British Morgan Horse Society

Founded 1975


ISSEA-GB WHITSUN SHOW

30th May 2005
Highstead Riding Centre


The International Saddle Seat Equitation Association of Great Britain (ISSEA-GB) held a fund-raising clinic and show over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend on 29th & 30th May at Highstead Riding Centre near Herne Bay in Kent.

The clinic on the Sunday was well attended with some riders coming as far afield as Suffolk and Hereford. There were 3 styles of riding sessions - saddle seat, hunter and western. The saddle seat is the flamboyant style used by the American Show Horses and it is this style that ISSEA-GB caters for. Hunter refers to the usual English riding style (it is derived from the term "hunt seat") and western is the stock horse style, which had the greatest number of riders forward.

The show on the Monday kicked off with the saddle seat riders with their exuberant and high-stepping horses. These horses love to be cheered and whistled on as they perform and to see them step up a notch or two when the spectators get behind them is amazing. Taking "blues" (first place) in all her classes in this discipline was Sam Burton and her native cross mare "Riverdance". The saddle seat equitation class was a qualifier for the British Team selections and 4 new riders gained their tickets - Sam Burton, Elizabeth Watts, Natalie Rodley and Samantha Hullis.

Next on offer were the "English" classes - riding horse, ridden hunter, handy pony and best handler. Taking a blue in the riding horse class was Sandra Poole with Robin & Shirley Hepworth's veteran Morgan Horse "Belmonts The Gigolo". Junior handler Stacey Lee took the blue in the Best Handler with her Appaloosa "Wish Granted"

The western classes were all affiliated to the Western Equestrian Society and they started at 1pm. The competitors were just getting into the swing of things when we had a low fly-by by the Red Arrows (the horses were not impressed!) and then the heavens opened for a thunderstorm - lets just say the viewing gallery was jam packed at that stage! Taking blues in all the Open classes was Caroline Lockhart and her Morgan Horse stallion, Picture Perfect. John Ayles and his Quarter Horse mare "Shezastar At The Bar" took the blues in the novice classes and Manda King and her Lusitano gelding "Girassol" took the blues in the Green classes (walk/jog). Apparently "Girassol" means sunflower - obviously this sunflower likes the rain and not the sunshine!

The weekend was great fun and raised just under 500 towards the British Team Fund - many thanks to Caroline Lockhart for allowing us to host the event at Highstead Riding Centre. Our next events are a one-day training clinic on Sunday 3rd July and a two-day clinic on 1st & 2nd October, which will include the first stage of the selections for the 2006 British Saddle Seat Equitation Team. If anyone would like details of ISSEA-GB, the World Cup, qualifying for the British Team or details of the forthcoming clinics please email: Lynnusauk@aol.com

RESULTS
AMATEUR PLEASURE SADDLE

1st Riverdance           Sam Burton
2nd Belmont The Gigolo           Sandra Poole
3rd Parkland Aragorn           Eleanor Hullis
4th Your Wish Is My Command           Natasha Rodley
5th Chestfield Phoenix           Stacey Clarkson
6th Parkland Cappuchino           Samantha Hullis

SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION
1st Sam Burton
2nd Natasha Rodley
3rd Elizabeth Watts
4th Samantha Hullis
5th Eleanor Hullis
6th Stacey Clarkson
7th Sandra Poole

RIDING HORSE / PONY
1st Belmont The Gigolo
2nd Wish Granted           Stacey Lee
3rd Miss Attitude           Jordanna Lee

OPEN SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE
1st Riverdance
2nd Willowater Nokomis           Elizabeth Watts
3rd Chestfield Phoenix
4th Your Wish Is My Command
5th Parkland Aragorn
6th Parkland Cappuchino

ROAD HACK
Jt 1st Riverdance
Willowater Nokomis
3rd Parkland Aragorn

BEST HANDLER
1st Wish Granted
2nd Miss Attitude

GREEN WESTERN TRAIL
1st Pugsley           Jane Bailey

NOVICE RIDER WESTERN TRAIL
1st Bluestone Pharaoh           Di Stark
2nd Imps Cochise

NOVICE HORSE WESTERN TRAIL
1st Shezastar At The Bar           John Ayles
2nd Bluestone Pharaoh           Di Stark
3rd Hot Zippin Jet           Leslie Jones
4th Imps Cochise           Michael Alston

OPEN WESTERN TRAIL
1st Picture Perfect           Caroline Lockhart
2nd Shezastar At The Bar
3rd Hot Zippin Jet
4th Seapier Crystal           Dorothy Rugg-Easey

GREEN WESTERN PLEASURE
1st Girassol           Manda King
2nd Roscoe           Lesley Hazel
3rd The Twizzer           Cheryl Foreman
4th Cherokee Dancer           Michelle Tennet

NOVICE HORSE PLEASURE
1st Kentucky Gold           Eloise Powell
2nd Seapier Crystal
3rd Bluestone Pharaoh
NOVICE RIDER WESTERN PLEASURE
1st Shezastar At The Bar
2nd Seapier Crystal
3rd The Twizzer

OPEN WESTERN PLEASURE
1st Picture Perfect
2nd Seapier Crystal
3rd Kentucky Gold

GREEN WESTERN PRELIMINARY PLEASURE
1ST Girassol
2nd Pugsley
3rd Cherokee Dancer

WESTERN PRELIMINARY PLEASURE
1st Kentucky Gold
2nd Bluestone Pharaoh
3rd Imps Cochise

PRELIMINARY WESTERN RIDING
1st Seapier Crystal
2nd Bluestone Pharaoh

NOVICE RIDER WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP
1st Shezastar At The Bar
2nd Hot Zippin Jet
3rd Bluestone Pharaoh

OPEN HORSEMANSHIP
1st Picture Perfect
2nd Seapier Crystal
3rd Kentucky Gold

GREEN WESTERN RIDING
1st Girassol
2nd Cherokee Dancer
3rd Pugsley
4th Roscoe
5th The Twizzer


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