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Congratulations to Collective Day Dreams who had another TeamQuest win at Mendip Plains EC. In particular well done to Meg Dury who won her Prelim on 71%! Lily Dadswell and Emma O'connor both scored 63%. Whilst Caitlin Clancy also won her Novice with 71%! ... See MoreSee Less
The week started at Sheepgate Equestrian for their Premier League show. Alex and Damo started Monday very well winning their Medium on over 72% despite the temperature well above 30! They then went on to score 66% in the Advanced Medium. With Ruben, Alex went on to take 2nd in the PSG on 68%! Elizabeth and Rosie were 7th in the Inter1 on 67%.
Tuesday thankfully brought cooler weather! Despite being a little worn out after the day before, Damo was 8th in his Advanced Medium on 65%! Rosie was 4th in the Inter2 and then 3rd in the Under 25 GP!
Aside from some super results, the highlight has to be the incredible crepes at Sheepgate - definitely "well worth the journey"!
After a day in the field for the horses, whilst the others set foot in the new arena for the first time, it was a quick turnaround to set off to Hickstead on Thursday!
Today, Alex and Jonny were 8th and 9th in a super hot PSG class on 68% and 67%, whilst Liza and Rosie were 2nd in the Under 25 Grand Prix on 64%. Tomorrow they are all head to head in the Inter 1!!
Kathryn Gallagher scored 69% in both Novices, having only very recently taken over the reins on Lexi! Making a very promising start, with a 4th and 5th in super hot classes!
Livery, Bonnie on Weits scored 65% and 6th in their first affiliated Novice!
Alex just about kept a very excited Hero from adding in to many extra movements - even the judge commented how "bouncy" he was! 70.9% in the Novice completing his regional qualification and then 68% in the Elementary and 2nd despite a couple of costly mistakes! Aboard Sheila's Johnny who hasn't competed for 2 years, Alex won both advanced mediums on 67% and 69% - despite having not sat on him for a couple of weeks as well as having a few extra changes added in as well!
Elizabeth and Rosie won the PSG overall on 67.6% and then ran through the Under 25's Grand Prix test for only the second time to score 67.9%!
Adding to the excitement was coming back to see the progress on the outdoor arena! Thank you to Emily and Martha who also got up early to help get all the horses ready!