Exe Equestrian Open Show proves a huge hit

PUBLISHED: 09:08 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:08 10 July 2018

Overall Champion

Overall Champion


Horse riders, if nothing else, are stoical people! After weeks of hot, dry weather the heavens opened during the club’s open show on Sunday, held, with kind permission of Nigel & Paula Lee, at Nutwell Court.

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Despite torrential rain, competitors from all over Devon, including Plymouth, continued taking part in the various working hunter, showing and show jumping classes, plus dressage tests, which in particular requires concentration both on the part of horse and rider. Sparkling tack and immaculate riding clothes were soaked but by the end of the day the sun was out and the show was deemed a success.

Once again the club very sincerely thank our sponsors, Leesons of Honiton, Kenniford Farm & Kitchen, Devon Rosettes and Spotless grooming, all who helped, judges, stewards etc who stood out in the downpour and to those who helped setting up prior to the show and after - without this help the club could not run. Thanks also to Milmo’s, Wychanger Barton and Mole Valley Farmers, who kindly donated vouchers.

Because of the rain, the entries for the dog show were down. However, there is a further chance to make your pooch a prince for the day as our novice fun horse and dog show is on Sunday, July 15, at Nutwell. New pony classes introduced this year are Thelwell classes ie the pony with the shortest legs, the longest ears, and the hairiest pony - all for fun. Entries are on the day.

For further information, please go to www.exe-equestrian.co.uk or telephone 07971 260 269.

Results - Exe Equestrian Open Show July 1

Class 1 Restricted Novice, 2’: 1 Annie Laing (Bee); 2 Paul Titcomb (Brisa).

Class 2 2’0-2’3: 1 Megan Thompson (Summer Louis); 2 Sophie Goodall (Barley); 3 Claire Toze (Penden Max); 4 Cerys Foster (Out of Tune II); 5 Annie Laing (Bee); 6 Emily Titcomb (Valentines Jazzman).

Class 3 2’3-2’6: 1 Cerys Foster (Out of Tune II); 2 Fern Bennett (Star); 3 Jenny Goodall (Barley); 4 Emma Watson (Delphi Mountain).

Class 4 2’6-2’9: 1 Fern Bennett (Star).

Class 7 Ridden Hunter over 14.2hh: 1 Molly Burnell (Hero); 2 Anya Keays-Smith (Jac); 3 Sue Forte (Reggie); 4 Chloe Wyllie (Bob); 5 Becky Vanstone (Fox Hill Farm Black Gold).

Class 8 Ridden Hunter pony 14.2hh & under: 1 Isla Wilmington (Higher Checkmate); 2, Rebecca Wheeler (Tuckleberry Darwin); 3 Katie Bennett (Janton A Touch of Gold).

Class 9 Working under over 14.2hh: 1 Molly Burnell (Hero); 2 Anya Keays-Smith (Jac); 3 Chloe Wyllie (Bob).

Class 10 Working Hunter pony 14.2hh & under: 1 Katie Bennett (Janton A Touch of Gold).

Class 11 Novice Working Hunter: 1 Jasmine Cardy (Biscotti); 2 Chloe Wyllie (Bob).

Class 12 Working Hunter in hand: 1 Rebecca Wheeler (Tuckleberry Darwin).

Class 13 Green Hunter. 1. Katie Bennett (Janton A Touch of Gold).

Class 14 Hunt Seat Equitation: 1 Jasmin Cardy (Biscotti); 2 Chloe Wyllie (Bob).

Class 15 Best Turned Out: 1. Rebecca Wheeler (Tuckleberry Darwin); 2 Isla Wilmington (Woody); 3 Kerry Hancock (Alfie).

Class 17 Best First Pony/Horse: 1 Teagan Browne (Honesty); 2 Kirsty Mabin (Solly).

Class 18 Best Combination: 1 Kirsty Mabin (Solly), 2 Molly Burnell (Hero); 3, Teagan Browne (Honesty); =4 Sue Forte (Reggie) and Hermione Perry (Ambra Cadenza).

Class 19 Best Family Pony/Horse: 1 Sophie Goodall (Barley); 2. Daniella Thomas (Poppy).

Class 20 Best Condition in-hand: 1 Nicola Connett (Alfie); 2 Hermione Perry (Ambra Cadenza); 3 Rebecca Wheeler (Tuckleberry Darwin); 4 Bryony Edmond (Rafthouse Reved Up); 5 Sofia Zervou (Oldmill Kittywake); 6 Amalia Zervou (Steephill Wispa).

Class 21 Best Conformation: 1 Becky Vanstone (Fox Hill Farm Black Gold); 2 Rebecca Wheeler (Tuckleberry Darwin); 3 Kirsty Mabin (Solly).

Class 23 Best Coloured: 1 Kirsty Mabin (Solly); 2 Sophie Goodall (Barley).

Cass 24 Best Cob: 1 Indiana Perry (Bernard); 2 Becky Vanstone (Fox Hill Farm Black Gold).

Class 25 Best Veteran: 1 Megan Thompson (Summers Louis); 2 Indiana Perry (Bernard); 3 Sophie Goodall (Barley).

Dressage 2: =1 Amanda Williams (Llanarth Westminster), Emily Titcombe (Valentine’s Jazzman), Chloe Edmonds (Lady Nazinda); 4 Nicola Connett (Alfie); 5 Kerry Warren-Blackwell (Campbelltown Gift).

Dressage C: 1 Rebecca Wheeler (Tuckleberry Darwin); 2 Chloe Edmonds (Lady Nazinda); 3 Penny Thompson (Louis); 4 Isla Wilmington (Higher Checkmate); 5 Indiana Perry (Bernard).

Dressage 18; 1 Claire Toze (Pendan Max); 2 Emily Titcomb (Valentine’s Jazzman); 3 Kerry Warren-Blackwell (Campbelltown Gift); =4 Fern Bennett (Star) and Cath Jeffs (Tom).

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