Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014 by Heather Dodd
Words and pictures by Fiona Scott-Maxwell
Barbury International commenced on the Thursday with the BYEH and local Nicky Roncoroni was 5th in the 4 Year Old class with Monbeg Medlar, in his first outing – and finished on the Sunday with another local Andrew Nicholson completing a hat trick of wins in the CIC*** on Avebury. The weather turned out better than forecast, making the unique XC course look splendid. There was great entertainment on Saturday afternoon with the JCB Champions Challenge. The Jump Jockeys (John Francome, Sam Twiston-Davies, Dickie Johnson and Noel Fehily), finishing in the lead. Local Paul Tapner and Inishmor won The Retraining of Racehorses trophy on Sunday morning.
Gloucestershire’s Nicky Roncoroni and Monbeg Medlar, 5th BYEH 4YO.
Lucinda Fredericks from Wiltshire and Little Britannia, 5th Novice section E – and 7th Novice section G on Britannia Mail (both offspring of Lucinda’s unique mare Headley Britannia).
Austin O’Connor and Lucky Contender, 2nd Novice section G. Austin in based in Oxfordshire
Northamptonshire based Sophie How and Bojangles Hrs, winners of Novice section I.
Daisy Berkeley and Kitubrin Rhapsody, 3rd Novice section H. Daisy is based Gloucestershire
Wiltshire’s David Doel and Miss Caruso, winners CIC** B.
Shropshire based Oliver Townend and Bandit King, 4th CIC** C.
Noel Fehily, Johnny Francome, Dickie Johnson and Sam Twiston-Davies, winning team, JCB Celebrity Challenge;
Sophie Beaty and Pink Gin, 4th CIC** D. Sophie is Northants based.
Andrew Nicholson and Avebury, winners CIC*** for the third time. Horse and rider also hold the Burghley hat trick for 2012, 2013 and 2014.