Since its outset 10 years ago, William Fox Pitt and owner Catherine Witt have enjoyed numerous successes at Tattersalls highlighted by Rolex Kentucky winner Bay My Hero, a winner of the 1*, 2* and 3* classes at the Ratoath venue. This year saw another horse in the same winning partnership take the new Cooley Farm CCI1* Young Horse Class. The Soapdodger and Fox Pitt, representing Great Britain finished the class on their initial dressage score of 37.60 ahead of New Zealand’s Jonelle Price riding Ascona M on a score of 44.70. Best of the Irish was Camilla Speirs riding Goldman finishing in seventh spot on 48.40.
The exciting Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa CCNP1* saw the best and most promising riders compete for the title but it was Ireland’s Lucy Hancock with her Connemara pony Newtown Westie who took the title on a score of 45.60. Ireland’s Zara Nelson riding another Connemara Millridge Buachaill Bui finished in second place on a score of 47.40 and Sweden’s Selma Hammarstrom took third and fourth places riding Three Wells Breeze (52.30) and Sligo Fortunus (52.60) respectively.