Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Horsemart catches up at OEC summer regionals with 2 of the judges

I popped my head into the VIP marquee where I found Judge and trainer Sue Rowlands who judged Prelim 17.

Sue says: The first two thirds were lucky to get the sunshine then the weather was unkind and became very windy.

I was sitting at E in the judges’ box which was very scary for the young horses! We had a lot of spooking which brought the percentages down, but there were plenty of quality horses and lots of potential for the future.

Sue added: Oldencraig is a lovely venue, it was well organised and the stewards did a great job with everyone on time!

Jane Kendall Judge, was writing for Novice Restricted and commentated that the weather certainly effected the horses performance – they have seen these horses many times before on the circuit and can go better.
Jane also heads up the British Dressage Supporters Club (BDSC).

What does the BDSC do?
Encourage young riders by supporting the Pony Club Area Dressage Competitions and awarding training grants and rosettes at The Pony Club Championships. We support and sponsor the Talent Spotting Scheme to find and encourage talented young riders. We also sponsor the Development Day for assessors of the scheme.

With membership fees of only £20 per annum there’s no excuses – so come on dressage fans contact Jane and join this worthy cause!

For further information please contact Jken611970@aol.com
Jane will be at the Nationals and will be happy to see you on their stand situated opposite the main arena.