Team Showjumping 2017

1) Over 50 members represented the branch in 2017

2) Team & individual placings were achieved at every event we attended

3) The members all have great fun, not just in the competition but from the whole experience, from team talks, course walking, warming up together and
encouraging each other.

4) There is lots of training planned for 2018, both general and team specific.

5) Teams are open to everyone, events vary from 50cm x poles to 1.10m open classes

6) Keep an eye on our Facebook members page for upcoming events.

7) If you’re unsure about putting yourself give one of us a call and have a chat about it.

8) Showjumping is for everyone, regardless of your experience, come and try!

SJ team badges and certificates:   

Heidi Robbins
Kirstin Robbins
Eti Noonan-Ward
Katie Duval
Isabella Coates/Baker
Amber Pinnock
Emma Cruikshank
Florence Crowther
Beatrix Crowther
Barnaby Crowther
Tash Barton-Walls
Veryan Johnson
Josephine Johnson
Ruby Light
Dana Bateman
Morgan Wykes
Dids Hunter
Lorna Breen
Darcy Breen
Ella Spearing
Evie Spearing
Ralf Birkby
Harriet Birkby
Megan TRM
Sydoni Rowlands
Millie Plummer
Tegan Howarth
Poppy Woodbridge
Nina Anderson-Scott
Bear Nugent-Harvey
Nina Griffiths
Bella Downs
Georgia Downs
Jasmine Derbyshire
Millie Davies
Jess Guy
Allana Perry
Sky Mcwalter
Leonie Hartington
Nancy Oliver
Holly Brook-Nash
Maud Brook-Nash
Olivia Richardson
Grace Gilbert
Tilly Yertsever
Amelia Murtagh
Millie Southon
Nicola Lamper
Poppy Parsons
Emily Goodman
Crystal Lloyd
Talia Parsons

Harriet Thompson


We have had another busy and successful year in dressage this year, with a record number of training sessions, good results at area level and placings at the Land Rover Regional championships at Keysoe. Many of our members have also been busy at unaffiliated competitions and have done themselves and their trainers proud.

We had a strong group of riders to choose from for our teams at area dressage, where we were able to field a grassroots team, novice team and intermediate team.

Well done Allana, Charlie, Katelyn and Leonie on the Intermediate team, who were placed ninth; Dana, Veryan, Sky ??? making up the Novice team and Josephine, Bea, Flo and Eti??? on the Grassroots team, who qualified for the Regional Championships. Thanks also to Sarah Holland Villa for coaching the dressage team and being there on the day to help us warm up.

It was really exciting to have our Grassroots team competing at the Regional Championships at Keysoe. We had to make a team substitution and put forward a team of Bea, Flo, Harriet and Eti. This was a massive, stay-away show with teams from all around the South. All our riders rode well, despite the pressure of such a big event and the fact that several were also competing in the show jumping team and had very tight times. In the end, the team were placed??? and to our great pride, Harriet was placed??? Thanks to Candice, who supported the team throughout the event.

Dressage day was well attended, with members learning not only about riding a better test, but also more about judging and lunging.

We have been lucky to be taught and inspired by a great group of instructors: Badr Al Omran, Sarah Holland-Villa Melissa Beer, Debbie Reed, Simon Luck, Sarah Muggeridge, AB Williams and Darren Woods and our thanks go to them for their hard work and enthusiasm.

The award for dressage for 2017 goes to Harriet Birkby, whose result at the Land Rover Regional Championships was richly deserved, and truly impressive. Well done, Harriet.

Eventing  Shield

Lots of our members have been taking part in eventing and xc this year. Michelle Richardson has worked hard to encourage younger riders and has arranged training at several venues.

We were very lucky with the weather at all of these rallies, with some days proving to be very hot and sunny. Each rally proved to be extremely popular with lots of encouraging words and support from all the parents nervously watching at the sidelines.

All of the ponies really enjoyed these rallies too … with some riders having to perfect their braking techniques around some of the fences and others riders having to really encourage their mounts and ride bravely over fences they had never seen before.

Older members have continued to turn out and enjoy training with new trainers and at new venues. We have also enjoyed arena xc training with Caroline Jeanne and many members have put this to good use at arena xc events at Duckhurst, Brendon and Coombelands.

We have also had success and fun at a wide range of competitive events.

Several of our younger riders competed for the first time at the Mini Hunter Trial for Petersfield Pony Club at Chase Farm on Saturday 16th September. Talia & Poppy Parsons, Sydoni Rowland, Tegan Goble, Eti Noonan Ward, Josephine Johnson and Olivia Richardson all took part in the 30cm & 45cm class with all of them having a lovely enjoyable round. The 60cm class was a really big step up as it was very long and technical and proved too difficult for many as out of class of approx. 25 riders, only a handful went round without any penalties. The SDHWPC girls did us all proud that day by showing real guts and determination even when they found it really tough.

Older riders enjoyed competing in one day events at Eridge and Coombelands. We had great fun, some highs and some lows. We found riding dressage tests and show jumping rounds on the grass quite challenging and discovered that the dressage phase of eventing is pretty important.

We also took 3 members to Area Eventing at Bonfleur, with a novice team of Veryan and Sky and Leonie riding at Intermediate. All riders rode nice dressage tests and jumped well in the show jumping phase. Fortunately, the xc courses were a little kinder this year (but still very challenging). However, luck was not on Leonie’s side when her stirrup iron broke mid-flight and forced her to retire half way around the course. Veryan rode a super clear round and achieved a placing and Sky had a few issues at the water???

Dougie Bunn sportsmanship Award

Bear Nugent-Harvey

Stoner Award

Leonie Harlington

Oakley Award

The Bateman Family

Horse and Pony Care champs

Instructors Awards

Under 8

Most improved rider – Lily Wright

Stable management knowledge and care – Heidi Robbins

12 and under

Most improved rider – Lucy Elsam

Stable management knowledge and care – Sydoni Rowland

12 and over

Most improved rider – Millie Plummer

Stable management knowledge and care – Isabelle Marshall