Welcome to Charlotte Cutler
Posted on 18 July 2015
Hello my name is Charlotte Cutler I am 16 years old, I own a 16.2 chestnut thoroughbred called Red. I am an active member of the Suffolk Hunt Pony Club Competing in all novice teams including:
Novice Dressage in 2013 where I was part of the Winning team with a 71% dressage test putting us through to the National Pony Club Championships where I picked up a 68.5% test, Novice show jumping 2013 where I was the only member of the Suffolk Hunt Pony Club to get triple clear though out the day, the Horse and Pony Care team 2011, 2012, 1013 where we won twice going to the National Championships picking up 8th and the 3rd, Novice eventing 2013 and 2014 where we got 35.5% dressage and double clear show jumping and cross country and was apart of the winning team qualifying us the the National Pony Club Championships however Red sustained and injury in August which meant that I couldn't take him to the Championships.
So far this year Red and I have moved up into 100 classes, our first being the Calvert Cup. We did a reasonable dressage of 36%, one pole in the show jumping around a meaty course, then flow around the cross country which was proving difficult throughout the day. I am aiming to get out and do some BE100′s this year and do all pony club intermediate teams.
Sunday 5th July Red and I competed in our second 100cm event following the Calvert Cup.
After walking the cross country course I was feeling pretty confident as it had quite a few challenges and a very tight time over a hilly terrain. Red warmed up beautifully for his test being really light and soft in the rein, we then went and did our test which felt like his best test by miles however the judge disagreed… we scored a disappointing 37 which meant I was laying 14th after the dressage. The showjumping was a very wiggly course causing us to have 2 time faults as I was taking long open lines, we then just had the last fence down after a lovely round. As I knew the time was tight for the cross country I put my foot down and Red responded perfectly, jumping everything out of a big open stride making nothing of any of the fences. Overall I came 5th out of 21 and was one of three competitors to go clear inside the time across the country.