SATURDAY, March 4 saw the final of Hagans Croft’s Summer dressage league being held. Horses and riders were turned out immaculately and some very accurate tests were ridden in front of judge Fiona Young. The final was open to all competitors, although only those who had qualified were entitled to be placed within the league, therefore two separate prize givings took place.
The Intro class has had fantastic entries throughout the league, with the top six placings all up for grabs on the day and within the league. On the day, Joanna Tarasewicz and ‘Prince Harry Trotter’ made her mark on the Intro class, as they strode into first place to receive a superb score of 83.26%. Nicky Greeves and ‘Sadie Sue’ have been working hard throughout the five weeks and all their hard work certainly came to fruition when they saluted to a score of 80.65% and second place. This was enough for them to go on to be awarded first place in the Intro league, followed by Violet Campbell and ‘Jet’.
Once again, the Newcomers class had an increase in numbers throughout the five-week league. This was very encouraging to see, as this class was primarily added for those wishing to move up a level from a walk trot Intro test to a Prelim test, which introduces canter transitions. There wasn’t much movement between ‘on the day’ placings and the Newcomers league placings, with Abbie Cummins and ‘Cassie’ holding on to their top spot on the day and also receiving a perfect 10 for their centre line – what a way to end the Newcomers league! It has been a pleasure watching this pair develop over the league and Hagans Croft looks forward to being part of their future successes. Eleanor Wheeler and ‘Casper’ were delighted with their second place rosette on the day and second place rosette and prize for the Newcomers league.
The Prelim class saw a few new faces taking on the challenge, however, it was Judith Auten and ‘Kevin’, who wowed the judge Fiona Young on the day. Saluting to the highest score of the day, 85.79%, and first place both on the day and within the league. Second in the Prelim league went to Cathy Cowan and ‘Bridge of Stars’.
Reese Hogg and ‘Smythy’ performed a near faultless British Dressage Novice 27 test, finishing on a great score of 83.21% and a perfect 10 for their centre line to claim first place! Olivia Pele and ‘Mirlo Mon’ also gave a sterling performance, saluting to a score of 80.36%. This is Olivia’s highest score of the league to date and the blue ribbon was certainly well deserved. On the day placings and league placings remained the same and Reese and Olivia were delighted to be sporting their red and blue rosettes once again – well done ladies!
Reese Hogg and ‘Smythy’ went on to make light work of the British Dressage Elementary test – bettering their previous score within the Novice test, the pair achieved 85% and first place. It was a winning red day for the pair, as they also took home the Elementary league rosette. Victoria McCandless and ‘Koolstyle’ came home with second place in the Elementary league, but then went on to win the Medium class. It is lovely to see a competitor ride a dressage test at this level and long may it continue, as ‘Koolstyle’ is 24 years young and still out loving his job.
Thanks are extended to all the competitors who supported this event throughout the five weeks. Thanks also go to judge, Fiona Young; scribes and stewards, who keep these events running so smoothly every week! Thank you to both Black Horse Photography and to Morgane Frey Photography for covering the event throughout the five weeks.
Hagan’s Croft is now preparing to start their five-week Working Hunter League and NIF Qualifiers on Saturday, March 11. This event is pre-entry only, with entries closing each Thursday at 8pm. To enter, please visit Hagans Croft’s website: www.haganscroft eqestrianco.uk or download the Hagans Croft App onto a smart phone.
Saturday, March 4
Class 1: INTRO – British Dressage Introductory B, 2009: 1) Joanna Tarasewicz, Prince Harry Trotter 83.26%; 2) Nicky Greeves, Sadie Sue 80.65%; 3) Violet Campbell, Jet 79.35%; 4) Ruth Hendry, Walter 78.04%; 5) Kerry Parkhill, Lucy 77.39%; 6) Eilis Donnelly, Sally 75.43%.
Class 2: NEWCOMERS PRELIM – British Dressage Prelim 14, 2006: 1) Abbie Cummins, Cassie 81.88%; 2) Eleanor Wheeler, Caspar 80%; 3) Ellen Cousins, Janesmoor Crackerjack 76.88%; 4) Ruth Kavanagh-Smith, Popcorn 66.25%; 5) Joanna Tarasewicz, Prince Harry Trotter 63.13%.
Class 3: PRELIM – British Dressage Prelim 1, 2006: 1) Judith Auten, Kevin 85.79%; 2) Lisa Torrens, Gerrit vdl 85.53%; 3) Ruth Cousins, Guntouched 84.74%; 4) Emma Lappin, Robbie 84.21%; 5) Claire Young, Zody 80.26%; 6) Claire Mackay, Craigmore Silver Rebel 79.21%.
Class 4: NOVICE – British Dressage Novice 27, 2007: 1) Reese Hogg, Smythy 83.21%; 2) Olivia Pele, Mirlo Mon 80.36%; 3) Cairlinn Carroll, Chance 78.93%.
Class 5: ELEMENTARY – British Dressage Elementay 49, 2009: 1) Reese Hogg, Smythy 85%; 2) Victoria McCandless, Koolstyle 76%
Class 6: MEDIUM – British Dressage Medium 71, 2002: 1) Victoria McCandless, Koolstyle 63.87%.
Dressage League – February 2023
Class 1 – INTRO: 1) Nicky Greeves, Sadie Sue; 2) Violet Campbell, Jet; 3) Amira Greeves, Lily; 4) Eilis Donnelly, Sally; 5) Ruth Kavanagh, Popcorn.
Class 2 – NEWCOMERS PRELIM: 1) Abbie Cummins, Cassie; 2) Eleanor Wheeler, Casper; 3) Ruth Kavanagh, Popcorn.
Class 3 – PRELIM: 1) Judith Auten, Kevin; 2) Cathy Cowan, Bridge of Stars; 3) Claire Young, Zody.
Class 4 – NOVICE: 1) Reese Hogg, Smythy; 2) Olivia Pele, Mirlo Mon.
Class 5 – ELEMENTARY: 1) Reese Hogg, Smythy; 2) Victoria McCandless, Koolstyle.
Class 6 – MEDIUM: 1) Victoria McCandless, Koolstyle.
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