Andrew Gould and Gareth Hughes have shown to be in command over their competitors at the 2006 British Dressage Winter Championships, sponsored by Horse and Hound.
In the advanced medium class, Australian born Gareth Hughes beat the invincible pair Damian Hallam and Spirit Freedom. Aboard Rebecca Patmore's 8-year old Korenbloem Sandman (by Jazz), Hughes won the Advanced Medium and Medium Open division. Hallam, who rode his 2005 World Young Horse Reserve Champion to a second place, stated that a virus kept Spirit from being his best.
Andrew Gould reigned supreme on the 18 hands high KWPN branded Numero Uno, winning the Prix St Georges freestyle and Intermediaire I freestyle.
“ It's been a long old wait to get another title,” said Andrew. “Numero Uno's a big horse (18hh) and takes some balancing. Last year he was still quite weak, but is now much more established," Gould told Horse and Hound.
Source: Horse and Hound
Photo courtesy: Aspen Dressage
Official website: British Dressage Winter Championships
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