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Sarah Carless reports
At the mid-point of the British Eventing season, Essex’s Stratford Hill’s fixture proved popular with riders in the South East, attracting more than 400 entries during the two days of competition.
The event boasted three BE80(T) sections with Lucy Duffy claiming a win in her first affiliated competition with Caravaneen Lucy in Section M. Scott Allen was also a first-time winner on his BE debut with Classic Jester in Section N, whilst Kelly Greaves followed up her second place at Poplar Park (2) with a win here with Fentons Flint.
Claire Fielding had a double of wins at BE90, winning Section I on a score of 17.5 with Silhouette and Section J with Cool River. Mary Edmundson was another rider who enjoyed a double of wins. In fact, she took a one two in BE90 Open Section L1 winning with Porridge Town and coming second with Lionel II, and also winning the Novice Regional Final (Section H) with DG Maradona, qualifying for the Novice Championships at The Festival of British Eventing next month.
Justine Fordham scored her second win of the 2017 season with Kilcandra Rambo Ray, who was the winning horse of the BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup in 2016. The pair have formed a great partnership together and previously won at Keysoe with another four top ten placings to their names. Here they won on a score of 22.3.
Sophie Byford and The Texas Ranger scored their second win at BE100 Under 18 level this season when they were the victors in Section D. Adam Trew also picked up his second win on the year at Stratford Hills at Novice, winning Section F with Classik Lady.
Other section results: BE100 Section A Kate Low, Maggies Hope; BE100 Open Section C Emma Freeman, Lady Bounce; Novice Under 18 Section E Daisy Minter, Another Island; Novice Section G Piggy French, AKD Corline; Open Novice Section G1 Izzy Taylor, Cadillac; Intermediate Novice Section H1 Hector Payne, Ironstein; BE90 Section K Phoebe Prideaux, Clontumpher Dream; BE90 Section L Alyson Parker, Jollie II.
Photographs courtesy of Sue Westmoor