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News Croft’s Allure proves too strong at Scottish Dressage Championships

27th September 2021
Croft Allure and Amy Brown, RoR Scottish & Elementary Dressage Champions, images courtesy of Lorna Fleming

The ten-year-old gelding Croft Allure and Amy Brown were the star turns at the RoR Scottish Dressage Championships winning both the Novice and Elementary classes. Held on Sunday 26th September at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre in Selkirk, and generously sponsored by the Adam Family Assets LLP, the RoR Scottish Dressage Championships featured four strong classes, with championships at Intro, Prelim, Novice and Elementary level.

Croft Allure is a gelding by little known sire Shareb and he had a short-lived racing career, running just twice in Point-to-Points, pulling up on both occasions. However, four years on from retiring from racing, Croft Allure is now RoR Scottish dressage champion at both Novice and Elementary level.

This year was the second time Amy Brown had brought Croft Allure to the championships. In 2019 the pair finished fourth in the Novice championship but went three places better this time round, before adding the Elementary class as well. The victories completed a rare RoR double for Amy Brown, who in 2018 had won the RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge on Kasilia, who she hunted with the Berwickshire.

Runners-up in the Elementary championship class were The Rustlin Rhino and Rachel Robson.

The fourteen-year-old mare Named After Nina and Caroline Pennycook were second in the Novice, with Wicklow Gold and Sarah Gillard securing third.

The Intro championship class was won by Drogon, ridden by Amelia Palmer. Drogon is a five-year-old by Zoffany who raced fifteen times, winning once, when trained by Jackie Stephen. Second place went to Kilbree Chief and Emma Gray and in third were Nights Come In and Katy Simpson, who also took fourth place aboard Teddiemoy.

A strongly contested Prelim championship was won by Justadreamyeken, a nine-year-old gelding by Scorpion. Owned both in training and after by the show sponsors, the Adam Family, Justadreamyeken was ridden by Douglas Crawford. In second was Named After Nina and Caroline Pennycook, with third place going to Rachel Rosbon and Aikman.

Full placings below:

Intro

1st. Drogon & Amelia Palmer
2nd. Kilbree Chief & Emma Gray
3rd. Nights Come In & Katy Simpson
4th. Teddiemoy & Katy Simpson
5th. Grey Storm & Lisa Wild
6th. Molly Approve & Ashleigh Spiers

Prelim

1st. Justadreamyeken & Douglas Crawford
2nd. Named After Nina & Caroline Pennycook
3rd. Aikman & Rachel Robson
4th. Drogon & Amelia Palmer
5th. Sudski Star & Douglas Crawford
6th. Exteme Appeal & Rachel Robson

Novice

1st. Croft Allure & Amy Brown
2nd. Named After Nina & Caroline Pennycook
3rd. Wicklow Gold & Sarah Gillard
4th. Wayne Manor & Virginia Grant
5th. The Rustin Rhino & Rachel Robson
6th. Carrickcross Boye & Lorna McElhaney

Elementary

1st. Croft Allure & Amy Brown
2nd. The Rustin Rhino & Rachel Robson

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