BETV update - Houghton Horse Trials

BETV visited the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International to catch up with the results of the home leg of the FEI Nations Cup and chat to the new National Under 21 Champion. 


Video transcript below:


Hello and welcome to your BETV update.


All eyes were on Norfolk this weekend as the county held the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International, including the home leg of the FEI Nations Cup.


The German team once again reigned supreme, winning the British leg of the CIC3* series and taking the top two spots in the individual rankings. Bettina Hoy led from the start with Seigneur Medicott, while team mate Julia Krajewski came second on Samourai du Thot.


Great Britain finished second with a team score of 142.5 penalties. Team members filled two of the top ten individual placings, with Will Furlong in fourth place on Collien P2 and Oliver Townend seventh on Arctic Mouse. Team mates Piggy French and Vanir Kamira took 11th place and Georgie Strang on Cooley Early took 14th.

It was Pippa Funnell who led the Brits individually riding Billy The Biz in to third place with a dressage score completion. Oliver Townend finished in sixth place on Note Worthy and in eighth with Cooley SRS with Izzy Taylor also inside the top ten for the Brits in nine place on Trevidden.


Pippa had a successful weekend, claiming victory in the one star competition on Jennifer Saunders’s Cooley Monsoon. She also led the two star competition throughout, riding Morswood to finish on her dressage score ahead of Laura Collett on Dacapo and Gemma Tattersall riding Billy Senora.


Finally, congratulations to Felicity Collins who became the new under 21 National Champion. She won the CCI2* Young Rider class riding RSH Contend Or finishing on their dressage score of 44.1 penalties.


That’s all for now. We’ll see you next time.