British Dressage Summer Regional Championships at Hickstead
August 1, 2016
Fantastic results from Swanky & Popstar who were both competing in the Elementary Silver section at the summer regionals held at Hickstead on Friday July 29th.
With large, strong classes for each of the girls (who competed in different classes for the same section) and with Swanky competing at !0:10 AM and Popstar on at 5:55 PM we were in for a long day. However, Swanky was feeling good and scored an impressive 68%. She held on to 3rd place for a long time before just getting pipped to 5th from a few of the last horses to compete.
Popstar was on super form and has really stepped up to Elementary in the last few months. An unfortunate rider error kept us from a few points to score even higher but another impressive 68% with the winner on 75%. This little mare keeps getting stronger in her medium paces and is taking on lateral work with ease.
Owner Kate O'Mara said, "I'm thrilled! For them both to come home with a placing in such large classes is very impressive. Lisa's hard work with them is really paying off. The girls have never looked better."
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