Affiliated dressage: Bluegate Hall, Rowallan and Norton Heath

  • Bluegate Hall

    Christina Wingar and her former broodmare Walk On The Wild Side won the novice qualifier at Bluegate, Essex, on 22 September, reports Ruth Pearce.

    Oliver Of Ilex took the restricted prelim qualifier with Lily Adkins, 15.


    In his first season of affiliated dressage, following 18 years of eventing up to four-star level, John Hill celebrated six wins at Rowallan on 21-23 September, reports Hillary Mactaggart.

    John rode Far Afield to three elementary successes, posted two medium wins on Windrush Big Ben, and added a further medium victory on Remember Me IV.

    The highest-scoring partnership over three competitive days were Jo Barry and Warataha IV, who gained 72.75% at novice. Close behind with 72.5% was prelim victor Joanna Dun with her own Tiger Town.

    The only other rider to hit the 70% mark was Selina Errington, who enjoyed a good novice win on 71.61% with Roxie. Selina completed a treble when riding her Freddies Star gelding Fred By Ivine to novice and elementary wins.

    Norton Heath

    Darren Crowe took both elementaries at Norton Heath on Rivel on 21 September, reports Ruth Pearce.

    Julie Hugo enjoyed a win at advanced medium and also finished second to Laura South and Sargeant Gitano in the advanced 100 when partnering Pascal III.

    Julie went on to lead the prix st georges with 67.75% on her own Remington.

    Read these reports in full, plus reports from other top dressage venues around the country, in today’s Horse & Hound (4 October, ’07)

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