The weather was much better than the pouring rain of last year, this year we had warm, brilliant sunshine! And this year we went out with over double the riders that we did last year... You may have seen some of their members profiles, but your FOTH Eventer Challenge Team are:
100 Senior - Individuals
Carlene Goff & Enya
Hannah Mears & Anjuli
90 Junior - Individual
Imi Bradbury & Siepke's Ilona
90 Senior Team - AG Hendricks
Tina Kavanagh & CVS Dixie Chick
Kate Bouchier & Dexter's Calico Joe
Helen Nicholls & Angelo of Dalwhinnie
Ella Cloake & Der SIlberner Prinz
90 Senior - Individual
Katy Briggs & Macs Dreamer
80 Senior Team - AG Foxhole
Poppy Read & Dudley Stone Highbridge
Jo Rimell & Primitive Gold
Sarah Paton & Hainton Steve
Nikki O'Neill & Tinka's Tir Na Nog
On the day we needed to provide quite a few helpers - without our helpers we literally could not compete, we would get disqualified! So a huge thank you to Beth Davidson, Tracey Toombs, Nikki Morgan, Nikki's Sister, Helen Nicholls, Kate Bouchier, Sarah Richards, Emelya King, Poppy Read and Lauren Fox! A mixture of fence judging, car park stewarding, collecting ring steward - safe to say we had most bases covered!
So, how did we do?
Well firstly I'd like to really highlight the friendship, sportsmanship and team spirit showed by Aspley Guise in these qualifiers. Beforehand, team members were discussing what times they were arriving so that they could plan to walk to course together, and on the day it was wonderful to see everyone support each other, staying to watch other team members compete, congratulating each other, supporting each other - and our helpers were fantastic cheerleaders too! This is the kind of environment and attitudes we are trying to foster in our club!
Results wise it was a fantastic day for Aspley Guise & District Riding Club. Imi Bradbury kicked off the day coming 1st in her 90cm Junior class, (official confirmation pending) we're delighted to be sending her off to the National Championships in Spring 2020!
We had a 5th from Hannah Mears in the 100cm Senior class, followed by 15th from Carlene Goff in the same class.
Our teams did well too, with our 90cm Seniors placing 1st (BRC confirming pending, they're off to nationals), Katy placing 15th individually, and our 80cm Seniors placing 5th!!
I'd like to say a huge well done to all of our competitors - I think it's safe to say that, from a team spirit and results side, you're really putting Aspley Guise & District Riding Club on the map!
20th October, Arena Eventing at Keysoe, classes from 70cm-100cm, Juniors and Seniors
If you're interested in joining one of the teams for future events, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We're always happy to see our teams grow, Senior or Junior! And we'd really love to hear from some more Juniors who would be interested in representing our club.