Lucy and Starlight Clara clinch second victory

The Chestnut Horse Feeds arena eventing series gathered momentum at Kelsall Hill, as the second of three events running on a points league attracted huge entries to this extremely popular venue in February. This fixture also hosted a British Eventing (BE) qualifying round that gave competitors a chance to earn points towards the BE Arena Eventing final.

As the top 30 on the BE90 and BE100 categories will qualify for the BE championship to be held at Blenheim Palace, competition was keen throughout and a number of local riders also capitalised on additional wins and places to add more points to their totals on the leader board.

Forging ahead in the BE90 section is Tarporley rider Lucy Hassall who clinched a second win in this series riding Starlight Clara.

The 14-year-old Tarporley High School pupil has produced her 14.2hh six-year-old from riding club level where Clara proved to be equally successful in working hunter and show jumping classes. Gillian Milner again set a very forward going course and she left plenty of options for sharp-eyed riders to save time, Lucy being one who pulled off some very tight turns.

“She is the ultimate pony who loves to jump. She can go on long and short strides and pick up from any angle so we did all the short cuts,” said Lucy who gained a substantial winning margin on the day and now leads the BE90 table by six points.

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