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Herts County Show 2012 - Marcia & Zig Zag Herts County Champions
Marcia & Zig Zag, Herts county Champions 2012
Marcia & Zig Zag were named Show champions after winning the Parade and the English Ridden Class. Zig Zag is owned by M O'Hare, congratulations on a fantastic showing by Zig Zag who is proving what a quality horse he is becoming.

If you are interested in sending your horse to Marcia for short or long term training please contact Marcia to discuss your requirements further.

Royal Windsor 2012 - Marcia & Zig Zag 3rd place in Parade Class
Marcia & Zig Zag, English Ridden
Marcia & performed excellently in the English ridden class, Zig was impeccable. Zig Zag performed beautifully in the parade to be placed 3rd. Zig Zag is owned by M O'Hare. Many Congratulations also to Sophie and Ubrqiue, 5th English Ridden, Lucy Rimmington on Samorim 4th Parade class. The classes had a record of up to 30 contestants and the standard was extremely high.

If you are interested in sending your horse to Marcia for short or long term training please contact Marcia to discuss your requirements further.

Lusitano Breed Society Championships 2010 - Success all round
Marcia & Sonata
3rd Novice Dressage (22)
Tui & Ubrique
(Tui, left) 2nd Lusitano Purebred,
(Ubrique, right)1st Lusitano Purebred Gelding,
Ridden Purebred Champion
LBSGB was a very successful year this year for Marcia and all her clients. There were many excellent horses out in force this year and the competition was very high.
Results as follows:
Ubrique & Sophie McKenzie-Howard; (Lusitano) LSBSGB Ridden Purebred Champion, 1st Gelding Class
Sonata; (PRE) 6th Open Riding Horse, 1st Partbred Ridden, Novice 22 3rd, 1st Partbred Hispanic Arab Females 4yrs+ In-Hand
Dulcieneia (owned & bred by Eleanor Russell); Best British Bred Purebred Male or Female Lusitano, Youngstock Champion, 1st In-hand Purebred Fillies 1-3,
Vic & Sandy Durham; 1st Purebred Lusitano(any age), 1st Freestyle to Music
Romantico & Sandy Durham 1st PRE Male/Females 7yrs+
Arqueiro & Emma Taylor; 1st Novice Rider
Tui(Owned by Val Ansell) & Marcia; (Lusitano) 2nd Ridden Gelding Class
Viaheira & Karen Warns-Blease;1st Preliminary, 4th Novice Rider, 5th Novice Riding Horse,

Sophie has culminated a very successful first season out with Ubrique by winning the Ridden Championship. Eleanor and her beautiful Dulcineia won two major championships, Youngstock and Best British Bred. Sonata has continued to shine on her outings. Not to mention, Karen, Emma, Sandy and Val all of whom have worked incredibly hard with their very talented horses to gain some very impressive achievements in their own right. All in all it was a great weekend, incredibly enjoyable and as usual the Breed society did an amazing job, so a big thank you to all the organisers. Very many congratulations to all the competitors and winners.

BAPSH 2010 - Soneto & Sonata win their Championships
Marcia & Sonata
(PRE) Overall Partbred Champion
Sophie & Ubrique
(Lusitano) 1st Place Gelding Class
BAPSH show this year was a fantastic success. The standard was extremely high and Marcia and her clients all excelled. Results as follows:
Soneto; (Lusitano) LSBSGB Overall Champion, 1st Stallion Class, 3rd Overall Parade Class, 1st Tack & Dress
Sonata; (PRE) Supreme Partbred In-hand Champion, Partbred Overall Ridden Champion, (PRE) Mares Partbred In-hand Champion, 1st Partbred Mares In-hand, 3rd Novice Riding Horse, 1st Partbred Ridden
Ubrique & Sophie; (Lusitano) 1st Ridden Gelding Class, 5th Parade Class, 2nd Open Riding Horse
Tui; (Lusitano) 6th Ridden Gelding Class
Genio; (PRE) 6th Ridden Gelding Class

Very many congratulations to all the competitors and especially to Sophie who is doing extremely well on her first season out with Ubrique. The Open riding horse was a hotly contested class and 2nd place was a major achievement. Marcia and her clients can next be seen competing at the LSBSGB Championships at Hartpury on the Bank Holiday August Weekend. Most of the major classes are held on Saturday 28th August, we look forward to seeing you there.

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Further Success at Herts County - Sophie & Ubrique win the Parade Class
Sophie & Ubrique , 1st place Parade Class
Congratulations to Sophie and Ubrique who achieved a stunning success winning the Parade class at Herts County Show. This was only on the second outing for this new partnership and it was the first time they had competed together in a Parade class. Sophie looked fabulous and rode Ubrique beautifully to clinch the title in this hotly contested competition. Ubrique recently imported to the UK from Portugal was foot perfect.

Sophie is hoping to compete Ubrique at Working Equitation this year. Watch this space for further updates as to how this wonderfully matched pair do throughout the year. We are sure that this is the first of many more successes!

Royal Windsor 2010 Report; It's a Hatrick - Marcia wins English Ridden Class for 3rd year running
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Marcia & Soneto
Navigante x Ufania
Breeder Jose Filipe Casaca Guerreiro Dos Santos
Purebred Lusitano English Ridden Champion
Marcia & Queimado
Second Place, Parade Class
Marcia and her clients had a fantastic day at Royal Windsor Horse Show, celebrating major wins and placings on the final Sunday. Marcia successfully defended the Ridden English title, taking the honours for the 3rd year running, riding Soneto (owned by Alan Eustace and bred by Jose Filipe Casaca Guerreiro Dos Santos). Marcia's clients also fared expectionally well. Sarah Metcalfe performed brilliantly and was placed 5th on Queimado. Sophie McKenzie-Howard competeing for the first time out on her new horse Ubrique who were both immpeccable. This was a notable achievement as this was also Sophie's first visit to Royal Windsor. Olivia Pile also performed beautifully on Obelisco. There were about 21 competitors in total so this was a very hotly contested class.

After the success of the English class there was much anticipation as to the outcome of the Parade class. This was very well attended again and Marcia was placed second on Queimado, a last minute change for Marcia thanks to Sarah Metcalfe and owner Mr Chris Baylis.

Working Equitation Clinic at BSR - Report
Michelle & Ruby tackle the jump with the vara (pole)
The Working Equitation clinic at BSR was a huge success and very well attended. The clinic opened up Working Equitation as a new discipline for many of Marcia's clients. All of whom thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with the different demands this places on horse and rider. Everyone enjoyed tackling the obstacles, riding one handed and jumping with the pole (vara), something most of them never thought they would be able to do at the beginning of their session.

Working Equitation is an extremely fun, demanding and relatively new sport for horse and rider that has its origins in Portuguese equitation and cattle herding.

Marcia is one of the foremost Working Equitation trainers in the UK and won a Bronze medal winner as a member of the British team in Portugal last year. If you are interested in Marcia running a Working Equitation or Classical Dressage, or In-Hand clinic at your premises please conrtact Marcia for further information.

Lusitano Display at the British Dressage Championships September 2009
Georgina & Sasa, Marcia & Tostao, Helen & Quebres-Nozes
The Lusitano Breed society were asked to perform a display as part of the National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park in September. There were many top competitors in action including Carl Hester who took his 6th National Championship on Liebling II. It was a great honour to perform to such a crowd and Marcia, Helen Barlow & Georgina Nixon (riding in her first display) put on a fabulous show demonstrating the versatility of the Lusitano. Riding a traditional Portuguese display they rode a wonderful Pas de Trois resplendent in Portuguese costume and turnout. They were followed by esteemed trainer and rider Jose Manuel Correia Lopes on Gold Medal Winner Uivador Da Broa from The Pen Llyn Stud. All The horses and riders looked and performed beautifully impressing the large dressage crowds at Stoneleigh.

Breaking news - Great British Working Equitation Team 2009 win Bronze at European Championships
Great British Working Equitation Team, Bronze Medal Winners 2009
Well done to Great Britain at the Working Equitation Championships in Ponte de Lima, Portugal on the 25th-28th June 2009. The team achieved a fantastic Bronze medal position. Marcia riding Tostao was placed 9th and Helen Barlow, one of Marcia's very first clients was placed 7th on Sasa. Well done to both Marcia and Helen and team on a truly stunning performance.
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Royal Windsor Horse Show - Marcia & Quilate win the English Ridden class for the 2nd year running
Marcia & Quilate take the English Ridden title for the 2nd year running
Marcia and Quilate were placed 1st again in the English ridden class at Windsor. Marcia was also placed 2nd in the Parade Class on Tostoa. Many congratulations also go to Helen Barlow (one of Marcia's very first clients) who won the parade class on Quebre Nozes.
Marcia & Scorpi competing at first dressage test. Click picture above to view video
Marcia Wakeman Classical Dressage
Forthcoming Clinics & Events

Working Equitation, Dressage and In-Hand Clinics throughout 2014
dates to be announced
Marcia will be running clinics throughout the year. If you are interested in holding a clinic at your location please contact Marcia for further information. Watch this space for forthcoming clinic details and call 07709 023204; or email Marcia at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details and to book.

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