Beth Barnett is the Suregrow Fertiliser Restricted Advanced Medium Champion
On the eve of her 24th birthday, Beth Barnett claimed the first title of the 2013 Espayo National Dressage Championships when she won the Suregrow Advanced Medium Restricted Championship. Beth, who works as a part-time administrator to fund her horses, was drawn in the middle of the class with her own Sheepcote Delight and their score of 68.84% proved unbeatable. The partnership has been together since the mare was just 18 months old and Beth backed her and has brought her through the ranks with the help of David and Serena Pincus, who bred the horse.
The combination hasn’t had the best build up ahead of their trip to the National Championships, as Beth, from Hereford, had a bout of ‘flu and Sheepcote Delight suffering a few lameness issues but the duo were back on form when it mattered! A happy Beth commented afterwards; “I’m so pleased with her today! She was focused and really listening, which I don’t always get – she can be quite nervous. Some of my trot work felt really nice and I got my changes which was a bonus! I came here aiming for a clean test and that’s what I got!”
Beth is part of the Sport England funded BEF Excel Talent programme which gives her access to top training and advice and she was quick to praise the scheme. “It’s definitely improved my riding and skill; if any young rider has the chance to apply and get on the programme, bite their hand off! You won’t regret it!” said Beth.
It was a really Barnett family effort today with dad acting as lorry driver, mum as psychologist and boyfriend as groom and it looked like some early birthday celebrations were in order once Sheepcote Delight was safely tucked up!
September 27, 2013 |
Suregrow Fertiliser Video Training with Richard Davison
With the cut-off date for the British Dressage Summer Regional Championships now passed, Suregrow Fertiliser is - like everyone else - waiting for confirmation of who has qualified for this year's Suregrow Fertiliser Advanced Medium Open and Restricted 'Regionals', which start at the end of July. Top placed riders from each will qualify for the British Dressage National Championships in September.
In a training video produced by Suregrow Fertiliser, international dressage rider and trainer Richard Davison gives a fascinating insight into how a talented horse, the Negro gelding Hiscox Algranco ridden by his wife Gillian, is prepared for the Suregrow Fertiliser Advanced Medium Championship.
Richard explains clearly how he breaks down the Championship test, Advanced Medium 98, into its different parts and focuses on training to improve the horse’s way of going alongside Gillian’s presentation of the test.
This short, free video will be of interest to all riders who want to improve their test riding, but especially those competing at, or moving up to, advanced medium level. You can view the video online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbOkF3bGBnk&feature=youtu.be or follow the link from the Suregrow website at www.suregrowuk.com
Richard Davison uses Suregrow Fertiliser on all of his grazing paddocks and every one of the horses on his yard enjoy daily turnout as part of their impeccable management. He says; “Our horses enjoy their turnout time and by ensuring the grass they graze provides a correct mineral balance, it offers the potential to contribute significantly to their diet and wellbeing, which is very important to me.”
Suregrow Fertiliser renews support for British Dressage National Advanced Medium Championship
Already the choice of international event riders Oliver Townend, Ruth Edge and Caroline Powell, Suregrow Fertiliser is also used by dressage ‘icon’ Richard Davison, who says, “Our horses enjoy their turnout time and by ensuring the grass they graze provides a correct mineral balance, it offers the potential to contribute significantly to their diet and wellbeing, which is very important to me.”
Suregrow is a unique fertiliser specifically for horse and pony paddocks, containing a slower release form of nutrients proven in trials to produce more sustained, better quality grass growth over a longer period and to facilitate uptake of nutrients essential to wellbeing.
Confirming the company’s support of the Suregrow Fertiliser Advanced Medium Championship, Suregrow’s Jonathon Cox said, “More horse owners seeing the benefits of turnout alongside feeding a natural, high forage diet and our support of the British Dressage Advanced Medium Championship will enable us to meet and help dressage riders and trainers looking to improve grazing quality as part of their management of ‘happy equine athletes’. We are pleased to be working with British Dressage and looking forward to the opportunities it offers.
The Suregrow Advanced Medium Championships take place at the British Dressage National Championships, where successful riders from a series of Regional Championships will contest both the Suregrow Open Advanced Medium Championship and the Suregrow Restricted Advanced Medium Championship.
Pictured is the winner of the 2012 Suregrow Fertiliser Advanced Medium Open Championship, Laura Bechtolsheimer (now Tomlinson) with Polar Bear, with Jonathan Cox of Suregrow Fertliser.