Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014 by Heather Dodd
Winner of our August issue’s In the Ribbons column is Emma Moore, who tells CHN:
“I bought Jonti last year to compete in unaffiliated dressage and showjumping. Whilst we had some success in the dressage, in my preferred discipline, show jumping, it was another matter! At many a show we attended, we couldn’t even get over the first fence, with Jonti rearing, napping and refusing to go forward. With much work and perseverance, early this year, things started to come together. We started actually jumping all jumps in a much more forward manner but with the odd poles being knocked. Recently we had our first double clear, followed soon after by a weekend when we achieved two double clears – coming 2nd in the first class (2’6) and winning the next class (2’9). This made all the embarrassment and frustration of having to be led to jump number 1 worthwhile!
Another rider in the ribbons recently was Kirsty Robins who says: “Hi my horse is called Seal and she is a flea-bitten grey kwpn (Dutch warmblood). She used to be a BSJA horse but now she just does showing. She is 15 years old and loves going in the horse box. I am 13 years old and have been riding for 8 years. I have only had Seal for 8 months but we are completing a season and have won plenty of rosettes. In these pictures taken Barton Equestrian on 15th June, we won a 1st rosette for veteran inhand and Seal was also reserve champion. As it was my first show on her, I was so happy!”
Pictured above is Amy Bird and her horse Monet. They had a great day at West Wilts EC Combined Training this summer. “Monet did his best test of 150 (75%) and a clear showjumping to win the class! He was an absolute star!” says his owner.
All the riders submitted a photos for our online feature which will be published each month on our website and e-newsletter.
Have you been ‘In the Ribbons’ recently?
To celebrate your success by getting your photo featured, simply send a photo of yourself and your horse at a current season show or event (any type), holding or wearing your 1st place rosette, along with show name, date, and name of horse and rider. It’s simplest to get a friend or relative to take a snap of you at the event, but make sure the picture quality is clear and the filesize is at least 1MB to ensure publication quality. Professional photographs MUST include the photographer’s permission in writing for it to be used online for this purpose.
You could win a prize from www.tottie.co.uk or www.harryhall.co.uk. There will be a monthly prize draw from those submitting ‘In the Ribbons’ entries, and the winner of the prize draw will be featured in the next issue of CHN’s printed magazine too!
So, get sending your photos to [email protected] with ‘In the Ribbons’ in the subject line!
*Prize designs will vary from month to month.