Briton Equestrian: by Kathryn Pearn – October 17
HEATHER Love's victory on her 10 year-old gelding Westbroek at the Four Burrow Hunt Supporters Club Ladock Hunter Trials, held at Trendeal Vean Farm by kind permission of the Duchy of Cornwall and the Strongman Family fulfilled an ambition for the Troon-based rider.
Supported by title sponsors Stephens Scown Solicitors, this event is a landmark competition for local riders and Heather had set her focus on a good performance at this popular fixture.
"Westbroek has had an amazing season this year securing many wins at Colraine Equestrian Centre and many other highlights including the Newquay Riding Club Open Show and the Show of the West at Fraddon," said Heather who bought the Dutch warmblood as a six year-old from Adam Ellery of Westcountry Sports Horses, St Columb.
"Towards the end of the outdoor season we won our showjumping class at Penzance Horse Show and then I decided to concentrate on preparing for Ladock. The event attracts large entries from all over Cornwall and the competition is always very tough. My best result was at last year's event when we managed to finish in seventh place and the thought of winning there seemed like a dream."
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Two weeks before the hunter trials, Heather put Westbroek through a dress rehearsal at the Four Burrow Hunt Supporters One Day Event.
"I'm very lucky to have a great partnership with this special horse," said Heather. "He has the most amazing personality both at home and at shows and gives 100% in everything asked of him.
"Although it's not always been straightforward as when he arrived with me he'd only been in the UK for a few weeks and was afraid of his own shadow. In the early days he struggled to round up over his fences and it took 18 months to loosen the muscles in his back and gain his confidence for jumping.
"It was only after several sessions with the equine spinal therapist Anton Major at Crosswinds Equestrian Centre that Broek finally felt comfy under the saddle and began to enjoy competing.
"I'd like to thank my dad Michael (Love) for making it possible for me to get this wonderful horse and for all his support. He's been my coach, groom and sponsor for many years and we're both looking to a quiet indoor season with Broek over the winter at Colraine."
Ladock Hunter Trial results:
12 yrs & under 2ft 3ins: 1. Tara-Neill Nolan (Millie); 2. Tara Nell-Nolan (Rebecca); 3. Rosie Tuckett (Oldacres George); 4 & highest placed FBHSC Zak Eathorne (Ellie); 5. Poppy Burford (Two For Joy); 6. Abi Cox (Paddy Cool); 7. Zak Eathorne (Pie in the Sky); 8. Christina Dean (Oliver Twist).
2ft 3 over 12yrs: 1. Sam Rosevear (Eternal Echo); 2. Shea Cornish (Giddy Up Ginge); 3. Jodie Richards (Binky); 4. Olivia Hopper (Boris); 5 & Highest Placed FBHSC: Penny Lay (Annagh Boy); 6. Amy Hirst (Mickey Blue Eyes); 7. Danielle Harris (Dottie); 8. Sue Jo Keeping (Topp-Gun).
3ft 6ins The Cornish Open: 1 & Highest Placed FHSC: Morwenna Barnicoat (Jasper); 2. Emma Hurworth (Roughtor); 3. Rosa Bean (Springwell Blue); 4. Morwenna Barnicoat (Adencroft Abru Armarda); 5. Adrian Heidler (Whisquer); 6. George Forrest (Cassis); 7. Otto Mead (Pauldary's Deluxe); 8. Tim Field (Riley).
2ft 9ins The Junior Open The Bruce Holt Challenge Cup: 1. Molly Nolan (Maddison); 2. Megan Orpe (Tugs Bunny); 3. Isabelle Webb (Rum Truffle); 4 & Highest placed FBHSC. Eliza Hole (Sweet FA); 5. Henriette Wilkinson (Skateboard Bob); 6. Olivia Haase (Westlake Wonder); 7. Arianne Abram-Moore (Godolphin Harvester); 8. Claudia Duval (Lundy Turnstone).
2ft 9ins open: 1. Jenna Leigh Dingle (Saracen); 2. Sharon Mitchel (Cannis Rock); 3 & Highest placed FBHSC: Paula Tippett (Northcountry Knight); 4. Jessica Sweet (Sracen); 5. Sue Jo Keeping (Celtic Challenge); 6. Caroline Robinson (Cut Diamond); 7. Lucy Howell (Irish Russet); 8. Penny Lay (Mawgan Zella).
2ft 6ins open (section A): 1. Sue Jo Keeping (Tonto); 2. Deborah Williams (Lemon Twist); 3. Rosa Bean (Who's Bleu); 4. John Robinson (Embla Houston); 5. Laura Bennett (Albatross Express); 6. Emma Richards (Flash Eddie); 7 & Highest placed FBHSC. Charlie Hodgson (Billy); 8. Andrew Richards (Woden).
2ft 6ins Section B: 1. Heather Love (Westbroek); 2. Kate McCarthy (Ballycasey Gold); 3. Jay Mossman (Coco Bean); 4. Abi Bulley (Fantastic Mr Sox); 5. Charity Griffin (Aby); 6. Vicky Mather (Chynoweth's Choice); 7. Aimee Curnow (Jemima); 8. Beth West (Killeagh Silver).
George Richards Memorial Shield: Tic Stidwell.
Ladock One Day Event results: The Stephens Scown Open (3ft 6ins): 1 & Highest placed FBHSC. Katie Hancock (Limerick Dan); 2. Katie Carnall (Aladdin Prince of Thieves); 3. Jake Wilson (Fourleaf Clover); 4. Roxi Foster (Dalsaan's Hasty Prince); 5. Sarah Higman (Impulse); 6. James Stocker (Start Afresh); 7. Emma Hurworth (Roughtor); 8. Emma Turner (What A Prospect).
Four Burrow Hunt Junior Open (2ft 9ins): 1. Tean Manser (Cornish Spirit); 2 & Highest placed FBHSC. Sophie Jinks (Leanola); 3. Jessica Harrison (Tommy); 4. Jenny Stidwell (Crevagh Lass); 5. Lucy Turriff (Merlin's Secret); 6. Otto Mead (Pauldary's Deluxe; 7. Isabelle Webb (Rum Truffle); 8. Amber Rees (Tolly).
Countryside Alliance Open (2ft 9ins Section A): 1. Jenna Leigh Dingle (Saracen); 2. Harriet Dance (Kaiser Du Niel); 3. Penny Lay (River Hill); 4. Jenny Harris (Clenedran Dragon Fly); 5. George Forrest (Cassi); 6. Daisy Dunn (Maybe Marco); 7. Sara Newton (Milly); 8 & Highest placed FBHSC: Paula Tippett (North Country Knight).
Section B: 1. Julie Watts (Chymay); 2. Sue Joy Keeping (Celtic Challenge); 3 & Highest placed FBHSC: Morwenna Barnicoat (Adencroft Abru Amarda); 4. Tim Field (Riley); 5. Mike Bulley (Alfie); eq 6: Abigail Jeffery (Morene Manciase) & Caroline Moss (Celtic Melody); 8. Annabel Pearn (Mr Fox).
Strongman Open (2ft 6ins Section A): 1. Amy Gilbert (Ghost); 2. George Forrest (Silver Goal); 3. Sophia Thompson (Robyn's Boy); 4. Henrietta Wilkinson (Skateboard Bob); 5. Catherine Hoskin (Roofus Tewdi); 6. Sophie Port (Jumbalina); 7. Victoria Cook (King's Crysal Maze); 8. Emma Hurworth (Lady of the Lake).
Section B: 1 & Highest FBHSC. Tic Stidwell (Mr Sparks); 2. Sarah Cox (Captain Coco); 3. Meagan Coulthard (Adonis); 4. Lisa Bell (Banksy); 5. Jasmine Arthur (Lady Jane); 6. Tania Burley (Wembly); 7. Emily Johns (Whitsun Eclipse); 8. Celia Swift (Franklyn's Lady Kris).