Sunday May 26, 2019
2018 BHPC Championship Report

In 2018 Belvoir Pony Club members qualified in a range of sports at both Regional and National championship level.

Land Rover Regional Championships 

The Belvoir qualified and were represented at both Dressage and Eventing at Keysoe in September 2018 with a huge team of children aged from 9 up to 15 able to enjoy competing at Keysoe. The Belvoir had an incredible win in the Dressage for Evie Lee and Forest King, who having won their arena, went on to win the ride-off against the top 8 from the day.

The eventing teams all performed incredibly well too – (full update to follow)

PC90 Eventing Championship

 Tess Wilkins, 15, represented us with Chula Moon in the PC90, this was her first time qualifying for the eventing, having done the SJ Champs last year. Tess did a good dressage and a lovely clear SJ, then just had one unlucky stop XC, on a real Championships 90 track.

Open Individual Showjumping

Lauren Baker, 16, competed in the Open Individual SJ on Twilight Clover, who she has just started riding while her sister Holly is recovering from an ankle operation. The first round of the Open is 1.15m and they did a lovely clear, with just an unlucky 4 faults on a tricky related distance in the 1.20m second round finishing on 4 faults after the 2 rounds. Only 4 competitors went clear and Lauren was unlucky not to be placed but finished in the top 20. This was a great achievement in her first year at Open level, well done Lauren.

Open Dressage

Sophie Pedlar, 19, and Almost A Rainbow, aka Scooby, did an amazing PB Open Dressage test to lead on 71.48% all through the day and win their Open Section being awarded a lovely leather headcollar. This qualified them for the ride-off, where they finished a very creditable 8th with a GB Dressage rider claiming the top spot. This was Sophie’s 3rd year riding at this level, and it does help to get the experience.

Open eventing PC110

After a day off, to walk the challenging PC110 open XC track, Lauren and Twilight Clover were back competing for us as part of a combined Area 6 (Belvoir + Fitzwilliam) team, with a slightly tense dressage, but a lovely clear SJ. Lauren has only just moved up from PC100, so this was a real challenge, but we were very proud of her determined riding as she completed the XC.

Our other Belvoir PC110 competitor was Rosie Rollinson, 20, on Mr Silvester Valentine, who put the experience of this being their 3rd trip to the Open Champs to very good use. Rosie posted an excellent dressage of 30.6, then added just 4 faults in the SJ and stormed round clear XC, just perfectly judged, 1 second inside the optimum time, to finish on the podium in 3rd place.

They didn’t place in the team competition, but we were thrilled with how well they both went.

 

Pony Club Endurance Championships 

Chloe Videla, 9, was competing at Grassrooots 20km level, in her first Pony Club National Endurance competition, where she and her pony Cairngorm Riley, were accompanied by her mum Fiona on her Endurance horse. Chloe did incredibly well and wants to do a longer class next year!

 

All our competitors were a real credit to the Belvoir branch and we are looking forward to more members qualifying in 2019