Timmy Orritt reports …
Over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October, Bovington held their second event of the season, with sections running from BE80(T) up to Novice, incorporating Open sections and two Regional Finals at BE90 level, where the top 20% of competitors qualify to compete at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup held at Badminton in May. In Regional Final section K2, Sally Crane took the win on Florance, following their dressage of 25 and a double clear inside the time, with Harriet Gillam riding Milchem Las Vegas to second place with a score of 25.5. In the Regional Final section L, Amanda Bettle and Ysgwynfawk Fergus won the section with a score of 23. 2nd place in section L went to Poppy Wallis riding Torboy Abbey, who had a final score of 23.5.
In section H in the BE90 Looby Marsden took the win riding Camillus, after their best dressage of 19.3, followed by 4 faults showjumping left them on a score of 23.3, ahead of Alexis Symes in second on a score of 25.8 riding Glen Carter. The win in section I went to Daniella Page and Sumba who had just 0.8 time penalties cross country added to their dressage score of 28. Suzanna Maunder and Just Nicholas added 2 time faults to their dressage of 26.5 to drop them from the lead into 2nd place in section J2, behind Emily Dunstan and Call Me Divine who took the lead when the finished on their dressage score of 26.8. Annabel Doyle rode Cloonboo Sunny to the win in section K1 when they added 1.2 cross country time faults to their best dressage in the section of 28. In the Open section Melissa Joannides took both 1st and 2nd place riding I Dunno and Sally Doonaveeragh. Melissa took the win on I Dunno following their dressage of 22.5 followed by a double clear, and finished just behind herself with her other ride when finishing on her dressage of 23.
There were 4 sections ran for the BE100s, including the Open section. In section B, Camilla Kruger and Go Fly took the win on their dressage score of 23.8, ahead of Amy Barlow and Alanas Fifty Shades who finished on their dressage of 27.8. The win in section C went to Hannah Bailey and Rosewater Danny Boy when they received the best dressage score in the section of 17, and added just 3.2 time faults cross country to that score to keep their lead ahead of Sarah Holmes and Doonaveeragh Deluxe. The combination added 2 time faults to their dressage score of 27.3. Tarka Abraham and Vamousse III finished on their dressage of 31 to take 2nd place, behind Cindy Rawson and Expert III who took the lead in the section on their dressage of 30.5. The win in the Open section went to Sophie Jenman and Cefalu Wildire, after they added 0.8 time faults to their dressage of 23.5.
In the Novice section E, Sophie Jenman and Allspark took the win ahead of Ashley Edmond and Mauro Donaldson, when the combination finished on their dressage of 32.3, after Ashley Edmond added 4.8 time faults to their dressage of 29.3 to finish 2nd. In section F, Jason Hobbs and Kilcarna Boy added 0.8 time faults to their dressage of 24.5, to maintain their lead and win the section, with Chantal Thackray rising Streamways Mexicana to 2nd place on their dressage of 28.3. Helen Witchell and Zebedee won the Open section when the finished on their dressage of 27.3. Roxi Foster and Dani Evans both finished on their dressage scores of 30, however Roxi took 2nd ahead of Dani in 3rd due to being closer to the optimum time cross country.
There were also two BE80(T) sections ran over the weekend, both sponsored by Airowear. In section M, Tristan Ingram took the win riding Hollyhatch Highflyer, when they were the only combination to go double clear and finish on their dressage score of 30.8. Jenna Bailey rode Sky At Night to the win in section N when they finished on a score of 29.2, after they added 1.2 time penalties cross country to their dressage of 28.
Images courtesy of Tanzy Lee