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Carl and Brioso Take Centre Stage at Bolesworth International

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2019 by Sasha Melia

British dressage star Carl Hester brought the curtain down on day one at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show with a stylish victory.
Gloucestershire-based Carl, one of the sport’s biggest names, won the Intermediate 1 freestyle to music class, sponsored by British Dressage.

Riding Brioso, a score of 78.520% saw him head up a 14-strong field, with Portugal’s Luis Principe taking second spot aboard R.S Raphael on 75.800%.

Jessica Dunn and Alicante Valley secured third with a score of 74.205%, just in front of fourth-placed Alice Oppenheimer and Headmore Davina on 74.165%.

Cheshire rider Sarah Higgins dominated the British Dressage Advanced Medium class, sponsored by Rawson Digital, as she continued a rich vein of form.

Sarah, who is based an hour away from Bolesworth in Knutsford, finished first and second.

She topped the leaderboard on 10-year-old gelding Elixer after posting a score of 70.526%, and filled the runners-up spot with Easter Bunny II on 68.947%.

Third place went to Emma Woolley, riding Retro Hit, on 68.882%.

580 - Sarah Higgins (GBR) & Elixer - Digital - D06 - British Dressage Advanced Medium 98 - The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show 2019

580 – Sarah Higgins (GBR) & Elixer – Digital – D06 – British Dressage Advanced Medium 98 – The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show 2019

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