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NEWS FROM 2010 SHOW & COMPETITIONS
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Beenleighford Flapjack qualifies for BHS XC Champs
Alice Crawford and Beenleighford Flapjack have qualified for the 2010 BHS Cross Country Championships to be held at Eland Lodge Equestrian, Derbyshire on 26 September.
Completing a testing hunter trial course at Blackbury Castle Hunter Trial, Lovehayne Farm, as a pair with friend, Kirsty Clode riding Dayon Pie, they finished 3rd and were the highest placed BHS Gold Members and therefore qualified for the Pairs Class at the finals.
The BHS Cross Country Championships gives grass roots riders the opportunity to compete against other competitors from all over the UK at a prestigious event.
Successful trip to Ireland for the Wilkinson Family
Katherine Wilkinson writes
Connemara enthusiasts Katherine Wilkinson, her daughter Emily Wilkinson age 16 and friend Chloe Eshelby age 14 from Baildon, West Yorkshire enjoyed a holiday in Ireland with their Connemara ponies Delmrose Applejack (14 years gelding) and Geri′s Prince (5 year old gelding) and other members of the British Connemara Pony Society. In between riding on the beach they competed at the 87th Clifden Connemara Pony Show ( 19th/20th August 2010), and the International Connemara Pony Championships (28th August). All three enjoyed success on both ponies:
At the Clifden Connemara Show Delmrose Applejack (Jack) and Katherine won the Connemara Pony ridden by rider aged 21years and over. Chloe and Jack were placed 2nd in the Connemara Pony ridden by rider over 10 and under 16. Emily and Jack came 2nd out of 24 ponies in the Connemara Pony Working Hunter ridden by rider under 16. The course was interesting and involved jumping down a drop fence from one ring to the next and back again!
Geri′s Prince (Prince) and Emily came 4th out of 23 ponies in the Potential working hunter for Connemara ponies age 4 − 6 years class, which was a course of small working hunter fences designed to encourage young ponies. Prince also came 3rd in the in hand Connemara gelding class.
At the International Connemara Pony Championships Emily and Chloe enjoyed further success. Emily and Prince were placed 1st in the 4/5 year old mare and gelding Connemara ridden championship, 3rd in the Prelimary dressage class.
Emily and Jack won the Novice and Elementary dressage classes, and came 2nd out of 22 ponies in the Derby class, managing a stylish clear round over a testing course of 25 fences including drop fences, a ″Hickstead″ type bank, a stone wall, sunken road, logs, and other interesting working hunter fences.
Chloe and Jack came 3rd in a strong class of ponies in the International Connemara Performance Championship Ridden under 16 class.
Emily was awarded the Best Overseas Rider under 16 and presented with a lovely bronze engraved horses head.
At the Oughterard Show on 29th August, Emily and Jack were placed 4th in the prestigious Powers Quarry International Ridden Performance Championship.
They also enjoyed watching the 3 year old loose jumping at Clifden, the Connemara Puissance competition and visiting the Connemara pony sales where there were some bargains to be found. Foals were selling for as little as 400 euros, a reflection of the current economic climate.
In total the trio won 750 euros, sashes, 5 bags of horse feed and a rug. The prize money came in very useful and paid for the ferry crossing as well as a couple of celebratory meals after the shows!
Mum Katherine said ″We all had a fantastic holiday in Ireland. The local people and show organisers were very supportive of the overseas competitors from England and made us all feel very welcome″.
Hearnesbrook Derby is now an "Advanced Horse"
Mrs RC Buxton's part bred Hearnesbrook Derby Day has crowned his very successful eventing career by becoming an advanced horse. Mrs Buxton writes
"this means that Derby will have to enter Open classes and will be competing against all the top riders and very good horses. The obstacles are much bigger and more technical". Derby Day has also been selected to be one of a team of 6 to give a group dressage demonstration at Blenheim on 9th September.
Roundstone Show 12/9/2010
All-Ireland Supreme Champion of Champions Connemara Pony Show.
Starts at 10am Sharp.
Roundstone Fair - Sunday 18th September. 2010
The Gwynbeth Class 2010
Dear Breed Supporter
The GwynBeth Class this year is open to Registered Mountain and Moorlands with a full range of classes and huge cash prize monies. - over £5000.
The format is designed to ensure all competitors have an equal chance of winning the cash prizes with the Champion taking 1500 guineas and could take over 2000 guineas.
There are also large cash prizes for the Reserve, Highest placed Stallion, Mare, Ridden and In hands. A full listing is on www.waunarwfarmlivery.co.uk
Web site. If you Google GwynBeth or GwynBeth 2010 you will see this is the third year we have run this class and the prize money is just getting bigger.
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RESULTS FROM RIHS HICKSTEAD 2010
THE 138CMS NPS M & M WORKING HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP
1 TYAN TULLAMORE
Mrs H Somerset
2 PEASEDOWN MR MUDDLE
Mrs K S Wheway
3 SILVERFOX II
G L Worrow
4 RUSHMOOR SUNRISE
5 STARCREST MEL AUR
Mrs J Cooper
6 OAKLANDS ROWAN
Mr & Mrs N Walters
7 OAKMILL WIZARD
8 TREWITHIAN WOODROUGH
Mrs M Lewendon
OVER 138CMS NPS M & M WORKING HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP
1 REBEL'S FLIGHT
2 TAYROYD SUPREME
3 RUBY SLIPPERS
4 WESTIDE RONNIE
5 BELLINDENE ROCK LEGEND
Mrs J C Cooper
6 NEWTON WALLER
Mrs A Wybergh
7 FAIRLIE'S RED FLARE
8 MUNDON PETANQUE
Mrs M Herbert
THE NPS/PRP/RAC EQUESTRIAN RESCUE SUPREME M & M WORKING HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP
CHAMPION TYAN TULLAMORE
Mrs H Somerset
RESERVE PEASEDOWN MR MUDDLE
Mrs K S Wheway
THE BSPS HERITAGE M & M OPEN RIDDEN - NEW FOREST, CONNEMARA
1 JOHN'S CUCKOO
Mrs S Dowdeswell
2 MISTY BLUE
Miss L Stockley
3 GLENCARRIG BOBBY
4 CASTLESIDE FIONN
Mrs Y S Teagle
5 KNOCKANROE CHAMP
Mrs J Bloor
6 WALSTEAD PAGE BOY
Mrs M Williams
KATY MARRIOT PAYNE
8 GLENCARRIG DUKE
Miss L Kingston
Claire Somerset & Tyan Tullamore. Matthew Lawrence & John's Cuckoo
Photos courtesy of Pam Clingan
Connemara Part Bred 2nd in 143cm WHP at RIHS
Chandaem Pippaley, Leys Conker x Chandaem Chessy (homebred TB), qualified for RIHS at Hickstead in the 143cm WHP Championship. Pippa, owned by Mrs. Wybergh and ridden by her daughter Holly, came second in this competition. She finished on equal score with the eventual winner, the judges having to decide which pony deserved the 1st. place.
Qualifiers for Ridden M&M Champs. HOYS 2010
West Midlands Stallion Show - 8th April - Walstead Amaryllis
Ponies Uk South - 1st May - Eric
BSPS Area 6 - 29th May - Rosenharley Ban Rion Laura
Royal Cornwall - 10th-12th June - Beenleighford Skylark
South of England - 10th-12th June - Lecarrow King
Derbyshire Festival - 12th/13th June - Oaklands Donatello
Three Counties - 18th-20th June - Galloon Rollover
NPS Area 15 - 19th June - Frosty Cove
Cheshire County - 22nd/23rd June - Skellorn Harrison
Lincoln County - 23rd/24th June - Callowfeenish Mary
Hickstead - 24th-27th June - N/C - Braemar Be Lucky
Royal Highland - 24th-27th June - Pilgrims Fantasy
NCPA Staffs - 3rd/4th July - Misty Blue
Royal Norfolk- 30th June-1st July - Millfields Sportsman
Festival of the Horse - 9th-11th July - Glencarrig Duke
Royal Welsh - 19th-22nd July - John's Cuckoo
North of England In Hand show - 24th July - Rudgeway Trinket
Ponies (UK) Championships - 11th-14th August - Chilham Auwarius
Scottish Horse Show - 14 August - Tyan Tullamore
Monmouth - 26th August - Oaklands Satyricon
Moreton-in-Marsh - 4th September - Knockanroe Champ
Skellorn Harrison qualifies for the Cuddy
Kerry Wainwright's British bred stallion, Skellorn Harrison, took the Cuddy Supreme In Hand Championship at the NCPA Derbyshire Festival of Showing held at Somerford Park Farm, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire on 13th June, 2010.
From Monica Herbert
"Our Connemara Mundon Petanque, a 14h dun, 9 year old by Millfields Fanfare had a super day at Suffolk County today. He did his first ever open 14 whp and won and was champion whp. He also qualified for the Royal International. He has also qualified for the RI as a m and m whp which he did at his 2nd attempt this season at Towerlands. He was 14h novice winner at BSPS Area 16 and reserve champion recently. We are in our first season competing with him having bought him last year and taken every thing slowly."
Connemaras represented at Grass Roots Championships
The inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Grass Roots Championships took place at Badminton on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April.
There were three Connemara breed representatives.
In the BE 90 Championship, Wensum Parsley ridden by Katie Lovell finished 17th on their dressage score.
In the BE 100 Championship, the part bred Fairy Story ridden by Joanne Masterson finished in 30th place again on their dressage score and Elaphine Murphy ridden by Julia Woods had an unfortunate 8 faults show jumping but stormed clear XC to finish in 57th place.
Many congratulations to all those that flew the flag for the Connemara at this very prestigious event.
Bellindene Norman wins BE 90 at Strallan
Sarah Finlayson & Bellindene Norman winning their way to their BE90 Section B at Central Scotland on 23rd April 2010, they finished on a score of 36.00 after going clear on the show jumping and cross country phases.
The same pairing also won their first ever BE80 on 1st August 2009 at Strathallan Castle with a score of 26.50 after going clear show jumping and cross country.
Photo: Grossick Photography
From Charlotte Handley aged 17 years.
"6 months ago now my mum and dad brought me Cloonisle Colleen she had been off work for about 4 years breeding foals. I brought her back into work as soon as we got her home, in Febuary I decided I would like to do the riding club area dressage so my friends and I made up a team and at the area competition held at Duchy College we got team 1st and I was individually 3rd, this meant we were at the the championships at Hartpbury College on Easter weekend. At the championships the atmosphere was amazing, Colleen did the best test we had both done togther the team came 11th."
Photo Chris Lax Photography