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‘Good to see Amie succeeding’
2:59pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Equestrian
BLUE skies, sunshine and competitive riding were the hallmarks of the third British Eventing Horse Trials held at Askham Bryan College on Sunday, October 7.
Riders travelled from across the country to enjoy the dressage, a challenging cross-country track set by Adrian Ditcham and Beau Wood’s showjumping course.
Adrian Ditcham and his team have been involved in helping to create the cross-country course for the London 2012 Olympics.
The competition comprised three sections, BE90, BE100 and BE100 Open, and attracted a field of some 260 competitors.
Liz Philip, chief executive of Askham Bryan College, said: “It was an amazing day and we got off to a good start with near perfect going.
It was good to see one of our former equine students, Amie Slinger as one of the BE90 section winners.
It’s a great opportunity for our learners to gain competition experience and also get to grips with the principles of event management.
We’re now looking at how we can possibly expand and improve the event for 2013.”
The college boasts an impressive equine centre with an indoor arena, an outside school, a new horse walker and stabling for up to 50 horses.
As well as the British Eventing competition, the college hosts a number of equine events across the year and has recently launched an equine clinic with Christopher Bartle who guided the German team to Olympic gold medal position.
The winners were:
BE100 Section A: Robert Weymouth & Tigger Valley Gold, Section B: Ross Middleton & William Hennessey, Section C: Daisy Ussher & Lates Gold Futures, Section D: Lucy Scholl & Master Macky
BE90 Section E: Sarah Lewins & JD IV, Section F: Amie Slinger & Working Day, Section G: Emily Rawlin & Fishers Dream