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South Essex Insurance Brokers British Riding Clubs Quadrille of the Year Championships,
Olympia 2010

FlappersWinning Team: New Forest Pony Enthusiasts Club "New Forest Flappers" Sponsored by A.O. Smith

The NFPEC based in the New Forest have won the BRC Riding Clubs Quadrille of the Year Competition at Olympia on the 18th December 2010.

The competition involves four riders and horses or ponies riding a programme to music with a theme reflected in the story telling and costumes. Our theme was "Flappers" our music used included "All That Jazz" from chicago and the riders programme reflected the attitude and energy from the 1920's.

The Team consisted of Helen Campbell riding Kilncopse Fly-By-Knight (owner Dawn Vear), Caroline Saker riding Dibden April's Dawn (owned by Jill Horsborough), Elaine Morgan riding Farriers Fingerprint (owned by Mr & Mrs S Young) and Sally-anne Pierson riding Wraggle Taggle Carmina (owned by Sally-anne and Mrs J Walton). The NFPEC compete at riding club activities and are unique in that all competitors ride registered New Forest Ponies....The Riding club add this to their many successes and National championships proving that the ponies can hold their own in all disciplines . . .

Quadrille Team at OlympiaThe build up to the competition has taken nearly two years with many changes to riders, ponies and costumes along the way and at the NFPEC's third attempt in the quadrille competition we have won!

Farriers Fingerprint last year won the Supreme Baileys NPS Ridden Mountain & Moorland Championship at Olympia so has managed to win two years in a row at the prestigious show in two seperate competitions....

The riders have had a huge amount of support. Trainer Claire Moir choreographed and managed the team members, Britt Beale made the amazing costumes which have been completely redone since the qualifier in October. Owners and helpers have all contributed significantly to the success of the team - there is so much work that has to go into a quadrille competition. We have also had brilliant fundraisers, donations and a major sponsor A.O. Smith - without whom we would not have been able to acheive the success....the riders would like to thank all those that have helped and supported along the way. In particular we would like to thank the ponies who were amazing and the stars of the show.......

Judges comments and olympia write up can be found via this link: http://www.olympiahorseshow.com/2010/12/new-forest-flappers-are-giddy-with-success/

Helen Campbell
NFPEC