Julie Tew trail-blazed her way to the top of open intermediate (OI) section Q on 16-year-old Sir Roselier at Tweseldown (6-9 March).
Being first to go, they held on to their lead despite a valiant attempt by Andrew Nicholson on Silbury Hill, who finished 0.5pen adrift in second. Francis Whittington was third on Sir Percival III.
Andrew James and Cudlic Earl headed OI section M, ahead of Andrew Nicholson on his dressage leader Avebury, who retained a 0.7pen margin over third-placed Louisa Lockwood riding Desert Island.
Lucinda Fredericks enjoyed a “surprise” win in OI section N aboard Mr Alligato, who added 7.6 time faults to a 29.6 dressage. One rail down cost Rodney Powell’s European Championship ride, Langarth Darcy, first place. Kristina Cook’s Miners Frolic finished third.
Andrew Nicholson made up for his brace of blue rosettes with a win in intermediate section O on Tristar II. Sam Penn’s piebald On A Par atoned for a rail down with a fast time for second, while Samantha Seaton and Gunna B Good held on to third. Andrew popped up again in fourth, this time on Calico Joe.
Chris Hall piloted Kaleidoscope to within 2sec of the optimum time to land the final intermediate, section P. Claire Echlin (Gamblers Image) was 2pen adrift with a double clear, ahead of Lisa Pilbeam on her own Cullawn Celtic Queen.
Read this report in full in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (13 March, ’08)
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