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I would like to say a big thankyou to lots of people for helping out at today's dressage competition (march 5th),firstly as always sarah our lovely steward who read for so many people in the not so pleasant weather.
To Heidi Garnett and Hannah Lowe who stepped in to write for the day , as well as competing their own horses.
Charlie for the lovely food, and also getting on his trusty tractor to pull 3 or 4 trailers out of the field.
To the baking fairy Lis Darley for making those lovely muffins.
Our two lovely judges Mandy and Flo.
And last but not least all you lovely riders for bringing out your super horses for a fabulous days dressage.

Magi

JRS Dressage Championship 2012
 
What a fantastic Championship we had, Ellen Brain and Down town Tilly winning the intro and taking away £50.00 prize money, a supreme Champion sash and trophy.
 
The prelim had record breaking entries and was a very strong class with a tie for the Championship place between sarah wetherell on Leo and Claire Gagen on Mindy each taking away £40.00 prize money, sashes and trophies.
 
The Novice class was won by Gemma Green on Wardance with reserve champion going to Emma Bone with Wotta result. £50 prize money for 1st and £30.00 for 2nd place plus sashes and trophies.
 
The Elemetary was won by Magi Hallums on Monica reserve Champion was Jane horton on Summer Breeze.
 
I want to say how proud i am of my elementary riders,they have been great all year, we need more brave riders having a go at a more difficult test, it's not so bad once you get into it so next year go on have a go !
 
We will be starting again in December but will have to limit entries due to parking, so it will be first come first served until the weather starts to dry up.
 
Keep your eye on the website.

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Show Jumping Championship

Well what a nail biting show jumping championship we had on the 7th October, the points trophy was held by Beth Spaven last year and she was in the lead this year with Mia Cowling challenging her with a 3 point difference, Mia was in the lead after the novice class, by the open class Beth was 1 point behind and pulled all the stops out coming 4th she beat Mia by 2 points to take the trophy home yet again. Next year Mia !!

I take my hat off to all the juniors, they rode fantastically, those open fences must look mighty big on a pony.

Corona with Beth Spaven was jumping out of his skin, and i have seen that partnership blossom this year.

I have seen so many of the riders grow in confidence and ability over this year, how nice that is to see, as an instructor i know how fragile confidence can be, so well done to you all.

I would also like to say a huge thankyou for all your support throughout 2012, particularly those of you who have been to every show, in all weathers .

Poor Lauren Gresham couldn't attend due to injury, she has won her classes for the past 2 years on her horse Catch me if you can and pony Confederate Lad and was hoping to make it a hat trick this year.


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Well i have done it - at last- monica and i have been out competing at affiliated dressage.
 I looked at monicas passport last month and thought OMG she is never 17 next year

 I didn't need to look at mine to know i wasn't getting any younger, so that was it I got both of us registered again and entered richmond on the 7th january.

 I thought can i remember 2 tests, but good old Amy Budd stepped in and read for me - thank goodness.

 I got my jacket and White jodhpurs out of the mothballs they had been in for over 2 years and away we went.

 With the first test finished came that awful waiting to see how we had done, what a lovely suprise to find we were the overall winner, even with a 10m canter circle too small and both shallow loops in canter too shallow !!!!  I must get more practice.

 In the 2nd test Monica decided to throw in a flying change which unfortunately did not impress the judge  - mental note to self- do not practice flying changes coming up to a competition.
 second result came in and we were first again, so Charlie celebrated with a bacon buttie and Monica with an apple and half a pack of polo's.

As i am now on a high and wondering why i didn't do this 2 years ago i have now got my next entry in, and madly practicing 5 metre shallow loops in canter.

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Crystal

Crystal's Story

Saturday, 11th August 2007 is a day that Carey Inman-Harrison will have imprinted on her memory for the rest of her life.

This was the day that her 15 year old mare, Friezland Crystal ( Crystal) was diagnosed with rotation of the pedal bone in her off fore.  The news was devastating to her, although she knew very little about this condition all she had been lead to believe in the past was that this condition  would mean her horse would have to be put down.  News you don’t want to hear when you have owned such a beautiful animal for so 13 years.

 

However, her vet, Richard Sutcliffe, from Bishopton Veterinary Group in Ripon and her Farrier, Chris Pedley, from Follifoot said not so – there was a lot they could do to save her, she may never be ridden again but they believed they could help her to lead a life without pain.

 

So the work began, remedial shoeing and close veterinary attention took place, reshaping her foot, and supporting the bone until the laminae in her foot began to re-attach – the whole process would take up to a year for the foot to grow out completely, but the initial signs were good and within 6 weeks Carey was walking Crystal in hand, quickly progressing to riding in walk and by Christmas they were trotting. 

 

Her progress carried on in leaps and bounds and by the end of May they were back on track to getting Crystal fit again.

 

In August 2008 Carey’s teacher Tara told her about a place in Tockwith that were starting to do Dressage, this was Jodhpurs Riding School, run by Magi Hallums, Tara suggested this would be a good place to go to build up their confidence again after such a long time up..  Carey contacted Magi and entered her first test.  Magi was lovely, she was so encouraging and helpful and Crystal did really well and was placed which boosted Carey’s confidence no end.

 

Carey and Crystal have gone from strength to strength and this year they won the Reserve Champion place at the Jodhpurs qualifiers. 

 

Carey said:  "No-one could be more pleased – we  have come such a long way from August 2007, it has been a long journey and without the support of everyone involved would it would never have happened.  A huge thanks to Richard Sutcliffe, Vet, Chris Pedley, Farrier, Birstwith Livery Stables, Tara Fagan, teacher, Magi Hallums for her encouragement to move up to a higher level of dressage, my best friend Jo for her amazing patience and of course my husband Andrew for being him.” 

Her progress carried on in leaps and bounds and by the end of May they were back on track to getting Crystal fit again.

In August 2008 Carey’s teacher Tara told her about a place in Tockwith that were starting to do Dressage, this was Jodhpurs Riding School, run by Magi Hallums, Tara suggested this would be a good place to go to build up their confidence again after such a long time up..  Carey contacted Magi and entered her first test.  Magi was lovely, she was so encouraging and helpful and Crystal did really well and was placed which boosted Carey’s confidence no end.

Carey and Crystal have gone from strength to strength and this year they won the Reserve Champion place at the Jodhpurs qualifiers. 

Carey said:  "No-one could be more pleased – we  have come such a long way from August 2007, it has been a long journey and without the support of everyone involved would it would never have happened.  A huge thanks to Richard Sutcliffe, Vet, Chris Pedley, Farrier, Birstwith Livery Stables, Tara Fagan, teacher, Magi Hallums for her encouragement to move up to a higher level of dressage, my best friend Jo for her amazing patience and of course my husband Andrew for being him.”

 

 


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