Well done to all our riders who competed at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury (July 12 -14). We had 11 riders there this year (it should have been 12 but poor Chloe dislocated her shoulder the day before the competition started), and they all put in good performances. We ended up with three National Champions (Olivia and Eleanor in dressage and Lizzie in vaulting), a heap impressive placings and, most important, we all had a good time.
was particularly good to have four riders and a volunteer competing in the East Region vaulting
team this year, and I congratulate Lizzie Bennett on training the team and
putting together such an entertaining programme (and thank you Kate Lawrence
for making the costumes), which was great fun and much enjoyed by the
spectators. Well done East Region team
for their second place, and well Lizzie for winning your individual class.
Cornick claimed the Grade 4 dressage championship on a borrowed horse (Brandy) which
was well deserved. Eleanor Currington’s
show jumping win in the Level 3 competition was also a terrific result, gained
through sheer determination as much as riding skill (especially at the last
were lots of good results, and even those who didn’t win a rosette did a great
job. Many thanks and congratulations, too, to all our wonderful helpers and horses.
Full results are available on the RDA website here. More photos and a fuller report to follow!