EWWs Event Reports sponsored by RACESAFE
Georgia Dixon reports..
Llanymynech Horse Trials is uniquely situated on the border of England and Wales. The event is based in Shropshire, however, being so close to the Welsh border competitors actually ride through Wales as they go cross country. The weekend saw some new combinations qualifying for the BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup held at Badminton in 2017. Classes ranged from 4YO, BE90 through to Novice level.
The KBIS 4YO class only saw 9 combinations compete in Section Q, only 2 of which went double clear. The combinations who went double clear included the winner of the class; Sue Colley and Hendrik 24. They finished on their dressage score of 29.5. The other combination that jumped double clear to finish on their dressage score was Charlotte Clewlow and Safira who finished on 35.3 for 3rd place.
There were 6 sections of BE90. Local rider Dean Price finished on his dressage score of 22.8 to storm into the lead in Section O with NIC Silver. Kirsty Mccreesh and Wolds Dancer also finished on their dressage score of 24.8 to come behind Dean for 2nd Place.
Another impressive BE90 win came from Vicki Lowe and AVA III in Section N. The combination finished on their dressage score of 24.3 – 6.5 penalties ahead of the next placed rider. Susan Pym and Clonswords Stardust finished on 30.8 to come 2nd with Elizabeth Roberts and Miss Dilemma finishing up in 3rd after attaining 2 time faults too fast cross country.
Local young rider Timoney Orritt rode her 6YO Mare Oops A Daisie Maisie for their first top 10 placing at the mare’s 3rd ever event. They placed 5th in BE90 Section B Section after finishing on their dressage score of 36.5. The winner of Section B was Laura Ridout who rode Coolodge Sox to finish on their impressive dressage score of 27.5.
FEI Pony Dressage Rider Mia Ketcher rode her event pony Lostock James Brown for 3rd place in BE100 Section E. The pair had the second best dressage score of 25.5, however 4 faults show jumping left them on 29.5 just behind 1st and 2nd placed riders Emily Philip and Carlos Parro. Emily Philip and Mister Bond II won the section finishing on the best dressage score of 25 and Carlos Parro rode Shadow Royal Patriot for 2nd after finishing on a dressage score of 27.
BE100 Section G saw the top 8 riders all finish on a score of under 30. The best dressage score was 22 who came from Sally James and Tiger Lily XXI who unfortunately lost the lead after incurring penalties from the cross country phase. Abbey Corleyy and Blue River III finished on their dressage score of 23 to take the win. The top 4 riders all finished on their sub 30 dressage scores.
BE100Open Section F was won by Francesca Fitzherbert and Conguistador II. The partnership had an amazing dressage score of 20 which meant that even with 4 faults show jumping their final score of 24 was enough to keep them in the lead. Sarah-Jane Barton and Westpoint Amidou came 2nd and finished on their dressage score of 28.3. The best dressage score was an extremely impressive 15.3 from Eve Hobbs and Fivale Indian Art, however a retirement cross country meant that the combination didn’t come home with a placing.
The Mitsubishi Motors BE100RF Sections saw new riders qualify for next years Championships. This is this years 4th RF with 8 more to come before the end of the season at the end of October. First time Badminton go-er Zoe Kavanagh won the BE100RF Section I in only her 5th event. She rode Reminisce One, this being the horses 3rd ever event. The combination had one of the best dressage scores of 27.5 which meant that despite attaining 2 time faults cross country their final score of 29.5 was just enough to scrape the win. Lucy Spence and Ballinglen Eddie were hot on their heels in 2nd place, finishing on their dressage score of 29.8.
Julie Jones had the best dressage score in BE100RF Section J with Bowhouse Artemis of 20.8. However, 4 faults show jumping left them just shy of the win and they finished in 2nd place. Rebecca Magleave rode Tommy Tuckery to a faultless double clear for the win on their dressage score of 23.
There were two Novice Sections and one small Open Novice of only 9 riders over the weekend. Lucas Poole took the win in the Open Novice section with Bazaars Chief after finishing on their dressage score of 29. Sue Chadwick came 2nd after 4 faults show jumping on Penhill Promising Vision. Sue had the sections best dressage score of 27.5 and therefore finished on 31.5 adding nothing to their score after the show jumping.
Hannah Jones and DHI Du Rouet won the Novice Section K. The combination had the same dressage score as Loretta Joynson who came 2nd with PSH Lawbreaker. Hannah only added 1.6 time faults to the dressage score of 23.3. Loretta also added 1.6 time but a costly 4 faults show jumping meant that she finished exactly 4 faults behind Hannah. Loretta also came 4th in Novice Section L with PSH Convivial. The winner of Section L was Emma Rarity and Classic Honey who finished on their dressage score of 25.8. Dee Hankey came 2nd on Luxury Flight after adding nothing to their dressage score of 29.3.
Photogrhas courtesy of HR Photography