Date: 31st May 2018

The Festival of the Horse Championship took place on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May at Washbrook Farm, Aston le Walls. 

 

On Saturday Horsham had a senior team in the 80Challenge which involves doing a show jumping round within a set time immediately followed by a cross country round with an optimum time. The team was Maxine Gayler, Sara Ingleson, Jackie Oxley and Caroline Exley. Max was our path finder and got us off to a great start with a double clear followed by Sara and Jackie also going double clear. Caroline didn't do so well and was eliminated after missing out a jump on the cross country. Fortunately it's the best 3 scores that count so the team came 8th!

Also on Saturday the juniors combined training takes place. Our 1 rider Sophie Zahra did a lovely dressage test to get a score of 32.6 and even though they had an unlucky pole down in the jumping still came 6th in their arena.

 

On Sunday it was the turn of our senior team to do the combined training. This team of 3 was Maxine Gayler, Michelle Wilkinson and Katy Bryant. The standard of the dressage on the day was extremely high and despite all 3 putting in a good test and jumping well there were no rosettes this time.

 

The sun shone all weekend and everyone had a lovely time. On Sunday afternoon Horse & Country TV were going round the show ground and team Horsham was on form, helped by a few Pimms so look out for them on TV!