Great Britain selection up for grabs as dressage duo impress at Addington

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Two Hartpury dressage riders are one step closer to Great Britain selection following a number of encouraging results – most recently at Addington Manor.

Lily Hewitt and Francesca Bradley, both 20, impressed in the Young Rider Team Test at the High Profile Dressage show held at Buckinghamshire’s Addington Manor – one of the key competition dates on the pair’s calendar.

Hewitt, a first year Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree student, finished in second place riding Sir Charlie Chaplain, scoring 65.79%, while Equine Science student, Bradley, claimed fourth spot with 62.96% on board Baldovino.

With both riders working towards Great Britain selection, Bradley followed up her opening day result with a sixth place finish in the PSG Freestyle to Music, scoring 67.88% in an event filled with senior riders.

Lizzel Winter, Hartpury’s Equine Academy Director, said: “Both Lily and Fran have both performed extremely well at a high level competition in tough events and it’s great to see some encouraging results from the two of them.

“They are both working hard here at Hartpury to improve as they look ahead to Great Britain selection so it was great to see positive results.

“We’ll keep working hard with the girls to make sure they keep improving and will of course support them all the way towards their bid for international selection.”

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