Some of the sport’s most exciting equine stars of the future have been performing their dressage tests at Osberton International Horse Trials in Nottinghamshire over the last two days, as they begin their quest to be crowned as the National five-year-old, six-year-old, or seven-year-old Champion at The British Eventing Young Horse Championships, supported by The Howden Way.
The Championships are considered the best way to see some of this country’s finest young event horses. Excitement is building ahead of tomorrow’s cross country test, but the crowds have already been treated to some top-quality performances in the dressage arena.
The Howden Way 5YO Championship
Van Kaunitz, owned and ridden by Sara Squires, produced a lovely test to lead the 5YO Championship with a score of 27.9. Ros Canter is lying in second with the mare, Silvesters Finesse on a score of 28.5, and Kitty King completes a British top three after dressage with MBF Redhouse Evoque on a score of 29.6.
The Howden Way 6YO Championship
In the 6YO Championship, Australia’s Kevin Mcnab currently holds the top spot with Sofia Von Moltke’s gelding, Faro Imp. Their score of 26.9 puts them just ahead of Tom McEwen and Monbeg Equity in second and Caroline Harris and Pepper Dream in third – both combinations currently sitting on a score of 28.3.
The Howden Way 7YO Championship
Britain’s Bubby Upton leads the 7YO Championship with her own, It’s Cooley Time. The pair currently sit on a score of 25.5, ahead of fellow British combination, Kitty King and Ogue Verdi in second on a score of 26.7, and Bill Levett and Shannondale Archie for Australia in third on a score of 27.3.
Cross country gets underway at 9am tomorrow – tickets are available on the gate. If you are not able to attend in person, you can watch live on Horse & Country TV. Find out more about H&C+ membership here.
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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.