Monthly Archives: July 2013
A little over 3 years ago I bought a pony for my two sons from Sue Adams’ Riding School as she was sadly selling up. Tinker is 13.1hh bay gelding with possibly some NF in him. Tinks runs on either Beetle Juice or Rocket Fuel which the boys found too much so it was down to me to ride him. Having competed as a child I wanted to do the same with Tinker, however we are limited as to what we can do with his height and my age!
I found a showing class called “Pony Trekking” which we could enter and compete in. We had several successes including the winning title of International Champion WTRA at Usk in 2011. The Royal Welsh Show seemed the next obvious challenge! Not really expecting too much (as he is not a Welsh pony) I entered him for this year’s 13.2 and under category.
There were 13 in our class and after the judge had watched each pony work through their paces a tack and equipment inspection was carried out. After some discussions with her stewards we were pull in first much to my delight.
Myself and 2nd place then waited for the next class of “Pony Trekkers” 13.2 and over to be judged as the first two would go through to the Championships with my classes winners. The four of us again were inspected for tack, equipment and suitability of the pony/horse.
Much to my sheer amazement we were again pulled in first and deemed Pony Trekking, Llewellyn Thomas Perpetual Memorial Trophy Champion 2013.
Our day was not yet over, as a winner we had to join in the Grand Parade which takes place every afternoon. It’s an opportunity to showcase all the winners of the day; this takes place in the main ring in front of thousands of onlookers. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be part of such an auspicious occasion, this has far exceeded my expectations with Tinker and a day I doubt I will ever forget.
Sue Hewitt and Tinker
RWS Trekking Champion 2013
From riding school pony to Royal Welsh Champion
On behalf of your Chair Nickatie and the VOARC Committee, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time to support the Club and make the Area Dressage Competition 21 July 2013 a great success.
There has been feedback from around the Area thanking our Club for its organisation of the day, speediness of scores and an enjoyable event.
Particular thanks goes out to:
All of our riders:
The Prelim Team (4th ) Nickatie DiMarco, Jo Foster, Sara Barnard & Briony Dobbs
Open Team (5th) Nicole Thomas, Miesha Village, Carol Clare & Rachel Galloway
All of our wonderful support team:
Kim Warren and Cherry Biddle who did all the times – an extreme amount of work!
Nicole for board painting and organising the field
Gav, Nick & Briony for staffing the gate
Camilla & Emma for organising the writers and stewards featuring the Bearwood Babes & friends
Sarah & Caroline for doing all tack & vaccs, & thanks to Sally for the loan of her ipad!!
The scoring team Alisha Davidson, Roger from Hintons, Nickatie’s Mum: Rosemary Yardley, her friend Dot & Steve & Cherry again!
Finally thanks to Sarah & Edward Layton for the use of the field.
Below are the times for all classes for VOARC Open Dressage Wharf Leominster for Sunday 21 July 2013.
Please note: Riders will be permitted to ride without their jackets, wearing a long or short sleeved shirt.
As a PDF: Area 15 Times 21st July 2013
or; As an Excel Spreadsheet: Area 15 Times 2013
Or, here is the original Excel Spreadsheet with a gap for scoring: Area 15 Times & Score Sheets 2013
|RESULTS VOARC DRESSAGE 7TH JULY 2012|
|CLASS 1||1st||Sue Keatley||Bramble||66.95%|
|CLASS 2||1st||Sarah Connop||Penny||64.50%|
|CLASS 3||1st||Sue Hewitt||Tinker||66.66%|
|CLASS 4||1st||Sue Keatley||Sherlock||71.66%|
|2nd||Carol Clare||Painted Sun||67.08%|
|3rd||Sue Rogers||La Picasso||64.58%|
|CLASS 5||1st||Sue Keatley||Sherlock||70.38%|
|3rd||Carol Clare||Painted Sun||62.69%|
|4th||Sue Rogers||La Picasso||62.30%|
Well done and congratulations to all involved.
VOARC Dressage times 7th July 2013
Class 1 10.00 Sue Keatley Misfire
10.07 Sarah Freeman
10.15 Janice Rees Alfred
10..22 Marion Williams Tigger
10.30 Sue Keatley Bramble
Class 2 10.42 Briony Dobbs Gallant
10.48 Sarah Connop Penny
10.54 Marion Williams Tigger
11.00 Sue Hewitt Tinker
11.06 Frankie Paine Ludo
Class 3 11.18 Briony Dobbs Gallant
11.24 Sue Hewitt Tinker
11.30 Frankie Paine Ludo
Class 4 11.45 Carol Clare Painted Sun
11.52 Sue Keatley Sherlock
11.58 Sue Rogers La Picasso
Class 5 12.12 Sue Keatley Sherlock
12.18 Sue Rogers La Picasso
12.24 Carol Clare Painted Sun
12.30 Briony Dobbs Madie