Nina Emery and Colien crowned the National Senior Rider Champion

Nina Emery and Colien. Credit: 1st Class Images

Colien, Nina Emery’s chestnut mare, stormed the course in the second Championship final taking place in the JS Teamwear Arena 2 today, winning the National Senior Rider Championship title. Nina who owns and rides 12-year-old Colien was thrilled with the pair’s new title as they had come specifically for this class. Nina explained “once you’re in a rhythm you just keep going” and Colien, who is also affectionately known as Coco, “is such a lovely horse. She’s kind and careful, and she looks after me.”

Despite having only been a combination for one year, the duo have been very busy, placing first in the British Showjumping Spring Championships Winter Silver League Direct Qualifier as well as the Senior 1.20m Opens at the Weston Lawns Equitation Show.

Placing second with a time of 38.40 seconds were Brian Thompson and Aredis de la Rose, while third place went to Clea Phillipps riding Way Okay.

For further information on the British Showjumping National Championships 2019 please contact press@grandstand.co.uk or call 02476 858 205.

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