Emma Crawford wins the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier at Aintree Equestrian Centre

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Emma Crawford wins the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier at Aintree Equestrian Centre

The first Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier took place on Friday evening during the Winter Classic Show at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool.

The qualifier saw the three highest placed under 25 riders, disregarding those already qualified, gain a qualifying ticket for the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship at Olympia, The London International Horse Show which takes place between the 16th – 20th December 2021.

Twenty one year-old Emma Crawford from Cupar, Fife took the win and picked up the prize for the highest placed under 25 with her mother Lynn Crawford’s Dukes of Hazzard, a 9 year-old bay gelding. The pair produced a solid double clear in 33.05 seconds around the technical course designed by Rafael Suarez.

Chloe Reynolds from Bridgewater, Somerset steered Chad Fellows Vanilla Fusion, a 9 year-old grey mare into third place overall with a double clear in 34.32 seconds which gained her the second highest placed Under 25 rider.

Twenty four year-old James Whitaker from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire placed fifth overall and took the third qualifying ticket for the Under 25’s with Ellen Lutener Caloro Ex Z, a 13 year-old dark brown gelding. They finished with four faults in 33.97 seconds. 

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results

Image: Emma Crawford and Dukes of Hazzard [Credit: Majestic Photography]

Voltaire Design:

Established in 2010 Voltaire Design has become the leading French manufacturer of high performance sports saddles. Handmade in France using the finest French leather, Voltaire Design saddles have become renowned for their innovation, comfort and the ability to fully customise each saddle to the horse and rider

Voltaire Design produce saddles for the forward thinking rider who demands style and substance, while prioritising freedom of movement for the horse, together with elegance, durability and customer service.

Voltaire Design combine comfort and performance for the horse and rider, alongside innovative design to produce saddles that enable every rider to fulfil their potential. For more information, visit www.voltairedesign.com

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