Kitty Boggis was again on the winner’s podium when she secured another international class, this time the MK Airlines CIC** section at South of England International Horse Trials, on Mr and Mrs Peter Ryan’s Imperial Master.
Kitty finished on her dressage score of 39.6 to take almost a 10-mark lead over runner-up Gemma Tattersall on Vanilla Sky. Hartpury CCI** winner Emily Baldwin looked effortless on Lady Pauline Harris’s Drivetime to finish third.
Ireland’s Pip Peters finished in fourth place with Richard Ames’s Upward Trend, while a rail down for Izzy Taylor in the final show jumping phase relegated the palomino Malt On The Rocks into fifth place. The best-placed mare was Selina Elliott’s Magenta, who moved up from 22nd to finish sixth.
The Rum Tum Tugger Trophy for the combination closest to the optimum time in the open intermediate class went to Francis Whittington, riding Margaret Smith’s Spin Doctor, who finished 1sec inside the optimum time and won the section.
1. IMPERIAL MASTER Kitty Boggis 39.6
2. VANILLA SKY Gemma Tattersall 49.1
3. DRIVETIME Emily Baldwin 53.7
1. SPIN DOCTOR Francis Whittington 26.7
2. THE SECRET WEAPON Chris King 28.1
3. SPARROW HALL Matt Ryan 29.5
Read this report in full, including analysis and pictures, plus reports from the FEI Eventing World Cup final and Aske Hall in this Thursday’s issue of Horse & Hound (28 September, ’06)