Tuesday 15th of January 2019
Dressage

Winter Regional Dressage Championship success

Team TopSpec riders have been in fantastic form in the dressage arena with wins and qualification for the Winter Championships in April.

Victoria Maw and her chestnut gelding, Bon Rouge took the Prix St George Gold Freestyle at the Bishop Burton Winter Regional Championships after a superb effort.

Said Victoria: 

“I am in shock and feeling very emotional! To be Winter Regional Champions in the PSG Gold Freestyle at Bishop Burton was amazing.

“I was over the moon Ben gave me an amazing ride and hit the music!  It’s been the most amazing six years of hard work! I have so many people to thank for supporting me along the way.

“It feels like I have given up everything in my life to do this and feels like all the hard work and sacrifices I have taken over the years have paid off.

“I have always wanted to do the gala performance at the Nationals and now we have our ticket. I have always wanted a sash and what a time to win one!  But my biggest thanks has to go to my horse of a life time Ben.

“He truly means the whole world to me, I would not be where I am without learning alongside such a great horse!”

Continuing the success story was Mount St John rider, 21-year-old Lucinda Elliott who captured the Elementary Regional Championship at Bishop Burton on Mount St John Diva Dannebrog with 71.8%.

Diva had two foals herself before she was restarted under saddle aged six and after a full year back in training she was on winning form.

Further wins for the Mount St John team continued at Myerscough for the North West Regional Championships.

Riding Mount St John Top Secret, Lucinda secured another Elementary qualification with the highest score of the day, 72.5% to beat 40 other combinations.

It was then the turn of Mount St John Daytona, to add to the tally when heading the Novice Regional Championship on 74.17%.

Daytona was lightly competed in 2016 and this year she will contest five-year-old and Novice classes.

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