Dancing to dressage glory at Myerscough winter regionals

  • Leonie Smith secured both the Blue Chip Novice Open division one and the Baileys Novice Freestyle with the five-year-old Solloman at the north-west winter regionals at Myerscough Arena in Lancashire (14-17 February).

    Jacky Stolper and Winston Jani were beaten into second by Solloman in the freestyle, but went on to win the Equissage Elementary freestyle. Jacky also picked up the Kieffer Medium Freestyle riding Picobello.

    Also scoring a double win was Kate Attlee, who won the Imenex Equine Elementary Open on Anne Willetts’s Corbiere II, plus the Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle and NAF Prix St Georges Freestyle on Sarah Outwin’s Lochness.

    Katie Hughes, riding Martel, and Laura Cornthwaite on Katie Johnson’s home-bred Welsh section D stallion Falicon Sundance, took one division of the Elevator Prelim each.

    Craig Millard won from the front in the Biotal Equine Gold Medium Restricted with Debbie Brookes’ Denford Surprise. Maria Eilberg took first and third in the open section with Torino and Woodlander Rockstar.

    Despite admitting to terrible nerves, Rebecca Williams put up a polished performance to win the Blue Chip Novice Restricted with her seven-year-old World Performance Enigma (pictured) on 69.9%.

    Rachel Taylor rode Unexpected to win the Imenex Equine Elementary Restricted on 71.95%.

    Roger Gregory took some notable scalps in the British Horse Feeds Advanced Medium Open with Comanche Passoa — including that of medium winner Torino.

    Diane Smeaton’s Ferro stallion Aldam Mill Picobello won the medium restricted.

    Lucy Bulmer pulled off a one-two in division two of the Blue Chip Novice Open, winning with Ssaab and finishing second with Boras.

    Read the full results

    Read this report in full in the current issue of Horse & Hound (21 February, ’08)

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