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Sarratt dressage rider Coakley qualifies for National Championships
Sarratt dressage rider Daisy Coakley has won the Novice Open title to qualify for the National Championships next month.
Coakley, 20, will ride two horses, Bing – owned by Melise Witkin and Judy Firmstom-Williams – and six-year-old KWPN Cleopatra II – owned by Firmston-Williams – in the National Championships at Stoneleigh Park in September after qualifying strongly.
Riding Bing at the Addington Regionals last, the pair achieved a score of 75 per cent to win the Novice Open, sending them to next month’s National Championships.
That success came after qualifying for the Championships with Cleopatra II by winning the elementary class at the Keysoe Regionals July 26 with scores of 76 and 74 per cent.
“I have now won eight out of ten British Dressage Regionals, been to the British Dressage Nationals twice and am now heading there again this summer, having qualified two horses on really high scores, 76, 75 and 74 per cent,” said Coakley.
Having only taken up dressage in February of last year, Coakley’s success has taken her by surprise: “I can’t believe how it’s all taken off, I am so lucky to have the ride on these phenomenal horses.”
Coakley’s calendar for the rest of 2013 is full, with the Weston Park Festival of Youth to follow in October as well as being selected as part of the Great Britain Young Rider Event Programme, with another horse, Urbanus II.
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