It was an autumnal affair at Bicton for the last British Eventing fixture for the season where there were prizes and awards aplenty as the schedule included the ever-popular BE90 and BE100 3 Day Events, both sponsored by NAF.
Bicton Arena’s Manager Andrew Fell commented “What a fantastic weekend of competition we have had here at Bicton and congratulations to all the winners – what an outstanding end to our busy season!”
Having broken her hand a couple of weeks ago Harriet Dickin’s preparation had been a little difficult, but it was no less than a fantastic result for her and the very special, Custer of the West taking the win in the NAF BE100 3DE. Harriet commented, “It’s brilliant, to win two years in a row on two different horses is amazing. He’s a very special horse who has retrained after his career in racing and his owner, Liz Prowting, has been incredible to stand by and support him throughout.”
Taking top spoils in the Rathbones CCI3*-S was Padraig McCarthy and Pomp N Circumstance who topped the leaderboard on a score of 31.1. Padraig commented on his win, “I was really thrilled to win an international class at Bicton as it’s one of my favourite venues on the eventing circuit and it is generally a happy hunting ground for my horses. Pomp N Circumstance was 2nd in the 2*L last Autumn he’s an exciting prospect for next year and beyond. All of my other horses went well very well during the week and we picked up some placings too. Hats off to Andrew Fell and his great team for running a fantastic event as always.”
In the Prestige Italia CCI2*-L Laura Schroter and Marengo Bonaparte took first place, as did Georgia Bartlett and La Paz W and Katie Thomas and Cefnpant Iolo in their respective CCI2*-S sections, both sponsored by Symonds & Sampson.
Andrew continued, “A huge thanks to all of our sponsors; Prestige Italia, Symonds & Sampson, Rathbones, Mitchell & Webber Ltd, NAF, Redpost Equestrian, Wyvern Equestrian, Hi Ho Silver and Darts Farm who so generously supported the event.”
NAF BE90 3DE
Katie Mathias and Lodor Carl
NAF BE90 Open 3DE
Helen Buckland and Zia’s Zavitas
BE90 3DE Team
Dorset Crew (Janine Paterson, Miguel Catela, Belinda Payne and Charlotte Walters)
NAF BE100 3DE
Harriet Dickin and Custer of the West
NAF BE100 Open 3DE
Poppy Burner and Uncle Desmond
BE100 3DE Team
South West Dream Team (Austyn Perry, Charlie Piper, Neha Walker and Poppy Burner)
Padraig Mccarthy (IRE) and Sarah Gough’s eight-year-old gelding, Pomp N Circumstance.
Prestige Italia CCI2*-L.
Laura Schroter (GBR) and Marengo Bonaparte
Mitchell & Webber CCI2*-S
Section B Georgia Bartlett and Georgie Paske and Katie Bartlett’s La Paz W
Symonds & Sampson CCI2*-S
Section H Katie Thomas and her own Cefnpant Iolo
Full results can be found here: www.eventingscores.co.uk
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