LAVENHAM and District Equestrian Club were able to put the disappointment of their cancelled August show behind them at the weekend with a successful final show of the season with an altered layout at Melford Hall.
Club member Zara Brooks had a very successful day both winning the 2012 Condition and Turnout Championship, kindly sponsored by the McLernon family, and the Overall Shown Points Championship. Chantal Pinney, riding Rettina came a close second, only four points behind.
The club are holding an auction of secondhand tack at Acton Village Hall on Friday, October 5.
Ring One - Showjumping
Absolute novice: 1 Sophie Bird, Pepper; 2 Lucy Root, Ballinamore Skylark. Lead rein: 1 Faye Hearnden, Stoak Personality; 2 Zara Hearnden, Reddy Teddy Go. Novice horse/pony: 1 Sophie Bird, Pepper; 2 Lucy Root, Ballinamore Skylark; 3 Jessica Williams, Fennel. Novice - pony: 1 Zara Brooks, Bandit. Horse: 1 Chantal Pinney, Rettina; 2 Lucy Burns, Little Horse; 3 Lucy Watts, Bonne Noel.
Speed class, Turner Tool Hire Shield: 1 Chantal Pinney, Rettina; 2 Zara Brooks, Bandit; 3 Brooke Smiles, Nellie. Intermediate: 1 Chantal Pinney, Rettina; 2 Melanie Brooks, Hilly; 3 Hannah Hardwicke, Firefox. Small open: 1 Hannah Hardwicke, Firefox; 1 Hannah Hardwicke, CJ; 2 Becky James, Bloomfield Billy. Open horse/pony: 1 Hannah Hardwicke, CJ.
Ring Two - Hunters
Novice working hunter: 1 Ross Keys, Daichristu Magical May Queen; 2 Georgina Thornton, Paddy; 3 Samantha Brown, Radnor Jubilee Boy. Working hunter not exc 15.2: 1 Maddie Gardiner, Shockin Holy Saint; 2 Zara Brooks, Bandit; 3 Hannah Hardwicke, Reddy Teddy Go. Working cob: 1 Rosie Howe, Ballingham Parker. Working hunter exc 15.2: 1 Emily Evans, Brillo; 2 Melanie Brooks, Hilly; 3 Heather Fordham, Spartacus II. Ridden hunter exc 15hh: 1 Emily Evans, Brillo; 2 Victoria Lovick, Talking Point III; 3 Yasmin Hempstead, Balhagaty Indigo Sky. Ridden hunter not exc 15hh: 1 Charlotte Thornton, Cornsdale Kingsmaster; 2 Melanie Firth, Romanno Talk Talk. Ridden cob: 1 Fleur Gutteridge, Chester. Hunter Championship - Bedrock Boy Shield: Champion: Emily Evans, Brillo. Reserve: Rosie Howe, Ballingham Parker.
Ring Three - Mountain and Moorland Showing
Junior condition and turnout: 1 Joshua Twitchen, Larapina Sandpiper; 2 Sevgi Alciner, Fofsway Riverdance; 3 Henry Elliott, Hollydell Voyage. Condition and Turnout Championship for the Ballinamore Sky Lark Sash and Challenge Shield kindly sponsored by the McLernon family: Champion: Zara Brooks, Bandit. Reserve: Tia Wynne-Rogerson, Waitwith Willow Herb. Lead rein mountain and moorland: 1 Tia Wynne-Rogerson, Waitwith Willow Herb; 2 Georgia Elliott, Hollydell Voyage; 3 Joshua Twitchen, Larapinta Sandpiper. Ridden mountain and moorland - small breeds: 1 Phoebe Price, Charlie; 2 Emma Tiley-Nunn,Saraton Monaco; 3 Emma Snape, Waitwith Willow Herb. Large breeds: 1 Zoe Howard, Castehill Danny; 2 Sally King, Oak Mill Burlington; 3 Fleur Gutteridge, Chester. Inhand mountain and moorland: 1 Zoe Howard, Castlehill Danny; 2 Georgina Crouchman, Springlane Firecracker; 3 Paige Mitchell, Brock Bea. Condition and turnout inhand: 1 Molly Thompson, Ballingham Parker; 2 Georgia Elliott,Hollydell Voyage; 3 Melisa Alciner, Fofsway Riverdance. Inhand youngstock 3 yrs and under: 1 Georgina Crouchman, Sringlane Firecracker; 2 Paige Mitchell, Brock Bea. Pony showing: 1 Lucy Root, Fofsway Riverdance; 2 Phoebe Price, Katie; 3 Melanie Firth, Romanno Talk Talk. Riding horse exc 14.2hh: 1 Evie Lewis, Hanzano; 2 Georgina Edgecombe, October Sun. Showring Championship: Champion: Molly Thompson, Ballingham Parker. Reserve: Phoebe Price, Charlie.
Family pony/horse: 1 Georgina Edgecombe, October Sun; 2 Phoebe Price, Charlie; 3 Evie Lewis, Hanzano. Ridden veteran 20 yrs and over: 1 Zara Brooks, Bandit; 2 Georgina Thornton, Paddy. Riding club horse exc 14.2: 1 Georgina Edgecombe, October Sun; 2 Lucy Watts, Bonne Noel. Riding club pony not exc 14.2: 1 Brooke Smiles, Nellie. Ridden paints and spots: 1 Melanie Brooks, Hilly. Pairs showing: 1 Evie Lewis, Hanzano and Charlotte Thornton, Cornsdale Kingsmaster. Overall Show Points Champion: Zara Brooks, Bandit.