Equestrian Update October 2018

Equestrian Update October 2018

Lower 5th pupil, Sally Hancock, has come second in a National British Eventing competition at Norton Disney BE 100U18. 

Sally said: "We did our best dressage of the season by a long way, to get 26.8, fourth best in the section. Then an amazing double clear, just going one second too fast XC, so we ended up on 27.2, to come second, in a hugely competitive section.

It was an amazing way to end the season, with our best result, and I hope that this will strengthen our chances of being selected to represent the East of England at the Championships at Frickley next summer. 

We will do some winter SJ and some NSEA competitions this winter, before gearing up for the 2019 eventing season, next spring."


Pupil Hannah and her horse Fred took part in their first competition for almost half a year due to injury and managed to win their class!

Hannah was incredibly excited to get back to competing with Fred and took part in dressage at Water House Farm. They won their class out of 12 adults and amazingly, managed to win their next two competitions!

This is a great start to Fred's recovery and we look forward to Hannah's next win.


Eve Totman competed at the beginning of October, winning two of her classes and coming 5th in another. The first she won was showjumping (nursery stakes - 50cm). The second class was show jumping (65 cm) and she also holds the magic perpetual shield for this, which she will be looking to defend next Autumn. The third class, which she came 5th in, was the 75 cm. She was up against all adults on massive horses, so did really well!


Congratulations to Poppy Hawkins who has recently placed 6th in a Regional Competition. Poppy was competing with her pony, Lucky (Lulu), in the BD My Quest Eastern Regional Finals at Easton and Otley College where she came 6th in the Under 21 section at Intro in a strong class of mainly much older competitors.


Sally Hancock had a lovely day at Little Downham at the start of October. Sally and her horse, Noffy, did their best ever dressage test, getting a score of 31.8. Sally was really thrilled about this as he is not a naturally fluent pony and they have worked really hard to achieve this.

They followed up with a super clear SJ round and then another Clear XC round.

Sally and Noffy did clock four time penalties on the XC which was frustrating as that took them outside of the top ten placing, but even so, a successful day and they all came home smiling!