In her second season as a senior Marion won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup—a former international ladies class event—that took place at the Royal International Horse Show. That year she won three Nations Cup events, helping to win the Presidents Cup.
In 1964 Marion won the Hickstead Derby Trial and placed second to Seamus Hayes in the Hickstead Derby, and the following year Marion rode Stroller to a gold medal in the ladies World Championship at Hickstead. She won the 1967 Hickstead Derby, placed second in 1968 and third in 1970. Marion competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in both the team and the individual jumping events. In the individual jumping she won a silver medal. In 1970, Coakes won the Hamburg Derby with a clear round–the fiftieth recorded on the course and the first time by a female rider. That year Stroller was the leading show jumper Horse of the Year Show. Following Stroller`s retirement, Marion continued to jump and won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup again in 1976 while riding on a new mount, Elizabeth Ann.
In 2006, Marion Coakes was inducted into The British Horse Society Equestrian Hall of Fame. She married the jockey, David Mould, in 1969 and now lives with him and son Jack in the New Forest.
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British Riders Dominate the Grand Prix in Portugal.
British riders are still on top form in Portugal competing in the third week of the CSI 2* International Show in Vilamoura, picking up first to fifth place in the Grand Prix. It was Essex based Laura Renwick riding Marian Renwick’s ten year old dark bay gelding Roller Coaster III that picked up her second win on this tour in the Grand Prix. Jumping a clear in the jump off in a time of 39.43 seconds she beat second placed Scott Smith by 0.82 secon
Tristan Tucker: horses need mentally training
On the Global Dressage Forum in Hooge Mierde Australian Tristan Tucker gave a clinic on the fact the (dressage) horses not only need physically training, but also need to be mentally trained. "Piaffe and passage training is fifty percent of everything. The horse must also be mentally ready for this work, so he is not scared of plants along the ring or the ugly jury in C. "
Tucker gave a spectacular demonstration, with dressage rider Katja
Niagra B placed 4th in chesire county AIT
In a tough competition with only 2 clears in the first round High Offley Studs Niagra B finished in 4th place at the Cheshire County Shows Area International Trial.
An unfortunate brush at the planks was enough to take Derek Morton & Niagra B through to the second round but Angela Thompson held her nerve to take 1st place.
Niagra B has been making a good come back with places at stafford county show, Herts County and now aga
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