Jayne Wins Regional Dressage Championship at Summerhouse
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Jayne Chapman and Life on Mars are celebrating after qualifying for the prestigious British Dressage Winter Championships.
The pair won the Suregrow Fertiliser Winter Elementary Freestyle Regional Silver Championship at Summerhouse on a fantastic score of 71.99%
Based in Taunton, Somerset, 47-year-old Jayne has been riding all her life. Formerly a keen event rider she decided to concentrate on dressage after under-going three sessions of spinal surgery to repair damaged discs. The intensive surgery forced her to hang up her jumping boots and call it a day.
Focussing on dressage in a bid to keep riding Jayne has had a great success at Regional and National level. She has ridden for Team South West at the Home Internationals and has discovered a real passion for the Freestyle enjoying co-ordinating all her own music and choreography.
Life on Mars, known at home as Toad is a 17.1hh, bay 12-year-old British Sports horse, owned by Jayne for the last 10 years.
One of six horses on her busy yard, five are now all concentrating on dressage from Novice to Advanced Medium level.
Said Jayne: “I was absolutely thrilled to win. I had two of my horses in the Regional Final, the other horse being Hector III.
“I was completely stunned when I saw the results! I couldn’t believe I’d pulled off first and second place earning two places at the Winter Freestyle Championships. They scored 71.98% and 70.76% there was only just over 1% separating them.
“I am really excited about the finals and will be spending the next few weeks dedicated to getting ourselves as tuned up as possible with help from my trainers Adam Kemp and Helen Griffiths.”
Said Jonathan Cox of Suregrow Fertiliser: “A very well done to Jayne for taking home first and second place in our Suregrow sponsored event. We are pleased to support such a prestigious dressage series.”
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March 8, 2019 | Share: