Along with the fantastic prizes that sees the winner of both classes taking home the use of a car of their choice from the Mitsubishi Motors range from one year, Mitsubishi Motors trophy, prize money, rosettes, a cross country helmet for the top three riders in each class from PROtector Patey and Horseware Ireland winners rug, there are several other awards for the talented combinations taking part. (The winners round up can be found HERE)
The Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA) each year rewards the highest placed members of the EHOA in both the BE90 and BE100. Kindly sponsored by Shearwater Insurance, the top rider wins a silver salver, £200 and jacket, with the second and third highest placed riders taking home a Shearwater Jacket and all members who complete receive a special rosette.
Kent’s Sarah Arrowsmith and her own nine year old gelding Brother Bertie took the title of highest placed EHOA member following their 15th position in the BE100, second highest went to Alyson Parker and her own JJ Malone, who took 24th place, with Izzy Mears finishing as the third placed member on Gary Power’s PSH Charisma in 40th overall.
In the BE90 Kate Ingram completed as best of the EHOA member in eighth place on her nine year old mare Hollyhatch Highflyer, Anna Stillwell and Susan J Lanz’s Wellshead Squiggle took 12th position overall and second highest placed member with 14th placed George Pennington and Ballyengland Challenger taking the third prize for EHOA members.
The Keep Kicking On (KKO) trophy is awarded to the best placed rider over 40 years old in the BE90 and BE100. Zoe Kavanagh (IRL) took the trophy from the BE100 class on Reminisce One after they finished in fifth place on a score of 31.6 penalties. BE90 runner up, and most local rider travelling from neighbouring Sherston, Anna Wiles (pictured) claimed the KKO accolade on King Of The Glen who was also the highest placed Irish Sport Horse to win the Irish Horse Gateway trophy.
Ex-racehorses who have raced in Great Britain are celebrated with the Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) prize and this year 18th placed Kauto Cyreo, ridden and owned by Ben Leathers, won the RoR jacket and training vouchers for their performance in the BE100.
A full list of results can be found HERE.