Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Heather Dodd
Emma Rowbottom tells us: “This is a picture of me and my horse Harley at our first ever affiliated show jumping competition at Gracelands equestrian recently. I’d decided 2015 was the year to push ourselves up the levels and I was so pleased with how well he did at his first go at it. We won the Dodson & Horrell 85cm National Amateur and came second in the British Novice. Fingers crossed this is the first of many!
Emma will receive a prize from one of this month’s sponsors, Harry Hall and Tottie Clothing. She is just one of the riders who submitted a photo for our online feature – other riders in the ribbons are featured below as well as in our printed magazine.
Have you been ‘In the Ribbons’ recently?
To celebrate your success by getting your photo featured, email us 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. You could even win a prize from www.tottie.co.uk or www.harryhall.co.uk if you are chosen as our column winner! For full details of how to take part, visit our website and search for ‘In the Ribbons’. Email your photos to: [email protected] with ‘In the Ribbons’ in the subject line.
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*Prize designs and sponsors will vary from month to month.
More riders In the Ribbons
“Just before Christmas I competed at Swallowfield in Lapworth, Warwickshire”, says Alys Stevens. “I had a couple of riding lesson when I was younger but I have only been riding properly for over a year now, on my friend’s horse, Victor. It was my first ever dressage competition and I competed at introductory and preliminary level. In my intro test, I came 1st overall, with a result of 71.52% and in the prelim I came 1st with 67.11%. I hope to compete again soon. I enjoyed it so much, especially with a fantastic horse like Victor!”
Young Talitha Jordan recently got a new pony called Anchor Eeyore – a 5yr old reg Exmoor pony. So far the pair have been placed 1st in Best Lead Rein pony at a High Horse Show and then took the reserve Tiny Tot Championship. A member of BYRDS, Talitha enjoys her dressage and is making a good start having won the lead rein Mercian RC Dressage test with 82.27% in fancy dress – complete with lights in Eeyore’s mane!
Betty Baker is 13 years old and is based at Hollyfast Meadows near CoventryIn 2014 she was crowned BE 80 Jump training champion on her pony Cracker and has started this year by being placed 2nd in BE JT 90 and winning the BE JT 100 on her pony Tally Ho Charlie. She has recently qualified two ponies for the Dengie show jump second rounds and one pony for the dressage second rounds. Betty is a keen member of the Heart of England pony club and is very dedicated to her sport.