Sunday, 26 June 2011

July / August 2010

Well done to Ellie Lloyd Jones for her score of 21 in her recent BE dressage, and big congrats to Grace Lloyd Jones for her 29, the only person to beat her was Pippa Funnel! My girls are catching up with one of the best riders in the country! Yippee!
I had a brilliant course at the TTT with Herwig Radnetter from the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Alf was just amazing and whatever Herwig asked for, baby half pass in trot, walk pirouettes, collecting the canter, Alf just did. For just turned 5, I am so proud of him.  A video clip of this lesson can be seen on lawsonsnags on YouTube. Wow what a month! Claire Roissetter and Harvey! Winning the RC Area Dressage Riding Test at her first attempt at Seniors qualifying for the RC Nationals.At Tweseldown winning her BE 100 (that’s Pre Novice for us oldies.) Fifth at the BE Regional Final at BE 90....and has qualified for BADMINTON! HOORAY!
My clever Normand girls have been at it again! In 2008 Louise Normand was fifth in the Intermediate Eventing at the PC Nationals with the lovely Casual Opposition, so Julia and Laura Normand knew they had their work cut out this year to keep the family name in the papers! Julia did her bit by winning the Area 13 Novice Dressage and, to make it an even more special day,  Laura was one of the winning team in the Open Area 13 Eventing  AND was fifth in the Individual Area 13 Open Dressage!
In 2009 Grace Lloyd Jones qualified for all 3 disciplines at Novice level for the PC National Championships, but unfortunately couldn’t attend due to a family holiday. So this year Ellie Lloyd Jones made sure they got to the PC Nationals by winning the Area 13 Intermediate Dressage and coming second in the Intermediate Eventing and therefore qualifying individually! So proud of you girls for qualifying. Now just relax and enjoy it!
Becky Friend, Harriet Green and Rachael Scourfield all qualified their horses for the RC National Eventing Championships! It is so lovely to see how these three 'Eventing' loving ladies are now also really enjoying and getting a 'buzz' out of their flat work, and the improvements they have made to the quality of their canters is now showing through in the jumping phases!
 Another adrenalin loving chick, Eilean Appleton and her lovely mare Shakira, are also getting hooked on this 'dressage malarky'  and are out and about having fun on the Affiliated ladder for both BE and BD (that is until the hunting starts again and then i might not see so much of her!)   
Angela Sumner and her gorgeous young boy Frankie have had a super month, coming 2nd in his first Novice dressage and 8th in his first BE 80! This combination is one to watch for the future in both BE and BD competitions.
Annie Denton and Mallingold Mercury will be making their now annual trip up to the RC Nationals, for so many classes it makes me want to just sit down and have a cuppa tea looking at her qualification card! Open dressage Pairs, Team of 4 Dressage, Rural Riders Dressage. They also qualified for the Riding Test, but her fellow competitors will be pleased to know she's not doing that as well, as this could be all too much for the lovely Mercury.

Becky and Wesley at BRC Eventing Champs.

Grace and Classic