Spencer Wilton and Dolendo won the grand prix and special in Saumur, France (22-24 September) on their international overseas debut, reports Sarah Jenkins. Although initially taken aback by the atmosphere, Dolendo settled in the test to earn 68.16%. Andrew Gould finished fifth in the prix st georges riding Numero Uno, his best overseas international result to date.
Sheepgate Tack & Togs Championships
Helen Lancaster won the Tack & Togs Medium Restricted title at Sheepgate with her own King Of The Hill, reports Barbara Young. Madeleine Smith celebrated winning the elementary restricted title with Flambeau Du Theil. Jo Weekes and Longdean Rising Star took the elementary open title ahead of Louise Justesen and Cranswick’s Real McCoy, who claimed the medium open championship. Kate Elliott won the novice open, while Claire White took the prelim. Hannah Esberger Shepherd’s Noblesse won the hotly contested advanced title.
Brothers Marcus and Myles Watt made the Scottish Championships a family celebration, reports Hilary Mactaggart. Myles, 14, won the elementary on Maeysfron Rhett, while Marcus, 13, took the prelim on Fidelis Semper. Elementary runner-up Jo Barry went on to novice victory with Redstone Merinka, while Louise Richards had a prelim win with Hampton’s Ace.
Debbie Bridges and Thriller shared poll position in the elementary 44 with Lisbeth Morrison and Duntarvie Catalan. There was also nothing to separate Carly Taylor-Smith and Onino from Heather Young and Matulik in the medium championship. Lee McKendry and Gacela were advanced medium champions. Jayne Ritchie topped the prix st georges entry with Akkropolis, while Rachel Hardman and Major Tiger Tim were novice victors.
Read these reports in full, including analysis and pictures, plus reports from Manor Grange Stud, Burrows Court, Bluegate Hall, Harolds Park, Solihull RC, Prescott EC, Mount Ballan, Manor Farm, Blue Barn, and Oldencraig in this Thursday’s issue of Horse & Hound (5 October, ’06)