Well no one can accuse us of been dry weather riders at Chapel & District, I must confess I was disappointed when I climbed out of bed on Sunday morning to see it teeming with rain. However after a pitch inspection it was decided to go ahead with our dressage & to be honest once you were up and at it you didn’t really notice the rain & as the morning progressed the rain stopped ad out came the Sun and we finished in baking heat!
Nancy May Thompson would be well pleased with her youngsters win in the first class as this was their first time out for a dressage competition. Likewise Helen Marsden with the lovely Maggie would be thrilled winning the Open Intro, I don’t think they had ever done a dressage competition before.
Evie Wood & Derby Diva (Milly) performed two lovely tests in the prelim dressage with a win and a 2nd well done! Gemma Jackson dusted off her competition wear after a few years off having two lovely cheeky children to win both the Open Prelim & Novice test with Yogi also new to dressage.
Lottie Dennett snaffled her brother Tom’s pony to win the Jnr Open Prelim so would be highly delighted & well done Hannah Birkitt competing again after breaking her arm recently and getting a very respectable score in the Novice test to gain 3rd.
Many thanks to Katie & Evie Wood for all their help before & on the day, Sam Jodrell & Kirstie Greaves both thrown in the deep end to help and doing a fantastic job scoring & writing for the judgeJ Big thanks to Jack & Joe for mowing & Angela our Chairlady for set up.
See you hopefully on the 6th August 2017. Note new rules for the starters classes and if you need to pay by bank transfer rather than cheque then please text me to arrange this. 07790410068