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Sarah Carless reports …
Treborough Hill once again proved its popularity amongst riders based in the South West with more than 400 entries over the weekend’s competition.
And it was a successful weekend for Aaron Millar, who came away with a double of victories. In BE100 Section C he was victorious with Captain IV and this was followed by a win in Novice Section F with Gold Flush.
Donna Boyd from Dorset took a second win of the year when she was victorious with her on Rinus Star
in BE90 Section L. Having previously won at Bovington, and had a third placing at West Wilts, the freelance groom is aiming for qualify for the Mitsubishi Motor Cup.
She commented: “I have owned Rinus Star for four years. He’s an 11-year-old retrained racehorse who had bèen off the track for a year when I bought him. I have taken his retraining really slowly and tried to make sure he’s always been very confident in what he’s doing before I’ve pushed him on to the next level and it seems to be really paying off this season. We have done quite well at riding club area competitions over the last three years and have competed at BRC horse trials championships three times and been placed twice. Last year he was also part of the winning team at the Festival of the horse championships in the senior 90 challenge so I decided to go for it and register him with BE this year with an aim to try and qualify for the grassroots championships next year and I’m absolutely thrilled to get a second win this year.”
Kate Ingram was the winner in BE90 Section K with Hollyhatch High Flyer. The mum of two boys who works on the family farm in the New Forest competes her nine-year-old homebred mare at affiliated level acorss all three disciplines.
She told Eventing Worldwide: “We have had a great season so far – Badminton being our highlight! A few weeks ago at West Wilts we stepped up to BE100 and had a blip in the cross country, partly due to me trying to be competitive and aiming to get the time. So I entered Treborough BE90 to restore a bit of confidence. At Treborough we managed to get our best dressage mark to date. This is all credit to my dressage trainer Nicola Buchanan who is consistently pushing us to improve, so after the test I was quite annoyed with myself for going wrong. I generally never find out my dressage mark before show jumping or cross country as I don’t find it helps me either way. So to hear 21.5 over the tannoy when just reaching my first minute marker I thought CRICKEY!!! We better get this cross country done and in the time! She was awesome cross country and gave me a great feeling. It’s always a great feeling to do well and know that all the training we put in is paying off. We are entering some more BE100 now and the plan is to try and qualify for Badminton again as it was such a fabulous event to be part of, I would love to go back again.”
Other section results: BE100 Section A Anna Stillwell, Wellshead Squiggle; BE100 Section B Matthew Glentworth, Farleaze The Beez Kneez; BE100 Plus Section D Eleanor Answell, Brilliant; Novice Section E Freddie Scala, Corriebeg Vivendi; BE90 Section H Claire Cook, Five Colours; BE90 Section I Chloe Arnold, Foxs Silver Moon; BE90 Section J Poppy Douglas Johnson, Last Of The Moet; BE90 Open Section M Ashley Edmond, Rainstown Jonny; BE80(T) Section N Jenna Grant, Knocktoby Diva; BE80(T) Section O Clare Wilson;
Photographs courtesy of Tanzy Lee