South of England (1) Horse Trials 11th April 2021
The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
Words and photos by Julian Portch

 

The South of England Horse Trials are held at the showground in Ardingly, West Sussex and is one of my local horse Trials. A fifteen minute drive and I have arrived alongside the cross country course. First item on the agenda is a Latte from Jona, The Coffee Man, who most of us know. The sun was shining, but there is always a nip in the air at Ardingly, when the wind blows.

Stephanie Dewitt, NagMag’s journalist, is also a BS Panel Judge and was already in situ in the judges box, alongside the Showjumping arena.

I was unable to attend on Saturday, but there was plenty of action on Sunday in the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate sections.

Isabell Cook had three runs in Section H - Open Novice Under 18 and achieved a respectable 2nd, 3rd and 6th.

The Horse Trials are organised by Jenny Nolan and Tim Nolan, Pippa Funnell’s Mother and Brother respectively. So it was lovely to see Pippa win the Advanced Intermediate on MAJAS HOPE.

The going was good, the weather was kind to us and everything ran smoothly. Here’s to the next visit.

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

Novice Section G – Alice Dunsdon on ESPOIR LANDAIS (333). Photo by Julian Portch

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

Open Novice U18 Section H – Hattie Lloyd-Townshend on BORIS VII (372). Photo by Julian Portch.

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

Open Novice Section I – Sophie Jenman on QUANTANAMO Z (410). Photo by Julian Portch

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

Open Intermediate U21 Section J – Polly Muirhead on PENHILL TOUCH OF CLASS (463). Photo by Julian Portch.

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

Open Intermediate Section K – Tom Jackson on FORREST GUMP 124 (511). Photo by Julian Portch.

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

(6) Intermediate Section L – Tom McEwen on MHS BROWN JACK (571). Photo by Julian Portch

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

Intermediate Section M – Jesse Campbell on HICKSTEAD MUSTERD. Photo by Julian Portch

South of England (1) Horse Trials

South of England (1) Horse Trials

Advanced Intermediate Section N – Pippa Funnell on MAJAS HOPE. Photo by Julian Portch

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