BRC Area 12 Arena Eventing at Bicton Arena - 14th Nov
Above is Nicole Windley riding Hugo. This is a new partnership who seem to be going from strength to strength and enjoying getting out an about. Bring on 2022!
We all had a super day - no rosettes but we all enjoyed the supportive atmosphere that is always in abundance with our club. We had supporters, we had parents of supporters, we had fun, prosecco, cake and glorious sunshine.
Joey Hayes on Donald owned by our lovely club secretary Naomi. Donald is only a baby but proving to be a very talented youngster and enjoying his work.
Fiona Bishop on the ever patient Jack. Jack is now 17 years old but always comes up trumps when needed. He loves his jumping and is such a sweetie to take anywhere - he's now an old hand at it!
Oh My Goodness - what an achievement just qualifying for this!!!!. Qualifying teams from all over the country attended, praying for good weather and perfect ground conditions and that’s what we got!. The team of Joey Hayes (Gary), Alison Stewart (Rico), Katie House (Mary) and Fiona Bishop (Jack) all travelled up the day before and got settled ready for the Saturday event. This was a full up 90 track with plenty of technical questions making it a true championship course. A total of 17 fences with 25 jumping elements in the Cross-Country, a testing up hill and down dale track - it certainly wasn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea!. The day was started with dressage on grass which presented it’s own problems, Jack for one, realising that he was back eventing, deciding to try and impress the judge with a few bucks got a terrible score but redeemed himself with a clear XCountry and SJ. Everyone else managed to hold it together for their dressage getting great scores and Joey getting a lovely comment from the judge at the bottom of her sheet that she ‘loved the quartermark’ (see picture below)!. Unfortunately, no team placings but the amazing Alison Stewart and Rico WON their section and came an overall 3rd in the whole competition. Also winning ’Best Veteran’ (for Rico, not her!!) 😂. Sue Edwards - team trainer proved her total dedication to this club by attending to show support and guidance along with her daughter Nicole Windley who really should have been there on the team but for her lovely horse Rosie sustaining an injury. Sue’s help has been immeasurable - knowledgable, sensible, caring, encouraging, patient and really bringing out the best in her team. We are so lucky to have Sue on our side and with the recent successes we have, it clearly shows.
Two Teams jumping an 80 and a 90 track. Complicated by the fact the first round in each section was outside on grass and the second round on the surface with the second part of the second round timed. Amazing day, great fun, the 80 team qualified for Hartpury with an overall 2nd place and the 90 team actually WON!.
What an exciting day we had at KSEC on the 24th July 21. A team of Naomi Grace, Joey Hayes, Louise Gilbey and Fiona Bishop attended as a team and conquered! Amazing results, a team WIN against a strong field and qualification for the BRC National Dressage Championships at Lincolnshire Showground at the beginning of September. 🏆
The 5th June saw glorious weather at Pontispool for the area horse trials plus a fantastic performance from our team of 4 in the 90cm section. Joey Hayes, Alison Stewart, Katie House and Nicole Windley all rode their socks off to win overall and qualify for the National Finals in August. As ever, the team was accompanied by club members and family helpers to make a truly glorious fun day where as now seems to be the norm, plenty of cake and Prosecco were consumed!
Our very own club and committee member Alison Stewart had a fabulous win in the BE90 at the April Bicton British Eventing meeting on her very beautiful horse Rico III. Alison led from the front performing a super dressage followed by clear Showjumping and Cross Country. This is Rico’s third win in a row, following on from a great few runs in 2020 which saw Alison Qualify for the Badminton Grassroots championship this year. Unfortunately, with the Covid pandemic and cancellation of many events, this will not be going ahead at Badminton so clocking up another win here locally at Bicton probably made up for it a teeny bit!
Well Done Alison and Rico
For the second season running, KRC win the E-Riders Dressage Summer League, following on from their previous win in the winter league. Pictured left is the amazing sash and rosettes won by members who submitted a monthly dressage test online.
Further to this, our very own member Nicole Windley has created a fantastic 'online dressage' website herself which we all wish to support. It's all very simple, join and enter online, perform a test at home and send in your video. Easy, enjoyable, no pressure - check out her fab website with numerous test options.
Bottom left - Members get the chance to try on Dry-Rider skirts made by our very own member Xanthe Smith who produces these amazing waterproof skirts for riding and walking. A must for every tackroom! http://www.dryrideruk.com
Joey Hayes and Seamus pictured in the middle qualifying at Bicton Arena for the National Arena Eventing Championships to be held in March 2021 at Aston le Walls, Northamptonshire.
Bottom right - Six club members took part on a training day hosted by Medi-K Training to gain a certificate in Emergency First Aid.