SMITHS LAWN

Pippa Funnell made it a double on a pair of Billy horses at the Windsor event. The big class of the day was the open novice section c in which the Dorking-based rider triumphed on Billy Walk On on a score of 22.5. The first phase score finish was equalled by second-placed Emily King and Walitze F Vejgard. The class was had a high standard with only two riders in the top ten not finishing with a score in the twenties.

Pippa’s second trophy came in BE100 section f on Billy Hopefull who also finished on his dressage score to take the top prize when second-placed Helen Wilson applied to much accelerator on the cross country to wind up with an additional five too fast cross country time penalties.

Another local professional rider, Ginny Howe, took home a red ribbon from BE100 section e riding Shannondale Holly to finish on an impressive dressage score of 19.8 a full ten marks ahead of second placed Alison M Whittenbury and Affira.

Gemma Tattersall took home top honours in BE100 section g riding the Chilli Morning bred Chilli Knight to lead the pack from start to finish on a score of 25. Another impressive dressage mark came from Rosie Fry who piloted Augusta Firefly into pole position in BE100 section h on a final score of 24.8. Jessie Vanassche won first prize in BE100 section I riding Da Vinci II.

Stockenchurch-based rider Kylie Roddy was another rider to pull off a double at Smiths Lawn taking home trophies in BC100 section k riding Alquette and also SRS Kan Do in BE100 section l, both horses finishing on their low 20s dressage score. Edwina Phipps rode Summer High into the top spot in BE100 open section j.

In novice section a it was a battle of the world class riders with both of the Price family, Izzy Taylor, Gemma Tatterall and Matthew Heath all vying for the top spot but it was Tim Price who eventually won the section riding Pats Jester, another winner to wind up on their sub-30 dressage score.

Diani Western-Kaye earned herself some silverware with Speedilicious after posting a 24 dressage score and adding just two show jumping time penalties to finish ahead of the pack by a clear four marks in novice section b.

The dressage score of the day went to Australian Paul Tapner whose Wickstead Kangaroo danced between the white boards to post a 17.3 first phase score. Eventual second placed Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z weren’t far behind with a score of 21.8 but adding a rail in the second phase meant the Australian rider finished with a fair lead.

Novice section m was won by Simon Grieve riding Edison and the final novice class, section  n belonged to Paul Schroter and Zorro Rocco.

Natalie Clark

Photography Courtesy of Lorraine Porter

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