THE NORTH & East Yorkshire Group of Endurance GB hosted the Baileys Horse Feeds Northern Championships for the third and final year last month, before it is hosted by Durham and Teesside.

There was a gentle breeze to keep the horses cool,which resulted in a host of Grade 1s The Hambleton Hundred was run as a CR over 2 days, 63km on Saturday followed by 42km on Sunday. Placings were then determined by Performance Formula.

13 combinations set out, with 12 completing on Sunday afternoon.

Cheryl Wallace and the evergreen Wrightfield Omar (20yrs) were winners of the FancyThat Memorial Trophy. They completed at a speed of 13.76kph with a finishing pulse of 36, achieving 48.33PF points.

Hot on their heels was Catriona Moon and her French bred mare Leila.Thiscombinationhadsetthe pace all weekend finishing at 17.55kph; a final heart rate of 55 put them in second place with 45.45 points. Catriona was the highest placed northern rider and hencecrownedNorthernChampion.

Third place went to Laura Dickens and Jimmy Macaroni.

The vets were particularly impressed with Molly Corcoran’s Pillheath Royal Paddy, who at only 13hh looked fresh. The 84km Drover’s Dash was won by Amber Sole, partnering Basford Showman.

They took home the Gamekeepers Trophy and again a great selection of prizes from Baileys.

Second place was awarded to Tricia Hirst and Madryn Daraska, with Karen Corr on Jalaal Ibn Krayaan in third.

The 2 day 84km Dialstone Experience saw two chestnut mares taking the honours. In first place was Frances Lazenby’s Numizmatika followed closely by Ann Aldridge’s Mycathlly Golden Sunshine.