AREA 20 COMBINED TRAINING COMPETITION 2016
At Lower House Farm, Llanymynech
Four members of the club competed. They were Becky Woolley riding Ellie, Rachael Woolley riding Tia (Sister Becky’s mounted games pony), Caroline Hurley riding Chorister Girl and Vicky Robson riding Tempest River Queen.
Becky and Rachael competed in the morning in tricky, windy conditions. Both achieved reasonable dressage scores. Becky jumped a clear round in the show jumping while Rachael just rolled one pole. Both horses were far more enthusiastic in the jumping phase than in their dressage!!
I popped home for some lunch and by the time I returned to watch Caroline and Vicky in the afternoon, weather conditions had gone drastically downhill. I had difficulty walking from my car to the arenas, the rain had turned the ground into a wet ice rink!
Caroline and Vicky both managed to complete their dressage (though Chorister Girl did spend most of her test trying to turn her rear into the rain and gale!).
Sadly, but very understandably, both Caroline and Vicky decided to withdraw from the show jumping as the ground was dangerous for their horses by then.
Many thanks to all four for representing VVRC in very challenging conditions.