Horobin, Blackmore, Thurman-Baker Win 2014 British Youth Riders Championships

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:24
2014 British Youth Riders Championships

Hundreds of younger generation British dressage riders gathered at Sheepgate Equestrian centre in Lincolnshire for the 2014 British Under-25s Dressage Championships held on 18 – 23 August 2014. The 14th running of the five-day festival featured wall-to wall competition with Bethany-Rose Horobin, Jessica Blackmore and Joanna Thurman-Baker rising to the top of the FEI Under-21s ranks.

Horobin, Blackmore and Thurman-Baker won the FEI Pony Championship, the Junior Championship and the Young Rider Championships respectively. Bethany-Rose, fresh from her team silver success at the Pony European Championships in Millstreet, Ireland last month was victorious in both Pony tests with 72.95% and 72.24% to seal the overall Pony Championship.

Essex-based Bethany-Rose (16), who’s enjoying her last year of Ponies with her friend Gigolo (by Going East) said on Facebook: “Fantastic few days at Sheepgate Under 25s Championships with Gigs, winning the pony tests both days with over 72% in each, and a massive score of 77.88% in the music. A great end to our FEI pony career.” In an interview with Horse & HGound, Horobin added "I couldn't ask for any more from him. He has exceeded all my expectations."

Jessica Blackmore headed the Junior championship scoring 67.77% and 68.38% riding Helen Gallop’s Don Diego, a 12-year-old gelding by Don Schufro. The 18-year old Australian born who is based in the U.K. competed in 10 classes on three horses over 2 days and placed in all ten of them.

Young Rider victor Joanna Thurman-Baker partnered her own San Piko, a 13-year-old gelding by Sandro Hit. Joanna, who hails from Oxfordshire, scored 67.50% and 70.72%.

Results  - 2014 British Youth Riders Championships

Pony Team Test

1st Bethany-Rose Horobin & Gigolo, 72.95%
2nd Clare Hole & Rembrandt DDH, 70.26%
3rd Rose Hugh-Smith & Holsteins Derwisch, 69.23%

Pony Individual Test
1st Bethany-Rose Horobin & Gigolo, 72.24%
2nd Clare Hole & Rembrandt DDH, 71.16%
3rd Rose Hugh-Smith & Holsteins Derwisch, 67.31%

Pony Kur to Music
1st Clare Hole & Rembrandt DDH, 78%
2nd Bethany-Rose Horobin & Gigolo, 77.88%
3rd Emma Bond & Rober, 68%

Junior Team Test
1st Jessica Blackmore & Don Diego, 67.77%
2nd Rose Hugh-Smith & Florentino, 67.36%
3rd Joanna Thurman-Baker & San Piko, 66.82%

Junior Individual Test
1st Joanna Thurman-Baker & San Piko, 69.73%
2nd Jessica Blackmore & Don Diego, 68.38%
3rd Jessica Blackmore & Ventoux-W, 68.11%

Junior Kur to Music
1st Charlotte Fry & Z Flemmenco, 77.13%
2nd Emily Hedger & O’Donner, 72.38%
3rd Megan Roberts & Dreamgirl SC, 69.50%

Young Rider Team Test
1st Beth Barnett & Sheepcote Delight, 67.89%
2nd Joanna Thurman-Baker & San Piko, 67.50%
3rd Charlotte Fry & Z Flemmenco, 67.17%

Young Rider Individual Test
1st Joanna Thurman-Baker & San Piko , 70.72%
2nd Lily Hewitt & Zavier II, 69.34%
3rd Charlotte Fry & Z Flemmenco , 67.17%

Young Rider Kur to Music
1st Francesca Bradley & Baldovino, 68%
2nd Catrina Leckie & Adventure, 65.25%
3rd Amy Blount & Gkar, 61.75%

Related Links
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