Press

Academy News

Woensdag 17-6-2015

Claire Gallimore in Brits Young Riders team

Gisteren kreeg Imke's leerlinge Claire Gallimore te horen dat ze alsnog opgenomen is in het Young Riders team dat voor Engeland naar het EK gaat. In eerste instantie was Claire met Anette Ballerina reserve voor het team, maar na een trainingsweekend gehad te hebben, werd besloten Claire alsnog op te nemen in het team. 

Het EK voor Junioren en Young Riders vindt van 1 tot 5 juli plaats in Vidauban, Frankrijk. 


Translation: Yesterday, Imke's pupil, Claire Gallimore learned that she was on the GB Young Riders Team for the European Championships. Initially, Claire and Annette Ballerina were reserves but after the training weekend, Claire was put on the team.

The European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders will take place from 1st - 5th July in Vidauban, France.








British Dressage

Young Rider Euro Team change

last updated on June 16, 2015 15:00

Young Rider Euro Team change

Surrey rider Anna Lawson has withdrawn her horse Byran from selection for this year’s Young Rider European Championships in Vidauban, France (1 - 5 July 2015).

This brings the first reserve, Claire Gallimore riding Jane Gallimore’s Annette Ballerina into the team.

Claire joins Rebecca Edwards (Ufano II), Charlotte Fry (Z Flammenco) and Robyn Smith (Foold Uz) in the quartet who travel to France on 27 June.
 




Eurodressage

British Teams Selected for 2015 European Junior/Young Riders Championships

 
 
Mon, 06/08/2015 - 17:34 
 
15_compiegne_gallimore_annette_3584
First reserve for the 2015 British young riders team: Claire Gallimore on Annette Ballerina 
Photo © Astrid Appels
British Dressage News 

The British Dressage Junior and Young Rider selectors Islay Auty, Clive Halsall and Andrea Smith have announced their teams for this year’s European Junior and Young Riders Championships at Vidauban, France, on 1 – 5 July 2015.

All selected riders, including reserves, will attended a pre-European team camp
at Kilbees Farm in Berkshire on 13 – 14 June. 

The selected British teams include:

Junior Riders

  • Amber Barton (18) on Labiat, an 11-year old stallion by  Le Primeur
  • Charlotte Dicker (16) on Sabatini, a 10-year old Danish mare by Stedinger
  • Chloe Vell (17) on Kaja Di Valentina, an 11-year old mare by K2
  • Erin Williams (17) on Bolsan B, a 9-year old Dutch gelding by Sandro Hit, or on Waverly, a 12-year old Dutch mare by Gribaldi.

Both Erin Williams’ horses will go to the final team preparation camp next weekend where a final decision will be made. The horse not selected, will be a direct reserve for Erin.

  • Reserve 1: Ruth Hole (16) on Winnetou GEP, a 12-year old gelding by Gribaldi
  • Reserve 2: Rose Hugh-Smith (16) on Florentino, an 11-year old gelding by Florencio

Young Riders

  • Rebecca Edwards (18) on Ufano II, a 14-year old PRE stallion by Indeciso
  • Charlotte Fry (19) on Z Flemmenco, an 11-year old geldin by Flemmingh
  • Robyn Smith (18) on Foold Uz, a 17-year old gelding by Fulton
  • Anna Lawson (21) on Bryan II, an 11-year old Swedish gelding by Briar

Two reserves have been picked: 

  • Reserve 1: Claire Gallimore (21) on Annette Ballerina, a 10-year old Dutch mare by Scandic
  • Reserve 2: Jessica Gale (19) on Umbro S, a 14-year old Dutch gelding by Jazz

Photo © Astrid Appels


Academy News 

Maandag 11-5-2015

CDI Den Goubergh Roosendaal


Claire Gallimore is met haar Annette Ballerina aan start verschenen bij de young riders. Vrijdag behaalden ze een wat
tegenvallende score van 64.34%. Zaterdag reden ze een nette proef, die een mooie 10e plek en een score van 70.04% opleverde. In de kür op zondag hebben Claire en Annetta Ballerina een persoonlijk record neergezet met een score van maar liefst 72.04%. Deze score was goed voor een mooie en wel verdiende 4e plaats. 

Translation: Claire Gallimore, with her own Annette Ballerina, started in the Young Rider section at the international selection show in Roosendaal. On Friday they scored a somewhat disappointing 64.34%. On Saturday they performed a nice test which gave them 10th place on a score of 70.04%. In the Kur on Sunday, Claire and Annette Ballerina obtained a personal best of 72.04%. This score was enough to secure a super and well deserved 4th place.



British Dressage



last updated on April 14, 2015 14:12


In just their second international competition together (CDI Zeeland),  Claire Gallimore and her mum’s ten year old KWPN mare, Annette Ballerina revealed themselves to be an exciting prospect for the future. Building on their scores from Addington CDI3* in the young rider team and individual tests, the pair scored 70.04% and 68.99% respectively before heading into the freestyle to place 11th with 70.62%



Academy News 


Maandag 13-4-2015

Goede resultaten in Nieuw en St. Joosland


Na een succesvol weekend in Addington een paar weken geleden reisde de Britse Claire Gallimore afgelopen weekend af naar Nieuw en St. Joosland. Een dag voor het concours kreeg ze te horen dat ze van de reservelijst naar de startlijst was verplaatst. Op de eerste dag behaalde het duo Gallimore – Bella al een score van 70% en een negende plaats. Ook in de Kür scoorde ze 70%. Claire: ’’Het was een wedstrijd vol leermomenten en het geeft genoeg werk voor onze volgende wedstrijd. De kür was niet het beste optreden, maar ik eindigde wel met een goed gevoel. Ik ben in ieder geval weer heel tevreden met deze top merrie!’ 


 

Translation:  After a successful weekend at Addington a few weeks ago, the British rider, Claire Gallimore travelled last weekend to Nieuw en St. Joosland. One day before the competition she was told that she had been moved from the reserve list to the start list. On the first day, the Gallimore - Bella duo earned a score of 70% and a ninth place. Also in the Freestyle she scored 70%. Claire said:  '' It was a competition full of learning moments and it gives us things to work on for our next competition. The Freestyle was not our best performance, but I ended up with a good feeling. I for one am again very pleased with this top mare! "


 


                                                    


Academy News 

March 2015

Leerzame en succesvolle dagen in Addington 

Vorige week was Imke samen met haar leerlinge Claire Gallimore naar het Engelse Addington afgereisd. Claire deed hier mee aan de internationale Young Riders competitie. Claire: ‘’De eerste dag had ik voor mijn gevoel direct een nette proef neergezet. Helaas vielen de punten wat tegen. Jammer, maar geen reden om teleurgesteld te zijn want we mochten nog twee keer de baan in. Tijdens de individuele proef kwamen de scores weer terug en hadden we ruim 67%, daar was ik echt tevreden mee! Maar het hoogtepunt moest nog komen. In de kür op muziek hadden we het ritme heel goed te pakken en reden we met 72% naar een derde plaats. Dat had ik nooit verwacht. Het waren hele leerzame dagen en ik hoop dat we de stijgende lijn vast kunnen houden.’’

Translation: Last week Imke travelled to the CDI3* at Addington, UK, with her pupil, Claire Gallimore who was competing in the Young Rider division. 

Claire said, ' On the first day I had a really super feeling but we made mistakes and so we lost marks. It was a shame but not a reason to be disappointed. After the Individual test the scores came through and I had over 67%. I was really happy with this! But the highlight was yet to come. In the freestyle we performed a really rhythmical test and we went into 3rd place with 72%. I had not expected this! It was a very informative show and I hope we can maintain the upward trend.'


Academy News 

March 2015

Oefenen voor Addington 

Afgelopen weekend reed Claire Gallimore met haar Scandic nakomeling Bella mee tijdens de Suptop wedstrijd in Oud Gastel. Het was even geleden dat de combinatie in de ring verscheen maar ze leken het niet verleerd. Met bijna 67% kan Claire terugkijken op een mooie proef. 

‘’De wedstrijd in Oud Gastel was ter voorbereiding op de wedstrijd in Addington, waar we over drie weken heen gaan. Dat is onze eerste echte internationale wedstrijd bij de Young Riders. Ik kijk er erg naar uit, zeker omdat het voor ons een wedstrijd is op thuisbodem. Voor nu trainen we even lekker verder in Hooge Mierde om de laatste puntjes op de i te zetten. ‘’

Translation: Last weekend Claire Gallimore took her Scandic offspring, Bella, to the Subtop competition in Oud Gastel. It was a while ago that the combination had been in the ring but they had not forgotten what to do. With nearly 67% Claire can look back on a nice test.

'The competition in Oud Gastel was to prepare for the competition at Addington in three weeks' time. That's our first international competition at Young Rider level. I am looking forward to it, especially because for us it is a return to home soil. In the meantime we will continue training on the finer details in Hooge Mierde.'  





Dehoefslag 

March 2015

Floor Droge niet te kloppen

 

Met mooie scores van 67,50% en 67,76% schreef Floor Droge respectievelijk de Intermediaire I en Prix st. George op haar naam. Zij zadelde haar Astrid Sollenburg (v. OO Seven). In de Prix st. George werd Claire Gallimore met 65,46% tweede. Zij reeed op haar Scandic-nakomeling Annette Ballerina. Met Avatar (v. Negro), die op vijfjarige leeftijd mee liep in de halve finale van de Pavo Cup, werd Petrie Bax derde (65,07%).



Horse and Hound


Feb 2015


Bright Young Things - U25s to watch






Academy News

Feb 2015 

Succesvol weekend voor leerlingen Academy Bartels 

Leerlinge van Imke en Tineke, Claire Gallimore, kwam van start in Beuningen en reed naar een score van 65% met Annette Ballerina (Bella). Ze maakte van deze gelegenheid gebruik om zich voor te bereiden op haar eerste echte internationale wedstrijd bij de Young Riders in Addington, waar ze over twee weken in haar thuisland aan start komt.

Translation:  Claire Gallimore, a pupil of Tineke and Imke, performed in Beuningen and had a score of 65% with Annette Ballerina (Bella). She took this opportunity to prepare for her first international competition at Young Rider level at Addington where, in a couple of weeks' time, she will compete in her home country .



Academy News 

Feb 2014

Claire Gallimore shows in Young Riders class for the first time

Last Sunday, Claire showed the beautiful stallion CJ in the Young Riders class for the first time. She trains this horse under supervision of Imke and she competed earlier in the class ZZ-Light. Sunday, Claire and Imke travelled to Sonnega for the competition. Imke tells: "There were some small mistakes in the test, but Claire showed also very good things and got nice marks for these parts.” The total percentage for her test was 65,33% and she became third in the combined category of Young Riders and Juniors. 


Eurodressage
Dec 2013

Claire Gallimore's Daniolo Sold

 
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:33
 
12_ejyrc_gallimore_daniolo_0299
Claire Gallimore and Daniolo at the 2012 European Junior Riders Championships 
Photo © Astrid Appels
British Dressage News

British Junior Rider Claire Gallimore has sold her top horse Daniolo to Switzerland. Gallimore has been based at Bartels' Academy in The Netherlands for the past two years training with Imke Schellekens.

The 19-year old Gallimore made her transition from ponies to horses on the now 13-year old Hanoverian bred Daniolo (by Don Primero x Wittelsbach) in 2012. After being Britain's number one FEI pony rider on Gigolo, Gallimore made a seamless transition to horses and was selected on the British team for the Europeans

Claire and Daniolo represented Great Britain at the 2012 European Junior Riders Championships in Berne, Switzerland, where they finished 22nd in the individual test.

In 2013 Gallimore did not compete at any international events even though she made the transition to Prix St Georges (YR) level this year and showed at a few national events in Holland. She also owns the 9-year old Dutch warmblood mare Ballerina (by Scandic x Jazz) and a young stallion named CJ (by Johnson) which she hopes to campaign at Young Riders level in 2014.

"I have been concentrating on Bella who is progressing really well and maturing both mentally and physically," said Claire. "She is well muscled now and more able to balance her own incredible elasticity and power. She is thrilling to ride and I am working towards establishing her at PSG level for next season. I am now looking to invest in some youngsters and to improve my skills in riding them. I have been given the opportunity to ride some of Imke’s young horses and I am learning all the time. Life is very exciting!."

Gallimore recently gave up her studies in broadcast journalism at the University of Leeds in the U.K. to focus full time on riding at Academy Bartels in Hooge Mierde.

" Even though I love my life at university and living with all my English friends, I have also built a life in Holland and my horses are out here which is the thing in my life I am most passionate about. So from now on I will be living permanently in Holland and riding and being around the horses and learning every day. It’s a massive relief to be able to concentrate on the horses rather than having to worry about having to get back from the yard quickly to do an academic assignment," she said in her blog. "I am now much happier knowing that I can give 100 percent to the horses and to achieving the goals I have set for myself."

Photo © Astrid Appels


Bit Magazine 

August 2013







Eurodressage 

Jan 2013

 

Young Guns in Dressage

Claire Gallimore Combining an Education with Dressage in The Netherlands


British Young Rider Claire Gallimore took up dressage for many reasons, the most important being that it allows her to spend time with the animal she loves. As an experienced British team rider in the pony and junior riders' division, Gallimore has taken her riding to the next level and is currently training with Imke Schellekens-Bartels in Hooge Mierde, The Netherlands.

"If you like being around horses and enjoy taking on the challenge of riding with precision, detail, and harmony, as well as meeting new people, then this is what dressage can offer," said the 18-year old. "It may also give you the opportunity to represent your country, with golden medals to play for!"

Commuting between the University of Leeds in the U.K. and Academy Bartels in Hooge Mierde, The Netherlands, Claire confirmed that her equestrian dreams are taking her across Europe. She is lucky to have landed herself a spot right in the heart of European dressage. "Before moving to the Netherlands I trained with Great Britain's pony trainer Peter Storr, as well as our Grand Prix rider, Daniel Sherriff," she explained.

With Imke Schellekens Bartels daily supervising her riding, Claire recognises the amazing opportunity she has been given and hopes to make the most of it. "To be trained by a double Olympian is truly special and I hope to benefit a lot from this wonderful experience," she said.




Claire and Daniolo


Finding the training at Academy Bartels both thorough and logical, Claire is impressed by Imke's ability to teach the best technique, while still promoting such enjoyment.  "Imke manages to combine a fine attention to detail with her infectious enthusiasm," said Claire. "I decided to take a step out of my home comfort zone and embrace the new experience."

Claire believes a new training system has huge benefits for her horses as well as her own riding. "For me the system which the Bartels adopt is one that was very much in line with what I was already practising. However I feel that their teaching has enhanced and deepened my understanding of the importance of precision and detail," Gallimore explained. "So far, training there has focussed my attention on throughness and suppleness and emphasised the idea that as a rider I am acting  as a physio-therapist for the horse at all times which consequently results in an improved mental and physical well being. It has also highlighted the responsibility I have as a rider to improve my own position and to refine the clarity of my aids to best help my horses understand what I am asking of them."

Happy to be involved in a yard that has such a great atmosphere, Claire loves that everybody is friendly and helpful and that they all do their best to look after the number one! Claire stressed that all the horses are happy and well cared for.



Claire and Gigolo at the 2010 European Pony Championships in Bishop Burton, UK


Claire is currently studying Broadcast Journalism at the University of Leeds and commutes by plane to Holland, which is only a one-hour flight. "I have also always wanted to train abroad, so when this opportunity arose I was thrilled," she said. "I"m thriving on the challenge of balancing my studies and my riding commitments. The University is very supporting of my endeavours."

Faced with a very high standard of competition in Holland, Claire feels that for her this is a definite positive as it pushes her to match up. "It means I have to always up my game to meet this standard and I was very pleased that in my first competition at PSG level, in a large senior class, I was able to achieve a high placing," she stated.





With two horses currently in work, Claire hopes to continue her training with the Dutch greats into 2013 and fill her competition calendar with her two rising stars. With her number one Daniolo (by Don Primero) Claire was member of the British team that competed at the 2012 European Junior Riders Championships in Berne. "He is now 13 years old and I will continue to compete at PSG level," she said. Claire's second iron in the fire is the 8-year old Dutch warmblood mare Ballerina (by Scandic x Jazz), which she is currently working towards Advanced level for 2013.

by Sarah Warne
Photos © Astrid Appels






taken from Eurodressage report on European Pony Championships 2010 

July 2010




British Dressage website 
August 2010
Pony European Championships: Gallimore impresses to finish fifth

last updated on August 03, 2010 17:21

Pony European Championships: Gallimore impresses to finish fifth


Great Britain’s Claire Gallimore (16) and Gigolo achieved fifth place in both the individual test and kür at the FEI European Pony Championships, Bishop Burton College, 28 July – 1 August.

After Britain finishing a hair’s breadth behind a bronze medal in the team championship, Gallimore and Gigolo, a 12-year-old German-bred gelding by Going East, went on to produce two polished performances bringing her well within site of the individual medal zone. The talented combination scored 71.42% in the individual and 74.10% in the kür.

"He was a little bit hot in the team test,” explained Gallimore, "but on the second day I knew what to expect. Our warm-up went well and in the arena he was just on the edge – he was in a really good place.”

Riding to their ‘Born Free’ compilation of music, the talented partnership earned 74.10%, just over two percent behind the bronze medal position.
"I was very happy with our freestyle,” said Gallimore, "there were a couple of mistakes and his walk was a little hurried, which was expensive, but his canter was really uphill and off my leg – he felt fantastic.”

Gallimore, who is in her final year of Ponies before moving up to Juniors added: "The Championships were so good and the atmosphere was amazing. It was so great to have a home crowd with so many British supporters.”


Horse and Hound  
May 2010

British Dressage Riders Give a Good Account at Saumur

In the pony international, 16-year-old Claire Gallimore from St Albans, Hertfordshire, shone with the 14.2hh chestnut gelding, Gigolo.

 

They beat 39 riders to finish second in the team test with an impressive 74.22% and were third in the individual test (73.26%) and fifth in the freestyle (74.50%).



British Dressage website  

Addington CDI 

May 2010


In the pony tests Dutch rider Dana van Lierop with Lord Champion remained unbeaten but 16 year old Claire Gallimore from St Albans in Hertfordshire carried British hopes, posting a second and third in the team and individual tests before rounding off her show with a second in the freestyle and a personal best score of 77.08% to their Born Free medley.

"We’ve been training over the winter with Dan Sheriff and really grown as a partnership” commented Gallimore. "I’m really pleased with how it went, it’s a great result. He went really well to the music and now we’re shooting the scores I’m aiming for selection onto the Pony Europeans team later this year. It’s on home soil and I know competition for spaces will be tough.”




Horse Deals magazine

July 2009








Horse and Hound

May 2009




BD website

May 2009

 



University of Hertfordshire Elite Sport Performance

May 2009 

 

 



Hemel Today

December 2008





St Albans and Harpenden Review

August 2008





St Albans Observer

August 2008


 


 


Eastern Region newsletter 

Home International Myerscough 2008







Horse and Hound


'Looking into the crystal ball'

December 2007






Reports on BD Talent Spotting Competition Final

BD Dressage Magazine

 November 2007





Horse and Hound

October 2007