Matt Frost scored an­other dou­ble win with new ride Cedar Val­ley, head­ing both the prix st ge­orges (PSG) and in­ter I qual­i­fiers at Sum­mer­house.

Horse & Hound - - Dressage - By AN­DREA OAKES

“He has all the in­gre­di­ents to be a top horse,” said Matt of “Cedrick”. “It was only our se­cond out­ing to­gether and we’ve won all four classes.”

Cedrick, a lofty 11-year-old geld­ing by Krack C stal­lion Tuschin­ski, is owned by Keenans Es­tate Agents and has un­til now been com­peted by Jes­sica Dunn.

“I train Jes­sica, but I’ve taken over the ride,” said Matt. “He’s just my type and re­minds me very much of a horse I had called Don Havid­off — he’s so ex­pres­sive and al­most over-tries in ev­ery move­ment.

“At the mo­ment we’re on a factfind­ing mis­sion at lo­cal shows,” added Matt, who hopes to move Cedrick on to Pre­mier Leagues and in­ter­na­tional small tour classes later this sum­mer.

At Hart­pury Col­lege, Jes­sica Wade took both medi­ums with Godin. Jes­sica bought the strik­ing black Up­hill x Me­tall geld­ing, now ris­ing seven, as a young­ster from the Nether­lands, and was com­pet­ing him at novice just a year ago.

“He’s find­ing the work re­ally easy,” said Jes­sica, whose par­ents run a large DIY yard in Ox­ford­shire.

“He is quite ex­u­ber­ant and en­joys show­ing off — he finds it highly amus­ing, es­pe­cially if ev­ery­one is watch­ing.

“We’re us­ing changes on a cir­cle and lots of sup­pling work, as it’s all about re­lax­ing him and get­ting more swing­ing ca­dence,” said Jes­sica, who trains with Char­lotte Du­jardin.

“Fin­gers crossed, ev­ery­thing is go­ing to plan.”

‘He en­joys show­ing off’: Jes­sica Wade and Godin (Up­hill x Me­tall) land both medi­ums at Hart­pury

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