British Dressage National Championships, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
Top combinations from across the country descended on the British Dressage National Championships this weekend (18 – 21 September) posting some big scores and highlighting British talent. Notable results came in the Intermediate II Championship with UK Sport World Class Development Programme rider Lara Griffith scoring 71.95% to take the title on board Dr and Mrs Bechtolsheimer’s bay gelding Rubin Al Asad. Lara was closely followed by second placed fellow World Class Development Programme rider Zoe Sleigh who scored 68.18% on the 14 year old Rhodez.
Hot off his success at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, team silver medallist Michael Eilberg took two National Championship titles over the weekend. On board Mrs L Crowden, Miss A Walton and his father’s (Ferdi) talented chestnut mare, Woodlander Farouche, the combination scored a huge 76.42% to be crowned National Prix St Georges Champions. Michael then went on to win the Grand Prix Freestyle on Ferdi Eilberg’s 14 year old gelding Marakov after posting a score of 75.90%.
For a full list of results from the weekend visit: http://www.bdchampionships.com/national/entries.php
FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders, Lisbon, Portugal
A tough event at the FEI European Eventing Championships saw mixed fortunes for the British Under 21 year old team, following a challenging day of competition during the cross country phase. Riding Ian and Heidi Woodhead’s 10 year old gelding, DHI Lupison, Holly Woodhead put in an outstanding performance throughout the week to finish on her dressage score of 48.70 penalties to pick up the individual silver medal.
A hard fought performance in the team event Holly (DHI Lupison) alongside Alex Liddle on John Huntridge's Romeo Z, Tom Jackson with his own, Sarah and Ian Jackson's Waltham Fidlers Find and David Doel on Jane James and his own Miss Caruso took home the team bronze medal with gold going to Ireland and silver to Germany.