Tania and Chris always have a smile and some often much needed words of encouragement out on route!
Tania is an active Lancs member and is on our Lancs committee since our 2018 AGM vote.
At the 2017 Lancashire Awards LTF Jjewell won the Novice Horse Championship Trophy with Tania. Awarded to the competitive Horse gaining the highest number of points in its first season registered as a Novice horse/pony. Not to have previously competed in any other type of competitive ride, and not to have competed in rides of a distance greater than 45 km, with this or any other society, in this or in any previous season. In line with National Novice classification, only horses and ponies taking the ‘slow track’ novice route will be eligible and completion of a ride greater than 45km will exclude a horse/pony from this category. Slow track horses/ponies may not compete in more than 10 graded rides in this first novice season, all of these 10 rides will contribute to trophy points, but only the points up to and including 40km will count even if the ride distance is greater (up to and inc.45km). A fantastic achievement and something any of us with younger horses could all aim for. We look forward to seeing lots of success for these two in the future. ☺
“Jjewell in his first competitive season
He is my quirky 14.3hh Arab gelding I bought unbroken in May 2016 aged 5…
Quirky as in he’s like owning a dog and wants your attention all the time!
At first he wouldn’t let the blacksmiths check his feet before the ride but with time, patience and lots of practice you wouldn’t think it was ever a problem. Jjewell was a bit anxious at horses passing on the first few rides but soon settled, he stops for a pee now, loves his food and will drink out on course.
As the season progressed he settled and really enjoyed his job, we were also picked for the inter regional team at Cirencester in which the Team won!
In all we achieved seven good enjoyable rides in some stunning places over varied terrain and are now in training for this season…”