After a very action packed day in the Mitsubishi Motors BE100 Grassroots Championships a new BE100 has been crowned!
Despite very influential courses in both the show jumping and cross country phases, congratulations go to 25 year old Alice Lumley from County Durham and her bay gelding Foxwood Brown Sugar who finished on a very strong dressage score of 31.5.
The combination leaped up the lead board to go from 11th place after dressage in to the Champions spot after a very influential cross country round. Their domination was extremely impressive in a class which had 42 completions, seven eliminations as well as five horses retiring on course.
Second place went to 18 year old George Bolt from Dorset with his ride Asparagus ‘Gus’, a bay gelding by Up with the Lark who also made a huge leap up from 23rd place after dressage in to the runners up position to finish on his dressage result of 33.5. George comes from an equestrian background which has close links to Badminton; his grandfather Micheal McNulty started his career in Hunt service by working for the Duke of Beaufort.
Northamptonshire’s Jo Boggon and her coloured gelding Goodluck Jonathon finished in second place, also on their dressage mark of 33.5; George Bolt had posted a time closer to the optimum cross country time which put him in a very close second place above Jo. Based near Bugbrooke, 50 year old Jo is a garden designer who has a business with her partner Hamish.
Full results are on http://www.bdwp.co.uk/bgr/