Wednesday October 24, 2018
Regional Championships for Grassroots Dressage August 2016

We had a great day at rectory farm for the Regional Grassroots Championships. This is the competition where the juniors (12 and under) and the less experienced older children who haven’t ridden at Novice level at the areas, get their chance to compete at a big occasion.

Rectory Farm put on a great show with dressed arenas, trade stands and food stalls. All riders had to present themselves for a tack check before they rode, and cope with riding their test in one of the six arenas .

All children and ponies coped brilliantly and we saw some lovely tests. Jemima Harbottle qualified for the ride off with a lovely test on her ever improving new horse.

I hope we have a lot of children keen to have a go at this competiton next year as it is a great introduction to competitive dressage .


Teams were:

Beaufort Diamonds

Zara Baker Tuck

Daisy Davies

Lydia May Blake

Amelia Hendy


Beaufort Rubies

Iona Stokes

Holly Sykes

Jemima Keveth

Lucy Cox


Beaufort Saphires

Lilly Giddings

Patrick Mason

Jemima Harbottle