In what was only Sir John Peace’s ‘Caunton First Class’s’ second ever outing, she certainly did not disappoint leading from start to finish in the Bramham Burghley Young Event Horse 5yo qualifier. Having now secured her place for the final at Burghley, she will prepare for her first BE100 outing.
Matthew scored a 1,2,3 in the Open Intermediate at Floors Castle International Horse trials early in May, Prince Mayo retaining his trophy from last year for Sir John Peace and Charlotte Cole.
Matthew has two new horses joining his yard, the 4yo Westphalian Eventing Champion Mare, Caunton First Class. Amy will make her debut at the BYEH 5yo class at Floors Castle and is by the great Amiro Z.
The other new addition is Caunton Manor Stud’s exciting new stallion Comfort. He will be set to make an Eventing debut in the Summer and will jump at Houghton and Bramham in the BS classes.
The 2019 season got underway in great style, with Matthew and new ride Rapide GII picking up a win in the Open Intermediate section. This was a great fact finding mission for this new partnership.
All other horses were in equally as good form with Prince Mayo picking up 6th place in the same section. DHI Paparazzi finished 10th on a steady clear and new ride Rocktop Rebel was 4th in the BE100.
It was then onto Belton Horse Trials with three Open Intermediates, all of which produced three clear cross country rounds. Rapide GII picking up another rosette in a very strong Open Intermediate section in 9th place.
Three Day preparation is coming along nicely and most horses will be heading to Burnham Market.
This Thursday myself and Springfern Sporthorses own Niall Fergusson will be championing for the Time To Talk campaign. On the 7th February, Time To Talk wants to encourage people to not be embarrassed and speak openly about mental health issues or seek help. Niall will be asking me any questions people may want answering or want to hear a discussion about. And together we will discuss all issues related to mental health and how we both dealt with our own problems individually. If you have any questions for myself and Niall or would like some advice, please email them to email@example.com or send them through the Matthew Wright Eventing page. We will endeavour to answer as many as possible. #stopthestigma #timetochange #timetotalk#timetotacklementalhealth #smalltalksaveslives
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