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Posted on 18th December 2020

British Eventing Top Horse and Rider 2020

It is a double for Piggy March, who defends her 2019 Top Rider title, along with piloting the BE 2020 Top Horse.

 

Top Rider

For the second year in a row, Piggy March takes the title of British Eventing Top Rider.  

Piggy totaled 808 BE Points this season to take the league on a huge points advantage over the rest of the field, with Izzy Taylor in second place on 574 points and Tom McEwen third on 518. 

This season Piggy produced an incredible 27 wins and a further 46 top ten placings. Wins this season included the British Eventing Six-Year-Old Championship at Osberton At Thoresby International (2) on Susie Wood’s Cooley Goodwood, Childeric Saddles Little Downham International (3) CCI4*-S on John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Quality and the CCI3*-S at Wellington International riding Dargun, owned by Jane Del Missier. 

Piggy also took both the CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S classes at Keysoe International (4) on The Lancer Stud’s Cooley Lancer and Geoffrey Burton’s I Diablo Joe, respectively. 

Second placed Izzy Taylor finished on a total of 574 BE Points. This season, Izzy claimed 11 wins including the CCI3*-L at Osberton At Thoresby International (2) and Young Horse Championships riding Camilla Behrens’ Hartacker. 

Tom McEwen ends 2020 in third place and matches his position in the Top Rider League from 2019. Tom’s fifth place finish, and another top result at Pau CCI5*, on Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Alison McEwen’s Toledo de Kerser helped Tom to a total of 518 BE points this season. 

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Top Horse

Alison Swinburn and John and Chloe Perry’s Brookfield Inocent wins the 2020 BE Top Horse League on 286 BE Points.  

Piloted by 2020’s BE Top Rider, Piggy March, the 11-year-old gelding secured some impressive results this season and only finished outside of the top five once in all nine of his 2020 runs. Highlights included a second place in both of the CCI4*-S classes at Childeric Saddles Little Downham International (3) and Burgham International, along with ending the year on a brilliant second place at Pau CCI5*. 

Keith Scott, Karen Bartlett and Laura Collett’s London 52 is the 2020 runner up in the Top Horse League. The points won from their amazing win at the only 5* event of 2020 (Pau, France) and win at the Childeric Saddles Little Downham CCI4*-S helped them to a total of 253 points. 

Joint winner of the league in 2020, Zagreb ends this year inside the top three on 205 BE points. Ridden by Alexander Bragg and owned by Mr and Mrs Ellicott, the experienced campaigner took a win at the CCI3*-L in Lignières, France and fourth place at Pau CCI5*. 

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