4YO and 5YO Champions crowned at Osberton 2019 | An Eventful Life

4YO and 5YO Champions crowned at Osberton 2019

      Eliza Stoddart and Codebreaker


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Eliza Stoddart won today’s Caunton Manor Stud Five Year Old Championship at Osberton with her own and Susie Brankin-Frisby’s German-bred Codebreaker. The pair completed on their dressage score of 27.0, a foot-perfect cross-country round keeping runners up Matthew Wright and another German-bred horse, Championship sponsor Sir John Peace’s Caunton First Class, at bay on 27.4.

The win was an emotional one for Eliza as not only does she think a huge amount of Codebreaker, he is part-owner by long-time family friend Susie Brankin-Brisby who used to host Eliza at Pony Club camps when she was younger:

“I’m over the moon – he’s such a pleasure and he just finds everything so easy,” said Eliza after her win “and I’m so pleased for Susie – none of this would have been possible without her, she really is the most wonderful, kind and supportive owner.”


      Matthew Wright and Caunton First Class


Caunton First Class showed her potential last month when she won the Burghley Young Event Horse Final and didn’t put a foot wrong here to complete on 27.4, ahead of Amelia Walker and Dassett Eventing’s Dassett Rock Star on 30.8 in third.

The 2016 and 2018 Five Year Old Championship winner Vicky Tuffs this year took the Four Year Old Championship with her very exciting Dutch-bred gelding Kadans. By show jumping stallion Emir R, the youngster made Vicky work hard early on across country but gained in confidence as he travelled.


      A win again for Vicky Tuffs, this year on Kadans


“He’s had a busy and successful year,” admitted Vicky. “We’ve taken him to Ireland a few times with other horses and he’s won some 4YO classes but galloping away on a cross-country country course as he has done here is very new - he’s got such a good brain though. He’s been very easy to produce considering he started the year as a stallion in Holland and has ended it as a gelding in Wales! He’ll do some hunting over the winter and will hopefully come back here next year for the Five Year Old Championship – he’s definitely one I’d like to keep for the long term.”

Dani Evans finished second with one of several Monbeg youngsters on show, The Acorn Syndicate’s Monbeg Shelby, with Jordan Kavanagh and Sarah Cockerham’s GSH Kafene third.

Article by Sue Polley


World Champion Ros Canter, pictured here on Lordships Parc Royal in the Caunton Manor Stud 6YO Championship (7th place currently), leads the class on Izilot DHI

Giovanni Ugolotti currently leads the Caunton Manor 7YO Championship riding Swirly Temptress