Area ODE 2019

The ODE was held at Poplar on the 23rd June. The weather had been kind to us to the ground was perfect. This is an event we hosted so it is always a busy day and we are grateful to our riders that helped set up either before or after the event.

We started the day with the 80cm riders. We had three teams entered. Team yellow Joe Mace, Shirley Stagg, Sue Leggett, Julia Hicks) finished 5th with Joe 2nd and Shirley 4th individually. Team blue Anne Corke, Jenny James, Rebecca Brooks, Elodie Fonseca) were 6th. Team pink (Libby Wilson Smith, Sue Westmore, Lauren Steel, Amy Brownlee) just finished out of the placings. We also had one individual of Trish Niblock who had a good day representing the club for the first time. Our lone junior 80cm rider Lily Myers jumped a lovely clear but picked up a few time penalties.

Next to go were the 90cm riders. Team purple (Pip Davis, Bella Stagg, Danielle Lawrence, Joe Mace) finished in 2nd by 0.2 of a penalty! Bella Stagg won her section and Joe came 3rd, so well done to them.  We also had some individual riders Lauren Steel, Jasmine Slater and Jenny James. Jasmine jumped a lovely double clear to finish 5th.

Dulcie Wade had a good SJ round but sadly things didn’t go to plan in the XC. Andrew Taylor had a great day and finished 2nd and qualifying for the nationals!

Last to go were the 100cm Charlotte Long and Francesca Aitchison. Sadly, Charlotte WD after the dressage but Francesca had a great day coming 3rd in her section. Last to go was Milly Butters in the 100+cm Area 14 team. Despite some eliminations from her team Milly cruised round the XC to finish 4th and qualify for the championships.

 

We had in total 250 riders run over the day and without all our helpers and volunteers it just would not have been possible so a massive thank you to you all!

Jess Mace