Collett untouchable at Tweseldown

  • Young talent Laura Collett unleashed her potential at Tweseldown this weekend, winning the CCI two-star aboard Fernhill Sox.

    A foot-perfect cross-country round on Saturday afternoon had already given the pair a convincing lead. A clear in yesterday’s tricky show jumping phase saw her finish exactly 10pen in front of fellow British rider Mark Ford, and take the lion’s share of the £8,000 prize pot.

    Mary King and Kings Gem took third place on a score of 54.9pen. King, Collett, Rosanna Crossley and Nicola Tweddle were the only competitors to finish in the top 10 with a double clear.

    Collett ended last season on a high, winning both the CCI one-star and the JRN championships at Weston Park in October. And she has been enjoying a run of luck recently; finishing seventh in an intermediate novice at Chatsworth on Fernhill Sox earlier this month as well as winning a novice on Rayef at Moreton Morrell.

    Dan Jocelyn from New Zealand took first place in the unaffiliated CIC one-star with Ireland’s Sacha Pemble as runner-up.

    Final Tweseldown CCI two-star results

    1. Laura Collett (Fernhill Sox)
    2. Mark Ford (Castlebanny Prince)
    3. Mary King (Kings Gem)
    4. Joe Meyer (Ariki)
    5. Rosanna Crossley (High Time)
    6. Nicola Tweddle (Mr Nickleby)
    7. Stephen Way (Mr Speedster)
    8. Sacha Pemble (Woodlands Unique Comet)
    9. Polly Williamson (Wicked Time)
    10. Jonelle Richards (Nemo II)

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