Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners
Timmy Orritt reports …
Oasby held one of the last Events of the season over the weekend, with sections from BE90 up to OIu21. In the OIu21, sponsored by Askham Bryan, Sam Ecroyd and Tullaher Sunrise led the section from start to finish with a 30 dressage followed by a double clear to take the win. Sam also finished 3rd with The Quiet Man, on a score of 31.4. Constance Copestake and Denver VI took 2nd place, only 0.2 marks behind Sam in 1st.
The Open Interemdiate was a competitive section with lots of big names finishing in the top 10. The winner of the section was Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift, who gained the best dressage in the section of 24.3, followed by a double clear to maintain their lead. Sir Mark Todd and NZB Campino took 2nd when they finished on their dressage score of 25.9, and Jonelle Price followed them in 3rd riding Cloud Dancer II who added 2 time penalties cross country to their original dressage of 25.7 to finish on a score of 27.7.
The Intermediate also consisted of competitive combinations, with Piggy French taking 3rd and 4th with her two rides Big Berry and Graf Cavalier. Big Berry finished on his dressage of 29.1, with Graf Cavalier adding 4.8 time penalties cross country to their dressage of 26.1, to finish on a score of 30.9. 2nd went to Mark Todd and Dusk Till Dawn who followed their 26.4 dressage with a double clear, behind Bill Levett and Piltown Colours who took the win when they finished on their dressage score of 25.7.
In the Novice under18, Heidi Coy took 1st and 3rd place with Russal Z and Halenza. Russal Z followed their 30.8 dressage with a double clear to take the lead, and Halenza finished 3rd when they added 0.4 time faults cross country to their 33.3 dressage. These time faults dropped them from 2nd place, and allowed Lauren Miller and Wisla to rise up the placings when they finished on their score of 33.5.
4 Novice sections were ran over the weekend, including an Open section, all of which were competitive, with big names such as Caroline Powell, Oliver Townend, Piggy French and William Fox-Pitt all competing successfully. The showjumping proved influential to results in all 7 of the 100 sections, and there were few double clears across the board, despite dressage scores as low as 22 in some cases. The same went for the 90 sections, with low dressage scores being affected by a number of showjumping faults, as well as a few cross country time faults.
Photographs courtesy of Hannah Cole