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Nationwide Dressage Championships day three round-up: ‘cheese issue’ delivers, prospects shine and riders win first nationwide titles


  • Extra thrilling motion was witnessed on the 2022 LeMieux Nationwide Dressage Championships, day three. We round-up all the important thing winners who took dwelling the championship sashes at Somerford Park on the third day of competitors:

    Golden lady Becky Moody, who not too long ago suffered a collapsed lung, continued her beautiful type to carry the TopSpec medium gold championship — her third title win of the nationals — with Anne Moody and Jo Cooper’s Lancelot BS earlier than she took the Saracen inter I freestyle and general inter I champion, highest rating within the inter I courses, with 80.12% on Jagerbomb.



    This was a second outing for her music put collectively by Tony Hobden of Equidance. The selection of music was Beckys.

    “Nicely, after I say it was mine it was really Kim Masson’s; Kim has a correct job as a advertising supervisor however offers up 98% of her annual depart to come back and assist me at exhibits,”  stated Becky. “She’s been making an attempt to steer me to make use of Tom Jones for over two years however I’ve resisted the cheese issue till now. Ultimately I caved in. It’s the second time I’ve ridden to it and I adore it now.”

    It’s no secret that Becky thought of her home-bred a tad boring to start with:

    “He was pretty, smart, tremendous trainable but when I’m sincere a tad boring and presumably missing the wow issue however how unsuitable was I? He’s bought an unbelievable engine and simply will get higher and higher.”

    “The lung is holding up effectively, I’m just a bit bit wiped,” added Becky. “I’m grateful for the staff behind me. The fellows at dwelling have achieved a lot to arrange for us to come back right here, so a whole lot of that is right down to them.”

    The Dream Boy six-year-old Lancelot BS (Lance) was bred by Julie Lockey.

    “He was purchased as a yearling,” stated Becky. “He was fairly a unusual horse as a four-year-old; he was sharp and delicate. However he’s actually coming good. He’s a extremely promising horse for the grand prix work and he exhibits a whole lot of potential for the piaffe. He’s bought engine, and regardless of being a bit of delicate he has a terrific mind. As a four-year-old, he was a horse to be produced and bought on, however like I do with all of them, I bought to the purpose the place I didn’t need to promote him.”

    Staff Moody’s secure jockey Anna Burns rode Lance in final 12 months’s five-year-old courses and she or he steered him to eighth on this 12 months’s KBIS British Dressage six-year-old closing.

    “He’ll be again for the elementary tomorrow,” stated Becky. “In the present day, he did a safe, neat and tidy check. He was a bit of tense as there was rather a lot occurring within the different arenas. However he grew in confidence because the check went on. By the point we bought to the final quarter he had relaxed and I might experience him extra boldly.”

    Michael Eilberg, additionally competing regardless of feeling underneath the climate, and Nicky Hannam’s MSJ Encore (Eric) dominated the KBIS seven-year-old younger horse championship discipline.

    The LeMieux grand prix honour went to Kathleen Kroenke driving San Royal 3. Learn the way the 15-year-old has turned from ‘wild little one’ into nationals champion.

    Harriete Williams secured the Saracen Horse Feeds silver inter I crown along with her 12-year-old Hanoverian mare Creto, who she purchased utilizing funds left to her by her late grandmother.

    Additionally on Nationwide Dressage Championships day three, Hannah Luesley netted victory within the BETTALIFE novice silver closing driving Elite Dressage LLP’s Newton Astro Nascente.

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