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2008 Talent Spotting Final: Day, Moultrie and Jarvis shine

last updated on October 21, 2008 11:33

2008 Talent Spotting Final: Day, Moultrie and Jarvis shine
The hotly-contested 2008 Talent Spotting Final saw Elspeth Day win the pony section, Sophie Moultrie (pictured) the juniors and Laura Jarvis the young riders.
Paul Fielder was joined by leading German coach Conny Endres and director of training and education at the German Federation Christoph Hess to judge the competition, which took place on 18-19 October at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in Buckinghamshire.
Day’s win was particularly noteworthy as she ended up without a ride as both her own and a substitute pony were out of action with injuries. The 14-year-old Nottinghamshire-based rider has ridden since she was four and is trained by her dad and well-known trainer Andrew Day. She moved up from third place after the two training sessions, where riders are assessed riding each others horses, to take the lead following the ride-off.
There were no ride-offs in the other two sections. Junior winner Moultrie, who is 17 and lives at nearby Chesham, won with an impressive 10-point lead. Trained by Pippa Haywood for the past three years, she started riding aged seven.
The young rider winner had an even bigger lead. Jarvis was more than 14 points ahead of her nearest rival. Like Day, the 19-year-old also comes from Nottinghamshire and started riding aged 4. She is taught by Hannah and Becky Moody, whom she has trained with for the past two years.
For the full results, click here.