Cat Jamieson reports…
Dauntsey Park Horse Trials held over the 17th and 18th of July, near Chippenham in Witshire. Classes ranged from BE90 to Novice, incorporating a KBIS sponsored 4 and 5 year old class. The event was run superbly as standard with thanks to organiser Beanie Sturgis and her team.
Tim Cheffings won the 4 year old class on Tracy Scammells “Sir Alex” he finished on a clean slate a super dressage score of 28.3 and qualification for the Young Horse Championship.
Eventing Wordwide’s own Charlotte Rowe had a 2nd place in the class on Rossdarragh Nero, Charlotte had another 5 horses across the 2 days, with a 5th, 7th and 2 more just outside the top 10!
The 5 year old class was taken by Laura Collett on Flight master who finished on a score of 21.3, with Kitty King and Georgie Strang in 2nd and 3rd place. Laura also won the Novice Section N on Randalstown Quest with the lowest score of the event 21.00, the horse havng a top 10 placing in all 6 events this season.
Jack Stancombe took 4 horses to the event which is local to him, Jack is renowned for falling off at Dauntsey and this year he didn’t disappoint with his Tambournine Man, who did a beautiful dressage but caught a knee cross country and tipped him right in front of the one and only Andrew Nicholson, both horse and rider up and fine, his Hallo Harlequin was the star of the show jumping double clear for 7th place in BE90 Section B.
Tom Rowland Eventing had a great ride on Quantum VI who finished 3rd in the BE 100 section H, this horse is also for sale! Tom said it was a great pleasure to have “Mike Tuckers Bank” on the course today to ride, with Mike being very much missed.
Team Bleekman said they had a great 2 days at the event, Diamond Louie and Janou had a 29 dressage double clear to finish 9th in Novice Section L, they also had one in the 100 which had a confident run after their tip up at Bicton, their pupil Natasha and Crack had a good run in the BE100 also.
Based with Team Bleekman, Harriet Mitchell Eventing had her second event whilst with them, Iceman III won the 90 Section A on 29.8, they also had Dusky Limit in the Novice who finished just shy of a top 10 placing.
Amelia James Eventing had 2 runners in the 100 and open sections with a 4th place going to Little George on a 32.5 double clear inside the time, the horse has only been doing 100s this season so Amelia is over the moon.
Elaine Tragett who had a 5th in the 100 section H on MGH Miller, with a double clear, they have dropped down to 100 whist we get through the hard ground, they are currently showjumping although entered at Aston and Bicton Novices aiming for international qualifications by the end of the season, good luck to them both.
Hani Milstein who was 9th in section I told me a little about The Flying Dutchman, who she bought off Jonty Evans in 2016, they plan to do a few more Novices and end the season with a 1*, wilton is the local event to them – Hani broke her leg here last year so they have some unfinished business. Hani was proud to be at the event and supported the #weargreenforjonty campaign. We wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.
India Duke had a top 10 placing in the 90 open on Littletons Diamond Geezer, this was their first run since the horse strained his DDFT last year so she was qite emotional when they finished, feeling like she finally had her horse back after a year of rehab and A levels. Their plan is to get their confidence back at 100 level before tackling a novice evet at the end of the season.
John Tilley was super proud of his horse The Noble Jester, who had a top 10 placing in the 90 section D, he said they are still trying to control his rather long legs, but he was loving the cross country, he also thanked the organisers for making the going superb in these dry conditions.
Jason Hobbs was 3rd in the BE100 section G on the Maindiff Zulu Revolver, he was also saying a massive well done to Joanna Reeves who completed her first BE90 and to Tom Sloper who came 4th in the 4 year old class on Loughehoe Leonardo.
Alicia Hawker had 3 horses out competing and it was a double winner for the eventer with Lawa winning the Open Novice on a 25 dr – their next stop is Burgham CIC**, Micks Dilemma won a BE100 section with a 30 double clear, he has done 2 seasons without being outside the top 10 – he finally got the win he deserved. Miserden Ravello finished just outside the top 10 in the Novice and has her first 1* run at Burgham next week.
Please remember that for the whole of July we will be “wearing green for Jonty” at all events, it is great to see so many supporters at events.
Other Section Winners
Section B Laura Europa Dushi Dynamic 29.3
Section C Emma Sutton Coltstown Glider 27.8
Section D Roberto Scalisi Billy Frontier 26.0
Section E1 Helen Witchell MCS Maverick 24.8
Section F Gubby Leech El Nino V 26.3
Section G Molly Hughes The Greedy Goose 25.0
Section I Nicola Collins Jumbos Rose II 29.8
Section K Ellie Fredericks Mandorior 29.3
Section O2 Harry Meade Brookfield Quality 30.2
Section L Sam Griffiths Graphene 28.5
Section M Andrew Nicholson Ziska 24.5
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