June 21st Competition

Toni Crossley and Gayle Loose

Toni Crossley and Gayle Loose

Rachel Heron

Rachel Heron

Well we certainly were lucky with the weather on Saturday the 21st of June. After having to cancel our April competition as the ground was too wet, we then had some quite wet weather in the weeks prior to the 21st. I was feeling quite concerned the weekend prior as it rained most of Sunday. However mother nature was finally kind to us and a dry week was followed by glorious weather for the competition. Certainly no sign of the wild winds that have characterised this week.

Highlight of the day was the lunchtime presentation to retired long serving committee members Gayle Loose and Toni Crossley. Gayle has been President for the past 7 years and believe me it is not until you try to fill her shoes that you realise just how much “stuff” she did. Even though Gayle has written extensive instructions, I still email her regularly to find out how to do yet another necessary job that most people would not have realised needed doing, let alone known how to do. Gayle even kindly came to help set up for the comp and her help was invaluable. Toni has been secretary and before that treasurer for many years and again was someone who worked quietly behind the scenes to help keep our club running smoothly. Thanks again girls.

Our thoughts also went out on Saturday to well known club member Sue Rayner who lost her mother after a short illness. Thinking of you Sue.

Competiton was also hot on Saturday, high score of the day went to Danielle Govier and Weltfrieden MM who scored a whopping 75.227% in the Open Competitive 1.1. Highest club member score was Robyn Targa and Furst Fling who scored 73.462% in the Open Competitive 1.2, closely followed by Felicia Mulligan and Nickshar Nomination who won the Closed Restricted 1.2 with 73.077%. Other over 70% scores were awarded to Lisa Swan and Divine Romance in the Prep B pony, Melinda Norton and Galaxy in the Prep C, Katie Umback on Gronskovlunds Marquis and Victoria Davies on Andaluka Elegido both in the Preliminary1.1.

Our next competition is another Saturday comp on the 2nd of August. Hope the weather then is just as good as this comp. Happy Riding!