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May & June newsletter

Welcome to the may-june newsletter

Earlier in May we sent teams to the Area 7 summer dressage qualifier at Milton Park. We had both excellent individual and team results.

2nd Open Team Shillington Solar Eclipse ( Pippa Dixon Katy Stockley , Lizzie Dodd , Steph Staples )

4th Open Team Shillington Supernova ( Lauren-Claire Simmonds , Emily Steaggles, Rachael Stevenson, Helen MacFarlane )

7th Prelim Team Shillington Starlight ( Carrie Sherriff Abbie Warner Helen McFarlane, Lizzie Dodd)

1st Junior P7 Charlotte Kitchener

1st E43 Pippa Dixon

1st M61 Lauren Simmonds

2nd Intro B Helen Waites

2nd N39 Rachael Stevenson

We also sent 2 teams to Rockingham international horse trials for the Team show jumping, where 4 riders jump 4 different height (70-1m) for a combined lowest team score, with a 10cm higher Joker fence to finish.

The course proved influential with very few clear rounds, but our riders enjoyed the sunshine , shopping and rubbing shoulders with the Nation's eventing elite!

A Friday showjumping training clinic was held at Ion farm Gravenhurst with instruction from Doug Jones, who was visiting from Ireland. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their sessions and were put through their paces over a course of fences.

We also held the first in a series of evening Dressage competitions at Wakes End.

The event was well attended and we saw lots of very smart combinations come down the centre line.

The intro was won by Kay Sheppard & Boy, after a long break due to injury.

Prelim 7 was won by Jessica Robb and Hawksdown Hocus Pocus and highest placed member 2nd place Tilly Gill and Romeo.

The Novice was won by our own Committee member Verity Beaton on her mare Sapphire.

Our next Dressage evening will be 22nd June.

Shillington r.c also sent two 80cm teams and an individual 90cm to Stoneleigh r.c 2 day event at Princethorpe college. An amazing opportunity to compete long format over 2 days including roads, track and steeplechase.

The teams headed up to Warwickshire for a fun filled couple of days at this beautiful venue. Lots of walking and talking, some food and drinks and even a few tears, but so many laughs and so many firsts achieved! Well done to all, and hopefully we'll be back again next year to make more memories with the Shilly Fillies!

Looking ahead to June/July we kick off with some Jubilee Bank Holiday polework and jumping clinics.

There are also some full day training events to enter on the Website at MKEC and Luffenhall.

July's Area 7 qualifiers will be online to enter shortly- to compete for the club in Eventing, showjumping and Dressage to music as both team or individuals.

Contact team manager Emily Steaggles if you're interested on competing for the club.

We hope you enjoy the summer with your horses and to see you at one of our events soon.

Fiona Iszchak

Shillington Chairman

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