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SWRC Dressage Championships
Manor Farm Teffont
23rd Sept 2018
Our 3rd annual dressage Championships was once again a very successful day. We
had a record number of competitors taking part and as always the team in charge did an amazing job of keeping it all running super smoothly.
Congratulations go to all our 2018 Champions
Intro Champ Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard
Reserve Tom Carter and Sapphire Blue
Prelim (1) Champ Jeremy Naylor and George the dragon
Reserve Katie Butler and Vinny
Prelim (2) Champ Josephine Southey and Cape
Reserve Karenlee Barrett and Eldorado VH
Novice Champ Tara Goree and Flightline
Resesrve Abigail Goree and Flightline
Ele/Med Champ Donna Boyd and Rinus Star
Reserve Donna Boyd and Rinus Star
Dressage and Combined Training
Warminster Saddle Club
12th Aug 2018
Well done to all of you who took part and don't forget that
everyone who achieved a top 6 placing has Qualified for the SWRC 2018 Dressage Champs At Manor Farm Teffont.
Your qualification emails will be winging their way to you
shortly and I look forward to seeing you all there!
A huge thank you goes to Beth Greenall, Abi Goree, Ellie Portnell's Mum and
Ian for being our fabulous volunteers for the day.
Thanks also go to Keith and Anne Markillie of KwM Galleries for taking the photos all day
and for sponsoring the show.
Check out your photos for the day at the KwM Galleries website.
And last but not least to Jayne Parsons for once again keeping us all extremely well fed!!!
Amazing cakes as always <3
SWRC Dressage and Combined Training
Warminster Saddle Club
22nd July 2018
The hot weather continues and the decision was made to run both the dressage and the sj on a
surface. Thanks to Warminster Saddle Club for allowing us to completely take over. I think I can safely say that all our competitors seriously
Well done to everyone who took part and I hope you all had fun. Don't forget that if you
finished in the ribbons it means you have qualified for our dressage championships.
Thank you Emma Palmer, Macy Palmer and Louisa Palmer for being our volunteers
for the day and also to KwM Galleries for sponsoring this show. Checkout the KwM Galleries website for your photos.
Area 17 Summer Dressage and Riding Test Qualifiers
15th July 2018
Another absolutely scorching day competeing on a field that looked more like a
recently cut stubble field than a lovely green grassy field in Dorset!!
Our Dressage teams did not let us down tjhough and showed true team spirit throughout the
Karenlee Barrett kicked us off to a great start gaining a fabulous score in the
individual Prelim class getting her a
The Senior team of Tara Goree, Emma Palmer, Donna Boyd and Jo
Philips came next and picked up a fab team 5th and individaual placings of 5th for Tara and 6th for Donna and
Into the afternoon and Donna Boyd picked up a 3rd in the
Medium as an individual. After that the Jr's once again showed us how to do it!!!
All of the jr team had individual placings. Ellie
Portnell 1st, Abi Goree 4th, Sorcha Goody 5th and Lucy Watling 5th giving them a team 1st. Whoop whoop!!!
Well done to everyone who bravely took on the ground condition and
especially our Jr's who have one again qualified to go to Lincoln.
Thank you to Sally Williams and Tina
Beard for being our amazing volunteers on the day and of course to Agricultural Water Engineers for their continued sponsorship of our teams.
SWRC Evening Dressage
Warminster Saddle Club
Thurs 5th July
Well done to all that braved the heat and came along to compete..
Don't forget that anyone who was placed in the top six has qualified for our Dressage
Thanks go to Emma Hewlett for doing a fab job as our writer
in the arena and to all of the other volunteers who helped it to run smoothly. Also Thanks to Hooves for coffee for keeping us all suitably
Finaly a massive thank you to KwM Galleries for their
Area 17 Summer SJ Qualifiers
Sunday 1st July
The Junior team were once again victorious in the 80 team this year. Isabelle Morris, Sorcha
Goody, Ellie Portnell and Poppy Hatton produced some great rounds and finished on a team score of 8. Individual placings were
Isabelle 1st, Sorcha 2nd, Poppy 3rd and Ellie 4th.
They will now head to the BRC Championships in Lincoln. Good luck girls.
Both Teresa Hooper and Katie Butler also represented us. Teresa in the senior 80 and Katie in the senior 90.
Unfortunately a few pesky faults kept them out of the placings.
Super thanks to our volunteers for the day who
were Grace and Lynnie Reed (with a little help from her sister) and Donna Boyd.
Thanks also go to our lovely sponsors Agricultural water
Area 17 Dressage to Music Qualifiers
Sat 23rd June 2018
We sent 3 members to the DTM qualifiers this year. Tara Goree did a lovely test on
the beautiful Fen but unfortunately didn't pick up a rosette this time.
Donna Boyd and Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard had another go at the
pairs class. Its been a few years since the last go so this time they stepped up to the new Elementary/Medium class. Donna riding George and Sarah borrowing Super Fred.
They had a slightly more successful time this year and came home with a lovely red rosette and a
Qualification for the Championships a Bury Farm in September......We won't mention that they were the only pair to enter!!!
Donna also rode George as an individual in the Medium but wasn't quite so lucky this time.
Huge thanks to Emma Hewlett for being our fabulous
volunteer for the day and as always to our wonderful sponsors Agricultural Water Engineers for their continued support.
Area 17 Horse Trials Qualifiers
Moreton Equestrian Centre
Sunday 17th June 2018
Massive congratulation go to Alex hubbard and Ozzy who were the well deserving winner of the
100 and have qualified to go to Swalcliffe for the Horse Trials Championships in August where they will do the long format 3 day event.
The 80 team of Teresa Hooper, Martine Kemmish, Georgie Beard and Emma
Hewlett started us off well with 2 individual 7th places for Martine and Emma.
The Jr 90 team of Sorcha Goody, Lucy Watling, Matilda Perry and Rosie Fowler went into the
x-c in a very good position but unfortunately it was not their day and they weren't able to finish on a team score but Sorcha did a fantastic job to finish 5th in her first ever 90.
The 90 senior team of Alice Stone,Sophie McCarter, Daisy Weir and Shuna
Cameron produced some cracking rounds with individual placings for Alice (10th) and Sophie (8th) which gave them a brilliant team 3rd. Ali Whipp-Long also represented us as
an individual but unfortunately had a bit of a rough time in the SJ and decided to retire.
Alongside Alex's win Hannah Fowler also picked up an individual 5th in the
Well done to everyone who competed and thankyou to all who gave up their time to help and support their club
and as alway a huge thank you to Agricultural Water engineers for their continued support.
?Massive Congratulations go to Alex Hubbard and Ozzy
Manor Farm Teffont
Thurs 31st May 2018
The weather stayed kind and even though we had been threatened with thunder,
lightning, gale force winds, tempest and tsunaimi we actually had a warm dry evening. Unfortunately I think the weather forecast had put people off entering as we had less people than in previous
years. so well done to all of you who did brave it and congratulations to everyone who got placed and qualified for the SWRC Dressage Champs 2018.
FOTH Championships 2018
South Wilts Ridning club once again headed on mass to the FOTH Champs this
The weekend began with the 100 team who despite an unplanned dismount for
Sarah Mitchell-Shepard the team managed a hugely impressive 7th place with great rounds from Zoe Dunham, Di Burgess and Alex Hubbard.over a
Next up was Ellie Portnell riding the aptly
named Amazing Pete in the junior combined training who produced a fab dressage score and a lovely clear round to finish a brilliant 2nd in her arena and overall 12th out of
over 100 competitors.
the afternoon started with Alice Stone riding her
back up horse Biscuit who replaced the awesome Pippa. Proving that Alice remains our FOTH Challenge ace she produced a fab double clear to finish 9th
in a very large field of competitors.
Finishing off the Saturday were the 80 Challenge team. Roy
Southey and Martine Kemmish started them off producing good rounds but with some time faults. Emma Hewlett and Bounce stepped up to
their first Championship for us and completed with just an unlucky stop on the cross country and last up was Sarah on her 2nd ride of the day who produced a fab double clear with
just 2 time penalties to finsh a very respectable 15th.
Sunday brought the next day of competition. Unfortunately Tom
Dyer decided to retire after he was unable to take his own horse due to illness but Ben Burgess finished the weekend off by producing an excellent round in the individual Jr
80 Challenge to finish with with just 1 pole down and a few time faults giving him a placing of 21st out of over 70 competitors.
A massive Well Done to everyone who qualified and attended the
Champs and a great big Thank You to all the wonderful support crew who help to make these events so much fun.
Thank you as always to Agricultural Water Engineers for
their continued sponsorship of our awesome teams.
HAVE A GO DRESSAGE
MANOR FARM TEFFONT
12th MAY 2018
The "Have a go dressage" had a record turnout on Saturday proving that this competition is
getting more and more popular each year. The weather stayed sunny but not too hot making it perfect weather for competing and Jayne had produced a fabulous array of delicious cakes to keep us all
A huge Well Done goes to all the competitors and especially those
who picked up the extra rosettes for the biggest improvement from their 1st test to the 2nd.
A great big SWRC Thank You to Sarah, Jan and the SMS team for organising it and
making sure it ran so smoothly.
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.
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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.