Saturday, June 18, 2011

Great Britain: Dukeries International Success

David Saunders Photography

11th June 2011

British riders were once again out in force for Dukeries with Tricia Hirst winning the CEI*** 160km and Alice Beet the 120km.

Tricia Hirst made it an incredible third win in the CEI*** 160km class at Dukeries on Saturday 27th May 2011. Not only was it her third win, but each win has been with a different horse. In 2005 Tricia won this ride with Vlacq Khamul and followed this up in 2008 with that exciting racing finish beating the Bahrani riders with Vlacq Abattarik. 2011 saw her win again with the big grey Madjin des Pins from Beccy Broughton-Booker and Java Sunlight.

The Young Riders were also out in force again with Helen Perry winning the CEIJYR** 120km with Skylight Crusader. This was Helen's 4th win of this class at Dukeries (previous wins were with Wesam in 2005, 2007 & 2009). Brett Cororan & Harry Ingram completed their first 120km in exciting style with a racing finish for 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Congratulations to all those other riders with successful weekends.

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