Intermediate and Open Intermediate Classes
Wills Oakden had success in Intermediate Section F on Cooley Amigo, while Matthew Heath bagged 2nd (Rum Punch) and 5th place (Sugar Rush TH); 3rd place went to Sally James on Satyr. Yorkshire based Olympian and Team GB rider Nicola Wilson, a Belsay regular, was 10th in this section on Caunton Well Connected. Local rider Kirsty Hetherington, based at Colwell, was 13th on Timeless Crusader.
Nicola Wilson won the Open Intermediate Section G on Helen Scott’s Hawk Eye; 2nd was Scottish rider Douglas Crawford on Shadow Lad while Andrew Heffernan was 3rd on Gideon II. Local rider Katherine Hague, from Morpeth, was 5th on Cooley Timepiece.
The Open Intermediate under 21 Section H was won by Yorkshire’s Lucy Sugden riding I am Quality TN with Gracie Lovett-Brunt from Cambrideshire in 2nd on Jamakin Faer Trial and Scotland’s Jodie Caigin 3rd on Hespo.
Sunday’s Intermediate Section U was won by local lad Harry Mutch, who has been based at Alnwick Ford Equestrian for the past year, riding his own Shanbeg Cooley. Second was former GB Olympic and World Equestrian Games team medallist Jeanette Brakewell from Staffordshire on Dissington Wizzard and 3rd Yorkshire’s Sara Bowe on MHS Seventeen.
The Open Intermediate Section V on Sunday was won by Leicestershire’s Matt Hecking on Harle Belle, with Victoria Wilson in 2nd on Don’t You Know and Tina Canton in 3rd on Just A Game.
Holly Woodhead headed Belsay’s Novice Section D on Jackpot DHI with Andrew Downes in 2nd on Safira and Lucinda Atikinson in 3rd on Millrose. Jack Mantel, now based in Belsay, was 4th on Jack Daniels.
Wills Oakden headed yet another section, Novice F, on Jumble with two more Scottish Riders, Daniel Scott (Harlequinn Jubilee) and Douglas Crawford (Twilight A Z) in 2nd and 3rd. On Sunday, Novice Section R was won by Cheshire based Tyler Cassells on MC Parco Pete; Amy Hawley from Denby Dale was 2nd on HHS Sterling with Adam Morgan 3rd on Manfriday.