Northern stars through to the national championships

Northern stars through to the national championships

Holmside Hall in Durham, County Durham was the venue for two Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds Sunday 4th October. The venue saw competitors come forward for the chance of claiming one of the direct qualification tickets on offer for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships which will take place at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool next month (18th – 22nd November).


In the 0.95m class, six combinations produced a first round clear to go through to the jump off where the course saw faults accrued all over. Just two combinations were able to produce a second foot round to go home with a double and it was Amy Lawrence from Richmond, North Yorkshire who led the jump off from the start.


Amy rode her own 12 year old chestnut mare Top Less and they were the only combination to break the 40 seconds barrier with a double clear. They recorded a time of 39.63 seconds to take the top spot.


17 year old Estella Harrowing from Whitby, North Yorkshire finished in second place with her mother Wendy’s eight year old piebald gelding Dereks Choice. This pair provided their double clear in 53.43 seconds.


Third place went to 14 year old Leah Harrison from Washington, Tyne and Wear and she was on board Janice Swailes’ 11 year old bay mare Lux Jazzy. They picked up four faults at the midway point of the jump off, but crossed through the finish line in 38.83 seconds.