Sarah Carless reports … 

North Yorkshire’s Northallerton Horse Trials attracted a large field, with more than 400 entries across DSC06014its grassroots classes. 

Hannah Marley and Booty Boots made it a second win in a row when they took BE90 Section D. The pair added nothing to their dressage score of 24.3 to take victory. Hannah bought Boots from Ireland two years ago and have moved up the BE levels from BE80(T) to BE100. 

Hannah told Eventing Worldwide: “He has been very consistent. Unfortunately he picked up an injury after our BE100 win last summer at Shelford Manor. This year he has bounced back to form with back to back wins at Norton Disney and Northallerton. Our plan is to step back up to BE100 at Shelford in May. In the meantime we are representing our school equestrian team at Royal Windsor in the show jumping. We are over the moon with his performances so early in the season and we hope it continues this way.” 

Next week Francine Lawson and Miami Ballyhoo will be competing in the BE90 Championships at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup. In their second run of the season they claimed victory in BE90 Section J, having come eighth at their other run at Breckenbrough. At Northallerton, the pair won on their dressage score of 29.5. 

Georgia Campbell and Sergeant Mustard were the winners of BE90 Section E. They were tied on the same score as the second placed rider – 25.3 – but took the win by virtue of being the closer to the optimum time on cross country. 

Sarah Ward and Bodjo Van De Windelsteen were the clear winners in BE80(T) Section A with a fantastic dressage score of 23.5 giving them a winning margin of 6.5 penalties. Another impressive winner was Nicola Wilson, who took BE100 Section K with All We Need on a score of 16.0 – six penalties clear of the rest of the field. 

Other section results: BE80(T) Section B Carole Dennis, Pitch Perfect II; BE80(T) Section C Lloyd Newton, Waterbeck Woodruff; BE90 Section F Natalie Ireland, Lacy IX; BE100 Section G Jodie Cantrill, Linton II; be90 Section H Lucy Barker, Sonnet to Shannon; BE90 Section I Sarah Rowell Commodore; BE100 Section L Erika Sjostrom, Dantino B; BE100 Open Section M Sally Hutchinson, Rocksport. 

Photographs courtesy of RJC Photography

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