Matthew Wright scores one-two in Necarne CCI**

  • Matthew Wright picked up the top two prizes in the CCI** at Necarne (13-16 September) with If You Want II and L’Aristo Du Lado.

    Nigel Taylor led the dressage on 44.2 with Oscar Knight, but finished in fourth place on Sunday.

    Jolyse Clancey was in control after cross-country on the home-bred mare On Fire, but she racked up 20 show jumping penalties to fall to 12th.

    Chloe Newton (General Greenfont) and J-P Sheffield (Riverside James) were second and third on Saturday night, but their 12 penalties apiece dropped them to fifth and sixth.

    Ireland’s Declan Cullen was delighted to finish third on his stallion Glenhill Gold.

    Lucy Kemplay won her first three-day for 11 years when she took the CCI* on Jonny Five. Irish riders filled the next four places, with Brian Curran Cournane second on Rossbeigh and Eliza Preston, 19, in third on Young Gun.

    Ireland’s Peter Hannigan, 17, won the junior CCI* on First Mate, finishing on his dressage score of 53.3. Alida O’Connor was second on Rolling Stone, with Brian Coleman third on Sunny Dun.

    Read this report in full in tomorrow’s Horse & Hound (27 September, ’07)

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