Warwick Hall (4), Cumbria
IT was a case of two up, two down for novice section I winner, Katie Magee, whose end-of-weekend stats revealed a win, a fifth place, a fall and a withdrawal.
Katie’s winner was Angela Hislop’s imposing 17.2hh gelding, Treworra – a horse that makes his rider “smile every day”.
Treworra was bred by the Preci Spark stud and the now six-year-old started his eventing career with Oliver Townend.
“I’ve had him since January. He’s a big horse for me – I’m 5ft 4in – but he’s very adjustable and trainable and does everything in a snaffle. Even my four-year-old son can ride him,” said Katie, who events and teaches from her base in County Durham and is aiming Treworra at the six-year-old championship at Thoresby.
Treworra’s stable companion, Nelson De La Pomme, finished fifth in his novice section.
“The rest of the weekend is probably best forgotten,” laughed Katie.
Her third novice runner, Jellyon, slipped up on the cross-country and deposited his rider on the floor, while her BE100 entrant, Ditch Dancer, only managed to complete the dressage before “self-harming himself while tied to the lorry”.
Amy Simpson scored a brilliant BE100u18 double, taking section D with Jonjo Star and section G with Northern Echo.
“To win one section would have been amazing, but to have two was a very big surprise,” said Amy.
“My two horses are very different to ride. Northern Echo is like an overgrown pony with a very short stride, while Jonjo Star is the complete opposite.”
Amy, 16, has just begun an apprenticeship working at her family’s livery yard in North Yorkshire.
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September 24, 2020