2009 SW Winter Final: Oppenheimer sweeps the board
last updated on February 23, 2009 20:39
Alice Oppenheimer was in shock after winning five titles at the 2009 South West Winter Championships at Kingston Maurward, Dorset, 19-22 February, all with more than 70%.
“I hoped I would qualify for the winter championships, but I never dreamt that I would win one regional, let alone five. I kept going back to the scoreboard to double check,” said Oppenheimer, who is trained by Nicky Barrett.
With the home-bred six-year-old gelding Headmore Delegate (pictured) by Dimaggio, she headed the novice open, novice open freestyle, elementary open and elementary open freestyle.
“He is such a professional. He has an amazing ability to switch on and off. Just before the last test he was lying down in his stable and straight after he went back to sleep. He is incredibly arrogant and thinks he’s God’s gift to dressage; the more people that watch his test the better he performs,” she said.
Oppenheimer also won the prix st georges freestyle riding the nine-year-old Wurlizer, with whom she won the advanced medium restricted national championships last year.
Horsesense-Elevator Prelim Champion:
David Doel and Pick And Mix, 70.61%
Blue Chip Novice Restricted Champion:
Suzanne Gray and White Sands, 69.31
Blue Chip Novice Open Champion:
Alice Oppenheimer and Headmore Delegate, 72.5
South Essex Insurance Brokers Elementary Restricted Champion:
Nick Lawson and Abbey Tiron, 71.72
South Essex Insurance Brokers Elementary Open Champion:
Alice Oppenheimer and Headmore Delegate, 71.67
Biotal Medium Restricted Champion:
Karen Dance and Wozzat, 67.13
Biotal Medium Open Champion:
Kate Attlee and Stein, 67.84
British Horse Feeds Advanced Medium Restricted Champion:
Tuula Aer and Rivaldo II, 70.26
British Horse Feeds Advanced Medium Open Champion:
Nicola Jourdain and Di-Conti, 70.44
Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Restricted Freestyle Champion:
Tracy Hoadley and Keystone Diablo, 70.65
Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Open Freestyle Champion:
Alice Oppenheimer and Headmore Delegate, 77.69
Equissage Elementary Restricted Freestyle Champion:
Rachel Finan and Cold Diamond, 70.97
Equissage Elementary Open Freestyle Champion:
Alice Oppenheimer and Headmore Delegate, 75.28
Kieffer Medium Freestyle Champion:
Nicola Jourdain and Di-Conti, 75.42
Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Champion:
Nicola Jourdain and Di-Conti, 76.94
NAF Prix St Georges Freestyle Champion:
Alice Oppenheimer and Wurlizer, 72.58
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