There were plenty of placings for Cumbrian riders over the weekend at the BE Affiliated Eden Valley Horse Trials staged at Nord Vue Farm, Armathwaite. Claire Light from Cockermouth just missed the top spot by only half a penalty point in both the Cumbria Horse Trials BE90 Sections K and L and Amy Veitch from Newbiggin near Stainton riding Alison Noble’s mare Lorton Braveheart also went home with a 2nd placing in the Santa Rita Wines Sec M which secured her the Lakes Free Egg Co. Junior Rider Championship in what was the final event in the season long Cumbria Series. Alice Madden from Carlisle similarly took 2nd place in the BE80 Section J and this represented a superb performance giving them their highest ever placing in the sport. On Saturday, Mark Davidson from High Hesket rode Duke Box into 2nd place in BE Section E while close neighbour Leanne Graves enjoyed 4th place in BE90 Section C. Madeline Sanderson from Carlisle enjoyed a double clear in BE90 Section D to achieve a first top ten placing this year to come fourth. In the popular Horslyx BE80 sections first time entrant Elaine Allen from Ousby went home with a 10th place and, friends Kathy Whitehead and Kirsty Walker also from Newbiggin, near Stainton came 9th in BE80 Section I and BE90 Section K respectively. Section K also saw Laura Evans from Kings Meaburn come 10th whilst Sadie Jackson from Abbeytown took 3rd in BE100 Sec M and claimed the Jim Walton Toyota Young Rider Championship. It was a blustery weekend interspersed with some glorious sunshine which contrasted greatly with many other parts of the County and organisers Douglas and Lucinda Weymouth from Bampton commented ‘we feel very fortunate to have been lucky with the good conditions which were so needed for the sport in recent months and would like thank the many volunteers who once again came out in force this year to support equestrianism in the county. Eden Valley concluded our Cumbria Series and we now look forward to the end of season Awards Ball will take place at The Halston, Carlisle on Saturday 28th October.
Pictured Claire Light, Lucinda Weymouth and Deborah Hogg.