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Rockingham International 20-22 May 2016

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden CIC ** Section D Winner - Kitty King on Vendredi Biats at Rockingham on Friday 20th May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST


CIC ** Section D Winner – Kitty King on Vendredi Biats

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Since I moved house last year, Rockingham is now my closest local BE event, so I went along for the day to be a dressage writer (of which more, in a separate article), peruse the stands (a really great selection, well laid out), and catch up on the action. It is growing every year and definitely worth a visit, with a plethora of top riders attending, all classes full, and great competition over educational, interesting courses.

The unaffiliated events such as the Arena Eventing were also very well subscribed, and last year they had 17 PC teams, this year that number went up to 99 – 2 arenas running all day! An added bonus is that it’s a very central location, easy to access (turn off the A6003 near Corby, pretty much straight into the lorry park).

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden BE100 Section F Winner - Alyson Parker on J J Malone at Rockingham on Friday 20th May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST


BE100 Section F Winner – Alyson Parker on J J Malone at Rockingham on Friday 20th May 2016.

Sophie McCormack, who had a horrendous, life-changing fall at Rockingham last year, came back to Rockingham to thank everyone who went to her aid – she’s doing a triathlon very soon, on 4th June 2016, to raise awareness about brain injury. Please visit her JustGiving page https://www.gofundme.com/p7bffubw  to support her efforts.

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden CIC** Section C - George Simon on Lucky Dude at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST


CIC** Section C – George Simon on Lucky Dude at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016.

In the International classes, Izzy Taylor’s good form continued, with a win in the first CIC* section on the Caruso-sired Legacy. She was one of the busiest riders there, with 8 horses competing. Roberto Scalisi claimed the second CIC* section, with Topaze du Plain. David Britnell claimed CIC** section C, ahead a slew of international names, finishing on his dressage score of 44.2 on his self-produced Contender gelding Continuity, all credit to him, while Kitty King claimed CIC** Section D on Vendredi Biats. There were also National sections from BE100 to AI.

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden CIC** Sam Griffiths (AUS) on Gurtera Cher at Rockingham on Saturday 21st Mat 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST


CIC** Sam Griffiths (AUS) on Gurtera Cher at Rockingham on Saturday 21st Mat 2016.

I had a great day there and would thoroughly recommend it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden A smiling Zara Tindall on Drops of Brandy, as the announcer came over the PA system wondering if "Zara had drank a drop before starting" at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST

Zara Tindall on Drops of Brandy, as the announcer came over the PA system wondering if “Zara had drank a drop before starting” at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016.

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden BE100 Section F 2nd place - Sarah Parkes on Ballyrush Harry at Rockingham on Friday 20th May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST


BE100 Section F 2nd place – Sarah Parkes on Ballyrush Harry at Rockingham on Friday 20th May 2016.

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden CIC* Section A1 - Kirsty Short on Cortage at Rockingham on Friday 20th May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST


CIC* Section A1 – Kirsty Short on Cortage at Rockingham on Friday 20th May 2016.

 

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden CIC* Section B - 2nd place - Sophie How on Kilcannon Watervalley Wizard at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST


CIC* Section B – 2nd place – Sophie How on Kilcannon Watervalley Wizard at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016.

 

Photo: Malcolm Swinden Photography - Mal Swinden CIC** Andrew Hoy (AUS) on Kung Fu Panda GP at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016. ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122. email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com, 14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST

CIC** Andrew Hoy (AUS) on Kung Fu Panda GP at Rockingham on Saturday 21st May 2016.

All photos ©Malcolm Swinden Photography Tel +44( 0)7403 468122.
email malcolm.swinden3@btinternet.com
14 Roses Close, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7ST

 

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