Busy weekend at Lime Kiln Farm Equestrian Centre
Lime Kiln Farm Equestrian Centre enjoyed another busy weekend, with the first Eventer Trial of the season on Saturday.
Competitors were judged over a round of showjumps and part of the newly-built cross country course.
Class one, the 55cm, was won by Judy Shaw and Class Diss Miss, just a few seconds ahead of Marie Henig and her veteran mare Impy, with Tasarla Lagan in third and fourth on Attory Milly and August Surprise respectively.
Tasarla upped her game in the 65cms to take the class on August Surprise, beating Caroline Casburn's homebred Ace into second.
The top three placings in the 75cms were separated by just three seconds; the winners were Grace Lester and Maize at their first event together, with Fandangos Gold and Sammi Curtis in second and Laura Smith riding Dixie in third. The final class of the day was won by Molly Gould, on board ex-racer Art Point. The next Eventer Trial is on April 8.
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Sunday saw a fantastic turnout of horses and ponies to take part in the Winter Woolies Showing Show, judged by Rosemary Keeling in the morning and Lee Clarke in the afternoon.
With Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (TGCA) qualifiers on offer, coloureds and cobs were in abundance.
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Claire Glover and Springtime Solitaire had a successful morning, winning the Best Turned Out, the TGCA in-hand youngstock and the mixed in-hand coloured.
The in-hand M&Ms were hotly contested, with Jo Cullen and Aberville Bucks Fizz winning ahead of daughter Emily and Waxwing Rigmarole.
The in-hand hunter was won by Alison Lee and Attory Milly ahead of Pagane Scott and Captin Crash. Another popular class was the in-hand veteran; with some fantastic examples of older horse and ponies on display, the winners were Claire Burch and her 24-year-old Connemara cross, Finnius Rainbow.
Sandra Wright and her stunning Traditional Charlie took in-hand Champion after winning the TGCA 4yo and over class earlier in the morning, with Jo Cullen and Aberville Bucks Fizz as Reserve in-hand Champions.
The first of the ridden classes was the TGCA four-year-old and over, which was won by Emma Hadlum and Cobweb II.
The ridden M&M's proved as popular as the in-hand class had in the morning, and was won by Amy Harris and Bureside Autumn Mist.
Amy was also second in the Competition/Sport horse class behind Alison Lee and Attory Milly. Georgina Wilkes riding Gemma Webster's Oliver Brown III took top spot in the ridden hunter.
Lead-reins were next on the agenda, with Taliah Aristdou and Alifie IV led by Christina Gillet at the top of the line ahead of Kashia Bhogal and the beautiful Dartmoor, Springwater Legato.
The two first ridden classes were won by Mollie Harris on Colne Honey Dew and Amelia Newby and Waxwing Lap of Glory. Kay Gillam and Hortons Glory were cob class winners.
Ridden Champions were Taliah Aristdou with ridden reserve going to Georgina Wilkes and Oliver Brown III
Supreme Champion was Taliah Aristdou and Alifie IV with Reserve Supreme for Jo Cullen and Aberville Bucks Fizz.