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Sarah Carless reports….
Chilham Castle’s first British Eventing fixture of 2017 attracted a stellar line up of entries with classes ranging from BE80(T) to Open Novice.
Daniel May took a second win this season with Just The Thing in BE100 Open Section L. On this occasion the pair finished on their dressage score of 22.5. Daniel took over the ride just over a year ago whilst his boss Paul Wedge followed other sporting pursuits.
His previous win came at Portman.
Daniel told Eventing Worldwide: “Eventing had always been a dream of mine as going fast is what I love. Having a second win in my first year is simply amazing. The horse loves it. He gives such confidence going round and I’m looking forward to going novice now. I can’t thank Paul and Bryony Holloway, my trainer enough. I couldn’t have done any of this without their support and guidance. I’m looking forward to our season ahead.”
Fourteen-year-old Georgia Thomson rode Tara VIII to vicrory in BE100 Under 18 Section K, finishing on a dressage score of 29.0. Of her win Georgia commented: “It feels great to win at such a beautiful and well run event. I’ve had Finn for a year now and we are going to be moving up to novice shortly. His performance at Chilham Castle proved to me that we both are ready for that.”
Sophie Jenman came away from Chilham Castle with a brace of victories. In BE100 Section J she was victorious with Ramiros Bounty, finishing on their dressage score of 25.8, whilst she piloted Lordana VH Leysehof Z to victory in Novice Section O, adding just 0.4 time faults to their dressage score of 29.3 to finish on 29.7.
Lisa Pilbeam had an extremely successful weekend. As well as three second placed (Oldtown Tango in BE100 Section I, Popstar III BE100 Plus Section M and La Bella in BE100 Section J), she was also victorious in BE100 Plus Section M with Cullawn Warrior.
Zoe Macqueen has already had two top ten placings at BE90 this year but made it a third with victory in BE90 Section D with Moon Sparrow.
Other section results: BE90 Section A Ellie Barnard, Templar Esprit; BE90 Section B Harriet Gillam, Milchem Las Vegas; BE90 Section C Melissa Joannides, Uncle Desmond; BE90 Open Section E Harrison Chart, Direct Cruising; BE80(T) Section F Katherine Stewart, Goldenheart Finlay; BE80(T) Section G Rebecca Williams, Barley Bree II; BE80(T) Section H Sophie Storey; Dreamers Page; BE100 Section I Tom Jackson; Clonlaras Chacoa Princess; Novice Under 18 Section N Victoria Voller, Juniper Hill; Novice Section P Harriet Colderick, Watergate Bay; Open Novice Section Q Francis Whittington, Hope Over Experience.
Photographs courtesy of Gary Horner