Aldon (1) Horse Trials 2011
It was good to see at Aldon that they threatened to eliminate & fine riders who didn't stick to their alloted times for cross-country.I know that it is difficult for those with multiple entries, & there will always be unforseen problems, but if eveybody abuses the system then it makes it more difficult to be accomodating.
Unless there has been a problem on the course there is no excuse for having only a handful of horses go through in the middle of the day. It is not fair on the fence-judges & officals, & makes it difficult for spectators ( & the odd photographer !! ) to follow what's going on.
Quote of the day came from photographer Nick Perry who said that he " had too many layers on !! " Not something that you usually associate with Aldon in March !!!
Aldon 1 Review 2011 by Binny Bennett
At the end of three days of competition the sun shone brightest upon Sam Griffiths and the appropriately named Happy Times, winners of the Church House Advanced Intermediate Section T at Aldon Horse Trials, ahead of Fiona Hobby and Aoifie Clark. For four years this section has been dominated by Paul Tapner but this time it was the turn of a fellow British-based Australian and Sam is now aiming to match Tapners’ achievement at Badminton..... ( Please read Binny's full review on the News page )