Charley Adam reports…
Organised by Peter Collins, West Wilts Horse Trials was a great success.
Tim Rogers won the Five Year Old class on Coolrock Cooley on a score of 20.3 said he was really happy with how the 16.2hh gelding went.
“He’s been progressing very well throughout this year” said Tim. “His owner Pippa Bignel brought him in Ireland from the Cooley stud last year. He is a really exciting horse for the future and is showing everything needed to be a top horse.
Vicky Tuffs won the other section of the five year old class on board Max McInerney on a score of 25. She also won the four year old class with a score of 26.3 riding Kilcoltrim Gastown.
Gubby Leech, riding the stallion Timolin won Section F of the Novice with a score of 29.1.
He said: “Timolin is an exceptional young exciting stallion with clearly a lot of talent and enthusiasm to event. He moves, he jumps and is very bold. The team at Catherston do a fabulous job with Lizzie Murray training him and competing on the flat. I have worked closely alongside Lizzie for many years and have been given the opportunity to take up the reins eventing at Novice level after Aimee Stunt successfully campaigned Timmy at 90 and 100. Being a stallion there are many distractions for Timolin, but he really focussed more on his job especially in the dressage where I could really get on and ride him throughout the test. He was very class in the jumping and cross country and could not be faulted.”
Gubby also finished second in the BE100 on Royal Harvest on a score of 27.8. “Royal Harvest owned by
Sarah Houston is a very exciting horse, but I have given him plenty of time to gain confidence cross country. He has lots of ability to go on up but we are spending lots of time making sure I lay solid foundations. Of course it’s nice to get in the ribbons along the way.”
On board Rocketman, Gubby came third in the BE100 on his dressage score of 31.8. “My homebred Rocketman is much the same as Royal Harvest in as much as he’s still green and learning his trade but when it all comes together he’s a lovely and talented young horse and nice to get a 3rd on him” added Gubby. On board Rocketman, Gubby came third in the BE100 on his dressage score of 31.8.
Other winners in the Novice section were Daniele Bizzarro riding Saint Supreme who finished on a score of 29.1 and Padraig Mccarthy on board Ajax H Z won with a score of 25.3.
Archie Lowe won the Open Novice on Merrywell Cavalier with a score of 27.3 and Georgie Selley won the Open Novice U18 riding Master Pocket Rocket on 29.3.
The BE100 competition was won by Jonelle Price on Kalypso Du Buisson Z, Charlotte Kennedy riding Heebie Jeebies III, Phoebe Locke on board Hipp Dhi and Katie Hale and Killacoran Blue won the BE100 Open section.
The BE90 sections were won by Claire Richards riding Its Magic, Jack Stancombe on board Key West B, Jasmine Bigg with Galando and Alexander Chapman riding Surfield Elspeth. In the BE90 Open class Becky Woolven won with Corrieview Noah with a score of 23.3.
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