Georgia Lovett takes victory at Solihull on day one

Georgia Lovett headed the 1.30m on day one of Solihull’s five-day pre-HOYS show. She found the shortest route to ride the Irish-bred 11-year-old Westend Gunner into the top spot over course-designer’s Amanda Routledge‘s track. Laura Whittington slotted the nine-year-old Hayestown Diamond Lady into second.

Paul Bevan topped the Foxhunter/1.20m with the scopey and careful Coco Vittorio, a Vittorio/Voltaire nine-year-old produced for the last four years. Zoe Smith took second on the Guidam/Calvados 15-year-old U2 The First.

Camille Crow claimed the Connolly’s Red Mills newcomers aboard John Brindley’s six-year-old Oaken Fay. Joe Trunkfield took second on Euro Sport Horses’ home-bred Outcast/Lester five-year-old mare Outcome. Claire Robertson was third on the five-year-old gelding Cillfhiachrach Trend with Robert Snaddon fourth on McQueen III, a Contendro/Accord II seven-year-old.

Miles Pearson claimed a double. He took victory in the 1.10m on the six-year-old Clinton/Numero Uno stallion Flitz JH, relegating Mark Townshend into second on the eight-year-old gelding Dejavu II. Alan Hudson eased the 10-year-old mare Boogie Woogie into third.

And after taking third in the British novice on Hi Carlos, Miles went on to head the discovery on the Zirocco Blue VDL/Numero Uno four-year-old. Joe Trunkfield jumped into second on the Outcast five-year-old Leonidas Red Rivers Pride with Robert Snaddon third on the five-year-old Lanzo II.

Joss Williams outpaced all to take the 1m on the Wittinger VDL eight-year-old Dittinger Star with Greg Hill in second on the 11-year-old Ali Baba.

Zoe Henshall was fourth with Gelderado WB, an Edlorado Van De Zeshoek/Lupicor five-year-old, and Camille Crow claimed fifth on the Warrant/Padimus six-year-old Frankie VI.

David Coombs-Gyde topped the British novice with the Unbelievable Darco/Caretino Flory eight-year-old Charming Darco, finishing just ahead of Maria Quinney on the seven-year-old mare TGF touch of Grey.