Report by Vera Porter

Chilham had a new look cross country course for 2016, a move that was well received by riders.IMG_5718

This event is held in the beautiful 300 acres of Chilham Park, by kind permission of Tessa & Stuart Wheeler, & sponsored by Foxwood Maclean and Airowear.

The event was blessed with a weekend of sunshine, which after all the weather ups
& downs recently was brilliant for the organisers. This year they went quite radical & completely changed the direction of the course, thanks to Scott Bricknell.

Local eventer Sarah Gadd [emember_protected custom_msg=’This content is only available to Members, to read more of this article please Join HERE or if you are a member please LOGIN‘]who fence judged on Saturday and competed for her first run at BE100 with Diaz, loved the new course, which she descibed as big & bold.
Francis Whittington also gave the new course the thumbs up.

Saturday had well supported BE90 and BE80T classes.

Section A was won by Amy Rose Howe riding the lovely coloured Unchartered Territory, with 26.8 dressage & double clear. Imogen Stainton with John Tulloch’s Dromores Westmeath Lad took Section B staying on their dressage of 28.
Nikardo owned by Miss Helene Braeckman and ridden by Harry Horton had an impressive 20.8 dressage & double clear
to take Section C.

Section E was won by Anna Levy with Henrietta Medding’s First Class. Henry Insley and the little grey
Highburren Lark owned by Flora Insley took Section D. With a double clear & 31.3 dressage Grand Revelation owned
by Mrs Laura Paice & ridden by Myles West won Section F. Staying on their 29.3 dressage Corinne Roberts and
Fourstar Buck took Section G. Hung Parliament ridden by Lynda Kyne won Section H. Melissa Joannides with Witchetty Grub
staying on their 29.3 dressage took Section I, Melissa was delighted with this horses first run & said it’s not bad for
a “hunter”.

Sunday was the time for busy BE100 and Novice classes.

Francis Whittington with Mr Robert Batcheller and Mrs Maureen Rawson’s Exellent R continued his recent winning streak and took Section J with a brilliant dressage score of 20 and added just 2.8 cross time faults.

Section K was won by Persian Flyer ridden by Holly Bradbury. Section L saw a win for
Katie Preston and Dreams Come True with a 25 dressage and double clear, “the little horse just keeps getting better” said

The handsome black gelding Summer High ridden by Edwina Phipps took Section M. Staying on their 27.3 dressage
Emily Baldwin & A Cooley Takeover won Section O. Katie Berriman Davies with Lady Midas owned by Ms Frances Davies
won Section N un18. Jacks Buck owned by Mrs Patricia Davidson and Mrs Jill Price ridden by Clare Lewis took Section Q.
Lynne Scott and General Commotion won Section R. Zara Lye & Jana de Caraignac won Section P un18.

The whole event ran very well, although the cross country times were quite difficult to attain, this might have been due to the ground being a bit holding and hilly, but even so there were lots of shouts of good boy/girl well done & much patting!

Photographs courtesy of Lorraine Porter

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