers and dealers of young horses in the current economic climate. It not only saves

the full affiliation fee but provides a proven competition record on the click of a mouse. ● In addition to collating and uploading your horse or pony’s full grading information online, Club members will be eligible for regional leagues and championships. Running from June to May, the eight regional leagues are spread across the country representing Scotland, Northern, West Midlands, Wales, East Midlands, East, South East and the South West. By popular demand the elimination rule of ‘two stops and you’re out’ has been relaxed for Club members allowing three stops before elimination. First rounds will not be timed but there will be a two minute time limit. ● Club members are eligible for all training programmes, have access to a bi-monthly online Showjumping magazine and receive their own friendly easy-to-read handbook. ● Members also have peace of mind in the knowledge that the £30m public liability insurance is included in their value-formoney Club membership fee. National membership runs from British Novice upwards for those members whom wish to qualify for National Championships rather than Regional ones. While International membership is self-explanatory for riders competing abroad. For further details on the Club membership and the new categorisation visit www. britishshowjumping.co.uk or call the British Showjumping Sport Team on 02476 698812

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Localrider-sponsored Regional Points 1 September 2010 to 1 July 2011

South East of England Points Horse Senior 1m 162 148 128 82 66 49 44 38 36 34 32 32 30 30 28 26 26 24 24 24 24 24 24 22 22 22 22 20 20 18 18 18 18 18 16 16 14 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

BILWOOD DOLLY DOTSMAN................................. Miss M Etheridge MY AMAZING GRACE............................................ Miss M S Ballard AZARA..........................................................................Miss L Jones RIEGA MALACHITE..................................................Miss S E Walker QUICK JUMP Z..................................................... Miss A H Inceman WALDO DU REVERDY................................................ Mr B R Dalton QUTIE.................................................................. Miss J J Carpenter HELLO CLOVER II..................................................... Mr T W Purland TRULY DARCO..........................................................Mrs L A Preston CAREL CRUISE............................................ Miss A N Hudson-Smith ORASA..................................................................... Mrs C E Hassan WHIZZ KID 55............................................................Miss S L Smith DAVIDOFF VAN OVERIS.............................................. Mrs C Phillips SLOWLY DOES IT.................................................... Miss M S Ballard BASKIN BAY................................................................. Mrs A Degen INTERLUDE II.................................................................. Miss S Last MISS CARTIER........................................................ Miss M S Ballard CAPORETTO.............................................................Mrs S A Gosling EMA...........................................................................Miss S L Smith PRISTINA VAN HET RUBENSHOF.............................Miss H J Burdett TEQUILA ROYALE........................................................ Miss E Strapp TRACK RIGHT LUCY...................................................Miss S L Smith VAMIRA......................................................................Miss A L Perry CHANNA Z.................................................................Miss S L Smith MILORD BAY...........................................................Miss C Castellini RIEGA MALACHITE.................................................... Mr B R Dalton ZATOPEK..................................................................... Mr Sj Hannell WALDO DU REVERDY..............................................Miss S E Walker WILLOW III................................................................. Mr J Wickham FINN’S LEGEND.......................................................Miss Re Deblasi KERPLUNK................................................................Miss L Burchell OHIO BEE.................................................................Miss S E Walker ROMIEO X........................................................... Miss A H Inceman TALISMAN XXI................................................................. Mr M Pike PENNY MARKET...................................................... Miss S Anthony TWISTER VII................................................................Miss A L Perry CHICAGO LAD......................................................... Miss S Mehmet ERIC IV.....................................................................Miss I List Brain ARGUS III.....................................................................Mr C A Elliott BAYLEY V................................................................ Miss A S Phillips BELLADONA.......................................................... Mrs C E Fowdrey FELLSIDE PATIENCE..............................................Miss H V Simpson GREY WINGS............................................................. Miss A Barnes HEDGREOWS DIVINATIONS....................................... Mr B R Dalton MILLY MOLLY MANDY III.........................................MISS F R PATTY MILLY MOLLY MANDY III................................................ Mrs J Patty MIRROR IMAGE IV......................................................Miss C Mckee MY MATE MARMITE II............................................. Miss I N Burton NEDERSAXON BUFFY......................................Miss K M Farncombe NOBLE IDEA............................................................... Mr B R Dalton OUR DUCHESS..............................................................Ms C Farmer PRAETORIAN GUARD...........................................Miss H J Watchorn REVA DEVA............................................................. Miss C Beaurain RIDOUT ROSE...........................................................Mr S Frankland SABRINA III.....................................................................Miss L King TUESDAYS CHILD III....................................................Miss K C Wise WHISPER BB................................................................Miss R Hayes WILLOW CANBERRA.............................................MISS Z STANWAY WINSTON P..........................................................Miss J L Crossfield XAM..................................................................... Miss C A Pearson ZIEGO C.....................................................................Ms N S Kruger

Senior 90cm 96 90 56 42 42 30 28 22 22 22 22 20 19 18 18 18 17 16 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

MY AMAZING GRACE............................................ Miss M S Ballard INTERLUDE II.................................................................. Miss S Last WALDO DU REVERDY................................................ Mr B R Dalton CISCO’S VENTURE......................................................Miss A J Smith MODEL (THE)..............................................................Mrs M Corner PIKATSHOE V................................................................Mrs T J Giles SLOWLY DOES IT.................................................... Miss M S Ballard AZARA..........................................................................Miss L Jones KEEP THE DIAMOND................................................ Miss A A Bricka MARKSMAN II....................................................... Miss D S Keegan WALDO DU REVERDY..............................................Miss S E Walker QUTIE.................................................................. Miss J J Carpenter PRISTINA VAN HET RUBENSHOF.............................. Miss S Anthony LIMES PLAY IT AGAIN...............................................Miss H L Broad QUICK JUMP Z..................................................... Miss A H Inceman RIALTO C......................................................................Mrs J Fulcher CRUAGHS CHOREOGRAPHER.................................. Miss S Anthony UTAH TETE A TETE......................................................Mrs A Harrold LENAMORE COCO CHANEL...........................................Miss J Finch BILWOOD DOLLY DOTSMAN................................. Miss M Etheridge CAVEYS BON AMI...................................................... Miss S A Scott CRUELLA...................................................................Miss H L Broad CUPIDS ARROW.............................................................. Miss S Last DRIFTAWAY............................................................. Miss A A Bricka GHETTO SUPERSTAR III................................................... Miss S Last KAHLUA BAY........................................................... Miss J C P Sams NAKITA JANE......................................................... Miss M S Ballard ORASA..................................................................... Mrs C E Hassan REVENGE V..................................................... Mrs S J Glynn Brooks RIEGA MALACHITE..................................................Miss S E Walker VISCONDE..............................................................Miss J M H Beck VLEGEL...........................................................................Mrs S Witts WALFRIED.................................................................Mrs K A Welch

Senior 80cm 222 32 30 24 24 20 16 14 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

MODEL (THE)..............................................................Mrs M Corner SEAMUS O SHEA..........................................................Mrs J Collins HILLSWOOD CHEYANNE................................................. Miss S Last KATIA..................................................................... Miss L Enticknap MARKSMAN II....................................................... Miss D S Keegan ENNISKEANE COUGIE.................................................... Miss S Last MATTY BAY II..............................................................Miss G Strapp INTERLUDE II.................................................................. Miss S Last OSCAR XV.....................................................................Miss J Elgey BIMBO....................................................................... Miss J L Locke CLONDARGAN BOY............................................... Miss K Westgate CRUELLA...................................................................Miss H L Broad DUTCH SPIRIT III..................................................... Miss O J Painter FELLOW CURTIS........................................................Miss D Hudson HILLSWOOD CHEYANNE........................................Miss L S A Keogh MACIUS......................................................... Miss A Russell Norton O’SHAUGNESSY......................................................MRS M A JONES SLOWLY DOES IT.................................................... Miss M S Ballard UNO IX.........................................................................Mrs Z Falvey VALENCIA C............................................................ Miss K L Willard

Senior 70cm 34 12 10 10

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MODEL (THE)..............................................................Mrs M Corner TWICE KNIGHTLY................................................. Miss J J Carpenter IRMA II.....................................................................Mr A R Purland SEAMUS O SHEA..........................................................Mrs J Collins

Junior 1m 114 BLUE SKYLINER............................................................. Miss S Rees 84 WISE CHOICE III........................................................Miss J K Baxter

74 70 48 48 44 40 36 30 30 30 22 20 18 18 16 16 16 16 14 14 14 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10

EIDERDOWN.............................................................Miss J K Baxter GOLDDIGGER VI.......................................................... Ms V J Welch FOREVER BLUE....................................................Miss H D Barsham THYME FLIES........................................................... Miss A C Snook FUTURE ROLE................................................................ Miss H Tiley BLUE SHIFT........................................................... Miss M Motmans SPRITE II.......................................................................Miss G Tame BALLYDUFF BOBBY...................................................... Miss H Mcall HAVENHURST OCTAVE.................................................. Miss S Rees TIPPERARY GIRL..........................................................Miss S Green JJ II..........................................................................Miss T Anderson TELSTAR SNAP SHOT........................................... Miss K Mcparland PARC LACOSE....................................................... Miss L K Beecroft ROCK ON JIMMY............................................... Miss M G Chandler AMILIE JR Z....................................................................Mr A Chitty BOB JUSTICE........................................................Miss H D Barsham IRISH FELLA............................................................. Miss A C Snook ROCKIN ROBIN III.....................................................Miss J K Baxter AESTER IRIANA.......................................................... Miss M V Hills CARRENHILL QUEEN.................................................... Miss B Smith NORWAY COLOUR.......................................................Miss C Green ALFIE III.......................................................................... Mr C Tusler ANNAGOWAN ARROW..........................................Miss A L Beecher ANTHEM II.................................................................Miss A T David OKEHURST SUGABABE.............................................Miss J K Baxter TRINITY GOLD RUSH................................................. MISS M WHITE DANCING HERO.................................................. Miss S O J Worrow SOUNDCAT.................................................................... Miss H Tiley SPECIAL D............................................................Miss M S J Howell

Junior 90cm 81 74 73 66 52 50 37 30 28 28 24 22 22 22 22 20 18 18 16 16 16 14 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

ROCK ON JIMMY............................................... Miss M G Chandler WISE CHOICE III........................................................Miss J K Baxter DYCOTT MASTERMAN...............................................Miss M Jeffery BLUE SKYLINER............................................................. Miss S Rees HAVENHURST OCTAVE.................................................. Miss S Rees IRISH FELLA............................................................. Miss A C Snook MR MURPHY.........................................................Miss H R Stevens LENAMORE BLACK BEAUTY................................ MASTER J J COBB ONYX VIII....................................................................... Miss H Tiley TIPPERARY GIRL..........................................................Miss S Green EIDERDOWN.............................................................Miss J K Baxter ADRIVILLE TANGO.......................................................... Miss S Last BROWN EYED GIRL................................................Miss A L Beecher ROCKIN ROBIN III.....................................................Miss J K Baxter WALTHAM DAISY.....................................................Miss J K Baxter QUEENSDALE FASCANO.......................................... Miss B L Willett DOUNE........................................................................ Mr H Truman GARNAVILLA TRIGGER............................... Master C Hudson Smith AESTER IRIANA.......................................................... Miss M V Hills BLUE SHIFT........................................................... Miss M Motmans MAGIC STAR III....................................................Miss M S J Howell TELSTAR SNAP SHOT........................................... Miss K Mcparland ALPENTAL CRYSTAL CANYON.......................................Miss J Chitty IRISH FELLA............................................................. Miss A H Snook C.E.C. BRIGHT SPARK......................................................Miss T Dall CHESTNUT LADY (THE)..............................................Miss F L Oliver PAGE BOY II..............................................................Miss J K Baxter BRANIE........................................................................... Miss H Ede GOLDDIGGER VI.......................................................... Ms V J Welch GRISTHILL SHINING RUBY......................................... Miss O Martin KNOCKMORE PUZZLE......................................... Miss S O J Worrow MR JINGLES V................................................................. Mr C Tusler SPECIAL D............................................................Miss M S J Howell SPOT A DOT............................................................ Miss I G Mccaul

Junior 80cm 108 48 46 38 32 31 28 22 22 18 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

CHESTNUT LADY (THE)..............................................Miss F L Oliver BOWHAYLANDS FAIR EXCHANGE.............................. Miss P T Leak SYMONDSBURY PIPER............................................... Miss H Wright JUST MISS MOLLY....................................................MISS D LUSHER CANDYFLOSS II..................................................... Miss M Motmans MR MAGNETIC........................................................... Miss D Clarke DIAMOND TIMES..................................................... Miss E Peverley BRANIE........................................................................... Miss H Ede IRISH FELLA............................................................. Miss A H Snook OAKMILL JUBILEE BOY..............................................Miss M Jeffery ARABELLAS PROMISE................................................ Miss H Wright BRITTAS DANCER............................................... MISS J CORNWELL CAPPRY MOLLY.........................................................Miss E F Bruce DIAMOND TIMES............................................................. J Peverley DYCOTT MASTERMAN...............................................Miss M Jeffery IRELANDS ONE IN A MILLION............................... Miss V M Bartlett MINATURE BAY......................................................... Miss E Cooper MY MIGHTY CHOCOLATE DREAM........................... Miss A H Snook NATASHA........................................................... Miss M G Chandler SONNY BOY III........................................................... Miss M V Hills THE PARTYS OVER.....................................................Miss I Gilmour BALLENTYNES PIRATE......................................... Miss K Mcparland BALLYGALBA CLOVER...............................................Miss E Pilbeam EARTH DANCER................................................. MISS E P RANDALL HAVENHURST MINIM............................................ Master G Sturgis LITTLE BOOMERANG............................................. MISS J N DAVIES MOCKBEGGAR LIQUORICE ALLSORTS...................Miss E C Murphy PADDY’S PAZZAZ...............................................MISS A M LA ROOY ROCKIN ROBIN III.....................................................Miss J K Baxter TOMMY TEE................................................................. Mr H Truman TYPENTRE ANWEN................................................. Miss I G Mccaul

Junior 70cm 60 46 34 28 26 24 24 24 22 22 20 20 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

MR MAGNETIC........................................................... Miss D Clarke NATASHA........................................................... Miss M G Chandler SYMONDSBURY PIPER............................................... Miss H Wright TOMMY TEE........................................................... Miss X A Truman ROSE CLEAR........................................................Mr S M Dollemore BOWHAYLANDS FAIR EXCHANGE.............................. Miss P T Leak BRANIE........................................................................... Miss H Ede CHESTNUT LADY (THE)..............................................Miss F L Oliver EARTH DANCER................................................. MISS E P RANDALL LONGSTONE ROYAL MYSTERY.............................. X Leach Fairhead MOORCREST BADGER...............................................Miss L Watson TEMPLEDRUID SPEECHLESS...................................Miss M Maguire ARABELLAS PROMISE................................................ Miss H Wright ARDENTEGGLE MIGHT....................................... Master W P Rekert GO ROCK RICARDO................................................. Miss A C Snook GOLDFINCH JESSY..................................................... Miss N Hough HARRY IN A HURRY............................................... Miss E S Barnard JUST MISS MOLLY....................................................MISS D LUSHER LITTLE BOOMERANG............................................. MISS J N DAVIES MY MIGHTY CHOCOLATE DREAM........................... Miss A H Snook NERO MY HERO.........................................................Miss J C Smith THE PARTYS OVER.....................................................Miss I Gilmour BURAN...........................................................Miss R Cadney-Moon HAYNEVALLEY PENNY ROYAL................Miss G C T Boughton-Leigh KER CHING............................................................ MISS J N DAVIES LISCANOR LADY...................................................... Miss L I Dugard LITTLE BOOMERANG...............................................MISS D LUSHER PARSLEY III..................................................................... Miss H Ede QUEEN OF THE NIGHT............................................... Miss L A Piper TINKER DE MARWOOD........................................... Miss R Hayward

South of England Surrey / Isle of Wight / Hampshire Points Horse Senior 1m

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130 SOMETIMES II......................................................... Ms A M Williams 80 TAAL......................................................................... Mrs A A Groves 34 POLAR BEAR II................................................. Miss D D I Rawlinson 32 JUST LULU..............................................................Mr N M Edwards 32 OYSTER BAY III.........................................................Miss D Hansford 28 MY MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.................................... Mrs S M Waghorn 26 ROCKY STARA...................................................... Miss K A Themsen 24 DUBAI STAR............................................................. Miss K H Begley 24 MANHATTAN V................................................................Miss C Veal 24 THIJMEN.................................................................... Miss G A Hoult 22 RONZO VAN DE HERKKANT......................................... Miss L Lowen 22 TICA II.................................................................. Mrs F Noble-Evans 21 D AVIGNON.................................................................... Miss A King 20 CON AMOUR..............................................................Miss M I Blunt 20 HODSON ABBEY OHIO....................................... Miss H P Leadbetter 20 SWEET WHISPERS................................................... Miss M Eastman 19 BREGJE.........................................................................Mr M Hallion 18 WIPPER................................................................... Miss K Singleton 16 CARNAVAL FAITH........................................................... Miss C Aley 16 UNBELIEVABLE II......................................................Miss T S Vernon 14 A BEAUTY VAN BIESEN.......................................... Miss M J Viewing 14 ALVESCOT PRETTY WOMAN........................................Mrs T Gibbins 14 ZIDANE III............................................................... Miss A J Kinchen 12 ACE SIEGER.............................................................Miss H Bingham 12 ARTIMIS RAMIRO....................................................... Miss A Waters 12 AVONDALE MR HARLEQUIN...................................... Miss S Roberts 12 BROWNCASTLE BRANDY........................................... Miss B Corbett 12 CATHERSTON SORCINITE............................................... Dr I Gilmour 12 COVERGIRL II............................................................ Miss L Dowden 12 DIDI DELIA..............................................................Mr N M Edwards 12 FOXGLOVE VALENTINO........................................ Miss A Pool-Lacey 12 GEORGIA ROCO.......................................................Miss J L Warrick 12 HAPPY STORY..............................................................Ms C D Bertin 12 HODSON ABBEY OHIO....................................... Mr S J N Leadbetter 12 INCOGNITO II.......................................................... Miss S L Holmes 12 LAMIRO.................................................................. Mrs D H Webster 12 MONDRIAAN III.................................................... Mrs S M Waghorn 12 MULLIGAN II........................................................ Miss A E Dunsdon 12 NILENE DE QUAIRELE................................................... Mr M Wright 12 ODETIA VAN HOVERSEYNDE...................................... Miss H Martin 12 PENSKYBER POPPYS CHARM....................................Miss A Bellamy 12 ROCKAL RISE..................................................... Mr S J N Leadbetter 12 TEMPLE WHATEVER...............................................Miss G T Silvester 12 VALCO VAN HET BRUGGEVELD.....................................Ms L Millard 12 VALENTINA MAGIC..................................................Miss L J Cashen 12 WAGANNINI II..........................................................Mr F J J Stewart 11 DELILAH DREAM..................................................Miss K D C Thorne 10 CAMO.....................................................................Miss I Economou 10 CARETINA Z................................................................Mrs J S Wilson 10 FIRST EDITION X...................................................Miss R Williamson 10 GRAFFITOS FIRST EDITION............................... Ms C Osmond Smith 10 GREENLANES WILLEM............................................... Miss E Meager 10 HOLLOWAY FLYING SOLO.............................................. Ms C L Mills 10 HUNTERS DILEMMA.................................................Miss J Newman 10 KILLORANS MOUNTAIN................................... Miss D D I Rawlinson 10 LILY LEE................................................................ Mrs A J Ridler-Lee 10 LOUGHNATOUSA ICEMAN.......................................... MR P WEDGE 10 MISS MAHOUT....................................................... Mrs S R Osborne 10 OKEHURST DOUBLE TROUBLE..........................................Miss K Los 10 PACE....................................................................... Ms A M Williams 10 PRINCELY.................................................................. Mrs A A Groves 10 RAPKYNS PUNCH...................................................... MISS G WOOD 10 RONALDO IV............................................................Mrs L Thompson 10 SAMURAI...................................................................... Miss S Evans 10 SUMMIT W..........................................................Mr L F T Thompson 10 TEMPLE ORACLE.......................................................Miss J C Silcock 10 TRINIDAD......................................................................Ms J E Fuller 10 UMTATA.................................................................... Ms S L Gibbins 10 VALENTINO XI............................................................ Mr S K Mercer 10 VEYGA....................................................................... Mrs S J Bardell

Senior 90cm 176 SOMETIMES II......................................................... Ms A M Williams 88 PACE....................................................................... Ms A M Williams 61 TAAL......................................................................... Mrs A A Groves 44 OYSTER BAY III.........................................................Miss D Hansford 20 CATHLEEN 16...............................................................Miss E G Guy 20 KIWI COCKTAIL.......................................................Mrs C A Hannam 20 L.K. RIF RAF..........................................................Miss E Greenslade 20 RHYDFENDIGAID SINBAD.........................................Miss T Manning 18 MY MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.................................... Mrs S M Waghorn 16 MORE GARTH............................................................... Mr J E Potter 16 SANDYCOVE PURPLE RONNIE.............................. Miss H L R Ryland 14 EL PINTO DU VI.............................................................. Mrs L J Dale 14 MADGES LANE LARRY.......................................... Miss A Pool-Lacey 12 ALVESCOT PRETTY WOMAN........................................Mrs T Gibbins 12 GLEN FREDDERICK................................................... Miss D C Norris 12 LA DE DA....................................................................Mrs S Gleeson 12 LITTLE MISS SCARLETT...................................................Miss A Luke 12 POLAR BEAR II................................................. Miss D D I Rawlinson 12 TAVITA........................................................................MISS J DAVIES 10 ACE SIEGER.............................................................Miss H Bingham 10 AVONDALE MR HARLEQUIN...................................... Miss S Roberts 10 CUSHLEAKE CRUSADER.................................Mrs G R Beach Patrick 10 FIRST LUX ML............................................................... Miss H Small 10 JIMBO VAN HET PROVAHOF............................... Master P J J Martin 10 JUST LULU..............................................................Mr N M Edwards 10 MANHATTAN V................................................................Miss C Veal 10 ROCKAL RISE..................................................... Mr S J N Leadbetter 10 SPENCER...................................................................Miss C Bennett 10 UMEROSE........................................................................Mr T Roche 10 URBAN III..................................................................... Miss A Doyle

Senior 80cm 114 PACE....................................................................... Ms A M Williams 55 BALLYZAK................................................................. Mrs A A Groves 28 PUGSEY................................................................. Miss M Chalmers 26 HATCHFORD VIRESSA................................................... MRS J S HILL 24 PITCHWOOD FERRYMAN..........................................Miss Y L Waples 20 CARDY....................................................................... Miss L P Dolan 18 CATHLEEN 16...............................................................Miss E G Guy 18 MIDNIGHT MOLL.......................................................Miss H L Steele 16 MILCHEM WONDER.................................................... Mrs S J Flitton 16 PERRILAND LEONARDO................................................ Miss C Lewis 12 LOVE ME DO............................................................ Mr A Smallpeice 12 PARISIAN GIRL...........................................................Miss L E Fisher 12 TRUMPET..............................................................MISS L ASHDOWN 12 URBAN III..................................................................... Miss A Doyle 12 WIRENA M.......................................................... Miss H Tricklebank 11 LIBBY LOU II.............................................................. Miss C M West 10 HELP................................................................... MISS M SAPSFORD 10 ISNT SHE SOMETHING............................................. Miss A M James 10 LAKE STREET SOLTAN.................................................... Dr I Gilmour 10 MAYFIELDS LITTLE VEGAS......................................... Miss B Corbett 10 PENSKYBER POPPYS CHARM....................................Miss A Bellamy 10 TABS INDIA.............................................................. Mr A Smallpeice

Senior 70cm 24 BALLYZAK................................................................. Mrs A A Groves 12 BROCK BUTTON MOON............................................Miss M Harding

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PACE....................................................................... Ms A M Williams TYSON IV.................................................................... MISS C JONES BUCKSTOWN FUDGE......................................................... Mr C Hills COMMANDING LAD................................................... Miss N Thorpe LAKE STREET SOLTAN.................................................... Dr I Gilmour

Junior 1m 92 56 44 42 38 34 30 26 16 12 10 10 10 10 10 10

OKEHURST JUST JACKO...................................................Miss L Hart WIX BLUE MAGIC.................................................Master R Edwards DOLMAR..........................................................................Mr H S Teal HONEY..................................................................... Miss H L Vickery MR HIP HOP HERBIE.................................................. Miss G A Hoult COOLRUE LAD.........................................................Miss L Mesquita RUTLAND RED ALERT................................................Miss A Sullivan KILIMAN JARO II.....................................................Miss J Middleton SEA BREEZE...................................................................Mr S Holmes IRISH PICTURE PERFECT IV..................................... Miss G C Poplett GEARRAN TIRE............................................................Miss H E King GOOSE THE............................................................ Mr S G Townsend MOYRALLA KING..................................................Master R Edwards RIGHT PROPER CHARLIE................................................ Mr F Philips SLIGO SPOT ON...................................................... Miss G C Poplett THORNDELLS KILKOLTA LAD.................................. MISS S MURRELL

Junior 90cm 85 54 52 44 38 24 24 24 21 20 19 18 18 18 16 16 16 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10

DOLMAR..........................................................................Mr H S Teal BOBBY....................................................................... Miss G Heeney SLIGO SPOT ON...................................................... Miss G C Poplett HALL LAD.................................................................. Miss I S Berger LITTLE OKEHURST.......................................................Miss G Jobson GALLOWAY BAY.................................................Mr G W Dominguez RIGHT PROPER CHARLIE................................................ Mr F Philips SEA BREEZE.......................................................... Miss A Pool-Lacey MISS SCARLETT.................................................... Miss B J Saunders MR HIP HOP HERBIE.................................................. Miss G A Hoult KILIMAN JARO II.....................................................Miss J Middleton CAVALIER JIGSAW................................................... Miss H L Vickery IRISH MICKY FINN...................................................... Miss R Magee LITTLE MISS POLLYANNA.......................................... Miss M Budden DONT DALLY JUNIOR.................................................. Miss A Mercer KINVARA SILVER STAR................................................ Miss C Coggle NOT SO BLUE...........................................................Miss R Hamilton HOPALA II................................................................. Miss B L Knight ANDERSONS GREY DELIGHT....................................... Miss J Collins BEAULIEU BANDAIDE..................................................Miss S Colson CHARNWOOD CLOVER GIRL..................................... Miss A Lysaght COOLRUE LAD.........................................................Miss L Mesquita ITS B’COS............................................................ Miss S Flourendzou MOYRALLA KING..................................................Master R Edwards PRINCE OF DARKNESS III.......................................... Miss H Wanbon RUTLAND RED ALERT................................................Miss A Sullivan SEA BREEZE...................................................................Mr S Holmes SHAMROCK CK......................................................Mr M J O’Donnell WOODSIDES PERILS SON.................................................. Miss S Hill AIRLANDIS..................................................................Miss R Ingram DUN ON THE RUN................................................... Miss H L Vickery GOOSE THE............................................................ Mr S G Townsend MOYRALLA KING............................................. Master L S Townsend

Junior 80cm 102 MINATURE HERO THE............................................... Miss H Wanbon 50 BOROVERE SHOW GIRL...................................................Miss L Hart 34 FEELING FINE II................................................... Master L N G Frost 30 HAWAIIAN SUNSET............................................. Master L N G Frost 30 MIDNIGHT MANHATTAN............................................Miss R Ingram 24 BLACK BEAUTYS BOY............................................. Miss G C Poplett 24 GALLOWAY BAY.................................................Mr G W Dominguez 22 HALL LAD.................................................................. Miss I S Berger 22 MURKA’S WOODLOUSE........................................... Miss S L Charles 22 SPRATTSDOWN MAY THYME..........................................Miss J E Gill 20 BEAULIEU BANDAIDE..................................................Miss S Colson 20 LITTLE INDIAN CHIEF...................................................Mr H Hickmet 20 MURKA’S WOODLOUSE..............................................Miss S Charles 18 CHARLIE PRIDE II.........................................................Miss S Colson 18 CLAN DUNCAN.................................................... Miss N A Vanstone 16 LITTLE OKEHURST.......................................................Miss G Jobson 16 MR VALENTINE........................................................Miss C K Groves 16 ROCKIN ROBIN III....................................................... Miss A Acomb 15 NOT SO BLUE...........................................................Miss R Hamilton 14 MURKA’S HEADMORE LITTLE LIGHTNING.................Mr H P Charles 12 BENITA VI................................................................. Miss H Wanbon 12 FALCO IV............................................................... Master A G Fuller 12 JUST JEMMA................................................... Master L S Townsend 12 MILLION DOLLAR MOLLY.......................................... Miss E K Rowe 12 MOYRALLA KING............................................. Master L S Townsend 12 NELSON IV............................................................. Miss S Sherborne 12 SILVERLEA PEPPERMINT................................Miss G M Hedley Ward 12 SPRINGLEIGH PK............................................................ Mr P Beirne 11 ANDERSONS GREY DELIGHT....................................... Miss J Collins 10 BOBBY....................................................................... Miss G Heeney 10 BROOKLANDS BOB ALONG..................................... Miss S L Charles 10 GEMMA V.................................................................Miss H L Walker 10 KABA........................................................................... Miss Z Griscti 10 MR JINGLES V............................................................Miss B Murphy 10 PORTMORE MATTIE................................................ Miss E M Bayliss 10 SILVER SILVESTER....................................................... Mr S E Vickery

Junior 70cm 114 MINATURE HERO THE............................................... Miss H Wanbon 57 LADY SNOWDEN......................................................... Miss A Acomb 40 ROCKIN ROBIN III....................................................... Miss A Acomb 34 BOROVERE SHOW GIRL...................................................Miss L Hart 22 DEL BOY VIII................................................................Mr H Hickmet 20 HALE VERITY (THE).................................................... Miss M Acomb 20 PAGE BOY II............................................................... Miss M Acomb 18 CAEDELYN DUTCHESS......................................... Miss N A Vanstone 16 BROOKLANDS BOB ALONG..................................... Miss S L Charles 16 HALL LAD.................................................................. Miss I S Berger 16 MURKA’S WOODLOUSE........................................... Miss S L Charles 12 BEAULIEU BANDAIDE..................................................Miss S Colson 12 BURLEY MYSTERY..................................................... Miss E Waldron 12 GALLOWAY BAY.................................................Mr G W Dominguez 12 HALE VERITY (THE)................................................... Miss H Wanbon 12 KNOCKFERRY KNIGHT............................................Miss J Middleton 12 OKE DENE MIDNIGHT ARRIVAL..........................Mr G W Dominguez 12 POCO LOCO GIRL....................................................... MISS M HEISE 12 SPRINGCROFT CALIPH.............................................Miss E A Barrow 12 TETCOTT STARLIGHT.......................................................Miss J Rand 12 TYNCHY STRYDER III........................................................Mr F Byers 10 BROOMELLS MCKENZIE........................................ Miss C D Fletcher 10 DOUGLAS III.........................................................Mr Y Chichvarkina 10 FEELING FINE II................................................... Master L N G Frost 10 JANINOS LITTLE BLUE.................................................Miss M Philips 10 KABA........................................................................... Miss Z Griscti 10 LITTLE SPARROW....................................................... Miss G Heeney 10 NARCISSUS II........................................................Mr Y Chichvarkina 10 OLLIE V.....................................................................Miss A L Merritt 10 OSIAN......................................................................Miss E A Barrow 10 SILVERADO III......................................................... Miss G C Poplett 10 SPRATTSDOWN MAY THYME..........................................Miss J E Gill

Please note, this is a shortened version of the results - for full results visit www. britishshowjumping.co.uk and go through Rankings to Top Regions.

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EVENTING REPORT

Brightling International Horse Trials

Drew Davy and Merlin Himself competing in the Warners Solicitors CIC*

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2011 Photography by Nigel Goddard

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espite the horrendous weather the going at Brightling remained pretty good both days of competition. The same cannot be said of the lorry park! With a prize pot of £1500 the Batcheller Monkhouse CIC** drew in some big names including Anna Hilton, Sacha Pemble, Brook Staples and Colombian rider Brian NunezHughes. With few sub 50 dressage scores Polly Jackson added just one show jumping time penalty and 7.6 cross country penalties to Rudys Pride’s dressage mark of 50.2 to win the CIC** with a seven mark lead over second placed Anna Hilton and Mr Dalby. The Warners Solicitors CIC* was also full of big names and Australian rider, Lucinda Fredericks, made her journey worthwhile when she headed the class on Smoke on the Water 2 adding time penalties to an impressive dressage mark of 25.4. Angus Smales and Funny Man finished second, with Irish rider Auston O’Connor on Balham Houdini in third. Sarah Foy and Not Kidding finished on their dressage score of 28 to win the Charles Stanley BE100 Section D

Polly Jackson and Rudys Pride winners of the Batcheller Monkhouse CIC**

Sacha Pemble and Libbysaurous, sixth CIC*

Australian, Ben Leathers won the Amlin Plus BE90 Section E with Valentijn V Claire Roissetter and Harvey Hooves finished on a dressage score of 31 to win Amlin Plus BE90 Section F

Rebecca Riiser and Charlie Worcester winners of the Red Mist Novice Section I

Jodie Day and Partly Puzzled added just 1.2 time faults across country to their dressage score of 28 to win Amlin Plus BE90 Section G

Gemma Tattersall and Dinky Inky winners of the Red and Green Novice Section H AUGUST 2011 Localrider 39

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FEATURE Jon Pitts pictured with Flora Harris on Law Choice during the course hold at Badminton

Picture by Nigel Goddard

Kate Lukas and Daisy Crazy

Goings on at LMEQ O

ver the last three months I have been reporting on the Fit to Ride clinics that Jon Pitts has been running at LMEQ. After meeting Jon at the beginning of this year at a BE Safety Day, Kate Lukas decided to invite him to her Reigate-based equestrian centre, Littleton Manor. Jon has since been visiting every six weeks. For those of us (including myself) who have been lucky enough to take part in the training sessions run by Jon, I think we are unanimous in appreciating how lucky we are to benefit from Jon’s training. He is heavily involved in working with British team riders as well as the Australian event team and in the build up to 2012 he is busier than ever. The picture in this article shows Jon working with Flora Harris at Badminton to keep her motivated and focused during a hold on the course when Elizabeth Power had her terrible fall. Jon was also helping to keep the horse (and Flora) cool during unusually high temperatures. Speaking with Jon after Badminton he explained that this was Flora’s first Badminton and he had worked closely with her in the build up to the event. Usually he would expect a rider of this level to keep themselves focused and ready to start again, but owing to the length of time of the hold on the course and the nature of the jumps coming up after it he wanted to go and see her on the course.

What does Jon do exactly?

The sessions are normally 90 minutes long and in the first session Jon will generally watch you ride your horse, with and without stirrups, videoing the whole period that you are riding. What he will notice are imbalances in your body, so that in my case I had a more dominant right leg. After watching the video back and discussing any problems, it is likely that Jon will show you some exercises to practise on the fitness ball, which will help with your balance and core stability. Once you have been fine tuned slightly it is likely that Jon will looking at your riding goals both short term and long term. Whilst Jon works with top level competition riders from all disciplines including racing he also works with happy hackers and the way his sessions work they will be equally beneficial to all. The thing is if you aren’t very confident or you are easily influenced by the chiefs on the yard then you may find yourself rushing out and doing things before you are ready and hence giving yourself a fright. What Jon says makes sense. For example if your friends on the yard are going cross country schooling, there is nothing wrong with going along with them, but just walking around the fields. Next time you might have a trot and a canter and when you are happy with that try a jump.

Planning and Preparation

Kate Lukas currently has six event horses in work, plus a number of other liveries that she rides. At the beginning of the season she worked with Jon on her balance and riding fitness, spending a couple of sessions jumping fences on unrelated distances. She told me that Jon would put up a couple of fences on an unrelated distance and then ask her to jump it on 4, 5, 6 and 7 strides. Jon believes riders over analyse fences and he told Kate that if she has the horse in balance and she is in a good position the horse can get on with its job. Horses are very athletic and with the rider in the right balance the horse can adjust itself over a fence. More recently she has been working with Jon on planning and preparation as well as setting short and long term goals. She has discussed with him individual goals for each horse, assessing things after each event. Kate said that it isn’t that she wasn’t doing all of the things, but she is now doing it in a more structured way. All riders know that competing horses at top level is frustrating. I know through interviewing riders over the years how many horses have been spun the week before a Championship event. When things like this happen it is sometimes hard for the rider to keep their focus, especially as bad news normally comes all at once. Kate suffered a similar experience at the end of 2010 and she told me that Jon has been instrumental in helping her to remain focused and to build the foundations for a stronger string for 2012. Jon has been helping Kate prepare her top horse Daisy Crazy for the Express Eventing Qualifiers this year. With prior experience, working with the 2010 Champion, Flora Harris, Jon told Kate that she would have to do something special with her music. Making a play on Daisy’s name, Kate used crazy tunes including Britney Spears’ Crazy for the centre line, Prince’s Let’s go crazy for her trot and Miles Barclay’s Crazy for her walk. The attention to detail paid off as the judges liked the music and gave Kate good marks for it.

Celebrating with a bottle of wine

Kate has recently found a new sponsor in Find Wine an online wine store that will help you find wines that you like in a pre-determined price bracket and deliver them straight to your door. I have tried some of the wines and can confirm they are delicious. I highly recommend having a nosy around the site and if you log into the site using this address http://findwine.co.uk/?affiliate_id=KLE any orders you make will benefit Kate in the future.

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Photographs courtesy of Stephen Bartholomew and Samantha Lamb

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LONDON PREPARES

Words and photographs by Fiona Rafferty

The Eventing Invitational Event

Greenwich Park, London • 4th – 6th July 2011

Above and below: Pippa Funnell and the eight-yearold mare, Billy Shannon

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he sun was shining as we arrived in Greenwich for the Sunday afternoon trot-up for the Olympic test event. I had been advised that arriving by boat was the thing to do in Greenwich and I must admit by the end of the week I felt like a commuter again, dashing from London Bridge station to the jetty a couple of hundred metres away. I was glad I went on the Sunday as the streets were bustling with an almost carnival atmosphere as visitors headed to the market or lazed in the sunshine in the park. As I walked amongst the crowd I could imagine it being the real thing, with spectators keen to cheer on their own home nation. Even from the road that runs through the park and outside of the fenced-off area it was possible to watch the horses being grazed in hand as they prepared for the test event. Whilst the event was run as a CIC** competition and all the riders taking part were very competitive, it was a test

event. Every part of the plan needed to be tested, including the logistics of moving the horses around London, the stables, the platformed arena, the spectator seating and of course the press room. And I must say the press room ran very smoothly. There were hot and cold drinks, plenty of information including quotes from the riders and at the end of each day a press conference. Normally the top three riders are invited in to the press conference to comment on their horses and how hopeful they are to be sitting in the same position the next day. At the test event the riders were providing useful information on the facilities, the working in areas, the ground and the event itself. 40 of the world’s top event riders were invited to the test event and whilst they each wanted to do well, their main aim was to experience everything and feed back to their team manager, so that each country can select their best team of horses

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Mark Todd and NZB Campino Mark said: “After a disappointing dressage the cross country was the highlight for me, especially with the atmosphere, it was incredible.”

Above: Irish rider Jayne Doherty and The Only One Left: Colombian rider, Brian Nunez-Hughes and Libro Archie

and riders for the Olympic Games in 2012. Taking into consideration the atmosphere, the facilities and terrain and track of the cross country. Piggy French said: “Next year you will need a real athlete who can change gear effortlessly and turn where you ask.” Some of the country’s leading dressage riders and show jumpers were also invited along to test out the facilities and to ride on the very impressive raised platform arena. Irish rider David O’Brien said: “MO CHROI is very competitive and very fast against the clock. There was a flower pot on one of the turns which I was intending to go outside, but she ducked inside and we parted company. The surface was good to land on!” And Show Jumping Performance Manager for Great Britain, Rob Hoekstra said of the venue: “It’s a fantastic site and very special for the equestrian community to be right here in the middle of London for the Olympic Games.”

British-based, Chinese event rider, Alex Hua Tian and First Love

There was a buzz in the air on cross country day. The sun was shining and the spectators a mix of eventing enthusiasts and hundreds and hundreds of local school children were all excitedly taking their positions for the start of the event. I started at the water complex, always a popular venue and obviously someone had briefed the children as well, as they were lining the route to the water, cheering the riders as they came by and busily taking pictures with their mobile phones. By the time William Fox-Pitt, sixth to go came through they had really got into the swing of things and it still makes me laugh today thinking of their cheering and the sound of “Go William”. It might be different to what we are used to, but it definitely made for an exciting atmosphere. The course itself was quite short at 2.8km compared to the length of the full Olympic course being planned for next year. Because of the twisting nature of the course and the number of wonderful trees, there were only a few opportunities to stop and see more than one fence at any one time. Badminton, Burghley, Blenheim the main events spectators attend are familiar and we know what to expect, this was different and for that reason it was exciting and I certainly think it will be exciting next year. William Fox-Pitt said: “It was great fun, there’s a real buzz out there. Lots of cheering and lots of children who seem to be loving it. The course rode well, it’s a bit like a BMX track and you need a handy pony. None of us want it to be just a dressage competition and this won’t be because it is going to be a test of athleticism.” William continued; “Cool Mountain would be ideal. He’s definitely my number one choice.”

Cross Country in the Park

Brazilian rider Ruy Fonseca and Idaho D’Argonne gallop up one of the testing Greenwich hills German rider, Sandra Auffarth and Parancs

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LONDON PREPARES Piggy French and DHI Topper W led the test event from start to finish, winning with a dressage score of 34.7

Great Britain dominates the podium – Pippa Funnell, Piggy French and Michael Jung

The photographers at the test event

The Duchess of Cornwall presented the riders with their medals. Pippa gave a very accomplished curtsey much to the Duchess’ delight.

Anxious moments for Piggy Piggy French was more than six penalties clear of second place Sara Algotsson Ostholt of Sweden as she trotted-up on the final morning of the test event. But there were anxious moments for her and the British team as her horse DHI Topper W was sent to the holding box for re-inspection. He was re-presented and was accepted. But it is a clear reminder that nothing is certain until you have jumped the final show jump and passed through the finish. There is no question that the raised platform with its back drop of the Queen’s House and the high rise buildings of Canary Wharf creates a stunning setting and watching the final rounds of show jumping it didn’t feel like a test event at all. With Piggy out in front I was certain and definitely hoping she would win, but regular readers of Localrider will not be surprised to know that I was hoping Pippa and her homebred mare, Billy Shannon would move up the rankings. A clear round saw them rise from fifth after dressage and cross country to third, before the final round of show jumping. Another clear round saw them finish in third position, behind Michael Jung of Germany (River of Joy) and Piggy French (DHI Topper W). Piggy French was clearly delighted with her win and Pippa teased her, tapping her medal and calling her the Olympic ‘test event’ Champion! Piggy said: “I’m really glad I was allowed to come to the test event. As you walk into the park you get goosebumps, and to be riding for your country is such an honour. It has been great to get such a positive feel and for my country to have come out on top.” She continued: “The organisers have done a great job with the stabling, the arenas and cross country course. It’s going to be fabulous and I can’t wait to come back.” Sue Benson, cross country course designer for the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational at Greenwich Park and for the Olympic Eventing at the London Games in 2012 said: “My main aim is for riders and team officials to get a feel for the terrain. After a lot of consultation, the building team identified a route that will give the best overall impression of what is to come in 2012. What I can say is that we are testing most of the Olympic fence sites to ensure the ground holds up, so where there is an obstacle this year, there is likely to be one in the real thing. So far I am thrilled with People’s positive reaction to what they have seen. The major work has been putting a new base in the boating pond for the water jump and creating a ditch, plus we have only had nine months to get the footing (going) on the track right. In another 12 months, I think the ground will be superb.” Left: Second placed Michael Jung of Germany and River of Joy Michael said: “I would love to come back here next year. I think Greenwich is a wonderful place and it is a good venue for the horses – the stables are quiet and relaxing and the ground and facilities are good.”

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YaRD feature

The location must be suitable for both you and your horse Image courtesy of Scotts of Thrapston

There is nothing more pleasurable than being able to watch your horses grazing contentedly from your kitchen window. Some of you may already enjoy this experience, but for others you may be saving towards your ultimate dream. Whatever your current situation, there should be something inspiring for you over the coming pages. Because one thing is for certain once you have bought your land there is constant work to be done.

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Perfect Yard? Building a yard from scratch to design and build your own stable yard is an ultimate luxury and although it is an exciting time, planning and preparation is essential to create the perfect yard tailored to you and your horse. scotts of thrapston, a leading timber stabling manufacturer has 90 years of experience and offers these tips for creating your unique dwelling: • the location must be ideal for the horse as well as you. It is important to have easy access to the muckheap, water, feed and tack room. and remember to consider easy access for deliveries or visits from the farrier or vet. • Planning permission is a key factor to consider. It is best to stay safe and always assume that you will need planning permission. • talk to the planning officer at your nearest council. they will have a local plan relating to horse management, listing policies which might affect your stables or yard, for example drainage issues.

Renovating When dressage rider Ashleigh Hill wanted to up-grade her stable yard she spoke to Peter Miller of Miller Equestrian Services. Based locally to her in Kent, he had built her arena eight years before. Pleased with the quality of work at that time, Ashleigh and her mother asked Peter to come and look at some stables that weren’t draining properly. The level of concrete the original stables had built on was making it hard for the stables to drain and hence the beds were difficult to keep clean. After over twenty years of use Ashleigh’s yard was in need of some TLC. Peter said the main structure of the stables was fine and because they were old, they were much bigger than anything supplied currently by the major manufacturers. Hence he recommended replacing the concrete, fixing a new roof and then making some cosmetic upgrades.

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• Cutting corners on price at the initial building stages will prove to be a false economy, and don’t forget to consider additional costs for the ground works, drainage, electricity supply and fittings, etc. • It goes without saying that a team of highly skilled designers and craftsmen are required, so be sure to consult a reputable company. a quality stable should last for decades with the minimum of maintenance. 46 Localrider august 2011

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Just like interior decorating in the home it is possible to kit out your stable yard with a whole range of wonderful gadgets to keep it looking smart and help make life easier for you.

The HayBar The HayBar, what a wonderful idea, I expect your horse will feel very proud telling his field companions that he has a bar in his stable. But on a more serious note the Hay Bar is a benefit in a number of ways to the stabled horse. Raylia Dugmore of HayBar says: “We have removed horses from their natural environment and in most cases with it the natural grazing posture. The veterinary profession, the physiotherapists and the equine dentists have all welcomed Hay Bar as the natural way to help eliminate a large proportion of the problems we create when we stable our horses. Proving itself to be safe for foals and youngstock as well. It is now widely used in studs, racing, veterinary, competition and rehabilitation yards. Hay Bar maintains horses in better condition, saves time and helps to eliminate waste for the yard manager. Filling nets and sorting out waste forage from the bed is not only time consuming but also expensive. Hay Bar is proving itself in top competition yards where improved performance is paramount. Feeding from the floor in the natural position is an aid to maintaining clear sinuses and reducing back and neck problems. Dental abnormalities are seen far less frequently in horses fed from Hay Bars. Both horse and owner benefit from the Hay Bar system.”

Health and Hygiene The position of the stable block in the yard is important. The prevailing wind can cause problems with rain and snow being blown in if the doors are positioned wrongly. Ideally East facing stables are the best as they have the morning sun, North facing being the worst as they will be very cold in winter, receiving little or no sun hence the floors may not dry. Well ventilated stables are vitally important to avoid any respiratory problems, especially with the older stabled horse. The design of a stable means there is often a concentration of muck and urine that remains in the cracks and surfaces of floors and walls, creating the perfect breeding ground for bad microorganisms. Even thoroughly cleaned stables can still be plagued by bad micro-organisms, which in turn increase the presence of bad odours and flying insects. Disease causing bad micro-organisms; bad bacteria or germs, thrive in warm moist conditions such as a stable. Here they continue to multiply releasing an unpleasant odour, whilst also increasing the chance of infection even in the case of a minor cut or graze. This increase in bad bacteria can also have a negative impact on a horse with respiratory issues.

Good management from the outset is vital, regular mucking out and the replacing of bedding, is the first step to a healthier stable environment. However, to ensure deep cleansing, good management should also include the use of a product which not only eliminates bad odours and controls insects, but also protects against the build-up of bad microorganisms in your stable. Such a product should encourage a perfect balance of good (beneficial) micro-organisms and bad, thus reducing disease and infection whilst creating a fresh, naturally hygienic environment for the horse.

Odour control Ammonia in excretions and bad bacteria, which give off a foul smell as they multiply, are responsible for the bad odours found in stables. Disinfectants and anti-bacterial agents are often used to try and reduce odours and germs however, using this type of product not only kills off the bad bacteria, but also the good. Good bacteria, beneficial micro-organisms, are needed to break down the salts in urine to eliminate ammonia, as well as neutralise the odours created by the bad-bacteria. Stable sprays which contain these good bacteria or beneficial micro-organisms mirror the natural environment creating harmony between the good and the bad for a safer, healthier, fresher habitat for your horse. It is advisable to use this type of spray as part of your daily management routine to ensure your new healthier environment is maintained. For maximum benefit spray the floor and walls of the stable, as well as round the entrance and on top of new bedding.

Fly free zone Essential oils are also an excellent addition to a stable spray, with Neem in particular being well documented for its deterrent effects. The great thing about opting for the addition of oil to aid fly and mosquito control is you can avoid the use of a chemical such as Deet or Pyretherin. These chemicals can not only be harsh on skin but also have a negative impact on the environment and other insects such as bees and ladybirds. Staying chemical free and opting for a natural, green mix of beneficial micro-organisms and essential oils, for a safe, healthy, fresh environment can only be good for you, your horse and those around you.

Emvelo Products Recently Emvelo Natural Animal products were involved in helping international dressage rider Amy Stovold’s move to her new yard. They sprayed all the new stables once the rubber matting was installed with Emvelo Stable+, they also sprayed the door frames and up the walls to a metre high. They sprayed again when the fresh bedding was put down. The horses arrived soon after and now Emvelo Stable+ is incorporated into the yards management and all stables get sprayed weekly.

Stable Essentials

“The Hay Bar is a very good idea for horses especially those with a respiratory problem as it encourages drainage of the respiratory tract also preventing contamination seen when feeding from the floor.” Philip Dixon B.V.Sc. Cert. E.P. M.R.C.V.S.

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Yard feature Amy Stovold says: “Since using the Emvelo stable product within the horses bedding the stables are certainly smelling good, the ammonia has basically gone. The grooms are really pleased with it too and it’s always nicer for visitors to the yard especially those who are not horse orientated. Also as it is easy to use we now use it in the lorry as it makes the confined space much more pleasant to be in!”

Perfect Paddocks It is not only the stable yard that will need care and attention, to keep your paddocks in good condition they will need the droppings removed regularly as well as harrowing and rolling in the spring. Your paddocks will certainly benefit from being rested and if your horses can cope with the extra grass you may decide to apply some fertilser. But always make sure you take advice when needed as there is no point in fertilising your fields if you then have too much grass and are constantly worrying about laminitis and weight control of your horses.

Remember to worm Summertime and everything looks good in the field as your shiny horses quietly graze. At last a time to forget the winter work and enjoy your horses. Hopefully they are worm free, but it is impossible to tell by simply looking. It is often said that a few horses carry most of the worms. Why worm the others? Apart from the expense, it seems very odd to keep giving medicines when there is nothing to treat. Gillian Booth, SQP, Westgate Labs said; “Normal, healthy, well cared for horses, only need one or two wormers in a year, with worm counts in between, better for your horse, your pocket and the environment. Many larger livery yards find this works well for them too. Things might have changed in the worming world but you don’t need to worry. Westgate Labs have been helping owners with this very straightforward way to run a good worming programme for over ten years now. Samples are tested on the day they arrive with results quickly returned. If you need worming advice just ask and one of our qualified and experienced staff will be happy to talk to you. When our horses have worms we need effective treatments. If they don’t have worms we should not be dosing them or there will soon be nothing left to use when we need to.”

Focus on Fencing Regardless of whether you are running a professional equestrian establishment, or simply keeping horses to fulfil a personal passion, the safety and security of your horses during turn out is of paramount importance. Jacksons Fencing has over 60 years experience of designing, manufacturing and installing effective fencing and gate systems specifically designed to cater for the discerning needs of the equestrian community. With top international show jumper, Guy Williams and international dressage rider Emile Faurie opting for the Jacksons range of equestrian products, you can be assured of the brand’s reputation for superior quality and lasting durability. All timber fencing and gates are guaranteed for 25 years courtesy of the unique Jackure modern softwood preservation process, which not only ensures a cost effective ‘buy once’ solution, it also represents an environmentally responsible approach to purchasing fencing (especially as Jacksons has achieved certification under both the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).

Opulent style with Octowood Post & Rail If you are after a fast to install, ultra strong and super stylish post and rail fencing product for your yard, then Octowood fencing, which is already extensively used across Europe could prove the perfect solution.

The Octowood system features posts which are peeled and shaped to an octagonal profile, and half octagonal rails which have a pre-cut half lap joint which allows posts to be joined easily without always having to be at the point the post is erected. Not only does this ensure an extremely strong mechanical join, it also makes it possible to work around or avoid obstacles like trees or underground services.

Make a statement with Special Heavy Post & Rail For a striking and totally authentic rustic look, look no further than the Special Heavy Post and Rail design. This attractive fencing system, unique to Jacksons, comprises half round vertical posts with either three or four mortices into which irregularly sawn horizontal rails are inserted. The result is an unusual, almost retro appearance which complements the natural rural landscape.

Sorted with Standard (Nailed) Post & Rail This basic and versatile fencing comprises machine rounded half round vertical posts with three horizontal machine rounded rails which are nailed to the flat surface of the posts. The smooth rounded outward facing surface provides a neat, uniform fencing finish.

Square your horse’s security with Morticed or Nailed Post & Rail Sawn square section vertical posts combine with three (or four if opting for the morticed option) horizontal square section rails. Rails can be secured either via a morticed system which also features additional prick posts to deliver extra support, or alternatively they can be simply nailed to the posts. The nailed post & rail system is also available in half round rails. In addition to an extensive range of fencing and gate solutions, Jacksons now also boasts a comprehensive facility to help you install an indoor or outdoor ménage facility for your yard – or even an all weather gallop proof surface. The company provides professional and experienced insight to ensure a successful arena investment and services offered include earthworks, drainage, fencing and access carried out by approved arena installers throughout the country. Alternatively, kits can be purchased from Jacksons which include a mix of products to cater for individual installations.

Safe Gateways Teaching your horse to stand patiently whilst you open a gate is never easy, but the task is made even more complicated if you have to negotiate a stiff or difficult to handle gate latch. The Jacksons Horse Gate Latch makes light work of passing through gateways by providing a unique means of allowing the gates to be easily opened and closed from either side of the gate – by giving the gentlest of pushes with just one finger! Not only does this highly convenient gate accessory make perfect sense for riders looking to avoid unnecessary delays (including possibly dismounting the horse) when exiting a gated area, it also doesn’t have any projections that could catch on a rug or something worse like a shin. And likewise it is a helpful device when leading horses in and out of their turn out paddocks – especially when other field companions decide to take an interest! The Jacksons Horse Gate Latch can also prove useful for disabled people or those pushing wheelchairs or prams and meets all the requirements of the DDA (Disability and Discrimination Act).

Whether you are looking to build a new yard or just up-date your existing yard it is worth taking time to think about what you need and what you would have on your ultimate wish list. Chat to friends and find out what has worked for them and what they would do differently before speaking to contractors. 48 Localrider august 2011

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Beautiful Bridles Plus headcollars, girths and accessories

Bridles Mark Todd Raised Flash Bridle This quality bridle is manufactured in fine Sedgwick English leather with stainless steel buckles and billets. Raised padded detailing on the browband and noseband adds a touch of elegance. Mark Todd Bridles are supplied with rubber grip reins. Colours: Black or Brown Sizes: Cob, Full or XFull RRP:  £118.49 www.wefi.co.uk LR Comment: The leather feels and smells gorgeous. It is suitable for competition, hunting or everyday wear. It is a no-fuss traditional bridle, which is well priced too, considering the quality of the leather and workmanship in the finish.

Plain Snaffle Bridle from Caldene Perfect for the show ring, the Caldene Plain Snaffle Bridle with Plain Reins is the ideal bridle to make your horse stand out in the show ring. Made from a high quality, vegetable tanned leather which is eco-friendly and ensures the leather is extremely strong and supple. Vegetable tanning is completely environmentally friendly and the resulting leather has a beautiful consistent finish and soft supple feel. Colours: Black or Havana Sizes: Pony, Cob and Full RRP: £61.50 www.caldene.co.uk LR Comment: The bridle we tested had a plain cavesson noseband. There seems to be a trend away from a plain noseband coming as standard these days, but for the show ring, hunting or everyday wear this bridle is perfect and a good price too.

Cottage Craft Cambridge Bridle The Cambridge bridle has a raised cavesson with contrast stitching detail on the noseband and browband and comes complete with rubber reins. The Sovereign leatherwork range from Cottage Craft is manufactured from specially selected vegetable tanned leather. This tanning process is totally eco friendly, using natural ingredients to create a superior feel leather, which is strong, supple and durable. Colours: Black and Havana Sizes: Pony, Cob and Full RRP: £37.99 www.cottagecraft.co.uk LR Comment: A great value for money bridle, which is perfect for everyday use. Equally a good value ‘best ‘bridle.

KP Equestrian Diamante Leather Snaffle Bridle

Comfort Performance Bridle from Tagg Equestrian

This beautiful leather snaffle bridle with rubber reins has diamante trim on both the browband and noseband.

Made from the best quality leather the Comfort Bridle is padded across the head and around the nose. The flash noseband is a crank design for a secure fit and plenty of adjustment around the nose. The brow and noseband have lined and raised fronts. The bridle comes complete with rubber reins.

Colours: Black or Brown Sizes: Pony, Cob or Full RRP: £59.99 www.kpequestrian.com LR Comment: This gorgeous sparkly bridle comes with rubber reins and a flash noseband. The leather is very soft and supple. It looks great as an everyday bridle, but could equally be used for competition (though not showing).

Colours: Black or Brown Sizes: Cob, Full and Extra Full RRP: £49.99 www.taggequestrian.co.uk LR Comment: This good quality bridle is hardwearing and suitable for all disciplines as well as everyday riding. It offers exceptional value for money.

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Derby House Hunter Snaffle without Reins Traditionally styled Hunter Snaffle bridle made from good quality English leather. Plain noseband and browband. Small white stitching detail on edge of browband, noseband and cheeks. Reins not included. Colours: Black or Havana Sizes: Pony, Cob and Full RRP: £62.99 www.derbyhouse.co.uk LR Comment: This is a very smart bridle that is made from beautiful quality leather. Perfect for the show ring or autumn hunting.

Kincade Dressage Bridle The New Kincade Dressage Bridle provides excellent value for money. This Kincade bridle features a classy silver piping browband with stylish contrast stitch noseband and browband. The crank noseband helps provide additional comfort along with the extra soft padding making this bridle perfect for competition and for at home. Comes complete with rubber reins. Colours: Black and Brown Sizes: Cob and Full RRP: £39.99 Available from leading saddlery stores. LR Comment: This is a good quality bridle, which is smart enough to wear at competitions, but has an everyday price tag.

Headcollars

Derby House Heritage Leather Headcollar

Leather Headcollar from Caldene This gorgeous leather headcollar from Caldene has contrast stitching to make it really special. New to the Caldene range, the leather headcollar will set your horse or pony apart from the rest. Perfect for around the stables or at competitions your horse will always look smart. Colours: Black or Hanava Sizes: Cob and Full RRP: £63.50 www.caldene.co.uk LR Comment: This is a beautiful padded headcollar. It has brass buckles and contrast stitching, with plenty of adjustment points and looks absolutely gorgeous. It is perfect for travelling to shows or as a very smart everyday headcollar.

KP Equestrian Diamante Leather Headcollar

Made from supple leather with padding on the nose and head band. Adjustable nose and clip throat fastening. Detailed white stitching on nose, cheeks and headpiece gives this headcollar a beautiful finish. Colours: Black or Havana Sizes: Small Pony, Pony, Cob and Full RRP: £54.99 www.derbyhouse.co.uk LR Comment: This is a very smart headcollar with elegant contrast stitching. It is quite thin, so probably more suited to a thoroughbred or a horse with a finer head.

Girths

Gorgeous diamante trimmed headcollar. Colours: Black or Brown Sizes: Pony, Cob or Full RRP: £39.99 www.kpequestrian.com LR Comment:

Sue Carson Saddles Contour Dressage Girth The Sue Carson Saddles Contour Dressage Girth is a very soft, padded girth, cut away at the elbows to give unrivalled comfort and maximum movement. Colours: Black or Brown Sizes: from 18” to 30” (special girths can be made to order) RRP: £95.00 www.suecarsonsaddles.co.uk LR Comment: This girth is made from wonderfully soft leather that is well padded, combined with the cut away shape, it makes it comfortable for the horse. The girth buckles attach to elastic, which allows for a very slight amount of movement on each individual buckle rather than working as a pair with equal movement. Owing to the shape of the horse and the design of dressage girths this has to be a plus point.

This headcollar has fun diamante detailing to the noseband and head piece. It has a slightly feminine look to it, so may work best on a mare or a ‘very look at me’ gelding. Great as a ‘best’ headcollars for travelling to shows.

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tried&tested The BGD Dressage girth from Jaguar The BGD Dressage girth from Jaguar is manufactured using super soft full grain leather and is shaped behind the elbow to provide a superior, comfortable fit. The girth is features pockets for the girths straps, a central D ring and stainless steel buckles.

Padded Atherstone Girth from Caldene The Padded Atherstone Girth is manufactured from a high quality, vegetable tanned leather which is eco-friendly and ensures the leather is extremely strong and supple. The leather used in making this girth is perfect for equestrian leatherwork, leaving a beautiful consistent finish and soft supple feel.

Colours: Black or Havana Sizes: 20” - 32” RRP: £92.40 Jaguar Equestrian Tel: 01922 612238 The girth can be purchased online at www.thermatex.co.uk

Colours: Black or Havana Sizes: 32” to 60” RRP: £79.50 www.caldene.co.uk

LR Comment: This girth is made from such beautiful soft leather that I didn’t have to oil it before use. It fitted perfectly and I noticed a marked improvement in the stability of my saddle (I had previously been using a synthetic straight cut dressage girth). I give it a quick clean after use and it is still looking like new.

Leather accessories Leather Organiser Bag A compact multi-pocketed leather bag with elastic keepers, a reinforced base with metal stud feet, and comfortable handles. Ideal for storing and carrying all sorts of equipment, the bag has a semi-rigid mouldable top to maintain its shape and keep contents visible and accessible. RRP: £28.99 www.belstane.com LR Comment: I love this bag. It is the sort of thing that makes me feel good when I use it. The leather is beautifully soft and lovely to touch and the bag itself has lots of different pockets, which helps to keep me organised. It is great for the groom to take into the show ring, but is also perfect for storing your grooming kit in at the yard.

LR Comment: This girth is made from lovely soft leather and is padded and shaped to be more comfortable for the horse. I do like leather girths as they are easy and quick to clean.

Kate Negus Balance Strap The Balance Strap is ideal for any time when it might be useful to have something to hold on to, or as a way to help keep the rider’s hands still whilst maintaining a contact, by simply hooking a finger through it when required. It’s made from rolled English leather and attached to the D rings on the saddle. Colours: Black or Chestnut RRP: £32.50 www.katenegus.com LR Comment: The quality of leather and the standard of craftmanship in the design of this balance strap is outstanding. The buckles were easy to open and close as soon as it arrived, without needing any treatment to the leather. It is one of those items which is just great to have in the drawer in case a ‘novice’ rider comes for a ride. Perhaps it is a good investment for the summer holidays.

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hickstead derby report

The British Jumping Derby Meeting

23rd to 26th June 2011

Tina Fletcher and Promise Land winners of the 2011 Carpetright Derby

Words by Julia Longland and photography by Stephen Bartholomew, Julian Portch and Fiona Rafferty Tina Fletcher pictured with Lady Harris and her family, sponsors of The Carpetright Derby

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ina Fletcher gave thousands of Hickstead spectators a master class in how to handle a headstrong horse with tact and skill, as she landed a resounding triumph in the Carpetright Derby on Promised Land. They recorded the sole clear round from 26 starters, the 53rd in the Derby’s 51 year history, to thunderous applause as Fletcher, 46, struck her own victory for the ladies. She was the first of her sex to succeed for 38 years since Alison Dawes in 1973 on Mr.Banbury, who was the 1968 winner on The Maverick when his rider was still called Westwood. Fletcher, based near Newbury, showed her class back in 1992, when she was seventh in the World Cup Final at Del Mar in California on Genesis, but this triumph made her only the sixth woman victor since the Derby started in 1961. Pat Smythe on Flanagan, Marion Coakes on Stroller and Anneli Drummond-Hay on Xanthos were the other celebrated ladies. “This for me is massive,” said Fletcher, “I am delighted and surprised. I was brought up watching the Derby on television and all my life wanted to win it.” Last year she and the 16-yearold Promised Land finished second to Guy Williams on Softrack Skip Two Ramiro after a two way jump-off and in 1991, as Tina Cassan, she was second on Treffer with half a time fault to Michael Whitaker and Monsanta. “I thought I was destined to hope in vain forever,” she said.

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show report hickstead derby report The rebel turned good

Tina gives it a thumbs up for the girls! Top Inset: the Hickstead Derby Boomerang Trophy

Bought as a five-year-old, Promised Land was a serious rebel. “I don’t know why you keep him, he’s a lunatic,” Tina told her husband. But when Graham damaged his shoulder, Tina took the ride and found herself adopting a new kind of approach to try and win the horse’s co-operation. “You have to sit as quiet as a mouse and let him work it out, he is unbelievably brave and really careful, but he will fight you if you try to control him. The advantage is that you know 100% he will go.” At home, Promised Land lives in the field and, says Fletcher, “I hardly ride him.” The relaxed regime clearly suits this enigmatic performer who, after an uninspiring Bunn Leisure Derby Trial two days earlier for three mistakes, rose to the occasion from his third last draw on Derby day with a brilliant display of accurate jumping. The crowd collectively held its breath at the Devil’s Dyke as they leapt easily through, went high over the water, where, unusually, eleven horses faulted, turned to clear the white gates double and on over the 16th and last, a railed oxer for a decisive zero score. The unique features of the three quarters of a mile long Derby course, such as the almost sheer descent of the 10’6” Bank and the optical illusion of the sunken Devil’s Dyke treble, which draws a horse’s vision to look down into the middle ditch on approach, rather than focussing on the first set of rails, call for a

Mondriaan a Derby Legend

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t was an emotional moment for William Funnell as he rode the three times Hickstead Derby Champion into the International arena at Hickstead for the very last time. The crowd were on their feet cheering a horse that has brought so much joy and celebration to the Hickstead Derby over the last five years. Julie Slade’s 17-year-old competed in the Hickstead Derby an impressive five times, finishing third in 2003, fourth in 2007 and winning in 2006, 2008 and 2009. A firm favourite on the yard Mondriaan will still have his chance to shine in front on an audience at lecture demonstrations.

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The fearless five Of the fearless five who rode for their lives, but could not do better than share second on four faults, one was Ronnie Healy on the 13-year-old grey Carlow Cruiser, a son of Cruising, who jumped all the fences clear but reacted by rearing on being asked to gallop past the ring entrance on the way to no.6, the Privet Hedge, and collected four faults for disobedience. Guy Williams and Richi Rich III lowered the first rail into the Dyke, Ireland’s David O’Brien on Mo Chroi had a foot in the water, Ireland’s Shane Breen on Mullaghdrin Gold Rain faulted at the second water ditch and Michael Whitaker with Animation II knocked out the pole over the first of the water ditches. Last year’s Derby stars, Guy Williams and Skip Two Ramiro, shared seventh place on eight faults with Shane Breen’s younger brother Trevor on Adventure de Kannan when both horses sent the first element of the Dyke for six. “Skippy” then lowered the second of the white gates double, and the Irish bay levelled with an error out of the Dyke. Four times Derby winner Harvey Smith watches from the sponsors’ seating. Harvey won in 1970 and 1971 on Mattie Brown, in 1974 on Salvador and in 1981 on Sanyo Video

Three local riders shared for second place, winning £14,000 each:

Ronnie Healy and Carlow Cruiser

Guy Williams and Richi Rich 111

Local show jumping judges, Sara Mould, Jane Twemelow and Joanna Gillespie pictured giving Tina Fletcher a standing ovation

Maria Clayton, Head of Communications for British Show Jumping, caught with a cup of tea

Sean the Sheep checks out the water jump

Shane Breen and Mullaghdrin Gold Rain

special blend of courage and co-ordination. “We had a dodgy moment at the double of water ditches last year, but this time he jumped them beautifully, he never touched a twig all the way round,” said Fletcher. Six faulted at the water ditches double and sixteen lowered the rails into the Devil’s Dyke with twenty four mistakes overall at this challenging treble, but none were in trouble at the Derby Bank and only three caught the rails a stride after landing at the bottom. “I owe Peter Charles a big thank you,” added Fletcher. “I went to his place to practice over a replica Devil’s Dyke, and Willie Funnell told me: ‘whatever you do, don’t look down at the edge of the Bank,’ so I looked up.”

Vice Patron Dame Vera Lyn DBE, OBE arriving for the Derby

The public course walk for the Carpetright Derby

Polo on Saturday evening is a regular feature of the Derby meet

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show report hickstead derby report Shane Breen and Magic Fox, winners of the Bunn Leisure Speed Derby

The Bunn Leisure Speed Derby Shane Breen and the game chestnut mare Magic Fox denied newcomer Harriet Nuttall on the Irish draught-cross Highland Cruiser II a sensational victory in the Bunn Leisure Speed Derby, as they whisked home from the final draw of 25 starters with 3.47 seconds to spare in a dramatic finish to this traditional Derby’s eve thriller, over a course jumped at breath-catching pace. The Irish Bank and testing treble of red single planks demanded quiet, precise riding and both Nuttall, 21, and Breen, 36, showed the benefits of their hunting background with a neat, bold style. “Hunting has given both Harriet and me the confidence to jump hedges, ditches, banks and anything else that turns up,” said Breen, the 2008 winner with Royal Concorde and a regular winter visitor to the Scarteen Hunt in Co.Galway, where he helps out as an amateur whipperin. Nuttall has grown up tackling the famous Blackmore Vale hedges in Dorset where her father Rupert, a hard man to follow across country, is a joint-master of Auntie Daisy Bunn celebates Shane Breen’s win with Niece Darcy Breen

the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale, and also made his mark on the racing world by winning the 1997 Whitbread Gold Cup. “You have got to go for it,” said Nuttall, “but these are timber fences so you have to modify your approach a bit, you can’t always gallop on as if it were a hedge.” Breen explained that his tactics are to count strides, “although it sounds funny, I had worked out that at fence 14 (the penultimate combination), I was five strides slower than the last time this mare did the Speed Derby (they were third two years ago), and therefore I knew that I only needed to let her flow home. She has such a big heart.” Magic Fox has the unusual lifestyle of her Ukrainian owner, who is at Birmingham University, sharing the ride in Amateur classes. “Lucy Bunn (Breen’s niece) and I borrow her,” he said. The third of the five clears was down to Louise Pavitt on the Brendon Stud’s El Thuder, who received a thunderous ovation from the crowd as they hopped over 7a, at the bottom of the Derby Bank, from a standstill, and raced home over the treble and final spread to the finish in third. Peter Charles and Caris Stiles

Peter Charles on Murkas Nevada with Paul Ainsworth - Class 167

The Bunn Leisure Derby Trial Peter Charles took the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial on Murka’s Vindicat W, promising that this would be a Derby candidate for the future, slicing 0.22 seconds from the target set by runner-up Guy Williams and Skip Two Ramiro in a jump-off. Steven Whitaker, middle brother of the Whitaker quartet, proved he was not the “failed rider” a commentator had claimed, when winning the Stoner Jewellers Vase on Royal Rose II, on whom his daughter Ellen (who was in Hollywood with her actor fiance and some horses as well) had won three classes at Olympia last Christmas. Whitaker, 54, defeated a field of 48 to clock a time almost 3 seconds faster than Ireland’s Gerald Clarke on Jakes Dream. At the South of England Show, Ardingly, a fortnight before Hickstead, Fletcher and Promised Land had given clear indication of form with an impressive win in the International Stairway, and then Fletcher doubled up 24 hours later by taking the Dinnages Grand Prix on Lady Harris’ Nations Cup horse, Hello Sailor. Although they had been the only first round clears, they were joined by the fastest four faulters for the jump off, but Fletcher, cool as a the proverbial cucumber, demolished the would be opposition with a double clear. She had been the same in Linz, Austria, a month earlier, on hearing that her 8 year old younger son Ollie had been rushed to hospital with a poisoned finger, ten minutes before she was due to jump in the Nations Cup.

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Jude Burgess on Warners King winners of the Equiport Novice Championship

Henry Turrell on Urlanmore Aldi winning the Equiform Nutrition Annual Grade C Championship

Abigail Newbery on Olympia III winning the Camardo Coffee 1.35m Open Championship Jane Annett on Zidane V winning the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard

Leesa Long on Tammys Girl, Animo Amateur Champions

Louise Pavitt and Tiore, 1.25M Open Champions

Louise Pavitt on Sussex Caretino, winners of the British 5 Year Old Championship

Nicole Pavitt on Festiena, the Equimax British Six Year Old Jumping Champions

Guy Williams on Titus winners of the Hickstead Masters Challenge

Show Director John Farmer OBE and Frances Youngs

Shane Breen winning the Beethoven 7 & 8 Yr Old Championship

Nicole Pavitt pictured with Caroline Marsh of UK Rosettes

Tim Stockdale stops for a photo with KSB follower Jill Murray

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SHOW REPORT First Open Boys, Rupert Edwards – Romney Marsh

Pony Club Tetrathlon Photography by John Caruana

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he Eridge Branch of the Pony Club hosted an inter-branch tetrathlon and triathlon at St Leonards Mayfield School over the weekend of 9th & 10th July. Over 130 members from across the South East took part, with the Romney Marsh Branch dominating the team events, winning the Open Girls, Junior Boys, Mini Mini Boys and the Girls Triathlon. Ashford Valley may not have appeared dominant, but their girls put in some strong performances to win both the Mini and Junior Team events and it will be interesting to follow their progress as they graduate to the Open classes. A tetrathlon event includes shooting, swimming, riding and running with the cumulative points won in each section taken as the final score. A clear round cross country is rewarded with a flat 1400 points, this being almost double the number of points awarded to the winner of some of the other sections, so jumping neatly round can prove very influential despite lower scores in the other disciplines. The triathlon consists of swimming, riding and running and in the individual competition, Sophie Moss won all three sections to lift the overall title. Whilst consistency is the name of the game, in the tetrathlon event a few of the individual winners claimed three out of four sections, but none could match Sophie’s straight across the board win.

First Open Girls, Alex Clay – West Street

First Mini Boys, George Grassly – Surrey Union

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Winning Open Girls Team – Romney Marsh

Amelia Jobling

Sophie Miles

Annabel Edwards

Winning Junior Boys Team – Romney Marsh

Archie Miles

Rory Summerville

Angus Edwards

Winning Junior Girls Team – Ashford Valley

Alice Doughty

Results

Open Boys 1st Rupert Edwards – Romney Marsh 2nd Hugo Pearson Wood – Romney Marsh 3rd Seb Spencer – Eridge

Ciceley Rice Wilson

Katheryn Clark

Mini Girls 1st Emma Jenkins – Ashford Valley 2nd Lucy Nicholas – West Street 3rd Zoe Rumens – Eridge

Mini Mini Boys 1st Alex Clay – West Street 2nd Amelia Jobling – Romney Marsh 3rd Suzannah Monk – Chiddingfold Farmers

Junior Boys 1st Archie Miles – Romney Marsh 2nd Rory Summerville – Romney Marsh 3rd Angus Edwards – Romney Marsh

Junior Girls

1st Charlie Brooks – Surrey Union 2nd Ed Moss – West Kent Sevenoaks 3rd William Nunn – Romney Marsh

Mini Mini Girls 1st Charlotte Young – West Street 2nd Kate Moss – West Kent Sevenoaks 3rd Saskia de Giles – East Kent

Boys Triathlon

1st Ciceley Rice Wilson – Ashford Valley 2nd Alics Doughty – Ashford Valley 3rd Anna Hollis – Eridge

1st Duncan Morgan – East Sussex 2nd Edward Daniel – Old Surrey & Burstow 3rd Olli Hill – West Kent Sevenoaks

Mini Boys

Girls Triathlon

1st George Grassly – Surrey Union 2nd Oscar Miles – Romney Marsh 3rd Max Sollis – West Kent Sevenoaks

1st Sophie Moss – Old Surrey & Burstow 2nd Lizzie Morton – Romney Marsh 3rd Charlotte Bull - Eridge

First Mini Mini Boys, Charlie Brooks – Surrey Union

First Mini Mini Girls, Charlotte Young – West Street

Open Girls

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SHOW REPORT First Girls Triathlon, Sophie Moss – Old Surrey & Burstow

First Boys Triathlon, Duncan Morgan – East Sussex

Winning Mini Girls Team – Ashford Valley

Emma Jenkins

Lizzie Clark

Julia Ransome

Winning Mini Mini Boys Team – Romney Marsh

William Nunn

Cosmo Bull

Will Reeves

Freddie McKenzie

Winning Mini Mini Girls – West Kent Sevenoaks

Kate Moss

Rosie Peachey

Natalia Crosby

Juliette Lindsay

Winning Girls Triathlon Team – Romney Marsh

Lizzie Morton

Livie Reeves

Natalia Ramus

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SHOW REPORT Katie Higgins and Littlebyrom Hagrid(East Kent), first Class 3 Arena A

Pony Club Mini Mini Horse Trials at Eridge Park, near Tunbridge Wells • Sunday 12th June 2011

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atie Higgins and Littlebyrom Hagrid finished on their dressage score of 25 to win Class 3 Arena A, helping the East Kent Blue Team of Imogen Stainton, Chloe Pett and Toby Dingle to a 0.99 point lead over the Surrey Union Sharks team of Charlie Brooks, Emelye Kenyon-Brown, Grace Thompson and Katie Hale. East Kent Pony Club also took the

honours in the first team event of the day, when Zante Bright, Jersey Garrett, Izzie McMeeking and Jess McMeeking finished on a team total of 86.21 ahead of Romney Marsh on 90.69. 10 teams came forwarded to contest the biggest section of the day, Class 2, which saw West Kent Meopham take the top spot in this very close competition, with a score

of 106.24, less than a point ahead of second placed Herne Hafflingers on 107.09. The Southdown East Lions finished in third on 108.33. In the final team event of the day, the Romney Marsh team of Eleanor Wheeler, Connie Wheeler, Jessica Morton and Harriet Dipper won with a score of 96.76. A clear margin over second placed Eridge Monkeys.

Jack Dale and Bucks Fizz (Eridge), second equal Class 1 Arena A

Sarah Rogers and Brookhouse Dynamo (South Down Hunt West), first Class 2 Arena C

Emma Cording and Joe (Old Surrey & Burstow), second Class 2 Arena C

Cora Moore and Broomells Flamingo (Old Surrey & Burstow), second Class 2 Arena D

Emily Atkins and Cwmcarn Carreg (Tickham), first Class 3 Arena B

Rosie Wheeler and George (Romney Marsh), second equal Class 3 Arena B

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First Class 1 Teams – East Kent

Zante Bright and Bertie, second equal Arena A

Jersey Garrett and Ruby Tuesday, second Arena B

Izzie McMeeking and Jacko, first Arena A

Jess McMeeking and Taury

Second Class 1 Teams – Romney Marsh

Morgan Ham and Obbie

Holly Jones and Tiffany

Lucy Farrent and Merlin

Lizzy Morton and Tandy, first Arena B

Sophie Clark and Soda Pop

Libby Harwood and Boysie, first Arena D

First Class 2 Teams – West Kent Meopham

Rosie Sharpe and The African Queen

Grace Cleary and Millersford Millenium

Second Class 2 Teams – Herne Haflingers

Lizzie Baker and Frankie’s Pride

Will Lewis and Banoffee

Katie Keogh and Morecrest Megan

Holly Wilson and Dudley

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First Class 3 Teams – East Kent Blue

Imogen Stainton and Santini

Chloe Pett and Angel Delight

Katie Higgins and Littlebyrom Hagrid, first Arena A

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Toby Dingle and Solo

Second Class 3 Teams – Surrey Union Sharks

Charlie Brooks and Into the Spotlight, second Arena A

Emelye Kenyon-Brown and Rubi Roo

Grace Thompson and Peewi

Katie Hale and Pebbles

Third Class 3 Teams - Mount Mascall Centre

Maria Aylotis and Bluebelle

Mia Vazquez and Kinard All Star

Sian Goldfinch and Tia Maria

Libby King and Witchhunt Blue

First Class 4 Teams – Romney Marsh

Eleanor Wheeler and Rupert

Connie Wheeler and WWTP, first Arena D

Jessica Morton and Squirt

Harriet Dipper and Charlie

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Megan Garrett and Paint it Black (East Kent), second Class 4 Arena D

Second Class 4 Teams – Eridge Monkeys

Zoe Rumens and Fulmer Princess, first Arena C

Sarah Hickling and Queen Bee

Pippa Moon and Gee Up George, second Arena C

Issie Porter and Jolly James

Third Class 4 Teams – South Down Hunt West

Freddie Driscoll and Electric Ernie

Rachel Brown and Gypsy

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show report

Just William hunts out the prizes Photography by Luke R Gee of LRG Photography

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rundel and District Riding Club’s Annual May In-hand Show on 22nd May had a really good attendance. The coloured class attracted 20 entries with most of other classes being really well supported too. It was a great day despite the wind and the committee were thrilled to have such a good turnout considering the rain the night before and the fact that the forecast was not too great either. There was a good selection of classes, which attracted a wide range of horse types, with the winners going forward to one of two Championship classes.

First Hunter Type, Just William and Rebecca Hargreaves

First Veteran Horse or Pony, Heidi and Leanna Priday

First Best Coloured, Harry and Helen Underwood

First Junior Handler, Eden Davey and Teddy

First Best Part Bred, The President and Kelly May

First Family Horse or Pony, Charlie Farlie and Taylor Mansfield

The Morning Champion, Holtheath Heidi and Jennifer Richardson

First Best Gelding, Yetsen and Colin Richardson

The Afternoon Champion, Liberty Vallance and Hannah Frazer

Second Novice Show Class, Ruby and Jayne Cow

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Goring and District Riding Club Fifth Annual In Hand Show Photography by Luke Gee of LRG Photography

First Hunter Type, Keystone Renaissance and Jo Curling

First Non Thoroughbred Youngstock, Kenny and Rose Shippam First Child Handler (13 years and Over) Courtney Tilbury-Hall and Little Legs

Sophie Edney and Romeo, first Cob Type and first Coloureds over 14.2hh

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he goring and District Riding Club 5th annual In hand show was held on sunday 8th May in the beautiful and tranquil grounds of Castle goring. the show was blessed with fine weather, a good attendance and fine organisation from this very professional committee.

First Miniatures, Tom Tom and Denise Hall

First Continental Breeds, Diamonique and Chrissie Wynne

First Child Handler (8-12years) Brooke Lichtenberg and Dowland Garland

First Coloureds 14.2hh and Under, TJ and Cayley Parsons

First Ex-Racehorse, Mitcham and Jane Robertson

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SHOW REPORT

Goring and District 39th Annual Show Jumping Show Words and photos by LRG Photography

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Ella Murphy and Liquorice, first Graduate Jumping

he competitors and spectators of the Goring and District Riding Club’s 39th Annual Show Jumping Show held on Sunday 19th June enjoyed a relaxed and fun event. Even the committee members and stewards all appeared to enjoy the day. The relaxed atmosphere did not deter from the quality of the competition, with some superb personal performances, notable amongst which was Joanna Murray riding Prince Him, winner of the re-introduced Puissance class. Also, Maddie Brookes riding Abfab, who won the Novice jumping class (2’3”-2’6”), as well as Tabitha Whistler and Georgia Hudson riding Finigan, in the ‘There and Back’ Pairs class (two riders and one horse). We are all looking forward to the 40th Show in 2012.

Right: Up goes the Puissance Wall

Maddie Brookes and Abfab, first Novice Jumping

Cathy Ingram and Jack, second Novice Jumping

Isabella Scott and Apache, second Mini Novice Jumping

Annabel Murphy and Huck, second Graduate Jumping

First Pairs Relay Jumping, Amy Little on Fizz and Cathy Ingram on Jack

Joanna Murray and Prince, first Puissance and second, Topscore

Sophie Lamb and Kenny, First Mini Novice and second, Puissance

Jess Ewers and Note Bene, first Topscore and first Intermediate Jumping

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Charlotte Baxter and Gilltowns Princess, second Intermediate Jumping

David Cox and Maisie, first GDRC Open Jumping

Nicky Butcher and Cor de la Clover, first Cross Poles

Lucy Williams and Berry, second Cross Poles

Kirstie Thomas and Verona, second GDRC Open Jumping

First Mini Pairs, Lucy Massie on Star and Millie Whitchurch on Jet First There and Back Pairs, Tabitha Whistler, Georgia Hudson and Finigan

Emma Priest and Jay, first Really Low Jumping

First Horse and Hound Jumping, Jess Ewers, Note Bene and Sam (the hound)

Relaxing in the sunshine

Danielle Gettings and Bee, fifth Mini Novice

Hiding from the rain

Jennifer Cranford and Rusty Clover, fourth Top Score

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SHOW REPORT

Mid Sussex Riding Club

Becky Andrews and Piper, first Ridden Cob and first Ridden Coloured

Show & Adult Gymkhana Sands Farm Equitation Centre 5th June 2011 Words by Petra Ingram and photography by Jo Hawes of Abat’jour Photography

Julie Sadler and Just Tark, second Ridden Cob and second Riding Club Horse

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he morning started just after 9am with the Ridden Cob class. A small but eager to learn group of competitors were put through their paces by the judge Kath Botting, who concluded the class with a few tips and tricks for the future. Congratulations to Becky Andrews with her first outing on Piper beating Mid Sussex RC member Julie Sadler on Just Tark into second place. Class 2, Ridden Hunter, saw the club’s own Kathy Learner and the stunning Anam Cara take the first prize – well done. Class 3 was the Coloured Horse, with another one of the committee, Liz Marlow, taking part, but not on her usual Salsa Lady, this time she rode her Mum’s pretty Queen of Colours into second place, being beaten by Becky Andrews with her second win of the day, great result! The final showing class was the popular Riding Club Horse, which attracted the most entries Congratulations to Jane Cook and the intelligent Whiskey Mac who took first place. Second place went to Julie Sadler, putting into practice everything she learnt from the first class, I believe she had even put an emergency call out for a shirt and tie, when she was told that a white stock doesn’t go with a tweed jacket! Thanks to Kath for being so generous with your advice, I think lots of new things were learnt. With four heats, two semi finals and then a final in each race, all the horses were put through their paces in the Adult Gymkhana that took place in the afternoon. Congratulations go to our Champions of the day, Jane Cook and Whiskey Mac who managed to reach four out of six finals, a great result. And then not far behind as Reserve Champions were Emily Dolby-Brown and Berti – well done to you both, what a super horse! I hope to see you both back to defend your titles next time. A big thank you to everyone for taking part and an even bigger thank you to Susi, Mick, Mel and Steve for helping run the day and making it all possible.

Kathy Learner and Anam Cara, first D Leadbetter and Ridden Hunter and third Riding Snow Lepard, second Club Horse Ridden Hunter Jane Cook and Whisky Mac, first Riding Club Horse

Liz Marlow and Queen of Colours, second Ridden Coloured

Tracey Parns and Alfie, third Ridden Coloured

Lauren Gould and Jasper, fourth Riding Club Horse

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If you want to join in the fun there will be another Showing and Adult Gymkhana on Sunday 12th November, see www.midsussexridingclub.co.uk for more details.

Let the fun begin – Adult Gymkhana Games... Anne Gartside and Izzy, dropping her sock into the bucket

Adult Gymkhana Champions, Jane Cook and Whisky Mac Susi Collins-Howgill and Tubby, working together

Reserve Champion, Emily Dolby-Brown and Bertie Cassie Staines and Just Me, straight in

Nicki Woods and Laddy, no brakes!

Emily Dolby Brown and Bertie, picks up the flag and races to the finish

Louise Palmer and Rasikh, stepping carefully

Gill Baldwin and Megan, running in perfect harmony Debbie Garnham and Max, what are you doing mum?

Julie Sadler and Just Tark, concentrating hard

Jane Cook and Whisky Mac, perfectly behaved

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SHOW REPORT

Sevenoaks Riding Club

Anna Hollis and Carnavel Pop, first Open Jumping

Dressage, Show Jumping and Combined Training 26th June 2011

Words and photography by Joanna Comer

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Alice Burgess and Just Juice, first Intermediate Jumping Anna Rogers and Cassie, first Novice Jumping

Juli Southby and Burt, first Novice 30 Dressage

Maureen McDonnell and Evidence, first Elementary 44 Dressage

Charlotte Payne and Cahill Valley, first Novice Scurry and first Preliminary Combined Training

Jo Thomas and Kruja Roslyn, second Novice Combined Training

ifteen year-old Stuart Hosiene made a last minute entry to jump Dé jà vu 2, the horse he shares with his father. This turned out to be a wise decision as he set a scorching pace to win the jump-off in the Very Novice Jumping Class at Sevenoaks Riding Club’s June show. The Intermediate Jumping became a family affair with only Emma Honnywill (Zigstar) separating the winner, Alice Burgess (Just Juice), from her aunt Sarah Burgess (Wolfgang Calypso) and greataunt Gill Cufley (Naomi). Sevenoaks has a lot of family members and mother and daughter Anna and Isobel Rogers were also in the ribbons. Anna Rogers won the Novice jumping on Cassie, while her daughter Isobel Rogers riding Tilly came a creditable second to Dani Standen on Oliver, in her first Walk and Trot Dressage test. The Preliminary Dressage classes were both won by Debbie Slade on Second Edition. Charlotte Payne riding Cahill Valley was the highest placed rider in the Preliminary 10 competing in the Combined Training class and a win in the Novice Scurry made her position in the Preliminary Combined Training unassailable. Marisa Turner on Danny’s Limerick took the opportunity of practising Horse Trials Dressage HN 1 in anticipation of Area 10 Horse trials later in the month. Her win in both the dressage and Novice Combined Training class should make her optimistic about her chances. Anna Hollis and Carnavel Pop produced two immaculate clear rounds to win the Open jumping, having stood second to Clare Scott on Millish in the Intermediate Scurry. In the Novice 30 Dressage Juli Southby was delighted with her win on Burt, who had been out of competition for most of last year due to injury. Maureen McDonnell and Evidence won the Elementary 44 again, Maureen also tied with herself (Evidence & Pedantic) for second place in the Novice Dressage class.

Clare Scott on Millish, first Intermediate Scurry and Anna Hollis on Carnavel Pop, second Intermediate Scurry

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Sarah Burgess and Wolfgang Calypso, third Intermediate Jumping

Stuart Hosiene and Deja Vu 2, first Very Novice Jumping

Eight-year old Michael Roberts riding Gordon

Debbie Slade and Second Edition, first Prelim 14 Dressage Marisa Turner and Danny’s Limerick, first Novice Combined Training

Kate Saunders and Jack, third Novice Combined Training

Results: Very Novice Jumping: 1 Stuart Hosiene (Dé jà vu 2), 2 Lauren Alexander (Belle), 3 Farran Leach (Tantalus) Novice Jumping: 1 Anna Rogers (Cassie), 2 Alice Burgess (Just Juice), 3 Sarah Burgess (Wolfgang Calypso) Novice Scurry: 1 Charlotte Payne (Cahill Valley), 2 Sarah Grimshaw (Tantalus), 3 Emma Honnywill (Zigstar) Intermediate Jumping: 1 Alice Burgess (Just Juice), 2 Emma Honnywill (Zigstar), 3 Sarah Burgess (Wolfgang Calypso) Intermediate Scurry: 1 Clare Scott (Millish), 2 Anna Hollis (Carnavel Pop), 3 Marisa Turner (Danny’s Limerick) Open Jumping: 1 Anna Hollis (Carnavel Pop), 2 Alice Burgess (Just Juice), 3 Gill Cufley (Naomi) Preliminary Combined Training: 1 Charlotte Payne (Cahill Valley), 2 Samantha Bull (Rajah), 3 Vicky Grimshaw (African Magic) Novice Combined Training: 1 Marisa Turner (Danny’s Limerick), 2 Jo Thomas (Kruja Roslyn), 3 Kate Saunders (Jack) Walk and Trot Dressage: 1 Dani Standen (Oliver), 2 Isobel Rogers (Tilly), 3 Karen Diamond (Scotts Choice) Prelim 10 Dressage: 1 Debbie Slade (Second Edition), 2 Jan Knights (Bonney Bere), 3 Charlotte Payne (Cahill Valley) Prelim 14 Dressage: 1 Debbie Slade (Second Edition), 2 Clara Hemsted (Daisy Bay), 3 Beccy Lines (Lily) Horse Trials Dressage HN 1: 1 Marisa Turner (Danny’s Limerick), 2 Voirrey Mitchell (Popeye), 3 Maureen McDonnell (Pedantic). Novice 30 Dressage: 1 Juli Southby (Burt), 2= Maureen McDonnell (Pedantic), 2= Maureen McDonnell (Evidence) Elementary 44 Dressage: 1 Maureen McDonnell (Evidence), 2 Anna Hollis (Carnavel Pop), 3= Jane Lockwood (Rock Buster), 3= Juli Southby (Burt)

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SHOW REPORT

Gabi Pitman and Folly trotting through the water to win Junior Intermediate Section F for Rother Valley

Senior Novice Team winners - Ardingly 1 Sam Holland – Man of Mischief 2 Jackie Delany – Courage of Amos 3 Sue Newman – Knocklong Tango 4 Susannah Givons – Starlight Express

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ourteen teams came forward to contest the Senior Novice Team competition at Borde Hill and to qualify for the SEIB Horse Trials Championships at Aston-le-Walls in August. Led by Sam Holland who produced a stunning dressage test on Man of Mischief and consequently finished on the highest score of the day (26.4), Ardingly A team of Jackie Delany, Susannah Givons and Sue Newman, won and qualified by a clear margin over second placed Rother Valley Robins. Team positions were reversed in the Junior Novice Team Section when the Rother Valley team of Emma Baker, Rachel Lloyd, Laura Craner and Aille Tiger finished on a score of 112.2. This gave them a thirty point lead over Ardingly’s Junior Team of Alexandra Irwin, Alana Sparrow, Hannah Marshall and Megan Cole. Ardingly was also victorious in the Senior Intermediate Team competition, this time finishing ahead of Sevenoaks. Not to be out done the all girls Sevenoaks Team of Hannah Stevens, Liberty Marden, Rowan Cadney-Moon and Lotte Carter won the Junior Intermediate Team competition.

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Junior Novice Team winners – Rother Valley 1 Emma Baker – Antonious 2 Rachel Loyd – Scarnagh Lad 3 Elizabeth Evans – Aille Tiger 4 Laura Craner – Misty Miss

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Results Senior Novice Teams First: Ardingly A (107.1) Jackie Delany – Courage of Amos Sam Holland – Man of Mischief Susannah Givons – Starlight Express Sue Newman – Knocklong Tango Second: Rother Valley Ravens (116.1) Betsy Davies – Literally Lola Andrea Furness – Irish Jamboree Lisa Pilbeam – Beau Hayley Smales – Golly Miss Molly

Junior Intermediate Teams First: Sevenoaks (171.4) Hannah Stevens – Magical Murphy Liberty Marden – Silverlee Never Again Rowan Cadney-Moon – Hallmark Lotte Carter – Greenwood Pure Genius

Elizabeth Evans – Aille Tiger (Rother Valley) 2nd Hannah Marshall – Totthamhill Rhodri (Ardingly) 3rd Rachel Loyd – Scarnagh Lad (Rother Valley A)

Senior Novice Section B Sam Holland – Man of Mischief (Ardingly) 2nd Laura Lewis – Smokey Blue (Sevenoaks A) 3rd Kate Ludden – Miss Dow Jones (Rother Valley)

Junior Novice Teams

Senior Novice Section C

Intro Section D 1st

Penny Middleton-Burn – Penny’s Pebbles 2nd Melissa Johannides – Kilmurray Bay Mirah 3rd Lucy Chappell – Josh II

Senior Intermediate Section E 1st Abi Boyd – Emerald Court (Ardingly) 2nd Louise Robinson – Supreme II (Ardingly) 3rd Janet Phillips – Silvern Conetta (Bradbourne)

Senior Intermediate Teams

Junior Intermediate Section F

Second: Sevenoaks (127.2) Emma Howard – Hugo Laura Reeves – Baligowan Ludo Coco Carter – Rockabilly Clare Turley – Catron Belle Third: Rother Valley Rooks (146.6) Katie Preston – Stanhopes Shenanigans Vicky Stephenson – Enchanter Amanda Smith – Gamble on Noodles Kirsty Cutler – Walking on Sunshine

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1st Lisa Pilbeam – Beau (Rother Valley) 2nd Susannah Givons – Starlight Express (Ardingly) 3rd Jo Thomas – Kruja Roslyn (Sevenoaks)

Third: Rother Valley B (147.1) Jess Sweet – Woodsides Revelation Eleanor Simes – Smartie Abbie Fuller – Charlie Olivia Thompson – Just Monty III

First: Ardingly (112.9) Abi Boyd – Emerald Court Catriona Kerruish – Courville BZ Louise Robinson – Supreme II

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Third: Sevenoaks 2 (121.1) Jo Donaldson – Ryan Claudia Graham – Du Bonnet Jo Thomas – Kruja Roslyn Sara Roberts – Camponile

First: Rother Valley A (112.2) Emma Baker – Antonious Rachel Lloyd – Scarnagh Lady Laura Craner – Misty Miss Elizabeth Evans – Aille Tiger

Senior Intermediate Team winners – Ardingly 1 Abi Boyd – Emerald Court 2 Catriona Kerruish – Courville BZ 3 Louise Robinson – Supreme II

Gabrielle Pitman – Folly (Rother Valley) 2nd Hannah Stevens – Magical Murphy (Sevenoaks) 3rd Liberty Marden – Silverlee Never Again (Sevenoaks)

Junior Intermediate Team winners – Sevenoaks 1 Hannah Stevens – Magical Murphy 2 Liberty Marden – Silverlee Never Again 3 Rowan Cadney-Moon – Hallmark 4 Lotte Carter – Gorewood Pure Genius

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Section H 1st Andrea Furness – TFB Rockstar 2nd Tess Bayliss – Carregcoch Llewellyn AP Lloyd 3rd Kate Saunders – Jack

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he sunshine tour season is well and truly in full swing, with qualifier shows in 11 counties, competitions every weekend and championship registrations flooding in to sunshine tour HQ on a daily basis. the Championship schedule is now confirmed and entries for the grand Finale of a fun packed season of showing, show jumping and dressage qualifiers will be open soon. Check out www.sunshinetour.co.uk for up-to-date information. this unique championship has been running for four years and continues to go from strength to strength, with ever increasing numbers of unaffiliated competitors and show centres taking part. Localrider has been out and about finding out about the people who take part and we caught up with Carlos Perez from Visualise Photography. Carlos has been involved with the sunshine tour from its inception in 2007 and as official photographer he attends many qualifier shows. aside from equestrian events, Visualise provides a full range of photographic services, including commercial, wedding, portraits for models, children, families and pets, all sorts of events like parties, corporate, hunt balls, dog shows as well as model and make-over portraiture. this year, one lucky sunshine tour winner will have the opportunity of an exclusive photo shoot with Carlos as a fantastic prize.

We caught up with Carlos at the great Bookham spring show, he said: “I’m delighted to offer a really great prize for the Championships. the organisers work hard to provide prizes that ‘real’ riders will appreciate and value so I hope a personal portrait session will go down well! It’s an idea inspired by the type of riders who take part, so I think we’ll have great fun creating a unique prize together.” “I see so many riders, handlers, horses and ponies participating in the sunshine tour shows and notice how many times it really is about the taking part that matters the most. Often competitors who might have missed out on winning a class are still delighted to be awarded their sunshine tour card. those little yellow cards are certainly sought after!” explained Carlos. “I see so many different shapes and sizes of horse and pony qualifying, it’s a great leveller. Many riders have not taken part in a championship of this size before, they’re very proud Carlos Perez to have qualified and very excited of Visualise about coming to the championship!” Photography We think a personal portrait is a truly enviable prize to win, for more details of Visualise’s activities and services check out www.ivisualise.com

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he great Bookham spring show tabled a full array of sunshine tour classes, with qualifiers for every type, size and breed of champion horse and pony. the show proved popular following a grand refurbishment of the ground conditions by the use of a new ground Breaker machine and tonnes and tonnes of top dressing and fertiliser by andy Bridgland of Earthwise. We had a chat with two happy Sunshine Tour qualifiers at the show:

Flora Philips

Nine-year-old Flora has been riding her Welsh pony, ‘Clipgate Little star’ aka twinkle for only one season since having him on loan for last year’s Mid surrey Pony Club camp. “Flora and twinks got on so well that we kept him on, and although this is their last season together (she’s moving onto elder sister Millie’s pony next year) he still has a few tricks left to teach her!” explained Flora’s mum, Janet. at the spring show they were taking part in the show jumping classes with great success, winning both the 50cm and 60cm classes. twinkle is now 23-years-old, but “he’s still full of life and can still put in a huge buck. He’s regularly seen tearing around the field like a four-year-old!” according to Janet. In 2010, Flora took part in the sunshine tour 1’9” show Jumping Championship and beat off very stiff competition to finish in fourth place. When asked what she’s most looking forward to at this year’s Championship, Flora commented “doing better than last year” – go Flora!!!

Zara Lewis

Zara is nine-years-old and lives in Horsham, West sussex and rides shelmeg Biscuit. He’s a chestnut, five-year-old shetland pony and had been owned by the Lewis family for only five days before they came to the great Bookham spring show. Zara’s mum, Jane describes Biscuit as “a typical cheeky shetland, but very loving. He likes tipping over his water bucket and nibbling wellies, especially when you’re still wearing them!” Zara entered four classes at the spring show and Biscuit “performed well and was very well behaved (for a shetland!)” according to Jane. they had a very successful day, winning the Handsomest gelding class (against a great deal of competition) and came second in the huge Judge’s Choice class, so picked up two sunshine tour qualifying places! Jane told us “Zara always enjoys coming to gBEC and has learnt a lot. the judges are so helpful and friendly, she’s really looking forward to the Championships in september.”

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Photography by Visualise www.ivisualise.com and Uber images www.uberimages.co.uk

Becky Potter riding Charlie

Emily Ramsey riding Harvey

Kim Breary riding Cooper

Equi-Fun at Plumpton Another busy show for fun loving riders was held on19th June which featured 5 chances to qualify in dressage. The First success of the day went to Emily Ramsey riding Harvey, in the Intro class. There were two Intro classes, and the second class was won by Kim Breary riding Cooper, just ahead of Liam Williams riding Secret. Prelim wins were awarded to Becky Potter with Charlie and Rachel Smith with Royal Charter, with Laura Corp riding Camills Humphrey taking second place in both classes. Rachel went on to take the top place in the Novice as well as the Prelim, so she is definitely off to the Championships!

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Sands Farm

31st May was a busy day at this popular show centre in Sussex, a new Sunshine Tour venue. The 1’6” and the 1’9” show jumping classes were run as Table A competitions, with equal first being awarded to the highest placed riders and ponies. Amongst the winners were Zoe Clipperton riding Saracen, who featured in both classes, Pollyanna Waters riding Mr Mole, Vicky Fraser riding Drew, and Abbie Woollet riding Thunderpants. Both Vicky with Drew and Abbie with Thunderpants were also placed later in the day, in the Handsomest Gelding and the Junior Handler classes respectively.

Sands Farm continued their summer dressage series with a competition on 8th June which featured Prelim, Novice and Elementary chances to qualify. The Prelim 14 was won by Alison Rashid riding After Hours II with a very good score of 161 (67.1%), ahead of nearest rival Peter Davis riding Golden Nugget who scored 155 (64.6%). Largest class of the day, the Prelim 18 saw a clear winner in Michelle Bruce riding Hananza with 72.5% and the next three placings being very closely fought. Equal second went to Natasha Eddery riding Prudence and Leslie Tozier riding Biggles, both on 66.7%, with Alison Harnan with Tammi just pipped into fourth on 66.3%. The combined Novice & Elementary class resulted in Michelle Bruce picking up another qualifying place by winning on Hananza, riding Novice 38. Natasha Eddery was also successful in her quest for a Novice qualifier, riding Prudence into second place in the Novice 35.

Emma Giles riding Poppy Longstocking won the 2’0” show jumping, with Sophie Bognar riding Betty taking top honours in the 2’3” and finished second in the 2’6” class. Lisa Pay with Little Miss Morgan mirrored Sophie’s successes by winning the 2’6” and being placed second in the 2’9”, which was won by Amy Grant riding Practically Perfect. Showing qualifiers included Lead Rein Pony, won by Nathan Barham riding Mystery, Condition & Turnout won by Caroline Almond with Maisy and the ever popular Handsomest gelding and Prettiest Mare, won by Joy Skatulla with Saxon and Courtney Tilbury-Hall with Lou Lou. Lucy Brown rounded up the day’s activities by winning the Junior Handler class with Chester.

West Surrey Riding Club A huge variety of classes were featured at the West Surrey Riding Club show, held at Cranleigh Showground on 5th June. Condition & Turnout featured both ridden and in-hand sections, won by Charlotte West riding Shadow and Katie Brown with Joshua respectively. Ellie Burt riding Dodger had a successful day in jumping classes, firstly winning the Novice Show Jumping and then the Working Hunter Pony. Another two riders having a successful day of jumping were Lucy Weller riding Delphina, who won the Open Show Jumping and also picked up second place in the Working Hunter Pony and Harriet Martin riding Jack Daniels who took second place in both the show jumping classes. The Working Hunter class was won by Russell Ingram riding Yogi, with qualifying places also going to Kate Emery with I Spider and Zoe Solt with Cherry on Top. Merlin, Waterford Boy and Madalena picked up qualifiers in the Veteran class partnered by Jill Wilkinson, Georgina Nott and Ruth Gupwell. Best Riding Club Horse went to Candy, ridden by Nicola Batchelor and Pony Club Pony by Crannagh Boy with Zoe Jones.

For more information on the sunshine tour visit www.sunshinetour.co.uk Localrider Magazine is proud to sponsor the Sunshine Tour, other sponsors include:

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Great Bookham Spring Show F

orty-six classes, 6 ring and 41 hours of competition – the gBEC spring show ‘came to town’ on 5th June. the show included chances to qualify for the sunshine tour, Equifest, Balanced Horse Feeds, CHaPs and VHs championships. Emily Nicol won the first sunshine tour qualifier of the day, the Condition & turnout with Penthill Braveheart. showing classes continued apace in the newly prepared showing rings, recently ‘shattered’ with a ground Breaker machine supplied by andy Bridgland of Earthwise. Junior riding classes started with Lead Rein Rider, which was won by Lauren Venables riding Daldom Puck of Pooks Hill and followed by Best Ridden Pony, which was won by Cayley Parsons riding Peter Pan. Riders then had their chance to show off their riding skills in the Best Junior Rider, won by Megan Long riding pretty coloured pony, gem. Pretty mares and handsome gelding were in abundance, with both the Prettiest Mare and Handsomest gelding classes being split into sections due to the high number of entries. Crowned the Prettiest Mares were Penny, ridden by Lucy Brown and Bookham Lodge Fantasia led by tia Quinn. Handsomest

gelding crowns went to Buddy ridden by abi Harrison and shelmes Biscuit led by Zara Lewis. show Jumping classes were also well filled and the day started with a double victory for Flora Philips riding twinkle in the 50cm & 60cm classes. Whitney King repeated the trend for double victories by winning the 70cm & 75cm classes riding tiamo taffy. Catherine swinbank riding Kerry won the Intermediate 85cm class and final class of the day, the Open Jumping went to Katie Holloway riding gemini. Best Junior Rider, Megan Long proved her superior riding skills by winning the gBEC Walk & trot dressage with 72.2% ahead of experienced competitor Katie Pressler riding Corrie. Olivia Randell won the second Walk & trot class, the BD Intro B riding Mr Billy, with a score of 69.6%. Highest score of the day went to Holly Rigden riding Herby in the Prelim 18, scoring a whopping 73.3%. another rider to break the 70% barrier on the day was Nicola Holehouse, twice – once riding Marmalade Monty in the Prelim 18 and again in the Dressage to Music riding Knocknaveagh Eomer. Nicola also won the Prelim 15, so a very successful day for her! Have-A-Go Working Hunter competitor

Best First, Borrowed, Riding School - waiting for results Junior Handler competitor Keela Lynch and Penfull

Have-A-Go - Its fun! Have-A-Go Working Hunter Pony competitor

Winner Best Ridden Pony Cayley Parsons and Peter Pan

Lead Rein - Dad and daughter having fun

Winner Ex-Racehorse Karen Lynch and Penfull

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Winner Best Rider - Megan Long and Gem

Winner Fun Showing Championships

Winner Intermediate Jumping - Catherine Swinbank and Kerry

Showing is Fun!

Winner Judge’s Choice - Tia Quinn and Bookham Lodge Fantasia

Winner Small Novice Jumping - Whitney King and Tiamo Taffy

Winner Have-A-Go Showing - Buddy

Winner Open Jumping - Katie Holloway and Gemini

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Feed news

Your Questions Answered Every summer we have a question and answer session with some of the leading horse feed and supplement companies. We try and ask questions that are both relevant to the time of year and popular with our readers...

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I have a 35-year-old pony who cannot eat hay and with very few teeth is now struggling to eat grass. What product would you recommend? As your pony is struggling with long stem fibre like the hay/grass we need to ensure that he is still receiving plenty of fibre in the diet as a lack of fibre can contribute to weight loss. What fibre he can manage to eat does depend on how well he can still chew and digest his feeds but the ReadyFibre Mash is an example of one product that is easily digestible and ideal to use as a hay replacer. Made out of 100% high digestible fibre once soaked ReadyFibre Mash expands to form a soft textured mash that is very palatable, especially for horses that have difficulty eating long stem fibre. Taking just five minutes to soak ReadyFibre Mash is a very versatile product and with a very low starch and sugar content and no cereals it is also suitable for horses that suffer from laminitis.  With a very high fibre content it helps to encourage slow rates of digestion throughout the hind gut and is particularly valuable for horses requiring a diet that is sympathetic on the digestive system. For more information on ReadyFibre Mash contact Rowen Barbary Horse Feeds on 01948 880598 or visit www.rowenbarbary.co.uk

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I own a 15.3hh cob that is very prone to putting on weight. Over the summer I have to cut out all hard feed and limit his grazing to avoid excessive weight gain and laminitis. When winter approaches I worry about giving him hard feed as he is now in good shape. I usually feed hay and coarse mix but he is often over exuberant, would what you recommend?

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Apart from the obvious differences of winter over the rest of the year, a major change is in the activity of the horse itself. Activity is usually reduced – short days do not make good riding – but the need to generate heat is increased. All warm blooded creatures have a Zone of Thermoneutrality. Within this zone an animal can maintain body temperature by metabolic processes. Hotter than this and the animal actively tries to lose heat (sweating, panting etc.) and too cold and the animal shivers, A stabled horse should remain within the zone, perhaps with a blanket during the coldest weather, and so feeding can reflect the need to generate internal heat. Feeding a mix that has high levels of starch will fuel muscle activity (although, if your horse is shivering, this will help fuel the fast twitch muscles and generate a lot of heat!) at a time when activity is generally low. It is better to feed a highly fermentable fibre source such as Speedi-Beet or Fibre-Beet. These are fermented quickly in the hindgut releasing nutrients that enter the biochemical energy generator, the Kreb’s Cycle. In addition the act of fermentation releases heat in the hindgut and this will help to warm the horse. Furthermore, if soaked in warm water the food will also warm the animal through a physical effect. Horses lose condition during the winter as the energy derived from their feed is insufficient to combat the drop in temperature, especially when they cannot generate extra heart through exercise. They mobilise their fat reserves, generate extra heat, and lose condition. By feeding a super fibre higher energy intakes are achieved and, with the aid of a blanket, or warm stable, and a warm mash the heat generated by the fibre will be sufficient to cover its needs. For more information please contact British Horse Feeds on 01765 680300 or visit www.britishhorsefeeds.com

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When and why do you need to supplement electrolytes?

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A correct electrolyte balance is essential for the normal function and well being of the horse. When your horse puts up a strenuous athletic performance, or suffers from stress, he generates excess heat. To avoid overheating, this must be dissipated through sweating. However, a significant amount of vital body salts, known as ‘electrolytes’, are dissolved in sweat and excessive or repetitive sweating can seriously disrupt the natural levels of these salts. The principal electrolytes are sodium, chloride and potassium; although magnesium, calcium and phosphorous are also important to remember where sweat losses occur. Electrolytes, through their interrelation with water, are crucial to a large number of reactions throughout the body. Sodium and potassium are essential for regulating cell reactions and controlling the all important fluid balance, but also for optimising nerve and muscle function. Chloride, while also being necessary to the fluid balance, has a key role to play in healthy kidney function. Electrolytes are lost through sweat, so the main symptom of electrolyte deficiency is dehydration and associated signs, such as poor performance and poor appetite. Deficiency can also predispose to azoturia, or “tying up”. Other signs of loss can include respiratory stress and nervousness. So, to avoid these unwanted symptoms we often need to supplements our horse’s diet with an appropriate electrolyte product. For the best results, look for a formula that provides the four the four essential plasma salts found naturally in the body sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. www.naf-uk.com

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My pony is susceptible to laminitis but is still young and has a lot of to offer. What can I feed to help him maintain an active life, while not encouraging the onset of this horrible condition? Laminitis is the inflammation of tissue attaching the hoof to the underlying bone in the foot. Excess sugar in a horse or pony’s diet can upset the delicate balance within their hind gut, leading to weight gain or the release of harmful toxins. A subsequent effect can be the painful lameness known as laminitis. Horses and ponies prone to laminitis can remain active if their diet is carefully monitored. Susceptible or recovering animals should not be starved, but owners should avoid feeding any rich grass or feeds that are high in sugars. Marriage’s Laminitic Mix has an estimated digestible energy of just 8.5MJ/kg. Not only will low levels of calories, starch and sugar help in the management of laminitis, it will also reduce the stress caused by restricted access to grazing. Laminitic Mix is 22.5% fibre, which crucially increases eating time, encouraging the animal to consume less. It also helps to produce plenty of alkaline saliva to reduce the chance of stomach ulcers. The mix contains a high quality vitamin and mineral package, with added biotin to encourage development of the hoof wall. It is not a cure for the disease or a substitute for veterinary care; it is designed to form part of the management required for this condition. To locate your nearest stockist of Marriage’s Laminitic Mix or enquire about our other feeds and services, please visit www. marriagefeeds.co.uk or call 01245 612019.

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For more details please go to your local NAF stockist or call our Freephone Advice Line: 0800 373 106 or email info@naf-uk.com

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Feed news

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I want to feed a product which enables me to provide all round nutrition for my horse, alongside improving his hoof quality, yet many hoof supplements are expensive. What do I need to look for to ensure my horse is getting all he needs, but without breaking the bank! Horslyx nutritionist, dr Cliff Lister says the view from the outside is often a reflection of what is going on in the inside. In humans, if our nails, hair and skin are strong and healthy it is a good sign that internally we have the nutritional balance just right. similarly, a horses’ outer image can portray their inner health, with dry, brittle and weak hooves being a common indicator that they are deficient in essential nutrients. Horslyx has developed a unique ‘Healthy Hooves’ package which provides customers with a simple, cost effective and all-in-one method of providing the necessary building blocks to maintain strong, healthy feet and also promote an all over ‘picture of health’. every single Horslyx product contains a comprehensive structure of nutrients including key ingredients which target the common challenges horses often face. Biotin, Methionine and Zinc are essential nutrients required to support, maintain and promote strong, healthy horn growth and when combined with the wide selection of vitamins, minerals and trace elements also added to Horslyx, their absorption is optimised. Costing from just 35p a day, Horslyx is a cost effective method of ensuring your horse retains health on the inside and outside and with a choice of four formulations, Original, Respiratory, garlic and Mobility, horse owners can feed specifically to their horses’ requirements. Horslyx is available in 5kg and 15kg weatherproof tubs, plus 80kg in Original only with prices starting at around £9.80. For further information tel, (01697) 332 592 or visit www.horslyx.com

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My 15hh cob is overweight despite all my best efforts to slim him. How can I ensure he gets his daily vits and mins and loses weight?

Whilst your cob is stabled it is important to provide him with sufficient forage to keep his digestive system healthy and his mind occupied as horses have evolved to spend at least sixteen hours a day eating. soak his hay for up to 12 hours in ample fresh, cool water before feeding. this will reduce its calorific content but not the all important fibre content. Offer the hay initially at 1.5% of his ideal body weight, that is 7.5kgs per 24 hours. spread this out as evenly as possible using double nets, haylage nets and/or placing the nets in two positions in his stable so that he has to walk about to eat it all. We may need to look at feeding only 1% of ideal bodyweight but in my experience (far too long!) this is unlikely and not desirable. try to increase his exercise gently, not working him harder than his level of fitness allows. to provide optimum levels of vitamins and minerals for the work he is doing I would recommend the topspec Lite Feed Balancer as it will not promote weight gain when fed as part of a calorie controlled diet, which this will be, and will allow weight loss when a negative calorie balance is established. topspec Lite is designed for horses and ponies that need their weight controlled; they are usually good-doers and may be overweight. these are the horses and ponies for whom every single calorie counts, and we do not believe you will find a lower calorie feed balancer anywhere. It is very important that this group of horses and ponies receive their full requirement of vitamins and minerals. topspec Lite allows them to receive all the micronutrients required to balance the diet of horses in light work in a small amount of exceptionally lowcalorie feed. Long-term trials have shown that horses and ponies on restricted/ poor grazing do not gain any additional weight when fed topspec Lite. It can also be used very successfully as part of a calorie-

controlled diet when weight loss is required. No low-intake feed can provide good-doers with sufficient salt so you need to make sure your cob has access to, and uses, a salt lick. If he does not use his salt lick add 1 level dessertspoon of table salt to each feed. If he has sweated heavily (whether he uses his salt lick or not) add 1 level tablespoon salt to a scoop of suitable chop e.g. topChop Lite, for his next two to four feeds (to avoid loss of performance due to dehydration after sweating). For further information please contact the Multiple BETA-AwardWinning Helpline on 01845 565030 or visit www.topspec.com

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I compete my horse in one day events. If feel he is lacking in stamina as he’s started to become a little lethargic by the last phase. He’s kept at livery and I’m advised his fitness and feeding regime at good, so I wondered if there was anything I could give him that might help him out?”

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give energ and improve performance. New from NaF… Iron rich energ, a fast acting, veterinary approved liquid formula, is designed to help improve the performance of your hardworking sports horse. Not only rich in iron, energ also contains the correct balance of copper and zinc, both important to maximise the benefits of supplementary iron, thus optimizing energy metabolism. energ also boasts an unrivalled spectrum of Vitamin B complexes, Vitamin C for its antioxidant qualities, and Vitamin K. Finally, energ comes with a great peppermint taste. so, for palatability there’s no contest! and, for energy as and when you need it, give energ shot… New energ shot is a concentrated nutritional blend of essential amino acids & bio-available iron to support energy metabolism, red blood cell production and help replace sweat losses. It comes in an easy to administer syringe, making it easy to feed as and when needed. energ shot is a unique, scientifically advanced nutritional formula that readily provides a particular kind of high quality essential amino acids (Branch Chained amino acids – BCaas). these are key to energy and performance, in that they are utilised for energy, particularly in the muscles, during exercise. While supporting the increased need for energy at times of peak performance, energ shot also supplements the levels of BCaas lost in sweat and fulfils the requirement for increased levels of iron required for healthy red blood cell production – fending off lethargy and a lowering of performance. For further information please call your NAF Area Sales Manager or the NAF Freephone Advice Line: 0800 373 109, email: info@naf-uk. com or log on to www.naf-uk.com

Q a

My horse is great at home but a nightmare at competitions. He gets so stressed and excited, so stops listening to me? Horse’s magnesium stores can be quickly depleted when travelling to a competition and can affect their behaviour. therefore giving a magnesium-based instant calmer can be really effective, as they top up the magnesium level in the horse. given at the right time they can quickly help to prevent the onset of stress and negative reactions, allowing you and your horse to perform to your full potential, while enjoying your horse. Blue Chip has a new range of delicious, naturally flavoured instant calmers, based on the tastes your horse loves the most. CaRROtCaLM and aPPLeCaLM have three concentrated calms, providing your horse with an instant boost of magnesium without leaving a bad taste in their mouth. the calms are formulated to be given between 30 and 60 minutes before an exciting or stressful situation to help ensure a less stressful time for all involved. all ingredients are 100% natural, contain no banned substances and are non-drowsy, making them perfect for competition. In an extensive trial, the syringes worked for over 92% of the horses given CaRROtCaLM or aPPLeCaLM. Feeding any other calmer would be in bad taste. For more information visit www.bluechipfeed.com or call 0114 266 6200.

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EnerG FEED

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Comfort for joints the natural way An alternative to Bute without the side effects NoBute can be safely given to competing horses Water based therefore does not contain alcohol

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Laura Collett For more details please go to your local NAF stockist or call our Freephone Advice Line: 0800 373 106 or email info@naf-uk.com

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Feed news

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My horse seems to be struggling with the hard ground this summer, is there anything I can do to help him?

Vetrofen from Animalife is a potent fast-acting highly effective devil’s claw alternative that works to support the body’s metabolic balance and thus enhancing free moving mobility that can really take the edge off hard ground or enhance existing movement in the active or aging horse. Vetrofen can be used short or long-term and in tandem with Vetroflex, both containing 100% pure active ingredients with no fillers. You should use Vetrofen to maintain the body’s inflammatory response associated with the stiffness and arthritis common with old age and, if needed, in parallel with Vetroflex to strengthen and protect the joint now and for the future whilst regenerating joint cartilage where damage has occurred. The main active ingredient in Vetroflex from Animalife is a collagen peptide formula that supports strong flexible and healthily joints providing regeneration of joint cartilage in areas of weakness or damage. Vetroflex offers regeneration as opposed to degeneration which is something quite extraordinary and proven by research, offering significant benefits over traditional Glucosamine or Chondroitin blends to enhance and prolonging your horse’s active lifestyle now and for the future. www. animalife.co.uk

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My 15hh cob is a very good doer and it’s a real battle to keep him slim despite riding him five times a week. I have restricted his grazing summer and am not giving him any extra feed at all but I’m worried that despite being very well covered his coat isn’t as shiny as usual and his feet are quite cracked.

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Numerous factors can have an effect on their quality but nutritionally; a balanced diet is the best way to promote healthy hooves and a shiny coat. Whilst I agree that your boy does not need any additional feed to maintain condition, his current diet may well be lacking in vitamins, minerals and protein. For good-doers a balancer is the ideal way to ensure option nutrition without excess calories. This includes nutrients such as biotin, methionine, calcium, zinc and copper for supporting hoof health and ingredients such as soya oil for coat shine. With this in mind I recommend feeding 500g of SPILLERS® Lite Balancer per day alongside a double handful of SPILLERS HAPPY HOOF® if desired. The horses hoof grows relatively slowly (approximately 8-12 months to grow a completely new hoof), and therefore it is important to remember that it can take several months before improvements in hoof quality are seen. Managing the good-doers waistline is often a difficult task, so it’s great to hear that you have already restricted your boy’s grazing and are trying to maintain an active work regime. As with people, a calorie controlled diet and plenty of exercise is by far the best way to keep his figure in check! www.spillers-feeds.com

In Other Feed News... WE is the watchword for a healthy gut WE know that fibre is the key to a healthy equine digestive system but do you know why? WE is WINERGY Equilibrium® and with 20 years of ground-breaking research into the digestive health of hundreds of horses, WE can explain. Over 65% of the horse’s digestive system, in the form of the large intestine, is devoted to the digestion of fibre. Yet the work we ask our horses to do often calls for energy intakes above those supplied by fibre alone. To this end horses are often fed higher energy feedstuffs such as cereals and even fats. The starch in Cereals is digested in the small intestine, which makes up around 30% of the digestive tract. The feeding of meals high in cereals may overload the small intestine, causing cereal starch to escape and spill into the hindgut where it is rapidly

fermented creating acidic conditions. Signs of starch overload range from loose droppings through to more serious conditions such as colic, laminitis and certain types of tying up. The horse has evolved to eat for up to 18 hours a day. Its stomach produces acid continuously yet the horse can only produce acid-neutralising saliva as it chews. In a domestic environment limited opportunities to eat and chew can result in the development of gastric ulcers. Studies have shown that in some competition disciplines up to 60% of horses are affected by gastric ulcers. Hannah Briars, WINERGY® nutritionist, explains the solution: “If you want to keep the gut in good health it’s best to maximise fibre intake and reduce sugar and starch. Keeping meal sizes small and feeding little and often will also reduce the risk of starch overload.” WINERGY Equilibrium® provides a healthier option by maximising fibre intake. It reduces reliance on cereal starch and sugar and instead provides energy from a unique blend of fibre and oil, all conveniently available from a single bag. The long fibre format of the WINERY Equilibrium range can help increase chewing time, encouraging saliva production and increasing the horse’s ability to buffer damaging stomach acid. The lucerne included in all WINERY Equilibrium® feeds is also believed to have a buffering effect. WE and you keep your horse in great shape. Find out more by calling 01908 576777, visiting www.winergy.com or www.facebook.com/winergyfeeds

Equine America Super-Fen Powder Super-Fen is a powerful and natural formulation of nature’s most potent anti-inflammatories in a palatable powder base. An effective support for tired and stiff joints with no known side effects. Use alongside Cortaflex for an ultimate all round or pre-competition boost to joint mobility. Available in 454gm (one month supply at maintenance for average 500kg horse). RRP £19.99 www.equine-america.co.uk Telephone 01403 255809

NoBute New brand, new packaging, same original recipe! NoBute the leading alternative to Bute, that does not contain Phenylbutazone, has been given a new look with an extensive branding and packaging makeover for the whole range. NoBute has been a popular natural joint comfort for equines for the last 14 years. The complementary liquid feeding supplement offers a genuine alternative to the pain relief drug Bute. NoBute is produced from natural ingredients, it does not contain Phenylbutazone and therefore does not produce the side effects associated with Bute and can be legally used by competing horses and ponies. The NoBute range of natural products includes; NoBute (a natural comfort for joints), NoBute Premium (repairs and maintains cartilage, joints and coat), NoBute Navilam ‘O’ (to assist the laminae, pedal bone and navicular) and NoBute No Wheeze (to soothe the respiratory system). “It’s an exciting, new development for us” said Paul Westcott, Managing Director of the Animal Health Company who own and manufacturer the NoBute range. “We wanted the new look to reflect the quality of the products and the high esteem our customers hold them. The NoBute products are some of our most popular and we wanted to introduce the new NoBute image first as we are currently working on new brands and packing for our other products for equines, canines and pets which will follow shortly.’ Log onto www. equinehealthandherbal. co.uk to find out more about NoBute.

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father figure

The behind the scenes hero… Kevin Preston

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 by Alex Kelly Many local riders can boast that they have wonderful and helpful fathers, who put up with our equine pursuits. But not many of us can lay claim to having a dad like Kevin Preston, who despite being a keen and talented horseman himself, is happy to put that to one side to let his three daughters have the limelight!

Sam, Kevin and Sophie at Four Elms

Name: Kevin Preston Home Town: Charlwood in Surrey Occupation: Works in sales for Lloyds Bank Off-spring: Samantha (23), Emma (22) and Sophie (9) How did you become involved with horses? Through my Grandfather, who was a keen driving man and general wheeler-dealer. Do you ride yourself? Yes, when I get the chance. I often warm up the horses at competitions for Samantha and ride out when at home. I also hunt when possible with the OSB & West Kent Hunt. I’m at the bottom of the pecking order for rides in the family, but am called upon as rider of last resort when the horses are being cheeky. Favourite horse or pony and why? Bonnie (Parklands Phoenix), we have had her since she came over from Ireland to be broken and sold. She was too sharp to sell as a bombproof cob and had a great jump, so my wife Jean kept her to hunt. I started her off BSJA then Emma took her on for show jumping which she excelled at. Samantha then competed her side saddle and won two national titles as well as the Horse of the Year title and has hunted her side saddle ever since. Jean and I still ride her out and when diaries permit and I compete with her in the Hunt relays which she excels at. What area of the sport are you involved with? The girls seem to have a go at everything which certainly keeps us poor! Samantha focuses on showing, dressage and hunting, Emma was more interested in show jumping and now Sophie wants to try everything and has just started polo with the Pony Club. How do you support your family with their sport? Apart from the financial side which seems to get worse as hay prices continue to rise, I am chief horsebox driver, exerciser and rider of last resort. I also have to clean Sam’s boots before big competitions, she says it’s for luck, but I think it’s her way of getting out of doing them herself! I

also support the Pony club events where Jean is Chief Instructor, whether that is course building, car park attendant or show commentator. I also have a week of Pony Club camp to look forward to in August! What’s the best thing about competing? Seeing the girls do well. Above: Kevin jumping at the South of England Show

What’s the worst thing about competing? I get frustrated with the showing and prefer show jumping, where if you knock down a pole you know why. Sometimes your horses go really well and get placed well down the line, but on another day it’s reversed for no apparent reason – that’s showing! What has been your proudest moment while watching your children compete? Samantha winning her first National title, she was the youngest to ever win it and rode really well and qualifying for HOYS is always special. Emma competing for the first time in the Derby at Hickstead, we have a photo of her jumping the water with her eyes shut and Sophie recently winning a small jumping class at the Hickstead Derby meeting where she won a Hickstead rug and plaque which I never managed to do. Favourite show ground snack? Bacon roll

Left: Sam and Kevin ride out with Imp and Hazel Left: Advanced Party at HOYS

Parklands Phonix with Sam

How do you and your family like to celebrate a big win? Champagne – I once bought out the entire stock of Tescos after Sam’s Nationals win which seemed great until I got my credit card bill! Favourite show ground and why? Hickstead because there is loads to see and as we are local we don’t have to pay for stables! What do your friends think about what you and your family do? They think we are mad, but everyone is always supportive which is great, plus invariably many of our friends are horsey too.

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To advertise here, call 01892 863062 or email: info@localrider.co.uk

show dates august 2011 1 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Eventers & Showjumpers Practice Days, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 2 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, Southview, Cheshire, www.bef.co.uk 2 August Sevenoaks Riding Club, Evening Dressage, and Show Jumping. Redlands, Sevenoaks, Telephone: 01732 461462, J Comer, www.sevenoaksrc.co.uk 2 August Vicarage Farm, BS Area 44 Mixed Show. Vicarage Farm, Halliford Road, Sunbury on Thames TW16 6DW, Email: vic.farm@btinternet.com Telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com 3 August Bedgebury Park, Affiliated Dressage, unaffiliated Intro and Prelim test, Affiliated tests can be ridden on a BD ticket, Bedgebury Park, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SH, Enquires email: kerry@bedgeburypark. com, www.bedgeburypark.com 3 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Unaffiliated Show Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 3 August Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Unaffiliated Afternoon/Evening Dressage with Clear Round Show Jumping, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4PZ Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@gbec.info www.gbec.info 3 August Vicarage Farm, BS Area 44 Mixed Show. Vicarage Farm, Halliford Road, Sunbury on Thames TW16 6DW, Email: vic.farm@btinternet.com Telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com

7 August Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Veteran Horse Society Regional Qualifier Show, and Open Unaffiliated Show Jumping, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4PZ Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@gbec.info www.gbec.info 7 August Moat View Riding Club Open Show, Showing, Show Jumping, Dressage. VHS Showing Qualifiers NPS/Top Spec 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 www.moatviewrc.co.uk 7 August Sunshine Tour Qualifier, Show, Cranleigh, Surrey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@gbec. co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk 7 August Sunshine Tour Qualifier, Show Jumping, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Surrey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@gbec.co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk 9 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, Richmond Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire, www.bef.co.uk 11 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, Solihull Riding Club 1, West Midlands, www.bef.co.uk 12 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, Solihull Riding Club 2, West Midlands, www.bef.co.uk 12 August The Equi-Fun & Town Place, Clear Round Jumping Evenings, Heights start at 1ft9 cross poles and gradually rise depending on demand. Plumpton College, Ditching Road, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, Telephone: 07738 993995 email: becca@ equi-fun.co.uk, www.equi-fun.co.uk

Royal Leisure Centre Henfield www.royalleisure.co.uk

20th AUGUST 2011 ROYAL LEISURE SUMMER SHOW Unaffiliated Show Jumping BSPS Showing Qualifiers Balanced Horse Feeds Showing Qualifiers Sunshine Tour Show Jumping & Showing Qualifiers Inhand & Ridden Showing Classes Working Hunter Classes Fun Dog Showing Pony Club Demos Trade Stands BBQ

Racing all year round at Lingfield Park Racecourse All Weather, Flat and National Hunt

3 August Sunshine Tour Qualifier, Dressage, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Surrey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@ gbec.co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk

4 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, Crofton Manor, Hampshire, www.bef.co.uk

13 August Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated Dressage (in arenas), Bedgebury Park, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SH, Enquires email: kerry@bedgeburypark. com, www.bedgeburypark.com 13 August Bedgebury Park, Outdoor Show Jumping Clinic with Janine Lamy, Clinic for small groups of riders wanting to improve their technique and competition results, Bedgebury Park, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SH, Enquires email: jlamy666@hotmail.com, Telephone: 07973 780820 www.bedgeburypark.com

Tonbridge Lions ChariTy horse show

4 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Evening Clear Round Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 Email: info@ goldencross.co.uk, www.goldencrossec.co.uk 5 August Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated Summer Series Dressage, Bedgebury Park, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SH, Enquires email: kerry@bedgeburypark. com, www.bedgeburypark.com

13 August Chilham Park, BE Affiliated

Horse To be held onTrails, Chilham Park, Nr Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DB Telephone: 01227

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6th

730811 www.chilhampark.co.uk

13 August Royal Leisure BE & Unaffiliated Combined Training, Royal Leisure Centre, Horn Lane, Henfield, BN5 9SA, Telephone: 01273 493864 Email: royalleisure@ hotmail.co.uk, www.royalleisure.co.uk

LODGE FARM, MATFIELD (A21/B2160)

6 August Royal Leisure Eventer’s Challenge & Derby Show Jumping, Royal Leisure Centre, Horn Lane, Henfield, BN5 9SA, Telephone: 01273 493864 Email: royalleisure@ hotmail.co.uk, www.royalleisure.co.uk

Over 40 Classes14including: August Cadnam Show Society, Standard & Miniature Shetland Stud book Affiliated Two Jumping Clear Round 6 August LMEQ Show Jumping with ErnestRings plus Show, Miniature Horse Show, Schooling Dillon, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Tests open to all, Parelli ‘Zone’ Working Hunter and Best Dressage Rider Championships, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB call Jennifer on open to all, Terry’s Lawn, Ringwood Road, Bartley, Southampton, Hants, SO40 7LA, 07771 598730 for places. www.lmeq.com In Hand Classes. Contact: Mrs H Long, Telephone: 07789888375 7 August American Pleasure Star of hazellong2003@yahoo.co.uk London Show, Pachesham RingEquestrian dedicated to ‘12Email: years and Under’ 14 August Chilham Park, BE Affiliated Centre, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Horse Trails, Chilham Park, Nr Canterbury, Surrey, KT22Leading 0AL, Email: lynnusauk@aol. With Rein, Condition and Turnout, Handy Pony, etc. Kent, CT4 8DB Telephone: 01227 com, www.american-saddlebred.co.uk 730811 www.chilhampark.co.uk

PLUS ‘FUN DOG SHOW’ 14 August Chipstead Riding Club

7 August Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated Show Jumping Summer Series, bottom hole to 3’3” cash prizes classes 4-6 medals for classes 1-3, Bedgebury Park, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SH, Enquires email: kerry@ bedgeburypark.com, www.bedgeburypark.com

Summer Show & Events, Dressage, Diamond Centre, Carshalton, Surrey. www.chipsteadridingclub.org.uk

All proceeds to Local Charities

14 August Denmead Horse Show, Affiliated CHAPS, VHS, IMHPS. Denmead, Hampshire Telephone: 02392261977 www.denmeadhorseshows.co.uk

For schedule see: www.horseshowsuk.info 14 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, or send SAE to: Mrs J Williams, Collingham, Unaffiliated Show Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3SS Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 85 Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent TN2 4JS.

7 August Cadnam Show Society, In Hand & Ridden Show, 6 Championship & Reserve sashes, some Royal London Show Qualifiers, Terry’s Lawn, Ringwood Road, Bartley, Southampton, Hants, SO40 7LA, Contact: Mrs H Long, Telephone: 07789888375 Email: hazellong2003@yahoo.co.uk

14 August LMEQ Show Jumping and Cross Country with Lucy Thompson, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB call Ruth on 07708 066089 for places. www.lmeq.com

01892 823 590 & 07739 965 943 (before 8pm)

7 August Goring & District Riding Club, Summer Dressage Series at Hangleton Farm Equestrian Centre, Telephone: 07988 502833, Janet Shears, www.gdrc.org.uk

ANNUAL SEVENOAKS SPONSORED RIDE & WALK

RIDING CLUB

RIDE FOR AFRICA IN AID OF

HORSE TRIALS

Lodge30th Farm, Matfield SUNDAY AUGUST 2009

SUNDAY 28th AUGUST

This 10 mile route starting in Fairlight near Hastings is normally inaccessible to the general public and takes participants over some Novice 0.75m; Intermediate 0.85m; of the most picturesque countryside around so come on give your Opena really 1.00m self a special treat and support worthwhile charity that does as it says and transforms peoples lives.

Annual Show at Redlands, Sevenoaks

Check out the website www.rideforafrica.org.uk

Sunday September 11th Great prizes for those raising the most sponsor money FOR ENTRIES SEND SAE to: Tim Jury, Freshwinds, Pickham Farm, TN35 4HX Secretary: Mrs Guestling, J Comer,Hastings 102 Marlborough Telephone: 01424 813620 Email: timjury@onetel.com Cres., Sevenoaks, TN13 2HR 01732 461462 for schedule and sponsor forms by reply ENTriEs ClosE 25TH AuGusT

Details on: www.sevenoaksrc.co.uk CHAriTY No. 326901

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Wes Audio Public Address Commentary & Judges boxes Timing equipment Two Way Radios New telephone number

01322 221006

CHIPSTEAD RIDING CLUB SUMMER 2009 EVENTS

6th August: Eventer’s Challenge & Derby Showjumping 13th August: BE & Unaffiliated Combined Training For more info please see www.royalleisure.co.uk

show

Tel: 01273 493864

guide 2009 Email: royalleisure@hotmail.co.uk find us on

MID SURREY BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB

Autumn Events 2011

12 JulyWalton TWRC Open East JULY Venue: Pony Club Field, Hurst Road, onShow theAt Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5BN andBysshe Ebbisham Farm XC course www.twridingclub.org.uk 3 July South Eastern Schedules will beEquestrian on website pcuk.org go to Mid Surrey Branch page

07921 552132 Services Burghley Young Event Horse Sunday 11th September Qualifiers at Eridge 01892 783227 12 July Felbridge Show Ground ONE DAY EVENT 2’, 2’3”, 2’6” and 2’9” Open to all. Unaffiliated Jumping www.felbridge. Secretary Mrs. Naomi Kitchener 01483 839057. 4 July Fiddlers Green Stud Unaffiliated 9 Merrow Croft, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2XH net Dressage www.FGStud.co.uk 07752 25th September and 9th October 712915 12 July Chipstead Riding Club Summer Hunter Trials. 1’6” to 2’9” and enclosed CRJ Sec. Mrs. Vicky Sticka Mogador Point, Margery Grove, Lower Kingswood, Tadworth, Show wwwchipsteadridingclub.org.uk 4 & 5 July South Eastern Equestrian Surrey KT20 7ET Tel. 01737 244853

Services Eridge Horse Trials 01892 12 July Surrey Union Pony Club Open 6th November 783227 Hunter Trials 1’6” 1’9”. 2’. 2’3” Show 2’6”www.pcuk.org/surreyunion and enclosed CRJ Sec. Mrs Linda Walker 49 Canada Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 2BB. 01932 860827 01293 871921 5 July Mid Surrey Pony Club Hickstead

Sunday 4th December Qualifier Bullock and Eclipse Cup www. 12 July Chequer Sponsored Ride at Highland Farm. Tree Farm Inhand & Please contact Mrs. Jilly Davies, House, Oaken Coppice, Park Lane, pcuk.org/midsurrey 01737 358663Oaken Coppice Ridden Show 07711 838319 Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 1EU. 01372 275521.

5 July Hospice in the Weald Speldhurst Derby Challenge Series– Tunbridge Wells Kent. Call 07989906230

12 July Felbridge Show Ground Unaffiliated Jumping WEALD OF www.felbridge. KENT net PLOUGHING MATCH

5 July Wey Valley Riding Club Indoor Saturday September 3rd 2011 dressage www.wvrc.co.uk 07917 at Lodge Farm, Lodge Lane, South Holmwood, Dorking, 602527(opposite Fourwents Pond)

HORSE Riding SHOW 12 July Sevenoaks Club on Dressage, SJ and combined training at Sat 17th September 2011 At Redlands 01732 461462

Clear Round, Showjumping, Working Hunter and Small, 5 JulyLarge Felbridge ShowColoureds, Ground Cobs Ex Racehorses, Veterans, Show Hunter, First Ridden, Pony Club Pony, Leading Rein Fancy Unaffiliated Dressage www.felbridge. Dress, Gymkhana. Balanced Horse Feeds net Qualifiers and Championship Classes. Entries Secretary: Jane Milan, LowbridgeSummer Farm, Clayhill Road,at 5 July CBEquine Show Leigh, Surrey RH2 8PD. 07747 533677. email: lowbridge.farm@btopenworld.com. Barville Farm www.cbequine.co.uk Schedules: www.kentandsurreybloodhounds.co.uk

07949 096086

7 July TWRC Evening Dressage & Show Jumping at Beechenwood Farm www. twridingclub.org.uk 07921 552132

14yrs and under

Pagehurst Farm, Staplehurst.

TN12 0JG 14 July Sevenoaks Riding Club Evening With kind permission of Eckley Farms Dressage, SJ and combined training at Show Jumping, Best Rider, Childs pony, Novelty classes and Gymkhana. Redlands 01732 461462 Fun, Old fashioned, local show.

17 - 19 Kent County Show SAE:July Annabel Elliott, Gravel Pit Farm,www. Marden, Kent TN12 9NP T: 07790 512626 kentshow.co.uk 01622 633060 www.wkpma.co.uk 18 July Fiddlers Green Stud AUGUST 2011 Localrider 89 Unaffiliated Dressage www.FGStud. co.uk 07752 712915 20/7/11 14:11:24


VENTS show dates SHOWS & EVENTS 14 August sunshine Tour Qualifier, Dressage, sparsholt College, hampshirey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@ gbec.co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk

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14 August sunshine Tour Qualifier, Dressage, windsor Park Equestrian Club, surrey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@ gbec.co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk

odhounds Eve kham Blo nts a o C Sponsored Sponsored Charity Ride & Walk at Montague, Hankham, East Sussex

Charity & Walk2009 Sunday 27thRide September

10 or 5 mileAt route across mostly private farm land on East the beautiful Pevensey Levels with Montague, Hankham, Sussex optional jumps. SAE to: 3 St Mary’s Cottages, Ninfield Road, Bexhill on Sea, E Sx TN39 5DE

Sunday 25th September 2011

Coakham Bloodhounds Ball

10 or 5 mile route across mostly private farm land on the beautiful Pevensey Levels with optional jumps. SAE to: 3 StSussex Mary’s Cottages, NinfiGolf eld Road, BexhillUckfield on Sea, E Sx TN39 5DE at East National Resort,

Saturday 21st November Coakham Bloodhounds Ball 2009

For allSaturday details see website www.coakhambloodhounds.com 19th November, Venue TBC

gham, Surrey. holt/07968 486381,

For all details see website www.coakhambloodhounds.com

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Summer 2009 Events

CHILHAM PARK

MAY 17TH SPRING SHOW (Inc Balanced Horse Feeds Championship Qualifiers & Other Aff Classes) Nr. Canterbury, Kent CT4 8DB MAY 31ST NOVICE SHOW Mob: 07979 Tel:(Inc01227 730811 JULY 12TH SUMMER SHOW Balanced Horse Feeds Championship Qualifiers & Other Aff497716 Classes) AUG 2ND NOVICE SHOW 13th & 14th August - BE Affiliated Horse Trials AUG 16TH EVENTERS CHALLENGE 3rdAUTUMN September - Pony Club One Day Event SEPT 6TH SHOW (Inc Balanced Horse Feeds Championship Qualifiers & Other Aff Classes)

18th September - Unaffi Hunter EVENING DRESSAGE MAY 28TH, JUNE liated 25TH, JULY 23RDTrials

9th October - Combined Training / Eventers Challenge

Download schedules from end of March www.chipsteadridingclub.org.uk or A5 SAE only to Jackie Russell, 32 Chartwell Place, Cheam, Surrey SM3 9TD

CLINIC: August 23rd - Jane Holderness-Roddam Cross Country clinic

TONBRIDGE LIONS:PAGE 1 28/01/2011 09:35 Page 1 All Details and schedules can be found on our website.

POSTLING CROSS-COUNTRY www.chilhampark.co.uk SPONSORED IDE Cross country open for schoolingRall year round SUN SEPTEMB ER 13TH The Tonbridge lions 9 miles over spectacular downland country with 26 optional jumps.

chariTyIn aid horse show of Postling Village Hall, St John’s Ambulance,

To be held

Age Concern & the Kent Air Ambulance.

at Lodge Farm, Matfield (B2160, just off the A21)

september 4th

SAE for schedules from: Mrs Jane Reynolds, The Pent, Postling, Hythe CT21 4EY All proceeds go to local charities

Over 40 classes including: Two Jumping Rings plus Clear Round,

South Eastern Equestrian Services Working Hunter and Best Rider Championships, South of

In-hand Classes, Events 2009 Ring dedicated to ‘12 years & Under’ with leading rein classes, England Horse Trials (Ardingly) Condition & Turnout, 18th & 19th April Fun Dog Show, Handy Pony etc.

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

Please send Sae for3rd schedule to: Mrs J. Williams, Collingham, Eridge July 85 Hastings Rd, Pembury, TN2 4JS SAE for schedules: SEES, Oatridges, Best Beech, Wadhurst, Tunbridge E Sx TN5 6JLWells, or 01892Kent 783227

01892 823590 (before 8pm) Eridge Horse Trials or print from www.tonbridgelions.co.uk 4th & 5th July South of England International Horse Trials 26th & 27th September

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16 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, Catherston stud, hampshire, www.bef.co.uk 17 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, British Dressage & Trailblazers Dressage, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 Email: info@ goldencross.co.uk, www.goldencrossec.co.uk 17 August Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Unaffiliated Afternoon/Evening Dressage with Clear Round show Jumping, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham, surrey, KT23 4PZ Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@gbec.info www.gbec.info 17 August sunshine Tour Qualifier, Dressage, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, surrey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@ gbec.co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk 17 August LMEQ Jon Pitts Fit to Ride Clinic, Human Performance, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB email: matt@lmeq.com for places. Telephone: 07771 600 033 www.lmeq.com 18 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, sNEC, west Lothian, www.bef.co.uk 19 August Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated summer series Dressage, Bedgebury Park, Lady oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2sh, Enquires email: kerry@bedgeburypark. com, www.bedgeburypark.com 20 August Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated show Jumping summer series, bottom hole to 3’3” cash prizes classes 4-6 medals for classes 1-3, Bedgebury Park, Lady oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2sh, Enquires email: kerry@ bedgeburypark.com, www.bedgeburypark.com 20 August Royal Leisure summer show, Unaffiliated show Jumping, BsPs showing Qualifiers, Balanced horse Feeds showing Qualifiers, sunshine Tour show Jumping & showing Qualifiers, Inhand & Ridden showing Classes, working hunter Classes, Fun Dog showing, Pony Club Demos, Trade stands, BBQ, Royal Leisure Centre, horn Lane, henfield, BN5 9sA, Telephone: 01273 493864 Email: royalleisure@ hotmail.co.uk, www.royalleisure.co.uk 20 August sunshine Tour Qualifier, Dressage, Pachesham Equestrian Centre, surrey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@ gbec.co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk 20 August southern horse Trials Championships Qualifier, Borde hill Unaffiliated horse Trials, Pre Intro (80cms), Intro (90cms), Pre Novice (1m), Borde hill Garden, Nr haywards heath, west sussex, Rh16 1XP, All enquiries: 01483 767336, www.bdwp.co.uk/ aallen, www.bordehillhorsetrials.com 21 August Cadnam show society, In hand & Ridden show, 6 Championship & Reserve sashes, some Royal London show Qualifiers, Terry’s Lawn, Ringwood Road, Bartley, southampton, hants, so40 7LA, Contact: Mrs h Long, Telephone: 07789888375 Email: hazellong2003@yahoo.co.uk 21 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Trailblazers Dressage & Combined Training, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 Email: info@ goldencross.co.uk, www.goldencrossec.co.uk 21 August Goring & District Riding Club, summer Dressage series at hangleton Farm Equestrian Centre, Telephone: 07988 502833, Janet shears, www.gdrc.org.uk 21 August southern horse Trials Championships Qualifier, Borde hill Unaffiliated horse Trials, Pre Intro (80cms), Intro (90cms), Pre Novice (1m), Borde hill Garden, Nr haywards heath, west sussex, Rh16 1XP, All enquiries: 01483 767336, www.bdwp.co.uk/ aallen, www.bordehillhorsetrials.com

21 August Vicarage Farm, Unaffiliated show Jumping. Vicarage Farm, halliford Road, sunbury on Thames Tw16 6Dw, Email: vic.farm@btinternet.com Telephone: 01932 765145 www.vicaragefarm.com 21 August LMEQ Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB call Jennifer on 07771 598730 for places. www.lmeq.com 23 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, Tall Trees, Cornwall, www.bef.co.uk 23 August Chilham Park, Jane holdernessRoddam Cross Country Clinic, Chilham Park, Nr Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DB Telephone: 01227 730811 www.chilhampark.co.uk 24 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre senior British show Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 25 August British Equestrian Federation Futurity Evaluations, for young sport horses & ponies, College Equestrian Centre, Bedfordshire, www.bef.co.uk 25 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Evening Clear Round Jumping and sEEL Dressage Clinic, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 Email: info@goldencross. co.uk, www.goldencrossec.co.uk 27 August Bedgebury Park, Affiliated Dressage, unaffiliated Intro and Prelim test, Affiliated tests can be ridden on a BD ticket, Bedgebury Park, Lady oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2sh, Enquires email: kerry@ bedgeburypark.com, www.bedgeburypark.com 28 August Edenbridge & oxted Agricultural show, Private Driving & Riding horses (hoYs), side saddle, Concours D’Elegance, Children’s Ponies, welsh, working hunter Ponies & show hunter Ponies, Lead Rein & First Ridden, Mixed Mountain & Moorland, Gymkhana, shetlands, Double harness scurry, hackneys, Donkeys, Thelwell Ponies, Affiliated show Jumping. Blindley heath, Near Lingfield, surrey. Telephone: 01737 645843 www.edenbridge-show.co.uk 28 August Newlands Corner Riding Club, open Unaffiliated show Jumping and showing show, hollister Farm, Nr Guildford, surrey, GU5 9TD Tel: 01483 205049 Lesley selway www.newlandscorner.org 28 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 28 August sevenoaks Riding Club, horse Trails 0.75m, 0.85m, & 1.00m heights, Lodge Farm, Matfield, Telephone: 01732 461462, J Comer, www.sevenoaksrc.co.uk 29 August Edenbridge & oxted Agricultural show, shires & heavy horses, Coaching/Four in hand, supreme Ridden horse Championship, Ridden hunter, working hunters & Cobs (hoYs), hacks, hunter Breeding, T.B’s Arabian horse, Coloureds, spotteds, Veterans, Foreign Breeds, Trade & Agricultural Turnouts, welsh to harness, Affiliated show Jumping. Blindley heath, Near Lingfield, surrey. Telephone: 01737 645843 www.edenbridge-show.co.uk 31 August Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Trailblazers Dressage, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 Email: info@ goldencross.co.uk, www.goldencrossec.co.uk 31 August LMEQ show Jumping and Cross Country with Lucy Thompson, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, surrey, Rh2 8LB call Ruth on 07708 066089 for places. www.lmeq.com

sEPtEMBER 2011 2 September Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated summer series Dressage, Bedgebury Park, Lady oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2sh, Enquires email: kerry@bedgeburypark. com, www.bedgeburypark.com 3 September Chilham Park, Pony Club one Day Event, Chilham Park, Nr Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DB Telephone: 01227 730811 www.chilhampark.co.uk

ROTHER VALLEY RIDING CLUB 2011

16th October Novice ODE, Westfield

Schedules will be posted on our website. Many other members only shows & clinics throughout the year. To join please contact Heather Deane on 07784 103006 Or see our website

www.rvrc.org.uk

3 September East sussex Branch of the Pony Club, open show, open to All, Classes for Everyone, The Pony Club Field, Montague Farm, hankham, Pevensey, BN24 5BB www.pcuk.org/eastsussex 3 September Kent and surrey Bloodhounds open show, Clear Round, showjumping, working hunter Large & small, Coloureds, Cobs, Ex Racehorses, Veterans, show hunter, First Ridden, Pony Club Pony, Leading Rein Fancy Dress, Gymkhana, Balanced horse Feeds Qualifiers & Championship Classes, Lodge Farm (by Fourwents Ponds), Lodge Lane, south holmwood, Dorking, Rh5 4NY, Telephone: 07747 533677, Email: lowbridge.farm@btopenworld.com, www. kentandsurreybloodhounds.co.uk 3 September southern horse Trials Championships Qualifier, Tweseldown Equisport Ltd Unaffiliated horse Trials, Pre Intro (80cms), Intro (90cms), Pre Novice (1m), Tweseldown Racecourse, Bourley Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, hampshire, GU52 8DY, All enquiries: 01483 767336, www. bdwp.co.uk/aallen, www.tweseldown.co.uk

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To advertise here, call Karen on 01892 863062 or email: info@localrider.co.uk 4 September Chipstead Riding Club summer show & Events, Dressage, Diamond Centre, Carshalton, surrey. www.chipsteadridingclub.org.uk

10 September LMEQ Show Jumping and Cross Country with Lucy Thompson, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB call Ruth on 07708 066089 for places. www.lmeq.com

4 September Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated show Jumping summer series, bottom hole to 3’3” cash prizes classes 4-6 medals for classes 1-3, Bedgebury Park, Lady oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2sh, Enquires email: kerry@bedgeburypark. com, www.bedgeburypark.com

11 September The Equi-Fun & Town Place, Dressage show, Fun ‘have a Go show, Classes from BD to Novice. Plumpton College, Ditching Road, Nr Lewes, East sussex Telephone: 07738 993995 email: becca@ equi-fun.co.uk, www.equi-fun.co.uk

4 September Denmead Express Event & show, Fun show, Denmead, hampshire Telephone: 02392261977 www.denmeadhorseshows.co.uk 4 September Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Unaffiliated show Jumping, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk 4 September Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Unaffiliated Dressage, showing, show Jumping. Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham, surrey, KT23 4PZ Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@gbec.info www.gbec.info

11 September Goring & District Riding Club, summer Dressage Championship show, Telephone: 07988 502833, Janet shears, www.gdrc.org.uk 11 September honnington Riding Club, open Pick a Dressage Test, h.E.C. Vauxhall Lane, southborough, Kent, TN2 0XD, Telephone: 01892 681229 Email: carol@honningtonrc. co.uk, www.honningtonrc.co.uk

4 September southern horse Trials Championships Qualifier, Tweseldown Equisport Ltd Unaffiliated horse Trials, Pre Intro (80cms), Intro (90cms), Pre Novice (1m), Tweseldown Racecourse, Bourley Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, hampshire, GU52 8DY, All enquiries: 01483 767336, www. bdwp.co.uk/aallen, www.tweseldown.co.uk

11 September Mid surrey Branch of the Pony Club, open horse Trials, open to All one Day Event 2’, 2’3”, 2’6”, & 2’9”. The Pony Club Field & Ebbisham Farm, hurst Road, walton on the hill, surrey, KT20 5BN Telephone 01483 839057 Email: b.kitchener@ntlworld.com www.pcuk.org – go to Mid surrey Branch

4 September sunshine Tour Qualifier, Dressage, show Jumping, and showing, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, surrey, Telephone: 01372 451458 Email: shows@ gbec.co.uk, www.sunshinetour.co.uk

11 September sevenoaks Riding Club, Annual show, Redlands, sevenoaks, Telephone: 01732 461462, J Comer, www.sevenoaksrc.co.uk 13 September Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Eventers & show Jumpers Practice Days, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 www.goldencrossec.co.uk

4 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, Fun Dog show, handy Pony etc. Lodge Farm, Matfield (A21/B2160) Telephone: (before 8pm) 01892 823590 www.tonbridgelions.co.uk

14 September Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, British Dressage & Trailblazers Dressage, Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, East sussex, BN27 3ss Telephone: 01825 873022 Email: info@ goldencross.co.uk, www.goldencrossec.co.uk

6 September LMEQ Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB call Jennifer on 07771 598730 for places. www.lmeq.com 7 September Bedgebury Park, Affiliated Dressage, unaffiliated Intro and Prelim test, Affiliated tests can be ridden on a BD ticket, Bedgebury Park, Lady oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2sh, Enquires email: kerry@ bedgeburypark.com, www.bedgeburypark.com 7 September LMEQ Show Jumping with Ernest Dillon, Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB call Jennifer on 07771 598730 for places. www.lmeq.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

17 September weald of Kent Ploughing Match horse show & Gymkhana, 14 years and under, show Jumping, Best Rider, Childs Pony, Gymkhana & Novelty Class, Fun old fashioned local show. Geat Pagehurst Farm, staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0JG. sAE: A Elliott, Gravel Pit Farm, Marden, TN12 9NP, Telephone: 07790 512626 www.wkpma.co.uk 18 September Bedgebury Park, Unaffiliated Dressage, Bedgebury Park, Lady oak Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2sh, Enquires email: kerry@bedgeburypark. com, www.bedgeburypark.com

The Equi-Fun Club “DRESSAGE NATURALLY” LECTURE DEMO

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Petplan Equine Area Festivals 2011 Pet Pachesham EC, Surrey 28-30 August Wellington Riding, Hants 5-8 September

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HORSES FOR SALE Whether you are selling, loaning, wanting or desperately seeking, it is FREE to advertise in Localrider Magazine. Email your advert to horses@localrider.co.uk together with your picture, or send details via post 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.

Sharer required ¾ days a week for 15.1hh 8 year old gelding. Lovely horse who needs an experienced rider to continue his schooling and education. Please no novices. Contributions to cost required, stabled in Barnes Green 07702190760

Stunning Allrounder / Jumper 15.2 8 year old bay mare. Voltaire lines. Super mover with 3 fantastic paces. Established lateral work and changes. Exceptional scopey jump. Jumping round Newcomers / 1.15 at present but jumps 1.30 at home with ease. This stunning mare is an absolute gem to have around. She will live in or out on her own or with others. She hacks out alone or in company and is vice free and good to do in all ways. A very genuine mare who is ready for someone to have a lot of fun on and will excel in any sphere. £8000. 07743986615 (Kent)

Super Event Prospect 16.1 5 year old bay mare by Windsor Heights. This super mare has 3 lovely paces and is working nicely on the flat finding lateral work very easy. Has done some unaffiliated dressage. She is easy to a fence, has a bold careful jump and is happy to jump all kinds of fillers. Been XC schooled proving to be honest and straight forward. Jumps water/ditches/ steps etc. Easy to do in every way and a pleasure to have around the yard. An exciting prospect who is more than ready for someone to have a lot of fun on in any discipline. £8000 07743986615 (Kent)

17.2 Holstin x Belgian Warmblood Mare. LANGRAF BLOODLINES jumps 1m30 with ease at home has been getting double clears at 1m10 local shows. Beautiful dressage paces. Experienced handler needed as she can be strong from the ground however she can be ridden by teenagers. quick sale needed due to owner being made redundant can be viewed in the area of Bexley. £4250 ovno Tel Toni: 07539057578

14.2hh 5 yr old Palamino mare. Simply perfect works in beautiful soft out line with lovely elegant paces happily jumps SJ and XC with great scope. Calm safe and kind for any member of the family to ride from young children to nervous adult and simply stunning with it. Excellent to hack alone or in company A rare gem £6000 07766 303448

15hh 5 yr old bay gelding. A really sensible safe sane ride. Bombproof to hack in heaviest of traffic and open countryside alone or in company. A pleasure to look after in all ways. Pops course of fences. Ideal for private pleasure or riding school. £325007970 269123

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14.2hh Reg Connemara gelding, 4 yr old with a huge future ahead of him. Fantastic bone and conformation with superb loose balanced paces making him ideal for the show ring. Would go to top M and M flat classes and WHP. Yet quiet and sensible for any rider. Good hack alone or in company in traffic and open fields. £5000 07970269123

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Very well bred, out of a Welsh section D mare and Ellen Whitakers show jumping pony stallion, Georgeo II. His sire is graded with the AES, chaps Elite performance society. Georgeo II is the best coloured jumping pony stallion standing at public stud in the UK. He is a beautifully and evenly marked skewbald, bred in Denmark from top class competition bloodlines. Uno has been professionally broken and ready to continue with his training. Long reining with full tack, loose schooling and hacking down the lane. Bred to jump and with supberd temperament will be very trainable. Good to catch handle and load. For sale as overstocked. Fully vaccinated, wormed and trimmed. £POA, surrey – please call Steph : 07871833889 for more info

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16hh 6yrs Bay Gelding – Irish Sport Horse. This truly talented horse is very brave and bold. He has super paces and jumps whatever you put him at. He really loves his job. Very easy to do and be around. Ready to start to compete. A real good engine behind. Good to shoe, box, clip and in traffic. Always snaffle mouthed. £3950. Tel. 07812188871

Eric is reg BSJA, and is being jumped at the moment by a total novice, never stopping. he is super to hack out , excellent in traffic etc, and goes well in the school. he has hunted, been xc and won dressage with previous owner, he is the most lovely horse with manners to burn in the stable and is good to shoe , clip etc, but will not travel in a trailer, he is petrified, however is fine in a lorry. he must have a lovely home, and is totally ok for a relaxed novice rider, but we would like a knowledgable home for him as he really tries his best in every situation. We bought him unseen, hoping he would make a HOYS coloured show horse, and although absolutely nothing wrong with him , he is not quite what we want, but unfortunately everyone here has fallen in love with him, and we do not really have a job for him £5000 Tel. 07867740195 17.3, 12yr old gelding. This horse is a proven heavyweight worker/show hunter having qualified for Hoys in 2008 for the flats and workers with 18yr old girl being placed in both. Fantastic mover, plenty of limb and good conformation. No lumps or bumps. He is good to do in all ways shoe, clip, handle etc. Great to hack out alone or in company. Only for sale as no rider and open to vet. £8500. Tel. 07710 317 305

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15.2hh 8 yr old grey mare. Has super scope, being bold and careful. She has hunted show jumped and hunter trailed in Ireland proving to be bold and honest. Jumps all fillers including water trays – consistent and careful with fantastic ability. She will jump off any stride - not fazed by anything snaffle mouthed and has a really bright future. She is easy to handle catch shoe box clip and hack. £5,000 Tel: 07970269123. (East Sussex)

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16.3hh 13yrs WB Dark Bay Gelding by Voltaire This lovely boy has BSJA winnings. Has been at the same home since 4 yrs old. Lovely nature. XC schooled. Good floating paces. Easy to jump. Good to shoe, box, clip and in traffic. Only for sale due to change in circumstances. £3750 Tel. 07812188871

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The trials & tribulations of Oli

Lawrence

Picture by John Britter

Oli and Totem competing at Tweseldown 3

Exams are over and Totem is still consistently notching up placings, while Oli continues his quest for a Young Riders horse for next season

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’m currently bouncing off the ceiling having finished my exams. Actually, it’s a very strange situation to be in... no work? WHAT? Of course as soon as I walked out of my last exam the extent of my jampacked diary was revealed to me. Suddenly I found myself playing in a school concert, playing tennis matches, doing a triathlon and before I had realised it I had left school for good. Major mixed feelings about this. When you’re seven you think life goes on and on and never really changes, but when you walk through the school gates for the last time the world somewhat does. The quizzes (exams) were as expected – tricky. Exams are bad for your health and I am genuinely surprised health and safety still allow them. That said, if I don’t get my grades for Cambridge which everyone else seems to think is about as likely as pigs flying, I’ll finish the eventing season and run away to Australia for the winter to bury my head in the sand somewhere.

Totem freaks out

In between all that, Totem went for an outing to Stonar. Having carefully convinced Mum that Stonar was merely in Wiltshire and just a quick trip away I hadn’t quite anticipated that Wiltshire’s a big county. Suffice to say when I discovered that it is the other side of Wiltshire, we had a mini expedition on our hands. To make matters worse as I turned Totem smartly towards the centre line he had an episode of the screaming ab-dabs. A full scale freak about there being flowers either side

of the arena. Great, we’d come 4 1/2 hours and I wouldn’t even get down the centre line, that would’ve been one mahusive box ticked! After half a minute of explaining to Totem in various ways that if he didn’t get his backside down the centre line NOW it wouldn’t be worth either of us coming home as Mum wouldn’t be feeding us for at least a few weeks, he finally gave in. Thankfully, the threat of serving him up as a Sunday roast worked and he got a 27 dressage. The only hint that he may have been about to jump out of his skin every time he went past the entrance was the comment “a little tense” once. That horse gets away with blue murder. I still have no idea why gravity decided to claim the last fence show jumping, but a clear round inside the time cross country left us in third. He’s finished in the top three every time this season, so cheesy grins all around. One minor heart attack moment going cross country was the colouring of the fence numbers. Pre-Novice is usually pink, but for some reason they seemed to have gone for the half pink half red look, which inspires you with zero confidence as you go through the finish and can’t see any pink numbers that you’ve jumped.

A light bulb moment

I had a very strange sensation happen at Stonar as well. With Tots happily munching away on the lorry I went to save some friends from the boredom (but vital!) work of having to fence judge for seven hours. Sitting there in the sunshine chatting away, Mars bar in one hand and out of date orange juice ,

knowing I didn’t have to study in the lorry on the way back, I suddenly realised I was happy, a feeling that flows through your veins and gives even the muddiest fields that tint of gold. Genuine happiness that can cure all ills and stress has been hard to come by when the highlight of my day has been revising chemistry instead of statistics. Meanwhile, back in good old Kent we’ve recently had several ground shaking and heaven ripping thunderstorms. The grass and ground at home had its haircut and spruce up, riding in the field with the striped lawn look was like riding across the most pristine polo pitch there is, even Totem was careful where he trod. We’ve also been quite literally up and down the country looking at horses with mixed success, but pray by next month’s diary I’ll be able to fill the gaping hole in my highly accomplished string of event horses, currently consisting of one horse! The outlook on the yard this morning is even brighter now that Totem has realised it is fabulous sport to try and gently pull the cats tail as it floats past his stable door. Disclaimer, no cats were harmed in the making of this diary.

A new home for Dell

Dell has found a new home and pretended rather unconvincingly to be gutted to be getting into a brand new horse box and going to his new home to live in an enormous stable with miles of hacking behind it - traitor! I was very sad to see Dell go as he’s taken me from long-legged teenager without a clue to my present stage, which I’d like to

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think is fairly competent. We’ve gone through juniors together and it’s just a shame he never really got his chance to shine and play with the proper big boys. On a slightly different note, but none the less countryish. I went to a shoot for the first time having been told “just turn up”. Now a lot of boys my age have been taught to shoot by their dads, but not me - mine went windsurfing and sent me off on my own! First problem, “Where’s your gun? Do you want us to give you a stick to shoot with? Well you could throw a stone I guess!” Really helpful guys... Solution - hire a gun. “Can I see your shotgun licence please?” DOH! Luckily, like a KFC falling from heaven onto the lap of a starved school pupil, a friend’s dad arrived and saved me from the embarrassing situation I was struggling to climb out of. Next thing I know there’s score cards, bright orange rabbits and pigeons made of clay everywhere. Little did I know, but I might have just inadvertently entered my first shooting competition. Considering the only shooting I’ve ever done was at cardboard soldiers with school not coming last was a major achievement! Then again, anyone who did worse than me could really have been throwing stones. I also got recognised in Canterbury the other day and was told how fabulous Totem was... they may have failed to register that Totem doesn’t pilot himself even if he can make dressage judges swoon at his feet. Anyway, I suppose this makes me some lower case z-list celebrity but it doesn’t come with a free lunch.” AUGUST 2011 Localrider 97

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Reader of the Month Localrider Team London Riding Schools Championships Report

Sinnatra Decor at Hickstead 2010. He won both the Coloured Youngstock and the Open Coloured class and stood Reserve Champion

Ready for autumn? See our Checklist for the yard, bedding, rugs & clipping Autumn Laminitis: Feed & Supplements Livery Yards: Is it time you changed? On sale 1st September 2011 All features subject to possible change

Name: Sarah Woodjetts Occupation: ECommerce Consultant Horses’ names and ages: Sinnatra Decor aka Frankie, 4, Siangietino aka Sonny, 2, Pakora Decor aka Echo, 4, Parisienne aka Paris, 5 weeks

Pakora Decor and her foal Parisienne

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Sarah and her coloured boys

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arah Woodjetts fell in love with coloured sport horses 10 years ago and a chance meeting with fellow coloured enthusiast Jen Murphy at a dressage show has led to major county successes over the last two years. Her aim is to produce winning coloureds for the show and dressage ring and the current horses are more than realising her dream. Sinnatra Decor is a 16.1hh, 4-year-old Hann x Trak, who is now going under saddle, but has had county wins at Hickstead and Cranleigh. Siangietino is a 2-year-old Dutch x Old who has had major wins at Kent, S of E and Chaps Regionals in both coloured and sports classes. Sarah has also bred Paris who is by Frankie’s sister and Sonny’s sire. A very successful partnership has formed between Jen and Sarah, with Sarah doing the turn-out and Jen doing the showing in between successfully competing her own 11-year- old coloured Bav x TB at PSG level, proving a real force to be reckoned with on the circuit this year. Their ultimate aim is to produce a coloured who is good enough to win the Cuddy Championships at HOYS - only three coloureds have ever qualified and none have won - so watch this space!

Above: Sinnatra Decor Left: Jen pictured at South of England with Siangietino

If you would like to feature as Reader of The Month, please contact Fiona on 01892 863062 or email: fiona@localrider.co.uk

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