Tim's star effort at Weston Park

PUBLISHED: 13:30 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:27 15 June 2010

TIM ROGERS, 16, a pupil at Woodroffe School, finished ninth in the Young Rider U21 Championships CCI, a two star event held at Weston Park, Shropshire.

TIM ROGERS, 16, a pupil at Woodroffe School, finished ninth in the Young Rider U21 Championships CCI, a two star event held at Weston Park, Shropshire.He was riding Corrieview Owen and was the youngest rider in the top 10. He had an early draw which was a disadvantage both on dressage day - where scores generally rise as the day goes on - and cross country where the five riders before him didn't finish the course! While not scoring quite as well as he usually does, the standard of dressage was very high and Tim, who lives near Axminster, was satisfied with his result in that phase. Cross country day dawned and he was waiting at the start of a very big course in the knowledge that the five before him had either retired, been eliminated or had compulsory elimination as the result of a fall. Undeterred Tim and Owen enjoyed a great round, finishing with just 9.6 time penalties. The course had been moved to a different area in the park due to the V Festival being held there, and it was very hilly and challenging, Owen's fitness paying off. The final day's showjumping course had a tight time, causing an unusually large number of time faults. Tim and Owen had one fence down but were inside the time to earn ninth place. Tim's mother, Jane, said: "It was a great finish to a successful eventing season. It was a tough event but Owen finished strongly as he is very fit. Tim really enjoyed himself.


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