Equi-Trek Elementary Champions Crowned at British Dressage Winter Championships
1st May 2023
The Equi-Trek Elementary Gold and Silver Championships were hotly contested at the British Dressage Winter National Championships, held at Hartpury.
Dannie Morgan riding Kristina Rausing’s, Vive la Reinne VH was victorious in the Equi-Trek Elementary Gold to round off a hugely successful week, taking his fourth title at the championships.
The Southampton based rider praised the talented mare following a fantastic performance in a difficult test to finish on a score of 74.84%.
“She showed a lovely way of going today, I think the Elementary 59 is quite a tricky test for inexperienced horses because there’s lots of transitions. I was really pleased with her, she was slightly tired on the day, so it was amazing to get that score,” said Dannie.
Virginia De Senneville riding Claire Wyatt’s, Fire Kracka took the Equi-Trek Elementary Silver Winter Championship title on 71.20%, with the stallion certainly living up to his name.
The six-year-old has been a rising star on the circuit since 2022 and the win marks a step in the right direction as the duo look to rise up the ranks, following their success at the 2022 championship.
“I’m super proud of him, he gives his best every single time. As soon as I get on he’s so focused, he’s fully there and he never looks at anything,” said Virginia.
Photo Credit: © Kevin Sparrow Photography / British Dressage