On the 20th March nine finalists attended the South West Forces Equine Military Prelim Dressage Championships at Hartpury College.
The Championship test was the last class of the day so tests started in the early evening and concluded with a mounted prize giving. Beautiful personalised Blue Chip rosettes and Blue Chip vouchers were presented to all finalists.
Prizes were award by The Gloucestershire Constabulary Mounted Inspector Sarah Blake and retired Mounted Officer Kath Pitman. Finalists consisted of Avon & Somerset Constabulary Officers and retired officers, Gloucestershire Constabulary Officers and RAF Officers. All competitors wore their uniforms and looked extremely smart, and attracted a lot of positive interest from spectators.
All officers rode wonderful tests and the final results were so close with less than a point between first and second place, providing a nail biting final!
- Overall points winner - PC Amy Huxtable on her recently retrained ex race horse Flou Artsisique.
- 1st - PC Amy Huxtable and Flou Artsisique
- 2nd - PC Lindsey Pendleton on her Belgium Warmblood Pepito Star S
- 3rd - PC Helen du Heaume on her young Selle Francais mare Alvescot Euphoria
- 4th - PC Jenna Hastings on her Irish Sports Horse Hi N Dri
- 5th - RAF Officer Alexandra Hart on her Fell pony Cokey
- 6th - Retired Officer Sue Hocking on her TB mare Miss Molly Mae
All competitors attended the prize giving and enjoyed a lap of honour.
Thanks to all the beautiful horses for being so wonderful.
Watch this space as there may be an added novice class for 2023!