Summer Showjumping series 2018
Well, it has been a busy time for your Vectis Committee, organising 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
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.
VECTIS EQUESTRIAN CLUB is the best.
Dressage at Lake Farm March 25th 2018
Dressage at Lake Farm Feb 25th 2018
Area Show Jumping Feb 18th 2018 at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre
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!