There was a nail-biting end to some of the championships of the Beckside Livery dressage series.
The Draper sisters stole the show, winning three out of five classes, with Millie winning the intro and prelim under 16s with her pony Andy on some massive scores.
This left her runaway leader of the intro championship sponsored by Croft Cast signs.
Sister Jess came fourth in the Danny Elliott prelim which was won by Katherine Rayment on her Highland, but Jess still managed to hold her lead in the points to win the championship. She also won the novice class.
Xavia Crossling won the under 14s Stable Style intro on her veteran pony and took the championship after having an impressive four wins out of five.
Alice Smith managed to pop in to do a prelim test and claim the Sherlock’s Tea rooms prelim under 16’ championship before a quick change and heading off to her school prom, after winning three out of her five.
Finally, Lauren Burton riding Jean Clemmits’ Misty Brigg claimed the Millbry Hill novice her lead was so big, it did not matter that she was not placed on the final night.
Organiser Cara Shardlow thanks all sponsors and everyone who supported the series which has doubled in entry numbers this year. More dressage events are due to take place in September.
Results, Croft Castings into class one: 1 Millie Draper, Andy 77.83, 2 Sam Buckle, Summer 70, 3 Vicci Nelson, Cracker col 62 61.3, 4 Anni Bentley, Morigan Etain col 60 61.3, 5 Sammy Curtis, Missy 59.13.
Class 1 Stable Style U14s: 1 Xavia Crossling, Del Boy 71.3, 2 Gabriel Hodgson, Barfield Bradley 66.95, 3 Carina Hankin, Watwith Peeping Tom 62.61, 4 Becky Tookey, King’s Irish Lad 61.3, 5 Sarah Marsden, Merky 60.43.
Class 2 Danny Elliott farrier prelim: 1 Katherine Rayment, Chapelhill Zak 75.91, 2 Millie Draper, Andy 70.91, 3 Alice Smith, Singing Fontino col 56 68.18, 4 Jess Draper, Trixi col 52 68.18, 5 Lauren Burton, Misty Brigg 67.73.
Class 2 16 and under Sherlocks tea rooms: 1 Millie Draper, Andy 70.91, 2 Alice Smith, Singing Fontino col 56 68.18, 3 Sarah Marsden, Merky 64.09, 4 Ellie Sedgewick, Buzz Liteyear 62.73, 5 Becky Tookey, Kings Irish Lad 60.45.
Class 3 Millbry Hill Novice: 1 Jess Draper, Trixi 74.58, 2 Wendy Peers, OG 73.33, 3 Katherine Rayment, Chapelhill Zack 72.91, 4 Lauren Burton, Tonto 70.42, 5 Fiona Barwick, Irish Sun 67.92.