Oasby Elite an Outright Success with Leading Riders Taking the Honours

Piggy March and Brookfield Inocent

Oasby Elite an Outright Success with Leading Riders Taking the Honours

IT was a showcase of the country’s leading riders at Oasby Elite, the first event of the season, with many of the major players heading to the Lincolnshire venue.

Organised by the team at BEDE Events, Oasby Elite saw more than 150 horses taking part in five strong Open Intermediate sections.

The line-up was second to none with many riders bringing their top horses to compete, get their season started and make their way around Stuart Buntine’s pipe-opener cross country course.

Said Stuart:

We were delighted with how the event ran and it was great to get the season underway.  With strict COVID guidelines in place, we were unable to welcome owners and supporters but it was fantastic to have Horse & Country in attendance to live stream the cross country action.”

Section A provided a great win for North Yorkshire-based Nicola Wilson and JL Dublin, finishing on a score of 26.4 penalties to hold off Laura Collett and Dacapo taking the runner-up spot.

Oliver Townend and his winning Burghley ride, Ballaghmor Class secured Section B, heading the winner’s enclosure with plenty in hand over Ros Canter and Lordships Graffalo.

Piggy March got 2021 off to a great start with two wins, the first in Section C on Brookfield Inocent (pictured) who galloped home ahead of Polly Stockton and Chicko.

Pau 5* winner, Laura Collett and London 52 were certainly ones to watch and made their trip worthwhile when winning Section D beating off Ludwig Svennerstal and Balham Mist. Piggy March took third on her second Brookfield ride, Brookfield Quality.

And it was the Northamptonshire-riders turn once again in Section E when rounding off a very successful day to win on Fonbherna Lancer over second placed Emilie Chandler on Gortfadda Diamond, third going to Pippa Funnell and Billy Walk On.

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