Sammie Stapleton reports …
The Global Energy sponsored Scotsburn Horse Trials on the 26th of May took place in Ross-shire, Scotland. 9 sections took place ranging from BE80(T) to Novice.
BE80(T) section I
29 entries were seen in the Airowear sponsored BE80(T) section I An optiumum cross country time of 4 minutes 23 seconds proved difficult to get with all who came home accumulating time penalties.
Only 16 completed this section with Alasdair Matheson and his 16.2hh 9yo gelding Pride Of Drumboy, winning on a score of 41.3.
Alasdair said “I purchased Drummer from team Skelton a year ago. This was only his second outing so he is still learning. I am just taking my time with him but hope to do a couple 90’s before the end of the season once he has gained confidence. On the day he felt really good and went really well, it was a tough cross country course with big hills. I am also a full time lecturer at the North Highland College in Caithness and only compete and also groom for team Skelton in my spare time”
BE80(T) section I placings: Alasdair Matheson Pride Of Drumboy 41.3; Elisa Miller Willows Darling 42.4; Diane Mackay Ramolin Copper 44.0; Katie Parry Fermoy Junior 45.3; Lucy Broad Balhagarty Hagrid 46.9.
BE80(T)PC section H
There were 4 starters in the section H, the BE80(T) pony club, and Holly Henderson grabbed the win on a score of 37.5 with Durran Pedro, a 12yo 14hh gelding pony. They got a dressage score of 34.3, clear around the showjumping and across the country but gathered just 3.2 time penalties. Close behind them after the dressage on a score of 34.5 was Emma Mackay riding a 15.2hh 14yo mare, Laucors Boadica. They unfortunately accumulated 12 penalties in the showjumping along with 2.0 time penalties, but a good clear cross country with 4.4 time penalties, seeing them finish on a score of 52.9.
BE80(T)PC sections H placings: Holly Henderson Durran Pedro 37.5; Emma Mackay Laucors Boadica 52.9.
BE90 section E
Katherine Gosling took the win in BE90 sec E completing on her dressage score of 33.3. The 16.1hh, 11yo mare Justval put in an impressive double clear in the time to secure the top spot.
Again, the time on the cross country shown influential as few got inside the time around the hilly course with an optimum time of 4 minutes and 15 seconds.
BE90 section E placings: Katherine Gosling Justval 33.3; Alicia Marples Ballingaddy Dixie 35.4; Lauren Hansen Carrie II 38.3; Pip Fleming Ridgewood Abbey 38.8; Tara Forrest Tourmakeady Dandy 39.5.
BE90 sec F
Limited Edition X finished on a dressage score of 31.3 for rider Olivia Grant for finish first. The 15.2hh gelding was just one of four to come home inside the time on the influential cross country.
27 started this section with 21 completing and 3 finishing on their dressage scores.
BE90 section F placings: Olivia Grant Limited Edition X 31.3; Claire Smith Equit 32.2; Aimee Robertson Senor Malik 34.8; Rebecca Murray Flying Guest 41.8; Judith Mackenzie Rebel Stone 42.4.
BE90PC sec G saw 9 starters with 8 completing. Little Dancer II grabbed the win for Alyssa Neumann by finishing on their dressage with a double clear inside the time of 33.0.
The best dressage score of this section was 29.8 and was scored by Felicity Edmondson and Tillyochie Tom, but 10.4 time penalties on the cross country set them down to 4th.
BE90PC section G placings: Alyssa Neumann Little Dancer II 33.0; Rhyian Skinner Watt The Fox 37.4; Emma Coghill Rainbows Little Rock 39.4; Felicity Edmondson Tillyochie Tom 40.2; Eve Nicoll Jeorge Tullyreavy 57.5.
BE100 section A saw 12 starters and finishing on their dressage score of 25.8 to win was Rosanagh Davison with the 15.2hh 10yo gelding Rockwood Beau. They were also the only combination to get around inside the time out of the section, the optimum being 4 minutes 43 seconds.
Placings: Rosanagh Davison Rockwood Beau 25.8; Katie Scott Rathoran Silver 32.7; Hannah Aitken Mariconn 33.8; Zoe Maclennan Twilight A Z 39.9; Rachael Cross Sailles Lad 41.2.
Section B of the BE100 was won by Olivia Charles and Lenamore Echo Fort, a 7yo 16hh gelding, on 28.8. Just two finished on their dressage scores, the winner and second placed Rheanne Williamson with Salvestro on their dressage of 32.5. Except for time faults, the 3rd place down to 11th all showed clean heels over the showjumping, and good clear cross countries.
BE100 sec B placings: Olivia Charles Lenamore Echo Fort 28.8; Rheanna Williamson Salvestro 32.5; Marina Allen Rohdiamant Von Cassini 33.2; Dawn Morley Amier 33.7; Katie Mclaren Vistimar 34.0.
Just the 4 started and completed the BE100open section C the winner being Rosie Pindar and Dorana winning on their dressage of 36.0. Second place went to Claire Johnstone and Fabiola getting a dressage of 37.0, double clear with 1.2 time faults on the country to finish on 38.2. Third place was Anna Macfadyen and Tiger Lily XIII, a dressage of 38.3, a double clear with 2.4 time faults finishing them on 40.7. Fourth was Anna Macfadyen again this time with Imperial Girl, a 34.0 dressage, 60 faults on the cross country and 16.4 time penalties to add to complete on 110.4.
Novice section D saw Aileen Ferrari and Couldoran win with 56.4. They scored a dressage of 36.8 but racked up 19.6 time penalties on the cross country. No one got around inside the time but most got the clear round.
Novice section D placings: Aileen Ferrari Couldoran 56.4; Elise Rae Cara Touch 58.0; Claire Bolger Fotheringham Porthill Touch Of Class 60.8; Aileen Ferrari Storm Ahead Ted 61.7; Emma Webster The Face Of Rome 63.0.