BD Winter Regionals: Addington Manor

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:48

For yet another year the Addington Manor Winter Regionals proved a popular fixture in the British Dressage calendar (22 – 25 February 2018). The Buckinghamshire venue played host to almost 400 competitors, with some outstanding results being produced across the levels.

Earning the highest qualifying score to date in the KBIS Prelim Silver competitions was Rebecca Page with Carolyn Watson’s Flamencoswald (by Florencio I) who topped the large class of 30 riders with a brilliant 73.97%. Cambridge based Rebecca (21) hails from eventing, having produced her top horse Liberty Bell II to CCI1* level. However, her future inside the white boards also looks bright as she has already achieved her qualification points for the Summer Regionals at Prelim level with her Regional Champion partner Flamencoswald, known as ‘Nellie’ at home. Speaking on her Facebook page about her win Rebecca (pictured) said, ‘Incredible day at the dressage winter regionals! A win for Nellie on a cracking 73.97%. Nationals here we come!! Big thanks to Carolyn, a great owner, trainer and supporter and also to mum who always supports and drove the lorry on her day off.’

The Novice classes were a close fought affair all round but it was Sadie Smith who emerged as an unbeatable force with the Negro sired Nutbush. Sadie and Nutbush took home the titles in both the Blue Chip Novice Gold (73.83%) and the Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Gold (75.65%). The six-year-old gelding is owned by none other than the team behind Valegro - Carl Hester, Anne Barrott and Roly Luard – with similar bloodlines and a winning group of owners, the talented bay will surely be one to watch over the next few years.

It was however the Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Silver class that heralded the highest score of the show as Nicola Pearce earned an impressive 76.11% with her own Keystone Quartz, a seven-year-old British bred mare by Quaterback. Quartz was originally purchased by Sally Green as a foal from UK Hanoverians.

Craig Millard was king of the Freestyles taking home two titles with Shirley Rixon’s eight-year-old KWPN Flores L. The elegant duo danced to victory in both the PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Gold with 72.95% and the Spillers Medium Freestyle Gold with 73.17%. Flores L will be heading to Hartpury with another one of Shirley Rixon’s talented string, Penhaligon’s Jupiter, who placed second in the Charles Owen Advanced Medium Gold with Jayne Turney on board – the duo finished behind jubilant winners Mark Forrest and Bonita VI.

No less than 21 riders under the age of 25 enjoyed top ten placings at the Addington Regionals, with an emphatic win coming from Harriet Kipping in the Nupafeed Advanced Medium Silver Freestyle, a class where the top two were split by less than half a percent. Harriet, who trains with Rhett Bird, scored 74.33% to finish just in front of Sarah Alderman with Zendy whilst 21-year-old Izzy Chaplin and Vincente III completed the top three.

British Dressage thanks all the team at Addington Manor for a successful Winter Regionals as well as the Championship class sponsors. Congratulations to all competitors who took part and good luck to those heading to Hartpury for the NAF Five Star Winter Championships. 

Regional Champions:

KBIS Prelimimary Silver
Rebecca Page with Flamencoswald, 73.97%

Blue Chip Novice Silver 
Chelsea Tolhurst with Hermitage De Jeu, 71.23% 

Blue Chip Novice Gold 
Sadie Smith with Nutbush, 73.83%

Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Silver
Nicola Pearce with Keystone Quartz, 76.11%

Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Gold
Sadie Smith with Nutbush, 75.65%

Equi-Trek Elementary Silver
Danielle Hardwick with Edendawn William Wombat, 72.55%

Equi-Trek Elementary Gold 
Sara Squires with Carla Bruni, 73.65%

PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Silver
Susan Bullock with Lynwood Crofter, 70.38%

PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Gold 
Craig Millard with Flores L, 72.95%

Albion Medium Silver
Jodie Pharaon with Bear, 72.61%

Albion Medium Gold 
Sam Rahmatalla with Hawtins Falerno, 72.43%

Spillers Medium Freestyle Silver
Stefanie Harrington with Lorna Doone, 70.17%

Spillers Medium Freestyle Gold 
Craig Millard with Flores L, 73.17%

Charles Owen Advanced Medium Silver
Georgia Hyson with Royal Sunlight 35, 71.23%

Charles Owen Advanced Medium Gold 
Mark Forrest with Bonita VI, 73.38%

Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Silver
Harriet Kipping with Camelot’s Black Knight, 74.33% 

Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Gold
Louise Davison with De Galles, 74.89%

Magic Prix St Georges Gold
Paul Hayler with Lonswelt, 72.02%

Superflex Intermediate I Gold
Nathalie Kayal with DHI Bravo, 70.39%