Junior European Champion Laura Collett, 18, won the CIC** at the Network Group-sponsored Gatcombe Horse Trials (14-16 September) with Rayef (pictured).
Lucy Griffiths (née Matthews) took second place on her own Wight Link Bay. Chris King was third on Isandhlwana and fourth on Prairie Monarch.
Beanie Sturgis’s ride Lebowski was the best British seven-year-old in sixth place, and so earned a place at the seven-year-old championships at Le Lion d’Angers (18-21 October).
Gatcombe’s young horse CIC* was won by Robin and Nicky Salmon’s Mr Cruise Control, ridden by Andrew Nicholson. Dutch rider Andrew Heffernan and Newton De La Love finished second. Sarah Cohen was third on Trequite, gaining an automatic place for the six-year-old championships at Le Lion.
Nick Gauntlett won the second CIC* section with Elektron.
Kitty Boggis and Kings Cross, won one of the open intermediate sections. The second open intermediate went to William Fox-Pitt on Trinity Hill, while second-placed Gemma Tattersall caught the eye on her new ride Nyali Beach.
Alex Bragg riding Down Into The Light, and 16-year-old Dominic Waldron with his own Robbie IV both scored intermediate wins.
Read this report in full in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (27 September, ’07)
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