Competition News and Results
Agricultural Water Engineers
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prizes for the winners
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Festival of the horse Championships
Aston Le Walls
18th-19th May 2019
A massive well done to our amazing juniors who represented us
fantastically at the Festival of the horse Champs at Aston Le Walls in the junior Combined Training.
Unfortunately we were down to a team of 3 after Abi Goree had to withdraw due to horse injury
but the team of Sorcha Goody, Lucy watling and Ellie Portnell did us proud finishing in a respectable 13th place.
The girls also picked up some individual rosettes! With Sorcha having an ufortunate pole down
in the sj she finshed in 14th,
Lucy picked up a 9th place and the aptly named Amazing Pete ridden by Ellie finished a
fabulous 3rd to pickup a rosette and a sash.
Well done girls!
And as always a massive thank you to our volunteer for the day Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard and our
fabulous sponsors Agricultural water engineers.
Have a go dressage
Manor Farm Teffont
11th May 2019
As always we had a super relaxed and fun day at Manor Farm for our "Have a go"
The sun even made an appearance in the afternoon. The competitors all seemed to
enjoy their day and I hope you all managed to pick up some useful advice.
A huge congratulations to all our winners and to those of you who picked up a
most improved rosette too!
BRC Intermediate Winter Championships
Bury Farm Equestrian Village
26th - 28th April 2019
We sent 1 senior team and 3 individuals to Bury farm for the Inter Winter Champs this
The weekend started on Friday with Donna Boyd riding Heather Wards George in the Medium/Ad Med pick a test
class. They set us off to a cracking start picking up a 6th place in the medium section and coming 7th overall out of 26 competitors with a great score of 67.1%.
The Saturday arrived bringing galeforce winds and blowing dust clouds across the arenas but our intrepid
competitors gave it their all and produced some fabulous scores. First up was Di Burgess riding Right of Way. An unfortunate error of course just dropping her out of the placings in what was
otherwise a lovely test ,finished 11th. Next up was Tom Dyer riding PJ who also did a lovely and harmonious test picking up a brilliant 68+% and also finishing 11th.Donna Boyd followed him on her
second ride of the weekend Merlin. Merlin managed to contain his stress levels for the 5 mins he was in the arena to get a very respectable 67+% finishing in 12th place and last but not least was
Heather Ward riding her own horse this time. Unfortunately George decided he was too tired after a sleepless night in a flappy stable to quite produce the score he managed the previous day but got
through his test in a more relaxed fashion to finish 20th.
The team finished in 13th place right in the middle so a pretty fabulous effort all round.
Finally on day 3 Ben Burgess riding U Natural represented us in the Junior elementary individual
This ever consistant pair pulled out all the stops and were rewarded with a fantastic 73.28% and a well deserved
1st place bringing our amazing weekend to a close in the best possible way.
Huge congratulations to our new National Champion!
Also a huge thank you to Donna Boyd for being our volunteer on Friday which allowed everyone to compete and as
always a great big thank you to Agricultural Water Engineers for your continued support of the teams.
Area 17 FOTH Combined Training Qualifiers
Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre
19th April 2019
Sunshine Ponies and rosettes, what more could members ask
We started the combined training qualifier with a cracking score of 71% and
just a pole down for 4 faults in the sj for Georgie Beard on her new ride Raz on their debut outing, followed by another fabulous score of 68.50% and just 1 down in the sj for
Charlie Large giving her an individual 5th in the senior BRC 90 with 75cm sj.
It was a bit of a wait over lunch until the other team members rode in the BRC
100 with 85 sj. Daisy Weir was up first and produced a very respectable 65.33% but had an unfortunate couple of poles in the sj on only their 2nd outing kept them out of the
individual placings. Finally came Tom Dyer on the lovely PJ who was very unlucky to have a cheeky stop at the last fence as after his brilliant dressage score of 68.95%
this brought him down to 6th individually.
The team came home with a really well deserved team 5th place.
We also sent a Junior team. In the BRC 90 Ellie Portnell and the unstopable
Amazing Pete picked up a 67% and clear sj to finish individually 1st. She was followed by Abi Goree who gave us our highest dressage score of the day and also had a clear sj round to
also come 1st riding Teresa Hoopers Raff.
The last 2 competitors of the day were Sorcha Goody and Lucy
Watling Completing the Junior team in the BRC 100.
Sorcha and Twiggy had a very respectable 63.16% and another clear round giving her an
individual 4th and Lucy rounded the day of riding Cass to pick up 62.63% and giving us a 4th clear round for the junior team and also our 3rd individual 1st.
No surprises then that the Junior team finished with a team 1st and will now head to the FOTH
Champs at Aston Le Walls.
Well done to all our competitors and a massive thank to Beth Grenall and
Karenlee Barrett for being our volunteers for the day.
And once again a HUGE Thank you goes to Agricultural Water Engineers who
sponsor our fantastic teams.
Area 17 FOTH Challenge Qualifiers
14th April 2019
A huge well done to all our members who competed at the FOTH Challenge qualifiers.
Unfortunately it was not a day for rosettes but as always lots of fun was had by all the riders and support
crew with the fabulous SWRC team spirit.
The Juniors were represented by Kate Greenall, Sorcha Goody and Lucy
Daisy Weir and Mercedes Notton-Hill represented the seniors in the 80 and
Sally Williams managed a very good 13th place on the lovely Lulu in the senior 90.
As always our thanks go to Agricultural Water Engineers for their continued support of our
Area 17 Winter Intermediate Dressage Qualifiers
Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre
23rd March 2019
We sent 3 teams to Crofton Manor for the intermediate qualifiers, 2 senior
teams and a Junior team.
Our Juniors started the day off. fielding a team of 3. Individual placings all
round for Sorcha Goody (4th), Lucy Watling (6th) and Ben Burgess (1st) giving them a team 6th and a qualification for the Champs at Bury Farm for Ben who stepped up to do his first
The seniors followed in fine form too!! With one team also down to 3. Tom Dyer,
Merc Notton-Hill and Donna Boyd still managed an amazing team placing of 9th and Tom got an Individual 1st to get our 2nd qualification to Champs!!
The 2nd senior team of Tom Dyer and Donna Boyd on their second rides, Heather Ward and Di
Burgess picked up an individual 3rd fo Tom and 2nd for Di giving them a fantastic team 2nd!!
Fantastic results from big class and with 22 teams competeing it meant that they got our 3rd
qualification of the day!!
Finally Donna on her 3rd horse of the day did a lovely test in the medium/advanced medium
class to pick up 1 last red rosette for the day and our 4th qualification.
Hugh congratulations to everyone who competed and good luck to alll of you who go forward to
Bury Farm at the end of April.
Last but not least thank you to our fabulous volunteers for the day who were Karenlee Barrett
and Beth Greenall without you none of us would have been able to compete and also Huge thanks once again to our sponsors Agricultural Water Engineers for your continued support.
BRC Arena Eventing Championships
Aston Le Walls
10th March 2019
A hugh well done to our team of riders who showed tremendous team spirit in the most adverse of conditions
and braved the monsoons to travel up to Aston Le Walls for the 90cm Arena Eventing Championships.
After the qualifiers Martine Kemmish unfortunately suffered a broken wrist which meant she couldnt attend the
champs. Already a team of 3 we were keen to get the team numbers up and Donna Boyd and Di Burgess agreed to fill in the gaps.
The Team of Di Burgess, Merc Notton-Hill, Alice Stone and Donna Boyd had a few ups and downs through the day
with the course proving to be very testing. there were only a handful of clear rounds all day and a lot of people taking the joker fence at the end of the course.
However our FOTH Challenge experts Alice and the amazing Adamstown Lady once again proved why they are the
best at this by producing a lovely round to just roll the joker at the end.
well done to you all and a massive thank you to Karenlee Barrett who got up at the crack of dawn to drive up
and stand outside all morning in the rain to be our volunteer for the morning. We very much appreciated it ;-)
A huge well done to everyone who helped, supported or competed yesterday at our winter SJ Champs - a
real testing day of weather but as always we had amazing horses present and lovely riders, all happy to chip in and help with the falling jumps in the wind!
A special congratulations to our champions and reserve champions:
Class one, 60/65cm ~ kindly sponsored by Nadder Valley Equine
CHAMPION: Kirsty Parker
RESERVE CHAMPION: Andrea White
Class two, 70/75cm ~ kindly sponsored by KwM Galleries:
CHAMPION: Tilly Gratton
RESERVE CHAMPION: Isabelle Morris
Class three,80/85cm ~ kindly sponsored by Plain Equine:
CHAMPION: Isabelle Morris
RESERVE CHAMPION: Issie Best
Class four, 90/95cm ~ kindly sponsored by KwM Galleries:
CHAMPION: Millie Halski
RESERVE CHAMPION:Teresa Hooper
Class five, 100/105cm ~ kindly sponsored by KPineapple Rosettes:
CHAMPION: Millie Halski
RESERVE CHAMPION: Issie Best
Many thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and to Dorset Showground for
AREA 17 WINTER SHOW JUMPING QUALIFIERS
17th FEB 2019
The First qualifier of the year turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag this year!!!
We sent a senior 80 and junior 80 team to Moreton this year. The seniors were starting with a team of 3 so
couldnt afford any whoopsies. The day did not start well. Teresa Hooper went to pick up Ellie Portnell with her own horse safely in the back of the lorry. She
arrived at Ellies and opened the ramp and the whole ramp hit the floor!! This left her with her lovely horse stuck in the back and meant that unfortunately neither Teresa or Ellie could get to
The senior team were now down to just 2 indivduals so no team score. First up was Karenlee
Barrett with the gorgeous Eldorado VH Dingenshof. Unfortunately our unlucky start continued and Karenlee had an impromptu dismount.
The Juniors had started in the 2nd arena shortly after that and they kicked our unlucky start
into touch by producing some cracking rounds and Lucy Watling riding Cass and Sorcha Goody riding Twiggy both got into the
jump off. Lucy finished a fantastic individual 2nd and Sorcha not far behind in 4th. With Kate Greenall and Henrys score
helping them to a brilliant team 2nd place. Not bad for a team of three!
While the girls were busy turning our luck around our final senior Tom Dyer
had started his rounds riding PJ. Tom pulled of 2 clears and went into the jump off where he flew round to be just pipped into 2nd place.
Really well done to everone who took part and a massive thank you to all our
fabulous volunteers today who were Sheri Start, Lynnie and Grace Reed and Tara and
And as always a great big thank you to our amazing sponsors
Agricultural Water Engineers who have once again stepped up to sponsor our teams this year.
2nd Feb 2019
Every year at the AGM we present 8 trophies and rosettes to our members. All through the year Donna collects
all the results from our club comps, Area qualifiers and Championships and puts them all into various spreadsheets.just before the AGM she totals up all the points and the trophies are handed out to
the winners. we then give rosettes to the first second and third people on the list too.
This years results were....
There are 2 dressage trophies and they are awarded to the Senior and Junior members who have accumulated the
most point through the year in our club dressage competitions.
1st Karenlee Barrett 65
2nd= Abbie Wyatt 23
2nd= Heather Ward 23
3rd Tara Goree 19
1st Josephine Southey 37
2nd Ellie Portnell 26
3rd Sorcha Goody 19 points
Combined Training and Showjumping Trophies
There are 2 of these as well and these are presented to the senior and junior members that
have accumulated the most points through the year in our club combined training and showjumping comps.
1st Tina Beard 24 points
2nd Sam Langford 23 points
3rd Lynn Baggott 21 points
1st Sorcha Goody 26 points
2nd Poppy Firth 24 Points
3rd Lucy Watling 16 Points
There are also 2 of these and again they go to highest scoring Senior and Junior. Points are
accumulated in all of the BRC area qualifiers and the BRC Championships. You will get points for attending plus extra points for placings. you get double points for Championships.
1st Donna Boyd 40 points
2nd Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard 36 points
3rd Alice Stone 19 points
1st Ellie Portnell 45 points
2nd Sorcha Goody 28 points
3rd Lucy Watling 21 points
This trophy goes to the Ex Racehorse who gains the most points throughout the year in club
comps, area qualifiers, championships and you also get points for attending our club lessons.
1st Sorcha Goody and Queens Forester 94 points
2nd Lucy Watling and Casisle 61 points
3rd Donna Boyd and Rinus Star 38 points
Mads Southey Trophy
This is the trophy to win!!! points are acumulated throughout the year for anything you attend
with the SWRC. you get 1 point for every lesson or club comp class that you take part in. You get 2 points for every area qualifier class you do and 4 points for a Championship class. but the big
points come from volunteering. 2 points for a club comp, 4 for an area qualifier and 6 for a championship.
1st Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard 51 points
2nd Karenlee Barrett 48 points
3rd Alice Stone 42 points
Huge congratulations to all our dedicated and hard working members who picked up a prize this year and keep up the good
Area 17 Arena Eventing Qualifiers
RAC Saddle Club Bovington
24th/25th Nov 2018
The final qualifier of 2018 and what a way to finish the year!!!
We sent 3 teams over the 2 day competition. On the Saturday we were represented by Annie Gillott, Sam Langford, Katie Butler and Poppy Firth in the 70 team. Sam,
Katie and Poppy all pulled off the double clear and with just a few time faults between them picked up a fabulous team 2nd and Katie also had an individual 6th on
her lovely horse Toners Pintada.
Onto day 2 and we sent a 90 and a 100 team. unfortunately both teams were only fielding 3
riders but that didn't stop them! The 90 team of Alice Stone, Martine Kemmish and Mercedes Notton-Hill were up first and did an absolutely amazing job. Both Alice
and Martine managed the double clear with just a few time faults to add for Martine and just 2 unlucky poles for Mercedes. Alices double clear within the time gave her a fantastic individual 3rd
proving once again why Adamstown Lady and herself are our club experts at this sort of competition. But even better the team came 1st. they will now head for the Championships at Aston Le Walls in
March (Whoop Whoop).
Finally the 100 team finished the weekend off for us. Rosie Fowler, Sophie
McCarter and Hannah Fowler did us proud with just a few pesky poles for Rosie and Sophie and a brilliant double clear inside the time and an individual 4th
for Hannah riding Too Cool they picked up Team 3rd.
Huge Congratulations to all our competitors. no one came home without a
rosette and as always an even bigger thank you to our volnteers for the weekend as without you we would not be able to send the teams, Karenlee Barrett, Mercedes
Notton-Hill, Beth Greenalll and Donna Boyd.
Finally Thank you again to our wonderful
sponsors Agricultural water engineers for you support of our teams this year.
BRC Dressage to music Championships
Bury Farm Equestrian
On Friday the 28th we sent Sarah Mitchell-Sheppard and Donna Boyd to Bury
Farm for the Elementary Pairs music at the Dressage to music Championships and Heather Ward for the Veteran rider class on the Saturday. And what a way to end our 2018
Sarah rode Donna's Rinus Star and Donna Rode Heathers Vagebond VD Witheove
Z and they had some very original music very kindly put together for them by our resident photographer Keith Markillie of KWM Photography. The music was definately not to the judges taste
but the floorplan couldnt be faulted and was foot perfect leaving them in 2nd place......Reserve National Champions!!! Whoop Whoop.
On the Saturday Heather also did a fantastic test on Vagebond VD Witheove Z to pick up a very respectable 8th
place in the Veteran riders class. this was a % class (Prelim/novice) and Heather did the harder test (novice) and was acually 2nd out of the novices. Huge well done to everyone and Thank You's go to
the fabulous team of supporters who came to cheer them on.
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.