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Two east Cornwall Prince Phillip Cup teams competed at Yealmpton Show yesterday and it was a closely fought competition with a number of races nearly ending in a tie for first place.

 Quite a challenge for a few of our junior riders who came along to make up teams but we're not familiar with the races but did very well. By the end of the competition literally a point separated each placing and our blue team came 3rd and the yellows 4th! You did your club proud! Well done!

Area Show Jumping - written by Juliette Flanagan

Awesome result for East Cornwall today (24th July) at Area Show Jumping.

Firstly a huge congratulations to Oliver Bassett for winning the Area Novice and qualifying for the Championships.  With only a  team of three,  Demelza Morris, Freya Donaghy and Oli Bassett rode amazingly with the team coming 5th overall out of 15 teams. Thank you Kathy Donaghy for detouring from Colraine to bring Freya to fill in as without here there wouldn't have been a team! .

Well done too to Amy Benallick who, in challenging conditions, came 4th in the open and also... qualified for the champs.

 We had two teams in the grassroot. Well done to Macy Simpson, Katie Flanagan, Steph Bennison and Tilly Bassett on winning in very tough conditions out of 13 teams. Brilliant riding from the other team of Evie Baker, Megan Busby, Tamsyn Morris and Annelie, but sadly not their day. Each and every one of you did well and should be proud.

The sun came out for the afternoon and the pre-novice team also did an amazing job and came second in the team competition out of 6 teams and second in tack and turnout. Well done Holly Hale ,Holly Reid, Ella Glennon and Hannah Bragg. Hannah came an amazing 4th individually and Holly Reid came 9th.

 Even if you didn't get a rosette each and everyone who competed you did our club proud. Well done.

Area Dressage - Written by Tracey Baker

An amazing number of members attended on Sunday 17th July to compete at three different levels.

Our 10 years and under competing in the walk and trot junior class – they were fantastic as it was a busy and hot day – the team came 3rd both in the competition and tack and turnout – for some members this was one of their first competitions and Daisy Swain and Florence Scard-Morgan were confident and enjoyed the experience. Ella Glennon came 3rd individually.

Moving onto the Grassroots competition we had 5 teams entered (20 members) and the effort in presentation and preparation was outstanding. Our younger team known as the dressage divas Erin Voyzey, Millie Frost, Rosie Busby and Holly Reid did well coming 7th. Macy Simpson, Steph Bennison, Mary Nason and Ella Glennon came first with Steph Bennison being first individually in her arena. Evie Baker, Tilly Basset, Megan Busby and Tamsyn Morris came 3rd with Megan Busby first individually. Bethany Stephens, Tegenn Greenaway, Holly Hale and Kathryn Coleman came 10th an huge effort bearing in mind Holly and Kathryn had only got back from a school trip at 3am and Beth’s pony had not travelled well. Our final team of Katie Flanagan, Hannah Bragg, Isobel Sutton and Florence Scard-Morgan did exceptionally well only just missing out on qualification. The top 10 teams qualified for the Regional Championships being held at Bicton Arena on the 3rd September and indications are all teams will be attending.

Finally we had two novice teams. Abi Cox, Abi Baker, Isobel Thomas and Sydney Bond came 2nd as a team with Sydney and Abi Cox second individually. There was some confusion over results which were resolved. Our remaining team of Demelza Morris, Ollie Bassett, Phoebe Frost and Florence Wickham were not placed but some excellent riding and Florence Wickham deserves a special mention as she filled the space at very short notice the Friday before the competition and was not familiar with the test and came 2nd in her arena.

Well done to all!


Well done again to team Frost! Max, Phoebe and Millie travelled to the Mendips to compete in the area Tetrathlon and they all came home in the ribbons. Millie competed in the mini girls class and had a super swim of 4 lengths and a clear ride xc to finish 3rd in her class. Phoebe also had a super swim but had a slight problem on the xc course dropping her down to 8th place, narrowly missing a qualifying place. Max had an amazing weekend starting with a 980 shoot and being awarded best shoot in his class. He also had a good swim and, as always, a solid run. Another super clear xc round with Roxy left him well ahead of the competition and Max completed the four phases in first place. This now qualifies him for the Tet champs in Yorkshire, we all wish him the best of luck.


Good Luck for a Busy Weekend

A really busy weekend ahead for the PC, starting with a Prince Philip Display at the Cambourne Show followed by the Horse and Hound Competition - all for fun, but well worth taking part!
This will be followed by the slightly more serious - Area Dressage Competition. ECHPC have an amazing entry of over 30 individual riders, which is amazing. Well done to all who entered and i would like to wish you all the very best of Luck in which ever discipline you are representing this weekend.

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