Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 by Heather Dodd
Redditch, Worcestershire, 6th July 2013
The Hanbury Countryside Show 2013 was a huge success; the sun shone all day and over 6,500 people attended the event. Entries across the show broke all records with the Horse Show having its highest entries for more than 20 years.
Megan Thomas and her Welsh Section B pony Flo Jo (pictured) won the 2ft 3” 12 years and under Show Jumping class. Megan has owned the grey mare for three years and enjoys show jumping. The pair qualified for Scope in 2012.
The winner of the Open 2ft 9” Show Jumping was Jordan Caville riding Charisma. Charisma is Jordan’s first horse and she descibes her as “one in a million. She never puts a foot wrong and always gets me out of trouble when I make a mistake. I couldn’t ask for a better horse or friend.”
Seven year old Gemma Watts had a brilliant time at the show and it was her birthday too! Megan was riding her chesnut pony Friars Welsh Punch. They won the Lead Rein Jumping class and the 8 years and under 1ft 6” Jumping class as well as being awarded second place in the First Ridden Pony class.
Holly Wylde from Worcestershire had only owned her bay pony, Glenives Sebastian, for three weeks and they won the 10 years and under 2ft Show Jumping class.
Abbie Treadwell-Handsand was second in the Central Horse News Best Rider class riding her Dutch Warmblood gelding, Valian. Abbie enjoys competing in dressage and show jumping competitions and this was Valian’s first time competing in a Best Rider class and Abbie was really pleased they came 2nd.
Grace Hyett from Worcestershire and her thirteen year old Irish Sports Pony, Thunder, were first in the Open 2ft 3” Show Jumping.
Twelve year old Emma Field and her Welsh Section D, Leighfield Roger, won the Central Horse News Best Rider class. Emma and Roger compete in riding classes, working hunters and cross country and have formed a great partnership over the past two years.
Scarlett McGourlay won the 2ft Show Jumping with her 12.2hh grey mare, Maisie. Scarlett said “Maisie and I compete up to 3ft 3” and we’re hoping to affliliate. Doing the 2ft was a one-off but I’m glad we won.”