Showjumping

Lizzie has always enjoyed popping a jump but has had relatively few opportunities to compete in showjumping. Owing to her physical limitations and the expense of regular training without a horse of her own, she is starting small and focussing on quality at low levels (and low heights!). Nevertheless, she has been successful in events so far and is eager to improve her skills and build confidence at every opportunity. As with dressage, Lizzie has often competed against  able-bodied opposition and currently only competes against other disabled riders at the RDA regionals and nationals.

Highlights include becoming RDA National Champion in Level 3 Showjumping in 2017 and placing third in Level 4 Showjumping at the RDA National Championships 2018 – competing on an unfamiliar horse with extremely limited preparation!

Competitive record

  • July 2018 – RDA National Championships (Level 4) – 3rd, Danny (clear round, 83% style)
  • May 2018 – RDA East Region Show (Level 4) – 1st, Rolo (12 faults, 70% style)
  • July 2017 – RDA National Championships (Level 3) – 1st in Senior section and Overall National RDA Champion, Rolo (clear round, 87% style)
  • May 2017 – RDA East Region Show (Level 3) – 1st, Rolo (clear round, 99% style)
  • March 2017 – CURC Springhill Showjumping Cuppers 60cm – 2nd, Oscar (clear round)
  • March 2017 – CURC Springhill Showjumping Cuppers 40cm – 3rd, Oscar (clear round)
  • March 2017 – CWA Showjumping 65cm – unplaced, Rolo (8 faults)
  • March 2017 – CWA Showjumping 60cm – 6th, Rolo (8 faults)
  • February 2017 – CWA Showjumping 65cm – 7th, Boysie (8 faults)
  • February 2017 – CWA Showjumping 60cm – 3rd, Boysie (clear round, qualified for ESUK Championships)
  • July 2016 – RDA National Championships (Level 2, Senior Section) – 2nd, Boysie (clear round, 73% style)
  • May 2016 – RDA East Region Show (Level 2) – 1st, Beethoven (clear round, 81% style)
  • December 2015 – CURC Showjumping (70cm) – 1st, Oscar (clear round, 76.7% style)
  • November 2015 – CWA Unaffiliated Showjumping (60cm) – 4th, Rolo (8 faults)