Hartpury College 14 – Ealing Trailfinders 33
The scoreline scarcely reflected the balance of play, as Hartpury found out the hard way that success in the ‘red zone’ counts for a lot more than ascendancy in other areas of the pitch.
There was a happy return home for Hartpury-bred Hartpury Sky is the Limit when the eight-year-old shone at last week’s NAF Five Star Hartpury International Horse Trials.
Former Hartpury student and England Sevens try machine, Dan Norton, has been playing a big part in inspiring the next generation of sevens talent with his professional advice and training at a unique academy run at the college.
Saturday’s overnight leader Thomas Carlile edged out Pippa Funnell to claim the Magic CCI 2* title in tight fashion after a third fence refusal penalty in the showjumping at the Hartpury Horse trials.
The thrills and spills of cross country day brought the CIC 3* to a fantastic finish, with William Fox-Pitt and Bay My Hero’s untouchable performance during the showjumping and cross country phases, securing the top spot.
The rain didn’t stop the dressage superstars from dazzling the brave bank of spectators on day three of the NAF Five Star Hartpury International Horse Trials.
Hartpury’s A-level students are gearing up for their next adventure following another outstanding year of results at the college.
Three day eventing superstar, Pippa Funnell MBE, lived up to her towering reputation in the Superflex CIC*** at the second day of the NAF Five Star Hartpury International Horse Trials.