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Sarah Carless reports …
With more than 400 entries, Forgandenny’s second British Eventing fixture of 2017 offered up an action packed weekend of eventing in the North.
Sarah Houlden came away from Forgandenny with a double of wins in the BE90 classes, winning Section P with Heronsmill Togers Eye and Section Q with Get Set II.
In BE80(T) section E Amy Campbell picked up her second win of the year with Zamore. The pair finished on their dressage score of 30.5 adding to their previous victory at Dalston Green. BE80(T) Section F went to first time winner Jo Luton with Birkhill Bronwen.
Forgandenny provided many riders with a first BE win including Lorna McKenzie who won BE90 Section G with Eastertown Irish Gold, Sharon Christie Thom who won BE90 Section H with It’s Ozzy, Shona Mackie who won BE100 Section A with Ardlea Dr Bunny and Izzy Bamford who won BE100 Section M with Geffory.
Meanwhile, the event provided Caitlin Padfield and Quincy IV with their fourth victory of the season. Having victories at Dalkeith, Kirriemuir (1) and Scotsburn already under their belt, alongside three other top ten placings, they were victorious on Open Novice Section L, winning by seven penalties on a score of 26.5.
Forgandenny has proven to be a lucky event for Ellie Meldrum. Having won a BE90 at the fixture’s first event earlier this year, she returned with Springtime to win Novice Section I. With a dressage score of 25.3 the pair had a clear lead and despite a pole down in the show jumping and 10 time faults from the cross country – no rider in the section made the optimum time – they won by 0.2 penalties on a score of 39.3.
Daniel Scott was also placed at Forgandenny’s first 2017 fixture, placing eighth in the Novice. However, on this occasion he rode Something Classical to victory in Novice Section J, completing on their dressage score of 29.8.
Joanna Neilson has also had top placings at Forgandenny in 2017. Having placed second in the Novice Under 18 in April, this time she partnered CES Silver Chip to victory in Novice Section K with a winning score of 28.8.
Other section results: BE100 Section B Jessica Zajda, Leisure Man; BE100 Section C Louisa Milne Home. Ballylarkin Bouncer; BE100 Open Section D Brook Walker, Shannondale Flight; BE100 Section N Wills OakdEN, Zuccheros Deff Leppard; BE90 Section O Scarlett Fraser, Tradesman.
Photographs courtesy of Dave Cameron