British Riding Clubs 2016 Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier - Sunday 18th October 2015

Rutland Riding Club had a fantastic day at the Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier, held at Trent Valley Equestrian Centre on 18th October.

The Club sent two teams and two individual competitors to the Qualifier and we are delighted to report that Alison Gardner and Corban Johnny; Rosemary David and Royal Mail; Sam Rodwell and Mr Mistoffelees and Sue Scott and Ballintemple Myles won the Team competition, qualifying for the Championships at Keysoe next April.

The team of Rosemary Lochery and Wariorking; Kyria Wright and Sun King; Deirdre Haynes and Fernella Fudge and Sue Scott and Bill of Fare were fifth. Twenty one teams took part.

Special congratulations go to Sue and Myles and to Ali, as they were placed first in their arenas. Sue and Myles were then placed first overall individual for the Novice Test, with Sue's other horse, Bill, taking fourth place.

Rosemary David and Royal Mail were fourth overall individual for the Preliminary Test.

Sue Scarrott and Copper Lock and Sarah Bowker and Helenic Sunrise competed as individuals.

Very many thanks and well done to all who took part.

Jane Ellis - Dressage Manager



2015 AGM Training Grant Report - Sue Scarrott and Copper

Way back in February, on the recommendation of my close friend Nicky Thomson, I signed up for the BHS Training Camp at the Animal Defence Centre, Melton Mowbray organised by Sally Andrews. It was quite expensive and I was a little anxious about the standard of riding that would be required but I sent off my personal details and relevant information about my TB mare, Poppy. However, during the spring I followed up my concerns about Poppy’s increasingly, erratic jumping behaviour with various medical checks. These culminated in x-rays showing she had severe ‘kissing spines’ in five dorsal vertebrae. Operating was an option but after considerable deliberation and dilemma, I decided against an operation and, with heavy heart, started looking for a new horse.....

To read the full report CLICK HERE

BRC National Championships: Fantastic Result For Sam Rodwell And Mr Mistoffelees!

Many congratulations to Sam and Toff, who represented the Club at the Senior National Championships, held at Lincoln, on 5 September 2015.

Having come First in their arena at the Area Qualifier held at Sheepgate, back in June, Sam and Toff qualified for the Novice Riding Test Championship where, we are thrilled to report, they took Third place.

Hundreds of competitors rode in the Area Qualifiers, which were held across the UK over the Summer, with the best qualifying for Lincoln. To be placed at the National Championships is a fantastic achievement. To be in the top three is a really great result!

Congratulations To Sam And Toff!

2015 AGM Training Grant Report - Suzy Dawe and Hans

Hans is 17.1hh Hanoverian by His Highness and was brought over from Germany by Suzy as a 16.2hh 4 year old. He successfully competed in the National and International Young horse classes at Stoneleigh and at Hickstead as well as Open Novice classes. As a result we were invited to join the World Class Equine Pathway. Sadly we could not follow up as he and I had a succession of ill health issues so were off the ‘competition scene’ for 2 seasons. He is now competing at Medium and just starting Advanced Medium, training toward PSG.

To read the full report CLICK HERE

Deirdre Haynes and Fernella Fudge had a day to remember at the Sheepgate Tack and Togs Championships!

Congratulations to Deirdre Haynes and Fernella Fudge who came 8th in the Sheepgate Preliminary Tack & Togs Championships and also 3rd in the Novice Championships held on 3 & 4 May.  Deirdre got to stand on a podium for the first time!!

2014 AGM Training Grant Report - Bella Craven and Frank

After Frank and I had been lucky enough to win one of the annual £50.00 training vouchers I decided to cast my net around to find something that would be both fun and complementary to our current interests of Trec and dressage, but also a little bit different to having just another training session in these disciplines.
Over the winter we have been contesting the National Affiliated Winter Trec League in both ridden and ‘in hand’ classes and one of my co-RDA helpers who is a regular competitor at horse agility suggested I might like to take the ‘in hand’ side of things a little further by exploring the world of horse agility.

To read the full report click HERE