Dressage - Top-10 finish for Alice

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.


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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.

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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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