COOMBELANDS Equestrian Centre, run by Gaye Harwood at Pulborough, is attracting competitors from a wide area with its comprehensive range of events. Top ranking world showjumper Scott Brash, winner of the World Tour championship in 2013 and 2014 was there recently using the fine facilities.
These include not only a long-standing cross country course but also more than 100 fences ranging from 2ft to 3ft 6ins to cater for all standards, as well as show jumping, schooling facilities, dressage arenas on grass and all weather gallops available for hire. Local equestrian photographers, LRG Photography were represented in all rings.
Also Coombelands recently hosted a British Riding Clubs One Day Event team qualifier with classes 80.90.100 and 100+on the Saturday with and Open One Day Event for classes 80,90 and 100 on the Sunday.
Both days had outstanding weather and atmosphere, with the both the cross country course and all weather arena for the show jumping, along with dressage arena in excellent condition.
It was an outstanding weekend, both in the weather, competition itself and on the organisation end with Carol Porter and her huge team of helpers ensuring the day ran like clockwork with competitors going on time.
For Horsham District Riding Club it was also a personal success with club teams through to the National Championships at Swalcliffe in Banbury on August 2, and the London and South East championships at Munstead on October 6.
The club was represented by 24 rider and horse combinations in five qualifiers during the weekend. The BRC 90 team consisted of Louise Hamilton, Sonia Marfleet, Isobel Lee and Amanda Croft Pearman while Vicky Allen, Kathleen Botting, Emma Mills and Caroline Exley maintained a high standard of resullts in dressage throughout the day.
For more information about Coombelands Equestrian Centre see:www.coombelands-equestrian.co.uk