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National and London and South East Dressage Qualifiers - Saturday 21st July

We had two Preliminary teams and one open team, one pair and an individual elementary competing at Pachesham EC on Saturday 21st July.

Chipstead Riding Club had worked incredibly hard to change all the times so that we could compete on a surface instead of the hard ground which we are very grateful for.

Sheri Johnson and Sportsfield Top Knotch were our first team members to go. Sheri very kindly stepped in at the last minute and produced a solid test gaining 64.17% coming 6th overall.

Our next team members were Sophie and Sarah Roberts and Radwan de Baugy and Ceol na Mara respectively. Sophie produced a lovely test for 66.92 and Sarah did a fantastic test earning an amazing 69.03% coming sixth overall.
Next up were Danielle Bruton riding Shere Spirit and Helen Storr with the gorgeous Celtic Moy Melody (Finn) both delivering good tests for 65.57% and 66.92%.

Then our elementary duo, Sue Brougham with Lisboy Angelina and Lorraine Holloway and Chinnor Hamlet. I have to admit I was a little disappointed in their scores after producing two very nice tests but that’s dressage!

At about 13:00 we had Julie Vastenhout and Without Bounds riding for the preliminary team and then our open team competing in the Novice, she was very consistent in both test scoring 67.88% in the first and 67.50% in the second and came second overall in the Preliminary test.

Ellen Agar and Corraniernan Frank was up next competing in their very first team competition for us and they did us proud with a score of 63.65%. Frank went beautifully but had a couple of small but expensive mistakes.

Our last three to go for the teams were Jo Marsh and Ranmer Achilles who equalled Ellen’s score 63.65%, Felicity Govas and Hafrena Sam who scored 63.07% and came fourth overall and making her debut for us Charlotte Moulden and Dinky Digby who managed a massive 70.38 and came 5th overall which meant The Prosecco team (Sophie, Sarah, Charlotte and Jo) came fourth and qualified for the London and South East Championship.

The Merlot team (Julie, Felicity, Sheri and Lorraine) came fourth in the open competition.

Last but not least was our pair with Sue and Lorraine. The two chestnuts looked amazing together but unfortunately, we didn’t win but all the scores were very close.

I would like to thank all our members who as always arrive in plenty of time, look amazing and are always cheerful. Managing our dressage teams is an absolute pleasure.
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