British Riding Clubs and British Eventing have once again teamed up to offer exciting opportunities to BRC members competing at Novice and Intermediate levels with BE.
The leagues will be published on the BRC website and points will be awarded to all BRC members who complete in the following classes:
Novice / Open Novice / Novice U18 Section / Intermediate / Open Intermediate / Intermediate U18 Section
BRC and BE will be awarding rosettes to 10th place. Prizes will be awarded in kind.
If you are interested in opting in for this league please fill out the booking form and send it back to Jessica Payne at BRC HQ.
To find out more details about how the league works please see the link below, which will direct you to our website.-
Riding Club Area Dressage to Music 11/08/19
Great day at the Area dressage to music qualifiers at Woodington EC, Helen Bull finishing 4th and 7th in both her Novice classes, Phoebe Nicholls-Taylor winning both her Prelim and Novice classes and Kelly Louise Blow competing in Medium and winning her Advance medium Class. Well done all. Big thank you to Alexandra Pugh-Panther for being our fantastic helper for the event 😊and to Vectis Equestrian Club for allowing us and sending us to represent the club 🤩🤩
Riding Club Area Team Dressage 21/07/19
Well done to *Team Vectis* today, a really nice Club day out at the RC Area Team Dressage .Our Vectis members , Alex Toogood, Grace Linington, Julie Hosykins & Josie Toogood all excelled themselves coming home with the *Ribbons.*. Alex & Oscar Winning Novice 38 & Qualifying for the Championship's also 3rd place in test 15. Josie & Harry collecting a 3rd & 5th, & Grace a 6th place in her Arena. The Team finished a very creditable 4th place overall. Thanks to Jane Frost for photos and overall organiser and designated team 'helper'
These Area RC events are open to all members so if anyone would like to take part in the future let us know.
Pay & Play & Brading - 13-07-19
A BIG Thank you to Linda Allen for hosting today's *Pay & Play* at Quay Lane Brading, a really lovely Venue. It was a such a nice relaxed atmosphere helping to bring out the best in horse and rider, hope all that attended had a good time. A few pictures of some of the riders today.
Evening Dressage @ Godshill 3-7-19
The weather stayed fine for our evening dressage at Godshill and despite some test time changes due to late entries and withdrawals, the evening ran smoothly. The Prelim 2 was won by Carla Maskell riding the eye-catching Shetland – Blackator Bounty Hunter in his first dressage season. This combination was also second in Prelim 12 which was won by the experienced Penny Edwards on Maximus 1X with the impressive score of 77%. Another winner was Alex Toogood and her Styalways Dark Orchid with 71% in Prelim 15 and very close in marks were second and third placed Sue Nye and Alice, and Laura Brodie on Vittlefields Blackberry. The last class was a pick your own where the winner is decided by the highest percentage score whatever test is ridden. Although entries lacked quantity, quality was high with less than 1 % between the top 2.Penny Edwards was awarded first prize, with Hilary Box and Ty taking both second and third, the second rosette after riding Novice 22 and third for Novice 37A.My thanks to all the helpers, in particular Judge for the evening -Jackie Woodford; writer- Louise Blow; stewards - Anna Lek and Fliss Crouch; scorer- Trish Collins; runner (& general cheerleader) – Jane Frost also Mandy Steen and Carla Maskell for clearing up the field.
Dressage Festival @ Godshill 23 June 2019
Compared to last year, when we experienced a heat wave, the Dressage Festival enjoyed perfect weather for riding on 23rd June with a nice breeze and cloudy sky. Although entries were down on last year, because of a clash of dates with other events, we had keen competition in the classes with some very close marks in the top placings. The 4 competitors in the Open Intro A finished within 2 percentage marks of each other with Claire Proctor and RoR horse, Leamington Lad winning. Whilst the restricted winner was Kate Suitor on her Kingcarra Lily.
Jose Toogood and Moortown Flash Harry took the Prelim 7 Restricted class - a mere 0.45 % ahead of Simone Morley. The Open 7 was won by NPS qualifier Jade Davies and Turpane Boy. The next class was judged on percentage with a choice of 2 tests – Prelim. 18 & Novice 24 and this was won by Kirsty Hume and Angus who also took 1st place in the novice in Arena 2.Other winners were Nicole Adhyanu with Tommy in Prelim. 12; Julie Hoskyns on Pauldary's Amaretto in the Prelim 15 and Helen Bull won the Pick your Own riding the Elementary 40 on Fabergé Mystic.
We were pleased to welcome back to the Island our judges Sheena Russell and Jan Drewett who have judged for us many times over the years. Also, we had our experienced A team of helpers, without whom no event can run smoothly - although I think Jane's superb lunch is the main attraction.
Report on BRC Horse Trials Qualifier by Amy Nicholls-Taylor:
Fantastic weekend representing Vectis equestrian at the BRC Horse trials qualifier. Well done Penny Edwards finishing 6th in the 80cm with an outstanding dressage score of 21 , 4 faults sj, and a little too speedy but clear xc🐎, Maddie-jayne Oakes and Ozzy coming 12th in the Junior 80cm, completing her first ever dressage test, clear sj and clear xc with just time faults to add, you should be super proud of your achievement 😊 and Phoebe Nicholls-Taylor in junior 80cm, individual 3rd dressage 31, only one pole sj and clear xc near to optimum time, also combining with IOW riding club juniors to represent area winning and qualifying for the finals.😊Big thank you also to Paul and Sue for being our helpers and doing a great job, and to Vectis Equestrian Club for allowing us to represent you at these events.
BRC Festival of the Horse
Sunday March 31st 2019 - Dressage @ Lake Farm
Summer Showjumping series 2018
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.