Derby House Novice and Intermediate Final winners
Postolowsky and the diminutive Diplomatic Jack captured the prestigious
final of the Derby House Novice Owner/Rider series in a fiercely
fought event at Henbury Hall in Cheshire.
Dennis riding Goulton Storm took the Intermediate section from 21
Alex Postolowsky and Diplomatic Jack in action.
nine, Diplomatic Jack was bought unseen by Alex and her mother Sue
six years ago.
15hh Diplomatic Jack is "a little horse with a giant heart"
according to 18-year-old Alex who produced him herself.
Alex receives her award from Daragh O'Malley of Derby House.
year we took the Pony Club Novice Championships and the East
Anglian Championships. This year we competed in the Novice
Championships at Gatcombe and we are aiming for success at
Weston Park at the end of the season in October.
was over the moon to win and delighted with the sash and prizes.
In fact, we were so proud Diplomatic Jack travelled home with
the sash on."
horse is now at intermediate level and has had three good
runs this year.
dressage and showjumping are always good," adds Alex
and "he is very nearly ready to step up to advanced events."
based in Glentham near Market Rasen is a member of Scunthorpe
Pony Club and receives "great support from District Commissioner
Carole Dennis receives her award from Paula Burrows of Derby
cross country course was much more technical than it was the
last time I was here seven years ago," said Carole who
was devastated when her horse Beckett II died at Auchinleck
a few weeks earlier after getting a fence wrong.
win was a real morale booster especially as I took the direct
route over fence 18, a tricky double which caught a lot of
pair started on a good dressage score, picked up a few penalty
time points across country, then went clear showjumping.
from Thirsk qualified eight-year-old Goulton Storm at both Hexham
and Aske earlier in the year. She bought the mare two years
ago locally and has now upgraded to Advanced level.