New eventing season opens with a victory for local rider Chelsea Pearce
The British eventing season opened in earnest last Saturday (March 2) at Moreton in Dorset.
One rider making a really good start to the 2019 eventing season at Moreton was Chelsea Pearce who is based near Marlborough.
She rode her eleven year-old grey gelding Kilnaboy Buffet into first place in the Open Novice class. And with her second entry in the class she took Djakota EB into seventh place.
Chelsea was especially pleased with Kilnaboy Buffet's performance - winning on their dressage score of 22.8 with clear rounds in the cross country and the show jumping stages.
Chelsea told marlboroughequestrian.news: “I was delighted with Kilnaboy Buffet’s performance. He is a very good horse, has a great brain and is very obedient in the Dressage, a machine across country and I have been working on his canter to improve the show jumping which was my problem last season."
"There is still work to be done but he has stacks of ability. It was nice to get a win under our belt. I hope to progress to Advance later in the season - all being well.”
It is going to be a very busy season for her. She is at college studying Business and media in Oxford. And, when time allows, she rides out for trainers Warren Greatrex in Lambourn and Jonjo O'Neill near Cheltenham.
At home she work with her three eventing horses - the third is fourteen year-old Albert VI with whom she will be entering Olu21's and 2* competitions this year. To add to her schedule, she has also been schooling the racehorse Pride in Battle who has been recovering from injury and some subsequent setbacks.