Last weekend Bicton Arena hosted the Redpost Equestrian Senior Home International competition which welcomed 27 teams from all over the country to compete for the coveted Senior Home International team trophy. The competition see’s teams of three or four horses complete tests at varying levels from Novice to Prix St George, culminating in a total team score.

“It was a brilliant competition and the atmosphere amongst competitors was fantastic all weekend. A huge thanks to Redpost Equestrian who supplied prizes for the team competition and individual classes, along with goody bags too” commented Bicton Arena Manager, Andrew Fell.

Prizes kindly supplied by Redpost Equestrian

The winning South & West team named Donald, comprised of Lucy Baker, Alison Luscombe, Alys Matravers and Clare Deithrick took top place on the team podium with a grand total mark of 408.74% after two days of incredibly close competition, second and third places were made up by North & West – Sapphire (402.73%) and South & West – Danger (400.03%).

L-R North & West Sapphire (2nd place), South & West Donald (1st place), South & West Danger (3rd place)

Lucy Baker, part of the winning South & West team, had a fantastic show taking a duo of wins in the team competition and the Individual Elementary, she commented, “With the South & West being the host for this year’s Home International I am very proud to be able to say that the Bicton team did the most amazing job. It’s a massive dressage event with teams coming from as far away as Scotland. From start to finish every aspect ran like clockwork.

Lucy continued, “The icing on the cake is that it’s set in the most beautiful of surroundings, and I feel it’s a privilege to be able to compete there.  I speak on behalf of myself and my fellow teammates in saying we had the most wonderful of weekends, and would like to thank you Bicton, and everyone that made this possible.”

Lucy Baker and Last Dancer

Full results from the show can be found on Bicton Arena website here.

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