Dressage Report Aston Le Walls March 2019
Intermediate Dressage at Aston
Many thanks to our riders and horses who turned out to Aston today for the Intermediate dressage qualifier. We fielded 2 teams Red- Laura Taylor, Sarah Higgs, Anne O’Briens & Jo Hales and Blue - Sara Brown, Nikita Canot, Therese Welford, & Jo Hales( doing double duties) with Therese (also doing double duties) and Jackie Whittaker as individuals. Several horses and/or riders were making their debut for Buckingham namely Nikita, Anne & Sara.
New and not so new competitors had a great day that saw Section wins for Laura & Jo, 2nd for Anne & 5th for Jackie and a rejuvenated performance from Lionel for Sarah. We ended with an overall 1st for Red team that sees them off to the Championship at the end of April which is a fantastic result, Blue team were out of the placing this time with some very creditable performances in what was a competitive qualifier of 27 teams.
My thanks to all riders and horses, and their teams who got them there and supported, for taking part and to Sue for doing writing duties as our club volunteer role on the day and for bringing cake - an essential part of any day and to Anne and Fudge for coming and supporting and to Tania for her help and support at clinics. Well done Buckingham
Dressage Report - Princethorpe, 1st July 2018
Intermediate Dressage Report - 24th and 25th March 2018
The weekend saw another outing to Moreton Morrell for the Intermediate Dressage qualifier spread over Saturday and Sunday which resulted in a rather muted atmosphere. Riding for the club were Jackie Whittaker, Sophie Evans, Claire Howard, Therese Welford and Sarah Higgs covering Prelim, Novice and Elementary Tests, thank you to you all. Sophie on her first outing for the club came 6th in her section, well done Sophie. We didn’t manage a team placing this time but after all our recent successes in dressage and show jumping I suppose we ought to let some other clubs have their day!!
Next stop Novice Dressage Championships on April 14th……….
Novice Dressage Report 10th and 11th February 2018
Well we finally got to the Novice Area Qualifier weekend after changes to venue and further changes to run 2 sections on the previous day back at the original venue. My thanks to team members for their accommodating all the changes.
The qualifier ran with 45 teams from Area 5 with Buckingham fielding 2 teams
Buckingham Red – Laura Tyler, Jenny Moorman, Sarah Higgs & Therese Welford
Buckingham Blue – Jackie Whittaker, Carol Davenport, Judith Hodges & Emma Funnell.
Well the weekend got off to a flying start with both Laura and Jackie winning their sections on the Saturday afternoon/evening at Moreton Morrell. It should be noted that Laura’s horse, George, was competing in his 1st ever dressage competition, whilst Jackie’s pony Jigsaw at 19 is towards the latter part of his competing career!
So no pressure then for the rest of the teams at Solihull the next day, but everyone rose to the occasion with Jenny also winning her section, Carol coming 3rd in hers and Judith riding her first competitive Novice test. With the weather being unhelpful in blowing over boards, and rattling stacked jump wings and disturbing birds around arenas as well as sleet/rain and at one point snow blowing in, it made for an interesting and cold competing day.
But everyone’s commitment paid off with Team Red finishing in a very creditable 8th overall with individual qualification to the Championships for Laura and Jenny and Team Blue coming a fantastic 3rd overall so the whole team also qualify. Big congratulations to everyone and it’s a trip to Grantham in April for the Championships.
XC Rally at Aston Le Walls Feb 2013
Sarah Gairdner Rally @ Edgcote Feb 2013
Tania Cherry Clinic @ Babington Dressage Feb 2013
Moreton Morell Dressage 03/02/13
Team Showjumping @ Onley 07.2012
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