It’s been a fruitful weekend for Baileys riders and horses across the disciplines, from Hartpury to the USA.
The weekend began with the carriage driving awards, which saw many of the Young Drivers we work with picking up awards. We proudly sponsored the Junior Sports Personality category, with Amelia Waddicor and Rachel Josephine Milton being nominated and Tara Wilkinson winning. From the carriage driving awards, our Marketing Manager, Jane Buchan, went to the Hartpury Festival of Dressage where we sponsored the Baileys Horse Feeds FEI CDI Grand Prix Special. The class was won by Charlotte Dujardin on Mount St John Freestyle on a score of 80.5%. Carl Hester riding Hawkins Delicato took second place with 77.3% and Henrietta Anderson riding her own, Flavio, took third on 70.9%.
Baileys fed combinations were bringing it home too with Gareth Hughes winning the Fairfax Saddles FEI Prix St Georges on his stallion, KK Dominant, and the Le Mieux FEI Grand Prix on the Kroll’s, KK Woodstock. The results kept coming with Elder Klatzko winning the International 6-year-old Championship with Dior II and taking third place in the National class. Jennifer Manning and Chartstürmer WE came second in the 5-year-old British Young Pony Finals whilst, in the Para Freestyle Test Grade V, Charlotte Cundall posted a score of 71.1% to take second place riding Bam Bam, following their third place in the individual Championship test on 68.5%. Charlotte also took fourth place on 68% in the individual class riding LJT Simply Red and third place in the Para Team Test riding Mrs Brenda Reddy. In the Advanced Medium 92, Ruth Edge took third place riding her own, Falcon II, whilst in the 98 test she took fourth place on a score of 69.2% riding Donna Primiera.
Meanwhile, in endurance, Katie Bedwin finished second in the Young Riders National Championships, at Kings Forest, with Penwhylls Samala de Mons, who is owned by Mandy Yarnold.
On the other side of the globe, in the USA leg of the Eventing Nations Cup, Ben Hobday and Georgie Spence formed part of the gold winning GB team at The Plains, helping to put team GB first in the team standings half way through the 2018 season competition. Best of the Brits was Georgie Spence, who finished just 0.1 behind the leader, in second, on Halltown Harley, following a double clear.
Meanwhile, Chris Burton finished third in the Barbury Castle leg of the Event Rider Masters, riding Polystar I. Following their win in the last leg at Arville, puts Chris top of the current 2018 rankings. At Barbury, Chris won his Novice section with stallion Caliber Royale, as well as section F riding Lawtown Girl. He was also second in section H of the Novice with Coup de Coeur Dudevin and won the 2* on Bahira M. That's quite a weekend, let's just see what the next one brings!