Dres­sage High­lights

Sarah Collins and 22-year-old Ar­mons Fan­ta­sia won the prix st ge­orges (PSG) freestyle at My­er­scough at what could be their last com­pe­ti­tion.

Horse & Hound - - On The Cover - By JO PRESTWICH

“Be­cause of his age, I do stick to the freestyles now as I can tai­lor the floor­plan to his strengths, which just takes the pres­sure off him,” ex­plained Sarah, who trains with Adam Kemp. “The thing is, I’m preg­nant, so it will be a ques­tion of find­ing an­other PSG freestyle to com­pete in while I can still fit into my breeches — I'm not sure how long that will be!”

Sarah bought Ar­mons Fan­ta­sia, by Rock­hill Ad­mi­ral out of a thor­ough­bred mare, as a year­ling, so they have learnt ev­ery­thing to­gether.

“He is such a dude,” she said. “A bar­gain base­ment, who has turned into an ab­so­lute su­per­star.”

The in­ter I freestyle was won by Sue Car­son rid­ing SCS Bon­sai on a score of 67.24%, although ev­ery­one was far more in­ter­ested in the new Chi­huahua/Jack Rus­sell puppy, Tiny Tim, whom she picked up on the day.

Jac­que­line Byrne was the one to beat at Ar­ley Moss, win­ning both pre­lims with Go­ing For

Gold, and the novice qualifier with Narita. Go­ing For Gold is owned by Bobby War­bur­ton and is showjump­ing-bred by Or­lando while Narita is by Pro-Set.

Both com­peted at the sum­mer re­gion­als and Jac­que­line is now chas­ing win­ter qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

“Once we’ve se­cured that, I’ll move up to ele­men­tary with Narita as she’s ready,” said Jac­que­line, who trains with Vera Holden.

Sarah Collins and her 22-year-old ‘bar­gain base­ment’ su­per­star, Ar­mons Fan­ta­sia, by Rock­hill Ad­mi­ral, claim a PSG freestyle win

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