Nicola Wilson and Oliver Townend victorious at Blair Castle International Horse Trials 2016
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Nicola Wilson was victorious in the CCI3* at the Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials when she and Annie Clover (Owned by her parents Barry and Mary Tweddle) retained the lead they had held from day one.
Despite heading into the final showjumping phase with a three-fence cushion, it was a nail biting finish as the pair knocked one pole down and racked up seven time penalties to reduce their winning margin to just 1.3 penalties.
It was girl power all the way for Team Wilson as Bulana (owned by James and Jo Lambert) came 5th in the CIC*** Event Rider Masters series, giving Nicola a fabulous ride throughout and proving how consistent this lovely young mare is now becoming at this level.
Oliver Townend became the first rider to win back-to-back Event Rider Master (ERM) legs when he and Cilnabradden Evo triumphed in the penultimate CRM contest of 2016.
The podium positions changed as frequently as the weather, but in the end Oliver was in a class of his own, giving the talented but sometimes unpredictable 10-year-old a masterful ride to finish on a score of 45.2 – nearly 10 penalties ahead of his nearest rival. This gave Oliver his 53rd international win. Oliver also finished second and third in the CCI3*, second and sixth in the CIC3*, and fourth and sixth in the CCI* making the journey up to Scotland very worthwhile!
Congratulations to our sponsored riders on another successful weekend!
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August 30, 2016 | Share: