Posted on June 15th, 2017

Charity targeted by thieves seeks tack donations

Thieves sadly recently broke into a Kent-based yard belonging to Team Tutsham, a registered charity that works with children from a variety of backgrounds to teach them riding and life skills, and stole almost all of the charity’s tack.

Dressage rider Dan Watson, who with his ride Amadeus is on the British Nations Cup team, is appalled by the theft, and says Team Tutsham works tirelessly to give under-privileged children a leg up in life. “The charity gives the children it works with stability and support to grow and gain confidence through equine-related activities. Some of these kids have already flourished to pastures new. If anyone has any spare tack or equipment that would help them to get back to normality, please donate, as it would give the charity and the kids a huge boost. Please call Maxine Buckby on 07971 298337 if you can donate any tack, especially saddles,” advises Daniel, an ambassador for the charity.

 


Posted on June 15th, 2017

Essex’s Ronnie Jones claims KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round win at Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre

The KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round at Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire was won in fine style by Ronnie Jones who secured victory with three confident clear rounds.  

With a keen starting line-up of fifty-seven combinations, the contest for a place in the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final which is to be held at the British Showjumping National Championships in August was a fierce one. With the hope of achieving a sought after treble clear over David Ackland’s course, each competitor set about the class with determination.

Ronnie Jones from Dunmow, Essex claimed his place in the twenty-six horse jump off after producing two clears. Riding Ruth Dowie’s 7-year-old skewbald mare, Derawley Lady, Ronnie picked up speed to cross the finish line on a treble clear in an unbeatable time of 41.06 seconds.

Seventeen-year-old Adele Rand from Haverhill, Suffolk was delighted to jump into second place on board her own Calypso Blue. This 6-year-old grey gelding has been produced slowly by Adele and they took the challenge of their first Senior British Novice Second Round in their stride. This young partnership finished with a treble clear in a 42.94 seconds.

Third place went to Benjamin Cornwall from Clifton, Nottinghamshire riding Andrea Cox’s 7-year-old grey mare Minim E. This pair stopped the clock on a treble clear in 44.37 seconds.

With a further eight riders also achieving a treble clear, eleven combinations will now go forward to the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final.


Posted on June 15th, 2017

Essex’s Rosie Collins claims top spot in The Stable Company HOYS 138cms Qualifier at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe

The Stable Company HOYS 138cms Qualifier took place at The College Equestrian Centre in Keysoe, Bedford recently and it was Rosie Collins who topped the leader board. 

 

Forty young riders came forward to contest for one of the three places on offer for The Stable Company HOYS 138cms Championship Final held at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show in October. The first two rounds whittled competitor numbers down until just five keen combinations were left to do battle against the clock in the final jump off. 

Over the jump off course, Rosie Collins from Rayleigh, Essex delivered a lightning fast round on board Thyme Flies, a 15-year-old bay gelding owned by Anastasia Snook. This pair picked up the pace by taking a fast line in 44.73 seconds and were unfortunate to have pole midway through the course for 4 faults.  

Claudia Moore, aged 12, travelled from Brentwood, Essex with My Bugsy Malone, a 25-year-old black gelding owned by Katrina Moore. This pair had two fences down towards the start of the course and went on to cross the finish line in 58.72 seconds with 8 faults and a single time penalty.

Taking third place was 12-year-old Jake Myers riding Joanna Myers’ 24-year-old grey gelding, The Agent. This combination stopped the clock in 61.19 seconds with 8 faults and 4 time penalties.

Image Credit – Hoof Prints Photography


Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Posted on June 8th, 2017

Essex’s Anja Moret wins Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe

Under rain clouds at The College Equestrian Centre in Keysoe, Bedford, seventy-one hardy combinations came forward recently to jump in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round and it was 15 year-old Anja Moret who topped the table.

Each rider began the class with high hopes of claiming one of the two qualification spots on offer for the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship Final, which will be held during this October’s Horse of the Year Show.

Following two challenging rounds of showjumping, just seven horses and riders were taken forward to the final jump off and only one combination went on to secure a treble clear.

Anja made the journey from Chelmsford, Essex worthwhile as she rode Spencer Moret’s 7-year-old grey gelding, Fell Capone, to the win. This combination proved their talent for accuracy as they jumped two confident clear rounds to book a place in the jump-off before going on to be the only combination to deliver a treble clear. They stopped the clock in 50.67 seconds.

Scooping up second place was Adam Botham from Radway, Warwickshire riding Jerome Du Luot, an 8 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Michael Lyons. This pair had speed on their side as they crossed the finish line in 49.17 seconds but unfortunately had a pole down early on the course leaving them with four faults.

The riders and horses that finished in third to fifth took home the chance to compete in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.

Photo: Spencer Moret


Posted on June 6th, 2017

Essex’s Scarlett Baker tops the Retraining of Racehorses Bronze League

Scarlett Baker and her Ex Racehorse ‘Blowing A Hoolie’ from Chelmsford, Essex are holding onto a 12 point lead in the Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) Bronze League running up to the Championship which will take place at the British Showjumping National Championships at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (8th – 13th August 2017).

Blowing A Hoolie, known as Fidget at home, a 9 year-old bay mare by Val Royal (FR) out of Moly (GB) is showing her natural talent in the showjumping ring after a racing career over hurdles and on the flat. Scarlett brought Fidget straight from the field, having found her by accident. After initially looking for her to be a fun riding horse, they are thrilled with her new found success. Scarlett who works at Chelmsford City Racecourse is overjoyed to see ex racehorses successfully competing in new disciplines after their racing careers.


Posted on June 6th, 2017

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT HORSES? DO YOU LOVE THE TOGGI STYLE?

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Toggi are looking for an enthusiastic Real Rider to blog on all things related to #LifeintheSaddle. The chosen rider will join their existing team of bloggers who provide them with regular website blogs, images, social media posts and reviews on the Toggi range.

In return the real rider blogger with receive the latest products from the Toggi Equestrian clothing range to wear whilst enjoying #LifeintheSaddle and will also get to have sneak peaks at the next season collection!

If you think you have what they are looking for head over to their website and complete the entry form. Closing date for receipt of entry is Friday 16th June 2017 at 11:59pm GMT.

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Posted on June 1st, 2017

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Posted on June 1st, 2017

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