Vectis Equestrian Club


Summer Showjumping series 2018

Many thanks to Helen and her army of helpers for organising these events. 

The points have been worked out and the top 4 in no particular order are:

Penny Edwards.         Tonto
Maddie Oakes.            Ossie
Keira Harper.               Dolly
Jessica Morris.            Striker

So, come along to the AGM where the winners will be revealed!!

September 2018

Well, it has been a busy time for your Vectis Committeeorganising a full programme of Events and Competitions throughout the summer months, and with the high temperatures and hard ground, this has not been easy! Summer events have been: TheDressage Festival; Show Jumping Shows;Evening Dressage; Spider Rides and Clear Round Jumping.  Also, Cross Country Training with Sarah Holmes, Flatwork and Pole Work Training with Robert Booth and aBiomechanics’ Clinic, organised by Georgina Leavold.

We have sent Teams to Riding Clubs Area Competitions, including Horse Trials, Dressage, Combined Training, Festival of the Horse and Dressage to Music, with several of our Teams and Individual Members Qualifying for the Championships. 

So a big thankyou to all our members who attended these Events and to everyone who helped to organise and make these competitions HAPPEN!!!

We are very pleased to have “Wight Animal Bedding” again as our Sponsor for the Winter Dressage series held at Lake Farm, starting on Sunday October 28th.

Area Dressage Sunday 15th July 2018

Report from our WINNING TEAM member Helen Bull

 It was a very early start but at least it was cool at 5am. The Senior Vectis Dressage team were traveling to Hurn to compete in the Riding Test and Senior Open Teams, Tina Read, Penny Edwards, Cally Dawkins and myself, Helen Bull. Tina and Penny went via Yarmouth and Cally and I from East Cowes meeting up on arrival. Our very valuable helper was Alex Pugh-Panther and team leader Jane, both always encouraging and enthusiastic even when things did not go to plan.

  I am not sure any of us performed to the best of ours or the horses abilities in the Riding Test prompting Jane to say afterwards that we should give that a miss next time! However we managed to pull it out of the bag in the Open team, where we all rode a different test and everyone upped their game having settled down in the surroundings and acclimatised to the heat. I believe Tina got very overheated and felt quite unwell for a time, but we horsewomen are made of stern stuff. Personally I don't think I've ever ridden in quite such intense heat and the relief at being able to take your hat and boots off when finished was immense. Alex was perched in a chair in the hottest part of the field for two hours stewarding, shouting at the top of her voice for the correct number to come on down, she did a magnificent job and got all to the correct arena in time.

  Before we left Jane was getting quite excited as depending on Cally's result we had either finished first or second. We all left at a similar time, going in different directions. Unfortunately we got held up for half an  hour in traffic due to an accident on a roundabout so missed our 4pmferry. We were still on the way home when Jane sent through the news that we had WON! She also sent a picture of her Bacardi and coke that she was then enjoying in the cool of her garden. Talk about envy, we were still on the ferry!

  I think we would all like to thank the club for giving us this opportunity and especially to Jane, who always seems to believe in us when we have doubts.


Dressage at Lake Farm March 25th 2018

Well done to our winners Mollie Sheath, Phoebe Nichols-Taylor, Jen Attrill,Tina Read & Linda Allen. Emily Radford taking the Racehorse to Riding Horse prize. Full results on Results Page
Thank you to everyone who supports and helps at these Club events.
The last in our Winter Dressage Series, kindly sponsored by *Wight Animal Bedding* is on Sunday April 15th at Lake Farm, this is our Championships
with great prizes on offer, hope to see you all then

Dressage at Lake  Farm Feb 25th 2018

So today was the third Competition in our Vectis Winter Dressage Series, kindly Sponsored by *Wight Animal Bedding*. A great club day ,nice to see so many members and friends, we even had Sunshine!.
Our *Winners* today, Helen Bull, Sam Dyer, Lorna Lee, Linda Allen, Alex Toogood, , Natalie Brougham & Emma Hissock.
Highest placed *Racehorse to Riding  Horse * Sam Dyer riding Seigneur Du Bois,
Qualifiers for the  N.P.S. Championship were, Charlie Adkins, Phoebe Nichols-Taylor, Louise Hawkins, Jen Attrill and Paula Kusserow
The next Dressage in the Winter Series
Is on Sunday 25th Match.
Full results on results page 

Area Show Jumping Feb 18th 2018 at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre

A day in the life of Georgina Leavold!!!!!

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes for #TeamVectis SJ. 

To say adversity played a part today would be an understatement! Last night saw our first hurdle with poor Lauren's pony having a swelling to his leg. We all thought our prayers were answered when she had a second ride but at 7am this morning to realise the jabs had just gone out of date! 🙈

None the less with a team of helpers and supporters in Lauren and her family we headed off to crofton with Jane's fine words of: "don't worry you only need three to win!" 

I think I then jinxed the team by joking; "No one can get eliminated in the first round as now we have three it will mean the team won't be able to jump the second!!"

Charlotte was in first and sadly (or frustratingly for Charlotte) Barney couldn't overcome his fear of the very scary Olympic Swimmers cut out fence.

I was to ride second and in a very busy electric warm up arena and a couple rodeo moves later I was hoping to stay on board!! Thankfully we got in the ring and Carrera switched on to her job popping the course to role an unlucky pole after loosing a bit of balance coming off a tight corner.

Abbey was last to ride and had a lovely round and having that same "pesky" pole I did; just loosing rhythm on the corner. 

We are all a bit gutted we didn't bring back any placings and we could have done with a bit of luck on our side, but it wasn't to be today. That's horses.....🙄

As always thank you to vectis for sending us. Thank you to Tash, Katarina, Sophie and Kirsty for helping today we couldn't have done it without you guys. 

Next training! 🐴

Dressage at Lake Farm Jan 28th 2018

This was the second competition in our series kindly sponsored by WIGHT ANIMAL BEDDING. It was lovely to see so many Competitors,Supporters, Members and friends at this club event.

Well done to our winners Anita Mattheson, Holly Whyte, Phoebe Nichols-Taylor, Olivia Hedley and Emily Radford. Full results on the  RESULTS PAGE.


A huge well done to Natasha Coventry and her pony Shamlord Sunrise on qualifing forn the BRC National Winter Championships.

Natasha qaulified with a score of  72.29 percent in Novice 28 at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre on a very stormy Day!

Dressage at Lake Farm Nov 19th 2017

This was the first competition in our winter dressge series, kindly sponsored by Wight Animal Bedding.

Points are awarded to 6th place in all Dressage Tests.

Leading the series after this first competition is Sam Dyer & Seigneur de Bois, but with four more competitions to go this can quickly change!