EWWs Event Reports sponsored by RACESAFE
Rika Nile reports ….
The last weekend in August saw the second fixture of the season for Treborough Hill Horse Trials, as it welcomed competitors back to compete over BE80(T), BE90, BE100 and Novice courses. The Somerset event was once again organised by Sarah Weatherlake and her team, and received lots of praise over social media from both competitors, owners and the volunteers.
Aiding Sarah in the organisation of the event, Laura Scott was rewarded with a win in the Open Novice class with her own Spring Role. The combination were the only one across all three Novice sections to finish on their dressage score, giving them the win over George Pennington (Ballymitty Mac) and Hannah Chase (Chase The Artist). The recent RAU graduate, who point-to-points throughout the winter, commented:
“I’ve had the mare since we broke her in as a 3-year-old, and it was lovely to win at out local BE, it’s nice when everything all comes together and all the work pays off!!”. Laura also placed 9th in BE80(T) section O with her young horse Winged Action.
Eventing Worldwide sponsored rider Charlotte Rowe piloted stallion Langaller Starring Role to a win in Novice section E, despite lowering a pole after posting a 25 dressage and leading from the off. They were one of only four combinations contesting in the Novice classes to make the cross country time which left them on a score of 29, also making them the only person in the Novice sections to finish on a sub-30 mark. Mary King took 2nd with Kings Ginger and Selina Milnes finished 3rd with Fagrusus H.
Mary King went one better in Novice section F2 to win with King Robert II after adding just 2.8 time penalties to their 29.8 dressage, leaving them nearly six marks ahead of Georgina Ewell who took 2nd with Cool Fantasy. Tim Cheffings and Gaston picked up 3rd, also only adding time to their dressage score.
Alex Kennedy and Gilexio picked up a win at their first event together in BE100 section A, putting a stop to Vicky Tuffs and Goldwin’s winning streak when they took 2nd. All of the top 10 in section A finished on their dressage score, but Alex and Gilexio’s 21.5 left them at the top of the leaderboard, with Vicky in 2nd with 22.3 and Jason Hobbs in 3rd with Do Remember Me, finishing on 22.5.
Sara Squires started a successful weekend when she won BE100 section B with Ramexicos Man and then followed up with a 2nd on May Bellini in BE100plus section D, which was won by Camilla Read and Cloonbarry Flare, as well as picking up a 4th in section A on Billy Jean D. Amanda Friend came 2nd to Sara in section B on Trehudreth Baroque after they added just 0.4 to their 30.5 dressage and Danielle Dunn and Seaflower finished 3rd.
Ben Lee Liles and Westceffyl Kingsdway Lad collected their third win out of four runs this season in BE100 section M after they finished on their 22 dressage score. Other than adding just 0.4 time penalties to their score at their first event, the combination have always finished on their dressage score, with this event giving them their lowest finishing score. Jessica Rutter finished in 2nd with MGH Coco and Selina Milnes picked up another placing with King Of The Mill in 3rd.
Emily Williams rode younger sister Tilly’s pony Figaro Figaro to a win in BE90 section G after posting a 31.5 dressage and keeping a clean sheet throughout. After finishing just 0.5 marks ahead of 2nd placed Lauren Northway and Tuscan Tango, Emily said: “he’s 19 and very experienced, but knows all the naughty tricks so at the last minute we thought I’d give him a go with a bigger rider on him.
Our dressage wasn’t as good as some, but he jumped a lovely clear round in the show jumping and flew on the cross country. He has pony trialled in the past, but not for years and this was his first ever win at a BE, so its lovely to feel he’s still really enjoying it!”
BE90 section I had a close finish when the top three riders finished within 0.2 of a penalty between then. Sue Burnell and OR Apples won the class on 28.3 when they picked up just 0.8 time penalties to put them ahead of dressage leaders Jo Roberts and AMS Last Bit, who had 2.4 time penalties to put them on 28.4 and sit behind Sue. 3rd went to Shouna Sibcy and Rio V who finished on their 28.5 dressage mark. The top three finished nearly 8 marks ahead of the rest of the field when Charlotte Taylor and Kilbunny Picnmix finished 4th on 36.2.
BE80(T) section O gave Esther Freeman and The Bow Wood Lad their first win after their double clear left them on their 22 dressage score. Holly Brinn and Surtenty added 1.6 time penalties to their 21.5 dressage to slip just behind Esther, whilst Philippa Skelton and Brian Boru III finished 3rd, also adding just time to their dressage.
Charlotte Armstrong and Diola VD Tojope Hoeve Z collected their ticket to Osberton at the end of September when they won the KBIS 4YO section, finishing just ahead of Vicky Tuffs and Ballycoog Breaker Boy. Charlotte said of the mare, who is part owned by Kaye and Pat Williams: “We have had her 8 weeks and she has done BYEH classes at Gatcombe and Hartpury, she did well but did not get through. She has been cross country schooling twice and then went to West Wilts, she was fab but just had a look at the water. At Treborough she was a lot braver and jumped a fab clear.
“I definitely think she is one for the future, all of us are over the moon with her.” Charlotte added, also thanking the team at Treborough for such a great event.
Other section winners: 5YO section C1, Jason Hobbs and Grandiamo; BE100Open section C2, Georgia Savill and Castle River; BE90 section H, Clare Wilson and Hearsay Smola; BE90 section J, Kate Allen and Shannondale Aristo; BE90 section K, Lucy Scruton and Boyne Valley Prince; BE90Open section L1, Tim Cheffings and Finleys Black Diamond; BE80(T) section N, Janine Paterson and Hollybrooke Maxwell.
Photographs courtesy of Tanzy Lee