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Sarah Carless reports….
Amongst this weekend’s British Eventing fixtures, almost 850 riders competed at Berkshire College of Agriculture in the south, and Kirkley Hall in the north.
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Kate Greenhalgh and Horatio R enjoyed their second win in a row, with victory in BE90 Section J. The pair, who previously won at Little Downham took the section on their dressage score of 27.5. Another rider enjoying a second win on the trot was Katie Baldwin and Moelfryn Golden Wonder who were the winners in BE90 Section L. Having won at Ascott Under Wychwood, the took victory here with a score of 23.0.
Having started the season with a win at Tweseldown, Rachel Stanhope scooped her second win on the year in BE100 Section O. Riding Iskaheen Queen, the pair took victory on a score of 26.8. In BE100 Section P it was a third win of the year for Adam Harvey and Don Diego II, who have taken previous wins at Tweseldown 1 and Tweseldown 2. Jaymee Savill scooped her second win of the season at Berkshire too, riding Knockmullen Flyer having previously taken victory at Sapey. Here she was victorious in BE100 Open Section H.
Other section results; Novice Section A Elisabeth Halliday Sharp, Cooley Quicksilver; Novice Section B Bruce Haskell, Fake Model; Novice Section C Ed Eltham, Geronimo VI; Novice Section D Kristina Cook, Killadeas; Novice Under 18 Section E Honor Barker; Lismany Lad; BE100 Section F Anna Hanson, Anderida Queretta; BE100 Section G Karen Maurice, Panache II; BE90 Section I Caroline Hawkins, Kilbawn Lad; BE90 Section K Joanna Kelly, Verdener Jung; BE90 Section M Esme Powell, Dwyfach Seren; BE100 Section N Harry Hogan, Highmoor Parker.
Elizabeth Lavender and Lavender Moon took the victory in BE90 Section B by virtue of a faster cross country time. The pair finished on the dressage score and tied for the lead with the second placed combination but took victory as they added no time faults from the cross country.
The most impressive winning margin of the competition went to Jennifer Pearson and Rockybalboa, who won BE100 Open Section I with a ten penalty winning margin and finished on their dressage score of 23.3.
Amy Auld and Holmslide Red Ace have been placed on both of their previous British Eventing outings this season but took victory in BE90 Section C at Kirkley Hall with a 5.5 penalty winning margin. And with three previous top ten placings already under their belt this year, Lorna Riley and Cassini II finally topped the table with victory in BE100 Section G.
Other section results; BE90 Section A Alexandra Edgar, Benaughlin Lady; BE90 Open Section D Maisie Birkbeck, Burlea Seamerchant; BE80(T) Section E Rachel Robson, Ballyglass Misty Grey; BE80(T) Katherine Bennett, Montana VIII; BE100 Section H Stephen Rankin, Edouard Van Het Cabernhol;