Deborah Basley continues to hold highly popular showing and jumping shows at her horse riding centre at Cakeham Stables, West Wittering, in West Sussex. These shows are a continuing magnet for competitors of all aged and abilities.
They are supported by young and old alike, as well as the experienced and inexperienced, attracting good entries both in numbers taking part and quality of riders. Competitors are a mixture of those who have lessons with Deborah, those at livery at Cakeham and riders from the surrounding area.
The very well deserved Champion of the latest show was Grace Cutting riding Winnie. Grace was only a very small child on lead rein when LRG started photographing these events.
Sally Gee, of this locally-based family firm of equine photographers said: ” It is fantastic to see these children progress with their riding. Grace Cutting is an excellent example. We have seen her progress over the years from leading rein to the point where she is now on the way to becoming a very accomplished horsewoman.
Cakeham show champion Grace Cutting and Winnie, with judge Alison Parsons Photo: LRG Photography
“It was also lovely to see both of Deborah’s boys, Leo (five) and Samuel (18 months) taking part in these shows. Leo was thrilled with his first place in the Thelwell type and Samuel was able to secure a fifth place in the Handsome Gelding before a very well earned sleep!” said Sally.
Judge for the day, who did an excellent job, was Alison Parsons
Riding pony/horse- 1 Isobel Oliver- Bumble; 2 Connie Gunner – Pumpkin; 3 Rosie Rooke – Maz; 4 Madeleine Bacon – Winnie; 5 Kieran Whitfield-Rosie; 6 Constance Stockman- Monty. Family Pony 1 Pumpkin- Connie Gunner and Shannon Flower; 2 Winnie and Grace Cutting and Madeleine Bacon; 3 Marble- Lila Neave and Rosie Rooke; 4 Bumble- Isobel Oliver and Sophia Burchall.