Date: 6th October 2019

This Championship was run by Area 6 at Snowball Farm, Burnham Beeches. We had a team in the Horse Trials and the Show Jumping who all had a lovely time. 

The Show Jumping Team - 8th

Much to everyone's surprise it was a later start to the day than first thought. Everyone safely arrived at lunch time and the team of Jenny Hickman, Lucie Moore, Olivia O’Rielly and Lauren Smith managed to find each other in a very busy lorry park. A team course walk and chat calmed the nerves. The horses were as ever turned out beautifully. The first combination to jump was Jenny and Razzel Dazzel, a borrowed horse from Vicky Allan. One pole down due to a rusty rider error wasn’t a bad start. Next was Lauren on Neboshanco who flew round clear making it look easy. Olivia on her horse Lookout Mirah’s Solaria, put in a quick and clear round. As Lucie came in on her horse Sire de Grugy the team only had 4 faults. I am sure Lucie wont mind me saying that it took a lot to get her to be on a team. Convinced she was not good enough, she put in a great first round. Sadly she gained 8 faults with two fences down but she came out smiling and wanted to do it all over again. In the second round the course went up in height. Jenny sadly had an annoying pole down, poor Lauren had a couple of stops at the red double but she really held her nerve to ensure she cleared the fence on the third time of asking. Olivia had another clear round again showing us all how it was done. Finally Lucie did a great round as well with just one pole down. The team were placed 8th overall. Olivia did well to jump off as an individual but sadly it wasn't her day and she missed out on the individual placings. We had a really lovely day out with a very supportive team to each other, team course walks, hugs and laughs were shared and no one wanted to come home from a lovely day out. Lots to like and plenty of home work to take away and polish up on. Thank you to the club for letting us represent Horsham and for all the club helpers on foot that made the day run so well allowing us to enjoy the day

 

The Horse Trials Team - 5th

Lorna Tullet on Jilly Jumbo 
Maxine Gayler on Dougal 
Jackie Oxley on Shakespear Romeo 
Siobhan White on Cicnciaana Dynasty 

 

Full results can be found on the LSE Championship website - http://www.londonandsoutheastchampionships.uk/BRC/