Sunday October 21, 2018
Area Dressage 2016

Area Dressage Competition July 27th 2016

The Beaufort Squad had a great day at the Area Dressage Competiion at the beautiful venue of Kemerton Park organised with great patience by Jane Ogle and her team from the Croome Pony Club.  Coming up to the day we had some last minute changes to teams due to lame ponies, which made us sad for those riders and made those riders lucky enough to be competing determined to enjoy their day .

Area 9 is a very strong area so a championship qualification is hard to come by. However on the day we had some great success. In the Grassroots Competition  all three of our teams, Beaufort Diamonds(Zara Baker Tuck, Sasha Bird, Lydia May Blake, Amelia Hendy) Beaufort Rubies (Beatrice Montgomerie, Iona Stokes, Holly Sykes, Jemima Keveth) and Beaufort Saphires( Lily Giddings, Patrick Mason, Jemima Harbottle, Alicia Wood Ratcliffe)qualifying for the Regional Championships. This was a fantastic achievment as there were 23 teams competing in this section.

At Novice level  the Beaufort Blue team qualified for the National Championships , for the intermediates we had some good individual placings but sadly no championships qualification this year. The Intermediate teams were the most affected by lame ponies this time but all riders showed they can ride lovely tests and we look forward to seeing them all out in future. It was great to have an open team, again not their turn to qualify but great individual performances from Claudia Wallis and Tash Bailey .Laura and Boycie sneaked in a qualification for the championships to help the Beaufort Blue Novice team (Milly Harvey, Poppy Richardson, Lexi Hart and Georgie Gay) fly the Beaufort flag in Cheshire.

All teams supported each other well and we enjoyed sharing some food together once all the riding had been done. Thanks to Sarah Stewart, Vic Bailey and Steffi Harant who came and helped on the day dealing with the heat and the numerous challenges of enabling that number of children and ponies to produce their best tests

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