Friday at Belsay International 2021 | An Eventful Life

Friday at Belsay International 2021

    Good boy Grey Finnsky!



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Alexandra Farrar-Fry and her grey gelding have overcome plenty in the last year but have bounced back with a win in the Saracen CCI2*-S Section C at Belsay Castle International

After having most of last year off due to a fractured pedal bone and broken jaw, Grey Finnsky took the win on his dressage score of 29.9, adding nothing in Friday’s show jumping and cross country phases ahead of Wills Oakden on DHI By Design (32.7) and Rachell Hatherell riding Shenbeg Pandora (33.6).

The Womble Bond Dickinson CCI2*Junior-L class also headed out on the beautiful old turf cross country at Belsay Castle on Friday with Phoebe Phoebe Hughes riding Fabris maintaining their overnight lead on a score of 24.6 while Finn Healy riding Fathers Compromise and Ibble Watson riding Aristoteles SZ also remained on their dressage scores of 29.6 for second and third places.

Ellie Fredericks riding Britannia’s Mail also moved up to fourth place while Xanthe De Wesselow now sits in both fifth and sixth places riding CDS Rock Away Beach and Will She Ever

Yesterday’s leader of the British Pony Championship, Lucy Baguley dropped out of contention on cross country day, leaving Anna Price and Black Jacko who were second after the dressage in pole position heading into Saturday’s show jumping.

Amelia Ludiman riding Tynan Mist moved into second place with just 0.4 time penalties and Elizabeth Barratt riding Noble Superman is currently in third place.

Unlike the CCI2*Junior-L class, in which most of the riders jumped double clear, only one combination, Ivy Fisher and Smokey Diamond who now sit in fourth place, completed the cross country under time in the Pony Championship


   Wills Oakden on Cooley Amigo


Wills Oakden had a very good day at the office, also taking the Galbraith Intermediate Section F on Cooley Amigo and the Bellway Homes Novice Section E on Jumble

Another well-known northern based rider, Nicola Wilson, took the Ryecroft Glenton Open Intermediate Section G on Hawk Eye

Check back tomorrow for an update on Saturday's action at Belsay International plus our full report and cross country videos coming up next week .....

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