1. Mascot (walked by Mrs Diane Evans)
2. Farmer (walked by Mr and Mrs David Subtil)
3. Marshall (walked by Mrs Vicki Wilkins MFH)
1. Magic (walked by Mrs Diane Evans)
2. Fashion (walked by Michael and Deborah Boulton)
3. Fable (walked by the Hoskins family)
Doghound : Mascot
Bitch : Magic
Champion : Mascot
The Hunt Supporters Cup : Farmer (Mr and Mrs David Subtil)
The Graffham Cup : Granby (Hannah Alsbury-Morris)
The Kathleen Elwin Cup : Gretel (Michael and Deborah Boulton)
The Masters Cup : Paragon (the Hoskins family)
The Shirley Reed Cup : Status (Mrs Diane Evans)
The Harold Wait Cup : Stealthy (The Homan family)
The Joy and Stan Mayes Trophy : Statesman (the Hoskins family)
Counting the cost
Sir – Pippa Cuckson has given us an informative account of the synergy between equestrian sports and the military
Given the role of equestrian sports as an integral part of military training and ethos it is important that money should not be the object. As the article says, there is “pressure from political masters on officers to account for expenditure”. There are only 24 hours in a day, so common sense would suggest this has potential to at least detract from the development of their main skills.
It would be wrong to sell off military sporting facilities such as polo fields in the name of economy. The military Hackett Rundle Cup, for example, generates much income precisely because it is held at a military facility, namely Tidworth. Would an alternative status command the same respect?
We need to spend more on HM Forces and the synergy with equestrian sports should be respected as part of training, character and ethos by anyone who understands defence. Ledgers of accountancy can jeopardise this.
Do we wish to develop officers as leaders or as accountants?
John Barstow, Pulborough, West Sussex
We have taken on board feedback, looked at entries in the previous years and are now offering: more dressage, clear round show jumping at all heights, clear round in the working hunter ring, ridden followed by in hand showing classes with discounted entry fees for both, led and un-led fun classes and gymkhana games. As well as the opportunity to enjoy some team games and the ever hilarious adult gymkhana games.
All these classes start a little later too so take note of the ring times please. Equifest AND Sunshine Qualifiers span most classes.
We hope you find lots to enter, online entries are now open at www.optimumeventmanagement.co.uk or postal entries with cheques will be accepted.
As always this event cannot run without the incredible generosity of those who give up their time to help so if you are able to spare a few hours either the day before or the day of please let Storme know on 07765 124955 or email@example.com
The schedule is attached here Equifest details here
See what the fuss is about. The schedule is here
In the turnout section the Surrey Union 1, Triple Trouble from Petworth and The Masters of the Universe won beautiful rosettes kindly sponsored by Vanessa Lawes of and goody bags kindly donated by Stockley Trading in Midhurst.
The gate junior gate jumping had most spectators watching through their fingers or biting their nails! The winner was Jess Hall who cleared 1.20m. The biggest cheer went not only to the winner but also to Sasha Lawes on Make a Splash who jump a gate bigger than her pony and sadly just tipped it off the cups. The winner of the open gate jumping Kyle Bedford cleared 1.40m having gone on to jump two extra rounds once second placed Rachael Morley was knocked out.
The event was hindered by the high winds and amendments were made to get the gate and jumps to stay upright however the atmosphere was electric and the cheers must have been heard in Petworth as spectators got in on the act.
Class 1 — 75cm
1st – Little Highurst Juniors
(Olivia Watts, Kiera Mitchell, Liberty
Macfie) 2nd – Crawley & Horsham Cossacks
(Holly Mahal, Francesca Mills, Flora
Scott) 3rd— Highfield Hellraisers
(Freddie Cooper, Daisy Fletcher, Holly
Fletcher) 4th— Ridewell Rompers
(Lisa Hamilton, Nick Caddick and Jess Hall)
5th— Horsham Hopefuls
(Amy Saunders, Megan Ward, Isabel Hooley.)
6th — Bridge House Hooligans
(Saskia Rogerson, Sylvie Plaskow, Lauren
Best Turned out – Surrey Union 1
(Camilla Swift, Kiera Mitchell, Liberty Macfae)
Class 2 — 90cm
1st — Crawley & Horsham Airborne Division
(Aisha Mahal, Abi Owen, Anna
Dunne) 2nd — Surrey Union 2
(Katherine McGrail, Russell Ingram, Natalie
Wenman) 3rd — Petersfield PC
(Charlie Biles, Imogen Porter – Wright, Grace
Clark) 4th — Little Highhurst
(Olivia Watts, Georgina Knight, Caroline Sonati)
5th — The A Team
(Coco Clevely, Rachael Morley, Kate Ford)
6th — Wild Woodlands
(Ella Tilbury, Jess Callender, Eliose Needham)
Best Turned Out – Triple Trouble
(Karen Dallyn, Rachael Morley, Sammy
Class 3 — 100cm
1st – The Bog Snorkellers
(Hartley Crouch, Patrick Beirne, Kyle
Bedford) 2nd — Petersfield PC
(Charlie Biles, Imogen Porter – Wright, Grace
Clark) 3rd – Los Buscavidos
(Adria Holder, Stewert Paterson, Henrietta
Paterson) 4th — Masters of the Universe
(Paul Lyon-Maris, Julian Edge, Charles
Homan) 5th – Wisborough Whizzers
(Adam Matthews, Lauren Jones, Abigail
Partridge) 6th – Fifty Shades of Hay
(Jo Burdett, Louise Peacock, Louise Evans)
Best Turned Out – Masters of the Universe
(Paul Lyon-Maris, Julian Edge, Charles Homan)
Class 4 — 60cm Gate-Jumping 1st – Jess Hall
Class 5 — 80cm Gate- Jumping 1st – Kyle Bedford
Also available (but only for few days more days) Modern Times: Welcome to Mayfair starring CL&C kosher meet host and subscriber, property tycoon and all-round bon viveur, Tony Lorenz
And to look forward to in the autumn, a three-parter Inside Country Life, some of which was filmed at this season’s opening meet and starring subscriber Rupert Uloth and — as is de rigueur these days — Sage and the CL&C hounds
with the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt.
The Events Committee are delighted to be emailing you with the dates of our fundraising events this coming season:
Saturday 7 March | Hunt Ball. (See details and application form here).
Sunday 29 March | Team Relay and Gate Jumping Competition at Coombelands. Schedule is attached. Our thanks to Gaye Harwood for allowing us use of the fantastic facilities.
Saturday 25 April | Point-to-Point at Parham with a new Countryside Arena running from 11.30am throughout the day. Come along with your terriers for the terrier racing, enjoy the falconer, have a flutter on the horses and enjoy the tradestands..
Sunday 12 July | Open Show at Foxleigh Farm, Kirdford. This will include Sunshine Tour and Equifest qualifiers as well as all the normal show jumping, dressage, working hunter, fun class and the greatly anticipated children’s and adult gymkhana. Many thanks to Richard and Elaine Whitcomb for allowing us to return to their beautiful fields for the third year running.
Saturday 29 August | Champagne Ride from Pallingham Manor Farm. Many thanks to Rob and Vicki Wilkins for allowing us the use of their barn.
Saturday 12 September | Hunter Trial at Coombelands. Many thanks -- as ever -- to Gaye Harwood.
Full details of every event will go on the website www.clandchunt.co.uk in due course
Spectators to all events are always very welcome or perhaps you could offer some time to help the day before or on the day. Please contact the organiser, any offers of help are always hugely appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you to our events this year.
We’ve decided to make it after our ‘second’ Opening Meet as many of you felt it was less frantic a day and easier to make arrangements for. We are here to oblige…
Tickets are £23 and can be obtained from Hon Sec Nadine Crouch on 07973 182414 or via ‘Speak’. They will sell extremely well, so please get in touch with her quickly. It was a terrific evening last time, so the Masters will look forward to seeing you all again and to toast 2014-5. Here is the menu for your perusal and delectation:
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Traditional Bacon Suet Pudding
Fresh Parsley Sauce
Little Roasted Potatoes with Seasonal Vegetables
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Warm Blackberry, Pear and Almond Tartlets
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Coffee & Petits-Fours de Ferrero Rocher
(Oh, Ambassador! How you spoil us!)