Caroline Powell takes the CIC2* title at Waregem 2017!
Sponsored rider Caroline Powell and the smart Flipper K made the trip to Waregem worthwhile by taking the CIC2* title! The pair were lying 7th after the dressage phase which they then followed by a super clear in both the showjumping and the cross country phases with only 3.6 time penalties to add. This was just the performance to take the top spot in this class but Lizzie Baugh and Quarry Man were hot on their heels finishing in the runner up spot with only 0.1 penalties separating them. Dirk Shrade and Catelan finished 3rd to complete the top 3 in the CIC2* class.
September 25, 2017 |
Oliver Townend and Caroline Powell has a successful trip to Blair!
It was a worthwhile trip up to Blair Atoll for sponsored rider Oliver Townend who took top 10 placings on 4 out of the 6 horses that made the trip to Scotland.
Cooley Master Class finished 3rd in the CIC3* ERM, Cooley Down Under finished 3rd in the CCI* and Khoi Traveler and Tregilder finished 7th and 3rd in the CCI2* respectively.
Another of our sponsored event riders, Caroline Powell, also had a very successful Blair with Up Up and Away finishing 4th and On The Brash finishing 6th, both in the CIC3*.
Successful weekend all round! Next stop for our three sponsored event riders, Nicola Wilson, Oliver Townend and Caroline Powell, is Burghley. We can't wait to cheer them on, good luck!!
Top 10 results for Suregrow riders at Burghley Horse Trials 2016
Australia's Chris Burton won his first British four-star at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2016 with a nail biting finish. He entered the showjumping arena with four fences in hand, but Nobilis 18 started to drop the poles from the double at fence four and finished having used up his buffer penalties. They finished on 49.4 to claim the Burghley 2016 title, but the final showjumping phase was an influential one.
One of only two double clear rounds was produced by Oliver Townend and Samuel Thomas II resulting in seventh place and best Brit. Caroline Powell and Onwards and Upwards completed the showjumping with one pole down and one time penalty which slotted them into eighth place.
Massive congratulations to Chris Burton but also to our two sponsored riders, Oliver and Caroline, for completing with such fantastic results! Top ten results are below.
Photo of Caroline Powell courtesy of Will Baxter.
September 5, 2016 |
Caroline Powell's Recipe for Paddock Management
Olympic event rider Caroline Powell has settled into her new yard in Suffolk and Suregrow Fertiliser is important in the mix.
As the turnout of her horses is such a fundamental aspect of Caroline's very successful management regime, one of her first tasks was to ensure an application of Suregrow Fertiliser to all of the grazing paddocks. Just a short time later she reported; "It's always great to see the improvement in the pastures when Suregrow has been applied to them....just add water!!!"
Suregrow Fertiliser renews support for successful international riders
Good quality grazing is vital to increasing numbers of successful international riders and four world-class competitors, event riders Caroline Powell, Oliver Townend and Ruth Edge, together with dressage rider and sought-after trainer Richard Davison, have once again chosen Suregrow Fertiliser for their grazing paddocks.
Caroline Powell, whose New Zealand team eventing bronze medal at the London Olympics with Lenamore was a hugely popular success explains; "Working with Suregrow complements our management extremely well because we place a lot of emphasis on the importance of lengthy turnout time and good quality grazing."
Fellow event rider Ruth Edge echoes this approach, saying; "I wouldn’t choose anything else, because grazing correctly managed pasture is so important to our management of both dressage and event horses.”
Richard Davison, whose dressage yard is also managed to impeccably high standards, adds; “I am impressed with the science behind Suregrow Fertiliser and believe it is extremely beneficial to our grassland. Our horses enjoy their turnout time and Suregrow offers the potential to contribute significantly to their diet and wellbeing, which is very important to me.”
Oliver Townend focuses on similar priorities, commenting; “Turnout is well known to offer psychological benefits to all horses, but the value of grazing goes beyond that, as grass is a very natural and healthy way to feed. I am delighted with the advice we have received from Suregrow Fertiliser and by ensuring even grass growth throughout the season, we are better able to maintain our grassland in optimum condition, which can only be good for the horses.”
Suregrow Fertiliser, formulated specifically for horse and pony paddocks, contains 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 the wellbeing of horses and ponies. Suregrow Fertiliser will also stimulate the development of strong, healthy roots in grasses, resulting in a denser sward that helps to suppress weed growth and can aid recovery of over-grazed or poached pastures. It is safe to handle and spread, making it easy to apply.
For individual advice on pasture management this season, contact Suregrow Fertiliser on 01423 223045, email email@example.com, visit www.suregrowuk.com or find Suregrow Fertiliser on facebook.