With just one clear out of 32 riders, the course proved tough for the Equithème National 148cm Championship taking place in the Porsche Centre Solihull Championship Arena 2. It was a well-deserved win for Lily Freeman-Attwood who took the win with Capability Brown over a very difficult course.
“Initially I wasn’t going to jump him as he is only a seven year old, but it paid off! I got him two and half years ago when an old family friend called and said he had a good young pony available. I wasn’t meant to buy him but we ended up never giving him back! We started him off very quietly and he has only stepped up to this level this year but he is already qualified for HOYS and now Olympia so he has completely exceeded expectations!”
Lily also first went into the ring, as second rider to start, with Valmy de Treille and ended up taking second place, making it a great 1 – 2 result.
Lily comes from Shrewsbury in Shropshire and trains with Mark McCourt. This is her second BSNC – she competed here in 2016 and won the under 14 Championship (Topspin III) and under 16 Championship (Banana D’Ive Z).
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