Category Archives: Festival of the Horse

The Festival of the Horse

The Festival of the Horse – show jumping and cross country

We initially had six riders entered for this competition but as most of you are probably aware the event was postponed because of very wet weather.

Area committee then decided to reschedule for the May Bank Holiday Monday and as five of our riders were working on that day and unfortunately were unable to attend, but one of our members, Nicole Bartholo-mew, was able to go. Nicole had a lovely day and was very pleased with the way her horse went, but unfortunately was not in the ribbons this time.

Well done Nicole.

Area 20 Qualifier and Championship Dates 2016

Area 20 Qualifiers 2016

Horse Trials Area 20 Llanymynech 25th June
Dressage Llandudno Caerwys 3rd July
Show Jumping Bradley Dale Ashwood Equestrian 23rd July
Dressage to Music Delamere Reaseheath 14th August

2016 BRC Championship Dates

Festival of the Horse 4 – 5 June Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Daventry, Northamptonshire. NN11 6RT

Horse Trials 5 – 7 August Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Grange Farm, Swalcliffe, Banbury, Oxon. OX15 5EX

National Championships 10 – 11 September
Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. LN2 2NA

Dressage to Music & Quadrille Selection Trial 30 Sept – 2 October TBC Bury Farm Equestrian Village; New Bury Farm, Mill Road, Slapton, Bucks. LU7 9BT

Quadrille Final TBC TBC

Festival of Th Horse Championship 2015

WOW what a fantastic result! One of our members, Sam Shaw-Davies, was placed 7th at the Festival of the Horse Championships at Aston Le Walls last weekend. I’m sure you’ll all agree with me that she and Mollie deserve a great big WELL DONE!

They qualified at area on March 21st at Radfords, coming 3rd in their arena with a 32 dressage and clear show jumping. They weren’t expecting to qualify but received a letter 3 weeks ago inviting them to the championships at Aston le Walls.
This was part of the Festival of The Horse which also incorporates the Express Eventing and the championships ran over Saturday and Sunday. They competed on the Sunday in the drizzle, after a 5:30am start but it was all worth it as Molly did a very sweet test and was scored with a 34 (the highest score being 27, so not much of a gap!) and then went on to do an amazing show jumping round, not bad for a 15hh 17yo ex racehorse!

Congratulations to them both!


FOTH 2015

We had a great response from members wanting to take part in the Festival of the Horse qualifier at Llanymynech. We had 10 members taking part, from the 80 through to the 100cm

Kat Morgan was 1st to go, going individually in the 100, Kat & Davies set the day up well for us by going double clear. then it was the turn of the 90’s teams, Team 1 Katie Ellis, Meg Davies, Vicky Robson & Sam Davies, Katie again had a great 2 rounds, going clear, Vicky went really well, & Meg & Sam had an let’s say “Eventful day!” Unfortunately no team placing. Then team 2 was Rachel Wooley who had a great XC round, Katie who again went double clear, Charlotte Saunders had a return to eventing & had 2 great rounds, & Elspeth who again flew round both courses. They were just out of the placings coming 7th.
Gina Williams went individually in the 80, not having done anything like this before & had a whale of a time, just 1 little blip, but otherwise flawless!
Big thank you to our volunteers, Claire Owen, Lucy & Laura Smith. They were there for the whole day so that our members could take part, many thanks as without you, we are not able to compete in area qualifiers.
I hope this may spur more members to take part in area qualifiers, as its great fun & a great way to meet other members. We put on training events beforehand, & try & squeeze in a social night too!
The next area competition is at Llanymynech again on June 21st, which is the Horse Trials, please contact Sam if you want to take part by May 27th at the very latest.