The World comes to Rockingham – 19 Nations represented at Horse Trials

Gemma Tattersall sealed a successful day at the Brigstock International Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle with a win in the final CIC** section on Saturday, riding Quicklook V. The pair finished the competition on their dressage score, ahead of New Zealand’s Tim Price on Bango, with Laura Collett third despite enduring a broken down lorry on her way to the event.

Gemma had already finished third in the first CIC** section, this time riding Dinky Inky. Oliver Townend triumphed – winning the class on the good looking dun horse, Sandiman II. Oliver also placed forth on dressage leader Cooley Maste Class, on whom he went steadily across country. Emily Gilruth and Topwood Beau were the runners up.

In the mornings CIC* classes Japan’s Toshiyuki Tanaka’s winning streak continued. He romped away with Section H riding Marquis de Plescopy, Indias Ajai Appauchu leading the chasing pack on Cocky Locky. Sarah Stretton was best of the Brits in third place.

Section I was a more British affair with Zoe Wilkinson taking the spoils after a foot perfect performance from Parkfield Quintessential. Leicestershire based JP Sheffield could have taken the win with Woodlander Wesuvio, by 1.2 cross country time penalties dropped the pair to second place. Alex Hua Tian flew the flag for China, completing the top three on Temujin.

Image Courtesy of Adam Fanthorpe