AN Area 13 Team Show Jumping at Royal Leisure Centre, organised by Goring and District Riding Club, took place recently on a bitterly cold day, which did not deter competitors. There was a very good turnout of teams, with excellent standards of jumping and some enthusiastic spectators and supporters.
Non Qualifiers: In first place was Mayhems, a team from Mid Sussex Riding Club, which achieved a very good results at its first team event supported by chef d’equipe Liz Marlow. The team consisted of Marie-Ann Oliver - Monarch; Leigh Clark - Coco Latte; Kelly Marsh - Joabbe.
Second place went to West Sussex Riding Club, with Rogate Riding Club in third place and Goring Riding Club in fourth.
Qualifiers: 1st Horsham A Team with Caroline Exley - Copperfield Iris; Kellie Hounslow - Gypsey; Hayley Dumbrell - Total Eclipse; AJ Stamper - Lucifer Star.
2nd Horsham B team- Vicky Allen - Razzle Dazzle; Andrea Starn - Pauldary Lord Luit; Karl Standing - Millbrae Finn; Sarah Bloom - Mungo.
Junior Qualifiers 1 Horsham-Charlotte Exley Edwards - Copperfield Iris; Hannah Lavender - Klondyke Clown; Katie Roberts - Josh; Megan White - Merlton Dandy. 2 West Sussex Riding Club; 3 Goring Riding Club.
Marilyn Turner was chef d’equipe for the Horsham teams and was really pleased how everyone performed and was particularly excited as she bred Copperfield Iris ridden by Caroline Exley.
She said that it was so good to see her performing so well, jumping four clear rounds.
Everyone now wishes the team good luck for the championships at Hartpury Gloucestershire on Easter Saturday.