Hundreds flock to Oliver Townend Eventers’ Challenge final

  • Over 300 competitors came from Scotland, Brighton, Wales and Norfolk to take part in the first Oliver Townend Eventers’ Challenge National Championship (23-24 November) at Arena UK in Grantham. Classes ran over 18 up-to-height jumps, some of which were solid and some knock down. In the under 20’s 3ft3in class there was only one clear round which came from Miranda Filmer. Oliver Townend (pictured) was in the audience, offering support to fellow riders and presenting prizes. The winners of each class will each receive a day of training with Oliver early next year.

    2’3” 13 and under
    1st Pippa Gloag (Touch of Irish)
    2nd Kathyrn Torrens (Mr Majeika)
    3rd Lloyd Elliott (Cecilia)

    2’3” open
    1st Becky Hellman (Hazzan)
    2nd Clare Atwater (Strawberry Shortcake)
    3rd Leigh Walker (Autumn Conker)

    2’6” 15 and under
    1st Caitlin Jones (Strider III)
    2nd Laura Craner (Furzey Lodge Jenifer II)
    3rd Hollie Markham (Archie’s Arrow)

    2’6”–2’9” open
    1st Claudia Horsley (Carnsdale Casper)
    2nd Naomi Lawrence (Mr Buttons)
    3rd Sam Unwin (Gypsey Rose)

    2’9” – 3’ 20 and under
    1st Jane Garstang (Zeemax)
    2nd Harriet Edmunds (Topic)
    3rd Gillisa Warrior (Caramel Mousse)

    1st Tracey Pool (Merrycruise)
    2nd Stephanie Gauld (Oh So Debonair)
    3rd Sarah Roberts (Lydia II)

    3’-3’3” 20 and under
    1st Miranda Filmer (Pole Dancer)
    2nd Georgina Wood (Sitting Pretty)
    3rd Charlotte Whites (Blimey O’Riley)

    1st Rebecca How (Diamond Manati)
    2nd Nina Baldwinson (Junellie)
    3rd Stephen Foster (Wake Up Smiling)


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