Lucinda and Hawtins Lirica get Bolesworth International Competition Underway

The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show began on Wednesday with dressage young horse finals.

Action got underway in the International Arena with the five-year-old final, sponsored by Owens Horseboxes, which was won by Lucinda Elliott and Hawtins Lirica.

 Lucinda, who is from North Yorkshire, produced a stylish performance that gained a score of 81.800, with Dan Greenwood and SJL Baks Zacco taking second on 79.800 and Alex Hardwick finishing third aboard Joie De Vivre Prins.

Alex, from Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire, returned to the arena to win the six-year-old final, sponsored by The Brooke.

It proved to be a close contest, with Alex guiding her mare Izaloe to victory on a score of 78.000, which proved enough to edge out Zoe Sleigh and For Rome - they finished on 77.800 - while Greg Sims and Waverley Dante completed the podium places on 77.400.

The seven-year-old final, sponsored by Brabners, completed a busy opening session, and it proved a closely-fought affair.

Elizabeth Allen, from Chew Magna near Bristol, took top honours with Heraldik on a score of 71.943, and Beth Bainbridge was runner-up aboard Habouche (70.343), while Tom Goode and Feine Schufro were third on 70.029.