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Andrew Nicholson Wins Bramham
Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England

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Andrew Nicholson
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New Zealander Andrew Nicholson jumped an immaculate clear round in Sunday's show jumping at Bramham International Horse Trials, and moved up into the winners position when overnight leader Ruth Edge incurred 16 penalties dropping her down to fourth place. Sarah Cohen moved up into second place with a clear show jumping round leaving her on her overnight score of 58.8. Moving up into third place was Vicky Tuffs riding her own 14 year old Tudor Romance who had one fence down leaving her with a score of 69.6.

Andrew was riding the 10 year old bay gelding Henry Tankerville, owned by Mr Mark Chamberlayne and Mr Simon Chamberlayne. Sarah was riding Hide & Seek II, another 10 year old bay gelding owned by Mrs Elizabeth Golby.

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Mr. Chamberlayne and groom
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In the Horse Health Pro Am Competition, where a professional rider is paired with an amateur rider, and the lowest combined scores win, was won by Jeanette Brakewell on Burley Wood and Melanie Wilder on Minute Man with a total combined score of 171.6. Second was Ruth Edge on Marsh Mayfly with Aileen Ferrari on Harry Hedgehog with a combined score of 201.1 and in third was Edward Stibbe riding Dusky Moon with Rosie Thomas riding Barry's Best with a combined score of 248.1.

The Rensburg Sheppard Mix & Match Competition proved as exciting as ever for the large crowd of spectators who flocked to Bramham this weekend to enjoy the blazing sunshine and high standard of competition. The Mix & Match was won, for the third year running by Piggy French and Paul Barker who were closely followed by the husband and wife team of Pippa and William Funnell.

Bramham International Horse Trials organiser, George Lane Fox, was presented with a British Equestrian Federation Medal of Honour in recognition of his outstanding services to the sport of eventing. There are three Medals of Honour presented each year across all the equestrian disciplines. Presenting the award, Hugh Thomas, President of the BEF, said "We are delighted to recognise the extraordinary contribution George has made in a number of equestrian spheres, but particularly in hosting the Bramham Horse Trials for the last 32 years".


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