‘Incredible’ support for Cherry Bee show

Last Sunday's Cherry Bee charity show was a huge success, with good entries and a total of �2,500 being raised for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Riding for the Disabled.

The atmosphere on the showground was terrific and Angela and Dusty Carver thanked everyone for their incredible support and the competitors and sponsors for helping to raise so much money.

Class winners included Lizzy Gray winning the British Novice/1.30m Open, Katie Peasley the 1m/Leading Lady Rider, Kelly Beales the 1.05 Open, Georgie Wood the 1.10m, Ruby Pointer the 1.15m and June Gotts the 1.20m. The leading gent rider was jointly awarded to Kevin Smith and Peter Davis.

• The first British Dressage Inter County dressage team competition at Norton Heath saw 21 teams from the seven counties in the Eastern Region competing for fabulous prizes and the pride of representing their county.

Each team had designated colours and the generous sponsorship from Ruggery Rug Wash meant Norfolk riders looked fabulous in their purple polo shirts and caps and the horses in their matching rugs and bandages.

The competition was over two rounds, with good performances spread across the teams. With the the second round scores being held back until after the overall results were announced, excitement built right to the end of the day which even the rain could not spoil.

The Norfolk Elise team of Jan Adams, Lynn Fielder, Frances Norton and Debbie Ridout finished in sixth place and there were individual places for Debbie, who won the Med/AD Med/PSG/Para test, Lynn, fourth in the Novice and Ashleigh Adair-Springett, fifth in the Prelim.

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Other Norfolk riders taking part were Fee Liddle, Rachael Chandler, Annalise Gray, Alison Reypert and Gill Sandom. Area coordinator Amanda Edwards and team trainer Pippa Childerhouse were on hand to help warm up riders, ably assisted by many friends of the riders, making for fabulous team spirit throughout.

• Redwings Horse Sanctuary is inviting supporters and members of the local community to come and preview its new site in North Norfolk. With so many horses in desperate need across the UK the charity has decided to invest in a new 200-acre site at Aylsham, all thanks to legacy funds given for that purpose.

The centre opens to visitors in 2012, but the charity has decided to hold a preview weekend in August.

Redwings Aylsham is at the site of the former Aylsham Fun Barns on the edge of town. It will be opening from Friday to Monday August 5-8 inclusive, from 10am to 3pm each day, and entry is free.