EQUESTRIAN: New club is celebrating

Bicester Advertiser: Louise Bull competes in the showjumping phase for Bicester Louise Bull competes in the showjumping phase for Bicester

Bicester Riding Club members were delighted after winning of the British Riding Club’s Area 6 Liaison Trophy Competition at Berkshire College of Agriculture in Hurley near Maidenhead.

It marked a first success for the club, which was formed four years ago.

The event consisted of four phases including dressage, showjumping, cross country and a trail ride, with every team member required to take two disciplines.

The contest is intended as a confidence building event in which Clubs in Area 6 may enter teams in each of the four phases.

The team comprised Jenny Fenton, Louise Bull, Jackie Card, Alex Barter, Lauren Harrold, Jane Bird, Anna-Marie O’Hanlon, Michele Gregory, and Sarah Pettit, who stepped in at the last minute to replace a rider whose horse was badly affected by the Sahara Desert sand particles.

“This was a genuine novice team, an amazing result and our first big win for Bicester Riding Club,” said team manager and chairman, Emma Richardson-Steele.

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