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Olympic rider Gemma Stevens leads Equilume League

With the season in full swing and more results coming through every week, we’re seeing plenty of changes to the Equilume PBA League table.

Powered by EquiRatings and supported by Equilume, the league takes a combination’s three best finishing scores from all British Eventing events in the 2023 season and creates a Power Based Average (PBA).

The leader of the league at the end of the season will receive an extremely generous prize – £1,000 in prize money, plus £500 worth of Equilume products!

From someone new to British Eventing doing their first grassroots competitions, through to those at advanced level who have been a member for years, the idea of the league is that all BE members are on a level playing field, meaning the league can be headed by members competing at any level.

Currently, it is Olympian Gemma Stevens who retains the lead with talented youngster Cooley Park Muze who now sits on a power average of 21.4. The seven-year-old was fifth at Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International (1) on a score of 24.4, before winning Horseheath with an incredibly low 9.8, and has since earned a fourth place at Tweseldown with 30.2.

Sitting below Gemma in second place is Laura Schroter and Katie Witherspoon’s eight-year-old gelding Kabriano with a power average of 22.9. The pair kick-started their season with a win at Munstead (1) on a score of 28.3, followed by a second at Horseheath with 15.5, and another second at Farley Hall with 25.

Third in the league on a power average of 23 is Melissa Joannides and Jill De Quincey Adams’ nine-year-old gelding Ringfort Jack Sparrow. They enjoyed two winning scores of 23.8 at Moreton (1) and Larkhill respectively, followed by winning UBS Upton House on 21.5.

BE100 rider Sam Lees, who sat in second last month, now sits in fifth place behind fourth-placed Oliver Townend and ahead of New Zealand Olympian Jesse Campbell in sixth.

It’s still all to play for! Start planning your entries today by visiting the BE fixtures calendar here.

Equilume are the world leaders in the research and development of performance lighting solutions to maximize equine fertility, performance and well-being. The Equilume National PBA League will be powered by Equiratings and hosted on the British Eventing Stats Centre.

For more information on Equilume and the products they have on offer, please visit, https://equilume.com/

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