Show-jumping at Half Moon Stud
Show-jumping at Half Moon
BACK in Nelson's day iron cannon balls were stacked pyramid fashion within the confines of a square brass tray - called a "monkey" -, to stop them rolling about the gundeck. In very cold weather they would contract at a different rate than iron, squeezing the balls from their confinement. Hence the expression 'cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'. Those of you not actually old enough to have sailed with Nelson tend to put a different connotation to the phrase! So it was at last week's show jumping competition at Half Moon Stud, Motcombe, with an impression of excited monkeys as the young riders warmed up for their class. However Dorset show jumpers are tough and cheerfully supported Half Moon's last but one winter jumping event. The final one is on 24th March.
2'3" Section A Novice - 1 Samantha Brown, 2 Tom James, 3 Lettie Worral. Section B Open - 1 Emma Moss, 2 Sandy Gilman, 3 Issy Colwell. 2' 6" Section A Novice - 1 and 2 Pete Brake, 3 Samantha Brown. Section B Open - 1 Molly Gillard, 2 Madi Hand, 3 Grace Doble. 2'9" Open - 1 Molly Gillard, 2 Jasmine Stroud-Allan, 3 Emma Fox. 3'0" Open - 1 Molly Gillard, 2 Emma Fox, 3 Maisie McDiarmid-Pool.
David & Mary at La Fleur de lys are offering a Special 1 night Dinner Bed & Breakfast package from £185.00 per couple per night. Available until end June 2013.
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Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
Report and photo by David Gilby
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