Celebrations all round for Tookeys in final dressage

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The Tookey family had plenty of reason to celebrate in a nail-biting end to the Whitby area’s Horslyx-sponsored dressage competition.

It was a family affair in the first three championships.Melanie Tookey, who was celebrating her birthday at the time, took the intro championship riding her youngster Musto.

It was made even more of a celebration though as her daughter Becky won both junior sections on the night, riding George to claim both junior championships.

The family took a carload of goodies from Horslyx home with them.

Alice Smith had one of the tightest fought competitions in the Prelim and PYO classes where no mistakes could be made.

She was top of the leader board going into the last competition, putting the pressure on, but produced a lovely test to come out champion.

Alice also won the PYO class which had an incredibly high standard and the top six had nothing between them.

Even in the one heavy rain storm, she held her nerve and came out on top.

Cara Shardlow of Beckside Livery Stables, Sneatonthorpe, said the final event of the series was “a very exciting one” with the points being incredibly close.

“Well done to everyone who competed in the series and a huge thank you to helpers and our sponsors Horslyx..

“Look out for more dates later in the summer.”

RESULTS, CLASS 1 (top five)

1 Leanne Cameron, Cariad, 71.3; 2 Tracy Squire, 70.87; 3 Mel Tookey, Musto, 70.22; 4 Christina Collinson, Rupert, 69.57; 5 Jane Wooding, Ruby, 69.35.


1 Becky Tookey, George U14, 68.91; 2 Grace Hankin, Waitwith Peeping Tom U14, 67.39; 3 Abi Parkes, Saturn U14, 66.3; 4 Ruth Chadfield, 65; 5 Carina Hankin, Toby U14, 64.57.


1 Tracy Squire 70.4; 2 Mel Tookey, Musto, 70.2; 3 Alice Smith, Sparky, 69; 4 Rachel Barker, Jersey Black Night, 67.8; 5 Anne Owen Mara Va Tout 66.8.

16 & UNDER

1 Becky Tookey, George U16, 68.8; 2 Ellie Craven, Bentleys Courvoisier Blue Royal, 68.6; 3 Ellie Sedgwick, Peachy U16, 67.8; 4 Briege Robertson Lilly U16, 66.8; 5 Briege Robertson, Hector, 64.4.


1 Ellie Sedgwick, Peachy, 71.46; 2 Alice Smith, Sparky, 70.42; 3 Jill Collier, Georgina 70; 4 Ellie Craven, Bentleys Courvoisier Blue Royal, 69.58; 5 Katherine Rayment, Zak, 69.53.