Dressage Competitions 2012
The final Dressage Competition of the year was held on August 18th at Highfield House Farm and Livery, a change of venue forced by weather problems at High Laithe. In a reduced entry results were as follows:
1st P12 Seniors Hollie Postlethwaite Lucy
2nd Karen Ballantine Nothing to Add
1st P18 Seniors Hollie Postlethwaite Lucy
1st P12 Juniors Abigail Kershaw Dolly
1st P18 Juniors Faye Andrew Westie
2nd Abigail Kershaw Westie
1st Fledglings Junior Abigail Kershaw Dolly
2nd Faye Andrew Dolly
3rd Aimee Moses Bruce
Report on the 2012 Dressage Season
Once again, I must say a really big Thank you to everyone who has taken part this Summer, both on horseback and in organisation. We have again held four successful competitions, met some new competitors and judges and, unbelievably, had fine weather on every occasion! We were missing some of our stalwarts from recent years; Sian Richards trusty Sunny Cavalier was out of action and Fiona Tiley was otherwise engaged this year – congratulations on the birth of Beatrice in August – but hopefully they will both be back.
The small number of regular supporters was boosted on each occasion by competitors who only managed to compete once (thus not qualifying for the awards), but helping us to break even financially, with a healthy number of rosettes in stock to keep next year’s costs down.
Once again, Abigail Kershaw swept the board at Junior level, with strong competition at fledgling level (riders and/or horses new to dressage) with Aimee Moses and Bruce coming out on top. We had no regular adult fledglings this year, but the Senior competition was close fought, with a tie at the top between Angela Parker and Galway Warrior and Hollie Postlethwaite on Lucy.
Finally, I must thank all the judges and arena owners who have made our competitions possible, and a huge Thank you to those people who have helped in various ways on the days of competition; once again, I couldn’t possibly have managed without Chris Morrell, who has been there every time encouraging and helping everyone. Look forward to seeing you all again in 2013!