FOTH Eventer Challenge
This was kindly organised by Area 8 and they invited us to join them for the Eventer Challenge at Poplar Park. It was a beautiful day for the event which started with the Junior 100 and we had Shannon Curtis riding for us, she did a lovely round on Martini and came 3rd. The Senior 100 was next and we had Cheryl Turner riding Be a Rebel who came 3rd and Milly Butters riding Derwins Dapple who cam 2nd, well done to all.
Next was the Senior 90 Challenge we had one team consisting of Pip Davis on Cathedral Rock, Dani Lawrence on Atlanta Roo, Isabella Stagg on Quite a Compliment and Joe Mace on Ash Hill Blossom, Pip, Danni and Joe had lovely clear rounds, unfortunately Bella had a fall so was eliminated but as we could drop her score that left us on zero and the team came 2nd. Pip Davis also rode Bownmore Boy as a individual
The last group to go were the 80 Challenge we had three teams. First team was Finn Valley Galaxies with Chloe Fulcher riding Heritage Attica, Elodie Fonseca riding Sam’s R Man, Hannah Norris riding Racha Darling and Jackie Streeting on Licaro’s Pride. All rode great rounds and the team came 6th Second team were Finn Valley Stars Sue Leggett riding Asjemenou, Becky West on Callin Beag Liath, Joe Mace riding Carillion and Rebecca Greenwell riding Pennfarthing Jasper again they all rode well and the team came 7th. The third team the Cornets were Shirley Stagg riding Timatia, Julia Hicks on Rachwood Miss Skalette, Emma Sayer riding Owain Brecon Boy and Joe Mace on Willow. The team all had lovely rounds with Shirley coming 1st and Joe 5th individually and the team coming 2nd.
It was nice to meet four new members and this was their first event representing Finn Valley Elodie Fonseca, Lauren Steel who rode as a non qualifier in the 80 Challenge on Keenleyside the Enchantress, Rebecca Greenwell and Kate Over riding the 80 Challenge.
It was a great day once again for Finn Valley Riding Club with lots of rosettes being awarded and several people hopefully will qualify and go to the Championships.
Report by Barbara Smith