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2010 SPSS Young Dressage Pony Championship

supported by British Dressage

31st October 2010

 

Vale View Equestrian Centre, Leicestershire

LE14 3LX

 

The SPSS sponsored Young Dressage Pony Championships took place on Sunday 31st October at  Vale View Equestrian, Melton Mowbray.  There were 17 ponies entered - split evenly between the 4 and 5 year old classes - and 15 ponies competed on the day.  Sadly there were no 6 year old ponies entered. Entry was open to BD registered and un-registered ponies up to and including 148cms (149 cms with shoes) in height and riders/owners did not have to be BD members and could be any age. 

The Overall Champion was top 5 year old pony, the German-bred Rufus (pictured on left wearing his SPSS Thermatex Rug prize), ridden and owned by Francesca Walker. 

 

Reserve Champion was the 4 year old winner, the British bred Delaroche Birthday Girl (pictured below), ridden by Alice Perry, owned by Elaine Coleridge Smith and bred by Lucy Sheldrake.

 

Two 4 year old mares, D.P.U.K. Boo2u2 (ridden by Lian Watson and owned and bred by Gill Jolleys) and Westhills Wrubyan (ridden by Helen Lowe and owned and bred by Mr & Mrs C Holmes) were equal 3rd overall. 

 

Click here to read more about these and other prize winners.

We were delighted to have as judges, Jenny Ward and Sarah Pidgley, who as well as being British Dressage List One Judges, are also the British Dressage Pony Team Selectors.  Jenny commented afterwards that she had really enjoyed seeing some lovely ponies with the best ones being well trained and confident partnerships.  Sarah added that it had been a pleasure to judge with some super ponies and that she was looking forward to seeing how the 5 year olds in particular developed next season.  Jenny and Sarah kindly presented the rosettes to the overall top 4 ponies and are pictured on the right congratulating Alice Perry on being Reserve Champion with Delaroche Birthday Girl

Full results including breeding information etc are available below - click on heading to jump to that section:

 

Prize Winners

 

4 Year Old Ponies

 

5 Year Old Ponies

 

Or download the full results here

 

Overall Champion, Rufus is pictured on the left.  Unless otherwise credited, all photographs are by kind permission of Hannah Owen. No pictures may be copied without the permission of the photographer.

 

More pictures from the show can be found on Facebook

Prize Winners:

 

Overall Champion and Winner of the 5 Year old Class, Rufus, ridden and owned by Francesca Walker, won 75, a SPSS Thermatex rug, a SPSS polo shirt and SPSS cap.  Rufus is a German Riding Pony registered in the Weser Ems studbook and was bred in Germany by Arno Panten.  Rufus is by the German Riding Pony Renoir out of a mare by Nerz.  Francesca, of Blackington Stud, bought Rufus as a recently backed 3 year old who had done one ridden show in Germany.  Since then, Francesca has been training him and would love to train him to FEI level if she has him long enough (as he was brought to bring on and sell) as she says he always tries hard when learning new things and so is both fun and rewarding to train.  The Championship was only Rufus's 3rd show with Francesca and the busiest place he'd been to - as well as his first competition indoors, so Francesca was extremely pleased with how well he behaved.

Reserve Champion and Winner of the 4 year old Class, DeLaRoche Birthday Girl was ridden by Alice Perry, and they won 50, a SPSS polo shirt and SPSS cap, a 20 SPSS Voucher for being the highest scoring mare and a SPSS Merit Award rosette and certificate for being the highest scoring SPSS registered pony.  DeLaRoche Birthday Girl is known as "Dela" and she was bred by Lucy Sheldrake of DeLaRoche Stud. Dela is now owned by Elaine Coleridge Smith of Windmill Farm Dressage and Lindsay Coleridge Smith has been training Dela and her rider over the last year. Dela is by the SPSS graded stallion Bernwode Brokat, who in January 2010 was awarded a BEF Futurity Certificate of Merit for Sports Pony Leading Sire. Bernwode Brokat also sired the 2009 Mare Grading Champion Mademoiselle (who also competed in the 4 year old class) and the 2010 Stallion Grading Champion, Bernwode Broadway. Dela's dam, It's Herself, is a 15hh TB by Itsu who prior to going to stud was a successful show hunter pony and graded into the WBS Head Studbook.
The 25 for 3rd place overall was split between the two British-bred mares who had been equal second in the 4 year old class - D.P.U.K. Boo2u2 (ridden by Lian Watson and owned and bred by Gill Jolleys) and Westhills Wrubyan (ridden by Helen Lowe and owned and bred by Mr & Mrs C Holmes).  D.P.U.K. Boo2u2 was bred by SPSS members Dressage Ponies UK and is a SPSS Graded mare by Mooiman (KWPN) out of the British Riding Pony, Bowland Forest Ivy.  Westhills Wrubyan is a chestnut mare by the Hanovarian, Longdean Westminster, out of Westhills Charlotte (SHB(GB) by Stanhopes Diddicoy).
The 20 voucher for the highest scoring stallion was won by British-bred Rosewater I Claudius, a SPSS graded stallion, who was ridden by Lucy Northcott and bred by Lucy Northcott and Sarah Eberle of Rosewater Sports Ponies. "Claud" is by the SPSS Elite Graded stallion Caesar 171 who stands at Leamside Equestrian.  Claud was awarded a 1st Premium in the 2009 BEF Futurity and is out of the German graded mare Delphi (by Dornick B).  Caesar 171 is a 13.3hh bay stallion who graded in Germany before having a successful dressage career in the UK - including Team Silver and Bronze medals at the Pony European Championships and being British Dressage Restricted Medium Winter Champion in 2000.

The SPSS Teddy (and rosette) for the youngest rider went to 12 year old Demi Leigh Mason who managed to stay calm even when Trevaliant Button Moon (by SPSS sire Littledale Bright Star) decided not to canter and still completed the test, although her mark had to reflect the lack of canter, it was good experience for both rider and pony.

 

A rosette and SPSS cap was awarded to the only other rider under 16, 14 year old Christian Eley.  Christian stood in for his injured mother at only a weeks notice so had only ridden the newly backed stallion Hilkens Gold Card five times before the competition (and that was after Gold Card hadn't been ridden for 3 weeks)!!

Demi Leigh Mason (on left) and Christian Eley (right) the 2 youngest riders with Sarah Steggall who presented the prizes.

Section A - 4 Year Old Ponies. Test: BD Basic Test 4 Year old (YHB4 2003). Judges: Jenny Ward & Sarah Pidgley

 

SPSS registered ponies are shown in bold

Result

Pony

Details (ie studbook, colour, sex, date of birth, breeding, owner & breeder)

Score

1st & Overall Reserve Champion plus Highest Scoring Mare and SPSS Registered Pony

Delaroche Birthday Girl ridden by Alice Perry

SPSS; Chestnut Mare; 29-Apr-2006. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (GRP/SPSS); Dam: It's Herself (Weatherbys/SPSS); Damsire: ITSU (USA). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Lucy Sheldrake. Owner: Elaine Coleridge Smith. 

7.86

2nd= D.P.U.K. Boo2u2 ridden by Lian Watson

KWPN/SPSS; Chestnut Mare; 17-May-2006. Sire: Mooiman (KWPN); Dam: Bowland Forest Ivy (BRP/SPSS); Damsire: Yealand Night Owl (BRP). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Gill Jolleys. Owner: David & Gill Jolleys. 

7.74
2nd= Westhills Wrubyan ridden by Helen Lowe

SHB(GB); Chestnut Mare; 15-Jun-2006. Sire: Longdean Westminster (Hanovarian); Dam: Westhills Charlotte (SHB(GB)); Damsire: Stanhopes Diddicoy (Hessen). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Mr & Mrs C Holmes. Owner: Mr & Mrs C Holmes. 

7.74
4th & Highest Scoring Stallion Rosewater I Claudius ridden by Lucy Northcott

SPSS; Chestnut Stallion; 03-May-2006. Sire: Caesar 171 (GRP/SPSS); Dam: Delphi (GRP/SPSS); Damsire: Dornik B (GRP). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Sarah Eberle & Lucy Northcott. Owner: Sarah Eberle. 

7.62
5th Mademoiselle ridden by Sadie Smith

SPSS; Bay Mare; 25-Jun-2006. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (GRP/SPSS); Dam: Utaura (AES); Damsire: Aester Tsakka Dakota (AES). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Ben St John James. Owner: Ben St John James & Sadie Smith. 

7.58
6th Bahira ridden by Paris Gainsford

SPSS; Grey Mare; 10-Jun-2006. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (GRP/SPSS); Dam: Walnut (HanovarianxArab); Damsire: Not Known (Not Known). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Laura Sanders. Owner: Laura Sanders. 

7.24
  Hilkens Gold Card ridden by Christian Eley

Weser Ems ; Dun Stallion; 21-Apr-2006. Sire: FS Golden Highlight (GRP); Dam: Schamila (GRP); Damsire: Black Boy (GRP). Country of Birth: Germany.  Breeder: Sabine Meiners. Owner: Josephine Eley. 

7.1
  Trevaliant Button Moon ridden by Demi Leigh Mason

BRP; Brown/Black Mare; 08-May-2006. Sire: Littledale Bright Star (SPSS); Dam: Catherston Diamante (BSHR); Damsire: Catherston Dazzler (BSHR). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Mrs & Miss P Yates. Owner: Mr N Mason & Miss M Smith. 

5.58

 

 

Section B - 5 Year Old Ponies. Test: BD Novice Young Horse Test YHN5 (2004). Judges: Sarah Pidgley & Jenny Ward

 

SPSS registered ponies are shown in bold

Result

Pony

Details (ie studbook, colour, sex, date of birth, breeding, owner & breeder)

Score

1st & Overall Champion

Rufus ridden by Francesca Walker

Weser Ems ; Grey Gelding; 08-Feb-2005. Sire: Renoir (GRP); Dam: Nebelhexe (GRP); Damsire: Nerz (GRP). Country of Birth: Germany.  Breeder: Arno Panten. Owner: Francesca Walker. 

7.92

2nd Madam's Miss Maria ridden by Becky Moody

NWPCS NWR; Bay Mare; 18-Apr-2005. Sire: Woldhoeve's Silco (NWPCS NWR); Dam: Madam's Mirella (NWPCS NWR); Damsire: Wester Aikema's Norbert (NWPCS). Country of Birth: Holland.  Breeder: G P Kapma. Owner: Becky & Hannah Moody. 

7.64
3rd Jana ridden by Leonie Smith

Belgium Riding Pony; Bay Mare; 21-Jun-2005. Sire: Ten Ankers Jerolianca (Belgium); Dam: Unknown (Unknown); Damsire: Unknown (Unknown). Country of Birth: Belgium.  Breeder: Marien Jos. Owner: Rosalind Hopkinson. 

7.52
4th Orielton Saturn ridden by Libby Cowles

Welsh Sec B x Riding Pony; Chestnut Gelding; 29-May-2005. Sire: Orielton Magic (Welsh Sec B); Dam: Orielton Sequin (BRP); Damsire: Cusop Dignity (BRP). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Mrs SM & Miss HA Vaughan. Owner: Miss Megan Ayton-Andrews. 

6.84
5th D.P.U.K. Miniman ridden by Lian Watson

KWPN; Chestnut Gelding; 22-May-2005. Sire: Mooiman (KWPN); Dam: Windwillow Mint (Welsh); Damsire: Unknown (Unknown). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Gill Jolleys. Owner: David & Gill Jolleys. 

6.6
6th= Acornhill Something Special ridden by Helen Lowe

Welsh Sec B x Arab; Liver Chestnut Mare; 03-Jun-2005. Sire: AA Caballero (Arab); Dam: Santara Serenade (Welsh Sec B); Damsire: Towyvalley Canasta (Welsh Sec B). Country of Birth: UK.  Breeder: Helen Gough. Owner: Amanda Blackshaw. 

6.5
6th= Longstone Royal Renate ridden by Claire Knowles

IHB; Grey Gelding; 2005. Sire: Longstone Silver Shadow (Connemara); Dam: Longstone Night (Not Known); Damsire: Not Known (Not Known). Country of Birth: Ireland.  Breeder: Not Known. Owner: Jackie Wright. 

6.5

 

 

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