Cambridge’s Alice Ellison claims Dodson & Horrell 1.05m National Amateur Second Round win at Coombelands Equestrian

On the final weekend of Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds, Coombelands Equestrian in Pulborough, West Sussex saw forty-four qualification seekers come out to compete across the 0.85m and 1.05m Second Rounds.

With the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, held at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool during the 14th – 19th November, in sight, picking up one of the eight qualification places on offer in each class was at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

After taking the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur 1.05m Championship title in 2016, Alice Ellison from Cambridge proved to still be on winning form as she rode Britney IV, an 11 year-old bay mare owned by Sacha Ellison straight in to first place. Taking all the risks, this partnership delivered a lightning fast double clear in 35.34 seconds.

With a solid double clear, Sophie Ashton Rickardt from Chichester, West Sussex secured second place on board her 9 year-old bay gelding, Masterfly. This combination crossed the finish line in 37.31 seconds.

Carys Jenkins from Leatherhead, Surrey scooped third place with her 8 year-old bay mare Savannahs Chacoa. This pair posted a double clear in 37.70 seconds.

Photo: LRG Photography