S&D Autumn Show at Priory Equestrian in Frensham

With an all time record number of pre-entries to the S&D Autumn Show it promised to be an exciting day and we were not disappointed. With over 100 entrants on the day, the classes were busy and very competitive.  Mother Nature was also very kind to us and the rain held off until the last class had just finished.

Georgina on Twirl

Georgina on Twirl

This annual horse show has been held in the area now for 24 years. Sandy Payne, owner of S&D Equitation, is a local freelance instructor as well as running her highly successful livery yard in Bentley Surrey. Sandy said “This show wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support of our loyal helpers and sponsors (Middleton’s Masonic Antiques & Collectables, Arcana Cabinet Makers, Farnham Upholstery, Matthew Luard Hay, Straw and Haylage, 999-LOCKS, Stable Close Equine Vets and Sandy’s Tack Exchange) who help every year.  With next year being our 25th year anniversary we are looking to hold a special anniversary show with extra classes and prizes”.

Ring One

Evie on JimJam

Evie on JimJam

Class 4 Farnham Upholstery Improvers Jumping was the biggest jumping class of the day. With 13 out of the 34 riders going into the timed jump off it proved to be a hotly fought out competition. Georgina Allan (12) was fourth to jump off and blasted around the course on her lovely pony Twirl in a time of just 17.5 seconds. Everyone tried to beat her time but no-one came close until the penultimate competitor, Laurette Parsons (39), she shot off from the start and cut every corner she could but finished with a time of 21sec, just not quick enough to beat Georgina. Georgina Allen, who attends Robert May’s School in Odiham, said “I am really pleased with Twirl, she was amazing, sadly though she is up for sale as I have grown and am moving up to a bigger pony”. Georgina was presented with “The T. Godfrey Challenge Cup”, which has been presented to the winner of this class for the last 15 years. Georgina also won the Novice Jumping on Twirl.

Ring Two



It was lovely to see so many children with their ponies competing in this ring, for many it was also their first ever show. One of those was Evie Tozer aged just 4 years old, Evie won the “Middleton’s Masonic Antiques Handsomest Gelding” on her lovely pony Jim Jam. Evie spent the whole time giggling and smiling as she rode expertly around the arena.

Another that deserves a mention is old timer “Cloud” who at 28 years old won the “My First Pony” with her jockey Isobel Oliver (7). Cloud was purchased by her current owner Kelly Faughan from S&D Equitation over 20 years ago and has attended many of the shows over the years. She was bought out of retirement for this show especially as Isobel’s own pony couldn’t go due to lameness.

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Class Number

Class Name 1st 2nd 3rd


Minimus Jumping Emily Devlin on Charlies Maisie Seward on Dillon Georgia Baddeley on Pocket Rocket


Novice Jumping Georgina Allan on Twirl Scarlett Chamberlain on Willow Charlotte Wiltshire on Tramp


Scurry Jumping Laurette Parsons on Rosie Scarlett Chamberlain on Willow Jo Browne on Bella


Improvers Jumping Georgina Allan on Twirl Laurette Parsons on Rosie Archie Lisle on Millie


Intermediate Jumping Karin Themsen on Casanova Natasha Clarke on Phantom Harriet Hunter on Emma


Open Jumping Annabelle Towler on Oscar Lucy Schryver on Clippy Poppy Wallis on Walli


Beginners Jumping Freddie Wallis on Emily


Improvers Jumping Poppy Foster on Veev


My 1st Pony Isobel Oliver on Cloud Grace Russell on Popstar Poppy Faughan on Storm


Handsomest Gelding Evie Tozier on JimJam Lydia Thomas on Rowan Ella Boulton on Drollis Dandini


Prettiest Mare Alina Elrick on Rio Edward Hunter on Emma Hollie Champness on Zazoo


Mountain & Moorland Poppy Foster on Veev Honey Lubbock on Lathomdale Luke Teagan Fifer on Rryndffa Dancer


Cob/Cob Type Lucy Davis on Just Jack Georgia Baddeley on Texas Ghost Megan Davis on Bonnie


Veterans Teagan Fifer on Dancer Honey Lubbock on Lathomdale Luke Cerys Hill on Pardy

Stable Close Equine Vets


Teagan Fifer on Dancer Reserve Champion Poppy Foster on Veev


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