We had a good turnout for this competition with two senior teams and one junior team. The juniors got started very early as Nathan was the first to go and then he had to rush off back to school as it was Open Day but he and Corker performed a good test with a couple … Continue reading Winter Dressage Report
Our team consisting of Matt, Natalie, Alex and Charlotte arrived at Blenheim to find a very technical course which was full up 100-110cms. The show-jumping section was causing all sorts of problems for the riders when we arrived and the three skineys in the cross country section also caused big problems because of the very … Continue reading Blenheim Eventer Trial
Natalie had a great weekend at the Brc Nationals at Swallcliffe Park. On the first day she did dressage and SJ, and got a 33 test and clear SJ which left her in 5th place their our section over night and 21st out of all the arenas. The next day they did well on the … Continue reading Swallcliffe
We had two teams competing, one in the open dressage and the other the riding club test. Both teams were made up of the same people as we had a few last minute withdrawals due to various reasons. The weather was glorious if a bit hot at times and the ground was good despite it … Continue reading Area Dressage. Berwick Farm 6th July 2013
Nathan Gibbs and Georgie Pitman qualified for the Pairs 90 Challenge at Shire Hill Farm by coming 2nd over all. We had beautiful weather but the day was not without drama as Sandie's lorry had a blow out on the way there and so Nathan only had 30 minutes before he had to compete and … Continue reading BRC festival of the horse
The Senior team had a fabulous day out at the showjumping qualifiers. Gorgeous sunshine and great company made the day a thoroughly enjoyable one! The style team consisting of Hollie Gilbey, Natalie Pettitt and Kate Hornsby came 5th. The novice team, consisting of Helene Braeckman, Hollie Gilbey and Natalie Pettitt only just missed out on … Continue reading Showjumping Qualifiers at Tendring
Article written by Hollie.We arrived Saturday morning with a threatening cloud looming over Waresley Park. It was the first time I had been to Waresley and was completely blown away by the facilities, what an amazing place to spend the weekend!Frank and I started by having a dressage lesson with Beverley Brightman, I learnt a lot and … Continue reading Senior Club Camp – May 2013
Fearless Frank and Hollie won their section at BE80 at Chilham castle on a Dressage score of 28.5. They also qualified for the BRC BE80 Championships at Melton Mowbray again this year at Aston le Walls first event of the season in March finishing on adressage score of 31.5 and being placed 5th.
Parting Gift went to the Petplan Nationals at Hartpury. They came 16th less than 0.5% from getting through to the final round on the day! One judged loved her and gave her 69% the other not so keen and gave her 63% bringing them down to 65%. Parting Gift also qualified for the Sheepgate Tack and Togs Championships at … Continue reading Natalie has been busy
In the Senior Novice, Fraser Murray riding 'Leave It to Me' was the star of the day by winning and qualifying for the finals at Bury Farm. Sam Holdsworth riding 'Lordship supersonic' came third. Gaynor riding 'Jaffa' and Carmen on 'Arndilly Water' produced good performances but were victims of the rather erratic sound system. Sandie … Continue reading April 21st – Dressage to music qualifiers at Woodlands
This year Saffron Walden and District Riding club hosted the event at Shire Hill. We only had two junior members taking part, Nathan Gibbs on Corker (Dunavon Star) who competed in the 90cm individual and in the pairs class with Georgie Pitman. The weather was perfect as was the ground and the course was very … Continue reading BRC – Area Eventer Trial
Natalie Pettitt has been busy competing. Killobee and Parting Gift have qualified for the Sheepgate Tack and Togs Championships in May. This is a BD dressage event. Her 2 ex racehorses went to Aston le Walls on friday 5th April for their first BE90. Both got 39 dressage points and both jumped clear. Parting Gift … Continue reading Sheepgate Tack and Togs Championships
Sam Holsdsworth and Sonic have started the season by achieving the target they set themselves for the year. With the blessing of a wild card they have already won their place at 'The Nationals'. They just missed qualifying at Patchetts regionals where they came 3rd in the Novice freestyle. Then at Merrist Wood they came … Continue reading Sams Wildcard
Thanks to Gaynor for an educational and funny evening. This is such a broad subject and Gaynor had lots of anecdotes drawn from her years of experience, so she only managed to get through half of her prepared talk!. We covered current thinking for CPR, how to assess the patient, and she demonstrated a 'Log … Continue reading 26th November — First Aid evening
Only Caroline Jenks and Natalie Pettitt competed. We had no team. Caroline did the Intermediate Topscore and came 3rd because Waldo VII knocked the first jump down which is unlike him. 3 regions competed in the same competition and if she had been in either of the 2 other regions she would have won with … Continue reading 25th November — Winter Show jumping qualifier at Norton Heath
What a great evening! About 25 members, past and present, turned out to celebrate this landmark. There was a great atmosphere created by Pep and Colin who hosted the event at their home. Judging by the buzz created by non stop chatter, there were 10 years of gossip to catch up on! Many many thanks … Continue reading 17th November — 10 year Celebration party
Hollie Gilbey and her horse 'Frankie' were lucky to finish their XC just before the terrible weather set in on Sunday afternoon. They finished on a dressage score of 33, jumping clear in both the show jumping and XC with no time penalties. They came 15th overall, the scores were extremely close with only 5 … Continue reading BRC BE80(T) Championship which took place on 23rd September.
Claire Fielding on Troublesome II Alyson Parker on Moloko Caroline Jenks on Just Joking II Julie Horton on Royle WalshClaire and I rode in the morning after a head on battle with the M25 and both horses jumped beautifully. The SJ was quite straight forward but the XC phase caused many problems with related distance … Continue reading Successful Riding Club team at Blenheim again by Alyson Parker
Hollie Gilbey and ' Fearless Frank' have qualified for the British Riding Clubs BE80(T) Championships 2012 at Brooksby College, Melton Mowbray. They qualified at Carlton ODE by being in the top 3 British Riding Club members placed in their section. The championship takes place Sunday 23rd September.Natalie took 'Parting Gift' to compete at Norton Heath's … Continue reading Thanks to Natalie Pettitt and Hollie Gilbey for sending a news flash of how they got on at their latest competitions.
A most interesting evening was enjoyed by members at Helene's yard. Natalie demonstrated a horse massage on Helene's horse, 'Peanut'. The audience were encouraged by Natalie to feel the muscles she was working on and how to use different techniques to relax them. Peanut had a thoroughly lovely time being pampered, pummelled and stretched.Thanks to … Continue reading Massage Demo evening with Natalie Pettitt.