Photo gallery: Burnham Market International Horse Trials continue with great success
The EQ Life Burnham Market Horse Trials continued with great success on Friday on the penultimate day of the event.
Starting the day running were a selection of novice classes. In novice section K Jodie Amos and One of a Kind II claimed victory, with last year's CIC** winner Kitty King in second on Creevagh Cooley.
In section L, Laura Hill claimed top honours with Simon Grieve in a close second, and in the Open Novice Lucy Jackson took the win with Wiltshire rider Oliver Smith on his own Randolph taking second.
Local girl Sarah Wales from Downham Market came a respectable fifth in novice section L on chance ride Bally Mayo. Sarah picked up the ride only a week ago when regular rider Lucy Macewan broke her collar bone in a fall. She said: 'He was very solid and consistent in all three phases, but I didn't go flat out on the cross-country as I wanted an educational round for him for when Lucy is back eventing.'
In the Advanced class it was the Australian Andrew Hoy and Cheeky Calimbo who clinched victory with Nicky Roncoroni and the relatively inexperienced advance horse Watts Burn in second. He said: 'This was his first advanced run so the course asked enough strong questions with plenty of skinnies, but he answered every question and was very focused and straight. We now hope to gain mileage at CIC3* this season, with an aim for Boekelo at the end of the season.'
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In the International classes Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook lead the CIC** and eventing legends Sir Mark Todd and Pippa Funnell hold the top spots in the CIC*** sections. Norfolk raised Kelly Aldous and her long-time partner High Garth High Flyer performed a fantastic test and are hot on Pippa's heels. The unfolding events of today will determine whether they can capitalise on a great start.
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• FRIDAY'S RESULTS
BE100 Section D: Rosalind Canter/ Remi Nero, Paul Burgess/ MGH Smarty, Sandra Morgan/Stald Mejses Cordel
BE100 Section: Caroline Powell/Halcyon Sparkey, Caroline Powell/Coumroe Patch, Rosalind Canter/Spring Ambition
BE100 Section F: Rosalind Canter/FSS Whizz Kid, Meghan Healy/Treliver Desdemona, Sophie Beaty/Mister O
BE100 Open: Simon Grieve/ Erythronium, Liam Brinkley /Kincourage, Jo Williams/ Willows Santana Classic
Open Novice U18: Camilla Hope/ Fernhill For Sure, Lara Wallace/ Cupidon, Lara Wallace/ Destiny III
Novice Section I: Matthew Wright /Mr Magic Marley, Oliver Townend/ BGS Captain Morgan, Gina Ruck/ Careful Numo
Novice Section J: Oliver Townend/ LCC Cooley, Matthew Wright/ Chelsea Mill, Rosie Skinner/ Centaur Ruby
Novice Section K: Jodie Amos/ One of a Kind II, Kitty King/ Creevagh Cooley, James Avery/ Bay Gabriel
Novice Section L: Laura Hill/ Forrests Foxy Lady, Simon Grieve / Drumbilla Metro, Emily Meredith/ Ginger Cake
Open Novice Section M: Lucy Jackson/ Corazon, Oliver Smith/ Randolph, Andrew James/ Loriens High and Mighty
Advanced: Andrew Hoy/ Cheeky Calimbo, Nicky Roncoroni/ Watts Burn, Austin O'Connor/ Balham Houdini