Date: 7th October 2013

Horsham had qualified teams in all disciplines and were competing at the LSE Championships at Munstead as Area 13 champions.

The weather was lovely and the ground was perfect and picnics and pimms were still in evidence in the busy lorry park.


The horse trials teams (x3)

Were first to start and everyone put in some very good dressage tests to throw down the gauntlet for the rest of the day. Katherine Morris and Emma Mills leading the charge both scoring 26.5 pens or 73.5% ! Shame they were not in the same team ! The showjumping course for the eventers was quite straight forward but the tight time caught some out. But 9 out of 12 Horsham riders jumped clear and this only ensured Horsham teams kept a tight strangle hold on the lead with very little bewteen the 3 teams at this stage, and everyone else was trailing some way behind ! Then on to the cross country course, which was up to height at BE90 level. The inviting, solid fences encouraged bold forward riding but time penalties were to be influential. At the end of the day it was the Horsham Hooligans who narrowly beat Horsham Horrors into second place, with Horsham Hippies finishing 8th due to a few problems cross country. See the table opposite for full details.


Show Jumping

Horsham were invited to send a team to the championships so our team was David Lavender and Malin Bambi, Elaine Ticehurst and Touch and Go, Lucy Lempriere and Foxend Druid and Megan White and Miss Savannah City. All the team jumped well in the first round and with the best three scores to count, we finished round one on 8 faults. The course rode well but with plenty of space between fences many riders had time faults. In the second round riders rode quicker to ensure they did not incur unneccessary time faults. We finished on a team score of 4 faults for this round which gave us a final score of 12 faults and the team were 8th overall. Lucy and Druid was our only rider to jump a double clear but sadly had time faults in round one so just missed out on individual placings. Well done to everyone.,



Dressage, Riding Test to follows shortly .


Horse Trials - Hooligans 1st Place

Rider Horse Score
1 Kath Botting Bristol Blue 29,0,0 = 29
2 Vicky Allen Razzle Dazzle 30.5,0,4.4 = 34.9
3 Elise Gayler Hotspur Last Tango 33.5,0,(8) = 41.5
4 Emma Mills Sarabande 26.5,2,0.8 = 29.3

Horse Trials - Horrors 2nd Place

Rider Horse Score
1 Sonia Marfleet Billwood Tom Putt 28.5,4,1.6 =34.1
2 Caroline Exley Copperfield Iris 33.5,0,0 = 33.5
3 Ruth Starey Buzz 33.5,0,0 = 33.5
4 Louise Hamilton Mr Gigilo 33,0,0 = 33

Horse Trials - Hippies 8th Place

Rider Horse Score
1 Isobel Lee Flynn 38,4,20,5.6 = 67.6
2 Erin Edwards Viking 38.5,10,0.8 = 49.3
3 Liz Pellett Collato 32,0,E
4 Katherine Morris Captain Jack Sparrow 26.5,0,0 = 26.5