Woodland Hunt Members Out and About
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The Novice Eventing team of Charlotte Bagshawe, Bunty Matheson, Cliona Muir and Ellie Townend beat off all the other Novice Teams in Area 12 to come an incredible 1st, with every team member getting placed in their sections!
The intermediate eventing team of Alexandra Dunn, Rowena Orr, Maddie Dudley and Elspeth Lund also did incredibly well coming second overall at the Areas. Maddie Dudley won her section, Alexandra Dunn came second in her section and Rowena Orr came 4th in her section, all finishing on double clears.
Both teams have qualified for the National Championships in Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire - Well done girls!
1st and 2nd placings for Novice and Intermediate Eventing Area Teams!
Novice Team win Area SJ !
Royal Windsor Horse Show Success!
Chiltern and Thames Rider Winter SJ Champs
Team Successes at ODE!
Woodland's senior Dressage team stole the show at the Areas - winning the Intermediate Dressage competition. Incredibly all the team placed; Emily Estcourt 1st, Jessie Kirby 3rd, Suzannah Boddie 6th and Becky Lambton-Heyes 7th. The team went onto the National Championships in August where they did amazingly well - coming 9th overall with individual placings for Suzannah and Jessie who were both 7th and Emily 8th.
At the Show Jumping Areas, Suzannah Boddie came 2nd, qualifying as an individual for the National Championships where she came a fantastic 8th.
At the Eventing Areas, Alexandra Dunn came 4th individually, 1 of only 14 out of 55 competitors to go double clear. Fantastic results girls!
Intermediate Area & National Championship Successes!
Dengie Champs - Well done Maddy & Jessie!
Like London Buses - we wait for ages then 3 Dengie finalists come along!!
What a result for Woodland! The Area 12 Dengie Finals, held at Addington on the 9 March, saw all three of our Qualifiers make it through to the National Finals in Warwickshire on the 12 & 13 April!
Jessie Kirby - our pint-sized Dressage Diva(!), came 2nd in the Novice Dressage, Maddie Dudley jumped a stunning jump-off to secure 1st place in the 95cm Show Jumping in which Charlotte Bagshawe also managed an impressive 4th place.
There were also a number of other Woodland sucesses on the day - Emily Bowen came 5th in the 55cm Show Jumping class and 7th in the 65cm class. Jessie Borrough-Haq picked up 5th place in the 75cm class against some stiff competition, the Woodland 85cm Show Jumping team, comprising of Ella Bollon, Jessie Burrough-Haq, Maddie Dudley and Charlotte Bagshawe, came a very respectable 2nd (with Maddie and Charlotte also picking up individual placings).
Well done girls - Woodland (and your Mums!) are extremely proud of you!! Thank you Posy for your fantastic suport and encouragement on the day!
Anaïs makes a fabulous start to the Eventing Season!
Ooh là là - Le Trec Winners!
Woodlanders exercise their brains instead of their ponies!!
Show Jumping success for Woodland!
Dengie Dressage Qualifiers
Woodland Sweeps up at Addington!
Woodland Hunt entered a team (Charlotte Bagshawe, Ella Bollon, Jessie Borrough-Haq and Maddie Dudley) to compete in the 80cm Show Jumping Class at Addington Manor on the 30 October 2013. Under the watchful eye of Posy Knapp, the team secured 1st place against 18 other teams. Maddy Dudley also came 2nd individually in the class and topped that by winning the 90cm SJ Dengie Qualifier! Jessie also had a fantastic dressage success on the day, getting placed 1st in the Intro 2007 test. What a fab day for Woodland!
Affliated success for Maddy and Maggie!
Maddy Dudley and her awesome pony Maggie have recently become BSJA affliated and, at their very first outing, came 2nd in Junior Novice; qualifying for the Blue Chip Championships 2014!! BSJA Juniors had better watch out for the "new kids on the block"!
A new high for Charlotte...
Charlotte Bagshawe was delighted to win her first 3 foot Show Jumping class on her fab new pony, Jay, at the BCA's annual "Children in Need" competition on the 3 November. This follows recent successes at other local competitions. What a great new team they make!
First B+ Test success!
Congratulations to Emily Estcourt who recently passed her B+ Test. Emily is one of the first candidates to take this test in Area 12 and she described the test as "challenging". She had to ride two horses in a double bridle, on the flat in a snaffle and take them show jumping and cross country and then describe improvement plans for each horse in each discipline. Having passed her Lunge test earlier in the year, Emily now hopes to work towards her A Riding (A) and A Horsemastership (AH) tests, the highest level of test within the Pony Club
Becky and Teri pass first time!
Well done Rebecca Lambton-Heys and Teri Stevens who have each passed both sections of the B Test at their first attempt. The B Test is now usually run as two separate exams - one for Horse and Pony Care and the other for Riding. For the riding, candidates have to ride their own and at least one other horse on the flat. They then take their own horse around a course of show jumps and cross country jumps. Passing the full B Test entitles candidates to move onto the Lunge then A tests within the Pony Club or allows them direct entry to BHS Stage III. They can also work towards their Coaching Certificate - which both girls plan to do.