Oliver Townend (Eldmire Foxy Lady) and Nicola Wilson (Skiver) shared the top spot in the advanced section of Witton Castle Horse Trials, which is sponsored by Dickinson Dees and Speedi Beet, following an incident with a loose dog out on the cross-country course. Oliver also claimed third place with ODT Iron Brew.
Nicola went on to win intermediate section A aboard Acquisitor, as well as the open intermediate with Mr Nickleby ahead of Austin O’Connor and Pocket Rocket III.
Intermediate section B went to Oliver Townend riding Waterview, ahead of Polly Stockton and Estrada. Polly also finished second in section A riding Miss Haversham.
Lauren Shannon won her second under-21 open intermediate in two weeks, this time riding Zero Flight, ahead of Ben Hobday and No Regrets II in second and Laura Grace Johnson third with Ellas Drum.
Read this report in full, including full details of the controversy surrounding the result of the advanced section, in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (29 March, ’07)