September.

We ran our first unaffiliated dressage show  since before lockdown this month so I can bring you some Woodington Winners!

Winner of the Intro was   Jody Stoker riding    Finlans Moonbeam with    68.26%.  The Prelim winner was   Helena Rose-Shorney &   Lakeland Butters with    70.17% & winner of the PYO was our own   Mandy Keen and James with 70%, well done everyone! 

Our livery Kate Butler & Zi also deserve a mention as they had a go at their first medium test  together in the PYO class and scored a very respectable  65.17%, well done to them too!

We haven't any plans to run anymore dressage this year but hope to resume competitions again   next year. In the meantime check the diary page for dates from New Forest & Chilworth riding clubs and the popular No Stress dressage series to be held here at Woodington.

Kate & Zi thanks to Tlovellphotography

As you've probably gathered from above Mandy has now been given the all clear to ride again!

She's had a busy month starting at the BD National Championships in her role organising all the judges and writers before returning itching to get back on board James who, as we reported last month had been at Hurstbourne with Matt Hicks and his team to be brought back into work. They've had a positive month  finishing with the win in our PYO class. Mandy hasn't been given the all clear to start jumping again yet so Cheryl Bezants has had a lovely time jumping him on our clinic days!

Lizzie & Alison thanks to Tlovellphotography
Alison & Denver thanks to Tlovellphotography
Lucy enjoying her holiday!
Mandy & James thanks to Tlovellphotography
Cheryl jumping James thanks to Tlovellphotography

Alison started the month with another trip to Sparsholt with Denver.   Though they won the advanced medium 98 there were times, especially in the right half passes,  where Denver didn't quite feel himself so Alison & Heather decided to withdraw him from the PSG.  

The following week Alison, David & Lucy headed off to Wales for a nice week in  Snowdonia. They had a lovely break and were very lucky with the weather as the sun shone pretty much all week! Denver & Lizzie had a well earned holiday in the field too.

They're both back in work now but Denver is having an easier time for a bit longer as he's pretty much qualified for everything we  were aiming to qualify for and we can focus a bit more on Lizzie.   

Lizzie is feeling very well after her holiday and will start competing again next month.

Thank you as always to Tlovellphotography for all the photos from our clinics and show!

Lizzie and Alison thanks to Tlovellphotography