Vicki Thompson and her own Jazz Dancer claimed the first major championship title at this year’s National Dressage championships winning the national prix st georges title.

It was the second championship title for Vicki and the eight-year-old stallion by Olympic Ferro, who was the winner of the advanced medium championship in 1997.Daniel Timson, who spent three years in Germany based with Olympic gold medallist Klaus Balkenhol, came closest to gain second place with Anne Timson’s German-bred eight year old gelding Moskino.

British Young Rider team bronze-medallist, Becky Moody continued her successful season with Kwadraat to take third place in this class.

It was close at the top in the hotly contested novice (open) championship¨just two marks separated the top four places.

In the end the class resulted in joint the title shared by Gareth Hughes and Nurejev and this year’s six-year-old international Shearwater champions Henriette Andersen and Legal Hot Shot.

First to go in the class and long-time leader Judy Bradwell had to settle for third place with Jane Carter’s five-year-old Dutch-bred gelding Premier Class, while Sally Newcombe, the final rider of the first day was fourth with her own skewbald Dutch Puzzle, by virtue of collective marks.

Results

Dodson & Horrell Novice (open) championship (H Ashley, D Mason, P Lang). =1, Nurejev (G Hughes) and Legal Hot Shot (H Andersen)7025%; 3, Premier Class (J Bradwell) 70.0; 4, Dutch Puzzle (S Newcombe) 70.0; 5, Nemo II (C Shepherd) 68.27; 6, My Lord III (N Crisp) 67.28.

Derby House Saddlery & Dressage Horse International prix st georges championship (J Williams, S Lidsey, N Williams, M Newall, R Herbert). -1, Jazz Dancer (V Thompson) 68.4; 2, Moskino (D Timson) 67.25; 3, Kwadraat (B Moody) 67.20; 4, K Beautie (N Jourdain) 66.60; 5, Rubekk (C Parsons) 66.35; 6, Sir John Walstaff (P Hayler) 65.95.