We had a rocky start to the year with many of the qualifiers being scheduled and then cancelled. I would like to thank all the team members for the patients throughout this period and their commitment to carry on with the qualifiers online. Well done to all those that participated and especially to those that managed to get to the championship and got placed. Winter championships placings included 6th Place for Hannah Leusley, 3rd place for Lydia Murphy and 2nd places to both Ruth Chandler and Bethan Young.
We then moved onto the Sumer Dressage Qualifiers at Horse Heath, great turnout for EEFDG, it was a scorcher of a day with lots getting sunburn. Well done everyone that took part we had some great results with two of the teams finishing second, both a senior and a junior team with some fabulous individual placings, Jill Penn, Hannah Leusley, and Rocky Leary 1st place, Amy Adamthwaite and Dakota Sladdin 2nd place, Sammy Obrien and Mandy Leusley 3rd place, Bethan young, Rachel Staples & Sammy Obrien, 4th place, Amy Adamthwaite & Jill Penn 5th place and Nicky Chalkley and Claire Conway 6th place. Great team spirt and everyone was pleased to back in the team environment.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have much interest in the Music classes this year, so why not think about your music classes ready for 2022 music qualifier in May.
Again, we didn’t enter much jumping/Eventing this year due to lack of number for the teams, please encourage your friends to join if interested and let me know if your interested and hopefully we will enter for 2022.
Finally, the winter dressage and combined training at Brook farm in October, well done Laura for the well run show! This is the one show that EEFDG has to organise as a qualifier and you all did fab at supporting this, thanks to all the member that helped as well as those that competed.
Again, we had some fabulous results with the senior teams just missing out on qualifying with a 2nd & 3rd place, great effort. Lots of individual placings with Kacey salter, Dakota Sladdin, Anette Scott, Bethan Young & Hayley Liddiard all getting 1st place and qualifying for Championships. Extra well done to Kacey salter & Anette Scott for winning both their classes. Dakota and Gemma Pye also gained 2nd place, Claire Conway 3rd place and Samantha Luxton and Amy Adamthwaite 4th place. We wish them lots of Luck in the championship next spring.
We finished the year with four members having a go at the Christmas Cracker and what a fab job they did, Kacey salter won both of her classes again (what a great partnership this pair are!) Lucy Ann Philips finished 2nd, Gemma Pye a 6th place, unfortunately Claire Conway didn’t get placed but the team managed an awesome 7th Place out of 40 teams. Great way to finish the year.
Well done EEFDG!!