Successful qualifer for Horsham Riding Club

Horsham Riding Club members took part in a new 2019 British Riding Club Arena Eventing qualifier at Brendon, Pyecombe recently on a dry day.

The 70cm team of Louise Hamilton, Amy Little, Katy Bryant and Helen Ellicott got the club off to a great start with Amy on Thistle Forset Lady winning as an individual while Louise on Flight of Earls Foggy Moggy came fifth and the team itself also won.

There were two senior teams in the 80cm, Horsham Horrors (Amy Sheen, Eleanor Petrie, Leila Royle-Davies and Jackie Oxley) andĀ  Horsham Hippies (Maxine Gayler, Suzie Artlett, Jenny Elgey and Libby Powell. Jenny on Oscar finished third.

Amy on Wolvers Obsession finished fourth and Suzie on Mrs Beaton was sixth. The Horrors team were second and the Hippies third.

The juniors also had a team in the 80cm with Olivia Nolan, Olivia O’Reilly and Olivia Mackay. The girls all rode well to finish individual 4th, 5th and 6th with the teamĀ  taking second place.

Finally the 100cm team of Elise Gayler, Sara Ingleson, Becky Lloyd, Eleanor Petrie and individual rider Liv Watts all rode exceptionally to end the day with a super win. Sara on War Lad was individual winner, Elise on Hotspur Last Tango second, Liv on Agher Spotted was third and Becky on Goldenboy fourth.

The club hopes its winning 70cm and 100cm teams will be heading to the new Championship at Aston-le-Walls next year.

Sara Ingleson winning the 100cm on War Lad
Photo: LRG Photography

Well done to all the Horsham riders that took part in this new BRC arena eventing qualifier at Brendon, Pyecombe. Everyone was extremely lucky to have a dry day after torrential rain night the previous night.

The 70cm team of Louise Hamilton, Amy Little, Katy Bryant and Helen Ellicott got the club off to a great start with Amy on Thistle Forset Lady getting an individual 1st, Louise on Flight of Earls Foggy Moggy 5th and the team came first too.

There were two senior teams in the 80cm, Horsham Horrors Amy Sheen, Eleanor Petrie, Leila Royle-Davies and Jackie Oxley, Horsham Hippies Maxine Gayler, Suzie Artlett, Jenny Elgey and Libby Powell. Jenny on Oscar came third, Amy on Wolvers Obsession fourth and Suzie on Mrs Beaton sixth. The Horrors team were second and the Hippies third.

The juniors also had a team in the 80cm with Olivia Nolan, Olivia O’Reilly and Olivia Mackay. The girls all rode really well to come individual fourth, fifth and sixth with the team in second.

Finally the 100cm team of Elise Gayler, Sara Ingleson, Becky Lloyd, Eleanor Petrie and individual rider Liv Watts all rode well to end the day with a superb win. Sara on War Lad was individual winner, Elise on Hotspur Last Tango second, Liv on Agher Spotted third and Becky on Goldenboy fourth.

The club is waiting for confirmation from British Riding Clubs but hopefully its winning 70cm and 100cm teams will be heading to the new Championship at Aston-le-Walls next year.

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