Eventers Challenge, Pontispool 15th February 2015
By Mandy Bluck and Tor Douglas
We had a wonderful turnout of juniors. The 90cms team were Kitty Palmer, Georgie Harris, Molly James and Jo Bishop.
They all tried very hard, Jo Bishop coming 4th individually and Molly riding a foot perfect double clear.
Then we had the 90cms individuals; Alexa Palmer who, was on her new horse, did a double clear, and Kirsty Cox who, with the beautiful Cherry, had the most lovely round, all six legs of the combination never stopped!!! They motored round managing to look effortless and WON, qualifying for the championships.
Next were the 90cms pairs Charlotte Radford who is a new member and the ever reliable Josephine Mitchell, they came 6th preparing their horses for the 100cms later on.
Much later in the day but well worth the wait was the 100cms, the team was Alexa Palmer, Josephine Mitchell and Charlotte Radford, these three were poetry in motion to watch, Alexa got some turns that nobody else tried and Josephine and Charlotte riding in their first 100cms looked like they had been competing at that level for a long time, The final result was SWDG juniors WON qualifying for the championships with Alexa 1st individually, Josephine 3rd and Charlotte 4th.
It was a very long day but well worth it the girls were always smiley and polite and a credit to the club.
What a brilliant day we had yesterday!
After a VERY early start! The swdg1 team gave us all a boost by all four of them going double clear with just a few time faults to be placed third. The swdg 2 team gave it their best shot but had a few upsets which then left Carolyn Price (who had had the most stressful morning!) to storm through and was third overall!!!
It is wonderful what an adrenalin rush will do!!! Jo Bluck was third in the individuals, and Poppy and Jo were fourth in the pairs, Lucy Greenwood was 10th in the individuals and Tracy Scamell was 7th, all in all a very good day !! A very big thank you to Helen Dunning for rescuing Carolyn and bringing Brooky to the competition ably helped by Meg.
Team swdg 1: Poppy Douglas-Johnson, Jo Bluck, Tracy Scamell and Becky Smith. Team swdg 2: Becky Smith, Jo Bluck, Diana Pinney and Carolyn Price.
100cm Junior team winners Charlotte Radford, Josephine Mitchell and Alexa Palmer