Adkinson shows off rising star credentials

Adkinson shows off rising star credentials

World Class Bawtry based para-equestrian dressage rider, Natasha Adkinson competed in her first event as a Grade Ib rider at Bishop Burton CPEDI2* (17 - 19 August), having been reclassified from Grade III last year.

Riding Undercover 7, her Dutch Warmblood, the pair set the bar high on the first day, by winning the Young Riders section with a score of 70.87%. They followed this up on day two, with another first place, again in the Young Riders section. The combined two day result meant Natasha was crowned the top Grade Ib Young Rider class, as well as the best Young Rider overall. She also took home the UK Leading Rider title from the three day international competition.

Topping off a very successful competition, the combination also won their Freestyle to music class on the final day with a score of 72.33%. 

 “I could feel that all the hard work and hours of training were coming together and he performed beautifully” - said Natasha - “He was an absolute star and I was thrilled to beat a member of the Canadian Paralympic team.”