To start the year, Emily H on Speckles, Hope R on Woody and Chloë L on Seren competed at their first Schools’ dressage competition at Petley Wood. In the Prelim they gained some very respectable marks, placing the team 7th, with Hope and Emily coming joint 10th in a very strong field. More dressage to come, we think.
Next up was the mighty force of the Mini Showjumping Team at the Duckhurst Grassroots Qualifiers over Half Term. Izzy A on Jimmy, Grace E on William and India P on Barney were a force to be reckoned with. Competing at 40cm, the team gave it their all, with double clears, and gained an impressive First place. Izzy was placed individually 1st, Grace 6th and India 7th , qualifying them for the Grassroots Regional final in November.
The next day at Duckhurst was the Kent County Showjumping Qualifiers. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to enter a team this year but Hope R and Woody flew the flag for the senior SJ team. She held her nerve over a tricky course, with a text book double clear, placing her in 6th place. She was competing at her first 90 cm.
Mrs J Rutter.