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Georgia Dixon reports…
That glorious sunny weather didn’t quite make it through the bank holiday weekend for Bishop Burton, however I did return from the event with some rather hideous tan lines after Sunday’s action. Based in Beverley, East Yorkshire, Bishop Burton is an event surrounded by some beautiful woodland and a fair few hills to go with it, meaning horses needed to be fit to excel around the cross country course.
With 16 sections throughout the whole weekend from BE90 to Intermediate there were some impressive performances.
BE90 Section A had a clear winner in Vicki Fahey who rode I Blame Bertie to the best dressage score of 23.3. The combination then went on to finish on this score, adding nothing from the show-jumping or cross country. Holly Lemke came 2nd on board Last Apache. Holly added 2 time faults across country to a dressage score of 27, this left them in 2nd place on a score of 29.
BE90 Section B also had a definitive winner by 6 points. Lauren Burton and D Akieda finished on their dressage score of 24.3. This left them 6 points ahead of 2nd placed combination Rachel Holden and Cuttack. Alanis Milner-Moore and Lorna Bedford both finished on the same score of 33.5 for 3rd and 4th place. Alanis just took 3rd, with Lorna finishing up in 4th.
Nicola Cornforth and Silver Tom impressed the dressage judge in BE90 Section D. They attained a 23.3 dressage and then saw this score through to the end where they just picked up 2.4 time penalties across country. Nicola won the section on a score of 25.7.
Gemma Wellings was the ONU18 winner with Drumaclan Diamond D. Gemma had the best dressage score of 21 and added nothing to this to finish in the top spot. Sophie Wilson came 2nd on Lordanos Lover and 3rd on My Knockillaree Conquistador.
Georgia Dixon scored the best dressage in Novice Section H riding Fiderpoppy after attaining a 22.8, however knocking one pole show-jumping left them on a score of 26.8 and into 2nd place behind Robyn Gray and Wishes In The Sky. Robyn finished on her dressage score of 25.8 to win the section by 1 point. Jack Leese came in 3rd on board Cashman B.
Harry Moran was the winner in Novice Section I with Bally Chill. Harry finished on a dressage score of 30.3. 2nd place went to Emily Parker who also finished on her dressage score with Mile High, they finished on a score of 31.3.
Novice Section J saw a strong win from Alex Postolowsky and Freya V. They won on a score of 27. 2nd place went to Caitlin Pitcher who finished on a score of 33.2 with MJI Master McCricket after adding 1.2 time faults to their dressage score.
Sophie Ingram was crowned the winner in the BE100U18 class with Sarcos Annimore. Sophie added only 1.2 time faults to a dressage score of 28. This left the combination on a score of 29.2, just ahead of Lucy Barker who came 2nd on 29.5. Lucy rode Sonnet To Shannon for a double clear inside the time to finish on their dressage score. Freya Kendrew also finished on a score of 29.5 with Romeo III for 3rd place.
BE100 Section F was won by Amy Wybergh and Ooda Loop. The combination added 0.8 time faults to a dressage score of 26. Molly Phillips came in 2nd place riding Watachance finishing on a score of 30.4. Molly added 1.6 time faults to a 28.8 dressage score.
Hannah Atkinson and Daruna Blue were the victors in BE100 Section P. They post a good dressage score of 29.5 and added only 0.8 time faults too fast across country to leave them in the top spot on a score of 30.3. James Black and Capadust had the best dressage score of 27.5 however 4 show jumping faults left them on a final score of 31.5 and down into second place.
Sophie Platt was one of very few clears show jumping on board Caesar II in the Intermediate class, section L. The combination had a dressage score of 29.6 and added only 4.4 time penalties cross country to take the top spot on a score of 34. Andrew Heffernan was riding Castle View Larry for 2nd place after added 4 show jumping faults and 8.4 cross country time faults to a dressage score of 25.9.
Talent, ridden by James Somerville was the top horse in the Open Intermediate class, section M. The combination were the only ones in the intermediate to finish on their dressage score and adding no penalties from the final two phases. They finished on a score of 31.1. Wills Oakden and Ballbreaker SD had the best dressage in the second however after adding 4 show jumping faults and 5.6 cross country time faults they finished up in 2nd place on a score of 36.2.
Photographs courtesy of Kate Simmonds