HINDLEG OVERREACH BOOTS
LOCAL rider Geoff Billington doubled up on his Blue Chip tickets when Kewi Connection finished second. The horse is owned by BS Area 22 (Staffordshire) representative Katie McCreath and her daughter Susan.
Geoff has ridden the daughter of Contendro I for the past two seasons and found her a little bit difficult at first, but after solving a particularly frustrating problem a few months ago, Geoff feels they have now turned a corner.
“She would often shoot away from my leg and become disunited on the corners. We couldn’t work why she was doing this and then thought she might have been catching herself behind, so we put overreach boots over her hind feet. It might attract a few strange looks at shows, but it’s solved the problem as she’s a lot more balanced and level now,” said Geoff.
Adding to the stable’s ribbon haul on the day were Sarah Billington and Tybalt JX, who won the British novice and discovery classes.