Hodgemoor Winter Dressage – Widmer times Sunday1 May 2022

Here are the times for the last of our seven fund-raising dressage events, this Sunday at Widmer.  There will be warm up in the field but, unless it miraculously rains before then, the ground will be hard. 
Rosettes all round for this event, the last in our dressage series. Trophies for class champions will be presented at the Hodgemoor 21st Birthday Party and Hog Roast on July 9th. Looking forward to seeing you all!
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Hodgemoor Trec 18 April 2022 results page

The results of the Hodgemoor Trec today show that any competent rider on a willing and quiet horse can excel… and we all enjoyed watching them doing the obstacles before about half the competitors departed for a couple of hours orienteering in the woods.

The field was divided into 4 classes…

Class 1 was for Beginners doing just two phases, the Obstacles and Control of Gaits. Winner was Monique Millington on Laika, an experienced rider trying Trec for the first time. Her Obstacles (she was 2nd) and her Control of Paces (3rd) were so good that she was placed first in those two phases, better than any rider in any class. Sheila Grimshaw and Kayleigh Dear made up the podium.

Class 2, Open, was for riders who have done Trec before, those choosing to do just two phases, Obstacles and Control of Gaits. Georgina Wright on her regular favorite horse John won from Francesca Jones and Caroline King.

Class 3 was for beginners doing all three phases. The winner was Sara Caley on Jack by just one point from Sienna Chambers with Olivia Warner close behind. All three scored better than any of the class 4 open riders.

Class 4, Open, was our blue riband class for riders who have done Trec before and chose to do all three phases. Alison Cheetham won from Katherine Wall and Vicki Baber.

Some comments on the individual Phases… Katherine Wall was the best round the obastacles scoring 140 points out of 150 available, remarkable. Well done. Monique Millington was 2nd and Alison Cheetham 3rd. Control of Paces? Vicki Baber was best with 60 points out of 60! Can’t do better than that. Francesca Jones was 2nd and Monique 3rd. In the Phase 3 Orineteering, four riders found all the clues and were within 10% of the target time and would have scored 240 out of 240 but for 10% deductions for riding in pairs rather than solo. They were Sara Caley, Sienna Chambers, Olivia Warner and Laura Newton. Well done.

The complete results are in the spreadsheet in this link: Today’s results – click here

Don’t miss the detail you can find by clicking the tabs at the bottom of the page. Please email marcus@bicknell.com with any queries or omissions.


Sacha Hamilton at work

Dressage at Austens 11 April 2022 – results and series standings

Hodgemoor Winter Dressage event at Austens, Twitchells Lane, Jordans, on Sunday 11th April 2022.
I stole this pic off Georgie’s Facebook, thanks! Olivia Warner, Sienna Chambers, Georgie Anne Gammage and Sara Caley (pictured here at Austens) hacked from Dibden Hill which is off Narcot Lane between St Giles and St Peter.
We had 16 riders for the winter dressage on Sunday, nice competition weather. Those that hacked from other yards were pleased to see “SLOW – Horse Event Today” signs down Twitchells Lane and cars did seem to be going quite considerately. Everyone remained very jolly and the riding standards were high. Teenager Eleni Antoniou on Impossivel was unbeatable in Intro Class A with 73.5%, well done. Claire James won class B. In Prelim another teenager Sienna Chambers won Section A and Monique Millington Section B for experienced riders. In Novice, it was a stitch-up for the Bicknells, the only entrants, with Marcus pipping Susie for the first time. Thank you so much to Sacha Hamilton and her band of helpers for organising and for judging, to Jane Braithwaite for writing and to Kevin Malyon for scoring. The updated series points table, with one event to go, is also posted below
Sacha Hamilton at workThe image on the right is of Sacha Hamilton in competition, but not in the Hodgemoor event! She was the judge for us.
I have updated the series standings and you can see them at here.   Percentage marks from each of the Winter Dressage events are averaged (plus a % point to encourage participation at many of the 7 events) to give a series champion in each class and section. In the Intro Walk-Trot class, teenager Eleni Antoniou has jumped into the lead of Section A thanks to her excellent marks at Austens, and Sheila Grimshaw into third. Charlotte Bodega is bumped into second. Similarly in the Section B for experienced riders Nicky West has been toppled by Claire James who hacked over an hour each way to come and compete. In Prelim Charlotte Bodega on Measteg Nancy keeps her place at the top of the less experienced leader board Section A, from Mia Okuyama and Sadie Braybrook, while Georgie Gammage on Fred jumps into the lead of Section B ahead of Delia Gomez Dominguez and Jaimi Roehrig. In the Novice class, Lucy Butler still leads Nozomi Okuyama and Kim Dudko in the less-experienced riders Section A while in the Open section B there is no change; Diana Barham on Mole is in the lead from Delia Gomez Dominguez and Charlotte Fleming. One event to come in this series.
The series trophies and sponsor’s prizes will be awarded early on the evening of the Hodgemoor 21st birthday party on 9th July.
Just one more winter dressage event now,
Sunday 24th April at Widmer Livery Stables, Rawlings Lane, Seer Green.
Hodgemoor Trec – Easter Monday 18 April 2022

Hodgemoor Trec – Easter Monday 18 April 2022

Come for an enjoyable go at our popular Trec event. Competitors enter singly but can go round with a friend.   There is a choice of either 2 or 3 phases. The obstacle course will be emailed to entrants so they can learn the route which saves time on the day. Entries close Wednesday 13 April in the evening.  

Homefarm Orchard, Kirby Close, Chalfont St Giles HP8
Easter Monday 18 April, 2022. 10am to 1 pm

Download the entry form here

Download a sample Phase 1 and 2 plan (2018 event), to get an idea

Download the instructions for the 2022 orienteering phase here. Some improvements from last time thanks to Ann Maisel

West Side Story – screening at Pinewood for charity, 21 April

West Side Story – screening at Pinewood for charity, 21 April

This looks like fun and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance is a service which any one of us riders might have to use one day. The Ukraine Appeal is close to everyone’s hearts. Our thanks to Jenny Owen of the ROTARY CLUB OF JORDANS & DISTRICT for opening it up to us.

Charity Film Night, Thursday April 21st, 2022 7.00pm for 8.00.pm. ‘West Side Story’– produced and directed by Steven Spielberg Pinewood Studios (John Barry Theatre) Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH. For tickets contact Jenny Owen 01494 677571/ 07707 386415 Cost £16 to include a glass of wine and nibbles – cheques payable to Jordans Rotary Trust 

Download the A4 mini poster to display, here