The BRC SEIB Insurance Brokers Quadrille Selection Trial 2017 took place once again at Bury Farm Equestrian Village in Buckinghamshire on Saturday 30 September. A fabulous evening of dancing horses, music and entertainment.
An enthusiastic crowd were entertained by the nine participating Quadrille teams, who had spent hours putting together their costumes, music floor plans and choreography. This year’s imaginative themes included The Circus, Jane Austin, Mary Poppins, Madagascar, to name just a few.
The three judges, Mary Robbins, List 1 Dressage Judge, Robert Stanier, List 4 Dressage Judge and Lynn Russell, showing legend, were bowled over by the sheer spectacle and entertainment value demonstrated by all the teams.
“Well what can I say, I can’t believe the dedication put into the costumes and the effort never judged anything like it!, great fun but think I’ll leave the sparkle hoof paint and cable tie eye lashes at home for HOYS but could have done with the cob outfits to “Keep them clean” I really enjoyed it.” Said Lynn Russell.
Nicolina MacKenzie, SEIB Insurance Brokers Marketing Manager was on hand to present the qualifying rosettes to the four selected teams, who will go through to the grand final on Saturday 21 October at the Bury Farm Equestrian Village ‘All Stars’ Gala event. The four teams that have been selected to take part in the final are:
Cornwall TREC Group – Mary Poppins II
Saffron Walden & District RC – Dogtanian & The Three Muskehounds
Keysoe RC – Commemorating Jane
Deen City Farm BRC Centre – 50 Shades of Grey
“It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve produced a top four team, the nerves are just as bad, especially when waiting for results. This routine premiered in 2013, but the finals at Olympia were a disaster! People kept asking about the costumes (designed and made by club member Roslyn Swanson who took the Bert role in 2013) so we decided to give them another airing. The routine & music had to be adjusted to reflect rule changes that have come in since the first version.” Said Verity Perry, Cornwall TREC Group Team Manager.