What a start to 2020 for TRC with 2 teams qualifying for the SEIB Insurance Brookers Novice Winter Championships
AREA 15 Novice Showjumping Qualifier @ Kings Equestrian
What a fantastic day Torfaen had on the 12th January, at the Area 15 Novice Showjumping qualifier. We took 3 teams of Seniors and 1 junior individual.
First up was Cerys Harris and Foxy Lady in the 70cm Junior class. This is the first time Cerys has represented TRC at a qualifying event. Cerys did a wonderful job in the first round but unfortunately in the last round Foxy said “No Thank you Mum” towards the end of the course!
Next was the Senior 70cm. With a team of only 3 riders which consisted of Amy Price riding Gornoeth Last Request, Marina Blackwood riding Starlight Milkyway and Lisa Williams riding Ty Melyn Dreamstar. There was a lot of pressure on the riders but they all pulled it off for a WIN!! Marina also got Individual 1st and Lisa got an Individual 2nd!
The Senior 80cm class was next and Torfaen has two teams. Everybody rode fantastically. Julie Lees riding Gold Quest, Julie Kowalewski riding Micky Flynn, Rio-Alice Roberts riding Riversdale Beatrix and Elaine Lanchbury riding Alfie who created the Green Team WON the class! With Rio-Alice winning individually!
Torfaen’s Yellow Team that consisted of Kate Farmer riding Benson, Rhianne Williams riding Toffee, Katie Matthews riding Captain Camelot and Mary-Anne Simpson riding Puzzle did a great job and the team came 5th overall with Katie Matthews coming individually 4th.
Which means Torfaen has two teams that are off to the SEIB Insurance Brookers Novice Winter Championships at Arena UK Grantham at the end of March!
Report by Amy Price
AREA 15 Novice Dressage Qualifier @ Pencoed College
Another Successful day with a Team 5th (out of 20 teams) for our Senior Team of Julie Lees on Ted doing the Novice 30 coming 4th, Lisa Williams on Ruby doing the Novice 28 coming 7th, Katie Matthews on Captain doing Prelim 12 and Rhianne Williams on her own little Ted doing the Prelim 7.
Julie Lees also did the Novice 28 as an individual coming 4th, which was another great result.
Donna Dondon riding Emma Fifields Mighty Joe did her first ever qualifier and had a go at the Intro A, even though she had only ever ridden him a handful of times, Well done Donna hope you are going to have a go at the next one too.
Rhianne Williams had an Individual 3rd in the Intro A on her lovely little Ted, which is a super result as he is only still a baby so hopefully we will see him in the teams in many years to come.
Our only junior was Nina Pryce riding Summer who did the Prelim 7 and came home with a 5th, again another great result.
A super day for all concerned as there were a large amount of entries and a high standard, so great to know we can hold our own in good company.