We again had a very large number of entries, similar to last year, with 272 dressage tests performed, 271 show jump rounds and 256 riders going Cross Country and some difficult conditions in the morning due to the weather. However, we still managed to finish within about 30 minutes of planned time. For that I am grateful to all of you, the competitors, and to our army of volunteers. You were also most generous with your donations to the NW Air Ambulance, over £300 raised, and I am sure we will be adding to that substantially once all the accounts are finalised. Continue reading Cheshire Shield 2019 – RESULTS
In the absence of a Branch Open Event team qualifying, an Area 5 Team was put together – Tessa Hemming (Ch H.N ) who qualified at Area, Henry Church Huxley (B.Ch.F) and Brier Leahy (FnD) who both qualified via their BE results.
They did extremely well on the day – all having double clears (except for one pole !) and ended up FIRST Area team out of 7 but also FOURTH out of the total of 19 teams (Branch, Combined and Area).
Tessa was also placed 3rd in her Section and Brier was 6th in hers.
Great riding and thank you for representing Area 5.
Many thanks to Emily Barnes, our Chief HT scorer, for preparing these so quickly despite being away from the competition for most of the day – helping to run our Mini-Camp – and also for drafting in most of the rest of her family to ensure it all went without a hitch.
Many thanks also to all other officials, volunteers, helpers etc. for ensuring that we had a splendid day and to the King family for making sure the infrastructure was so well presented and worked.
Thanks also to all you competitors, your parents, branch officials, family and friends for taking part so cheerfully – despite the 1.2 mile trip to the XC course.
We were glad to see you all and look forward to inviting you back to Somerford again – should we ever get the chance.
Regards … Geoff
… to the Branches who have organised our Area Eventing;
- Geoff and his super efficient team from East Cheshire
- our Area 5 Show Jumping, Chris Kirby
- Cheshire Hunt South and Liz Boothroyd
- Waen y LLyn and their working parties.
I cannot mention everybody but so many people gave up their whole day for these competitions (and days before too) and without them the competitions could not go ahead.
Both Area qualifiers ran without a hitch at two super venues, Somerford and Bolesworth. Both were showcases for how events should be organised as was the Area Dressage at Somerford earlier.
Flint and Denbigh Branch have qualified for the Pony Club Championships in both the Open Team Eventing, Ant Woodbine, Brier Leahy, Lois Roberts and Sophie Toogood and Open Team Show Jumping, Lois Roberts, Heidi O’Brien, Brier Leahy and Sophie Toogood, Heidi, Brier and Sophie also qualified individually. Brier has also qualified for the Individual Intermediate Dressage.
Lucy Roberts has qualified for the Novice Show Jumping on Alfie, well done Lucy and Sophie Wilson has qualified in the Intermediate Eventing on Lookout Lollipop!
Best of Luck Flint and Denbigh!