23 May 2022

Fantastic results at the South Region Qualifiers …

All three of our riders have qualified in The Countryside Challenge for Nationals at Hartpury.

On Sunday 22nd May, three of our riders competed in the South Region Qualifiers held at Berkshire Agricultural College. Gabriel, who rides on a Thursday afternoon with Jenny Whiteman came first in his class. Maddie, who rides on a Tuesday morning with Jane Allen, came first in her class, and Billy (pictured below) who rides on a Monday morning with Carol Steljes, came second. Maddie’s score was the top mark in the show – well done Maddie. The children and their parents were so thrilled.

They all rode Gen, one of our ponies at the stables, who was beautifully turned out, thanks to our Thursday pm volunteer Sue.

A quote from one of our volunteers .. ‘And the kids have benefited hugely. Their smiles today were worth a million dollars ..’

A quote from one of the mums ..’he was over the moon

Thank you and well done to everyone who helped on the day and supported the team, and especially to Jenny Whiteman and Jane Allen for their hard work and fantastic training, and to Cassilda Courtier-Dutton for organising the event.  A lovely day was had by all.