Thursday, April 22, 2010

Great Britain: Haywood Oaks 2010 – success for British riders

11th April 2010

The first International ride in the EGB calendar saw British riders shine at Haywood Oaks in Nottinghamshire at the weekend.

Haywood Oaks, organised by Sue Broughton, hosted a multitude of International classes on Saturday 11th April 2010. The 3 senior classes were all won by riders currently on the British Endurance Elite Squad aiming for selection for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in September.

Four combinations started the 160km CEI*** class at 6am just after it had started to get light. Tricia and Vlacq Abattarik were the winners at the end of the day, cantering effortlessly over the finish line to win the class at a speed of 15.33km/hr.

Janice Cockley-Adams with Roxanne du bout du Monde came over the line in 2nd after leading for most of the ride with Karen Jones and Macedamia finishing 3rd in the dark at 13.35km/hr.

An exciting racing finish in the 120km CEI** saw Beccy Broughton-Booker and Tawmarsh Muhanram win the class. David Yeoman and Haszar finished 2nd with Lesley-Ann Parker and Velvet Echo finishing 3rd.

Christine Yeoman had a good start to the 2010 season with a win in the 90km CEI* with Midday at a speed of 19.49km/hr. The 90km CEIYR* was won by Louise Rich and Oakleaze Farm Cziko.

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