At the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials, the final result would all came down to the last round, as Will Furlong who’s now in his last year of young riders, had less than a fence in hand over Andrew Nicholson in second place. But after a lovely clear, Will claimed first prize on his dressage score of 42.3 riding the nine-year-old mare Collien P 2.
“I am over the moon, absolutely delighted, and really looking forward to progressing with her. I’ve only been riding her since May so it’s really exciting to see what we will achieve together,” said Will.
New Zealand Andrew Nicholson riding Swallow Springs went clear and inside the time to finish on his dressage score of 45 putting him in second place with Germany’s Franca Luedeke aboard Cero Song on 45.9 to finish third.
Throughout the entire Recover CCI * competition, Amy Crerar and Sankro managed to retain their lead to win with a score of 41.8. It was a close run for the top two spots as Emily Llewellyn and Exclusive went clear both in the cross-country and show jumping to finish on 41.9 putting them in second place. Third place went to Lizzie Baugh riding Quarry Man who finished on her dressage score of 45.2.
In the pinnacle event, the Superflex CCI*** Nicola Wilson excelled during the cross country and show jumping phases to be crowned champion aboard One Two Many.
“This has been another amazing display of world class eventing right across the whole week. Everyone involved has worked incredibly hard to pull off one of the biggest events on our equine calendar,” said Event Director, Phillip Cheetham.