Jane Blazes a Trail to Stoneleigh Park

Just nine days after returning from Tyne and Wear RDA's latest successful expedition to the RDA National Champonships (see the report in 'Recent Events'), centre manager Jane Cherry was on the road again.  This time the destination was Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, the venue for the 2012 Trailblazers national dressage Championship Finals, and Jane herself would be in the saddle.

Jane had qualified for the Championship Finals riding Fabio at a 2nd round event at Northallerton Equestrian Centre in May.  The finals at Stoneleigh comprised an arrival and warm-up day on Tuesday 24 July followed by two days of competition.



On Wednesday Jane and Fabio scored 67.5% placing them 8th in their section and winning a place in the Top 10 parade at the end of the morning session.  Such was the overall standard that even this was not quite enough to take them through to the Final on Thursday, but they were still able to enjoy a second day of competition among the non-finalists.

"Fabio was fantastic!" said Jane.  "He is still young and only started competing in April, but he stayed calm, relaxed and obedient in a very exciting atmosphere.  I thoroughly enjoyed the three days and will be trying to qualify again next year."

Congratulations from everyone at the Centre to Jane and Fabio on such a good showing!