The end of September saw WKRC complete it’s first full year of competition and events.
We have been delighted with the attendance at our competitions, coaching sessions and demos, and thought you mgiht be interested in a few wee statistics to sum up the year !
On the dressage front we ran shows from August through to March which incorporated very popular Rowallan/Scottish Farmer qualifiers and also a winter dressage league. The league was won by Joanne McNeill riding DRB Glenbank with Morgan McCartney and Foxy Lady a close second. Throughout the series we had 282 competitors taking part in 397 tests. Our busiest months were January and February where we ran the Rowallan/Scottish Farmer qualifiers and attracted 50 competitors on both days doing a total of 72 tests on both days ! We started warming up in the dark at 8.30am and ran continually through to 6.30pm ! The 2012/13 winter series has started off just as busy with an average of 38 competitors per show and the Rowallan/Scottish Farmer qualifiers are still to come !
The show-jumping has been amazingly popular with new faces appearing every week. We also ran a winter show-jumping league with the winners being Charlotte Morrison (seniors), Claire McNee (16 and under) and Kirstyn Beattie (12 and under). This was an extremely tight competition with the 12 and unders results being decided on the last round on the last night ! We are hoping for an equally exciting competition this winter. The monthly show-jumping shows attracted great interest with our busiest being the Spring Championship show, sponsored by Tom and Tricia Haynes of South Hillhead Equestrian, this attracted 62 competitors jumping 111 rounds of jumping ! Over the course of all Saturday shows we had 416 competitors jumping 776 classes and this year we are continuing to attract similar levels of interest. The Thursday night fortnightly jumping continued throughout the summer attracting new competitors that hadn’t attended during the winter. Over the year on Thursday nights we judged and cheered 587 competitors round 994 courses of jumps, with an average of 10 jumps per course that is a total of 9940 jumping efforts in the year – well done to all the horses and ponies !
On the Thursday nights the ‘Jump for Free’ cards have proved very popular, and also very easy to misplace ! Despite that we had 81 rounds of free jumping claimed using the cards. Every little bit helps….
We hope you have enjoyed the first year of West Kype Riders Club activities and we would be delighted to hear of any suggestions for demos and events or any feedback that you may have.
Hoping the second year is as good, if not better, than the first 🙂
The West Kype Team