Moreton (2) Horse Trials (8th and 9th August 2020)

Words & Photos by Julian Portch

Moreton Horse Trials is held at the Moreton Equestrian Centre in Dorset and this was my first visit. What a lovely surprise was in store. Everyone there was ready to have a good Horse Trails. Friendly Organisers, Officials, Volunteers and Competitors.

The weather was vey hot, but we all know that. A part from one 7 minute hold, due to a fall, the two days ran smoothly and on time. Beautiful countryside and a lovely cross country course. I particularly liked the water complex, with jumps in for all classes and at least 5 strides through the water.

It was also good to see Mary King, Zara Tindall, Andrew Nicholson and William Fox-Pitt on their young horses. If you haven’t competed at Moreton, as it might just be 1 hour too far away, take that extra step and go there. You will not be disappointed. BE80(T) through to Novice sections.

Andrew Nicholson on Erin (03)

Andrew Nicholson on Erin (03)

Section A BE100 Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Emily Weeks on CORKER BUACHAILL (77).

Emily Weeks on CORKER BUACHAILL (77).

Section B BE100 Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Beckie Smith on COOLMINGA STAR (102).

Beckie Smith on COOLMINGA STAR (102).

Section C BE100 Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Ellouise Bragg on BLOOMFIELDTIGER TWO (157)

Ellouise Bragg on BLOOMFIELDTIGER TWO (157)

Section D BE100 Open Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Becca Midwinter on MARSTONPARK LUPINA (218)

Becca Midwinter on MARSTONPARK LUPINA (218)

Section E Open Novice Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Melissa Joannides on PROMETHEUS II (279)

Melissa Joannides on PROMETHEUS II (279)

Section F Novice Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Vicky Tuffs on MISTER BOND II (311)

Vicky Tuffs on MISTER BOND II (311)

Section G Novice Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Padraig Mccarthy on ICONIC (365)

Padraig Mccarthy on ICONIC (365)

Section H Novice Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Vicky Tuffs on KOGOLA (414)

Vicky Tuffs on KOGOLA (414)

Section I BE90 Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Alexa Palmer on BELCARE WARRIOR (460)

Alexa Palmer on BELCARE WARRIOR (460)

Section J BE90 Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Vicky Tuffs on KING (541)

Vicky Tuffs on KING (541)

Section K BE90 Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Michelle Phillips on PIPPIN TITANIA (555)

Michelle Phillips on PIPPIN TITANIA (555)

Section L BE90 Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Hannah Rogers on HCB HONEY (609)

Hannah Rogers on HCB HONEY (609)

Section M BE80RF Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Rebecca Brown on RATHMORRISSEY RANSOM (672)

Rebecca Brown on RATHMORRISSEY RANSOM (672)

Section N BE80(T) Winner Photo by Julian Portch

Natalie Anscombe on GEORGE XVI (714)

Natalie Anscombe on GEORGE XVI (714)

Section O BE80(T) Winner Photo by Julian Portch