The Dorset Showground at West Stour hosted three days of showjumping from 14th to 16th August attracting riders from near and far.
Each day consisted of a range of classes, starting with the 80cm Open class and building up to a 1.20m Open.
Possibly the favourite class for both riders and certainly spectators, was the Derby, with a wonderful mix of jumps testing both rider and steed to the maximum.
Throughout the three days, the local riders put on a good performance, winning three of the unaffiliated classes and grabbing a second place.
There were great results for Sam Best from Beaminster, and Olivia Atkins from Bounemouth, who both qualified for the 1.05m National Amateur second round. And to round up the success for the locals, Jo Rimmer from Iwerne Minster won the Horse and Hound Foxhunter class, with Rosie Fry clinching the Newcomers’ event.
All in all, the event was a wonderful success with good numbers competing each day and a fantastic atmosphere among all attending.
Huge thanks to all those involved in organising and officiating the event and a special mention for Ruby Collis who not only put on some delicious dishes in the pavilion but also sponsored the Highbridge Mill Derby and the under 21s Bridle, which were both won by Jasmine Punter on Cleo V, from Sopworth, Wiltshire.
The next and final event this year to be held at the Dorset Showground, will be a two day event on 20th and 21st September.
For anyone wanting to compete or after details then please contact, Mrs Shirley Trim on 01747 838888 or at Shirley@dorsetshowground.co.uk.
Photographs from the event can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/FADEPhotographyandLifestyle
Pictures by Chris Mather