Millie Wain reports..

Bradwall Horse Trials held one day of BE100 and Novice competition after the first day was unfortunately cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. Bradwall’s team did an excellent job of ensuring that the second day of competition went ahead and they presented two well-built jumping courses for their competitors, which were challenging yet fair. This year’s cross country course was altered from previous years, with new fences being introduced at all levels.

There were four novice sections, which included an Open Novice and an ONu18 section.

Loretta Joynson won Novice section J with the 8 year old mare PSH Surprise. It was a convincing win for them, being ahead of the rest of the section by almost 10 penalties. The optimum time on the cross country of 5 minutes and 10 seconds proved to be challenging to achieve. The pair were one of the early combinations out on course but still held onto their impressive lead.

Heidi Coy took the win in Novice section I riding Halenza. This was Halenza’s fifth novice and the pair has been in the top three in four of those, gaining 18 BE points. They were the only combination in the section to complete on their dressage score (25.5 penalties) and were 2.5 penalties ahead of second place, which went to Elizabeth Power and Azure. Willa Newton and Cock A Doodle Doo posted an excellent dressage score of 21 penalties to lead the section of 45 combinations by 2 marks, however they added 10.4 time penalties on the cross country which dropped them to third place.

Heidi also finished third in the ONu18 with the 6 year old Russal Z. The winner of this section was Frankie Carr riding Pipsqueak T. The pair started with a good dressage score of 29.5 penalties and jumped one of only three double clears in the section, adding just 2.4 time faults on the cross country phase. Second place went to Kitty Taylor and Queens Toxica, completing with a score of 34.5 penalties. They also jumped good clear rounds in both phases.

The BE100open was won by Helen Jones and Fruhlings Stern. The pair completed on 28.8 penalties. They were in 8th place after the dressage phase but were one of four combinations to achieve a double clear. In second place were Andrea Morris and KEC Whispa In The Wind, who added 4 faults in the show jumping to their dressage score, finish with 31 penalties. Emma Hyslop-Webb came third riding Obos Quality Star with a score of 31.5 penalties. Ben Way took four of the top ten placings in this section: 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th place. He jumped four clear cross country rounds, and all of them were within the optimum time.

Other section winners:

BE100 section L: Thomas Tulloch riding My Wee Shoogle, 25.8 penalties

BE100u18 section N: Rosie Diggle riding The Juggler III, 29.3 penalties

Open novice section K – AKD Cooley Lockdown, 36.3 penalties

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