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Georgia Dixon reports ….
The Cheshire based event – Bold Heath – ran 16 sections in total over the last weekend. These sections ranged from BE80(T) all the way through up to Novice, including a 4YO and 5YO class.
There were only 9 starters in the 4YO section (sponsored by KBIS) and Andrew Downes came out on top with Legal Graffiti. The combination were the only ones to jump a double clear to add nothing to their dressage score of 29.3.
Out of the 9 starters only 4 managed to complete the cross country without adding 20 penalties and only 3 of the 9 combinations show jumped clear in the show jumping phase.
There were three Airowear BE80(T) Sections; G, H and I. Ricki Riley and My Noble Valentine topped section G after finishing on a dressage score of 23. The best dressage score in section G did actually come from the runner up, Emma Lawton. Emma scored a dressage mark of 21 with Luna Lady, however 4 show jumping faults left them 2 penalties behind the winning combination.
Caitlyn Johnson lead from the word go in Section H. Caitlyn and Royal Phantom posted a 24.8 dressage score which was the best score out of the whole section. They then maintained the lead adding no penalties from the show jumping and cross country phases to win their first event together and Royal Phantom’s first ever affiliated competition.
Despite going slightly too quick across country, Alexandra Jackson and Machno Rhodri were the Section I victors. They added only 0.8 penalties for going too fast in the cross country phase to a dressage score of 26.5. Erin Denney and Ballyard Silver Susie came 2nd and added nothing to their dressage score of 33.
There were 5 BE90 sections in total and 5 sub 20 dressage scores. Carly Woolley was one of those 5 combinations who scored below 20 in the dressage phase and she went on to then win section E with Grand Illusion. The pair added 0.4 time penalties for going too fast across country to a dressage score of 19.5. This still left them on a final score of 19.90 – a whole 7 penalties ahead of 2nd placed combination, Josh Haynes and Capuchin Jack.
Matilda Wadeson and Dartagnan were the winners of Section J after putting forwards a dressage score of 15.5. Despite having 4 faults in the show jumping phase, the combination still won the section by 0.5 penalties.
Kroon Freddie was the winning 5YO with Samantha Jimmison riding. The 5YO section is sponsored by KBIS and there were 19 starters in total. Samantha won on a dressage score of 32.5. The only other person to finish on their dressage score was Andrew Downes. Andrew finished 3rd with Castledown Kilbay on a dressage score of 35.
Both BE100 sections had 40 starters. Section A was won by Isabella Pindur and The Red Carrig with this being only their second event of the season together. The combination finished on their dressage score of 32 to end up at the top of the leaderboard.
BE100 Section B was won by Tyler Cassels and Unis Midnight Illusion. Tyler had a 0.8 penalty lead over Georgia Webb and B B King who finished in 2nd place. Both combinations finished on their dressage scores of 24 and 24.8.
Laura Greenhalgh was the winner of the BE100 Open section riding Rockmills. The combinations put forwards faultless show jumping and cross country rounds to leave them at the top of the leaderboard on a dressage score of 29. Corrib Blue Vinney was piloted to 2nd place by Lisa-Marie Lewis. The combination finished on theire dressage score of 30.8. It was however very close as 3rd placed combination, Samantha Jimmison and Upsalls Lorna also finished on a score of 30.8.
Christopher Whittle and Kilwaughter Blade were the winners of Novice Section M finishing on an impressive dressage score of 25.8. The only other person to finish on their dressage score out of both Novice sections was Michael Owen. Michael came 2nd in section M with Cappoquin Jon on a score of 29.3.
Novice Section N was won by Emma Lawton and Mantra. They had the joint best dressage score of the section with 24.3 but then added 2 time faults across country to leave them on a score of 26.3, good enough to win by almost 6 penalties. Mia Ketcher and Lostock James Browncame 2nd, adding only 4 show jumping faults to a dressage score of 28.