Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015 by Heather Dodd
Words and pictures by Fiona Scott-Maxwell
Rockingham International Horse Trials sponsored by King West had grown in size this year, with many added events and entertainments. The riders loved the going on the XC course which rode very well. Luxury watchmakers Loomes & Co of Stamford again donated a £9,500 watch to the rider nearest the optimum time in the OI and AI sections. There was a nail biting few moments when Sarah Cohen on Treason, followed swiftly by Mark Todd on NZB Campino, scored the exact same time of 5 mins 6 secs (optimum time was 5 mins 8 secs) so it went down to the collective marks in the dressage, with Mark Todd just winning with a 61 (Sarah was on 59.5).
The Eventing Commentary dream team of Spencer Sturmey, Henry Symington and Clare Prentice were in attendance over the weekend and gave everyone a hugely entertaining commentary.
Mark Todd and NZB Campino
Mark Todd and NZB Campino who won AI section Q and the Loomes watch worth £9,500. Based Wiltshire.
Ginny Howe and Creeslough
Ginny Howe and Creeslough who were 4th in OI section O. Based Oxfordshire.
Piggy French and Obos Cooley
Piggy French and Obos Cooley who were 2nd in AI Section Q. Based Leicestershire.
Nicky Roncoroni and Watts Burn,
Nicky Roncoroni and Watts Burn who were 5th in AI Section Q. Based Gloucestershire.
Sarah Parkes and Definitely Blue
Sarah Parkes and Definitely Blue who won OI section O. Based Warwickshire.
Blyth Tait and Leo Distinction
Blyth Tait and Leo Distinction who were 6th in OI section O. Based Gloucestershire.
Dominic Ruane and Birchcol Rock Idol
Dominic Ruane and Birchcol Rock Idol who were 11th in OI section O. Based Gloucestershire.
Vittoria Panizzon and Borough Penny Z
Vittoria Panizzon and Borough Penny Z who 10th in OI section P. Based Gloucestershire.
Tom McEwen and Cuarento
Tom McEwen and Cuarento who won Int section M. Based Wiltshire.