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Warwickshire Hunt Pony Club Hunter Trials

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 by Heather Dodd

21st April 2013

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Winner of section b, class 2, the 2ft6 individual was 14 year old Leah Dorman on her Irish Sports Pony Majorette.  This was Leah’s first competition with the mare who she has owned since November.  They were thrilled to go clear, and Leah tells CHN that “winning was a fantastic bonus!”

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Amy Newcombe’s mount ‘Heidi the Thunder Horse’ must have elicited a few smiles when her unusual name was announced over the PA system, but the pair’s performance couldn’t be topped in section a of the 2ft6.  Amy has been a WHPC member for eight years and she loves show jumping and eventing.  Heidi, who we are told “has a sense of humour” belongs to Amy’s mum, Berni.

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Teeton based Sophie Gilkes won section a of the Open competition on Shamus Nightmare.  The Dark bay thoroughbred went to the PC Open Championships in 2012 where he came 11th.  He also does side saddle and team chasing as well as helping out as a lead horse for point to pointers in training.

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Farnborough based Tracy Russell won section b of the Open on her Connemara x TB gelding Aztec.  Tracy regularly hunts with the Warwickshire and plans to do some one day events with Aztec this season.

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