Emily Ward outpaced all rivals to take victory in the young riders 1.40m with Wild Rose on day one at the Dutch Youth Festival in Wierden, The Netherlands.
Sixty-two tackled this two-phase class but none were a match for Emily and the Oklund/Cavalier 15-year-old as they raced to the top spot with 0.71 sec to spare.
Olivia Poole rode the Orlando 16-year-old Corlando of Cavallini into third with Charlie Jones on the nine-year-old Caetano daughter Trezanti close behind for fourth. Christie Pritchard finished seventh on Bolton Gate Ben and 14th aboard Waldemar with Millie Allen on Estella and Quinu Du Pravia in 13th and 18th, Emily claimed 16th on Milliononmind and Olivia was 17th aboard Connery – all jumping double clear.
Claudia Moore secured the win in the pony 1.25m two-phase on the 12-year-old Shamrock Du Gite with 0.77 sec in hand. Seventy-seven ponies contended this class with Lily Freeman-Attwood moe than four sec in arrears for eighth on the French-bred nine-year-old Valmy De Treille.
Claudia also picked up 15th on Elando Van De Roshoeve with Shaunie Greig on Casino Royale VIII and Faye Sutton’s Robe Ruadh taking 20th and 21st. Perdi Digby also returned without penalty on Kayleighs Star to finish down the line.
James Winter provided an easy double clear in the junior 1.35m two-phase for 17th on the Armitage/Voltaire 11-year-old Cosmo Boy. Also posting steady, penalty-free rounds in this heavy-entry, 93-strong class was Olli Fletcher (Hello Disckoboy DN), Jodie Hall-McAteer (Fantom) and sisters Sienna (Chatianya 2 and Elvera) and Scarlett Charles (Damn Smooth and Quick Stepp) to finish down the order.
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