Welcome to the Autumn edition of the SDRC newsletter :-)
So much has been going on with various championships & results, I hope I keep you up to date with information. If you have any items for the next newsletter or for the website please get in touch.
I look forward to hearing all your news. Sally Humphries
In The Press!
Many of our members are now regularly featuring amongst the horsey press. These include Ridgeway Rider, Central Horse News & Horse & Hound.
Lucie & Sherry featured in September issue at the Horse Trial Champs. In July the combined training team got a mention coming 3rd at Festival of the Horse. The team consisted of Tam Thornton, Nic Davis, Laura Wall & Kerry Alexander. Livvy Hoyland also had a spot in here winning at BYRDS.
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SWINDON & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB
Area 9 Qualifier dates 2013/2014
Sun 10th Nov Winter Dressage Summerhouse EC
Sun 8th Dec Winter Show Jumping West Wilts EC
Culminating in Championships at Hartpury 29/30th March 2014
This is what we aim for as a club & this year has been no disappointment.
Tam Thornton & Lady are regularly competing at BE, coming back amongst the top six on most occasions.
Lynne Hawkins & Bubbling Under won at West Wilts in their dressage finals.
The BRC Horse Trials was a great success for both teams entered. The 80cm team consisting of Kerry Alexander, Kerrie Fleming, Tina Starling & Pip Roberts came 4th overall, with both Kerry's gaining a 5th in their arena & Tina having individual 2nd.
Team 90cm, consisting of Kerry Alexander, Kerrie Fleming, Lucie Humphries & Lynne Hawkins came 5th overall. Kerrie Fleming also came 3rd in her arena & Lucie came 1st in hers as well as winning the under 25 section.
The national championships held at Lincoln were no exception. The Junior dressage team made up of Demi Davis, Bella Lee, Lowenna Davis, Grace Taylor & Livvy Hoyland also got team 4th & 8th. Demi also had individual 6th.
Laura Wall has had an amazing year on her horse Favara Dynasty doing exceptionally well in dressage & turning a hand to show jumping as well. Just in October she won the GB Dressage Champs as well as getting a 5th & 9th in two other tests with scores of 75%. She also did well in Cricklade show coming 3rd in Novice dressage, 3rd in team show jumping and winning the 3' SJ class.
At other local shows Sally Humphries & Max won the ridden coloured class, Nicola Allen & Bobbi coming 5th in ridden hunter & 6th in Riding Horse as well as now performing well in dressage.
We hope you will be inspired to give the qualifiers a go & hopefully gain a place at one of the championships.
ODE 18th Aug....Fabulous!
Well done to the whole team of organisers, especially Tam Thornton, for running a fantastic event on Sunday 18th August. Competitors turned out in their hundreds, the weather was perfect and the day ran without any visible hitches.
This event takes months of organising and coordinating, judges have to be booked and numerous volunteers found. Thanks to members and their families this was achieved and everyone had a fantastic day.
Harry Mead Training Day
Harry Mead is one of Britain’s leading event riders. He is the only rider to have ever completed ten CCI**** events (the highest international level) by the age of 25, and even more remarkably always finished in the top 25.
Harry and Shannondale Santiago suffered a nasty rotational fall at Wellington on Monday 26th August both elbows were broken and dislocated in the fall.
This did not put Harry off from coming to Lanes farm on the 29th September where he gave members excellent tuition and exercises to improve their horses balance and performance. He gave an interesting & enlightening lecture into the life of an event rider. All this he managed with his arms still in slings with very minimal movement. All riders enjoyed their day and we would like to thank Harry for not letting the club down at this difficult time.
Please remember these training days are made possible by the committee's & club volunteers raising funds at events throughout the year. We hope that as members you will always be willing to help out with organising or man power, in return we hope you will enjoy the excellent tuition demo's & training days provided for you :-)