CONGRATULATIONS and news
Hilary French has very sadly lost her superstar Elvis to a rare & fatal disease. They secured a Wild Card for the 2017 Bronze Adv Med Pet Plan championships in their first season at the level.
They were 4th in the Regional Winter Championships 2017 in Advanced Medium Silver. In 2015 they qualified at Elementary level for the Summer National BD Championships 2015 and were 3rd overall in the Eastern inter- County team event 2015 at Elementary level and were 5th in the Summer Regionals at the Medium level with 68% They have also ridden their first Advanced Test scoring 68%and have qualified for the Area Festival first Round at PSG level and have competed at their first Intermediare 1. Neither of them had ever competed at FEI level before and the loss will be very keenly felt by all.
Linda Fisher & Finjo qualified for the 2018 Winter regionals in the music classes at elementary level and achieved their first Regional rosette with 6th place in the latter class. They have had a good start to their career at Medium level with an impressive 65%. Emma Dance and Arvorek Pilgrim (Quinn) had a very successful year in 2016-17. They were 4th and highest placed amateur rider in the Winter national Preliminary final, they won their Preliminary class at the Native Breeds BD championships, Won the Preliminary class and were part of the winning London team at the Eastern Inter County event in 2016 Kathy Bruce
and Frydendals Delano qualified for the Elementary Open & Medium Restricted Pet Plan Area Festival Finals at Hartpury in 2016 . They have regularly qualified for Regional Championhips at all levels and qualified for the 2018 Regional Music championships at Medium level with a Think Equestrian/Equivisions package
with her lovely mare Crazy LAs Baby, who she bought from a showjumping career and who was in the London Inter County dressage team in 2016 & 2017. They also qualified for the Winter Regionals 2017 & 2018 including Elem and Medium Freestyle for Winter Regionals 2018. She also has a young horse, Woodcroft Fifty Fifty (Hugo) who qualified Novice Freestyle Regionals this year as a 4 year old.
and her mare Luci were successful at the 2016 Veteran Riders championships with 3rd place in the Medium and 6th in Elementary. They also competed in the 2016 Elementary music regionals and the Area Festival at Elementary and Medium level and rode in the Inter-Regional Championships for Northern region
and her Knabstrupper stallion Pendragon of Independence (Pen) were invited to present at the Aachen CHIO breed day and won the breed award after presenting their Advanced medium freestyle (as developed by Think Equestrian & Equivisions) in 2014.
They qualified for the Medium Open music Championships 2015, Summer regionals 2015 at Advanced Medium level and won an Petplan Area Festival Prix St Georges & Intermediaire 1 to qualify for the 2016 finals and the Advanced Medium Freestyle finals. Claire has also qualified for the Silver Medium National Summer championships on Corona S. Pen has now retired from competition but has a busy stallion role to fill. see Claire's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Knabstrupper-Pendragon-of-Independence/362069297478?fref=ts
pictured with the wonderful miniature superstar Milo . They were part of the London team that came 2nd at the 2016 & 2017 Eastern Inter county championships and was individually 4th in the Preliminary class in 2016. Milo is a multi talented pony and is pictured out cubbing. They have also been selected for the Eastern Inter Regional team 2017
Dressage to Music Floorplans
ongratulations to the following riders who have qualified for the Summer Music Championships with Think Equestrian Floorplans
Penny Lock (Adv Med Bronze ) Sarah Brener (PSG Bronze) Erika Deakin (Novice Bronze)Mandy Day (Medium Gold)
2018 Winter Regional Championships:
Sofie Butchart won the Advanced Medium Gold Eastern Regional Championships
Margaret Phizakelea won the Elementary Silver Eastern regional championship
Mandy Day qualified for the Silver Medium freestyle finals
Linda Fisher 6th place in the Elementary Silver Regional clas
Riders who qualified for the 2018 Regional music championships with Think Equestrian floor plans include Kathy Bruce (Medium) Jackie Shearer (Elementary) Jo Parkes (Elementary)
Congratulations to SallyAnne Hicks who won the 2017 Medway Preliminary Music championship with an Equivisions/Think Equestrian package
More than 20 riders who had completed their floor plans with the help of Think Equestrian Satellite clinics and usually with Equivisions music, qualified for the 2016-2018 winter regional Championships.
Julie Beckwith (restricted Medium) won the Winter National Championship 2016 Class
Claire Knowles (Advanced Medium) & Jackie Shearer (Novice) also were successful in qualifying for the 2016 Winter National Championships
Tahley Reeve-Smith, who uses music by Equivisions, called on Think Equestrian to make changes to her Medium and Prix St Georges floor plans before the Winter finals and came a very close 3rd in the PsG championship despite a small technical error
Congratulations to Team London at the 2017 Eastern Regional Inter County Competition many individual placings and 2nd place overall. Team London are coached and selected by Kim Ratcliffe and Adam Smyth and included Think Equestrian Clients Emma Dance, Angela Fenn and Penny Lock
Jo Parkes and Hamlets Harmony qualified for the Summer BD Championships 2015 at Preliminary level after having competed at the Pet Plan Area Festival finals in April 2015 and were 4th in the Novice Area Festivals in 2015. They also competed in the Winter Regional Championships at Novice level and came 12th in the Novice Summer Regionals at Silver level. They have also qualified for the Novice Music regionals in their first attempt at music with a Think Equestrian floorplan and qualified for the Elementary Area Festival 2016. They have now returned to Yorkshire and have been selected for the Northern Inter Regional team Veronika Weithofer and Ben stepped up to Medium level in 2015 and made a superb start with a first time score of over 76% in an Affiliated Medium class. They rode their first ever Medium to Music test with a Think Equestrian floorplan and made their Advanced Medium debut.They were also the subject of a recent Your Horse Magazine photo shoot on my Brook Farm clinic and were featured in the December 2015 issue. They have now relocated to the United States of America for which we wish them great success although we will miss them.
Nicola Read returned to the competitive arena with her cheeky Chestnut mare Willow successfully in Trailblazers and unaffiliated competitions She also qualified for the National Ridden Heavy Horse Championships at Equifest with her Clydesdale, Gulshan (pictured) , who also trains with Think Equestrian. Both horses qualified for the Chiltern & Thames dressage championships and were placed 4th & 6th. She is also competing her sisters Shire and have recently competed in their first dressage scoring 3rd place in a massive prelim class. They have now relocated to Hampshire
Sadly Cheryl Jackson has lost Indenteur who won the Trailblazers RoR championship twice and had great success in Affiliated dressage due to an unidentified illness which debilitated him badly before Christmas 2015 and he never returned from his stay at the RVC. "Dent" will never be forgotten