Combined training champions retain title

  • Twelve months on and the end result was just the same for Jenny Coleman and Lyndon Hall at the Horse & Hound Winter Dressage Championships.

    The pair retained their Spillers Response Open Combined Training title, despite having two down in the jumping phase. Bought as a four-year-old, the horse evented and show jumped before Jenny decided to concentrate on the dressage.

    “I still show-jump him a bit because it keeps him fresh,” explained Jenny.

    Gary Foggon’s Jay Jay made the most of dressage leader Holly Bradshaw and Miss Mapp’s two fences down to clinch the Spillers Response Novice Combined Training title by two penalties. The daughter of The Squire competes at advanced medium and is due to start her eventing campaign shortly.

    “She was a bit sharp and spooky in the dressage today, but we managed to hold it together,” said Gary.

    Hayley Rose and Tarzan won the Spillers Response Prelim with seven penalties in hand.

    “It’s the first time he’s jumped outdoors this year so I was pleased with that,” said Hayley, who competed three horses in the combined training classes. “It was a bit of a rush and I ended up short of time to work Tarzan in for his show-jumping.”

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