Chloe lands top ten finish at International Eventing Trial

NTU Equestrian scholar Chloe Pearson is celebrating a top ten finish at Bicton International Horse Trials this month.

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NTU Equestrian scholar Chloe Pearson is celebrating a top ten finish at Bicton International Horse Trials this month.

Chloe was able to qualify her own horse Benvenuto Hattricks Hotsocks, Hattie at home, and another horse named Galwaybay Donna, on behalf of her owner, for Bicton International Horse Trials 17-21 October.

Qualification for events of this calibre is no easy feat. Chloe needed to place at six national level events at Novice and Intermediate level to do so.

The NTU Scholar not only qualified for but made her mark at the prestigious event, which sees riders from all over the world compete in three disciplines; Show Jumping, Dressage and Cross Country. She placed 10th out of 70 other riders in the CCl1* category on Hattie, and 44th out of 100 on Donna in the ClC1*.

Chloe has also had a brilliant year with the University Equestrian team, as NTU rode into first place at the BUCS National competition back in June.

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Chloe got the team off to a flying start in the Dressage to progress through the rounds and win the national final, with a beautifully ridden medium level freestyle test to music. This was immediately followed by another medium level test which Chloe completed cleanly, from memory.

The talented scholar is now in her final year studying BSc Equine Sports Science, with sights firmly set on making top-level Evening her full time career.

Chloe said: “I’m over the moon with how the two horses have come on this season, it is Hattie’s 2nd season Eventing and Donna’s 1st Season Eventing.

“They have both progressed so well and am proud that I have trained them myself to this level. On Hattie I now have my qualification to compete at CCI2* level next season which means I can Trial for the Young Rider Team next year.

“I have been riding since I was 9 but didn’t start Eventing until I was 15 as never had the horsepower, and my parents were never into Eventing.

“Long term I want to make Eventing my career and aim to get to the very top of the sport. By that I mean to ride at 4* level and represent my country.

“Next season my aim is to complete a CCI2* and trial for the Young Riders team, I would also like to complete my first Advanced National Level with Hattie.”

NTU Sport are very proud to have talented young student athletes making huge achievements in their sport, and look forward to new heights for Chloe next season.

Chloe lands top ten finish at International Eventing Trial

Published on 25 October 2018
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