Hickstead Team SJ

It was an early start to be on the road for 3am for the BRC team jumping championship at the Royal International Horse show. Finn Valley had 5 teams, but unfortunately one team had to withdraw. One member of the team had to jump 85cm, one 95cm and the final member 105cm.  

TEAM 1                 

Jess Mace           Willow

Amy Curl            Rough Diamond

Lilly Raven          Bollagh Betty


TEAM 2                                

Shirley Stagg      Timatia

Emma Harwood  Irco Dakar GIII

Isabella Stagg     Quite a Compliment                                              


TEAM 3                                

Molly Appleby    Nat

Shannon Curtis  Stadmorslow Twix

Emma Sayer       Heatherview Indie


TEAM 4                                

Joe Mace             Ash Hill Blossom

Claudia Bickers   Riversdale Papago

Jenny James        Heritage Attica                                            


We arrived at 6.30am and after giving my horse, Nat, a quick spruce over we headed down to find the arena, if I hadn’t of found Shirley Stagg I think I would have got completely lost!! I warmed up and Nat felt good! Shirley Stagg finished her round and I was called to go in! I was so nervous, understatement of the year!!! Nat jumped the most fantastic clear for me in a decent time! It has got to be up there in my top experiences!

It was a fantastic day had by all, Finn Valley team 2 came 12th, team 4 came 24th, team 1 came 30th and team 3 came 80th! Out of 120 Teams Finn valley represented themselves well as always!!

Thank you to Julia and Barbara for organising as I would never have got the opportunity without being part of such a fab club!!

Roll on next year!!!

Report by Molly Appleby