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Price cashes in at Bishop Burton Regional Youth Championships

Bishop Burton proved a successful venue for Anna Price who landed both the CCI-L J2* and the CCI-L YR2* at the Regional Youth Championships.

Anna won the CCI-L J2* riding eight-year-old Connect mare, Keep Happy, thanks to a double clear which saw her finish on 26.1. An unfortunate four faults in the show jumping saw leader after cross country Ivy Fisher and Global Promise drop a place into runner-up position on 27.3, while George Vergerson-Rowley and Poppys Law added just 0.8 time to their otherwise double clear to finish on 31.9 for third.

Anna Price and Blakeney Surprise

Ten-year-old mare by ARS Vivendi, Blakeney Surprise, was Anna’s winning ride in the CCI-YR2*. The pair added nothing to their 28.5 dressage to finish 4 points clear of runner-up Rosie Ringer and The Classic Composer whose double clear saw them finish on their dressage of 32.6. Olivia Henson and Indian Wizard’s 1.6 time penalties in the show jumping saw them finish on 34.3 for third.

“They both jumped amazingly and gave me such a good feeling,” said Anna. “It still hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m just really grateful to everyone who has helped me this weekend. It’s hard not to feel the pressure, but I tried to take every day as it came and just enjoyed myself.”

CCI-L J2* team winners

It was close in the CCI-L J2* team competition with the South East team landing the championship on 141.8, with Central in second on 143.7 and Eastern in third on 152.

Millie Plumb and Curolea Mika

Millie Plumb and her 15-year-old gelding Curolea Mika were U18 BE100 victors finishing on their 29.5 dressage. They were closely followed by runners up Florence Drewitt and Crossgales Into The Blu who also pulled off a double clear for a score of 30.6, and third place was taken by Araminta Spencer-Churchill and Neds Legacy who finished on their dressage score of 31.5.

“My favourite day was cross country day because he was just so good around the whole course,” said Millie. “I like to sing songs to myself when I’m going round the cross country to stop the nerves kicking in. It was great to put all our hard work into practice and show everyone how far we’d come.”

BE100 U18 team winners

Eastern were the U18 BE100 team winners with 134.1, while Central were second with 135.6 and South East scored 136.7 for third.

Flo Burnop and Divette de Carneville

In the U21 BE100 ranks, Flo Burnop and 10-year-old mare Divette De Carneville’s double clear and 28 dressage saw them take the top spot. Molly Turcan and ES Carrow Miss Metro filled second on 31 and Isabella Sanford and Currabawn Thomas were third on 32.3.

For full results, please see www.eventingscores.co.uk

British Eventing would like to thank Bishop Burton for hosting the championships.

Images courtesy of Matt Nuttall Photography

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