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Cheshire’s Grace Takes Centre-Stage

Grace Wallace LIHS 2019

Cheshire rider Grace Wallace enjoyed success on day two of the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show.

Amateur classes took centre-stage at the M&S Bank Arena, and Grace came up trumps with Eau Claire V in the Black Cat Building Consultancy 1.25m two-phase.

Their time in the jump-off section of 30.58 seconds proved just nine hundredths of a second quicker than runner-up Melissa Garry, riding Hotesse.

Third place went to Tony Pearson and Captain Morgan, while Lila Bremner – daughter of impressionist Rory Bremner – took fourth spot aboard Memphis V/D Vaart.

Sunday’s action began with the Jolliffe and Co Amateur A 1.15m two-phase, and it was won by a familiar and successful combination.

Windsor-based Tony Pearson and Berlin are prolific winners on the amateur circuit, with Liverpool proving a happy hunting ground for them in the past.

And so it proved once again as he delivered a Sunday morning sizzler to take a class of 26 starters.

Drawn early, Tony and his tried and tested partner made short work of the jump-off section, clocking 27.68 seconds for a time that only Irish challenger Carol Gee threatened.

Carol, riding Fernhill Splash, ended on 28.73 seconds, with Grace Wallace and Ecarentina finishing third.

 

Liverpool International Horse Show