Whilst the Beast from the East effected our entries a good number of “Die Hards” still came along to Chapel & Districts first Dressage competition of 2018 at Adlington Equestrian Centre on Sunday 11th March 2018.
Fewer numbers did not stop anyone been competitive! Class 1 was won by our Chairlady Angela Santos Rosa with her Veteran horse Primetime Poppy who I believe is 24, Poppy that is & not Angela……………. Class 2 Restricted Prelim 7 was won by Rosie Mason and her lovely grey Skellorn Montgomery, they went on to do the double winning the Open Intro C! Class 4 Open Prelim 18 & class 6 Novice 24 were both won by Lisa Westwood & Pingate Holly with respect scores of 70.83% & 71.54% narrowly piping Alison Geary on Machno Nestor in the Novice. Alison also won the Elementary 42 with a very creditable 70.15%
The Freestyle was down to the big boys! Won by Christine Harrison & Daffy 2nd on part Shire Mr Bosley myself Charne & 3rd Gemma-Rae Dale on Shire Harold. Some great music had the audiences feet tapping. Special mention to Junior Members Tom & Lottie Dennett who swapped horses/ponies to come 3rd in both of their prelim classes.
Many thanks to Judge Heidi-Ann Smith, writer Sarah Hobson, scorers & stewards Katie Wood, Kath Lomas & Angela Santos Rosa for their efforts on the day J