For the second time this week, the national anthem rung out over the Equi-Trek main arena to signal a British victory and this time, it was for Ashford based Tom Jackson in the Bishop Burton College u25 CCI3*.  It was his first three star win and the pride was clear on the 21 year old’s face as he took to the podium. 

Riding his parents and his own Waltham Fiddlers Find, he took the win with a five point margin over Germany’s rising star, Niklas Bschorer on Tom Tom Go 3.  Both riders lowered two poles but it left their placings unaltered after Saturday’s cross country.  Hector Payne took third with eight faults riding Michael Payne’s Blue Moonshine after the overnight third placed rider Wills Oakden added 24 to his score.

Victorious Tom said; “He wasn’t jumping his best but he tried his heart out.  The ground was holding and sticky but the ground guys have done all they can.  To win is overwhelming; I don’t think it’s sunk in yet – maybe it will on the long five hour drive home!”

Final results on www.bdwp.co.uk/bra and you can hear what the top three had to say in our media section.