We’ve got a new four star horse in the yard!

Sue White’s Kilfinnie (Scottie) made the trip out to Aachen in Germany to compete for Australia as an individual. He produced a good dressage test for a score of 49 just the one rail in the very daunting Aachen stadium with seating for up to 20,000 people and a clear but slow XC after losing a shoe on the later end of the course forced Paul to take a long route. All were very pleased withScottie’s first outing in the second half of this season.

Martin and Suzi Belsham’s Stormhill Michael (Mike) is recovering well from his cut leg in Luhmulen and will hopefully return to work soon.

Chris Stone and Northgate Information Solutions’ Elektron (Ted) has been welcomed into Tapner Eventing Team with high hopes for the future. Ted is a former ride of Nick Gaunlett’s and had won at advanced level and been placed in the top 30 at Badminton this year. We are all extremely excited and look forward to his debut in August.

Captain Fred and Penny Barker, Vicki Mace-Benson’s and Georgina Tapner’s Wickstead Didgeridoo (Balloo) had his first run of the month at Barbury International 3*, he was first on in the dressage which it is safe to say did him and Paul no favours, he then produced a lovely SJ round with just one down and a clear XC. A solid round for a young horse against a very experienced field. His second run was at Aston le Walls in the 8 and 9 year old advanced section. He produced a good dressage annoyingly the first SJ down and a clear XC to finish in a creditable 9th place out of 70 starters.

Captain Fred and Penny Barker’s Kilronan (Tom) is back in work and getting ready to begin his Autumn competition campaign.

Peter and Libby Saugman’s Caicos (Cai) had a good time in his first 2* at Barbury International with a double clear gaining the all important qualification to allow him to run in a Advanced class. His first Advanced was at Aston le Walls where he did an awesome double clear and finished just in front of his stablemate in 8thplace.

Sue White’s and Care on Call’s Tiger Flynne (Tiger) had an exciting month coming out to compete in a couple of BSJA classes and proving what a clever old boy he is had a WIN and a 3rd! He then went to the London Olympic site as a horse for the Pentathletes to SJ, where he proved to be a real favourite. Paul had to then drive all the way up to collect Tiger so he could try to regain his high jump title. Although this all proved to be a little exciting for Tiger and resulted in an unfortunate rail down at the winning height of 1.70m!!!

Sally and Colm McGinn’s Indian Mill (Monkee) had a very successful day at Barbury International finishing 4th in the Novice after a double clear. This was followed by another good Novice run at Aston-Le-Walls finishing a very creditable 7th.

Andrew Page’s Miss B (Bee) proved what an easy XC horse she is by breezing round the Novice XC at Barbury.

Angela Scott’s Carlito (Carlo) headed to the Intermediate at Tweseldown this month where a good dressage performance and clear SJ round were sadly let down by some unfortunate XC penalties due to Carlo being far too bold in a tight combination.

Anne Chapman’s Vrolijk (Dude) went clear XC in the Novice section at Barbury International but some SJ penalties meant he was out of the top placings this time.

Jane Gwillim-David’s Supreme Watts (Dai/Polo) didn’t have much luck with his first event of the month when a fall on the flat in the water meant they limped home unable to finish the competition in the Novice section at Tweseldown. He soon bounced back from this and proved what a brave horse he is to go clear XC in the Novice at Aston-Le-Walls. Aston had two water jumps and Dai Polo was not phased in the slightest and they finished in 10thplace.

Jenny Waaler’s Boomerang (Boo) and Captain Fred and Penny Barker’s Strike It Lucky (Paddy) have had a month training towards their next young horse classes in August.

Georgina Tapner’s Wickstead Ulara (Lara) went well in the Novice at Barbury International with a double clear finishing in a frustrating 11th place. This was followed by another double clear, finishing in 8th at Aston-Le-Walls. Georgina has well and truly got the brakes sorted now and is very much enjoying riding the homebred mare.

Zoe Wilkinson’s We Found Nemo (Nemo) stayed on his dressage score in the Novice class at Tweseldown to finish in 8thZoe’s GHS Calvaruise (Peanut) put in a fantastic dressage performance in the Novice at Tweseldown and a clear XC with only some unfortunate SJ penalties keeping them just outside the top 10.

Emma Owen’s Solis Obitus (Sunny) did well in the BE90 at Upton House, after a good dressage performance and a clear run XC it was an unfortunate pole down in the SJ that kept them just out of the top.

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