British-owned part arabian leads eventing rankings

Jodie Amos (GBR) and Wise Crack in the CCI3* at Bramham. © Mike Bain
Jodie Amos and Wise Crack in the CCI3* at Bramham. © Mike Bain

A third place finish in the CCI3* at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials has put Jodie Amos and her part arabian Wise Crack on the top of the Britannia League eventing leaderboard.

Wise Crack is owned by Nicola Coates and Amos, who hails from Southam in Warwickshire. They have had a stellar season, with more than 300 British Eventing points, with placings including fourth at Burnham Market CIC3*, seventh at Chatsworth CIC3*, and fifth at Bramham CCI3*.

The league recognises successful British eventing riders and owners. Amos and Wise Crack, a 10-year-old by the Russian bred purebred arabian Phormative and from the Irish Sport Horse mare Jokeress, top the rankings with 197 points, ahead of Blenheim CCI3* winner Francis Whittington and Catherine Witt’s Easy Target with 183 points.

Whittington and Easy Target are the 2014 British National Champions, having also been runners up at the Barbury Castle CIC3*. Their Blenheim victory, however, was the biggest win of the rider’s career.

No British-owned horses are entered for Montilebretti which leaves just Waregem and Boekelo where the Britannia League leaderboard can now change.

The is open to horse and British rider combinations who have not competed under the British flag at Senior Championship level.

The owner of the leading horse at the end of the season will be presented with a bronze trophy, while the leading rider will receive a £5000 bursary. Second and third placed riders will receive £3000 and £1000 respectively.

Blenheim CCI3* winners Frances Whittington and Easy Target.
Blenheim CCI3* winners Frances Whittington and Easy Target are currently second in the Britannia League. © Nigel Goddard/KSDigital Photography

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