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FOTH CHALLENGE QUALIFIERS
22ND APRIL 2018
Well what a fantastic day we had.The sun was shining and the SWRC teams really
showed what team spirit is all about. I could not have been prouder of our little club.
The day started with the Jr team who represented us in the 80 Challenge. Lucy
Watling, Ben Burgess and Matilda Perry did a fab job to start the day. Unfortunately a few problems meant they didnt get a team score however Lucy came a very impressive 4th (ind) and Ben was an even
more impressive winner :-)
Next up were the senior 80 team. We had Teresa Hooper represent us as an
individual and a team which consisted of Roy Southey, Emma Hewlett, Martine Kemmish and Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard. Our team managed some very impressive scores with Sarah picking up 6th (ind) and Emma
a well deserved 3rd (ind). with scores like that it could only mean one thing.......
Next came the 90's. Again we had an individual Jr in the form of Georgia Laice
Matthews, an individual Sr Ali Whipp-Long and our team which comprised of Alice Stone, Sally Williams, Donna Boyd and Daisy Weir. again some fantastic scores that brought us a team 4th and our
resident Challenge specialist Alice finished on a score of 0 to take the top spot.
Finally we had for the first time a senior 100 team. Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard (on her second horse), Di
Burgess, Alex Hubbard and Zoe Dunham did us proud and finished the day of perfectly, Individual 5th for Alex and 4th for Di secured the final victory of the day.
A massive well done to all our competitors.
Ben, Lucy, Matilda, Sarah, Roy Emma, Martine, Alice, Sarah (again), Di, Alex and Zoe will be joining Tom Dyer
and Ellie Portnell at Aston-Le-Walls for the FOTH ChampAnd lets not forget our volunteers on the day who were Sue Watling, Jesse Gibbons, Di Lever, Tom Weir, Andrea
West and Edie Brazier. We wouldn't be able to do it without you and we really appreciate you volunteering.
And finally a great big THANK YOU to Agricultural water engineers who sponsor all our
AREA 17 FOTH COMBINED TRAINING QUALIFIERS
30th MARCH 2018
Huge well done to SWRC superstars Tom Dyer and Ellie Portnell for
coming individual first.
Joining Ellie in the Jr team were Sorcha Goody, Lucy Watling and Abi Goree who all managed to get individual
placings (Sorcha 2nd, Lucy and Abi 3rd) giving them a team 2nd.
Alongside Toms win his team mates also had some cracking marks securing a 5th place for
Martine Kemmish and a 7th for Teressa Hooper giving them a team 4th
Daisy Weir managed a very respectable 5th place too. Especially impressive as she had only
jumped the horse she was competing for the first time the day before.
Finally well done to Lottie Green, Ali Whipp-long and Emma Hewlett for representing us and
contributing to the team scores.
As always a massive thank you to our fabulous volunteers on the day who were Emma and Poppy
Firth, Zoe Dunham and Jo Peacock.
Also thank you once again to Matt and Karenlee Barrett of Agricultural Water Engineers
for being truly wonderful sponsors and for coming to Crofton in the horrendous weather to support us.
AREA 17 WINTER INTERMEDIATE DRESSAGE QUALIFIERS
24th MARCH 2018
We sent 3 teams to the dressage qualifiers on Saturday. The Jr team of Abi, Lucy, Sorcha and Georgia Laice
showed us all how to do it by getting a team 3rd and an individual 4th for Abi and Sorcha.
The 2 Sr teams unfortunately didn't manage any team placings but we did get some individual ones.The Sr white
team of Tom Dyer, Daisy Weir and Ali Whipp-long ended up being a rider short but Tom produced a lovely relaxed and obedient test to pick up a 4th in the prelim and was SWRC's highest score of the day
with just under 70%. The Sr red team were represented by Alex Hubbard, Karenlee Barrett, Tara Goree and Donna Boyd.
We also had 4 individuals represent us Matilda and Georgia Laice both did individual
tests and for the seniors Teresa Hooper did a fab prelim test to gain our 2nd highest score of the day and Donna Boyd did a Medium test to come 5th.
A huge well done to all and a massive thank you to our volunteers for the day who were
Scott Carson and Mick and Julia Read. You were stars.
AREA 17 WINTER NOVICE SJ QUALIFIERS
18th FEBRUARY 2018
A lovely day for SWRC at the BRC area 17 SJ Qualifiers - so nice to see lots of our members competing in all levels.
The 80 team of Tina Beard, Jo Peacock, Di Burgess and Teresa Hooper had some cracking rounds but unfortunately no team placing.
The 90 team of Martine Kemmish, Di Burgess, Ali Whipp-long and Zoe Dunham also enjoyed fab rounds with an individual 5th for Di and team 4th!
The junior individual - Georgia Lace Matthews also managed to
secure a brilliant two placings of 3rd and 5th!!
Last up the 100 team of three - Di Burgess, Martine Kemmish and Sarah
Mitchell-Sheppard and they managed to sum up the day with team 3rd after a few pesky poles in the second rounds.
Thank you to Tara and Abi Goree, Jude and Ellie Portnell for
being our designated helpers - none of these riders would have been able to compete without you!!
SWRC Winter SJ Championships
Dorset Showground 11th February 2018
A HUGE well done to all the competitors who took part in our SJ Champs. We had (mostly) good weather and what
a fabulous venue.
Thanks go to our sponsors KWM PHOTOGRAPHY and PLAIN EQUINE for their support.
Our 2018 Champions are.........
1st Isabelle Morris and Banner Spirit
2nd Poppy Firth and Crystal
3rd Tina Beard and Ted
4th Lucy Watling and Cass
5th Ellie Portnell and Amazing Pete
6th Sam Langford and Zeeva
1st Sam Shepherd and Blue
2nd Natalie Sorrell and Bob
1st Tilly Gratton and
2nd Isabelle Morris and
3rd Martine Kemmish and
Tilly Two Tone
4th Alice Stone and
5th Daisy Weir and
6th Jesse Gibbons and
1st Clem Martin and Razz
2nd Tina Beard and Ted
3rd Natalie Sorrell and Inchalong
1st Alice Stone and
2nd Sorcha Goody and Queens
3rd Tilly Gratton and
4th Jesse Gibbons and Sky
5th Chloe Haskell and
1st Martine Kemmish and
2nd Zoe Dunham and
3rd Alex Hubbard and Band of Gold
4th Lucy Watling and Cass
Sorcha Goody and Queens
SWRC Downlands Winter League Final
SJ Qualifier Sunday 21st January 2018
A very big thank you to everyone who competed or helped today at the LAST qualifier for the winter league
competition. It was the worst weather you can imagine but riders are made of tough stuff! It was an excellent turnout with some great riding. Congratulations to the first 6 in each class who
now go to the Championships in February.
1st Isabelle Morris and Banner
2nd Mia Newman and Pebbles
3rd Poppy Firth and Crystal
4th Alice Gentle and Ruby
5th Tina Beard and Ted
6th Jodie Haskell and Minky
1st Isabelle Morris and Banne
r 2nd Alice Stone and Biscuit
3rd Georgy Killengray and Staplestown Bridage
4th Sorcha Goody and Twiggy
5th Gilly Cumming and Sergeant
6th Mia Newman and Pebbles
1st Alice Stone and Biscuit
2nd Georgy Killengray and Stapletown Bridage
3rd Ellie Giddings and Kumala
4th Sophie McCarter and Delilah
5th Chloe Haskell and Vanc
y 6th Sorcha Goody and Twiggy
Results from the SWRC Christmas Show 2017
1st - Isabelle and Banner
1st = Isabelle on Banner
2nd -Victoria and Dolly 2nd =
Maddy on Harvey
3rd - Tina and Ted
3rd = Scarlett on Quest
4th = Di
5th = Saska on Frodo
6th = Sophia on Popcorn
1st = Saska on Louby and Scalett on Quest 1st - Ben on Lilli
2nd = Chloe on Vancy and Jodie on Murphy 2nd - Sophie Huntley
3rd = Sorcha on Twiggy & Lucy on Cass 3rd - Maddy on Harvey
4th = Di on Twizzle and Ben on Lilli 4th - Rosie on Isabella
5th = Isabelle on Banner and Chloe on Vancy 5th - Tilly on Harvey
6th = Sophia on Popcorn and Tilly on Harvey 6th - Chloe on Vancy
1st = Ben on Lilli
1st - Jodie on Twiggy
2nd = Rosie on Isobella 2nd - Ben on
3rd = Sophie on Jazz 3rd
- Chloe on Vancy
4th = Scarlett on Quest
5th = Isabelle on Banner
6th = Di on Twizzle
1st = Ruby
2nd = Jack
2nd - Margot
3rd = Elsie
3rd - Lulu
4th = Zak
4th - Lilly
5th = Darcie
5th - Georgina
6th - Evelyn
everyone, a brilliant time was had by all.
SWRC Downlands SJ Qualifier
Sunday 15th October 2017
What a lovely start to our 1st SJ Qualifier for 2017/18. The weather was kind and didn't rain even though there was a hurricane swirling
around everywhere else. Congratulations to everyone placed in the first 6 in there class and now qualify for the Championship show in February at Dorset Showground.
Thank you to all competitors for taking part, some lovely riding and not one faller which is always a bonus!
A special thank you to our sponsors on the day AJC Drainage Ltd and to our helpers: Lottie Major, Sam Langford and Emma Loader. Jayne Parsons did a wonderful job as
usual providing hot drinks, bacon butties and wonderful cakes.
1st Tina Beard on Ted
2nd Theresa Hooper on Larkin
3rd Ellie Portnell on Amazing Pete
4th Gina Parsons on Monopoly
5th Sarah Andrews on Murphy
6th Lynn Baggot on Ladykiller
Special Award to Jem Maunders on Oki
1st Jazmine Coles on Hollywell how nice is that
2nd Gina Parsons on Monopoly
3rd Theresa Hooper on Larkin
Jazmine Coles on Hollywell how nice is that
Congratulations everyone and to Jazmine for not only coming first in Class 2 & 3 but with having a horse whose name I had to check 3 times that I had written it
SWRC Dressage Championship Show
Sunday 24th September 2017
Well done to everyone who took part in the SWRC Dressage
A great day of fabulous dressage and great team work - thank you to everyone who helped during the day and clearing up!
A special well done to our new 2017 champions and reserve champions!
CHAMP = Karenlee Barrett
RESERVE CHAMP = Emma Firth
CHAMP = Fiona Scott
RESERVE CHAMP = Emma Palmer
Prelim 15 -
CHAMP = Fiona Scott
RESERVE CHAMP = Daisy Weir
CHAMP = Donna Boyd
Reserve CHAMP = Alex Hubbard
Combined Training Competition
Here are the results from Sundays competition. It was an excellent turnout and we would like to thank everyone for making this an
enjoyable event. The rain managed to hold off until close to the end so we didn't get too wet!
We hope everyone enjoyed the Eventer Challenge and although we had a few hiccups it was a learning curve and we will be including this
challenge again at one of next years events.
Thank you Keith and Ann for excellent
pictures- a special well done to Ann for her 1st and 3rd placings during her morning break from photography! Clearly a women of many skills!
Class 1 Intro B
Class 5 Combined Training Intro B SJ 2’0’’
1st Anne Markillie & Lisnagranchy
1st Sam Langford & Zeeva
2nd Sarah Holliday-Brown & Finn
2nd Lyn Baggott & Lady Killer
3rd Nikki Forbes & Mr Sparkles
3rd Ceri Shell & Magic
4th Lyn Baggott & Lady Killer
4th Nikki Forbes & Mr
5th Julie Ireland &
6th Sam Langford & Zeeva
Class 2 Prelim 7
Class 6 Combined Training Prelim 7 SJ 2’3’’
1st Laura Roberts &
1st Alice Wigmore & Vox pop
2nd Rebecca Hamilton-Fletcher& Gunner
2nd Emma Palmer & Cotton Cloud Colleen
3rd Ann Markillie & Lisnagranchy
3rd Ellie Portnell & Amazing
4th Emma Palmer & Cloud
4th Phoebe Iacono &
5th Sally Pritchard & Silver Jinx
6th Laura Roberts & Vancy
Class 3 Prelim 19
Class 7 CT Prelim 19 & SJ 2’6’’ – 2’9’’
1st Rebecca H-F &
1st Rebecca H-F & Gunner
2nd Emma Palmer &
2nd Emma Palmer & Cloud
3rd Jesse Gibbons & Sky
3rd Jesse Gibbons &
4th Martine Kemmish & Tilly Two Tone
4th Martine & Tilly Two Tone
5th Emma Hewlett & Bounce
5th Emma Andre & First
6th Hannah Pole &
6th Emma Hewlett & Bounce
Class 4 % class
Class 8 % class & SJ 3’0’’
1st (E)Donna Boyd &
1st Tara Goree & Boolagh Charles
2nd (N)Donna Boyd & Fred
3rd (N)Donna Boyd & George
4th (N)Heather Ward & George
5th Tara Goree & Boolagh Charles
Combined Training Competition
Well, how lucky were we with the weather for this competition! Such a lovely day to be out with the horses, children, picnics and a great
competition! Thank you to all competitors, helpers and supporters. The horses were all very well behaved and there was some beautiful riding and a lot of rosettes won. Congratulations to everyone who
was placed and even if you weren't placed we hope you enjoyed spending the day with SWRC.
combinations qualifying for our dressage championships are as follows:
1st = Anne Dawson on Faygate
2nd = Emma Firth on Crystal
3rd = Sam Langford on Zeeva
4th = Sarah H-B on Finn
5th = Anne Gillott on Susies Choice
Class 1 CT
1ST = Sam Langford on Zeeva
2ND = Anne Gillott on Susies Choice
Class 2 Dressage
1st = Victoria Gale on Merlin
2nd = Tom Dyer on Double Illusion
3rd = Ellie Portnell on Amazing Pete
4th = Tom Dyer on Lord of Roscon
5th = Olivia Wallis on Peppa
6th = Lucy Watling on Twiggy
Class 2 CT
1ST =Ellie Portnell on Amazing Pete
2ND = Olivia Wallis on Peppa
3RD = Lucy Watling on Twiggy
CLASS 3 Pure Dressage
1st = Victoria Gale on merlin
2nd = Amelia Hayes on Glebdale Ranalbo
3rd = Alex Hubbard on Sooty
4th = Elouise Lohan on Langfield sky Blue
5th = Victoria Kemmish Betty on Leo
6th = Ros Coombs
Class 3 Dressage of CT
1st = Fiona Scott on Freddie
2nd = Georgia Matthews on George
3rd = Jasmine Coles on Holly well how nice is that
4th = Zoe Dunham on fleur
5th = Emily Phillips on Mr Bowdiddy
6th = Sorcha Goody on Twiggy
Class 3 CT
1ST = Fiona Scott on Freddie
2ND = Jasmine Coles on Holly well how nice is that
3RD = Zoe Dunham on fleur
4TH = Emily Phillips on Mr Bowdiddy
5TH = Georgia Matthews on George
6TH = Sorcha Goody on Twiggy
Class 4 Dressage
1st = Tara Goree on Duchess
2nd=Natalie Phillips on Annaghmore Cavaboom
3rd = Ciara Bennett on Ballyard Flash
4th = Sarah M-S on Bailey
5th = Alex on Sooty
6th = Abi Goree on Duchess
Class 4 CT
1st = Natalie Phillips on Annaghmore Cavaboom
2nd = Ciara Bennett on Ballyard Flash
3rd = Anne Dawson on Mouse
BRC Horse Trials Area Qualifiers. Sunday 18th June Moreton Equestrian Centre
Winning once as a team is amazing, winning twice is
unbelievable but winning 3 times is incredible!!!
What a day at the BRC horse trials area qualifiers for our
incredible members today (especially in the scorching temperatures!)
Win number one for the junior 80 team with individual 3rd
for Ben, 7th for Lucy and 8th for Sorcha.
Win number two for the senior 80 red team with individual 1st for Donna, 3rd for Sarah and 5th for Roy.
Win number three for the senior 90 team with individual 1st for Di, 5th for Donna and Sally and 6th for
Second place for the senior white team with individual 3rd for Jesse.
Individual placings 4th for Sarah and Martine 5th from the blue team.
Well done also to Zoe who was just out of the ribbons .
You are all incredible and make us so proud!
Thank you to all our amazing support crew as always
Junior 80 Team: Sorcha Goody, Lucy Watling, Chloe Haskell and Ben
Senior 80 White: Ruth Dresman, Jessica Gibbons, Emma Hewlett and Alex
Senior 80 Red: Donna Boyd, Roy Southey, Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard and Aloysia
Senior 80 Blue: Daisy Weir, Martine Kemmish, Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard
Senior 90 Team: Alice Stone, Donna Boyd, Sally Williams and Diane
Senior 100 : Zoe Dunham
SWRC Covered in Glory!
Salisbury Plain Fun Ride Sunday 10th June
The Salisbury Plain Fun ride organised by Martine Kemmish was a resounding success. Jeremy Naylor was our wonderful guide and host for the day at his beautiful stables
in Elston. Not only is Jeremy a talented race horse trainer and equine vet he is also an excellent historian and guide!
After a quick introduction and some nervous laughing everyone was ready to go. Jeremy kept a lovely pace for everyone and even the most nervous people enjoyed some
glorious gallops over the plains. Along the way we had to avoid soldiers on manouvers, low flying helicopters and a few very loud bangs! Everyone was slightly amazed that their horses all took it in
there stride (literally) and even enjoyed the detour through the wood with low branches and narrow gaps. A few hat silks became tree ornaments and everybody became very agile dodging low branches,
yoga on horseback was mentioned!
After a fabulous 2hr ride we returned to Jeremy's for a sumptious picnic organised by Martine. The horses were all washed down and left to enjoy their haynets whilst
we enjoyed the picnic and had the odd glass of wine - a very civilised day all round.
The whole day was perfect and everyone is now looking forward to the next time - Jeremy and Martine!
I hope Jeremy enjoyed having a 'hareem' for the day and that the horses didn't spoil his lovely lawn too much!
Here is Jeremy's take on the day with more detailed info,
forever the guide!! Thank you Jeremy.
I was very pleased to host and lead a ride across the Plain last Saturday for a cheerful and
enthusiastic band of riders and their horses, members
of the SWRC. The weather was fantastic and we rode an approximately 12 mile loop, starting along my grass gallop....a good place to test the brakes... (and taking in the Pyramidal Orchids!!)......we
then headed over to the site where Tilshead Lodge once stood (avoiding various army manoeuvres on the way), via one of the old wooded avenues that bounded the estate ("yoga on horseback" was a
comment that reached my ears)......then to "Tylshead Race", an area shown on the old maps of the 1700's where the Duke of Cumberland's racehorses were trained, incorporating what is reputedly the
longest long barrow in the UK. From here we skirted around the German Village (full size uninhabited village built in the 1980's for army training) where there were some rather well-choreographed
explosions to keep the party on their toes......and then finally back via Orcheston to the yard. After last week's rain the going was just about perfect for some leisurely long canters across the
fabulous old turf....the morning was rounded off by a delicious lunch and glass of wine (or two) put on by the Club. Thanks to all who came along and to Martine Kemmish for organising the day. I look
forward to welcoming you all back....?
Trow Lane Farm Camp 2nd – 4th June 2017
On Friday 2nd June ten SWRC members embarked on their weekend away with their horses to Trow Lane Farm Riding
We were allowed to arrive from 2pm onwards to settle in. The
horses all had their stable allocation with a lovely comfy bed all ready for them and were soon peering their heads over stable doors to say hello to their neighbours and observe all the comings and
The humans all took a little longer to settle, having to erect tents or clean out trailers and lorry’s to make a nice bedroom, it is
amazing how homely you can make a trailer. There was also the problem of where to put everyones drinks cabinet and keep it all cold!
Later everyone managed to have a quick hack around the grounds
to check out the XC and SJ course and look forward to 2 days of instruction. It was at this point that Beth Greenall and Lynnie Reed decided it all looked lovely but there was no way were they going to attempt any SJ or XC thank you very much!
Over The next 2 days everyone had a XC, SJ and FW lesson in their group with some excellent instructors followed by the Eventers
Challenge on the last day.
Unfortunately the only day it decided to rain was just as the
Eventers Challenge started but everyone still took part albeit shivering in shirt sleeves! Beth and Lynnie who were definitely
not doing any jumping both braved it and took part in the challenge and Lynnie earned a rosette for coming tenth. Everyone was extremely
proud of them as they had certainly pushed themselves to their limits and came away smiling and feeling very proud!
All in all everyone had a wonderful time and are now looking forward to next year’s camp wherever it may be.
Members attending Camp: KarenLee Barrett, Martine Kemmish, Sam Langford, Alex Hubbard, Jesse Gibbons, Anne Hampton, Donna Boyd, Sheri
Start, Beth Greenall and Lynnie Reed.
To see more photo’s please visit the gallery
BRC Festival Of The Horse Championship sponsored by Horslyx
- 21st May held at Washbrook Farm Aston-Le-Walls
Well done SWRC - A wonderful weekend away with fantastic horses and
Saturday started with
an individual 10th for Lucy Watling and Cass in the 85cm JNR combined training after the combination executed an accurate test and clear SJ round, this was followed by a good round from Sally
Williams in the SNR 90 challenge who was out of the placings following time penalties and an unlucky pole SJ but a pleasing round for the combination.
Saturday was rounded
off with a very respectable 5th place for the SNRs (Roy, Ruth, Donna and Martine) who also achieved 8th place in all 4 scores to count.
Sunday started off
with Donna Boyd on Fred competing in the SNR 85CM Combined training - after a beautiful test and clear SJ they were placed individual 6th.
Then the weekend was rounded up with the juniors
completing the 80 challenge - after 4 great displays of Riding they finished in 8th and 2nd in the 4 scores to count - a fantastic team result! ?????
Well done to all competitors and thank you to all who supported - such a fantastic club effort with brilliant team spirit and support as always
Have A Go Dressage Saturday 13th May at Manor Farm, Teffont.
Well, after worrying that we may not have enough entries, we had a surge of entries and had a full day of dressage. The sun shone all day
and it was lovely to see families staying to enjoy a picnic and to sample some of Jaynes lovely cakes and sandwiches. In fact Jayne said everyone had eaten her out of house and home and she only had
2 slices of cake left at the end of the day!
The atmosphere was relaxed and encouraging as some people were riding a dressage test for the very first time and others were trying to
improve their dressage. The chance to ride a test and then have feedback from the judge and then ride the test again is an excellent introduction to dressage without the pressure of competition.
Everyone really enjoyed themselves and all said they wanted to do it again.
A big thank you to all our judges who make this such a special event.
BRC Equi-Theme Intermediate Winter Championships
Bury Farm Equestrian Village 28th -30th April 2017
Well done to Tom Dyer riding Bobby who competed at the BRC Equi-Theme Intermediate Winter Championships. Unfortunately no placings
this time but a fantastic achievment just to be there. This is Tom's first season competing as a Senior.
Festival Of The Horse Challenge Qualifier
Sunday 23rd April 2107
Well,l I don’t know if it had anything to do with the fact it was St Georges day but South Wilts members covered themselves with glory
and put in some fantastic riding and all round team work to bring home the ribbons and qualify for the Championships. We had a Junior team and Red, White and Blue Senior teams, very
Everyone was a little worried at the evening course walk that the ground was dry and hard and sadly Jesse Gibbons had to withdraw Sky
from the white team as he has only just come back from injury. Disappointing for Jesse but it meant she could come and be a helper for the day.
Sunday dawned bright and warm and SWRC had 20 members competing either in a team or as an individual. This was a fantastic turnout and we
have to say thank you to our sponsors Agricultural Water Engineers Ltd who this year are sponsoring our prelim entries and therefore we can enter more teams. This certainly paid off as the results
The Junior and Senior Red team were Victorious and go on to the BRC Championships in May, with the Blue
and White teams also being placed. In fact everyone who entered either as an individual or team member came away with a rosette. Only Zoe Dunham was unlucky not to come away with a ribbon as they
just missed their way at the water which was such bad luck as they were storming their way round the course.
Junior 80 Team
Competitors: Lucy Watling/Casisle, Chloe Haskell/Landslows Lord Derby , Grace Reed/Cobalt Blue and Kate
Final Placing: Winners
Junior Individual Placings: 2nd Kate 3rd Lucy and 7th Chloe.
Senior 80 Teams
Red Team: Martine Kemmish/Tilly Two Tone, Donna Boyd/Vagebond VD Withoeve 2,
Roy Southey/Moyriesk Cotton Hope and Aloysia Daros/Spirit of Equites
Final Placing: Winners
Blue Team: Teresa Hooper/Hillside Johnnie, Alexander Gillman/Mr Potato Head,
Emma Hewlett/Buddy and Ruth Dresman/Annesbrook Rosie
Final Placing: 3rd
White Team: Sheri Start/Stilo Bunty, Alex Hubbard/Venture Hore, Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard/Queens Forester and Jesse
Final Placing: 4th
Senior 80 Individual Placings: 2nd Ruth Dresman, 5th Alexander Gillman, 6th Roy Southey
Senior 90 Team
Competitors: Tara Goree/Boolagh Charles, Diane Lever/Hurry Up Harry, Donna Boyd/Rinus Star
and Sally Williams/Truly
Final Placing: = 2nd
Senior 90 Individual Placings: 1st Sally Williams
5th Donna Boyd
The Junior team, the Red team and Sally Williams have all now qualified for the BRC FOTH Championships held in May
20th – 21st at Washbrrok Farm, Aston-Le-Walls, Northamptonshire.
Last but not least a big thank you to all the helpers and supporters who give up their time as without your support the teams could not
Annie Jeans and Keegan Reed
Tom and Sharon Dyer
Lizzie Proctor and Steve Haskell
Martine kemmish and Sheri Start
Georgie Green and Jane Bacon
Abi Goree and Jesse Gibbons
Beth Greenall, Lucy Jefferson and Dave
Special thanks to Jan Mitchell who processes all the entries and payments and basically
makes sure we are actually entered and have the correct paperwork and all up to date. This is no mean feat with so many teams entering!
Festival Of The Horse Area Qualifier Combined Training
Redenham Park Sunday 9th April 2017
What a glorious day for everyone who came watch, help or compete in the Combined Training Qualifier. The weather was beautiful and we
were lucky enough to be able to enter 3 teams and two junior individuals.
There were highs - Red Team 4th, Blue Team 7th. Individual 5th Martine, 4th Donna on Vagebond VD Withoeve (aka
George) 3rd Aloysia. The icing on the cake was a win and qualification for Donna on Rinus Star (aka Fred) and Lucy on Casisle
There were lows - Tom Dyer had an unlucky tumble and came away with painful ribs but still managed a smile.
Junior Individuals: Sorcha Goody/Queens Forester
Blue Team: Teresa Hooper/Hillside Johnie
Donna Boyd/Rinus Star
Red Team Donna Boyd/Vagebond VD
Aloysia Daros/Spirit of
Tom Dyer/Lord of Roscon
Kemmish/Tilly Two Tone
White team Amy Sheppard/Andreo Bambaleo
Tom Dyer/Desert Flame
All in all a fabulous day and thank you to our helpers, Sheri Start, Lizzie Proctor, Beth Greenhall and Teresa Hooper. Also a big thank
you to our sponsors Agricultural Water Water Engineers Ltd for our team entries.
KBIS Novice Winter Championships
The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe, Bedford. 2/3 April 2017
Well Done Girls
As you can see from the photograph this was a complicated course worthy of Olympia! Unfortunately there were no ribbons to bring home for the Junior Team competing in the KBIS Novice Winter Championships over the weekend but fantastic
experience and another championship under their belts.
Also very well done to the supportive families who make sure you all get there in one piece with your ponies and horses and act as unpaid
? Thank you also to Karenlee Barrett for being our designated helper
which allowed the girls to compete.
Junior Team Members
Sorcha Goody/Queens Forester,
BRC Area 17 Novice/Intermediate Winter SJ Qualifier
held at Moreton Equestrian Centre
Sunday 19th February 2017
Well, SWRC were certainly out in force for the above competition. We entered 4 teams, so firstly a big ‘thank you’ to our fabulous new sponsors’
Agricultural Water Engineers’ who this year are sponsoring our prelim entries and make it possible for us to put forward so many teams. Their sponsorship paid off as the final
positions show, everyone jumped their socks off, all four teams were through on 0 after the first round!
The Support Team were there from 9am onwards, putting in the entries, meeting everyone to give them their numbers and generally calming nerves and getting bacon sandwiches as well
as helping in the arenas. They managed to be everywhere at once and you could always hear them cheering on the side lines, all they lacked were the Pom Poms!
The Junior Team were fantastic and gave a nail biting performance to achieve First Place and now they will go to the KBIS Novice Winter Championships, held at The
College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe, Bedford 1st - 2nd April. Sarah watched most of their rounds behind her fingers as she couldn’t bear to watch! This acheivment is made all the more special when you
realise that 3 of the juniors don’t own their own horse and therefore don’t always have the opportunity to ride regularly. It is thanks to Sarah who coaches the juniors that they can literally ride
anything and still bring home the ribbons.
The Senior 90 team had some unlucky poles down but special mention to Alice Stone and Pippa. They were the smallest combination but grew wings and soared over the jumps to be
given an Individual 3rd after a fantastic jump off.
Senior Blue had unlucky poles down and finished in joint 6th place.
Sadly Sue Hodgson from the Senior Red team had to retire after injuring herself in the first round. The remaining three members took part in the jump off and managed
5th place. Hopefully the rosette made Sue feel a bit better!
All in all everyone
was a winner and had a great day.
Junior Team 80cm Final Position 1st
Sorcha Goody/Queens Forester,
Senior Team 90cm Final Position 7th
Diane Lever/Hurry Up Harry
Zoe Dunham/Fleurs Galaxy
Alice Stone/Adamstown Lady Individual 3rd
Tara Goree/Boolagh Charles
Senior Blue Team 80cm Final Position Joint 6th
Tom Dyer/Lord of Roscon
Martine Kemmish/Tilly Two Tone
Virginia Neal/Michael Beag
Roy Southey/Moyriesk Cotton Hope
Senior Red Team 80cm Final Position 5th
Sheri Start/Stilo Bunty
Sue Hodgson/Tierneys Boy
Ruth Dresman/Annesbrook Rosie
Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard and baby Tyler
Kate Greenall and Henry
SWRC Winter League Show Jumping Championship Tidworth Garrison Saddle Club Sunday 5th February 2017
Wow - what a fantastic day for SWRC's first SJ Championships yesterday!
We would like to say a massive thank you to the following people -
~Bille & all at Tidworth Garrison Saddle Club for the hire of their lovely venue and equipment.
~Jayne Parsons for her fantastic catering and humour, we don't
know where we would be without her!
~Our lovely committee who volunteer their time before, during and
after these events to help make them run so smoothly - a special thank you to our chairman Donna who made all the wonderful rosettes for yesterdays event (as well as attending as a
~Keith Markillie for not only taking pictures all day but for also
being a great help and support at the event - pictures available at www.kwmgalleries.co.uk
~ And last but by no means least - all of you - our lovely competitors
who showed some fantastic riding and horsemanship!
We hope you all had a fantastic time - results are as
70/75cm - Championship:
CHAMPION = Martine Kemmish
RESERVE CHAMPION = Kay Pogson
3rd = Emma Palmer
4th = Virginia Neal
5th = Graham Marshall
6th = Kate Greenall
70/75 - Non
1st = Rosie Perrott
2nd = Fran Harper
3rd = Polly Ledger
4th = Donna Boyd (George)
5th = Jem Manders
6th = Grace Reed
CHAMPION = Tom Dyer
RESERVE CHAMPION = Alice Stone
3rd = Ruth Dresman
4th = Donna Boyd (Fred)
5th = Graham Marshall
6th = Martine Kemmish
80/85 - Non
1st = Kay Pogson
2nd = Katinka Beckett
3rd = Virginia Neal
4th = Fran Harper
5th = Kate Greenall
6th = Rosi Perrott
CHAMPION = Ben Burgess
RESERVE CHAMPION = Tara Goree
3rd = Di Burgess (Jake)
4th = Alice Stone
5th = Sheri Start
6th = Tom Dyer
90/95 - Non
1st = Katinka Beckett
2nd = Donna Boyd
WELL DONE EVERYONE!!
BRC Winter Intermediate Dressage Qualifier Crofton Manor Equestrian
Saturday 28th January 2017
SWRC did us proud yesterday - not only the fantastic
results but the stewards comments of how happy all our horses and riders were ?
So it was an individual arena win for Martine - 5th
overall in prelim, a 2nd arena win for Virginia and 6th overall, a 3rd arena and overall for Tom and an individual 6th for Daisy. JNRS - 4th for chloe, 5th for Sorcha and 6th for Lucy. Great results
also for Sal and Lottie in the prelim, Donna in the Elementary and Martine and Daisy in the novice (all stepping up a level for this event).
These members have now qualified to take part in the
BRC Equi-Theme Intermediate Winter Championships at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Bedfordshire 28th – 30th April 2017
SWRC Show Jumping Championship Qualifier Saturday 14th January 2017
What a fabulous turnout for our final show jumping qualifier at Downlands so soon after Christmas! Well done to everyone
who took part either competing or helping. And a big apology from Sheri Start for the lack of photo’s but a technical difficulty sadly meant the photo’s were lost in space! Hurry up and
get well Keith Markillie our lovely resident photographer and sponsor, you were missed!
There were many thrills and spills and so good to see so many children in the Clear Round.
The qualifiers are now finished and everyone who has been placed in the SJ league will be invited to take part in the Championship
Class 1 70 – 75cm
1st Martine Kemmish and Tilly
2nd Kay Pogson and Gwyn
3rd Tom Dyer and PJ
4th Donna Boyd and George
5th Emma Palmer and Cotton Cloud Colleen
6th Lucy Watling and Cas
Class 2 80 – 85cm
1st Tom Dyer and PJ
2nd Donna Boyd and Fred
3rd Martine Kemmish and Tilly
4th Alice Stone and Pippa
5th Emma Palmer and Cotton Cloud Colleen
6th Di Burgess
Class 3 90 – 95cm
1st Tom Dyer and PJ
2nd Alice Stone and Pippa
3rd Diane Lever and Harry
4th Ben Burgess and Lilly
5th Di Burgess
6th Di Burgess and Jake
Championship Show is Sunday 5th February at Tidworth Equestrian Centre
Results from the Christmas Show 10th December 2016
CLASS 1 -
MINI MINCE PIE STAKES (Optimum time)
1st - Margot on Murphy
2nd - Chloe on Dolly
3rd - Emma on Murphy
4th - Holly on Cass
5th - Christabel on Murphy
6th - Macy on Murphy
CLASS 2 - SANTA & HIS ELF (Fastest time)
1st - Alice & Mia with Minnie
2nd - Matilda & Zara with Indie
3rd - Sarah & Emily with Susie
4th - Martine & Alex with Tilly
5th - Poppy & Poppy with Shooter
6th - Theodora & Abby with Skittles
CLASS 3 -
1st - Bertie & Martine
2nd - Tallulah & Jo Jo
3rd - Matilda & Sara
4th - Mia & Alice
5th - Di & Ben
6th - Ruth & Shuna
CLASS 4 -
1st - Jo Jo on Pippa
2nd - Bertie on Shrek
3rd - Ben on Lilli
4th - Mia on Ruby
5th - Ruth on Cherry
6th - Shuna on Huggy
CLASS 5 -
1st - Tallulah on Biscuit (cleared 1m30!)
2nd - Mia on Checky (cleared 1m25)
3rd - Berti on Shrek (Cleared 1m20)
4th - Shuna on Huggy (Cleared 1m15)
=5th - Sara Harding (Cleared 1m10)
=5th - Lucy Watling (Cleared 1m10)
=5th - Jo Jo Glanville (cleared 1m10)
Congratulations to everyone who helped to make
this a fabulous show.
Results from Sunday 27th November SWRC Show Jumping League
1st - Di Lever on Harry
2nd - Gilly Cumming on Sargeant
3rd - Sorcha Goody on Queen's Forester
4th - Kate Greenall on Henry
5th - Fiona Scott on Freddie
6th - Lucy Watling on Casisle
1st - Di Lever on Harry
2nd - Lucy Watling on Casisle
3rd - Teresa Hooper on Larkin
4th - Emily on Diamond Tiara
5th - Jane Dunham on Fleur
6th - Ben Burgess on Lily
1st - Zoe Dunham on Fleur
2nd - Ruth Dresman on Cherry
3rd - Di Burgess on Winston
4th - Emily on Diamond Tiara
5th - Tara Goree on Charlie
Well done to you all and don't forget to check
out the pics at KwM Galleries! All these people will be invited to take part in the Championship show in February 2017. So, if you haven't taken part in a Winter League Qualifier yet,
Saturday January 14th is your Last chance!
Photo's and News from our AGM held at
Bird and Carter Friday 27th November 2016
What a fabulous evening everyone had at the AGM last night and a brilliant turnout of members, old, new and the ones who joined on the
night! The club is very proud to say that it now has over 80 members but still remains very personal and last night was a celebration of all the hard work and triumphs of the last
Also, a very warm welcome to our new committee members: Alex Hubbard, Martine Kemmish and Jesse Gibbons. Thank you for 'volunteering'
girls and I am sure you are all going to be an asset to the committee!
This year for the first time for many years we were able to reinstate the Awards ceremony for members who had gained points over
the year by participating in club activities. Points are awarded for either helping, having lessons or taking part in competitions and are recorded over the year by Donna.
The winners this year were:
- Chloe Haskell 26
- Tom Dyer 25
- Lucy Watling 16
Junior Combined Training
- Sorcha Goody 11
- Chloe Haskell 9
- Lucy Watling 3
- Sorch Goody 82
- Chloe Haskell 49
- Lucy Watling 39
- Daisy Weir 58
- Donna Boyd 39
- Emma Hewlett 37
Senior Combined Training
- Martine Kemmish 24
- Karen Lee Barrett 13
- Virginia Neal 11
- Donna Boyd 115
- Shuna Cameron 54
- Roy Southey 46
Retraining Of Racehorses Riding Club Challenge (RoR)
- Casisle/ Laura Roberts and Lucy Watling 44
- Rinus Star/ Donna Boyd 39
- Sternian/ Jesse Gibbons 29
Mads Southey Cup
- Alice Stone 67 (Also presented with a fabulous canvas from Keith Markillie of Alice and Pippa in action)
- Lucy Watling 63
- Sorcha Goody 50
I think it is fair to say that everyone had a wonderful night and once again we say 'thank you' to Bird and Carter for providing
such great food, a wonderful venue and being so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to make sure everything ran smoothly.
Results and qualifying combinations from the first of the winter league SJ events held last Saturday 29th October 2016
are as follows:
1st - Poppy Firth and Shooting
2nd - Megan Blackmar and Earl
3rd - Tegan Bernard and Jack
4th - Lauren Blackmar and Oreo
5th - Kirsty Parker and Bertie
1st - Sophie Grant and Mylo
2nd - Gemma Tucker and Oscar
3rd - Ruth Dresman and Cherry
4th - Jane Dunham and Fleur
1st - Sophie Grant and Mylo
This was an excellent day for our
first Winter League SJ event and well supported with some great riding and thrills and spills!
done to all competitors and don't forget our next one is Sunday November 27th!
BRC NAF National Championships, Lincolnshire
Senior Novice 80 Show Jumping Team
Saturday 6th August 2016
The team consisted of Martine Kemmish (in pic), Jesse Gibbons, Sally Williams and Sheri Start. Everyone travelled up the day before as it is quite a long drive
but this all added to the excitement. We had time to settle the horses into their stable before setting up our own camp, had a quick look at the course and even had time for an evening ride before it
got dark. So far so good!
The wind and torrential rain started in the night and just kept going until the moment we left, the weather could not have been worse! This was the point that we
realised that not one of us had thought about packing any wet weather clothes ( we spent a lot of time talking about the clothes we left behind!), the horses were catered for but the humans got very
wet and soggy!
The course was challenging but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and supported each other every step of the way. Unfortunately we were not in the ribbons this
time but all agreed that we would do better next year!
Despite the weather everyone had a fantastic time and the team spirit and cameraderie was excellent. So, if you are thinking of taking part in a team event - go for
it! Don't let nerves or a lack of confidence or experience put you off as it is only by taking part that you can build your confidence and experience.
P.S. Special thanks to the wonderful Gary Gibbons for being our helper on the day.
BRC Blenheim Team Eventer Challenge 90cm
September 8th 2016
The Team L - R
Donna Boyd/Fred, Zoe Dunham/Fleur, Alice Perry/Pippa and Shuna Cameron/Huggy
Team Manager Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard standing.
Riding Clubs are entered into a draw to
take part in this competition and SWRC were thrilled to get a place for the first time. The team chosen consisted of Donna Boyd on Fred, Alice Stone on Pippa, Shuna Cameron on Huggy and Zoe Dunham on
The Challenge consisted of jumping a
mixture of show jumps and cross country jumps in a grass arena. As you can imagine the course was quite technical with changes of direction and having to duck under a tree at one stage. All the team
rose to the challenge and put in a fantastic performance. Shuna had the only clear round and within the time, with the rest of the team having a few unlucky poles. This meant that the team weren’t in
the ribbons this time but they did come a very credible 20th out of 45 teams. So – very well done girls.
Needless to say, they all had a wonderful
time riding at such a prestigious venue and they even had time to watch some of the top riders perform and even managed to fit in a little (or a lot ) of shopping!
Shuna wanted to say a special thank you
to Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard for all her coaching and perseverance with Huggy.
National Horse Trials
Park, Oxon 5 - 8th August 2016
A fantastic result and a huge well done to everyone who took part in the championships. Roy Southey was
individual 8th in the 80cm which was an amazing result out of 33.
The following day the Senior 90 team consisting of Donna Boyd and Fred, Shuna Cameron and Huggy, Alice Stone and Pippa and Zoe
Dunham and Fleur came 11th overall and 3rd in the 4 scores to count. Individual places, Donna 5th, Zoe 8th, Alice 11th and Shuna 14th
Thank you to all the support and help from everyone who makes it possible for the teams to
Here we have the lovely Freddie modelling the rosettes won by himself (and Donna!), Zoe and
The Novice Team coming first at the BRC SJ Qualifier at Bovington 2016
Congratulations to the Novice team who came first in the BRC Show
Jumping Qualifier at Bovington on Sunday 3rd July.
They will now go to the Championships held at the Lincoln Showground
on 10th- 11th September. Individual placings to Jesse 4th and Sheri 5th
L-R Sally Williams, Jesse Gibbons, Sheri Start and Martine Kemmish
(and Darcie holding on to mum's leg)
Club Horse Trials Qualifier at Moreton Equestrian Centre Sunday 19th June 2016.
Another fantastic day for SWRC - a great turnout of 14
members competing at Moreton Horse Trials.
A great effort from Sheri, Charlie, Jesse and Emma with many
Personal Best's for the 80 White Team.
Individual placings for Loysi (5th), Sally (6th) and Roy
(2nd) alongside a double clear from Alex made for a wonderful overall 3rd for the Blue 80 Team.
Then following their recent Championship success it was
another win for the Senior 90 Team this time with Zoe, Alice (6th), Donna (4th) and Shuna (3rd). They will now go on to compete for glory in the Horse Trials Championships to be held at Swalcliffe
Park, Banbury on the 5th - 7th August.
We wish them all the best and if anyone would like to come
along and help or just support please contact a member of the committee.
Well done to
everyone for taking part either riding, helping or just cheering!
Senior 90cm Challenge Festival Of The Horse Champions 2016
CONGRATULATIONS to our fantastic members
on becoming the Senior 90 Challenge Winners at the Festival of The Horse Championships held at Aston Le Walls on June 4/5th 2016
L-R Donna Boyd, Roy Southey, Shuna
Cameron and Alice Stone.