Posted on Saturday, December 6, 2014 by Heather Dodd
Nigel and Ann Taylor put on their usual excellent July horse trials over 3 very full days. Anyone who is anyone in the Eventing world was there! Even those who had been over to the Aachen CICO*** turned up on the Sunday to run their Intermediate horses and this included local girl Izzy Taylor who was the best of the Brits at Aachen, coming 4th. Izzy won an OI and was 2nd in 2 other OIs and 7th in another.
The most impressive all weather surface at Aston made for a perfect surface for the Dressage where there were 3 arenas. Endless sunshine and luck with a hefty storm that circled Aston on the Saturday but didn’t unleash torrential rain on the event, helped make for a very good 3 days of Eventing.
Eliza Stoddart and Priorspark Opposition Free who were 8th in Novice section D; Eliza was also 2nd on Rich Junior K in Novice section B. She is based in Leicestershire.
Oxfordshire based Izzy Taylor and Rathmoyle King who won OI section R. Izzy was 2nd on Thistledown Poposki in OI section P; 2nd on Its Chico in OI section R and 7th on KBIS Briarlands Matilda in OI section P.
Laura Collett and Pamero 4 who were 3rd in their first Advanced. Laura was also 2nd on Sannanvalley Justice in Int section T; 4th on Controe in Int section S; 6th on Cooley Again in Novice section E; and 6th on Mr Bass in Novice section F. She is based in Berkshire.
Bill Levett from Gloucestershire, and Silk Stone who won Advanced section I. Bill was also 9th on Scarlett O Tara in Int section N.
Oliver Townend and Shearwater Touchingwood who won Advanced section H, the 8/9 Year Olds. Oliver was also 2nd on BGS Captain Morgan in Int section L; 3rd on Peruising in Int section S; 4th on Pepper Anne in Advanced section J and 5th on Kanga Rouge in Novice section A. He is based in Shropshire.
Wiltshire’s Coral Keen and Aphrodisiac who won OI section P.
Austin O’Connor from Oxfordshire and Ringwood Mississippi were 2nd in Advanced section J.