Saturday saw the action really get underway at Somerford Park Premier League Dressage with a fabulous schedule of elite dressage competition. A whole host of classes played out including the FEI Junior Team, Freestyle to Music Prix St George, Premier League FEI Intermediate II and Premier League FEI Prix St Georges, to name but a few.
Sophie Wells and C Fatal Attraction rode to win Saturday’s PSG class, sponsored by Fairfax Saddles. The pair closed the deal with a score of 74.47%.
I’m thrilled with the win today, he’s not done a straight able bodied test since April last year”
we were concentrating on WEG last year and this year wanted to get in the arena to do some changes as he gets quite excited. His general way of going is so much better and the quality is really coming.”
Dylan Deutrom rode San Marco into second, with Becky Moody in third with 72.11%.
Other class results
Premier League FEI Intermediate I
1st Eagle Novelle Katie Bailey 71.84%
2nd Branduardi Amy Woodhead 70.83%
3rd Odwigs Echo Becky Moody 69.74%
Premier League FEI Intermediate II – sponsored by Cavalor
1st Alfranco Sarah Higgins 68.55
2nd Royal Concert Maria Eilberg 68.07
3rd Mr Mercury Amy Schiessl 67.02
Freestyle Music Prix St Georges
1st Waldessarini Sarah Higgins 35.88
2nd Eranda Retto Eilidh Grant 35.77
3rd Wringler John Chubb 34.19
Sunday welcomed more top class action with the Premier League FEI Prix St Georges, FEI Grand Prix and the Advanced Medium 92 classes in the running, each of which hotly contested by a selection of the World’s best dressage riders.
The Grand Prix, sponsored by LeMieux hosted a healthy field of twenty which included Emile Faurie, Maria Eilberg, Isobel Wessels and Amy Woodhead.
It was dressage maestro Carl Hester who managed to retain his Grand Prix title for a second year running, riding Hawtins Delicato. The pair seem to be back on top form securing the 1st place on 73.2% with Tom Goode and Doir just behind on 70.34%. You can catch up with the recorded Grand Prix from Somerford’s live stream here.
The FairFax Saddle’s Prix St George’s class went to Dylan Deutrom, with his ride San Marco. The pair finished with a score 74.08%. Charlotte Dujardin finished just short of Deutrom on board MSJ Valencia, closing on 73.03%. Becky Moody and Full Fusion BS posted an equally impressive 71.80%, to finish in 3rd.
The Advanced Medium 92 class was won by Jessie Kirby. The 16-year-old, and her ride Belle Amie I, topped the leaderboard with their best score yet:
“I’ve had her her for a year and a bit now and it’s been a really long road with her”
“She came and had not competed, she’s actually very young in her training its been really long to get her experience and it’s taking a long time to get her confident in the arena”
Continued Jessie who had taken a break from studying for her GCSE’s to compete at Somerford.
The dominance of the Mount St John horses continued as Emma Blundell, riding MSJ Furstin Fugger finished on 67.61% to take 2nd. Closing the top 3, in 3rd place was Eilidh Grant and MSJ Doornroos II whose score separated placings by less than 1%, 67.48%.
Other class results
FEI Intermediate I
1st C Fatal Attraction Sophie Wells 73.33%
2nd Sarotti 57 Michael Eilberg 71.93%
3rd Brioso II Carl Hester 71.58%
FEI Prix St Georges
1st San Marco Dylan Deutrom 74.08%
2nd MSJ Valencia Charlotte Dujardin 73.03%
3rd Full Fusion BS Becky Moody 71.80
1st WFS Top Red Emilia Nelson 68.41%
2nd Vivassa Steffi Tomlinson 67.87%
3rd Dublin Lavinia Johnson 67.80%
FEI Grand Prix U25
1st Wanadoo Megan Ingham 68.84%
2nd Casse-cou Tamsin Vaughan 67.09%
3rd Mr Mercury Amy Schiessl 66.90%
For more live stream catch up please visit https://www.somerfordpark.co.uk/live-stream-for-premier-league/