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Special Visitor at BRC Verdo Horse Bedding Dressage to Music Championships

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 by Barbara Gadd

A very special visitor attended the year’s British Riding Clubs Verdo Horse Bedding Dressage to Music Championships 

The music freestyle championships took place at Bury Farm Equestrian Village from 30 Sept to 2 October 2016. There were seven separate freestyle music championship classes for seniors, juniors and pair riders.

Some imaginative music scores and highly technical floor plans were demonstrated in classes ranging from Advanced Medium through to Preliminary dressage levels.

BRC were delighted to be able to welcome triple gold medallist Natasha Baker MBE, as a judge on Sunday 2 October. Verdo Horse Bedding sponsor Natasha and Michelle Griffiths, and Angela Curgenven were also on hand over the weekend to present prizes of to the winners.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my day here at the British Riding Clubs Verdo Horse Bedding Dressage to Music Championships, watching all the music tests, which have been so well ridden and choreographed. I have even recognised music that I too have used for freestyle tests in the past. Special credit must go to the junior riders who have performed some extremely accomplished tests set to inspirational music.” Natasha Baker MBE

The judges were keen to comment on the overall high standard of riding that was shown, with extreme attention to detail, they were also pleasantly surprised by the range of horse and pony breeds taking part, which in turn required some immensely entertaining music to reflect the character of the combinations.

WINNERS

  • Susan Lanz winner; Pick A Test Championship, which included  medium and, advanced medium level tests
  • Amy Small winner; The Elementary Freestyle Test
  • Debra Fews winner; The Senior Novice with Points Dressage to Music Championship
  • Sarah Goddard and Sophie Albery winners; Mixed Pair Title
  • Rachel Holland Winner;  Senior Novice, Points Dressage to Music Championships
  • Georgia Amer and Naomi Young winners;  Junior Preliminary Dressage to Music

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Pictured: There was local success when the juniors took to the stage on Sunday afternoon, with the Junior Preliminary Dressage to Music going to Georgia Amer and her beautifully marked tri coloured gelding Mosaic IV from West Oxon RC, this pair were also third in the Open Dressage to Music Championship and were so pleased to receive their rosettes and sashes from Natasha.

 

Blenheim International Horse Trials September 2015

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Barbara Gadd

Words and pictures by Fiona Scott-Maxwell
www.scottmaxwell.co.uk
What began with a soggy start at the Trot Up at the Blenheim International Horse Trials, continued with good weather, and ended with excellent weather, making David Evans’ XC fences look magnificent.  The going was perfect so the riders were happy and the many spectators enjoyed the sun making a rare appearance this season.  Jonelle Price again won the CIC*** 8/9 YO, this time with Cloud Dancer II – a Kiwi based in Wiltshire, with her husband Tim, who was 5th on The Court Jester in the CCI***.   Kitty King continued her hugely successful season with a 3rd on Ceylor Lan in CCI***. Clark Montgomery, an American based in Goucestershire, won the CCI*** on the wonderful Loughan Glen – this being their biggest win to date.
Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen, CCI*** winner, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen, CCI*** winner, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Tom Rowland and Hennessy Cognac,  Blenheim International Horse Trials, September 2015

Tom Rowland and Hennessy Cormac, 57th CCI***. Based Gloucestershire;

Tim Price and The Court Jester, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Tim Price and The Court Jester, 5th CCI***. Based Wiltshire

Becky Woolvern and Charlton Down Riverdance, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Becky Woolven and Charlton Down Riverdance, 44th CCI***, Based Gloucestershire

Laura Collett and Pamero 4,  Blenheim International Horse Trials, September 2015

Laura Collett and Pamero4, 23rd CCI***, Based Berkshire

Blenheim International 2015

Flora Harris and Bayano, 8th CCI***. Based Wiltshire

Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Jonty Evans, Cooley Rorkes Drift, 3rd CIC*** 8/9 YO. Based Gloucestershire

Nicholas Lucey and Proud Courage, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Nicholas Lucey, Proud Courage, 66th CCI***. Based Oxfordshire

Kitty King and Ceylor Lan,  Blenheim International Horse Trials, September 2015

Kitty King and Ceylor Lan, 3rd CCI***. Based Wiltshire

Bill Levett and Alexander NJ,  Blenheim International Horse Trials, September 2015

Bill Levett and Alexander NJ, 17th CCI***. Based Gloucestershire

Michael Jackson and Treloar, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Michael Jackson and Treloar, 7th CIC*** 8/9YO. Based Gloucestershire

Blenheim International 2015

Imogen Gloag and Brendonhill Doublet, 50th CCI***. Based Oxfordshire

Jonelle Price and Cloud Dancer, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, September 2015

Jonelle Price and Cloud Dancer II, CIC*** 8/9 YO winner. Based Wiltshire

Zara Phillips and Toytown,  Blenheim International Horse Trials, September 2015

Zara Phillips and Toytown in the medal winners Parade.

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