Great Britain’s Kate Atkinson amazing Endurance Ride
The last of Euston Park Endurance Rides presented by Longines and supported by Emirates Airlines, was the largest to date, with 81 riders starting on the morning of Saturday 13th August 2016’s ride. The four classes saw three wins for the United Arab Emirates and one for Great Britain in what was the final of four rides and the HH Sh. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival.
Photo: Great Britain’s Kate Atkinson riding Tannasg Psyches Realm
Great Britain’s Kate Atkinson (19) from Clitheroe, Lancashire riding Tannasg Psyches Realm put in an amazing performance in her first ride in the popular Young Rider’s CEI2* 120km, which had a starting line-up of 15 riders. The Brit put in a steady performance with consistently fast times meaning she was ahead on each loop and finished first in almost exactly six hours, with an average speed of 19.95kph and a qualification for next year’s Junior World Championships in Italy, as well as scooping top prize in the Best Condition Award.
The FEI ride drew entries from 17 nations including Australia, France, Pakistan and Sweden and once again comprised four classes: the CEI1* 80km, CEI2* 120km (Young Rider and senior classes) and the CEI3* 160km. Conditions remained consistent all day and the organisers’ decision to drop the yellow loop was proven correct as the rest of the course rode extremely well.
Full results can be found at www.eustonparkendurance.co.uk