Top riders grace the Lincoln JumpCross Eventer's Challenge 2011
Eventing stars Oliver Townend, Piggy French, Mark and Tanya Kyle, Matthew Wright and Jeanette Brakewell battle it out for an £8,500 prize fund at Grange Farm, Wittering.
In a close run competition, it was a repeat performance for Mark Kyle and the talented grey, 12-year-old, Step In Time, to head the competition over Robin Dunlop's well designed track that featured water crossings, combinations and a joker fence allowing riders to improve their score at the very end of the round.
The £3,000 first prize winner Mark said "It was a great competition and a wonderful day. Having won last year it was brilliant that we were able to repeat our success and take home the excellent prize money"
Riders took part in a two round competition, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with the scores from both rounds combining together to determine the winners.
Jo Chipperfield riding the 10-year-old grade B show jumper, On Your Marks, finished second after two very pleasing clear rounds. This was Jo's third year competing at the Lincoln JumpCross Challenge and this time she managed to scoop the £2,250 second place prize. Jeanette Brakewell and the 10-year-old chestnut gelding Hope Cove, owned by Liz Golby put in a good performance to finish third picking up £1,500 in prize money.
Throughout the day money was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and thanks to a well supported raffle and auction £2,000 was raised.
Top prizes included a lesson with Piggy French, two tickets to Burghley with a course walk from Angus Smales.
Said Jim Bowen, Managing Director of Battles: "The Lincoln JumpCross Eventer's Challenge was a fantastic day and we are really pleased to be able to give something back to our customers. This is our third year supporting the event and we look forward to it being an annual event."
1st Mark Kyle, Step In Time
2nd Jo Chipperfield, On Your Marks
3rd Jeanette Brakewell, Hope Cove
4th Zoe Adams, Satonamillion
5th Fiona Hobby, Royal Colours
6th Dan Jocelyn, Brookfield De Bouncer
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