It's great to be able to report that Threewaters Riding Club held a very successful Hunter Trial on 28th April, finally! The sun shone all day, in stark contrast to last April when we had to cancel the event due to the poor weather! In all, we worked out that it has been over 15 years since TWRC last held a hunter trial (at Penrose), and it's good to have it back on our event calendar again for members and non-members to enjoy.
The event was well supported across all the classes, and it was great to see so many of you there enjoying the day, thank you. There are many stories to tell of the day, but I'll spare the blushes of one or two people who did some interesting "alternative lines" between fences when brakes or steering (or both) may have have not been working too well!
Several of our club members deserve a special mention for being in the ribbons: :
Debbie Williams for winning the Mini Seniors class, with Jean Buckland coming 6th, and Dympna Gethin 7th.
Senior Midi Pairs winners Jen and Dave Holt who finished clear within 1 second of the optimum time, with Martin Dyer and Jess Robson coming 2nd.
Dee Hall for winning the Senior Midi class, with Nicola Bryant 5th and Margaret Latham 7th.
Tessa Philips for winning the Senior Maxi class with Alison Steele coming joint 3rd
The smooth running of the day would not have been possible without the help of all the volunteers, members and unsung heroes behind the scenes, thanks for pitching in and fence judging, stewarding etc - we do appreciate you giving up your time to help out.
Plans are now underway for our next cross country events in July – our Fun Cross Country evening on Wednesday 3rd July, and our One Day Event on Sunday 14th July....get the dates in your diary, we hope to see you there!!
Hunter Trial results now available
Click here for a full set of results for each class.