Chloe Robson won both the novice qualifier on Umitri and the medium qualifier on Socrates at Hunters, reports Ruth Pearce. Sally Boddington took the elementary qualifier on her Irish piebald cob Petang. Peter Storr and Korenbloem Sampras won the novice and elementary non-qualifiers. Pammy Hutton won the advanced medium qualifier on Lucy Wiegersma’s Shaabrak, but had to settle for second place in the advanced medium 93, behind son Charlie and Merlin Nemorensis.
Ida de Fouw and Upendo won the elementary qualifier at Manor Farm, reports Ruth Pearce. Laura Leicester and Red At Heart took the novice freestyle and finished runner-up in the elementary music to Collette McArdle and Xceptional. Heather Baker won the medium qualifier on Karbiet.
Verity Franks collected four red rosettes at Manor Grange Stud, Yorks, reports Diana Ferguson. Verity won both novice classes on Flayne Don Daiquiri, followed by wins in two medium classes on Thornwick Challenger. In the elementary section, restricted rider Liam Sloan and World Performance Walente produced a confident test, full of quality and expression. Elizabeth Kinnaird won the hotly-contested prelim qualifier on her six-year-old Welsh section C, Wyken First Lady.
Read these articles in full, with photos and further analysis, plus reports from other top dressage competitions around the country, in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (22 March, ’07)