Millie Wain reports…
BEDE Events hosted Shelford Manor (2) and there were 20 sections over two days of competition. There were classes ranging from BE90 to Novice, including BE90 and BE100 regional finals, with the opportunity to qualify for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup held at Badminton.
The winner of BE90 section Q was Bradley Allsopp riding Ferodo. The combination led from the start, scoring 22 penalties, which was 5.5 penalties ahead of the rest of the field. They jumped a double clear inside the time to take the win by nearly 7 penalties. In second place were Sally Chamberlain and Chevalian Royal Fire and third place went to Connie Russell riding WSH Orlando.
There was one Novice under 18 section and the class attracted 21 starting combinations. Connie Gill and Florida II took the top spot with a score of 28 in the dressage and 4 faults in the show jumping. Despite lowering one rail, they added no penalties on the cross country phase, coming home within the optimum time of 4 minutes and 25 seconds to secure their win. Jessica Corser and Class Booze Cruise came second, being 1 penalty behind the winner and in third place was Ella Frow with Kiltycreighton Boy on a score of 39.8. There were just four clear show jumping rounds in the section and only one combination finished on their dressage score.
Novice section B was won by Laura Greenhalgh riding the 8 year old mare Vivogue. This was their third novice level win of the season and they have picked up 24 points in less than 3 months as a combination. The pair added 4 show jumping penalties to their dressage score of 21.3 and jumped clear cross country inside the time. In second place were Samantha Jimmison and Expert on a score of 26 penalties and third place went to Jordan Kavanagh and Be My Romeo, completing with a score of 27.1.
There were 3 BE90 regional final sections held at Shelford Manor. The top 20% of starters in each section qualified for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Badminton. The scores were close in section N; just 2 penalties separated the top 5 combinations. Stephanie Lynch and Cool Sunrise won the section, finishing on their dressage score of 20.5 penalties. Charlotte Hogg and Kingsland Prince Of Tide won section L on a score of 28.5 and the top spot in section O went to Isabella Stagg riding Quite A Compliment, completing on 27.6 penalties.
Sarah Colgan and Jesmond Regal Romance were the only pair to complete on their dressage score in Novice section A and this secured their first win together. Phillipa Ward and Tipperary William were second on a score of 36.2 and in third place went to Kelly Aldous with Willow BDA. These combinations were three of four in the section to jump clear in the show jumping, which was influential in the final placings.
Other section winners :
Open Novice section D – Alexandra Farrar-fry riding Grey Finnsky
BE100 section E – Laura Greenhalgh riding Arizona La Seconda
BE100 section F – Harriet Morris-Baumber riding Escofino I
BE100RF section G – Lois Teal riding Z7 Catastrophe
BE100 section H – Abigail Boulton riding Doolin Dancer
BE100 section I – Sarah Turner riding Ryehill Princess
BE90 section J – Samantha Jimmison riding Kiali Van Der Waterhoeve
BE90 section K – Ellie Clarke riding Lex IV
BE90 section M – Tina Canton riding Molly Ahoy
BE90 section P – Nerissa Allen riding Lilla Flicka
4YO section R – Christopher Whittle riding Kilwaughter Storm
BE100open section S – Hannah Allen riding Blaencanaid Twilight
BE100u18 section T – Finn Healy riding Jack In The Box III
Images Courtesy of Ash Rawlinson