September Round-Up from British Eventing fixtures….

Event reports sponsored by Elite horse Owners 

Sarah Carless reports…

Richmond (2) 

Samantha Jimmison and Diamante II were there clear winners in the KBIS Four-Year-Old qualifier in a score of 23.8 – eight penalties clear of the rest of the field in Section O. Meanwhile, the Five-Year-Old Qualifier (Section P) was won by Sara Bowe and Quinara. Sara Bowe was a treble winner at Richmond as she also won Novice Section J with Erbentico VB and Open Novice Section K with Kilcoltrim Mermist. 

Richmond provided Rhona Smith with her second win of the season when she took BE90 Section L with Delightful Doris, with the pair previously winning at Warwick Hall (1). Fiona Lundy was also a second time winner with Castielle in BE90 Section N having also taken victory at Speetley in June. And Lorna Riley was another enjoying a second win, taking victory in BE100 Section H with Quiva Du Buisson Z.  

Nicola Wilson’s young string of horses continued in fine form, with JL Dublin giving the European Individual Bronze medallist a win in Intermediate Section A. Meanwhile, Bubby Upton dominated the Open Intermediate Under 21 Section, winning with Eros DHI and taking second with Cola III. 

Richmond also hosted a Regional Final for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup and this was won by Georgia Campbell and Sergeant Mustard. In total, nine riders gained their qualification for the championships next May at Richmond.  

Other section results; Intermediate Section B Harry Mutch, HD Bronze; Open Intermediate Section D Bella Innes Ker, Carolyn; Novice Section E Alex Hua Tian, Elsinore Els; Novice section F Andrew Heffernan, Gloriette TN; novice section I Alexandra Farrar-Fry, Santiago S; BE100 Section G Henny Cooper, Air Row Z; BE90 Section M Charlotte Hogg, Kingsland Prince of Tide; BE90 Section W Rachael Lupton, Shannondale Shagosha; BE100 Section Q Josh Riley, Conclusive; BE100 Section R James Sommerville, Hanslough Bob; BE100 Section S Tigi Hankey, My Romany Knight; BE100 Section T Rosalind Canter, Jamakin Faer Trial; BE100 Open Section V Jordan Kavanagh, Penhill Promising Vision; BE90 Section X Caroline Hunter Rowe, Jack The Dandy; BE90 Section Y John Guy, The Usual Suspects; 



Aside from classes ranging from BE80(T) through to Novice, Aswanley hosted a Regional Final for the BE90 Championships at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup in 2018. The final (Section A) was won by Racheal Cross and Sallies Lad. ThIs was their third win in 2017, and they haven’t been out of the top ten all season. But three other riders gain their qualification at the event for the championships at Badminton next May. 

Aswanley gave BE100 Section E winners Katie McLaren and Vistimar their second victory of the year, having previously won at Scotsburn along with a handful of other top ten performances throughout the year. 

Other section results; BE90 Section B Claire Louise Bain, Gortimore Unavoidable Diamond; BE90 Section C Kelly Skinner, Reagans Pure Dynamite; BE90 Section D Phoebe Carey Miller, Humble Pye; BE100 Under 18 Section F Emma Webster, The Face of Rome; Novice Section G, Maggie Maxwell, Rubix Cube; BE80 (T) Section H Emma Cheyne Allan, Sgt Pepper, BE80 (T) Section I Mollie Green, Kirtle Harry Hopeful. 

Goring Heath (2)

Hannah Savage and A Cooley Deal Breaker made it two wins on the trot at Goring and took their tally for the season to three when they took victory in BE90 Section A. They won on a score of 30.5 on this occasion with their previous wins coming at Firle Place International and Tweseldown. Corinne Roberts has had an extremely successful season, and with Fourstar Buck she had a second victory of the year in BE90 Section N. Tom Jackson also took a second win of the year with Patch Ali in BE100 Section E. Jackson made it a double of wins as he also topped BE100 Section G with Star Dragon. Adam Harvey was another rider to come away from Goring Heath with a double of wins – BE100 Section J with Coast and BE105 Section L with Don Diego II. 

Elisabeth Halliday Sharp topped BE100 Section E with Castlefield Flash Cooley for a second win of the year, with the pair then going on to make it two in a row with a win in the Novice at South of England international (2). 

Such was the demand, Goring Heath hosted two sections for the BE100 Regional Final for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup. Section H was won by Tori Mcallister and Corrieview Brynn. It was their second win of the year, and the pair have not been out of the top ten all year. Section I was won by Anna Martin and Sannanvalley Classic. It was their third win of the 2017 season which has seen them placed on nearly every competitive outing. Due to the number of entries, in total 16 combinations claimed their place at the championships next year. 

Other section results; BE90 Section B Tara Keoshgerian, Muchwood Comanche; BE90 Section C Isobel Hickman, Miss Marble II; BE90 Open Section D Sam Bennett, Saratogas Sunshine; BE100 Open Section K Johnny Hornby, MHS Cooley Flash; BE105 Section M Lulu Spence, Ruben S. 


Alnwick Ford International

It was the first international fixture for Alnwick Ford, run by Martyn Johnston and his team, many of whom are also involved in organising the neighbouring Burgham International Horse Trials.

Emily Parker topped the Newton Hall CIC* Section A riding Douglas and Deborah Page’s Mile High. Emily and ‘Derwin’ led from the start: posting a promising 40.2 dressage test, just rolling the last rail in the show jumping and then jumping clear cross country under the optimum time to claim the win comfortably. The jumping phases proved highly influential in the CIC*, with no combination posting a double clear inside the time. Emily was followed by Tanya Lloyd-Buckingham riding Obos Impressive and Jess Bell and Ballybrack Dakota in second and third position respectively. 

Sam Harrison picked up his ticket to the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Badminton riding his own Chequored Elf to top BE100 Regional Final Section C. Sam jumped a double clear inside the time to add no penalties to his dressage score of 29.3.

Nicola Wilson came away from Alnwick Ford with more wins to her name thanks to her impressive string of young horses. She topped Novice Section B with Elite Jaguar and BE100 Section E with for You. 

Other section results; BE100 Section D Rosalie Speeckaert, Dark Diamond II; BE90 Section F Vicky Pigg, Faerlie Tempting; BE90 Section G Philippa Shell, Royal Gunner; BE90 Section H Karon Carson, Calling Calvin; BE90 Section I Lloyd Newton, Waterbeck Woodruff; BE100 Section J Stephanie O’Neil, Cooley Cadbury; BE100 Section K Wills Oakden, Zuccheros Deff Leppard; BE100 Open Section L Matthew Wright Solstice III; Novice Section M – Jamie Atkinson Castleroche St. 

Bishop Burton (2) 

Charlotte Wood and Hoscos Heraldik started a run of winning form at Bishop Burton when they topped BE90 Section J with the pair going on to also win at Askham Bryan College. It was the same for Novice Under 18 winners (Section H) Sadie Abel and Ericantos VDB. 

Katie Stephans Gandy and Mr Music took their winning tally for the season to three as they topped BE90 Section K. She made it a double of wins at Bishop Burton as she also topped BE100 Plus Section D with Trendy Magic Touch – their second win of the year. 

Sophie Trotter and Montenagro II made it a second win for the year as they topped BE100 Open Section O, having previously won at Lincolnshire at the start of the year. Following a season of top ten results, Katie Corteen and Curra Oko finally took a win as they topped BE100 Section B.

Matthew Wright made a winning start to his partnership with new ride Prince Mayo, a horse previously campaigned by Australian Paul Tapner with the pair topping Open Novice Section G. 

Other Section results; BE100 Section A Georgie Simpson, The Music Man; BE100 Under 18 Section C Freya Kendrew, Romeo III; Novice Section E Toria Coombes, Will 2 Win; Novice Section F Sammy Oliver, Kellyspa Van’t Asschaut; BE90 Section I Alice Readman, My Affair; BE90 Section L Gary Ralph, Carlton, Argento; BE100 Section M Amy Osborne, Walter Tate; BE100 Section N Stephen Rankin, Irango. 

Eden Valley 

Amy Auld finished a run of four wins at Eden Valley topping BE90 Section K with Holmside Red Ace. Their previous wins came at Kirkley Hall, Warwick Hall (2) and Warwick Hall (3). Katie Jo Nixon and Harelaw Hermes enjoyed their second win of the season, and their first at BE90 when they topped section L. Despite a pole down in the show jumping it wasn’t enough to stop them taking victory. 

Nine riders booked their place in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup Championships following the regional final for BE90. Section A was won by Philippa Shell and Royal Gunner – their second win in a row having won at Alnwick Ford international whilst Section B was won by Lauren Burton and D Akieda – their third win of the season. 

Rosalie Speeckaert and Dark Diamond II made it two wins on the trot when they topped BE100 Plus Section G, having previousy won at Alwnwick Ford International. 

Other section results; BE90 Section C Sasha Oldham, Abbey General; BE90 Section D Emily Katherine Young, My Humbel Bee; BE100 Section E Elspeth Bryce, My Work of Art; BE100 Open Section F Katherine Hague; Cuffesgrange Cooley; BE80(T) Section H Carolyn McEwen, Uptown Funk II; BE80(T) Section I Lauren Bellamy, Goodwin Gratification; BE80(T) Section J Ashely Suddes, A Touch of Brandy; BE100 Section M Alisa Roberts, Craigieburn Heledd. 

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