This year Saffron Walden and District Riding club hosted the event at Shire Hill. We only had two junior members taking part, Nathan Gibbs on Corker (Dunavon Star) who competed in the 90cm individual and in the pairs class with Georgie Pitman. The weather was perfect as was the ground and the course was very inviting and Nathan produced a lovely show jumping round and was clear round the cross country course with a few time penalties which earned the combination 3rd place out of about 30 starters.
There were 10 pairs contesting the qualifier and after a good team tactics discussion between Georgie and Nathan it was decided that Nathan would lead off on the course and Georgie would pass him after the tricky corner and lead from there. The plan worked perfectly and they came home with just 8 time penaties and finished in second place so have qualified for the National Finals at Aston le Walls.
Congratulations to both of them.