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Townend Dominates at Festival of British Eventing

Oliver Townend produced a masterful display of eventing as he dominated across the classes at the Festival of British Eventing. Townend won the CIC*** British Open Championships on board Cilnabradden Evo, as well as winning the Advanced competition and coming second in the Intermediate.

A score of 49.5 was enough to see the Shropshire rider become the National Champion at Gatcombe, with France’s Thomas Carlile coming in second and Ireland’s Elizabeth Power in third.

 

Oliver Townend after winning the British Open Championships:

 

Townend finished with three horses in the top five of the Advanced class, eventually winning on board Dunbeau with a score of 37.7.

 

Oliver Townend after winning the Advanced Class:

 

Alexander Whewall was the winner of the Intermediate Championships on board Chakiris Star with a score of 37.7. Oliver Townend finished second with Emily King third.

 

Alexander Whewall after winning the Intermediate Championships:

 

Francis Whittington was the first champion crowned at Gatcombe after his win in the Novice Championships on board Evento. Selina Milnes finished second and Arthur Duffort finished third.

 

Francis Whittington after winning the Novice Championships: