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24 Oct 17

Foundation for success

The final events of the 2017 season brought with it the last available BE Foundation Points to be won for riders challenging in the Foundation Points Leagues.

Rider League

With 481 Foundation Points - which are earnt at classes from BE90 through to BE105 level, including Open sections - Nicola Wilson comfortably tops the rider table for 2017. Amassed through contesting in 55 eligible class this year, Nicola won a total of 20 sections and secured a further 19 top ten placings to put 85 points between her and second in the table Wills Oakden.

Based in Scotland, Wills’ total tally of 396 was made up of 20 wins at BE100 and BE100 Open level keeping him 54 points in front of third in the table Kitty King. Out of Kitty’s 45 runs at BE90 to BE105 level she placed in the top ten at 32 of them to help her total of 342 Foundation Points.

Horse League

In the Foundation Points Horse League Alyson Parker’s 14 year old gelding J J Malone heads the table with a total of 178 points. Ridden and owned by Alyson, the duo qualified for the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Firle Place International and enjoyed 15 top ten placings at BE100 across the season, to put them just two points ahead of second in the table Don Diego II.

Owned and ridden by Adam Harvey, the six year old gelding has excelled all year never placing outside of the top ten, including five wins, in all 14 of their BE100 and BE105 classes. Sophie Icke’s Think Tank Think completes the top three on 170 points, another combination to qualify for the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Cup; Think Tank Think has posted 12 top five placings this year with Sophia.

Mitsubishi Motors Cup Foundation Point Leagues

Only open to riders who are eligible for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup, the 2017 Foundation Points League has been won by Laura Ridout on a total of 276 points. Ten first placings at BE90 and BE100 level this year helped to keep Laura 59 points ahead of Alyson Parker on 217. Stephen Rankin’s 16 top five placings at BE100 level secured him third place in the league with a total of 207 points.

Alyson Parker’s J J Malone and Sophie Icke’s Think Tank Think both make another appearance in the 2017 league tables coming first and second on 178 and 170 points respectively in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup Leading Horse League. With 14 top five places in BE90 and BE100 classes this season, eight year old Delhurens Upsey Daisy, owned and ridden by Alishia Coombes, rounds off the top three with 136 points.

The full Foundation Points Leagues can be found HERE.