British Grassroots Championships at Cholmondeley Castle winners | An Eventful Life

British Grassroots Championships at Cholmondeley Castle winners

 

 

An Eventful Life filmed all competitors on cross country at

Cholmondeley Castle inc. 2021 British Grassroots Championships - order or view videos here

 

The Cholmondeley Castle Estate provided a suitably stunning backdrop for this year’s British Grassroots Championships, where the BE80(T), BE90 AND BE100 National Champions were decided.

Our full report coming up later this week but congratulations to the three Champions and we can't wait to watch their fabulous cross country rides very soon

 

BE80(T) National Champion… Jo Mair and Kilbrien Chris

A very competitive BE80(T) Championship required some outstanding performances – all three of the riders on the podium put in faultless jumping performances, each completing on their dressage score.

A lovey test from Jo Mair and Kilbrien Chris left them well-placed after dressage on a score of 28.8 and their strong jumping performance was enough to propel them into the top spot, taking the much-coveted title.

The runner-up spot went to Katie Brickman and Greenkeld’s Moondance, just 0.2 of a penalty behind the winners with a score of 30.

The third podium place went to Jo Fox and Loa VI, who finished on a score of 30.3.

 

BE90 National Champion… Jasmine Wilks and Colwills Silver Hill.

This competition could not have been any closer with the winning combination and our runner up, Victoria Gregg and Rock Supreme, going ‘hoof-to-hoof’ through every phase. They both posted dressage test scores of 30.0 and then went on to back that up with double clears inside the time in both jumping phases. In the end the only way to split them was to look at who was closest to the optimum time on the cross country – with Jasmine just getting the edge.

Emma Little and Alecon completed the top three, less than one penalty behind the leading pair, on a final score of 30.7.

 

BE100 National Champion… Sarah Turner and Ryehill Princess

A super dressage test for a score of 23 put Sarah and Ryehill Princess straight into the lead – a position they maintained from start to finish thanks to two lovely jumping clears. They added just 0.4 time-penalties to their score on the cross country, finishing on a total of 23.4.

Runner-up, Abigail Unwin and Eden III kept the pressure on the leading combination throughout the competition, finishing just behind Sarah on their dressage score of 25.5. The final place on the podium went to Abby Corlett and Blue River III. It was double joy for Abby as she also finished fourth in the BE90 Championship with The Real Mccoy IX.