A number of riders from 6 different groups attended the RDA National Championships, at Hartpury, from 13 to 15 July 2018 and the Region celebrated great success in Dressage, Countryside Challenge, Carriage Driving, Showing and Arts & Crafts Classes.
In addition to the competitions, everyone got into the spirit of the National Championships which is believed to be the biggest event of its kind in the world for disabled horse riders and carriage drivers. East Liverpool RDA hosted a fantastic BBQ for the Region and we partied at the yellow themed disco. Some of the Region’s Committee even had a go on the vaulting horse! A few photos are below.
Well done to each and every rider; the horses; their groups and volunteers. A massive thanks to everyone who supported them and made this possible.
Full results from all three days can be found on the RDA National Website click here to see them.
Riders who were placed 1st -7th, in their classes, were:
Class 1 -3 Carriage Driving Class
Jane O’Neill (Red Rose) – Open - 1st
Jennifer Yates (Red Rose) – Novice – 6th
Class 15 Countryside Challenge (independent)
Alexandra Pethard (East Liverpool) - Junior - 3rd
Annie Wordley (West Lancashire) – Senior - 2nd
Class 24 RDA Search for a Star Showing
Kassia Amelia Dudek-McGee (East Liverpool) – 2nd
Class 33 Dressage Championships Grade 1-6 (Walk and Trot) Senior
Karen Dunne (Pendle) – 1st (who also received a rosette for the highest dressage mark!)
Class 35 Dressage Championships Grade I/D (Canter)
Alexandrea Pethard (East Liverpool) – Junior – 4th
Kassia Amelia Dudek-McGee (East Liverpool) – Junior – 6th
Annie Wordley (West Lancs) – Senior – 2nd
Class 36 Dressage Championships (Led Walk and Trot) Junior
Madison Farrell (East Liverpool) 7th
Class 51 Countryside Challenge (independent)
Reuben Juckes (East Liverpool) – Junior – 2nd
Karen Dunne (Pendle) – Senior – 5th
Class 66 Best Turned Out (Junior)
Kassia Amelia Dudek-McGee (East Liverpool) – 4th
Class 67 Best Turned Out (Senior)
Amie Du Buisson Spargo (East Liverpool) – 2nd
Class 73 Arts and Crafts Sculpture (individual)
Annie Wordley (West Lancs) – 3rd
Class 77 Dressage Championships Grade 3
Jennifer Yates (East Liverpool) – Senior - 6th
Craig Harrison (Foresters’ Horn) – Senior - 7th
Class 84 Dressage Freestyle Grade 3
Craig Harrison (Foresters’ Horn) – Senior – 3rd
Class 89 Countryside Challenge (Led or 1 side walker)
Madison Farrell (East Liverpool) – Junior – 2nd
Jake Evans (Mid Cheshire) – Junior – 3rd
Helen Williams (Mid Cheshire) – Senior - 2nd
Emma Heard (Mid Cheshire) – Senior – 3rd
What a fantastic weekend… we can’t wait for next year…!
Regional Chair (Sheila Saner) and Greater Manchester Chair (Gill Petty)
North West BBQ organised by East Liverpool RDA Group
The NW Region's Participants Rep trying out the vaulting horse!
Annie Wordley's 3rd placed entry to the Arts & Crafts individual sculpture class
Jenny Yates with a thank you from her group (East Liverpool RDA)
Karen Dunne, from Pendle RDA Group, who won Class 33 (Dressage Championships Grade 1-6 (Walk and Trot) Senior) riding her horse Blaze. Karen also got the rosette for the highest dressage score.