A brief report from Hickstead. 

A good day was enjoyed by the eleven F and I members and their guests at Hickstead on Ladies day. We had use of the BHS member’s box along side the main arena next to the water jump which made excellent viewing for the Queen Elizabeth Cup….. 13 feet of water followed by a 1m 50 set of planks!! We appreciated how difficult this line was to ride as we had a very informative course walk with BS course builder Steve Fazakerley and his measuring stick. Those oxers really were square.
The scurry driving as always had us making a lot of noise but this year the course didn’t run as close to our box, I can’t think why – especially as I saw at least 6 jugs of Pimms making its way to various tables!!
A big “thank you” to Annemarie Westwood who organized the day and issued us with VIP passes. Do try and join us next year it is a very good social day and a chance to catch up for a chat.
Written by Ann Bostock.