The second and final day of the Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships is now well underway with the dressage phase shortly coming to a close and show jumping and cross country phases now taking place.
Both the show jumping and cross country courses are giving riders and their horses something to think about with several riders picking up time faults and errors on both courses so tonight’s winners will be worthy ones.
Cross Country comments
Delia Job commented on the influential cross country course: “The course is really brilliant, that was really good fun! It was an amazing course with stunning fences. It was just gallop, jump, gallop, jump, which is what its all about!”
William Bower and his 14 year old ride Easy Feelings (no 100) made the trip to Badminton from Skipton went clear across country but sadly had a couple of poles down. He commented on his Championship ride: “She is in season so she’s a bit hyperactive! There was plenty of galloping on the cross country course so she really got into her stride and enjoyed it.”
Tizzy Fairless commented on her cross country round with Artists Impression: “It was amazing even though we had a run out at the first corner because I didn’t quite have him but I am so pleased we got round. The course rode really well.”
Farmer and livery yard owner Richard Wakeham said of his clear cross country round: “It was really lovely, the fences just kept coming bang, bang, bang! Its so nice to get a gallop on which is what its all about, I have had such a lovely day.”