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Adams wins Amlin Plus Eventing Grand Prix
4:30pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in Sport
HALSTEAD’S Zoe Adams gave Hickstead visitors their money’s worth when she won the Amlin Plus Eventing Grand Prix.
Riding Satonamillion, their pair added just five penalty seconds to their fast time of 185.66 seconds.
The 22-year-old finished seventh in this class in 2011 and fifth in 2012, making it third time lucky for the Essex rider.
“The last couple years I’ve been close and I love this class, it’s such an adrenaline rush,” she said.
“The more times you do it, the hungrier you get to win it.
“This is my most prestigious win to date, and it’s always good to win in the International Arena at Hickstead.”
Satonamillion was originally bought to showjump but ended up eventing to two-star level.
“He’s not a fan of the dressage, so we’re back to showjumping now,” Adams said of her gelding, who got his name after his previous owner found a lottery ticket in the back of his pocket.
The Eventing Grand Prix, which is sponsored by bloodstock insurers Amlin, is a unique competition where showjumpers and eventers go head-to-head around a course of showjumps in the International Arena, as well as cross-country fences around Hickstead’s estate.
In total, there are 27 jumps.
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