The Mal-Don Championship 2019
We are absolutely delighted to announce the winners of the Mal-Don Championship for 2019. It was all very close coming into the final show but that's what the Championship is all about.


The final result is :


Mal-Don Champion 2019 - Clare Griffin on Rockwood Rosie

Mal-Don Reserve Champion 2019 - Sam Muzeen on Edmar Ianto

Mal-Don 3rd Place Runner Up 2019 - Rachael Taylor on Irish Jack



The official presentation will be held in December at The Croft Equestrian Centre. Official photographs will be taken which will be available shortly after the presentation.


Thank you to everyone that took part in the Championship this year; it has been a delight for the Sponsors - Mr and Mrs Paul & Paula Brazier - to sponsor something that, they hope, helps you strive for achievement, as well as being a great memorial to parents who supported them.

We are already looking forward to the Mal-Don 2020 Championship.


Well done to every single one of you.

The Mal-Don Championship

We are extremely proud and excited to announce The Mal-Don Championship for all Unaffiliated Prelim and Novice competitors, which has been kindly sponsored by Paul and Paula Brazier, in memory of parents who encourage and support us to do what we love, inspiring Passion and Joy in Dressage.


All competitors competing in either or both of the Unaffiliated Prelim and Novice classes will have their percentage scores automatically entered into The Mal-Don Championship.  An average of the three highest scores from each combination will be calculated (you must compete in at least 3 separate competitions to qualify) and the highest average will be deemed the Champion for the year, and prizes for the top three combinations will be awarded.


Prizes will include:

  • The Mal-Don Champion – Championship Rug, Rosette and Sash, plus free entry to any class at The Croft EC

  • The Mal-Don Reserve Champion – Championship Saddle Pad – Rosette and free entry to any class at The Croft EC

  • The Mal-Don Championship 3rd Place – Championship Bandages - Rosette and free entry to any class at The Croft EC


These will be awarded at a special photographic presentation in December.

Mal-Don Championship Prizegiving
Saturday 15th December 2018

We had a fantastic finish to our year with the 2018 Mal-Don Championship Prizegiving. Our three winners all turned up in their perfectly turned out show outfits, looking absolutely marvellous, and the sponsors, Paul and Paula Brazier proceeded with the Prizegiving.

Our Mal-Don 2018 Champion was Beth Mantel with Media Man, who received a fabulous commemorative rug along with a beautiful Championship Rosette and Sash. Gemma Parkes with Kingstead Capone were our Reserve Champion and received a wonderful commemorative Saddle Pad along with the beautiful Reserve Champion Rosette, and our Third Runner Up, Rachael Taylor with Jack received the lovely commemorative Le Mieux Bandages as well as the beautiful 3rd place Rosette. The horses all received a bunch of carrots as a huge well done, which they were extremely happy with. Finally all the winners received a credit voucher for a future class at one of our shows.

Each took a lap of honour to tremendous applause from all their family and friends and everyone from The Croft Equestrian Centre who attended the event. We are so proud of all of them.


Well done to Beth, Gemma and Rachael for making our first Mal-Don Championship so special, thank you so much.


We begin the qualifying rounds of the 2019 Mal-Don Championship at our 2nd March Show; we hope that many more will enter in 2019.


The Croft Equestrian Centre, Padworth Common, Berks, RG7 4QP

0118-970-1019 or 0118-970-1313

© 2017 by The Croft Equestrian Centre. Images courtesy of SJ Lanning, Nicola Elliott Photography, Simply Event Photos and T Lovell Photography. Proudly created with