A Successful Somerford PL

Although getting a bit wet we had a good show and we were kept entertained by Eva (below)

Cheeky Eva!
Cheeky Eva!

Grace had an exceptional show winning 2 of the 5 year old classes on Eden 🙂 and Jo’s new horse Eureko (Bert) who has only been in the country for 3 weeks came 2nd in 2 of the 5 year old classes also qualfying for the Nationals and Hickstead! We have to thank Rebecca Dudley in Holland for finding these horses for Grace & Jo 🙂

Eden and Bert posing!
Eden and Bert posing!
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Bert looking quite pleased with himself!

Julie Lockey’s super mare Caluna had a great show with both Hannah and Becky, getting 66+% in the Inter 11 with Hannah and a top 10 placing in a big class and scoring 65+% and 67+% with Becky in the GP and GP Special placed 4th and 5th – not far behind Carl Hester 🙂

Carinsio was a star after being v hot on the first evening we were there – he settled and pulled 70+% and 72+% out of the bag in the PSGs coming 2nd to Farouche 🙂

Several of Hannah & Beckys clients also competed and achieved some good scores – well done – we are very proud of the successes of all ‘Moody Dressage’s’ clients and pupils, everyone is doing a fab job and working hard.

None of this would be possible without all the staff at home who are fantastic at looking after the horses, making sure they are happy and look beautiful – Thank you 🙂

 

Addington PL 2014

We had a mixed show at Addington, the first disappointment being that Caluna developed an abscess in her foot so she could not go 😦

We took Nora to compete in the 5 year old classes on the Friday – she was a very good girl but unfortunately the judges in the first test did not appreciate her greatness 🙂 and she came 7th but then made up for it in the International class winning with 80% – 10% more than the previous judge had her on!

 

Eaimbry Eleonora
Eaimbry Eleonora

 

Becky then competed Jack in his first PSG on the Saturday morning, he had super trot work and the canter was good but with slightly wobbly changes to get them nearly 72%! unfortunately Michael Eilberg scored 1/2 a percent more to take 1st place and Becky came 2nd but a great result for his first time!

 

Jack's preparation for his first PSG!
Jack’s preparation for his first PSG!
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Conserving his energy 🙂

 

The warm up!
The warm up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaaww - All grown up!
Aaaww – All grown up!

Safe & Smart……..

12yr old 16.2hh German Wb gelding by Don Jonne (Donnerhall)
Super safe horse who is training PSG with established piaffe and passage.
Still in medium points, qualified for the regionals at novice, elem and medium getting placed 7th at the winters last year.
Hacks on his own and in company, loves a good canter on stubble fields. 100% in traffic.
Also very careful and scopey jumper, who has jumped BN and Discovery
Excellent to clip, shoe, load, and travel/stable away.
No quirks, lovely friendly person who enjoys his work.
Make great schoolmaster for someone wanting to ride the more advanced movements.
Genuine reason for sale, no loans/leases.

http://youtu.be/AeA86rOENPE

Email: ellidarling@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 07811368106

£19,500

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Myerscough Premier League

We had a very successful Premier League with Becky’s own and Julie Lockey’s Fidertanz mare Eaimbry Eleonora aka Nora who won the very large 5 year old class, against some very nice horses, so we are thrilled to bits with that 🙂 Julie now owns Nora’s mum so we are really looking forward to breeding from her this year and years to come.

Photo to follow!

Grace Webster riding her own Eden came 4th in the 5 year old class so again that was fantastic especially as she only got her in October last year!

Grace & Eden
Grace & Eden

We then had 4 ‘Moody trained’ riders in the U25s Grand Prix in a class of 5!  Eilidh Grant took 1st place, followed by Ryan Todd in 2nd and Jess Knapton in 3rd. Wasn’t  that long ago they were all in BYRDS trotting round on their 12hh ponies!

Hannah & Becky - the proud trainers!
Hannah & Becky – the proud trainers!

Eilidh Grant and Jess Knapton also took 1st and 2nd place in the Young Rider Team Test.

Princess Caluna then strutted her stuff in the Grand Prix Music class on Saturday night and took a well deserved first place. Becky has only ridden Caluna a couple of times in the last couple of months as Hannah is now riding Caluna again – but it just proves what a fantastic job Hannah is doing for Becky to go and achieve that 🙂 Becky and Caluna also competed in the Grand Prix class on Sunday and came in 4th, considering there were a few costly glitches it was still a good score!

Caluna modelling her Hird & Partners rug kindly given to us from our vets, who, it has to be said are amazing!
Caluna modelling her Hird & Partners rug kindly given to us from our vets, who, it has to be said are amazing!

We give a big thanks to everyone at Myerscough for running such a fantastic show, always helpful and accommodating – even ordering a Chinese takeaway for us 🙂

I also cant forget our little mascot – my gorgeous Dudley 🙂

2014.03 Myerscough Duddas

SOLD!!!

15.2hh 11 year old Bay gelding by the Lusitano stallion Rialto out of a Welsh D mare.

This lovely horse has 3 good gaits with a lovely extended trot.

Established at Medium level and working towards changes, canter pirouettes and the more advanced work at home.

Hacks alone or in company and good in traffic and is good to deal with in all ways – farrier, box, clip, bath etc.

Only for sale due to owners change in circumstances.

Video at:  http://youtu.be/08K7QtrFDn8

£8,750 o.n.o

Please phone Diane on  07788504949

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World Class Development Programme:Registration Now Open!

World Class Development Programme: Registration now open!

Are you an eventer, show jumper, dressage or para-equestrian dressage rider who sees themselves as having the exceptional talent and dedication to ride and win at Olympic and Paralympic level in 2016 or 2020 and beyond?

Registration for the 2014 – 2016 UK Sport Lottery funded World Class Development Programme has now opened and must be completed by anyone wishing to be considered for selection. The Selection Policy and Registration form is now available to download from the BEF website (www.bef.co.uk). Registration for the Programme will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014. The 2014 – 2016 Programme will commence on 1st December 2014 and run until 31 November 2016 (subject to funding).

The BEF’s World Class Programme aims to provide Britain’s elite riders with the best preparation to represent Equestrian Team GBR at Championship level.  The Development Programme focuses on the identification and development of future world class riders and horse/rider combinations who have the perceived ability to deliver medal winning performances on the world stage for Great Britain in the future.

The Programme incorporates the three Olympic sports of dressage, eventing, showjumping and the Paralympic sport of para-equestrian dressage. Please be aware that there are discipline specific Selection Policies for each discipline and a generic Registration Form (all riders wanting to register their interest should review the minimum criteria for their discipline before completing the Registration Form).

The World Class Development Programme is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, primarily from the National Lottery, via UK Sport.

If you have any queries relating to the Development Programme please contact Debbie Lee, World Class Development Programme Assistant at 02476 698876 or email debbie.lee@bef.co.uk

Vacancy for BD Apprentice

Moody Dressage will have a British Dressage Apprenticeship place available from mid February.

Our yard offers a very supportive and educational environment for anyone wanting to gain more experience in the world of dressage. We are very proud of all of our previous apprentices, who with out exception are all pursuing a successful dressage career. 

Applicants need to be good team players (we are a relatively small yard and it is very important that we all get on well!)

You must want to live on site as we will need you to be responsible for some evening yard duties.

You must be a brave and fairly competent rider (good balance, sensitive) as your duties will include starting young horses off, and hacking out horses that can be fresh and quite sharp.

Having your own transport is pretty essential as we live about 3 miles from the nearest shops!

If you are successful at interview we would also require you to work a two week trial period. If you are interested please send an email with CV.