Summary of 2016
Windmill Farm has had a very successful year and has enjoyed holding TeamQuest and MyQuest, unaffiliated, affiliated, Iberian Dressage Masters and Para dressage competitions. We have also run a variety of different clinics including Central British Dressage training and our pole work clinics which have been enjoyed by many people.
We look forward to running more clinics and competitions in 2017; keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for dates and more details. We are looking to hold more training for Para riders and having a pole clinic specifically for Para Riders. Exciting times!
Three new foals became part of the team; WfD Sweet William (Delaroche Birthday Girl X Woodlander Wales), WfD Hera (Pro Lima x Woodlander Heaven) and Mavis.
On top of Windmill Farm’s events schedule, Team Windmill has had a lot of success this year.
A summary of Team Windmills Results in 2016 follows; all the riders are trained by Linsay Colderige Smith and are based at Windmill Farm.
- Grade 3 Restricted Winter Para Dressage Champion
- Grade 1a Silver Para Dressage Champion
- Selected to represent the Central Team at the Para Home International winning both their sections. Central Team came 4th.
- Selected to represent GB at Hartpury International 3* and placed.
- 2nd at the British Dressage Nationals in the KBIS Gold Para Championship Class.
- Invited to final selection trials for the Para Dressage World Class Programme.
- Qualification for the Para Dressage Gold Championships 2017.
(Mari Durward- Akhurst)
- Top 10 (7th) finish in the Advanced Medium Petplan Finals at NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships.
- Won English ridden Lusitano class at Windsor.
- Advanced Medium Reserve Champion at the British Dressage Luisitano Championships.
- Qualified Zig Zag and Jack for the Medium and Advanced Medium Regionals.
- 3rd in the YH 4 yr old class
- 6th in a large and hotly contested PSG freestyle.
(Linsay Colderidge Smith)
- 2nd ever pony FEI test, broke the 60% barrier
- Qualification for the British Dressage Winter Regionals at Elementary level
- BYRDS Home International
- Novice and Elementary Regionals
- 6th out of 27 at the Pet Plan Area festival at Warwickshire College
- Sheepgate Under 25’s; finished with three top 10 placings.
- National Veteran Championships at Bury Farm; won elementary 45 with 66.89%, and their junior freestyle. 2nd in the novice and freestyle with 70.05%. Finished as Reserve Champion.
- My Quest Regionals at Quainton Stud; finished 4th in elementary 59 with 65.5%. Won Novice 30 with 69.52%. Qualified for the MyQuest Nationals.
- Competed at the Allen & Page Veteran Horse & Rider Championships. Finished 13th (with a score of 62.68%), very narrowly missing a top 10 finish.
- First Affiliated Dressage Competition.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE FROM ALL AT WINDMILL FARM!