We caught up with Ri-Dry sponsored rider, Kirstine Douglas who has had a very successful start to the season.

"The past few months has seen us preparing the horses for the upcoming show season. With a few judging appointments in April, we decided our first show would be towards the end of the month. We took five horses to Netherton Equestrian Spring Show where we had a busy yet successful day collecting four Royal International tickets: 

Rich Man Poor Man won the Middleweight Hunters and was Hunter Champion 

Irish Invention won both the Small Hunter and Small/ Lightweight Amateur Hunter as well as the Amateur Hunter Championship ridden by Ellen Bell. 

Atmospheric won the Novice Hunters. 

Richard Struass our Novice Small Hack & ROR was competing at his first show and was 2nd in the Novice Hacks, won the Open Hacks and was Reserve Champion. 

We then travelled onto Puddledub Spring Show where we competed just three horses:

Atmospheric won the Small Hunters and stood Hunter Champion. 

Irish Invention won the Amateur Lightweight/Small Hunters and stood Reserve Chanmpion to stablemate Atmospheric. 

Mr Bear won the Lightweight Cobs and was Cob Champion  . 

We will now start to travel south with a busy few weeks ahead at Arena UK, Hambleton and Stafford county to name a few. 

My Ri-Dry coat has been greatly admired whilst riding and judging recently and it enabled me to remain warm and dry all day long."

Since speaking to Kirstine, we are delighted to report that she has picked up her first Horse of the Year Show qualification of the year at Bury Farm EC over the weekend. The ex racehorse Rich Man Poor Man, formerly trained by Philip Kirby and owned by Morean Hamilton has qualified for the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse final on his first attempt.

A huge achievement for everyone involved, congratulations! 




May 23, 2022 — Zoe Moore-Williams