Science Supplements Area Festival, 15th & 16th May, 2021
Firle Place, Nr Lewes, Sussex, BN8 6LP
Words and photos by Julian Portch

 

BEDE Events must be congratulated on laying on a demanding Area Festival at Firle Place, whose main sponsor was Science Supplements. The damp weather conditions made the cross country course even trickier than it had been designed. Numerous riders failed to complete and the old water complex caught out many combinations. One rider asked me how the course was riding and I suggested to her just to take it steady. I knew she had a quick pony, so she had a job on her hands. She would have gone clear, except for her pony rushing the second element of the Science Supplements Complex, but she managed to stay on and complete. Not a bad effort, Elsa Priest, for your first Area Festival and only your second BE event, as you won your first ever event at Chilham Castle, just a couple of weeks earlier, aged 12 and a bit!

Sunday was supposed to be very wet, but as it turned out, was quiet a dry day. The XC course still presented trouble to several riders. However the overall assessment of the course was that it was just what was needed for an Area Festival. Several happy riders will now have the wonderful experience of riding in the Grassroot finals at Badminton 2022, also sponsored by Science Supplements. See you there.

(3) MARTINS IRISH WARRIOR Katie Hipkins

(3) MARTINS IRISH WARRIOR Katie Hipkins

SOUTH EAST EVENTERS LEAGUE AFC100 Section A By Julian Portch

(63) HOKUS POKUS Justin Clubley

(63) HOKUS POKUS Justin Clubley

AUTUMN FINANCIAL AFC100 Open Section B By Julian Portch

(107) RAY OF LIGHT W Holly Allan

(107) RAY OF LIGHT W Holly Allan

BATCHELLER MONKHOUSE AFQ100 Section C By Julian Portch

(164) REHY MBF Millie Rogers

(164) REHY MBF Millie Rogers

BATCHELLER MONKHOUSE AFQ100 Section D By Julian Portch

(241) MY GOOD MORNING Ella Lucas

(241) MY GOOD MORNING Ella Lucas

ALLEN & PAGE AFC80 Section E By Julian Portch

(257) IMPERIAL TANGLE Deborah Burrell

(257) IMPERIAL TANGLE Deborah Burrell

EQUISSAGE AFC80Open Section F By Julian Portch

(323) BE BARBARA Brook Staples

(323) BE BARBARA Brook Staples

SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS BE100 Section G By Julian Portch

(351) KILTOWN SHERLOCK Hollie Swain

(351) KILTOWN SHERLOCK Hollie Swain

SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS BE100 Open Section H By Julian Portch

(406) VANCOUVER ISLAND Sacha Hourigan

(406) VANCOUVER ISLAND Sacha Hourigan

EQUISSAGE BE80 Training Saturday Section I By Julian Portch

(485) LOUGH DERG JOE Eloise Van Praagh

(485) LOUGH DERG JOE Eloise Van Praagh

CLIFFE EQUINE AFQ90 Section J By Julian Portch

(532) GOYA LANCER Cara Clasper

(532) GOYA LANCER Cara Clasper

CLIFFE EQUINE AFQ90 Section K By Julian Portch

(592) CONTESSA III Heidi Ford

(592) CONTESSA III Heidi Ford

CLIFFE EQUINE AFQ90 Section L By Julian Portch

(618) TOWERHILL SHAMIE Chloe Dunn

(618) TOWERHILL SHAMIE Chloe Dunn

ECO VOLTZ AFC90 Section M By Julian Portch

(625) DIAMOND RHAPSODY Elizabeth Evans

(625) DIAMOND RHAPSODY Elizabeth Evans

SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS AFC90 Open Section N By Julian Portch

(715) HAPPY H Caroline Davies

(715) HAPPY H Caroline Davies

SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS AFQ80 Section O By Julian Portch

(767) KILBRIEN CHRIS Jo Mair

(767) KILBRIEN CHRIS Jo Mair

SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS AFQ80 Section P By Julian Portch

(844) FOODYS CLASSIC DAWN Sam Sweeney

(844) FOODYS CLASSIC DAWN Sam Sweeney

SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS BE90 Section Q - By Julian Portch