EAST Boy­ton Hall, Suf­folk | Brook Farm, Es­sex

A teenage even­ter im­pressed be­tween the white boards at Boy­ton Hall.

Horse & Hound - - Dressage - By SELENE SCARSI

Zara Lye, 16, posted the high­est score of the day at Boy­ton Hall, win­ning at ele­men­tary with 74.65% on the 10-year-old an­gloArab mare Jana De Cavaignac.

Jana was found by Judy Brad­well for Suf­folk-based Zara, who pri­mar­ily events.

“Zara had a suc­cess­ful first sea­son in ju­niors this year and was asked to com­pete in the CIC2* in Waregem in Bel­gium in Septem­ber, where she fin­ished 17th out of 84 with a dou­ble clear,” said Zara’s mother Su­sanne. “She was also 16th at Bar­bury CIC2* and Rock­ing­ham CIC2*. She’s aim­ing for ju­nior se­lec­tion next year and has been work­ing hard on her dres­sage.”

Zara trains with Caro­line Pow­ell and Fiona Bowen.

At Brook Farm, Penny Brooks and her Dimag­gio home-bred Deluca im­pressed at ele­men­tary, scor­ing a day-high of 82.81%.

“The judge gave him a 9.5 for sub­mis­sion and said his test was flu­ent and ef­fort­less; Luca has had over 80% in non-mu­sic classes a few times now,” said Penny.

She also won the gold sec­tion at pre­lim on Riviera (Ho­hen­zollern x Rot­spon), on the mare’s first out­ing.

In the same class, Jess Thomp­son and Ash­leigh Rose Turner’s Soens­min­des Sylvester, an eight-year old by Spinoza, scored 80.62%. He was found by Mette As­souline and is be­ing trained to be a para horse for Ash­leigh at As­souline Dres­sage, where Jess is head girl.

“Sylvester’s only just started his com­pe­ti­tion ca­reer with us and has qual­i­fied for novice and ele­men­tary re­gion­als in only three out­ings. Ash­leigh comes and trains with me on Sylvester twice a week, and has just been clas­si­fied as a grade II para rider,” said Jess.

Penny Brooks and her home-bred Deluca win at ele­men­tary on 82.21%

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