Congratulations to all our June winners. Ben Willdigg riding Beth & Sarah Davies with Winston won the Intro C sections, Olivia Bucher riding Thistledown Great Gatsby & Fiona Jopling with Tyan Tailormade won the Prelim 13 sections, Lucy Hemmings & Casino were the winners of Novice 30 & Helena Aylett riding Decjusz won Elementary 44 winners.
Olivia has had an amazing month which you may have already read about on her Facebook page . At Wellington Premier league she & Rocky qualified for both the Shearwater National 6 year old semi finals , they were 3rd with 7.92, & the 6 year old International final, held at Hickstead at the end of July, when they won with a whopping 76%!
At Sparsholt Festival of Dressage Dixie Peach, Peaches owned by Amber du Saverey, produced two solid elementary tests gaining qualifying scores of 68.38%, 4th & 68.97%, 5th in strong classes.
Also at the Festival Rocky continued to impress the judges when she won her first advanced medium with 66%.
Olivia has added another string to her bow as well this month by gaining her qualification as a sports massage therapist!
Alison & Lizzie.
Alison & Denver.
Denver & Alison turned their hand/hoof to a bit of modelling this month when the lovely Jo Worthington offered them a photoshoot. Alison is not a massive fan of having her photo taken but Jo made it an easy & fun experience. If you'd like to see more of her images or to contact Jo go to her website https://www.joworthingtonphoto.co.uk/ or take a look at her Facebook page.
Not wanting to be left out Denver went to Sparsholt for the Festival too. They had a good day with two solid tests, a win in the bronze PSG music (65%) & 3rd in the bronze PSG with 62.10%.
Alison also became a brand ambassador for women's sportswear company Just Strong https://juststrong.com/ feel free to use Alison's discount code, ALIJEN10, if you see anything you like on the website!
Mandy & Ryan.
Lizzie had another go at an advanced medium at the Chilworth evening dressage this month. The flying changes were less exciting than last time & they were 3rd in the PYO with 65%.
Lizzie also went to Sparsholt for the Festival contesting the music classes. These were held outside alongside the trade stands which Lizzie has not seen before but she coped brilliantly and was the winner in the elementary gold section with 67.11% & 2nd in the medium silver with 65.66%. In both classes they were 3rd overall.
Mandy is now officially 'retired' but is actually busier than ever! Ryan has had a few outings this month starting with the unaffiliated at Sparsholt to get them going again after a competition break. They were on good form to win the medium PYO with 68.08% & 2nd in the PYO (AM 91) with 66.66%.
They then headed to Quob with the sole purpose of getting their qualifying scores for the BD Draught Horse Championships which they duly did with 68% in both the elementary & Medium classes.
It was then Petplan Area Festival time at Moreton Equestrian Centre. Again it was objective achieved with 6th (66.27%) in the medium silver & 4th in the advanced medium bronze (63.33%, even with a rider sat nav error) qualifying for the second rounds in both classes.
Mandy also found time to do three full days of scoring at the Sparsholt Festival then as if that wasn't enough she headed to Hartpury Festival of Dressage for another five full days of scoring. Who said retirement would be boring!