Impressive Victory for Kerry and Wellington M

Kerry Brennan showcased all her experience to claim an impressive victory at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.

The Derbyshire rider has a proven and successful partnership with 16-year-old bay gelding Wellington M.

And they proved it once again by winning the Carden Arms two-star, two phase 1.40metre class that attracted a bumper field of 67 combinations.

Kerry and Wellington M were the penultimate starters, but any pressure in the International Arena did not trouble them as a time of 33.35 seconds relegated Angela Thompson and Fremont VDL to second place, with Mark Armstrong and Juharah finishing third.

The neighbouring Castle Arena hosted the Gadget Refuge two-star, two phase 1.30metre, which went to American rider Mimi Gochman, riding Avoloma BH, in a time of 26.84 seconds.

Carmen Edwards finished second on Geodina HS, 1.57 seconds behind the winner, with Adam Botham and Zidane VIII finishing third.

The day's opening two-star accumulator class was won by North Yorkshire's Paul Barker with his experienced campaigner Happy Boy.

The accumulator format sees riders gain points for each fence jumped, up to a maximum score of 65, with times then separating tied combinations.

And Paul proved quickest in a highly-competitive class to edge out Jake Saywell and Touch of Chilli, with third place going to Nicole Pavitt and Victor Blue.

International Arena action swung into action with the Horse & Country TV CSI amateur bronze two-phase class, and it was prolific winner Tony Pearson who came up trumps.

The Windsor-based rider denied Joss Williams and Zandokan Z a second victory in two days by taking almost a second off Joss' time of 31.10 seconds, as he triumphed aboard Amadeus M, and the podium places were completed by Michaela Wood on Lingala.
Teenager Eleanor Hall McAteer landed the Synetiq CSI amateur platinum two-phase, pipping Megan Li in an exciting battle for top spot.

Hertfordshire-based Eleanor, 17, won on Unex Arantos, clocking a time of 35.27 seconds, and Megan had to settle for second with Eclips van Eprekom, almost three seconds clear of third-placed Stacey Willsone, riding Newton Nickel.

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10 - 14 August