Area Dressage 2019
9th June – Area Dressage – Geldeston
It was a busy day for Finn Valley at the Area Dressage at Geldeston kindly hosted by Marcia and Area 14. The ground conditions were prefect after all the rain we’d had and we had several new members out competing for the first time.
First to go were the prelim riders in which we had three teams entered. The red team of myself, Tracey Keeley, Joe Mace and Maddy Girling came 6th, team Yellow of Shirley Stagg, Anne Corke, Joe and Jess Mace came 5th and the Pink team were unplaced despite some good individual placings. Some notable individual scores of Joe Mace and Ash Hill Blossom scoring 71% in prelim 14 to come 2nd and 67% on Carillion in the prelim 15 to come 3rd. Cheryl Tuner and Be a Rebel came 5th with 66% in the prelim 15. Sue Westmore, Anne Corke and Joe also picked up 6th place in their prelim tests.
The senior open blue team of Joe, Luisa, Milly and Bella had a great day coming 3rd just missing out by a few points. Bella Stagg won the novice 34 with 70% and came 2nd in the elementary 43 with 70%. Joe was 2nd in the novice 24 with 71%, James Smith was 4th in the elementary 43 with 65% and Luisa Edwardes picked up 5th and 6th in her two tests. The white team of Sue Leggett, Maddy, Pip and James just missed the top six placings.
We had two riders in the intro tests, which is new for 2019. Danielle Lawrence won this by more than 6% with Jackie Street taking 2nd place.
The last to go were the style riders. Judges slightly differently this year as prelim and novice tests were used.
Team orange came a close 2nd and team white 5th. Bella cam e2nd in the novice 30 with a great score of 84% and Jess Mace was 4th with 74%.
Well done to everyone who took part. I am sure there will be some qualifications to the championships!