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
For anybody attending any RC event, including rallies, clinics and fun rides, approved hats (see below) are required. If competing for the club, they need to be tagged with an aqua tag. If riding at championships, you should take your hat, passport and horse to the Flu Vac area before going anywhere else. And good luck!
For 2018 there will be a new aqua coloured tag - this you will be delighted to hear will be valid for BE, RC and PC.
PLEASE CAN ALL MEMBERS WISHING TO TAKE PART IN TEAM COMPETITIONS GET IN IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM MANAGERS AND MAKE THEM AWARE THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED!
Please see below a very handy document outlining all you need to know for competing with Buckingham Riding CLub.