Perfect day for regional challenge at Lime Kiln Farm

Sunday saw sunshine and a day of dressage, including Regional Finals for UK Riders at Lime Kiln Farm.

The first class result was close, with only collective marks separating the first place, Alison Lee riding Polly, and the joint seconds, Amanda Brownlow riding Silver Dawn and Judith Johnson on Guy.

In British Dressage Intro B Judith Johnson stepped up a gear and won the senior section, with again a joint placing for first in the junior section, Jessica Boxall riding III Spirit and Ellie Brewer riding Lace. Both Judith and Jessica take their places at the UK Riders Final at Arena UK in August.

With a change to listed BD judge, Victoria Bahal, for classes 4 -7, Emma Key riding Hillum Hebog was her first winner of the day in Prelim 7, second place going to Teresa Swift riding her daughter's Razzle Dazzle.

Emma carried forward her winning streak with an impressive 70.83pc in Prelim 18 ahead of Alison Lee and Axel KM in second; both riders taking up their qualification for UK Riders.

Other qualifiers in that class were Abigail Boxall riding Jekyll and Hyde (junior), Krystina Fish on Leudo and Mel Dale riding My Copper Charm. Having come fourth in the Prelim 18 class with her horse Winterfee Jo Carmichael upped her game and won class 5, Novice 28. Alison Lee on Axel KM took the top spot in Novice 30.