Dressage - Top-10 finish for Alice

PUBLISHED: 14:21 05 October 2007 | UPDATED: 20:10 01 June 2010

Despite facing high quality competition, Alice Newling and Barna B II rode to a fine ninth place

Despite facing high quality competition, Alice Newling and Barna B II rode to a fine ninth place

WISBECH equestrian Alice Newling secured an excellent top-10 finish in the two-day Burnham Market meeting held last week. Alice, 18, and her horse Allenstown Diamond were pushing for the lead after a fine dressage in the Pro-Novice Section B competition o

WISBECH equestrian Alice Newling secured an excellent top-10 finish in the two-day Burnham Market meeting held last week.

Alice, 18, and her horse Allenstown Diamond were pushing for the lead after a fine dressage in the Pro-Novice Section B competition on day one.

However, they were eliminated after picking-up 33 penalties in the show jumping section and were unable to compete in the final cross-country discipline.

But the second day of competition was far more successful for the Wisbech teenager.

Alice, riding Barna B II, faced strong competition in the Novice Section G, including Team Great Britain rider Piggy French and Irish international Pip Peters.

However, Alice got off to a great start and a dressage score of 44.3 put her in the top half of the leader board.

The tricky show jumping course had caught out several riders but Alice brought down only two fences in a fine run.

And a clear run and only 7.6 time penalties in the equally-demanding cross country section gave Alice and Barna B II ninth place in the field of 40.

The overall winner was Norfolk rider Tom Crisp with Piggy French in third.

Alice will be hoping to end the season on a high when the final meeting of the eventing calendar takes place at Little Downham on October 20 and 21.

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