Charles (The Candy Man) and Kat (Longwood Alley Diamond) owned by Charlotte West, have started their 2015 affiliated eventing season well.
With Bruce Haskell, New Zealand 4* rider, and Netherwylde trainer, they have been to two affiliated events so far, at Aston Le Walls and Swalcliffe Park.
Both horses have started at BE90 (intro level) and have both jumped clear cross country both times, and Charles has also jumped two lovely clear show jumping rounds. Kat has also continued to be very strong in dressage
Congratulations to Samantha Kent and Lauren Parrott who both competed at patchetts on the 15th march, Sam scoring 65.41% on sanfontein C and Lauren scoring 63.5% on Judaico and qualifying for the Chiltern and Thames finals at bury farm.
Well done to Samantha Kent and Sandfontein C who went out this weekend to Bury Farm. Scoring 67.7% and coming 3rd in Novice 24 on his third competition, He scored a nine and two eights alongside some lower marks for his spooking, this just shows his greenness at this stage.
Ollie’s first outing of the year was on Valentine’s Day – the Albion Medium Restricted Winter Regional Championship class at Addington Manor EC. A very good fourth place with 65.63% in a relatively large class (the only one being held outside). Good enough for Hartpury?…
Happy New Year to you all – clients, riders, owners and trainers. And of course to all our lovely horses!
Team Netherwylde was off to a flying start with two wins at Bury Farm, defying heavy fog and cold on Sunday 4 January. Samantha Kent and Norbert Marciniec, a Netherwylde employee, both competed in the Novice 38. Sam and Sandfontein C gained 69% and won not only their section (B) but came first overall while Norbert and Radza won section A with over 65% (they came 4th overall). Well done everyone – time to affiliate and get serious.
What a fab day at the College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe. Three combinations from Netherwylde headed to Bedfordshire for a day of some serious competition but also great company, sunshine and fun: Clare Foster & Santos W, Edward Johnson & Arrow and Regula Stricker & Ollie.
Edward and Arrow scored 71.41% and came fourth in the Elementary Open, only just missing out on a direct qualification. Doesn’t really matter as they later picked up a wild card. A solid test resulted in 68.29% and a very good fifth place in the Medium Open. Ollie out-did himself on only his 6th ever Medium (R.) competing at the regionals and won the class with 68.78%. He is just getting better all the time, having also picked up a wild card for coming fifth in the Elementary Open (70.78%). A huge ‘thank you’ to his groom Norbert, trainer Edward and Sam! Next: the LeMieux National Dressage Championships 2014!!!