The Magnificant Seven set off for darkest Shropshire on Sunday14th July for the Area Dressage competition with mixed fortunes. The Open team of Lucy Filby, John Marsden, Nikki Toomer and Tyler Cassells were 2nd overall, with Tyler winning his novice class on Ricky Ramiro. Unfortnately it is unlikely that they will qualify for Lincoln as there weren’t enough teams from the Area as a whole. The Riding Test and Novice Dressage teams of Hannah Leech, Jo Trelawney, Juliet Foden and Nikki Toomer were 5th in both classes. Nikki on Drumblewwod April Joy won their Preliminary section with a mark of 82.1% – what a trooper, she rode 3 tests on an exceedingly hot day! Many thanks to our helpers who did sterling work and also to all those who came and supported us.