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Sarah Carless reports…
Despite the running of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup championship and the draw of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, three events attracted high levels of entries the same weekend.
Moreton Morrell’s first of two British Eventing fixtures attracted high entries with more than 400 combinations participating across its BE90 to Open Novice classes.
Carolyn Chapman and Just William IV made it two wins from two when taking victory in BE90 Section B. Their win here followed on from their victory in their BE90 class at Solihull. Matthew Heath was another rider to make it two wins from two with Gracie IV following up their win at Whitfield with victory in BE100 Section G.
Katie Barber went home with a double of wins. Her first came in Novice Section I with Daytona Dreamer, their fourth top ten placing in BE competitions this year, whilst her second came in BE100 Section O with Diamond Mine, who was a winner at Great Witchingham.
Ludwig Svennerstal had a winning margin of nine penalties when he took victory in Novice Section J with Zick Zack, who also won their Novice section at Whitfield.
Other section results; BE90 Section A Charlotte Jeffes, Humprey VI; BE90 Section C Alice Hooper, Sunders Dario; BE90 Open Emma McNab, Cartania; BE100 Section E Christina Henriksen, JTH Zest; BE100 Open Section F Lucy Goodey, Chriss Lucky Nature; BE100 Section H Louisa Lockwood, Lady Vi Du Ri Dasse; Novice Section K Sammi Birch, Kiwi; Open Novice Section L Ginny Howe, Cruise On Inny; BE100 Section M Laura Europa, Dushi Dynamic; BE100 Section N Eva Carse, Der Well Be Loved.
The poplar Broadway fixture, the first of two to be held here in 2017, attracted more than 450 competitors with classes randing from BE80(T) up to Intermediate Novice.
Samantha Seaton and Hookys Wish have been having a great season. Prior to Broadway the pair had picked up four top ten finishes but they took the win here in BE90 Section B with a 5.8 penalty winning margin. Thea Llewllin has also had good form this year and following two top ten finishes went on to win BE100 Open Section K here at Broadway.
Tom Rowland’s win with Freshmans Minstrel in Novice Section L was their second in a row, having been victorious at the same level at Solihull. On this occasion, they won on their dressage score of 30.8.
Kathryn Harris took a 7.3 penalty winning margin in BE100 Section G riding Key West B to victory, with the pair finishing on their dressage score of 21.0. Meanwhile Abi Lucas and Langaller Sea Fox took a 3.7 penalty winning margin in BE100 Section J – the pairs third top ten placing this season.
Other section results; BE90 Section A Jude Matthews, Bendigo IV; BE80(T) Section E Nicola Warren, Colliers Majestic Boy; BE80(T) Section F Rhiannon Coleman, Mynydd Destiny; BE90 Section C Gareth Denner, Sheba III; BE90 Section D Claire Al-Redha, Legrande; BE100 Section H Vittoria Panizzon, Gebaliaretto; BE100 Section I Victoria Morris, Murphy XXIX; Novice Section M Katie Bleloch, Goldlook; Open Novice Section N Lucinda Behrens, Rock A Bye Balladeer; Intermediate Open Section O Charlotte Billson, Killycloghan Classic Melody.
For the first of its two British Eventing Fixtures, more than 200 combinations headed to Kirriemuir.
The event’s two BE80(T) classes were won by Susan Terris Weir (Section G, Anahera) and Melanie Jane Scott (Zara Lady, Section H). It was a second top ten finish for Melanie who picked up ninth at Forgandenny with the same horse.
It was an impressive winning score in the low scoring BE90 Section B. Joanne Moses was the winner with Greenburn Sunrise, who finished on their dressage score of 20.3, having previously been placed fifth and second at Dalkeith and Forgandenny respectively.
David Gatherer and Killossery Kameo picked up their second win of the season in BE100 Section D, having previously won at Forgandenny. On this occasion, their added four show jump penalities and 0.8 time faults on the cross country to finish on 32.6. The pair have also picked up a sixth place at their other event this season at Dalkeith.
Another rider picking up their second win of the year was Lauren Webster, who won BE100 Section E with Balhagarty Lancelot. Their previous win was also at Forgandenny. And it was a second win in a row for Caitlin Padfield and Quincy IV who were the winners in Novice Section F. The pair were also winners at Dalkeith having started their season with a third place in the Novice at Forgandenny.
Other section results; BE90 Section A Carole Stewart, Finnan Blue Boy; BE90 Section C Annie Broad, Maori Blend.
Photographs from Kirriemuir courtesy of Dave Cameron