The new generation showed their seniors how to do it when riders aged 21 and under took the top three classes at the British Eventing Jumping And Style (JAS) final at Addington Manor last Sunday.
Junior European Champion Laura Collett, 17, led the way with a win in the open class on Christina Lakin’s Mercator Du Ry. Laura was also seventh in this final on Rayef, as well as fourth in the pre-novice and sixth in the novice on Fine World.
Gemma Tattersall, 21, also cranked up the pace to take the novice final with the day’s best style mark — she had a penalty score of just four out of 60 — to win on the six-year-old Springwatch Jackanapes. Gaby Cooke, 16, was triumphant in the pre-novice with Queen Emery.
The only final not won by a rider aged 21 and under was the intro, which went to Lucie Turner and Lexikon, although 14-year-old Megan Howard rode Tudor Legend into third place, behind Kate Honey and Fernhill City Girl in second.
Read a full report including pictures and comment on the JAS final in this week’s Horse & Hound (1 March, ’07)