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news Success for the Scottish Dressage Championships

6th October 2022

On Sunday 2nd October 2022, the RoR Regional Scottish Dressage Horse Championships took place at Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, in Selkirk.

The new regional format was designed to encourage regional participation and earlier this year, we have seen three RoR Regional Championships taking place in the North, Wales and Southern areas. This event is a qualifier for the RoR National Dressage Championships at Aintree International Equestrian Centre, in August 2023.

The Championships kicked off with the Introductory and it was Lynsey Smith and the 5-year-old gelding Been Bobbied, formerly trained by Richard Fahey who were crowned the 2022 champions. Sophie Pinguey and Mickle Bower finished in second and third went to Kirsty Harker and Carlitos Bay.

The strongly contested Prelim Championships was won by Gwen Lindsay and Blue Kascade, who retired from racing in early 2021. Now 15-years-old, Blue Kascade was formerly trained by Sandy Thomson where he ran in a total of 45 races and generated over £46,000 in prize money throughout his career.

Rachel Robson aboard Extreme Appeal were the Prelim runners up with Janine Midgley and Shootingsta, finishing in third.

Novice victory went to Cindy Fisher and Arms Around Me, a 10-year-old by Lope De Vega who started his racing career with top class racehorse trainer Bryan Smart, before moving to James Given where he retired in 2021.

Finishing in a close second in the Novice Championship were last year’s champions, Croft Allure and Amy Brown with Douglas Crawford and Heers Tae Us securing third.

The final Championship of the day was the Elementary which was won by Virginia Grant and Wayne Manor, a 13-year-old gelding who was previously trained by Lucinda Russell before retiring in 2014. Sarah Raw and Danny’s Best were reserve and the combination of Croft Allure and Amy Brown in third.

RoR Chief Executive, Di Arbuthnot said: “Huge thanks to Ian Stark Equestrian Centre for kindly hosting this event and to the judges, stewards and the rest of team. All our competitors enjoyed themselves with the standards always improving, members travelled from as far as West Yorkshire and Perthshire to attend.

Fulll results below:

INTRO

1st – Lynsey Smith and Been Bobbied 75% Q
2nd – Sophie Pinguey and Mickle Bower 69.78% Q
3rd – Kirsty Harkness and Carlitos Bay 66.96%
4th – Helen Gibson Baker and Hops Maddocks 62.61%
5th – Jasmine Fuller and Dream of Discovery 62.39%
6th – Lisa Wild and Grey Storm 61.52%


PRELIM

1st – Gwen Lindsay and Blue Kascade 68.28% Q
2nd – Rachel Robson and Extreme Appeal 68.10% Q
3rd – Janine Midgley and Shootingsta 67.07% Q
4th Stephanie Lynch and Time Of My Life 66.90% Q
5th Sophie Brogden and Robben Rainbow 66.55% Q
6th Lorna Littlejohn and Bobbie’s Diamond 65.52%


NOVICE

1st Cindy Fisher and Arms Around Me 69.26% Q
2nd Amy Brown and Croft Allure 68.33% Q
3rd Douglas Crawford and Heers Tae Us 66.48% Q
4th Caroline Pennycook and Blue Thor 66.48% Q
5th Rachel Robson and Avidity 66.30% Q
6th Lorna McElhaney and Carrickcross Boye 65.56% Q

ELEMENTARY

1st Virginia Grant and Wayne Manor 66.91% Q
2nd Sarah Raw and Danny’s Best 66.32% Q
3rd Amy Brown and Croft Allure 66.03% Q
4th Cindy Fisher and Arms Around Me 65.44% Q
5th Caroline Pennycook and Blue Thor 64.71%
6th Stacey Barr and Danish Blues 63.24%

MEDIUM

1st Melissa Fawcett and Bothwell Castle


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