Young Rider & Junior Europeans Eventing Championships Day 4 update

Racesafe Junior European team silver Millstreet 2017

Today saw a thrilling finale of the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships in Millstreet, Ireland for Junior and Young Riders.

A fantastic effort from the Racesafe British Juniors today in the showjumping phase meant the team finished in silver medal position (pictured left with Chairman of Selectors Darrell Scaife) in the team rankings at this year's European Championships in Millstreet Ireland, as well as individual gold for Bubby Upton and Eros DHI.

The final Junior team top three results were as follows:

  1. Gold - Germany 95.2
  2. Silver - GBR 106.7
  3. Bronze - France 140.0

Individually the Racesafe British Squad finished as follows (* denotes team member):

  • Gold – Bubby Upton* 18 from Suffolk, with Mrs Rachel Upton’s eight year old gelding Eros DHI
  • Fifth – Phoebe Locke* 17 from Somerset, with her own and Miss Jamie-lee Day’s nine year old gelding Union Fortunus
  • Seventh – Richard Coney*18 from Lincolnshire, with his own nine year old gelding Kananaskis
  • 21st – Sasha Hargreaves 17 from Worcestershire, riding her own 14 year old gelding Playtime NZPH
  • 26th – Imogen White*18 from Warwickshire, with her own 13 year old gelding Emill
  • 41st – Holly Needham 17 from Worcestershire, riding her own 14 year old gelding Strike A Pose

Individual results
Team results

Young Rider team bronze Millstreet Europeans 2017Young Riders
An unfortunate withdrawal after the final horse inspection for Ireland’s Susie Berry meant that Alex Kennedy (who was Britain’s highest placed rider after cross country) started the day by moving up into silver medal position which she maintained with an expert showjumping round with Lissangle Cavaletto B.

All five of the British squad riders finish with a top twenty result. Britain held their own in a very close finish in the final team standings to take team bronze (team pictured with Chairman of Selectors, Alex Colquhoun).

  1. Gold - Germany 133.7
  2. Silver - The Netherlands 135.9
  3. Bronze - Great Britain 143.3  

Individual GB Young Rider placings (* denotes team member):

  • Silver - Alex Kennedy*, 20 from Somerset, on Mr and Mrs John and Andrea Kennedy’s 12 year old gelding Lissangle Cavaletto B
  • 9th - Lizzie Baugh, 19 from Nottinghamshire, and her own nine year old gelding, Quarry Man
  • 11th - Katie Bleloch*, 20 from Warwickshire, with her own 11 year old gelding, Bulano
  • 13th - Felicity Collins*, 19 from East Sussex, and Ms Vicky Collins, Mrs Avrina Milton’s eight year old gelding RSH Contend Or
  • 16th - Libby Seed, 19 from Wiltshire, with Carolyn Bate’s 11 year old stallion, Philanderer II

Sam Ecroyd*, 20 from Flintshire and Mrs Penelope Ecroyd’s nine year old gelding Tullaher Sunrise were eliminated after they sadly parted company at the second water complex in the cross country phase; neither horse or rider were hurt.

Team results
Individual results

View photos from the weekend’s competition on British Eventing Facebook or Instagram pages; all photos courtesy of Adam Fanthorpe:

Article Source: British Eventing News

Images courtesy British Eventing/Adam Fanthorpe Photography


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