This year’s Young Horse Champions crowned at Osberton

The winners of the 2022 British Eventing Young Horse Championships, supported by The Howden Way, have been decided following an exciting day of show jumping at Osberton International Horse Trials.

Over the last four days, visitors to the Nottinghamshire venue have been treated to a fabulous showcase of some of the talented young horses we have competing here in Britain. Whilst the weather has been a bit hit and miss at times, there was no doubting the quality of potential on display.

The Howden Way 5YO Championship – Van Kaunitz, owned and ridden by Sara Squires

Sara Squires led The Howden Way 5YO Championship from start to finish with her own, Van Kaunitz. The German-bred gelding by Van Gogh produced a lovely dressage test for a score of 27.9 and added just 0.8-time penalties on the cross country to leave them on a final score of 28.7. Two double clears for Danni Evans and Ann Butler’s Summer Dancer saw them climb up to finish second on their dressage score of 30.7; and Lizzie Baugh completed an all-British top 3, finishing third with her own, Calida Spice on a score of 31.4.

The Howden Way 6YO Championship – Guns N Roses, owned by Linda Penfold and ridden by Holly Woodhead

Holly Woodhead and Linda Penfold’s Guns N Roses moved up from fourth to take the coveted The Howden Way 6YO Championship, keeping a clean sheet and finishing on their dressage score of 28.9. It was all change at the top end of the leader board following the show jumping in this Championship. A fence down for each of the combinations that had been holding the top three places after cross country, gave opportunity to those who had jumped clear. Second place went to Lucinda Atkinson and Pippa Reynold’s Twice Proved, completing on their dressage score of 29; and third place went to Harry Meade and James Midgley, Gaie Scouller and Alexandra Robinson’s Amiro Island on a score of 29.3.

The Howden Way 7YO Championship – Dassett Arthalent, owned by Olivia Davidson and ridden by Piggy March

Britain’s Piggy March secured a brilliant 1-2 in The Howden Way 7YO Championship, taking the title with Olivia Davidson’s Dassett Arthalent (28.9) and the runner up spot with Alison Swinburn and John and Chloe Perry’s Brookfield Future News (29.2). Lying just outside the top 3 with both horses after dressage, Piggy made gains in the jumping phases – picking up just 1.2-time penalties on the cross country with Dassett Arthalent and keeping a clean sheet with Brookfield Future News. Third place went to Emily King and Vicki and Stewart Irlam’s Sunny Side Up. They picked up just 1.2-time penalties on the cross country to leap up the leader board and finish on the podium, having been lying outside the top 20 after dressage.

View the full results here

Find out more about Osberton International Horse Trials here.

The BE Young Horse Championships are supported by The Howden Way, as part of The Howden Way Young Horse Academy framework. For further information on The Howden Way and the training and development it offers with BE, click here.

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