Lucy and Hugo snap up top spot at Snainton

Lucy Vincent schooling Hugo
Lucy Vincent schooling Hugo

Young riders led the way at Snainton Riding Centre’s unaffiliated dressage competition on Thursday with 15-year-old Lucy Vincent gaining the highest score in the Prelim class.

Riding her six-year-old ex- racehorse Hugo she gained an impressive score of 70% which also saw her lead the way in the Junior Championship that the centre are now running.

This was Hugo’s first dressage competition of the year, having competed at the centre last year, but Lucy has spent a lot of time schooling him at home, and their hard work has certainly paid off with an impressive result for the pair.

Hot on Lucy’s heels and just behind her in the Junior Championship was Abby Bodely who also won the Novice class on Morgan.

Michelle Maw, an instructor at Snainton Riding Centre, gained a well earned first place in the Prelim class on her five-year-old mare Breakevie, who is still fairly new to the competition arena, preventing the junior riders from gaining a clean sweep.

The next unaffiliated competition at the centre will be on August 2 which will be the final opportunity for riders to qualify for the championship show at the end of the summer.

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Prelim Class:

1st Michelle Maw & Breakevie

2nd Sue Rotherham & Charlotte

3rd Fiona Barwick & Irish Sun

3rd Wendy Bulmer & C’est Si Bon

5th Dorothy Gaffney & Lilac Sally

6th Lesley Helliwell & French Jubilee

6th Alyson Turner & Senang Sensation

Junior Prelim Championship:

1st Lucy Vincent & Hugo

2nd Abby Boden & Morgan

3rd Macauley Nalton & Danny

4th Evie Holmes & Clyde

5th Charlotte Scott & Miss Coco Pops

6th Gabbie Floris & Basil

Novice Class:

1st Abbie Boden & Morgan

2nd Lucy Vincent & Hugo

3rd Pat Anderson & Starlight Temptress

4th Charlotte Bradley & Silver Fountain

5th Wendy Bulmer & C’est Si Bon

6th Catherine Nelson & Sean