A dressage mark of 48.8 left One Two Many, (owned by Mr Gerry Kemp, Mrs Mary Kemp and Mrs Janine Shewan) lying 15th in the BETA CIC*** section going into the cross country and show jumping phases, where he excelled himself, being only one of seven horses to jump clear inside the time over a very tough Ian Stark built cross-country course, which he followed up with a fantastic clear round in the show jumping, finishing on his dressage mark and in a very creditable 6th place.
Burana (owned by Mr James Lambert and Mrs Jo Lambert) is such an exciting talent and really nailed the dressage phase in the Equi-Trek CCI*** competition with a score of 40.4 to lie 3rd going into the cross-country phase where although sadly she picked up 20 penalties, there was a huge improvement in the control I had with her in this phase, although there is still work to be done, she is a lovely horse in the making and I am very excited about her.
Annie Clover(owned by Mr Barry Tweddle and Mrs Mary Tweddle) ran in the exciting new series – the Event Rider Masters CIC*** competition. A lovely dressage test for a score of 42.3 left us lying in 6th place going into the show jumping phase, where an unlucky rolled pole for 4 faults dropped us down a few places, but it was all to play for in the cross-country phase, which she was eating up until an annoying 20 penalties right towards the end of the course left us way out of the placing’s and points.
While probably not the results I wanted with the two mares, I have to take out the positives and Bramham is one of my favourite events and I would like to thank the Lane-Fox family and all the sponsors, volunteers and everyone involved, that make this event so magical.
Photos courtesy of Trevor Holt