The British Showjumping Bristol & Somerset Area Show was held the last weekend of July at Chard Equestrian.
During the weekend 190 horses & ponies competed over a mixture of heights from Club 70cm to a National 1.30m Open and along with a fair amount of prize money on offer the top two in each class were awarded a bale of Chipmunk Zebra Bedding, so all was to play for during the weekend.
Local rider Chloe Reynolds took home 6 wins including the Bristol & Somerset Novice Championship which included the sought after Audrey Beer Memorial Trophy.
The Field brothers, Will & Ted, took 5 wins between them dominating the Pony classes.
Michael Brain took home the Libby Holliday Memorial Trophy when he won a fast 1.10m Open on Saturday.
Sponsor Alice Watson Sports Horses was fortunate to take home 1st & 2nd in the big class on Saturday with Jabeena Maslin Equestrian taking the top 3 spots on Sunday.
Nicola Foad continued on her current good form by taking the £100.00 top spot in the Minster Tippers Ltd 1.05m Grand Prix.
Bristol & Somerset would like to thank everybody that supported them during the weekend and congratulate all the other winners. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Area Representative Katie Smith, would like to thank her committee for their help during the weekend, including the Academy Members who assisted as Arena Party, the additional helpers, Judges, Coursebuilders, photographers, first aider & other suppliers.
Not forgetting Jane Gregory of Chard Equestrian for the use of her amazing Showground, which is constantly being improved.
Bristol & Somerset as a whole would like to thank Chipmunk South West Ltd for their support along with all the other sponsors:
I. J. Mcgill Transport Ltd
Tony Vaughn France
Advanced Scaffolding (Bristol) Ltd
Equissage Pulse UK – South
The Young Horse Program
Ros Kempe (www.roskempe.co.uk)
Evolution Farm Vets
Sean Harding Mechanical Eng. (Horsebox Maintenance)