British Eventing handed out its annual awards at the Golden Frolics ball at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel last month.
William Fox-Pitt (pictured) received the Tony Collings Memorial Trophy for the British rider gaining the highest number of points on any horse or horses during the season. He amassed 1,401 points on 20 different horses in just 143 competitive outings – finishing in the top 10 on 69 occasions.
The Calcutta Light Horse Trophy for the owner of the British horse gaining the highest number of points was awarded to Jeremy and Susan Lawton and Shearwater Insurance, owners of Shear H20. The horse achieved 303 points with his rider, Leslie Law.
Roger and Joanna Day were presented with the Wide Awake Trophy for the breeder of the British-bred, -owned and -ridden horse gaining the highest number of points. They bred Primmore’s Pride, by Mayhill out of Primmore’s Hill, ridden by Pippa Funnell to win 239 points this year.
The Martin Whiteley Trophy for the British rider who has never been entitled to wear a Union Jack badge and who has not previously won the trophy with the most points on one horse went to James Robinson, who amassed 148 points on Joy Robinson’s Comanche.
This year’s Horse Trials Support Group scholar, Matthew Wright, picked up the Edy Goldman Trophy for the British under-21 rider gaining the most points. Matthew, a member of the silver-medal winning European young riders team, collected 268 points with 10 horses.
Bramham under-25 champion Zara Phillips won the Sir John Burder Trophy for the highest-placed British competitor in the 2002 young rider European Championships – Zara rode her own Toytown to an individual silver medal at the championships in Wiendorf, Austria.
The Hubert Allfrey Trophy for the highest-placed British rider at the 2002 junior European Championships was awarded to Hayley Rose, who finished sixth on Kilmallock Dandy and helped her team to a bronze medal.
Angus Smales received the Jane Rook Trophy for the highest-placed British competitor in the 2002 pony European Championships. Angus rode his own Cornsay Sam into 11th place in Hagen, Germany, againhelping Britain to a bronze medal.
This year’s prestigious Hartpury College scholarship, awarded to the young rider who most impresses the selectors and sponsors, went to Cressida Clague-Reading.
Cressida has been on several under-21 teams, and highlights of her season this year include finishing 26th on her Badminton debut, second and third places at Punchestown, and being a member of the silver-medal winning young riders team in Austria.
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