RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 31st October

RDA Dressage Day at Avon Riding Centre on Friday 31st October

What a brilliant time we had – the weather was so warm and sunny that we were able to set up the refreshments outdoors, allowing plenty of space for the riders and their families to relax and enjoy their day.

We had a total of forty competitors booked in to take part in five different Classes from a walk only test on the leading rein to the final Class for our most advanced riders with movements in walk, trot and canter. The riders in this Class got a huge surprise when they realised that their judge was Clive Milkins, who has coached multi Gold Medal winning Paralympic rider Sophie Christiansen throughout her competitive career! Clive was very impressed by the standard and hopes to come to do a coaching session at the Centre early next year.

It was so good to be able to welcome riders from some of the other groups in our RDA Mid West Region, some from Lyncombe Lodge and Wellow as well as riders from Watershed and Tumpy Green who were competing here for the first time!

The atmosphere was excellent and everyone went away with smiles on their faces and rosettes in their hands, feeling a great sense of achievement and increased confidence after their success.


Class 1Class 1

1st Alisha Craigie riding Spike

2nd Alison Bond riding Bertie

3rd Michelle Godbert riding Whitstable Native

Class 2

(seniors)Class 2 riders

1st Bobby Challoner riding Barney

2nd Frances Neville riding Marge

3rd Charlotte White riding Bella


1st Emily Rodman riding Dusty

2nd Morgan Rogers riding DustyClass 3

3rd Lucy McLean riding Spike

Class 3

1st Mia Abrahams riding Barney

2nd Neve Massey riding Dusty

3rd Anisah Mahmood riding DustyClass 4

Class 4

1st Verna Clifford riding Barney

2nd Hannah Browton riding Leaf

3rd Josh Murray riding Winston

Class 5

1st Stella Jelly riding PoppyClive Milkins with Class 5 riders

2nd Alfie Armstrong riding Roddy

3rd Millie Boult riding Bella



Well done to you all and we look forward to welcoming you back to our next event on February 21st 2015!

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