Well-built additions should raise the bar at Derwent Hunt event

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THE Derwent Hunt are running their 2013 Show Cross competition on Sunday, September 15 – held at Carr Farm in Wykeham by kind permission of the Dawnay Estate and the Shepherd family.

The showjumping and cross-country competition attracted over 100 entries last year with organisers hoping that tally can be bettered still in 2013’s renewal.

The cross-country course covers mature grassland and includes a water complex.

There are some well-built fence additions to the course this year. Classes will start at 10am, and will include a clear round, lead rein 1ft 6ins, novice 2ft 3ins, intermediate 2ft 6ins and open class 2ft 9ins-plus. Pre-entry is recommended although entries on the day will also be accepted.

Homemade food will be available on the day and an assortment of tradestands will also be exhibiting.

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n A South Lincolnshire para-dressage rider successfully flew the flag for Canada at the recent CPEDI2* at Bishop Burton.

Bert Sheffield, who has dual nationality, won the team and individual Grade 3 test – achieving the highest scores across all the grades in the set tests on her own horse Wonderboy. Sheffield also took second place in the Freestyle and was only beaten by .07 per cent. It was certainly the Canadians’ competition with Team Canada also taking the crown in all the Grade 2 tests including the Freestyle.

Ashley Gowanlock won the Grade 1b set tests with Lauren Barwick also the highest scoring foreign rider.

A delighted Sheffield said: “Being a member of the Canadian European Team has been an amazing experience and I’ve loved every minute. I’ve learnt a lot and it has also been great for the horses too.”

Sheffield has already qualified for the World Equestrian Games 2014, which will take place in Normandy, France. Sheffield chose to ride for Canada believing there would be more opportunities on offer for her to ride in international competitions.