Saturday November 17, 2018
Gatcombe SJ – August 2017

On the Friday of Gatcombe the 100cm class took place and our Beaufort team of Zara N, Clemmie M, Emma H and Jess T came 2nd in the main Arena out of 25 teams! Our Grassroots team competed in the 80cm class on Saturday and Anna D, Belle E, Millie S and George B were lucky enough to jump on good ground and dry weather and achieved the fastest round of the day with 4 faults. After their round there was thunder, lightning and torrential rain, Out of 19 teams, no team had 3 clears, so the Beaufort were very lucky to have the fastest 4 faults and Win. Our 90/95cm SJ team was last to go at Gatcombe on the Saturday and was made up of Jack T, Tom C, Lucy P and Bea A. After all that thunder, lightning and torrential rain the arena and warm up were a bog. We elected to warm up in the car park! The last few teams before us were peppered with falls, refusals and eliminations. The word was to hunt round as climbing out of that glue on a slope was a big ask for the ponies. Bea A put in a fabulous clear round and although the others had a pole here and there, their performance earned them a well deserved 6th team place. Brave ponies and riders!