Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Round at Aintree International Equestrian Centre
Friday 21 September 2012
Aintree International Equestrian Centre in Liverpool played host to the first of the Dodson & Horrell 1.15m National Amateur Second Rounds last weekend (Saturday 15th September 2012). Following a competitive season of first round competitions, competitors rode for the chance to qualify for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, which take place at Aintree International Equestrian Centre in November 2012.
The combinations starting the Dodson & Horrell 1.15m National Amateur Second Round were all hoping to secure one of the twelve direct qualifying tickets on offer for the Championships.
The Second Round attracted 28 starters and from these, 15 combinations made it through to the jump off. In the jump off, 10 riders achieved an immaculate double clear, which meant that the times were to decide the places.
The overall winner of this Second Round was 48-year-old Ian Wynne from Llangollen, Clwyd. Ian secured his win and Championship Final place on board Don Douglas, a 12-year-old dark bay gelding owned by Ann Wolley Dod. Ian and Don Douglas were the penultimate combination to go in the jump off and they posted a time of 34.37 seconds over the eight fence course to seal the win.
Second place was secured by Norman Proffitt from Cannock, Staffordshire. Norman rode Valentino XIV, a 10-year-old dark brown gelding owned by Carron Nicol. Norman achieved his second clear in a time of 35.73 seconds to ensure that he finished in second place and had booked his spot in the Championship Final.
The combination finishing in third was Elaine Williams from Prescot, Merseyside and she secured her Championship Final place on board her own 15-year old dark bay gelding, Unicentro. The combination produced their second clear in a time of 36.77 seconds.
A further nine riders also achieved their qualification for the Dodson & Horrell 1.15m National Amateur Championship Final, seven of which achieved a fantastic double clear.
Aintree International Equestrian Centre – Saturday 15th September 2012:
Dodson & Horrell 1.15m National Amateur Second Round Results:
1st Ian Wynne riding Don Douglas – 0/0 – 34.37 seconds
2nd Norman Proffitt riding Valentino XIV – 0/0 – 35.73 seconds
3rd Elaine Williams riding Unicentro – 0/0 – 36.77 seconds
4th Laura Whitfield riding Wonder Z – 0/0 – 37.69 seconds
5th Nina Emery riding Galaxy III – 0/0 – 39.26 seconds
6th Abigal Danson riding Cosima – 0/0 – 39.43 seconds
7th Georgina Bell riding C U Later – 0/0 – 39.71 seconds
8th Sarah Williams riding Centura Z – 0/0 – 41.83 seconds
9th Derek Black riding Urano III – 0/0 – 43.17 seconds
10th Rachael North riding Madira De Reve – 0/0 – 43.55 seconds
11th John Garton-Pope riding Amanda II – 0/4 – 35.66 seconds
12th Cheryl Healey riding Anna CI – 0/4 – 37.71 seconds
The Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships 2012 take place from the 15th November – 18th November 2012 at Aintree International Equestrian Centre.
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