Returning to bonny Scotland where she lived for many years, Caroline Powell scored a good second in the CIC3* class on her lovely mare Spice Sensation. The pair recorded the fastest cross country time in the event, but still incurring 6.8 time faults. The class was won by Emily Gilruth on Topwood Beau. Blyth Tait was sixth on Xanthus, after collecting four time faults in the showjumping after a slight navigational error. The pair had 13.6 time faults cross country but jumped clear. Lizzie Brown on Havanna Vant Castanaehof were in twelth place, after eight faults in the showjumping and 31.2 time faults cross country. It was the horse’s first three star so a good effort.
In the CCI2*, Caroline incurred 13.6 time faults on Stellor Seaurchin to finish the first two phases in 11th position. She was eliminated cross country on Sinatra Frank Baby. This class show jumps on Sunday.
Blyth is fifth on Darius and 11th on Leo Distinction after dressage and showjumping in the CIC2*.
— Hopetoun HorseTrials (@HopetounTrials) June 18, 2016
Nunney Horse Trials
In Somerset, the Nunney Horse Trials have been on in the grounds of the history Southfield House. Plenty of kiwis there including Alice Montgomery and Jonelle Price, competing in the very competitive class for five year old horses, finishing 21st and 23rd after both having costly showjumping rounds.
Jock Paget finished fourth on Vitali in a BE 100. Clarke Johnstone won an Intermediate Novice class riding Deo Volente II, finishing on a dressage score of 26.4.