Area ODE 2018
We had lots of riders entered for the ODE but sadly due to the persistent sunshine lots had been unable to get horses fit and were not keen to run on the hard ground. Despite this we managed to move riders around to make the teams so this did not impact on others.
First to go was the senior 80cm riders. We originally had three teams entered but two were down to three riders. Team blue with Charlotte Long on Dark Bay Lad who jumped very well to complete on 37, Emma Sayer on Coosheen Sea Breeze had a couple of stops XC and Joe Mace on Carillon having a green moment at the water. Team red completed in 6th place; Joe Mace on Willow finishing in 5th place individually, Julia Sheppard on Hot Prospect, Anne Corke on Hearnesbrook Mystic Shadow and Sue Leggett on Asjemenou all jumping clear but picking up some XC time penalties. Team white unfortunately did not complete but Jackie Street on Licaros Pride jumping clear XC but picking up several time penalties, Madie Girling on Sartors Stralizia didn’t fancy the SJ and Miranda Cooper on Madison sadly WD on the XC.
Charlotte Long on Aventurine, Emma Sayer on Heatherview Indie and Chloe Fulcher on Heritage Attica were in the 90cm team. Charlotte doing a fantastic dressage test but sadly a few down SJ meant they finished just out of the placings. Chloe picked up few XC penalties but did complete and Emma jumping a lovely clear XC with just a few time penalties.
Pip Davis on Cathedral Rock, Shirley Stagg on Timatia, Joe Mace on Ash Hill Blossom and Jenny James on Billy Rocket were also in the 90cm and all jumped brilliantly to finish 3rd as a team and Jenny was 4th as an individual.
Jasmine Slater and Imogen Hughes were our only two juniors left in the 90cm team and did very well sadly both just picking up 20 penalties in the XC. Well done to both of them.
The senior 100cm team were also down to three riders and sadly Isabella Stagg WD after the SJ so it was just Francesca Aitchison and Jenny James left in the team. Jenny finished on a great score of 28.7 to take the win and Francesca just picked up a few SJ penalties to finish just out of the placings.
Last to go was Milly Butters and Eric in the Area 14 team. Milly had a great day jumping a lovely double clear to finish 2nd and qualifying for the championships. Well done to them!