August 08, 2014 at 9:59 AM

 

In a nail-biting climax, Hickstead CDI3* hosted the final qualifying leg in which top international dressage partnerships battled it out for a place in the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).  Following top performances from all riders, the final six spots for this year’s final, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on Friday 10th October, have now been confirmed.

The final standings for the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship are as follows: 

 

HORSE

RIDER

AVERAGE %

SELTEN HW

Anders Dahl

76.50%

WOODLANDER FAROUCHE

Michael Eilberg

76.01%

ALFONS

Spencer Wilton

74.81%

ZAMBOUCCA

Spencer Wilton

74.20%

FLAVIO

Henriette Andersen

72.86%

AMD DON ROSSO II

Matt Frost

72.44%

 

EXCALIBUR

Matt Hicks

72.28%

BAROLO

Charlotte Du Jardin

72.27%

DON JOVI

Christian Llandolt

72.26%

CARINSIO

Becky Moody

71.87%

FURST RUBIN

Sarah Millis

71.82%

D-J

Maria Griffin

70.58%

AMBIENCE IV

Roland Tong

70.55%

SUPER BLUE

Charlie Hutton

70.54%

SUMMERHOUSE ZELHAM

Sara Gallop

70.49%

ZIDYLLIC-S

Nicola Buchanan

70.35%

HEADMORE BOADICIA

Alice Oppenheimer

70.27%

HALF MOON DYNASTY

Michael Eilberg

69.72%

BOHEME AF SULSTED

Keith Robertson

69.63%

DIMAGGIK

Ben Martin

68.88%

Anders Dhal (Selten HW); Spencer Wilton, who has qualified both Alfons and Zamboucca, and Matt Frost (AMD Don Rosso II), have already verbally confirmed their intentions to compete in the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship at HOYS. Qualification will move down the line if there are any non-acceptances.

Just six automatic qualifying places are allocated for this prestigious event, showcasing the top up-and-coming dressage animals in Britain, gained by averaging percentages gained at British Dressage Premier League Shows and domestic CDIs. A further two places will be offered as wild cards, the recipients of which will be determined by Horse of the Year Show and British Dressage’s senior selection committee.

Helena Pettit, Managing Director of HOYS organiser Grandstand Media Ltd, said: “We’re so pleased the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship was such a success in 2013 and is now evolving into a national final showcasing our exciting dressage talent. We’d like to wish the final six, and the soon-to-be-announced wild card combinations, in contention for the £2,000 first prize the very best of luck.”

Michael Eilberg Half Moon Dynasty Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship 2013The six finalists, and two wild card combinations, will perform the Intermediate I Freestyle Test to Music in front of a packed house and three international judges, including FEI Dressage Judge General, Olympic Judge and Internationally renowned trainer Stephen Clarke.

Emma Blundell, Owner and Director of Mount St John Equestrian, said: “Mount St. John is excited to see the future talent of GB dressage showcased at HOYS in this dressage final.”

The Mount St John Equestrian team breeds from only the top sporting bloodlines in the world. It focuses on using top class mares and selecting the best European stallions to suit, therefore building a strong foundation on which to breed the next generation of future elite dressage horses.

Alongside the most prestigious National Showing and Show Jumping Championships, International Show Jumping classes, Virbac 3D Worming Pony Club Mounted Games and Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Racing, HOYS 2014 is packed with even more exciting features. The popular and awe-inspiring Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, supported by Home Farm Hothorpe and The Mulbrooke Stud, will headline the displays, as demanded by visitors. Meanwhile, the enchanting Doma en Libertad with Antonio Fernadez “El Paqueto” will makes its UK debut. Friday, 10th October will be the day of choice for dressage fans, with The Eilberg Dressage Master Class and Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship both timetabled.

Tickets for HOYS 2014 are now on sale. For show information, including the show timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

 



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