By Lucinda Fredericks, Oct 10 2017 11:02AM
Dauntseys Schools Jumping Style, Wickstead and Calmsden BE100
What a fun filled, busy birthday weekend for Ellie.
Ellie represented her school at a jumping with style competition at Wickstead, near Swindon and placed in the 90 as well as helping the 100 team to qualify for the school championships at Addington on the 20th October.
We then took three horses to Calmsden on a really beautiful day and a fantastic event. Ellie did her best test on Moley to date with a super SJ round but then unfortunately tipped off during XC, she jumped straight back on and finished but was left wondering how and why she fell off earlier on.
She also had a fantastic round with Shrimp who did a super double clear to finish a very competitive 10th place. Shrimp is now on a very well deserved holiday, while Moley is preparing to represent Dauntsey at Addington. After this event he will also have a break.
A great result also for Henrietta Gossage, my ex working pupil who was riding Bridget and Simon Hall’s Ordnance Hill and finished in 13th place.
Thank you to Karen Smith, Bridget and Simon Hall for their amazing support for Ellie this year, it’s been so much fun and kept me sane with not being able to ride myself this year and such a pleasure to go out with great horses, fantastic owners and amazing supportive sponsors. Seeing Ellie improve and producing these two lovely “Honies” is wonderful, as well as seeing her learn from her mistakes and enjoy the challenge of the fantastic sport of eventing.
Pictured are top Ellie on Moley, 2nd down Ellie on Shrimp and 3rd Hen on Ordnance Hill