It was a cold but action packed day at the final of the Baileys Arena Eventing series last Saturday. Held at Aston le Walls in Northamptonshire, this was the last event in the winter series, kindly sponsored by Baileys.
Arena Eventing sees competitors ride round a course of show jumps, immediately followed by a cross country course, finishing over a joker fence set at 10cms higher than the rest of the course.
The day kicked off with the Arena Eventing 80 Championships, which saw Claire Lewis and her own chestnut gelding Beckham II finish clear, closest to the optimum time and take the win in a highly competitive class. Pipped to the post were Julia Horton and Topwood Merlin in second and Isabelle Barned and Dakota Snow Chief in third.
The mares dominated the topspots in a packed 90cm class with Cerys Richards and A Touch of Blue delivering a clear closest to the optimum time and taking the victory. Hot on her heels were Yvette Wheeler and her own bay mare Banna Ecquando, who took the second spot and Helen Gale and Mistress Gale in third.
The final championship of the day, the Arena Eventing 100 saw Sue Colley take the win on Hendrik 24. Second was taken by Eve Hodder and Rathattan Robie and third by Sophia Marston and Blackstown Spot On, matching their third in the Jump Training 90cm the week prior.
Full results from the Baileys Arena Eventing Championships can be found HERE.
Article Source: British Eventing News
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