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Sarah Carless reports…
Whitfield proved to be a popular mid-week fixture, with the Northamptonshire event attracting more than 500 entries.
Amongst the top riders coming away from the event were Oliver Townend (BE100 Section G, Casper XIX), Matthew Heath (BE100 Section I, Gracie IV), Tiana Coudray (Novice Section B, Cassis Royal), Georgie Spence (BE100 Section K, San Solo) and Roo Fox (Open Novice Section C, Eldorado Van De Otterdjik).
Section A had joint winners with Ludwig Svennerstal (Zick Zack) and Moher Prince tying for the lead with scores of 26.5. Fran Oliver and Francescas Coco continued their great form with a win in BE90 Section M. This adds to their previous top two placings, both second, at Swalcliffe Park and subsequently Keysoe. On this occasion they once again finished on their dressage score of 26.5.
Other section results: Novice Section D Wendy Schaeffer Macdonald, Mumerano GT Z; BE90 Section E Rebecca Jessett, Rocking Roger; BE90 Open Section F Claudia Horsley, Diamond Spectical; BE100 Section H Charlotte Crumley, Simply Cooley, BE100 Section J Pippa Nixon, Koh I Noor; BE90 Section L Emma Owen, Solis Obitus; BE80(T) Section N Josephine Glanvill.
Cheshire’s Bradwall fixture attracted entries in excess of 450 with riders competing across classes from BE90 to Open Novice.
In BE90 Section A Catherine Taylor took a one-two winning with Diesel IV and taking second spot with Maisie II. Meanwhile in BE90 Section B Sophie Wilson made it two wins out of two with Newlands Sando Hit, with her previous victory coming at Kelsall Hill. On this occasion, the pair won by seven penalties. Sophie made it a double of wins as she was also victorious in Novice Under 18 Section H with Lordanos Lover.
Paul Sims was another rider to have a double of wins. His victories came in Novice Section I on Oaken George and Open Novice Section K with Pebbly Wizard.
Another rider continuing their success was Harry Harding, who won BE100 Section L with Georgie Girl. With previous top ten placings at Eland Lodge and Breckenbrough, Harry started a winning streak as he also went on to win his next event at Keysoe. At Bradwall the pair won with a score of 22.0.
Paul Burgess made it three wins from three in BE90 Section C with Harthill Louisa, having had previous success at Kelsall Hill and Sapey. Oliver Townend was another rider on a winning streak as he piloted Sweeos Crystal Cruise to their second win in a row in Novice Section G.
Izzy Hall had an impressive winning score in BE100 Under 18 Section N when she rode Uncle Monty to victory finishing on 19.0.
Other section results: BE90 Section D Jo Ellis, Mximillian Montreux; BE100 Section E Alex Hua Tian, San Miguel III; BE100 Section F Heidi Woodhead, Gold Strike Blue DHI; Novice Section J Sam Ecroyd, The Quiet Man; BE100 Open Section M Laura Williams, Boann Sonic;