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.
Please click the link below or go to the event where the times are available there too!
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.
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 !
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! 😀
Jayne and Vaye relaxing after being fabulous and winning!!
Arnie having a well deserved roll after a second and first place! I Just about managed to get his tack off in time!
Rosie Bates selection of placings on her three horses who all went fabulous!
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🐴👏🏼😁
Fantastic day out at Tendring for the area 8 show jumping qualifier.
The day kicked off with the 70cm class and juniors of Samantha Argent, Yasmin Bridge and Daisy Watson WON with their team of three!
Rosie Bates was placed for the seniors with her lovely 4 year old in her 1st proper competition.
Hayley Goode, Hannah Godfrey, Martin Watts and Hazel Butler then jumped superbly to clinch 3rd place in the 80. All 4 jumped clear in the first round and just a couple of poles dropped us down from 1st to 3rd. Well done to individuals; Abbie Rose Horne, who was giving her sister Zara’s new pony a test run and to Laura Bailey, who finished the day with a smile.
The 90 competition again saw 4 clear rounds in the 1st round, with Ellie Watts, Summer Dann, Julie and Peter Hayward all posting foot perfect rounds.
Both Julie and Summer then jumped further clears, with Ellie just rubbing a pole and Peter catching a couple, leaving the team finishing strongly for 2nd.
The day finished with the 1metre class, with Sam O’Keefe, Abbie Rose Horse, Summer Dann and Rosie Bates all posting polished performances to come 2nd.
Well done to everyone, it was lovely to see so many smiley faces.
Post written by Jayne Cummins Senior Team Manager
To download the times for Sundays dressage show please click the link below.