80 Hunter Trials Team

Rearsby Lodge Riding Club actively encourages members to take part in our very successful Dressage, Arena Eventing, Horse Trials and Show Jumping Teams. Please get in touch with Team Managers for more details.

Flu Vaccination Update From BRC - 10 September 2021

As part of the BHS, welfare of the horse is obviously paramount, however in the current climate the risk of a flu outbreak is at this time minimal.

BRC are therefore comfortable to remove the requirement of a vaccination within 6 months and 21 days of a qualifier or championship. This will be with immediate effect, however we will continue to strongly recommend a 6 month vaccination when attending BRC qualifiers and championships along with maintaining good biosecurity protocols.

In order to compete in a BRC qualifier and/or championships the annual vaccinations (12 month) and initial course must be correct as per G7 of the Handbook.  BRC reserve the right to amend these vaccination rules should another outbreak occur.

Arena Eventing & Showjumping Team Manager  Rachel Frew 07969 726967  [email protected]  

Horse Trials Manager  -  Nicki Grayson  - 07866 002927  [email protected]

Dressage Team Managers - Claire Atkins - 07801 105419  [email protected]

Becca Smith  07802 680806  [email protected]

9th October - Combined Training at Epworth - Email Rachel Frew for more details.

23rd October - Arena Eventing  at Speetley Equestrian Centre  - Email Rachel Frew for more details

Arena Eventing Championships - 11th to 13th March at Aston Le Walls, Washbrook Farm, Daventry, NN11 6RT

Novice Winter Championships - 26th to 27th March  at Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, NG32 2EF

Intermediate Winter Championships - 22nd to 24th April at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, New Bury Farm, Mill Road, Slapton, Bucks, LU7 9BT

Combined Championships (previously known as FOTH) - 21st to 22nd May at Aston Le Walls, Washbrook Farm, Daventry, NN11 6RT

Horse Trials - 5th to 7th August at Swalcliffe Park, Grange Farm, Swalcliffe, Banbury, OX15 5EX

National Championships - 3rd to 4th September at Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. LN2 2NA

Dressage to Music and Introductory Championships & Quadrille - Date and venue to be agreed.


Success For the Junior Dressage Team...

Well done to our 14 years and under Junior Team of Amber Hollingworth, Alice Coxsey, Oscar Pickering and Annie Krumins who did so incredibly well. With a score of 71% Amber gained 4th in her arena, Alice's score of 64% put her in 9th place, 67% for Oscar and 12th place, Annie's 63% gave her 12th. It was a very tight competition with the 4th score coming into play for placings. Jo Holmes Cole did a great job warming up the team and supporting them throughout the day. 


WOW what a day. We were really well represented today at the championships. We had Natasha Shelton and Karen Lloyd in the style jumping. Both jumped clear rounds but were just out of the placings. The 1m class was huge and Annie Krumins got the team off to a fab start with a fantastic fast double clear, followed by Hannah Spray who jumped a really good first round for clear but had an unlucky pole in round 2. Lily Walker did very well in her first round but even better in her second round to just have an unlucky pole on her lovely new horse. Helen Garner was last up who had an unlucky pole in both rounds but jumped amazing as it was her third ever round at this height. The team finished on a total of 4 faults and finished an incredible 2nd place as a team with Annie coming 6th individually and also the top placed junior rider with Lily and Hannah coming 4th and 8th in the juniors.

The day wasn’t over for Hannah and Rooney who competed in the 1.10m to have a very unlucky pole as the very last fence. They were part of the area 16 team who also finished 2nd and Hannah was 5th individually

The day of the Championships arrived and our team of Jemma Longsdale with Bertie; Natasha Shelton with Billy; Sarah Manning with Bob; and Jessica Gray with Shady had to be up bright and early as we were competing in the first section of the day starting at 8am. Although it was supposed to rain for most of the day, perhaps reminiscent of the Area 16 HT competition where we all got completely soaked, the day remained fine albeit rather windy!

All 4 members of the team produced solid dressage tests with scores in the thirties. Show jumping next, which slightly caught Jemma, Sarah and Tasha out as they all had 4 faults, and Jess and Shady had a great clear round. This set the team up very well for the final phase ... the XC!

The course was very undulating, and was not straightforward, which was to be expected as this was the National Championships after all! Jess and Sarah both had amazing clear rounds, although Sarah clocked up a few time penalties as Bob isn’t a speed merchant! Jemma’s Bertie took a dislike to the open ditch, flatly refusing to jump it at any cost and Tasha’s Billy also needed a second look at the odd fence before bravely jumping them, leading to a few unwanted penalties. Perhaps the early start for Bertie and Billy caught up with them!!!

Anyway, a fabulous day was had by one and all, and the icing on the cake was that Jess and Shady won individual 5th place in their section, so congratulations to them! And thank you to the whole team for representing RLRC so well and making it a day to remember!  Celia Dyson, Team Manager.

Claire Reports On Her Success in the 100cm

Master Wickham (Darsi to his friends) was one of only three horses to finish on his dressage score for fourth place in his section. The showjumping proved tricky and really shook the leader board up! The xc contained a decent “cardiac hill” and the time only achievable when taking the direct routes which really played into our hands being an ex racehorse who loves to gallop and jump! It was a lovely/very soggy experience and we enjoyed every minute! Thank you Rearsby for giving us the opportunity to represent the club and Nicki for being a great team manager! We look forward to the next one!   Claire.

Claire Lewis 4th in the 100
Claire Lewis on Darsi

Dressage Success For Katy Reddington...

Katy and Contessa Herself (Connie) went to Moorehouse Farm in Doncaster to give the Dressage to Music ago on 1st August and WON! They are now off to the Championships at Bury Farm representing the Club! Well done Katy and the beautiful Connie!

Area Combined Challenge Qualifier (SJ & XC)

The Area Combined Challenge Qualifier (SJ & XC) at Epworth EC, Epworth, nr Doncaster DN9 1LQ on Saturday 28th August.  Riders will jump a round of Showjumps and then straight on to Cross Country on grass.

Classes: Junior & Senior, teams and individuals  -  70cm - 80cm - 90cm - 1m ( all classes mixed seniors and juniors)

Horses Flu vac - 6 month +21 day rule applies ie. Last vaccination on or after 8th February 2021. Entry fee: £41.50  - Entries Close 5th August.

If you would like a enter, please see Rachel Frew's post on our Facebook Group for further details.


Team Manager Claire Atkins reported  a super day at the Area Dressage Qualifier with the following results...

Rearsby Oak team of Jessica Steventon, Jodie Jodi Kate Mcdermott, Hannah Parr and Becca Smith came 2nd.

Rearsby Willow team - Alice Smith, Rachael Pickering, Claire Gough and Stacey Clarke came 6th in the morning Prelims, with Hannah winning her arena. Natalie Lisiewicz came 2nd in the Riding Test.

Rearsby Beech Team of Jules Johnson, Jacqui Ludlam, Dawn Muston and Natalie Lisiewicz came 2nd in Nov/Elm teams.

Junior team of Annija Krumins, Alice Coxsey, Oscar Pickering & Amber Hollingworth WON with Amber winning her arena and subject to confirmation are through to the National Champs in Sept.

There were also lots of individual placings.

A great day, great team spirit. Well done everyone!


Team Manager Rachel Frew expressed how delighted and proud she was of everyone competing for the Club in the Qualifiers at Arena UK, with the following results...

70cm team of Natasha Shelton, Samantha Lacey and Katie Parker were 3rd and Katie was individually 6th.

80cm team of Hannah Parr, Sharon Roscoe, Carole Rudkin and Natasha Shelton were 2nd and Sharon was 6th individually.

90cm team of Helen Garner, Sonia Wiles, Alice Springett-Smith and Jo Payne were 5th with Jo picking up an individual 4th.

Annie Krumins picked up 2nd in the 90cm junior section.

1m - Running as a team of three, Helen Garner, Hannah Spray and Annie Krummins WON and have booked their place at the championships and Annie was the overall winner of this class as well.

1.10cm  Hannah Spray rode as an individual, did a fantastic round and took the top spot and booked her place at the championships

We thought Natasha Shelton and Billy had come second in the Style Jumping but the WON! 

As always a massive thank you to all who competed and all who volunteered to help out at the events.

Lily Walker

A Fantastic Result For Lily Walker...

After qualifying in 2020 at the Area Q for the BRC HorseQuest Arena Eventing Championships Lily Walker and Mum Tracy headed to Aston le Walls on 22nd May.  Despite the wind & rain moving as they were warming up and a huge 100 section of 80 competitors, Lily and Doogle (Party Popper) jumped a fantastic round over a technical course to finish 2nd in the junior section and 13th overall! The Club is incredibly proud of this talented combination. WELL DONE LILY & DOOGLE!

LATEST RESULTS.... Horse Trials Qualifiers at Epworth.

It was just about the wettest day of the year so far and in atrocious conditions our Club Members & Helpers  did incredibly well...

THE 100 TEAM  of Beccy Binks, Nicki Grayson, Jo Payne and Claire Lewis had mixed fortunes as a team but Claire saved the day by WINNING the 100 section and qualified for the Championships.

THE 90 SENIOR TEAM of Molly Tarris, Helen Garner, Hannah Parr and Natalie Gerard again had mixed fortunes with some very good results individually. 

THE 90 JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL  Annie Krumins came 3rd individually but with the 1st and 2nd riders being in the winning Howden team, Annie qualifies for the Championships.

THE 80 SENIOR TEAM of Natasha Shelton, Celia Dyson,Sarah Manning & Jemma Lonsdale all did fab and WON as a team and are off to the Championships.

A MASSIVE WELL DONE & THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF THE CLUB to all competitors and helpers (fence judges)  including  Sandy Cornwall, Sally Sharpe, Marianne Stringfellow and Marie Hanlon and Marie's friend.

Area 16 Qualifiers & Championship Details...


28th August - Area Combined Challenge Qualifier - Epworth.

4th & 5th September - Dressage & Showjumping at the Lincolnshire Showground.

9th October – Winter Novice Dressage & Showjumping Qualifiers at Arena UK

Saturday 23rd October – Arena Eventing at Speetley EC

Sunday 7 November – Winter Intermediate Dressage & SJ Qualifiers at Arena UK