Tension builds for the Patey Corne U21 series culmination

Tension builds for the Patey Corne U21 series culmination

With the British season coming to a close there is just over one week to count-down to Weston Park International Horse Trials incorporating the Festival of Youth Eventing (Shropshire, 10th – 13th October 2013).

This year the competition also integrates the final leg of the Patey Corne Open Intermediate rankings series for riders under 21 with a triple-point value being added to the finale. The leader board is currently bursting with riders who have represented Britain recently at Junior and Young Rider level competition with all eyes on Leicestershire’s Alex Liddle who leads the league table going into the competition at Weston Park.

It will be an exciting close to the competition with Alex (a member of the 2013 GB Young Rider squad) who currently heads the field with 24 points being tailed closely by Northamptonshire’s Sophie Beaty (a member of the 2013 Hows Racesafe British Junior team) who is on 22 points. Both riders were members of their respective squads at the recent FEI Young Rider and Junior Europeans at Haras de Jardy in France.

Patey have generously supported this series in 2013 and will kindly provide a new Patey Corne , a Patey Traditional and £250 cash to the winner of the league. In addition to the generous prize haul, all riders that have gained points in the league will also be given an additional five bonus points which equates to a five percent discount off the purchase price of a Patey Corne hat.

The league was created by the prestigious hat makers Patey to celebrate the launch of the new Patey Corne Riding which is the first of Patey’s traditional riding hats to be certified and kite-marked by the British Standards Institution.

The top of the league currently is as follows before the triple-point allocation for the OI U21 section at Weston Park next week:

Current League placing

Rider

Total Points  (before Weston Park)

1st

Alex Liddle (Leicestershire)

24

2nd

Sophie Beaty (Northamptonshire)

22

3rd

Daniella Dunn (Wiltshire)

20

4th

Emily King (Devon)

19

=5th

Alfie Bradstock (Oxfordshire)

17

=5th

Will Furlong (Sussex)

17

6th

David Doel (Wiltshire)

15

7th

Eliza Stoddart (Leicestershire)

14

8th

Georgina Hatton-Brown (Hampshire)

10

=9th

Dani Evans (Avon)

9

=9th

Daniel Scott (Stirlingshire)

9


The full standings can be found on http://www.pateyhats.com/show-date-results-2013/