Sammie Stapleton reports ....
It has been a hard weekend for the team at Aldon's first international fixture of the year, after abandoning both Friday and Sunday's competition due to adverse weather conditions, Friday due to heavy rain and Sunday to snow.
The team however worked very hard on the running of Saturday's competition, completing 9 sections from BE100u18 through to intermediate novice and saw 300 horses run.
Be100u18 section O winner, Anna Stillwell and 15hh Wellshead Squiggle completed on a score of 28.8. With a dressage of 24.8 and one pole down in the showjumping, ... Read More
Ruth Orrell reports...
Lincolnshire Horse Trials has been another victim to the unpredictable weather. Lincolnshire Horse Trials was set to run three days of eventing from BE100 to Advanced Intermediate. The team at Bishop Burton College worked hard to keep the event running relocating the show jumping arena from Fridays competition in preparation for Saturday. Before the abandonment on the Saturday they managed to complete five Novice sections.
The first win of the event on Friday was by Sarah Charnley on Enjoy II in the BE100 section A. Enjoy II otherwise known as Etie at ... Read More
Sarah Carless reports...
Organisers at Oasby’s first British Eventing gallantly ran two days of competition before the weather halted proceedings, as sadly after heavy rainfall the ground conditions deteriorated meaning all competition on Saturday and Sunday was abandoned.
Storm Straker has eventing in her blood as the niece of Olympic Silver medallist Karen Dixon. At Oasby she got her season off to a flying start with a win in a very competitive Open Novice Section N on a score of 26.3. This put her ahead of Nicola Wilson riding Annie Clover and Paul Tapner with Bob Chaplin.
Storm has competed at two-star level ... Read More
Sarah Carless reports.....
Despite the unforgiving weather in the run up to the event, Poplar Park was able to run a full schedule of classes, with more than 400 competitors heading to the first of the Suffolk venue’s two British Eventing fixtures.
Susie Eddis and Cashelbay JJ were the victors in BE90 Section B with a winning score of 30.8. Susie took over the ride on the 14.2 Connemara from her sister Lucy at the end of last year.
Susie told Eventing Worldwide: “Poplar Park was our first BE event together and since I hadn't ridden ... Read More
Bryony Skinner reports ...
Tremendous efforts allow two busy days of competition at Tweseldown’s first event of the 2018 season.
Despite heavy snow just one week prior, the team at Tweseldown worked tirelessly to ensure the event ran. The ground was quite soggy once the snow had melted, and the therefore the decision was made to reroute part of the cross-country course and remove one loop. The show jumping arena was moved to the dressage side of the road and another ring was ready as a standby.
Over 418 people competed across the two days in BE100, Novice and Intermediate classes. Unfortunately heavy ... Read More
Sarah Carless reports ...
In the opening class of the day Freya Kendrew and her nine-year-old Easter VII claimed the win in the BE90 with a style score of just 10 to sit two points ahead of second placed Lucy Baguley and Nicola Baguley’s Charlie Go Go. Also on a final score of 12 but further from the optimum time it was another placing for Holly Cartwright and Niarca II as they took third place in the hotly contested class.
Freya, who has had Bunny for two years, told Eventing Worldwide: “Winning the championships felt so incredible. I went thinking I just ... Read More
Sarah Carless reports ....
Jump Training Wellington Riding
Eleanor Smith took victory in the JT80 class with Absolut Pickle, and then followed it up with fifth in the JT90 class. Kate Prendergast took a double of wins with Snorkmaiden in the JT90 and JT100. This was their third jump training win, having won the JT90 at Hartpury earlier this year.
JAS Hartpury (2)
A former show pony took victory in the BE100 Open at Hartpury. As well as the win, Polly Muirhead and Carnsdale Mr Cool also took second place in the novice class.
Polly told Eventing Worldwide: “Brian) came to us 18 months ago ... Read More
Sarah Carless reports ...
Aintree Equestrian - JAS
Katie Corteen and Curra Oko started their preparation for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup, where they have qualified for the BE90 final, in style with a win in the BE100. The pair also finished seventh in the Novice.
Katie is a trainee solicitor and has owned Millie for six months. She told Eventing Worldwide: “She is absolutely brilliant and I cannot credit her enough, she is a chestnut mare but you would never think it. I have never had a horse as lovely. It felt ... Read More
Sarah Carless reports....
Ian Start EC - Jump Training
Competitors in Scotland were put through their paces at the Jump Training competition at Ian Stark EC. Katy McFayden and Hawkmoon Lady Luck topped the JT90 class. The JT90 class was won by Sarah Mills Brown and Balhagarty Perfection - their first affiliated outing, whilst Jemima Cross and Ebony were the victors in the 100cm class.
Keysoe - JAS
Katie Cameron came away from Keysoe with a double of wins on board Call Me ... Read More
Sarah Carless reports ...
Despite bad weather being experienced across the UK, competition went ahead at Solihull as planned.
Fourteen-year-old Ibble Watson and Nutkin were the victors in the BE100 Open Class. Even at 18 years old, Nutkin still showed he loved his job to take the win.
Ibble told Eventing Worldwide: “My win at Solihull felt amazing. I am so happy we’ve had a win before I head into next season to hopefully have more wins! He’s an amazing pony ... Read More
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