British Riding Clubs dressage to music championship

  • Every point counted towards the top honours in some highly competitive dressage to music finals and the quadrille selection trial, staged by British Riding Clubs at Addington (6-7 October).

    The senior novice class for competitors with British Dressage (BD) points was won by 20-year-old Charlotte Baillie and Mr Deep (South Western Dressage Group). Finishing just one point in arrears were Alison Moorhouse and Ben (South Devon).

    The senior elementary section was also closely fought with Pamela Walker and Thompson (ISIS Dressage) taking the title by two points from Horsham’s Marilyn Turner on Copperfield Graffiti.

    The Sid and Otter Valley Riding Club emerged victorious in the senior pairs, with Heidi Rose (Foxtrot) and Joanna Lee (Adamant) scoring four points more than Amanda Pidgley and Dawn Vear with their black ponies (New Forest Pony Enthusiasts).

    Melanie Richards head the 26-strong senior novice class (no BD points) on the 14.2hh Mandalara Valentine. Beatrice Robinson rode Wattlemead Norman into second place for the Antrobus club.

    Seventeen teams contested the quadrille selection trial, with the qualifying spots going to Worlington, Southerndown, Moat View and New Forest Pony Enthusiasts.

    Smaller but quality fields contested the junior classes. In the section for those with BD points, Helen Turner from Woking and Bearwood Riding Club claimed victory aboard Marbon Musk, while in the no BD points section, the winner was Hykeham’s Annabelle Jepson, riding Berberry’s Blaze.

    Read this report in full, including great photographs, in the current Horse & Hound (18 October, ’07)

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