Tom Jackson claimed the Bishop Burton College under-25 CCI3* at the Equi-Trek Bramham Horse Trials this morning.
Overnight leaders Tom and Waltham Fiddlers Find had fences 10 and 11 down on Di Boddy’s showjumping track, but they could afford these and still take the title.
“The horse was struggling with the going, which was quite holding and tacky, but he tried his heart out,” said Tom. “They’ve done a lot with the ground, but there’s not a lot you can do when there’s as much rain as we’ve had and then today’s weather is as it is [sunny].”
Germany’s Niklas Bschorer (Tom Tom Go 3) also held 2nd despite knocking fences 4a and 8a.
Wills Oakden lay 3rd overnight, but an expensive 6 down on Alfi Brown dropped him to 6th.
Hector Payne moved up from 4th to 3rd on Blue Moonshine, while Gina Ruck’s clear elevated her from 6th to 4th.
Hector said: “Today was just about protecting that score, because he doesn’t find showjumping easy after cross-country and he tried his heart out yesterday.”
Brazil’s Gabriel Cury took 5th on the former Mark Todd ride NZB Grass Valley.
Full report on Bramham in H&H this Thursday, 12 June.