With the outdoor equestrian calendar and local common ridings in full swing, the ISEC team enjoyed a slightly quieter month on the competition front – there’s one fixture a week rather than the three we have been used to over the winter months.
On May 9, we held the first arena event of the three-part NAF sponsored Arena Event Series.
It was fantastic to watch beautiful horses being put through their paces, on our grass dressage arena.
Riders often find it difficult to contain excitable horses the first time they compete on grass, after a long winter training on enclosed surfaced arenas, therefore, a lot found this fixture a useful training competition.
The winners all took home a NAF Fab 4 product package. They included Jenny Christie on her stallion Frankie, junior rider Caledonia Bhatia and Dusty, Ashkirk rider Sandra Grieve and Splash N’Dash, Eventer Sara Dudgeon and Wesley, and another local rider, Christine Gray and Ettrick Diva.
Event riders flocked to the International Floors Castle Horse Trials the weekend of May 16-17.
This is a fantastic event that attracts riders from throughout the UK. Ian Stark designed the Cross-Country course for the international classes, and his daughter Stephanie Robson is heavily involved in the organisation of this prestigious event.
During Floors, we ran a British Showjumping fixture and were pleasantly surprised with the amount of entries we received, as riders with full lorries travelled many miles to take part.
We were delighted to award ISEC founder member Sarah Brodie and Eden Bob with the red ribbon in the first class, and she was just pushed into second place in a very competitive second class.
Sarah and Bob train at the centre on a weekly basis and this partnership have improved immensely since the centre opened its doors 18 months ago.
We have plenty planned for the summer months including a show on July 11.
By visiting the website you will find full details of all upcoming fixtures and training clinic.