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Young Stars Shine at Osberton’s Spring International
May 5, 2024

A beautiful day welcomed riders and plentiful crowds to the Nottinghamshire venue of Osberton yesterday for the conclusion of the international CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S classes.

CCI3*-S

Team Joey owned Jaeger Master, expertly ridden by Tom Woodward, took the win in the CCI3*-S. The cross-country proved influential, with Tom completing in 6.16 minutes, matched by second place Phoebe Locke and followed closely behind Georgie Campbell in 6.25 minutes who took third place.

Reflecting on their round, winner Tom, embellished with a navy sash remarked “[He was] brilliant, he went brilliantly at Thoresby, and then I actually fell off him at Burnham [so] we wanted to give him a nice confidence run before he heads to Chatsworth and he’s been fantastic. He’s a funny horse, he’s been very lively all week and quite a lot of work being a bit tricky to handle as he sometimes can be. But he’s gone and done his job, so it’s brilliant.”

Tom thoroughly enjoyed his winning bottle of champagne by spraying it over Phoebe and Georgie. He said, “I’ve never been given a bottle of champagne to spray so I thought I may as well make the most of it!”

Phoebe Locke navigated Renkum Jitterbug to second place. “I’m really happy with him”, commented Phoebe, “and jumping double clear, I don’t think there were many. He’s still relatively inexperienced to be doing 3* and I was really happy with such a big section to come away second.”

Completing the podium placings was fellow British rider Georgie Campbell who piloted Mr and Mrs Morrish’s horse Global Quest to third. Georgie said “He was good, and he did a lovely test. He can get a little bit tense and hot in his tests, but he stayed very relaxed and really rideable. He started getting a bit excited in the [showjumping] warm-up but he actually held it together and did a lovely round and then just skipped around the cross country to give me an amazing ride. The ground held up really well, I couldn’t have asked him to go better really”. Georgie has exciting plans for the future with Global Quest, “he is going to do the 4* short at Bicton and then if I’m feeling brave, we’ll take him to Luhmuhlen for the 5* which would be really cool, obviously a bit of a way to go yet but that’s the aim.”

CCI2*-S

Success in the afternoon’s in the CCI2*-S went to 17-Year-Old Araminta Spencer- Churchill who lead from the start with her impressive dressage score of 26.7 riding her own Neds Legacy. Adorned with her winner’s sash she commented “I was really pleased with her dressage, she led from the start to the end so I was really pleased with that. The cross country was great. My favourite fence was the water, she jumped that really nicely. She gave a really good jump over the first [element of the water], sort of kicked me out of the saddle a bit but, she was great.”  The future looks bright for Araminta who will aim for the 2* Juniors.

Following the impressive young rider was Tom McEwen in second place riding Mrs Deirdre Johnston and Mrs Jane Knight’s, Quintus. Tom, pleased with his horse’s performance said “Quintus was amazing. [He] cruised round inside the time, which was lovely, he’s a big horse, [and] ate up the ground really well.” Tom sung the praises of the grounds team saying “the ground been terrific” and “the sunken road was really nice, there was a few different fences, I just really liked the build-up, I actually thought the water was quite decent with the tall-ish rail going in and then coming out.”

Emily Worsdale successfully steered Kate Sanderson’s Landsbrook Faerie Tale into third place and said “I was really pleased with how she went round the course. The ground has worked well, she’s a cracking pony. She just sailed straight through it [the cross country] and she rode really well. I’m lucky enough to have the pony for this season while her owner is travelling.”

For full results visit – Eventing Scores