A lovely first show

Numbers were slightly down this year, due in part to clashing with a couple of events and party-goers from the night before unable to raise their weary heads, however Judge, Lisa Lane said that she was amazed at the quality of the horses and ponies forward and congratulated all competitors on how they were turned out so early in the season – they had clearly been working hard over the winter.

Adult Champion was Lauren Allin and the ever-consistent Finbarr with Alex St Aubyn and Taffechan Rough Diamond in reserve.  Junior rider Millie Somerfield took Junior Champion at her very first show, having only had four side saddle lessons before-hand.  Her pony Penny has taken to it immediately and these two look set for great success in the future.  Junior Reserve was Ayisha Longdon who has worked really hard with her pony Rebel and they are coming on in leaps and bounds.

Huge thanks to Committee members able to attend today to keep the day running smoothly, to Wellow Equestrian for the use of their facilities and to Mark Fettes of Emmelleff Photography – we can’t wait to see the photos and will post these on-line in due course.

Next Area show is 28th May at Pleasley – pre-entry and entries taken on the day.  Prize money in all classes (check schedule for all details), BBQ, Raffle Prizes, trophies….. spectators welcome.

 

Leicestershire County Show Is Back

A wide range of horse and pony classes is being scheduled for this newly-reformed show, to be held in Market Harborough on 27th August.  The schedule is currently being finalised and will be circulated.  It is hopeful that side saddle classes will also be included.

2017 Dates Are Here!

The dates for Side Saddle shows being held in the Area 12 region have now been added to the Schedules page.  The show schedules will also be added very soon.  Thank you for your patience.  

Racenight Tickets… Don’t forget to buy your tickets

If any Member is wanting tickets for the Racenight being organised by Area 12 in October, to raise funds for the Area, please get in touch with Nigel McKenna ASAP as these tickets are now being offered to the wider public and you may miss out! Thank you.