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Beezies Sue - Recent Successes
Simone Hession, from Sligo recently competed at the last major dressage competition of 2012, The National Dressage Championships at Cavan Equestrian Centre, with her two home bred Irish Draught horses. Beezies Sue, by Sea Crest out of a Pride of Toames mare, placed 4th with a combined score of 60.34% in the Advanced championship, with this result Beezies Sue, now 19 years old claimed the Irish Draught Trophy for the 8th time. She was also the highest placed Irish bred horse in the class. Her seven year old half brother, Beezies Big Brother,(by It's The Quiet Man) finished on a combined score of 63.48% from his two Elementary classes, which placed him 8th in the Elementary Championship.
Dressage rider, Simone Hession from Woodlands Equestrian Centre, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo has just returned from a successful trip to England to train with International Grand Prix Dressage rider Gareth Hughes and compete on the British Dressage circuit, with her own two home bred dressage horses, Beezies Sue a 19 year old Irish Draught mare by Sea Crest out of Princess of Woodlands by Pride of Toames. Her second horse Beezies Big Brother, a half brother to Beezies Sue, with the same dam Princess of Woodlands, a 7 year old Irish draught gelding by It's The Quiet man.
Sligo based dressage rider, Simone Hession, won the Advanced class at the British Dressage show in Pachesham Equestrian Centre, Surrey recently. British list one judge Helen Webber had Simone and the Registered Irish Draught mare Beezies Sue as her winner on a score of 64.47% for the BD Advanced test 108. The Woodlands Equestrian Centre proprietor was in the UK training with Gareth Hughes and took the opportunity to also compete.
At the recent Marlton Dressage Spring Festival, Beezies Sue RID and Simone Hession won the Small Tour Championship, from the combined results of placing 2nd in the Prix St. George class and 1st in the Inter 1.
Dressage rider Simone Hession from Woodlands Equestrian Centre, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo and her own horse, the RID mare Beezies Sue placed 5th in the Prix St George class, at the recent Northern Ireland Dressage Festival held at Cavan Equestrian Centre. Beezies Sue was the only Irish bred horse competing at the championships at this level.
This combination have just returned from a successful trip to England to compete on the British Dressage circuit. Competing at Advanced and Prix St. George level in England they competed at three shows. At Hunters Equestrian they won and placed 4th in their classes, the following day at Swallowfield Equestrian Centre the pair achieved 2nd and 5th placings. Travelling to Surrey for their final show of the trip at Pachesham Equestrian Centre again they won a class scoring 65.62% at Advanced and placed 3rd in the PSG class on a score of 63.15%. Also qualifying for the Hickstead Dressage Masters League. From their results they also gained their qualifying place at Advanced and Prix St George for the National Dressage Championships to be held at Cavan Equestrian centre in September. Earlier this year Simone and Beezies Sue were selected for the National Training Squad to train with International Dressage Trainer Ferdi Eilberg and they continue their training monthly, Beezies Sue being the only Irish bred horse of the 12 combinations selected to train.