EAST Boyton Hall, Suffolk | Brook Farm, Essex
A teenage eventer impressed between the white boards at Boyton Hall.
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%