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Claire Membury heads the Dodson & Horrell 0.95m and 1.10m National Amateur Second Rounds at Gracelands Equestrian Centre

Wednesday 01 November 2017

The last 0.95m and 1.10m Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds were held at Gracelands Equestrian Centre in Worcestershire and they pulled in fifty-one determined combinations.

With qualification for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, held at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool during the 14th – 19th November, the aim for each rider, two fierce classes of competition ensued.

Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur Second Round

Delivering a standout performance in the closely fought nine horse jump off, Claire Membury from Shrewsbury, Shropshire rode Jill Membury’s 22 year-old chestnut mare, Louna De Grossy straight to the top of the leader board. This partnership made light work of the newly shortened course to cross the finish line in an unbeatable 24.14 seconds.

Posting a strong double clear for second place was Donna Cope from Bedworth, Warwickshire riding her own 9 year-old skewbald mare, TGF Colour Confetti. This combination stopped the clock in 26.11 seconds.

Third place went to Charlotte Crocker who travelled from Reading, Berkshire with her own 9 year-old chestnut gelding, Ugo Blue. This pair posted a double clear in 26.42 seconds. 

Gracelands Equestrian Centre – Sunday 29th October 2017
Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur Second Round Results
1st Claire Membury & Louna De Grossy – 0/0 – 24.14 seconds
2nd Donna Cope & TGF Colour Confetti – 0/0 – 26.11 seconds
3rd Charlotte Crocker & UGO Blue – 0/0 – 26.42 seconds
4th Laura Whittington & Balfern Laddy Boy – 0/0 – 28.02 seconds
5th Lucy Blumberg & Dysart Lux Zed – 0/0 – 28.19 seconds
6th Southerly Roberts & Wurlitzer Fair - 0/0 – 29.18 seconds
7th Rebecca Holden & Birchenease Girl – 0/0 – 29.66 seconds
8th Jenna Watson & Uyopia IV – 0/0 – 30.20 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.

Dodson & Horrell 1.10m National Amateur Second Round

Proving to be a consistent winner, Claire Membury added another qualification to her belt, this time on board her own 12 year-old bay gelding Mini Business II. Taking on the technical jump off course, this combination lead the way with a lightning fast double clear in 24.09 seconds.

Mark Thompson from Findern, Derby claimed second place in fine style after posting a double clear on board Michelle Yates’ 10 year-old chestnut mare Hunky Dory III in 26.30 seconds. 

Third place went to Joanne Fennell from Birmingham riding her own 11 year-old bay mare Bantasia. This pair crossed the finish line with a double clear in 26.89 seconds.

Gracelands Equestrian Centre – Sunday 29th October 2017
Dodson & Horrell 1.10m National Amateur Second Round Results
1st Claire Membury & Mini Business II – 0/0 – 24.09 seconds
2nd Mark Thompson & Hunky Dory III – 0/0 – 26.30 seconds
3rd Joanne Fennell & Bantasia – 0/0 – 26.89 seconds
4th Lily Storer & Private Call – 0/0/ - 30.36 seconds
5th Southerly Roberts & Fizz IV – 0/0 – 31.23 seconds
6th Mark Thompson & Larino Z – 0/0 – 33.23 seconds
7th Mark Thompson & Fee Tasja – 0/0 – 34.10 seconds
8th Mark Thompson & Ashwood Antalena – 0/4 – 27.60 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.

Dodson & Horrell:
Dodson & Horrell Ltd is a family run business that is proud of its heritage. The company is Europe’s leading specialist equine feed manufacturer and a worldwide authority on nutrition and feeding. A pioneer of manufacturing methods the company has been leading the way in equine nutrition and nutritional research for over 75 years and exports to over 42 countries.

As official supplier of nutrition to Equestrian Team GBR since 2009 Dodson & Horrell works closely with the entire team to deliver nutritional advice to both the Performance and World Class Programmes.

In addition Dodson & Horrell supports a variety of top equestrian athletes who make up ‘Team D&H’. The ambassadors play a vital role within the company by highlighting the quality of the feed and nutritional advice representing a variety of disciplines - carriage driving, eventing, para-dressage, showjumping and dressage. Dodson & Horrell’s Showjumping Brand Ambassadors are Lauren Hough (USA), Yazmin Pinchen and Joe Davison.

Dodson & Horrell were honoured to be granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment in 1985 for horse feed and is proud to continue as Horse Food Manufacturer to HM Queen Elizabeth to the present day.

For further information, please visit or call us on 01832 737300. For any further nutritional advice please call the Helpline on 0845 345 2627 or email

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