Jodie Burchmore Eames takes another win at Sentower Park

Brits filled three of the top four places in the children-on-horses 1.30m speed at Sentower Park’s Youth Festival in Opglabbeek, Belgium. Jodie Burchmore Eames took her second win of the week with the Lupicor 10-year-old Casti Aneira, winning by a handsome eight sec.

Oliver Tuff rode into second on the nine-year-old Idocus VD Bisschop and Matilda Lanni returned on just one time fault for fourth with the Verdi 11-year-old Newbridges Master Brown. Jocasta Symons finished in 12th on Concordette RR.

Oliver also took third in the children-on-horses 1.15m with the 15-year-old Elektrik, 2.71 sec behind the winner.

The British team finished in third place in the children-on-horses Nations Cup on a total of 13, just two faults behind Denmark in second spot.

Angel Tough, 13, was consistent with Callumbus to return four and four, and Hannah Barker, 12, improved on her round one four faults with a clear aboard Cartouche II. Holly Truelove, 13, picked up just one frustrating time fault in the first round with Golly Girl, but there was no mistake in round two as the pair stormed home clear. Anchor Anneliese Aitken, 14, returned on eight in round one with Zorland, and improved to come home on five in round two – but those two time faults cost dear, without them Britain would have stood equal second with Denmark.

Germany proved the runaway winners on a total of six faults.

The young rider British squad also claimed third in their Nations Cup competition on a total of 23. Anchor rider Aimee Jones gave the team a boost with a clear in round one with Never Last and made just one mistake for four in round two. Pathfinder Theo Simpson returned four and four with Touch of Chilli, and Taisie de Gruchy jumped a super round for just one fault in the first round on Winner of Picobello Z, but came home with 10 faults in round two. It didn’t go according to plan for Bethanie Knight, and Quenotte posted 14 faults in both rounds.

Belgium took the win on nine faults, finishing just one fault ahead of the Netherlands in second on 10.

Leonie Aitkenhead claimed second in the young rider 1.45m speed on Clane K, the Guidam 10-year-old finishing more than two sec in arrears of the winner, Belgium’s Romy Morssinkhof on Vivolta De Gree. James Whitaker slotted the Irish-bred 14-year-old Glenavadra Brilliant into sixth place and Miles O’Donnell was 12th on Borsato.

Jordan Gann claimed fifth in the junior 1.40m speed on the 11-year-old mare Lakeland Dancer, more than four sec behind the pace. Four faults dropped Charlotte Ash on Ideal S to 13th and Bobbie Heath took 18th on Venus III.

Anchor Scarlett Charles provided a clear round in the Junior Nations Cup on Sacree Du Rouet but it couldn’t save the British team and they didn’t make the cut to access round two and they finished in eighth place.

Pathfinder Jodie Hall-McAteer returned an uncharacteristic 13 faults with Conquin De Coquerie Z, Olivia Poole and Connery jumped four eight faults and Allana Clutterbuck came home on just four faults with Urlevent Du Bary for a 12 fault total in round one.

A three-way jump-off saw Germany take first from Belgium in second and Spain in third.

Pony riders filled the top three places in the 1.15m, Tahnia Jordan-Jones taking victory on the 13-year-old Sulan Hollywood Knight with a 0.21 sec advantage. Nicole Lockhead Anderson took second with the nine-year-old Gangnam Style and Madiy Jamison eased Sweepstake into third. One time fault prevented Madiy on second ride Flavia and Sienna Charles with Billy wish from accessing the jump-off and they finished in 14th and 15th.

A steady round by Ellie Hall-Mcateer and Tixylix in the 1.25m pony speed put them in 12th place. Also jumping clear was Tahnia on Beech Comber, Sienna aboard Magic Cornflakes, Madiy on Bodyssee Des Avelines, Antonia Platt on Sligo Furistos Flight and Ffion Roberts aboard Rich Faith.

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