British Riding Clubs Area 8

Annette Philpot Clinic – 17th June 2015 – Poplar Park

A very good day for all at the Annette Philpot Clinic at Poplar Park today! It was very warm but all riders and horses jumped super!

Riders tackled a combination of fences from hanging logs out of quarries to drops into water successfully.

Great tips were given on riding skinnie’s and the importance of variation in the canter. And also on the riders position and how it affects the ability of the horse to jump!

All riders left feeling pleased and ready to take on the Horse Trials in a couple of weeks time!

A massive thank you to Annette for her time and we look forward to the next one! Dates will be available on the website once they are confirmed!

Summer Dressage Qualifiers – 13th June 2015 – Berwick Farm

Not a bad day had by the Billericay members at Berwick Farm Saturday, a little wet and cold but we were still in good spirits!

Annette Philpot kicked off the event with Denzel, she scored a 61.3% in the Novice 24, which resulted in achieving 10th place, even though Denzel was was quite fresh annd threw in a few extra shapes of his own!

Rosie Bates had her first test of the day on Dot 2 Dot shortly after, the came 7th with a reliable test scoring 61.2%.

Next up was Janet Hyde in the Open Section on City Slicker, she scored 60% to achieve 8th place.

Victoria Bax was the last member of the team on Wonderboy who scored 67.9% in Elementary 45 to secure 5th place. Overall the team came 9th in the Open section.

Next there is the Prelim Team consisting of Rosie Bates (61.2% – 13th), Hayley Goode (71% – 5th), Lisa Cameron-Errington (72.6% – 3rd) and Sam O’Keefe (64.6% – 10th) . All riders rode the same test (BDC-D3) and the team came 4th overall.

The second prelim team came just outside the placings. The team consisted of Laura John’s (66.2%), Sally Munt (58.8%), Kate Smith (64.4%) and Lauren Goode (60.8%).

Our last team entered was the Riding Test team. This consisted of Victoria Bax, Rosie Bates, Sam O’Keefe and Hayley Goode. This team posted some massive scores, from 75% to an 88% by Hayley! These were fantastic results and the team ended up 2nd!

Later on in the day we’re the Juniors. This team consisted of Brannon Murrell, Daisy Watson and Zara Rose-Horne. The girls had a fantastic day, Brannon scored 64% to come 5th, and the girls also posted a 7th and 8th! Which was fantastic as they were the youngest team entered!

Fantastic day for all competitors and supporters, well done and we can’t wait to see you on the 21st June! 😀

Sorry we only grabbed a couple of photos because of the poor weather.



New Caterers for 2015

Just to let you all know we have now identified a caterer for the rest of the 2015 season!


Our caterers are MGRILL, they will be at the show from start to finish!



For more information on their units and food you can visit their website :


Spring Dressage Show – 7th June 2015 – Crays Hill with results


What a fantastic home show we had at Crays Hill today!

The weather was perfect, the ground was super and so were the members running the show today, the organisation was perfect with all tests running on time!

And a massive thanks to all the competitors for making it such a good day!  And to Mal Phillips and Richard Hayward for judging all day and Naturally Focused for providing an excellent photography service (photos will be up on their website shortly!).






The results for the classes are as follows:

Results – Ring 1- Intro A & Prelim 7

Results – Ring 2- Intro B, BDC-D3

Introductory B :

1st – Samantha Conniford – Temple Valedictorian (76.7)

2nd – Ellane Farmer – Wiggy (69.8)

J 3rd – Katie Bicks – Diddy Dynamite (69.6)

J 3rd – Sarah Wareham – Bertie (69.6)

5th – Laura Carpenter – Pattens Tabatha (69.1)

6th – Megan Lawrence – Trefri Fawr Lady Lowri (67.8)


Introductory A:

1st – Rosie Bates – Newbie (72.2)

2nd – Jayne Cummins – Vayu (66.1)

3rd – Samantha Conniford – Temple Valedictorian (64.3)

4th – Janet Skitt – Bridgefoot Oreo (62.2)

5th – Katie Hopkins – Laced to Perfection (62.2)

6th – Daisy Watson – Jack (60.9)


Prelim 7:

1st – Taylor Booker – Shiloh (76.5)

2nd – Katie Bicks – Diddy Dynamite (70)

3rd – Rosie Bates – Newbie (67.5)

4th – Martin Watts – Sky (67)

J 5th – Charlotte Farrow – Just Seamus (65.5)

J 5th – Emily Lodge – Optimist (65.5)


BDC -D3:

1st – Sam O’Keefe – Lord of the Lake (78.6)

2nd – Hayley Goode – Arnie (76)

3rd – Lisa Cameron-Errington – Lanchester Law (74.8)

4th – Rosie Bates – Dot to Dot (72)

5th – Harriet Bradford – Prince (71.6)

6th – Susannah Buckett – Topholm Tribute (70)


Novice 24:

1st – Martin Watts – Sky (71.7)

2nd – Charlotte Farrow – Mysteries of Wisdom (71.7)

3rd – Taylor Booker – Shiloh (70.8)

4th – Louise Hurford – Noels Pride (68.7)

5th – Rosie Bates – Dot to Dot (68.1)

6th – Hannah Godfrey – Paddy (66.7)


Novice 30:

1st – Hannah Godfrey – Paddy (71.1)

2nd – Louise Hurford – Noels Pride (66.3)

3rd – Hayley Goode – Arnie (65.2)

4th – Denese Orton – Paris Smuggler (61.2)

4th – Lisa Hull – Annie Too (61.2)


A list of all the results for all the classes will be up within the next couple of days!

It was a fantastic day! Thank you to all who attended and we hope to see you at our jumping show! 🙂

Photographer Announced for 2015 season


We are excited to announce that this year we have allocated an official photographer for all of the shows at Crays Hill this year!

Naturally Focused Photography


We are local photographers branching out into the world of professional photography. We cater for all types of photography, from newborn, children, pets, parties and events. From our love of horses we also specialise in equine photography. We attend many shows from all spheres and enjoy competing ourselves. We understand how important it is to capture that moment in and outside of the ring to capture the perfect shot!


BRC Combined Training Championships – 30th-31st May 2015 – Aston Le Wall

It was a good day had by all who attended the championships at Aston Le Wall!

First up was the junior team, managed by Sally Rose Horne.

Sophie did a cracking dressage scoring 36, this was followed by a very fast clear round in the showjumping phase.

Emma produced another lovely dressage test, scoring 33.8 and another super clear showjumping round!

Liz and the amazing Fred, who had to be brought in last minute due to Liz’s other horse coming lame, produced a very nice dressage and as always produced a lovely clear in the showjumping!

The last member of the team was Abbie, who borrowed Rosie’s Dot due to the lovely Quin injuring himself, and she produced a super dressage of 31.0 and another cracking clear showjumping!

Fantastic rounds had by all the junior members to produce 8th overall which was a fantastic achievement! Well done girls!

On the Sunday it was down to our one Senior rider who qualified as an individual!

Hayley and Arnie had a rather eventful dressage test where Arnie decided to show the judges how athletic he is by throwing some shapes! Hayley kept him together to score a solid 38.0. Then onto the showjumping, a very testing track with not many clears, but Hayley pulled it out the bad and the pairing went clear!

A great performance landing them 13th individually from 30 plus starters! Well done Hayley and Arnie!

Another fantastic Championships had by all team members, and a massive thanks to all the parents and supporters, whom without them we couldn’t do it!


BRC Eventer Trial – Stratford Hills – 26th April 2015

AbbieAnd the results are in for the BRC Eventer Trial! And it was a success for team Billericay!

The Billericay Junior team consisting of Lizzy Bird, ——- and ——- came first in the 100! Abbie Rose-Horne and Lizzy Bird also came 4th in the pairs and ——– and ——- came 6th!

The seniors also went very well! ———- came 4th and ——– came 6th in the 90! ——– and ——– came 3rd in the pairs, and ——– and ——- came 5th!

Well done to everyone that took part!

Also massive thanks to Sally Rose-Horne, Beth Rose-Horne, Lauren Goode, Steve Goode, Jaki Goldstone Potts and Jayne Cummins for fence judging all day!

And thanks to Mary and Sally Bates for scoring and stewarding all day! We could not run these events without all of your help and support!

BRC Summer National Showjumping Qualifiers – Tendering- 24th May 2015

facebook-20150524-205435Well done to all the BDRC members competing at the Summer National Showjumping qualifiers today!

Our senior novice team finished a creditable 4th place with clears from Lauren Goode and Julie Haywood and just 4 faults for Janet Hyde.

Rosie Bates was riding her exciting new mare Inca, who is fairly new to this showjumping game. She had an unlucky 2 poles in round 1 and one or two more in round 2! But she learnt from the experience and looks to be a very brave event horse in the making!

Lauren’s horse Arnie performed in his usual polished style to achieve double clears and Julies XC partner Lola looked to be enjoying herself and having just one pole down over the two rounds!

Janet’s Alfie, our star performer at the Winter Championships at Hartpury, had a good look at fence 6, but jumped all other fences without faults!

A fantastic day for all, well done to our competitors and supporters for pole picking today!

We look forward to seeing you all at the Dressage show at Crays Hill on the 7th June!