Clea Phillipps crowned the National Senior Rider Champion

The final class of the day in the Porsche Centre Solihull Championship Arena 2 saw 14 horse/rider combinations come forward to contest the National Senior Rider Championship Final, set at a height of 1.20m. The glory was that of Clea Phillipps riding 11 year old bay gelding, Skerns Scipio, owned by Vere Phillipps. With 10 riders through to the jump off, Clea went in confident that she was in with a good shot. She explains: “We have had such a fantastic season this year with Skippy; he has either won or been placed nearly every time out. He loves the atmosphere at big shows and for me it’s all about enjoying what you do.”

Clea has only started riding the 11 year old Skippy this season so thinks that once they get more used to each other they will have even more to give. Vere and Clea Phillipps run their own equestrian business in Leicestershire and have a string of horses to look out for this season.

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