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Spring Dressage

Our first competition of the series kicked off on Saturday 18th March.

I am pleased to say it was a huge success and a real fun filled day! We had a good number of entries and a superb level of quality riding.

It is very exciting that we have some fabulous sponsors on board this year to bring the competition and added zing! Hird and Partners vets are our main sponsor for the year, we also have sponsorship in the form of fantastic prizes from EquiFit Physio, Katie Amos Photography, Jude Furniss Massage, Minerva Beauty.

Results from competition 1:

Intro A:

1st – Katie Limmack – 70%

2nd – Jenny Kenworthy – 63.69%

3rd – Lucy Hymas – 61.08%

Pre 7:

1st – Jan Bates – 68.5%

2nd – Shelley Lyons – 64.5%

3rd – Caroline Birkett – 64%

Pre 12:

1st – Janine Collins – 65.4%

2nd – Caroline Birkett – 65.2%

3rd – Janelle Holden – 64.6%

4th – Sarah Birks – 64%

5th – Jan Bates – 63%

Nov 24:

1st – Angela Butler – 68.85%

2nd – Janelle Holden – 65%

3rd – Kate Siddall – 63.84%

FSM:

1st – Kate Siddall – 73.88%

2nd – Angela Butler – 72.77%

 

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Regionals and Livery success.

Well its been a busy week of preening and training our ponies ready for the Winter Regionals at Myerscough International Arena.

It is fantastic that four horses from my yard that I have large input with qualified and competed at the Regionals.

Katie and Otto, Katy and Alice, Charlotte and Tess and Rolex and I.

Katie and Otto did superbly well in a strong Elementary freestyle class considering Katie’s run up was hindered with illness and she hadn’t competed in some time, Otto performed really well, so well done to them both. Katie is now starting competing at Medium level.

Charlotte and Tess, well what can I say other than I was SUPER proud of my little protégé who is only 14 years old and riding a very advanced sharp horse in a highly contested Novice Open class along with true adult professionals, Charlotte held her own and looked wonderful. Charlotte and Tess are off to the Nationals in April in the Petplan Finals.

Victoria Fisher and Lady G also started their BD career with a bang, Lady only being 4 went out first time and came home with plus 70%!! Well done.

Well done to all my liveries in all their disciplines. It isn’t only the competing liveries but also my happy hackers and pleasure riders who achieve their own set goals month in month out.

Much more to come from team SFE xx

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Winter Dressage Series Results

Well our Winter Dressage Series finished with a festive bang yesterday. We had tinsel, glitter, mince pies, festive tunes and lots of fun.

Our series had been as popular as ever with a fantastic number of entries each month.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our judges, writers, helpers and competitors for making it such a success. We cannot wait to do it all over again in 2015.

 

Here are the results, well done to all entrants.

 

Intro:

1st – Jenny Kenworthy & Morgan Ross

2nd – Andrea Shackleton

3rd – Angela Murray

4th – Anna Hallos

5th – Grace Bamford

 

Prelim:

1st – Angela Murray

2nd – Tina Iball

3rd – Isla Mansell

4th – Kate Siddall

5th – Alex Bailey & Bev Sparks

 

Novice:

1st – Jennie Williamson

2nd – Alex Bailey

3rd – Isla Mansell & Vanessa Lewis

4th – Franscesca Pearson

5th – Tina Iball

 

Elementary:

1st – Charlotte Lutener

2nd – Jennie Williamson

3rd – Katie Amos

4th – Georgina Muller

5th – Helen Kettleborough

 

FSM:

1st – Charlotte Lutener

2nd – Shelley Lyons

3rd – Katie Amos & Jacquie Pryde

4th – Helen Kettleborough & Kate Siddall

5th – Vicky Taylor

 

**Senior Championship**

Champion – Jennie Williamson

Reserve – Angela Murray

 

**Junior Championship**

Champion – Charlotte Lutener

Reserve – Jenny Kenworthy

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Stephen Clarke returned to Shaw Farm!

What a fantastic day we all had when the guru of dressage that is Stephen Clarke when he revisited us this month.

Stephens style of training is totally different and he is a man of few words, however those few words are bound to teach you a thing or too!!

We had a full clinic with him, along with a large waiting list. Each and every rider on the day came away very satisfied and full of excitement.

Stephen will be back with us again soon, I will post dates on here as soon as we have something organised.

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Summer Dressage Series Results.

Well what a fantastic series we had for our Summer Championship. Each month we had a vast number of entries and the feedback was superb every time. What was also very lovely to see was the improvement in every combination over the months.

Our judges were very encouraging and friendly and the atmosphere was fabulous!

We are very excited about our WINTER SERIES starting next on the 13th September, check out our calendar page for all further dates up until December.

I would like to thank all those who supported us each month and to say well done to all competitors, here are the final results:

Intro:

1st – Jenna Oldham

2nd – Bev Sparks

3rd – Shelly Lyons

4th – Zena Wiggins

5th – Andrea Shackleton

 

Prelim:

1st – Joan Walsh

2nd – Vicky Fisher and Nick Vercoe

3rd – Lauren Sweetland

4th – Jess Hyde

5th – Bev Yeadon

 

Novice:

1st – Charlotte Lutener

2nd – Lauren Sweetland

3rd – Bev Yeadon and Amanda Haughton

4th – Vanessa Lewis and Jess Hyde

5th – Kathryn Bailey

 

Elementary:

1st – Jane McCrea

2nd – Rachael Dodsley

3rd – Helen Kettleborough

4th – Charlotte Lutener

Music:

1st – Jane McCrea

2nd – Lauren Sweetland

3rd – Charlotte Lutener

4th – Vicky Taylor and Kate Siddall

5th – Shelly Lyons

 

OVERALL JUNIOR CHAMPION:

***CHARLOTTE LUTENER***

 

OVERALL SENIOR CHAMPION:

***JANE MCCREA***

 

Well done everyone and thank you xx

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Fun in the sun!

Well so far we are having a lovely summer in the Pennines. Our horses are all enjoying long spells of turnout daily and the evening riding is just fantastic at this time of year.

The yard has been a bustle of activity recently with many riders and their horses out competing successfully, we have welcomed a couple of new liveries over the past few weeks who seem to be loving life at Shaw Farm.

Katie Amos and myself ran a very successful Dressage to Music Clinic which proved extremely popular, so anyone who fancies making their pony dance then look no further, between us we can coordinate a fantastic floor plan based on your horses strengths and compose a unique music routine. Contact Esther for further details.

SFE’s Summer Dressage series is going really well with huge entries each month and lots of success from our own liveries. It is also great to see so many of our riders improving each month.

We still run regular training clinics for both flatwork and jumping and our monthly Show Jumping event is as popular as ever.

Rolex and I have started our BD campaign in June, so far he has done me proud gaining scores of 66%, 68%, 69% and even a 70%. I am very excited about this horses future, keep checking out this page to keep up to date on our progress.

More posts to follow, Esther.

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Dancing ponies are coming to Shaw Farm

We are excited to announce we are holding a Dressage to Music Clinic at our yard.

Throughout our Dressage Series we have seen a keen interest in the Music element to Dressage however many people feel intimidated to put together some music and design a floor plan. Well worry no more, we will do it all for you!

Myself and Katie Amos, both active BD Riders will work closely together to produce some fantastic music to match your horses tempo and your style, we will also design a floor plan to best show off your ponies.

Within the price you will receive a one to one session, 2 cd’s of your individual music, electronic version of the music, a printed floor plan and reduced entry to your first FSM class at SFE.

Check out our calendar page for further information.

Intro – Novice tests catered for in a 40×20 arena.