Talented young combination, Yasmin Ingham and Rehy DJ, pick up the spoils in the 2019 Calver Wealth Management 2* League with a total of 48 BE Points amassed at 2* level.
The eight year old gelding, owned by Miss Janette Chinn and Edwin and Sue Davies, has had a phenomenal season under the up-and-coming British rider, having not placed lower than fifth in any one of their eight events this season.
The combination won their points for the 2018 Calver Wealth Management 2* League by taking the NAF Young Rider Under 21 Championship at Houghton International Horse Trials, along with a fourth place at Somerford Park International CIC2* and a fifth at the Belton International CIC2*. Although not counted within this league, the combination also represented Great Britain at this year’s Young Rider European Championships where they placed fourth.
Speaking about her win, Yasmin said: “I am so proud and quite frankly very shocked! Rehy DJ, [is] a lovely eight year old which was bought for me to compete at the age of six by my very supportive and generous owners Eddie and Sue Davies and Janette Chinn.
“My aim with him was to be selected for the Young Rider Team for the European Championships, so we targeted the 2* competitions in our preparation. By winning the under 21 Championship, I became the first rider to win all three National Youth titles, which is something I am immensely proud of.
“To win this League on Rehy DJ is especially poignant, as one of his owners, Eddie Davies, died recently, and I know he would be very proud of this achievement.
“I would also like to thank Calver Wealth Management for their generous sponsorship of the 2* League - for Rehy DJ, who I may have been tempted to do an end of season 3* on, it has given him the time at 2* level to grow in confidence and become really established at this level, so I know next season, as a confident nine year old, he will find the step up to 3* well within his comfort zone.”
Fellow young rider, Bubby Upton, took second place in the league with Rachel Upton’s eight year old gelding Cola III on 44 BE Points, after they finished in fifth place at both the Gatcombe International (2) CIC2* and Fairfax & Favour Rockingham International CIC2*, and was also second behind Yasmin at the Houghton International NAF Under 21 Championship.
Laura Collett and her own eight year old gelding Sir Papillion claimed third in the league with 42 BE Points. The combination have secured a top ten finish in all three of their two star starts this season, taking seventh at the Land Rover Blair Castle CCI2*, eighth place in the Barbury International CIC2* and fifth in the CCI2* at Houghton International.
The 2* League is generously sponsored by Calver Wealth Management, who are a representative of St. James's Place Wealth Management - a long standing sponsor of the spectacular international Horse Trial at Barbury Castle.
The league is open to British riders on eight or nine year old horses, qualified to compete at 2* level, the horse can never have competed at three or four star level and BE Points are only counted if they are won at a CCI or CIC2* in Great Britain.
There was further success for the Calver Wealth Management 2* League winner this season as Yasmin also took the Goldman Cup for under 21 riders, you can read more about this HERE.
Article Source: BE News
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