Hill’s Bury Farm highlight

A busy three days of dressage took place last week at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, with the premier Buckinghamshire venue hosting its annual Summer Dressage Festival and High Profile Show (25 – 27 August 2017).

Joshua Hill with Final Highlight (photo © Josh Hill Dressage).

Suffolk based rider Nikki Crisp enjoyed a fantastic event totting up four wins with her two horses. The successful crowd favourite Durable, owned by Nikki and Viv Gleave, won the Prix St Georges on the final day of competition with 70% however it was Nikki’s young star San Pedro who earned her the highest score of the show. San Pedro took home a hat-trick of overall Novice wins including the Novice Freestyle; his highest mark was an impressive 77.92% in Novice 22.

Another rider to enjoy multiple wins was 20-year-old Joshua Hill; aboard Maureen Carroll’s Mallards Sirena Josh rode to three wins, with Jacqueline Gallois’ Final Highlight (pictured) adding another to his collection. Speaking about a week full of placings and success with his talented string of horses, Josh said; ‘Fantastic but hectic few days at Bury Farm – 16 tests in three days and all horses were amazing. Maureen Carroll’s Mallards Sirena on our second outing together had three wins at Elementary and Medium. Boy of Boru RoR in his new career had some great placings in the Novices and always tried his hardest. Jacqueline Gallois’ wonderful Final Highlight won his Elementary and was always hot on the heels of Sirena in other classes, finishing with a brilliant second in his first Medium on 69.45%, a fantastic achievement as he’s only 6. Both horses finished on the same winning score in the Elementary Freestyle with Sirena just pipping Finn [Final Highlight] on the collectives. Sam Holland’s Double Check got a great score in his second Advanced Medium with 69.85% and a win in the silver section. We also finished third in our freestyle. Huge thanks to Jackie for looking after us all so well and Mum, Jess, Maureen, Lorraine and Lucy for for all their help and support at the show. I am so lucky to have the support of these wonderful owners and it’s a privilege to ride their amazing horses.’

Fellow Under 25s riders standing out from the crowd were Olivia Towers and Kirsty Imm who both scored double wins. Olivia and Mercian Edjena triumphed in the Advanced Medium 92 and Medium 73 classes scoring 70.95% and 68.82% respectively. Whilst Warwickshire-based Kirsty and the eye catching Don-Davidoff CL took wins in Advanced Medium 96 with 68.55% and Advanced Medium 91 with a fantastic 74.87%.

In the advanced classes it was once again Tahley Reeve Smith and the Sandro Hit gelding Special to top the leaderboards. The successful partnership won both the Intermediate I and the Intermediate I Freestyle with two great scores of 69.17% and 70.25%. The Intermediate II was won by Sara Gallop with Summerhouse Zelham who scored 72.57% whilst Emma Hindle and the 11-year-old mare Romy Del Sol (by Blue Hors Romanov) won a competitive Grand Prix class with 69.17%.

The winners

Preliminary 17
Amanda Shirtcliffe with Michelangelo, 69.64%

Preliminary 19
Charlie Sawyer with Lago Especial, 68.96%

Novice 23
Hannah Garner with Black Ger, 67.08%

Novice 38
Nicola Crowther with Ytsen H, 69.525

Elementary 43
Joshua Hill with Final Highlight, 73.62%

Elementary 53
Tania Grantham with High Hoes Daystar, 76.91%

Medium 69
Caroline Church with San Marco, 69.24%

Medium 75
Charlie Sawyer with Chico Too, 72.57%

Advanced Medium 96
Kirsty Imm with Don-Davidoff CL, 68.55%

Advanced Medium 92
Olivia Towers with Mercian Edjena, 70.95%

Advanced 102
Anna Mcintyre with Abtract MH, 67.35%

Prix St Georges
Tahley Reeve Smith with Special, 69.17%

Intermediate II
Sara Gallop with Summerhouse Zelham, 70.57%

Preliminary 19
Charlie Sawyer with Lago Especial, 73.96%

Novice 38
Nikki Crisp with San Pedro, 77.42%

Elementary 57 
Joshua Hill with Mallards Sirena, 73.57%

Medium 73
Olivia Towers with Mercian Edjena, 68.82%

Advanced Medium 91
Kirsty Imm with Don Davidoff CL, 74.87%

Advanced 105
Anu Sironen with San Quelle, 65.49%

Prix St Georges
Henrietta Cheetham with Dancer Khan, 69.54%

Intermediate I
Tahley Reeve Smith with Special, 70.20%

Grand Prix
Emma Hindle with Romy Del Sol, 69.17%

Novice Freestyle
Nikki Crisp with San Pedro, 71.11%

Elementary Freestyle
Joshua Hill with Mallards Sirena, 71.54%

Medium Freestyle
Nathalie Kayal with Woodcroft St Emilion, 71.83%

Advanced Medium
Kate Rowland with Erasmus 1, 72.50%

Prix St Georges Freestyle
Sarah Wiliams with Bohingus W, 70.25%

Intermediate I Freestyle
Tahley Reeve Smith with Special, 70.25%

Preliminary 15
Laura Bendel with Seamus VIII, 69.60%

Preliminary 17
Georgina Armstrong with De Magic, 76.43%

Novice 22
Nikki Crisp with San Pedro, 77.93%

Novice 39
Tania Grantham with High Hoes Daystar, 76.35%

Elementary 40
Tara Kusch with Flo, 68.39%

Elementary 59
Christine Cockerton with Evaldo, 73.59%

Medium 61
Joshua Hill with Mallards Sirena, 72.02%

Medium 76
Claire Abel with Rococo, 71.67%

Advanced Medium 85
Emily Harris with Freya FST, 69.26%

Advanced Medium 98
Kate Cowell with Dramatic Conquest, 71.45%

Advanced 105
Lindsay Hancock with Barachiel, 65.69%

Prix St Georges
Nikki Crisp with Durable, 70.00%

Grand Prix Freestyle
Sara Jane Lanning with Try Me Once, 64.71%

Grand Prix
Kay Maxted with Acapello Foldager, 64.33%

View full class results at: http://www.buryfarmestates.co.uk/results.