Hosted near Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Aswanley Horse Trials this weekend (3rd September 2016) ran the fourth BE90 Mitsubishi Motors Regional Final of the year which saw four riders book a place to their first Mitsubishi Motors Cup.
Finishing on their dressage score of 26.8 penalties Natalie Ireland from Cumbria came out on top of the competitive qualifier to secure her place at next year’s event on her own 14hh gelding Cherokee Brave. Natalie added nothing to her super dressage score to ensure her entry to the final on the 20 year old Cherokee Brave, who came back to competing with BE this year for the first time since 2011.
Also qualifying, Roxburghshire’s Louise Clark and Mrs Jane Clark’s Boo Diddley were on for the class win until the final cross country phase, 1.6 time penalties for going too fast scuppered their first placing dropping them to second on a score of 27.4 penalties. Third placed Hannah Kinsman and Willie Light, from Ross-shire, and Olivia Burns on All Rosie from Renfrewshire in fourth place, took the remaining spaces from the Scottish Regional Final to see them head home with the Mitsubishi Motors Cup firmly in their sights.
The Mitsubishi Motors Cup is an opportunity for riders at both BE90 and BE100 level to compete across the hallowed turf of the Badminton Estate and will see riders contest to win an exceptional prize package, courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors, including a brand new Mitsubishi car of their choice for a year.
The Mitsubishi Motors Cup takes place on the eve of the world famous Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on the 2nd and 3rd May 2017.
More information on the competition and how to qualify can be found on the website HERE.