Mount Group shine at Riding for the Disabled National Championships

Joseph Platt with Spirit his horse and Aaron White EMN-150730-115616002
Joseph Platt with Spirit his horse and Aaron White EMN-150730-115616002
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The Mount Group Riding for the Disabled team did it again as they produced their top form on the national stage.

The Somerby-based team had a very successful weekend at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College with every one of its riders finishing in first or second in their classes.

Christine Durrance (right) EMN-150730-115628002

Christine Durrance (right) EMN-150730-115628002

Julie Clark got the ball rolling aboard her mount Hearnsbrook Mizen.

She secured first place in the PVI (partially visually sighted) class on her way to being crowned overall champion with a score of 69 per cent.

The following day, Vicky Nurcombe rode Fabrication, also known as Harry, to two trophies, winning both of their Grade II classes.

Vicky was also overall champion and achieved the highest dressage marks of the day.

Former soldier Joseph Platt won his intro dressage with his horse Spirit and then finished fifth in the level three show jumping to take the senior combine training title. A great start to what he hopes will be his new career.

Christine Durrance, who has been helping school Joe’s horse, was beaten by a single mark in the Freestyle to Music class and had to settle for second with 69 per cent in what was Spirit’s first-ever attempt at this competition.

In her Championship class, Christine achieved 77.4% on Spirit, who has yet to learn medium trot, to finish second, again by less than a mark.