Sunday April 23, 2017

Eventing Co Ordinator

Julie Nixon  

01434 672340

Any members who are wanting to be considered for Eventing teams, Novice, Intermediate and Open and have not already put their name down
or if you have any questions please contact Julie Nixon at  or telephone 01434 672340.
Please remember you MUST have 3 rallies on the same horse/pony to be considered.
We will be doing training but please get out and compete at events and let us have the results.
These can be British Eventing or Unaffiliated Local events.


We put forward one Open Team, one Intermediate Team plus two Individuals and two Novice Teams. We also had two Grassroots Teams and one Grassroots Open Individual.

Our Open Team of Gemma Burville, Emily Rowell, Philippa Nixon and Susie White came 1st and so have qualified for the National Championships at Cholmondely. Philippa Nixon was 1st overall and Susie White was 3rd.

Well done to these girls, it was a great achievement and worth all the hours of training.

Our Intermediate Team of Gemma Harris, Katie Proctor, Jack Donaldson and William Quinn came 2nd narrowly missing Team qualification. Katie Proctor came 3rd overall and so has qualified for the Championships as an individual. Jack Donaldson and William Quinn were 4th and 6th respectively overall. This Team all did extremely well and were unlucky not to qualify.

Both our Open and Intermediate Teams all had double clears.

Our two Intermediate Individuals were not so lucky on the day both having a pole down in the Show Jumping and both parting company from their mounts on the Cross Country course although both finished the course smiling so no damage done. Well done girls and thank you for your composure.

Our Novice Red Team of Emily Davidson, Kate Pattinson, Libby Colmer and Megan Coburn had a good day with all clear on the Cross Country course. They were just out of the placings. Libby Colmer with her double clear and her 28.1 dressage score won the Class as an Individual and has qualified for the Championships. Well done Libby.

Our Novice Blue Team of Lucy Bailey, Harriet Robinson, Abbie Forster and Abbie Courage all rode well and are promising eventers for the future.

Thank you  so much to Charlotte Ridley our Team Trainer for all her encouragement and expertise both before and on the day and also to Julie Nixon, our Team Organiser, for all her time and support on the day.

Heather McDonald



The Grassroots Competition was also held at Warwick Hall on Sunday. Two South Northumberland Teams took part. Will Bailey, Ella Pigg, Tessa Stephenson and Abbie Forsyth made up one Team which came 5th. Will Bailey took 4th place and Ella Pigg came 5th. Well done to this young team.

Our other Team of Jemima Stewart, Anya Swan and Katie Forster also performed extremely well with Anya Swan finishing 2nd overall.

We had one Grassroots Individual in the Open Team – Lizzie Dodd who came a very pleasing 2nd.

Thank you to all our parents and children for making this long day such a pleasure.

Heather McDonald