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SHOW REPORT

Brighton Horse Driving Trials

Peter Blackman reports from the thirtieth and final running of Brighton Horse Driving Trials

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his year is the 30th and last time the Brighton Horse Driving Trials will take place in Stanmer Park. A combination of the rising costs of staging the event, a lack of volunteer labour to help with the marathon obstacles and the increasing costs of diesel for competitors has forced the hand of the organisers. Although they are investigating other venues, the event will be sorely missed.

Winner of the Open Horse class, Nigel Chandler is driving Jaguar whom he co-owns with the Duchess of Richmond. Jaguar is a KWPN gelding to a Fenix Flyer vehicle.

Well known carriage driver Malcolm Ladell from Surrey, with Adam Wylie as backstepper, in the Intermediate Horse class, where they finished fourth. Malcolm is driving Rooney, a Clydesdale X gelding to a Fenix Flyer vehicle.

Robert Cox from East Sussex is driving Taz, a Gelderlander gelding to a Hartland, third Intermediate Horse.

Winner of the intermediate horse class is Sonny Hillier from Sheerness driving Pepper, a NF/Welsh D gelding, owned by Ms Sheila Brown, to a Bennington BX4 vehicle.

Second place in the Open Horse class, Frances Collings from Sussex driving Lunsford Lizzie, a Welsh D mare to a Bennington vehicle.

Jane Lamb from Kent driving Vivaldi, a KWPN gelding to a Van Den Heuval marathon vehicle, to win the Advanced Horse class.

Sue Botley from Maidstone in Kent, driving her pair of KWPN geldings to a De Laat vehicle in the Advanced Horse Pairs, they finished second.

Hampshire based Cathy Willis approaches obstacle 1 in the Marathon phase of the Open Pony class. Cathy is driving Saffron, a Welsh X mare to a Kutzmann vehicle and was placed fifth overall.

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