Pictured below, our NC winners Gemma, Millie, Christie and Freya!
We had 3 teams and one individual representing Wylye Valley at Novice Challenge level at this year’s area eventing. All have been attending rallies and training regularly since September, with thanks to Claire Loney and Anna Gallie for SJ and Kim George and Helen Williamson for flatwork.
Team A – Gemma Holdway, Christie Antoniou, Freya Snelgrove-Brown and Millie Toulson-Clarke.
Team B – Jodie Kelly, Ellie Clarke, Tom Griffiths and Chloe Derrick
Team C – Clarissa Crees, Kayleigh Isaacs, Amelia Knatchbull and Georgia Newby-Vincent.
Individual – Amy George
With a very tough XC course set, the day was always going to be full of surprises! The A team all rode extremely well with Gemma, Freya and Christie all going clear xc. Gemma was on top form, finishing 1st in her arena. Freya 4th, Christie 6th and Millie achieved the top dressage score of 22! These winning combinations meant a very well deserved 1st place and qualified them for the Championships!!
For the B and C teams the XC caused a few more problems except for Clarissa Crees, riding Ocean Moore’s lovely Foggy, who flew round with a double clear finishing in 4th place and Jodie Kelly who after a lovely clear SJ, sailed round the XC with just an unfortunate 20 penalties.
Good luck to Millie, Freya, Gemma and Christie at the Pony Club Championships held at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire in August. Lorraine Sheppard. Thank you Lorraine for all your hardwork throughout the year arranging rallies and training at all levels for our seniors.
Pictured below, our B Team show off their Willberry Wonder Pony quarter markers.
The Intermediate Team of Mia Ralph, Roberta Cameron-Rossiter, Georgia Toulson-Clarke and Katie Duffy all did exceptionally well to come team 2nd, Mia, Roberta and Katie all going clear xc and Mia picking up just one stop, which was nothing to be ashamed about at all over such a superb but challenging xc course. Georgia did fantastically well to win her section and has qualified for the Championships, good luck Georgia!
Junior/grass-roots and full results to follow!