Sixth-former Hazel McCorriston had a successful final outing before her first appearance at the national championships with Blue Hors Zagato. Stockland Lovell, Somerset | Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Somerset
Exeter-based Hazel, 17, bought the six-year-old in Denmark last winter with the help of Adam Kemp and Matt Frost. They won the novice 39 and elementary
43 at Stockland Lovell ahead of contesting the novice silver championships at Stoneleigh.
“I am so excited to be going to thenationals on my own horse. He had never competed before I had him but nothing seems to faze him,” said Hazel.
“He is so adjustable and willing to learn, although he does have his cheeky moments. My aim is to do a grand prix test on him before I’m 25.”
Hazel, who is based with Louise Hutchinson, has plans to take a gap year after finishing her A levels and concentrate on dressage, combined with some travelling.
“Louise gives me so much advice and support,” she said.
Harriet Bloxham, 20, headed both elementary silver classes at Stockland Lovell on her own Pauldary’s Mr Macussa, whom she bought directly from the Pauldary stud.
She then sold him before he returned to the Bloxhams a year ago and has since been hacked out by Harriet’s father, Bob.
“I’ve taken over the ride as
I’ve moved back home and am working as a freelance rider and trainer,” said Harriet.
“We’re having lots of outings to try to build his confidence so he doesn’t get so tense in the arena.”
Hazel McCorriston and Blue Hors Zagato win at novice and elementary