Alice Oppenheimer Wins Suregrow Elementary Gold at Merrist Wood College and at Wellington Equestrian Centre
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Professional rider and trainer Alice Oppenheimer is on a wining role and has qualifyed for the prestigious British Dressage Winter Championships.
29-year-old Alice and Headmore Dionysus took the Suregrow Fertiliser Elementary Gold Freestyle title with an impressive score of 75.25% at Merrist Wood College.
Known at home as Dillon, Headmore Dionysus is a 15.3hh British Hanoverian, liver chestnut gelding and is a rising eight year old. He was bred by Sarah Oppenheimer and has been owned by Amanda Radford for the last four years. Alice started competing Headmore Dionysus in October 2018.
Said Alice: “I am so pleased with Dillion’s test at Merrist Wood and I am delighted to have won a sash for his owner.”
Alice also took the Suregrow Fertiliser Elementary Gold Freestyle title at Wellington Equestrian Centre with an outstanding score of 78.59% on Headmore Bella Ruby, Headmore Dionysus half-sister.
Headmore Bella Ruby, known as Bella at home is a 16.3hh liver chestnut, seven-year-old Hanoverian mare. Owned and bred by Sarah Oppenheimer at Headmore, Bella has the same mother as Dionysys called Rubinsteena.
Added Alice: “We can’t wait for the finals.”
Having starting riding as a three-year-old Alice is now a successful professional rider and trainer producing mainly home bred horses up to International GP level and has been a member of several Nation cup teams representing Great Britain.
Based in Four Marks near Alton, Hampshire Alice’s other competition rides include Dillion’s half-sister Headmore Davina and Caroline Dibden’s horse Headmore Diffinity who have all also qualified for the Winter Championships at various levels.
Said Jonathan Cox of Suregrow Fertiliser: “A very well done to Alice for taking home two titles from our Suregrow sponsored events both of which have been very competitive rounds. We are pleased to support such a prestigious dressage series.”
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March 8, 2019 | Share: