THE first competition in The Robinsons Equiteach Winter Dressage League was held at Tunstall Farm in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough on Sunday.

The show was very well supported as always with classes running throughout the day. On Sunday, for the first time, the intro and prelim tests were each divided into three sections, one for juniors, one for riders competing on their home ground and one for visiting riders from other yards.

Rosettes were awarded to sixth place in each section with points accrued to go towards the end of the season championship in March (lockdown restrictions permitting), where sashes will be awarded from first to sixth place to the competitors attaining the highest scores in each class.


Class 1 Lead Rein: 1 S Colver (Hazel), 2 M Mooney (Bisto), 3 J Whitehead (Blue), 4 E Roddam (Cruz), 5 F Johnson-Burke (Pod), 6 E Barringer (Flower).

Class 1 Junior: 1 S Whitehead (Bella), 2 H Pearson (Dundee), 3 A Shimwell-Edgar (Cruz).

Class 2 Intro (Junior): 1 P Brooksbank (Ruby), 2 K Marsden (Alice), 3 M Clarkson (Marcus).

Class 2 Intro (Home): 1 I Parkes (Tubby), 2 R O'Rourke (Esther), 3 W Dickens (Homer), 4 C Goode (Totty). 5 B Pink (Lola), 6 F Helm (Bobbies Girl), 7 L Humphries (Larry).

Class 2 Intro (Visitors) 1 C Rogers (Lucie), 2 S Cole (Grace), 3 C Thompson (Bambi), 4 H Barrett(Walter), 5 P Scott (Jupiter), 6 S Mayberry (Sym), 7 J Small (Arthur).

Class 3 Prelim (Junior): 1 A Bolton (Rosemel Whispered Promise), 2 J Hooper (Homer).

Class 3 Prelim (Home): 1 J Bowles (Panda), 2 L Rochester (Grace), 3 C Goode (Totty), 4 B Pink (Lola), 5 K Parkes (Alice), 6 E Welsh (Gilly), 7 G Smith (Harley).

Class 3 Prelim (Visitors): 1 J Scott (Bud), 2 W Hanley(Pilar), 3 C Rogers (Lucie), 4 C Fairburn (Ruby), 5 M Hutchinson (Jasper), 6 S Cole (Grace) 7 P McFarlane (Romeo).

Class 4 Novice 30: 1 K Hunton (Romeo), 2 K Hunton (Bruce), 3 J Bowles (Panda), 4 L Fletcher (Pea), 5 W Hanley (Pilar), 6 B Hyde (Darcy).