Another Eilberg impresses at Midlands Regionals

  • Show jumper Michael Eilberg turned to dressage for the Midlands regional championships (11-12 August) and took the Saracen Horse Feeds Advanced Medium from several more established combinations with Marakov.

    Dan Greenwood took the Bates Intermediaire I with 71.25% on Lady Inchcape’s Santa Cruz.

    Roland Tong won one section of the Dodson & Horrell Novice Open on Richard Heley’s six-year-old Ultimo Hit, who used to suffer from being spooky in the ring.

    Gareth Hughes took the NEW Equine Wear Elementary Open on Lizzie Bell’s Donnerhall-sired Korenbloem Dior, while Rebecca Richardson won the restricted equivalent on Romanov.

    Nikki Crisp continued her fantastic form by winning the Stellar Wealth Prix St Georges on Pasoa a week after their Hickstead Masters small tour victory.

    Charlotte Dujardin was the only competitor to claim two titles over the weekend. She won the Biotal Equine Gold Medium Open with Fernandez, after winning a novice open section on trainer Carl Hester’s Valegro.

    Clare Foster, 22, won the novice restricted on Santos W, while Debra Fews recovered from a dislocated collar-bone and damaged ligament in her neck to take the medium restricted on Dile Que No.

    Amy Pugh won the prelim winter finals and took the novice restricted here with the seven-year-old home-bred Lynwood Executive.

    Hayley Critchell won the NFU Mutual Prelim title on Claire Collins’s Westphalian Freelancer. Beccy Phillips took the other prelim section on Vamiro.

    Read this report in full in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (23 August, ’07)

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