Diversity on display at Cavago Associated Championships
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The first of British Dressage’s two Cavago-sponsored Associated Championships took place on 14-16 October at the popular show centre Bury Farm and featured Natives, Arabs, Traditional Gypsy Cobs and Draughts, plus their part-bred relatives, and Side Saddle contenders. With 46 different classes and sections the show was very well supported and there was a wonderful variety of different types of horse and pony to admire.
The Cavago sponsorship meant beautiful rosettes and sashes for both section and overall winners, the icing on the cake after a successful win. These championships are a great opportunity to meet fellow breed enthusiasts and to meet new friends from a diverse equestrian world.
British Native Pony Associated Championship
The pure-bred and part-bred native classes were the busiest and there was plenty of classy dressage on display. Showing rider Sam Roberts has had a great deal of success with her 11-year-old stallion, Moelview Prince Consort (by Moelview Chieftain). He has won the Associated Championship title at Novice level in the past and returned to scoop up the Medium championship this year with a super score of 68.19% and a third place in the Advanced Medium.
Sam has ridden Helen Skirton’s Welsh Section B since a four-year-old and has piloted him to victory at both Olympia and the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). He was also third in the Elementary Freestyle Silver Championship at the NAF Five Star Winter Championships.
Sam has been greatly encouraged in her dressage career by her friend and trainer, international Grand Prix rider, Alice Oppenheimer. “I don’t have a clue,” she commented, “I don’t even have a dressage saddle! He loves to compete and tries his hardest.”
Sam also competed in the Elementary Championship with breeder Jo Filmer’s section B Longhalves Renoir, a nine-year-old cream/grey stallion who recently won the Welsh Section B Championship at HOYS. He and Sam were Elementary Silver reserve champions at the Winter Area Festival Championships 2022.
“He’s a great pony and a lovely person. As well as showing, he covers mares and loves jumping.
“It’s hard for a 13hh pony to be up against big flashy warmbloods so it’s a lovely to have a show where we compete against our own.”
The winning performance in the British Native Pony Elementary Championship came courtesy of Amelia Ward and her 27-year-old 'pony of a lifetime' Tireve What's Wanted, aka 'Freddy'. The duo headed not only the Bronze section, but the overall leaderboard on 69.63%.
"We nickname him 'fine wine' as he gets better with age," said West Sussex-based Amelia, who has owned Freddy since she was 10 and he was 14. "He was my first pony and we have done everything together including showjumping to 1.10m. He's a showjumper by trade, but we stopped jumping as the turns are not compatible with an ageing pony.
"He is incredible," she continued. "He is not bred for dressage, plus he's a bit long in the back with short legs, but he makes up for it with correctness and heart.
"I only school him a maximum of twice per week," says Amelia, who benefits from training with event rider Russell Cooper. "The rest of the time we hack. I like him to come out pepping and gunning for it, and he does. He loves to compete, and jumps up the ramp to go to a show!"
Gracie Catling, Native Advanced Medium Champion, has enjoyed considerable success with her dun Connemara, Dalyhill Rocker (by Inverin Rocky) and was last year’s Medium Associated Champion.
“We part-own him with Julie Mott, who bought him for showing,” explained Gracie’s mum Julia. “He hated showing as he’s a sensitive horse and didn’t like being in the ring with other horses. We got him when he was eight and started dressage with no aspirations as when Gracie started riding him he’d never done a test. She’s trained him from Prelim to almost PSG level. He shines when he’s on his own in the arena. He’s been to the Nationals and Area Festival Championships every year for five years.”
Connemara Tyan Talk of the Town (Rodney) delighted the judges who rewarded him with a Prelim score of 73.97% which won them the Championship. Becky Andrews has owned the 16-year-old for six years. Over the last few years, he has had suspensory injuries which led Becky to focus him towards dressage.
“We registered for BD in July and got our qualifying scores in three outings,” said Becky who works for her in-laws’ small family run yard. “He’s always so rideable and gives 110%. I think his test was the best he’s ever done. He loves his work and we do most of our training out hacking.”
Flying the flag for the Welshies was Carys Taylor’s cremello Section D stallion Deufor Spellbound (by Yswain Dmetrius) who aced his Novice test to score 72.77%. Margaret Taylor has been riding him for three years and the pair have been to the National and Winter Area Festival Championships.
‘Albert’ came fourth in his Elementary test the day before but was rather unsettled after an overnight adventure. He managed to escape from his stable and rehouse himself in one of the permanent boxes. There were some anxious moments for Margaret before she finally managed to locate him!
“After the Elementary, I was determined to go home with a sash,” said Margaret who in fact won two – one for best in her class and one for top score overall and champion. “He’s a very special man – absolutely adorable. He has his own following of fans! Everyone needs an Albert in their lives.” He certainly impressed the judges with the Judge at C awarding him a massive 76% and nines for both his halts in his Novice test.
The highest-scoring British Native was Nicola Byam-Cook’s Welsh pony Twyford Salamander, ridden by son Rupert (pictured above), who scored 75.87% in the Intro Championship. Salamander is now 18 and is a schoolmaster for Rupert and his sister Jemima. Their sparkling performance earned them over 7% more marks than the second-placed horse.
British Part-bred Native Associated Championship
Ben Smith and Hammerwood Ruscha (pictured with Tauseef Qadri of Cavago) were the top scorers in this Championship, with their 71.2% mark in the Novice Championship. Ben has been riding Fi Grabham’s six-year-old Rembrandt DDH x Blue Hors Cavan since May.
“Other riders have found her tricky but she and I have just clicked and we’ve had a good season,” said Ben who is based in East Grinstead. “She’s got great paces and despite it being windy outside she stayed with me. She’s got a great attitude and I try and let her be as natural as possible.”
Ruscha was bred by Fi’s mother, Pippa Drew, and the plan is for her to be a Junior competition horse for Fi.
Prelim winner Olivia Healing also topped the 70% barrier with Jacqueline Shere’s Knocknacree Bertie, who is a full-time Riding for the Disabled horse with Penniwells RDA centre in Elstree.
“He was a star in his test. I couldn’t fault him. I left the arena knowing he’d done his very best,” said Olivia. “He’s unusual in that he is perfect for our disabled riders but you can finetune him for something like this. He’s got good, very natural paces. He was bought as a four-year-old and lockdown gave us the opportunity to concentrate on his training. He also does a lot of jumping for fun.”
Jodie Smith describes her Medium Champion Amber V as ‘the Golden Child’. She and the 12-year-old Dutch x Welsh have been having a ball this year. “He’s very opinionated and sassy like a mare,” said Jodie who is a UKCC 2* coach and is very involved with Pony Club and Inter-counties teams.
“We had a little blip in the walk where the tension got to him. But it was amazing to get such a good score in front of those judges. It’s nice to go out with my horse and have such a lovely experience. It was a great show and Anne (organiser) makes everyone so welcome.” Jodie trains with Tahley Reeve-Smith and Dan Greenwood and describes Tahley as her mentor.
Sue Bullock and her 16-year-old part-Welsh Lynwood Crofter were the only combination to attempt a Prix St Georges test at the Championships, having started competing at the level in October last year. The pair have been very competitive with a personal best of 67.89% at Swallowfield last December.
Susan has brought the chestnut gelding up through the ranks herself since they started competing in 2012. They won the Associated Championships Medium and Advanced Medium titles in 2018.
“I’ve owned Ernie since he was five and never dreamt I would do a PSG on him,” said Susan who is a BD List 4 judge and trains with Henry Boswell and David Trott. “I love judging and competing and I’m privileged to be able to do both.
“His conformation is a bit downhill and I know we’re never going to get massive scores, but I was thrilled with his test. It felt lovely and he got all his tempi changes. We got everything but the canter pirouettes which we’re still working on. He’s adorable!”
Also Champions were Roxanne Simmons and 13-year-old Penstrumbly Upsee Daisy in the Intro C section. She commented on social media: “First show back post injury and whilst a little tense in the warm-up she held it together for two lovely tests in the big indoor international arena. Lots to work on but a very exciting future ahead of us.”
Sadie Penn’s Prelim Champion is a part-bred Welsh from the Tambrook Stud. “He’s only small but super talented,” she said. “He’s great fun – he jumps and I’ve evented him. He’s a real show off and did a great test. I train with Jade Deter and she’s been fantastic and got us where we are now.”
Sadie has owned the eight-year-old for two years and is the first native she’s owned. “I didn’t know about the Associated Championships until I got him. We came last year but it was very windy and he wasn’t on form that day. He redeemed himself this year! He can be sassy but on the whole he’s very trainable. He’s very rideable but will tell you when he’s not happy with things. “We’ve really clicked. I bought him from Jade and I was lucky that he was too small for her or she would’ve kept him.”
Arab Horse Championship
It's always lovely to see the Arabs floating round the arena and there were some fine examples of the breed on show.
Welsh endurance rider Sue Box and her striking grey HS Emerillon swapped the open countryside to lift the Prelim Championship. On her social media page she commented: “This little horse is just so awesome! HS Emerillon. Last month on the winning Welsh Endurance Team and this month winning at Bury Farm.”
Ceri Phipps-Hewlett scooped up two championship titles at Elementary and Medium with her homebred Hurstpark Tikkaboo. “I was surprised we qualified as she damaged the tendons on both sides of her hock before Christmas and we thought she was destined to be a field ornament. It’s a miracle she came back into work and I’m so proud of her,” said Ceri.
“She had three months’ box rest and the nine weeks walking. Just to compete again was amazing. It’s a seven hour round journey for us so I wanted to do two classes to make it worthwhile. We just do dressage as she doesn’t have the patience for showing. She loves her dressage and especially the music classes.”
Ceri is an accountant and trains with Anna Ross.
Jean White and her 13-year-old grey gelding, Alnaseem, were the Arab Horse Intro Champions. They started competing with BD this year, qualifying for the My Quest open regional finals at the same level.
Adam Montebello has been riding his Novice winner, Obsession II (by AJA Extravagance) - pictured above - for three years. Last year they won their Prelim and Novice classes. “Ollie is very loving and needy,” commented Adam, who works in hospitality. “It’s been hard work but we got there slowly. He’s lovely to ride now.” Adam lives in Solihull and has weekly training from Diane Roberts.
Part-bred Arab Horse Championship
Hannah Reilly and Whalton Extravaganza (pictured above) became the top-scorers in the Part-bred Arab Championships when they posted 71.03% in the Prelim Championship. Hannah bought ‘Charlie’ in 2019 after he’d been shown at HOYS. The plan was to carry on showing, but because of Covid, he started a dressage career.
The 10-year-old is by prolific pony sire, Kilvington Scoundrel. The pair won the title last year as bronze riders and repeated the win this year, riding in the silver section. Hannah trains with Daryl Ware and Melissa Richardson. She works as a recruitment partner for a fire and safety company. Much of her work is with the US so she can structure her day to start later and fit in her riding.
“Overall, the test felt lovely,” she commented. “When I finished I thought it felt like a 70% test. He seems to like the indoor arena at Bury Farm. I think he thinks it’s more of an occasion when the arena is dressed for a Championship.”
Branwen Davies was the only double winner in the Arab classes, taking home sashes for both the Medium and Elementary with her long-term partner Elizabeth II. Elizabeth was bred by a friend and Branwen saw her being born. She bought her as a yearling and has produced her up the levels.
“I’ve not done the Associated Championships before and it’s great to be competing against horses which are mentally and physically like yours. This is probably my last year before I breed from her and I wanted to do something different.”
“I love her dearly. We’ve gone through it all together. She’s always accepting and fits in with when I can ride,” said Branwen who is a freelance TV and radio producer as well as mother of two. “She’s the perfect horse.”
Amelia Ward began competing her Novice Champion, Sea Lark, in affiliated competition in June last year and has an impressive number of first and second places on her record.
Draught Horse Championship
The draught and part-bred classes were very well-supported and many of the participants were all-rounders, chosen for their versatility and trainable nature.
The Prelim Championship was shared between gold section winner Jessica Williams with Sue Honey’s Young Earl of Limerick (pictured above) and silver section winner Kimberley Ainsworth with her own Diamonds in the Rough XVI with 70.08%.
Jessica commented on social media: “The boy exceeded expectations today and managed to share the overall win and win his gold section... good boy.... he was better behaved in the test but even more unruly in the prize giving!
But we can forgive him as he won three sashes and four rosettes this weekend.
Thank you to Cavago for their very generous sponsorship of this popular competition and Bury farm EC for a well-run show with helpful staff.”
Earl, who is a stunning silver grey, was on good form and busted a few extra moves in his Novice Silver class but still managed to win his section. He managed to contain his exuberance in the next day’s Prelim to achieve his 70%+ score.
Joint-winner Diamonds in the Rough (pictured above) was bought three years ago by Kim. “I bought her unseen from Facebook when I’d had too many wines,” she recalled. “She was unbroken and a bit quirky but now I’d not swap her for the world. She jumps and does farm rides as well as dressage.
“Twelve months ago I thought I’d give dressage a go. She’s not the biggest mover but she has a sane head. There’s no spookiness or argument. It was a four-and-a-half hour drive for a five minutes test but I thought ‘Do it. You only live once’. I thought she’d be tired from the journey but she wasn’t. She spooked at the signs but once we went down the centre line she was OK.
“She’s so sensible, she’s worth her weight in gold. She’s gone above and beyond anything I expected. My trainer Tori Peter encouraged me to give it a go.”
Intro Champions Nicky West and Tully Diamond, a nine-year-old gelding by Mountain Diamond, have low competition mileage but have had good success at My Quest shows. They scored 67.6% to take the Bronze and overall title.
Pure-bred Medium Champions were David Molloy and Paddy’s Flight, a 10-year-old by Hillviewfarm Milligan. This was their second time at the Draught Horse Associated Championship and their first title win.
Chris Hammond’s new ride, Pembroke Foxtrot, proved to be a good partnership as they won the Elementary title. Katie Hudson bought the 10-year-old by Pembroke Royal Blue three years ago and she was second with him in the Novice Bronze class.
“She fell in love with George as soon as she saw him,” recalled Chris who has known Katie since he was a child and she has always supported his competition career. “She’s going to have so much fun with him. He’s definitely going to make an advanced horse. He was brilliant at the show considering he’s never done an away show or a championship before.”
The final Draught winner was Kirsty Withnall who took the Novice title with Knockaderry Hero, a nine-year-old grey gelding by Swarty Hero. “I’ve had him a couple of years but he’d only hunted in Ireland before I got him,” explained Kirsty who is an RSPCA inspector dealing with complex cruelty cases.
“I bought him as a Riding Club all-rounder but have ended up doing mostly dressage. He’s got the hang of it now and has been fun to train. He was quite laid back in the test but he was very willing and did everything I asked.” Kirsty is based in Buckinghamshire where Hero is on grass livery and she trains fortnightly with Ian Cast.
Part-bred Draught Horse Championship
Patricia Smith and Helios took home three sashes – one for Medium Bronze, one for Elementary Silver and the overall Elementary Champion title.
“We’ve been having a bit of a lean time since we started doing Mediums but we do like the Medium tests as they’re a bit more interesting,” explained Patricia. “He’s not really built for dressage but he is improving all the time at home. He hasn’t been out for a long time and he loved the razzamatazz of the championship and it made him a bit more enthusiastic.”
Fiona Menzies was a double winner with her homebred six-year-old, Cullenbay Heaven Sent (pictured above with Tauseef Qadri of Cavago), successfully taking the Prelim and Novice titles. “She’s an amazing mare and never lets me down,” said Fiona who set off from Scotland on the Wednesday to be in time to compete on Saturday. “She fights with me, not against me.”
Mandy Keen clinched the Medium title with Penny Unwin’s 15-year-old, Just the One IV (Ryan). He was bought as a three-year-old with a showing career in mind and initially Mandy gave him some dressage training to help with his showing performance. “He didn’t settle in the show ring so we carried on with the dressage,” explained Mandy. “When I came out of his Medium test, I said “if [the judges] don’t like that, I’m giving up.” Fortunately, they did and Mandy was duly crowned section and overall winner.
A great score of 69.02% gave Emma Coverdale and SCH Ophelia the win in the Intro class. The six-year-old grey mare has had a busy few weeks. First the pair competed at the British Riding Club’s Introductory Championships where they had an individual win at Prelim and then a second place at the Quest regional final. So, this combination was back at Bury Farm for the Quest Championships.
Traditional Gypsy Cobs (TGCA) Championship
Top scorer among the traditional cobs was the very handsome and flamboyant The Sparton King, whose 72.28% won him the Intro title. The black and silver dappled gelding (pictured above) is six years old and has been competing since January this year.
His owner Amy Lodowski-Hilsdon has owned him since he was three and she has produced him herself. “He was backed late because of Covid but it gave him the chance to mature. He’s such a little character.
“I used to event and never considered a traditional until I had my previous cob, Maestro. He made me fall in love with the breed and I’ll never go back to a big old warmblood. “ Amy lives in Oxford and works in academic publishing, so riding is her hobby.
“I got into dressage through doing Team Quest. ‘Puffy’ did a super test at the Championships and was switched on all the way through. I told him he’d have to do the test of his life and he did! Our score was a personal best.”
Kathryn Oldfield and her traditional cob Lionheart Xanthius of Phthia have had a lot of success over the years, particularly in freestyle classes. This year they qualified for the Summer Music Area Festival Championships at both Medium and Advanced Medium. In their first ever Associated Championships they topped the podium in the Medium Championship.
Katie Lee, Prelim Champion with KSL Longshot only affiliated in August and have won four out of the six competitions they’ve entered.
Julie Bakter’s Jack in a Box won both Elementary and Novice titles with Diane Grinyer in the saddle. “Julie has done all the fittening work, I just school once a week,” explained Diane. Julie bought Jack as a nine-month-old foal. “He’s done much better than I ever thought he would. He’s got three good paces and an especially good canter for a cob.
“He was very forward in his Elementary test and in the Medium he went into the arena as if he owned it. He’s a real fun horse and makes me smile.”
Part-bred TGCA Championship
The part-bred classes were shared between two riders, Alys Matravers and Laura Rose. Alys won the Elementary and Medium classes on Tiger Mazati, a 12-year-old by her previous traditional ride, Tiger Tim.
“He’s only done a handful of Medium tests, so is still new to the level,” commented Alys who bred and owns him with her partner Anthony Burks. “He loves his jumping so we do some combined training to keep him sweet. He was very good in his tests, he really puts his heart into it.”
The Novice and Prelim victors were Laura Rose and Borough’s Doorman (Barry) - pictured above - with a super 70% score in the Prelim. “I’ve owned Barry for two years and bought him when he was four,” explained Laura. “We’ve been competing BD for 18 months, starting with Quest Intro classes. He lights up in the arena but he trusts me.
“I took a gamble when I bought him and now I’m a cob convert. He’s so easy and he’s a pleasure to handle. The show was fabulous – one of the top three I’ve ever competed at.”
Side Saddle Championship
Claire Brown’s 24-year-old Haflinger stallion Oxnead Act One was last year’s Draught Medium winner. Claire put on her habit and side saddle and returned to win the Elementary Side Saddle Championship.
By contrast, Novice Champion Elevate XL is a warmblood by Uphill. He and Gemma Whitworth have recently had five wins in a row.
Prelim winners, Lois Seymour and Diorissimo (pictured above), had the highest side saddle score of 69.22%. Lois bought the 20-year-old as a 14-year-old after he’d been a hunt horse with a ‘sticky accelerator’.
“Dylan’s a British warmblood with a big stride and lots of elevation which isn’t the easiest thing when you’re on a side saddle. We’ve done Team Quest for a few years but this is our first year doing the Side Saddle Championships. I’ve been riding side saddle since I was 14. My mum bought me a ‘have-a-go’ side saddle lesson for my birthday.”
Lois has basic training facilities – a 20 x 60 arena laid out in a field – which proves you don’t need fancy surroundings to be a Champion.
Congratulations to all the winners and competitors who make these Championships so successful. Bury Farm’s super organisation made the competition run super smoothly. Thank you to the judges, stewards and volunteers and, of course, to the generous sponsor, Cavago.
ARAB HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
sponsored by Cavago
Medium Bronze Ceri Phipps-Hewlett with her own Hurstpark Tikkaboo, 61.29% (Champion)
Elementary Silver Ceri Phipps-Hewlett with her own Hurstpark Tikkaboo, 63.23% (Champion)
Novice Gold Adam Montebello with his own Obsession II, 68.61% (Champion)
Novice Bronze Sarah Hannaford with her own Izzy’s Star, 67.77%
Preliminary Gold Kirstie Stoddard with her own Nim Habibs Magic, 56.46%
Preliminary Bronze Sue Box with her own HS Emerillon, 65.60% (Champion)
Intro Bronze Jean White with her own Alnaseem, 63.69% (Champion)
PART-BRED ARAB HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Medium Silver Victoria Ayling with her own Lawbrook Mia Fantasy, 60.17%
Medium Bronze Branwen Davies with her own Elizabeth II, 64.74% (Champion)
Elementary Silver Stephen Ho with Jane France’s Larktonhill Lionheart, 65.14%
Elementary Bronze Branwen Davies with her own Elizabeth II, 66.61% (Champion)
Novice Silver Amelia Ward with her own Sea Lark, 67.22% (Champion)
Novice Bronze Kathryn Carne with her own Applaud, 65.37%
Preliminary Gold Felicity Spencer with her own Murraybrook Orinoco, 69.48%
Preliminary Silver Hannah Reilly with her own Whalton Extravaganza, 71.03% (Champion)
Preliminary Bronze Terri Ellaway with her own Tagula Passion, 69.39%
DRAUGHT HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Medium Silver Carrie Keating with her own Triple X, 60.86%
Medium Bronze David Molloy with Patrick Blackburn’s Paddy’s Flight, 64.13% (Champion)
Elementary Gold Chris Hammond with Katie Hudson’s Pembroke Foxtrot, 67.13% (Champion)
Elementary Silver Tina Guion with her own With Good Intention, 66.54%
Elementary Bronze Jo Norton with her own Charlie I, 66.61%
Novice Gold Charlotte Springall with her own Folds Director, 63.05%
Novice Silver Jessica Williams with Sue Honey’s Young Earl of Limerick, 64.90%
Novice Bronze Kirsty Withnall with her own Knockaderry Hero, 66.38% (Champion)
Preliminary Gold Jessica Williams with Sue Honey’s Young Earl of Limerick, 70.08% (Joint Champion)
Preliminary Silver Kimberley Ainsworth with her own Diamonds in the Rough XVI, 70.08% (Joint Champion)
Preliminary Bronze Maxine Jenkins with her own Growhowdy Carrabawn Wood, 68.78%
Intro Bronze Nicky West with her own Tully Diamond, 67.60% (Champion)
PART-BRED DRAUGHT HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Medium Silver Mandy Keen with Penelope Unwin’s Just the One IV, 67.67% (Champion)
Medium Bronze Patricia Smith with her own Helios, 66.37%
Elementary Silver Patricia Smith with her own Helios, 68.45% (Champion)
Elementary Bronze Emily Irving with her own Tank II, 64.33%
Novice Silver Anna Hickling with her own Kaspier Lad, 68.33%
Novice Bronze Fiona Menzies with her own Cullenbay Heaven Sent, 69.72% (Champion)
Preliminary Gold Hayley Liddiard with her own The King’s Warrior, 70.17%
Preliminary Silver Fiona Menzies with her own Cullenbay Heaven Sent, 70.77% (Champion)
Preliminary Bronze Josie Smith with her own Worzel VII, 66.63%
Intro Bronze Emma Louise Coverdale with her own SCH Ophelia, 69.02% (Champion)
BRITISH NATIVE PONY CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Advanced Medium Silver Gracie Catling with Julia Catling’s Dalyhill Rocker, 71.61% (Champion)
Advanced Medium Bronze Michaela Collins with her own Brachie Bronnie Doodles, 68.52%
Medium Silver Samantha Britton with her own Delphdale Alice, 67.24%
Medium Bronze Sam Roberts with Helen Skirton’s Moelview Prince Consort, 68.19% (Champion)
Elementary Gold Natasha MacDonald with her own Sauvey Golden Condor, 67.57%
Elementary Silver Sam Roberts with Jo Filmer’s Longhalves Renoir, 69.48%
Elementary Bronze Amelia Ward with her own Tireve What’s Wanted, 69.63% (Champion)
Novice Gold Hannah Bown with her own Buckland Bonnie Lad, 69.25%
Novice Silver (section 1) Frances Goodsir with her own Breaffy Bandit, 68.88%
Novice Silver (section 2) Margaret Jones with Carys Taylor’s Deufor Spellbound, 72.77% (Champion)
Novice Bronze (section 1) Hannah Iddeson with her own Mynach Party Fun, 66.85%
Novice Bronze (section 2) Bailey Careford with her own Shadowcroft Silver Moor, 68.14%
Preliminary Gold (section 1) Hannah Bown with her own Buckland Bonnie Lad, 72.67%
Preliminary Gold (section 2) Angela Collins with her own Thistledown I.See.Fire, 72.15%
Preliminary Silver (section 1) Zoe Fulford with her own Willoway Oliver Twist, 71.81%
Preliminary Silver (section 2) Becky Andrews with her own Tyan Talk of the Town, 73.96% (Champion)
Preliminary Bronze (section 1) Grace Newman with her own Comalegy Viking, 68.27%
Preliminary Bronze (section 2) Rocky Leahy with Fi Grabham’s Waxwing Pocket Money, 72.41%
Intro Bronze Rupert Byam-Cook with Nicola Byam-Cook’s Twyford Salamander, 75.87% (Champion)
PART-BRED BRITISH NATIVE PONY CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Prix St Georges Bronze Susan Bullock with her own Lynwood Crofter, 62.64% (Champion)
Medium Silver Jodie Smith with her own Amber V, 69.91% (Champion)
Medium Bronze Tracey Simpson with her own Kilgreaney Samson, 64.65%
Elementary Silver Sadie Penn with her own Tambrook Applause, 68.60% (Champion)
Elementary Bronze Victoria Bradford with Judith Loversidge’s Kenniford Flash Dancer, 67.57%
Novice Gold Ashleigh Hill with Mia Stanford’s Bella Breeze I, 68.42%
Novice Silver Ben Smith with Fi Grabham’s Hammerwood Ruscha, 71.20% (Champion)
Novice Bronze Amanda Cargill-James with her own Glynceirch Brynmor, 67.50%
Preliminary Gold Savanna Bachand with her own May As Well, 67.84%
Preliminary Silver Olivia Healing with Jacqueline Shere’s Knocknacree Bertie, 70.25% (Champion)
Preliminary Bronze Joanne State with her own Roxley Kahlua Star, 67.84%
Intro Bronze Roxanne Simmons with her own Penstrumbly Upsee Daisy, 66.52% (Champion)
SIDE SADDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Elementary Silver Claire Brown with her own Oxnead Act One, 63.16% (Champion)
Novice Silver Gemma Whitworth with her own Elevated XL, 66.20% (Champion)
Novice Bronze Roger Edmunds with his own Maesfen Manor, 55.00%
Preliminary Gold Laura Wright with her own Newlandsfarm Easter, 66.29%
Preliminary Silver Lois Seymour with her own Diorissimo, 69.22% (Champion)
Preliminary Bronze Lucinda Mitchell with her own A Splash of Colour IV, 66.20%
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Medium Silver Kathryn Oldfield with her own Lionheart Xanthius of Phthia, 63.36% (Champion)
Medium Bronze Jo Freeman with her own Chalk II, 61.55%
Elementary Gold Stephanie Newman with her own Roman II, 65.36%
Elementary Silver Diane Grinyer with Julie Bakter’s Jack in a Box, 69.41% (Champion)
Elementary Bronze Sharon Dawson with her own Action Man, 61.99%
Novice Silver Diane Grinyer with Julie Bakter’s Jack in a Box, 71.01% (Champion)
Novice Bronze Sarah Edmunds with her own I Should Coco IV, 66.85%
Preliminary Gold Katie Lee with her own KSL Longshot, 69.31% (Champion)
Preliminary Silver Bailey Careford with her own Lady May 2, 66.29%
Preliminary Bronze Sarah Edmunds with her own I Should Coco IV, 68.70%
Intro Bronze Amy Lodowski-Hilsdon with her own The Sparton King, 72.28% (Champion)
PART-BRED TGCA CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Medium Silver Samantha Turner with her own Bricklehampton Court Cedric, 65.34%
Medium Bronze Alysia Matravers with her own Tiger Mazati, 67.58% (Champion)
Elementary Silver Alysia Matravers with her own Tiger Mazati, 67.50% (Champion)
Elementary Bronze Nikki Goldup with her own Wayward Wanderer, 65.95%
Novice Bronze Laura Rose with her own Borough’s Doorman, 66.94% (Champion)
Preliminary Gold Lesley McNaughton-Wells with her own Roandale Saxon, 68.70%
Preliminary Silver Laura Rose with her own Borough’s Doorman, 70.25% (Champion)
Preliminary Bronze Aimie-Justine Coleman with her own World Horse Welfare Tunassi Boy, 65.25%
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