Posted on 17th October 2020

Exciting End to the 2020 KBIS BE80(T) Championship!

It came right down to the wire in the 2020 KBIS Airowear BE80(T) Championships this weekend at Norton Disney (3). Just half a penalty separated to the top six places, with the top two completing on identical scores, only separated by the speed of their show jumping rounds. 


After fierce competition, it was Darren Hegan who claimed the 2020 KBIS BE80(T) Championship title with Angela Siddorn and Melissa Siddorn’s Jensen Z. Completing on their dressage score of 28.8 penalties, Darren clinched the win over Shirley Cadwallader and The Sauce Pot who took second place on the same score. 

Both combinations jumped clear around Organiser and Course Designer, Joe Weller’s stunning championship cross country course and stopped the clock at the same time of 4min 48 seconds. So, the title was decided on the fastest show jumping round and, completing their show jumping seven seconds faster, the 2020 Championship was handed to Darren.

Marie Spillane and Westend Stevie took third place, just 0.2 penalties behind the winning score, on their dressage score of 29. Fourth, fifth and sixth place also shared a matching finishing score - 29.3 penalties. But, with a faster cross country time, Caroline Bridge claimed fourth place on Bellagio 99 and Kate Sanderson fifth place on Hillgarth Rachelian.

After adding 4.8 cross country time penalties to their impressive dressage score of 24.5, Heidi Couch placed sixth on Charlie Hemsley’s Westcombe Jake.

Completing the top ten were: Georgia Stephens on Gail Stephens’ Floyd IV (30), Beth Harrison and Megan Harrison’s Gigman Lockie Leonard (30.5), Jemima Fussell with Silver Charlie (31) and Olivia Mclaughlin riding Illane Spark (32.2).

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After rain stopped play last year, the 2019 Airowear BE80(T) Finalists finally got their championship event this weekend at Norton Disney (3). 

On a finishing score of 27.3 penalties, fifteen-year-old Amelia Maycock took the Airowear BE80(T) title on her 12-year-old pony Carnsdale Ghostbuster. The combination led from the dressage phase after posting a score of 26.5 penalties and, after only adding 0.8 time penalties from the cross country phase, maintained their lead by over three penalties.

Serena Allery and her own 11-year-old gelding, Pocket of Silver, claimed the runner up spot on their dressage score of 30.8 penalties with 13-year-old Raffaella Cook taking third on Claire Cook’s Five Colours, also completing on their dressage score (31.0). 

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Pictured: Darren Hegan and Jensen Z credit: Adam Fanthorpe