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Wanstead's Julie Beckwith qualifies for next year’s Petplan Equine Area Festivals Championships
10:00am Sunday 15th September 2013 in Sport
A Wanstead horse rider has qualified for next year’s Petplan Equine Area Festivals Championships after finishing first in a Novice Open level in a qualifying event.
Julie Beckwith, riding her own five-year-old, 17hh gelding Keystone Washington, claimed a winning percentage of 73.06 at Norton Heath Equestrian Centre in Essex.
Beckwith will join eight other dressage riders at the Championships, which take place at Hartpury Arena in Gloucestershire next April.
The Area Festivals are a series of 18 dressage competitions that take place from August to November 2013 and have been running since 1999.
Charlotte Collyer, Petplan Equine’s Marketing Executive, said: "It’s always such a pleasure to see these talented amateur dressage horse and rider combinations doing so well on the big stage.
"We wish all those who have qualified here at Norton Heath the very best of luck in the Petplan Equine Area Festivals Championship next April."