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PHI - the great Eastern Ride Off!

last updated on April 21, 2017 09:34

PHI - the great Eastern Ride Off!

Last weekend Vale View Equestrian hosted a feast of Para Dressage with nine teams making the trip to the Para Home International. With the theme being ‘Best of British’ this year, it was a great showcase of our riders from far and wide and gave all grades and levels the opportunity to shine as well as giving everyone the chance to dress-up for the opening ceremony! There were soldiers, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and even a dog dressed as Winston Churchill!

Eastern region fielded two teams, kindly supported by CU Phosco Lighting, and led from post to post with Eastern Phosco leading at the end of day one and Eastern CU Lighting finally securing victory in a very close contest!

The Eastern Region was supported by their Regional Chair Lotte Olsen and Para Rep Joanne Dagley Cleworth who did a wonderful job swap – not only supported her region but rode on the fifith placed Eastern Phosco team!

The winning team of Jason Marques (Grade 1) Natalie South (Grade3) Georgina Maton (Grade 5) and Amanda Shirtcliffe (Grade 3) just pipped South West Belles to victory

Super proud regional chair Lotte Olsen said; “Our two Para HI teams have really done well. The weekend started with the opening ceremony with a best of British theme Our great British Bake Off effort including our very own Paul and Mary and snacks for every region - Yorkshire puds, Cornish pasties and many more! Plus our riders were amazing – thanks to Jason Marques, Kirby Brown, Natalie South, Sophie Lingfield, Georgina Maton, Amanda Shirtcliffe, Adrian Hare and Joanne Dagley-Clewor!”

Special thanks go to official British Dressage clothing supplier, Tylers. The Hertfordshire-based sportswear supplier kindly embroidered all eight saddle pads for the Eastern region team riders free of charge.

Team Scores

First – Eastern CU Lighting -408.53
Jason Marques with Paddy
Natalie South with Stady Boy
Georgina Maton with Rudys Pride
Amanda Shirtcliffe with New Princesss

Second – South West Belles – 408.33
Anna-Mae Cole with Priceless
Hope Hayward with Hot Chocolate
Emily Skerret with Eleganza
Diane Green with Gunstone’s Pride

Third – North West & Wales PARA House - 407.78
Nikkie Morgan with Bailey W
Caitlyn Saddington with Percy V
Denise Smith with Sheepcote Catkin

Fourth – Central – 407.02

Fifth – Eastern Phosco – 405.92

Sixth – Southern – 398.30

Seventh - Deep Purple (North) – 397.01

Eighth – Purple Velvet (North) – 397.37

Ninth – South West Sunshine – 374.18

Highest scoring riders:
Grade I Julie Payne (and overall)
Grade II Kyrby Brwon
Grade III Amanda Shirtcliffe
Grade IV Marcelle Ward
Grade V Nicky Morgan

Visit the Vale View website for full results



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