Team Bates at british dressage winter championships 2016

April 26, 2016 9:43 am by
Posted in Jo Bates, News, Riders, Sponsored riders
Team Bates headed off to Hartpury at the beginning of April to compete in the British Dressage Winter Championships. On Wednesday, the first day of competition, Cambridge and Holly were 7th in the Advanced Medium Restricted Championship. They were the first to go and a rode a good test with a couple of minor mistakes. Jo said “He was a little underpowered so plenty of room for improvement but it is amazing to think that a year ago he was on box rest due to stress cracks in his feet and we were unsure whether we would ever resolve the situation. He had a year off but we all believed in him and through endless patience and diligence we now have a fabulous horse to train on with and good feet to boot!”


Holly Bates and Chambridge, 7th in Advanced Medium Restricted 
at British Dressage Winter Championship 2016
The second day of competition saw Dorando, owned by Ali Fernyhough, and Holly compete in the Elementary Open. “They did a great test to finish 8th on 69.06. He was incredibly brave and well behaved in the atmosphere and we are very proud of him especially as he is just rising 6 years of age. Still room for improvement but what a clever talented young chap!” Said Jo.
Fantastic results, well done to all the team. 2016 looks set to be an exciting year for Jo and Holly, best of luck to you from all the team at Absorbine UK.