Amanda happy with Cove’s progress

Amanda Woodhams and Elfin Cove at Keysoe. Picture by Kein Sparrow photography

Amanda Woodhams and Elfin Cove at Keysoe. Picture by Kein Sparrow photography - Credit: Archant

The Summer Eastern Regional Dressage Championships at Keysoe Equestrian College saw a host of Norfolk talent descend upon the venue in the hope of gaining all-important championship qualifying places.

One of those hopefuls was Amanda Woodhams on her own Elfins Cove in the Medium Restricted class. The pair were unfortunately out of the qualifications, coming seventh, but Amanda was still very pleased with her horse's performance, saying: 'Elfin has qualified for the Regionals at every level up to Medium, but this is her best result to date. Now we are aiming at the Winter Regionals.'

Despite making the dressage look easy Amanda explains that her 13-year-old mare isn't naturally cut out for the discipline, adding: 'She is built wrong for the job in everyway, but because she throws her heart into everything, we manage to produce really good work.'

Amanda, as well as three other competitors at the championship, are trained by Norfolk dressage trainer Tessa Fielder. Other Norfolk riders to earn placings on the day included Sara Sexton and Liza Mcquiston. With Sara claiming 15th in the Open Medium


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