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Georgia Dixon reports ..
Another successful weekend of eventing has been and gone at Llanymynech horse trials over the weekend. The sun shone this bank holiday to bring forwards some very impressive performances and more BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup Championship qualifiers.
Julie Jones was the winner of the BE100 Regional Final and now has a ticket to the championships at Badminton Horse Trials at the beginning of next year. Julie, who rode Bowhouse Artemis finished on a dressage score of 24.5, the exact same score as the rider who finished in the runner up position, Sarah Roberts.
Sarah Roberts was riding Cartier VD Ruitershoeve to add nothing to their dressage score but unfortunately just got pipped to the post by Julie. The combination contested the BE90 course at the Championships last year and will now be attending the BE100 Championships instead this year.
Madeleine Taylor rode around her first BE100 with Mighty Max to come an impressive 3rd in the under 18 section. The combination added only 4.4 time faults to a dressage score of 29 which was good enough for 3rd.
Poppy Young was the BE100U18 section winner riding Investment after adding 1.2 time faults too fast across the country to a dressage score of 26. This left the combination on a score of 27.2, nearly 5 penalties ahead of Ned Moreau and My Wee Shoogle who finished in 2nd place.
There were 3 sections of BE80(T) and Tamara Fifield showed some impressive riding out of two of them, winning Section A and coming 3rd in Section B. Her winning ride was with Williams Hier. The combination added 4 faults in the show jumping phase, however a dressage score of 22.3 allowed them that breathing space and they went on to win with a score of 26.3.
Louise Esson won BE80(T) Section C after finishing on a dressage score of 30 with Buff Beauty. Abbi England and Perl were hot on their heels with a dressage score of 27, however 4 faults in the show jumping meant that they ended up in 2nd place.
The BE90 was the biggest class with 5 sections overall throughout the weekend.
Lucy Dodd won BE90 section I with Mischief Machine despite having 8 faults in the show jumping after putting forwards a very confident score of 24 in the dressage. The combination finished on a score of 32, just ahead of Archie Tulloch and Shinglis Joe who finished on their dressage score for 33.
Section K saw a strong lead and then a strong win from Daniel Titterton and Vision B. The combination had the best dressage score of 25 and then went on to be faultless in the jumping phases. They won by 8.5 penalties.
Kim Lee and Tio Pepe II were the victors in BE90 Section G after finishing on a dressage score of 27. Robyn Gray and Royal Phantom finished just behind in 2nd place, finishing on a dressage score of 31.
With only 6 combinations in the BE100 Open sections it did not mean that the competition was any less fierce. Out of the 6 combinations 4 finished jumping double clears, 3 combinations went too fast across the country, 3 went inside the time and one combination posted a sub 20 dressage score.
The sub 20 dressage score came from Claudia Horsley and Diamond Special who eventually finished in 2nd place after adding 3.6 time faults too fast across the country to their dressage score of 19.3.
Lily McCormack and Maddockstown were the BE100 Open winners after adding nothing to their dressage score of 21.8.
Emma Silman and Kec Sazoon were the winner in the Novice Section O class, finishing on an impressive score of 26.3. Sally Bowler finished as the runner up with Travis IV also finishing on their dressage score of 31.3.
Andrew Heffernan was the Open Novice winner with Rainbow De Riverland after a 23.3 dressage and adding 4 faults show jumping and the 2.4 time faults across the country. This left them on a score of 29.7.
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