Ros and Oliver Prosper at Osberton International

Osberton International Horse Trials 2022
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Competition concluded on Sunday at Osberton International Horse Trials as Ros Canter galloped to success in the feature BEDE CCI3*-L class with MHS Seventeen.

The Lincolnshire-based rider has been in great form this year and her championship run continued at the Nottinghamshire venue for owners Lady Milnes Coates and Deidre Johnston.

Ros and the attractive bay gelding, battled to the end with a superb clear in the showjumping to overhaul overnight leader Mollie Summerland and Flow 7 when a fence fell for the pair.

Said Ros: “Vinnie has been fantastic all week and it was really down to me.  He is a brilliant jumper and it was up to me to pilot him well.”

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Ros Canter and MHS Seventeen win the feature BEDE CCI3*-L class at Osberton International Horse Trials, 2022
Ros Canter and MHS Seventeen win the feature BEDE CCI3*-L class at Osberton International Horse Trials, 2022

Ros took over the ride from Nicola Wilson, following her accident earlier this year and was delighted with the win.

“I only started riding him three months ago and he has been beautifully produced for me to just jump on to.

“He is a really careful little horse and there is lot more to come. It was his first long format on the cross country and he coped really well throughout.  

Claiming second place was Mollie Summerland and Flow 7, who led after both the dressage and cross-country.

Taking third was Pippa Funnell and Billy Wonder who jumped a good clear round to maintain their place.

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In the Investec CCI2*-L it was the turn of Oliver Townend and Sir John Peace’ talented seven-year-old Finley Du Loir, a new ride this year that Oliver has high hopes for.

Oliver Townend and Finley Du Loir win the CCI2*-L class at Osberton International Horse Trials
Oliver Townend and Finley Du Loir win the CCI2*-L class at Osberton International Horse Trials

Said Oliver: “I was delighted with him, you have to be in such a huge class and with so many starters. 

“I really think he is very talented and has so much potential for the future.  He has had an unbelievable season and I think he is the best novice horse in the country.

“He has won his three-day here and of course he has his green blips but I couldn’t have asked more from him this week.

“He hopefully has a very long career ahead of him and we will take our time and make sure that he is done right to make him a top-level horse for the future.”

Claiming second was Finn Healy with Treamble who jumped a fantastic clear round with Imogen Murray and Monbeg Heartbeat taking third.

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