Tuffs and Stoddart clinch the Caunton Manor Stud BE Four and Five Year Old titles
Under the exciting new title sponsorship of Caunton Manor Stud, Osberton International Horse Trials today (Friday 4th October) crowned the winners of the British Eventing Young Horse Championship for four and five year old horses.
Caunton Manor Stud BE Four Year Old Championship
Osberton International has proved to be happy hunting ground for Vicky Tuffs, as she continued her run of good form this year with a win in the four year old class on her own Dutch-bred gelding Kadans. A regular in the top spots of the BE Young Horse Championship, in the past three years alone Vicky has secured two wins in the five year old championships (2018 and 2016), runner up in both the four and five year olds in 2017 plus a third place finish in the four year old class in 2016, and this year she claimed the Caunton Manor Stud Four Year Old title by finishing on her dressage score of 28.5 penalties.
Following up their win in the four year old class at West Wilts (2) this August, and in only their second ever BE outing, Dani Evans finished just 0.1 penalty off the winner in second on The Acorn Syndicate’s Irish-bred gelding Monbeg Shelby. Jordan Kavanagh completed the top three on Sarah Cockerham’s Irish gelding GSH Kafene with a score of 29.3.
Caunton Manor Stud BE Five Year Old Championship
Eliza Stoddart impressed in the five year old championships on board her own and Sue Brankin Frisby’s German-bred Codebreaker taking a pillar to post win on their dressage score of 27 penalties.
In the gelding’s first BE season, the combination took a BE100 win at Aston Le Walls (4) in August, along with second place in both the BE100 at Norton Disney (1) and the five year old class at Little Downham (1) earlier in the year.
The runner up spot went to John Peace’s mare Caunton First Class on a score of 27.4; ridden by Matthew Wright and part of his and his wife Victoria’s breeding programme at Caunton Manor Stud, the mare will in 2020, excitingly, have her first embryo transfer whilst she continues with her promising eventing career. In their three BE starts the duo haven’t finished outside of the top three, including a win at the mare’s first ever event in July – BE100 at Frickley Park (1) – third place in the Bold Heath five year old class and second place in the Novice at Keysoe (3) this August.
Amelia Walker took third place on Dassett Eventing’s Dassett Rock Star after completing on their dressage score of 30.8 penalties. The Caunton Manor Stud BE Five Year Old Championship backs up an amazing run of top results in the Irish gelding’s first BE season, which has seen him winning three out of his eight starts, including the five year old class at Buckminster Park and Keysoe (3) BE100.