British Riding Clubs Area 8

Team 6th at Blenheim International 100cm Eventers Challenge!

I think it’s safe to say we all had a FABULOUS day at Blenheim International 100cm Eventer Challenge.
The Team came an Amazing 6th on a score of 10 out of a good 30 teams I can’t remember precisely how many with only one team finishing the day on a 0 score to win!! The team consisted of Annette Philpot, Samantha Slater, Julie Hayward and Rosie bates.
Annette and Zook produced an awesome clear within the tight time.
Julie and Lola had an unfortunate 4 faults in the SJ phase but smashed the rest of the round just picking up 2.4 time penalties.
Sam and Harry had a cracking Clear round that she deserved so much just unfortunately picked up 18 time penalties.
And Rosie and Douglas also produced a Clear Round just picking up 3.6 time penalties.

Pictures can be seen in the Gallery on the website!

Well done to you all. 🐴

Don’t forget Showjumping show this Sunday!!

Don’t forget we have our last show of the season over at Crays Hill recreation ground this Sunday 17th September. From 9.30am we have cross poles all the way up to 1m!

The caterers and photographers are confirmed and the ground has been checked!

Look forward to seeing you all there for another great show ! 🙂

Results for Dressage on 13th August!

We had a very successful show at Crays Hill on Sunday, with lots of new and old faces attending. The weather was kind to us and we had a really lovely day and some really lovely combinations of horse and riders.

Attached is a full list of the results, well done to all competitors and well done to all the committee for putting on another fantastic show! The photographers will be posting the pictures via our facebook page.

Dressage 13th August

One final report from the horse trials championships!

Junior member Scarlett Lloyd qualified on her 6 year old Wiggle, who she has produced herself.
This was a massive step up for Moo and Wiggle, who excelled themselves to complete all three phases! A partnership to watch for the future for sure, well done 👏

BRC NAF 5* Horse Trials Championships

Having had a great qualifying competition at Poplar Park, with the team taking all top four placings to qualify, three of the team members arrived at Swalcliffe Park in Oxfordshire on the Friday before competition day in great spirits. Lauren, our fourth team member had taken ill on return from a trip to Uganda and sadly couldn’t join us, but is on the mend.
Sophie Philpot was first to present for dressage on the Saturday and looking very smart, headed off to complete a lovely obedient and accurate test. Grace Parrish was next to go and rode a super test to be second place in her arena going into the show jumping. Kate Thompson rode shortly after Grace and also did a super test for 30.7.
The show jumping had been causing some problems through the day and again Sophie was first to go. She rode brilliantly, however Paddy thought that all the banners and tents were very exciting and was quite spooky, so they didn’t go through to the Cross Country. Grace rode a great round with an unlucky pole and Kate went clear.
The Sunday was Cross Country day which was being run in the old format of roads and tracks, steeplechase and the cross country in phases A,B,C and D. Phase A roads & tracks was 1400m to be ridden at 200mpm, Phase B, the steeplechase was 1000m to be ridden at 500mpm and Phase C roads and tracks was 3850m to be ridden at 150mpm. The girls had all walked this phase, with Sophie being particularly brilliant in a supporting capacity and helping to keep spirits high and both Grace and Kate went clear within the times for each phase and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Phase D, the cross country had been riding well through the day but the optimum time of 5.02 was proving quite tight. Grace was first out of the start box and rode a brilliant clear to finish with just 2 time faults. Kate rode a fabulous, speedy round to finish with nothing extra to add to her dressage score.
Both girls were needed for the presentation where Grace came 6th and Kate 3rd. Kate also came 1st in her class for being closest to the optimum time cross country. Our team Manager and trainer Annette Philpot went beyond the call of duty being a brilliant support, calming nerves, walking miles of courses and roads and tracks and talking through timings – several times, providing lots of advice to the riders and support crews and even giving backie lifts on a bike to tired team members. Huge “Thank you!” Annette.

Senior Horse Trials Report- Swalcliffe in Oxfordshire, 3rd – 5th August

New member Sally Plummer Jones was thrown in at the deep end when we asked her to ride in the 100+ Team qualifiers at the end of June. She only went and qualified for the national finals and she tells her story of the championships below …. After qualifying for the BRC champs at poplar park in the 100+ the task began to get my chunky Irish sport horse fit enough for roads and tracks steeplechase and xc. After many hacking hours up hills and galloping stubble fields we arrived at the champs fighting fit! I was pleasantly surprised at how amazingly well run and organised it all was and both horse and rider well catered for . The trot up was a lovely first experience for me . The dressage was quiet and away from the chaos of the show. And WOW the setting of the show is in the most beautiful rolling countryside . The course walk with Lucinda Green was amazing giving us loads of gems of information, all in all what a great experience and really hope to qualify again next year and to be part of a senior team !

28/05/17 BRC area dressage qualifiers at Ashfields!

Very successful day for Billericay at the qualifiers!

We had Jayne Cummins and Vaye who won the Novice qualifying for Lincoln with a lovely test where Vaye behaved himself and looked amazing and didnt give Jayne any more injuries. The prelim dressage team won and are also off to Lincoln which consisted of Hayley Goode, Rosie Bates, Maria Carrasco and Sarah Henderson who all produced lovely tests! Hayley won the prelim individually and Rosie was just behind with new to dressage Owen the super pony. The prelim riding test team also came second which unfortunately doesn’t qualify them for Lincoln, but it was a very close result. Hayley came second in the prelim riding test which qualified her individually for the championships. We also had a near on foot perfect elementary test from Victoria Bax who won and qualified with a whopping 79%.

The Juniors unfortunately came second as a team meaning they did not qualify for the championships however, they have since been given a wild card and will be competing at Lincoln now too!!

A very good day was had by all and there are a large group of us now headed to Lincoln to represent Billericay which is great news! Well done everybody and looking forward to Lincoln! 😀


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Jayne and Vaye relaxing after being fabulous and winning!!

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Arnie having a well deserved roll after a second and first place! I Just about managed to get his tack off in time!


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Rosie Bates selection of placings on her three horses who all went fabulous!

Don’t Forget Showjumping this sunday 2nd Julyat Crays Hill!!

Hi All,

hoping to see you all at the jumping show on Sunday, weather looks to be good and the rain will have given the ground a perfect amount of give, perfect for the jumping.

Entries on the day, so come and support your club.

Show starts at 9.30am from 50cm-1m so there is a class for everybody!

Catering van on site also so grab yourself some food and enjoy a funfilled day!

21/05/17 British riding clubs championships results for Combined Training and Eventers Challenge at Aston Le Walls!

A massive well done to Billericay Juniors! Samantha Moody, Emma, and Hannah Argent who represented Billericay at the BRC Championships at Aston Le Wells in the Combined training. 🐴Emma & Chino won!!! Emma also came 4th on Gypsie,Sammy was a fabulous 3rd and Hannah was a brilliant 12th !!!
4th as a team, truly amazing!!
For the seniors, Abbie Rose-Horne had a double clear in the Eventer Challenge, unfortunately no placing as they had time faults. , this was a little stressful as Abs has been very poorly all week and has been doing her A level exams!! 😃 Thank you Cat for feeding her doughnuts!! Thanks to all there Mums and family’s support.
After exceptional riding from our members at the Junior Eventer Challenge 100  Emma & Samantha came a stunning 5th as a team of 3!!! This is truly fabulous , as it was a full up technical course the girls rode. Emma also came 12th as an individual.
My thanks again to their Mums & Robs for all your hard work and support
Very proud of all of these girls🐴👏🏼😁

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