Aston-Le-Walls Horse Trials (4) 2020

Words & Photos by Julian Portch

Aston-Le-Walls (4) Horse Trials consisted of four days of action with 25 sections from BE90 up to Advanced. Previously, two additional days of action had been added under Aston-Le-Walls (X) to accommodate for the number of competitors wishing to compete. On my arrival on the Thursday, the temperature had dropped by 10 degrees, from the early 30s to the more comfortable late teens.

 

However, two hours of thunderstorms bought torrential rain from 1pm to 3pm. The Advanced riders carried on regardless.

 

The next day, the ground had stood up remarkably well, a great testament to the team at Aston-Le-Walls.

 

We covered 9 hours of cross country for all 4 days and have ended up with some amazing images.

Kitty King on CRISTAL FONTAINE (29)

Kitty King on CRISTAL FONTAINE (29)

Section A1 Advanced 8 & 9 Year Olds Photo by Julian Portch

Hector Payne on DYNASTY (52)

Hector Payne on DYNASTY (52)

Section B1 Advanced Photo by Julian Portch

Kitty King on CEYLOR L A N (103)

Kitty King on CEYLOR L A N (103)

Section C1 Advanced Photo by Julian Portch

Pippa Funnell on BILLY WALK ON (160).

Pippa Funnell on BILLY WALK ON (160).

Section D Advanced Photo by Julian Portch

Mollie Summerland on CHARLY VAN TER HEIDEN (230)5

Mollie Summerland on CHARLY VAN TER HEIDEN (230)5

Section E Advanced U18 Photo by Julian Portch

Izzy Taylor on ROMANTIC (258)

Izzy Taylor on ROMANTIC (258)

Section F Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Yasmin Olsson-Sanderson on INCHELLO DHI (317)

Yasmin Olsson-Sanderson on INCHELLO DHI (317)

Section G Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

John-Paul Sheffield on SCHINDLERS BOY (356)

John-Paul Sheffield on SCHINDLERS BOY (356)

Section H Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Harry Horton on MAYBE THIS TIME II (414)

Harry Horton on MAYBE THIS TIME II (414)

Section I Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Sara Bowe on KILCOLTRIM (470)

Sara Bowe on KILCOLTRIM (470)

Section J Open Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Piggy March on BROOKFIELD CAVALIER CRUISE (536)

Piggy March on BROOKFIELD CAVALIER CRUISE (536)

Section K Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Sophie Byfor on HANDSOM (590)

Sophie Byfor on HANDSOM (590)

Section L Intermediate Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Matthew Heath on TANGANYIKA II (628)

Matthew Heath on TANGANYIKA II (628)

Section M Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Anthony Clark on SWELL TOUCHDUN (670)

Anthony Clark on SWELL TOUCHDUN (670)

Section N Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Eliza Stoddart on PRIORSPARK PRECOCIOUS (702)

Eliza Stoddart on PRIORSPARK PRECOCIOUS (702)

Section O Open Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Henry Hobby on GREENHALL JAY (769)

Henry Hobby on GREENHALL JAY (769)

Section P Open NoviceU18 Photo by Julian Portch

Will Rawlin on STARDOM (835)

Will Rawlin on STARDOM (835)

Section Q Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Finn Healy on MIDNIGHT DANCER II (872)

Finn Healy on MIDNIGHT DANCER II (872)

Section R Pony Trial Photo by Julian Portch

Vicky Tuffs on KOGOLA (913)

Vicky Tuffs on KOGOLA (913)

Section S 5 Year Olds Photo by Julian Portch

Imogen Murray on STRANDHILL BOY (951)

Imogen Murray on STRANDHILL BOY (951)

Section T BE100 Photo by Julian Portch

Sophia Marston on MGH APRIL (1006)

Sophia Marston on MGH APRIL (1006)

Section U BE100 Open Photo by Julian Portch

Elise Howard on JUST DILLY (1087)

Elise Howard on JUST DILLY (1087)

Section V BE100 Photo by Julian Portch

Sophie Westmore on CALCOURT LEONARDO (1126)

Sophie Westmore on CALCOURT LEONARDO (1126)

Section W BE90 Photo by Julian Portch

Vaso Katsea on TEAMAR (1156)

Vaso Katsea on TEAMAR (1156)

Section X BE90 Open Photo by Julian Portch

Aimee Swinton-Clark on WHITETREE COOLEY (1231)

Aimee Swinton-Clark on WHITETREE COOLEY (1231)

Section Y BE90 Photo by Julian Portch