Bubby Upton and Gemma Tattersall Joint Winners in the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award

Many of the country’s top riders were in action at the inaugural The Eventing Spring Carnival where riders went head to head for the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award.

Riders were awarded points for the top six placings in all classes across the three days of competition with the winner being the rider that accumulated the most points.

Lissa Green and Saffron Cresswell took an early joint lead on day one with nine points each, following Saffron’s win in the Novice and Lissa taking both a second and third place.

On day two it was all change at the top of the leaderboard as Gemma Tattersall knocked Saffron down into second place and Lissa down to joint third with Oliver Townend.

Gemma was out in the lead by eight points following two great wins in the Open Intermediate sections to add to the points she had accumulated on day one with a win in the Novice section with her ride, Chilli King.

Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Wednesday (Athalens)

The final day of competition saw a hard fought battle for the top three places with current British Under 25 Champion, Bubby Upton storming up the leader board with a fantastic second place in the CCI-S4* riding her seasoned campaigner, Cola III and a second and third place finish in the Advanced Under 25 section.

Bubby Upton and Cannavaro (Athens)

With 18 points each Gemma Tattersall and Bubby Upton were joint winners of the Animalintex Leading Rider Award. Piggy March was the third placed rider with two third placings and a victory in the prestigious Lycetts Insurance CCI-S4* with Brookfield Inocent.


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