Ruth Gregory reports …
Aske is another horse trials run under the expert team of BEDE events. Its North Yorkshire location allows for an undulating terrain, an event that definitely requires a fit horse if you want to be within the ribbons!
Emily King dominated the ON section F by claiming the whole of the top 3! Even more impressively with each of them finished on their dressage score!
She won with Penelope Ecroyd’s, Georgie Girl, following on from their second place at Eland Lodge only the weekend before.
Whilst, her star horse Dargun, skipped around both jumping courses to finish second.
Her final ride was with the Your Horse and Country Magazine Hobnob Synicate’s, Langford Take The Biscuit. Hobby, as he’s known at home, put in another consistent performance to finish on his dressage of 34.5.
She also sealed the win in the Novice section Q with Vamonos, finishing on a score of 29.6.
Runners up were Jack Mantel and Aughmore Conclover Jade. It is the mare’s first season eventing and already proving to be a star, “We have jumped 7 out of 7 double clears in all of our runs this year and have been placed in all of our novices, we’re now looking for her to step up to intermediate level,” said Jack.
Winners of the OI Section A were Caroline Powell and On The Brash. They only picked up a handful of time penalties to finish on 33.1. In second were Kirsty Stark and Habour Lights. It was the gelding’s first event back since August 2018, but he showed his years of experience being unphased by the meaty cross-country track.
Making up the top 3, was Cheshire based Michael Owen and Bradley Law. It’s the gelding’s first run following on from their great performance at Badminton back in May.
North East based rider Harry Mutch won the intermediate section B with HD The One.
It is a great result for the 7YO who has only stepped up to intermediate this year in his third season of eventing, as Harry has produced him up through the levels from BE90.
Taking top spot in the Novice section D were Emilia Proctor and Larksbelle.
“I’m really pleased how she went; it was a win that was long overdue!
She’s quite fizzy and strong so keeping her calm in the dressage is really hard an also can make the show jumping challenging, but she’s very talented, so I’m very happy it’s all coming together now.
They jumped double clear, only picking up a handful of times faults, to on their dressage mark of 35.5
“With one of just two double clears in our section and only one inside the time, I couldn’t have really asked for much more. Perfect result prior to my next run at the Festival of British Eventing following by both of us attempting our first ever 2*-L at Hartbury.”
Kathryn Harrison and Rising Star was the BE90 section I. It is the third win of the season for the pair, as well as maintaining here record of not being placed out of the top 10 at any of their events this season!
Whilst, Ellie Clarke and Lex IV won the BE90 section J. Despite it only being the gelding’s third event this year, they’re on great form including; two double clears, the win here at Aske, and a second at Shelford Manor last time out.
BE100 Section G; Victoria Devlin, Faerie Fantastic; BE100 Section H; Louise Anderson, Diancara VDL; BE100 Section O; Samantha Jimmison, Quarryfield Vintage; BE100 Section P; Storm Straker, Fever Pitch; BE100Open Section N; Georgia Dukes, Caoife Z; BE90 Section K; Tillyjane Buckley, Sunrise II; BE90 Section L; Kathryn Woolley, Alimarr; BE90 Section M; Sophie Dods, Bamber Bridge; I Sectionn C; Katherine Lindsay, Hilton Cooley; N Section E; Christopher Whittle, Curious Mr Chips