The fifth and penultimate leg of the Event Rider Masters, ERM, took place at Millstreet International Horse trials on the 23rd and 24th August 2019.
1 – Lucy Jackson – Superstition
2 – Sam Watson – Imperial Sky
3 – Alexander Bragg – Zagreb
4 – Sarah Ennis – Horseware Stellor Rebound
5 – Emily King – Brookleigh
6 – Sarah Cohen – Treason
7 – Carlos Parro – Calcourt Landline
8 – Christopher Burton – Graf Liberty
9 – Kevin McNab – Willunga
10 – Gireg le Coz – Aisprit de la Loge
After dressage Lucy was in fourth place with a score of 26.4 and then jumped a clear round in the showjumping. Jumping clear cross country with only 2 seconds added to the optimum time meant that Lucy and Superstition won Millstreet International Horse Trials by a 0/3 penalty margin.
Winner Lucky Jackson said after the event “I’ve never been on the top spot of a podium, and I can’t tell you how good it feels – it’s absolutely fantastic” – Lucy also finished in 3rd place at the first leg of the ERM at Chatsworth.
“It’s huge pressure having a point-to-point rider as an other half,” Lucy joked. “The whole way around I was thinking, ‘don’t be slow – don’t be slow!’ I’m not known for being fast, but the little horse is a superstar. There’ll be a lot of drinking in the pub this afternoon!”
The Event Rider Masters, ERM, final event takes place at Concours Complet International Lignieres en Berry on 5th and 6th October 2019. At the top of the 2019 rankings leader board in joint 1st place is Christopher Burton and Bill Levett with Gireg le Coz in 3rd place, Badminton 2018 winner Jonelle Price in 4th place and Sarah Cohen lying in 5th place. There is less than 10 points between the top 5 places and everything to place for in October in France at the last leg of the series.