Young Rowan braves the cold to net double victory

left, SDRC Prelim winner Karen Cornforth and Novice winner Charlotte Ross
left, SDRC Prelim winner Karen Cornforth and Novice winner Charlotte Ross
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Members of the Scarborough & District Riding Club braved the arctic conditions on Sunday to take part in the club’s indoor unaffiliated dressage competition held at Brigg View Stables in Hunmanby.

Young event rider Rowan Haywood from Hunmanby proved to be on top form with a win in the Intro class and a second in the prelim with Charlie, followed by similar success with a second in the novice, leading on to a win in the elementary with Warren.

Langtoft-based rider Charlotte Ross rode a foot perfect test to win the novice class with her talented eight-year-old thoroughbred Clawde Greengrass, while Chair of the club, Karen Cornforth was delighted with her new young horse,

The five-year-old ‘Tipsy Piskie’, a handsome ID x TB whom she has only owned since September.

The pair came second in the intro class but went on to claim victory in the prelim category, much to the delight of Karen who is still learning all about the promising gelding.

“He is a genuinely nice horse that loves people and attention. He will probably be my last serious competition horse and hopefully my best so I was overjoyed with the result,” said Karen.

The club committee would like to thank everyone who took part in the event and they were impressed with the very high standard of riding throughout the dressage competition.

“Despite the bitterly cold weather we had a good turnout, the standard was high with competitors and helpers all having an enjoyable day and we are very grateful to Jean Clemmit and Susan Lawton for allowing us to use their facilities,” added organiser Avril Mansfield.

The full results were as follows:


1st Rowan Haywood & Charlie

2nd Karen Cornforth & The Tipsy Piskie

3rd Karen Leonard & Tango Supreme

4th Jackie Riby & Stonehills Rebel

5th Jane Garwood & Lucy

6th Sarah Coverdale & Rico


1st Karen Cornforth & The Tipsy Piskie

2nd Rowan Haywood & Charlie

3rd Karen Leonard & Tango Supreme

4th Dani Yaxley & Tom Gunner

5th Charlotte Ross & Clawde Greengrass

6th Teresa Goodlad & Cowlans Moonlight Magic


1st Charlotte Ross & Clawde Greengrass

2nd Rowan Haywood & Warren

3rd Rachel Newton & Premier Ambitions

4th Rowan Haywood

& Skippy

5th Sylvia Gray & Mummy’s Special Soldier

6th Dani Yaxley & Tom Gunner


1st Rowan Haywood & Warren

2nd Rachel Newton & Premier Ambitions