With over 500 entries now received for Dalston Green (2) on 10 & 11 September, there are some 60 competitors vying for both the new BE105 class and the Mitsubishi Motors Cup BE90 qualifier class, so this is set to be a hotly contested event. A quarter of those now entered appeared at Dalston Green (1) back in late April and enjoyed great conditions then, and with the ground in superb shape now after a summer of fabulous growing conditions, there are some notable contenders lining up to try and improve their standings in the Robinson Udale Cumbria Riders Challenge Accumulator and the Cumberland Building Society Young Rider Awards. Current leading Cumbrian Natalie Ireland riding Cherokee Brave looks set to improve on their 25 point total given some recent consistently good form, as may Claire Chapplehow and her in equally high achieving Crackenthorpe Waniky, with both riders entered in the BE90 class. Experienced and talented north Cumbria based riders Jennifer Pearson and Sam Arthur-Magennis have both moved their respective rides Lolantus H and Darkbeforedawn up two levels from the spring outing in the BE90 to the new trial BE105 class. Leading Young Rider Ashleigh Hale won’t at this stage be making an appearance, however top Junior riders in contention for the Lakes Free Range sponsored Junior Accumulator, Freya Gaitskell and Harry Sutcliffe have both entered and with both currently on 7 points they will be keen to out do one another but they will need to keep at bay Carlisle based sisters Hannah and Hayley McGarr who have also entered and who with a good placings could see them move up the leaderboard. Sarah Beattie with Plain Bob Doubles could similarly greatly improve their standing in the Young Rider leaderboard if they could just improve on recent show jumping results. Although now no longer a resident of Cumbria, Robyn Gray from Somerford Park will bring 5 rides including the top performing and recent winners at Warwick Hall Barollo III and Gelukkig for the 105 class whilst sister Jodie has Danny Murphy in the BE80 class to continue to demonstrate excellent form having not been out of the top 10 in their last 5 events. And finally, one horse and rider to watch is the veteran 22 year old 16.1 gelding Brian James ridden by Kate Bartle who has been competing for many years now and is a regular rosette winner in the Cumbria Horse Trials Series.