On Sunday 22 November Prescott EC held an unaffiliated showjumping competition which saw a great turnout, despite the very cold weather. Flick Roberts reports:
On one of the coldest days of the year so far we saw our highest attendance in 2015, which led to some very competitive unaffiliated showjumping classes.
At Prescott Equestrian Centre we like to encourage young or novice riders and/or horses, so we altered our showjumping schedule earlier in the year and added three additional classes; we now start our classes at 30cm. Class one and two (30cm and 45cm) can be completed on a lead rein and family, friends or instructors can help riders around the course in class three (60cm).
These classes have proven incredibly popular, as over 20 riders competed in class three this weekend. It was lovely to see so many old friends and new faces coming along to Prescott EC for these classes.
From around 12pm we started our Trailblazers qualifying classes, the first of which (75cm) had 28 riders looking to get their double clear in order to make it onto the 2nd round (which is held here next year). The winner of the horse section was Jenny Jones riding Artful Dodger and the overall winner of the class was Drew Slater on Crystal T, therefore earning herself a beautiful Masta show fleece – kindly donated by the Equo team.
Photo: Drew Slater on Crystal T
Drew then went on to get herself another double clear in the 85cm class on a time of 29.85 seconds… narrowly missing out on another rug! The second rug went to Georgia Wakeley and Elvira M, one of only four riders to gain a double clear on a time of 28.31 seconds. It was then time for the 90cm Open and Dengie Qualifier. Two of the five Pony Club riders managed to qualify with a clear round: Elisha Weekes riding Blue Jean (Wheatland Pony Club) and Tom Otter on Shrek for Berwyn (Dee Pony Club).
We are now looking forward to our Christmas showjumping competition on December 13, which includes fancy dress, pairs showjumping, a speed class and an accumulator following the popular 30cm, 45cm and 60cm classes.
Photo: Georgia Wakely on Elvira M
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