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Children’s team come third, and dominate the Grand Prix

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Children’s team come third, and dominate the Grand Prix
This week saw the GBR Children’s team compete at Bonheiden (Belgium).  The team consisted of twelve year old Emily Ward from Cheshire, riding her fathers (Nick) eight dark brown mare Witch. Fourteen year old Carmen Edwards riding Susan Edward’s seven year old chestnut mare R Candy. Fourteen year old Charlotte Smet, based in Belgium, riding Colin Keelings eight year old bay mare Wietske and thirteen year old Kirstin Deakin from Newcastle upon Tyne riding her mother’s (Felicity) twelve year old bay mare Sunsole.
All four combinations jumped well finishing on five faults in the first round this put them in a strong position with only Belgium finishing on a clear. The second round caused a few problems for all teams and saw Belgium and Italy finishing on eight faults and having to jump off for first and second. The British Team finished on thirteen faults after the second round which was good enough to hold on to third place.
Sunday played host to the Children’s Grand Prix which Britain’s riders took by storm. With twenty two combinations jumping clear in the first round the competition was fierce. It was Kerstin Deakin that took the top spot riding her mother’s (Flelicity) Sunsole. Kerstin put in a brilliant clear in an unbeatable time of 35.43 seconds. Close behind her was Emily Ward riding fathers (Nick) fourteen year old bay gelding Leonardo 590, also jumping clear but just 0.53 seconds behind Kerstin.
CSIO Bonheiden 19-22 May 2011
Childrens Nation Cup
1st Belgium
2nd Italy
3rd Great Britain;
Emily Ward riding Witch
Carmen Edwards riding R Candy
Charlotte Smet riding Wietske
Kirsten Deaken riding Sunsole
4th Poland
Childrens Grand Prix
1st Kirsten Deaken riding Sunsole – 0/0 in 35.43 seconds
2nd Emily Ward riding Leonardo 590 – 0/0 in 35.96 seconds
3rd Romee Bleys (BEL)  riding Sister vd Wolvendries – 0/0 in 36.02 seconds
4th Lisa Nooren (NED) riding Ubalia – 0/0 in 36.29 seconds
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